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Vanguard News Archive for July 2008Rss

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Court summons Aliero, EFCC, ICPC over alleged N10.2 bn fraud

Bauchi appoints eight new commissioners

NUT hopeful over implementation of TSS

Court okays trial of PDP chieftain, one other over alleged forgery

Fresh crisis rocks Ekiti PDP as Oni shuns Fayose

Imo assures teachers on TSS

NBA chairman laments appointment of judges

Crisis brews in Umuahia Council over marginalisation

Anambra farmers protest high cost of fertilizer

I’m now ready for trial, says Kalu

Suspected vandal electrocuted in Ughelli South

NDDC trains 7,732 youths, plans partnership with banks

INYC laments Federal Government’s discrimination

Communal clash erupts in C/River over mining rights

5 LG officials in police net

Bayelsa plans industrial park, petrochemical complex

Withdrawal of N2.2trn from Federation Account: Court rules on RMFAC suit Oct. 23

NPDC, Chinese firm clash over $2bn oil block

Senate to reopen NITEL probe over fresh N112bn fraud

Power probe: Indicted contractors after us— Elumelu

Rivers Hausa community disowns memo at Truth Reconciliation Commission

Niger Dock import arms for Niger Delta militants, says Reps

Yar’Adua, Kuffour to establish chamber of commerce

Police recover N359m, $50,000, £2,000 from robbers in Rivers

Two sentenced to death over killing of Dikibo

Privatisation of Lagos Trade Fair Complex illegal—Minister

Akwa Ibom Speaker impeached

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My abductors planned to kidnap some commissioners, says Pa Okowa

MOSOP assures on non-violence stance

EDSOPADEC faults Itsekiri cry on marginalisation

Senate President tasks embassies on treatment of Nigerians

APO Six: Court rejects suspect’s lawyer’s application to withdraw

2011: PDP woos Tinubu, Fashola

Aregbesola appeals tribunal's ruling

Transporters' clash claims five in Abeokuta

Ohanaeze blasts Yar’Adua over anti-Igbo policies

Nigeria losses $2.5bn to gas flaring annually—Nsa

PDP lawmakers shun fresh congresses

Abia elders fault plan to arrest PDP leaders

Banks move cash by helicopter to beat robbery attacks in Aba

Probe NNPC's N1.4bn fee to militants —INYC

NUPENG threatens firm over alleged anti-labour activities

Dikibo: Accused persons to know fate today

Community accuses Chevron of intimidation

Community passes vote of confidence on Elue

Abduction of 6 persons creates tension in Akoko Edo

Power probe: Elumelu dares House of Reps to present controversial report

Teachers resume today, as NUT suspends strike for two weeks

FG worries over MDAs' unused budgetary funds

Top govt officials awarded oil blocs to selves — Panel

Stakeholders propose N75, N70 for litre of diesel, kerosene

Attacks: Shell declares force majeure

Reps to review housing policy in Nigeria

Karibi-Whyte to chair Vanguard S-South retreat

Federalism only way out of Niger-Delta crisis — CLARK

How ex-Gov Bafarawa looted Sokoto treasury—EFCC

Rivers laments cancellation of Man U, Portsmouth visit to N-Delta

Power probe: Bribery allegation, cheap blackmail — Elumelu

Akala, Adesina, Rasaki disagree over delimitation

Agagu denies N5bn bribery allegation

Monday, July 28, 2008

I’m Obi-elect, Onyejekwe claims

Motorists in Kebbi to undergo psychiatric test

Maduekwe identifies causes of tension in Bakassi Peninsula

Benue South Senatorial poll: Forgery case comes up Oct 29

Minister sets up c’ttees on sales of bitumen blocks, mining regulations

Centre identifies threat to MDG

Retrial tribunal warns against adjournment

Abia PDP denies attack on Orji

108 Bayelsans to benefit from N864m housing scheme

Rivers Deputy Gov warns against hostage taking

How I was lured into N150m loan—DEDE

Council spents N600m on 23 projects

Ijaw youth group probes NNPC, MEND claims on $12m fee

Businessman killed, barber abducted in A-Ibom

CNPP faults IBB’s call to prune 50 political parties

S-South leaders to speak with one voice

Akunyili: Court decides on separate trial for Okoye, others Sept 23

AC replies Aondoakaa

Adefaye, Vanguard's Editor, is NGE's new president

Yar’Adua seeks security of Gulf of Guinea

Mark accuses Benue tribunal of hatchet job

21 years after sacked police corporal petitions IG

Bankole blames woes on N-Delta leaders

EFCC recovers missing documents from ex-official

Trade fair concession: BPE officials storm complex, sack traders

We can’t ban Big Brother 3 —NBC

Power probe: Agagu flays Afenifere'scall for his arrest

Daniel pledges to pay TSS

Mimiko’s victory, triumph for democracy, rule of law—NLC

Mantu loses to Gogwim in re-run election

Pension fund exceeds N900bn mark

NDDC commence repairs on East-West road

Nigerian Anglican Church shuns Lambeth Conference

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Former Rivers gov accuses Sekibo of clothing cultists with police uniform

Cleric tasks militants on cease-fire

Retired justice lists obstacles to judiciary’s progress

Arigbe-Osula threatens to sue INEC over delineation

Okilo’s death colossal loss to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Isoko youths give SPDC 14-day

FRSC cautions construction firms on Kano-Dutse road

NTA strike: Senate summons Kingbibe, Usman, Odey

Bauchi govt house to gulp additional N1.4bn

Don wants increased investment on women's health

Ogun 2011: Asiwaju backs Yewa

S-East PDP inaugurates c’ttee to raise N300m

Two arrested, tanker impounded over illegal bunkering

Anambra PDP Congress: INEC to use Option A4, releases report

Find Abia gov’s convoy attackers, PPA urges Okiro

Congress: Anambra exco dares PDP over sack

Delta poll: Lawmaker drags justices before NJC

70 vessels expected in Warri port

Militants free expatriate

Senator condemns killings on Nembe waterways

Water shortage hits Calabar

Awuse petitions NJC

For The Guild, it's D-Day as Adefaye, Akiotu slug it out

Waziri inspects EFCC’s detention facilities

Vanguard initiates retreat for S-South political leaders

Yar'Adua wants 1.75% earnings for solid minerals

We've invested N500bn on infrastructure — Petroleum marketers

AC accuses Yar’Adua of shielding Imoke from arrest

Delsu asks ASUU consultants to Central Hospital to quit

Agagu/Mimiko Election Petition:Verdict unbelievable, says Adetokunbo Kayode, tourism minister

Delta SSG’s father freed, says: Abductors served me beans mixed with Indian hemp!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

AMID N100M ALLEGED BRIBE...Power probe chairman assaulted

179 arraigned in Ebonyi over sanitary offences

Agagu/Mimiko's Election Petition Tribunal judgment: Verdict unbelievable-Adetokunbo Kayode

Brave Okada quartet! How they foiled kidnapping and became instant millionaires

Onus is on Yar’Adua to bring looters to book — Olorogun Gbagi

Expatriates leave N-Delta enmasse!38 firms close shop... Rivers chamber of commerce worried

Five Chevron staff, seven others escape militant attack

Hell is let loose in Lagos! •Tanker fire kills 8; warehouses, office complex burnt

As price of diesel rises:NUPENG, PPMC trade words

Use Abacha looted money to buy rice for Nigeria,FG advised

Activist canvasses scrapping of NDDC

FCTA stops teachers’ salaries, NUT alleges

Wife of kidnapped Pa Okowa cries out..God, touch the hearts of abductors to release my husband!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Obafemi Martins still shock over mother's death

Niger-Delta: Our position on Nigeria/UK coalition, by MEND

Why I campaigned for Abacha, by Daniel Kanu

Ondo governorship election: Tribunal declares Mimiko winner

Why militants are angry with Nigeria “General”, Boyloaf,” Henry Okah’s deputy

Doctors, LASG head for showdown

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Police seal ANPP secretariat in Niger

UNIJOS ASUU wants quick solution to NUT strike

NAFDAC alerts nation on fake anti-hypertension drugs

FG spends N30bn on tractors, says Senator Wada

Ex Gov rejects N5.7m compensation

Ijaw hail new Lagos CP

‘We lost 207 persons, 351 houses to Bille community’s invasion’

Defer Bakassi handover, C-River NASS caucus urges FG

Attack: Uduaghan not gunmen’s target —Police

Delta PDP sets up C'tee to monitor manifestoes

Barred petroleum depots: FG, Lagos meet operators

3 Nigerians die in Pretoria fire

Don't impose your views on Northerners, Mark warns ACF

NNPC probe: DPR fails to account for $210m revenue

Lady conceals 14 wraps of cocaine in private part, ingests 44

I will eradicate polio—Yar’ Adua

Tension as Agagu, Mimiko know fate today

Why we set up probes, by Bankole

I didn't steal N1bn—Akala

FRSC seeks law to regulate Okada in Ebonyi

Group hails PDP’s decision on Anambra

.... As Anambra PDP reacts to dissolution of exco

Ogbulafor shuns court order on Anambra congresses

NMA wants IG to resume enquiry on missing doctor

MOSOP lists benchmark for oil exploration in Ogoni

DTHA urges prudent management of LG funds

Group moves to retain water pumping equipment in Okpella

Niger Deltans believe in dialogue—UDUAGHAN

I’m looking to Appeal Court's victory —Osunbor

Yar'Adua orders release of N59bn for power

FG begs Niger Deltans

Reps raise C'ttee on N-Delta crisis

Contractor faults revocation of healthcare contract

Power probe can't be buried —Bankole....

How we attacked Ibru, others —Sgt Rogers

Gunmen kill accountant in Yenagoa

CBN introduces Resident Bank Examiners

Reps throws out motion on Yar'Adua's medical trips abroad

Osundare wins Africa's highest poetry prize

EFCC quizzes Kogi Speaker, SSG, others over N12b scam

Attack on convoy: Police question three robbery suspects

Enugu Speaker dissolves House committees

Attack on convoy: PDP blasts Gov Orji

Political parties sue Yar’Adua, NASS, INEC, PDP, AGF over Unity govt

N-Delta crisis threat to Nigeria — Bankole

MEND disagrees with NNPC on N12m fee for militants

AFC: Soludo, Ometoruwa to help FG recover $11m

ASUU re-affiliates to NLC, 22 years after

NDE, CBN partner to create jobs

Atiku confirmed Kano Chief Judge

Ijaw elders want FG to create Toru-Ebe state

Bandits raid Bureau de Change in Agbor, kill one

Rivers gets steering c’ttee for Business Leadership Forum

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Plateau pays ex-govs severance benefits

No power probe report with us—EFCC

FG cancels study leave for civil servants, senior police officers

Police arraign 26 youths over Zamfara crisis

Kogi community rejects boundary adjustment

This Minister needs help

Imo to establish three skill acquisition centres

HIV/AIDS scourge threat to humanity, says Obi

Anambra varsity releases admission blue print

We’ll be back —Imoke

Kidnapping alien to us in Ika, says LG boss

EDSOPADEC: PDP chief flays Edo over exclusion of Itsekiri

Two commissioners escape Edo lawmakers’arrest

No pardon for murderers —AMAECHI

PTDF donates 13 vehicles to PTI

Saraki calls for single education policy

Yuguda, Akwe Doma others for Topleaders magazine forum

Katsina Assembly woos NUT

No clue to siblings' death in Jos

12 killed, property destroyed in fresh Benue communal clash

Jigawa provides 50,000 rural toilets

Appeal Court orders retrial of Onitsha Obiship suit

NEITI Audit: FG may revoke licenses of two oil firms

Ateke Tom writes IGP, demands to know status

Sylva plans SMEDAN too hoist economy

PDP chieftain warns FG on use of military might

Don't use 2006 census in delimitation, community tells INEC

Delta to ascertain volume of crude oil production

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

NLC urges Yar’Adua to intervene in teachers strike

FG budgets $100 bn for MDGs, says Yar'Adua's aide

Akala, workers fight over lease of govt quarters

Ekiti crisis: Oni, lawmakers disagree over new Speaker

Azikiwe varsity disowns admission racketeers

Medshare to equip Anambra hospitals

Anambra doctors suspends strike

NAFDAC shuts down Onitsha drug market

Obi blasts govs over reckless spending

Cultists killed 38 of our men — Hausa

Tension in DTHA over plot to suspend members

Ekanpou tasks FG on oil bunkering

Patani LG boss laments rate of abandoned projects

INEC proposes 12 additional constituencies for Bayelsa

Delta govt swindled of N10m

$480m AFC Funds: Committee submits reports

Police docks ex-Gov Mbadinuju over forgery

Aviation college jet crashes in Zaria

NNPC nets $77.031bn in 3 yrs

Dump NDDC master plan, community urges FG

Jungle justice in Lagos jungle city

Don't link Asaba kidnap with N-Delta crisis—Uduaghan

Kidnappings: IG cries out, tasks N’Assembly

Ondo fingers oppositions in loss of 260 oil wells to Delta

NLC asks Elechi to reinstate suspended leaders

4 die in Ebonyi auto crashes

Guild of Editors inaugurates electoral committee

Revocation of Obasanjo's N37bn health care contract irreversible—FG

Reps query N1.2bn police online recruitment consultancy

Modibbo urges FG to take over maintenance of FCT roads

Monday, July 21, 2008

Contractor summoned over slow pace of work

75-year-old vows not to quit Indian hemp trade

No friction with executive—David Mark

FG to merge NCC, NBC

Niger establishes road maintenance agency

Emenyonwu tasks stakeholders on NUT strike

Appeal Court nullifies Nwoga’s election

IPMAN moves to check cabal

Meat scarcity hits Nsukka

Delta's free ante-natal services record 15,000 pregnant women monthly—UDUAGHAN

Edo House to sanction erring commissioners, LG bossess

Rivers PFN president escapes militants’ attack

BNC gives FG 21-day ultimatum to render account on Benin artifacts

Illegal bunkering: Court orders remand of 14 Filipinos

ACF declines to appear before Rivers Truth Commission

NUT leaders blame FG for lingering strike

Intrigues stall power probe report

Minister assures on infrastructure to boost economy

Unilorin 44: NLC urges FG to resume negotiation with ASUU

Imoke briefs Yar'Adua on nullified election

Abia: Reps probe murder of Abam

Cleric seeks strict punishment for rapists

Food crisis over soon, Rep assures

Parties sue Uduaghan’s aide over N20m grant

Elders fault Afenifere's call for Imoke's arrest

Oshiomhole expresses optimism in Appeal Court ruling

Britain’s military assistance offer will worsen Niger Delta crisis —AC

Sideso remains Ovie, Uvwie chiefs insist

Hoodlums dispossess East-West road users of belongings

We ‘ll facilitate release of two abducted Germans —MEND

Queller birds invade Jigawa farmlands

N50m judgment debt: AGF orders Okiro to obey court order

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Group decries dearth of records on maternal deaths in Nigeria

Monarch urges parents to support govt

Poll re-run: Dariye supports Mantu's opponent

EFCC seeks partnership with media

Guidelines for effective distribution of amenities out soon — FCC chief

Ekiti crisis: Oni, lawmakers' talks break down

Ways out of N-Delta crises, by Gani Adams

FG to repair Abia roads

Anambra condemns call for scrapping of LGs

Deliverance service: Five more victims die in Abia

Food security: NPFS to set up 218 additional farm sites

Nigeria's costly oil somersault

Arigbe-Osula faults Edo Senatorial, Federal constituencies

Uduaghan wants urgent dredging of Escravos Bar

Yala LG PDP boss shot shortly after inauguration

Osunbor, Ekhabafe meet on way forward for Edo PDP

Urhobo disagree with Ijaw, Isoko, Itsekiri leaders

Youths vow to stop oil bunkerers

Stakeholders meet over reduction of diesel, kerosene prices

Reps want EFCC's position on unethical practices in banks

Channels, SUN shine at CNN Journalist of the Year Award

Aviation fuel price rises to N150 per litre

Power probe report expected tomorrow

Chevron MD tasks N-Deltans on peace

Be relevant, Saraki charges political office holders

Senate to ensure implementation of allocation to agencies — Makarfi

Nat'l Assembly allocates N72bn for constituency projects

Court orders AGF, Okiro to produce truck seized by PPMC

Saraki condemns NUT strike

Fuel subsidy: FG spent N1.45trn in one year — Minister

Militants on rampage!

Anambra introduces e-registration for okada riders

NULGE tasks FG on separate LG accounts ...wants 30 per cent increase in allocation

Confessions of Okada robbers: Darkness, potholes aided our operations

How to deliver Vision 2020, by Prof ABC Nwosu

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Don lauds ex-council boss

FG to adopt Asia model to solve youth unemployment

Fallout of aviation fund controversy: Cold war in Aso Rock

High poverty is northern phenomenon-Soludo

AU scores Nigeria high on human rights violation

Friday, July 18, 2008

Why we want to help Nigeria in the Niger Delta

FG wants to partner states on erosion and flood control

Police smash nine man armed robbery gang in Lagos

ICPC moves to arrest PPMC top shots

FG probes recruitment tragedy

NULGE protests move to abolish LG system

Appeal court orders retrial of Njoku’s suit

Community protests sale of burial ground

Ugochukwu hails judiciary over Appeal Court ruling

ANPP boycotts Kogi LG polls

Tertiary institutions in Kwara threaten strike

Lawmaker empowers 52 indigenes with items worth N10m

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How EFCC can succeed—WAZIRI

MDGs funds: Reps threaten to arrest minister

Yuguda drops two commissioner nominees

Achukwu, FUT graduate wins London Varsity scholarship

DPP loses legal bid to annul Gov Wammako’s fresh election

Adamawa tribunal judge dies in Akure

How we carry out oil bunkering in N-Delta, Filipinos confess

Police arrest 4 over attack on Uduaghan’s convoy

Group asks Uduaghan not to renege on promise

NULGE protests planned abolition of LG system

Ijaw group backs teachers’ strike, blames Yar’Adua

Edo citizens pay Okosuns last respect

NSE places Cadbury’s shares on suspension

NCC inaugurates committee to register Sim Cards

Prominent Nigerians hijack FG's distribution from strategic grain reserve

We don’t want one party state — PDP

Unknown persons blow up Agip facility in Bayelsa

Nurse sues National Hospital CMD, wife over alleged unethical practice

Rescind directive to citizens on N-Delta, Rivers AC urges British govt

Court orders release of Ibori, Turaki's passports

Yar’Adua in London, supports court rulings on elections

Strike: FG begs teachers

3rd Mainland Bridge remains open —Fashola

N-Delta: NUPENG threatens fresh strike

CDHR lauds magistrate for rejecting bribe

Uduaghan appoints sacked lawmaker as commissioner

Itsekiri seeks solutions to marginalisation in EDSOPADEC

Cleric laments sorry state of Nigeria

Enugu PDP proposes July 11 as ‘Liberation day’

Kalu wins NUJ award

Two varsity students die in auto crash

Abia to probe death of 20

Court nullifies Delta Assemblyman’s election

FNDIC rejects INEC delineation in Warri S-West

Oceanic Bank's gross hits N106.7bn in 9 months

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Strike: NUT dismisses gov’s sack threat

Katsina constitutes c'ttee on desert control

Gov Babangida says no to TSS

BPE, Min of Commerce clash over Lagos Int’l Trade Fair concession

Tribunal upholds Gov Saraki's election

You're a spendthrift, Ajimobi tells Akala

Military option ‘ll worsen N-Delta crisis —NUPENG

Julius Berger protest insecurity, halts operations in Bayelsa

Fresh facts emerge on Chachangi Airline burst tyre

Students canvass support for Imoke

Ukwuani widows decry conduct of LG polls

All contracts awarded remain valid — C-River Acting Gov

Four killed as militants, JTF clash in Rivers

US, Sweden, 29 African nations for military exercise in Abuja

Don’t let Nigerians lose confidence in judiciary — AC

First Bank commissions Paris Branch

CBN cedes currency processing, distribution in October— Onyido

NUT Strike: Toying with the Nation's future; For teachers, the limits of perfidy

Other political parties are lazy – PDP

Nigeria's oil output drops to 1.8m bpd in June

FG approves N282m contract for NBTE

Women protest naked, 8 shot in renewed inter-ethnic crisis

I was caught unawares, says Imoke

Flood destroys 90 houses, farmlands

Let’s re-brand Warri North — EBOSA

Erediauwa gives NSCDC land to build training school

Rivers begins door to door refuse collection

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jubilation rocks Mark's homeland

Aondoakaa bags African Leadership award

Yobe govt gets 300 hajj seats

Cholera outbreak claims 6 lives in Zaria

Daniel, lawmakers reconcile

Agagu charges INEC on transparent delimitation

Akala donates cars to Olubadan

IYC accuses Britain of fueling N-Delta crisis

Thugs invade Oredo LG secretariat

Court deposes Uvwie monarch

Gordon Brown’s offer, Greek gift—FALANA

Pension: Defaulting employers to face sanctions —PenCom

FG, states, LGs to share N451bn

Amnesty Int'l wants Yar’Adua to end capital punishment

FG stand on Bakassi 'll boost quest for UN Permanent seat —Minister

Access Bank declares N10.5b dividend

FG works out compromise on Niger Delta Summit

One rainfall and Lagos grinds to a halt

Nigeria loses N20bn to flood disasters in 2007 —MINISTER

Delta moves to tap non-oil sector

PEF: Kenny Martins sues IGP, AGF

Evah seeks medical check-up abroad

Clark vs Ibori: Idion seeks elders' intervention

NDDU wants FG to abandon summit

AC decries NIS recruitment death toll

Intensify campaign against HIV/ AIDS, NPC boss pleads

20,000 houses deal with Malaysians delayed — Shekarau

Sultan establishes pet project

Court upholds Rep’s election, sacks another

Police arrest 3 over kidnap of Yobo’s brother

Delta empowers 71, 270

Senate can't ban el-Rufai — OKOYE

Monday, July 14, 2008

'Why AFRICOM can't have base in Nigeria'

ANPP seeks end to teachers' strike

EFCC tasks investigators

US backs ECOWAS on trans-border financial crime

'We need more Generals, says Gen. Azazi Owoye,

Ajimobi asks Akala to quit over EFCC's indictment

Fayose blames Ekiti crisis on Oni, Fayemi

Police seal Ekiti Assembly

Oyo warns against refuse dumping into Ogunpa

AD wants speedy disposal of election petitions

16 escape death in auto crash

Confusion at INEC, stakeholders’ forum

Communities send SOS to FG over erosion menace

You ‘re selfish, Obi tells politicians

Delta govt pledges support for monarchs

Bayelsa govt demolishes Ovom shanties

No abandoned projects in my tenure, Osunbor vows

N-Delta: Pepple sues

Delta govt gives parties condition for grants disbursement

FG tasked on promotion of agriculture

Aviation probe: Obasanjo, Atiku fingered in withdrawal of N9.3bn from BASA fund

Community deserted over killing of 52-year old man

Bankers' magazine rates Oceanic Bank first in Nigeria

Recruitment tragedy: Candidates affirmed physical fitness—NIS

Starcomms makes history, first telecom firm to list on Stock Market

Ecobank Group, BOI sign MOU on MSMEs across Africa

Yar'Adua to present Budget 2009 in Oct, says Usman

FG summons stakeholders over high cost of diesel

Bayelsa may lose fertiliser allocation from FG

Why N-Delta summit must hold —VP

ASUU threatens sympathy strike over teachers' pay

NDPC tasks N-Delta youths on peace

Cuba to establish eye centre in Delta

Rivers AC denies N2bn donation to FAAN

Oil spill scares A-Ibom fishermen out of sea

Oil workers suspend strike

Assassination allegation: Police beef up Clark's security

How Reps' leaders manipulated Budget 2008 — Sacked Rep

Chukwumerije defends June 12 annulment

I didn't bribe Borishade, Iyayi, says Austrian contractor

Bayelsa govt fails to relocate dump site

Osunbor commissions N63.5m electricity project

Group berates Ijaw, Isoko, Itsekiri elders

Erosion: Save Ekwueme, others, Obiorah petitions Environment Minister

Doctors’ strike forces patients out of govt hospitals

Teachers’ strike, indictment of FG —PPA

Treasury mgt must target improved living standard —Jonathan

Firm unveils armoured vehicles for N/Delta

Tribunal okays closure of 30 ‘wonder banks’

90 per cent companies in Nigeria not registered—CAC

Modibbo reconstitutes fct boundary c'ttee

Imbibe culture of peaceful co-existence, Nigerians told

Military presence in N-Delta illegal —Ex-Provost Marshall

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Leader explains senate decision on recess

Kaita council awards N5m bursaries to students

Fertiliser probe: Senate panel receives 74 memoranda

Anglican bishops reject Akinola's voluntary retirement

Kano presents N42.3m shares to Jigawa

Imo govt reads riot act to fuel stations

SON to enforce MANCAP

HPM in police net over employment of ghost workers

Pastor in Police net for alleged human trafficking

PDP chieftain lauds INEC

Bad road: Commuters plying East-West road stranded

Ijaw students give FG 60 day ultimatun

Spillage: Fear of epidemic looms in Edo community

How FG can disarm militants – IYC President

Lack of funds stalls NNPC probe

CNPP wants Yar'Adua to call off Niger Delta summit

Nigeria not against AFRICOM, says Defence chief

Lawmaker decries N-Delta crises

Teachers’ strike latest: We are asking for additional N90m —NUT

Police woman arrested for running employment syndicate

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Fashola condemns practice of modern slavery

Ogbulafor is hale and hearty — Aide

Mourners raided while conveying corpse home for burial

Christians in Ilorin petition IG over mysterious killings

Scottish militant group contacts MEND for aid

Osun scandal: Stop Tuesday’s tribunal’s verdict, lawyers tell chief justice

Clark gives condition for N-Delta talks with FG ...Appeals to MEND not to resume hostilities

British PM gets ultimatum to clarify self on Niger Delta

Oil workers shelve strike

Crude oil theft: 16 Filipinos, Greek whisked to Abuja...JTF arrests pipeline baroness

N’Assembly can amend constitution, Reps insist

Budget review: We are short of target — Fashola

There are many corrupt elements in Yar’Adua’s administration — CNPP

Friday, July 11, 2008

Appeal Court affirms Chime’s election

There is, indeed, nothing to celebrate — Chime

Allegation against Osun tribunal frightening — Eso

Ogun indigenes challenge speaker's impeachment

Striking oil workers give conditions to end strike

•••Ekweremadu, Rep laud judgment

Ikwerre group supports Gambari’s rejection

Edo govt to revoke land allocated by Igbinedion

FG, NUT in fresh dialogue over strike

EFCC demands client data from cyber cafe operators

Bankole sacks appropriation committee chairman

Senate angered by minister’s misinformation

Akpanudoedehe flags off N170m road project in Abuja

Itsekiri mourn Okilo

Youths plan pre N-Delta summit

Dualize Aba-Calabar road, Akpabio urges FG

Delta doles out N8m to victims

G8 summit : Reyenieju lauds President Yar’ Adua

Asagba donates N.1m to market fire victims

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Families of 55 slain police officers get N32m cheques

Kano to build 3,000 new classrooms

FCTA, chiefs agree on resettlement of Garki residents, others

PDP blames sack of Ekiti Speaker on Tinubu

Five feared dead as land owners clash in Lagos

S-West govs 'll partner Wema to survive—AGAGU

NBA to CJN: Probe bribery allegation against Osun tribunal judges

NAPEP introduces new scheme

Orji urges FG, teachers to dialogue

Abia to sack 2,000 LG workers

MASSOB reshaping Ndigbo destiny, says Uwazuruike

Chime commends Celtel over $7m S-East switch station

Harry Marshall's son alleges threat to life

Bayelsa to hold education summit

BYC sues for peace in Edo PDP

Civil servants association to hand over two officers to EFCC

Abraka Community alleges plot to relocate Delsu Teaching Hospital

Edo ANPP tasks judiciary on guber judgment

Customs indict service providers over 48 hr mandate

POISON: God has healed me, says Gbenga Daniel

NUPENG begins nationwide strike

Share price crash: Experts slam SEC D-G

MEND calls off ceasefire

EFCC quizzes Borishade, Iyayi afresh

My Stand on Niger Delta Summit, by Gambari

AP, PENGASSAN sign pact over Chevron's equity shares

SSS drills Clark over alleged threat to life

Senate okays N89bn NDDC budget

Gombe's N202.6m benefit to ex-gov Hashidu condemned

Oyo police warn politicians

Gunmen attack NDDC chief in Ondo

Ekiti crisis: I remain Speaker, says Bamisile...Your removal is final—Odeyemi, Afenifere

Alleged plan to kill Ogun Speaker mischievious, by Rep

N-Delta: Yar'Adua lacks ideas —NUD

Group backs Gambari's choice to chair N-Delta summit

Ibori's travel document: Court has no seizure power —Counsel

No fuel price increase for now—FG

Ogun crisis: Speaker, members allege fresh threat to lives

DPR nets $2.133bn from bid rounds

Shun tribalism, Yobe gov advises

36 students suspended over violent protests

UK announces reduction

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Senate Poll: Three Plateau indigenes ask court

Senator Gogwin raises alarm over threat to life

Court reinstates sacked council workers

NLC chief urges Governors' Forum to intervene in teachers’ strike

Anglican Communion institutes anti-graft award

Ude-Udenta sworn in as Ebonyi lawmaker

'Family planning, not just reduction in number of children'

Community moves to check unwanted pregnancies

Appeal court upholds Nnamani’s election

Ngige wants his abductors tried after 5 yrs

Sylva sets up advisory council

JTF, pipline vandals in gun duel

Delta CJ urges lawyers to embrace Alternative Dispute Resolution process

ITF to open Skills training Centre in Niger Delta-DG

Uduaghan threatens to sack hospital staff diverting patients to private clinics

The Patriots warns on FG's threat of war in N-Delta

Gambari to review N-Delta summit job, if...

EFCC to stop corrupt govs from stealing federal allocation

SSS invites Clark over allegations against Ibori

Senate asks Yar'Adua to stop rise in diesel, kerosene' prices

INC promises free, fair election

Rivers sets aside N8bn for RUST relocation

Wanogho warns NUT against picketing private schools

NDDC commissions water, electricity projects in Delta

Ijaw group counsels FG on N-Delta crisis

Edo sets up C'ttee to flag off malaria treatment

Police not aware of alleged plot to kill Clark —AIG

Rights activists plan nationwide protest

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Court fixes July 15 for suit against Bankole, Clerk

Yobe saves N30bn through prudent measures

Kwara workers demand N10,000 minimum wage

Students beat teacher to coma

Gov Aliyu hails emergency in power sector

Jail election riggers, by Ondo lawmaker

Strike: S'West teachers to lobby traditional rulers

Our grouse with Daniel, Ogun lawmakers tell Alake

Arisekola denies duping FG

Apathy in Enugu over shift of Appeal Court ruling

CMAN charges doctors on abortion

Tension in Ebonyi over postponed Appeal Court verdict

Ugwu sues EFCC for defamation of character

Orji threatens to deploy soldiers to Abiriba over communal crisis

Three die in Benin-Agbor auto crash

Oil leakage disrupts production in A-Ibom

Fire guts Fire guts Ogbeogonogo market

INEC delimitation threatens peace —CNPP

Imoke seeks prudent mgt of LG funds

JTF deploys soldiers in Uvwie

Borisade, Fani-Kayode yet to regain freedom

Jefferson: OBJ, Ribadu, should apologise to Atiku, says AC

Yar’Adua extends Uwais panel work to December

FG, World Bank sign N46b agreement on roads

Nigerian Guild of Editors postpones congress

Jonathan frowns at high GSM tariff

Power outage ruins business in Yenagoa

Ekiti Speaker impeached

FG, UK in £50m malaria deal

Why we have not returned healthcare fund to LGs—CBN

Rivers govt dares FG over states teachers' salary

Anambra to demolish illegal structures in Onitsha

14 die in Owerri auto crash

Court jails Enugu Pastor

Only registered foundations can benefit from EU’s N59.2b fund —SHELL

Anambra varsity not for relocation—GOVT

Lawmaker wants more teachers recruited

VC proffers solution to male enrolment in schools

N-Delta summit: BNC condemns attack on Arewa

ECOWAS moves to actualise use of single currency

Kano ready to implement salary approved by FG

House c'ttee chairman backs NUT

Military riot: Reps summon Defence Minister, Azazi

N' Assembly endorses Rural Watch Award for Excellence

Delta moves to checkmate flooding

Itsekiri youths cast doubt on proposed Niger Delta summit

Police foil bank robbery attempt in Ughelli

Ateke Tom, Soboma George offer to appear before Rivers Truth Commission

Monday, July 07, 2008

Adamawa postpones LG poll

Ex-LG boss, 2 others in EFCC net

Adamawa Assembly silent on Abuja Accord

NCP tasked on population policy

Senate mourns Okilo

GOC, officials in Akure to pay striking soldiers

Ogun lawmakers deny plot to sack Daniel

Daniel: PDP asks Ogun Deputy Speaker to resign

Don decries state govts’ powers over local authorities

Rivers community moves against kidnapping

Rainstorm render 250 homeless in Ndokwa

Emai elders petition Gov over clan head

ASUU urges FG to set up visitation panel on UNIBEN

Ijaw nation mourns Okilo

Henry Okah: Court to rule on charges amendment July 18

Yar'Adua calls for global clampdown on stolen crude

2007 bid round investigation: FG absolves DPR director

Waziri canvasses review of anti-corruption laws

Democratic Coalition urges FG to declare Abiola ex-president

Fani-Kayode, Borishade get bail

Shareholders' fund: Reps to amend NDIC act

FG to fund 7-point agenda through capital market

Groups seek investigation of plot to kill Akpabio

ANPP expresses concern over row on 2008 budget

Reps summon Andoakaaa, FIRS boss over N10bn personal income tax

Strike: We're ready to dialogue with FG —NUT

Zimbabwe: Why Mugabe won't quit power—Maduekwe

Nigeria earned $2.13bn from oil blocks sales—PTDF

Nigeria loses 1000 workers yearly to power

Sunday, July 06, 2008

June 12: Nwosu is a coward, says Bishop

Anxiety in Enugu over moves to shift judgment in Chime's suit

Okpara varsity immortalises Zik, Ekwueme Awo, IBB, Abiola, others

Ohakim approves Monarch's suspension

5 feared dead over land dispute

Probe sale of Nigeria Airways —PPA

Niger Bridge: Delta lawmaker, commissioner call for urgent action

Ihonvbere wants another chairman for N-Delta summit

Why we refused to join NUT strike —ASUSS

Alleged toxic waste dump: Orogun demands N2bn damages

Woman, two grandchildren burnt to death in Bayelsa

Why lawmakers must stop N-Delta summit —Mudiaga-Odje

NUPENG writes FG over impending tanker drivers’ strike

Obasanjo, Kingibe, others expected in court today over Henry Okah, Odi invasion

Daar offer fully subscribed

Reps want Maduekwe to clarify FG position on Zimbabwe

College of Education Staff Union threatens to join NUT strike

Anenih denies ownership of Edo PDP

16 Students on excursion perish in Benin-Asaba road mishap

JTF threatens reprisals on militants

Melford Okilo, 74, is dead

Nigeria owes N424bn multilateral debts —DMO

NIMET boss now executive council member of world meteorology body

Strike: FG can’t shun teachers demands — Faruk Lawan

Adedibu: Bankole sues for peace in Oyo

Tension in Enugu as Appeal Court rules on Chime Tuesday

Kidnappers strike again in Rivers, abduct Yobo’s brother

Alleged bid to kill Ogun speaker: Gov’s aide, 8 others arrested

Saturday, July 05, 2008

FG won’t witch-hunt N-Delta youths — Alaibe

89 per cent of road accidents are man made —FRSC

FG top official loses $60,000 to robbers

'Why Edo PDP is fighting'

Our problem with the NUT strike, by Education minister (State) Agada

Speaker would be fair to opposition parties — Minority Leader

We feel insulted by the planned summit—Mudiaga -Odge

Friday, July 04, 2008

Poly teachers begin strike next week

Ondo disburses N2bn vehicle loan to workers

S'West PDP to reconcile Oni, Fayose, others

Ebira elders proffer solution to Ogaminana crisis

Jigawa spends N270m on Speaker, Deputy's quarters

Delta to gain 11 Assembly seats, says INEC

JTF arrests 10 cultists in PH

ASUU, UNIBEN on war path

Obadan carpets Ogbulafor over Edo PDP

VP to intervene in Delta PDP crisis

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Southern Senators pledge to address lopsidedness in Yar'Adua govt

Modibbo appoints estate surveyor as member of Land Use c'ttee

MDAs to create lines of HIV/AIDS budgets

Kwara Assembly concludes debate on State Varsity

Anambra orders book sellers to relocate

Varsity sends SOS to Anambra govt over power supply

Rotary to provide breast care centre in S-South, S-East states

Gov Obi visits Police hqrts over robbery attack

4 die in Ebonyi communal clash

Yar'Adua hails PDP's NWC

FG asked to organise SNC

Delta CNPP splits

Why Niger Delta summit of stakeholders is essential by FG

Motorists ply Niger bridge with fear —Perm sec

Dokubo wants Marshall's son cross examined

PEF: Kenny Martins, Dumuje, Gella get bail for N10m each

VP visits Pope, wants prayer for Nigeria

NUT Strike: Senate Education Committee meets Yar'Adua

More facts emerge over Obasanjo’s spending on roads

Reps may ban Big Brother Africa III on Nigerian airwaves

Seriously, how to solve Niger Delta problem

Why I gave N1.5m to fake EFCC operatives —Edo commissioner

You're not suitable, NLC tells Gambari

Odili denies boosting aviation fund with 2bn

NLC wants FG, N/Assembly to address teachers strike

Senate may arrest Customs boss, others

Don't thwart democracy, Army Chief warns soldiers

Police nab kidnappers of expatriates

Akeredolu is new NBA President

4 die in Imo erosion disaster

Cross River to set up ecosystem monitoring mechanism

How to resolve Niger-Delta crisis, by NNPC boss

CAN backs N' Assembly's probe of Obasanjo

Implement TSS now, Reps tell FG

Delimitation 'll address imbalances — INEC

Two illegal petrol merchants arrested

Fire disaster averted at restaurant

Anambra shifts LG poll

Nnaji tasks community over geometric power project

Group asks FG to declare N-Delta disaster zone

Police arrest two-man gang in bank customers robbery

Commercial Bonny boats on strike over insecurity

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

FG warns NUT against picketing private schools

AC asks PDP to forget wooing Atiku, others

N19.5bn Aviation Fund: Senate quizzes Finance, Justice ministers, AGF

Power crisis: ADB recommends state-level private plants

We are rebuilding Lagos — FASHOLA

Obasanjo awarded road projects unilaterally— Ex-Works Director

Ondo tribunal sacks Speaker, Rep

Court voids LG boss’ impeachment

Imoke submits names of four commissioner nominees

ND Summit :NAS advocates appeasing stakeholders

HIV in women increasing—IMOKE

Uduaghan’s aide commends Vanguard

Obudu Ranch Resort shut

Okrika, Kalabari accused of causing Rivers' crises

Yar'Adua cuts Budget 2008 by N181bn

PDP crisis: Osunbor calls for withdrawal of suits

Gambari gets cold feet over N-Delta

We never asked FG to fix pay for states—NUT

ANPP laments tension in Edo

Benin monarch cautions INEC over plans to merge districts

3,000 Cameroonian refugees flee into Amana

FGN bond records N4trn turnover — Report

Confusion as robbers take over Abuja busy Junction

Robbers kill Benue varsity teacher

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

N563bn excess crude fund crashes inter-bank interest rate

NUT takes strike to private schools

Dikibo's murder: Family accuses Obasanjo-led PDP

37 Nigerian immigrants drown in Gabon

Delta Poll: Rep drags Speaker, Clerk to court

MEND seizes royal father’s stool, captures seven sea bandits

Katsina district head bans traditional boxing

PDP to conduct fresh congresses in Adamawa

Six die in road crash near

Kano shuns INEC c'ttee

Waziri tasks Nigerians on corruption

Ondo tribunal sacks Senator Ogunniya

OPC shields embattled Oyo lawmaker from arrest

Ogun House bars Gateway TV, radio

Rep asks Tribunal to strike out Emengo's suit

Enugu Reps reject constituency delimination

UNN begins Post-JAMB screening July 25

Ebonyi Tanker drivers embark on strike

Court remands doctor in prison over illegal foster home

Negris wins bid for Oku-Oboku Newsprint

Delta Poly expels 5 students, suspends 28 others

Orbih blames Edo PDP crisis on Osunbor

Okpanam to abolish gerontocracy

Ekeuwei reiterates govt's commitment to discipline

N-Delta needs definite blueprint infrastructure —Oseya

EFCC arrests ex-Bauchi commissioner, Accountant-General

Senate to fast-track passage of N79b NDDC budget

NCC assures consumers of reduction in SMS tariff

River Niger bridge may collapse — PermSec

FCT Police recover N1.1m, arms from robbers

Sylva seeks foreign intervention in N-Delta crisis

Itsekiri communities lay claim to returned ceded oil wells

Police to arrest Oyolawmaker over perjury

Three suspected robbers die in shoot-out

Drama in court as police arrest ex-Gov Mbadinuju

Women stress importance of democracy, good governance

Edo CRPP, ANPP differ on Osunbor's performance

UUTH gets face-lift

LG commences boundary demarcation

Monday, June 30, 2008

NITEL management staff sent on compulsory leave

FG 'll implement outcome of aviation probe—Presidential aide

Video clip on Marshall's murder causes ripple

Shell yet to reach peak production in Nigeria

N30.9bn: Senate panel summons Soludo, Alison-Madueke

Dumuje an ex-convict, EFCC tells court

NSCDC reiterates commitment to tackling vandalisation

Protesters take over Adamawa Assembly

Rep's planned swearing-in splits Delta lawmakers

ATBU matriculates 1,842

Plateau court upholds ANPP candidate in Assembly election

Policeman shoot protesting military pensioners in Ibadan

Ondo govt, LP trade accusations over violence

Ondo communities fight loss of 260 oil wells to Delta State

Ekiti AC lawmakers okay SIEC members

Oyo SSG, Akala's aide quizzed over alleged plot to kill Ajimobi

Police kill four robbers in Enugu

NCC to tackle GSM operators over high SMS tariff

Labour Party condemns clampdown on opposition

We 'll continue to be non-violent in our agitation—MASSOB

' Royal fathers in diaspora not in competition with traditional rulers'

Edo new PDP boss sues for peace, meets Ogbemudia, others

Arewa’s comment on N-Delta leaders provocative —AC

Two rival cults clash in Bayelsa

USAID, others assure on N-Delta crisis

Niger Delta youths reject Niger Delta summit

Oshiomhole's group faults Ikhimenkpen's statement on June 12

195,000 apply for Immigration job

USAID donates $7.6m to HIV and AIDS orphans

Oil sector reforms: FG gets draft recommendation

Aviation fund: EFCC arrests Fani-Kayode, Borishade

Scrap 'party leaders' position, says Nnamani