​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 31,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 31,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 


The Punch


Forex manipulation: EFCC invites more senior CBN officials
Solanke wants registry open for recovered loot
DSS quizzes Ifeanyi Ubah on NNPC’s N11bn claim
Reps say Buhari lacks power to extend perm sec tenure
Why stolen monies are difficult to repatriate – Osinbajo
Electoral Act: Senate okays e-voting, legalises card reader
Bauchi police arrest suspected cultists for murder
Forex manipulation: EFCC invites more senior CBN officials
Face-off: Senate welcomes Buhari’s peace moves
SERAP faults Senate over Sagay invitation
Ife: Ooni urges neutrality as probe panel begins sitting
Crisis looms for Eagles as NFF fails to pay Rohr
Father of seven commits suicide in Bayelsa
Dump multiple exchange rates, forex curbs, IMF tells FG
Oh no! Dino didn’t know
Prospective candidates destroy JAMB office in Makurdi
Meningitis kills 109 in Zamfara, Niger, three other states
Fraudsters impersonate Tinubu, Saraki, dupe job seekers of N20m
Buhari will return to see UK doctors –Presidency
Court jails father nine years for impregnating daughter
EFCC arrests herbalist for N45m fraud
UNILORIN prof’s ex-driver, two others to die by hanging
Again, objections stall Amosu’s N22.8bn fraud case
EFCC arraigns directors, firm over N735m subsidy scam
Katsina man held for allegedly raping 7-month-old stepdaughter
Barrister’s former aide tackles K1 over fuji origin
Senate’s armoured car defies economic sense
‘Senate hijacked by unwholesome men’
Youths invade Delta school, hold principal hostage
EFCC arraigns A’Ibom Rep for certificate forgery
Fraudsters impersonate Tinubu, Saraki, dupe job seekers of N20m
UNILORIN prof’s ex-driver, two others to die by hanging
Senate’s armoured car defies economic sense
I’m crazy about Mikel –Ndidi
Obiano wants to rig poll with LG caretakers – APC
Justifying customer experience investments in recession
Bauchi police arrest suspected cultists for murder
Father of seven commits suicide in Bayelsa
EFCC arrests herbalist for N45m fraud
Two bag 12 years’ imprisonment for gang-raping girl
Cultists kill 22-year-old IMSU graduate
Olunloyo remanded in prison again
Date gone wrong, girl returns N5,000 for N3,800 spent on her
Crisis looms for Eagles as NFF fails to pay Rohr
Hamilton dies, coaches, others slam football body
Lagos Country Club tennis ends
ITF/CAT tennis: Nigeria boys lose
Messi protests FIFA ban, Argentina to appeal
FG extends 2016 capital budget implementation to May 5
Dump multiple exchange rates, forex curbs, IMF tells FG
Justifying customer experience investments in recession
Nigeria’s economy gradually recovering, says Buhari
Abuja airport: FG builds lounge for elderly, physically-challenged
FG to explore tunnelling technology in transportation
Sustainability of public libraries
I am inspired by my music – Beecee
Court lifts ban on Omoni Oboli’s film
Under-40 honour list: Dabiri, Phillips, endorse MIPAD
AMAA receives 400 entries, lauds Ambode
Protect your pets from infectious diseases
Health benefits of black- eyed beans
Editorial: Senate’s armoured car defies economic sense
Drink less water, risk a dry vagina, painful sex
The vitamin men need to maintain rock-hard erection

ThisDay



Senate Amends Electoral Act to Legalise Card Readers, E-Voting
Results to be transmitted electronically Says Executive-Senate reconciliatory move laudable as APC wades into row
Access Bank Splashes N18.8bn on Its Shareholders as Dividend
IMF Welcomes Nigeria’s Easing of ‘Some Exchange Restrictions’
GE Emerges Sole Bidder for $2bn Nigerian Rail Concession
Chicago Woman Becomes First Patient to Be Cured of Sickle Cell…
Indian Mob Bashes Kenyan Student, Thinking She is Nigerian
FG Extends Tenure of Capital Component of 2016 Budget to May 5
MTN Pays N30bn as Part Settlement of Fine
Nigeria Plans to Cut Trade Deficit With UK, Says NEPC Boss
N’Assembly Leadership Meets on 2017 Budget
Kachikwu Plans Roadshow in Houston to Woo Bidders for Marginal Oil Fields
FG: New Niger Delta Devt Blueprint Ready in Four Weeks
Meningitis Outbreak: Death Toll Rises to 270 in Five States, 1,996 Cases Reported
Sokoto High Court Orders Stay of Action on Criminal Charge Against Ahmed Dan Baba
ACF: N’Assembly-Executive Face Off, Threat to Democracy
Ojiakor, Abua Differ on Nigeria’s Political Stability, Restructuring
Nigerians Have Not Forgotten Your Misdeeds, APC Tells PDP
Report Puts Transnational Crime at $2.2tn per Annum
Ifeanyi Ubah Denies Arrest by DSS
We’re Yet to Apprehend the Real Shekau, DHQ Admits
FG Installs Aviation Lights on Abuja Airport Runway
Absence of EFCC Counsel Stalls Ajumogobia, Obla’s Corruption Trial
House Orders Shu’ara to Vacate Office
Onu: CBN Intervention Not a Permanent Solution to Naira Volatility
Ndume’s Suspension Shocks Borno Residents
House Summons Udoma, Adeosun over FG’s Indebtedness to Pensioners
JAMB Denies Dumping Computer-based Tests for UTME
Set aside Self Interest, CNPP Appeals to N’Assembly
Osinbajo in France Wants Corruption Named Crime against Humanity
Access Bank Splashes N18.8bn on Its Shareholders as Dividend
IMF Welcomes Nigeria’s Easing of ‘Some Exchange Restrictions’
GE Emerges Sole Bidder for $2bn Nigerian Rail Concession
Chicago Woman Becomes First Patient to Be Elumelu Ranked among Top 200 Global Philanthropists, Social Entrepreneurs
Risk Language – “Did You Mean Slow Down?”
CBN, Banks Promote Financial Literacy
UBA African Subsidiaries Contribute 32% to Group’s Revenue
Ghana Central Bank Governor Resigns
Standard Chartered Bank Wins Awards
APC’s Convoluted Plot Backfires in Ondo
INEC and Anambra Central Rerun Election
No More Condemnation for Justice Abang
Adeboye’s Wife Calls for Reflection of True Christianity
Nestle Raises Awareness on Water Management
Church Organises Annual Rehoboth Conference
RRS: Rebranding for a Safer Lagos
Juve Battles Napoli for Serie A Title, Qualifiers Emerge for BOA Lawyers League Round of 16
Westbrook Makes NBA History
NPFL: Rangers, Rivers Utd Continue Poor Form as MFM FC Moves to the Top
UNILORIN Raises the Alarm over Fake Documents in Circulation
Nigerian Don Receives U.S. Award on Security
Nigeria Still Has Seed of Greatness
EDITORIAL: HAMEED ALI VERSUS THE SENATE

The Nation



Senator in trouble over N4b contracts, 20 bank accounts
Senate okays e-voting, card reader for elections
Abuja Airport runway ‘is 57.5% ready’
APC, PDP trade words over state of the nation
Unify exchange rates, IMF advises Nigeria
Presidency: No plan to bring London doctors to treat Buhari in Abuja
Our grouse about Presidency, by Senate
Doors closing on defaulting NDDC contractors
Superstition ends, hope rises as Imo lake gets new stock
Coca-Cola brands’ burden of market leadership
‘We’re not involved in N19b Paris Club scam’
Reps query N3b quarters for Fed Govt’s officials
Dangote, Adenuga, Alakija, seven others on richest list
Bird ‘turns to woman’after electrocution
2017 budget: Saraki directs committees to submit reports
We may reduce duration of exams, says registrar
Peace Corps boss gets N10m bail
Ooni: I’ll ensure harmony between Yoruba and Hausa
JAMB: we only modified Computer-Based Test for UTME
Where on earth is the local rice?
‘We’re not involved in N19b Paris Club scam’
Challenges of a ‘Bolekaja’
Ambode hailed for Alimosho’s transformation
Benue seals federal varsity over N2.3bn tax default
FUT Minna VC pledges to improve staff school
Lagos special school marks sports day
World Cup 2026: FIFA reveals allocation for 48-team tournament
NFF pays tribute to late Eagles coach
FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights
FIFA investigates Wales defender’s leg-breaking challenge
ITF/CAT Junior Tennis: Nigeria boys team bow out in doubles
Trailblazer: Glo takes music, comedy to 54 cities
•To run free shows for six months
Seven instalments of Fast & Furious air on DStv
Stakeholders meet for Anioma Cultural Festival
Bamidele sprouting with Stanzee Records
Samuel Ajibola’s ‘Dele Issues’ continues
Court lifts ban on screening of “Okafor’s Law”
EDITORIAL
Derek Walcott (1930 – 2017)
•One of 20th century’s great poets When the poetry of life ends for a poet of global stature
European Union at 60
Union seeks repeal of old labour laws
‘Skill acquisition vital to economic recovery’
Niger community signs $250m rice production contract
Akwa Ibom, OPS chart course for MSMEs
Four Infinix Mobility customers win Dubai trip
Shoprite launches Made-in-Nigeria initiative

Vanguard



 No Going Back On CBT— JAMB
 Mobilization Of Unqualified Graduates To Attract Criminal Prosecution —NYSC
 Abuja Airport: FG Imports Fibre Glass Grid For Durable Runway
 Meningitis: NCDC Confirms 109 Deaths In 5 States, As Cases Hit 1,966
 Ali’s Uniform Controversy A Distraction —Dogara
 Gov Umahi Suspends Attorney-General, Solicitor-General Over Negligence Of Duty
 Institute Of Chartered Shipbrokers Debuts In Nigeria
 Skill Acquisition: Delta Trains 47 Youths In Tiling, POP Design
 Buhari’ll Still Travel To London For Medicals — Presidency
 FG Extends Tenure Of 2016 Budget
 Assemblies Of God Pastor Alleges Brutalizatiion Of Members By Police, Army
 What Is In A Range Rover
 2019: Senate Okays Card Reader, Electronic Voting
 Ingredients Of Good Governance, By Fayemi
 Process For Cargo Survey Contract Ongoing — NPA
 DPR Seals Over 35 Filling Stations In Imo
N2.1bn Contract Fraud: EFCC Probes Senator Nwaoboshi, Brother
Reps Indict Buhari, HoS Over Elongation Of PermSec’s Tenure
State Of The Nation: Without Restructuring We Won’t Go Far – Nwabueze, Akinjide, Adebanjo, Utomi
Ife Clash: Commission Of Inquiry Meets Ooni, Assures On Fairness
Naira Watch: Naira Falls To N390/$
Corruption Responsible For Insurgency Northeast – Osinbajo
BIZZARE: Bird Transforms Into Human After Electrocution In Rivers
At Last, Court Lifts Ban On Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law
Fash-Lanso, Imeh Bishop Square Up In Glo-sponsored Sitcom
Chigul Takes On Banana Island Ghost
Auditions Begin, As The Voice Nigeria Returns For Season Two On Africa Magic!
EbonyLife Tiannah’s Empire Premières Amidst Pomp And Pageantry
The Senate’s Spats
Reps Battle Transport Minister Over Infrastructure In South East
Rivers: Why We Left APC- Glory Emeh
Ali: Buhari’s Missing Disciplinarian
Africa To Get 9 Slots In FIFA’s 48-team World Cup
Iwobi Aims To Gun Down Iheanacho’s City
Athletics Stakeholders Brainstorm In Abuja
I’ll Be ‘happy’ If Zlatan Leaves Man Utd — Mourinho
Messi Is A ‘teddy Bear’ Says Maradona


Leadership



 Why I rejected Offer To Name NLC Secretariat After Me – Ikpeazu 
 Nigerian Ports To Achieve Hub Status As Nigerien Shippers Return
 Senate Amends Electoral Act, Legalises Electronic Voting
 Why Stakeholders Are Against NHIS Boss
 3 Weeks After, Abuja Airport 57.5% Completed
 Nigerian Pilot Sets Record, Becomes First African To Fly Solo Round The World
NSE Gets Members’ Approval For Public Listing
 Reps Investigate Planned Relocation Of Shell Petroleum To Lagos
Suleiman Hassan’s Nomination As Minister Commendable’
Cashless Policy: Banks Commence Charges On Deposits Limits Ahead April 1
UBA African Subsidiaries Beat Expectations, Contribute Over 32% Of Group’s Revenue
Nigerians Want To See Me Play At Emirates Stadium
Worst Is Over For 3SC, Relieved Amoo Gushes
Ganaru Yet To ‘Feel God’, Inspite Of Win Over Enyimba
Nigeria Bows Out Of 2017 ITF/CAT Juniors’ Male Doubles
‘Youths Should Be More Involved In Transforming Nigeria’
MARKETMONI: Inclusive Financial Access For The Vulnerable
Federal Government Will Support Bash Ali Title Fight If… – Dalung
Why Bauchi Enacts Death, Life Imprisonment And 35 Years Penalties For Offenders
‘US High Rating Of Nigeria’s Counter-terrorism Success Is Proper’
Surveying Is The Bedrock Of Any Meaningful And Sustainable Development – Oyegbola
I Promise Vibrant Representation If Elected Assembly Member – Umar Yabagi
No Going Back On Computer Based Test – JAMB
 1,000 Meningitis Cases Reported Nationwide  How Adult Stem Cell Therapy Is Breaking Glass Ceiling Of Modern Medicine
 EDITORIAL: Sudden Death

The Sun



 Economic Recovery Plan: FG to grant incentives to investors
Israel cuts UN dues by $2m after ‘anti-Israel’ votes
Medication errors kill millions annually – WHO
FRSC enlightens 1,023 students on safety awareness in Kaduna
FG summons Indian High Commissioner over attack on students
Borno residents shocked by Ali Ndume’s suspension
Toyota recalls 2.9m vehicles globally over airbags
Buhari cancels medical trip to UK
Abia group in S’Africa plans skills acquisition, self-empowerment for members
DSS arrests, detains Ifeanyi Ubah
Israel cuts UN dues by $2m after ‘anti-Israel’ votes
Presidency seeks truce with Senate
Osinbajo leads mediation team
Senate summons Itse Sagay
You’ve no such powers, replies president’s aide Buhari nominates Ocheni, Hassan as ministers
Nigeria worse under APC regime -PDP
Benue roads: There’s plot to disturb contractors –Wike
Senate suspends Ndume for six months
Police arrest kidnap gang led by dismissed DSS officer
Ayade locks out SSG, others over lateness
Anambra women, youths land in trouble for protesting naked 
Whistle blowing: UNIABUJA sacks 2 senior workers
SSANU kicks, demands reversal From
FRSC enlightens 1,023 students on safety awareness in Kaduna
FG summons Indian High Commissioner over attack on students
Royal rumble in Ondo
Alale stool crisis rocks Akungba-Akoko Recession increases suicide cases –Psychiatrists
What we want from FG, by Lagos, Ogun miners
Anambra: An emerging start-up state (2)
Ile-Ife crisis: The identity of a crime
Grandma for surgery: What for?
It’s your school system, stupid!
Expunge the immunity clause now
A dysfunctional realm (1)



Tribune



NYSC criminalises mobilization of unqualified graduates
NSCDC suspends 2 officers for illegal possession of petroleum product
Filing electronic devices of briefs: A clog in the pursuit of appeals?
Why Third Mainland bridge?
Nigerians and question of values
Of Senator Ladoja and Oyo people
Aba residents, endure this momentary discomfort
NSCDC suspends 2 officers for illegal possession of petroleum product
We`re set to compete with developed countries ― FG
Court sentences three to death by hanging for armed robbery in Kwara
Reps rescind decision not to probe FIRS
Power: FG’s N701billion intervention partial ―DisCos
First bank MD kicks against home banking
March 30, 2017
Zambia gets Chinese finance to build 2,000 houses for military
Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months
American Airlines pilot dies on Dallas-Albuquerque flight


Daily Trust



Shell shuts Bonny Light oil export line to remove theft points
Vaccine shortage as meningitis spreads
Immediate and Medium term imperatives for President Muhammadu Buhari, by El-Rufai
U.S. Defence Secretary says Iran continues to sponsor terrorism
Indian police make sixth arrest over attack on Nigerians
Akwa Ibom donates study center to NOUN
NTI, NOUN sign pact on PGDE, degree programmes
Prison inmate to enroll for PhD in Open University — VC
IMF wants Nigeria to increase VAT, excise rates
Buhari: Our economy gradually bouncing back
Nigeria having difficulty retrieving looted funds – Osinbajo
Senate approves e-voting in Electoral Act
Soldier in court for allegedly killing lover over phone call
‘Air force now free of corrupt practices’-Governor Bello
Kaduna footballers to earn N150,000 monthly
I’m not aware of military wing in PDP — Ahmadu Ali
Dogara not in touch with his state — Abubakar
Onazi: Nigeria will maintain World Cup momentum
Team Nigeria crash out in ITF/CAT Junior Tennis boys’ doubles
Transmission, distribution obstacles deny Nigerians electricity
Debt threatens digital switch over in Abuja, Kaduna
Man, 22, escapes mob attack over motorcycle theft
Bello threatens to revoke undeveloped plots
The mighty powers of Saraki the Great
Between Nigeria and Amnesty International
What a timid generation!
Hypocrisy over Almajirci
Time to appoint Chief Imam for National Mosque Abuja.
S.Africa’s communist party warns of looting after Zuma axes finance minister.
Dog serving with 20th Security Forces Squadron retires after 68 years
Editorial: That mayhem in Zaki Biam
Reducing the cost of irrigation farming
French Muslim group draws up imams’ charter to fight radicalism
(rfi.fr)
Australian MP wants to make it illegal to cause religious offence to Muslims
China bans full-face veils, ‘abnormal’ beards in Muslim province

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