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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, March 22, 2018


  • Freed 105 Dapchi girls flown to Abuja
  • National Assembly to pass 2018 budget April 24
  • FG files suit to seize Ekweremadu’s 22 Abuja, US, Dubai houses
  • Don’t sell NLNG, RMAFC tells FG
  • FG recovers N9. 2bn loot through whistle-blowing policy
  • EFCC says Boroh still in custody, family denies $9m recovery
  • N24bn fraud: A’court jails pension thief six years, fines him N22.9bn
  • We’ve increased tax revenue by over N700bn – Fowler
  • FG saved N288bn through integrated payroll system – Adeosun
  • Prepaid meter providers must deliver in 10 days –NERC
  • FG to arrest, try electricity thieves
  • Amaechi urges Igbo to back Buhari in 2019
  • Court admits exhibit in Paul Play, Etisalat copyright suit
  • 12 soldiers feared dead in Kaduna attack
  • MAN seeks reversal of alcohol, tobacco excise duty hike
  • Sergeant sentenced to death for murder
  • Cholera hits Bauchi CoE, five students feared dead
  • Tenant kills, buries landlord in shallow grave in Niger
  • We can hurt Poland without Mikel – Moses Simon



The Nation

  • APC, ACF welcome abducted girls
  • DSS negotiated Dapchi girls release, says DHQ
  • Schoolgirls released unconditionally, says Lai Mohammed
  • Ezekwesili: Presidency has a lot to tell Nigerians
  • Melaye’s recall process begins April 28
  • 708666 workers on FG’s payroll – Minister
  • NSIA okays $20m for three healthcare facilities
  • NNPC to cut daily loss on fuel supply to N516m
  • 2019: INEC targets 80m voters
  • NIPOST launches e-money services in Enugu
  • Afe Babalola urges Nigerians to invest in education, healthcare
  • El-Rufai performs ceremony for 600 mass housing units
  • Suspected cultists burn police division in Bayelsa
  • Lagos Int. Squash Classic: Tunde Ajagbe crashes-out
  • ACLN to honour debate winners




  • Dapchi girls: 5 of our students died on day of attack – Fasima, released girl
  • CFTA: I won’t allow nigeria to be dumping ground — Buhari
  • NASS’ll Pass 2018 Budget April 24 — Dogara
  • Dino Melaye Gets April 27 Date For Recall Verification
  • Don’t Panic Over Avengers’ Threat On Sacked Boroh, DSS Tells Nigerians
  • Alleged looting: We’re not in hurry to free Boroh, EFCC reveals
  • FG Releases N1.248trn For Capital Projects — Adeosun
  • NBA Volunteers 3, 000 Lawyers to Defend LUC Cases
  • Parents Petition Buhari, Others, As Scandal Rocks A-Ibom Unity School
  • 2019 POLLS: Don’t Allow Nigerians Lose Confidence in You, Akeredolu Tells INEC
  • Edo Govt, Doctors Bicker over NMA’s 21-Day Ultimatum
  • It takes an Average Of 10yrs To Diagnose A Woman With Endometriosis — Mrs. Olivia Nwankudu
  • Ondo First Lady Urges NAOWA to Key Into Democratic Dividends
  • World Cup: Rohr Rues Ikeme’s Illness, Worried About Eagles Goalkeepers
  • UCH Doctors Call For Arrest of Herdsmen Who Kidnapped Colleagues
  • 2019: We’ll Wrest Power from Lagos APC — PDP




  • Teleology Beats Deadline, Pays $50m Non-refundable Deposit for 9mobile
  • House to Pass Budget April 24, Initiates Process to Override Electoral,…
  • FG Asks Court to Freeze Undeclared Assets of Ekweremadu
  • Oil Marketers Sack Workers over N650bn FG Debt
  • Buhari Congratulates Elumelu
  • Nigeria, S’Africa Stay Away as 44 African Countries Sign Trade Treaty Deal
  • Enough of Foreign Borrowings, Moghalu Tells FG
  • NIM Seeks Coalition With Opposition Parties
  • Media Owner Hails FCT Minister for Transparency
  • NHRC to Release Report on Electoral Impunity Next Week, Says Commission’s Boss
  • Adeosun: FG Has Released N1.248tn for Capital Spending from 2017 Budget
  • Bill Gates, Dangote in Sokoto, Sign MoU with Six Northern Govs on Extension of…
  • Gunmen Kill 12 Soldiers in Kaduna
  • FIRS Raises the Alarm over New Tax Evading Strategies by Businesses
  • FG Directs MDAs to Comply with Procurement Act
  • Author Tasks FG on Creative Industry, Reading Culture
  • NEMA DG: N10.3bn Allocated for Emergency Needs from January 2017 to Date
  • PDP Members in Kogi West Express Disappointment over Herdsmen Attack
  • Atiku, Bello, Fayose Welcome Release of Schoolgirls
  • NSIA to Invest $20m in Three Healthcare Facilities
  • SERAP to FG: Prioritise Medical Needs of Released Girls
  • Fayose Sympathises with Parents of Deceased Girls
  • Enugu Court Frees Five Murder Suspects
  • ICPC to Arraign Ex-Gov, Dakingari over Alleged N664.3m Fraud
  • Herdsmen/Farmers Clash: Threat to Food Security, Says Okowa
  • House Urges FG to Halt Killings in Kogi
  • Don’t Pay Ambode’s Reduced Toxic Land Use Charge, NBA Tells Lagosisans
  • Tenant Kills Landlord over N2m Rent
  • Suspected Cultists Torch Police Division Hqtrs in Bayelsa
  • Police Sergeant to Hang for Extra-judicial Killing
  • Kogi Confirms Killing of Traditional Ruler by Suspected Herdsmen
  • Prisons Decongestion Committee Frees 165 Katsina Inmates
  • FG Blames Theft, Vandalism for Poor Electricity Distribution in South-east
  • Why INEC Demands Passport, Driver’s Licence for Voters’ Registration




  • How 104 abducted Dapchi girls regained freedom – FG
  • Nigeria, South Africa absent as 44 African countries sign trade deal
  • ‘Why NNPC is searching for oil in Northern region’
  • Trump to announce China trade sanctions
  • Super Eagles have goalkeeping problem, Gernot Rohr admits
  • Overcrowded vehicles, stampede killed five of us, says freed student
  • Whistle blower policy generates N9.12b, says FG
  • 11 soldiers feared killed in Kaduna armed bandits’ attack
  • National Assembly may pass 2018 budget next month, says Dogara
  • Moghalu foresees victory in 2019 presidential election
  • Nwabueze tasks presidency on dispute over sequence of elections
  • Wilshere cautious over England World Cup hopes
  • Serena crashes out in Miami as nervous Osaka advances
  • Messi begins road to Russia as Argentina chase World Cup glory
  • Sudanese side, Al Khartoum, sacks Amuneke
  • Nasarawa rolls out drums for NWFL season opener
  • Everton attacker, Onyekuru returns to training, eyes World Cup spot
  • Dollar extends losses on Fed move, Trump revives trade war fears
  • Rewane, Awoyemi task government on recovery imperatives
  • Nestle, WAPCO others drag NSE indices further by N68b
  • Osinbajo’s bluster and burden of proof
  • The Left and election 2019
  • Obaseki and the dialectics of oppositional politics
  • Fresh controversy in Rivers over council election
  • Ambode charges elders, youths on good governance
  • Okupe tasks Sagay on executives’ running cost
  • Countdown To The Fashion Finest Africa Awards
  • World Water Day: Why We Celebrate It
  • Facebook Knew Of Loopholes In 2011 – Privacy Campaigner




  • National Assembly to pass 2018 Budget April 24 —Dogara
  • No ransom paid for the release of 104 Dapchi girls, 2 others ―FG
  • Dogara commends Buhari for securing release of Dapchi schoolgirls
  • New land use charge rate must be completely cancelled, reduction won’t do ―Salvador
  • 77 patents undergo surgery under Dogara’s free medical outreach in Bauchi
  • Atiku welcomes release of Dapch
  • Oyelese is an APC mole in our party ―Oyo PDP
  • Birnin Gwari attacks: We will overcome banditry ―El-Rufai
  • Abduction, release of Dapchi school girls stage managed ―PDP
  • Court remands man in prison for allegedly raping, kidnapping 17-yr-old
  • Police arrest four Enugu federal neuropsychiatric hospital staff over alleged fraud
  • Father, two others arraigned in court over attempted murder of his daughter in Osun
  • Bandits killed 11 soldiers in Kaduna
  • Russia’s Vladimir Putin wins election to rule fourth term by big margin
  • Italy elects Nigerian man, Toni Iwobi, as first black senator in history
  • New York student wins $250,000 prize for research on potato
  • Mysterious disease with no cure strikes dentists
  • Equities market goes 0.46% lower, records 8.50% YtD
  • Customs intercept N2.5bn contraband in March
  • Apapa Customs Command generates N24.8bn in February―Official
  • IMF raises alarm as banks took N2.4tr CBN loans in 3 months
  • Natural products have potentials to treat cancer, diabetes —FUTA Don
  • Why high intake of red meat is unhealthy
  • FG told to increase attention on adolescent health
  • Lack of drugs: Pharmacists raise alarm over security implications



The Sun

  • Man arraigned for attempting to kill own daughter
  • Osun lawmaker lauds FG on Dapchi schoolgirls’ release
  • Sultan commends Gates, Dangote on polio eradication
  • 2019: Nothing’ll stop my re-election as Delta gov –Okowa
  • Lagos: PDP insists on cancellation of Land Use Charge
  • Atiku remains best choice for PDP in 2019 –Sen. Kumo
  • FG saves N68b on cost, brings 511 MDAs under IPPIS
  • Buhari congratulates Elumelu at 55
  • Oil marketers begin retrenchment of workers over N650bn FG debt
  • Omeruo: Poland, Serbia tests will lift Super Eagles confidence
  • Arts Council launches 3m culture–friendly supporters’ drive for Eagles
  • Fortuna Sittard floors Oliseh
  • Horror as UNIMAID student suffers acid attack
  • APC celebrates release of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls
  • Fayose congratulates parents of released Dapchi girls
  • Kidnapped Dapchi school girls released to military, says Gen. Nicholas
  • 5 Dapchi girls die as Boko Haram frees 105
  • Oyegun begs senators
  • … Reps begin process to override Buhari on 10 bills
  • 2018 budget: NASS sets April 24 deadline
  • 12 soldiers feared killed at Kaduna military base
  • How Igbo can be president –Amaechi
  • Ibori appeals against UK fraud conviction
  • Release of Dapchi girls: Kalu lauds Buhari





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