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Guardian News Archive for June 2010Rss

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Police to acquire more gunboats ahead 2011 polls

Envoy tasks Nigeria, EU on €667m development fund

Punch opens new office, journalists’ pay tops talks

Gunmen kill DPO in Asaba

Obasanjo, Bankole confer, women protest female lawmaker’s ordeal

Jonathan, N’Delta govs meet over amnesty, others

Presidency orders retention of post-JAMB exams

Sanusi, Ibru, Wayas, others to get national honours

NCAA insists on debts payment by airlines

U.S. court rejects Pfizer’s appeal on drug test in Nigeria

Monday, June 28, 2010

Re-instated Bauchi deputy gov resumes amid tight security

15 die in Akure auto crash

U.S longest serving senator, Byrd, dies at 92

Landslide traps 107 in China

Court dismisses Ibori’s bid to halt arrest

ECOWAS body seeks manufacturers’ role in fighting fake drugs

AC, labour condemn London confab on Nigeria’s jubilee

EU urges Jonathan to take more actions on 2011 polls

World leaders embrace austerity measures

CBN gets buyers for troubled banks

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Doctors, police, others seek joint efforts on emergencies

States’ heads of service to meet over minimum pay

National Assembly may split NAFDAC

Court declines to stop P’Harcourt waterfronts’ demolition

ECOWAS seeks better management of ICT

NPC chief, others caution on 2010 budget

Uduaghan, Jonathan close ranks over 2011 polls

Bankole, others bemoan drug abuse by minors

How educational rot nurtures graft, hurts development, by Ayoola, Ekweremadu, others

Northern leaders insincere about zoning, says Buhari’s party

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kidnappers Still On Rampage, Abduct Priest, Medical Doctor

Zoning, A Relic Of Underdevelopment, Says Sagay

Community Disrupts Cement Company’s Production

Govs Seek Stronger Oil Regulations

Jonathan Insists On Nigeria’s Inclusion At G-20 Summit

I Was Not Banned From Entering The US, Says Aondooaka

Intrigues Over DG’s Tenure In NCAA

Jonathan Cautions Defence Ministry Against Procurement Of Sub-standard Weapons

N4b Post-Amnesty Programme Begins Tomorrow

N540m Car Scandal: EFCC Indicts House Principal Officers

Friday, June 25, 2010

KALU Denies PPA’s Pact With LP, Others

Akure Community Begins Process Of Picking New Monarch

Niger Builds 579m Orientation Camp For NYSC, Oni Frowns At Abuse Of Scheme

Performance To Determine Promotion In Edo Civil Service

Security Beefed Up In Borno Over Boko Haram’s Planned Anniversary

Reps Crisis Won’t Affect Constitution Review, Says Bankole

Abia PDP Leaders Woo Orji, Urge Him To Dump PPA

Tragedy As US-Based Nigerian Kids Drown In Neigbour’s Swimming Pool

Africa’s Growth Vital To Global Security, Says Jonathan

Court Reinstates Impeached Bauchi Deputy Governor

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nwodo appoints aides, tasks parties on unity

We’re winning drug war, says Giade

Nigeria has a long way to go, says Sultan

Australia gets first female premier

Nigeria to use D8 for rapid growth, explains ties with OIC

YCE, cleric oppose zoning, ACF tarries over Jonathan

Govt mulls reform in arbitration, dispute resolution laws

Leaders task corps members on entrepreneurial skills, others

NBA asks 11 Reps to challenge suspension in court

Jonathan declares war on electoral fraud, abduction

Bayelsa Assembly sacks Deputy Governor

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Police, others want gunshot victims treated by doctors

Constitution amendment runs into hitches

Falana sues govt, FRSC over roads

Fashola: Court fixes Sept 28 for hearing

ACP, European Union review Cotonou Pact on development

AU steps up campaign for peace in Africa

How govt can gain N’Delta people’s trust, by MOSOP

Jonathan, others move for peace, growth at G-8, G-20 summits

Soyinka, others seek trial of electoral fraudsters

Jega unfolds vision for INEC

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

El-Rufai wants court to dismiss EFCC’s suit

Enugu House retains Yar’Adua’s portrait

Jonathan for G-8 Summit

President pledges increased women's participation in politics in 2011 polls

Northern Christian elders pledge support for Jonathan

Govt moves to boost traditional medicine practice

Why govt’s economic targets fail, by Ibru

UN decries illiteracy rate in Nigeria, others

Jonathan drops Mamman, Anka from INEC list

Reps in open brawl, pupils in shock

Bayelsa deputy gov asks court to stop impeachment panel

Ogwu to assume UN Security Council Presidency July 1

Monday, June 21, 2010

S’East lauds Jonathan over second Niger bridge

We’ll leave a worthy legacy, says Jonathan

Chanchangi airlines suspends operations

EU moves against forced labour, human trafficking in Italy

10 million people face hunger in West Africa, says Oxfam

Govt forecloses waivers over oil sector act

EFCC gets Reps’ petition against Bankole, promises action

Court jails Lafiaji, NDLEA ex-chief, aide, over fraud

Planned strike splits resident doctors

Nnaji is special adviser on power

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Car bombs, flood kill 159 in Iraq, China

Activists demand release of Zimbabwean blood diamond whistle-blower

African diplomats seek global cooperation on small arms spread

ECA moves to boost technology development in Africa

WHO launches new scheme against polio

Cause of fire at Ajumogobia’s house unknown

Edo PDP, govt trade accusations over party’s factionalisation

AC, others want anti-graft agencies to probe lawmakers’ allowances

CBN raises mortgage banks’ capital base to N5b

Why I’m mute on zoning, 2011 race, by Jonathan

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Security Agencies Avert Clash In Benin Airport, As Jonathan Visits

Group Calls For Security Alertness

Avoid Advice From Discredited Leaders, Odejide Tells Jonathan

Code Of Conduct Tribunal Convicts 80

NSCDC Threatens To Dismiss Erring Officers

Sex Scandals: Credibility Of Catholic Church Intact, Says Okogie

59,339 Plots Of Land Allocated

Technical Fault Grounds Delta Air At Abuja Airport

Visa Requests Overwhelm South Africa High Commission

Jonathan Decries Poor Maintenance Culture

Friday, June 18, 2010

ECWA Asks Govt To Transfer Jos GOC

Sambo, Others To Attend Adamawa Coronation

‘Mitee Report Critical To Post-Amnesty Success’

NDA Holds Mock War Manoeuvre

N’Assembly Vindicates Me On Uwais Report, Says Aondoakaa

Group Wants Jonathan To Contest 2011 Polls

Govt Flags Off Nigeria-Cameroun Highway Project

Saramago, Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

U.S. Oil Spill May Stall Lobby To Review Nigeria’s PIB

PDP Re-Admits Alamesiegha, Yuguda, Others

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rivers to stop trial of four ex-militants

Russia wants more trade with Africa

Delta elders laud Jonathan, council chief denies alleged planned disruption of visit

Dariye fails to stop trial over alleged N700m fraud

NANS, others oppose N10b budget for golden jubilee

Military back to barracks forever, says Dike

NNPC, marketers vow to prevent fuel scarcity

Partisan INEC nominees may go

Focus on economy, industrialists tell govt

Govt to re-award contract for airports’ project

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP to pay oil spill victims $20b

Monarch tasks Delta community over Jonathan’s planned visit

Reps trade words over alleged misuse of N9b

Govt’s control of INEC over, says Adoke

World Bank’s aid plan for Africa under way

UN, others bemoan plight of the African child

How election tribunals’ judges become billionaires, by Eso, Babalola

NBA okays Jega as INEC chief

Senators disagree over assent to new constitution

FEC okays police reform trust fund

Nigeria may lose top position in aviation sector

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Govt issues Mobil terms to clean up oil spill

Women lawyers urge character, leadership education for kids

PDP alleges plot to remove Bankole

Tinubu lists challenges facing Nigeria at 50

Jonathan seeks support for Nigeria’s culture, tourism in S’ Africa

Economic council raises panel on Sovereign Wealth Fund

President unveils power sector strategies

Govs okay new constitution, may pass July 2

Obasanjo writes Jonathan, denies role in Halliburton scam

Why abduction persists in S’East, by Onovo

Jonathan blames religious, ethnic crises in Africa on politicians

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kwara PDP flays armed attack on Saraki’s residence

EFCC accuses Elumelu, Ugbane of stealing over N10b

Govt probes lead poisoning in Zamfara

History, as open varsity holds e-exam

Air Nigeria halts flight over passenger’s conduct

Jonathan blames slow growth on greed

Govt clarifies stance on Uwais report

Party leader, CNPP oppose appointment of INEC chiefs

African religious leaders meet in Abuja to work for peace, others

State assemblies get amended constitution today

‘Nigeria needs N32 trillions for Vision 20:2020’

A bumper crash on Lagos expressway

Sunday, June 13, 2010

NDLEA arrests ex-convict, others over drugs

Textile workers’ scribe decries Reps face-off over Bankole

Police to deploy anti-kidnap squad to Lagos, others

ECOWAS Security Council okays steps to restore democracy

Scholars seek multi-party democracy for Africa’s survival

WHO wants more access to safe blood

Stakeholders to meet over aviation sector woes

Microfinance bank MDs to write CBN exam

Labour faults Sanusi on removal of fuel subsidy

FG, state speakers meet on constitution

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Governor Appeals For Financial Assistance

GOC Regrets Jos Crisis

Impeachment, A Constitutional Matter, Says Egba

NEPC To Promote Export Of Organic Food

UN Laps On World Cup Fever To Campaign For Social Causes

Gov Tasks Northern Speakers On Oil Exploration

Law Should Take Due Course In Impeachment Process, Says Bankole

Airport Infrastructure: Airlines Lose N2b Every Year

MEND Denies Kidnap Of Two Russians

Jonathan In South Africa, Pledges Credible 2011 Polls

We Will Rise From This Defeat, Lagerback, Players assure Nigerians

Friday, June 11, 2010

Defend Our Honour, Governor Daniel Tells Super Eagles

Controversy Rages Over Ogun PDP Membership Card Renewal

Immigration Arrests Monarch For Alleged Human Trafficking

Court Adjourns Perm Sec’s Suit Against ICPC

Vision 2020: SIFE Urges Focus On Youth Empowerment

Reps Hail Revocation Of N63.8b Abuja Airport Runway Contract

Fashola Urges Media To Expose Bad Governance, Corruption

Fond Memories Of Deliverance As Mayhem Survivor Is Named

Colourful Ceremony As Historic Mundial kicks Off

109 Escape Death In Plane’s Emergency Landing In Lagos

Mandela misses World Cup opening after family death

Thursday, June 10, 2010

South Africa detains Nigerians over fake immunisation cards

‘Jega’s appointment against Uwais’ report’

CNPP backs Reps’ moves to impeach Bankole

PDP reform group woos governors, denies link with Jonathan

Firm petitions Jonathan, others over airport concessions

Buhari, Tinubu ask Nigerians to defend votes

Talks open on UN Security Council reform today

World Cup soccer fiesta begins in South Africa

Ondo deposes, banishes Deji of Akure

MEND alleges clash with JTF in Delta

Ondo deposes Deji of Akure

Nations agree on Holocausts restitution rules

Guinea’s leader postpones Moscow trip, mining talk

Weah denies drug, money laundering allegations

Afghan ex-spy boss faults president’s peace strategy

Biden urges transformative changes in Kenya

A Corps member's succour to prisoners

UN hits defiant Iran with new sanctions

A Corps member’s succour to prisoners

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Atuche denies stalling trial

Parties task govt, Jega on credible polls

Awujale marks 50th anniversary, calls for Ijebu State

Transport workers, greatest threat to peace in Oyo, says police chief

Senators, women lawyers want trial of Akure monarch

ILO sets 2016 target to end child-labour

Navy arrests oil thieves in Calabar

Monarchs sue govt over N500b NDDC fund

Four die in fresh Jos violence

Govt moves to tackle abduction, other crimes

SEC chief, Oteh elected regional head of global commission

Hoodlums foil plot to seize Oyo Speaker

Bugaje, Ali caution govt over electoral act

Nigerians hail Jega’s choice as INEC boss

Experts tackle global financial worries at Montreal conference

Global child mortality rate hits two million mark

MEND doubts Jonathan on amnesty

Nigeria, U.S. officials meet over energy crisis

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

E-Guinea defends UN prize amid mounting criticism

Clinton urges OAS to re-admit Honduras

'Sharp practices, others dry up Why banks' credit pool'

Biden in Kenya, pushes for reform, security

Japan PM, at inauguration, pledges new beginning

Why Jega as INEC boss thrills Nigerians

AU lauds Djibouti-Eritrean border truce pact

Putin slams Israeli raid on Gaza-bound ship

A gutsy lady behind the wheels

Govt begins fresh rehabilitation of ex-militants

World Environment Day: Lagos canvasses measures against global warming

25 years on, India jails eight over gas tragedy

UNICEF, Nigerian Red Cross sign agreement on joint humanitarian response

Cameron warns of painful cuts to tackle debt

Down syndrome: Hope rises for better care

ICC president, prosecutor urge global support for court

Rwandan party picks presidential candidate

North Korean president consolidates power, sacks PM

Kenya warns al Shabaab rebels on further attacks

Egypt may keep Gaza border open to ease blockade

Tears over Apapa, Lagos inferno

Delegates at ICC summit near deal on aggression crimes

Sudan demands apology from Uganda for president’s snub

Monday, June 07, 2010

Perm Sec. drags ICPC to court over alleged rights violations

INC chief, govs move to monitor oil funds

Canadian leader asks global securities commission to protect investors

ECOWAS reviews regional security blueprint

Jega may emerge new INEC chairman

Aganga, Sanusi warn against fresh borrowing, fuel subsidy

Donors, envoys decry poor accountability in Nigeria

Jonathan asks PDP 'reformers' to obey rules

Jonathan, Bill Gates review anti-polio campaign

Anxiety in Jos as commercial cyclists protest ban

Sunday, June 06, 2010

New drug raises hope of lung cancer cure

Pope wants end to bloodshed in Middle East

FCT to return illegally revoked plots

Govt okays N39b for Kaduna textiles, others

N’Assembly, Speakers meet over constitution

How graft hobbles Nigeria, by Ribadu

Death toll in Zamfara lead poisoning hits 300

New look for The Guardian, in print and on the web

States on financial life support

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Govt Tasks Public On Climate Change, As World Commemorates Environment Day

Imoke, Duke, Bassey Close Ranks

Saraki Lauds NLC For Averting Strike

Plateau On War Path With Special Task Force

State Of Nigerian Embassies: We Need Serious Funding, Says Toyo

SMEs Funds: Old Credit Hitches Resurface

PDP To Tame Governors’ Influence

Protests, As South Africa Denies Nigerians Visas

INEC’s Responsibilities, Too Many, Says Carrington

Friday, June 04, 2010

Govt To Verify Work On Federal Roads In S’East

Experts Alert On Threats To Environment

Police Gets 59 Boats For Patrol

Again, Govt Pledges 6,000 Mw By Next Year

S’ Court Renews Order On Sokoto Guber Suit

Boy Killed, Nursing Mother Shot In Lagos Mayhem

ANPP Presidential Candidate To Emerge Next Month

Senate Lists Terms For State Creation

Ribadu Returns From Exile, Says 'I Feel Great'

Ribadu returns to Nigeria

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Scientists launch 520-day Mars mission simulation

Ex-army chief faults trial by military court over alleged fraud

Afenifere tasks Jonathan, others on governance

Why jumbo aircraft can’t use Nigeria’s airports, by official

19 MDAs violate due process

Why I didn’t sack service chiefs, by Jonathan

Senate seeks social security, Reps pass reviewed constitution

Ondo traditional council suspends Deji of Akure

PDP Reform Forum may withdraw suit against party

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ibori sister’s conviction vindicates EFCC, says Waziri

Japan's premier resigns

Anglican peace bid over same sex unions at risk

63% of cancer deaths occur in developing countries, says WHO

C’River wants private investors to take over Tinapa

ILO warns of new threats to global economic recovery

PDP lifts suspension on Nnamani, Masari, others

N’Assembly makes letter of absence mandatory for president

Oil search in Chad Basin on,7-point agenda stays

PDP lifts suspension on Nnamani, Masari, 17 others

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tortured journalist to appear before ECOWAS Court

Okoko, MOSOP fault Mark on 13% derivation formula

Banks write customers on disclosure to credit bureaux

ECOWAS ministers review integration schemes, others

World Bank, ECOWAS, groups task govts on graft, women

Ibori kicks as UK jury convicts Ibori's sister

Parties plan alliance for 2011 polls

INEC lists fears over 2011 elections

Jonathan seeks budget review, N9b for golden jubilee

Bayelsa Assembly serves impeachment notice on deputy gov

Minister sends Arik Air to ferry Eagles to South Africa

Arik Air to ferry Super Eagles to South Africa