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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, March 21, 2018


  • Submit budget details to NASS by Friday, Buhari orders MDAs
  • Rail projects: Buhari approves negotiations for $15bn loan
  • Stolen $3bn could have built seven roads, 2nd N’Bridge —Osinbajo
  • NNPC to drill eight oil wells in Chad, Gongola Basins
  • Airline operators welcome FG’s delayed signing of Africa trade treaty
  • FG re-arraigns Kanu’s co-defendants, says IPOB leader is at large
  • JAMB withholds 111,981 UTME results
  • Navy arrests three, seizes foreign rice worth N16m
  • DSS abducts Lagos port worker at midnight, denies whereabouts …Falana decries action
  • Nigeria’s population growth poses security threat, says UK envoy
  • Two cultists arrested for cutting off corpers’ hand
  • Police arrest 15-year-old SSS2 pupil with gun
  • Newborn twin stranded in hospital over N1.5m bill
  • ABUAD hospital begins operation today
  • Govt rescues beggars, homeless children from Lagos streets
  • Ex-inmates kill Lagos Uber driver, sell car for N350,000
  • Nasarawa man throws daughter into well for alleged witchcraft



The Nation

  • Buhari, Namadi Sambo meet in Aso Rock
  • Senate to hold valedictory session for late member today
  • DHQ faults Amnesty’s report on Dapchi
  • Riot policemen to secure Northeast’s schools
  • Kachikwu to IOCs: reduce oil production cost
  • NAFDAC returns to ports
  • Okupe to Sagay: reveal pay of Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, others
  • Nigeria can never survive without North, says ACF
  • Middle Belt Forum seeks declaration of herdsmen as terrorist group
  • Ladoja’s trial: N180m not remitted to govt, says witness
  • Key witness in Kalu’s trial flees to Cameroon, says EFCC
  • Court dismisses suit to sack Bello
  • Fayose, Ewi row over demolition in Ado-Ekiti
  • Dismissed policeman paraded for ‘robbery’
  • Ahmed calls for state of emergency on drugs
  • Kano to get Appeal Court
  • INEC: over 600,000 PVCs unclaimed in Oyo
  • ECWA pastor assassinated in Bauchi
  • Expectant mother, five others die as building collapses in Ondo




  • N150bn ‘shared’ in 2015: You lied, Jonathan replies Osinbajo
  • We need Buhari’s permission to effect withdrawal of personnel from VIPs – IGP
  • Nigeria’s Economic Growth Outlook Positive — Adeosun
  • Security Agencies Should Patronize DICON, Says NIS Boss
  • Police Officer ‘Who Ordered Apo Killings’ Promoted To AIG
  • Court Dismisses Forgery Charge Against Lagos Traders
  • Seasonal Health Hazards: Clean Your Way Out Of Dry, Dusty Weather
  • Ikpeazu Revolutionises Health Care Service In Abia, Set To Pilot Telemedicine In The State
  • Scandal Hits School Feeeding Programme In A-Ibom, As Vendors Petition FG, EFCC
  • Delta Assembly Approves N3bn Facility For Okowa
  • Kogi places 5million Naira bounty on Omala killers
  • Imo Residents Cry Out Over Herdsmen Killings
  • RSIEC Seeks CAN’s Prayers In Council Polls
  • Youth Raises Alarm, As Landslide Ravages Ijaw Community
  • I service 4 men nightly, collect N1,000 per round — 17-yr-old sex worker




  • You are a serial liar, Jonathan tells Osinbajo
  • Two years after talks, Nigeria’s currency deal with China stalls
  • Mikel, Moses cannot win matches alone, says Rohr
  • Nigeria’s economic growth outlook positive, says Adeosun
  • PDP getting set to win 2019, says Makarfi
  • WHO warns Nigeria, 15 other African countries of listeriosis outbreak
  • Army yet to confirm report of freed Dapchi schoolgirls
  • Dapchi girls freed by abductors
  • Adewolu tasks UBTH, UNIBEN on research, training
  • NCS seizes 16 exotic vehicles, detains five suspects
  • At security parley, Obaseki okays 36 patrol vehicles to secure Edo State
  • Pogba tantalises with Neymar comments
  • Enyimba in Pot B, MFM, Plateau placed in C, Akwa in D as draw holds today
  • Anthony Joshua not bothered by weight speculation
  • Newcastle United must change if they are to progress, says Benitez
  • This is my last chance to win World Cup, says Messi
  • Abia hosts first Chioma Ajunwa Foundation U-16 Athletics Championships this weekend
  • An IGP Nigeria does not need
  • Time to tell the North: Think
  • Fashola again assures Nigerians of steady power supply
  • At global money week, NSE promotes financial literacy
  • PoS Innovation summit holds in Lagos
  • Timely reflections on United States – African relations
  • Water: The right of each of us, the challenge of all
  • Watch: Flavour and Semaj On “Power And Glory”
  • Style Crush Of The Week: Nene Ndukwu
  • Mali Has Some Amazing Sites You Need To See
  • $408m Internet access funds idle in Nigeria, others
  • Operator brings 10,000 wi-fi hotspots to Lagos for broadband
  • Mitratech partners Union Systems for strength
  • Youths ask governors to ban open grazing in South East
  • Veterans, newbies clash in New Money
  • How coffee counteracts effects of cannabis, induces weight loss




  • $9m Cash Allegedly Discovered in Home of Ex-Amnesty Boss, Boroh
  • Baru: NNPC to Right-size, Not Fire Workforce when PIGB Becomes Law
  • Electoral Bill: Malami in Court, Says N’Assembly’s Intimidation of Judiciary Unfortunate
  • AU Summit Prepared to Sign Free Trade Treaty without Nigeria
  • Swiss Authorities Block Accounts Linked to Malabu Oil Deal
  • Executive, Legislature Take Budget Controversy to the Streets
  • Former Vice-President Sambo Visits Buhari
  • Aide Asks Redeemed Overseer, Adeboye to Call Osinbajo to Order over Jonathan Comment
  • 9mobile Sale: NCC Writes CBN, Insists on Technical Competence of Preferred Bidder
  • Oil Price Hits $67 over Middle East Tensions
  • Middle Belt Forum Declares Herdsmen Killings Ethnic Cleansing
  • FG Targets 7% Growth, Says Economic Outlook Positive
  • FG Re-arraigns Four IPOB Members on Amended Three Count-Charge
  • FG Negotiates $15bn Loan for Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Project
  • AGF Backtracks, Asks Ojukwu to Step Down as Executive Secretary of NHRC
  • DHQ Debunks Amnesty International Claims on Kidnapped Dapchi School Girls
  • Oil Producing Communities Protest against Shell, Petition Senate
  • Again, Yoruba Elders Demand Restructuring Ahead of 2019 Elections
  • ACF Urges Buhari to Tackle Insecurity
  • Senator Links Increased Herdsmen Killings to Released Boko Haram Members
  • Osinbajo Calls for Lagos-Ogun Regional Economic Integration
  • Buhari Congratulates Putin, Merkel on Their Re-elections
  • APC, FG Operatives Intimidating My Doctors
  • Arms Importation: Kogi Governor’s Aide Sues Melaye, Seeks N100m Damages
  • Court Dismisses Suit Seeking to Remove Kogi Governor
  • Osinbajo Inaugurates Boards, Warns Members against Graft
  • FG Declares 2.1m Metric Tonnes of Fish Supply Gap
  • Ijaw Youths Set Agenda For New Amnesty Boss
  • PDP Replies Orubebe, Says It Won’t Fail Nigerians
  • Fayose, Monarch Exchange Barbs Over Demolition of Property
  • Obaseki to Integrate Vigilantes, Hunters into Edo’s New Security Architecture
  • PTA Accuses FGC Ikot Ekpene Principal of Corruption, Petitions Education MInister
  • Okupe Asks Sagay to Reveal Running Cost of Buhari, Osinbajo, N’Assembly Leaders, Others
  • Suspected Herdsmen Wreak Havoc Along Oyo-Kwara Highway




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