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This Day News Archive for January 2009Rss

Friday, January 30, 2009

Jonathan Harps on Industrialisation

Republican Party Gets First Black Chairman

US Court Reinstates Nigerian Lawsuits

House Recovers N350bn Unspent Funds

Shell’s Oil Output Falls by 64 Percent

Yar’Adua Leads Delegation to Governor Ali’s Burial

Lawmakers’ IGP Summon Splits Members

Why I Shunned Bakassi Boys – Obi

‘Navy Has Curbed Militancy, Bunkering in N’Delta’

Falana Drags Ekiti Police to Court over Arms Trafficking

‘We are Building an Enduring Legacy in Ekiti’

Kwara signs MoU with Syrian poultry farmers

10 Feared Dead in Enugu Communal Crisis

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ogbemudia returns vehicles to govt

Constitution: Assembly Raises Review C’ttee

Youth Employment: LG Chairmen, Oshiomhole on Collision Course

New Salary Scale: NUT Gives Notice of Fresh Strike

Tanker Drivers Begin Strike

NCAA Downgrades Port Harcourt Airport

N17bn Fraud: EFCC arraigns 6 ex-bank officials

FG May Remove Duty on Beverages, Noodles

AC Faults Yar’Adua’s Vacation

Experts: African Economies to Grow Despite Global Crisis

Gunmen Kidnap 8 Year-old, Kill Sister

FG Revokes 2 Oil Blocks

Varsity Dons Seek Adequate Funding for Education

C’River, Osun Move to Tackle Women, Children Issues

4m Adults Infected with HIV – Commissioner

Group Kicks against Allocation of New Oil Blocks

Pa Odivwri’s Murder: 5 Suspects Nabbed

Nigeria Has 319bn Cubic Metres of Water Resources -Agency

Abia: PDP Warns VP against ‘Phantom’ Projects

Illinois Gov, Blagojevich, Impeached

IBB Betrayed Me – Omoruyi

FG Wades into Acquisition of Spring Bank

Warri Industrial Park Takes off Tuesday

At Last, House Passes N3.087tr Budget

Unilorin 49: FG, ASUU Consider Out-of-Court Settlement

FG to clear land mines in 10 States

IMF Predicts Slow Growth for Developing Economies

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vacation: Yar’Adua Justifies Timing

FEC Directs Contracts Award to End by September

Mamman Ali’s Remains for Burial Tomorrow

Bankole: How Nigeria Lost $14bn Foreign Investment

Conduct Tribunal Threatens to Arrest Ribadu

House Jacks Up 2009 Budget By N170bn

EFCC Witness Denies Investigating Borisade, Others

Aondoakaa Urged to Intervene in EFCC’s Case

Gov’s Impeachment Moves Not Over – Adamawa Assembly

JCCR: Senate, House Move Closer to Reconciliation

We Won’t Pay Ransom for Kii’s Release – Bishops

Firm Drags Notore to Court over N92m Debt

NITEL Urges Striking Workers to Resume Work

Fuel Price: Taraba Marketers Defy FG’s Order

Review Cost of Broadcasting Licence, NBC Urged

Trans-African Highway Contract Underway

Stop Denting Nigeria’s Image – Akunyili

Kogi Ministerial Slot: Senate Confirms Abbah’s Nomination

NDDC Donates Transformers to Bayelsa

‘Attainment of 6,000mw Target Depends on Funding, Gas Supply’

We’ll Work with Jang – Plateau Assembly

Cement Scarcity Imminent over Navy Blockade

Lawmakers, Govs Mourn Ali

Investors’ Confidence: NASB Pushes for New Framework

Failed Bank Depositor Faults Bank Consolidation

Fuel Price Reduction Not Deregulation – NNPC

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mamman Ali: Principle is My Driving Force

Nigerian bribe: Halliburton to pay $559m

Tears as New Helmsman is Sworn in

Mamman Ali, Yobe Governor, Dies in Florida

‘Govt, Oil Firms Spent $33bn on 9 Deepwater Fields’

Lagos, Residents Agree on Street Gates

...Moves to Sanction Defaulters of New Fuel Price

Yar’Adua’s Leave Raises Storm in N’Assembly

FG Sets Up C’ttee on Oil Workers’ Demand

Presidency Retires Suspended NIPSS DG

Jos Crisis: Govs Raise Mediation C’ttee

Israel Resumes Gaza Bombings

FG Reshuffles Perm Secs to Reflect Federal Character

Geidam, the New Gov

Vacant Governorship Seat: What the Constitution Says

PDP Commiserates with Yobe People

Gov’s Remains May Be Flown in Today

Mark,Wabara, Nnamani Mourn Ali

Polls: Court Okays Nigerians Abroad to Vote

Assembly Speakers Not Entitled to Diplomatic Passports

Saraki, Shekarau, Oshiomhole, Lamido React to Ali’s Death

...Unfinished Battles

Monday, January 26, 2009

‘No Plan to Reshuffle Cabinet’

2,537 Trafficked Victims Rescued in 2008 – NAPTIP

Disregard Mysterious Goat Story – Saraki

Govt Moves against Illegal Mining

Put Your House in Order, PDP Tells AC

N65 Per Litre: DPR Begins Enforcement

‘I Didn’t Call Civil Servants Thieves’

S’Court Orders FG, States to Settle Out of Court

Presidency Okays Obasanjo/Atiku Parley

Oil Unions Reject New Fuel Price

Census: No Difference Between Provisional, Final Result – NPC

Join Maduekwe in NPA Probe, NGO Tells EFCC

Judge Raises Objection 8 Months after Judgment

Africa Investor Financial Reporting Awards Holds in Paris

Remains of Dead Footballers Buried

Involvement of IPPs’ll Ensure Steady Power Supply – NERC

Protest over Killings in Ekiti

FG, Pfizer Opt for Out-of-Court Settlement

Abia CP Backs Destruction of Abala

GTBank Sponsors House Business Dialogue

Mission for Vision Begins Free Surgery for Kids

S’East PDP Suspends 10 Members *Accuses BoT member of anti-party plots

FG to Get $100m Credit from India

Military Lament Energy Crisis , Offer Assistance

Maitama Sule, Ekpu Seek Reform of Electoral Process

Obasanjo, BoT Meet over Party’s Constitution

JCCR: N’Assembly Leadership Shelves Parley

Lukman Seeks Speedy Oil Sector Reform

Arsonists Set The News Editor’s Residence Ablaze

Same Sex Marriage: Human Rights Watch Urges Rejection of Bill

Presidency Bans Night Travels for Advance Teams

Kidnappers Abduct Total Staff, Catholic Priest

NCAA Summons BA over Alleged Maltreatment of Passengers

I’ll Tackle Jos Crisis - New GOC

Nigeria, Potential Dumping Ground for Toxic Waste – Customs

Anenih appointed NPA chairman

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Govt Returns 48 Plots of Land to Owners

AC Hails Fuel Price Slash

INEC Begins Preparation for 2011

NDLEA Sacks 100 Staff for Aiding Drug Barons

Owena Oil: EFCC Asked to Probe Ondo Govt

N1.45tr Excess Crude: More States Head for Court

Harvard Appoints Jimoh Ibrahim Co-Chair of Law School Fund

House Defends Budget Delay

FG Dares Bankole to Name Corrupt Officials

Afegbua Now Oshiomhole’s CPS

We Didn’t Discuss EFCC Cases with Yar’Adua –Fayose

Yar’Adua: Politician Flays Report on Kalu

IRS Parleys NCAA for Release of Damaged Aircraft

N330m Oil Theft: 6 Ghanaians, Nigerian in EFCC Net

How to Measure Real Success –Ben Carson

C’River: Landslide Renders 200 Homeless

FG Considers Construction of Coastal Road

Strike: Policemen Issue 21-Day Ultimatum

Appointments: N’Delta Leaders to Meet VP

Jonathan Tasks Leaders on Devt

National ID Database: Galaxy to Build Fibre Optic Access

Pipeline Vandalism: NNPC, Total Trade Blames

Babalola Builds $1m Clinics for Red Cross

Court Dismisses Claim of Forgery against Vaswani Brothers

Desertification: Nigeria Loses 600 Meters of Land Mass Yearly

BA Fire Incident: ‘Aircraft Had Prior Technical Problem’

11 FIRS Directors, 124 Others Affected in Shake up

ADC Crash: Airline Begins Payment of Compensation to Victims

15 Footballers Die in Jos Road Accident

Saturday, January 24, 2009

LG Acquires New Tractors, Graders

Welfare Board Rates 2008 Hajj High

Aregbesola, Fayemi Win ‘Man of the Year Award’

Assembly Orders Probe into Communal Crisis

N’Assembly Tasked on Constitutional Review

CNPP Lauds Saraki over Projects

NUT Begins Nationwide Strike Feb 2

Falana, Prosecution Counsel Tango At Mutiny Trial

Obama Envoy Expected in M’East Next Week

Again, Financial Crunch Threatens Railway Project

AC, ANPP, APGA Plan Formation of Mega Party

Yar’Adua to Spend Holiday in Nigeria

Cross River Plans 23,000 Housing Units

Auto Accident Claims Bishop, Wife

NAFDAC: Pharmacists Reject Orhii’s Appointment

Gringory Akabogu’s Son Wins Prince Claus Award

Ogun Passes Law on Revenue Generation

Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye LCDA Budgets N2.1bn

Abia PDP Alleges Plot to Manipulate Appeal Court Judgment

Fashola Seeks Overhaul of Orthopaedic Hospital

Police Intercept 163 Stolen Cows

Tribunal Nullifies Lawmaker’s Election

Group Flays Elechi over Ishiagu Crisis

Sokoto Okays N71m Scholarship Grant

Rights Group Faults Police over Kidnappings

NANS Flays Sheriff over Salary Increment

LASG: Oshodi Transformation ‘ll

Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman, Visits Nigeria

Nigeria Okays $90,000 to UN Training Institute

Bunkering: JTF Arrests Woman, Four Others

Pray for Our Leaders, Makinde Tells Nigerians

Yar’Adua Concludes Daughter’s Marriage to Bauchi Gov

Friday, January 23, 2009

FG Plans N50bn Bond Issue Next Week

Petrodel Concludes Seismic Survey in Tanzanian Oilfield

Constitution Review: House Wants Senate Investigated

Fuel Marketers Yet to Comply with New Pump Price

Jonathan Takes Charge, As Yar’Adua Goes on Two-Week Leave

Ahiajoku: Achebe Harps on Igbo Unity

Ogundeji: Lagos Begins Coroner’s Inquest

Fasubaa Buried Amidst Tears

PDP Reconciles Dariye with Obasanjo

Militants Hijack Vessel With Diesel

Falana Urges Court to Re-assign Okah’s Case to Bayelsa

Oshiomhole Constitutes Executive Council

Court Dissolves Gbenga Obasanjo’s Marriage

Tribunal Affirms Saraki’s Election

Jonathan Loses Three Aides in Road Mishap

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nation’s Many Faces in Extended First Family

IHS To Be Listed on Nigerian Stock Exchange Next Week

Intrigues as Plateau Speaker is Removed

FG Cuts Fuel Price

Bode George: ‘NPA Board Split Contracts to Meet Approval Limit’

TheNews Magazine Debunks Gov’s Claim

FG, States Meet on Disagreement over Excess Crude

First Class Graduates to Get Automatic Employment, Scholarship

Telkom Acquires 25% Stake in Multi-Links for $130m

Kalu: I Didn’t Attack Yar’Adua

FCT Report: Mark Promises Thorough Debate

N’Delta: Soldiers Killed 90 Persons – Maritime Workers

Corruption, Insecurity: House Summons Okiro, Aondoakaa, Farida

ICPC Probes Ondo Accounts

JCCR: Ekweremadu Begs House Members

Obasanjo, Atiku’s Parley Not About 2011 – Oyinlola

House Shelves Passage of Budget

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Senatorial Re-run Poll Holds Saturday

Govt to Construct 4 Dams

‘Peace, Key to Realisation of MDGs’

Amosun: Appeal Court Wants Abdullahi Served

...Moves to Tackle Bird Flu

Uduaghan Abolishes Exam Fees in Public Schools

Cholera: Govt Plans Review of Water Contracts

Obama Freezes Salaries of Aides

At THISDAY Festival of Ideas, Obama stole the show...

Ministers Get Blank Cheque on Projects

Senate Begins Debate On FCT Report

Soludo: Obama’s Energy Policy, Threat to Nigeria

Elechi: Why Ebonyi’s Peaceful

US Initiates Plan to Improve Aviation Safety in Africa

Kafin Zaki Dam: Lawan Faults Yuguda

Nigeria to Re-open Embassy in Mexico

N5bn Loan: ‘Osunbor Didn’t Follow Due Process’

Judge’s Illness Stalls Case against FCT Minister

Tourism: ‘Priority Needs’ll be Given Attention’

NAFDAC: New DG Promises to Raise Standard

Oni Vows to Fish out Fasubaa’s Killers

Court Orders Ladoja’s Passport Released

Jang Swears in 17 LG Chairmen

Presidency: Kalu May Run in 2011

Bode George: ‘Contracts Awarded Without Due Process’

Excess Crude Funds: Presidency Seeks Out of Court Settlement

‘Global Crisis, Need to Restructure Revenue Base’

FCTA Spends N10bn on Satellite Towns

Fuel Price: NLC Wants Deregulation Policy Dumped

House Probes VIP Movement, Flight Delay

Yar’Adua to Present 2006 Census Report Today

PDP Meets over Senate, House Face-off

My Visit to Obasanjo in National Interest – Atiku

BPE Shortlists 17 Investors for SAHCOL

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change and Challenge

Rita-Lori: Militants Can’t Intimidate Me

Oshiomhole, Ogbemudia Feud over Govt Vehicles

Shinkafi: I’m Ready to Meet ANPP in Court

Rigging: Enough is Enough, Says Atiku

Ribadu Harassed My Family – Al-Mustapha

House Draws Battleline with Senate, Endorses ‘Walkout’

Lagos shuts Aswani Market

Ribadu was Given Fair Hearing – Police

1999 Constitution Not Perfect – Osunbor

Atiku’s Visit to Obasanjo: CNPP, Osoba, Adegbite React

UN: FDI Dropped in 2008

Monday, January 19, 2009

Old Ties in New Times: Nigeria and the Next US Administration

Bush: Republicans Will Work for Obama’s Success

Obama Honours Luther King, Performs ‘National Service’

Achebe Returns, Slams Africa’s Electoral System

Obasanjo, Atiku Make Peace at Last

Shehu Must Go, Zamfara Utd Supporters Call for TM’s Removal

NDDC: Senate Insists on More Funds

Why Commissioners Want Me Sacked –Tukur

FG Lifts Suspension on $8.5bn Rail Project

Buhari Renews Presidential Ambition

THISDAY Editor Named among Africa’s Future Leaders

Dean: His Presidency Will Unite the World

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Gaza: Hamas Declares Ceasefire

FG to Establish National Gender Data Bank

We’ll Crack Down on Treasury Looters – Oshiomhole

N’Assembly’ll Back State Creation – Bankole

N’Delta: 1 Dead as Militants Kidnap Oil Vessel Crew

Rivers Community Claims Obama Has Nigerian Roots

Obama: Anything’s Possible

House Calls for Truce, Meets with Senate

High Lending Rates Halt Fuel Importation

Detention: Rights Group Petitions Okiro

‘Nigeria May Face Food Shortage’

19 Years After, Achebe Returns to Nigeria Today

Global Crisis: Babangida Canvasses Support for Yar’Adua

Sylva: VP Not Behind My Travails

’Return to ANPP or Resign as Gov’

PDP Has Nothing to Offer – Fashola

House’ll Pass Budget this Week, Says Eyiboh

Owena Dam Project: Ondo Drags EFCC Before Yar’Adua

House Meets Airline Operators over Aviation Fuel Price

A’Court Resumes Hearing in Ondo, Delta Guber Polls

Mark Wants EFCC, ICPC Repositioned

DPR to Clamp Down on Illegal Tank Farms

RMAFC Commissioners Seek Tukur’s Removal

Obama: Maduekwe Leads Nigerian Delegation to Inauguration

Naira: CBN Threatens to Revoke BDC Licences

Nigeria, Ghana, 4 others in joint radar coverage

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Militants Leader Feared Dead in Military Raid

Jos Riots: My Hands ‘re Clean, Says Jang

Constitution Review: Senate, House Rift Deepens

My Plans for N/Delta, By Ekaette

Presidency: Why NNPC GMD Was Sacked

NANS Decries Poor Funding of SIWES

Court Order Reopens Fresh Crisis in PDP

Jonathan, Achebe for Ahiajoku Lecture

Govt to Prosecute N740m Loan Defaulters

Govt Set to Join Industrialised Economies

Algeria, Holland, Shell in $13bn Gas Project Deal

Minister Lauds Clinton’s Foundation

Taciturn, But Propelled by Altruism

Kano Okays Rehabilitation of Aminu Kano Airport

FG Seeks India’s Assistance on Power

Nigerians Lack Electoral Discipline, Says Iwu

Why Political Reform May be Impossible, By Ogunlewe

Akpabio Decries Poor Gas Supply by NGC

PHCN Introduces 7,000 Prepaid Meters

Helmets: FRSC to Educate Motorist

FCTA Spends N3.7m on Vaccination of Animals

NDDC Tasks Leaders on Accountability

Customs Issue Ultimatum to Importers, Agents

Akpabio Urges NBA to Sanitise Legal Profession

‘How Funds Stall Transport Ministry’s Projects’

Controversy Trails Oyo Beaded Crown Issue

Deputy Speaker Seeks SEMA, NEMA Assistance

Immigration Nabs Suspected Human Trafficker

Fashola, Oshiomhole, Others Extol Akande at 70

FG Appoints Sultan Health Advocate

Roads: Ebonyi Shops for N13.9bn

FG Okays N81m Micro-Credit to SMEs

Katsina Agog over Yar’Adua’s Daughter’s Wedding

Nigeria’s Total Radar Coverage Operational in April

ANPP Raises Panel to Probe Chairman, Scribe

Yar’Adua Tasks Nigerians on Selfless Service

Friday, January 16, 2009

Navy Redeploys Arogundade, 20 Others

Details of Graft Petition Against Jigawa Govt Emerge

Nigeria’s Economic Growth Predicted to Slow Down

Constitution Review Suffers Set Back

Fuel Crisis Looms as Major Marketers Stop Importation

PDP governors split over Anenih’s appointment

Police Seal Abia PDP Office

New York Fetes Brave Pilot

Ohanaeze President Escapes Mob

NBA, Abia at War over Kidnapping

Ribadu Dismissed for Misconduct, Says Aondoakaa

NECO Registrar Questioned over Negligence

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Suspected Human Trafficker Arrested with 21 Victims

Police Arraign Officer for Murder

UNICEF Decries Increase in Polio Cases

I Didn’t Attack Speaker’s Mother – LG Boss

NLC Tackles Firm over Expatriate Workers

Yuguda Accuses ICPC Official Of Demanding Bribe

House in Rowdy Session over Minimum Wage

Infrastructure: FG Signs $16bn Investment Pact with UAE

Jos Crisis: Jang Inaugurates Ajibola Panel

We ‘ll Stabilise Naira, Says New Economic Team

‘Strict Regulation May Encourage Illegal Tobacco Trade’

No Fraudsters in N’Assembly –Lawmaker

AC Slams Iwu over Soyinka

JTF Destroys 300 Illegal Refineries, Arrests 120 Suspects

Drug Ingestion: Suspect Survives Operation

LG: Afe Babalola Seeks Part-time Councilors

Appeal Court Upholds Saraki’s Election

FG Orders Completion of Radar Project

Senate Passes Public Procurement Amendment Bill

Lagos CP Foils Attack on Publisher

Abia: PDP Accuses PPA of Destabilisation Plot

Kogi Ministerial Impasse: Senator Accused of Sell-out

Sao Tome: Nigeria to Ensure Commencement of Drilling

PHCN Sets up Panel to Investigate Fire Outbreak

Ecology: Senate C’ttee to Probe N3bn Contracts

Constitution Review: Akunyili, Belgore Seek Mass Participation

146 Passengers Escape Death in US Plane Crash

NIPP Steering Council Inaugurated

Yar’Adua, Jonathan Honour Fallen Heroes

ANPP Moves to Drag Zamfara Gov to Court Over Defection

‘FIRS Generated N2.97tr Revenue’

THISDAY Awards 2009 Winners

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

NDLEA Destroys 5,605.47 Tonnes of Drugs

Global Financial Crisis: Ex-ASUU Chair Faults FG’s Stand

2011: Oyinlola Cautions Aspirants

2006 Census: N’Assembly Gets Report Thursday

It’s Time for Action, Yar’Adua Tells Ministers

Forex: CBN suspends Wholesale Dutch Auction System

Annan Calls for Generational Change

Clinton: Nigeria Must Resolve Internal Conflicts

Strike Paralyses Hospital Activities in Bauchi

Transport Magnate Kidnapped

Legion Seeks National Award for Heroes

Guber Struggle: Oshiomhole Accuses NLC, TUC of Selling Out

Niger Guber: Appeal Court Reserves Judgment

Mutiny: ‘Court Action Negates Rule of Law’

Bankole’s Mother Escapes Attack

We’ll Confront Rich, Powerful Drug Criminals – NAFDAC DG

Minister Charges Women on Gender Issues

FG Sets up Task Force on Ports Decongestion

Senate Backs Reforms in Oil and Gas Sector

Jos: Christian, Muslim Groups Urge Fairness

PDP: No Space for Shekarau

Governing Councils: ASUU Moves to Halt Swearing-in

Friends, Associates Honour Akande at 70

N’Delta: It’s Now Time for Action – Ekaette

‘Nigerians Losing Faith in Democracy’

10, 090 Nigerian Students Granted UK Visa in 2008

Nzeribe: Nnamani Lobbied to Scuttle Presidential Poll

Fika: Religion Used for Selfish Ends

2009 Budget Programmed to Fail –– Minority Leader

Iwu: America, Ghana Elections Not Better

Robbers Raid Bank Again, Kill 2

Senate Confirms Adamu as Minister

Cholera Outbreak Claims 27 in Ebonyi

Yar’Adua Nominates 2 Justices for S’Court

Republicans: We’ll Support Obama

Govs List Priorities, Challenges

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yar’Adua Sacks NNPC GMD, Legal Head

Fire Guts PHCN Marina Office

FG Stops Sharing of Excess Crude Proceeds

Annan, Clinton in Abuja for THISDAY Awards' Festival of Ideas

Jos Crisis: Jang, PDP Govs in War of Words

Immigration: FG Names Akor Acting Comptroller General

Iwu is Rationalising Gross Incompetence, Says Nnamani

EFCC Seals off Suspected el-Rufai’s Estate

Jos Crisis: 26 ‘Mercenaries’ Moved to Abuja

Concern over JCCR’s Expenditure

Railway: FG plans to acquire 60 locomotives

Senate Confirms Wali, Toyo, 9 Others as Envoys

Adunni Olorisha: The Last Interview…

Yar’Adua to Chair Steering Committee on Global Crisis

CBN Set to Sanction Banks over Round Tripping

Monday, January 12, 2009

Kidnapping: Family Raises Alarm over Suspect’s Health

Jos Mayhem: Cleric Cautions FG

Shariah C’ttee Destroys N50m Drinks

’Poor Legal Framework Impedes Foreign Direct Investment’

PDP Govs Intervene in Yar’Adua, Jang Feud

Okereke-Onyiuke: Personal Interests Killed Bail-out Plan

EFCC raids el-Rufai’s firm, seizes land papers

Statesmen Arrive Abuja for THISDAY Awards Festival of Ideas

CBN Meets Banks as Naira Crashes Again

Sanitation: Nigeria Needs N14bn Annually

Nasarawa Records 37 Cases of Rape in 2008 –– Police

Olubadan woos Alao -Akala

Gas Flaring: Nigeria Seeks Japanese Assistance

Drug Peddlers to Bag 15-Year Jail Term – NDLEA

Council Approves Education Quality Policy

Osotimehin’s Convoy Attacked, 4 Road Marshals Injured

FG Considers New Plan for Local Textile

Lagos to Finance Rail, Road Devt with N50bn Bond

Road Rehabilitation, Top Priority – FG

Economic Meltdown: Experts Meet in Lagos

Jos Crisis: Plateau Sues House

Gunmen Kill 2 Soldiers, Kidnap Monarch

Airlines Operators Decry High Cost of Aviation Fuel

Minimum Wage: FG Cautions on Impact of Global Crisis

Ladoja’s Passport

Appeal Court Dethrones Ado Ibrahim

INEC: How Nnamani Lobbied to Stop 2007 Elections

FG to Reduce Foreign Missions – Maduekwe

CBN Explains Drop in Foreign Reserves

Susan Wenger, Adunni Orisa, Dies At 83

Ribadu’s Dismissal Final, Says Minister

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Suspected Robber in Police Reflective Jacket Killed

Safety Helmet: FRSC Nabs 5,000 Motorcyclists

Fasubaa: Police Arrest 3 Suspects

‘UBEC Disbursed N20.4bn to States in 3 Years’

Chevron Lifts Force Majeure on Escravos

Oando Pays $197m to Acquire Agip’s Deepwater Blocks

Jos Crisis: Yar’Adua, Jang Face-off Deepens

Senate Asks Muhtar to Settle N100b Local Debts

Round Tripping: CBN Puts Banks under Watch

...AC Wants Okene Council Chair Arrested

‘Women, Girl-child Education, My Priority’

Jos Mayhem: Forum Seeks Sober Reflection

Uduaghan Seeks Support against Kidnapping

Iwu Tackles Soyinka over 2007 Election

Jonathan Urges Nigerians to Embrace Peace

Aviation: FG to Review Implementation of Radar Project

CNPP Accuses PDP of Plotting against Opposition

...N’Assembly Warns Finance Ministry

We’ll Monitor 2009 Budget –Senate

Workers Seek Review of NITEL/Mtel Privatisation

MEND Releases Photos of British Hostages

I Was Offered Bribe to Pervert Justice -Tribunal Chair

Respect Electorate’s Wishes, Attah Mills Tells Leaders

ATM: Nigerians Warned against Fraudulent e-mail

Minimum Wage: FG, Labour Meet Today

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Nnamani: I Would Have Arrested Iwu

Coup: ECOWAS Leaders Suspend Guinea

Following Solidarity Visit To Aso Rock... What You Can Do to Succeed, Ex-Governors Tell Yar’Adua

New York Times, CNN veteran, Ogunnaike joins Paul Begala to host THISDAY Awards

‘Why Cosmetics Industry May Collapse’

UN 9.1m Africans Displaced in 2008

Politician Predicts Tougher Times Ahead

‘Education, Panacea to Women Empowerment’

‘Obama’s Tenure ‘ll Usher in Global Peace’

Govt Okays N200m for Solid Mineral Devt

Govt Reads Riot Act to Contractors

Bye-election: APGA Candidate Chides INEC

‘How FTZ Can Attract $100bn Investment’

Alaafin, Soun in Verbal War

Jigawa Probes Revenue Board

Fasubaa: Falana Blames Ekiti, Police

Politicians Behind My Rift with Aliero, Says Dakingari

Sultan: UNIBEN VC Appointment Would Be Transparent

Maritime Workers Reject Union’s Exco

Friday, January 09, 2009

Senate Urged to Screen Ministerial Nominee

Falana Demands Inquiry into Woman’s Death

FRSC Apprehends 152 over Helmet Offences

Beaded Crown Controversy: Alaafin Dares Olubadan

Enforce Ban on Barite Importation, FG Urged

Uduaghan Tasks Judges on Judicial Reform

Poverty Reduction Agency Executes N1.5bn Projects

Air Chief Denies Aircraft Contract Report

Yar'Adua Appoints New DG for NAFDAC

ECOWAS Pushes for Guinea Election This Year

House C’ttee Chairman Hails THISDAY Festival of Ideas

Why Virgin Suspended London, J’burg Flights

Fashola Commends Doctors for Calling Off Strike

Udenwa: Rhetorics Won’t Achieve Vision 2020 Goals

Nigeria’s Unity Not Negotiable – Oshiomhole

Ministry Reclaims 5 Mine Sites

FG to Ensure Passage of National Health Bill

Foreign Reserves Drop to $53bn

Lagos: Patients Still Shun Govt Hospitals

Fasubaa: Family Seeks CP’s Removal

Oshodi: PDP Condemns Demolition

Currency in Circulation Hits N1.2tr

Why 2008 Hajj Was Successful’

Egwu Meets IGP over Illegal Campuses

NUPENG, PENGASSAN Issue 21-day Ultimatum

Nigeria Needs N2.7tr for Effective Policing, Says Okiro

Ogbulafor: Nigerians Can Learn from Ghanaian Election

Yar’Adua: Shinkafi’s Defection, a Personal Honour

House Faults N2.7bn Rail Project Allocation

Political Imbalance: S’South Elders Seek North’s Support

Guinea: ECOWAS Meeting in Abuja Now Tomorrow

Controversy Trails INEC’s N11.7m Donation to NANS

Air Fares May Drop as Oil Marketers Promise to Review Aviation Fuel Price

Mutiny Trial: Rowdy Court Session in Akure

Jos Riots: Plateau Challenges House Probe Panel

THISDAY Awards: Bush Joins Governors at Breakfast Session

FG: We’ll Separate Oil from Politics

‘Foreign Affairs Ministry Remitted N4.5bn to Treasury’

Five Injured as Akala Bags Chieftaincy Title in Ogbomoso

Judiciary Workers Call-off Strike

Zenith Capital Wins Best Investment Bank Award

Graduate Turns Self in over Kidnap of Amadi

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Constitute Varsity Governing Council, SASNU Urges FG

Omisore: Crude Oil Price Rise Vindicates Senate

Elders Proffer Solution to Jos Crisis

Federal Character: FG to Reshuffle Perm Secs

Illegal bunkerng: Nigerian businessman hired us –Ghanaian suspects

Ensure Proper Reform of Electoral System, Masari Tells Yar’Adua

Obasanjo, 101 Others Graduate from NOUN

Atta Mills: No Blame Game, Witch-hunting

Star-studded Team to Discuss Implications of Barack Obama Presidency for Africa

FG Considers Fuel Tax

Matsuura Inaugurates Cultural Library In Abeokuta

NEMA Cautions Children, Farmers on Bush Burning

‘Why We Shunned Olubadan Parley’

Egwu Gives Reasons for Falling Education Standard

N140bn Debt: Oil Marketers Express Concern

A’Court Affirms Shema’s, Shekarau’s Elections

Fasubaa: Falana Seeks Detailed Probe

Nyako Flays Military for Staying ‘Too Long’ in Power

Audit : Senate C’ttee Summons NNPC, FMBN

Proposed Mega Party Unsettles PDP

‘Aso Rock Occupants Evicted Based on Security Advice ‘

FG Moves to Decongest Ports

Lagos doctors suspend strike

Ex-NBA President, Olanipekun, Escapes Death

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Notore’s $400m Fertiliser Plant Begins Production Today

Emir of Zaria Attacked

Crisis Brews in Owode-Egba PDP

2 Killed in Market Fire Outbreak

Kidnapped Novelist, Amadi, Regains Freedom

Jos Mayhem: Council Boss Absolves Vigilante Group

Helmet Scarcity Bites amid Tales of Woes

Israeli Shelling Kills 40 in Gaza School

FG Ejects Gusau, Awolowo from Aso Rock

Lukman: FG to Review Fuel Prices

Budget: House Soft-pedals

Enforce Telecoms Laws, FG Mandates NCC

Shinkafi: Yar’Adua, PDP Govs Visit Gusau Tomorrow

Ports Congestion: Yar’Adua Gives 60-day Ultimatum

Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Speaker

Oshodi: ‘Why We Demolished Stalls’

Strike: Patients Desert Govt Hospitals in Lagos

Budget Defence: House C’ttee Threatens Maduekwe

Apo 6: MASSOB Gives FG Ultimatum

Vaswani Brothers Thank EFCC, FG

ICPC Probes Yuguda

FG to Build New Power Station

Constitutional Amendment, a Tall Order, Says Yobe Gov

Monday, January 05, 2009

Daniel Seeks Moderation in Governance

Murder: Odivwri’s Family Dangles N1m Reward for Information

Jang Pledges Support for Fallen Heroes’ Families

2,000 Stalls Ready in Minna Modern Market

AC Slams Obasanjo over Comments on Economy

Hajj: Airlifting Ends ahead of Schedule

NDLEA Arrests 5 at MMIA

ASUU Sues FG Over Varsities' Governing Councils

Gaza Death Toll Hits 500

Doctors’ Strike Paralyses Lagos Hospitals

FG Reforms Land Use Act

Yar'Adua Moves to Checkmate Gaddafi

Minister Promises to Decongest FCT

Crash Helmet: ‘We’ll Arrest Defaulters’

Fashola Commissions BT Peadiatric, Diagnostic Complexes

Shekarau: Buhari’ll Address ANPP Crisis

FG Packages Incentives to Attract Investors –Ruma

Fasubaa’s Death, Politically Motivated, Says Family

Striking Judiciary Workers Seek Negotiation

e-Passport: Nigerians living abroad besiege immigration office

‘Maintenance Cost, Cause of Poor Air Fleet’

Fashola Rallies Support For 2009 Budget

Politicians Fault Uwais’ Panel on Party Funding

Jos Crisis: House C’ttee Begins Sitting

Lesser Chiefs Shun Meeting With Olubadan

House Queries Ministry over N40m Budget for Oct 1

Generator Fume Kills Man,Wife, 2 Kids

14m Errors Detected in ID Card Scheme

Unspent Funds: Works Ministry Returns N47bn

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Muslims Condemn Israeli Attacks in Gaza

Shekarau Lauds Yar’Adua over Gas Pipeline Project

Police Kill 2 Robbers

AC to Partner Govt on Infrastructure Devt

More Govt Officials Appear Before ICPC

Safety Helmets’ Prices Shoot up

Yoruba Leadership: Adebayo Faults Process of Emergence

Opposition Parties, Groups Hail Ghana over Poll

Nigeria’s Rice Demand Pushes up Global Price

Unspent Funds: FG Orders Banks to Report Balances

Resign, Lagos Tells Striking Doctors

Police Ask AG to Prosecute el-Rufai

Elechi Pardons 13 Prisoners

Govt Identifies Sources of Budget Financing

Policeman Killed in Gun Duel with Robbers

Alleged Fraud: LG Officials to Face Special Court

Aregbesola Seeks Prayer for Peace

Enugu PDP Chairman Tasks New Board Members on Performance

ASUP Suspends Strike

Tragedy as Lorry Crushes 3

Constitution Review: ‘Not All Sections’ll Be Affected’

TUC Faults Yar’Adua’s Anti-Corruption Stance

Airlines Laud FAAN over Runway Rehabilitation

Youths on Rampage over Fasubaa’s Death

Trovan Victims Laud Kano Govt

Promoted JTF Officers Decorated in Warri

FG Releases N139bn Fuel Subsidy

Matsuura, UNESCO DG, Visits Nigeria

State Creation: 4 States Submit Memoranda

Host Communities Demand N165bn for Gas Flaring

Lack of Gas: Sapele Power Station Eyes Steam

Hajj: Last Batch of Nigerian Pilgrims Returns

Port Congestion: FG to Seize Undeclared Goods

Israeli Ground Forces Storm Gaza

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Assembly Issues Ultimatum on LG Vehicles

Wamakko Spends N500m on Youths

DPR Gives Ultimatum to Petroleum Marketers

Goje Budgets N52bn

‘Don’t Blame Architects for Collapsed Buildings’

Akpabio to Commission N9bn Devt Project

Police Order Use of Crash Helmet

Our Projections for 2009, By Jim Ovia

Niger Delta Youths Blow Up Oil Pipeline

Widespread Protests as Israel Begins Ground Offensive in Gaza

Atta-Mills Emerges Ghana’s New President

Dasuki: Niger Delta Ministry Unnecessary

Wamakko Advises Residents over Fire Outbreaks

Hajj: Anxiety Mounts over Oyo Pilgrims

Attah-Mill: From Opposition to Presidency

Friday, January 02, 2009

Atta Mills Set to win Ghanaian Election

Constitutional Review is Holistic, Says Mark

FG Orders Reopening of Honda Place

Foreign Reserves fall by $6bn in one month

26 Armed mercenaries arrested in Jos

Ohakim Seeks Equilibration on State Creation

…Requires N260bn to Control Erosion Sites

‘Nigeria’ll Weather Financial Storm’

NSCDC to Improve Security in 2009

NLC Urges Negotiation on N52,200 Minimum Wage

MEND Wants Arrested Members Released

Youths Commends Yar’Adua over Ministerial Appointments

Don’t Be Agent of Doom, Group Tells Obasanjo

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Gov’s Aide Tasks Police on Extra-judicial Kilings

Forestry Law Now To Be Enforced

Govt to Fund Construction of Councils’ Hospitals

W’Bank to Spend N163m on Fadama

...Flags-off Mass Cattle Vaccination

27 Death Row Prisoners Drag FG to Court

Contract Bazaar at Federal Secretariat

Ghana’s Ruling Party Seeks Poll Delay

Nigeria’s global business champions nominees are: Dangote, Globacom, IGI, Oando and Omatek

2009’ll Be Tough, Obasanjo Warns

Katisna Assures Army of Continued Support

Social Services Tops Katsina Priority List

Anambra Returns 18 Schools to Owners

NFF Cancels Kenya Acclimatisation Trip

Igbinedion: NCP Condemns Plea Bargain

I’ll Reclaim My Mandate, Says Fayemi

2008: Sokoto Records 319 Fire Outbreaks, 9 Deaths

‘No Nigerian Pilgrim’ll Be Stranded in S’Arabia’

Adegbite, Distinguished Banker, Turns 69

TBO Still in ANPP – Dantiye

Egwu Unveils Agenda for Education

Mark Warns on Jos Crisis

Imoke, Uduaghan, Oni, Elechi, Chime Promise Better Performance

$2.6m Fraud: S'Court Affirms 10-year Jail Sentence on Fraudster