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This Day News Archive for July 2009Rss

Thursday, July 30, 2009

‘No Boko Haram in Kebbi’

House Wants National Stadium Named After Abiola

Disrupted Service: NCC Apologises, Denies Cut on NITEL SAT- 3

PIB: Mark Averts Ethnic Division in Senate

Collapsed Building Claims Life in Abuja

IMF Backs Sanusi’s Reform Programme

Buhari: I’m Ready to Die for Credible Elections

Boko Haram Leader Killed

C’River, Ogun, Taraba Beef up Security

Surveillance Intensified in Sokoto to Avert Violence

Ammunition, Military Uniforms Discovered in Bauchi

Plateau Police Parade Ghanaian, 17 Other Suspects

Touts Spark off Pandemonium in Abuja

Lagos LGs: Cleric Faults Yar’Adua’s Position

Fayemi Wants Electoral Materials Moved to Tribunal

Lar, Okene LG Boss Appear Before Ajibola Panel

Lecturers’ new pay to gulp extra N20bn

Akunyili: 7,758 Adverts not Vetted in 2008

Ogun, Chinese Delegation Hold Business Parley

Man Arrested for Attempting to Defraud Otedola

Mobitel Demands 2.3 GHz Band Licence

Uduaghan, Urhobo Group to Brainstorm on Devt

Ghana Gives Recipe for Stable Power in Nigeria

Access Bank, AP Resolve Dispute

BPE Seeks Speedy Revitalisation of Nitel, M-Tel

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FG Plans Post-NYSC Scheme

Oyo Commits N300m to UNICEF

Court Dismisses Case against NTDC

Daily Times: Lagos NUJ Takes Protest to Court

MTN launches HyConnect wireless internet service

PDP: Fayose Not Part of Us

Workers Bar CJ from Office

Govt Wants TUC Chairman’s Killers Unmasked

FG sacks FERMA MD, directors

Police Rescue 180 Women, Children

FEC Observes Low 2009 Budget Implementation

Meltdown: IMF Offers to Assist Nigeria

Ibori: EFCC has failed to prove cases against me

Revealed: Navy ignored warning on Atlas Cove

More Soldiers Killed in Battle with Fanatics

1999 Constitution Case Adjourned till Nov 3

... Dissolves Power Committee

Mining: House C’ttee to Probe $120m W'bank Loan

Police combat-ready in Ibadan

House Drops Impeachment Threat against Yar’Adua

Makinde, Oritsejafor Seek Suspects Prosecution

Kaduna Bans Public Meeting

7 Suspected Boko Haram Members Arrested in Gombe

Boko Haram Training School Found in Taraba

Securty Beefed up in Niger

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Amnesty: Group Backs S’South Govs’ Position

Child Rights: Uwais’ Position on Tobacco Bill Faulted

Kudirat: Absence of Witness, Defense Counsel Stalls Trial

AC Asks Court to Stop Senatorial Re-run

Police on Red Alert in Abuja

N’Delta: Kogbara Resigns from FG’s Oil and Gas Committee

Contract for 2nd Niger Bridge a hoax, says Minister

Damage to SAT3 cable cripples banks, internet services

Shoot-out in Maiduguri as Soldiers Battle Fanatics

Ohakim: Inside story of my return to PDP

Bill seeks to curtail FCT Minister’s power

SEC DG: Senate Receives Yar’Adua’s Nomination

Amnesty: Arms Collection Centres to be Disclosed Weekend

Ghana’s Energy Minister to Deliver Aelex Lecture

LGs: Lagos Monarchs Dare Yar’Adua

IBB: Jos North Legally Created

Police Moved from Lagos

House Condemns Killings, Demands Investigations

Police Beef Up Security in Zamfara

NEMA Despatches Team to Bauchi, Borno

Kano: 53 Fundamentalists Arrested, 4 Killed

2 Soldiers, 1 Policemen Killed in Bauchi

Monday, July 27, 2009

C’Wealth Parliamentarians Agree on Democratic Principles

Atlas Cove: Falana faults demand for apology

Speaker Seeks Automatic Tickets for Members

‘Customs Lacks Capacity for Optimal Performance’

4 Feared Dead in Port Harcourt Cults’ Clash

‘Fibre cable cut affects 70% of Nigeria’s Internet capacity’

Mark Cautions against Sacrificing National Interest

Top lawyers knock FG over Lagos Councils

FG: Petroleum Varsity Remains at Effurun

Govs Demand $4bn from Excess Crude

Religious Riots Spread to Kano, Yobe, Borno

Nutrition Fortification: FG Gets $200m Grant

Apologise to Lagosians, Basorun tells Yar’Adua

Waziri: EFCC Recovered N55bn in 1Year

Ebonyi Crisis: Death Toll Rises to 12, Soldier Missing

One Feared Dead in Students’ Rampage

Aliyu Blames Colleagues for Underdevt

Onovo: We’ve Capacity to Fight Crime

Lukman: Petroleum Bill’ll Eliminate Corruption

Opposition Accuses Yar’Adua of Encouraging One-party State

Yar’Adua Tasks Minister on Ganmo Power Station

NDDC: Community Debunks Report on Abia Nominee

N200bn Agric Fund Beneficiaries Emerge This Week

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Amnesty: Uduaghan Seeks Support for S’South Govs

Ondo Assembly Speaker Harassed by Hoodlums

We’re Not Relocating PTI, Says Edebiri

Govt to Make Political Offices Less Attractive

Police Demote Inspector, Dismiss Corporal

Help Fight Deforestation, FG Tells States

Lafarge Equips Varsity’s Chest Centre

Human Rights: Aondoakaa Presents Nigeria’s Action Plan to UN

Demolition: Rivers to Pay N20bn Compensation

AP Forex Deal: CBN Clears Access Bank

Sarkozy Falls Ill, Rushed to Hospital

Councils: Fashola Replies Yar’Adua, Queries Motive

CBN Sets New Rules for Banks, Discount Houses

150 Killed in Bauchi Religious Crisis

Power: Govt Warns Contractors over Delay Tactics

Oando Acquires 2 Drilling Rigs from Shell

NASFAT to Raise N5 bn for National Mosque

FG: Why Oil Theft Persists

N’Delta: Group Slams $1bn Suit on FG, Oil Firms

Reconciliation: Goje Heads Presidential C’tte

Bankole Leads PDP Campaign for Ekiti North Senatorial Election

Shema Dismisses Threat to Impeach Yar’Adua

Power: FG Sets up Budget Monitoring Team

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bio-fuels: Feeds Industry Ready, Says NNPC

Farmers Get 42,000 Tonnes of Fertiliser

Ekiti Senatorial Election Holds August 15

How N’Delta Ministers Failed to Oppose Lukman’s Proposal over Petroleum Varsity

Obasanjo: Ohakim’s Return to PDP, a Promise Fulfilled

FG, Lagos Head for Showdown over LGAs

UNICEF Urged to Partner Media on MDGs

Imoke Tasks Nigerians on Rotary Principles

Mo Abudu to Anchor New Reality Show

Utuama Reassures on 3-Point Dev’t Agenda

‘Why FG Established Lottery Commission’

Arochukwu Indigenes Seek Govt’s Attention

Govt Raises Panel to Review Customary Laws

Groups Hail Senate over Tobacco Bill

Teachers Institute Gives Condition to Partner States

Govt Saves N49m from e-Payment Exercise

Friday, July 24, 2009

Major Shake-up in NNPC, 15 Top Officials Retired

ASUU’s Strike Unnecessary, Says Egwu

Yar’Adua in Owerri as Ohakim Decamps to PDP

Hillary Clinton in State Visit to Nigeria Next Month

Delta Students Protest Relocation of Petroleum Varsity

Court Remands Mass Literacy Commission’s Boss

NDLEA beams search light on Nigeria-Brazil drug traffickers

Again, Tribunal Strikes Out Oni’s Objection Against Fayemi

Kwara Set to Appeal Against Reinstated CJ

Atlas Cove Victim Gets Military Burial 

Workers Shut Addax Head Office

Oando Denies Diversion of $300m Loan

Escravos Gas Project, a Great Peace Tool – Uduaghan

House Committee Chairman in Coma After Robbery Attack

Thursday, July 23, 2009

‘Call for Dissolution of PDP Exco Baseless’

Gov Intervenes in Plot to Sack Speaker

NBA Condemns Impeachment Moves against D’Gov

Na’Abba Blames Godfathers for Legislative Instability

Onovo Steps in as Okiro Bows Out

Nigeria's Oil Revenue Cut by Half

Amnesty: S’South Govs Threaten to Back out

Abiola’s Refusal of Bail Killed Him, Says CJ

N’Delta: Controversy Trails Julius Berger N6bn Refund

Yar’Adua Orders Resuscitation of Nigeria/Pakistan Commission

Lagos PDP Reconciles Members

NPAN Extols Jakande’s Virtues

Abia Elders Slam PPA Chieftain

Kidnapping: Senate, Ministers, Security Chiefs Meet

Akunyili Dissociates Self from N11.8m Scandal

Group Warns against Criminalising Police Retirees

HIV/AIDS: Nigerian Army Protests US Statement

Tribunal: Aregbesola’s Lawyer Alleges Unfair Treatment

‘Education Ministry Achieved 61% Implemention in 2008’

PDP Elders C’ttee Moves to Resolve Ogun, Plateau Crises

Gowon, Shonekan Bid Williams’ Wife Farewell

FG Sets up Agric Lobby Group

FG Woos Banks for Vision 20:2020

MDGs: ‘Nigeria Requires N42tr for Housing’

Life Insurance: FG Earmarks N1bn for Federal Workers

Okiro Faults NDIC on Bank Loan

Atlas Cove: Soyinka Warns Yoruba Elders

UBA, Zenith Get $200m AfDB Facility

House asks Yar’Adua to stop further foreign loans

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Okiro Holds Last Briefing with CPs Today

APGA Alleges Plot to Impose Emergency Rule

Shekarau Promises Good Leadership

N’Delta: Jonathan Hails Foreign Firms’ Steadfastness

Defected Lawmakers Can’t Probe Me, Says D’Gov

CBN’s New Lending Rules Crash Inter-bank Rate

IGR: Lagos, Sokoto Lead the Way

PHCN: Power supply to improve by October

N’Assembly Forum Promises State Creation Before 2011

ADB Releases $100m for Education Devt

Food Consumption to Increase by 16% to N5.8tr

ASUU Absent at Mediation Meeting

Ogundeji: I’m Hospitalised, Ex-DPO Tells Court

Reform Bill: Firms Allege Circulation of Different Versions

Osun gives mass burial to abandoned corpses

Accident Claims 18 lives

Military Invasion: FG Challenges Court’s Jurisdiction

Court Adjourns Access Bank, AP Suit till Monday

Nigeria Drifting into Slavery, Say Lawmakers

S’East: House Summons IG over Insecurity

AGF Queries ETF over Trapped N1.828bn

Water Projects: ‘FG Incurred N220bn Debt in 12 Years’

RMAFC bars LG bosses from foreign trips

GTBank seeks to wind up Virgin Nigeria

First Bank plans historic N500bn bond issue

Okiro Owes Liquidated Lead Bank N166m, Says NDIC

Jakande blames Buhari, Shagari for failed Lagos metro project

2010 Budget: FG Benchmarks Oil at $50

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Govt Redeems N2m Pledge

Meningitis: NYSC Vaccinates Corps Members

‘Measles Kill 400,000 Kids Yearly’

Nurses Tasked on Responsibility to Patients

Labour Kicks against Consumption Tax

House Clarifies Report on NDDC ‘Missing’ Funds

Angry States Storm Tribunal over Census

Nigeria Loses 1m Barrels Per Day, Says Lukman

African Capital Alliance Raises US$200m Equity

PDP Crisis Assumes New Dimension

China to Issue Visas to Illegal Nigerian Immigrants

Fayemi Wants Tribunal to Dismiss Oni’s Application

Aviation: FG to Ensure Safety Standards

Lagos declares war on criminals

Ajibola Commission: IBB, Daily Trust Appear

MEND Warns against Repair of Damaged Pipelines

FG: Land Reforms’ll Empower Nigerians

Robbers Storm Dutse, Rob Commissioners

MDGs: Nigeria Not Making Progress, Says WHO

Buhari at Bauchi D’Gov’s Daughters’ Wedding

House wants Edo girls in Libya, Morocco rescued

FG: No Bail Out for Ailing Airlines

Strikes: Govt to Institutionalise Minimum Wage

‘How Jakande was persuaded to join Abacha’s govt’

Senate, ASUU, FG Talks End in Stalemate

Monday, July 20, 2009

AC Drags OSSIEC to Court

Okonjo- Iweala Lauds Uduaghan

FG Tasks States on Women Devt

Cleric Faults Rebranding Project

CBN Relaxes Lending Guidelines to Boost Liquidity

Stella Obasanjo’s Death ‘Was Avoidable’

Yar’Adua: Days of Militancy are Over

MTN/Bharti Merger Likely

We Can’t Be Intimidated, Waziri Tells Amaechi

‘Why Electoral Bill is Yet to be Passed’

Court Activities Grounded as Ondo CJ, Registrar Bicker

Fashola: We’re Not Taxing Churches, Mosques

Put Your House in Order, AC Told

Suswam: Peer Review, Incentive for Accountability

Atlas Cove: Monarchs, Lagos Elders Demand Apology

Vivendi Halts $10 bn Bid for Zain’s African Assets

Malaria: Nigeria, W’Bank Sign $100m Pact

To Hell with ASUU!

e-Waste: FG to Introduce Stiffer Tariffs

SSANU out to Blackmail Govt, Says Egwu

FG to Build New Terminals at Major Airports

N’Delta: Amnesty Can’t Douse Tension, Says Survey

Commonwealth MPs Protest Racism in Rivers

Okonjo-Iweala: Obi, most fiscally responsible governor

Sunday, July 19, 2009

2011: PDP Queries Commissioner

‘Battle for Political Supremacy Provoked Crisis’

Plot to Remove Speaker Thickens

Rerun: PDP, AC Trade Accusations

Lagos to Reconstruct, Expand MMA Airport Road

Okereke-Onyiuke: No Investor Lost Money

Bankole: We’ll Tamper with Oil Reform Bill

PDP: We’ll Win More States in 2011

Uduaghan Faults RMAFC over Wages

Port Decongestion: NAFDAC, Customs on Collision Course

ASUU We’re Not Aware of IAP’s Order

AC: We’re Not Interested in Mega Party

NACDB: Senate Threatens to Expose Loans’ Defaulters

Jambo Writes Senate over Failed Bank

Doctors Shelve Strike, Gives FG Oct. Ultimatum

SSANU Resumes Strike, Rejects Salary Increase

‘Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline’ll Boost Nigeria’s Economy’

Minister Promises Timely Budget Delivery

House Raises Question over N26.4bn NDDC Funds

Impeachment Threat: CNPP Counsels House

Groups Task FG on N’Delta

Collapsed Building: Three Feared Dead in Ogbomosho

Energy: W’Bank Identifies $18bn Investment Potentials in Nigeria

FG Moves to Reposition Civil Service

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Govt Okays N1bn for MDGs Projects

Group Blames Politicians for Insecurity

Oshiomhole Adopts New Devt Policies

FG Signs Gas MoU with Algeria, Niger

Polio: Emir Holds Stakeholders Meeting

Community Faults Monarch’s Dethronement

Group Cautions Politicians over Remarks

Niger Assures Corps Members of Security

Nigeria Doesn’t Recognise Kosovo, Says Yar’Adua

First Lady’s Cancer Centre Raises N6bn

How Yar’Adua Can End Budget Crisis, By House

Senate Rejects RMAFC’s Cut on Salary, Allowances

2011: We May Lose 7 States, Says PDP

Suspected Assassins Kill 45-year-old Man

‘Security Vital to FG’s Economic Vision’

Graft, Sin Causes of Economic Meltdown, by Clergyman

Bayelsa: PDP Tasks Group on Yar’Adua’s Visit

Sokoto Assembly Raises C’ttee on 1999 Constitution

‘No Cash Payment for e-Passport’

Philanthropist Offers Scholarship to 5,000 Students

‘FID on Brass LNG Billed for 2010’

FG May Float Road Maintenance Fund

Amaechi Orders Closure of NLNG Jetty

Friday, July 17, 2009

Arik Price Cuts Hurt BA, Virgin Atlantic

10,000 Militants to Get Amnesty, N65,000 monthly

PDP Wades into Yar’Adua, House Budget Face off

Dangote, Otudeko Battle over NSE Presidency

Kwara Installs CCTV

House Committee Chairman Escapes Death

Two Killed as Robbers Invade Awka Banks

Abbe Takes over as Defence Minister

Ogbulafor Approves Unified Exco for Ika South

Appeal Court Quashes N5bn Charges Against Rivers Chief of Staff

FG Moves to Halt Doctors’ Strike

Amaechi to Build $150m Mega Hospital in P’Harcourt

Yar’Adua to Name Okiro’s Successor Next Week

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Group Supports Physically- challenged

Residents Face Acute Water Scarcity

Assembly Passes Bill against Local Gin

FRSC Warns Special Marshals against Corruption

Bill to Outlaw Torture before N'Assemly, Says NHRC Boss

Lukman: Oil Reform Bill Strips NNPC of Secrecy

FG Proposes N500bn Bailout for Manufacturers

Budget 2009: Presidency, House Face-off Worsens

Court Orders Blood Test over Paternity Tussle

‘Integrity, Writing Skills Essential for Success in Journalism’

Nigerians in Diaspora seek peace at home

Accept FG’s Amnesty, Uduaghan Tells Deltans

Gbenga Obasanjo, ex-wife resolve custody dispute

Usman: Obasanjo Frustrated Vision 2010 Implementation

FG to Expand Bridges on Daura Road

Census Tribunal Begins Sitting Next Week

Federal Roads: Lagos Laments Non-refund of Money

FG: N185bn Released for Road Projects in 6 Months

Govt, Britain Sign MoU on Drug Trafficking

Amaechi Bars Waziri, EFCC from Rivers

N’Delta Crisis ‘ll Soon End, Says Jonathan

Kidnappers on Rampage in Minna

Suspected robbers hold Awka hostage

Electoral Reform: Uwais Seeks Urgent Action

Stakeholders, Lagos Disagree over 5% Hotel Tax

NDDC Nominee Urges Peace in N’Delta

‘Why Turai Seeks N10bn Cancer Centre’

INEC Registers 4 More Political Parties

Dariye: I’m Not in PDP to Fight Jang

NMA: Healthcare System Has Failed

‘Gas Shortage Threatens 6,000 Megawatts’

Senate Opposes INEC Amendment Bill

ANPP Debunks Impeachment Allegation

Woman Gives N3m Lottery Cash to Beggar

FG: Obama to Visit Nigeria Soon

CBN Orders Daily Returns on Inter-bank Placements

Africans Protest in China over Death of Nigerian

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ibrahim: Aondoakaa Didn’t Travel with Me

Siren: House wants first lady, IGP, others barred

Another Plane Crash Kills 168

CBN Seeks More Powers, Moves to Amend BOFIA

ANPP, AC Behind Plot against Yar’Adua, Says PDP

FG: Militants Can’t Dictate to Us on JTF

... It’s Not True, Says Okah

Alaibe Preaches Peace in N’Delta

Senate C’ttee Raises Concern on Atlas Cove Jetty

ACF: Dokubo-Asari, Okah Not Committed to Peace

JAMB Releases MPCE Results, 4 Days After Exam

Lagos Rewards Teachers, Seeks Commitment

...Approves N8.2bn Contract for NTA Equipment

Gowon Appears Before Commission, Advocates Tolerance

FG Drags Julius Berger to Court

Senate Meets Security Chiefs July 23

FG Intensifies Fight against e-Waste

NDDC: Abia Youths Want Nominee Confirmed

Piracy: Musicians Seek FG’s Intervention

Oil Workers Threaten to Down Tools

Gas Flaring: Britain Blames Nigeria

RMAFC: Implementation of Pay Cut Begins

Amaechi Clarifies Remarks on Second Term

Failed States Index: Nigeria ranked 15 out of 177 nations

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oyinlola Wants Trade Imbalance with China Addressed

‘Striking Workers’ Action Illegal’

Absence of Witness Stalls Al-Mustapha’s Trial

FG Inaugurates C’ttee on National Minimum Wage

Edo Hails A’Court Judgment

Osotimehin in Frantic Effort to Halt Doctors’ Strike

Budget: House Threatens to Impeach Yar’Adua

Charles Taylor blasts Obasanjo

50 Hearty Cheers for Obaigbena

Tax Cards to be Precondition for Free Education, Healthcare

NDLEA: 85 Hectares of Cannabis Farm Destroyed

FG Gives N5.5bn Grant to Uniben

Lagos Rewards ‘Most Resourceful Teacher’

NCC Seeks Police, Customs’ Support over Piracy

Nigeria exports yam to UK

FG to Hold China Responsible for Counterfeits

Maduekwe’s ‘Son’ Arrested in Maiduguri

‘Nigeria, Still Giant of Africa’

Delta to Provide Free Healthcare for the Elderly

Kwara Accuses Education Inspectors of Corruption

‘Global Warming, Threat to Lagos Residents’

THISDAY Reporter Wins Award

Health Workers Suspend Strike

Ekweremadu seeks consensus on new States

IPP: PHCN Owes Rivers N8bn

Bankole Parleys Nigerian Youths in US

Senate Passes Bill on Elderly Persons’ Welfare

Ogun Peace Meeting Deadlocked

Former Fayose’s Aide Granted Bail

African Finance Ministers Warn of Another Debt Trap

HIV/AIDS: FG Spends N50bn on Equipment

Strike: Living Wage, a Challenge to FG, Says HoS

FG Approves Youth Employment Plan

AfDB to Give Nigeria $200m

‘How PDP Can Be in Power for 60yrs’

Senate Probes N10bn Railway Corporation IGR

Atlas Cove: NNPC to Use Underwater Storage Tank

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ibori: Absence of Judge Stalls Trial

Accept Amnesty, SSS Boss Tells Militants

‘Vision 2020, Mere Dream without Basic Education’

Appeal Court Sacks 2 PDP Lawmakers

CBN, Bank Chiefs Adopt Measures on Interest Rates

Okah in Abuja

House Sale: N15bn Diverted, Alleges Senate C’ttee

Why Atlas Cove attack hurts

Court Frees Okah, Militants Hit Lagos

FG Links Stable Power to Amnesty

Orlu Leaders Hail Ohakim

Egwu Wants Education Repositioned

Falae Rallies Support for Mimiko

...Speaker Clears Air on Impeachment Panel

Stakeholders Tasked on Prison Decongestion

Actis West Africa Gets New Head

Bauchi D’Gov’s House to be Demolished

Court Detains Foreign Ship over Cabotage Law

PDP BoT Meets Saturday

Falana Slams Obama over Speech in Ghana

Fashola Promises Improved Electoral Process

House Accuses Presidency of Frustrating MDG’s Projects

Ogun Guber: ‘Daniel Voted Twice’

FG, States Move to Harmonise Strategic Health Policy

Oil Falls Below $59

PSC Recalls 1,588 Sacked Police Officers

ASUU Accuses FG of Blackmail, Continues Strike

Tax Arbitration Panel to Start Work Soon

N’Assembly Pledges Support for Veterinary Council

Minister Sets Up C'ttee for Airports Concession

Mining: Alison-Madueke Restates FG’s Commitment

Strike: LUTH Sends Patients Packing

Nigeria, US Trade Hits $42bn

‘How Nigerian Economy Can Grow Faster’

Kuffuor Seeks Law to Protect Media, Citizens

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Oil Communities Plead for NDDC Nominee

Ekwueme Seeks Cooperation among Cultures

‘Why I Defied Olubadan’s Directive’

ASUU: No Going Back on Demand for Better Funding

Economic Meltdown: Ekiti May Borrow to Pay Contractors

Delta PDP Rules Out Imposition of Candidates

NEMA Warns of Climate-induced Disaster

Oshiomhole: Onoge’s Death, Setback to N’Delta Struggle

Red Cross Appoints VP, IG Volunteers

Police Bar Fayemi, Kukah from Lecture Hall

Cardiac Arrest: US Group to Train 40 Nigerian Physicians

Soyinka: Obama’s Boycott of Nigeria in Order

Building Collapse: Residents Rescue Trapped Workers

Impeachment Plot: Sylva Drags Jonathan, Alaibe before PDP

Text Messages to Become Admissible in Court

Yar’Adua to Name Oteh New SEC DG

Failed Banks: EFCC Goes after Indicted Directors

NESREA, Police to Enforce Environmental Standards

Aliko Dangote Bags FOCI Award

Tears as PDP Buries Factional Chairman, Son

My Challenges as NEITI Boss, by Sa’eed

Ensure Total Reconciliation, Ex-minister Urges PDP

Generator Fumes Kill 3 in Lagos

Abia Senators Oppose NDDC Nominee’s Screening

Stakeholders Seek Review of

NDLEA Foils Attempt to Smuggle 78kg of Amphetamine

... Arrests 4 Suspected Indian Hemp Traffickers

TUC Wants Education Minister Sacked

US -based Nigerian Doctors Hold Convention in Abuja

FAAN Insists on Airports’ Concession

‘WhyAfrica Has Low Global Trade’

4 in Hospital after Beans Meal

Clark: No More Basis for Militants’ Attacks

RMAFC Explains Need for Pay Cut

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fake Drugs: NAFDAC to Unveil New Techniques

GKS Charges Militants on FG’s Amnesty Plans

Group Makes Case for Virile LG Polls

Akpabio Expresses Fears over New Wards

Cancer Patient Seeks N1.3m for Treatment

Church Tackles FG over Appointments

Lawmaker Seeks ANPP’s Divorce from Unity Govt

Fire Guts Naval Quarters in Lagos

Nigerians Trapped in Lagos-Ibadan Road Traffic

Presidency: Amnesty’s Key to Lasting Peace in N’Delta

Alamieyeseigha: My experience in London jail

Buhari, Atiku bury presidential ambitions

Obama: African Leaders Must End Tyranny, Corruption

Clark Hails Yar'Adua over Orkah

…Egwu Decries Refusal of 40% Pay Rise

Dokubo’s Group Rejects Yar’Adua’s Amnesty

ASUU: ‘We Haven’t Received New Salary Notice’

Enyimba, Sharks Clash to Showcase Nigeria’s U17 Readiness

Akala’s Re-election Bid Divides Ogbomosho Elite

’How to Stop Nigerians from Seeking Foreign Medicare’

‘How Progressives Can Win Elections in Nigeria’

We’ve Created 156,000 Jobs, Says Fashola

Nigerian Banks Dazzle SA Banks in Ranking

Friday, July 10, 2009

FG Set to Pay Workers N40bn to Avert Strike

Chevron Pipeline Attacked as Agip Declares Force Majeure

US Police Investigate Michael Jackson’s Drug Use

G8 Commits $20b to Food Security in Africa

Henry Okah to meet Yar’Adua Monday

…Militants Advised to Accept FG’s Amnesty

JTF Parades Militants Presumed Killed

Tension As Falomo Testifies in Kudirat’s Murder Trial

Ogun Obas Disagree over N60bn Bond

PPA Dragged to Court for Breaching Own Constitution

Oil Palm Boss Abducted in Ondo

As Jokolo Returns, Emir of Gwandu Beefs Up Security

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ohakim’s Books for Presentation July 16

Judge Withdraws from Land Case over Lawyer's Misconduct

N1.3bn Approved for Urban Roads

Secret Accounts Contain N500m, Govt Insists

House in Closed-door Session on Jos Crisis

Senate Amends Public Procurement Act

Forex: CBN re-introduces Wholesale Dutch Auction

EFCC Hands Over N44.5bn to Bayelsa

Henry Okah Accepts FG’s Amnesty

Maternal Mortality: FG to Recruit 3, 000 Midwives

Nigeria Sliding into One-party State, Opposition Parties Tell Obama

FG spends £35m on NigerSat-2

Windstorm Destroys 30 Houses in Kano

Ondo Reads Riot Act to Drug Barons

Corruption: Experts Want Equitable Legislation, Penalties

A’Ibom Indigenes Drag Yar’Adua, Senate to Court

Ogundeji: Court Orders Arrest of ACP

FG Urged to Ban Use of Generator in MDAs

FCTA, John Holt Back Project Wealth Nigeria

Lagos to demolish 300 defective buildings

Obanikoro faults planned protest in Ghana

Appeal Court Sacks Chuma Nzeribe

Fashola, Asiodu, Mbu Condole Williams

Strikes: House Summons Egwu, Osotimehin, Akunyili

Court Asks EFCC to Serve El-Rufai by Proxy

‘Dermatologist Warned Jackson About Painkiller’

‘4yrs After, Failed Banks’ Customers Yet to be Paid N188bn’

Obaigbena Donates Computers to Waterman College

Delta Guber: Tribunal Throws Out Okocha’s Petition

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

NANS Urged to Suspend Planned Protest

Actress Seeks Custody of Son

N’Assembly Clerk: Recession Hampering Parliamentary Activities

Continue to Partner with Govt, Suswam Appeals to Churches

JTF Foils Attack on Pipeline

RMAFC: No Severance Packages for Governors, Deputies

Product Diversion: House Grills PPMC, 27 Others

A'Court Annuls Sen Arise's Election

Failed Banks: Senate May Seek Prosecution of Debtors

Oshiomhole Charges Task Force on Civility

A’Court Okays Wife as Mudashiru’s Trustee

WIC Case for Hearing August 20

Canadian Agency Grants $20m to Africa for Trade

Manufacturers Decry Multiple Taxation

Olowu Berates FG over Varsity Lecturers’ Strike

Shekarau: I’ll Contest 2011 Presidency If...

Imo Assembly Speaker alleges destabilisation plot

Etiaba Denies Instigating MASSOB against Obi

UN Report: Nigeria loses 55m barrels of oil to theft yearly

Delta Tribunal to Deliver Judgment Today

EFCC Wants Court Process Pasted on El-Rufai’s Gate

Reddington: How heart surgery feat was achieved

Idris Sacks 9 Commissioners, Suspends 20 Accountants

ECOWAS picks Osun for pilot scheme with China

Nigeria, Most Polluted Country, Says Duke

INEC Act Amendment Bill Scales Second Reading

FG Approves N5.2bn for Airports, Ministry

Jakande Flags-off Mass Housing in Abuja

Oil Wells: C’River Tackles RMAFC

Yar’Adua Appoints Alaibe Adviser on N’Delta

‘N’ Assembly MDAs Owe N27bn as Tax’

Jackson Danced Before Dying, Says Doctor

Group Seeks Review of Power Laws

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Yar’ Adua Forwards Nominees for NDIC, NDDC to Senate

Banks’ N1tr Loans Trapped in Stocks, Says NSE

Govs Move to Mend Fences with Predecessors

CBN Slashes Interest Rate to 6 Per cent

Senate Names Adedoyin, Offor, Bayero, Others in N53.3bn Insider Credit Abuse

Osondu, Nigerian, Wins 2009 Caine Prize

Nigerian Cardiologist Records Heart Medical Feat

Water Management, Climate Change Threaten Lake Chad

Govt Spends N6.3bn on Agric Devt

One Year After, OPC Chief Granted Bail

NYSC loses 15 corps members in 5 States

FG Moves to Prevent Strike in Power Sector

House Divided over Constitutional Amendment

N250m Scam: Assembly Clears Obi

2011 Polls: Result’ll be Released Electronically, Says Iwu

Fans Worldwide Bid Farewell to Michael Jackson

NDDC: Ijaw Leaders Commend Yar’Adua over Koinyan

Chelsea Hotel: Bayelsa Faces Vitiation of Contract

FG to Harmonise Sexual, Reproductive Health Policies

Abducted Foreigners on Investment Tour, Says JTF

Fasehun Urges Daniel to Compromise with Lawmakers

Yar’Adua Visits Kwara July 27

Mega Party Advocates Begin Lobby on Electoral Reform

FG moves to end overseas medical treatment

A’Court Sacks Another Oyo PDP Lawmaker

Impeachment Panel Begins Sitting

Strike: ASUU Decries FG’s Position

16 Firms Bid for Bitumen Blocks

AG Seeks More Attention on Financial Reporting

NEITI Tasked on Transparency, Accountability in Extractive Sector

Monday, July 06, 2009

Militants Blow-up Chevron Crude Pipeline

Power Outage Paralyses Activities at Stock Market

R. Kelly Dazzles Abuja Fans, Honours Jackson

‘Work on Lagos-Ibadan Road Starts August’

Stella Obasanjo’s Doctor to Face Manslaughter Charge

Waziri Emerges MILEAD Fellow

Fashola Mourns Olu of Epe-elect

NMA Threatens to Embark on Strike

Impeachment: Assembly Divided over Mode of Investigating D’Gov

Tribunal Okays AC’s Request on Forensic Experts

Elders C’ttee: Atiku Not Part of Our Mandate

22 Die in Boat Mishap

Nigeria Crashes out of Microsoft Software Design Competition

Confusion over Chime’s CPS Whereabouts

FG Endorses Sudan’s Admission into Continental Body

2010: Uba Doles out 2,500 Vehicles

House Threatens to Sanction Total over Procurement Act

Amnesty: ‘FG Satisfied with Militants Response’

Judge Backs Jackson’s Friend over Estate

NDLEA Nabs 6 Cocaine Traffickers at MMA

‘Nnamani, Harry Would’ve Been Better Leaders’

Oil Wells: C'River Can’t Blackmail Us, Says A’Ibom

Fraud: Idris Suspends 19 Accountants

House Summons DPR Over Oil Bloc Proceeds

Sunday, July 05, 2009

‘Varsities’ Closure’ll Swell Militants’ Ranks’

Hydrocarbon Firm Debuts in Nigeria

PDP Mourns Onoh

‘Fiscal Responsibility Act Set to Create Budget Discipline’

FG to Generate 340mw from Gurara Dam

Kila: PDP Flays Appeal Court Ruling

Ogundeji Murder: Lagos Urged to Protect Witnesses

Grant Diya Amnesty, Daughter Appeals to Yar’Adua

Ogun Traditional Rulers Disagree over N60bn Bond

Again, Militants Attack Shell Facility

No Automatic Ticket, PDP Insists

NNPC, House Disagree over $4.44bn NLNG Dividend

House: Nigeria May Face Hard Times By 2014

Osun AC Lawmakers Drag Assembly to Court

Deregulation: Oil Workers Give Conditional Support

Yar’Adua Visits Ogun Today

Saraki Orders LG Officials to Return Diverted Fertilizers

I’m Still in ANPP, Says Minister

Rape: Police Quiz Parastatal Board Member

New Policy’ll Revive Ailing Industries, Says Udenwa

AC Urges FG to Pay More Attention to Economy

JTF: Presidential Amnesty Not for Illegal Bunkerers

Awolowo Centennial Celebration Holds July 21

FG Orders Installation of Navigational Equipment at Airports

Sultan, Islamic Scholars Meet on Moon Sighting

‘FMBN Needs N900bn Recapitalisation’

1.6m Seek Michael Jackson’s Memorial Ticket

Speaker Rates Legislature Low

Strike: SSAUTHRIAI Rejects Pay Parity

Lagos Challenges Census Result at Tribunal

EFCC Clarifies Case with Mobitel

Yar’Adua Leaves for G8 Summit on Wednesday

N’Delta Elders Okay Amnesty, Plans Meeting with Militants

Fani-Kayode Reconciles with Atiku

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Mourinho: Why I sign African players

Court Restrains Okiro from Arresting Aregbesola’s Lawyer

Group Opposes Sale of NITEL

My challenges as Edo Gov, by Oshiomhole

Militants Target Trans-Saharan Gas Project

NAPEP Okays N72m for 500 Households

NULGE Raises Alarm over Unpaid Wages

Govt Seeks More Slots for Pilgrims

Medical Centre Gets Open Varsity Affiliation

N1.2bn Expended on Housing Projects

CBN Tasks Nigerians on Farming

UNICAL Expels 4 Students

Sheriff Charges Monarchs on Peace

Judiciary’s Bastion of Democracy, Says Ekweremadu

Osotimehin Tasks Media on Influenza

Nigerian stars, R.Kelly to set Abuja agog today

Exercise Sustains People, Environment, Says Odey

Military Urged to Introduce Amphibious Training

Commissioner Decries Effect of Polio

Nigeria, Others at Imagine Cup Finals in Egypt

Myanmar Bars UN Scribe from Visiting Suu Kyi

Powell Raises Fears over Obama’s Spending

Ebri Cautions FG on A’Ibom, C’River Oil Well Debacle

DMI Urges Better Civil-Military Relationship

Imo Floats N18.5billion Bond

2nd Term: ‘Nigerians‘ll Beg Yar’Adua’

EFCC Quizzes Rivers Lawmakers over N5bn Projects

National Open Varsity Matriculates 2,000 Students

Friday, July 03, 2009

Nigeria Gets Positive Fitch Rating

AU Opposes Arrest Warrant on Sudan’s President

TBS Set to Host R. Kelly Today

NDDC: Yar’Adua Nominates Larry Koinyan for Chairman

Controversy Trails N4b Sale of NECOM House

Nigeria, Algeria, Niger Seal $10bn Gas Pipeline Deal

Court Orders Release of Mobitel Chief

‘Ribadu Can Sue Police over Dismissal’

Lagos-Badagry Road: Police divisions, army barracks for demolition

EFCC Docks Grandma

‘Abbey Yet to Visit Okah’

el-Rufai’s Former Chief of Staff Loses Land Case

Destitutes, Kaduna State Government in Showdown

Abia Legislators Write Yar’Adua over Kidnapping

Ijaws Accuse JTF of Looting

Minister Orders Suspension of FAAN Officials

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Gowon Assures on Guinea Worm Eradication

Detained OPC Chief Critically Ill

2011 Polls: IPAC Unveils Code of Conduct

Drug Trafficking, Threat to National Security

FG to Solve Nigeria-Benin Boundary Crisis

Name for new Nigerian-Russian firm sparks racism debate

NECO Boss Dismisses Fraud Allegations

FG Asks FERMA to Repair Apapa-Oshodi ‘Horror’ Way

At last, pay cut for public officers begins

Saddam: Why I Turned Back UN Inspectors

Sweden Takes over EU Presidency

Road Accidents Claim 2-year-old, 9 Others

Assembly Wants FG to Extend Amnesty to Abia Kidnappers

Impeachment: Bauchi CJ Reconstitutes Probe Panel

Julius Berger Returns to Ota Flyover

Jackson Memorial Holds Tuesday, at Staples Centre

Hands off Our Father’s Estate, Family Tells Okogie

House Probes $1.2bn Oil Bloc Proceeds

Senator Yellowe, Gen. Oluleye Die

S’East Govs, Igbo Leaders Pay Respect to Onoh

Gas Flaring: Senate Passes Prohibition Bill

BPE Resolves Tussle over Transcorp Hilton Hotel

Constitution: Protests as House Adopts Procedures

2011: PDP Senators Want Automatic Tickets

Soldiers Drafted to Okene as Fresh Crisis Claims 8

Shell Confirms Closure of Western N’Delta Operations

PDP: South-east May Get Presidency After Yar’Adua

Oil Wells: C’River Federal Lawmakers Embark on 2-week Hunger Strike

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Enwerem’s Estate: Court to Rule on July 14

Impeachment:Asembly Dissolves Investigative Panel

Air crash: Child survivor narrates experience

Mbu, Ani, Wayas Protest over 76 Oil Wells

Jackson’s Will Shuts out Ex-wife

Apapa-Oshodi Way: Another day in hell

FG Lifts Embargo on New Contracts

Nwachukwu Identifies Ego as PDP’s Problem

Police Parade 6 Suspects over Hotelier’s Killing

Chime Tasked On Grassroots Devt

FG, W’Bank Complete 2,700 Projects

PEF Accounts: EFCC Can’t Trace N50bn, Says Witness

Etisalat to Spend $2bn on Infrastructure

I‘m Not a Travelling Gov, Says Oshiomhole

Gallup/NOI Polls Endorse Uduaghan’s Strategy

CBN Warns Commercial Banks on Lending

Kila: PDP, AC Trade Words over Court Verdict

Edem paid N1bn to regain manhood, says herbalist

Senate Approves N22.5bn Virement for Abuja Roads

Robbery Suspect Lynched, Another in Coma

'60% of PLWAs in Bauchi’re Women’

Recruitment: SGF Warns against Fraudulent Adverts

High Commission Denies Report on Reception

‘Petroleum Industry Bill’ll Develop Sector’

2011 Polls: INEC Seeks Civil Servants’ Support

JTF Invasion: House Advises FG to Pay N1bn Compensation

FG: Only Criminals ‘Locked Out’ in N’Delta

96 Nigerian Deportees Arrive Lagos