NEWSPAPER Headlines For Wednesday, March 15, 2017
March 15 Newspaper Headlines. Check out the News that made Headlines in Top Nigerian Newspapers like THE PUNCH, VANGUARD, THE SUN, DAILY TRUST, PREMIUM TIMES, THE NATION, THISDAY, NIGERIAN PILOT, NIGERIAN TELEGRAPH and other top Newspapers today.
*DAILY TRUST* Xenophobia: Nigeria could have declared war with S/Africa – Minister Kano establishes grazing reserves to end farmers-herdsmen crisis $40m contract scam: Absence of witnesses stalls GEJ’s cousin’s trial Police nab 4 kidnap suspects in Enugu BBNaija: Gifty admits marriage after eviction 58 years after, fresh tomatoes arrive Lagos from Kano by rail Kwankwaso meets Hausa, Yoruba leaders in Ife, calls for peace FG slams 90-count criminal charge on Peace Corp Custom boss to Senate: Why I can’t appear before you tomorrow Senate to screen Magu as EFCC tomorrow De Bruyne aiming for UCL final How AIB crash reports expose pilots’ incompetence, poor regulation UN trains aviation security personnel on counter terrorism Why airlines in Nigeria hardly survive — Olowo Mourinho says he’s still Chelsea’s number one FG orders Pinnick to vote for Hayatou Struggling Wikki can win NPFL title – Matori Conte warns Chelsea to beware of Tottenham De Bruyne aiming for UCL final Hoopers gear up for new season, sign new stars Ka’Oje wants Dalung to follow due process on Lagos national stadium Democracy or mental siege 80% vote to have women members at Muirfield Ife killings: When we all were silent! Sai Baba’s wrestling tactics Emir Sanusi got it right Ile-Ife: A tale of a ‘clash’ or an attack? I invented the web… Here are three things we need to change, save it The crisis in Ile-Ife Applications for party registration now 86 — INEC Ex-perm sec, director in trouble over AU seat loss Propaganda will not set PDP free — Dickson Caring NWC will soon emerge for APC — Frank *SUN* JAMB: Why we introduced mock exam ‘NAPIMS never spent $9m on staff transfer’ New NTDC boss wants agency renamed Anambra guber: Group adopts Ezeemo as PPA flag-bearer Why I supported Jonathan’s second term bid -Tanko Yakasai We’re building culture of commitment, says Wike … 23 INEC staff in court over December poll rerun Rivers Amuwo-Odofin residents still in agony of demolition $300m Smart City rolls off in Lagos OPL/OML: Records of signature bonus payments missing, Reps insist …As NNPC denies subsidiary spent $11m on workers’ transfer, vehicles maintenance CAF Election: FG’s support for Hayatou political, diplomatic interest –Dalung •Backs Pinnick’s candidature for CAF executive seat Fan Ndubuoke returns with Massive Attack column New Zealand turns down 2022 Commonwealth Games •As Durban is formerly stripped *VANGUARD* Kaduna Airport: Foreign Airlines Ignore FG’s Plea SEC Reduces Cost Of Raising Capital My Govt Has Not Borrowed A Dime From Any Bank — Okorocha Lagos Stops Work On New Lekki Gardens Estate Pensioners Protest In Delta We Are Using Mobile Tech To Expand Access To Health Services London Friendlies: Injury Blow For Nigeria Customs C-G, Senate Face-off: Buhari Intervenes Nnamani, Malami, Others To Get Honorary Degrees At UNIZIK Rivers Re-run: You Can’t Try Us In Abuja, 23 INEC Officials Tell FG Tears As Obaseki, Okowa Receive Ogbemudia’s Remains In Benin South East Women, Youths Hold Rally For Good Governance, Accountability NDDC Releases Funds To Overseas Scholarship Students $115m: EFCC Tenders Diezani Funds Beneficiaries’ List Dickson Eulogises Retiring High Court Judge Badagry Economic Summit Holds Mar. 23, 24 Inflation Drops To 17.78% As Cooking Gas Price Soars While Kerosene Price Drops Naira Depreciates To N458/$ In Parallel Market As CBN To Inject $195m $1.1 Bn Malabu Deal, Peak Of Graft – OBASANJO El-Rufai Training Militia, He’s After Me, Apostle Suleman Cries Out Buhari Okays N4,500 Subsidy For N-Power Graduates To Buy Tablets Breaking: EFCC Intercepts N49m At Kaduna Airport He Confessed To Having A Second Family Fear Of Pregnancy Stops Me From Enjoying Sex He Says I Can’t Give Him All The Sex He Needs I’m Here To Take Over The Music Scene- Maze Gov. Bello Appoints Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson SSA Entertainment BBNaija: Bassey Becomes Head Of House Ed Sheeran Confirmed For Game Of Thrones Buhari Can’t Take Us To The Promised Land – Afejuku Ekiti 2018: Zoning Clouds Emergence Of Fayose’s Successor Dickson Wants PDP To Engage Sheriff To End Crisis Chad’s Faki Assumes African Union Leadership, Pledges Reform Morgan Bullish Following Leicester’s Champions League Victory Over Sevilla Attack The Best Form Of Defence For City In Monaco – Guardiola Man United Charged With Failing To Control Players *PUNCH* Duties on old vehicles: Customs CG makes a U-turn, to honour Senate summons EFCC arrests Jonathan’s godson over N2bn payment 3:15 am EFCC impounds N49m at Kaduna airport Lagos trader tortures ward with blade over N20 Don’t repeat 2015 mistake, VON DG advises Ohanaeze Ndigbo 50-year-old grandmother sells three-year-old girl to pay rent Is INEC’s early release of 2019 elections timetable appropriate? Police call second witness in ex-Punch official’s case Seized N3bn: EFCC arraigns ex-NNPC boss Yakubu Thursday Ortom vows to evacuate herdsmen from Benue Buhari, Saraki, Dogara meet on N’Delta, Eurobond, others Inflation rate records first drop in 15 months Kwankwaso seeks prosecution of perpetrators of Ife clash Tears, tight security as Ogbemudia’s remains arrive Benin Tension in Abuja community over alleged poisoning of cows Ogun Assembly flays Customs men for killing residents UniAbuja student stripped for alleged phone theft Bus somersaults, kills woman, 50, in Bauchi Suspected ritual killers release lady five days after kidnap Sultan palace burglar jailed Truck crushes motorcyclist to death in Imo Customs boss visits Saraki as Senate expects him Wednesday Political parties support 2019 elections dates ICPC seizes 220 flats, four guns, ammunition from ex-gov’s aide 2019 elections: Political parties accept INEC’s timetable Delta gov signs 2017 Appropriation bill into law Don’t de-register parties, IPAC cautions INEC 86 associations seek registration as political parties – INEC Reps to probe schools collecting fees in foreign currency Idiots will insult me, killer airman writes in suicide note Engine failure, human error caused Dana Air plane crash – AIB Essien joins Indonesian side Ronaldinho set for Pakistan Coaches complain over unpaid All Africa Games money Neymar wouldn’t make Brazil ’70 team – Gerson Hayatou faces anti-monopoly charges Lottery Trust Fund boosts 2,000 Kogi schools Interactive Lawmaker proposes bill to fine men $100 each time they masturbate Police arrest Kemi Olunloyo My father loves Nigeria with a passion, says Zahra Buhari Native doctor lands in hospital after he asked to be shot FG seeks N’Assembly support for economic recovery plan FG to sell Ajaokuta to private operators CBN boosts forex supply with fresh $195m Transcorp Power inaugurates $28.3m gas turbine ‘Low rainfall will threaten food production this year BBNaija: Tboss, Bisola in heated argument over toast bread Snoop Dogg shoots ‘Trump’ in new video BBNaija: Finally, Gifty confesses, “I was naive when I got married” Davido rekindles love for babymama Ex-beauty queen escapes death as fire destroys her G-Wagen Preventing cancers of female reproductive organs Regular exercise, safest way to good health Power Oil partners Ogun on health Expert counsels Nigerians on obesity Oyo plans N50bn health endowment fund Nigeria ranked 4th in TB infection worldwide – Report Seven reasons why you may not need a tablet IPI introduces self-service portal for Microsoft products NIPOST collapses 38 territories, creates six commercial units Siemens donates $20,000 to UNILAG, Ghana varsity Driving domestic manufacturing, exports Sex cures headache faster than painkillers Six types of relationships to have before marriage *NATION* Obasanjo kicks as details of $1.09b oil deal emerge EFCC seizes N49m cash at Kaduna airport Foreign missions to monitor Magu’s screening by Senate Customs to review duty payment enforcement ‘Part of Diezani’s $115m came from CBN in bullion van’ Chinese investments in Nigeria hit $13b Govt saves $5m daily from ban on rice, wheat imports Exposed: How corruption, favouritism thrive in UNILORIN (II) CBN injects $195m into forex market How to stamp out corruption, by lawyer Knocks for PTAD over verification Adinoyi-Ojo Onukaba: A personal reminiscence ‘Harsh environment causes airlines’ failure’ Our Girls; Buhari; OBJ; Adebayo, Ogbemudia; CJN, Penalty Obj at 80 Lucozade offers N200m airtime Onukaba: Wasted by a sick nation Fare thee well Adinoyi–Ojo Nadal beats Verdasco to reach Indian Wells’ last 16 Brazilian club sign goalkeeper convicted of murdering ex-girlfriend EFCC’s witness fails to attend court in Fani-Kayode’s trial Ogun Assembly to summon Customs Comptroller Ife crisis: 20 suspects arrested Mentorship for ETF beneficiaries 23 INEC workers accused of receiving N350m bribe from Wike object to trial Ex- Ondo Speaker withdraws suit 1004 Residents’ Association president charged with felony Man jailed for drug possession Saraki, Dogara brief Buhari on National Assembly’s activities Ondo doctors suspend strike Dickson to Makarfi: propaganda won’t help PDP Nasarawa varsity experiences scarcity of funds – VC Kane suffers angle ligament damage Juventus 1 Porto 0 (3-0 agg): Dybala strike dumps out 10-man Porto CL: Leicester City book last-eight berth El Kanemi Warriors pay Emeteole N3m Davido is my brother, says B Red COSON takes Etisalat to court Wazobia FM pledges more carnivals Trevor Noah beats Funke Akindele, others to Nickelodeon awards BBNaija: No evictions, just jamz Leo Mezie stands with Apostle Suleman Chinese investments in Nigeria hit $13b *THISDAY* Presidency Moves to Avert Face-off Between Senate and Customs CG • Saraki, Hameed Ali meet behind closed doors • Car duty payment policy being reviewed, says NCS boss • To seek legal advice on… Inflation Rate Falls for First Time in 15 Months to 17.78% • Naira gains on parallel market on CBN injection of $195m NDDC Boss Orders Immediate Payment of Commission’s Scholarships Scotland Shows Nigeria Runway Can be Fixed without Shutting Airport Saraki, Dogara Visit Buhari, Say He’s Doing Well Ortom Orders Fulani Herdsmen Out of Benue Communities Okowa, Obaseki, Others Receive Ogbemudia’s Remains in Benin FG Charges Seven Boko Haram Leaders with Murder, Kidnapping Finally, Senate Sets Date to Screen Magu Indicted INEC Staff Oppose Trial in Abuja, Prefer Rivers State Voter Registration, PVC Distribution Begins in April for 2019 Poll Udoma Solicits N’Assembly Support for Economic Recovery Plan $15.8bn from NNPC Not in Govt Coffers, Says NEITI Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria Chose the Path of Diplomacy, Says Onyeama Oil Prices Fall to Three Months Low as OPEC Reports Rise in Output PDP Crisis: Dickson Replies Makarfi, Says Lies will Further Deplete Party Sino-Nigeria Trade Volume Hits $13bn EFCC Tenders List of Beneficiaries of Slush Funds Allegedly Deposited by Alison-Madueke in Court Boko Haram: FG Directs MDAs to Mainstream Counter-Terrorism Policies, Programmes Social Intervention Programme: FG Pays N30,000 to 150,000 Graduates Nigeria, S’Africa Mull Legislation to Deter Future Xenophobic Attacks Okowa Signs N294.5bn 2017 Budget into Law Abia Community in Fear of Police Arrest after Clash with Herdsmen Police Promote 28,627 Personnel Court Issues Bench Warrant against Turkish Airlines, Two Others for Violation of CPC Act Yobe Upgrades Education Sector with N3bn Senator’s Aide Attacked by Herdsmen on Abuja-Kaduna Highway Be Sensitive in Reporting Violence, Kukah Urges Nigerian Media Police Foil, Rescue Bishop, Wife from Kidnappers Wike Berates NYSC for Concealing Police Abduction of Corps Members during Rivers Rerun Police Arrest 10 Teenagers for School Gangsterism in Lagos Ambode Explains Delay in Executing A-Meal-A-Day Programme Kwankwaso: I Have No Intention of Leaving APC Indicted INEC Staff Oppose Trial in Abuja NDDC Boss Orders Immediate Payment of Commission’s Scholarships ContinentalRe Grows Profit to N3bn, Declares 14k Dividend FG Pledges to Resolve Forex Challenges Facing Exporters Fidelity Bank Restates Commitment to Entertainment Industry GTBank Set for 2017 Food, Drink Fair Access, GTB, Zenith Record N120bn Impairment Charges NDDC Wants Host Communities, Contractors to Collaborate on Projects Don’t Embark on Protest, Timi Frank Begs APC Staff Celebrating Reading Onitsha’s Recurring Fire Disasters Nigeria’s Robotics Whizkid Dalung Places Imo State on Standby B’Faso Lists Veteran Bance for Eagles Friendly in London LMC Intervenes in Clubs’ Indebtedness to Emeteole Porto Faces Herculean Challenge at Juventus *PREMIUM TIMES* Senate – Customs face-off: Hameed Ali in secret meeting with Saraki Mr. Ali is expected to appear before the lawmakers on Wednesday. Nigeria ‘probes AU seat loss’, suspects sabotage by own officials Drinking Fanta, Sprite with Vitamin C is toxic, Nigerian Court rules; slams NAFDAC Nigerian Govt Pledges To Pay N59 Billion Electricity Debt Owned By Ministries, Military, Others Jonathan’s ‘godson’ Arrested For Alleged N2 Billion Scam – EFCC Ex-minister, Senior Advocate Received N450 Million Cash, Witness Tells Court Nigerian Govt. Arraigns Boko Haram Suspects For 2011 Murder Of Foreigners Disarm All Herdsmen, Reps Tell Nigerian Govt. How EFCC Intercepted N49 Million Stashed In Sacks At Kaduna Airport PDP Crisis: Propaganda Won’t Help Us, Dickson Tells Makarfi, Others Trial Of Former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode, Stalled Senate Gives Committees One Week To Submit 2017 Budget Reports Social Media Inciting Nigerians, Says NBC Director General Sex Scandal: Stephanie Otobo Petitions Lagos Police, Wants Apostle Suleman Probed EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo Speaks On Malabu $1.1 Billion Scandal, Tackles Adoke Ife Crisis: Kwankwaso, Aregbesola Visit Conflict Zone, Sue For Peace Lagos, Ogun, Ondo Paid Highest For Kerosene In February — NBS Two Killed, Eight Injured In Ogun Auto Crash Rivers Rerun: 23 INEC Staff Appear In Court For Trial Police Arrest Man For Chopping Off Penis Of Nine-month-old Boy Police Nab Four Kidnap Suspects In Enugu Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Herdsman In Abia Government Boarding School Lacks Electricity For Four Years – Principal Osinbajo Writes Senate, Requests Extension Of Abuja’s 2016 Budget Governor Orders Herdsmen Out Of Benue Town After Six Killed In Fresh Attack Nigerian Army Probes Church Invasion By ‘soldiers’ Over 30 Killed In Adamawa Road Accident Kaduna University Matriculates 6,073 Students How Peace Corps Operates In Kano, Kaduna, Katsina Southern Kaduna: Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Two Fulani Herdsmen The Legacy Of The Former Sultan Of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, By Hannatu Musawa Buhari On The March Again, By Chukwudi Enekwechi 2019 Elections On The Horizon: The Return Of Hate Campaigns, By Yohanna Bwala The Imperative Of Rolling Back Our Dangerous Impulses, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú OOTC: Yemi Osinbajo’s Performance Is Beside The Point, By Chude Jideonwo The Forex Debate: What Is Emefiele Up To This Time?, By Theophilus Opaleye Actress, Mercy Johnson, Appointed SSA To Kogi Governor Sex Scandal: Nollywood Actors Defend Apostle Suleman Evicted BBNaija Housemate, Gifty, Finally Admits Marriage Drinking Fanta, Sprite With Vitamin C Is Toxic, Nigerian Court Rules; Slams NAFDAC EXCLUSIVE: Sex Scandal: Another Woman Says She Was In Sexual Relationship With Apostle Suleman Central Bank Boosts Forex Supply With $195 Million On Tuesday NNPC Denies Spending $9 Million On Subsidiary’s Staff Transfer Naira Sustains Gain Against Dollar Finally, Nigeria Inflation Rate Drops — The First Time In 15 Months Ndidi Stars As Leicester Qualify For Champions League Quarter Final Norwegian court orders hairdresser to pay fine for discriminating against Muslim woman Taliban cut off man’s hand, foot for stealing Dutch govt urges travellers to be alert in Turkey following diplomatic tensions U.S. deploys attack drones to South Korea amid tension with North Nigeria ‘probes AU seat loss’, suspects sabotage by own officials *NIGERIAN PILOT* Youths protest removal of Katcha LG chair ‘Zamfara PDP behind Makarfi’s leadership Heritage Energy takes over oil assets in Delta Enugu pensioners pass vote of no confidence on leadership Health insurance should not be exclusive to politicians – Kwara pensioners FG urged to consolidate on Osinbajo’s peace tour to N/Delta Alleged Wike’s N360m bribe: Accused INEC officials reject trial in Abuja Alleged N26m fraud: Court adjourns Fani-Kayode’s trial to April 25 …as EFCC witnesses shun… Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara at Aso Rock Saraki pays surprise inspection visit to Minna Airport Stop detaining our members over phantom murder cases, APC tells Fayose Police officers’ wives shopping mall in Benin gutted by fire Oyeyemi inspects FRSC facilities on Abuja-Kaduna highway …Assures of quality service delivery Ogbemudia begins home ward journey …remains arrives Benin from Lagos 2019 presidency: APC cracks under pressure Arsenal ‘open talks with Barca over £35m sale’ of Bellerin *COMPLETE SPORTS* Aluko Scores In Fulham Draw As Ikeme Wins With Wolves Ndidi Sparkles As Leicester Reach UCL Q/Finals; Juventus Edge Porto Guardiola: City Won’t Be Defensive Vs Monaco; I’ll Never Return To Barca Ogunjobi: Pinnick Shouldn’t Have Openly Supported Ahmad Against Hayatou FA Charge Man United After Ill-Tempered Defeat To Chelsea Iheanacho In Man City Squad For Champions League Clash Vs Monaco Etim Esin: Time Up For Hayatou As CAF President Moses Pumped Up For FA Cup Semi-Final Clash With Spurs Galadima: Pinnick Will Protect Nigeria’s Interests At CAF Elections ‘Brothers Killers’! 5 Nigerian Players Who Eliminated Nigerian Clubs From CAF Competitions Rangers Arrive In Enugu From Cairo, To Group For CAFCL 2nd Leg Vs Zamalek Dosu: Rangers Must Defend Well, Score Early Goal Vs Zamalek In Enugu Moyes Expects Anichebe’s Return To Action Early April Ikeme, Aluko Make Championship Team Of The Weekend Onuachu Saves Midtjylland As Onazi Inspires Trabzonspor To Victory CAFCL: Rangers To Return On Tuesday After Zamalek Thrashing Adamu: Nigeria Should Back “God-Sent” Hayatou In CAF Elections Oliseh’s Sittard Lose Again As Nwakali Wins With Maastricht Chelsea Draw Spurs, Arsenal To Face City In FA Cup Semis FA Cup: Moses Shines As Kante Fires Chelsea Past 10-Man United Eguma: Rivers United Vs Al-Merrikh Not Over Yet