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This Day News Archive for November 2008Rss

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Akunyili Lauded over Drug War

WHO Tasks Govt, Leaders on Financial Crisis

‘Why We’re Under-developed’

Lawan Seeks Action Against Illegal Schools

Labour Lauds Review of 2004 Pension Act

Women Mark 79th Anniversary of Aba Riots

FG Imports $650m Frozen Fish

Delta Invests N11bn on Sports

Again, 2 Killed as Robbers Strike in Ibadan

Oshiomhole Lauds Yar’Adua over Programme

Atiku: How I Can Return to PDP

Death Toll in Jos Riot Rises to 350

Ohaneze Elects New Leaders

Abebe Dinkesa Wins Obudu Race

Orlu Zone Insists on Ministerial Slot

‘Nigerian Leaders Should Emulate Awoniyi’

Varsity Gets New Principal Officers

Uduaghan Inaugurates 450 Trainees

A’Ibom May Shut Fake Churches

Again, Obasanjo Meets Congo Rebel Leader

Ekweremadu Tasks Igbo on Nation-building

‘Recruit Qualified Workers’

Friday, November 28, 2008

UBA Announces Operating Profits of N57bn in 12 Months

Finally, Ribadu gets NIPSS certificate

Mumbai Death Toll Rises to 160

Dozens Killed in Jos LG Election Riot

Hundreds of Pilgrims Stranded in Abuja

Gunmen Seize Scottish Oil Worker

Oyo May Get Joint Military/Police Patrol

Boni Haruna Granted Leave to Travel Abroad

Late Awoniyi Honoured

Robbers Kill Four Policemen in Edo

Group Urges Senate to Confirm Iheanacho

Oil Slips Below $53

Uduaghan’s Wife’s Convoy in Auto Crash

Court Declares Arrest of American Illegal

ANPP May Quit GNU

Mugabe, Rivals Agree on Power-sharing

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Chinese Engineers Arrive for PH Ring Road Project

‘S’West Now Hub of Cannabis Trade’

2009: Govt Proposes N95bn Budget

Assembly Seeks Ministerial Slot for Orlu

Call Daniel to Order, Group Tells Yar’Adua

Govt, AC Disagree over Council Poll

Badagry Expressway: 10 Firms Show Interest

Leadership Chairman, Editors Arraigned, Granted Bail

Power Woes to Worsen

UBA Records N57bn Operating Profits in 12 Months

My Pikin: Seller of killer chemical arrested

Four Nigerians Survive Mumbai Terror Attacks

Killer Teething Powder: AC Seeks Probe

Robbers Kill 4 Policemen

Firm Acquires 2 More Waste Collection Vessels

NDLEA Destroys N500m Indian Hemp Farm

‘Blood Transfusion Spreading HIV’

Obaigbena to Speak at ECOBA Dinner

Fund Raising: Constitution Not Violated, Says PDP

LG Poll: PLASIEC Commended

Global Meltdown: Zambia Seeks Nigeria’s Help

Dalai Lama in Nigreria

House C'ttee Threatens to Sanction Minister

Conflicting Reports on Lagos TRACON Project

Why anti-graft war slowed down –– Waziri

Zamfara Signs MoU on N19bn Power Project

Minister: 1st Batch for Confirmation Hearing

Housing: FG Sacks FHA Boss

I’ve Solution to N’Delta Problems–Atiku

Yar’Adua: Poor Infrastructure Stalls Growth

Naira Loses 99k against Dollar

Global Meltdown: Why Nigerian Banks’re Immune

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oni Berates Tinubu over Statement

Council Rescues Hole-in-Heart Girl

Why I’m Seeking Reconciliation -Aliyu

Police Nab Fake Currency Dealers

LP Accuses Agagu of Selling Govt Properties

Sylva Tasks Media, Seeks New Image for N’Delta

Halt Torture as Means of Law Enforcement, FG Urged

Chukwumerije slams senators over ‘bow and go’ tradition

NAFDAC, LUTH, Barewa Trade Blames

SEC Appoints Market Makers

Terrorists Kill 80 in India, Target Westerners

FG to Fund Budget from Excess Crude Account

Akinjide: Constitution Review, Wasteful Exercise

Pollution: Firm Gets 2 Bilge Tankers

Trigger-happy Cop Shoots 4 LASU Students

Police Kill 5 Suspected Kidnappers

Otedola Gives N200m Scholarship Award

Ribadu: Bakare Cautions Yar’Adua

Oyo Seeks Probe as ‘Council’ Gets N4.7bn Allocation

Court Subsitutes Omehia with Amaechi

Production Cuts: Nigeria Threatens to Ignore OPEC

Avaition: US Partners Nigeria

Bakassi: UN Promises Assistance on Ressetlement

Police Threaten to Sack Me, Says Ribadu

FG Moves to Tackle Erosion, Approves N11.5bn

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jailed for Life... Briton Sentenced for Murdering Nigerian Wife, Children

Nigeria, Angola to be highest-earning oil producers by 2030

US Fed Injects $800bn to Boost Borrowing

Ribadu to Face Trial Next Week

I don’t have houses in UK, Dubai –Ribadu

George: No Evidence of Contract Inflation–Witness

Obasanjo’s Divorce Suit: Parties Know Fate Jan. 23

PDP: Zwingina, Tukur Insist on Atiku’s Return

Tinapa: Regulatory Framework Released

Conflict, Ingredient of Democratic Growth – Yuguda

Jakande Seeks FG’s Protection for Local Steel Mills

Polytechnic Teachers Threaten Showdown with FG

Tax Evasion: CAC, FIRS Operations to be Harmonised

Power Supply: Absence of Security Stalls Projects

ExxonMobil’s Commissions $3.5bn Gas Project

Gas Flaring: Oil Companies Pay N15bn in 3 Years

Council of State: Crime Rate Decreasing

Senate Raps FERMA Boss

Youths Invade Shell Office

Council Poll: Jang Warns against Thuggery

House Berates Minister over Phantom LG

Council Boss Reaffirms Commitment

‘Killer Paracetamol’ Claims 25 Babies

Utomi Lauds FG over Ribadu

FG Gives Ultimatum on TRACON Project

Abia Guber: Appeal Court Adjourns Sine Die

Yar’Adua Tasks Army on Reform Process

House Issues Ultimatum on Power Probe Report

Out-of-school kids: Nigeria, Pakistan lead

House, Minister Disagree over Budget 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Prison Authority Urges FG to Renovate Quarters

Afenifere Membership Open to All, Says Fasoranti

Oyinlola Releases N550m for Hospital Take off

We’ll Make Abuja One of the Best – Babalola

Group Urges Oshiomhole to Appoint Physically-challenged

Suntai Blames Ignorance for LGs’ Under-devt

Abuja Carnival, Source of Pride – Yar’Adua

House Committee to Probe Fuel Importation, Crude Oil Lifting

FG Secures $780m Loan from World Bank

Mark: FG Lacks Will to Stop Gas Flaring

Obama Names Geithner, Summers in Economic Team

Police Ask Ribadu to Resume in Edo

Group Lauds Yar’Adua over Ministerial List

Research Grant Underway for Rice Production

Be Committed to N’Delta, S’South Govs Tell FG

Waste-to-Wealth: Bayelsa, Gombe, Kwara Make Project List

Rockcity 101.9 Fm, Begins Test Transmission

ANABEL Mobile Signs Music, Video Deal with Storm Records

S’West: NDLEA Moves against Cannabis Cultivation

How to Address Poverty in Ibadan – Folarin

Another Book Deal for Ojediran in Europe

Water Projects: FG Needs N52bn to Settle Debts

Robbers Kill DPO in Ekiti

Court Grants Nnamani Permission to Travel

American Firm Sues UBEC, ETF

Assessment: 259 Teachers Fail Test

IBTC Pension Assets Hit N200bn

Power Project: Oando Takes Delivery of Equipment

PDP Fund-raiser: Parties Petition Yar’Adua

Kutigi Warns Judicial Officers against Abuse of Power

Sunday, November 23, 2008

NCAA Alerts Pilots on Weather

PH Airport: FAAN Gets Dec 20 Deadline

Osunbor Returned Govt Cars - Aide

Afenifere: PRONACO Gives Condition for Intervention

Govt Shuts 50 Illegal Health Facilities

Car Saga: Group Denies Pact with Keyamo

Police, robbers in gun battle

Govt Reiterates Commitment to Judges’ Welfare

Professionals Back Vision 2020

‘Why Nigeria Can’t Organise Free, Fair Election’

House Sales: Banks Pay N46bn Proceeds to FGN

Clinton ‘Accepts’ Secretary of State Offer

Ministers: 5 More Names Ready

Lagos-Kano rail contract ‘inflated by $700m’

Outrage over Ribadu

AC Hails Soludo’s Appointment

Bankole Seeks Anti-poverty Projects

Bakare, Ayedogbon for Realm of Glory Conference

...Assists 6 Federal Varsities

Desertification Affects 35m Nigerians, Says FG

Abuja Carnival: Stanbic IBTC Partners NTDC, Others

Under-dispensing: Ministry Seals Stations

Ekiti Council Poll: AC Lawmakers Poised for Showdown

Police, Hisbah May Clash over Seized Trailer

Iheanacho: Maritime Stakeholders Laud Yar’Adua

Mark Tasks Church on Okpede’s Children

We’re Not Probing VAMED, Says Senate C’ttee

Sultan Seeks Board to Fund Research

C’ttee Summons Contractors over Slow Pace

House Summons CBN, Pencom over Legacy Funds

Yar’Adua Seeks Better Ranking for Nigerian Varsities

Globacom’s Topshot Killed in Police, Robbers Gun Duel

‘Constitution Amendment Designed to Meet Expectations’

Train Services Resume on Enugu-PH Route

Gun Running: Court Ends Trial, Jails 2 More Soldiers

W’Africa: Soludo Seeks Fundamental Rethink on Financial Integration

How to Make Nigeria Work

Coup Scare in Guinea Bissau

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Six Councillors Suspended in Isiala Ngwa South

FG Okays State as Export Free Trade Zone

‘Varsity Education, Key to Nation-building’

It’s Criminal to Owe Pensioners, Says Obi

SON Warns over Fake Cylinder, LPG Tanks

FG Loses $10bn to Foreign Seafarers

...Tasks Media on Religious Issues

FG increases Railways allocation by 100%

Iyabo-Obasanjo Denies Remark against Daniel

Reduce Social Tension, Edo Gov Tells President

Obama phones Yar’Adua, discusses African Affairs

Security men manhandle Ribadu, family at NIPSS graduation

Magoro Backs Kebbi Speaker, Deputy’s Impeachment

PDP Suspends Lawmaker over Anti-party Activities

FG to Scrap Post-Varsity Matriculation Exams

Fashola Urges US, Others to Invest in Nigeria

Now, This is Getting Ridiculous!

Army Jails Major for Illegal Arms Possession

Friday, November 21, 2008

Shehu Musa Buried in Bida

Two Killed, as Robbers Raid Banks in Lagos

Udenwa Fails Ministerial Security Screening

AGF Applauds London Ruling on Ibori

Atiku: I’ll Run for Presidency in 2011

Museveni Commends Yar’Adua’s 7-point Agenda

Daniel /Iyabo Saga: We’re Not Involved, Says SSS

Transparency Initiative for N’Delta

Navy Foils Attack on Shell Facility

Ex-Gov Appears Before Judicial Commission

Sultan Tasks Oshiomhole on Governance

Nigeria Targets 25m Children for Immunisation

House Restates Commitment to Power Probe

Thursday, November 20, 2008

IMCL Unveils ‘Super Deal Bonanza’ for Citronix Coding Machines

Shagari Tasks Lawmakers on Democratic Values

PDP Chieftain Escapes Death, 5 Injuried

Fashola Preaches Integrity, Honesty

Govt: Why AC Candidate Can’t Be Sworn in

NDLEA Nabs 13, Destroys 22 Acres of Hemp

3 Feared Dead as Car Plunges into Lagoon

11 Ministerial nominees submit incomplete CVs

Ribadu: EFCC Wants to Arrest Me

Vodafone Targets Nigeria’s Telecoms Market

Infrastructure to Gulp 91% of Capital Allocation

Atlantic Ocean May Sink Lekki, Bayelsa

NCAA Boss Seeks BASA Fund for Training

Commissioner’s Comments Infuriate UNAD Workers

Another Religious Crisis Averted in Bauchi

PDP Fund Raiser: We’ll Challenge INEC in Court, Says CPP

UK Pledges £148m for Healthcare in Nigeria

PDP Wades into Daniel/Obasanjo-Bello Face-off

Okogie Flays PDP Fund-Raiser

Accidents Claims 11 in Osun

Osun Rehabilitates 12 Abandoned Kids

Sylva Tasks Council Chiefs on Corruption

UNIDO: Nigeria’s Industrial Base Depleted

Oshiomhole: Democracy Has Come to Stay – Atiku

Miner killed, Senator shot in Ibadan

Nigeria, Uganda Task AU on Global Economic Meltdown

PH: Gunmen Kill Cops, Kidnap 2 Civilians

Fasoranti Becomes Afenifere Leader

NITEL Restores SAT-3 Cable

JTF Repels Attack on Chevron’s Escravos Facility

IBB, Akinjide, Falae Extol Shehu Musa’s Virtues

Mark: Why Constitution Review Failed Under Obasanjo

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Utomi Seeks Arogundade’s Resignation

‘Ogbomoso IncidentVindicated Me’

Imoke Modifies $36m Calabar Monorail Project

PDP Leaders’ Forum Seeks Party Unity

Gov Awards N934m Skills Acquisition Contract

NPAN Tasks FG on Decaying Infrastructure

Ex-Speaker Returns Cars, Successor Takes Over

Chevron Declares Force Majeure on Production

Senate begins screening of ministerial nominees today

Shehu Musa Dies in London

Senate to Pass 2009 Budget Next Month

We Won’t Reduce Fuel Prices, Says FG

Aviation College to Tackle Unemployment – Saraki

Goje, Deputy Drag RMAFC to Court

UK Tasks FG on Drug Trafficking, Corruption

Speakers Seek Mambila Hydro-power Completion

NCAA Seeks Increased Private Sector Participation

Awosika : Family Petitions IGP

Accidents, Air Misses Make Africa ‘World’s Aviation Graveyard’

ALGON: How We’re Ripped off

Reactions Trail Ministerial List

Senate Considers Bill to Revive Rail System

...Condemns Victimisation of Nigerian Traders in Ghana

NIPSS: Ribadu, Briggs to Graduate Saturday

OPEC Loses $700bn to Global Recession, Falling Oil Prices

2008 Budget: House Summons NNPC Boss, Queries Minister

...Consummate Politician, Humanitarian Exits

Appeal Court petitioned over Abia guber

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby Saga: Assembly Summons Commissioner, Others

Global Workers Set Agenda for Oshiomhole

FUTA Seeks Constitution of Governing Council

14 Parties Kick over PDP Fund-raiser

Court Throws Out Suit on Spring Bank’s Acquisition

Govs Finally Agree to $45 Benchmark

Nigeria seeks $500m loan to build new satellites

Ministers: SSS Delays Udenwa, Ekaette, Agusto

Imoke Presents N106.7bn Budget

Obasanjo-Bello: Senate Investigates Brutality By Security Agents

‘Nigeria, Divinely Favoured in Oil, Gas’

‘Joint State/LGs Funds Spent on Guber Poll’

FG Earmarks N14bn for Police Retirees

Al-Mustapha: Court Admits Defendants’ Statement

Conduct Bureau Summons NDDC Boss

Energy Demand’ll Hit $300bn by 2030 –Sambo

EFCC Seeks Bench Warrant against Okoronkwo

FCT Shelves Demolition of Illegal Structures

NGE Flays Harrassment of Leadership Editors

Chigbue Blames Agencies for Ports Congestion

Arms Sale: 6 Soldiers Bag Life Sentences, 2 Demoted

Nuclear security: Nigeria joins league of 23

Car Saga: New Pressure Group Emerges in House

The Ministerial Nominees...

NITEL May Not Get Core Investor in Feb 2009

Monday, November 17, 2008

Court Validates Suntai’s Election

Oni, INEC Seek More Time to File Brief

Oshiomhole: Okiro Berates Police Commissioner for Negligence

Duke Presents Results of NOI-Gallup Poll on Nigeria

14,384 Died in Motor Accidents – Olagunju

Cement Company Announces N4.7bn Profit

Babalola Orders Demolition of Squatter Settlements

Yar’Adua Presents Budget to N’Assembly Tomorrow

Glo-1 Submarine Cable for Launch March 2009

Court Stops Banks over Sale of Texaco

NigComSat is second Chinese satellite to fail

Ministers: Yar’Adua Sends List to Senate

Omole, Industrialist, Dies at 93

THISDAY’s Maritime Editor Bags NMMA Award

Fashola Seeks Return of Trade Fair Complex to Lagos

Late Army PRO: Brother Seeks Investigation

Otudeko: NSE’ll Submit to Quoted Firms’ Obligations

US to Assist Nigeria on Aviation Safety Target

Army Officer Convicted over Sale of Arms

Jang: Safe Roads, Key to 7-point Agenda

Fuel Tanker Catches Fire while Offloading

Loot: Court Awards N10,000 Fine against Dariye

Capital Oil Signs N100m Partnership Deed with Anambra

Global Crisis: ECOWAS Laments Exclusion from Summit

N12bn Power Contract: Lagos Drags PHCN to Tribunal

SSS Carts Away Leadership’s Computers

Ribadu Turns Down Waziri’s Invitation

Car Saga: Gani, Ogunewe Demand Full Probe

Reform: Multinational Oil Companies’ Interests’ll Be Protected – Yar’Adua

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Govt Raises C’ttee on Communal Dispute

Nigeria’s Polio Cases Embarrassing, Says Sambo

Bankole: I Didn’t Hire Farouk – Amusan

PZ Educates Customers at Trade Fair

Gunmen Kidnap Lawmaker

House Summons NigComsat Boss over Missing Satellite

Cadbury, Directors Remain Sanctioned – Tribunal

Obasanjo in DR Congo, Pushes for Ceasefire

UN appoints Soludo into financial task force

Budget Delay: Yar’Adua Blames Global Crisis

FirstBank is Quoted Company of the Year

Stock Market Recovers

Bayero Cautions N’Assembly on State Creation

NEMA Seeks Emergency Call Number

Convict Tells S’Court to Reverse Death Sentence

I Didn’t Snub Anenih, George – Obasanjo-Bello

Census Data: Delay May Undermine Vision 2020

Car Saga: How We Issued N1.4bn Cheque –CBN

FG Releases New Guidelines for Oil Marketers

Naval Ratings: AC Wants Proper Prosecution of Case

‘Govt Alone Can’t Tackle Drug Trafficking’

Ministerial Slot: Groups Endorse Udenwa

PDP: Performance, Yardstick for Nomination

Recruitment: Character Commission to Investigate MDAs

Lukman Has Questions to Answer – House C’ttee

FG Restates Commitment to Job Creation

Ajaokuta: Workers Want Completed Plants Opened

Buhari, CNPP Seek Probe of PDP Fund Raising Donors

Police Arrest Leadership Publisher, Editors

Gas Shortage: Power Generation Drops By 800mw

Bakassi: Nigeria’s Decision, Laudable Says French Envoy

NCC approves Africa’s first smart phone for Nigeria

Saturday, November 15, 2008

PDP Commends Mbadiwe over Peace Efforts

NDDC Intensifies Rural Healthcare Services

PTDF Okays $10m to Train 2,569 Engineers

We’re Ready for Industrial Devt, Says Obi

Army Warns Officers Against Looting Depots

Bird Flu: FG, W’Bank Pay N631m to Farmers

ILO Decries Rich, Poor Income Gap

2 Militants Killed in Gun Duel with Soldiers

N2.3bn: Keyamo Faults CBN over Evidence on Car Saga

Again, JTF Nabs 22 Filipinos for Oil Bunkering

Merrill Lynch Ranks Nigeria World’s Safest Economy

Yar’Adua: PDP’ll Partner ANC to Promote Democracy

Daniel, Obasanjo-Bello Re-enact Rift in Ogbomoso

Mrs Yar’Adua Unveils Centre for Prison Inmates

Super Falcons Begin Title Defence

Osunbor denies N500m withdrawal, lodge looting

NDLEA Nabs Vehicles over Hard Drugs

Commission Perfects Plans on Community Policing

Oshiomhole: Judiciary’s Hope of Nigerians, Says Okiro

… Strengthens Democracy, By Bapetel

SSS Still Haunting Us, Says Leadership

‘How to Ensure Effective Leadership’

FG Earmarks N244bn to Boost Agric, Says Ruma

Friday, November 14, 2008

FG Opens Gas Revenue Account

Kebbi Speaker, Deputy Impeached

Oshiomhole Foils Plot to Loot Govt Lodge

Nigerian satellite begins fall to earth

Naira Rains at PDP Fund Raising

S/South Lawmakers Task Yar’Adua on Roads

Car Scam: Lawmakers Disown Umar Farouk

Zimbabwean Coalition Govt Collapses

Court: Re-arrest of Aduku, Others in Order

SSS Detains Leadership Editors over Report

Oyo Assembly Abandons Sitting for Gov’s Daughter’s Wedding

New Horizons Computer

AC Urges FG to Investigate Killing of Nigerians in Gambia

Commission to Penalise Erring Agencies on Federal Character

Ex-PDP Chairman Flayed for Visiting Orji

Senate Wants Executive to Implement NASS Resolutions

Yar’Adua Pardons Man on Death Row

Obama May Name Clinton Secretary of State

Thursday, November 13, 2008

6,000 Agric Products Fit for Export to US – Envoy

Drug Trafficking, Threat to Economy– Giade

‘Maths Crucial to Attainment of Vision 2020’

Hajj: ‘Babies’ll be Retained in Saudi Arabia’

Aliyu Denies Rift with Yar’Adua

Airforce Chief Seeks Partnership with Investors

NERC Issues Licences to 29 IPPs

Kano Retreat Suffers Set-Back as Senator Okpede Dies

Don’t Donate, Yar’Adua Tells Governors

Fresh Posers over Nigeria’s Satellite

25 New SANs Appointed

House Asks FG to Reject $3bn World Bank Loan

Adada State Proponents Appeal to S’East Leaders

Texaco: Zenon Wants Sale of Chevron’s Shares Nullified

Lake Nyos: .5m People May Be Choked

Sultan Counsels Police Service Commission

Pipeline Vandalism: Shell Contains Oil Spill

‘2007 Senate Retreat Triggered Action in N’Delta’

Lamido: Dutse Under Threat of Erosion

Car Saga: ‘I Was Bribed to Frame Bankole’

Ghana: Nigeria Traders Congratulate Oshiomhole

NEMA: Niger Bridge in danger of collapse

Involve Hosts in Devt Efforts – BATN Boss

Idris Swears-in 100 New Special Assistants

FRSC Unveils Revised Highway Code

Oshiomhole Visits Yar’Adua, Pledges Loyalty

Anambra: Gana C’ttee Recommends Fresh Congress

Vision 2020 Realisable, Says Yar’Adua

Oil Prices: OPEC to Meet in Cairo

French Investment in Nigeria Hits $4bn

NPAN Calls for Urgent Passage of FoI Bill

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bankole’s Transformers, Books Lying Fallow

CJ: Assembly Vows to Exercise Right

A’Court to Determine Aliyu’s Fate

Texaco: Chevron Loses Application to Zenon

Centenary: Awo Left an Enduring Legacy –Daniel

Nigeria’s satellite faulty, not missing, says FG

IG’s query: Ribadu goes to court

Zenith Bank’s Shareholders’ Funds Hit N346bn

‘Comrade Governor’ Sworn in, Promises 10,000 New Jobs

Budget Row Looms

Oshiomhole: Akpabio Laments as Uduaghan Hails Judgment

Delta Expresses Support for Boundary Demarcation

FG Moves to Light up Major Highways

Anyim: Executive, Legislature Dichotomy, Threat to Democracy

2011 Election: CDC Adopts Yar’Adua

Germany Backs Kano Cultural Heritage

MoU: How FG loses oil revenue

APGA Crisis: Court Confirms Umeh Chairman

DPR Bemoans Lack of Power to Prosecute

FG Renames Civil Service College

Nigeria Safe for Tourists, Investors, Says Runsewe

Oil Price: Yuguda Seeks Policy Shift

eVoting Imperative for Credible Elections, Says Iwu

‘Infrastructure Challenge, Bane of Private Sector Growth’

Car Saga: FIRS Denies Receiving N117.9m VAT

FAAN disrupts airlines’ operations over N4bn debts

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

W’Bank Commends Fadama Projects

Jang Charges ACF to Work for North’s Devt

Food Poisoning: Yuguda Orders Full Investigation

Kudirat: SSS Stalls Al-Mustapha’s Trial

Child Abuse: World Travel Market Boosts UN Campaign

Boundary Dispute: NBC Meets Edo, Delta Officials

Yar’Adua Flays Election Tribunals

Election Petitions: Winners and Losers

Oshiomhole: The Philosopher Becomes King

Nigeria’s N40bn satellite missing from orbit

...Nigeria’s Democracy Marches On

It’s Oshiomhole!

Coke Flags off Mega Festive Campaign

FG Bans Aircraft Without ELT Beacon

EFCC Files Fresh Evidence against Borishade

Sosan Challenges Women Managers on Responsibilities

Police recover ammunition hidden in sacks of beans

Lagos seeks investors in rail project

Lagos takes delivery of Sunborn Yacht Hotel

Nigeria, S’Africa Agree on Visa-free Regime

SSS Arrests Terry Waya

JTF Warns Militants over Attacks

Foreign investment: FG to review visa policy

10 Nigerians Still Missing in Gambia, Says Amnesty Int’l

Armed Forces Face Human Rights Probe

Budget: Yar’Adua Seeks Executive-Legislature Harmony

Meltdown: Africa’s new attraction, says German President

Yar’Adua: Verdict’s Rule of Law in Action

AGAIN, APPEAL TRIBUNAL DECLARES OSHIOMHOLE EDO GOVERNOR

Monday, November 10, 2008

China: Take Advantage of FG’s Reforms - NIPC Boss

Experts Urge Building Code Enforcement

UK Earmarks N1.2bn for Nigerian Farmers

Teachers Protest Payment of Old Salary Scale

Poor Performance: IBB Varsity Expels 39

Suntai: Why Poverty Persists

Food Poisoning Claims One Student, 40 Hospitalised

…She was Like Fela, Says NLC

Makeba: A Legend for All Seasons

Alleged Extortion: EFCC Arrests Terry Waya

Makeba Dies Singing...

Govs Want Higher Oil Price Benchmark

Freight Forwarders Seek Cooperation with Customs

FG Raises C’ttee to Reposition Mining Operations

North Must Put Act Together, Says Aliyu

Group Condemns FG for Accepting W’Bank Loan

FCTA Bans Hawking, Reorganises Street Trading

Lagos Budgets N405bn for 2009

Assault on Okeke: CDS orders Navy to investigate

EFCC re-arraigns Ladoja for money laundering

Saraki’s Wife Pays Medical Bill of VVF Patient

Immigration Declares War on Human Trafficking

N890bn Suit: FG, Pfizer May Settle Out of Court

Nigerian Airspace Safe, Says NAMA

Yar’Adua Tasks Physicians on Life Expectancy

MDGs: Jigawa to Get N775m Grant

MoneyGram partners EFCC

CDS Summons JTF Commanders

Tourism: World Travel Market Seeks UN’s Intervention

2007 Polls: Yar’Adua’s Victory Genuine – Iwu

Appeals Edo Govt Declares Work Free Day

Unity Colleges May Not Admit JS 1 Students

House Probes PENCOM over Capital Market Investments

JTF Repels Attack on Soku

German Leader Backs Nigeria’s Vision 2020 Drive

SSS Screens Kashim-Imam, Egwu

Obama in historic visit to White House

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Infrastructure: W’Bank Offers Nigeria $3bn

Nigerian Teenager for Obama’s Inauguration

Governors Meet over Falling Crude Oil Prices

Ribadu Faces Sack

NDE to Review Employment Programme

Tobacco Control: Major Initiative Launched in Africa

PDP at 10, A Disappointment, Says Atiku

Obama’s Victory: Buhari Tasks Nigerians

LG Donates Hilux Jeep, Motorcyles to Security Agencies

Babalakin, Zenith Win Aviation Awards

C’River Celebrates 12,000 Free Eye Surgeries

Obi Woos International Micro-credit Organisation

N20m Scam: Pastor Bags 7-year Jail Term

EFCC to Arraign Doyin Okupe

Strike: Judiciary Workers Seek Kutigi’s Intervention

FG Begins Community Agro Services in 774 Councils

S’West May Get More States, Says Lawmaker

Hit and Run Accidents Claim 6 Lives

Car Saga: Stop Wasting Public Funds, AC Tells House

Core Investor Pays N4bn for Eleme Petrochemicals

FG Releases N55bn as Fuel Subsidy

Leadership Apologises to Yar’Adua over Report

Double Standards Hamper Corruption Fight – German President

Imoke: Tinapa Takes off Dec

S’Africa: Nigeria to Protest Humiliation of Senators, Former Envoy

IMF, Nigeria open discussions on policy support instrument

Why Votes Must Count in Africa – Ghana’s Electoral Chief

Daniel Restates Commitment to Infrastructure Devt

Why We Dragged Elechi to Court – Ezza Ezillo

Corruption: Bauchi Freezes MDGs Accounts

Bankole Seeks Skill Acquisition Projects for Constituency

Edo Guber: Tight Security as Anenih Appeals for Calm

Delta Commits $4bn to Generate 2500mw Electricity

Babalola Unfolds Plans for FCT

NDLEA Arrests 174 Suspects

APRM: FG to Spend N522.3bn in 2009

‘No Foreign Solution to African Problems’

Saturday, November 08, 2008

NLC Urges Funding Against HIV/AIDS

Okoya-Thomas Seeks Life-line for Industries

Politician Accuses Govt of Conspiracy

FG Gets Food Reserve Centre

Pepple Accuses Pensioners of Sabotage

N958m Tv, Radio Contract Awarded

Govt Spends N4bn on Equipment

4,800 Nigerians Die Yearly in Road Accidents, Says FRSC

...Orders CDS to Probe Navy’s Assault on Okere

Yar’Adua to Sue Leadership Newspaper for Libel

Babangida Aliyu: Obasanjo Vindicated over Sharia

FG Resumes Court Battle with Lagos over LG Polls

Ifeanyi Udeze’s Marriage Crashes

‘Why PDP Crisis Persists in Adamawa’

Pray for Nigeria, Shagari Tasks Pilgrims

Amaechi Denies Atake’s Claim

NIPSS Laments Non-release of N150m Capital Vote

Friday, November 07, 2008

Inclusion of Tribunal Member in Hajj Delegation Improper – Buhari

JTF Repels Attack on Chevron Facility

House: Car Purchase Storm’II Soon Be Over

Obama Pledges to Confront Economic Crisis

Atiku Hopeful About S’Court Judgment

German President Profers Solution to Financial Crisis

First Batch of Nigerian Pilgrims Arrive Saudi Arabia

EFCC Arraigns Indian over N1667bn Fraud

Lagos Advocates True Federalism

Navy Yet to Commence Investigation

‘Nigeria Needs $100m Foreign Investment Yearly’

N’Delta: Group Wants VP to Retract Statement

Imo Roads Maintenance Agency For Launch

Banks Close Shop in Abia over Abductions

Senate clears Wali, 10 others as ambassadors

5 Naval Ratings Killed in Bayelsa

Thursday, November 06, 2008

...Considers Abuja Councils, NTCC Bills

2 Feared Killed as JTF, Militants Clash

Senate Leadership Woos Opposition

Lawmakers Can’t Punish Judge, Says Court

Don’t Desecrate the Bench, NBA Warns Lawyers

Airport Records First International Flight

Nigeria, Niger Seek Support for Integrated Ecosystem

Soyinka Rejects Street Name

Zenon Debunks Allegation of $2bn Debt

Ecological Funds: Senate to Investigate States

Bush, Obama to Meet over Iraq, Global Crisis

Yar’Adua Considers Rilwanu Lukman for Energy Ministry

FG Seeks Foreign Investments

Senate to Visit Burnt Kano Markets

N17bn Debt: IPMAN Plans Indefinite Strike

Anyaoku, Ikuforiji Hail Obama’s Victory

Pastor Tasks Nigerians on Leadership Training

‘How Nigeria Can Attain Nuclear Power’

Haruna, Aide Seek Release of Passport

‘Legislators ‘ve No Business in Contract Awards’

Car Saga: Protest Rocks N’Assembly

MEND Frees Lebanese, Bank Manager from Kidnappers

Kaduna Refinery to Spend $2.9bn on TAM

House Probes N350m Abuja Carnival Fund

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Kidnapped NMA Chairman Regains Freedom

‘NIPOST, EFCC, Customs Saved Nigeria N55bn’

Accident Claims 6 Lives

Hajj: Your Task is Enormous, Sultan Tells Bankole

Saraki Reads Riot Act to Monarchs

Bill on Coastal Security Underway

Mark: Stable Legislature, Key to Democracy

Obama: US ‘Over the Moon’

Summers Tipped for Treasury Secretary

Obama Picks Emanuel as Chief of Staff

Car Saga: Let Probe Take Its Course, Says Bankole

The World Stands Still for Obama

Don’t Erode Bar’s Sanctity, Judge Warns CJs

Twin Sisters Found Dead at Business Centre

Indonesia: 18 Convicted Nigerians apply for case review

Police Nab 3 over N269m Bank Fraud

Al-Mustapha: Court Opens Trial Within Trial

PTDF Opens Bids for Proposed Petroleum College

Minister: Ogun Nominee May Further Widen Gulf

Drug Trafficking: 7 Convicts Get 46 Years Jail Term

Govt, JTF Deny Paying $3m to Kill Militant Leader

Former AG Warns on Unresolved Murder Cases

Nasarawa: ANPP, AC, LP Want Council Polls Cancelled

Ekiti Gets N2bn MDG Funding

Poverty Level Now 50%, Says NAPEP

‘Late Army Spokesman Hacked to Death’

‘Why We’re Celebrating 10th Anniversary’

Army Chief Warns Soldiers against Strike

FEC Approves Measures to Fast-track Budget Implementation

World’s Stock Markets Record Mixed Performance

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

US Elections: Iwu Condemns Process

Senate Considers Sanctions against Fake Products

EFCC Plans Volunteer Corps against Corruption

Govt Raises Alarm over Toxic Wastes Vessel

Yar’Adua approves 30% reduction in ports’ charges

And Obamamania Grips the World...

Car Saga: SSS Quizzes N’ Assembly Management

Long Queues in US Landmark Elections

Obama in Historic Victory

Modibbo Didn’t Cry – Aide

Rivers: How to Attain True Reconciliation – Sekibo

Senate Begins Debate on HYPPADEC Bill

Group Faults FG on Human Rights Review

Margin Loans: Brokers Advocate 5-year Repayment Period

Communal Crisis, Generator Fumes Claim 10 Lives

Yoruba leadership: Oyinlola rules out Afenifere, YCE

Judicial Workers, States Set for Another Showdown

Court Slates Fayose’s Trial for Nov 18

British govt announces marriage visa age rise

‘Obasanjo’s Policy Impoverished Nigerians’

Ifelodun/Tsaragi: 2 Policemen Killed

FG Approves N7bn for Malaria, HIV/AIDS

Nigeria, S’Africa Discuss Repatriation Fee

Design, drawings of Niger Bridge sub-structure missing -FG

Foreign Elements Fuel N’Delta Crisis –DHQ

House Passes N683bn Supplementary Budget

N’Delta: 14,000 Compensation Cases in Courts – Clarke

Monday, November 03, 2008

‘Beam Searchlight on Govs, N’Assembly Members ’

Obi Threatens to Sack Commissioner over Negligence

PPA Backs $100m Refinery Project

Cabinet: North-east Intensifies Lobby to Fill Slot

24 Teachers Suspended over Cheating

Communal Clash Claims One

‘FG Didn’t Cancel Ogun, Oyo Water Projects’

The Other Presidential Candidates…

What Democracies Do for Their People

Police: Ribadu can’t sue us

...Grandmother Dies as D-Day Dawns

Advantage Obama!

Police Nab 7 Kidnappers, 14 Robbers

Abuja Master Plan: Babalola Warns Violators, Commercial Cyclists

Power: Idris Woos S'African Investors

Minority Judgment: Edo Strips Judge of Security

NPC Moves into N850m New Headquarters

EFCC Moves to Monitor LGs, MDAs

Court to Rule on Fayose’s Application Today

Al-Mustapha: Court Orders Trial Within Trial

Blackmail: Minister Reads Riot Act to Directors

Hajj: 95,000 Nigerians Bound for Mecca

Uduaghan: Escravos Gas Project Excites Deltans

Financial Meltdown’ll Trigger Changes – Deloitte

Rivers: Gunmen Kidnap Lebanese, Banker

MTN’s Group Subscriber Base Hits 80m

Global Financial Crisis: NLC Expresses Concern

House Blames BPE over Privatisation Squabbles

Britain rolls out new visa rules

FG Accuses Oil Companies of Flouting Safety Rules

Any Chance for Bradley Effect?

‘Obama Unaware of Aunt’s Immigration Status’

Sunday, November 02, 2008

‘Zero Gas Flare Deadline Not Feasible’

CNPP Saved Nigeria’s Democray – Balarabe Musa

Expert Appeals to Hemp Farmers to Cultivate Artemisia

Community Petitions IGP over Killings

Senate Lauded over Supplementary Budget

NDDC Seeks Agencies for Oil-bearing Communities

We Don’t Share Public Funds – Goje

Fresh Allegations: House Ready to Face EFCC, ICPC

Crude Oil: OPEC Targets $80 per Barrel

House Committee Warns Against Zenon/AP Merger

Appeal Court President ‘Too Powerful’

Shake-up: How Obasanjo, Mark Saved Ministers

Edo Floats N22bn Housing Scheme

Red Cross Sacks Secretary, 4 Others over Fraud

NCCE Harmonises UBE Curriculum

AC Flays Yar’Adua over Delay in Cabinet Reshuffle

Nigeria’s Healthcare System in Danger –Nurses

ANPP Govs, NEC Pass Confidence Vote on Ume-Ezeoke

Police Vow to Unravel Murder of Adedibu’s Loyalist

N1bn Libel: Remi Oyo, Abuja Inquirer Settle Out of Court

AU: Nigeria Calls for Emergency Meeting over Congo

Buhari’s Exit Won’t Affect ANPP–Tofa

Fire Guts N500m Shops in Kano

Ports Congestion Delays Delivery of 4,500 NAPEP Vehicles

Extremists’ve Hijacked Afenifere, Says Odumakin

Car Purchase: ‘House Not Disturbed By Allegations’

Court Stops Work on Chikelu’s Complex

Belgore Tasks NSE on Standards

Access Bank Posts N11.5bn Profit

Senate Assesses Work on $5.9bn Gas to Liquid Project

Falae: Forced Consolidation of Banks, Manipulation Led to Stocks’ Crash

Nigeria, Potential World Leader, Says Israeli Envoy

Convicted Nigerians: FG Pleads with Indonesia

‘Obama Unaware of Aunt’s

Economy Tops Obama’s List of Priorities

FG Blamed for Abandoning Second Niger Bridge

McCain, Obama Battle for Key States

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Assembly Okays $69m for Power Project

Group Tasks S’East Govs on Devt

PDP Leader Seeks Virile Opposition

Govt to Build New Waste Recycling Plant

NAFDAC Rids States of Drug Hawkers

NACCIMA Decries High Cost of Governance

PHCN Targets N594m from Sulfur Emission

How to End Militancy in N’Delta, By Amaechi

Niger Delta Minister We Need, By Mark

Govs Are Choking Local Councils, Says ALGON

Poll Shows Obama Backers Gleeful, McCain’s Glum

As Yar’Adua Insists on Security Clearance Before Nomination… 2 Ex-Govs Make Cabinet List

3 Airlines Mobilise 10 Aircraft for Hajj

Monarch Lauds Osunbor’s Strides in Governance

Katsina Tasked on Fire Victims

Shinkafi Tasks Writers on Corruption

Sokoto Earmarks N10.5bn for Roads

NAPEP Establishes 7 Industries in Zamfara

Yar’Adua Charges Youths on Cultural Revival

‘Don’t Site Petroleum College Outside N’Delta’

Abdullahi, Former VC, Dies of Kidney Ailment