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This Day News Archive for August 2008Rss

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Opponents Congratulate Imoke

‘Why We‘re Constructing Kafin-Zaki Dam’

Lawmaker Harps on Peace in State Creation

Akunyili’s God Sent, Says EFCC Boss

‘FG Yet to Formalise Trade Relations with S’Arabia’

Fuel: Presbyterian Church Faults FG over Subsidy

First Lady Decries Non-Passage of CEDAW Bill

Ramadan Fasting Starts Today

Man with 86 Wives Dares Etsu Nupe

Shamsudeen: FG Yet to Decide on Fuel Subsidy

Italy to Pay Libya $5bn for Colonialism

As Niger Delta Crisis Escalates... 35 Killed in JTF, Militants Clashes in 3 States

Council Donates Land for Girl-Child School

NYSC Members Tasked on Agric Devt

‘Yar’Adua’s Critics Are Ignorant’

Muslims Urged to Embrace Peace During Ramadan

Lagos to Phase-Out Okada

Ministry, ABU Differ over Grant

Paramilitary Services Pensioners Consider Unification

FRSC Enforces Helmets Use by Motorcyclists

Rivers Threatens Coys over Labour Laws

Court Convicts 19 over Sanitation Offence

‘Obama’s Victory ‘ll End Racism in U.S’

Sokoto Earmarks N3.8bn for Power Project

Duke Worked for My Re-election, Says Imoke

Tofa Meets Shinkafi, Yerima over Feud

Friday, August 29, 2008

JAMB Releases MPCE Results

Militants Demand $12m for Israeli Hostage

Lawmaker, Two Others Die in Niger Gov’s Convoy

EFCC Arraigns Ladoja, Seven Others

SMA Gold Distributors Reassures Public

‘Otedola’s Not a Chief’

YCE Chides Monarchs over Press Interview

Police Nab 115 Suspects in Ibadan

MEND Faction Condemns Attack on Oil Facilities

Clark Chides Ogbulafor over Parallel Congresses

Fayemi Appeals for Calm over Tribunal Verdict

Turai Worries over Violence against Women

… Seeks Private Partnership on Cancer

ICPC Set to Tackle Examination Malpractice

IG Partners Firm to Make Police Laugh

‘Youth Empowerment, Panacea to Restiveness’

Aondoakaa Writes Fashola over LG Poll

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Erosion: School Cries for Help

Akpabio Faults Plan to Scrap HND

Teenager Escapes from Kidnappers

FCC Accuses Oil Companies of Unfair Job Allotments

NASSI Wants Multiple Taxation Checked

Soyinka, Daniel, Adenuga Bag Award

COEASU Suspends Strike

Ogundeji Laid to Rest

PTDF Recovers $14m from Transnational Bank

Tears As Democrats Nominate Obama for President

Recovery Continues as Stock Market Gains N355bn

EFCC Arrests Ladoja

Former VC Tasks Professionals on National Development

Zamfara Assembly Denies Impeachment Plan

African Ministers Fine-tune AU Gender Policy Draft

Nigeria is Committed to Sky Liberalisation , Says Demuren

Ebonyi Residents Disregard MASSOB Sit-at-Home Order

‘3m Nigerians Benefit from NHIS’

Passport Booklets Not Scarce, Says Immigration Boss

35% of Land in North Now Desert – Jani Ibrahim

UN Promotes Nigerian Diplomat

Sultan Wants Ahmadu Bello’s Legacies Revived

Medical Schools May be Sanctioned over Admission

North Should Drop Image of Economic Parasite – Speakers

Uduaghan Urges FG to Utilise NIPP Fund

Air Crash Reports to be Released Soon

Aluminium Producers Raise Alarm over Fake Products

Belgore: 1999 Constitution in Order

‘Corruption Hinders Effective Council Administration’

New Service Chiefs Assume Office

Iwu Advocates Staggered Elections

Technical Audit Underway for Ajaokuta Steel

Carrington: McCain, Obama Couldn’t Have Emerged in Nigeria

Ekiti: Oni’s Election Upheld

4 Policemen, 3 Civilians Feared Killed in OPC/Drivers’ Clash

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Agency Releases Nigeria’s Geo-physical Survey

Climate Change: Developing Nations Need $170bn

Globacom Partners 3 States for Rural Telephony

Total Closure of 3rd M’Bridge Billed for Sunday

28 Hospitalised after Eating Beans

NSCDC Seeks Action Against Militancy

Gastro-enteritis Kills 3

Yar’Adua Hale and Hearty, Says FG

CBN Unfolds Rules for New Banking Licences

FCMB Records N20.5bn Profits, Proposes 50k Dividend

...Yar’Adua Approves ‘Quick Fix’ Measures

Stock Market: Intervention Yields Immediate Results

MTN Launches Community Telephony in 5 States

AC Decries FG’s Contract with Siemens

N92m: 8 Adamawa LG Officials in EFCC Custody

Zamfara District Head, Guard Killed

El-Rufai Blasts Senator over Statement

SSANU Gives FG 21-day Ultimatum

Passport: ‘Husband’s Consent No Longer Required’

EFCC Detains Ibeto over N350m Transaction

Uduaghan to Build Industrial Park in Warri

Bakassi: 50,000 Return to A’Ibom

Bayero Challenges Northerners on Education Devt

MASSOB: Ebonyi Residents in Panic-buying

...To Assist States on Ecological Disaster Management

FG Approves N7bn for Okrika Jetties

FG to Put Up 6 Coal Blocks for Bidding

NUC Shuts 33 Unregistered Varsities

Force Can’t Solve N’Delta Crisis – Anyaoku

Uniben Deputy Registrar Killed

Gunmen Abduct Israeli in Port Harcourt

Oni, Fayemi Know Fate Today

Finally, Clinton Rallies Supporters Behind Obama

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Japan’s Africa Missions to Visit Nigeria

Ex-INEC Boss Gives Score-card

Turai Seeks Early Passage of CEDAW Bill

Pepple Tasks MDA’s on Clarity of Memoranda

Nigeria Sets Renewable Energy Target

AC Wants Election Petitions Fast-tracked

Subscribers Besiege MultiChoice for BBA

Foreign Funds Illegal in US Campaigns, Says Carrington

Obama to Partner Nigeria If He Wins

Goje to Refund N200m ‘Executive Pension’

SGBN Resurrects

Ugochukwu Debunks Rumour of Stroke

Kidnapper Feigns Insanity to Lure Victim

NHIS Denies Deduction of 5% from Salary

Lagos to power BRT bus stops with solar

S’East: NLC Rejects Harmonised Salary Structure

ICPC to Go Spiritual in Tackling Corruption

‘Foreign Airlines’ll Participate in 2008 Hajj’

‘LGs Received N3.313trn in 8 Years’

Imoke Sworn in, Promises to Remain Focused

FG: Economic Growth Yet to Alleviate Poverty

Ogundeji for burial tomorrow

NCAA: N45bn BASA Fund for Airports Rehabilitation

FG to Unveil Devt Package for N’Delta

FG Moves to Check NSE Meltdown

Monday, August 25, 2008

NGOs Collaborate to Check Human Trafficking

OPC Leader Arraigned

Bakassi: Don’t Ratify Green Tree Agreement, Senate Urged

‘How Nigeria Can Achieve Rapid Economic Growth’

Police Nab 5 Robbers , Recover 3 Vehicles

WHO Raises Alarm over Rising Polio Cases

Carrington Deplores Moneybag Politics in Nigeria

Protesters Storm US Democratic Convention

Gunmen Hijack Oil Vessel, Hold 8 Hostage

3-Year Jail for Owners of Uninsured Buildings

Ribadu to complete course at NIPSS

Ibadan traditional council crisis deepens

MEND Threatens Reprisal Attack on JTF

Fatwa: Bida LG Beefs-up Security

Nigeria Makes N15bn Yearly from Airports, Says Alison-Madueke

FG Restates Confidence in NDDC

US Offers Nigeria N2.9bn Agric Devt Assistance

Bayelsa Assembly Denies Probing Jonathan’s Tenure

4 Feared Killed in Lagos Bank Robbery

Big Brother Africa Excites Abuja Subscribers

Obongship: Gunmen Invade Ekpo-Bassey’s Residence

House Summons Modibbo Over Speaker’s Residence

C’River Poll, a Keen Contest, Says Iwu

Niger Dock: Security Chiefs’ Absence Stalls House Probe

FG Picks BNP Paribas as Advisers for Nitel Privatisation

Assembly Orders Yarima, Others to Refund N1bn

Ogun mourns Eleyinmi

N’East Tops Corruption List, Says ICPC

Bankole: Power Sector Report ’ll be Made Public

Sunday, August 24, 2008

LG Projects for Scrutiny

Suntai Suspends Commissioner, 2 Advisers

Group Moves to Reconcile Militant Groups

PDP Chairmanship: Okadigbo’s Aide Joins Race

I’ve No Business with Probe Panel , Says Ex-director

GTBank, MDGs’ Office Back Yuguda’s 1m Jobs Plan

Security Agencies Aid Cultism, Says VC

Another Nigerian Murdered in London

50,000 Gather for US Democratic National Convention

In C’River, Imoke Reclaims Seat

Zenith Bank to Pay N1.70 Dividend

US Talks Tough on EFCC

Govt to Check Illegal Immigrants

Obama: Lawmaker Hails Biden’s Choice

Censors Board Arrests 6 over Illegal Operations

West Responsible for Brain Drain – Don

Gas Flaring: FG Blames Oil Multinationals

Journalists Raise Alarm over Rising Polio Cases

Ijebu Chief: Council Boss Denies Ordering Attack

Anambra: ‘Uba’s Enemies against PDP Tradition’

Uduaghan Expresses Confidence in Vision 2020

Politician Condemns Plot to Remove Chairman

ICPC raises alarm on new dimension to corruption

9 Professors Jostle for UniBen’s Vice-Chancellorship

Nigeria Pledges to Fight Racism, Discrimination

Minister Wants Housing Separated from Environment Ministry

Student Killed in Poly Crisis

FG to phase out HND soon

Nigerians’ll Reap Benefits of Privatisation Soon – Chigbue

NSE: AC, CNPP Seek Okereke-Onyiuke’s Ouster

CNPP Threatens Court Action against PDP

Yunus: Only The Poor Should Run Microfinance

Rape: Anxiety Mounts over Victims’ Health

Asari-Dokubo Goes into Hiding, Alleges Threat to Life

Senator Makes Case for Physically Challenged

FG Calls on Telecoms Operators to Increase Investments

Uduaghan’s Office: Police Arrest 4

7 Die After Drinking Fura Da Nono

KPMG Report: Lack of Skilled Personnel Threatens Oil Industry

Senate Probes €162m Hospitals Rehabilitation Contracts

N’Assembly to Re-visit Bakassi, Says Mamora

Saturday, August 23, 2008

‘How Nigeria Can Eradicate Poverty’

C/River Poll: Imoke in Early Lead

Bunkering: Security Operatives Nab 3 N’Deltans

Siasia, Argentine Coach Flays Match Timing

New Service Chiefs Promoted

The Challenge of Change

Group Donates Books to Schools in Edo

Visafone Wins 2008 Telecoms Award

MMA2 Controversy Uncalled for, Says Yuguda

ACF Lauds Akpabio’s Leadership

‘Multiple Taxation, Bane of Nigeria’s Tax System’

Odey, Anyaoku to Unveil True Face of Delta

Keyamo Flays Suspension of Ogun Varsity Students

Fashola Assures Citizenry on Devt

Court Orders Seizure of PEF Vehicles

First Lady Tasks Civil Societies on Poverty

Friday, August 22, 2008

Olympics: Gallant Dream Team Bags Silver

Ogundeji: Falana Wants Inquest

Obama Prepares to Name Running Mate

Olympics: Nigeria Finally on Medals Table

Govs to Tackle Yar’Adua on NDDC Funding

Imoke Set for Victory

Bakassi Returnees Complain of Hunger

Senate to Support Maiduguri Hospitals

PCN Flays Pay Rise for NASS Members

‘Why the Nigerian Economy Collapsed’

Katsina Introduces New Loan Schemes

Sultan Tasks FRSC on Traffic Violators

Five Feared Dead in Ibadan Factory Accident

DPR Shuts Six Oil Depots in Lagos

House Meets Security Chiefs over Nigerdock

Etisalat Focuses on Customers

‘You’re Sabotaging Creation of Katagum State’

No Regret Handing over to Elechi – Egwu

‘Militants Demanded N50m Ransom’

Bakassi: Biya Pledges to Protect Nigerians

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Traders Protest Displacement

Criticisms Trail Politicians’ New Pay

Mobolaji Johnson Leaves Julius Berger Sept 1

Niger Bridge May Collapse Soon – Senate C’ttee

Obasanjo Marginalised North – ACF

Abducted Girl Found in Couple’s Custody

Ogundeji: Again, Police Vow to Fish out Killers

FirstBank Pays N24bn Dividend, Appoints New Director

Access Bank to commence operations in UK

Yar’Adua shops for new ministers

Lagos Alive for CMCL Jamaican Doubles

ICPC Chair Seeks Life Imprisonment for Corruption

Nigeria, Ghana Partner on Social Security

N23bn NDDC Road Project Inaugurated

African Petroleum Plc Public Offer Commences

Re-run Poll: PDP Presents Flag to Imoke

Criticise Yar’Adua, Be Sacked, Zamfara Tells Workers

Chevron Recovers Oil Platform from Ijaw Women

Bakassi: AC Lawmakers Join Suit against FG

Lagos Introduces Corporate Taxis

FG to Build Gas Station in Benin, Lagos, Abuja

We’ve Helped Nigeria Develop Financial Systems – IMF

6 OSOPADEC Commissioners Abducted in Ondo

FCC Releases New Guidelines on Recruitment

FG Suspends Action on Fuel Levy

FG Commiserates with Spain over Air Mishap

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ex-commissioner’s Son Kidnapped

Coca-Cola wins Awards

Fuel Scarcity: Don’t Blame Warri Refinery, Says MD

FG Earmarks N6bn for Free Medicare

150 Feared Dead in Spanish Air Crash

Obama: EFCC Detains Okereke-Onyiuke

Ogundeji: Police Promise Thorough Investigation

Okiro: Discontent, Anger Caused Police Demotions

Yar’Adua Makes Sweeping Changes in the Military

PDP Raises Funds for Imoke

Nigerians Urged to Patronise Complaints Commission

Stolen Artefacts: Police Parade 5 Suspects

N800m Scam: Edem Granted Bail

Lawmaker Berates Presidency over Siemens

Army Chief Advises Soldiers on Professionalism

Group Seeks Okah’s Release

Health: NMA Accuses Top Govt Oficials of Sabotage

FoI Bill: Human Rights Commission Flays Delay

Mend Accuses JTF of Extra-judicial Killing

FG Approves Gas Master Plan Investor Road Show

Again, PDP Alleges Plot to Truncate Democracy

EFCC Arrests Marc Wabara

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

‘Examination Malpractices Cancerous’

2 Feared Dead in Communal Clash

Govt to Raise N275bn from Capital Market as Fashola Signs Bill

Doma Advocates Strong Family System

North to De-emphasise Reliance on Oil

Wamakko Tasks WHO, Donor Agencies on Polio

‘Erosion May Wash Anambra away in 20 Years’

Yar’Adua Leads Imoke’s Campaign

NDIC Wants 20% Single Obligor Limit Slashed

Nigeria Now ‘Frontier Emerging Market’, Says IMF

THISDAY Petitions IG over Ogundeji’s Murder

Budget Crisis Looms

World Cyber Games: $5m Prize Money at Stake

Council Chief, Administrator Fight over Allocation, Revenue

Ex-NBA Chair Seeks Review of 2003 Presidential Poll

ICPC Official Blames Judicial System for Corruption

Mark Lists Challenges of National Security

Senator Accuses Yuguda of Running Dictatorial Govt

Jostle for P’Harcourt Beautification Contract Begins

...Amaechi Urged to Demolish Water Fronts

Ghost Workers: N’Assembly Management to Screen Staff

MTel Workers Threaten to Cripple Service

2 Killed in JTF, Militants’ Gunduel

Jumbo Salary: NLC Seeks Inclusion of Workers

Why We Kept State Funds in Fixed Account – Ondo Official

Fake Passport: Saudi Arabia Deports 40 Nigerians

Police: We’ll Unmask Ogundeji’s Killers

FG Earmarks N10bn to Boost Rice Production

Falana Alleges Plan to Prosecute Protesting Soldiers

Nigeria, Germany Partner on 6,500mw

Britain Counsels Nigeria on How to Relate with Oil Firms

Monday, August 18, 2008

NGO Trains 752 on Poverty Alleviation Skills

Bank PHB Sweeps Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

NAPTIP Laments Rising Cases of Sale of Babies

Workshop Demands Budget Office in State Assemblies

El-Rufai: Court Can’t Stop Us, Says Senate

N’Delta Killings: Chevron’s Trial Begins Sept in US

Musharraf, Pakistani President, Resigns

‘Masari Group’ Moves to Unseat Deputy Speaker

Shake-up in Aso Rock

Be Responsible, Fashola Challenges Special Marshals

Bayelsa Vows to Tackle Militancy

Prisons Boss Reads Riot Act to Corrupt Officials

Present Idris' Entry Qualification, UAD Urges Varsity

MASSOB accuses Obasanjo of genocide

Govt Decries Overbloated Workforce

Ribadu: ‘Demotion‘ll Create Image Problem for Govt’

Malaysia to Assist Nigeria in Rice Production

Zamfara Alleges Destabilisation Plot

Robbers Attack Police Station

Politician Seeks Special Courts for Graft Cases

Manufacturers Seek Improved Electricity Supply

FG, States Need N5.9trn to Actualise ‘Education for All’

Yobe Approves N14,800 Minimum Wage for Teachers

Ogundeji Killed By Suspected Robbers

Workers Seek Pay Rise

VP Backs Bayelsa Power Probe

NUC to Introduce Institutional Accreditation – Okojie

Falling Oil Prices: OPEC May Cut Output

Uduaghan’s Office Burgled

Iwu: Electoral Offenders to be Prosecuted Soon

Infrastructure, N’Delta Hamper Economy -Usman

Again, JTF Destroys 120 Illegal Refineries

Former NDDC Chair Remanded in Custody

N12bn: EFCC, ICPC quiz top Ondo officials

Adenuga Bags Lifetime Oil Award

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Govt to Get $6m from W’Bank Project

Nigeria Set to Produce Structural Steel

Fraud: 6 Council Staff Nabbed

Fayose-led PDP Postpones Congress

ICAN Wants House Report on Power Released

Unfpa Vows to Tackle Maternal, Child Mortality Maternal, Child Mortality

Lamido: Mantu’s Defeat Shows PDP’s Neutrality

Banker to the Poor, Yunus, to Deliver Lecture in Lagos

El-Rufai Drags Senate to Court

IIL Negotiates for Stake in New NITEL

MMA2: Virgin Nigeria Lacks Valid Legal Claim, Says FG

EFCC Closes in on House Members

FG Vows to Punish Erring Petrol Dealers

Citizen Diplomacy Not for Illegality– Maduekwe

‘Nigeria Among Leading Contributors to UN Peacekeeping’

Akume: I’ve No Rift with Mark

NITEL Board Ratifies Iseghohi’s Appointment

Lagos Police Fully Equipped to Reduce Crime, Says CP

Zain’s Ligali Named CEO of the Year

Kogi ANPP, PDP Trade Accusations over Ballot Papers

Gateway Communications Expands to Central Africa

FG Summons Contractors Handling Dredging of River Niger

‘Alaibe Also Aided Hostage Release’

Workshop Tasks Govt on Literacy Policy

Poll: Wayas Backs Imoke

Obasanjo’s Tenure a Waste, Says Bamaiyi

‘Pneumonia Kills 2m Children Yearly’

Nigeria Records 1.2m New Subscribers Monthly–Ndukwe

How Abubakar, Obasanjo, Atiku Expended BASA Fund

Nigeria Has No Audit Act, Says Auditor-General

NJI: EFCC Recovers N1.8bn from Secret Account, Contractors

NITEL: Senate Chides NCC, BPE

PDP: INEC Can’t Order Fresh Congresses

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Agency Raises C’ttee on Wages Disparity

FG’s Women Empowerment Regime Excites Cameroon

NAPEP Okays N24m for Economic Development

Royal Fathers Seek Religious Harmony

NERDC Plans Expansion of School

‘Why PDP Crisis Lingers’

ILO Boosts Campaign Against Child Trafficking

‘We Didn’t Collect Ransom from Berger’

‘Late Yar’Adua, Okiro Benefited from Irregular Promotions’

Militants Give Military 24hrs Ultimatum

As Top Dignitaries Grace Dangote’s Daughter’s Wedding… Buhari: Only Death’ll Stop Me from Politics

Lagos: Opulence and Chaos Meet in an African Boomtown

Chukwuemeka Out

Bolt Sets World Record, Wins Olympic 100 Gold

‘God’ll Decide IBB’s Political Future’

Siasia Hails Performance of Dream Team

Lube Section of Kaduna Refinery Comes Alive

FG to establish Steel Coy in Zamfara, Says Shinkafi

First Bank: Ajekigbe Goes on Exit Leave October

Friday, August 15, 2008

JTF Kills 12 Militants

House Wants FG to Present 2009 Budget in September

IBB Recommends Marshal Plan for N/Delta

Virgin Nigeria Begins Flights from MMA2

Bakassi: Britain Congratulates Nigeria on Handover

‘Dissolution of NDDC’ll Stall Devt’

75-year-old Chief Kidnapped in P/H

Fashola’s Office Burgled, N4m Stolen

Depositors’ Funds Now N6.7trn – Soludo

Tinubu: Two-party System Ideal for Nigeria

PTDF Blames Project Delays on N’Delta Crisis

FG Approves New Refineries in Lagos, Eket

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Youths Urged to Form Cooperative Societies

Uduaghan Cautions Students against Violence

Censors Board Seeks Support for Film Industry

NDLEA Arrests Undergraduate, 2 Others

Lagos to raise N275bn from capital market

Nigeria, S’Africa Parley over Repatriation Fees

Osayande: Only VP can recall Ribadu from NIPSS

Passengers Flock MMA2 as V’Nigeria Halts Operation

Ojediran Leaves Shell, Returns to THISDAY

FG: 10,000mw No Longer Feasible by 2010

Bakassi: Security Fears Force Change of Handover Venue

Edem’s Case Didn’t Affect NDDC Funds – Abia

Rights Group Seeks Magu’s Release

Shell Signs $10m Contract with Dorman Long

EFCC Takes Battle To LGs

Area Boys Mob Oni at Festival

Ogun Central PDP Chairman Removed

Police Contest Release of Vehicles to Martins

S&P Launches National Credit Rating Scale

Gunmen Kidnap Female Lawyer, 4 Kids

Senate Seeks Special Appropriation of $36m for NCAA

MEND Frees Kidnapped Julius Berger Workers

Obasanjo Library: Soyinka threatens to sue

Domestic Excess Crude Account Hits N405bn

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rain Wreaks Havoc, Displaces 2000 People

70,000 Benefit from Solar Electricity

We’ll Improve Schools, Hospitals – Jang

NDIC to Protect Small Depositors, Says Ogunleye

Ceremony to Take Place at Abana

The Green Tree Agreement

...Tension Grips Residents of the Peninsula

Obasanjo yet to get retirement benefits

Bye Bye, Bakassi...

NDLEA Destroys 6 Tons of Narcotics in Minna

Dissolution of NDDC’s Board’ll Stall Devt – Utomi

New Owner to Refurbish NNMC with $50m

Police Move PEF Vehicles to Force Headquarters

Constitution Amendment: Senate Appoints 7 New Members

Nigeria Needs Foreign Direct Investment – NIPC

Minister Tasks Firm on Environmental Protection

Cop Kills Man in Sokoto

Police Deny Rumour of Disquiet over Posting

Investigate Oyinlola, Opposition Urges EFCC

Manufacturers Lament High Cost of Diesel

Privatisation Programme on Course, Says BPE Boss

Agagu, PDP, INEC Appeal against Tribunal Ruling

Ghana, Togo, Benin Parley over Bird Flu

FG Approves N81m Contract for DNCR Assets Evaluation

North: Sylva Denounces Asari-Dokubo’s Statement

EFCC Denies Redeploying Investigators

Chinese Firm May Replace Julius Berger in Rivers

Gowon Seeks Improved Funding for NYSC

Yar’Adua Withdraws Revenue Formula Proposals

NLC Flays FG over State of Refineries

Senate Receives List of Infrastructure C’ttee Nominees

Demotion: Senate Summons Okiro, Osayande

...Passes Budget Amendment Bill

ANPP, AC Lament Handover

And Now the Handover

Ewa-Henshaw: FG Is Violating the Law

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Minister Laments Low Level of Land Tilling

PDP Writes INEC Over Congress

44, 203 Pensioners Await Benefits

Constitution Review to Create Role for Monarchs –Mark

FG to Strengthen Auditor-General’s Independence

Waziri: No Sacred Cow in Fight against Corruption

FG, States Share N78bn Excess Proceeds for July

Virgin Nigeria Relocates as FG Grounds Operations

Deloitte’s Revenue Hits Double-Digit for 6th Year

BPE: EFCC’s Key Witness Sacked

Bakassi: Security Beefed up

EC Grants to EFCC Now $32m, Says Waziri

Aviation Probe: Senate C’ttee’ Summons Usman, Aondoakaa

New Strain of Bird Flu Detected in Nigeria

Immigration: Rights Group Seeks Compensation for Victims

Navy Clarifies Security Breach Report

Why We’re Interested in Anambra –Whitaker Group

Obongship Tussle: CJ Orders Hearing of Ekpo-Bassey’ s Case

Gunmen Kill Katsina Govt Official

Nwobodo: PDP’s Founding Members’ll Take over Soon

Spanish Consortium to Invest in Nigeria

Idris’ File Missing, Says UniAbuja

NUT Suspends Strike Indefinitely

Why We Attacked Agge, By JTF

Drama as Kidnapper Frees Toddler

Nigeria to Partner Iran on Gas Exploration

Ateke Claims Damaging Alakiri Gas Supply Line

Electoral Reform Panel Gets 4 Months Extension

NLC Set to Tackle FG over Fuel Hike

MDAs Remit N350m Unpaid Taxes

Senate Reconvenes Today

Power Emergency: FG Reads Riot Act to Oil Firms

George, 4 Others Granted Bail

Monday, August 11, 2008

World Yoruba Festival: S’West Govs Agree on New Modalities

Govt Partners Private Investors to Reactivate Steel Company

Sultan Offers Recipes for World Peace

NITEL: House C’ttee Backs Transcorp

Infrastructure Regulatory Commission: NCP Condemns Shonekan’s Appointment

FG Lists Gains of Dry Ports

Turai Seeks Automatic Jobs for Disabled

NUJ Commends THISDAY Over Workers’ Welfare

Navy alleges plot to destabilise Nigeria

MMA2: Govt, Virgin Nigeria Set for Showdown

Kingibe: We‘ll Never Negotiate with Militants

FG: No Going Back on Fuel Price Hike

Ekiti Assembly Begins Probe of Caretaker C’ttee Chairmen

Senate C’ttee Wants Ecological Fund Office Scrapped

Ex-NUJ President’s House, 200 Others for Demolition

Decongestion: Enugu plans satellite communities

FCT Demands Tax Autonomy

FG Raises Alarm over Expired Pesticides

Criminals’ve Taken over N’Delta Struggle –Uchendu

US Envoy Seeks Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts

Oyinlola Wants Australia’s Visa Policy Reviewed

Armed Robbers Kill 4 in Kano

‘95 % of Shell Staff’re Nigerians’

Obasanjo’s Library Seals $6.1m Deal With US Firm

Fashola Pleads with NLC over Planned Picketing

DELSU Student Kills Lover, Commits Suicide

Controversy Trails Constituency Delineation

FG to Increase Non-oil Revenue in 2009

Project Site: Brass LNG Clarifies Report

Bakassi Handover: Senator Condemns FG’s Insistence

Ekwueme Seeks Devt of N’Delta

Stay Away from Bakassi, UK Warns Nationals

EFCC Compiles List of FG Contractors

Police Arrest Pregnant Girls in Enugu ‘Baby Factory’

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Firm Donates N15m Medicare Equipment to NGO

Obi-Okoye Pledges to Unite Anambra PDP

‘Why Nigeria’s Under-developed’

MEND Frees Ondo SSG’s Brothers, Others

NDDC Takes N’Delta Masterplan to UN

FG Targets 269,000 Adult Literacy Instructors By 2010

‘We’re Committed to Developing Local Content’

27.5 % Salary Increase for Teachers Unsatisfactory –NLC

Govt to Boost Public Transportation with N400m

ASUP Wants FG to Take-over Auchi Poly

ANPP: Shekarau to Reconcile Aggrieved Members

JAMB: UNILORIN to Admit 3,500 Students

NAFDAC Canvases Life Imprisonment for Fake Drug Dealers

UBEC: Nasarawa Least Performing State

Nafada: Constitution Review to Begin Next Month

To Address Negative Portrayal of Africa, THISDAYStyle Goes Global

Senate Plans Review of Benefits Granted Bonny LNG

How Ribadu was demoted

Fayemi: I’ve No Personal Hatred for Oni

16 Parties Soft–pedal on Lagos LG Poll

Abuja Sheraton for Listing on Stock Exchange

‘N’Delta Crisis Can Scare Foreign Investors’

First Private Health Trade Fair Holds in Lagos

Babangida Extols Jose’s Virtues

Plateau Proposes N19.7bn Supplementary Budget

Toddler Kidnapped at Church Service

Uduaghan, Ogbemudia Mourn Inijie

Aikpitanhi’s death: Father sues Iberia Airline

S’South Seeks Constitution Review

Senate Decries Prison Congestion

NDE, UNIDO to Produce Hydro Power Turbines

OPEC to Boost Output By 2010

Sultan, Ajibola, Fafunwa Seek Muslim Unity

Amaechi Orders Demolition of Illegal Refinery

Ekiti to Revive Fayose’s Poultry Project

3-Storey Building Collapses in Kano

Senate Leader: Why We’re Reconvening This Week

MMA: Domestic Operations at Int’l Wing Ends Today

Democracy, Still Fragile in W’Africa, Says Iwu

MEND Warns Julius Berger to Quit Abuja Today

ICPC: List of Corrupt Ex-govs Under Way

AC: Atiku’ll Not Return to PDP

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Graft: EFCC Targets Tinubu, Bafarawa, Muazu

Wamakko Reads Riot Act to Contractors

Ndokwa–East Council Sacks 295 Workers

Somali Militants Seize Nigerian Ship

NAFDAC Destroys N250m Fake Drugs

Again, JTF Uncovers Illegal Refinery, Arrests 12

Ismail Babatunde Jose (1926-2008)

Germany Ends Falcons’ Beijing Dreams

Relative of US Olympic Coach Killed

Dream Team Seeks Japan Boost

Police Commended for Arresting Orji’s Attacker

‘Anambra PDP Didn’t Disobey Court Order’

Court Lacks Jurisdiction on Bakassi, Says AGF

Firm Plans Rice, Cassava Production

NAPEP Gets N90m Grant to Fight Poverty

Yar’Adua to Present 2009 Budget Sept

Nigeria’s Composite Insulator Factory Takes-off

Govt Offers 184 Postgraduate Scholarship

Ohakim Seeks Nigeria, S’Africa Economic Cooperation

TV Outfit Recovers N17 Debt

Friday, August 08, 2008

UN Sec Gen Hails Bakassi Handover

FG Welcomes Turjkey’s Support for Vision 2020

Sanusi to Succeed Ajekigbe at FBN

EFCC Arraigns Bode George, 4 Others

Pride and Patriotism as China Hosts World’s Biggest Olympics

Again, Bakassi Indigenes Sue AGF

JTF Sinks Militants’ Boats

Security Beefed up in Azazi’s Country Home

C/River Re-run Election Holds Aug 23

House, Oil Companies Agree on Host Communities

Ribadu’s Demotion in Order, Says Lawyer

FRSC Seeks Partnership With EFCC

Senator Petitions IG over Threat to Life

PDP Factions in Legal Tussle over Party Control

N50m Debt: AG Orders Okiro to Obey Court Order

Currency Circulation Hits N937bn, Triggers 12% Inflation

Olympics: Nigerian Journalist Suffers Paralysis in China

NigComSat, DigiTech Sign Agreement on Digital Broadcasting

Nigeria, S’Africa to Boost Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP – Report

N’Delta: VP Seeks More Powers for Govs

EFCC Arrests George, Dabo

Nigeria Loses N11.5bn to Essential Oils Import

‘New NITEL’ll Not Condone Business as Usual’

North Must Tackle Poverty – Lamido

Govt Earmarks N2bn for Airport

‘1.5m Graduates Passed Through NYSC’

‘Comprehensive Ceasefire’ll End N’Delta Crisis’

How Excess Crude Funds Can be Untilised–Ezekwesili

OPEC: FG’s Contributions Secure Employment for 2 Nigerians

I’ll Take ICT to Grassroots, Says Dabiri-Erewa

Yar’Adua Condoles Jose’s Family

2009 Budget: N’Assembly Plans Stakeholders’ Confab

Martins Seeks Access to PEF Vehicles

Poor Policy Implementation, Bane of Devt – Yar’Adua

Bail: Boni Haruna Knows Fate Today

Supplementary Budget to Focus on Infrastructure

Illegal Migration: ‘10,000 Nigerians Died in 9yrs’

Okiro: Only NIPSS Can Recall Ribadu

Getting the ‘Killer Look’

Yar’Adua Nominates Shonekan for Infrastructure Commission

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Bird Flu: Govt Disinfects Farms

Group Tasks FG over ICJ Ruling

Poll: Forensic Experts Allege Multiple Thumb-printing

Vision 2020: NPC to Partner MAN, NECA over Productivity

Bakassi: Wali, Boundary Commission Disagree

Governors, Teachers Reach Truce on New Salary Scale

ID Card: Ireland, UK Freeze N1.06bn Assets

Mauritania: Nigeria AU Condemn Coup

EFCC Seeks Seizure of Ill-gotten Assets

Ribadu’s Demotion Unsettles NIPSS

Wife of Shell Official, 2 Others Kidnapped

Senate Bemoans State of Roads in S’East

NDLEA Boss Laments Disappearance of Exhibits

FG Averts Health Workers’ Strike

Tribunal Verdict Tears Ondo Students Apart

Ogomudia Gives Recipe for National Security

7-point Agenda: Doctors Condemn Non-inclusion of Health

Power: ‘19,000 Megawatts Realisable by 2011’

Why Depositors Funds’re Still Trapped –NDIC Boss

FG Approves N314.32m for NASRDA Databank

Judges Hands-off Obong of Calabar Case

1 Killed as Hoodlums Set Bank on Fire

Tourism: FCTA Gets N180bn Investment for Lakefront

Atiku Lauds PDP’s Decision on BoT Chair

Senate C’ttee Makes Case for More Refineries

Afenifere, CNPP, Utomi Condemn Ribadu’s Demotion

Juju scam: Yar’Adua orders probe of NDDC boss

IG Assures on Safety of Life, Property

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Judge Dies in Ghastly Accident

Don’t Abandon Rural Telephony Project, Senate Tells FG

Bonny Youths Blame Crisis on N500m Shell Largesse

Poor Infrastructure Worries Executives

Family Seeks Justice in Attempted Murder Case

Gov to Enforce Indigenes Employment Law

Yar’Adua Pledges to Fight Human Trafficking

Nigeria Never Owned Bakassi – Ajibola

CBN Directs Banks to Publish Rates on Websites

Caverton Acquires 5 Helicopters, Expands Operations

BoT chair: PDP serves Obasanjo quit notice

Police Demote Ribadu

25m Nigerians are Sickle Cell Carriers – Minister

Doctors Demand Uniform Salary Structure

Senate Considers Increased Funding for Navy in 2009

Yarima Denies Pasting Presidential Poster

Yar’Adua Deploys 4 Perm Secs

‘2,121 Policemen Died in 2007’

NAMA Set to Implement New Terminal Charges

170 Granted Nigerian citizenship

Court Adjourns Zenon, Chevron Suit to Sept 30

Northern Govs Plan Foundation for Ahmadu Bello

NDDC Reacts to Report on N’Delta Devt

‘N’Delta Problems Can Be Solved’

Globacom Rolls Out in More Rural Areas

NITEL Strategises to Enhance Operations

Police Recover N280m from Gang

ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Meet on Security

EFCC Slams 21-Count Charge on Boni Haruna

House C’tte Wants Concession of Apapa Terminal C Revisited

SIM Registration: NCC Gives Committee Marching Orders

JTF Recovers Anti-aircraft Ammunition from Militants

Monday, August 04, 2008

‘Nigeria Recorded 1,260 Oil Spills in 3 Years’

North Benefits Little from Oil Wealth – Maitama Sule

Assembly Moves to Probe Fertiliser Scandal

Unlawful Detention: Court Rules in Favour of Citibank

Globacom sets to acquire Gambia, Liberian operating licences

Gambari: How to End Regional Crisis

FG Orders Virgin Nigeria to Relocate to MMA2

Diamond Bank Posts Impressive Results for 2008

Soldiers Raze Agge, Bayelsa Town

Chaos Trails Closure of Third Mainland Bridge

Post-dated Beverage Products Shock Consumer Council

UBEC Expresses Concern over 20m Street Kids

Varsity Students on Rampage over Colleague’s Death

More Tribute for Jose

ICPC: NPS Official Collected N22m from Job-Seekers

BoT, Parallel Congresses Top PDP NEC Meeting Agenda

Senate Wants Railway Modernisation Fund Domiciled with NRC

Joint Police/Military Patrol for Lagos Soon, Says Fashola

Nestoil Seals Deal with Exxon Mobil to Revamp Tank Farm

Senate Bemoans Loss of $15m to Gas Flaring Daily

EFCC Arrests Ex-staff, Ibrahim Magu

Sale of Texaco: PENGASSAN Warns Chevron

Israeli Embassies Under Security Threat –Envoy

Police Release Identities of Kidnapped Expatriates

Judge’s Death Stalls Haruna’s Arraignment

Bakassi: Indigenes Threaten Aondoakaa with Contempt Charge

Draft Bill Proposes Repeal of Oil, Gas Laws

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Afenifere Flays PDP Govs over Obasanjo

LG Polls: Assembly Cautioned on Electoral Crisis

UNIBEN Students Demonstrate over Bursary

Mbadiwe’s C’ttee to Reconcile Udenwa, Nzeribe

PDP Divided over LG Appeal Tribunal Verdict

NLC Protests Political Office-holders’ Salary

Investment: Africa Finance Chiefs Pledge Transparency

...Guild of Editors Too

Nigerdock: Count Us Out of Gunrunning

Senate Seeks to Censor Big Brother Africa

Haruna: EFCC Picks Adamawa House Minority Leader

Naval Chief: Warships Not for N’ Delta

Anambra: Speaker, Lawmakers Face Expulsion from PDP

Africa, Highly Attractive for Business – Expert

Probe Attack on Gov Orji, IG Urged

Saraki Identifies Bane of Devt

NSCDC Rescues 30 Kids from Traffickers

HIV/AIDS: NACA Raises Hope on Traditional Medicine

Presidency Tasks Stakeholders on CDM Fund

Osun: PDP Leaders to Appear in Court over Rape

No celebrations, but reflections, says Ibori at 50

George: I Didn’t Run Away from EFCC

FG’ll Support FoI Bill, Says Odey

Collapsed Building: COREN Seeks 21-yr Jail Term for Culprits

Lottery Board Pledges Investment in Good Causes

‘Why IMSU Suspended Post-UME Exams’

MEND Abducts 9 People in Ondo

Emir Lauds Yar’Adua’s Move against Polio

CNPP, AC Fault PDP on Democracy

EFCC Quizzes ex-NAMA Director

Shell to Supply Gas to NIPPs

House Flays Abuses in Oil Blocks Allocation

N’Delta: Ohanaeze Faults Northern Leaders

Nigerians Flee Bakassi, As Handover Date Approaches

BoT: Group Mobilises against Obasanjo

Nigerians Pay Tribute to Jose

Saturday, August 02, 2008

FoI Bill: NUJ Seeks Students’ Support

FG Lauds Akunyili over Anti-fake Drugs War

‘FG Can’t Phase Out Middle Level Manpower’

Nigerian Assumes Duty as UN Military Adviser

Govt Seeks Proper Classification of Gas Deposits

MDGs: Islamic Bank Grants FG $5m

PDP Writes NJC over Dismissed Petition

Motorists Groan as 3rd Mainland Bridge is Shut

Road Accident Claims 19 Lives

Jose, Nigerian Journalism Icon, Dies at 82

THISDAY Music & Fashion Festival Sets Washington DC Agog

Renewed Cult Clash Claims 8 Lives in Port Harcourt

SSS Is Not Hopeless

Edo Appeal Tribunal Sacks 3 LG Chairmen

UBE Boosts Enrolment in Zamfara Schools

EFCC arrests Yabatech Rector

Friday, August 01, 2008

Government College Keffi Changed My Life – Yar’Adua

Senate Reconvenes for Supplementary Budget

House Rejects N80bn Constituency Fund

JTF Averts Fresh Attack on Bonga

Bakassi Handover on Track Despite Injunction, Says FG

Celtel Changes Name Again

Obasanjo Embarassed Yorubas –Akala

Fayose: Why I’m Angry with Oni

Senate, Editors Partner on FOI Bill

Suspects Arrested over Ogun NURTW Murder

…Senate Flays Julius Berger

11 Die in FCT Auto Crash