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This Day News Archive for March 2008Rss

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lawmaker Seeks Agency for Children

Cleric Blames Nation’s Woes on Leadership

Uduaghan Tasks DESOPADEC over Health Policy

Tribunal Flays INEC over Conduct

Govt Earmarks N50bn for Roads

ActionAid Tasks Nigerians on Poverty

Politician Appeals Arrest Order

One Killed as Rivers Holds LG Polls

Report: Oil Wealth, Corruption Drives N/Delta Violence

FG Slams Tougher Sanction on Gas-Flaring Firms

How to Locate Missing Aircraft, By Experts

Kogi Guber Poll: Idris in Early Lead

…Why Banditry Thrives, By Expert

Ohakim Blames Militants for Owerri Robbery

Traders Allege Politics in Shop Allocation

Makinde Tasks Christians on Accountability

Opposition Parties Boycott Osun LG By-election

Modibbo, Adeniyi Differ over Journalists’ Performance

Fuel Scarcity, Long Queues Resurface in Sokoto

Soludo Tasks N’Delta on Micro-credit Financing

Saturday, March 29, 2008

EFCC quizzes Jimoh Ibrahim

Another Oil Industry Strike Averted

China to Spend $50bn on Infrastructure

Presidential Committee on Power Submits Report

All Set for Kogi Guber Poll

ETB Branch Manager Shot Dead

Kidnapped Son of Bayelsa Deputy Speaker Escapes

FG Orders Talks with ExxonMobil over Gas Plant

Senate May Compel PHCN to Pay NGC Debt

Nigeria, S/Africa are Rising Powers –US

Former Aides Threaten to Expose Nnamani

‘Expend Excess Funds on Poverty Fight’

Friday, March 28, 2008

Power Outage: Fashola Seeks Overhaul of Energy Sector

Road Accident Claims 16

Govt Explains Mass Transfer of Teachers

Robbers Kill 6 in Bank Raid

Crashing Young Dreams

Health scam: Senators move against Iyabo

FG Releases N109bn First Quarter Capital Allocations

Okonjo-Iweala: Obasanjo Gave Waivers for Payments

Missing Aircraft: Cameroon shuns Nigeria’s request

FG to Disburse N70bn Textile Fund Next Month

Police Arrest Robbery Suspects

‘Oshiomhole’s Victory Can’t Be Upturned’

Enugu/P’Harcourt Train Services Begin Monday

Nigeria, Stakeholders Agree on N’Delta,Gulf of Guinea

Jonathan Left Us with N75bn Deficit –Bayelsa Govt

China/Africa Trade May Hit $100bn in 2010

PDP BoT Tasks Ogbulafor on Parallel Congress

UBEC: ICPC Recovers N2.31bn Stolen Funds

Probe Our Tenure, Says Atiku

FG Approves New Public Procurement Procedure

Omoyeni, Wema Bank MD, Granted Bail

Kogi Election, Our Greatest Challenge –INEC

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Flood Submerges 300 Shops

Akpabio Charges Judges on Integrity

Court Orders Arrest of Former Ebonyi LG Boss

Govt Reads Riot Act to IPMAN

Police Arrest 22 OPC Members

Govt Moves to Tackle Meningitis, VVF

Kure Gave Verbal Contract Awards, Says Aliyu

Okonjo-Iweala, Ezekwesili to Appear Before House Today

Budget 2008: PDP to Meet N’Assembly

Omoyeni, Ex-Wema Bank MD, Arrested over N450m Fraud

C’River Gives Up on Missing Aircraft

EFCC Quizzes Grange, Aduku, Iyabo Again

Fashola Opens Orphanage, Calls for Support

Cultism: 15 Secondary School Students Arrested

3 Wild Polio Cases Reported in Bauchi

Nigeria’s Democracy: Sultan Seeks US, Britain’s Understanding

Group Asks EFCC to Probe Obasanjo’s Tenure

‘Why Senate Confirmed Ex-Unilorin VC’

PEF Empanels C’ttee for Riverine Equalisation Scheme

We’ll Curb Human Trafficking – Yar’Adua’s Wife

Fresh Polls: INEC, AC Disagree over Ballot Papers

Transcorp Boss Gives Recipe for Nigeria’s Growth

Anti-graft Crusade: Ayoola Calls for Vigilance

Collapsed Wall: Oyo to Shut Illegal Schools

Yar’Adua: PDP’ll Make Nigeria Economic Power by 2020

NNPC Explains Queues at Petrol Stations

PDP Set Up Committee to Review Ekwueme Report

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

LG Polls: AC, ANPP, DPP Sue GOSIEC

Boat Mishap: Divers Recover 11 Bodies

Middle East Hosts Global Credit Risk Conference

Owerri Glo Optic Fibre Goes Live Tomorrow

Sylva Promises to Tackle Erosion

X-Ray Machines in Nigeria Obsolete –NNRA

Christians Hold Procession on Christ’s Crucification

Govs Make U-turn, to Enact Fiscal Responsibility Act

Ohakim Not Arrested in London, Say UK, EFCC

GTBank, Zenith Top KPMG Customer Survey

...Grange: My Hands Are Clean

Graft: Health Minister, Deputy Forced to Resign

Police Vow to Unveil Killers of PDP Chairman

Again, AC Calls for Iwu’s Removal

Missing Aircraft: Speaker, Senator Deplore Search Operation

ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Endorse Standby Force

LASU Museum Collaborates with NMM

FG Restates Commitment to Rule of Law

‘2009 Deadline for Gas Flaring Not Realistic’

‘84 Nigerians Robbed at S’African Airport ‘

Iwu: Violence’ll Not Stop Kogi Guber Poll

Fashola Calls for More Allocation to States,LGs

Kidnappers Release Lawmaker’s Wife

NEITI: Latest Audit Report on Oil Sector Out Soon

Excluded PDP BoT Members in Return Bid

Black-out looms in 6 States

Yar’Adua Fires the First Salvo?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NDDC Restates Commitment to Due Process

Govt Procures Mobile Clinics for Rural Areas

IG Petitioned over Police Brutality

Govt Dispels Rumour of MASSOB Attack

Lawmaker Gives Recipe for Technological Devt

Jang Identifies Nigeria’s Problem

LAUTTH Resident Doctors End Strike

JTF Kills 4 Militants

AP Plc Declares N7.05bn Profit, Pays N7 per Share Dividend

FG May Ban Flight Operations to Obudu

How Obasanjo Bypassed Due Process to Pay Contractors

Ondo Spends N23bn on Roads in Oil Producing Areas

Police Shut Onitsha Market

NAFDAC Raises Alarm over Killer Mosquito Coils

Budget: AC Raises Alarm over Delay

Bayelsa Begins Rapid Industrialisation Programme

Bank PHB Launches 13 Libraries

Osunbor Needs Time to Pack Out of Govt House – Oshiomhole

‘Absence of Financial Scheme, Bane of SMEs’

Wema Bank Workers Protest Omoyeni’s Recall

Payment of Disengaged Workers’ Benefits Begins April

US Port Seeks Partnership with Nigeria

25 Hectares Left for Allocation, Says FCT

Federal Projects: Senate’ll Be Fair to All – Mark

NITEL: BPE Begins Search for Core Investors

Senate to Commence Constitution Review Next Month

Monday, March 24, 2008

Famous Missing Aircraft…

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Assembly Confirms 3 Commissioners

Students Set Police Station, Vehicles Ablaze

Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc

NURTW President Sues for Peace

...It’s Ironic, Says ANPP

Lebanese Community Builds N1bn Hospital

Mimiko Hails Edo Tribunal Judgment

Electoral Reforms: Parties Disagree Over Appointment of INEC Officials

Gone With the Wind

Power Probe: Atiku Ready to Face House

Traffic Controllers Raise Alarm over Airspace

Stalemate over Budget

Group Lauds Chime over Payment of Workers’ Arrears 

Corps Marshal Arrests Reckless Driver

Idris Woos Ankpa People, Promises to Uplift School

Cleric Urges Leaders to Emulate Mohammed’s Virtues

Rivers AC Alleges Plot to Eliminate Candidates

Bayelsa Gets New Gas Turbine

Why I Escaped from Govt House, by Fayose

Probe Obasanjo, Group Tells EFCC, ICPC

Fashola:We’ve Blocked Avenues to Siphon Public Funds

Nigeria’s First Bio-fuel Refinery to Create 406,000 Jobs

Police Probe Assassination of Oyo Ex-Perm Sec

Nigerian Leaders Preach Peace at Easter

Tribunal Verdict: Osunbor Woos Anenih, Ogbemudia

Military’ll Continue to Support Democracy –– Army Chief

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Politician Tasks Nigerians on Easter

Suswam Reassures Communities of Devt

Union Chides FG over NITEL

LG Reform Yields Dividend

INEC Uncovers Campaign of Calumny against Iwu

‘Mining Act’ll Ensure Standards’

ANPP LeadersTrade Blame

‘WhyLiteracy Level’s Low in the North’

Court Claims Jurisdiction on Health Contract Suit

4 Feared Dead in PDP, AC Clash in Adamawa

With Patience, All’ll Be Well, Says Yar’Adua

Power Projects: How Due Process DG Deceived House

Enugu Commences Payment of Salary Arrears

Court Orders Okiro to Probe Kogi Riots

Yar’Adua Urged to Monitor N’Delta Security Votes

Oshiomhole: Human Capital Devt, My Priority

Jigawa Partners Niger Rep to Check Border Clashes

Kebbi Begins Assessment of Fadama Lands

Lagos Residents Vouch for Contractor’s Integrity

Friday, March 21, 2008

Power Probe, Test Case for Yar’Adua – NLC

Explosion at P/Harcourt Naval Jetty

Transport Ministry, FCTA at War over Abuja Airport

Audit Report: NICON Has Negative Shareholders Fund

Tinubu Applauds Judiciary over Oshiomhole’s Victory

NAFRC Dissociate Self from Soldiers/Police Clash

FG Pledges Care for Refugees

LG Chairmen Cautioned on Public Funds

Enugu Clears Arrears of Pensioners

Fashola Tours Project Sites

Ndlea Discovers Cocaine in Garri

Prostitute Resists Hisbah Arrest in Kano

Anti-Govt Protests in Ogbomoso

EFCC Declares Fred Ajudua Wanted

NESG Backs Yar’Adua’s Reform Programme

Endangered Species: Global Group Suspends Nigeria

Motor Industry: ’Patronage is Key to Survival’

PDI: Ogbulafor Urged to Tread with Caution

Crisis: Assembly Wants Oyinlola’s Intervention

Holiday Stalls Hearing in Suit against Army General

Bird Flu: FG Pays N623m Compensation

African Leaders Escape Unhurt in Presidential Guards’ Brawl

‘Capt Agbedi Wanted to Mark Easter in Style’

Doubts Mount over Missing Plane

Power Probe: House May Quiz Obasanjo, Atiku

Edo: And the Winner is... Adams Oshiomhole

57 Years After, Toyota Land Cruiser Remains Strong

Minister, Lawmakers, Others Condemn Destruction at Apapa Port

Foreign Firm Hired to Audit IPP

Ogbulafor Stops Inauguration of Enugu PDP Executive

Katsina Flags off Cottage Industry Programme

Uduaghan Signs 2008 Budget into Law

S’West Govs Eulogise Babatope at 65

Infrastructure: Fashola Blames Past Govts for Decay

Rivers: Monarch’s Trial for Bunkering,Cultism Stalled

EU Grants FG N709.6m Technical Assistance

Yar’Adua Blames Brain Drain on Past Govts

Court Grants Okotie-Eboh’s Children Leave to Sue Daughter

Kogi Guber: Audu Loses Bid to Stop Idris

Compensation: Court Strikes out GSM Operators’ Suit

Irate Mob Set Casket Shops Ablaze

Court Grants  Igbinedion’s Application to Travel Abroad

Obama Helps Nigerian Kerosine Victim Procure Visa

Fertilizer Price May Go Up, Says Minister

Thursday, March 20, 2008

FG Explains High Cost of LPG

Tribunal Sacks Another Lawmaker

Assembly Adjourns for Naming Ceremony

Polls Cancellation: CNPP Demands N2bn Compensation

Yar’Adua’s Widow Gives Recipe for Good Leadership

PDP Sacks Bode George, Ali’s Wife from Board

SEC Orders Suspension of Trading in Afroil, Capital Oil Shares

Banks’ Balance Sheet Hits N10tr, Says Soludo

Missing Plane: The Familiar Path

Budget 2008: Yar’Adua Withholds Assent Again

Group Hails New PDP Exco in Lagos Mainland

National Teachers’ Scheme Threatened

Suspect’s Confession: Aregbesola Cries Foul

Amaechi Gives Reasons for Underdevt

FG Wants Anti-malaria Drugs Produced Locally

Nigeria, EU Parley on Corruption, N’Delta

Giade Lauds Judiciary over Drug Baron’s Conviction

Adult Agency Boss Risks Contempt Charges

C’ttee Brainstorms on Legal Regulatory Framework 

Post-election Rift Unhealthy for Polity ––Nyako  

NGC to Shut Gas Supply to Egbin Power Station

N557m Donation: Bozimo Denies Receiving N27m

JTF Foils Pirate Attack

Ekiti Threatens to Prosecute Fraudulent LG Workers

Quit Politics, Zamfara PDP Youths Urge Gusau

Tahir Cautions Politicians on Council Polls

Lawmaker Rebuffs N200m Ransom Demand

Chime Vs Nnamani: Enugu Assemblyman Disowns Wife

‘Africans Must Rise Above Artificial Borders’

Imoke: Completion of NIPP Key to Vision 2020

Unilorin 49: Counsel Flays Senate C'tte’s Recommendation

Global Warming: Japan to Assist with $10bn

NARD Gives Condition for Peace

MTN Nigeria Posts 78bn Profit, Pays N60bn in Taxes

Osunbor Vs Oshiomhole: ‘Soldiers’ll Not be Involved’

Minister Denies N63bn Fertilizer Fraud

Power: Ministry’s Legal Officers Have Questions to Answer –House

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Drug Baron Bags 20 years Jail Term

EU Partners 5 States on Health-care

N’Delta Youths Flay Etete’s Trial in Paris

Govt Denies Revoking Non-Indigenes’ Cs of O

NYSC Mobilises 93,000 Graduates for Service

Senate Asks Governing Council to Reabsorb ‘Unilorin 49’

Akala: 4 Persons Still in Critical Condition

House Set to Re-constitute Standing C’ttees

Finally, Obama Confronts Racism

NDIC Dismisses Allegations against Lemo

NEMA Engages Fulani Herdsmen, Hunters

Power Projects Didn’t Pass Due Process, Says DG

N’Assembly Approves $12m for Members’ Training

Unilorin 49: ASUU Canvasses Out of Court Settlement

FG to Construct 1m Latrines

Appeal Court: Orji Seeks Fresh Poll

Adamawa Election Not War, AC Tells Yar’Adua

NES Seeks Removal of Subsidy in Power, Petroleum Sectors

FG Pledges to Support Consumer Protection Council

Belgore, Bankole, Fashola Advocate Police Overhaul

Refining: South Africa to Aid Nigeria with Technology

Recruitment: NCC Summoned for Breaching Federal Character Principle

Kidnappers Demand N400m for Lawmaker’s Wife

Igbinedion: EFCC Opposes Fresh Application

Illegal Oil Bunkering Down to 14,000 bpd – Adekeye

Oil ,Gas: National Assembly to Investigate 1986 MoU

Market Capitalisation Hits N13tr – SEC DG

Rivers: Gunmen Kill Key JTF Informant

Power: FG Plans Different Pricing for Rural, Urban Areas

Paris Club: FG, 6 States to Pay $1.9bn intoFederation Account

BoT: PDP May Reconsider Obasanjo’s Position

NIPOST Seizes N28bn Fake Currencies

Monday, March 17, 2008

Why We Mounted Surveillance in Delta, Bayelsa –JTF

College Relocation: Monarch Escapes Lynching

‘Good Infrastructure, Incentive to Foreign Investors’

Mutilated Naira Notes Resurface

AC Faults Iwu’s Position on Suit

Adulterated Fuel: Residents Count Losses

Northern States Move to Tackle Drought

W’Bank: Large Reserves ‘Temporary Solution’

Sgt. Rogers: I Killed for the State

NICON: Again, Out-of-Court Settlement Deadlocked

Confusion over Missing Aircraft

34 Unregistered Firms Got N6.2bn Power Contracts

Group Flays Multinationals over Local Content

Sekibo Recruited Ateke to Help PDP –– Witness

Senate Moves to Reform Judicial System

Lagos Confronts Traffic Snarl as BRT Takes off

Power: Direct All Enquiries to Obasanjo, Says Atiku

ECOMOG: Defence Minister, Army Chief for Contempt Trial

Fresh Application: Igbinedion Knows Fate Today

SEC Suspends Order on Register Transfer

Motor Insurance Policy Defaulters to Pay N250,000

EFCC Files More Charges against Kalu

Nigerian Varsities Unable to Access $180m W’Bank Funds

Minister, FAAN Boss Disagree over Aviation Intervention Fund

Unilorin 49 Won’t Be Recalled, Says NUC

Consensus Arrangement Not Good for Democracy –– Humphrey Nwosu

Planned Strike: FG Meets NNPC, PENGASSAN, Others

Oyo: Alao-Akala’s Election Upheld

PDP’ll Ensure Nyako’s Return to Power –Yar’Adua

Democracy: Nigeria Has Made Progress, Says Shagari

US-based Nigerian Group Fault Report on 2007 Polls

‘I’ll Turn S’East Politics Around’

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Govt Takes Free Health Mission to Ibeju Lekki

Police Parade 18 Robbery Suspects, Fake Lunatics

Tribunal Rules on Aregbesola’s Application Today

N’Delta Leader Condemns Ekweremadu’s Statement

ANPP Sweeps LG Polls

Nigeria’s Non-oil Export Hits $1.38bn in 2007

Oyo: Live Broadcast Likely as Alao-Akala Knows Fate Today

Knowing Beechcraft 1900D...

Power Probe: House to Summon Ezekwesili

Villagers Find Missing Aircraft... 36 Hours After

NYSC: Senate Condemns Decision on Monotechnic Graduates

No Hiding Place for Human Traffickers, Says Ndaguba

NDLEA Seizes 41kg of Cannabis, Arrests 63 Suspects

AC Hails House Probe of Power Sector

Mark: N’Assembly’ll Ensure Budget Implementation

Trespass: Army General Refutes Allegations

Nigerians Can Now Write UME in S’Africa

You Lied on Oath, Audu Tells Idris

AC Desperate for Power, Says INEC

Typha-Grass: Jigawa, FG Move to Save River

Strange Disease Kills 2 Doctors in Ebonyi

NDLEA Assures Nigerians on Drug War

Power: Fashola Charges Stakeholders on Efficiency

PDP’ll Consult INEC on Parallel State Executives – Ogbulafor

Lagos Begins BRT Today

PDP Convention: Obasanjo Was Not Humiliated – Oni

Recapitalisation: Senate C’ttee Summons SEC DG

We’ll Support State Creation – Ekweremadu

FG Seeks $20bn to Boost Domestic Gas Supply

NICON Impasse: Aondoakaa Acted Alone, Says Babalola

Lagos Re-files Tobacco Suit

Varsity Gets 23 Programmes Accredited

FG ‘ll Prosecute Anti-graft War, Says Obanikoro

ASUU Gives Condition for Peace in Varsities

Diaspora Igbos Seek Punishment of Election Riggers

Lawmakers to Inspect Agip Flow Station

FG, W/Bank Partner on Democracy

Labour Seeks End to Joint Account

‘N’Delta Youths are Freedom Fighters’

Obasanjo Preferred One Party State, Says Ikimi

My Regrets over PDP Convention, By Egwu

Wings Airline Plane Missing, 3 Feared Dead

As Friends Mark Late Yar’adua’s Anniversary… Obasanjo, Atiku, Anenih Exchange Words

Nothing Bothers Me, Says Obasanjo at 71

Olubadan Raises Alarm

Man, 28, Catches 66Kg Fish at Argungu Festival

Ebonyi Indigenes in US Decry Neglect

Anambra Tribunal Upholds Rep’s Election

Nigeria, Cameroun Reassure on Bakassi Pact

Friday, March 14, 2008

Refineries Can Meet 45% of Local Demand – Ajumogobia

Controversy Trails Shell’s Return to Ogoniland

Power Probe: Lagos Demands N9b Refund

NICON: Jimoh Ibrahim Yet to File Defence

Atiku Takes Case to Supreme Court

NSE Raises Alarm over Fake Engineers

Etisalat Unveils New Network

Chike Obi’s Family Meets over Burial

Tension in Oyo as Akala/Ajimobi Know Fate Monday

Okonjo-Iweala Denies Getting Reps Invitation

Ugochukwu’s Camp Alleges Threat

Reps Vow to Retrieve N/Delta Funds

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Budget: JDPC Expresses Concern over Delay

Bankole Assures Fire Victims of Assistance 

Govt to Upgrade Eye Unit at Epe General Hospital

Controversy Trails Revocation of Non-indigenes’ Property

Robbers/Police Gun Duel Claims 7 in Lagos, Enugu

Incalculable Loss

Ogun: Appeal Court Resurrects Petition against Daniel

Ogbulafor Moves to Pacify Aggrieved Aspirants

Power Probe: House May Order Okonjo-Iweala’s Arrest

Robbers Attack Nigerian in South Africa

NDIC Introduces Deposit Insurance Scheme for PMIs

Govt Moves to Possess Osubi Airport

Nigeria Seeks Representation in UN Staff Structure

Ailing NITEL Relocates Headquarters

AC Asks Court to Sack Iwu

Council to Clamp Down on Fake Insurance Brokers

Globacom Commissions Optic Fibre Backbone

Nigeria Saves N158bn from Technology Agreements –NOTAP

Land Tussle: Construction Firm Sues Obasanjo

Nigeria Airways: Expatriate Workers Denied Benefits

Human Rights: Okah Drags Nigeria, Angola Before African Commission

Trawler Owners Return to Sea

Man Feared Dead as Switzerland Deports 24 Nigerians

Awo’s Birthday: Associates Advocate Demilitarisation of 1999 Constitution

I’ve No Plan to Join PDP –Tinubu

Bakassi: Nigeria Seeks International Assistance on Resettlement

Vote Recount: Fracas Averted, as PDP, LP Disagree

Why IPPs Are Yet to Take Off –Owan

INEC’ll Use Kogi Election to Redeem Image –Iwu

BPE Concludes 170 Deals in 3 Years

Mark Takes Battle to Appeal Court

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

VVF: ‘Compulsory Girl-child Education is Key’

Bakassi: S’South Caucus Wants C’ttee on Resettlement 

I Didn’t Support Anyim for PDP Chairmanship - Uduaghan

Olawepo Wants INEC to Produce Original Voters Register

Court Grants Al-Qaeda Suspect Bail

FCT to Return Mint Property Worth N3.8bn

FG Moves to Avert Food Crisis

NASENI Floats Solar Panel Manufacturing Firm

Ondo: Tribunal Orders Vote Recount

PHCN, Siemens to Refund N716m to FG

He’s Black, He’s Blind... He’s New York’s New Governor

Budget: N’Assembly Bows to Yar’Adua

Senate Observes a Minute Silence for Emir of Katsina

Shell Denies Intimidating Ogonis

Pirates Seize Julius Berger’s Barge, 5 Workers

Ogbulafor: My Emergence Was Divinely Ordained

W’African Judges Tasked on Economic Crimes

Oyo Bows to NJC Order on CJ

PHCN Threatens Military Formations with Power Cut

Conoil, Total Sign Agreement on Deepwater Oil Block

Killings: Chime, Police Hunt for Ritualists

Case Transfer: Ibori Files Appeal against Court Ruling

Osborne Admonishes PDP on Charity

Senate C’ttee Directs SEC to Stop Recapitalisation

Accident Claims 7 in Agbor

Youth Devt Minister to Declare Moneywise Workshop Open

Daniel, Amosun Know Fate Today

Obasanjo’s Library Concept Deceitful – Soyinka

Revealed: Ali Appointed Wife PDP BoT Member

Tribunal Verdict: Iwu Angry with RECs over 2007 Polls

House Adopts Bill to Repeal 1989 NLNG Decree

Aviation Workers Decries Airports’ Concessioning

N’Delta: Another Illegal Pipeline Discovered in Eleme

Senate Probes Land Allocations, Sale of FG Houses Under Obasanjo

Nigeria to Supply Ghana Additional 20,000 bpd

GTBank to Commence Operations in UK

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Security: Army Chief Assures Govt of Support

Okija Shrine Whistle Blower Flays Tribunal Verdict

Abuja Gets Another 300 Green Cabs

Awe Raises Alarm over Mismanagement of UBEC Funds

Lawyers Petition CJN over Judge’s Redeployment

Senate Lauds Amaechi on Fight against Militancy

Orji, Ugochukwu Differ on Alleged Deduction of LG Funds

Police Re-deploy 16 AIGs

Ajasin’s Widow Dies at 93

W’Bank: High Oil Price May Worsen Poverty

Ogbulafor: I’ll Be 101% Loyal to Yar’Adua

Power Projects: States, LGs Demand Refund of $3.2bn

Economists Laud ALSCON Privatisation

Plateau Assembly Reduces LG Chairmen’s Tenure

Theatre Practitioners Protest Killing

Women, Girl-child Conditions Still Terrible – NWC

Nigerian Fraud Ring Smashed in Toronto

Assets: Conduct Tribunal Summons 59 Police Officers

Traffic Snarl as Lagos Test-runs BRT

Yar’Adua in Katsina for Emir’s Fidau

Kaduna Refinery Resumes Production Friday

Bridging Claims: PEF Pays Marketers N1.9bn

DPR, NOSDRA Investigate Oil Spill

Forgery: Audu Has Abused Court Process, Says Idris

Agriculture: ECOWAS Moves to Achieve Standard

S’African Police, Customs Deny Colluding with Robbers

You’re Delaying Your Trial, Court Tells Kalu

Nigerian Makes World Young Leaders List

Gunmen Kill Lebanese

Ajaokuta Probe: Senate C’ttees Disagree

Senate Okays Ogebe, Coomasie’s Elevation

FG to Try Non-Performing Contractors

Monday, March 10, 2008

Senate Caucus Didn’t Endorse any Candidate – Adedibu

CNPP Writes Senate on Ogebe

Devt, Key to National Growth–Ohakim

Court Restrains New PDP Officials

CJN Tasks Judges, Kadis on Good Conduct

Our Future, Hope Lie with Nigerian Children – Bankole

FG Restates Commitment to Relations with Sao Tome

Power Generation Drops By 800mw

NICON Impasse over Soon, Says Finance Ministry

EFCC, ICPC: We’ve Recovered N600bn Loot

Nigeria ‘Critically Weak’, Says Brookings Report

Saraki: Governors Picked Ogbulafor to Save PDP

My Prosecution’s Travesty of Justice, Says Bamaiyi

PDP: Adeyemi Wants Ali's Tenure Probed 

PEF Reform Process on Course – Kasali

Water Supply, Sanitation Low in Nigeria – UNICEF

NigComSat, NCC Rift over Soon – Minister

NDIC Expresses Concernover Poor Bank Returns

Pfizer: FG Admits Difficulty in Serving Summons

Embark on Radical Reforms, House Advises New PDP Chair

FG Tasks Scientists on Software Production

Tenure: 2 Reps Know Fate May 9

FG Releases N26.9bn for Ex-Airways Workers

Ogbulafor Remains Obasanjo’s Man – George

Terrorism: Police to Deploy Squad in FCT, Three States

Yar’Adua Inaugurates Committee on Verification

JTF Seizes Ateke’s Weapons, Discovers Private Pipeline

Textile Sector: ‘Nigeria in Dilemma’

FG Seeks Time on N274bn NDDC Suit

Nigeria Needs N950bn for Food Security

Fashola Seeks Restoration of Lagos Masterplan

Police Deny Release of Shi’ite Suspects

Jibunor Begins 3rd Expedition on Sahara Desert

PEF Raises C’ttee to Collect Dues

‘NPA Has No Right to Audit Tank Farms’

Enugu PDP Chief Expresses Confidence in Chime

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Govt Tasks Prisons Service over Vandalisation

Militants Engage Police in Gun Battle

Oil Communities Advised against Aggression

Fire Victims Get Relief Materials

Expert Predicts Steady Growth of Vehicle Production

W’ Bank, Govt Partner on Health-care Delivery

Robbers Kill Policeman, 2 Court Officials

‘Nigeria Already Has Capacity for 6,000mw’

Modibbo Returns 2000 Revoked Plots

...New Power Brokers Emerge

NICON: Yar’Adua Approves Out-of-Court Settlement

How PDP’s ‘Bloodless Coup’ Toppled Obasanjo

Aeroporte Lauds Moves to Concession 4 Airports

FG to Attract Investments to N’Delta

Lagos, S’Africa Partner on Tourism 

Ohaneze Crisis Worsens as Court Restrains Irukwu Group

Ogbulafor’s Emergence, New Dawn for PDP – Adebajo-Fraser

Private Sector Must Drive Vision 2020 – VP

Senate May Probe NEMA’s N9bn Withheld Fund

$3bn Required for Lagos Light Rail System –NRC

Yar’Adua Charges New PDP Exco on Reconciliation

Another Pipeline Explosion Looms at Arepo Village

...Jostle for Stool Begins

PDP Senators, INEC Applaud Ogbulafor’s Emergence

Buhari Files 20 Additional Grounds of Appeal

Emir: Jonathan, Mark, Atiku, Others Condole Yar’Adua

Governors Disagree on Electoral Reforms, Security

Power Sector Probe: C’ttee Invites W’Bank Chief

Obama Bounces Back, Wins Wyoming Caucuses

Saturday, March 08, 2008

‘Military’ll Ensure Enduring Democracy’

PHCN Engages Hunters against Vandalism

Report on Election Indicts 9 DPOs

Strategy to Monitor Transmission Lines Unveiled

Agency Tasks Oil Firms on Pollution

‘Free Trade Zone to Take-off Soon’

FG Reassures on Anti-graft War

Taraba Protests Marginalisation in Party’s NEC

An Opponent of 3rd Term, Ogbulafor, Rises from the Dead

Emir of Katsina Dies at 80

Yar Adua: I’ll Restore Our Party Founders’ Dream

How Ogbulafor Clinched PDP Chair

NAFDAC Begins Bread Registration

PDP Supporters Defect to AC in Adamawa

Politicians React to Ogbulafor’s Emergence

Sultan Tasks Govs on Infant Mortality Rate

Friday, March 07, 2008

Ogbulafor: Cat with Nine Lives

…INEC Stops Delegates from Nine States

MMA2 is Safe for Flights, Says IATA

The Odds Favour Ogbulafor for Party Chair

Kano Budgets N89bn for 2008

Former Military Gov Warns on Corruption War

Fashola Appeals to Citizens on Attitudinal Change

Police Detain 20 Lawmakers over Accident

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Scarcity of Licensing Materials Deliberate, Says FRSC

ERIKS Repositions Nigerian Operation

‘How Police Aided Politicians to Rig’

419 Allegation: Aliyu , IG, Others Shun House

Senate Begins Probe of Ajaokuta Steel Company

Dangote’s Success Story

Sgt Rogers: Mustapha Ordered Us to Shoot Adesanya

Forbes Names Dangote Richest African

$10bn: House Summons Yar’Adua

Yar’Adua’s Neutrality Throws Up More Aspirants

Military, Stumbling Block to Democracy – Suswan

FCT Senatorial Slot: PDP May Pick Kingibe’s Wife

EFCC Rejects Judgment on Odili, Set to Appeal

UNILORIN 49: ASUU Pleads with Yar’Adua

PDP Congress: Riot in Lafia

‘Why AD Govs’re Not Guests of EFCC, ICPC’

Certificate Forgery: School Principal Clears Idris

Unethical Practices: House Moves against Banks

Military Committed to Protecting Democracy – Azazi

FEC Adopts Industrial Policy to Boost Productivity

Bad Fuel: Oando to Drag Gunvor Before International Court

Anyim Receives N’ Assembly PDP Caucus’ Support

Bomb Rocks New York

Celtel Commits $1bn to Quality Improvement

Nigerian Envoy Robbed in S’African Hotel

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Aregbesola Accuses Judge of Double Standards

Shiite Suspects: Police Warn against Violence

Govt Projects N1bn Monthly from IGR

Activities for Richard Burke’s Installation Begin

Progress Recorded in Fight against River Blindness

Apply $35m BASA Fund to Manpower Training, FG Urged

‘Maternal, Infant Health Central to MDGs’

Yar’Adua May Sack Nine Ministers, Aides Before May 29

Yar’Adua Calls for Level Playing Field

Odili Secures ‘Perpetual Injunction’ Against EFCC

OPEC Maintains Current Output Levels

MEND Chief Charged With Treason

Convention: Chime, Nnamani Take Battle to Abuja

Onne: ‘Govt’s Local Content Policy Working’

Robbers Shoot Female Driver in Lagos

Senators Extol Kuta’s Qualities

Kidnapped German Regains Freedom

Chinese Bank Partners Oceanic on Export, Trade Financing

Narcotics: UN Report Indicts Nigeria, Senegal, Others

Fire Guts Kuto Market in Abeokuta

Afenifere Accuses Okiro of Partisanship

Cameroonian Refugees Flood Nigeria

US to Partner Lagos on Infractructural Devt

PDP Chair: Govs Yet to Reach Consensus

NCC Threatens Stiffer Sanctions against MTN,Celtel

Fuel Scarcity Looms over PEF’s Non-payment of Bridging Claims

Court Rules on Ibori’s Request for Case Transfer Monday

Budget: House C’ttee Report Ready Today 

My Promotion Not Influenced – Ogebe

Atiku: I’ll Dislodge PDP in Adamawa

Don’t Invite Military, Ali Warns Politicians

NITEL CEO, Nabuche, Quits

Bad Fuel: Oando, Supplier Trade Blames

FEC Approves $27.17m IFAD Loan

Pension Fund Assets Hit N815bn

NICON: FG Seeks Withdrawal of Agreement

Obama Maintains Delegates Lead as Clinton Bounces Back

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Harvard Business School Alumni Holds Lecture

Group Lauds Conduct of LG Poll

PDP Congress Affirms Nwaboashi, Ogba as Leaders

Tribunal Stays Proceedings over Aregbesola’s Case at Appeal Court

Christian Youths Attack CAN Chairman

US Leads Conference to Counter Soaring Oil Prices

Lawmakers Want Proper Funding for Press Council

Gunmen Abduct Expatriate, 2 Children

US Primaries: Clinton Vows to Continue

Moves to Return NICON, Nigeria Re to Ibrahim Stalled

Contaminated Fuel: DPR Moves to Sanction Oando

Convention: PDP Knows Fate on Friday

Yar’Adua Experiences Power Outage at PDP Zonal Congress

Clear Your Name, Anti-graft Group Tells Bello

‘VP Not Involved in Bayelsa PDP Crisis ‘

‘Buhari, Atiku Contributed to Yar’ Adua’s Presidency’

FG Approves Work-plan for Nuclear Power Plant

Alao-Akala’s Aide, BCOS Managers Face ICPC Today

Fashola Unfolds Devt Plan for Health

21 States, NLC Embrace Health Insurance Scheme

Idris’ll Win Fresh Election, Says Lawmaker

GSM: House Demands Operators’ Investment Inflow 

FG Moves to Tackle Rising Price of Cement

Danjuma: Northern Governors Are Worst Performers

Northern Elders Want Yar’Adua’s Team Overhauled

Access Bank to Open Branches in Zambia, UK

Expert Advises Investors on Stocks’ Trading

House to Amend Due Process Act

Delta North Backs Uduaghan

‘We’re Ready for Economic Devt ‘

Police Foil Bank Robbery

Political Parties Condemn Tribunal

Leave Us Alone, Unilorin VC Tells ASUU

FG to Hand Over Four Airports to Concessionaires

Obama, Clinton in Photo Finish in Ohio, Texas

...I’ll Not Be a Lackey, Says Ex-Ebonyi Gov

Transcorp Repossesses NITEL/M-Tel

PDP Govs Move to Dump Egwu, Anyim

Constitution: Lawan Seeks Support for Amendment

Adeyemi Lauds Ruling on Ag. Gov

Security: Fashola Calls For Joint Action by States

PDP: 40 Jostle for 12 Zonal Positions

Adedibu, Not a Democrat, Says Balogun

PDP Seeks Yuguda’s Return

Nigeria/Niger Boundary Demarcation on Course – Minister

NMA Calls for State of Emergency in Health Sector

Ibese Cement: Construction Work Begins in 90 Days

FG Bond Oversubscribed by N15bn, Says DMO

Falana Advocates Release of 300 Detained Children

Another Election Petition Tribunal Begins Sitting in Ekiti

‘8m Nigerians Suffer from Glaucoma’

Mark Has Brought Honour to Benue, Says Suswam

Radioactive Materials: NNRA Seeks Workers’ Safety

PDP: ‘Delta Congress, Others Peaceful’

Fresh Poll: Audu, Idris in Counter Claims

Police Introduce e-Policing

Contaminated Fuel: Mobil Complies With DPR Directives

Senate C’ttee Screens Ogebe, Coomasie Tomorrow

Sylva: I’m Not Fighting Jonathan

Chime, Nnamani Clash at PDP Secretariat

IMF Gold Sales Stokes Controversy

France Pledges Support for N’Delta Security

EFCC Intensifies Probe of Health Ministry

Convention: Ali, Ciroma Disagree over Screening

Monday, March 03, 2008

Bakassi Issue Not Closed, Says Osborne

Sunday, March 02, 2008

DPP Witness Narrates Ordeal at Tribunal

Saraki Lays Foundation for 1000 Housing Units

FG Cautions against Substandard Building Materials

Fresh Election: INEC to Deploy 5,851 Corps Members

NMA Rules Out Strike, Continues Negotiation

Obat Oil Boss Seeks Probe of Attack

Obasanjo, an Asset to Nigeria, Says Ogbeha

Mark: Adeyemi Expresses Confidence in Appeal Court

LP Accuses PDP of Attacking Mimiko’s Property

PDP Supporters Urged to Support Ciroma C’ttee

AC Tasks FG on Impending Blackout, Contaminated Fuel

Bible Society Tasks Parents on Mother Tongue

Ali’s Ex-aide, Others Join Audu’s Campaign

Sheathe Your Swords, Lawmakers Urged

Abiola’s Family, Council Tango over Land

Nigeria Has Very Strong Balance Sheet, Says S&P

NCC Orders MTN, Celtel to Pay N4.7bn to Subscribers

Governors in Crucial Meeting in Abuja

Yar’Adua Moves Against Health Minister

Buhari Files Appeal

Petitioners Complain over Transfer of Cases

Group Tasks Chime on Grassroots Devt

FCT May Demolish Uncompleted Structures

FG, W’Bank to Promote Science Education

Anxiety over PDP Congress

Bayelsa PDP Disowns Parallel Congress

N’ Assembly Clerk Succession Race Begins

FG Ordered to Allow Okah Access to Doctor, Family

IBB, Wabara, Ndoma-Egba Mourn Kuta

Oyo: NJC Orders CJ, 2 Other Judges’ Retirement

NRC Partners Rivers, Kaduna, Delta

Boundary Dispute: Lagos Gives Ogun 14-day Ultimatum

Ibori Asks Trial Judge to Disqualify Self

Medvedev Emerges Russian President

Adamawa: PDP Summons Ag. Governor

Kuta Buried in Minna

Saturday, March 01, 2008

NAFDAC Impounds Fake Products, Arrests Suspects

Emir Tasks Leaders on Education

Shagari Tasks Nigerians on Girl-Child Education

NUJ Advises Media Owners on Rural Coverage

FG to Rationalise Ministries

Clerics Dedicate Ugochukwu over Gov’s Task

‘Tribunal Vindicates Kaduna Voters’

Convention: PDP Shops for Independent Screening Committee

FG to Build Metroline in Lagos, Abuja

‘Giwa-Amu Was a Gallant Officer’

Senator Idris Kuta Dies At 65

Atiku’s Lawyer: We Didn’t Expect Victory at Tribunal

PDP Warns Banks against Facilities to Abia Govt

No Made-in-Nigeria Computer, Says NITDA

Kidnappers Release Toddlers as Militants Attack Bonny

‘Pay Striking Lecturers, Face Sanctions’

Fashola Ready to Rebuild Police Barracks

Falana Berates FG for Defying Court Orders

Friday, February 29, 2008

Convention to Go Ahead, PDP Insists

Al-Mustapha’s Bid to Stop Trial Fails

Fresh Facts Emerge on $16bn Power Expenditure

Encomiums, As TOS Benson is Laid to Rest

Police Nab Man for Impersonation

Al-Mustapha’s Family Disowns Member

Kidnappers Kill Victim in P’Harcourt

Kano CAN Condemns Church Demolition

‘Kwara Govt Not After Olawepo’

Court Flays EFCC over Kalu’s Trial

‘Freedom of Information Bill Ready Soon’

FG Plans High Speed Rail Line