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Vanguard News Archive for January 2009Rss

Friday, January 30, 2009

Owena oil allegation: Our story by Olafeso

Importers abandon consignments despite waivers

NPA plans to produce 25-year port devt plan

Yobe buries governor

What bizarre rituals would you go through to keep your husband?

Blame failure of businesses on epileptic power supply—Adesuyi

Bauchi says Gov Yuguda’s wedding did not cost N300m

1,700 students benefit from Sen. David Marks scholarship scheme

EFCC seeks Fashola’s support in the fight against corruption in public offices

2011 Presidency: Atiku’s return to PDP gathers pace

'Nigeria is where money simply disappears'

In Minna, dead soldiers come back to life

Mama Ajasco is dead

At O’jez, Nollywood celebrates Jide Kosoko

My life as AMBO queen — Bhaira Mcwizu

How Jim Iyke emerged Nollywood’s Sexiest Man 2008

N-Delta problem is not resource control but resource management ---Okocha

Presidency, Reps raise security alarm

Falana drags Ekiti CP to court

Lagos State removes destitutes from streets

Rewane seeks FG policies to stimulate the capital market

Ribadu responsible for his ordeal — Waziri

Achebe, Ahiajioku and the women

Politicians warn Atiku over OBJ

2009 Budget: Reps to tour sites of capital projects

Yar’Adua’s failure to serve leave notice polarises lawyers

Pepple inaugurates NAPAM technical c'ttee

The Voice of Victory: Changing levels in the new year! (4)

Word of life: The beginning of a new beginning

The Voice Of Christ Reality:The power of light

Police protest condom advert

British Council introduces programme to Sultan, others

Delta Ministry of Lands directors, others queried for late coming

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bolaji Ogunseye a controversial figure

Niger Delta Ministry: Priorities and pitfalls!

Rivers State and a time to heal…!

Group faults Army's move to bid for road construction

Anenih, AC disagree over Yar'adua's vacation

Group canvasses support for Ekaette, Orubebe

Reforms: Bayelsa AC hails Ekaette, state CJ

Ogbemudia returns jeeps allocated by Osunbor's govt

NDLEA seizes 740kg of Indian hemp in Zamfara

First Kogi private varsity takes off

MMN holds Convention without Moji Obasanjo

Fabiyi rebuffs claims of compensation

New Kwara Speaker pledges 'open door policy'

Kogi central political gladiators embrace

Imo disbands task forces

Retrial tribunal upholds Delta lawmaker's election

Mudiaga-Odje asks FG to increase NDDC's fund

NADESSTU holds election in Warri

Aguele vows to drag Edo govt to court

Day of reckoning for petroleum products thieves

Corruption question and its human rights implications for Nigerians

Jos crisis: FG lacks power to conduct Judicial Inquiry — Yusuf Ali , SAN

Stray animals to be arrested in Lagos

Don tasks govts on food security

Amaechi ready to pardon militants

Commerce ministry trains exporters for AGOA

Edo to partner private sector for devt, says Oshiomhole

Who Gets National Honours?

Jigawa Assembly passes N76.7bn budget

SOKAPU accuses Kaduna govt of marginalisation

Mustapha names child after late Yobe Gov

ADC disowns convention

Opposition leaders in Ebonyi defect to PDP

Anambra, striking doctors in war of words

Anambra, Normadic Education Commission in fresh deal

Abia set for VP’s visit

Fashola asks FG to enforce safety standards for tankers, other vehicles

Bamidele calls for urgent passage of FoI Bill

Escravos-gas-to-liquid project to be completed Dec 2010

Sylva, Utomi proffer solution to LG administration's problem

Group protests incessant power outage in Isoko

Why we're visiting on-going mega projects —DTHA c'ttee'

Adesanya: Mohammed, Sofolahan know fate March 27

FG asks transporters to cut fares

Andy Uba Vs Obi: PDP moves to re-open case

FG to revoke award of 2 oil blocks to Korean firm

You can't go on strike, FG warns policemen

Gunmen kidnap 9-yr-old, kill babysitter

'US search for alternative energy source, threat to Nigeria's economy'

Emulate Awo’s virtues, Yar’Adua urges leaders

CBN, failed bank owners trade accusations

We could still impeach Gov Nyako — Adamawa Assembly

How I'm transforming Sokoto — Gov. Wamakko

DPR enforces new pump price of pms in Benin

Lagos gives 200 fish smoking gadgets to farmers

Uduaghan cautions derivation fund's agitators

NDDC's free immunisation exercise kicks off in Edo

Militant group gives Dubri oil firm 21-day ultimatum

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ondo govt accuses LP of plot to unleash terror

Police arrest five over attack on Govt official

Fraudsters dupe Oyo pilgrims

UK Insurance firm set for operation in Nigeria

Fani-Kayode alleges EFCC plot to re-arrest him

Delta to spend N3bn on flood control

I learnt lessons fighting Obasanjo-- Atiku

Oil price to settle at $50, IMF predicts

Workers alert on textile firms collapse

No plan to sack Jang, say lawmakers

Former INEC boss calls for true federalism

Court orders Dangote to retake sacked workers

Senate vows to tackle firms on social responsibility

2009 bugdet: Reps hike capital vote by N223bn

Tribunal threatens Ribadu over assets

Church won't pay N3m ransom for abducted priest —Cleric

NDDC donates transformers to Bayelsa

Obiora resumes seat in Senate

Cop docked for raping accused woman

Community locks-out War Museum workers over compensation

NCDPA condemns abduction of Father Kii

FUTO, German varsity in new deal

3,000 fake students enjoy Adamawa scholarship

Jigawa embarks on massive vaccination

Jigawa judiciary Lost 13 staff last year

N65 petrol: Benue marketers seek 2-week grace

Owie backs monarch on reconstitution of Benin Forum

A-Ibom flags off new projects in Esit Eket

Edo ALGON appeals to Assembly over 10% revenue withdrawal

Poverty reduction'll ensure peace in N-Delta—ALAIBE

With 24-hr CCTV, criminals face tough times in Lagos

Unity colleges: FG, labour leaders resolve dispute

Genuine Education For All, essential to Vision 2020 — Pai Obanya

Stakeholders advocate libraries in schools, as NGO donates books

Babcock varsity names medical school after Carson, renowned neuro surgeon

Eagle on Ahiajoku lectern

Customs release of MT Morlap Trader after 11 months

Port Congestion : NPA goes tough on terminal operators

Nigeria’s Akpo oilfield to start in April — NNPC

Industrialist urges FG to ban importation of motorcycle helmets

University don advocates support for growth of indigenous shipping sector

Electricity consumers disconnected in error to get N1,000 per day

My Lord, Next Suspect…..

Port Congestion: SAN identifies causes, proffers solution

Peace returns to Kogi's troubled area

Court okays EFCC's request for evidence to nail Borishade

Assets declaration: Tribunal clears Alaibe

ABU student murdered in Zaria

Enugu Assembly sets up c’ttee on state creation

CPC raids Aba market

Suspended PDP members challenge Metuh

Ohanaeze resolves crisis, elects Ozobu Sec-Gen

Rivers wants RSSDA, NAPEP partnership

Edo police boss orders arrest of suspected assassins

Oil spill inferno rages in Bayelsa

Vanguard now N150

Senate confirms Abbah as Minister

FG stops cash, cheque payments

MDAs barred from awarding new contracts from September

Mark, Bankole make peace; pledge to pursue joint review of Constitution

Gov's death derails Yar'Adua's vacation plan

S-East petrol marketers refuse to sell at N65

50 million Nigerians illiterate — MINISTER

FNDIC president wants true federalism

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bayelsa gov's security convoy, robbers in gun duel

Leaders fault implementation of 'Project Bayelsa'

Osotimehin shakes health ministry

Nigeria spends $33bn on new oil finds

NAHCo boss awaits EFCC's clearance on alleged fraud

Sao Tome & Principe grants licence to NICON

Senate okays Jonathan Ag President

PDP suspends 10, wants Apugo expelled

Obi's aide chides Ngige over comments on projects

Yar'Adua, Jang face-off: Govs set up reconciliation c'ttee

Don't blame me for any faulty policy under OBJ —Ekaette

Judge's absence stalls Goje's suit against RMAFC

NCAA orders BA to compensate aborted flight passengers

ANPP chieftain, Agite, warns against imposing candidates

‘Ogbulafor not against Ugochukwu’

Fashola orders all street gates open

Lagos marks 7th anniversary of 2002 bomb blast

Rivers govt mourns Nigerian Tribune's Bureau Chief

Delta to relocate exiled monarch from Asaba hide-out

Woman contractor not my wife — Arthur Nzeribe

Monarch sets up c'ttee on Benin Forum

Oke Afa: The lingering memory of a tragedy

FG approves computer forensics institute for Nigeria

Omatek boosts e-education

Epson set to open office in Nigeria

'9m windows PCs infected with the conficker worm globally'

My sex drive is just not there!

Sacking Oshodi Shanties

Bank-owned insurers are not captive coys but captive market – Lasaco boss

Staco boss strategises for greater business growth

NAICOM, staffs faceoff moves to National Assembly

InterSwitch introduces virtual airtime on MTN network

Udenwa tasks stakeholders on revival of auto industry

Stock market operators lament over falling naira

NSE licensing criteria disqualifies SEC’s market makers

Court grants Nigerians abroad leave to vote

FG alerts over meningitis

Telecom operators tasked on solar power

NIPSS: Acting DG, Briggs retired

Striking doctors give Anambra govt conditions

DCO dies in female lover's bedroom

PHCN consumers to get compensation

Police deny attacking Abia community

Osun task force seals off 6 petrol stations

Jerusalem-bound pilgrim runs amok

UNIOSUN to install Ooni of Ife chancellor

FRSC, motorcyclists clash over helmet

Uduaghan mourns Yobe gov's death

NDDC has set road map for N-Delta devt —Areyinka

Why Osunbor gave Ogbemudia 2 vehicles —Fmr Edo CS

Lawmakers urged to domesticate CEDAW

NLC faults diesel price hike

Presidency summons PPPRA, DPR, NNPC, PPMC

Service providers rake in N2.6bn monthly

Police vow to deal with erring officers

Union queries Yuguda's N300m wedding

Yar'Adua to sanction erring petroleum products dealers

Leukaemia: Blood cancer on the loose

No consensus candidates in 2011 polls, says Iwu

Nigeria spends $33bn on deepwater crude discoveries

Court sacks Egor LG boss

Ekweremadu hails Anambra South Senatorial election result

Redeployment: Lobbyists assail petroleum ministry, NNPC GMD

Minister wants Ajaokuta Steel mill ready by 2011

Labour urges FG to overhaul oil industry’s downstream

Power investors to determine output destination - NERC

Oil exploration: FG moves to stop Indian firm

Senator Mamman Bello Ali dies in Florida,USA

'Edo Assets Verification C'ttee, not to witch-hunt opponents'

Yobe State Governor, Senator Mamman Ali is dead

Monday, January 26, 2009

Army to bid for road construction in N-Delta

PDP drags Abia CJ before NCJ

No room for abandoned projects, Ekaette assures N-Deltans

Stable power supply, key to devt—Yuguda

Projects: Tebite lauds Uduaghan, Utuama

Be wary of political leaders, LP chieftain warns Oshiomhole

Five die in Benin-Lagos road accident

Termination of appointment: Former MD sues Bayelsa oil firm

FG gives contractor ultimatum on Aminu Kano airport

Yobe canvasses research, publications

Nigeria needs two political parties —Dampass

BNC flays appointments into oil, gas industry

MTN plans 100 housing estates nationwide

Kogi goes multi-sectoral in maternal mortality

Pharmacists want board of PCN reconstituted

PPA denies role in Abia PDP crisis

Petrol still N70 in Imo

ADC commends FG over fuel price cut

Rivers govt takes demolition to elite parts of P-Harcourt

ALGON backs FG's suspension of excess crude revenue sharing

Vanguard's Regional Editor escapes death

Senate caves in to pressure over Kogi’s Ministerial nominee

Dawn of smooth motoring for Amuwo-Odofin, Okota residents

Operational challenges mar polio eradication

Special Olympics advocates training for intellectually challenged persons

Getting pregnant when you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

WHO appoints new regional directors

IPAN, ICCON hail Orhii’s appointment as NAFDAC DG

NB relaunches Maltina in cans, fortified with calcium

Militants abduct Catholic priest in Rivers

Citibank rewards 25 Nigerian micro entrepreneurs

Collapsed building: Arthur Nzeribe's wife banned from handling contracts in Delta

400 anti-terror police officers deployed in Delta

More Secrecy Oaths

ACDF conferred with UN special status

Tsiga resumes as NYSC 14th DG

Group petitions Police over brutalisation of HIV patient

NOA set to stop youth restiveness in Kogi

APGA rejects Anambra South Senatorial election result

Church spends N3.2bn on Ceramics firm

Rights group condemns Anambra South Senatorial election result

12 Jimeta United players, officials buried

DPA decries Lagos govt, FRSC’s face-off over drivers’ licences

Lagos opens bids for rail road project

Armed men raid hotelier’s home, injure two

Edo women in diaspora decry low level of representation

....As Ijaw group hails him

NGOs task Oshiomhole on revenue generation

Burutu LG boss tasks contractor on execution of Okpokunou road

Reps, Ndukwe disagree over N1.7bn tax waiver for firms

New GOC takes over in Ibadan

Police to sell sheep paraded as car thief

FG, Pfizer to settle $700bn suit out of court

US-based lawyer pleads with NASS over deadlock

N700bn fraud: Why I challenged Bankole — Pepple

Senate Banking C’ttee endorses new CBN policy on Forex

FG dares states over suits on diversion of N5trn

Yar'Adua to spend leave in Obudu, Lagos

Police to sell goat paraded as car robber

Oil spill inferno destroys 200,000 hectares of farmlands in Bayelsa

Guinness activates Smirn off Ice in Ibadan

Militants abduct Catholic Priest in Rivers

Sunday, January 25, 2009

S-South leaders to meet with VP, govs over appointments

ANCOPSS pleads for reinstatement of 45 demoted principals

Oshiomhole, others brainstorm on way forward for N-Delta

We’re justified with court ruling—VASWANIS

Disabled persons negotiate with PDP over 2011 polls

Senators more mature than Reps, by Bello

Kano spends N3bn on erosion control

SSANIP decries discrimination against Monotechnics graduates

NLC carpets Ngige over comments on workers

Akanu Ibiam Poly expels 13 students over exam malpractice

Abia Govt, former Commissioner trade words over resignation

Fashola meets stakeholders of gated streets tomorrow

2,000 flee Edo community over gas leakage

Delta appeals to churches on youth restiveness

Oshiomhole vows to fulfil campaign promises

Okpe Youth Forum gives Uvwie 14-day ultimatum to quit motorpark

Mutiny: Court martial to deliver judgement February

Close Excess Crude Account

Zain transforms street children with Inspire Africa Benefit Concert

Win ‘n’rule: Glo delivers prizes at winners’ doorsteps

MainOne signs Pioneer Consulting to supervise undersea cable project

Ericsson takes advance caution against economic meltdown

Ogun Hikes Land Charges to Boost Revenue

Forex market margins thin out as BDCs comply with CBN’s 2% spread directive

Mortgage Banks Reform Waits for Another Day

Our Performance is Consistent

Now is the time to look inwards-Sterling Bank boss

NEMA relief materials hijacked by militants arrive Agge community

Lawmakers commend Rivers' agency

Nigeria disappoints FIFA

Igbanke disowns alleged plan to cede community to Delta

Kano Emir leads campaign against pornographic films

Tolerance is key to resolving Jos crisis — Yakassai

Delta petrol stations dare FG, still sell PMS for N70

PDP alleges plot to influence Abia guber election judgement

OBJ, Atiku’s spooky handshake

Niger UBEB to promote 19,050 teachers

Commissioner, lawmaker empower constituency

Spanish govt partners Kano on energy

Kwara to re-train 200 job seekers

NMA wades into Enugu doctors' strike

Anambra rejects South Senetorial election re-run result

Company sends SOS to FG over auction of N800m goods

Anambra communities to launch Poverty Alleviation Programmes

Ejigbo budgets N2.17bn for 2009

Doctors threaten to resume strike

Lagos can’t compensate Oke-Afa bomb blast victims— Bamidele

Robbery suspect demands job from Police

PDP wades into Isoko South LG's rift

Four die, 3 injured in Auchi-Benin road mishap

Delta LGs' assessment report won't be doctored —Amori

Okocha/Uduaghan: Delta Central PDP lauds ruling

Senators, Reps fight over ports concession

AC commends FG over fuel price cut

Group alleges plot to sack Jang

Omoigui-Okauru restructures FIRS

Reps kick off finance dialogue

N700bn fraud: Head of Service challenges Bankole

Nigeria, China source alternative funding for railway projects

Crash: ADC pays unequal compensation to victims' families

Tayo's band wagon

Abdul Oroh, 14 others sworn-in as commissioners in Edo

JTF arrests female oil thief, four others in Delta

Okah asks court to strike out suit

UNESCO: Home at last for two culture institutes

Bronze casting in Benin: An overview

2009 budget is problematic; we may have three versions — Ndume

Senators, Reps working in harmony to pass budget — Ihedioha, House chief whip

Militants return hijacked relief materials to community... half missing

CAF Under-20: Nigeria beats Cote d'Ivore 3 - 0

Oil spill causes fire outbreak in Bayelsa community

Lagos doctors threaten fresh strike

SJCCG ordains 3 new apostles, 15 pastors

Is Barack Obama the anti-Christ?

Methodist Church begins Youth/Children National Convention

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Why agitation persists in Ogun, by Daniel

Sea pirates hijack relief materials for N-Delta community

Peace Moves: Obasanjo, Atiku admit error

‘Crash helmet enforcement makes our business unusual'

Bank fraud: Can CBN’s big stick check it?

Niger Delta: Ekaette promises adequate facilities

...And the Constitution was thoroughly tested

People tried to portray us as power hungry family — Dame Virgy Etiaba's son

Chance meeting with Tinubu’s wife changed my life — Nwaubani, mathematician turned showbiz promoter’

Ogun House probes killings at PDP secretariat

Apathy mars Anambra senatorial re-run poll

PPA chieftain flays opposition on alleged remarks against Yar’Adua

Osunbor not involved in N2.1bn contract scam — Aide

FINAL THOUGHTS FROM WASHINGTON: A White Man In The Black House?

Train passenger plunges to death in Lagos

Mutiny: Falana pleads for 28 soldiers, wants acquital

Electricity: Nigeria caught in widening gyre

N-Delta leaders reject oil minister *Threaten legal action

This year will be different — PGA Tour boss boasts

Jonathan calls for overhaul of higher education curricular

Ogun House sets up panel to probe Ijebu-North crisis

Have you asked questions about his/her past? (3)

Friday, January 23, 2009

TAM:NNPC can’t meet deadline for refinery

Obama ’ll ensure world peace — PDP chieftain

PDP dares Okocha, plans thanksgiving in Ibusa

Saraki defeats Saraki

Oshiomhole laments the absence of NDDC in Edo State

34,000 women die of abortion related causes annually — Group

Agagu urges N-Delta Ministry to beware of politics

Ohakim, Asagba, Achebe ask for Igbo unity as Ngige, Obi reconcile

Orji Uzor Kalu has never come to Govt House since he left office — Abia Gov

Idoko lauds DSSC boss

Nigerian maritime needs more infrastructure— LADOL Boss

Controversy trails Tu Face new album

I’d love to go back to Salawa Abeni, if God says yes — Gen. Kollington Ayinla

I’d love to marry, but haven’t found the right man — Nuella Njubigbo

Case against Nnamani adjourned

PPA governorship candidate drops case against Sylva

FG to reopen direct air links with South America soon

Court dissolves Obasanjo’s marriage

Yar’Adua goes on leave

NGO wants court to stop Yar’Adua from spending N2 bn on generators

Court stops electricity panel from hearing Lagos power purchase suit

Senate/House face-off not a supremacy battle — Mamora

N65 per liter: Marketers refuse to adjust

Give the wrong push and your kidadult could be out of your home!

'Government urged to step up measures to boost food production'

When the boys grow up: Mark’s pains

O-B-A-M-A: When Change Wears Human Face

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JTF arrests, handsover 5Ghanaian suspected oil thieves to EFCC

PDP dares Okocha, plans thanksgiving service at Ibusa

Oshiomhole inaugurates 15-man State Exco

Patani LG impeaches Leader

Women protest Setraco's alleged non employment of Ughelli youths

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kafin Zaki Dam: Bauchi govt criticises Rep's stand

Bonnke crusade in Adamawa to cost N35m

VP, states meet over excess crude account

Uduaghan vows to insulate Delta from oil price slump

Ogoja grieved over twin deaths by electrocution

LG boss faults Osunbor on project commissioning

Isoko/Ndokwa nations lament political marginalisation

Rivers Assembly assures RSSDA beneficiaries on loans

Ijaw group lauds Madueke, Aginighan over medical support

Jigawa invests N1.16b in MTN shares

5 trainers receive NDE's assistance in Kogi

Wayas visits Idris, condemn election petitioners

No faction in Ugbuwangue — Family Council

Rep warns of possible explosion in N-Delta

New glass factory in Ughelli soon

Danger looms in Edo community over oil spill

PDP chieftain carpets Orji's govt

Ebonyi govt sued over Ishiagu crisis

Kalu denies alleged attack on Yar’Adua

IMSUTH registers 10,000 NHI beneficiaries

Lagos govt, others plan concert for street children

Ruling on N366bn suit against tobacco firms for March 6

Customs shouldn't carry arms, says Falana

Senate, Reps in peace moves

Telkom buys out Multi-Links for $130m

Plateau speaker impeached, replaced

Reps summon IGP, EFCC, SSS over security crises

N700b Annual Scam

Rights of a married woman under native law and custom to matrimonial property (2)

Yar’Adua’s illegitimate mandate and the rule of law rhetoric: Adding insult to injury

Niger governorship election: Appeal Court to decide Umaru’s fate

The Jos mayhem — An albatross? (2)

For drug traffickers,arrest, prosecution not enough

Udu battles Uvwie LG over revenue collection in Enerhen

Define N-Delta region's scope, Mamamu urges Yar’Adua

Nigerian authors tasked on creativity

Owie shuns Ekaette's invitation

Adamawa NUJ marks Press Week

Jigawa ANPP berates state PDP govt at rally

Blame Shinkafi’s defection on ANPP’s bad leadership, says APGA chieftain

NHIS boosts rural health

PETITION: IG orders probe of LG boss

Anambra varsity gives 2012 deadline for lecturers to get PhD

Imo Poly develops highyield cassava stems

Gov Obi flags off projects

PHCN urges communities to protect installations

Vehicle emission test coming —Lagos govt

Court adjourns ruling on Ijegun pipeline disaster

Oyo Govt promotes 12,104 teachers

Why NPA board split contracts, court told

Sterling Bank launches One Customer banking

Osotimehin tasks health professionals on work ethics

Reps to pass N2.94tr budget 2009 Tuesday

No sacred cow on FCT probe, says Senate

Shell's planned visit to leakage site tears 2 Warri North communities apart

2011: 27 political associations apply for registration

Obasanjo, Atiku talks not on 2011 — Oyinlola

Police parade goat as robbery suspect

Information empowers people and improves their wealth; it has great impact on the economic performan

Pro-Etteh Rep.Dr.Aminu Safana dies after taking ill in the House

Budget 2009: House to pass N2.94 trillion Tuesday

Okiro suspends 33 DSP's over failure to attend courses

Confusion trails Anambra South Senatorial election re-run

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Edo LG boss lauds decision to halt sharing of excess crude funds

Petition: Oshiomhole withdraws names of three commissioner nominees

NNPC: S-South youths accuse FG of marginalisation

Consultant urges Niger Delta minister to set up project monitoring c'ttee

Contractor paid N473m for 7 water projects not executed —Oshiomhole

Due process not followed in Osunbor's N5bn loan —AVC

Kalabari to hold peace festival

UPN launched in Agbor

Bauchi allocates N8b to health

Niger to spend N840m on teachers' salary

NRC owes pensioners N5.057bn—MD

FCTA vows to deal with land speculators

Ondo PDP expresses hope on appeal court's verdict

Slain Fasubaa funeral rites begin today

Okada riders attack FRSC officials over helmet

250 patients benefit from free cleft lip, palate surgery

Port Congestion: Task force to clear 25, 000 containers

New duty rule for ministers

Excess fund: States, FG settle out of court

We'll uphold sanctity of Christianity —Utuama

I'm not funding rival PDP in Delta, says Rep

Activist faults Budget 2009

Uduaghan fair to Urhobo of Warri, says group

Ohakim dissolves cabinet

Robbers kill Policeman, Bakassi boy in bullion van attack

Abia commissioner resigns

IMSU: ASUU refuses to call-of strike

More knocks for el-Rufai as Senate debates FCT probe panel report

Review Your Egos

NIFST retreat adopts strategic planning for change

Factors responsible for our educational disaster, by Prof Ogunmola

Rising figure of children, adult illiterates worry stakeholders

FG sets up task force on teachers’ housing scheme

CELE, MUSHIN: When Fashola’s bulldozers came rolling

Guys give more room to work harder than —Sasha

We welcome constructive criticisms, but must challenge mischief— Babawale

Overview on carnival — Calabar

That I may write for Vanguard

KPU receives Olu of Warri's royal blessing

BNC scribe asks Reps to apologise for walking out on Senators

Oil producing communities score DESOPADEC low

New militant group warns Urhobo politicians against sell out

Benue pays N134m compensation to land owners

Kiru council spends overN2bn on projects

Adamawa approves 150 customary land titles

Jigawa spends N272m on agric in 2008

Anambra lifts suspension on sale of emblems

Utomi tasks intellectuals on devt

Iwu calls for debate on electoral reform report

LG boss moves to recover illegally occupied properties

Crisis deepens over disputed territories in Ondo

Police'll unravel my attackers, says Daniel's aide

Osun faults FG's decision on excess crude oil

Lagos tasks youths on megacity, infrastructural devt

UNILAG produces 93 Ph.Ds, highest ever — VC

Obama: Soludo warns against massive imports

No killer paracetamol syrup, by NAFDAC

How NPA awarded 29,526 contracts, Court told

Why I made up with Obasanjo —Atiku

Obama freezes White House staff pay

Have faith in N-Delta Ministry —EKAETTE

Senate okays FG's plan for $500m bond

Nigerian gas key player in EU gas supplies’

Declare An Emergency on Sports

Why did Sule Lamido say that?

His kisses put me off!

17 companies shortlisted for SAHCOL acquisition

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A-Ibom oil spill committee submits report

Ultimatum: Ogbemudia demands apology from Edo govt

ANSEPA begins decongestion of Onitsha

Ebonyi Gastro-enteritis epidemic death toll rises to 27

My family was harassed by Ribadu — Al-Mustapha

NBA faults FG's panel of inquiry on Jos crisis

Election rigging, bane of democracy —Atiku

President Obama: Final transition to power

Rivers records low accident rate 20 days after Okada ban

Onosode proffers solution to falling education standard

Youths urge DESOPADEC to expedite action on modular refineries

Ubeji Community inaugurates new trust executives

Itsekiri youths apologise to Lori-Ogbebor over kidnap attempt

JTF denies killing civilians in Rivers

Tension in Edo over attempt to assassinate community leader

Lack of statistics hinders tourism —MINISTER

Quality of politics, bane of Igbo devt—Ohakim

We shall bequeath freedom to future generations—OBAMA

Impending economic calamity

Cisco warns against internet attacks

UK-based Nigerian IT experts launch Nigerian version of Google map

E-payment: ChamsAccess invests N350m in datacentre

Multimesh still rues on losses as NBC resolves rift with HITV

The Synagogue: When President Attah Mills came calling

DTHA wants commissioner to sanitise DBS

No federal project in Rivers —Amaechi

Uduaghan bails out FGC Warri Information Technology Centre

PDP leaders hail ruling on Okocha/Uduaghan

PDP stalwart advises on state creation agitation

Adamawa lawmakers want cooperation with executive

300 Bauchi tertiary teachers to lose pay

Council builds N3.9m graveyard

APGA denies plot to sack Obi

ASUU accuses FG of flouting laws on varsity governing council

African Enterprise Fund to invest $ 1.5m in Anambra

Lagos commences repair work on Ikorodu road

MWUN blames ports congestion on govt agencies, importers

15,000 overtime containers to be moved from Lagos ports

Army convicts 5 officers for stealing soldiers' allowances

UBA acquires Continental Bank of Benin Republic

Fraud: Oshiomhole threatens to jail civil servants

Killer paracetamol syrup hits market

America’s challenges are real, says Obama

Mixed reactions greet Obasanjo, Atiku peace talks

Obama, US President with world legitimacy

Dismissal: Police enlist 21 lawyers to fight Ribadu

Abaji councillors suspend Speaker over Sallah gift

Group appeals to Delta over Chevron's MoU with community

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mudiaga-Odje condemns N2bn budget to power Abuja

Cleric petitions Delta CP over threat to life

EDSOPADEC dares Assets Verification C'ttee, shuns ultimatum

Court adjourns suit on Sylva sine die

Militant group commends Oshiomhole

Adamawa to deploy ex-servicemen to secondary schools

Adamawa to rehabilitate, equip general hospitals

Bankole backs Katagum State creation

Soldiers nab robbery suspects in Jos

Police arrest varsity student for stealing two-day-old baby

Report on Chime's ill-health 'mischievous'—Media aide

Don wants FG to set up Biomedical Engineering Research Centre

2011: Shake up in INEC imminent, by Iwu

Lam calls for end to crises in Yorubaland

Ejigbo shooting: 5 policemen arrested

No going back on co-chair of constitution review panel, say Reps

FG asks court to dismiss Keyamo's suit on service chiefs

VP warns Christian pilgrims against absconding

NASS staff take oath of secrecy

Delta governorship election: Court orders retrial of Okocha, Ogboru petitions

Resolve our conflicts

Pneumonia is Nigeria’s silent child killer

LASUCOM seeks to expand its frontiers in medicine

Beware of peanut butter

If you are looking for money, don’t come into medicine — PROF. JOHN OBAFUNWA

Between exercise and pregnancy

Metro: Oshodi: Goodbye chaos, welcome sanity

Agip tasked on clean up of Nembe oil spill

Community head appeals to Warri monarch for assistance

8 houses torched in Ukwuani communal clash

Evah hails Uduaghan over court verdict

Banks close shops in Bauchi

Saraki dedicates victory to democracy

Malaria kills 390 in Bauchi

Benue council chairmen tasked on fiscal discipline

FG admits hardship in Niger Delta

Ebonyi to shut down Abakaliki rice mill

Imo govt reactivates shoe firm

Beautification of Zik’s roundabout to begin soon

Appeal Court postpones retrial of Aregbesola's petition

AC, Oba, others hail Fashola’s achievements in 600 days

Appeal court concludes hearing in Agagu's appeal against Mimiko

Robbers attack Ubani, Vanguard’s Deputy Sports Editor

Be patient with Yar'Adua—Akinadeju

TMG tasks FG on electoral reform panel report

AC flays govt's double face on Guinea coupists

I made 28 statements under duress, says Al-Mustapha

Obama: A fresh chapter in American history

Group faults Mark on alleged protocol breach

PPA, others set to pull out of GNU

Mark declines House request for intervention over Constitution review

Obasanjo, Atiku hold peace talks

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lawmaker berates Dakoru over comment on Obasanjo

N-Delta: Ijaw nation prays for peace

N-Delta Ministry bigger than NDDC, Ekaette insists

Uduaghan, Ika South LG boss get kudos for performance

Okocha/Uduaghan: PDP leaders storm Benin for verdict

Fenog imports anti-pipeline, oil bunkering machine

Community leaders tasked on peace

Senator makes case for increased funding of NDDC

Saraki tasks NJC over frivolous election petitions

Community accuses National Museum of misappropriation of fund

Defection: Revert or resign,ANPP tells Shinkafi

Benue First Lady,actors fight gender violence

Senate President's wife rescues stranded patients

PDP wades into Abia chapter's crisis

NGO commissions Palm oil processing mill

N27bn fraud allegation against me strange —Sylva

OAU records feat in kidney transplant

Bio decries lack of working budget for Transport Ministry

MEND relocates two British hostagtes

Bayelsa awaits ruling on Sylva's fate

I developed eye problems in EFCC cell—Gov Orji

Contractor blames Anambra govt for non-completion of Nnewi road

Vanguard’s Crime Reporter escapes death

No patience for law

'The way we see telecom development in 2008'

Zain scores big with ultra low cost handsets

Alheri debuts in Benin City, rides on PHCN to wire eastern Nigeria

Asset Allocation, Diversification and Rebalancing of Investment Portfolio (II)

Firm Flags off N6.2bn Estate Development

CBN Accuses PMIs of Under-Trading

Our Brand is Stronger and More Vibrant —Okey Nwosu

Forex Operators Divided Over Retail DAS

DESOPADEC boss inspects modular refinery in Ghana

Two groups of N-Delta militants exist —Eberiye

Okada riders destroy bank in Benin over police killing of colleague

Rivers to spend 188m Euros on PH mono-rail

Yar’ Adua, Jang: So sad!

NPS recruitment: Tiv traditional council, LGs sue FG

Okada riders in Kaduna inaugurate use of helmet

Jos crisis: Street cleaners allege harassment

Kwara SSG assures on projects completion

Relocation: OSDA threatens showdown with Anambra

Abia dep gov tasks Niger Delta Ministry, NDDC

Ngige indicates interest in 2010 guber race

MOPOL 3 Commander, two others killed in auto crash

Rainstorm: Ogun house tasks relief agencies

Robbers used snatched car to attack Gov's aide—Ogun govt

Opposition lauds EFCC over contract payment in Ondo

S/Court confirms appointment of monarch, 20 years after

Oil marketers tackle govt over $320m debt

OAU doctors record three kidney transplants

AC asks FG to cut fuel prices

Achebe back from US, to meet Yar'Adua

Reps C’ttee on Aviation to meet airline operators today

No drop of water in Osunbor's N98m water project —Oshiomhole

Constitution amendment unnecessary — Babangida

Reps C’ttee chairman threatened over Customs probe

Agagu petitions Yar’Adua over N14bn water project

Okiro orders probe on killing of Okada rider

Oronto: Ijaw laud rapid response

31 bag Niger state awards

Mark seeks repositioning of EFCC

Chaos at Ohanaeze secretariat as aggrieved Enugu members sack Imeobi meeting

2008: NGA’s year of visual art glory

At home I’m an introvert but on radio... — Matse

Achebe: Return of Eagle on the Iroko

Susan Wenger (1915-2009): Home journey into the hallowed hands of Orisa

Saturday, January 17, 2009

WASHINGTON DIARY: Day one: Prologue to history

Abuja bound plane loses engine mid air

Oyo ANPP official in trouble over expulsion of guber candidate

What Obama’s Presidency Holds For Nigeria,by Prof Bolaji Akinyemi

Okada: Death and disability for hire

The secrets of an African First Lady

Jos Crisis: FG has no authority to set up probe panel — Lai Mohammed

Yar’Adua’s appointment of new NNPC GMD jolts N-Delta leaders

PDP tasks Tinubu over Ekiti, Osun election petitions

Encomiums as NDDC chief, Aginighan, turns 50

Attack on Daniel’s aide is robbery, not assassination bid — Police

Constitution review: NASS sets March 2010 for first amendment

Yar'Adua/Jang face off: Northern leaders wade in

Irate youths destroy Yar’Adua effigy

Sultan tasks leaders

PDP South East protests Orhii’s appointment as NAFDAC DG

Friday, January 16, 2009

Scientists attract US$5,000 grant

Police take over PDP office in Abia

Wife kills HIV husband over sex

Achebe arrives Monday for Ahajioku Lecture

What US is doing for Obama — US-based Nigerian

Court stops NICON AGM from appointing new director

Obama’s inauguration:Most expensive ever

Nigerians troop out for Obama

Court remands oil magnate over Akunyili brother’s kidnap

I will make Ogun state very hot for criminals — CP Ayeni

Stella Regis-Iro; Home to roost and sell her American movie

How I warded off men as a model — Dayo Babatunde

Married or not, all I want is to be happy — Bukky Wright

Omo Iya Kan debuts in London soon

Itsekiri group apologises to Rita Lori over kidnap attempt

Fasuba’s killing: Ekiti no longer safe for workers —Labour

Murder: Falana wants court to prosecute officers

Panic: Presidential movement keeps airline in the air for 3 hours

Reps stage walkout from Constitutional Review

Sack: FG insists on Ribadu’s dismissal

We should learn from Obama, says Emma Agu

N700bn theft: AC calls for action

2009 budget: Reps uncover additional N650bn

The Voice of Christ Reality:Divine access

Will step mother ever get it right?

Ajaokuta: Madam Minister, don’t sink into the dustbin of history too

Apostle Mekunye counsels Christians on thanksgiving

Word of life: Drawing from the wells of salvation through Praise (II)

Edo Assets Verification C'ttee flays Akpakpava road dualisation

Shekarau lauds Aminu Kano Airport repairs

Podium collapses as Remembrance Day is marked in Yola

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nwadialo now new Customs boss

Edo community raises alarm over spate of assassinations

Committee apologises to Ogbemudia, Osunbor

Poor attitude to work bane of LG administration —Council bosses

Low pupils’ turnout in Gombe schools, 2 weeks after resumption

Adamawa commissions 3rd vocational centre

Nigeria to prevail on Chevron-Texaco over Sao Tome oil blocks

PPA blasts Lamido over plan for one party rule

Iwu blames electoral fraud on Nigerians

Police kill 5 robbers in Ughelli

One killed, 4 nabbed as JTF goes tough on militants

Human trafficking: Agency trains 180 victims

FG to pay N100bn debt to road contractors

Angry reactions trail former Speaker’s attack on Ohakim

Obi, Ngige's aides in war of words over projects

Businessman petitions Obi, Okiro over eviction order

Imo set for Ahiajoku Lecture

HURIWA faults FG on N18bn for N-Delta

Senate okays Bill on 30% contract mobilisation fee

LNG project: NLC flays Daewoo's engagement of expatriates

JTF destroys 300 illegal refineries, nabs 120 suspects

C-River ratifies N4.2bn schools' renovation contract

Kaduna to embark on emergency fuel project

Egwu’s reforms

2009 and the human rights challenges in Nigeria

Group to hold Public Tribunals on Police abuse

Judiciary, democracy consolidation: Challenges for 2009

The Jos mayhem -- An albatross?

Broo Dreams and reality

Bayelsa legislators back Alaibe

Rivers lambasts policemen over refusal to use crash helmets

Aginighan tasks N-Delta leaders on accountability

VC blames Nigeria's woes on corruption

ADSTRAT BMC in Dubai for regional meeting

Helmet: Group cries out over FRSC harassment

Military officers escape tragedy in Yola

Adamawa farmers to buy fertiliser at N2,000 per bag—Nyako

NBA protests harassment, kidnapping of members in Abia

Abians condemn distortion of Aba masterplan

NAISS condemns ASUU refusal to call off strike

Global fleet injects N17.3bn into NICON Insurance

Fashola promises improved welfare package for ex-servicemen

Lam tackles Alaafin on beaded crown

Seme Police smash child trafficking syndicate

Akunyili, Falana disagree over rule of law practice

Ekaette begins 15-day consultation with stakeholders

Court rules on NICON AGM today

Scroll magazine publisher escapes death

Yar'Adua lays wreath to mark 2009 Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Reps pick N17bn projects for N-Delta Ministry

Jang inaugurates Ajibola panel to probe Jos crisis

ANPP to dump GNU

Grounds of appeal must be anchored on the judgment of the lower court (6)

The impact of corruption on human rights

CHDR worried over unresolved cases of police brutality

Judiciary, the law and the court of public opinion (2)

Reflections from Abroad

Yar’Adua inaugurates c’ttee on global economic crisis

'Osubi, Okuemowha, Okuokoko part of Okpe'

Anambra PDP chieftain slams clamour for more states

Akwa Ibom builds N50m clinics for Uniuyo

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nigeria, a failed state—ASUU leader

UNN bags Pan African award

Lawmaker sends SOS to Obi on poor state of Achalla-Okpuno Awka road

Gastro-enteritis kills 27 in Ebonyi

Lamido booed, jeered over remarks on Ghana

PHCN suspends pre-paid metering scheme

FG gives Bayelsa nod to test-run oil well

Amaechi assures on completion of market

Media attack on Sylva baseless —Bayelsa govt

Nigeria's independence, a mistake, says Ayomike

Senate confirms Adamu as Minister

Bauchi to establish fire service in its 20 LGs

Bank manager kidnapped in Anambra

Court assumes jurisdiction in Akunyili brother’s kidnap case

Illegal structures' owners attack govt officials, injure 4

20 injured as PDP factions clash in Kogi

Igbo man to become councillor in Adamawa

Gunmen abduct Edo transporter

Youth leader alleges plan to frustrate NDDC

BNC appeals to Oshiomhole on Gele-Gele seaport

JTF confirms death of MEND commander

Jos crisis: Group advocates joint state, FG panel

Suspected thugs sack Kogi LG, injure workers

NULGE crisis deepens in Ogun

Daniel laments deplorable power supply

Yar’Adua tasks ministers on challenges of global economic meltdown

My plans for NAFDAC —New DG

Okene LG Police Force

UNESCO to sign agreement on Culture Institute, OBJ Library in Feb, says Matsuura

Declare education disaster area — Prof Jegede, VC NOUN

NERDC gets NCE’s nod on SSS curricula

Unity Schools admission crisis: 64,000 children stranded at home

Ribadu’s EFCC

From the Carnival Calabar desk

It is erroneous to believe that there is no discrimination in Brazil—Elisa Nascimento

How JTF killed militant leader —MEND

Oshiomhole berates Edo NLC, TUC

Customs officer kills bus conductor

Group locks out community head from town hall

Thailand, and now Ghana

Religion, politics part of nation’s development—FIKA

Bauchi donates N5m to war heroes, families

PDP' ll remain ruling party in Nigeria— Aliero

2007 Polls: Court adjourns suit challenging Babangida sine die

NDLEA arrests 202 suspects, seizes 1.5 tons of drugs

Ohakim calls for belt tightening 2009

Pensioners tackle Ngige over arrears

Abia PDP threatens to drag Chief Judge before NJC

Robbers strike in Ibadan again

Hoodlums disrupt empowerment programme

Soldiers call for intervention in mutiny trial

AC asks PDP's counsel to refund N10m

Yar'Adua asks Senate to confirm Fabiyi, Adekeye as S' Court judges

Lawmakers slam ports concession, seek review

Presidency planned 2009 budget to fail, say Reps

INYC gets 72-hr ultimatum to probe attempt to kidnap Lori-Ogbebor

It's time for action, Yar'Adua tells Ministers

N-Delta Ministry for action not talk, Ekaette insists

FG reaffirms commitment to completion of road projects

Our objective is to rebrand Nigeria —Akunyili

Anyaoku, Oshiomhole, others task Yar'Adua on electoral reforms

JTF nabs female militant, chief, 4 others

Soldiers' death: MEND, Ijaw elders disagree with JTF

Group wants DESOPADEC dissolved

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We'll eradicate polio this year—MINISTER

DESOPADEC gives N6m to 6 women group

Delta commissioner warns contractors

Reps, state lawmakers to harmonise legislative procedure

Jos crisis probe: Groups task FG on fairness

Kano inaugurates university governing board

Yobe releases N212m for students tuition fees, allowances

Cleric tasks Uduaghan on Ugborhen-Elume road

Rivers monarchs beg security agencies over abducted Ogoni king

Imbibe tenets of your religion, Oshiomhole urges Nigerians

FG sacks NNPC boss, Yar'Adua

Godfatherism tears Umuahia South LG apart

LG boss, four others remanded in prison for alleged fraud

Urhobo give SPDC, govt ultimatum on devt

How we 'll check Yar‘Adua on budget implementation —Senate

FG, States LGs share $435bn

ECOWAS’ landmark

Multimesh CEO petitions AG over NCC, HITV harrasements

Why UBA daily ATM withdrawal limit is now N100,000

‘The World is far ahead of Nigeria in IT devt’

Democratic practice in Africa – 2008 scorecard

Delta bursary board boss bags SUG award

INC can't control militant youths, says Okoko

Mend leader feared dead

CRPP's allegation untrue, says Edo govt

I've no problems with Akume — SUSWAM

Benue denies mass retirement plan

Yobe gives 36 patrol vans to police

Court postpones ruling on Fayemi's suit against

Kidnapping now capital offence in Abia

KIDNAP: Enugu court to decide on jurisdiction

Go back to site or risk sanction, Obi tells contractor

Lawmaker denies plot to sack Obi

Lagos launches 24-hr surveillance camera operation

Pharmacists protest NAFDAC DG’s appointment

Court reserves ruling on Rev King’s appeal

Oyelese blasts Akala over attack on Ladoja

Fire guts PHCN House in Lagos

Defamation: Yar’Adua begs court not to let off Leadership publisher, 4 others

HIV/AIDS test: Fraudsters dupe villagers

EFCC traces ownership of Villa mansion to El-Rufai

N27bn scam: Conduct Bureau writes Bayelsa Gov, Speaker

EFCC traces property to El-Rufai’s associates

PDP Govs back Yar'Adua against Jang

Naira’s strategic crash

N/Delta Ministry risks losing N18.5bn capital allocation

D-Link appoints Uwaje Regional Director for West Africa

Retrospect – Key messages from Nigeria Notes, Oct 2007-Dec 2008

Anxiety grips Senators over C'ttee shake-up

Two JTFsoldiers shot dead by suspected militants in Bomadi

Monday, January 12, 2009

Anambra judiciary workers join nationwide strike

Kwara donates N8m relief materials to rainstorm victims

Opposition accuses Edo Govt of allocating commissioners to godfather

LG boss appeals over Burutu river

Ijaw make case for Oronto

Militants abduct Rivers traditional ruler

Registered companies to pay annual energy tax

Ayu 'll return to PDP —AKUME

FRSC men escape death in auto crash

Pregnant women get reprieve in Benue

Expect tougher times —AMAECHI

PDP members pass vote of confidence on Uduaghan

My relationship with Udenwa cordial, says Ohakim

Lawmaker cries out over erosion menace

Immigration recruits 82 in Enugu

Anambra plans rehabilitation of water schemes

Farounbi should be Yoruba leader, says Olajide

Court rules on Ladoja, others' Int'l passports Jan. 21

NECA faults NLC on general wage review

Their right to die

Attitudes must change, if we intend to move forward, says Osotimehin

It is fight to finish against fake medicines, NAFDAC vows

Lagos NMA crisis is being resolved — DADA

Fashola restates comitment towards developing the health sector

Can epilepsy come in old age?

Hoodlums attack JTF

Ihonvbere faults treatment meted to Ribadu, Al-Mustapha

Group mounts pressure on FG to stop gas flaring

Reyenieju calls for laws to protect aged

Jos riots: Yar 'Adua not sincere —GROUP

UNESCO trains 500,000 teachers in northeast

Jigawa spends N9bn on roads

NDLEA arrests 106 suspected drug dealers in Kogi

Opposition parties meet in Awka over election re-run

EFCC arraigns LG boss, four others for alleged stealing

Abia govt tasks FG on National War Museum

Osuoha sworn-in as Isuikwuato LG transition c’ttee chair

15-month baby dies in septic tank

N275bn bond: Lagos assures investors on dividends

Ondo judicial workers call off strike

Police arrest man with fresh human skull

NSE market capitalisation drops by 28%, launches new tradable indices

N/Delta: NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten to pull out members over insecurity

FG, oil coys keep sealed lips on oil output

Ribadu’s dismissal final —Minister

Naira crash: Massive job losses imminent

S-Court stalls hearing in States vs FG suit

Attempt to kidnap Rita Lori-Ogbebor fails

Plateau in court to stop Reps probe

Council trains 21 youths on fertilizer processing

Itsekiri people protest over marginalisation by DESOPADEC

Horsfall advocates reform in intelligence, security

Repairs on bombed Agip delivery pipeline begin

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Anglican church consecrates 14 new bishops

Okiro guarantees 100,000 policemen of house

Owie backs IBB on Guinea's military coup

Constituency delineation: Lawmaker appeals to Deltans

Emir of Borgu counsels Imoke

We "ll crush Yerima, ANPP, says Zamfara SSG

CLO petitions Yar'Adua over threat to Hausa community

N-Delta crisis, Jos mayhem, ugly part of nation’s history—VP

Ijaw group warns Itsekiri over alleged terror

Abraks's VC restates commitment on dicipline

AC leader urges youths to assist Rivers govt

Senate considers N100bn funding for solid minerals

Yuguda may return to PDP

Bauchi Speaker denies hiding mace to evade impeachment

Jos riots: NOCEF accuses FG of bias

Ex-Kebbi dep gov supports removal of immunity clause

Fuel scarcity bites harder in Imo

APGA chairman condemns moves to impeach Obi

Imo acquires land for construction of refinery

FUTO to build conference centre

British hostages call for prayers from MEND camp

Why free, fair elections elude African nations—Ghanaian President

Celebrating nothing

From Telecoms backwaters to a regional hub: Tracking the role of the regulator in Nigeria’s telecom

DAARSAT gives free Visafone to customers

..... As more subscribers back tariff reduction decision

Akunyili takes hard stance on tariff reduction

The Banking Industry Outlook for 2009

Telecoms’ New Regulator Rides On Crashing Tariffs

Funding Smuggling and Money Laundering from BDCs

Zenith Nets Quarter Gross Earnings as Profit

Skye Bank off to a Good Start

Puzzling moments

Benikurukuru appeals to warring communities

Jos crisis: Jang's action unfortunate, says Yar'Adua

People tried to bribe us, says Edo LG Tribunal chair

Delta govt to send fact-finding team to Ogulagha, Odimodi

Water scarcity hits Takur Site, Dutse

Robber, handed over to IG re-arrested in Kano

Kano traders panic over impending demolition

AC demands arrest of Okene Council boss over Jos crisis

Monarch tasks govt on Investments tribunal

Service to nation memorable —GOC 82 Div

Shop owners dare Enugu govt over relocation order

PDP chieftain urges Chime to monitor councils

Lagos CJ hails suspension of JUSUN strike

Police nab robbery gang leader

600 days in office: Fashola to sensitise grassroots on devt

Daniel's aide attacked, escapes death

Oando acquires 15% Agip deepwater oil blocks

Oil blocks: Reps indict Obasanjo, DPR, CBN, ministry officials

Salary increase: FG meets NLC, TUC to prevent nationwide strike

Ogbulafor backs 10-year ban on politicians over malpractice

Persuade Egypt to open route for humanitarian aid, Iran begs Nigeria

Nigerian banks' capital hits N10.4trn

Lawmakers urges Finance Minister to liquidate N100bn local debt

Odey craves Japan’s assistance in tackling gas flares

Plateau is Nigeria, Jos is any state capital

Re: The pressing needs of culture and tourism ministry

Saturday, January 10, 2009

In Anambra, parting rites for Eze Dum Dum of Ubuluisiuzo

Even as bankers, we think we are still part of that creative world —Reginald Ihejiahi, MD, Fidelity

Why constitution will be amended in phases — Sen. Ike Ekweremadu

Aviation fuel rising cost: Reps, airline operators to meet

Water projects debts: FG to pay N5bn

‘Due process mandatory in Yobe’

Mortuary attendants in police net over missing human parts

Eddie Iroh:Excellence is achievable

2009: The Year to Fight the BULGE

Cataracts

Rules for wearing a Fedora

The Fashion Industry and the need for a council

Elendu Dokubo: My strength is in my passion for the arts

No winners in sight

With crash helmets, cleanliness is the last word in safety — Experts

Okada: Not lucrative business anymore

End of the road for kidnappers *As police burst syndicate ring

Akunyili’s brother’s kidnap: Community demands suspect’s release

Anambra South senatorial re-run poll for Jan 24

Tight security as Ijaw Congress election holds

ECOWAS suspends Guinea over coup

Army retires 12 generals, 94 others, Chong is new chief of staff, Liberia armed forces

We have erred but it’s dangerous to tax the Church — Pastor Oritsejafor

Ugochukwu counsels Abia people over lingering election petition

"Controversy over Soun’s crown: You are desecrating obaship institution, Oba Oyewumi tells Alaafin

On reparation,UNESCO is concerned about historical and ethical liberation— Moussa

The Voice of Christ Reality: You shall manifest

The motivation of faith

Marriage Vows: For better for worse...: To be or not to be?

Bishop calls for rethink in the new year

Newsweek lists Adeboye amongst 50 world most powerful persons

The Voice of Victory:Changing levels in the new year! (2)

Have you asked questions about his/her past?

Judicial workers call-off six weeks strike

Unity School students turned back as workers’ strike deepens

Coup d’etat in Guinea, a debacle—ECOWAS Ministers

I am a Christian. Not a religionist —T.B Joshua

Pastors at War!

Fashola calls for equal access to ecological funds

Friday, January 09, 2009

When the wife comes face-to-face with the other woman

The Senate This Week:Senators as Sole Administrators

Controversy rages over the mysterious death of family of six

Nigeria’s Emma Agu headlines African inaugural ball celebration for Obama

British Embassy denies invited artistes visas

We have no stars in Nollywood

Maintain Break-Up? I saw it coming — Big Bamo

Indigeneship, hindrance to Nig’s political devt — Aondoakaa

$215m fighter aircraft contract with Chinese still on course—Petirin

Achebe returns Jan 23

Access to education has improved — Yar’Adua

Shi’ites demonstrate in Kaduna over attack on Gaza

Okotie attacks T.B. Joshua again

JOS CRISIS:: Why FG and Plateau govt differ

Jos crisis: Mixed reactions trail arrest of 26 suspected mercenaries

IBB gets knocks for supporting coup in Guinea

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

How to celebrate INC Aniebo @70

Nigeria's oil wells may dry up in 30 years, by Agagu

Lagos medical doctors suspend strike

Why Gusau, Uba, Awolowo, others were evicted from FG houses —Aliero

Nigeria’s electoral system can’t produce an Obama —Vanguard Online poll

Clean up of oil spill in Nembe begins

N-Delta govs to combat illegal oil bunkering with amphibious jeeps

EFCC probes Abia Gov

Naira loses 775k in 3 days

'DESOPADEC scholarship for Ndokwa East not hijacked'

LGs tasked on devt projects

I'm ready for probe —BAYELSA SPEAKER

Ugborodo community appeals to Uduaghan

Benue Speaker debunks CNPP inducement accusation

Attack on Emir: House, Seven vehicles destroyed

Oil Prices: Zamfara cuts budget by 25 per cent

Stop paying lip service to health sector, broadcaster tells FG

Fake helmets flood Imo

Group moves to sue Abia govt over alleged extortion

Helmet:FRSC asks defaulters to withdraw or face prosecution

Gov Elechi partners LGs on rural devt

DPR generates N800bn in 2008

Nigerians in distress

Alao, DVC, Babcock varsity advises politicians

Learning defects in children can be corrected, says expert

FG strengthens schools’ inspection, supervision for quality education assurance

FCT meets UNESCO standard, allocates 27% annual budget to education

Community policing to be re-introduced— OSAYANDE

Isoko youths decry educational backwardness

Oshiomhole submits list of commissioners to House of Assembly

Nembe, Bassambiri feud: Women vow to go naked as committee plans to reconvene

No going back on relocation of Minna Market—ALIYU

Helmet: Benue FRSC warns Okada men on ultimatum

Tribunal dismisses petition against Govs Shema, Shekarau

Yuguda charge Pilgrims on good behaviour

Anambra awards N1.15bn Igbariam-Adani road contract

ASUU decries poor funding of Imo varsity

Anambra approves N200m for water corporation’s staff salaries

Nekede poly commissions 12 projects

Obasanjo graduates from NOUN

Oil workers plan show down with FG over refineries, others

Gunmen attack ExxonMobil oil platform

Ghana swears in opposition leader as president

Senate summons Yar’Adua

Hamas obstacle to M-East peace, says Ambassador

My kidnap ordeal —Elechi Amadi

Budget 2009: Reps uncover N40bn allocation to completed projects

Health workers drag Ali’s wife to EFCC

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Minister summons contractor over failed N2.3bn Lokoja Port project

Oyo police kill highway robber, arrest 2 OPC members

Niger Delta Ministry to meet stakeholders on projects

Fake officers on the prowl, EFCC warns

FG calls for peaceful resolution of M-East crisis

Benue earmarks N5bn for health

As LG boss confirms arrest of Jos riots mercenaries

Uduaghan to take over Nkoyo's hospital projet

Councillors petition EFCC over misuse of funds

Akwa Ibom nba calls for removal of Attorney General

We’ll embark on massive devt in Abuja—ALIERO

C-River pays N.4bn severance allowance

Sylva decries Nembe youth group leadership conflict

Widow of man whose hand was cut by pipeline vandals petitions IG

Elders call for repeal of Jos North, South council

Rep to lobby for increase in NDDC's allocation

Implement CRC's recommendations—Ihonvbere

Sylva yet to assent to bill banning Okada

Delta returns acquired plots to Asaba community

Nobody dictating to me—Abia Gov

‘Rehabilitation of Unubi water scheme begins soon’

Orji asks royal fathers to assist in combating crime

Group expresses shock over Udenwa's N50bn contract

A forgotten strike

BLUEPRINT FOR ICT DEV: Way Yar’Adua should go in 2009, by ICT professionals

SATELLITE MOBILE: Interconnectionis our major challenge — Mohammed

' Less than 10% of tertiary institution's curricula have digital content'

Alaba market holds success or failure of anti-Piracy crusade

Must we all belong to PDP?

BNC flays moves to halt probe of Osunbor's govt

Victim of pipeline vandals petitions IGP

Bayelsa school employs JTF to check kidnap

Group calls on govts to sustain peace

Helmet: Police arrest 80 Okada riders

Reps suspend plenary session for 2009 budget

Police lost seven officers, killed 36 armed robbers in 2008

We'll complete all projects —ALI

Apo six: Uwazuruike demands prosecution of police culprits

PDP group demands Metuh’s resignation

Ohakim to dissolve cabinet

Ngige denies plan to dump AC

More illegal markets to go —Lagos govt

Protests over Ogun council chief's death

Lagos: Patients stranded as strike continues

EFCC probes Al-Mustapha wife’s missing N23.4m wristwatch

Crisis looms as CBN suspends forex sales

Group faults FG’s plan to spend N2bn on generators

Port Congestion: Yar’Adua gives 60 day ultimatum

Oshiomhole appeals to Police over Ribadu

Vaswanis hail Yar'Adua

Senate justifies $45bp oil benchmark

Novelist, Elechi Amadi kidnapped, freed after 23 hrs

Notore begins fertiliser production

Doctors abandon patients as Police invade hospital

Monday, January 05, 2009

Allow oil exploration to resume, Amaechi begs

Newly promoted army officers tasked on dedication

Fasubaa: Family alleges foul play

AC asks EFCC, ICPC to probe alleged attempt to defraud Osun

Ondo trains 6000 workers

I'm not thinking of 2011 election yet — GOV ALIYU

Ohuabunwa allays fear of division in Abia PDP

Anambra to upgrade Ekwulobia to urban town

Contractor mobilises to site over threat of court action

Achebe canvasses new state for S-East

Jigawa to sponsor 100 graduating science students to UK

Two killed as Fulani, farmers clash

ECOWAS leaders meet in Abuja Friday

Release N70bn textile revival fund, Labour urges FG

Naira down to 135.62 per dollar; oil rises above $47pb

Stop dragging monarchs as last resort in crisis, Emir tells FG

Urhoghide faults terms of bank's deal with Osunbor's govt

Oil spill ravages Nembe community

PRP flays INEC's disbursement of 2008 grants to political parties

Remarkable Kufour

Maintaining your marriage during infertility

Budget tips to help you eat right in 2009

Brain starvation occurs with age — STUDY

US-based doctors pioneer laparoscopic surgery in Rivers State

FG tasked on the physically challenged

Bayelsa targets 15m tonnes of rice —Sylva

Edo to host Quranic recitation competition

NUJ appeals to Niger Deltans on Ekaette

Death of community leader's family causes ripples

Jos riots: C'ttee to invite military, police to testify

2008 Hajj: Airlifting ends

100 Air Force chiefs decorated with new ranks

10 Nigerian pilgrims hospitalised in Saudi Arabia

Forum slams Ngige over rift with Obi

Army 'll continue to support educational devt, says GOC 82 Div

Monarch appeals to govts over erosion menace

Industrialist in new deal with Belgian varsity

Why we demolished illegal structures in Oshodi —Task force

Ibadan chiefs shun Olubadan's meeting

Fashola signs N405bn budget into law

Importers abandon 9,500 containers at Apapa port

NSE: Bearish trend drags down share value by N120bn

Our laws outdated—AGF

We were hijacked by crude oil thieves—Ghanaian suspects

AC slams OBJ over comments on global financial meltdown

Patients groan as doctors' strike paralyses Lagos hospitals

South-South leaders meet inYenagoa

Ghana elections: We may need their assistance ––utomi

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Youth groups clash in Bayelsa

We touched' lives—OSUNBOR

Delta NDLEA seizes 15.2 tonnes of Indian hemp

'PDP 'll become stronger in Edo'

Cleric vows to lead protest match against PHCN

Olubadan may axe four chiefs for flouting directives

OSOPADEC awards N3.8bn to electrify 50 riverine communities

Police kill suspected robber

Ugbonla monarch raises fresh alarm over threats to life

Oshiomhole wins Silverbird Man of The year Award

NDLEA plans massive campaign in 2009

Port Congestion: 60 vessels await berthing space, 80 more expected

The Honda Place pledges better customer relations

Nigerians’ll give last judgment on Ribadu—Mamora

Police to enforce law on use of siren

Osunbor: EFCC 'll have work to do in Edo —IKIMI

I'll step on toes to ensure democratic dividends—Oshiomhole

Rivers introduces automated salary payment for civil servants

Elueni lauds Oghefere, Macaulay

Robbers kill police officer in shoot-out

Jos riots: No election petition from Jos North

Crash Helmet: FRSC adopts persuasive strategy in Kano

EFCC 'll not deter us from our focus —JIGAWA

Fire guts General Hospital in Imo

3 die in Abakaliki auto accident

N/Assembly to commence review of 1999 constitution

Immunity mere distraction

Nanny the match maker

IMF Spells Out Need for Global Fiscal Stimulus

Subowa Gets Ijamido Children’s Home Awards

WDAS: Forex Sales Rise by 26% in 2008

UBA Phenomenon Growth

Skye Bank Profit Up 172%

Memories of project fame and great promise for future

Zain emerges ‘Best Overall Africa, ME mobile operator

Questions Akunyili should answer, meeting telecom stakeholders tomorrow

Global mobile phone market shipment may slow down in 2009, says IDC

Probe of Jos riot useless, says Mudiaga-Odje

Delta to produces master plans for towns, cities

Ibori laid foundation for growth in Delta, says Macaulay

Ogoni students ask for Ogoni state

Yuguda appoints board for Yankari Savings

EFCC visit: There's no tension in Jigawa, says commissioner

Suswam inaugurates Land Use Allocation c'ttee

VP visits Bauchi tomorrow

Cleric tasks politicians on governance

Anambra plays politics of devt —OBI

Chime okays Enugu Diaspora city

Enugu PDP chairman tasks board members

Rekindle hope for Nigerians in 2009, AC urges FG

FG releases N139bn to PPPRA for fuel subsidy

Budget: Reps, Presidency in fresh row

Lagos demolishes shanties at Oshodi

Nigerians spend N35bn on pilgrimages

Ijaw leader accuses FG of neglect

Constitution review encompassing — Mark

CBAAC hosts exhibition, yuletide show

Lari Williams, MFR: A fascinating life story

Ahmed Yerima: The other side of a dramatist

Looming doctors strike in Lagos: Fashola must intervene — NMA

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Hoodlums blow up oil pipeline

Akpabio lauds Akwa Ibom people in diaspora for preserving culture

Global meltdown: Reasons to worry in 2009

Bloodbath in party secretariat

In Port Harcourt, its goodbye to Okada

Olukoya foresees a riotous year

Birthday celebrations are un-Christian, says GKS president

Christ’s Chosen Church marks Xmas with prisoners

Top quotes of 2008

Toxic waste dump scare in Niger Delta community

3 kidnappers nabbed in Delta, victim rescued

FG, NNPC asked to replace oil and gas pipelines

EFCC complies with AGF’s order, vacates The Honda Place

No Nigerian pilgrim stranded in Saudi Arabia —NAHCOM

NDLEA to intensify anti-drug campaign

N-Delta: Oil pipeline blown up •Militants provoking us — JTF commander

Ribadu: Yar‘Adua’s anti-corruption war is lip service —Umeh, APGA chairman

Constitution Review: N/Assembly steering c’ttee members on sensitisation tour

Beware of fraudsters who come on behalf of orphanages, says Rev. (Mrs.) George

Ijegun mass burial:Govt empty tombs is a taboo...residents cry out

Prisons detain man for 10 months after discharge by court

Yoruba films are the best —Jide Kosoko

My wife is very romantic—Olu Jacobs

P-square is not an inspiration for me — Dipp

Banky W, Mercy Johnson, others shine at TFA Nominees Ball

'Bow and Go Budget 2009': How Reps breached agreement with senators

Would you date your ex that is married? (4)

Gbenga Adefaye's reign of honour

Word of life: Crossover (IV)

The Voice of Victory: Changing levels in the new year!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Don’t raise unnecessary alarms, Right Groups tell politicians

Why we want govt to release us — Death row inmates

Okah’s matter is being discussed by govt, Orubebe

I promise to give my life to God when I leave here

Jos latest: 26 mercenaries arrested

Ribadu inducted in Niger Delta Hall of Fame

Global stocks record mixed performance, Nigerian market lose N20.7bn

Sewage truck crushes 400 level student

NLC warns against increase in petroleum prices in 2009

‘Go on strike at your own peril,’ Commissioner tells Medical Guild

Okada riders condemn enforcement of helmet by FRSC

2009: What Nigerians expect from Yar'Adua's government

Knocks as reps attempt to move N118b

The Senate This Week:How Mark can fall this year!

Why marriage to a rich man’s daughter seldom works

The Voice of Victory: Excelling in the affairs of life! (4)

How to live by faith

The Voice of Christ Reality: Supernatural supply

How Oshiomhole can reverse sack of 95 ETC workers, by Igbini

I didn't inherit any debt from Ibori, says Uduaghan

Thursday, January 01, 2009

UniAbuja Teaching Hospital approves new public relations policy

Uduaghan predicts tough times

Edo gives bullet proof vests, crash helmets to police

Sylva reads riot act to militants

Amaechi tasks Okada riders on micro-credit finance scheme

Helmet: Okada riders get 4-day grace

Ex-NBA scribe decries Ribadu's plight

Senator wants Nigeria restructured

Anambra to enact law against kidnapping

Yar’Adua’s 7-Point Agenda may fail, cleric warns

VP prays against religious violence

Govt to establish a N3bn waste recycling firm

Monarch tasks Nigerians on unity

Groups call for intervention in Israel, Palestinian onslaught

Pope charges nations to fight poverty, ensure peace

Okogie, Okotie fault Ridadu’s dismissal

Making NYSC relevant

Grounds of appeal must be anchored on the judgment of the lower court (5)

Group flays Govt rule of law policy

N2.6bn car scam: Why the Reps must account

Curbing violation of right to personal liberty

NLC, women, TUC others protest state of Benin-Ore road

NMA boss seeks better funding of healthcare sector in Edo

95,000 apply for Oshiomhole's 10,000 jobs

Imoke signs 2009 budget into law

Lamido presents N76.7bn budget

Nigerians welcome 2009 with hopes, expectations

2009: Jang sues for peace, calls for special prayers, fasting

NTA RATTAWU demands share of govt’s welfare

Okada riders flout crash helmet order in Anambra

Anambra returns 18 mission schools

Commissioner urges Imo Govt on medical centre

Yuletide: Imo records 20 road accidents —FRSC

27 death row prisoners drag Lagos, FG, to court

Afenifere has lost credibility, says Oyinlola

New Year:7 babies born in Lagos

2 feared dead in Ibadan building collapse

2009 'll be worse —IYAYI

FG to shut down ticket sales offices of all foreign airlines

Crude ends extraordinarily volatile year around $45

Ghomorai victim of Nigerian roads —UTOMI

Supreme Court affirms fraudster’s conviction

1,097 Okada riders arrested

Rep wants NYSC scheme scrapped

Brace-up for hard times, Obasanjo warns Nigerians

Army decorates 22 newly promoted officers

CRPP slams Edo over deductions from council allocation

New Year: Mark asks Nigerians to renew hope

Nigerian pilgrims safe, Israeli authorities assure

Group commends NDDC

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Need for Sam Egwu to adopt various options of funding

Skills oriented education is what Nigeria needs — Ibeneche, LNG MD

Chevron boosts engineering at Yabatech

2008: Education still in limbo

Constitutional provisions make quality education delivery difficult — Prof Alele-Williams,

FCTA pledges better services in 2009

Eschew violence, CPP urges politicians