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This Day News Archive for February 2009Rss

Friday, February 27, 2009

Yar’Adua Congratulates Mimiko

Senators Move to Reinstate NERC Leadership

Labour Unions Kick Against Oil Subsidy Removal

CBN Bars Oil Firms, Govt Agencies from Selling Forex to Banks

Six Militants Killed in Bayelsa

Military Better under Democracy –Army

Coroner Orders Names Published Before Mass Burial

Filipinos Jailed for Oil Theft Freed

Maduekwe Visits E’Guinea over Attack

EU Boosts Aid to Nigeria

‘CDC Set for 2011’

Israel’s Coalition Talks Collapse

Mimiko, Assembly Disagree over Frozen Accounts

Thursday, February 26, 2009

National Honours: FG Urged to Maintain Standards

Govt’ll Deal with Defaulting Contractors

Re-branding: ‘Nigerians Hampering Diplomatic Efforts’

We’ll Not Follow You to PDP, Lawmakers Tell Yuguda

Obasanjo, Danjuma Sabotaged Shariah Implementation – Yerima

Drama As House Suspends Member

A’Court Assumes Jurisdiction

Trovan: FG Gives Pfizer Terms to End Charges

Nigeria’s human rights record in 2008 ‘poor,’ says US

Finally, FG Opts for Full Deregulation

NEITI Clarifies Report on FG’s Score-card

Group Expresses Concern Over Govt Agencies’ Diminishing Performance

Niger Police Arrest 68 ANPP Protesters

THISDAY Foreign Editor Robbed at Gunpoint

Food Crisis Over, Say Experts

Steer Clear of Union Politics, NLC Tells Mimiko

Unemployment: Be More Creative, Experts Urge Youths

MDGs: Nigeria's Poverty Rate Rises to 76% – UN

Lagos Pays N5bn Pension Arrears to Retired Teachers

Lagos NUJ Press Week Begins Sunday

Electoral Reform: CNPP Faults Plan to Review Uwais C’tte’s Report

New Satellite: NCC Partners NigComSat

I’m PDP’s New Bride - Fayose

Suswam Signs 2009 Budget

Senators, Minister Trade Words over Closed Session

FG Reads Riot Act to Errant Insurance Firms

...Govt’s Response Uninspiring – Utomi, Teriba

Oil, Gas: Global Crisis Hurting Investments, Says Barkindo

Federation Account: State AGs Seek Solution to Crisis

Senators Pass Vote of Confidence on Iwu

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

UBE: Lawmaker Challenges Govs on Education

Airports: FG to Spend N12bn on Radar

Senate Summons Minister over W’Bank Loan

Makinde Gives Panacea to Religious Crisis

Constitution Review: House May Consider Return to Mantu’s Report

Teachers’ Strike Paralyses Schools in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo

Lassa Fever Claims 7 in Abuja

Zenith, Diamond, GTBank, Access, First Bank Take Control of Forex Market

Gunmen Hit Aero Helicopter in Bayelsa

FG: Nigeria’s Classified Documents Stolen

Tribunal rules tomorrow on Delta guber petition

Senate Panel Tasks LNG on Brass City

Nigerian Indicted over $100,000 Bribery in US

N300m Oil Theft: EFCC Arraigns 6 Ghanaians, Nigerian

Only N’Assembly Can Remove Me – Iwu

Transcorp to Sell Part of 51% Stake in NITEL

Clashes claim 15 in Edo, 6 in Ondo

S’East, S'South Speakers to Meet over Bauchi

Ekiti Speaker Alleges Assassination Attempt

Ogbulafor, Govs, Fayose Meet over Ekiti

Financial Law: Kutigi Tasks Regulators on Effective Synergy

Total Expresses Interest in $12bn Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline Project

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Judiciary, Democracy’s Saving Grace – AC

Dike Commissions 38 Flats for DIA Staff

Guber Appeal: Confusion in Court over Judge’s Withdrawal

Federation Account Revenue Shortfall Worries Akpabio

Diabetes: US Varsity Signs Sales Agreement for Nelson’s Drug

Imo: A’Court Rules Tomorrow on Agbaso, INEC

Investors Jittery over Oil Sector Reform Bill

Abia Gov Named in Illegal N5bn Transfer

Ekiti: PDP fights back, deploys Jonathan, Mark

Meltdown: Regulators to Tackle Tax Defaulters

Zenon Drags Chevron to Appeal Court

Banigo, Agada, Adeniran Make Boards of Aviation, Education

NLC Meets Yar’Adua, Demands Iwu’s Sack

New Shehu of Bornu May Emerge Today

Troop Deployment: House Debates Presidential Powers

Yar’Adua Urges African Nations To Help Zimbabwe

House Summons Aviation Minister over Sack of NAMA MD, Others

FG Earmarks N250bn for Commercial Agriculture

... Orders Babalola to Reinstate Owan, 6 Others

Teachers in 25 States Set for Strike

Senate Seeks to Strengthen EFCC

Gas: NNPC Seeks $1.7bn Loan

FG: 40m Nigerians Unemployed

Monday, February 23, 2009

Promotion: Customs C’ttee May Dump Recommendations

Murder Case: Police Defy Court Order

Firearms: Ekiti Ag. Speaker Appears in Court

Commissioners, Advisers Get Pay Cut

Horsfall C’ttee Seeks to End Militancy

Meningitis Outbreak Claims 13

Senate Considers Poverty Eradication Commission

Ajumogobia: FG Won’t Condone Irresponsible Strike

Buhari Seeks Advice on 2011 Poll

Power: NEC Approves N303.23bn for Projects

Stock Bailout: FG Forecloses Cash Injection

Buhari, Atiku, Falae Hail Court Verdict

Akure Agog as Mimiko is Pronounced Governor

Bomb: Osun AC Leaders Remanded in Prison Custody

Oshiohmole, Nyako, Fashola, Falana, Others Applaud Verdict

Oil Spill: UNEP Team Unveils Work Plan

Re-branding: Akunyili Promises Transparency

FG, Judiciary Workers’ Parley Deadlocked

NBC: Nigeria,Cameroon Yet to Check Oil Fields

Fayose Visits Oyinlola

Threat to Life: Otedola Seeks Speedy Investigation

Atiku, a chameleon – Kalu

‘Ports Reform‘ll Ensure Efficiency, Productivity’

Oshiomhole, Mimiko, Two of a Kind

Religious Crisis: CAN Wants Nigerians to Carry Arms

S’west: The Changing Political Colour

What Options for Agagu?

How Ambition Tore Two Friends Apart

The Man Iroko

Mimiko’s Tortuous Road to Government House

Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Academy Awards

Mimiko Freezes Govt Accounts

Sunday, February 22, 2009

AC Seeks Quick Disposal of Election Petitions

Amaechi Promises to Ease Transportation Problems

INEC Commissioner Seeks Staggered Elections

Re-run: Sacked D’Gov Seeks Fayose’s Support

Yar’Adua Approves Duty Removal on Beverages, Noodles

Senate Summons Power Minister over Suspension of Owan, 6 Others

Securitymen Foil Attempt to Smuggle Out Files

US Retail Giants Target Nigerian, African Designers

Global Economy to Recover in 2010, Says IMF

Yar’Adua Seeks Land Reforms

Lagos Ports, Oil Terminals to Handle 152 Ships

Police Propose Life Imprisonment for Kidnappers

Electricity Workers Give 21-Day Ultimatum over Pay

Estate Developers Target .5m Houses

NAMA Engineers Threaten to Close Airspace

...Repels Attack on Brass Oil Terminal

Ohakim Restates Determination to Rebrand Imo

Ocean Boys: Police, JTF Begin Manhunt

N’Delta: Stakeholders Urge Militants to Embrace Peace

Aviation: N’Assembly Beams Searchlight on $61.65m W’Bank Loan

FG Moves against Dumping of Electronic Waste

US: Nigerian Accused in $27m Scam

Bauchi Religious Crisis Claims 11

Woman, Final Year Student Kidnapped

For Agagu, Mimiko, Today is D-day

El-Kanemi, Shehu of Borno, Buried

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Elechi Decries Public Sector Corruption

Obasanjo Lauds Govt’s Education Subsidy

FEC to Discuss White Paper on Uwais Panel Wednesday

Shell Plans $3bn Loan to Lift Nigerian Oil Sector

6 Dead, 15 Injured as Bauchi Erupts in Crisis

Fayemi’s Lawyers Consider Return to Court

Shehu of Borno, 85, Dies in Cairo

Akpabio Wants Murder Case Investigated

Saraki Reassures on Projects

UN Raises Rights Issues Against Nigeria

Govt Laments Dearth of Health Personnel

Okiro Warns Police Officers over Bail

Nigeria’s Greatness Lies in Technology, Says Egwu

Daniel: PDP Exonerates Bankole, Iyabo, Others

INEC Receives 27 Fresh Applications

‘Int’l Passports Vital for Pilgrimage’

History as Woman Gives Birth to Sextuplets

C’River, US Firm Sign Contract on Park

Detained Utorogu Ruler Released

Sultan, Prince Charles Parley on Roles

S’South Leaders Push for Relevance in Oil Sector

Fashola Denies Purchase of Sunborn Yatch

‘How Woman Died at LAUTECH’

Kebbi CJ Declines to Administer Oath on Wife

ANPP, AC, PPA in Realignment Talks

Yar’Adua Tasks Nigerians on Recession

Friday, February 20, 2009

FG Hands over Russian Hostages to Ambassador

Orji Kalu is a Liar, Says Atiku

CBN Dragged to Court over Advert Restrictions

American Billionaire, Soros Targets Nigerian Banks

Jos Crisis: Ajibola Panel Begins Sitting

13 Filipinos Jailed 65 Years for Oil Theft

Akunyili Slams UNICEF over World Children’s Report

Senate, House May Split to Review Constitution

Nigerian indicted for stealing Ethiopia’s $27.2m

AC Queries Yar’Adua over Meeting With Ekiti Ag Gov, Oni

‘Guinea’ll Hold Election in 2009’

Mind Your Business, Alaafin Tells Ooni

Brown Wants More Africans at G20 Summit

Experts Seek Partnership in Malaria Control

Meltdown: House Backs Pay Cut

FG Undecided on Troop Deployment to Somalia

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Assembly Orders Oshiomhole to Defreeze Crude Oil Accounts

Group Alleges Plot to Destabilise Yar’Adua, Ogbulafor

Acting Gov Flayed over Oni’s Aides

INEC: Voter’s List to be Published Soon

Amaechi Wants Construction Fast-tracked

‘Recession Won’t Affect Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline’

Okiro Reads Riot Act to Police Chiefs

CBN: We Won’t Appeal Ruling on Savannah Bank

I’m Disappointed with S’West Govs, Says Waziri

Anxiety in Ondo over Guber Appeal Verdict

ECOWAS Adopts Action Plans for Arms Control

Kidnapped Daughter of Delta Chief Accountant Freed

Fire Claims One, Renders Scores Homeless

Niger: A’Court Upholds Aliyu’s Election

Cement: Lafarge WAPCO doubles production capacity

N11.4bn Non-oil Exports to US Recorded in 2008

2 Russians Escape from Militants’ Den

Abia Has Suffered Collective Loss – Ugochukwu

Jang Alleges External Attack

2011: House Set to Debate Electoral Reforms

Senate Passes State of the Nation Address Bill

Nigeria Tops Africa Investment Index

Oil,Gas Sector Reform: Lukman Seeks Senate’s Support

Minister Warns on Effect of Toxic Waste Dump

Kidnapping: Enugu Assembly Passes Bill on Capital Punishment

Sylva: Militants Forced Postponement of LG Poll

Lukman, Others to Showcase Nigeria at Brussels Summit

Nigeria’s LNG, Panacea to Cleaner Energy – Shell MD

Universal Charger for Mobile Phones by 2012

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

JTF Recovers N1.13bn Stolen Crude Oil

George: EFCC Accused of Selective Prosecution

Nigerian Leaders Should Embrace Good Governance – Gowon

A’Court Judgment: Police Beef up Security

Revealed: UK Toxic Wastes Traced to Alaba Market

NERC: FG Suspends Owan, Six Others

Recall: Correspondence with Maduekwe Distorted, Says Rotimi

N’Assembly Passes 2009 Harmonised Budget

Fresh Crisis Brews over Political Appointees

House, NSE DG Seek Bailout for Capital Market

Strike: Police Sack Alleged Masterminds

Nigeria Loses $3bn to Gas Flaring Yearly – Ajumogobia

Ondo: Kutigi Seeks Judge’s Reaction to Petition

Yar’Adua Assigns Aba to Commerce Ministry

I Was Detained for Losing Zamfara to ANPP – Ex-Milad

Naval Ratings: Court Rules March 11

Osunbor Denies Mismanaging Edo Funds

Abia Lawmakers in Free - for - All

Soldiers Repel Attack on Exxon Mobil Facility

Pay Cut: Revert to Pre-2008 Rate, NLC Tells FG

Insecurity: US Armour Firm Partners Govts, Private Sector

SON Impounds Rotten Fish, Seals off Cold Room

Information Management, Key to N’Delta Problem – UN Chief

Rainstorm Destroys 680 Houses, Renders 10,000 Homeless

Equitorial Guinea: ‘Nigeria Not Behind Armed Attack’

How We Spent N20bn to Liquidate NAFCON – BPE

Senate Confirms Fabiyi, Adekeye As Supreme Court Judges

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

‘IT Training’ll Help in Poverty Alleviation’

Izunaso: Ekweremadu Dismisses Recall Threat

Ndigbo Decry Attempt to Blackmail Onovo

Fashola Tasks Military on Constitutional Provisions

No Going Back on Strike, Says NUT Boss

Re-runs: A Check List

Oni, Fayemi: Head to Head

Obama Signs Stimulus Plan

Foreign, Local Analysts Differ on Naira Stability

...New Gov Takes over

Anyaoku: Anti-graft War Depends on EFCC

N’Delta Crisis: Shell Shuts in 180,000bpd

Ekiti: Oni, Fayemi To Square Up Again

Only Road Worthy Trailers’ll Ply Lagos – Fashola

France Decries Negative Perception of Nigeria

FG to Complete Abuja Light Rail by 2013

Diageo Launches Africa Business Reporting Awards

How Osunbor Mismanaged Excess Crude Fund – Oshiomhole

VP Seeks Upward Review of Retirement Age for Professors

Court Strikes Out Case against Amaechi

Threat to Opposition: Buhari Wants

Poverty: Senate Orders NAPEP Probe

Fake Journalists Arrested at State House

Jos Crisis: Northern Govs’ Wives Visit Jang’s Wife

Rivers: Kidnappers to Face Life Imprisonment

National Hospital Confirms Outbreak of Lassa Fever

Court Orders Arrest of AIG for Allegedly Selling Impounded Vehicle to Self

Ekiti Verdict: Ogbulafor, Oshiomhole React

Edo AG’s Letter Causes Furore in Assembly

Trafficking: Nigeria, Italy sign bilateral agreement

Senate C’ttee Summons Minister over $120m Loan

FG toTackle Inefficiency, Corruption

Pollution:Stiffer Penalties Await Oil Firms –FG

‘EPA Accord with EU’ll Stifle Nigeria’s Growth’

2011 Poll: INEC Begins Preparation in May

N’Delta Militants Accused of Subverting E’Guinea Govt

Ekiti: Treading a Familiar Path

Monday, February 16, 2009

Drama in Court as Murder Suspect Disowns Lawyer

Electricity: 2 Power Plants Underway

6,000mw: NNPC, IOCs to Supply 1.2bcft to Domestic Market

Nigeria’s Envoy to US Asked to Return Home by March

AIDS: Major Advance Made in Therapy

Govt’ll Bail Out Stock Market, Says Dangote

Govt Removes Major Barrier for Exporters

Tight Security in Ilorin as A’ Court Rules Today

FG: Global Meltdown Threatens Vision 2020

Why Bankers’ C’ttee Banned ‘Excessive Advertising

Election Petition: Aliyu Knows Fate Thursday

NIC President Wants National Assembly to Pass Labour Bill

Why Cement Prices’ll Continue to Soar – Minister

Appeal Court Upholds Saraki’s Victory

Manslaughter: Police Sergeant Appeals Judgment

Police Declare 3 Wanted over Attempt to Dupe Oyinlola

Egwu Wants Teachers to Handle Schools’ Renovation

Yayale Gives Recipe for Nation-building

Atiku Betrayed Progressives, Says Kalu

George: Prosecution Witness, Counsel Trade Words over Mode of Investigation

Meltdown: Rescuscitate NERFUND, Okongwu Urges FG

Recession: Maduekwe Wants Focus on Africa

Mortality Rate: Turai Faults UNICEF Report

Amaechi: Why I Support Death Penalty for Kidnappers

Cashier: How Sokoto Politicians Shared N343m

Yar’Adua’s aide slams Atiku over criticism of past leaders

Senate Threatens Arrest of Silo Project Contractors

Mutiny: 28 Soldiers Know Fate April 6

China to Replace Nigcomsat 1

Guber Race: Suswam Refutes Media Report

Port Concession: Maritime Workers Issue 7-Day Ultimatum

PDP: Atiku Yet to Make Formal Bid for Return

Alleged Murder: Police Arrest Star Witness in Court

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Develop Public Schools, Cleric Urges Churches

Emir Urges Military to Defend Democracy

Ogundeji: Police Reject Summons

Bobos Clothing Rewards Customers

Govt Launches Rural Internet Access Scheme

Lack of Funds Forces Assembly on Recess

Cerebro Spinal Meningitis: FG Votes N237m for Vaccine

Controversy over Abia Verdict

Revealing New Layers of African Fashion

THISDAY and ARISE Triumph at New York Fashion Week

US Woos Igbo Speakers to Join Military

Tinubu ‘Not Quizzed in US’

Obasanjo Remains PDP BoT Chair Till 2011

Politics, Gas Shortage Threaten 6,000mw Target

Federal Allocations Crash

UNDP Denies Comments on MDGs

Delta Speaker Knows Fate Feb 25

AD Lauds HID’s Move to Reconcile Afenifere

Nurses Seek Equity in Pay

VP Laments Unproductive Investment in Science Research

Poll Respondents Seek Equal Rights for Settlers, Indigenes

Yar’Adua Charges Varsities on Character Training

Anxiety, as Ekiti Awaits Appeal Court Verdict

Court Restrains FG from Evicting Envoy

Govt Needs N2.6tr for Police Reforms, Says Lame

Agric: Lagos to Partner Argentina

House Wants Keyamo Prosecuted for Alleged Forgery, Perjury

Railway Rehabilitation’ll Gulp N4bn - FG

Ex-Rivers Attorney General Kidnapped

Harmonisation C’ttee Slashes N’Assembly Allocation

Vision 20-2020 Business Group for Inauguration Today

S’East Govs Reject Pay Rise for Workers

New York Fashion Week: African Fashion Collective shows off ‘Obama Effect’

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine’s Day Celebration Defies Financial Meltdown

Tofa: No Nigerian Can Fight Corruption

Deploy More Peacekeepers to Somalia, US Tells Nigeria

THISDAY’s ARISE Magazine Launched in New York

Atiku: Shagari, Obasanjo, Yar’Adua Ill-Prepared for Presidency

Bauchi Spends N4bn on Misau Emirate

Cases Against Censorship Board Withdrawn

Britain to deport 400 Nigerian prisoners

FG May Divert Ships to Eastern Ports

Medical Practitioner Best for NAFDAC, Says Group

‘It’s Unbiblical to Ordain Gay Bishops’

Govt to Boost MDGs with N300m

Govt Okays Fadama III Project

PDP Defends Akala on Chieftaincy Titles

FG Gets N50.6bn from Agric Exports

Aliero Assures on FG’s 7-Point Agenda

Boy Arrested for Killing Nigerian in US

Pink Valentine Ball Debuts at MUSON

We Are Not Sacking in NNPC, Says Barkindo

Sambo, NLC Tango over Workers’ Salaries

Oando Takes Delivery of $53.5m Oil Rig

God Restored Peace to Warri, Says Uduaghan

‘Insecurity Allegation in Ogun Untrue’

Friday, February 13, 2009

PDP Meets to Amend Constitution

Judge Hands Off Okah’s Trial

CBN Limits Publicity, Advertising by Banks

Asa, Dare Perform at Valentine Pink Ball

Nigerian Ambassador to US, Oluwole Rotimi, Sacked

AIG Blames Poor Logistics for Cops’ Murder

Anambra NLC Commences Strike Action

‘Police Overhaul Requires N2.6tr’

OPEC Effects Drastic Production Cuts

Mountain Computers Val Day

Intercontinental Introduces Verve Card

EU Offers .6billion Euros to Nigeria

Again kidnappers strike in Benin

Amaechi, Ohakim, Soludo for Ikenga Awards

50 Perish in U.S. Plane Crash

Soldier Drags FG to Court

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Constitution Review: State Assemblies Set Up 12-Man C’ttee

Fiscal Commission Endorses Pay Cut

Kidnappers now in Abuja, abduct lawmaker’s daughter

Oil Companies Withdraw Expatriates from N’Delta

Oshiomhole Promises to Improve on Security in Edo

Nigerian Car Feasible By 2017, Says Automotive Council

Council Boss Lauds Orji’s Victory

Election Petition: I’ll Not Allow Delay to Affect Me, Says Amosun

Abuja Millennium Tower for Completion by 2010

Govt to Spend N9bn on Power

Sultan Backs Agitation for New Minimum Wage

Speaker Escapes Impeachment

US Crude Drops Below $35 on High Stocks

Police Begin Manhunt for Cops’ Killers

Car Purchase Saga: Report Exonerates House Leadership

Nigeria, Switzerland Move to Repatriate Abacha Loot

Group Lauds Senate over Anti-tobacco Bill

Budget Delayed Implementation of Vision 2020 – Usman

Suntai Declares War on Baido

Delta Assembly passes N236bn budget

Turai Inaugurates African First Ladies’ C’ttee

Repair of Locomotive Engines Begins in March

NUT Threatens Fresh Strike

Norway Votes $50m for Maternal Health

FG May Shun Non-Performing Sectors

‘6000mw Target Achievable This Year’

Obi Flags-off Obizi Water Scheme Rehabilitation

Tension Mounts Again in Jos

Afenifere Factions Coalesce for Peace

Senate C’tte Summons Auditor General

Nigeria Hit by Global Financial Crisis – FG

‘FG Floated N1.9tr Bonds in 7 Years’

W’Bank Approves Reforms to Raise Developing Countries’ Role

Nigcomsat: House Probes Impact on Telecoms Sector

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

THISDAY Goes Global, Launches ARISE in New York

Yar’Adua to Take Investment Drive to Europe

Robbers Kill 9 Policemen

Leave Izunaso Alone, Group Tells Detractors

Firms Coalesce to Develop African Businesses

Retirement: Aondoakaa’s legal opinion causes ripples

At Last, Tsvangirai Becomes Zimbabwe PM

Appeal Court Affirms Orji as Abia Governor

Yar’Adua: Why We Opted for Salary Cut

5 Nigerian Banks Make World’s Top 500 Brands

Police Investigate Border Clash

‘Salary Cut Not Solution to Economic Meltdown’

Nigerian firm, Dubai to build new port in Lagos

Yar’Adua’s Camp Not in Disarray – Nwite

NAFDAC: Present Bottle of My Pikin, Be Rewarded

MDGs: Nigeria Can’t Meet Target – UNDP

‘Orji’s Victory, Good for Democracy’

JTF Seizes 22 Barges of Stolen Oil

NITEL, MTEL Workers Protest in Lagos

Power Probe: Minority Leader Threatens Legal Action

Salary Cut: Political Parties Hail Yar’Adua

W’Bank Grants $333m for Road Maintenance

Strike: 93 Ships Stranded at Lagos Ports

KBR Pleads Guilty in Nigeria Bribes Case

Oshiomhole Asks FG to Privatise Refineries

Budget Implementation: FEC Approves 4-Month Time Frame for Contract Awards

IPPs raise fears about 6000MW target

Nigerian Invents Music Hearing Device in US

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

AC Declares Support for Atiku

N6.5bn Safe Tower Project: Court Permits Austrian’s Medical Trip

Beko: Activists Call for Rededication, Re-organisation

NITEL, MTEL Workers Picket Minister’s Office

Senate/House Status: Legal Fireworks Begin

Return Home, Minister Urges Physicians in Diaspora

FG orders road contractors back to site

Police Deploy 3,500 Officers as Appeal Court Rules Today

CBN Restricts Banks on Resale of Forex

Nigeria Branded ‘Unreliable Source of Energy’

Yar’Adua, Governors, Political Appointees to Take Salary Cut

Argentine Investors Seek Partnership for Mechanised Agric

‘405-man C’ttee for Vision 2020 Unwieldy’

Senate Orders Investigation of National Resources Fund

‘No Move to Sacrifice D’Speaker’

Yar’Adua swears-in 3 new ECOWAS judges

Climate Change: Britain Predicts Global Catastrophy

Consideration of Aviation Probe Report Suspended

‘National Assembly’ll Pass Harmonised Budget Next Week’

Students May Pay More for Higher Education

EFCC Arrests Hope Uzodinma

Suswam Seeks Forgiveness from Former Colleagues

Warri Refinery Begins Supply of Cooking Gas

OPEC Delays 35 Oil Projects to Boost Prices

Monday, February 09, 2009

Nigeria Re-brands, Jettisons ‘Heart of Africa’ Project

Wayne Sweeps Grammys With Four Awards

Yar’Adua Resumes, Holds Meeting on Budget

Kidnappers Now to Face Death Sentence

Forex: CBN to Crack Down on Erring Banks

‘Constitution Review, Opportunity to Address Igbo Marginalisation’

Fuel Crisis: Govt Petitions Petroleum Minister

Send Me to Prison, Witness Begs Court

‘Opposition Coalition’ll Fail’

ICAO Checks Nigeria’s Airports for Diseases

Conduct Tribunal: Court to Decide on Obasanjo’s Trial

Nigeria recovers stolen artefacts from Canada

Total Presses on With Oil Workers’ Strike

6000mw Realisable in 2009 – Babalola

Peace at last, as Ogunsua, Modakeke chief, becomes Oba

Why Nigerians Still Groan in Darkness – PHCN, Uduaghan

FG Considers N70bn Bailout for Textile Sector

Okereke-Onyiuke: Nigerian Capital Market Lost N822bn in 2007, 2008

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Mayhem in Ijan-Ekiti over Royal Stool

Daukoru: Bayelsa, MEND Trade Words

Constitution Review: Assembly Begins Public Hearing

Govt Approves Pay Rise for Teachers

OAU Admits Less than 30% of Applicants

Aregbesola Criticises Budget

‘Govt’ll Continue to Award Contracts‘

Electoral Reforms: ‘Act on C’ttee’s Recommendations’

We Regret Supporting Atiku in 2007 – AC

GCR Rates Bank PHB High

Nigeria's Cocoa Processing Sector Faces Collapse

Fresh Plot against Bankole over Power Probe

FG in Last-Ditch Efforts to Halt Oil Workers’ Strike

Banks Enlist EFCC to Recover Bad Debts

Apologise to Nigerians, Iroche Tells IBB

How Corruption Fuels Violence in Nigeria, By Experts

Militants Kidnap Portuguese in Ondo

Ajaokuta Steel to Resume Production After Budget Release

Atiku Begging to Meet Me –Nyako

Why We Are Re-branding Nigeria, By Akunyili

Relocation C’ttee Recommended My Town – Oni

Natural Resources Fund: Senate to Probe Illegal Withdrawals

Suswam, A Pupil Governor –House

Nigeria’s External Debt Now $3.5bn

EFCC arrests Ladoja’s wife

Falana Faults President’s Vacation

US Records 598,000 Job Losses in Jan.

FG: Global Economic Crisis May Force Nigerians Home

House May Probe Fraud Allegations in NERC

Saturday, February 07, 2009

INEC Denies Arrest by EFCC

Halliburton: KBR to Pay $402m Bribery Fine

I’ll Implement Senate’s Decision on el-Rufai, Says Aliero

At last, FG Issues Gazette Endorsing Tinapa

JTF Kills 3 Militants, 2 Shell Staff Injured

Yar’Adua’s Vacation Ends Today, Resumes Work Tomorrow

Fashola Meets Electoral Reform C’ttee

Opposition Parties to Form New Party, Says Tofa

FG Reads Riot Act to Contractors

Agric ‘ll Resolve Global Meltdown, Says Shinkafi

Tinubu Chides Agitators of State Creation

Rivers, Rights Groups Disagree on Budget

Crime: Vietnam Cracks Down on Nigerians

Izunaso’s Recall Bid Suffers Setback

FG Reassures on N’Delta Devt

Community Seeks N800m Compensation

AOC Tasks Personnel on Discipline

Akpabio Blames Unemployment on Leaders

Graft: EFCC Quizzes Council Boss

Politicians Axed over Anti-Party Activities

Obi Assures Investors of Support

AD to Participate in 2011 Guber Polls

FG Denies Moves to Sell Unity Schools

Govt to Repair Urualla High Court

PDP Budgets N350m for New Secretariat

Dokubo Defends N’Delta Struggle

‘No Plan to Impeach Elechi’

Police Arrest Kidnap Gang

Friday, February 06, 2009

Court Remands Ransome Owan, Six Others in EFCC Custody

Our Error

Jang Challenges NIPSS on Jos Crisis

EFCC Arrests Three INEC Directors over N.1bn

Militants Free Daukoru’s Wife, School Boy

House Members Are Immature, Says Suswam

Ogun Demands N5bn FG Refund

UN Gets Shadow Rights Report on Nigeria

‘UN Has Abandoned Displaced Bakassi Indigenes’

Ogundeji: Coroner Summons IPO

…Northern Union Calls for Unity

Govt Back-pedals on Enugu Communal Crisis

ACF Condemns Multiple Panels in Jos

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Daniel, Aides to Lose 12% of Salaries, Allowances

Govt Acquires 17 Bulldozers, 10 Fire Fighting Equipment

New Curriculum for Secondary Schools in 2011

‘Jang Has Genuine Intentions’

Account for Constituency Project Funds, Lawmakers Told

FG Urged to Set Up Naval Base

Malaria Claims 390 Lives

IBB Should Open Up More, Says Omoruyi

Senate Panel Indicts Borishade, Fani-Kayode

Court Restores Savannah Bank’s Licence

Toni Braxton Performs at Arise ‘Pink Valentine Ball’

Interest Rates to Soar as States Go Aborrowing

FG, W’Bank Sign N12.8bn Healthcare Agreement

Gunmen Attack Addax Oil Facility in Eket

Agric: Nigeria Earned N50.6bn in 2008 –FG

DBS Media Re-brands, Relocates

Yar’Adua Approves Varsity Hospitals Board Appointments

BA Denies Using Bad Aircraft

Forget 2011, Pro-Yar’Adua Group Tells Atiku

18 Babies Escape Death in UBTH Inferno

Tension in House over Probe Reports

We Buy Aviation Fuel Outside Nigeria –– Airline Operators

EFCC Raids Houses of Detained NERC Chiefs

Jos Crisis: FG Inaugurates Panel

Kidnapping: Amaechi, Security Agencies Plan Fresh Onslaught

FCT to Introduce Property Tax in Abuja

Customs Intercepts Truck Loaded with Arms

Killers of Lucky Dube ‘Thought He Was Nigerian’

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

NNPC Raises Alarm on Pipeline Vandals

Anenih, Cause of Crisis in PDP –Akhigbe

Nigeria Overtakes S’Africa in Telecoms Market

Market Crisis: SEC Disowns Statement on ‘Reckless Banks’

El-Rufai Escapes Ban from Public Office

Meltdown: FG Works out Relief Package

IBB: The Real Reason I Annulled June 12

Ex-Petroleum Minister’s Wife Kidnapped

Manufacturing Sector Records 53% Capacity Utilisation – CBN Survey

Court Stops Banks from Paying Ondo Contractors

Police Arrest PDP Chairman

Pay Rise: Teachers Give 21-Day Ultimatum

Judge Summons D’Speaker over Criminal Charges

PSN Skeptical over Diabetes Cure Claim

Plateau PDP Confirms Plot to Assassinate Jang

Olajumoke’s Comment Strange, Subversive – Lagos PDP

Boundary Demarcation: N’Delta Our Priority’

I’ve Instilled Order, Stability, Says Obi

N388bn Bad Loans: FG Awaits CBN’s List of Banks

NSE Bemoans Discordant Tunes on State of Economy

Despite Shortcomings, I Still’ve Hope in Nigeria’s Democracy – Abdulsalami

Financial Crisis: African Govts Should Monitor Balance Sheets of Banks – IMF

Budget 2009: FCT Presentation Causes Panic Among Ministers

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Group Urges Support for Yar’Adua

Militants Kidnap Permanent Secretary’s Wife

George: ’NPA Board Approved N85bn Contracts in 2 Meetings‘

FG Seeks Trade Ties with India, Sweden

EFCC Nabs Businessman over Alleged N17bn Fraud

Nigeria Makes Case for Trans-National Projects Across Africa

Halliburton scandal: EFCC closes in on Nigerian suspects

Nigeria Ranks Low in Budget Transparency

Kidnappings: Oil, Gas Exports under Threat

Senate wants Obasanjo’s Abuja land revoked …el-Rufai’s house also

History, As Nigerian Finds Cure for Diabetes

Chevron Commits $5m to HIV/AIDS

Adedoja, AC Guber Candidate, Joins PDP

UK to repatriate 400 Nigerian prisoners

$8bn Rail Contract: FG Orders Project Review

N’Assembly: Nnamani, Olajumoke Differ on Court Case

Akilu’s Wife Buried in Kano

JCCR: House Leadership Disowns Lawsuit

‘How Obasanjo, Atiku Rift Aided NIPSS Crisis’

I’ll Turn Delta to Destination of Choice - Uduaghan

2011: PDP Warns Members against Distracting Yar’Adua

Budget 2009: Senate Raises Harmonisation C’ttee

Insecurity: 7 Cities for Pilot Scheme

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sultan, Duke, Dangote for Amu Foundation Launch

LG Poll: PDP Vows to Fight Illegalities

Wamakko Seeks Gates Foundation’s Assistance

Trial in LG Boss’ Murder Case Begins

Govt to Recover N13.57bn from Contractors

NigComSat 1: Firm to Replace Missing Spacecraft

Yobe D’Gov Weeps at Swearing-in

Africa’s Voice in Davos

SEC: Reckless Banks Crashed Capital Market

House Split over Seniority Battle with Senate

Muhtar: How Global Crisis Affects Nigeria

Revealed: Alaibe’s wife battled cancer till end

Nigeria, Syria to Formalise Bi-lateral Ties

Communities Accuse Oil Firm of Neglect

Bode George: Witness, Counsel in War of Words

PEF: EFCC Witness Clears Martins, Dumuje

Abala Destruction: Victims Cry Out for Justice

Tarrif Increase’ll be Self-destructive – Ndukwe

AU endorses Nigeria’s candidacy for IFAD top post

NSE, Stockbrokers Meet over Market Crisis

Bill Gates Donates $25m to Fight Polio in Nigeria

NBTE Reviews Curricula in New Fields

PPPRA: N1.185tr Spent on Fuel Subsidy in 3 Years

Ume-Ezeoke must go, Buhari insists

FG Approves Construction of 2nd Runway in Abuja

2 Armoured Vehicles Must Accompany Bullion Van – Okiro

Rail System’ll Be Operational By December -FG

Use African Lawmakers to Endorse USA – VP

Jos Crisis, Challenge to Stakeholders –Jang

A’Court: Daniel, Akala, Oyinlola Win

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Warri Industrial Business Park Takes Off Tuesday

Bad Leadership, Bane of Nigeria’s Devt – Aliyu

FESTAC Residents Draw Battle Line

MTN Call Log: Hearing in Aregbesola’s Appeal Resumes

S’East PDP Chairmen Task Metu on Reformation

BoT Member Flays PDP’s Boycott of VP’s Visit

FG to Provide Solar Panels in Unity Schools

El-Rufai: FG, Senate Persecuting Me

FG, States Share N5.5tr in 2008

Economic Mgt Team for Inauguration Today

Oil Firms Spent $3.7bn on Security in N’Delta

Timi Alaibe’s Wife ‘Died in His Arms’

House Moves to Challenge Supremacy of Senate

NGO to Establish 200-bed Eye Hospital in Abuja

Ex-envoy sues FG over Ikoyi house

Gov’s Forum, FG Partner Bill Gates on Polio

FAAN to Upgrade Port Harcourt Airport

Orhii, Suitable as NAFDAC DG – IPAN

Ohanaeze Angry with Chime

S’West PDP Celebrates Obasanjo/Atiku Reconciliation

Council Legislators Seek Reinstatement

EFCC, NBA Move against Corrupt Lawyers

House applauds voting by Nigerians in Diaspora

FG Summons BELBOP/ConOil, Conoco over Worker’s Strike

Obalende Residents Seek Assistance on Flood, Security

Oni, AC Trade Blame over Ikere Crisis

‘7 Parties Without Offices in Abuja’

Divergent Views Trail Yar’Adua’s Vacation

Ndukwe Denies Giving Bribe to Lawmakers

Fuel Subsidy: Senate C’ttee Summons PPPRA

Buhari Targets Atiku’s Associates in AC