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This Day News Archive for February 2008Rss

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nigerian Leaders Tasked on Economic Challenges

Obasanjo’s Ex-ADC for Burial March 1

Tribunal Strikes Out Petition against Omehia

Kidnapped Odili’s Ex-aide Freed

Senate Moves to Avert Doctors’ Strike

The Day After...

Kogi: 20 Feared Killed in Police Reprisal Attack

Strike Balance Between Savings, Spending, IMF Tells Nigeria

Adamawa: Ag Governor Dissolves Cabinet

Military Behind Yar’Adua, Says Azazi

Immigration Expert Tasks Nigerians on Visa Application

FG Tasks Importers on Nigerian Products

Again, Wammako Drags Bafarawa to Court over Auctioned Vehicles

3 Month-old Baby, 3 Others Die in Night Fire

Aliero Opposes Removal of Immunuity Clause

Nigeria Committed to Peace in Africa, Says Mark 

NERC Partners Israel on Power

Tribunal Voids Yar’Adua’s Son-in-Law’s Election

Budget: House Sets Up 7-man C’ttee

Tension in Kano over Demolished Church

Abia: Orji Has Strong Case, Says Agbakoba

Court to Rule on N37bn Health Project

PDP State Congresses Hold Today

Blame Distributors, Retailers for High Cement Price –– WAPCO MD

How Tribunal’s Verdict Was Received in Katsina

Gas Producers Plan Umbrella Body

Let Nigeria Move on, INEC Tells Buhari, Atiku

NLC, Political Parties React

Unilorin 49: ASUU Seeks Nigerians’ Intervention

3 PDP Members Ask Court to Stop Convention

Appeal Court Determines Kogi Ag. Gov’s Fate Today

EU: We Didn’t Applaud Tribunal Verdict

For Buhari, Atiku: The Battle Ahead

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fake Police Woman Bags 5-year Jail Term

Controversy Trails Sharia Court Eviction Order

Marabouts Storm Tribunal Premises

Sylva Turns Militants’ Camps to Tourist Centres

Yar’Adua Dedicates Victory to Nigerians

Appeal Court Orders Gov Nyako to Vacate Office

Fitch Ratings Arrives Nigeria Next Week

...Battle Shifts to Supreme Court

Yar’Adua Floors Buhari, Atiku

PPA Guber Candidate Faults Abia Tribunal’s Verdict 

Fraud: ICPC Nabs Civil Servants

PEF Moves to Reduce Fuel Price in Riverine Areas

‘Enhanced Training, Key to Peacekeeping’

FG Grants Bayelsa Concession to Import Cement

S’African Police Arrest 4 for Robbing Nigerian Businessman

Gunmen Kidnap Total Official, 2 Toddlers

‘Gas for Trans-Saharan Pipeline Won’t Affect Domestic Supply’

EU Boosts Nigeria’s Anti-graft Efforts with $30m

Senate Refers Ogebe, Coomasie’s Nominations to C'ttee

I’m Ready to Accept Appeal Court Verdict - Mark

Why We Did Not Increase Production – OPEC President

IMF: Yar’Adua Promises to Bridge Infrastructure Gap

Tribunal Judgment: No Surprises

Senate Raises C’ttee on Yar’ Adua’s Comments

Carnival at Election Tribunal

Jubilations, Criticisms Trail Presidential Tribunal’s Verdict

Monday, February 25, 2008

Quality of Teachers, Major Education Challenge –– FG

Chad- Sudan Conflict: Nigeria to Initiate Peace Proposals

US Provides N8.2m Grant for Youth Devt

NDE Partners NGO on Women Empowerment

Tribunal: PDP, AC Trade Accusations

I’m Not Afraid of Probe –– Suswam

‘Votes Cast Exceeded Registered Voters by 30,000’

NURTW: Tension Mounts over N1bn Fraud

Family Drags Ex-Gov Adamu to Court over Property

Gas Suppliers Vow to Fight Vandals

Kaduna Refinery Begins Operation This Week

Yar’Adua, N’Assembly to Meet over 2008 Budget

For Mark, It’s ‘Double Jeopardy’

Oando Acquires 2 Shell Oil Blocks for $625m

Today Is D-Day for Yar’Adua, 3 Govs

Tribunal Sacks Abia Gov

Orji: Reactions Trail Abia Tribunal’s Verdict

PEF: Martins Gets Leave of Court to Enforce Rights

SEC: Stock Market Capitalisation Stands at N13tr in 2007

House: Furore over Clerk’s Appointment

FG May Compel Private Sector to Join Insurance Scheme

Convention: Ali, Ciroma Resolve Differences

Bamaiyi: Court Rejects Fresh Evidence

‘How I Escaped From Gunmen’

‘Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Project on Course’

NNPC Endorses First Biofuel Refinery in Nigeria

Robbers Kill 2 at Sokoto Central Market

Odili’s Ex-aide: Kidnappers Demand N50m Ransom

Why Police Investigations’re Delayed, by Okiro

Judge Adjourns Igbinedion’s Case to March 17

PetroChina Quits Bid for Shell’s OML 125 Block

Power: NERC Tasks Licencees on Steady Supply

Yar'Adua: Okiro Places Police on Standby

Senate Backs Mark, as Opponent Heads for Appeal Court

FG Moves to Reduce Price of Cement

Court Rejects FG’s Move to Stop ASUU Strike

Saraki Cautions ASUU against Strike

Uduaghan Flags off N6.8bn Asaba Airport Project

Idris Tasks Audu on Issue-based Campaign

Ogbeha: Obasanjo’s Support Not a Baggage

Arrested Drug Peddlers Ingest 166 Wraps of Cocaine

Firm Drags Reltel, Owners to Court

Road Maintenance: FERMA Earmarks N50bn

Abia Elders Challenge Kalu to Spelling Contest

Airline in Historic Biofuel Flight

Yar’Adua, Obasanjo Rally Support for Mark

PDP Chair: Plot to Endorse Anyim Fails

As Yar’Adua Travels Despite Tomorrow’s Judgment... FG Beefs up Security

Coruption: Akanbi, Adegbite Flay Plea Bargaining

Constitution Amendment’ll Ensure Free, Fair Polls – Nafada 

Obasanjo Destroyed PDP, Says Apugo

‘N’Central Gov’s Forum Not Parallel Body’

Robbers Shoot US Embassy Official

60,000 Infected with HIV/AIDS in 3yrs -SACA

Starcomms Hits 1m Subscriber Base

Jonathan, Akpabio Shun Commissioning of ALSCON Project

FG to Address Disparity Between Degree, HND Holders

Gunmen Kidnap Odili’s Ex-aide

Civil Societies Reject Ogebe’s Elevation

PEF Can’t Meet Bridging Claims – Kasali

Sharia: Group Condenms Death by Stoning

NITEL/Mtel: We Retain 51% Shares, Says Transcorp

Raul Replaces Fidel Castro as Cuban President

Wema: Shareholders’ Case for Hearing Thursday

No More Reckless Demolition in Abuja – Modibo

SSANU Rejects New Salary for Varsity Workers

Why G21 Dropped Court Option, By Nnamani

...Election: Ugochukwu, Orji Know Fate Today

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ex-Gov Tackles Govt over Varsity

FG Reassures NAPEP of Funding

Assembly Voids Magistrate’s Dismissal

Govt Seeks Reversal of Nigercem Ownership

Govt Moves to Control River Blindness

‘How States Frustrate Basic Education Programmes’

‘Tourism in Nigeria is an Orphan’

Ohakim Alleges Plot to His Life

N/Assembly Mediates FIRS, Police Row over N.713bn Tax

In Giwa-Amu, Death is a Great Mystery

...Lawyers Differ Over Ogebe’s Appointment

Tribunal Nullifies Mark’s Election

Aregbesola Faults Oyinlola over Forensic Allegation

JTF Raids Oil Thieves’ Depot, Arrests 14

Friday, February 22, 2008

Court Gives Respite to MEND Leader

PDP Chair: Plot to Adopt Anyim Alleged

Kogi: AC, ANPP form Alliance

Virgin Loses Bid to Stay at MMIA

FG, Transcorp Agree on NITEL Sale

Egwu Promises to Unify PDP

Bamaiyi: Why Obasanjo is After Me

Lawmaker’s Daughter Rescued from Kidnappers

Kidnappers Free Agip Staff

IMF New MD to Visit Nigeria

Egwu, Ogbuewu Dominate Ebonyi PDP Congress

Afenifere Seeks Probe of Kwara Tribunal Invasion

Kenya: Odinga in Lagos, Gives Conditions for Peace

Explosion: NUPENG Searches for Tanker Owner

WHO Pledges Support for Polio Eradication

House Probes Prisons Service over Babies Delivered by Inmates

Amosun’s Petition: Appeal Court Reserves Judgment

Usman Decries Due Process Bottlenecks

NITEL: Utomi Faults FG

Senate’ll Pass Local Content Bill Soon–Mark

The Elderly Drug Peddler...

Fracas, Confusion Mar PDP Ward Congress

Visafone Makes Telecoms History, Commences Full Operations

‘No Plan to Hike Electricity Tariff’

Tuesday is Judgment Day for Yar’Adua

Eurofinance to Assist Nigerian Treasury Market

Politician Slams N500m Suit on S’Court Judges

Brain Drain Threatens MDGs, Says NMA 

Airlines Cancel Flights over Bad Weather

Tribunal Voids Idoko’s Election

Robbery: Nyako Sacks LG Boss

US-Based Nigeria Institute Applauds Yar’Adua

Sand Filling: Lagos in Danger, Says Fashola

CBN Sacks 10 over N400mFraud

Afenifere, Aturu Criticise Elevation of Ogebe

AC Wants Osun Election PetitionTribunal Disbanded

‘Obasanjo, el-Rufai Left N1.2trn Unexecuted Contracts’

Thursday, February 21, 2008

‘Obasanjo Used State’s Resources to Anoint Leaders’

Accident Claims 8 Lives

PDP Congress: Chime, Nnamani Battle for Supremacy

At Last, Igbinedion Gets Reprieve

Presidential Election Tribunal Chairman Elevated to S’Court

Electricity Tariffs to Rise Next Month

Yar’Adua Gets Budget Today, May Withhold Assent

NITEL Sale Not Revoked, Says FG

We Pay our Bills Promptly, Says Virgin Nigeria

Mark Tasks Women on Nation Building

Election Petition: Violence Claims 3 in Adamawa

Convention: Anenih’s Wife Alleges Sabotage

‘NAFDAC, EFCC, Most Popular Govt Agencies’

PDP Raises Idris’s Campaign C’ttee

Lagos Awards Lighting Contracts for Major Roads

Tribunal: DPP Witnesses Attacked in Ilorin

Delta Steel: House Seeks Yar’Adua’s Intervention

Police Foil Robbery Attack on Yuguda’s Residence

House Summons Maduekwe, Ugwu over Nigerian Traders/Ghana Face-off

Aondoakaa Gives Recipe for Combating Human Trafficking 

Workers Allege Sale of NITEL Property to Adedibu

Again, Audu Drags Idris to Court

Adedibu, Akala Differ on PDP Congress

Cardiac Arrest: New Gadget May Save Lives

ASUP Gives FG 21-day Ultimatum

Bunkering: 2 Naval Officers, 15 Others Nabbed

Illegal Mining: FG Laments Loss of $100m Gemstones

Gunmen Kidnap Agip’s Manager in P’Harcourt

Inferno Claims Lives in Lagos, Razes Houses in P’Harcourt

Obasanjo Visits Giwa-Amu’s Family

Our Business Dealings with Ibori Clean – Chevron

Reform Panel May Recommend Malpractices Commission

Okah: MEND Seeks Independent Probe

MMA2: Arik Threatens to Shut Down Nigeria Operations

Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Kutigi Reject Pay Until Ratification of Salaries

Obama, McCain Maintain Lead

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Firm Partners NGOs for Human Devt

AC Condemns Moves to Withdraw Case against Ag. Gov

Constitution Review: National Think-tank to Inaugurate C’ttee

FCT Minister’s House for Demolition

ACF: Collapsed Industries, North’s Greatest Challenge

Kogi: PDP Okays Idris for Fresh Guber Poll

Okah, Militants’ Leader, Feared Killed

Budget 2008: At Last, N’Assembly Settles for N2.898tr

States Back Stoppage of Dollar Payment

Yar’Adua: We Must Hit 6,000mw Next Year

Accused Faults Awofisayo’s Counsel’s Competence

President Sends Advisers’ List to House for Confirmation

Uba: Divergent Views Trail Appeal Court’s Verdict

Ambassadors-designate Await Agreement

PDP Convention: Ciroma Sets Up Screening C’tte

Ayoola Identifies Causes of Corruption

Yar’Adua’s on Course, Says Shonekan

NJC Queries Tribunal Judges over Corruption 

House May Probe Keke NAPEP’s N2bn Fund

Gas Flaring: Senate Threatens to Shut Down Oil Wells

Suit: NPAN Seeks to Join More Broadcast Stations

FG Underfunds Joint Ventures by N625bn – Shell Boss

Why I’m Facing Prosecution, By Bamaiyi

Anxiety over Obong of Calabar’s Health

Senate Begins Probe of $8.7bn Rail Modernisation Project

FG Clarifies Position on NITEL

Oil Blocks: FG to Review PSC with Shell, ExxonMobil, Others

Four-man Panel to Resolve Bayelsa Crisis

Fidel Castro Retires as President of Cuba

Congress: Crisis Brews in PDP

Chime vs Nnamani: Moves to Recall House Member Begin

LUTH’s Accident, Emergency Dept Closed to Patients

Ex-Senate President Wants INEC Restructured

Yar’Adua: Only Credible Elections’ll Guarantee Peace

The Hunter Who Arrests Robbers

NITEL: Transcorp Soft-pedals, May Ask for $750m Refund

Bayelsa Speaker, Deputy Impeached

Yar’Adua Fires Aide over $10bn Power Sector Row

Senator, House Member Clash over N100m Mansion 

British Gas Restates Commitment to Olokola LNG

GNU: Ignore Kalu, Abia Elders Urge Yar’Adua

Trovan Test: Victims File Fresh Motion for Joinder

Appeal Court Upholds Akpabio’s Election

Illegal Detention Centre: Police Arrest 6 More Suspects

Edo Guber Poll: Tribunal Rules March 20

FG Hands over Fishing Village to Niger

PEF Meets Stakeholders on Bridging

Appeal Court Discharges Nullification of Uba’s Election

Saula: Baruwa, OPC Leader, 7 Others Arraigned

Blackout as VP Graces Road Safety Conference

Robbery Suspects Admit Killing 20 Security Operatives

Constitution: N’Assembly Set to Raise C’ttee

Joint Venture Operations: Yar’Adua Rates NNPC’s Performance Low

Strike: No Work, No Pay, FG Tells ASUU

ICPC Quizzes Duke, Wife

Convention: Nobody Can Manipulate Us, Says Ciroma

Judge: Bamaiyi Has Case to Answer

Igbinedion May Be Released Today as Court Varies Bail Conditions

Giwa-Amu, Obasanjo’s Former ADC, is Dead

Sunday, February 17, 2008

PDP Chair: S’East Caucus Move to Prune Aspirants

Africa is Back on Track – de Villepin

Controversy Trails Probe of AP Shares

NITEL: Transcorp May Sue FG

LG Poll: LASIEC Boss Justifies Delay

Super Eagles or Super Fowls?

Contractor Threatens to Abandon Job over Attack

Labour Leaders Storm Benin for Oshiomhole

Minister Decries Poor Health Performance Indicators

Review National Honour’s Guideline, AC Urges

FG Approves N8.3bn Research Grant for Varsities

Hofmeister: Shell Committed to Ending Gas Flaring

IMF Warns against Wasting Gains of Reforms

PDP Summons Ousted Kogi Gov

ASUU Declares Warning Strike

Mubadala Hires ex-MTS CEO, Gets ‘0809’ Numbers

Rice Visits Kenya Today

Election: I’ve No Choice Candidate – VP

Stakeholders Urged to Combat Teenage Pregnancy

Adedibu Dismisses Rebel Group

Daniel Cautions against Removal of Immunity Clause

River Basin: Senators Make Case for S’East

Cement: FG Urged to Review Free Trade Zone Guidelines

Yar’Adua Endorses Mint Reform Programme

FG to Resolve Conflicts Between CAMA, SASs

FG Probes N19.5bn Aviation Sector Fund

NERC May Get Electricity Equalisation Fund

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Govt Defrays Ex-Councilors Arrears

Elechi Flags-off N23.4Bn Road Project

Dafinone Flays N444bn Security Vote for N/Delta

NDE Adopts Cluster Resettlement

Group Seeks Support for Yar’Adua

WHO Wants Anti-Smoking Laws Enforced

NDLEA Raises Alarm over Drug Trafficking

Buhari, 4 Govs Absent at ANPP Peace Parley

Osunbor’s PDP Leader in Edo, Says Obasanjo

Convention: PDP Invokes 2-yr Eligibility Clause for Candidates

All Set for THISDAY Awards

FG Reverses Sale of NITEL

Govt Awards Contract to Refurbish Hotels

IG Okays New Mobile Unit in Port Harcourt

MEND Threatens Attack on Army Generals

No Mining Licences Revoked, Says Minister

Ibori Visits Owa-Oyibu, Condoles Obaigbenas

DHQ Spends N15m on Treatment of Personnel

Lawmakers Chide Party over LG Poll

FG Earmarks N8bn for Science Education

60% of Varsity Graduates Unemployable, Says Soludo

Why Politicians Polarise Nigeria, By Sultan

Yar’Adua to Unveil Borno TV Studios

House, Presidency Parley over NDDC Debts

Gowon, Vincent Worthy of THISDAY Awards, Says IGI

Adedibu’s Aide Dies in Auto Crash

Friday, February 15, 2008

Total Locks Out Threatenes 250,000b/d Crude

National Assembly Harmonises 2008 Budget

IMF Gives Nigeria’s Economy Thumbs Up

Obasanjo Takes Egwu, Ogbeha Campaign to South-South

Lagos Goes Tough on Beggars

‘Anyim, Best for PDP’

Dangote Launches N12bn Truck Ownership Scheme

Police Arrest Benue INEC Staff

Angola Extradites MEND Leader

Edo Election Tribunal Fails to Seat

Kenyan Warring Parties Accept Independent Poll Review

Lawmakers Allege Threat over Bank Consolidation

Nigeria Loses N53b to Pipeline Vandalisation

FG Assures Investors on Power

March Convention, Litmus Test for PDP –Bankole

Aromolaran Seeks Improved Security in Ilesha

Clergy Tasks Ministers on Church Management

Yar’Adua to Launch ‘Faith in Nigeria’ Project

PDP Crisis: Speaker, 5 Lawmakers Suspended

Turaki Loses Bid to Vary Bail Conditions

Fashola, Onosode, NBA, Others Condole Benson’s Family

New MD: 2 Groups Emerge in First Bank

House Protests Bankole’s CFR Award

Insurance Firms Eye the Ultimate Prize

Kogi: FG May Deploy Soldiers for Guber Poll

Abia Tribunal: Politician Flays Bribery Allegation

Ex-Gov Akonobi’s House Gutted by Fire

Nigeria Should Diversify Economy –Nepad

Anyim: ‘I’ll Concede Defeat in Transparent Election’

P’Harcourt Airport: FG Deplores State of Facilities

PDP Convention to Hold in Abuja

MMA2: Virgin Knows Fate March 24

Judge Hands Off Monarch’s Case over Petition

FG Suspends N3.3bn School Feeding Fund

Agbaje Loses at Appeal Court

Mark Urges End to Gas Flaring

‘NNPC/JVC Interested in Capital Market ‘

Money Laundering: EFCC Arraigns Ex-Adamawa Commissioner

I’ll Ensure Chime’s Re-election, Says Enugu Speaker

Igbinedion Yet to Meet Bail Conditions

Robberies: 100 Killed and Still Counting…

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Murder : Senate Tasks Foreign Affairs C’ttee

Nigerians Committed to Democracy–Fashola

Oni Wades into Assembly Rift

Ibori Meets Mark Behind Closed Doors

Murder: Detained DIG, 17 Inmates Granted Bail

Experts Differ on Constitution Review

AC Decries FG’s Position on Power Sector Emergency

Nigeria’s Oil Export Suffers Setback

TOS Benson is Dead

Who’s Nigeria’s No 1 Chief Executive?

First Bank Shops for New MD

Yar’Adua May Veto Budget

Delta Steel: House May Order Chigbue’s Arrest

Collapsed Building Claims Lives in Lagos

Military: Yar’Adua Orders Payment of Arrears

Ali, Ciroma Parley on Convention

6 Die in Customs/ Smugglers’ Shoot-out

GSMA to Pilot New Service for Mobile Operators

Atiku, Buhari Are Noise-makers –Lamido

UCH Laments Low Capacity N1.3bn Equipment

Conduct Tribunal Strikes out Araraume’s Case

Kalu Joins Search for Igbinedion’s Sureties

Pollution: House Threatens Oil Firms’ Chiefs

Obama Leads Clinton in Democratic Primaries

Police Equipment Fund: House Summons IG, Oceanic Bank

FEC Approves First Gas Infrastructure Blue-print

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NDLEA Arrests Two with Cocaine in Shoes

Suspected Child Traffickers Nabbed, 24 Girls Rescued

Govt Explains National Identification Scheme

NDDC Assures Communities on Development

Tribunal Upholds Doma’s Election

ALP vs Yar’Adua: S’Court Delivers Judgment May 9

INEC Okays PDP Congresses, Convention

Capacity Building: Britain to Partner Nigeria

FirstBank’s Market Capitalisation Hits N1tr Mark

N100bn ‘Safety Net’ Splits N’Assembly

Govt Agencies Battle It out…

Doctors’ Strike Takes Toll on Patients

NNPC GMD Apologises to Senate

Appeal Court Orders Tribunal to Hear DPA’s Case

Teachers Get New Salary Scale

...Inaugurates Panel on Port Reform

Security: Trawler Owners Seek Assurance from Navy

FG Asks Court to Vacate Order on Virgin Nigeria

Political Will, Panacea to N’Delta Crisis – Alaibe

Gidado Idris Rejects CFR Honour

WHO, Global Partners Move against Illicit Tobacco Trade

Robbers Strike in Abakaliki, Kill 11

Liberia: House C’ttee Approves Debt Cancellation  

Celtel to Change Brand Name to Zain in June 

Bellview Crash: Bureau Accuses Police of Withholding Black Box

Ibori Regains Freedom as Igbinedion Remains in Custody

Ohakim Begins Moves to Join PDP

Monday, February 11, 2008

‘Nigerian Troops’ll Stop Chadian Rebels’ Incursion’

Aluminium: ASCON to Begin Production Soon

Saraki Denies Rift with Gambari

CBC Holds Conference in China April

Reforms: Fashola Wants Yar’Adua to Translate Intention into Action

VP’s Candidate Wins State PDP Chairmanship Seat

Robbery: 12 Shot Dead, 20 Injured

NNPC Asks SPDC to Stop Restructuring

Bribery Scandal Probe: Siemens Teams up with FG

Behold the Ministerial First-Liners…

Ibori, Igbinedion Granted Bail

Yar’Adua Halts Dollar Payments to States

Budget: Senate C’ttee Presents Report Today

PDP Chair: Iroche Seeks Mini-zonal Convention

Yahoo Rejects Microsoft’s Take-over Bid

I’ll Ensure Idris’ Victory, Says Acting Gov

2 Naval Ratings Killed as Gunmen Attack Boats

Press Council Office Gutted By Fire

Yar’Adua: Rule of Law’ll Resolve FG/Lagos Property Dispute

Aviation Safety Master Plan Underway

7-Point Agenda to Fast-track Nigeria’s Devt –– VP

Ericsson Unveils Smallest Radio Base Station

IBB, Abdulsalami Not Influencing Me –– Aliyu

LG Creation: ‘Constitution Review’ll Redress Imbalances’

Anxiety as Ciroma Stays Away from PDP Meeting

FG Seeks New Investors for NITEL/MTel

Oil Sector Gulped $39.2bn in 8yrs –Ajumogobia

Minister Accuses Virgin Nigeria of Blackmailing FG

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Obama Trounces Clinton in Four States

Bullion Vans: Again, Banks Fail to Meet Deadline

FG Moves to Arrest Defaulting NDDC Contractors

Pray for Nigeria, VP Urges Pilgrims

Govt Moves to Resuscitate State Hotels

Why Obasanjo Opposed Bankole – Adedibu

FG Tasks Ambassadors on Vision 2020

Anti-graft Agencies Set up Task Force on Assets Verification

Presidential System, Immunity Encourage Corruption, Says Belgore

Blackout to Worsen as Power Generation Drops

Aondoakaa: FG’ll Establish Pfizer’s Guilt

Fuel Import: NNPC Favours ‘Brief Case’ Companies Again

Newcomers with a Difference…

Intels, ExxonMobil Handle 3m Metric Tons of Cargoes

Dress Code Bill: US Group Raps Senate

Saraki Expresses Worry over Rumblings in PDP

Balogun Traders Raise Alarm over Detained Leaders

All Schools Must Meet Required Standards, Says Lagos Govt

FCDA Denies Revoking Land Allocated By el-Rufai

Confusion over Resident Doctors’ Strike

For Praising Hitler, Nigerian Risks Jail in Hungary

Tribunal: Mark Condemns Waku’s Comments

...Begins Probe of Police Equipment Fund

PDP Convention: S'East Moves to Stop Obasanjo, Ali

Constituency Projects: Senate, House Resolve Differences

Court Rules on Ibori’s Bail Application Today

GNU: AC Reopens Talks with FG

Parties Canvass 7-yr Single Term for President, Govs

Saturday, February 09, 2008

‘Education Reforms Still Under Review’

Union Demands Probe of $16bn Spent on Energy

LG Spends N35m on Vehicles

I’m Still AD Chairman, Says Abubakar

Varsity, ASUU Brawl over Election

Egwu: Indiscipline, Bane of Nation’s Devt

Govt Approves New Salary Scale for Lecturers

Child Rights Act’s Anti-North, Says Kano Speaker

‘PTDF Probe on Course’

NNPC: Senate Distorted Facts

Nigeria’s Entrepreneur of the Year is…

Obasanjo is My Leader, Says Yar’Adua

Just Imagine

Council Boss Assures on Devt

Ambassadors-Designate Retreat Ends Today

US Billionaire Pledges for Support Bayelsa

Convention: Nnamani Tasks PDP on Ciroma, Others

Friday, February 08, 2008

ThisWeek

Mrs. Briggs Regains Freedom

Oil Prices May Fall, Say IMF Chief

Senate Orders Arrest of NNPC Boss

Kogi: AC Condemns Cabinet Retention

Nigeria loses N219b Yearly on TINAPA

‘PDP Convention Planning Committee Illegal’

Obasanjo, Saraki in Battle to Produce PDP Secretary

NNPC, Shell Disagree over Downsizing

Chief Judges Advise Judiciary Workers to End Strike

FCT Park Owners Kick Against Clampdown on Alcohol

Tribunal Rejects Mark’s Prayers

Yar’Adua Commends IFAD Support for Agriculture

Virgin Nigeria Urged to Relocate

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Privatised Sugar Firms Still Produce Below Capacity – Bello

National Health Bill: Stakeholders Flay Senate over Suspension

Aviation Fuel: Passengers Stranded at Airports

Utomi Advocates Better Treatment for Physically- challenged

Bi-Courtney May Drag Virgin Nigeria to Court

Fire Guts Mandilas Market

Govt to Reclaim Bar Beach

Yar’Adua Approves New Gas Policy

NCC Bans GSM Sales Promotions

UBA Launches Europe Affiliate, UBA Capital

S’Court Dashes Hopes on Judicial Staff Strike

Again, Foreign Firms Corner Juicy Crude Oil Contracts

Tribunal: Idris, Uduaghan’s Cases Different – Counsel

Stop Attacking Obasanjo, Lamido Tells Nigerians

Guidelines to Check Oil Spill Out Soon

Soldiers Raid Communities in Search of Militants

Senate Asks Yar’Adua to Severe Relations with Sit-tight Leaders

Return to N’Delta or Quit, FG Orders Oil Firms

Celtel to Invest $1bn on Network

Idris Returns to Kogi

Lulu-Briggs’ Wife’s Kidnappers Demand N500m

Akanbi Condemns Proposed EFCC, ICPC Merger

CBN Decries Negative Predictions on Capital Market

FG to Review N50bn Defence Projects

Anti-graft War Has a Long Way to Go –Yar’Adua

Expired Drugs: Doctor Claims Ownership of Container

PDP Convention: Ciroma Heads Electoral Panel

FG Flags off Private Sector Road Maintenance Initiative

Fishing in Troubled Waters

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

JK Randle Denies Fraud Allegation

Global Sales of Counterfeit Drugs Hit $32bn

NDLEA Arrests Truck Loaded with Indian Hemp

Oil Spill: Shell Declares Force Majeure on Bonny

Amaechi Presents N280bn Budget

Police Parade NITEL Auditor over Theft

Senate, House Disagree over N17bn Constituency Projects

Before Kalu’s Mercenaries Tear You Apart

...‘There’s No Change in Govt’

The Best Brand… Who Has It?

Obama Excites America

Kogi Speaker Sworn in as Acting Governor

Drogba Fear Hits Pharaohs’ Camp

Ribadu, 42 Others Visit Jang

Activists Want

Oshiomhole Intervenes in Judicial Workers’ Strike

Tourism Parley: Militancy’ll Not Deter Us, Says Sylva

419 Allegation: Ethics C’ttee Clears Nuhu Aliyu

Used Computers: FEC Approves Phased Ban on Importation

Mapo Hall: ICPC Quizzes Oyo AG, Commissioners

Navy Hands over 2 Ships to Interpol

Failed Banks: N’Assembly, NDIC Trade Blames

Fuel Lifting Resumes at Warri Refinery

Federation Account: House Backs Allocation in Dollars

Killings: Fishing Trawlers’ Workers Petition Yar’Adua

Gunmen Kidnap Lulu-Briggs’ Wife

George Heads PDP Convention Planning Committee

Kogi: Mixed Reactions Trail Appeal Court’s Verdict

Power Sector: Obasanjo Spent $16bn, Not $10bn –Bankole

Back to the Trenches

Masari : PDP Constitution Amended to Serve Selfish Interest

Northern Senators’ Crisis Deepens

Promo: Glo Gives 50 Cars to Subscribers

Bills: Rule 111 Divides Senate

NAPTIP Raises Alarm on Sale of Babies

Trovan: Govt to Sue Medical Personnel

N7bn Debt: FG Threatens to Sanction Airlines

US Reaffirms Faith in Nigeria

Crude Oil Theft: FG to Install Metres at Flow Stations

Howard, de Villepin, Begala Confirm Participation

Tribunal Turns Down Atiku’s Bid to Tender INEC Report

House Members Demand Pay Rise

APRM: Yar’Adua Pledges Nigeria’s Cooperation

NAN MD Denies Report on Yar’Adua

I Lost Money to 3 Failed Banks – Soludo

PDP to Raise Electoral C’ttee

Senate to Pass Budget Today

Ribadu in Kuru for NIPSS Course

Judicial Workers’ Strike Enters Day 3

Wait for Tribunal’s Verdict, Iwu Tells Atiku

Afenifere Alleges Marginalisation in Key Appointments

Idris, Audu Express Confidence in Today’s Judgment

Missing Arms: House Summons Defence Minister

Senate Demands Compliance with N’Delta Master Plan

Humanitarian Crisis Looms as Chadian Refugees Arrive Nigerian Border

IFC Spends $8bn in Sub-saharan Africa

Airline Operators Increase Fare By 20%

FCT Bans Sale of Alcohol, Sex Workers

Monday, February 04, 2008

Police Quiz LG Officials

419 Allegation: Apology Not Enough, Says Nafada

Road Maintenance: FERMA Meets Stakeholders

Ife, Modakeke End Age-long Rivalry

Immunity Clause: PPA Leader Backs Removal

AC Condemns Obasanjo over Adedibu

House Plans Legislations to Stop Budget Delay

All Set for Super Tuesday

MM2: FG Approves Expansion Plan

An Offer You Can’t Resist…

Usman: Why We Pay States in Dollars

Court Strike Stalls Buhari, Atiku’s Cases

Complaints Commission Resolves 13,985 Cases

Delta to Implement New Integrated Devt Blueprint

Support Lamido, Turaki Tells Supporters

NDLEA Nabs 2 Drug Suspects

Iwu’s Personalising Legal Arguments –Atiku

Bankole, Shekarau to Speak at Anti-corruption Summit

No 3rd Term for President, Govs – Senate Leader 

Kenyan First Lady Assaults Parliamentarian

Ibori Reassures Supporters

N’Delta: FG Orders Crackdown on Militants

No Court Can Stop Our Convention – PDP Scribe

Avoid Self Enrichment, FG Charges Ambassadors-designate

ANPP Regroups for By-election

Bail: Igbinedion Knows Fate Feb 11

Customs Impound Container Load of Expired Drugs, Arrests 2

Ajaokuta: GIHL Yet to Pay $2bn to Govt – Monitoring C’ttee

Sunday, February 03, 2008

African First Ladies Campaign against Violence

FG to Build N2bn Emergency Communication Centre

NDLEA Discovers 10 Hectares of Indian Hemp

N’Delta Lawmakers to Debate Devt Challenges

Opposition Can’t Distract Us, Says Govt

NPC Defers Release of Census Results

Budget: Senate Slashes N400bn Deficit

Yar’Adua: Atiku’s Attempts to Discredit Iwu’s Reply Misplaced

Lagos Awards 31 Major Road Contracts

THISDAY Awards: Celebrating the Merger Masters

Court Action Hangs over PDP Convention

Ambassadors Get Postings

Youth Ministry Begins Programme Implementation

Immunity: ‘Yar’ Adua Has Led by Example’

Ladoja Dares Akala over Probe

Bankole: House Members Demand Apology from Obasanjo, Ali

Late Ogun SSG’s Driver Charged for Manslaughter

Diversion of Ecological Funds Worries Senate

Nigeria in Dire Need of Redemption, Says Onaiyekan

Measles Outbreak Kills 7 in Sokoto

Operators Withdraw Trawlers over Pirates’ Attacks

Police Explain Siege on ex-CJ’s Home

Delta Royal Fathers Move to Save Ibori

PDP BoT: G21 Meets Tuesday to Re-strategise

Militants Kill 3 Naval Officers

FG to Set up Judgment Debts Verification Panel

Chad: Deby’s Fate Unknown as Rebels Encircle Palace

House to Quiz ex-Chairmen on Power Sector Reform

No Election in 29 States, Says Buhari

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Govt to Overhaul Transport Sector

‘Employment Generation, Our Priority’

Apugo, Chukwumerije Flay LG Polls

‘I Didn’t Forge My School Certificate’

Arik Air Begins Owerri Service

Judiciary Begins Strike Feb 4

‘FG Needs $90bn to Restore Power’

Yar’Adua: Rule of Law Central to Africa’s Devt

Northern Leaders ’ve Failed Region, Says Ali

Shinkafi: Honour Obaigbena With a Foundation

FG Puts Army on Alert over Chadian Crisis

Dimka Coup: Obasanjo Set Me Up, Says Gowon

Tribunal Rules on Mark’s Motion Feb 8

IATA Challenged Over MMA2 Safety

Friday, February 01, 2008

Yar’Adua Moves to Protect Gulf of Guinea

OPEC Shuns Calls to Hike Oil Output

N/Assembly to Pass Budget Tuesday

Share Certificates: SEC to Sanction Erring Firms

Iwu is a Liar, Says Atiku

Ohakim Inaugurates Hall of Fame C’ttee

‘A.P. Moller Responsible for Delays at Ports’

Chieftain Worries about PDP Congress

22 Firms Get Licence for Power Generation

Kenyan Parties Agree on Peace Plan

Chime Asks PDP to Sanction Ebeano Group

Tension Mounts in Kano as Govt Enforces Sharia

‘Why LGs Fail’

Promo: ‘Glo Has Capacity to Accommodate Traffic’

Govt Flags-off Free Hypertension, Diabetes Screening

Crisis Brews in Northern Senators Forum

Tribunal Dismisses Petition Seeking Amaechi’s Sack

Senate Wades into Navy, Merchant Corps Crisis

Anxiety Mounts over Suspension of Health Bill

House to Probe $10bn Power Sector Spending

House Insists Aliyu Must Name ‘419’ Lawmakers

And the Most Improved Bank Is…

...Yar’Adua: Iwu’s Answers Weaken Atiku’s Case

Revealed: How Contract for Ballot Papers Was Awarded

Police Expel 26 Recruits with HIV/AIDS

Tribunal: Witness Disowns Statement

...Removes Oyo Assembly Leader

Planet One Unfolds Plan for Hospitality Sector

Tribunal Sacks 2 PDP Lawmakers

Gunmen Kidnap Lawmaker’s Brother

Iwu Pledges Free, Transparent Polls in 2011

19.2tr Cubic Feet of Gas Flared in Nigeria –Expert

FG Assures Nigerians in Kenya of Safety

My Exit’ll not Reduce Momentum at NAFDAC– Akunyili

Arik, Virgin Nigeria Ordered to Move to MMA 2

Robbers Raid Canaan Land, 1 Feared Dead

House to Probe N50bn Police Equipment Fund

Senate Gives Airlines Ultimatum

FG Withdraws Charges against Dariye

FG May Clampdown on Militants, Says Mark

‘Ibori May Stay a Little Longer in Detention’

ANPP, AC Absent at Inaugural Inter-party Parley

2007 Budget: ‘Yar’Adua Did Not Spend Security Votes’

NAICOM’s Unending Liquidation Exercise