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The Punch News Archive for October 2009Rss

Friday, October 30, 2009

Armed villagers kill 47 Policemen in Congo ethnic clashes

Bolt plans to move up to the 400 metres

Tutu criticises world leaders on climate change

Drogba, Essien, Eto‘o on shortlist of World Player of the Year award

More Nigerians deported from Spain arrive

Woman seeks divorce after a week of marriage

Yar’Adua worried over delay in pension payment

Skyway Aviation Handling Coy acquires SAHCOL

Court fixes November 9 for Bode George‘s bail application

Cameroon blames cholera death on Nigeria

Oronsaye clarifies appointment of career officers

FG to install radars along Akwa Ibom maritime borders

Truck Drivers Block Enugu – Onitsha Expressway, Burn Down Police ‘Shrine’

NLC vows to continue resistance to deregulation

Somali man, 112, weds girl, 17

AIDS activists back Zuma

Pressure mounts on Tsvangirai to end cabinet boycott

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Re: FRSC and truck driver

Wanted: Genuine tears for Benin-Ore road users

Huge budgetary allocation to health care not justified - Niemeth boss

Deregulation

Environmental nuisance

Don canvasses adherence to code of practice

Fayemi detects more discrepancies in Ido-Osi poll result

Still on Benin-Ore road

Education sector

Reps move to halt looting of Ajaokuta Steel Company equipment

Kidnappers risk life imprisonment — Reps

Nigerian sports

Anti-graft war

Lucky Fibres, carpet dealers bicker over product‘s boycott

Cashew exports fall by 10 per cent

AC meeting ends in crisis

Kwara wins LUBCON baseball

Heartland ’ll beat TP Mazembe – Okeahialam

Lewis backs Hayes to beat Valuev

LG boss urges regular medical check-ups

‘Govt should compensate manufacturing sector for using generator’

Government, agencies urged to patronise local printers

Court dismisses PDP suit to stop inauguration of LP lawmaker

Sunborn Yacht: Afikuyomi presents documents to Lagos Assembly

Save Ajao Estate residents

Curbing kidnapping

Why Ribadu is being persecuted —Ex-ICPC boss

Judge highlights remedy for decadence in education

Agagu’s administration operated 668 bank accounts —Commissioner

For education minister

Re: Discrimination

Strike: NBA cautions judiciary workers

‘PDP governorship ticket doesn’t translate to electoral victory’

NCP ratifies SAHCOL‘s sale to Skyway Aviation

‘Lack of compliance, bane of public procurement’

Customs officers advised on responsibility

Hong Kong extends loan scheme to help SMEs

Yar’Adua to attend climate change conference in Denmark

3SC, Gateway to honour Ogedegbe

78 foreign athletes for Obudu race

Uduaghan assures World Bank of transparency

NIA goes tough on fraudulent claims, industry irregularities

Brazil coach wary of Swiss threat

Agassi gets mixed reactions

Baptist College of Theology to raise N1.5bn on Saturday

Ogun health workers give conditions for suspending strike

Vision 2020: Nigeria explores cassava processing technologies

Enact policies to revitalise manufacturing sector – MAN

FG confirms Agha as DPR director, retires Chukwueke

Power: PHCN, Shell differ on weak transmission system

Elected officials have no moral right to criticise Iwu – Mark

Fire guts engineering section of MMA2

Arrears of monetisation benefits

Still on the Super Eagles

Appeal Court nullifies Omisore’s election

Proprietor identifies bane of educational development

Winners emerge in Lagos science quiz competition

Diplomas too difficult for pupils, says survey

K1 to return soon

The Desperate Wife

AMC to redistribute bank losses, facilitate stock market recovery – Sanusi

LASG, have mercy on Ayobo/Ipaja residents

Abule Egba cries for help

Senate queries FG on mismanagement of ecological funds

AC asks Omisore to refund salaries, allowances

Subject deregulation to referendum, nlc tells fg

‘How to make Abuja aviation hub for West Africa’

Firm recommends brand distinction for corporate excellence

Nestle introduces Maggi Mix’py in Enugu, Onitsha

Why HIV/AIDS prevalence persists – Turai

AMAA lures young filmmakers into its competition

Lagos completes centres to reduce high mortality

Atletico Madrid calm over Aguero

Argentina to rest stars against Eaglets

Deloitte reports $26.1bn global revenue

Former ANAN registrar advises on policy consistency

Skye Bank’s Q4 earnings rise by 36%

Apari Group expands to meet customers’ needs

‘Quoted companies‘ fundamentals remain strong’

Lagos eyes economic benefits from tourism, others

How to own a house with N480,000

Larsson says tearful goodbye

Nigeria ’09: FIFA partners denied accreditation

Alleged unhygienic conditions: NAFDAC closes Sweet Sensation outlet

N20m theft, zero FG support mar NAFEST 2009

‘85,000 pilgrims to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia’

Man in police net for defrauding footballers

Adopt real time production process, manufacturers urged

LCCI accuses govt of marginalising indigenous construction firms

Shell to fight Chinese interest in Nigeria’s oil sector

NDIC: Regulators cannot stop bank failure

Ogun lawmakers are half-baked, ill informed – Daniel

NigeriaSat-1, the journey so far

Official convoys and traffic rules

Before the deregulation

PHCN, Orile Iganmu Undertaking

Anambra: Confusion deepens over Soludo’s father

When gangsters are in charge

Television is 50!

We are not behind your father’s kidnapping, aspirants tell Soludo

Omawunmi set to debut

Big clash at NMVA!

Nigeria set for 2010 science Olympiad – Minister

Don advocates development of road map for education sector

Why Ribadu is being persecuted-Ex ICPC boss

Shell vows to fight Chinese interest in Nigeria’s oil

Ghana refinery‘s debt woes over

UK Border Agency frees suicide-bid Nigerian asylum seeker

Eritrea dismisses new border violence accusation

Kenya moves to count homosexuals

Somali pirates say UK couple taken to container ship

MTN third quarter subscribers up by 5 percent

Hajj: Yobe Govt spends N239m

Jigawa approves N13.2 bn contracts for township roads

FRSC cautions motorists on Minna-Suleja road on overspeeding

Police nab 3 suspected ritualists with human head

Edo first lady makes case for cancer patients

Robbers kill two in bank robbery in Kogi

UN Security Council condemns attack on UN facility in Kabul

Amnesty: PHCN reports improvement in power generation

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Health ministry graduates 29 pharmacists

Senate tackles Gombe on SUBEB funds

Two die in Rivers oil royalty clash

Ogun Assembly faults Daniel on priorities

Mosquitoes take over UPTH —Former CMD

Golden Eaglets technically deficient

Evans praises Michael Owen

Over 30,000 Nigerian pilgrims arrive in S’Arabia

Senator seeks resettlement of militants in Imo, Abia

‘Conformism, bane of NGOs’

VC, lawmakers disagree over admission

Atuche, Ojo arraigned for N80bn loans, remanded in EFCC custody

B’ball: DSTV Final Eight dunks off

Rain disrupts matches in Enugu, Calabar

Gambia loses to Holland

Agassi admits lying about drug use

Bode George may be moved out of Lagos

Reps raise new panel on NPA’s property

We’d not recognise Soludo — INEC

Soludo wants governorship to get immunity — Uba

Otegbeye‘s death stalls divorce suit

CCT orders Ribadu to appear on Nov 20

FEC votes N179bn for N’Delta’s infrastructural development

N50bn bond: Bayelsa Assembly passes loan bill

Empty stands: Ogun lawmakers plead with fans

Liu strips after 110m win

FG, fix this road

FRSC men on the LASU-Iba road

Fashola, save Ayobo/Ipaja residents

Ronaldo to miss Milan clash

Valencia could sell Villa, Silva

Angola to open new bid round for oil licences

Benue seeks collaboration with Oceanic Bank

Edo PDP council chairmen, lawmakers decamp to AC

Soludo’s kidnappers demand N500m ransom

Rainstorm destroys 100 houses in Kwara

AC lawmakers warn Oni against varsity relocation

Cultism: C’River probes council officials

Niger donates N1m each to families of dead corps members

NURTW members clash at Ibadan court

Amnesty programme key to deregulation – Barkindo

‘How Pa Soludo was kidnapped’

Osun govt, Aregbesola row on destroyed billboards

Shareholders fault CBN‘s policy on margin loans security

S’South receives N360m World Bank, Fadama project funds

6,000MW target: PHCN, NNPC disagree on gas supply

‘FG’s 10% JV offer to N’Delta’ll stop crisis’

Assembly begins debate on Bill for Reserved Fund

Pompey hit by player embargo

Development in Kwara

Fix Ihioma Umuhu Okabia Eke Ututu road

Odigie tips Eaglets to defend title

Egyptian refs for Heartland, Mazembe clash

Nigeria, others to observe security council meeting next month

Indigent Lagosians gain free access to justice

PHCN’s shameful performance

LASG, decentralise issuance of C-of-O

Serena to play Fed Cup final

Pre-pregnancy weight linked to babies’ heart problems

Hope dims for Customs N50bn target

Sanity has returned to oil industry in N‘ Delta – Chevron

Building indigenous capacity in Nigeria’s oil industry

Senate committee harps on sound fiscal management

NSE approves N19bn new issues

Subsidy: Corruption is oil sector’s problem – NLC

Senior Advocates trade insults at Ekiti tribunal

JTF raises the alarm over rising piracy, oil theft

INEC: N600m personalised voters’ cards contract raises dust

Constitution Review: NBA recommends gradual approach, state police

South-West govs absent from Awolowo centennial

Portfolio, business diversification as lifelines for troubled shareholders

Bakassi returnees allege harassment, torture

6,000 megawatts: Chevron ready to supply 200 million standard cubic feet of gas daily

Pandemonium as soldier kills trader in Lagos

Ondo inaugurates smart-card project for residents

Akingbola: Judge sets aside ruling on court process

Three or four ex-bank chiefs may go to jail – Sanusi

Foreign trip abuses: Yar’Adua approves centralised desk

Demolition: Court orders FCDA to pay construction firm N150m

Bears sustain hold as indicators close lower

Yar’Adua’s government has failed — Buhari

Reform: Bank chiefs move to sell private jets

CBN issues new guidelines on banks’ financial statements

IMF predicts recovery for Nigerian economy

HIV/AIDS: Over four million people now have access to ART —Report

Lull in privatisation impedes N1.09tn 2009 budget deficit

Use of kerosene as aviation fuel: NNPC sets up special task force

Nigeria crude oil exports to drop by 0.8%

Drug combo may prevent heart attacks, strokes

Beyond fighting malaria with drugs and treated nets

Lakers, Celtics win season openers

Vision 2020 and the making of the Nigerian dream

Placing lawmakers above the law?

LASG, complete this project

PHCN and the World Cup

‘Craters’ on Oshodi-Apapa highway worry road users

Guinea forces planned crackdown

Obuh laments missed chances

Diplomatic row: UN, AU plead with Nigeria, as Sudan apologises

Zimbabwe MDC raises alarm over increased ‘violent attacks‘ on mambers

High turnout in Mozambique poll

Osun, Cuba sign pacts on culture, health

UN outlines ways to achieve `green‘ economy

Man charged with killing Internet date girl

Rainstorm destroys 100 houses

Aliyu wants 30 per cent allocation to education

Scientists say curry compound kills cancer cells

FG to establish aircraft maintenance centre

UNICEF calls for training, re-training of health workers

Car bomb kills over 80 in Pakistan ‘s Peshawar

Ekiti Assembly declares state of emergency on federal roads

Inventor pledges to make machine replacements for human parts

FG to supplyone million tonnes of fertiliser every January

Group accuses PDP Leadership of Pa Soludo‘s kidnap

Ibru: Court rejects SIP report

NAS insists on arrest of al-Bashir during visit to Nigeria

Spain deports 53 Nigerians

Peter Obi: The Sam Mbakwe of Anambra State?

Abrogation of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy

NBC introduces new Ultra Glass Coke bottles

Dangote introduces new noodles, distribution fleet into market

Amnesty was suggested to Obasanjo but he rejected it – Bayelsa Gov’s aide

This adoption is not working

Aged fake footballers caught in the act

Commitment to actualisation of Deep Sea Port project unwavering – FG

Claims: Getting faster relief from insurance companies

Pakistani army takes Taliban chief’s hometown

Orphans, poor pupils get relief from school owner

Tales of the whiskers

6,000 students benefit from Kwara’s bursary award

The taste of tiny bubbles

Private school owners demand review of UBE Act

World Black Mayors visit Osun next year

US declares swine flu ‘emergency’

Immortalising Prof. Ayodele Awojobi

Challenges produce champions in marketing – Curtis

Expansion in telecoms heavily dependent on debt/borrowing – SWAP COO

PHCN’s 60MVA transformers raise hope amid horrid darkness

Idanre in mini carnival for Mare Festival

Can’t stick these habits any longer

I’ve never aimed too high in life – Olu Falomo, chairman, Reckitt Benckiser

ICPC probes LASU VC

‘Government should diversify ways of generating energy’

Funds drive: Banks, governments, bodies carve niche in revenue collection

Young boy shows all is not lost for Nigeria

Japan pushes for East Asia bloc

‘Bible, late Bimbo Odukoya’s books being pirated’

Nigerian tertiary institutions need online library for research, advancement of knowledge – DG, WAI

Research is crucial to events marketing – Connect Marketing MD

Acetaminophen reduces potency of some vaccines, study finds

‘Our schools are now better than we met them’

Researchers create artificial memories in the brain of a fruit fly

Nigerian teachers for South African schools?

Deregulation, not price increases

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

FG, oil industry set up special post-amnesty committee

ANPP wants five justices off Niger election appeal

Reps propose life imprisonment for chemical weapon offences

Armed robbers killed Abayomi Ogundeji – Coroner

Deregulation: UAD set for showdown with FG

Kenyan coaches want Oliech to face Eagles

Bribery: Reps to probe alleged NNPC fuel importation racket

Messi, others not good enough for Real – Ronaldo

‘How Ugokwe was fired’

Abia govt, check these policemen

Facilities excite Spanish ambassador

Nigeria’s roads worse than those in war-torn countries — Anyaoku

Drogba targets Chelsea goalscoring record

Librarians lament poor state of school libraries

Power, gas wasting at Shell facilities – Investigation

‘No more floodlight failure’

UK’s aid to Nigeria to hit N35bn in 2010

Fuel price hike: Yar’Adua insensitive to masses’ plight – NLC

Ogun explains sacking of 1,630 teachers

Anyone found guilty of corruption must be punished — Yar’Adua

PHCN reshuffles top managers

AC tasks Bayelsa, Oyo on prudent use of funds

Aliero donates bus to NUGA

Ajagun lifts Eaglets over Honduras

Secret police detention at Onikan?

NYSC and its death toll

Bolton players have swine flu

Onigbinde slams African teams

Anambra: Aspirant writes INEC, calls for Soludo’s disqualification

Bode George, others get prison uniforms, numbers

Yar’Adua appoints new Perm Secs

Lagos Assembly fails to sanction Afikuyomi

Why you need Internet service at home

Irregularities stall hearing on Exxon Mobil affidavit

NASB calls for uniform accounting standards

Development: World Bank, others set aside $5.7bn for Nigeria

Bank shares’ll no longer be used to secure margin loans –Sanusi

Senate seeks national policy on drought

2010 Budget: Reps threaten NNPC with zero allocation

Jang vows to implement Jos crisis report

Ohu: Two suspects in police custody –Onovo

Nigerians as unwelcome visitors

Anambra crisis: Kidnappers seize Soludo’s father

2011: PDP vows to take over Lagos, Kano

200 companies for West Africa Corporate Games

Oyepitan tips Freeman for 2012 glory

Fire service dept gets eight new water tankers

Pharmaceutical shops sealed off for operating illegally

Save commuters on Lagos-Benin road

ASUU Ilorin: In learning and character

The Lagos march against PHCN

BREAKING NEWS: Soludo’s father kidnapped

EU moves to sanction Guinea over crackdown on opposition

Somali pirates abduct British couple

US offers Uganda $246m in new aid

Naira up on interbank, dips at forex auction

Reps to ensure better funding of missions

Saudi king pardons reporter sentenced to 60 lashes

UN tribunal sentences former Sierra Leone rebel leaders

UN envoy lauds provision of treated mosquito nets to Nigeria

Nigeria tasks UN on proper funding of AU peacekeeping operations

Sokoto fights hunger with subsidised rice

Zanu-PF hardliners ‘seek Zimbabwe split‘

Electoral reform: Osunbor seeks support for N’Assembly

Sunborn Yacht: Lagos Assembly may sanction Afikuyomi

Rivers received N503bn from FG in two years – Amaechi

El-Rufai lied against Yar’Adua – Presidency

Ejigbo LCDA grades 38 roads in one year

UNAD students oppose deregulation

Bishop dismisses re-branding project

PDP suspends Ogun ex-commissioner, 21 others

Group tasks govt on 15% health allocation

Tyson not sorry for ‘savage’ life

Tunisian president wins fifth term

Tax deductions: AC calls for commissioner‘s sack

388 million will die of non-communicable diseases by 2020 — Osotimehin

Road concession: Transporters give conditions for support

Opposition parties walk out of Sudan parliament

‘Many players are overage’

FG shares N127m among universities

Strike: Daniel fails to persuade Ogun workers

Sagay decries corruption level

Labour leader stresses quality policing

‘ICTs have changed travel, tourism globally’

Brazil, Mexico set for showdown

Death toll rises to 160 in Baghdad

‘Nigeria accounts for 60% of West African seaborne trade’

Jos crisis: Anxiety as Ajibola submits report today

N’Delta leaders protest ministry’s inefficiency

UBA begins operations in Tanzania

Power: Energy commission plans to conserve 40MW

Two Afghan helicopter crashes kill 14 Americans

Nigerians are not criminals – Team USA official

No plans to license more telecoms operators –NCC

Capacity development: Chams reiterates public sector commitment

PDP asks members to shun Awka rally

WDAS: Naira slides to N149.14

Conviction, wake up call for corrupt leaders —CD

Minister preaches religious tolerance

Glo extends ‘text 4 millions’ promo

Consumer Vibe, First Bank collaborate on scholarship portal

Stockbroker tackles CBN on FG debts

AU tips Nigeria to lead African sports revolution

ECOWAS health ministers advocate special funding of maternal, neonatal health

Nigeria begins process to pick nuclear power sites

‘Short-term capital market recovery not in sight’

Don’t involve governors in post-amnesty trust fund —Tompolo

INEC excludes Soludo from stakeholders’ forum

Banks: Our investments intact, shareholders tell Sanusi

There will be adequate gas for 6,000MW – NNPC

Nigeria risks future illiterate population —UNICEF

Obuh promises victory over Honduras

Difference between an agenda and a programme

‘Africa heading for 2009 growth due to China’

COMBIT Africa to focus on ICTs in recession

‘Locally made products enhance ICT penetration’

UK fails to make top 10

2009 Christian Pilgrimage: Israeli Ambassador promises adequate security

Mother of seven dies during sex with neighbour

Skills gap: Experts list challenges, point way forward

FIRS arraigns four suspects for tax certificate forgery

Ribadu lauds judgment

Commotion as Bode George, others bag jail term

Ugbo chieftaincy tussle lands three in court

Judge to hear Akingbola’s suit with Sanusi’s objection

A sickly, dependent nation?

Nigeria and Mo Ibrahim rating

African leaders and Mo Ibrahim’s red card

Expert charges HR practitioners on best practice

WimBiz brings ‘Fortune 500’ mentoring project to Nigeria

UNIPORT CSO’s murder sparks anxiety

NGO urges sensitisation on 3rd Mainland Bridge repair

Why Bode George is guilty on many counts – Court

Karadzic shuns war crimes trial

David Mark barred from Sudan

Signal Alliance, CA build platform for Galaxy Backbone

Criminalise religious riot also

Before teachers relocate to S’Africa

Growing your investment through entrepreneurial knowledge

Ogunjobi pleads for Eaglets

Olufemi warns Eaglets about Honduras threat

Africa: Looming postgraduate studies crisis

Niger Suspension: AC commends ECOWAS for standing up for democracy

FG earmarks N33bn for water, aquaculture management

FG, China sign $875m contract for Abuja-Minna railway line

N166m loan: We’re still in court with Okiro’s firm – NDIC boss

Transcorp‘s Q3 profit rises to N1.28bn

Ogun banks on bond, agric for 2010 budget

Bode George jailed

Intel boss attests to CANi’s success