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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, March 8, 2018


  • Abduction of girls should be focus of women’s day – Aisha Buhari
  • I’m not disappointed over Eagles snub – Ambrose
  • Enyimba shine, Akwa fail
  • UNESCO paid 70% of Osun Groove road contract money – Omisore
  • Eagles call-up delights Ajayi
  • Senate rejects bill proposing skirts for female corpers
  • Armed Edo youths, traders clash over stolen beer
  • Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP tells Buhari
  • Independence Day bombing: Court jails Charles Okah, co-conspirator for life
  • Stranded student allegedly disappears from police station
  • Housemaid beats boss to a pulp in Lagos, steals money, property
  • FG raises concern over air safety, probes Dana operations
  • External reserves hit $43.2bn, says CBN
  • Ikeja NBA gives Lagos seven-day ultimatum to reverse Land Use Charge
  • Joel Obi returns as Rohr snubs Martins, Ajiboye
  • 12-year-old boy drowns in Ondo River
  • Oil dealer, Tony Rapu, victim of N23m fraud
  • Rainstorm destroys 70 buildings, schools, churches in Bayelsa
  • MD in court for allegedly forging SON logo
  • Two charged with selling 26 properties under AMCON’s receivership
  • Traders, contractor disagree over market
  • Is it right for govt officials to wear Buhari’s campaign badges at public functions?
  • Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP tells Buhari
  • 2019: We’ll assess all presidential candidates, say northern elders
  • Opeyemi Bamidele joins Ekiti gov race
  • NBA mulls N50,000 mimimum wage for lawyers
  • Buhari mourns ex-Nasarawa governor, Akwe-Doma
  • Counting begins as Sierra Leone concludes vote for new president
  • 2019: Nigerians yearning for PDP’s return – Adebutu
  • UK govt holds urgent meeting on poisoning of ex-Russian spy




  • Electricity firms drag FG to court over N1 trn debt
  • State Police Is Clearly Inevitable
  • Delta Under Herdsmen’s Siege — Okowa
  • Ohanaeze Ndigbo To IGP: Disarm Armed Herdsmen Before Ordering Licenced Gun Owners To Submit Their’s
  • IWD: Give Women Their Right, Fr. Adizie Urges Govt
  • Ita-Giwa, Dame Amaechi, Eze-Anaba, Justice Phillips, Others For Vanguard’s Int’l Women’s Day Roundtable Tomorrow
  • PDP Kogi East Passes Vote Of Confidence On Aidoko
  • Dog Arrested For Mauling Infant To Death
  • A Letter To Obinna Emenaka
  • Roadmap To Sugar Sufficiency: Why Dangote, Bua Failed To Hit Target — NSDC
  • Lagos Ndigbo Endorse Ambode For 2nd Term
  • Kwara Central Senatorial Poll: Court Okays Suit Seeking To Jail Saraki’s Agent
  • Murder Of Ex-PDP Chairman’s Son: Why Court Released Pregnant ‘Killer Wife’ On Bail
  • Nigeria’s Economy Totally Exits Recession – Udoma
  • 6 Injured As Hoodlums, Hard Currency Dealers Clash In Benin
  • 100 Aircraft Or Witchcraft?
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Nigeria’ll cause upsets in Russia – Karembeu
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: Falconets know opponents today
  • Missing dollars: IAAF needs to ban Nigeria now, says Itanyi
  • ‘Offside goals’ destablised us – Plateau Utd goalie, Dele Ajiboye
  • Flying Eagles to invite 22 call-ups train in Abuja
  • INT’L WOMEN’S DAY: IndustriALL Urges FG To Step Up Rescue Of Dapchi Girls




  • IMF gives mixed verdict on economy, reforms
  • Senate warns of military coup over political violence
  • Investors’ wealth plunges by 1.5%, highest dip in one month
  • How insecurity is ruining education in Nigeria
  • Juventus stun Spurs as Dybala caps fightback
  • Kabul hotel reopens after deadly attack but guests stay away
  • Okah, Nwabueze, bag life imprisonment for Independence Day bombing
  • DPR urges NNPC to increase fuel supply to northern states
  • NAOC JV donates accommodation facility to corps members in Delta
  • PDP decries Presidency’s interference in Olisa Metuh’s case
  • DSS releases Daily Independent’s Abuja Bureau Chief, Tony Ezimakor
  • Banks with huge bad loans and dividend’s payment
  • Sweeping odds: the life of Lagos street sweepers
  • Tokyo shares rebound as trade war fears ease
  • Robots to build ships at Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • SON targets revival of ailing industries with 2015 Act
  • Igbogbo students meet at king’s palace
  • Fed Govt to establish science parks in varsities
  • Girl, 16, becomes One-Day VC at Ritman varsity



The Nation

  • Truck drivers get 48hrs to vacate Lagos bridges
  • A soldier at work
  • Okah gets life sentence for Oct. 1 bombing
  • Herdsmen attacked Benue community during peace meeting, say police
  • Ibadan killing probe on course, say police
  • Imo, Oyo, Osun top JAMB candidates list
  • El-Rufai, Ganduje, Bello under fire over ‘attack on senators’
  • Six injured as suspected hoodlums attack operators
  • Police nab 63- year-old kidnap kingpin
  • Benefits of Divine shaking
  • Senators may override Buhari on Peace Corps Bill
  • CNM members will join SDP, says Adeniran
  • Pupil ‘dies’ after taking enhancement drug
  • National Assembly passes NFIU Bill to save Nigeria, says Saraki
  • Alleged N21b diversion: EFCC, ex-Air Force chiefs yet to reach plea deal
  • Champions League: Spurs out, Man City lose but through
  • Confederation Cup: Enyimba win in Cotonou, Akwa United lose to Libyan side
  • Balotelli lampoons Iwobi over anti-immigration stand
  • Serena Williams eager to hit with big guns again
  • Sharapova crashes out of Indian Wells
  • Defiant Pochettino proud of Tottenham Hotspur despite Juventus collapse
  • Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood
  • Buhari receives FIFA World Cup trophy, pledges support for Super Eagles
  • Joel Obi returns as Mikel leads 28 others to camp for Poland, Serbia friendlies
  • George eyes new record in Gold Coast
  • Buhari receives FIFA World Cup trophy
  • Revealed! Two homebase, 26 internationals make Eagles Call-up
  • Iwobi lectures Auba,Mkhitaryan on Arsenal sojourn
  • Students present book on campus journalism
  • IBB varsity appoints Deputy VC




  • After Seven-Year Trial, Court Sentences Charles Okah to Life Imprisonment
  • FG Orders Comprehensive Audit of Dana Airlines
  • Court Grants Alleged Husband Killer, Maryam Sanda Bail
  • Ortom Pleads with FG to Stop Further Killings in Benue
  • Land Use Charge: Lagos Assembly Admits Inserting Alpha Beta in Error
  • Dogara Queries Unilateral Removal of Sections of NFIU Bill by House C’ttee
  • Senate Rejects Bill Making Trousers Optional for Female NYSC Members
  • Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation: Lagos APC Leaders to Take Grievances to Buhari
  • Northern Leaders Inaugurate C’ttees for Presidential Election, Restructuring
  • Sani: Nigerian Senators Receive N13.5m Monthly, Separate from Salaries
  • Saraki: 227 of Buhari’s 240 Nominees Confirmed So Far
  • INEC Detects, Delists Ineligible Voters in Taraba
  • Lalong Beefs up Security Ahead of Buhari’s Visit
  • FG Encouraging Insurgency by Paying Ransom to Criminals, Says Fayose
  • Indonesia Wants More of Nigeria’s Crude Oil
  • Senate Accuses Kogi Gov of Endangering Democracy
  • Apapa Gridlock: Truck Drivers Ordered to Vacate Bridge in 48 Hours
  • Usman Abubakar Takes over at ICPC
  • Police, NSCDC Strategise to Stop Abduction of Schoolgirls
  • Melaye Urges Senate to Override Buhari on Peace Corps
  • Bamidele: I Have a Strong Pact with Fayemi on Ekiti Guber Poll
  • Lagos Set to Host Safety Conference
  • Saraki, Al-Makura Mourn Ex-Nasarawa Governor, Akwe-Doma
  • Over 2,000 Students in N’East Benefit from PCNI’s Safe School Initiative Scholarships
  • Dangote Loses N2b Monthly to Apapa Traffic Jam
  • REA Pushes to Reduce Cost of Mini Grid Power Generation by 60%
  • Kaduna APC Crisis: El-Rufai Faction Petitions Security Agencies Against Hunkuyi Faction
  • 8m Fraud: EFCC Re-arraigned two INEC Officials
  • Dogara, APC Felicitate with Osinbajo at 61
  • Obiano Sacks Commissioners, All Political Appointees
  • Umahi Decries Frequent Arrest of His Strong Supporters
  • Cross River APC Crisis Deepens South-south Chair Declares State Congress Illegal
  • Ortom Calls for Review of ECOWAS Protocol
  • Assault on Archbishop: Ihedioha Wants Okorocha to Aplogise to Cleric



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