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This Day News Archive for May 2008Rss

Friday, May 30, 2008

Nigerian Navy Not Well Funded – Minister

Lawmakers’ Feud: Oni Calls for Truce

Communities Feud over Ownership of Oil, Gas Zone

Amaechi vows to demolish houses built with proceeds of crime

CJN, AGF Back Call for Capital Market Court

FG to Adopt Commercial Agric as National Agenda

Communal Crisis: Death Toll Rises to 6

‘Africa Still Centrepiece of Nigeria’s Foreign Policy’

UK to Return £40m Stolen Funds to Nigeria

...Cabinet Shake-up on the Cards

My Plan for Power Emergency, By Yar’Adua

Nwosu: I’ll Open up on June 12 Soon

US: Nigeria Yet to Improve Human Rights Record

Yar’Adua’s Chief of Staff, Mohammed, Resigns

At Boeing, Arik is a Prized Customer

Yar’Adua Not Slow, Says Akiolu

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Constituency Berates INEC over Representation

MEND Threatens to Detonate Car Bomb on Democracy Day

Ugochukwu Asks for Prayer over Appeal

Shinkafi Lauds Yar’Adua’s Leadership Style

3 Egyptian Doctors Fail Council Test

Yar’Adua: PDP, AC Disagree on Rating

How to Sustain Peace, Security – Uduaghan

PEF: House Wants Martins, Dumuje to Refund N1.5bn

Pipeline Fire: Lagos, PPMC Trade Blame

Riots: S’Africa Govt Moves to Assist Victims

How Obasanjo left without Handover Notes to Yar’Adua

Jigawa State: Government as Therapy

Commissioner in Auto Crash

Contitution Review C’ttee: House Yet to Submit List

Edo, Delta Recommend Option A4

FG Relies on ICT for Corruption-free Governance – Yar’Adua

Aso Radio Land: OBJ is Being Demonised – el-Rufai

Firm Launches Publications on Leading Private Schools

Trafficking: French Embassy Gives NAPTIP N8.9m Grant

Collapsed Building Claims 6 in Lagos

Criticisms Trail Non-adoption of PRONACO’s Draft Constitution

VP Seeks Japanese Investors

Oshiomhole Urges Vigilance to Save Nigerian Democracy

Senate Bill Seeks Creation of National Ecological Agency

Nwosu, Ex- NEC Chairman, Advocates Scrapping of SIECs

Mobil Oil Turnover Hits N54.5bn

UK Returns Another Loot from Nigeria

Waziri: 4 Panel Members Stall Presentation of Report

FG Shelves Plan to Convert Polytechnics to Varsities

7-Point Agenda Lacks Policy Back-up, Says NLC

NIPP: Gas Pipeline Ready in June

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Breach of Due Process: Senate Panel Clears Waziri

Hamman Ahmed Now Comptroller General of Customs

Riots: Nigeria to Demand Compensation from S’Africa

Why FG Released Money Before Budget Approval, By Usman

Sylva Takes Oath of Office, Embraces Unity Govt

Mbadinuju Denies Forging of Police Report

PDP Disowns Turaki over Tenure Elongation

AC Slams FG over Power Output

INEC Has Stabilised Democracy in Nigeria, Says Iwu

Nigeria, 8 Others Sign Agreement on Search and Rescue Services

FG Earmarks N500bn for Oil Subsidy                                              

Transcorp signs $5bn deal with Hilton

S’Court Throws Out Buhari’s Motion

UBA, Arsenal FC strike financial services deal

Yar’Adua Reiterates Commitment to Child Welfare

One Year After: Their Excellencies’ Scorecards (V)

Rice Processing: FG, Korea Sign $1.8m MoU

Searching for the Dividends (IV)

Children to Attend to BankPHB Customers Today

How Uduaghan Saved Life Aboard Flight

SERAP Drags FG to UN over Waziri’s Appointment

Monday, May 26, 2008

Screening: Waziri, Other Members Submit Credentials to Senate C’ttee

Siemens Linkman with Nigeria on Trial

S’Court Reaffirms Decision on Amaechi’s Case

Bharti Walks Out of MTN Deal

Abiola’s wife sues foreign banks over hubby’s assets

House: No Record of Containers Auctioned by Customs

Al-Mustapha Asks Court to Quash Charges

Court Rules on Ararume, Ohakim Suit June 23

Opposition Parties Condemn Bayelsa Guber Poll Result

Local Content: FG Faults Implementation

Explosion at Oil Flow Station

States, AGs Want Inland Revenue Act Amended

N’Delta: ‘Master Plan ‘ll End Political Agitation’

Ammunition Scandal: My Story, By Ehindero

Tenure Elongation, Not Northern Agenda –– Senator

Usman to Appear Before House Today

Obasanjo’s Invitation: N’Assembly Management Queries C’ttee Clerk

Budget: Comply With Procurement Act, FG Orders Ministries

NNPC, SPDC Sign $3.1bn Pact

Nine Persons Injured in Another Pipeline Fire

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Elders Query Govt’s Claim on Allocation

Land Dispute: Community Alleges Shoddy Investigation

‘Corruption Responsible for Maternal Mortality’

NDDC Commits N5.5bn to Road Project

AC Demands Apology from Senate over Iyabo Obasanjo

Senate Disowns Turaki over Tenure Extension  

Okosuns Loses Battle with Colon Cancer

Sylva, Wamakko Win Re-run Elections

Nigeria’s Debt Stock Now N2.681tr

Julius Berger Named in Bribe-for-Contract Scandal

Atlantic City Project: FG Explains Misgiving

Oriental, Afren to Develop Ebok Oil Field

Fayose’s Water Tanker Set Ablaze

Nigerians to Get Personal Identity Numbers Soon –NIMC

S’African Bank to Spend N58bn in Nigeria, Ghana

Lagos to Demolish Church, Army Barrack Fence

N’Assembly Clerk Battles Age Falsification Scandal

Judicial Staff to Enjoy Harmonised Salary

Senate to Screen Waziri Tomorrow

External Reserve Now $62.2bn

FG, States, LGs to Bear Cost of Fuel Subsidy

Constitution Review: N’Assembly Moves to Enlarge C'ttee  

S’West PDP in Peace Talks

Banking Consolidation: Insider Loans Killed All States Bank - NDIC

Obasanjo Remembers Handover, Says Nigerians too Negative

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Group Lauds Chime’s Programmes

FG: No Favourtism in Infrastructural Devt

19 States Face Probe over UBE Funds

FG Cautions Hospitals Over Blood Transfusion

ITU: Etisalat’s Innovations Attracts Crowd

State of the States/The Score Card (II)

New EFCC Boss, Waziri Takes Over Tomorrow

Chelsea FC Sacks Manager

Buhari Scores Yar’Adua Low

As Voters’ Apathy Attends Bayelsa Guber Re-run... PDP in Early Lead in Sokoto

Housing: Tertiary Institutions Tasked on Local Content

Reform C’ttee Receives 48 Memoranda in Adamawa

Taraba Commissions Sugar Factory

Yar’Adua Tasks Nigerians on Reading Culture

FG Approves N90bn Agric Intervention Fund

S/South Leaders Move to Resolve Edo PDP Crisis

Unethical Practices: CIBN, House Suspend Investigation

‘Why Payment of Monetisation Arrears is Delayed’

Friday, May 23, 2008

Two Expatriates Kidnapped in Rivers

House Threatens to Drag Yar’Adua to S'Court over Budget

South Africa Apologises for Xenophobic Attacks

Battle Royal in Sokoto, Bayelsa for Governorship Seats

46 Dead Soldiers Get Heroic Burial

African Activists Launch Campaign Against Zimbabwe

‘Court Adopts NICON Settlement Terms’

Obiozor Extols Ohakim’s Achievements

Court Grants Nnamani Permission for Foreign Medical Trip

Chemists Responsible for Medical Treatment – Gallup Poll

Tribunal Affirms Election of Omisore, Adeleke

Thursday, May 22, 2008

‘Bank Anthony Road Undergoing Beautification’

HIV-positive Army Personnel Get Micro-credit Facility

TAC: FG to Increase Allowance to Volunteers

Additional Central Business Districts Underway

Govt Approves N72m to Relocate Ammunition Depot

Turaki Canvasses Tenure Extension for Yar’Adua

FG Recovers N360bn Unspent Allocations

Death Toll Hits 42 as Foreigners Flee S’Africa

How 46 Soldiers Were Burnt to Death

Eko Atlantic City Ready 2015, Says Commissioner

11,000 Bakassi returnees seek rehabilitation

Change in EFCC Stalls Kalu, Turaki’s Trials

Aminu Seeks Cancellation of LG Polls Nationwide

Court Orders Bafarawa to Appear June 17

Senate Asks Waziri to Stay away from EFCC

Senate: Iyabo Resumes, Pledges Good Behaviour

Edo Youths Urged to Embrace Farming

FG Needs N117 bn to Process Upstream Gas –Adviser

Group Honours First Lady

NITEL Sale: NCP Shortlists 11 Privatisation Advisors

Court summons EFCC over Alamieyeseigha’s property

Senate to Probe N10bn FHA Debt

EU Earmarks N109 bn for FG’s Initiatives

FAAN Upgrades Safety Measures at Airports

Fuel: Daily Consumption May Rise to 40m Litres

Onne Fertilizer Plant Begins Production in September

Budget: House Summons Finance Minister

House C’ttee Wants Texaco Sold to Local Firms

Port Reforms: FG to Earn $6bn in 25 years

Iyabo Obasanjo resumes in Senate, pledges to be of good behaviour

LG Chiefs Commend Chime

NDDC Receives N277bn in 7yrs

Okija: ‘No Suit against Ugochukwu’

Govt to Turn Open Spaces to Malls, Car Parks

2 Killed in Bank Robbery

UNIPORT Replaces VP’s Certificates

Panic in Ijegun as Oil Pipeline Leaks Again

Bridging: FEC Approves N17.414bn for Oil Marketers

Iyabo Obasanjo Released on Bail

Nigerians Still Welcome in S’Africa, Says Envoy

Unions Kick against Sale of Texaco to Foreign Firms

Panic at EFCC over Mass Redeployment

Uduaghan Expresses Optimism on Peace, Security

Bakassi: FG Seeks Partnership With UN

We’re Disenfranchised, Physically Challenged Tell Panel

Court Rejects DPP’s Motion to Stop Sokoto Election

FG Secures $180m World Bank Loan

Lawyers Warned against Disparaging Court, Judges

Benin chief nabbed for robbery

Inter-cult Clash Claims 5 in Uniport

Waziri Frowns at Congratulatory Adverts

Adesanya Contributed to Nigeria’s Stability –Gowon

FG Threatens Banks over Casualisation

Presidential C’ttee Seeks N4tr for Police Reforms

INEC Appoints New REC for Bayelsa

States to Operate Own DMO

Yar’Adua Replaces Ita-Giwa with Abba-Aji

MEND, AC Dismiss FG’s Proposal on Securing Pipelines

House to Probe Alleged Violation of Appropriation Law

50 Years after, NNPC Begins Crude Oil Lifting

Oil Price Rises above $133 Per Barrel

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Electricity: FG Urged to Prevail on Oil Firms

Why My Children’re Not in School –– LG Boss

Withheld NDDC Funds: Group Disowns Women

Akpabio Urged to Address Food Crisis

Adiukwu-Bakare Urges Support for Waziri

Commission Alleges Violation of Federal Character

S’Court Fixes July 1 for Review of Fresh Guber Poll

Yar’Adua’s Long Walk to Economic Direction

S’Africa Riots: ‘I Was Paid to Kill Foreigners’

Parties Propose Open Ballot for Future Polls

Yar’Adua Orders Shell, ExxonMobil to Refund N236bn

Vandalism: FG Set to Hire N’Delta Militants

Yar’Adua’s wife begins handwash campaign

We’re Happy over Yar’Adua’s Health -AC

Air Force Flags off Home Ownership Scheme

Palm Oil Scheme: Nigeria, Cameroun Plan $4.6bn Joint Venture

FG Commits N5bn to Erosion Control in Anambra 

UC RUSAL-ALSCON Begins Exportation

House throws out Bill on Degree/HND disparity

S’African Deputy President Visits Nigeria 

Lagos Reactivates Property Identification Exercise

Globacom Invests $350m in Submarine Cables

London Court Grants Ibori’s Wife Bail

National Reflection Debuts in Makurdi

Federation Account: ‘FG Yet to Receive S’Court Summon’

Agric: FG Targets 14% Growth Rate - Ruma

National Hospital: Senate Moves to Transfer Supervision

I Was Forced to Resign, Says Ex-CBN D’Gov

Adesanya Was Incorruptible –– Abdulsalami

EFCC: Presidency Moves to Douse Tension

FG’ll Implement Power Recovery Proposal – Daggash

Indian Group Moves against Bharti-MTN Merger

Shagari, Maitama Sule Seek National Re-orientation

UBE Funds:19 States Face Probe

Dansa Introduces Ziza Milk

House on the Rock Launches Campaign

...Plans New Information Resource Centres

19 Northern Commissioners to Brainstorm on Education

New Judges Appointed to Hear Chime’s Appeal

‘FG Committed to Infrastructure, Welfare’

Lawan Wants Loot Treated as Terrorists’ Funds

LGs Battle Measles Outbreak

CDHR, SERAP Fault Waziri’s Appointment

INEC Deploys 7000 for Fresh Guber Poll

IGI Stalls NICON’s Return to Ibrahim

ASUU elects new president

Why We’re Holding Public Hearing –Uwais

MTN to Merge with India’s Bharti Airtel

EFCC: Waziri’s Name Finally Sent to Senate

JV Funding: FG Signs $3bn Deal With Mobil, Total

Yar’Adua: I’m Healthy Enough to Rule

Iyabo Obasanjo reappears, remanded in police custody

ECOWAS: N’Delta Crisis, Threat to Regional Security

Ijegun Disaster: House May Summon Hitech, Lagos Govt, PPMC

Nigeria, Key to Afro-Asian Ties – VP

PDP Members Can Seek Redress in Court – Report

Senate Replies Executive on Sponsorship of Legislative Activities

Adesanya: ‘Non-conferment of National Honour, a Tragedy’

Ibori’s Wife to Appear in London Court Today

Electricity Crisis, Bane of Investment – W’Bank

Yar’Adua to meet Mbeki over attack on Nigerians

Objection By Chevron Stalls JTF’s Attack on Hijacked Vessel

Goldman Sachs forecasts $90bn export revenue

‘Some Policy Reversals were Necessary’

Monday, May 19, 2008

Food Crisis and Restrictive Trade Practices

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Council Boss Launches Security Outfit

Gov Canvasses New Agric Policy

Okija Shrine: ‘Orji Not Joined in N100m Suit’

Senate Berates FERMA over N’East Roads

Nigeria, Niger Republic Seek Peaceful Relations

S’East PDP: Inauguration of Excos Followed Constitution

TMG Deplores Apathy to Electoral Reforms C’ttee

EFCC: Senate Ready for Showdown

UBA Posts Strong Half-Year Results, Declares 1 for 2 Bonuses

Nigerians, Others Killed in S’Africa Riots

Yar’Adua: I’ll Quit if I Lose at S’Court

Probe: We’ve Not Withdrawn Summons against Usman -House

Our Policies Not Driven By Revenue Target –– Bamidele

Electoral Reform C’ttee Receives 250 Memoranda

Ogun PDP Keeps Mum over Iyabo Obasanjo

Adesanya’s Journey Home Begins

Planned Protest: Police  Trail MASSOB Members in Enugu

Banking Reform, My Challenging Moments –Soludo

House C’ttee Blames NNPC, PPMC for Pipeline Explosion

Ogun Assembly Crisis: IBB Wades In As Plot against Daniel Thickens

... Backs Power Sector Probe

Transcorp uncovers billion naira fraud at NITEL

7 States Sue FG over Federation Account

Saturday, May 17, 2008

‘We Need N17bn to Combat Erosion’

FG Earmarks N1bn for Solar Power Bore holes

Lawmaker Urges Review of Electoral Act

‘Nigeria Ranks High in Maternal Mortality Rate’

Resign Now, Kinsmen Tell Modibbo

Govt Moves to Overhaul Education System

‘NUC Accredited 1,657 Programmes in 17 Years’

Imbibe Saraki’s Qualities, Politicians Told

JAMB Holds Examination Amidst Tight Security

‘For Now, No Need to Treat Victims Abroad’

Ciroma: Why N/Assembly Couldn’t Impeach Obasanjo

Senate Protests to AGF over New EFCC Boss

MASSOB Hoists Biafran Flags

Kanu Leads Pompey to FA Cup Victory

Brass LNG Optimistic over Funding

Wamakko’ll Win Sokoto Again, Says Danladi Bako

Friday, May 16, 2008

Total Official’s Wife Kidnapped

N/Delta Youths Threaten Olokola LNG

Yar’Adua Lobbies Investors for Power

Pipeline Fire: FG Warns against Infringing on NNPC Facilities

Constitution Review Membership Divides House

Abia Gets N21bn from FAC

Cross River, Shell to Build Energy City

Court Orders Ogbulafor to Clear Election Issues

Court Summons AGF, IGP over Illegal Detention

Tinubu, Falana Give Panecea for Free, Fair Election

Jubril Aminu’s Opponent Denies Bribery Scandal

Rivers to Spend N70b on P/Harcourt Expansion

Yar'Adua Canvasses Local Solutions to Oil Sector Problems

Yoruba in Kogi Clamour for Ministerial Slot

15 Confirmed Dead in Lagos Pipeline Fire

Group Flays PPA over Insecurity

‘No Exemption from Anti-smoking Law’

Govt Votes N50bn for New PH City

Modibbo Orders Property Owners to Beautify Houses

Firm Hands over N50m Town Hall to Nsukka

Senate C’ttee Expresses Concern over Revenue Loss

Obasanjo in Abuja, Rallies Support for Vision 2020

Ogun State Speaker Removed from Office

Waziri: On The Hot Seat

Waziri is New EFCC Chairman

US Fines Willbros $32m for Bribing Nigerian Officials

School Kids Burnt to Death in Pipeline Fire

Fresh Set-back for Bakassi Treaty

Why Electoral Reform Panel is Slow, By Uwais

House Halts Proliferation of Accounting Bodies

Gunmen Hijack Oil Vessel

Ogbulafor’s Reconciliation Efforts Commended

Judge Warns Lagos DPP over Delay in Trial

Bayelsa AC Withdraws Suit against INEC

Court Orders Okiro to Probe Odi,Tiv Massacre

House Approves Amendment of Child Rights Act 

Nigerian Varsities Lack Quality Lecturers – NUC

NBA Urged to Look into Electoral Laws

Nigeria Not Under Al-Qaeda Threat –IG

FG Reviews Land Allocation System

Transport Probe : Senate Summons Ex-Ministers, Others

N300m Scam: EFCC Wants Bench Warrant against Iyabo

Senate Passes National Health Bill

FG to Release N80bn Agric Fund

Transcorp Halts New Investment in NITEL/M-Tel

FG Moves to Check Rising Shipping Charges

Probe: Senate C’ttee Denied Access to el-Rufai’s Residence

FG Moves to Improve Domestic Gas Supply

Aondoakaa: Obasanjo Was Selective in Anti-graft War Court Orders Okiro to Probe Odi,Tiv Massacre

Monday, May 12, 2008

PDP Chief Tasks Akpabio on Projects

Mirror of Beauty for Cannes Film Festival

West Needs Re-orientation on Nigeria – Ex-Envoy

Nomination of Candidates: PDP Adopts New Strategy

‘NYSC, Still a Viable National Tool’

FG Restates Determination to Tackle N’Delta Question

900 Students Buried Alive

Inflation Fears as FG, States Share N400bn

Major Changes at UBA, New Structure Unveiled

House Changes Gear on Obasanjo’s Invitation

FG Moves to Tackle Food Crisis

Journalists Remember Dead Colleagues

Horsfall Denies Comments on N’Delta Elders, Militants

20,000 Cops Deployed for Bayelsa Guber Poll

Chime’s Case: Absence of Judges Stalls Hearing

Gani Thanks Nigerians for Support

Uwais Promises Credible Future Polls

FG Targets 100m Metric Tonnes of Cassava Yearly 

MASSOB releases list of slain members

High Food Prices Here to Stay, IMF Warns

Lagos gives N15m lifeline to ailing Yinka Craig

Militants Kill 2 Cops in Bayelsa

PEF: Martins, Dumuje Ask Court to Quash Charges

Nigeria’s Telecoms, a Goldmine - ITU Boss

Envoys’re Safe in Abuja, Says FCDA

...Tenders Document in Celtel’s Case

Adedibu Defers Medical Trip for Guber Appeal

EFCC Laments Abuse of Immunity Clause

Sunday, May 11, 2008

‘Rice Importation Dangerous’

‘280,000 Benefitted from Free Health Services’

S’Court Verdict Vindicated Us – Oyinlola

Electoral Commissions Seek Indigenous Political System

N’Delta: Financial Crisis Hits Shell

Why Corruption Thrives in Nigeria, By Onosode

Rawlings Regrets 1979 Executions

Atiku May Not Appear Today

Obasanjo: I Spent $6.5bn on Power

Gov Lists Gains of Domesticating Democracy

Senate Opposes Monthly Targets for Female Bankers

One Dead, 8 Injured in Ebonyi Communal Crisis

FG Begins Decongestion of Prisons

Children Protest Kidnap of Toddlers

House Report Seeks Payment of N500m to Daily Times

Yar’Adua Halts NISER, UI’s Merger

Nigeria Has Capacity to Tackle Food Crisis – Okonjo-Iweala

Poland, UK to Train Nigerian Police

Nwobodo C’ttee: PDP Warns Nnaji  

N’Assembly Earmarks N1.6bn for Office Maintenance

Obasanjo’s Perspectives on Nigeria’s Power Situation

NUPENG Predicts More Crisis in N’Delta

Arrest: AGF, Defence Chief Dragged to Court

Help Rebrand Nigeria, Govs Urge Media

Soyinka Blames Politicians for Arms in Varsities

Probe: S’West Lawmakers Oppose Obasanjo’s Invitation

Texaco: AP, Sahara, MRS Intensify Efforts for Controlling Shares

Group Plans N585bn Investments in Nigeria

Jimoh Ibrahim Gets NICON, Nigeria-Re

‘Extend Power Probe Beyond Obasanjo Regime’

UNICEF, W’Bank Seek Sustained Action on Malaria

Leaders Visit Hospitalised Evah

C’ttee Recommends 80 Research Projects

Mbadinuju Makes Case for Additional State

Govt Partners Private Sector on Food

300,000 e-Passports Issued

Gani Fawehinmi Returns Home

Put Your House in Order, Bishop Warns PDP Leaders

US Probes Nigerian Oil Industry Payments

ANPP Mandates Tofa to Reconcile Buhari, Others

In His First Visit to Niger Delta... Yar’Adua Warns on Future of Oil

Bauchi Holds Council Polls Despite PDP Boycott

Idris Returns from Foreign Trip, Resumes Monday

Kidnapped Chinese Construction Workers Regain Freedom

Bankole Lauds FG on Rice Importation

N70bn: ICPC Absolves Duke, Wife

Fashola Seeks Census Tribunal

‘LASIEC to Determine Status of 37 Councils’

PDP Chairman Manhandled in LG

Gunmen Kidnap Toddler in Okirika

N’Delta Unfairly Treated, Says Soyinka

Friday, May 09, 2008

N/Delta: US State Dept Mum on Carter

Shell Loses 30,000bpd to Militancy

Soludo Not Indicted over AFC – AGF

EFCC to arraign two more ex-govs

S’ Court Dismisses ALP Petition against Yar’Adua

Hearing Begins on Suit to Stop Sylva

Dakingari Praises Bamaiyi for Foiling Orkar’s Coup

FCT Minister Chides Foreign Envoys over Security

Tension High in Yenagoa, as Soldiers, Police Take Over

Kidnapped Imo Lawmaker Regains Freedom

NDDC Replies Critics

House Pledges Action on Assurance Bank

Dualisation of Akure–Owo Road Gets Budgetary Allocation

Baby Kehinde Slams N500m Suit on UCH

NPC Registers 313, 000 Babies in 2 Years

AC: No Tears over Demolished House

Global Food Crisis: ‘Look to God for Help’

Replace Ali with Indigene, Assembly Urges FG

Another Govt Official Dies in Hotel Room

N’Delta: ‘Carter Not Anxious to Wade In’

Envoys Ask Govt to Address Security Problem

SSS Attempts Barring el-Rufai From Travelling

Probes: FG’ll Prosecute Culprits, Says Aondoakaa

Explosion Rocks Yenagoa, Yar’Adua Cancels Visit

AFC Boss Returns to ICPC Today

... Partners Tax Board to Tackle Multiple Taxes

Okah, MEND Leader, Appeals Court Ruling

House Opposes Transfer of V’Island Transit Village

Group Challenges President on Extra-judicial Killings

FG Approves Monorail for MMA

Yar’Adua Seeks Partnership with Red Cross

PDP Suspends Fayose over Anti-party Activities

Africa is Fertile for Investment, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Court rules on Iwu’s dual citizenship June 12

MASSOB Calls for Obasanjo’s Trial

‘Why GSM Services’re Horrible’

Court Dismisses Charge against M. Schneider Director

Ibori Loses Bid to Halt Trial

Kudirat: Prosecution Stalls Al-Mustapha’s Trial

Obasanjo-Bello’s Absence Stalls Progress on National Health Bill

‘Nigerian Insurance Industry Most Capitalised in Africa’

Imo Legislator Kidnapped

CBN Threatens Microfinance MDs over Monthly Returns

NLC Storms N’Assembly

PDP: Review Panel Faults BoT’s Composition

Senate Names Constitution Amendment C’ttee Members

Thursday, May 08, 2008

As Obama Wins N’Carolina, Clinton Under Pressure to Quit

NBA, NDDC Seek Resource Ownership at Community Level

Food crisis: FG lifts import duties on rice

Obasanjo, Atiku set for power probe

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Mobil Host Communities Lose N1.76bn to Strike

We’re Still in GNU – ANPP

Appeal Court Sacks PDP, AC Lawmakers

Kidnappers Trail Govt Officials, Relations

Public Offer: CBN, SEC Meet Next Week

Senate Approves Probe of N19.5bn Aviation Intervention Fund

Tanker Fire Razes 4 Houses, 21 Vehicles in Lagos

EFCC quizzes Bafarawa

FCT probe: ‘Abuja land allocated to 9-day old’

Coca-Cola Unfolds Initiative to Support African Entrepreneurs

Robbers Invade Bank, Kill 2

Customs Impounds N2bn Contraband Goods

Traditional Council Tears Olubadan, Akala Apart

FIRS Introduces Tax-payers Identification Number

Anambra Speaker, Deputy Tango over Commisssioners’ List

Senate Honours Adesanya, Observes 1-Minute Silence

PDP May Hold Mini-convention to Ratify Ekwueme Panel’s Report

Mark Cautions Ogbulafor over Funds from Money Bags

NIPP: House C’ttee Can’t Locate Project Sites in Kwara

UACN Posts Impressive Returns

Alaibe Endorses Sylva, Canvasses Support for PDP

Police Seize Gun from Ekiti D’Speaker

‘Wema Bank is Safe, Sound’

18yrs After, Liberian Refugees Begin Journey Home

Contempt of Court: George Knows Fate May 27

Lagos to generate electricity from wind

Dabiri’s Absence Stalls Debate on FOI Bill

‘How Nigeria Can Take Advantage of Oil Prices’

ETF Disburses N1.1bn

Phillips Consulting Partners Bankers Academy on e-Learning

Kingibe Raises Alarm over Road Accidents

Akunyili: Court Fixes Ruling for May 14

Oil: FG Seeks British Assistance on Capacity Building

Ali’s House Demolished in Error, FCT Insists

Gowon: Military Leaders Failed Nigeria

PEF: Kenny Martins arraigned, granted bail

Militants Seek Role for Carter at N’Delta Summit

Power Probe: At Last, House Summons Obasanjo, Atiku

Indian, Chinese Technology for Artisan Miners –– Minister

TMG, NBA Charge Senate, EFCC on Iyabo Obasanjo

Consolidation: SEC DG Confirms Infractions by Operators 

Closure of shops: Nigeria, Ghana hold dialogue

Fayose Wants 7 PDP Lawmakers Arrested

Adesanya, Akande’s Burial Programmes Out

Senate, RMAFC Disagree on Revenue Formula Bill

‘Frustrated Politicians Behind Petitions against Tribunals’ Members’

House May Propose Review of Power Contracts

FG’s Property: Fashola Lauds Yar’Adua’s Directive

Kubwa Housing: Senate Panel Queries N1bn Loss

Food Crisis: Senators Oppose Rice Importation

Ciroma Faults PDP’s Consensus Arrangement

ExxonMobil, Shell Resume Production

How Iwendi Died, By Aide

Mass Action: NLC, TUC Perfect Strategy

FG Moves to Regulate Contract Bidding Process

Probe of Obasanjo’s Tenure’ll Continue, Senate Tells Presidency

Myanmar Cyclone: Death Toll Rises to 22,000

Monday, May 05, 2008

Economy: No Need for Panic – Odey

‘Ali’s Rejection of Ambassadorial Posting Personal’

Ikimi Gives Recipe for Credible Polls

Yar’Adua on a Salvage Mission, Says Kingibe

Sekibo Faults President on N’Delta Devt

AfDB Earmarks $1bn to Tackle Food Crisis

Attack on Nigerians: FG Parleys S’African Envoy

NDIC Asks House to Quiz Banigo, Mbonu, Others

Crude oil: OPEC predicts $200 per barrel

Police Arrest Kenny Martins

Stock Market Slowly Recovers, Gains N23bn

Revealed: Why FG opted for secret trial of Okah

Soyinka, Others Extol Akande’s Virtues

Bankole Tasks African Leaders on Democracy

Mozambican President Harps on Technical Education

Osun AC Lawmakers Petition EFCC over N5m Payment

Vision 2020: FG Needs $600bn Investment –Minister

Ume-Ezeoke: We Are Not Opting Out of GNU

Gani’s Chambers Debunks Death Rumour

MASSOB Accuses Govt of Massacre

In Ekiti, AC Lawmakers Disrupt Sitting

FG, States to Settle Excess Crude Money Dispute Out of Court

Group Launches Website against British Airways

Haz Iwendi, Kaduna CP, is Dead

Gani vs IBB: Court Rules on Oil Windfall Suit June 17

Nigeria’s Telecoms Subscriber Base Hits 60m

...Seeks Dialogue with Lagos over Property

Yar’Adua to Send Supplementary Bill to N’Assembly

Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Hits 10,000

ASUU: FG Decries Incessant Strikes

Lawmaker Defends Purchase of Aircraft

‘Nigeria Needs N14bn to Provide Toilets for Citizens’

Ofada Rice Mill Begins Production September –MD

Arrest Warrant: Ogboru Knows Fate June 9

Adesanya: Erubami Flays S’West PDP Govs

Take Advantage of Arbitration, VP Urges Nigerians

Ruma Leads Rice Search Party to Lagos

FG Orders Attack on Illegal Vessels on Nigerian Waters

Kufuor: Ghana Is Not against Nigeria

Militants May Suspend Attacks after Obama’s Plea

Stock Market Loses N1.17tr in 2 Months

Gas Masterplan: FG to Hold Investors’ Road-show

Why Payment of Military Pension Was Delayed– Spokesman

Capital Airlines Resumes Operations

Senate Leader, Oyo May Clash over Landed Property

NBA Seeks Arrest of Oyo CJ

Sokoto Guber Poll: DPP Moves to Stop PDP

VP Not Opposed to Sylva’s Re-election –– Amange

Senate’ll Protect Nation’s Integrity – Mark

AC: Nigeria Now a One-party State

The Patriots, Others Condole Adesanya’s Family

Babalola Suggests Appointment of SANs as Judges

3 Killed as Cult Groups Clash at UNN

ExxonMobil Resumes Production at 300,000bpd

Oni’s Convoy in Ghastly Accident

BPE Pays N155bn Workers’ Terminal Benefits

Iyabo Obasanjo: Senate Has Withdrawn Support -Aliero

Weather Forecasts: Govt Directs Pilots to Comply

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Coca-Cola Donates Equipment to Hospital

Govt Chides ANPP Guber Candidate

FG Moves to Check Ghost Pensioners

Nigeria, India Partner on Enterprise Devt

Celtel Budgets $1bn to Improve Service Quality

Govt to Conduct EIA in Lekki

W’Bank Okays $14m for Mining Sector

Bankole: FG’ll Assist Lagos on Atlantic Project

Akingbola Emerges CIBN President

Yar’Adua: Chike Obi Ranked Among World’s Best

Why We’re Importing Rice, By Ruma

As Kidnappers Release Mrs. Idisi… Again, Militants Blow Up Shell Flow Station

Tribunal Rejects Labour Party’s Documents

‘Nothing Wrong with PDP Convention’

Ekiti Risks Anarchy, Says Fayose

Friday, May 02, 2008

Nigerian Bond Issues Could Hit $500m

Okah Refuses to Enter Plea as Trial Begins

Power Supply Plunges by 2,130MW

Ali Dropped from Ambassadorial List

Opposition Leader Wins Zimbabwean Presidential Election

Why PHCN is Being Owed –Schneider

Tribunal Annuls House Majority Leader’s Election

VP to Chair PDP’s Guber Campaign in Bayelsa

Minister Chides Agencies over Missing Plane

N’Assembly Set to Review Constitution

Delta PDP Peace Meeting Ends in Stalemate

Divorce: Moji Obasanjo Loses Bid over Secret Hearing

Court Okays Charges Against Iyabo

Obong Crisis: One Killed, Nine Missing in Bloody Clash

Power Probe: There Should be No Sacred Cows – Fasheun

Police kill 3 robbery suspects

PDP Endorses Nwoboshi’s Executive

ICAO Advises Nigeria on Plane Crashes

Olubadan Boycotts Council Meetings

Annan Addresses Global Food Crisis Today

Gender Violence: Turai Canvasses Zero Tolerance

Leaders Agree on Plan to Save River Niger

CBN to Deploy ‘Live-in’ Examiners in Banks

Pilot’s Wife Dismisses Reports on Missing Plane

Yar’Adua Asks Workers to Back 7-Point Agenda

50 Ambassadors Stranded in Abuja

Yobe Guber: Appeal Court Reserves Ruling

Why we offloaded Nigerian passengers – British Airways

Japan to Spend N11bn on Yar’Adua’s 7-point Agenda

90% Nigerians Favour Press Freedom – Poll

AC: Atiku Didn’t Approve Unity Govt in Rivers

Court Stops Shell from Terminating Company’s Contract

Falana Drags FCT Minister to Court over Land

‘Invest Foreign Reserves in Offshore Oil Refineries’

N60bn Wonder Lake: Imo Woos Chinese Investors

Zimbabwe: Utomi Seeks Yar’Adua’s Intervention

Robbers Raid Champion House

More Nigerians Pay Tribute to Adesanya

Aregbesola: Osun Workers’ Welfare Poor

Banks Release N24bn for SME Projects

Constitution Review: We’ll Avoid Contentious Areas, Says Mark

NPAN Flays House over Non-Passage of FoI Bill

Okiro Redeploys 53 Senior Officers

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

FG Beefs up Security around Oil Installations

Govs Demand N2tr Excess Crude Fund

FG Budgets N177bn for Electricity Subsidy

AFC: CBN Broke No Law, Says Soludo

FCT Probe: El-Rufai Demolishes Allegations

S’West Govs, Shonekan, Carrington Condole Adesanya’s Family

Nyako Sworn-in as Adamawa Governor

Assault on Envoy: Nigerian Mission Petitions FG

PEF: Court Declares Kenny Martins Wanted

N4bn Compensation: Celtel, MTN Set to Pay Subscribers 

Senate Rejects Report on GSM

Akande for Burial May 9

EFCC Re-arraigns Kalu, 2 Others

Nigeria Needs N950bn to Revive Agric Sector –Ruma

No proof of global terror in Nigeria, says US

IGI Acquires 35% Stake in Rwandan Insurance Firm

Pandemonium at MMIA as Passengers Protest

Bayelsa, Sokoto Hold Fresh Polls May 24

1,300mw Abuja Power Project Underway

Investments in Telecoms Sector Hit N1.35 tr –– Ndukwe

Refineries: FEC Approves $20m Contract for Technical Back-up

Agagu: Computer Expert Stuns Tribunal

3 Die in NBC Plant Explosion

Death Penalty: Rev King’s Appeal Suffers Setback