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This Day News Archive for February 2010Rss

Friday, February 26, 2010

Kebbi Dissolves Local Govt Councils

Court Declares Osun Electoral Commission Illegal

Oni Lays $22.3m Biofuel Refinery Foundation

Statoil Protests Court Order

HURIWA Wants Justice for Abducted Journalist

Police to Investigate Extra-Judicial Killings

Catholic Bishops Task Presidency on Constitutional Leadership

I Never Said I’m Loyal Only to Yar’Adua – Dambazau

The Game is Up

South-south Governors Want Power Transmission Decentralised

Oshiomhole Reshuffles Cabinet

…US, Britain Back Acting President

INEC to Hold Early Election

Why Yar’Adua Changed Gear on Jonathan

Thursday, February 25, 2010

NEPC Commissions Firm for Export Expansion Grant

Police Stopped from Arresting Oyo Councilors

Carrington Weeps at Fawehinmi’s Graveside

AC Alleges Plot to Assassinate Aregbesola

Pa Odivwri: Suspects Remanded in Prison Custody

...Umeh Asks Nigerians to Remain Calm

New Standard for Hajj Approved

FG Moves to Correct Trade Deficit with Ukraine

EFCC: Asset Forfeiture, Greatest Instrument against Corruption

Eid-Maulud: Mark Urges Nigerians to Put Nation First

Three Feared Killed in Multiple Bank Robberies

Falana: Court Martial Those Holding Yar’Adua Hostage

Senate Tasks ECOWAS, Others on Coup in Niger

Kenny Martins Back in EFCC Net

SNG Warns against Military Intervention

Nigeria Faces Uncertain Times, Says US

S’South Leaders Query Method of Yar’Adua’s Return

Imo Guber: Agbaso Secures Key Victory at High Court

Again, China Unicom Denies Nitel Deal

Agbami Oil Field: Court Freezes Statoil Accounts

Kaduna, Warri Refineries Commence Operation

Guobadia: My Fears over 2011 Elections

Yar’Adua: Jonathan is Acting President

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Guber Poll: Again Appeal Court Postpones Judgment

Oando: Why Inadequate Gas Supply May Persist

Corruption: House ‘Kills’ Asset Forfeiture Bill

Chevron to Invest $3bn in Gas Projects

Acting President, Gov: Senate Amends Sections 145, 190

Bayelsans Not Excited as Katsina Youths Jubilate

Save Nigeria Group: He Must Address N’Assembly, Nigerians

CNPP: President Must Appear in Public

Jonathan: His Return, Pointer to Answered Prayers

The Coup and Counter Coup

‘We’re Back, We’re Back,’

Is Jonathan Still Ag President?

US Fears Instability

Edo Assembly Elects New Speaker

...Senators ‘Unaware of Yar’Adua’s Return’

Presidency: Jonathan Continues to Run Govt

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2011: Conduct Credible Elections, Catholic Bishops Tell Jonathan

Senate Seat: S’Court Fixes May 21 for Judgment

Ijebu-Ife Mayhem: Daniel Suspends Council Exco

Leave Govt Alone, Commissioner Warns AC

Deregulate Power Distribution, S’South Govs Tell FG

Mass Housing: Aliero Woos Turkish Investors

Senate Public Accounts C’ttee Orders Kpakol’s Arrest

House Seeks Udoma’s Resignation from SEC

‘70% of Power Plants to be Fired by Gas’

N620bn Bailout: Court Strikes Out Suit against CBN

Senate May Endorse 3-Week Time-frame for Transmission of Vacation Letter

House Probes N64bn Abuja Airport Runway Contract

N’Delta Professionals Move for Yar’Adua’s Impeachment

Casualisation: PENGASSAN Threatens Multinational Firms

‘Ribadu, el-Rufai Ready to Work with Jonathan’

FG Approves N19bn for Land Reclamation in N/Delta

Shell: PIB Will Worsen Nigeria’s Dwindling Oil Production

Jonathan Hails Proposed $20bn Investment in Oil, Gas Sector

Ensure Rotation Principle in 2011 Elections, Say Northern Elders

Ribadu: Corrupt Nigerians Should be Prosecuted on US Soil

Police Seal off Edo Assembly Premises

US Top Official Seeks Iwu’s Sack

Jonathan Sends First Bill to Senate

Yar’Adua Arrives

Monday, February 22, 2010

PDP Disowns Group, Threatens Sanction

Constitutional Amendment Not Priority, Says Lawmaker

Amaechi Warns against Abandoning Amnesty Programme

‘We Didn’t Deliberate on Yar’Adua’s Successor’

AGF: We’ll Show Zero Tolerance to Rights Abuses

Imo Airport: Minister Threatens Contractor

Don’t Rest on Your Oars, Onovo Tells Police Officers

Roads: Minister Berates Greedy Contractors

Kidnappers Strike Again in P’Harcourt

Court Fixes Date for Judgment on Ribadu’s Suit

Shell Laments Unfriendly Business Environment

Ohakim: Journalist Docked for Alleged Defamation

Hollywood: New Idi Amin Film to be Shot in Nigeria

Electricity: Lagos Assembly Tasks Jonathan

I’ll Lead by Example, Jonathan Tells ECOWAS

House: ‘Why Section 144 Amendment Bill Failed’

Privatisation C’ttee Hails Sale of NITEL

Group Gives EXCOF Deadline to Declare Yar’Adua Incapacitated

Ex-Gov Adamu Held over Alleged N15bn Fraud

Edo Assembly in Rowdy Session as Lawmakers Impeach Speaker

FG, Labour Set up Committee on Deregulation

Adenuga Emerges Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Business Personality

Northern Professionals Demand Jonathan Be Sworn in as President

Ambassador: Doctors Barring People from Seeing Yar’Adua

Sunday, February 21, 2010

House:Amendment of Section 144 to Be Re-introduced

Gas Shortage: NNPC Wants Military to Protect Pipelines

…Presidency Bigger than President, Says Rice

Expect Credible Polls in 2011, Says Jonathan

2011: Youths Endorse Abdul Ningi

Lent: Pray for Nigeria, Makinde Urges

Consumption Tax: Govt Explains Clampdown on Hoteliers

Teachers’ Confab Hails Oni on Educational Devt

‘FG’s Visit, Plot to Remove Yar’Adua’

I’ve No Problem with Orji, Says D’Gov

Gbajabiamila Declares for PDP

Jonathan: Rights Group Drags N’Assembly, AGF to Court

Sack Iwu Now, AC Advises Jonathan

Oyo PDP: Folarin Denies Begging Alao-Akala

Edo Commits N60bn to Road Projects

Fraud: Ekiti Dismisses 15 LG Operatives

MDGs: Experts Seek Ways of Achieving Target

Ex-EFCC Investigator Killed in Abuja

28 PDP Chieftains Petition Jonathan

Kidnappers of Ex-LG Chief Demand N50m Ransom

Daily Times: Court Reserves Ruling over Assets

Aregbesola: Group Writes NJC over Allegations against Judges

Seven Roasted to Death in Road Mishap

Rivers to Retrain 600 Ex-militants

Elders’ Forum Tasks Jonathan on Amnesty Programme

Housing: Civil Servants Petition Presidency over Alleged N10bn Fraud

PENGASSAN Asks Jonathan to Open Up on Yar’Adua

Intrigues Stall N’Assembly Institute’s Take Off

Niger Dislodges Another Islamic Sect

South-South Youths Vow to Fight Bad Governance

House Considers Bill on Settler, Indigene Squabble

Banks Hand over ATMs to Consortium

INEC to Spend N5bn on Revalidation of Voters’ Register

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sa’ad Abubakar, the Ideal Sultan, Says Lamido

‘I Don’t Prosecute Sectional Agenda’

As 6 Ministers Leave For Jeddah Today... ‘Saudi Govt to Blame for Yar’Adua’s Incommunicado’

Bush, Blair, Rice Arrive for THISDAY Awards

Obasanjo: Blair Instrumental to Nigeria’s Debt Relief

Osotimehin Launches Patients’ Feedback Platform

PPA Seeks FEC's Dissolution

‘FG Executing 72 Rural Roads’

FDI’s Hit $11bn in Nigeria, Says NIPC

‘HP Ready to Fight Fake Printing Supplies’

House Reject Bill to Repeal Child Rights Act

NULGE Urges Govs to Emulate Amaechi

Osotimehin Tasks Ministry Staff on Efficiency

PDP Hails Fayose’s Defection to Labour Party

Halliburton: Senate Suspends Investigation

Education Ministry Fraud: ICPC Reopens Case, Hires Afe Babalola

Sokoto Guber: PDP Alleges Plot to Influence Panel

‘Telecom New Zealand, Party to NITEL Deal’

Army Denies Northern Domination of Postings

Friday, February 19, 2010

‘Why Anambra PDP Stakeholders Shunned Akunyili’

De-regulation: Why Labour Must Back FG

At Last, Woods Opens Up, Apologises to Wife

Crisis in PDP over Funding of Zonal Offices

Appeal Court Affirms Uduaghan’s Election

NITEL: We Conducted Proper Due Diligence, Says BPE

Fresh Bomb Attack in Jos

Niger Calm After Coup

Fitch Predicts Growth in Banks

Zain: Court Orders Parties to Maintain Status Quo

Statoil Faces Legal Action for Breach of Contract

FG Woos Ribadu, el-Rufa’i

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Alleged Robbery: Ex-Commissioner, Others Charged

Contract Scam: EFCC Protests UBEC Directors’ Move

Obongship Tussle: Ani Wins Second Round of Legal Battle

Anambra Guber: Ohanaeze Warns Against Provocative Comments

Oni: Ekiti Rerun, Most Expensive Election

Yar’Adua: CNPP Wants Ministers Trip to Saudi Stopped

Unveil Those Undermining You; AC Tell Jonathan

PenCom Rakes in N1.5tr

Shooting: Policeman to Pay N10m to Victim

A’Ibom Plans Retreat for Ex-Militants

Be Focused, Be Bold

Nigeria’s First Female Perm Sec Immortalised

House Rejects Intervention in Edo Politics

House: Group Warns Trouble Makers

Jos: Igbo Community Protests Member’s Killing

N’ Delta Militants Raise Alarm over Jonathan

Iwu: Why Soludo, Ngige, Uba Lost

Johnson-Sirleaf: Africa’s Future Depends on Good Leadership

Buhari, Atiku Endorse Jonathan

FG Names Edozie NIPP Executive Secretary

China Unicom Denies Involvement In Nitel Bid

After a Third Term, Niger President Ousted

Yar’Adua: House Bid to Limit Power of Cabinet Fails

IGI Begins Sponsorship of CNN Programmes

Baraje: Rigging Future Polls ’ll be Difficult

EU Commends Obi on Projects

CAN Proffers Solution to Indigeneship Crisis

FG: More Funds, Land Reforms Needed for Mass Housing

Imansuangbon Urges Edo to Reverse Fees Hike

Delta Women Protest Ritual Killings

Kala-Kato Crisis: Police Arraign 10

Fashola’s Probe: Court Extends Order against Assembly

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FG Moves to Retrain Auto Mechanics

Oshiomhole Tasks Monarchs on Projects

Brass LNG: ENI Plans to Increase Investment

Court Restrains Lagos Govt over Festac Town

Electrocution: Govt Orders Demolition

Ag President Didn’t Bribe N’Assembly Members, Says Jonathan’s Media Aide

Ibru’s Doctor Faults EFCC’s Claims

Tenure: NHIS Boss Defies Directive to Hand Over

Kidnapping: Akpabio Petitions FG

NDDC: Oil Communities Want Ministry to Supervise Payments

House Moves to Boost Investment in Refineries

Independent Candidacy, INEC Autonomy Get Boost

...Raises Alarm over Threat to Nigerian Waters

FG Allays Investors’ Fears on PIB

Terror List: Chagoury Stopped from Boarding Plane in US

Sanusi: Petroleum Subsidy Gulps N1trillion in 4yrs

Shake-Up Looms in Power Sector

Senate Set to Pass Amended Sections of Constitution Today

Northern Elements Push Danjuma for VP

Who is the Most Outstanding Business Personality of the 50 Years? Who is the Most Outstanding Political Leader of the 50 Years?

FG Names Six-Man Team to Visit Yar’Adua

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

‘Governors Forum is Sycophantic’

Govt Partners Foreign Firms to Boost Economy

Anambra Guber: Group Slams INEC

Ovadje, Ibru’s Lawyer, Denies EFCC’s Claims

FG Committed to Freedom of Worship, Says Mark

House: NNPC Has Disappointed Nigerians

Nigerian Couple Convicted in US over Forced Labour

Yar Adua: Contempt Proceedings Filed against Ministers

EFCC Amendment Bill Seeks Forfeiture of Crime Proceeds

Senate C’ttee on Public Accounts May Sanction Kpakol

Fashola’s Probe: True Face Exonerates Lagos Lawmakers

Yar’Adua: Crisis Hits NIG over Planned Impeachment

Nigerian Acquires London Gatwick Airport

Don’t Dissolve Cabinet Now, Saraki Tells Jonathan

Waziri: EFCC’ll Prosecute Aondoakaa If...

2011: PDP Govs Push for Early Presidential Primaries

We’ve Not Agreed on Anything, Says Ekweremadu

Govs Shun Hearing on Foreign Loans

With $2.5bn, New Generations Emerges NITEL’s Preferred Bidder

Yar’Adua: Some Ministers Set to Table Issue of Incapacity Today

Jonathan Elected ECOWAS Chair

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fashola’s Probe: Lagos Assembly Files Objection

Govt Prohibits Right-Hand Drive Vehicles

Logistics: ‘Multimix Trained 2,500 Professionals in 10 Years’

Reps Task Contractors on S’East Roads

Presidency: ‘It’s N’East’s Turn in 2011’

Valentine Day Tragedy: Ex-AIT Reporter Murdered

Tinubu’s Ex-Aide, Onipede, Murdered

Mark: Passage of Evidence Act, e-Fraud Inevitable

N’Assembly Proposes Time Limit for Polls Conduct

EU Backs Jonathan, Seeks Good Governance

Govs: No Deal with Jonathan

Senate Considers Bill on Life Jail for Corrupt Public Officials

House Probes Federal, State Govts over Foreign Loans

APGA: Obi Met Constitutional Requirement in 15 LGs

INEC Begins Review of Voter’s Register April

Econet Says Zain Nigeria Not for Sale

Ogbulafor, Governors Unable to See Yar’Adua

Finance Ministry, Budget Office Differ on Budget Performance

...Ag President, Labour Meet over Deregulation

Shagari: Why We Visited Jonathan

Sunday, February 14, 2010

FAAN to Stop Debtor Airlines from Using Airports

Jonathan: ‘Make Post-Amnesty, Anti-Corruption Programmes Priorities’

Housing: W’Bank Decries Poor Indices in Nigeria

2011: ‘Mass Unemployment Dangerous to Democracy’

Jonathan: Senator Alleges Death Threat

Senate to Hold Public Hearing on Evidence Act

Institutionalise Electoral Laws, CODER Tasks Jonathan

...Moves to Resume National ID Card Distribution

NSE Presidency: Dangote Petitions Court CJ

FG Announces Posting, Redeployment of Perm Secs

Delta Youths in Crucial Talks over 2011

Fuel: NNPC Moves to Sustain Steady Supply

TUC Demands Probe of Ministries, Agencies

Leadership Failure: Revolt Imminent, Warns Maitama Sule

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners 2010

Babalola Orders PHCN to End Power Supply Crisis

Udoma: FG, Senate Knew of Directorship Before Confirmation as SEC Chairman

Soyinka, Akinrinade Want Ministers to Declare Yar’Adua Incapacitated

Again, Shareholders Tackle Zain, Allege Mismanagement

Jonathan Moves to Unify Presidency

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The 15th Annual THISDAY Awards: Nigeria at 50 Awards

Bankole: Nobody Coerced House on Acting President Motion

Tragedy as Powerline Cut, Kill 40 in Port Harcourt

‘How I Was Schemed Out of Saudi Trip’

Jonathan Meets Babangida, Buhari, Others This Week

Yar’Adua Loyalists Regroup in S’Arabia

‘How Nigeria Can Rank High in the World’

‘How Nigeria Loses Billions to Rice

Yuguda Okays Downsizing

Court Strikes Out Bank’s Appeal against Firm

Agbakoba Urges CSOs to Back Jonathan’s

Monarch Calls on VC to Reopen UNN

Communities Seek Rehabilitation of Road

Climate Change: FG Urged to Increase States, LGs

New Faction Emerges as PDP Crisis

Govt Defends Sacking of 5 Parastatals

Orji’s Peace Parley for Abiriba Suffers

We Lost N3bn to Inferno, Says

Change of Focus in Zenith,

Groups Condemn Attack on Ohakim

LG Boss Backs Ogun Teachers’ Strike

Jang Flays Politicians over Jos Crisis

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bar Beach: Contractor Alleges Breach of Contract

Don’t Arrest Fayose, Court Orders Police

AC Offers N15m Reward as Dina is Buried

Amnesty Tasks Jonathan on Extra-Judicial Killings

Court Declares Martins, Dumuje Wanted

… Sheathe Your Sword, Elders Advise Ngige

Soludo Faults Anambra Election

Power Generation Threatened as Militants Attack Shell Pipelines

Nigeria’s Total Debt Now $26bn

…US Backs Ag. President as Ex-lawmaker Sues NASS

Lagos is Fifth Worst City to Live In – EIU

Focus on 4-Point Agenda, Shagari, Gowon, Others Tell Jonathan

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Police Chief Petitions Niger Judiciary

Govt Warns Contractors over Delay, Poor Materials

Yar’Adua: Afenifere Insists on Impeachment

SA 2010: NTDC Sets Up Tourism Village in Jo’Bourg, Cape Town

Sylva Mobilises Corporate Nigeria for AMAA 2010

Ojukwu: INEC Conducted Credible Election

FG Solicits UNDP’s Support on Trade Negotiations

Fashola’s Probe: Fracas over Court Order

$5.9bn EGTL Project: Senate Suspends Debate

Man Slumps, Dies in Edo Govt House

Lawyer Wants Court to Annul Magistrates’ Court Law

Terror Watch: Mark Urges US to Delist Nigeria

House Moves to Rescue Power Firm

‘Jonathan’s Minor Cabinet Reshuffle Took PDP Unawares’

FG, Kuwait to Partner on Energy, Says Maduekwe

Bill Clinton Suffers Chest Pain, Hospitalised

Akunyili: Resolution of Power Vacuum's Triumph of Democracy

FG Sets Up 17-Man Petroleum Assets Mgt C’ttee

Ohakim Goes to S’Court again over Agbaso’s Case

NNPC Pumps 26m Litres to Lagos, Abuja in One Week

Anambra: Ngige Calls for Run-off, Heads for Tribunal

FG Demands CBN’s Blueprint on Bank Reforms

Terror Blacklist: US Gives Nigeria Four Conditions

Jonathan, Obasanjo Hold Secret Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Curb Looting or Face Strike Action, Workers Warn Govt

British Council Rates Creative Industry High

Journalists Threaten to Boycott ExxonMobil Activities

FG Commits N1tr to Jobs Creation

Prioritise 7-Point Agenda, Okoye Tells Jonathan

Greenfield Refinery: A’Ibom Opposes Choice of Lagos

North-West PDP Calls for Support

Falae Tells N’Assembly to Insist on Letter

‘Doctrine of Necessity, Part of Our Jurisprudence’

Agbakoba: Resolution Imperfect But Pragmatic

Centres of Excellence Get Allocation Letters a

S’East Govs Commend N’Assembly

Properties: Akingbola Asks Court to Stop EFCC

Militants Vow to Continue Struggle

Libel: Akunyili Demands Explanation

N’Delta: Resurgence of Illegal Refineries Worries Military

What They Said Before Now…

Aondoakaa: A Man and His Many Controversies

Yuguda, Suswam Off to Saudi to Brief Yar’Adua

Shell Explains Divestment in 3 Oil Blocks

Kayode: New Man on the Hot Seat

Aondoakaa Demoted

BREAKING NEWS: Mike Aondoakaa now Minister of Special Duties...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

‘Govt’s Action Threatens Democracy, Press Freedom’

Akpabio Tasks Shippers Council on Demurrage

Govt Teachers Embark on Strike

230 Suspects Paraded over Electoral Offences

Community Threatens Violence over Alleged Neglect By NDDC

Yar’Adua’s Absence: Obama’s Envoy Consults with IBB

Jonathan: Aondoakaa, Soyinka Differ on Power Transfer

Nigerians Held in Gambian Secret Prisons, Says Amnesty Int’l

Textile: Nigeria Loses $325m to Smuggling Annually

Oshiomhole, Eyiboh, Gbajabiamila React

AC, Group Fault Govs, Senators

Bayelsans Hail Senate Resolution

Senate Leader: How We Resolved to Empower Jonathan

Sylva, Imoke, Uduaghan Visit Acting President, Express Support

Road Projects: FG Yet to Utilise N50bn World Bank’s Budget

Investors Accuse Shell, Oil Majors of Blocking Access to Gas Fields

Mark Seeks Govs’ Support for Amendment of Section 145

Envoy: US Supports Constitutional Power Transfer in Nigeria

‘These Are Unusual Circumstances’

A Doctrine and Its Necessity

European Investment Bank Backs CBN Reforms

Jonathan Takes Over

Breaking News: NASS Empowers Jonathan as Acting President

Monday, February 08, 2010

Amaechi Goes Tough on Contractors

Group Lauds INEC, Hails Obi

NSCIA Vows to Resist Al-Qaeda

EU’s SRIP Distributes N814m IT Equipment to 6 States

Police Arrest Legislator over ‘Incitement’

Oshiomhole Assures Ijaw of Govt Support

Yar’Adua: N’Assembly Gets 48-hour Deadline

Kayode: Violence, By-product of Unemployment

Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria Needs Transformational Leaders

FG to Ensure Standardisation of Lubricant Sub-sector

Useni Urges Yar’Adua to Respect Constitution

Security: ‘Review of Armed Forces Laws Underway’

Jackson’s Doctor Charged with Manslaughter

Senate: Confirmation of Auditor General Stalled

Safety Regulations: NCAA Threatens to Withdraw Airlines’ Licences

Yar’Adua: Why House Killed Vacation Letter Motion

FG, Gas Producers Meet over Power Generation Slump

NITEL: Globacom, MTN Pre-Qualified for Financial Bid

Tinubu: Tomorrow’s Cabinet Meeting, Our Defining Moment

Uba Accepts Defeat, Visits Obi

FG Finally Approves Fuel Importation by Marketers

...Senate, House Move to Empower VP

Govs Storm National Assembly for Jonathan

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Unclaimed Depositors’ Funds Still in Failed Banks, Says NDIC

N’Delta: Group Chides FG over Amnesty

ANPP: Buhari’s Exit, Good Riddance, Says Kumo

We’ve Been Forthright in Our Dealings, Says American University

Ohu’s Murder: Court to Interpret Robbery, Fire Arms Act

House in Dilemma over Yar’Adua

Akinyemi: Jonathan Should Assert Himself

Wages: Civil Servants Threaten Indefinite Strike

Eso, ICPC Chairman Differ on Yar’Adua

‘Power Vacuum’s Unnecessary Distraction’

Mimiko Congratulates Obi

Yar’Adua: Ijaw Youths Warn against Military Coup

‘Electoral Commission Has Passed the Acid Test’

TMG Faults INEC, Police on Outcome

INEC Admits Lapses, To Review Voters’ Register

Foreign Monitors: Election’s Free and Fair

Kudos and Knocks for the Umpire

Anambra Election: Winners and Losers

Obi: Cat With Nine Lives

More Ministers Back Akunyili

Fuel Subsidy: Governors Threaten Legal Action

Victorious Obi Woos Ngige, Soludo, Uba

BREAKING NEWS: Obi Re-elected Anambra State Governor...

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Varsity Gets Deadline on Accreditation

Presbyterian Church Lauds Jonathan

Jos Crisis: ‘We’re Not Repatriating Plateau Indigenes’

Cleric Extols Lady Ukpabio

FERMA Identifies 78 Accident Points

NSCDC Arrests 13 Pipeline Vandals

UNDP Backs Nigeria on MDGs

Bank Withdraws Appeal in Court

Ex-Gov, LG Boss Differ on Graft in LGAs

Oando’s IPP Powers Water Corporation

Lawmaker Bemoans Human Rights Violations

Goje’s Wife Leads Polio Immunisation Campaign

Anambra Poll: Obi in Early Lead

Obama’s Aide in Lagos to Discuss Yar’Adua’s Absence, Terrorism

Governors Mobilise Senators, House Members

Editors Want VP Sworn-in as Acting President

Appeal Court Judgment Sparks Row

‘Fragmentation of Localities, Bane of Census’

108 Jos Riot Suspects Arraigned in Abuja

Baraje’s Son Kidnapped in Ilorin

Robbers Abduct 8-Months-Old Baby

‘Why Religious Conflicts Persist in the North’

NBA Crisis: Northern Branches May Form Parallel Body

Presidency Suspends Oil Blocks Allocation

Uncertainty As Anambra Votes

Skye Bank Appoints Durosinmi-Etti as GMD

Senate Moves to Back Governors on Yar’Adua

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Yar’Adua: Alaafin Explains Yoruba Monarchs’ Silence

Libel: Asa Slams N700m Suit on Magazine

Group Claims Responsibility for Destruction of SPDC Pipelines

Akpabio: Opposition Behind Kidnappings

Executive Council Reverses New Land Charges

Ex-Militant Killed in Robbery Operation

Group Backs Soludo

Jonathan Tasks Police, INEC on Peaceful Polls

Freight Forwarders Divided over Candidates

Coffin Found at INEC Office

Human Rights Commission Warns Violent Politicians

BOFIA: CBN Seeks More Powers over Banks

...’To Be Discharged within a Week’

Yar Adua: House Moves to Amend Section 145

Senate Queries N5.2 bn Gas Pipeline Projects in 2010 Budget

House Probes Sale of Nigerian House in New York

Northern Govs: Jonathan Doesn’t Need Letter to Act

Mark: Unfolding Devt Makes Constitution Review Urgent

FIRS: States, MDAs Owe N190bn Tax Arrears

Senate: Ogbulafor Begs PDP Caucus to Suspend Action

Yar’Adua: Opposition Parties Hail Akunyili’s Action

PHCN Shuts Down 4 Power Plants

Atiku’s Wife, African Leaders Named in US Money Laundering Case

Anambra Falls Victim to Yar’Adua’s Absence

Fuel Crisis: Lukman Threatens to Sack NNPC Chiefs

As Yar’Adua’s Absence Sparks Constitutional Crisis... Court Ruling Renders Anambra Poll Illegal

Abba-Aji Hopeful on Vacation Letter, Confirms THISDAY Story

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

National Devt: Utomi Tasks Business Leaders

13 Years After, Fashola Restores City Hall

Results Not Compiled in Our Presence, Say Oyinlola’s Witnesses

Yar’Adua Tears ACF Apart

UNPD Backs Ekwunife

PPP Disowns Ex-Chair

I’ll Win by Wide Margin, Says Soludo

States, FG Told to Abolish Information Ministries

Obi Charges Electorate to Defend Votes

RMG: We’ll Expose Election Riggers

FG Restates Plan to Tackle Maternal Mortality

Senate Proposes N’Assembly Complex for Presidential Inauguration

Group Gives Jonathan 7-day Ultimatum

Yar’Adua: Senate Probes Abba-Aji over ‘Mysterious’ Vacation Letters

Lagos Assembly Probe Panel to Sit in Public

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC Creates ‘War Room’

Section 145: House Backs Yar Adua

US Promises to Review Nigeria’s Terror Blacklist

Amnesty Still on Course, FG Assures

Anambra: Candidates Intensify Campaigns

Buhari Resigns from ANPP

Court Refuses el-Rufai’s Attempt to Stop Arrest

Why Fuel Queues Persist, By Wale Tinubu

THISDAY Nominates Lar, Ezeife, Awe, Gusau for Lifetime Achievement Awards

Yar’Adua: Ministers Shut Down Akunyili’s Memo

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Oni: Kidnapping Politically Motivated

Elbeo Pioneers Mobile Research in Nigeria

Foundation Awards Scholarship to 60 Children

Akpabio Moves Against Kidnappers

Workers Embark on Strike over 10% Tax Increase

FG Threatens Generator Importers over Standard

NAFDAC Introduces Phone Service to Checkmate Counterfeiting

Nigeria Needs Prayers, Says Oshiomhole

UN Names Nigerian Casualty in Haiti Quake

Daily Times: Anosike, Others Appeal Judgment

Golden Tulip Hotel Opens in Festac

...Opposition Parties Berate S’East Govs

Yar’Adua: Militants Threaten to Strike If...

House Summons IG over Jos Crisis

Nduka Irabor Loses Father

FG Threatens Generator Importers over Standard

Cleric Laments Low Life Expectancy in Nigeria

Akande: No Feud Between Tinubu, Fashola

Anambra: Police Arrest Politician over Printing of Ballot Papers

Ceasefire: Clark Appeals to MEND

Senate Rejects Special Retirement Benefits for Ex-Presiding Officers

Again, Explosion Rocks Yenagoa

Ex-Botswana President: Corruption, Threat to Nigeria’s Democracy

What Have Ministers Been Doing? (III)

Finally, FG to Hold Oil Bid Round This Year

...Impeachment ‘Not Foreclosed by Senate’

Media Owners Ask Yar’Adua to Resign

Monday, February 01, 2010

Grammys: Beyonce Carts Away 6 Trophies

7 Die in Auto Accident

Coca-Cola: Exchange of Old Coke Bottles Still On

Lawmaker Inspects N1bn Jetty Project

2011: Yuguda Warns PDP against Imposition

Lagos Assembly Okays Re-opening of Nude Clubs

Fasheun: Return Seized Funds from Akingbola, Ibru to Banks

Community Faults Speaker’s 3rd Term Bid

‘Global Collaboration Can Curb Terrorism’

Road Congestion: Lagos Residents Appeal to Govt

Reprieve for 13 Inmates as Chief Judge Visits Warri Prison

Driver Kills Five Site Workers

House Probes Sale of SACHOL, Jos Steel

Delta Muslims, Christians Denounce Jos Crisis

FG to Spend N11bn on Gombe Roads

NUJ Seeks Living Wage for Journalists

Yar’Adua: Nigeria May Collapse, Says ASUU President

PIB: FG to Reap over $300bn Yearly

New Timetable for Power Sector Reform Underway

Crisis: UNN Governing Board Sets Up Panel

Lar Heads 15-Member C’ttee on Jos

Nigeria Elected into AU Security Council

Yar’Adua: Cracks in Eminent Persons Group

UK to Repatriate £43m Stolen Money to Nigeria

Fuel Scarcity May Bite Harder as NNPC Rations Supply

Anambra Guber: The ‘Anyamelum Factor’

What Have Ministers Been Doing? (II)

Tinubu Not the Villain, Says Fashola

Shell Shuts Flow Stations After Pipeline Attack

Anambra: INEC Moves 21 Electoral Officers

Fuel Subsidy: How FG Burnt N2tr in Four Years

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Controversy over Appointment of Ilaje Monarch Deepens

Afren Signs Agreement with Oriental Energy

NDLEA Arrests 240, Seize 430.385kg of Cannabis

FG Earmarks N4.5bn for Ajaokuta in 2010

Yar’Adua: ACF Commends Statesmen, Accuses FEC

Dina to be Buried Friday

25 Injured in Violent Clashes, 10 Houses Burnt

WHO Denies Charges over Swine Flu

Yar’Adua: Bad Advisers Impede Devt, Says NLC

Oshiomhole: Do-or-Die Elections, Bane of Democracy

16 Parties Adopt Soludo

Freight Forwarders Mobilise for Ngige

Justice Party Endorses Obi, Carpets PDP

Stakeholders Want Adequate Security

Monarchs Urged to Educate Subjects on Kidnapping

N4bn Workers’ Estate Ready this Year

C’River Demands N23bn from FG to Tackle Erosion

Jos Crisis: PFN Alleges Threat to Churches

NNPC Assures on 3m Barrels Oil Production Target

EFCC Files More Fraud Charges against Ibru

Attacks: PFN Tells MEND to Wait for Yar’Adua

Acting Presidency: Invoke Constitution, N’Delta Women Tell N’Assembly

Pro-Fashola Groups Fight Back, Hold Rally

How Have Ministers Fared in Yar’adua’s absence?

CBN, NDIC Begin ‘Target Examination’ of Banks

Senate: We Can’t Compel Yar’Adua to Send Letter