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Vanguard News Archive for December 2009Rss

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Great loss to labour – Minister

The World in Your Head : How Aboderin, Diette-Spiff, Lekwot, others helped Onibudo

PENGASSAN condemns govt over workers’ right at Free trade zone

NLC, organising the unorganised

THE CJN CONTROVERSY : Swearing-in of CJN : Sagay, Falana, others express mixed reactions

Korea propose Elephants friendly to rehearse for Eagles

Adamu turns 57, today

NFF announces World Cup ticketing procedures

Nigeria name 24 for Angola 2010

Maryam: More dignitaries storm Minna

Cotecna gives Nigeria first fixed scanner

Group decries pirate attacks, calls for quick passage of MSA bill

Globalscan want extension of D/I contract

SGS trains Customs officers on destination inspection

BOI generates 815,000 jobs in 4 years

Developing Entrepreneurial Spirit in Nigeria PT 1

Sustaining efforts on industrial revival

NANTS expresses concern over 2010 budget, wants 10% for agric

Kano/Jigawa Customs exceeds revenue target, confiscates contraband

APMT wins CRAN award, fetes destitutes

We will name and shame fraudulent operators, SEC Ag DG

GTBank completes N13bn first tranche 5, year bond

Afribank boosts collections with efficiency

NDDC awards N20bn Gbaregolor road contract

Police kill 6 in A-Ibom bank robbery

Fire guts house in Bayelsa

Dangote laments impact of global, local meltdown on businesses

Hong consoles IBB

Setting agenda for education managers in 2010

85 graduate from Universal School of Aviation

Al-Qaeda ‘groomed Abdulmutallab in London’

VC laments varsity’s closure over relocation

Ondo PDP asks members to return to party

Kabba and the micro-macro economics of Ajaokuta(1)

Police foil robbery, kill three

Daniel proposes N100.73bn budget

Okogie, CAN condole with Babangida

Muslim clerics deny Al-Qaeda links in Nigeria

Foreign Affairs, Defence ministries must work together, says Maduekwe

FG bans retail of bulk lubricants

MASSOB denies plot to disrupt Anambra election

2011: Mega Party ‘ll change political landscape — Jakande

Anambra, are we cursed or are we the cause?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ebonyi budgets N76.2bn for 2010

Nigerian bomb suspect was in Yemen

Rivers to send traffic offenders for psychiatric test

Onuesoke blasts rights group over Ibori

Another country

Eyes On Anambra

Rivers to send traffic offenders for psychiatric test

Akogun makes case for electoral reforms

New CJN takes oath of office today

Jonathan can’t act now, Aondoakaa tells court

Aondoakaa: Limits of Legal Comedies

PDP chieftain seeks law on assistance to orphanages

Stolen crude evacuation claims two lives in Warri

Road accidents kill 2 in Edo

Anambra : Ohaneze seeks free, credible election

Anambra: APGA, PPA members decamp to AC

Explosive could have blown airplane, say sources

I was lonely, seeking true Muslim friends, Says Farouk

Volleyball federation holds top 8 tourney

NTTF opens 2010 with cadet championships

Obisia calls for regular grassroots boxing competitions

We’ll put our boxers in shape for 2010, Taylor

… customised wrist watch for players

NPL elections: Baribote wins round one

PTF rewards Amodu with N1m, Jeep

2010: Officials sad over FG rewards

Babangida arrives, weeps

Ahmed Onibudo: World War II child brought up by granny

Central Banks apathy to halt dollar gains in 2010

DAAR seeks court protection on network license

Oshiomhole woos NMA on health care

‘ICT literate workforce, must for civil servants’

Benue govt pledges to commission projects 2010 Q1

Insurance lacks sufficient revenue sources,Justus Esiri

Growing insurance in the years of turbulence

How insurance can achieve trillion premium by 2012

Share value appreciates by N19bn

Kalo-Kato : Death toll hits 38 as Police kill sect leader

Gov Shekarau, cabinet for Obudu Ranch retreat

Orji hails Globacom’s youth empowerment initiative

Royal fathers back Uba’s candidature

Between Maryam and a reporter

The life and times of Maryam Babangida

Church gets 18 Deacons

Kutigi to swear-in Katsina-Alu, as new CJ

Monday, December 28, 2009

The ‘Somaliasation’ Of Nigeria

V-P approved my trip to Austria – Lukman

Plateau PFN wants alleged plot to bomb churches probed

Re-branding project, waste of tax payers’ money – Ihonvbere

The conceptual status of the phrased- failed State (2)

Fragile Niger Delta

How much can you tell your spouse?(4)

Akunyili: The real deal ?

Yar’Adua refuses Jonathan as Acting President

Abia not in debt — Speaker

Communities give Abura Oil 14-day ultimatum

Taming the tiger

Play by the rules, Mark urges politicians

Maryam Babangida: FG outlines cancer control strategies

Anambra: CNPP rejects calls for electronic voting

Demographic study of Abakaliki commences

Rights group condemns attempted terror attack

Aondoakaa, lawyers differ over swearing-in of CJN

Terrorist Attack: US reviews security on aviation

Nations Cup: Only team work can see us through – Shittu

Mutallab is our agent, we sent him, Says al-Qaeda

Maryam’s body arrives

Yar’Adua’s Handdover:What the Law says, by Auwalu Yadudu

‘Etsako Central re-run, between PDP, Oshiomhole’

FG distributes 1.6m mosquito nets in Ogun

Land: Community urges Uduaghan’s intervention

Lawmaker condemns terror attack

Optometrists, opticians have March 2010 deadline to register

Sylva charges new HoS on reforms

Salary structure:Pharmacists trade words with doctors

2 soldiers, 6 others die in fresh Bauchi violence

N3.8bn IPP machines arrive Sokoto

The missing purse

Emulate Christ’s humility, Cleric urges Nigerians

Gov Saraki wants Amodu sacked

Yar’Adua ‘ll tell Nigerians if he can’t continue, says Moghalu

Maryam had vision for rural women — Okiro

Develop or lose your plot, Aliero tells Nnamani

Oshiomhole cautioned on planned dualisation of airport road

Adieu, Nigeria’s First Lady

She made the difference

Maryam: Death as enemy

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fear, pity as 3500 bankers lose jobs in one week

We deserve more states — Ijaw students

Demand for Federal Government’s bonds drops by 75%

Terror attack Another Nigerian arrested

It is satanic to direct banks to sack en mass – ASSBIFIE boss

The story of a failed summit: From Hopenhagen to Hopelesshagen

Maryam Babangida dies; burial today

Years Of Ignoring Bombs

How Maryam empowered women

CBN to revoke licenses of distressed microfinance banks

PMIs not granting loans for housing-NDIC

Nigerian arrested over 2nd plane scare

Her death, national tragedy – Gov Oyinlola

Grand Cereal boosts CSR, completes technical school building

Panaserve opens new shop

Zain Naira Rain prom produces 114 millionaires

Cadbury sponsors Calabar children carnival

KFC enters Nigeria QSR market

Brand face: Malta Guinness picks Mike Ezuruonye

New logo, structure refocuses Unity Bank’s service standard

Samsung blackberry phone pegs move to top spot on pricing

Sona Breweries partners superstores to

MTN rewards customers for patronage

ADVAN gets new member

Hotsports, Peak milk partners on brand building and profitability

IMF upgrades income estimates for FY2010

Commercial call centres smile on Glo Profit

Uduaghan’s aide woos Deltans in Diaspora

Host communities threaten NPDC over oil spillage

PenCom balance sheet falls by 19% to N1.7bn

Banks, insurance firms withhold N39.21bn pension assets

2010 World Cup: Don’t blame me, blame Nigerian League – Amodu

Maryam brought glamour, style into power — Senators

It is satanic to direct banks to sack en mass,ASSBIFIE President

Demand for Federal Government’s bonds drop by 75%

Oni, Mimiko, Daniel commiserate with IBB

PMIs not granting loans for housing,NDIC

Senators hail Maryam: She brought glamour and style to power

Lagos woos French investors on housing development

CBN to revoke licenses of distressed microfinance banks

Fear, pity as 3500 bankers lose jobs in one week

Major capital market development in 2009

FG courts housing investors with provision of land

US oficials charge Mutallab, may get 20yrs conviction

Maryam Babangida passes on at 61 in US

Saturday, December 26, 2009

How Nigerian attempted to blow up plane in US

The uselessness of Christmas (2)

Fuel scarcity, no; sabotage, yes

Halliburton: Ex-minister quizzed over $6m bribe

Home League : Okpala endorses Home-based players for Eagles…

‘Eagles may not fly in Angola’

Failed attack sparks airline security crackdown

White House shocked over Christmas Terror Attack

MEND: Back to the trenches?

The danger in limited delegation

Terrorist suspect is my Son, Mutallab …. as FG orders probe

Year end performance review: Preparation for 2010

Investors lose N8.6trillion as banking reforms aggravates stock market decline

Nigerian arrested over US plane attack quizzed

N’Delta Summit holds in Bayelsa

Chris Ajilo @ 80 confesses been celebrated

Constable,6 others die in auto crash in Lagos

Emulate our founding fathers, Hagher urges

Sambo urges more security

Ijaw hail Alele Williams at 77

Friday, December 25, 2009

Fuel mess as dividend of democracy

Women in Drug Deals!

Yar’ Adua’s illness has affected the nation, says Yakassai, Gemade, Kaita, Balarabe Musa, others

OUTLOOK 2010: Setting out without a plan

Bomb explosion: Expert warns on life of bomber

The Lagbaja Story

Christmas is a time to share with others …

$150m W/Bank Commercial Agric begins in 5 states

Owerri Catholics fete the destitute

133 die in auto accidents – FRSC

NDLEA impounds drugs worth over N100m in Kano

2009 couldn’t have been better for Christian Godfrey

Record fuel queues as Xmas gift to Nigerians

2009: Economy in Rags, A Nation in the Doldrums

Rep empowers constituents with N10m facilities

CAN boss backs Soludo

We must keep the light burning … – Fashola

Amodu speaks on World Cup, Nations Cup, Local league

Be sensitive to citizens’ welfare, Mark tells public officers

Omisore! Omisore!!

Attitudinal change, key to dev, Jonathan

Let’s rebuild Anambra – Obi

Micro-finance banks in 2009, Godwin Ehigiamusoe

ExxonMobil partners government on job creation

2009: A big economic challenge, MAN President

Visafone introduces “Xmas special slash”

Akpabio tasks youths on career building

FG moves to rescue airlines, highpoint of aviation in 2009

Beach style

A week of fashion extravaganza

Christmas is a time you share with others not only for those who worked for you

Fashion Meets Arts at PechaKucha Night

Odegbami’s fears for Eagles

Gibraltar’s Kaiane Aldorino Is Miss World 2009

Love one another, Orji tells Abians

Awaiting pension, ex commissioner slumps, dies

Wyclef thrill fans in Calabar

Man threatens to set wife, self ablaze over sex

My husband threatened to kill me – Wife tells court

How I fought corruption as Minister – Bola Ajibola

Do they know it’s Christmas?

Adamawa people groans as economic hardship bites harder

Okonjo-Iweala urges donation for HIV/AIDS victims

G2B releases maxi single

Home fever weighs Mike Okri down …wants to return

Niger govt to float N40bn bond

RCCG begins outreach programme in Ondo

NGO tasks Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper

Saraki tasks Nigerians on Christ’s teaching

Lagos holds sanitation exercise tomorrow

Xmas: Chime tasks Nigerians on prayer

Mimiko asks Nigerians to emulate Christ…calls for prayers for Yar’Adua

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Anambra 2010: Protect your votes, Emodi tells electorate

Hagher seeks emergency in education sector

Benue sacks college rector, others

Yar’Adua: Okocha warns over constitutional crisis …says Aondoakaa misleading Nigerians

Final days of the WASU hostel

Uduaghan blasts group over post-amnesty pay

Jonathan, Ogbulafor urge more prayers for Yar’Adua

The thrills and frills of Christmas (3)

Ekiti govt empowers principals to sack, employ

Graft: Erumaka asks govt to reduce cost of election

My projects speak for me, Uduaghan tells critics

Season For A Reason

Why I jailed Mr President’s friend for 8 yrs — Justice Ota

Good governors

Fuel crisis : Govt outlaws ‘black markets’

Nyako presents N68bn budget for 2010

It’s Christmas, but the party’s over

We are closing in on killers of Lagos biz woman — Akpoyibo

The History Of Christmas

‘Tourism industry has improved in Nigeria’

Aero contractor offers 6,000 fares on all domestic routes

Sao Tome seeks NTDC’s assistance

Peacock Travels bags ACTA award

Stakeholders seek better use of online business platforms

Merry Christmas to all our esteemed readers

All States travel rolls out plans for Nigeria @ 50

Fashola asks Nigerians to renew hope, faith in Nigeria

NANS warns Jonathan on succession bid

26 receive free artificial limbs in Lagos

2015: Ndigbo tasked on unity

Ukulor assures on Opuama community’s devt

Call ATS to order, group begs IGP

Students union impeaches scribe

ASUCAS tasks Sylva on Due Process Bureau

Community faults contract award to foreigners

Sylva advocates Yuletide prayers for Yar’Adua

Govt bound by social contract with electorate — Suswam

Oni urges rededication to God

Glo partners Ondo govt on CUG network

Christmas With January Concerns

Yakubu hits training to regain scoring form

Amodu causes stir, Iorfa attacks him

Investors lose N43bn on NSE

CSR: Ecobank supports Homes and Orphanages

I’ll be stupid to include any home-based in my team – Amodu

US freezes assets of Frenchmen in insider trading case

2009, the year of gas turbulence for manufacturers

NACCIMA disagrees with oil Minister over gas flaring

N250b agric. fund to aid development, Minister

Kano budgets over N 110 bn

First office solely run on solar

The Obama theory of war

Day Nasarawa State University honoured Lar (The Emanicipator)

Rep launches empowerment programme

Plateau Assembly warns ousted Mikang LG chairman

Ebonyi postpones 2010 budget presentation

A philosopher amongst us: Tribute to the late Prof Olusegun Oladipo

Yar’Adua: Group cautions Nigerians over utterances

We are opposed to deregulation — NULGE

Kano budgets N110bn for 2010

FRSC rakes in N1.1 b from fines

V-P’s new residence to gulp N7.5bn

Senate slams Maduekwe over N2.7bn travel expenses

Benue Assembly gives Dangote ultimatum

Osun election: Aparty as AC supporters stay away

AC queries Akala over govt treasury

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Operation Amumah Thunder..The GCO is kidnapped….

Tiger’s public golf and Woods private gulf

Security beefed up as ex-militants protest in Yenagoa

Fuel scarcity: Jonathan bars ministers from Xmas break

The courts as gambling houses

Amodu unfolds squad against Egypt

Bomb latest: More recovered from suspect’s home

How much can you tell your spouse?(3)

Premier League Clubs’ debts rise to N121m

When govt doesn’t care

Angola 2010 is my priority – Amodu

Basic education, a must for children in Lagos State – Sosan

Education Roadmap task team kick-starts implementation monitoring

Governors’ Forum never said Yar’Adua can rule from exile – Uduaghan

Oshiomhole, Daniel, others urge more prayers for Yar’Adua

Bank Job Losses

Police seek fresh budget for Anambra election

Rivers presents N429bn 2010 budget

Have faith in God, Ezeala urges Nigerians

Tebite tasks communities on oil facilities’ security

I didn’t lead thugs in Etsako Central take over – Nasamu

Sylva approves Dep Gov’s press aide’s sack

NDE distributes equipment to trainees

Ivory Coast list one home-based player in squad

N’Assembly can’t legislate for press welfare — Stakeholders

I can’t direct Jonathan to take over Presidency, by Aondoakaa

Christians, Muslims pray for Yar’Adua in Kaduna

Declare Yar’Adua unfit, ex-Rep, lawyer beg court

PSC promotes Ogaudu, Osichukwu AIGS

Xmas: FRSC, Police warn convoy drivers

Deputy speaker, Nafada loses daughter

400 teachers benefit from professional development programme

OOU Crisis: ASUU orders lecturers to go on total strike

School Commandant counsels students on hard work

Shekaru’s development agenda

Yuletide : Exodus as Lagosians move homeward

Mikel too small for ‘Makelele role’

My emergence, God’s handiwork, says UNIBEN V-C

CIL boss tasks FG on stable power sector

Speedy commercialisation , privatisation ’ll spur private sector led economy,NACCIMA

Breaking the Nigerian poverty cycle through Entrepreneurial Revolution

Cadbury fortifies consumers’ loyalty through broadcast stations

NIMASA needs N30 billion to train 10,000 sailors in ten yrs

Stakeholders want littoral states to exploit maritime potentials

NIMASA’s Helicopter grounded, magt orders for new engine

Nigerians are bad borrowers, Oloye

UNN honours Akunyili, John Aboh, others

Shareholders reject shares listing,Geo-Fluids plans N2bn capital raising

Bears deflate market indices by 0.8%

Minister charges WTO on way forward for trade and investment 2010

FG repeals laws that hamper private sector investments

Jang tasks council chairmen on cooperation

Niger budgets N111bn for 2010

500 homeless as Bauchi govt demolishes houses

INEC registers 3 new political parties

NEWS ANALYSIS: Why el-Rufai may not return as scheduled

New minimum wage out soon, says FG

As Anambra budgets N67bn

Senate slams Maduekwe over N2.7bn expended on travels

Sacks in banks: Labour petitions CBN

6000Mw: Akinyele asks Nigerian to sympathise with Yar’Adua

Nigeria can convert wastes to fuel, says Fashola

Police, thugs in free-for-all in Ibadan

Ijebu-Ife: Court stops Daniel from dissolving council

I ‘ve reconciled with Buhari — Shekarau

US Reps write Ugandan President on anti-homosexual law

Senate queries N13.2bn river basin contract

2010 ‘ll be tough for corrupt people, says Waziri

Jimoh Ibrahim to set up hotel in Sao Tome

Onovo warns against hoarding fuel, assures of security at Xmas

NUBIFIE asks Yar’Adua to sack Agric Minister

Govt’s policy agenda’ll redress socio-economic crisis — Babalola

Tom Tom hosts Amodu’s media parley in Lagos

MAMA WASU: Matron to some of Africa’s brightest and best

Okonkwo tasks IG, govs on security at Xmas

Kwara presents N67bn budget

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Anambra: Guber candidate sues INEC

Tension in Edo as thugs attack LG chief whip

Post-amnesty: Our leaders sold out, says Itsekiri group

Accord Party slams Osakwe’s defection to PDP

Watch your back, Disu tells Amodu

Deregulation, not now – Oil Minister

Another parcel bomb explosion rocks Lagos

Urhobo group opposes calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Ilorin 44 win again

FG threatens militants over fresh attacks

NFF to earn more from Globacom

Tribute : Elegy to Don Bruce

Naval college graduates technicians

Abia budgets N60.70bn for 2010

PDP chieftain tasks members on revalidation

NCC explains stand on MainOne, ICASA debacle, WACS landing licence in Nigeria

Ikpeba, Siasia, others sweat over Eagles ‘94 houses

Nigerian athletes brace up for bleak 2010

SPDC ups prize money for NNPC/Shell Cup

US Reps writes Ugandan President on anti-homosexual law

Cleric tasks Multimesh on Love FM

Lagos empowers 1200 youths with computer skills

Glo stands tall at Port Harcourt Fair

MTN awards 514 scholarship to indigent Nigerians

FRSC commissions Okigwe information centre

Media inevitable in democracy — Gov Sheriff

Doctors tasked on empathy to patients

Robbers kill former envoy, driver

Rights group condemns imposition of illegal levy on Aba traders

Imo suspends contracts’ award

Lack of vehicle delay justice system, says Ogundipe

S-East royal fathers wade into Igbo leadership tussle in Oyo

Anambra guber debate to gulp N17m, by organisers

Court stops Onovo from arresting ex-NDIC boss, Ogunleye, five others

Mama WASU: From a farm in Ijebu to Lagos

Ebonyi Assembly drills erring contractors

Monday, December 21, 2009

Benin monarch gives Igbinedion ultimatum

The Supreme Court And the Nigeria’s Election Industry….

Banks shun FG’s order as Oceanic sacks 1,000

Conoil shareholders seek indigenous MD/CEO

How much can you tell your spouse?(2)

Where’s the truth of official claims?

The conceptual status of the phrased- failed State

‘Emphasis on certificates, cause of exam malpractice’

30 die as cattle rearers, farmers clash in Nasarawa

More gas on flaring

Group wants EFCC to halt Bafarawa’s prosecution

FG declares Dec 24, 25, Jan 1 public holidays

FG earmarks N239bn for roads

Total announces hydrocarbon discovery on Nigeria’s OPL 223

We didn’t snub Reps’ enquiry— Waziri

Stop bringing hostages to Delta, ex-militant warns kidnappers

FG, NUPENG meet over planned strike

S-South works commissioners hail FG’s amnesty programme

Ex-militant leaders urged to shun violence

Veterans mourn Etim Henshaw

NFF ready to get help for Amodu

Minister laments state of facilities at National Stadium, Lagos

Forget Yar’Adua’s return for now – Saudi doctors

New tax regime, tariff policy out Jan – Finance Minister

Messi is King of football

Christmas: NNPC assures of uninterrupted fuel supply

Human capacity development, key to gas master-plan, PIB – NNPC

Oyo pumps first oil offshore Nigeria

Refineries: NNPC lauds $5bn Greenfield project in Lekki

Eket 132/33KV transmission station energised

UnityKapital plans IT deployment, micro-insurance services

PTDF signs N14.8bn agreement for oil, gas polytechnic in Bayelsa

Communities laud FG over road project

Suswam commended

Scarcity: Controversy trails 90m litres of fuel

Eagles will shock Nigerians in Angola – Peterside

Democracy:More than voting

Okonkwo tasks security agencies on restoration of confidence

Ex-dep gov moves against marginalisaton

Maritime Security Agency Bill passes second reading

Recovered war explosives for destruction in Owerri

Senate probes sack of NDLEA officer

‘Dictatorship made PDP produce 5 chairmen in 8 years’ – Barnabas Gemade

Oshiomhole as terminator of the godfather

No plans for post-Yar’Adua era, says PDP

Fuel price hits N150 per litre, as scarcity persists

AC asks FG to give Nigerians daily update on Yar’Adua’s health

2011: I’ll not be discouraged, says Ajimobi

Motorists, residents groan as fuel scarcity bites harder

NCC denies media report on submarine cable rights

Sunday, December 20, 2009

N161m debt: NDIC drags Okiro to court

Anti-graft investigation : EFCC dumps Police for SSS

EFCC lacks transparency, say Reps

Between ICASA, NCC in African telecom devt

Nigerians should hold us accountable – Finance Minister

Daar Communications takes FG to court over licence withdraw

UPF endorses Uduaghan, deputy for 2nd term

Don’t give up on Ibori, CDHR tells EFCC

Makurdi Medical Centre declared death zone

Saraki laments persistent fuel scarcity

NNPC, big headache to Govt – Finance Minister

Brace up for reforms-MBAN charges PMIs operators

Commissioner reads riot act to workers

NESG, INSINCERITY AND THE ECONOMY

Delta Speaker flags off free rural health care project

Senate queries N300m diversion in Solid Minerals Ministry

Aondoakaa’s constitution

We won’t relinquish ownership of broking firms — CEOs reply NAICOM

Aquila Capital secures $5m sme loan

NACCIMA demands for IPP Fund

Vanguard Publisher, 5 others bags NIMN’s Most Valuable Personality award

Edo saves N14bn to execute capital projects

2010: Soludo ’s victory, boost to my candidature —Ekwunife

Glo as metaphor

Digital warfare: The beginning of World War III

New listings buoy NSE share value by N46bn

Afribank repays 50% of borrowing from CBN

More bank workers heading for labour market as CBN orders MFBs to cut cost

Pascal Dozie heads Commonwealth Business Council, plans big for Nigeria

Sona Breweries celebrates Xmas with Less Privilege

Akunyili : Toast of Diaspora Nigerians

Black Wednesday for two pastors

Solar battery charger hits Nigeria’s market

Subscribers bemoan operators on promo, as networks collapse

Call Ekereokosu to order, community tasks Uduaghan

Neo-Black Movement organises free health care

NDLEA beams searchlight on Brazil-Nigeria route…arrests six suspects

NUPENG directs members to resume strike over debt

Seven underwriters, reinsurers to pay NBC N6.9bn fire claim

The nightmare of coping with a drunkard spouse

Oshiomhole advocates participatory democracy

Fashola tasks council bosses on leadership

Re: Bogged down by greed and selfishness

‘True federalism ‘ll stabilise Nigeria’

Saturday, December 19, 2009

ANAMBRA PDP GUBER TICKET : Candidate Soludo’s tortuous race

Judiciary and corruption (2)

Don’t make violent change inevitable, Bolaji Akinyemi warns

The right level (2)

They prefer to milk the cow

National Anthem composer seeks liberalization of copyright management

Orubebe denies rift with Ekaette

The uselessness of Christmas

90 killed in Kogi auto crash

PDP exco in Edo illegal — Oshiomhole govt

Army deploys armoured carriers in Effurun

Defectors should not return to PDP— Soludo

21 children born during Redeemed church congress

Attack on oil facility by MEND, not true, says groups

Achebe coloquium: The irrelevance of Nigeria-America relations

How Jonathan runs FEC meetings

Nation’s cup list : Amodu’s decision final – Ezeugo … He should get down to work – Isima

Sparkle & Shine

My sin is that I showed compassion to models — Joan Okorodudu

INSIDE THE SEAT OF POWER : A day in Aso Rock without President Yar’ Adua

When South-south voted for fiscal federalism

Yes, godfatherism is our culture in Edo — Senator Ugbesia

VP Goodluck Jonathan must take over now – Ex-Gov Attah

Eyo wins triathlon event again

FIFA invites Nigeria to football for hope festival

Angola 2010:Erico, Amaju fault Amodu on home-based players

Fool-proof weight loss!

What Christmas means to me

Mystery Shopping

New Year’s Preparation: Let Go of the Past

Single and searching

At Deji Ajidagba’s Exhibition

Ijaw groups say no to fresh warfare in N-Delta

MEND breakes ceasefire rule, attacks Shell/Chevron pipeline

4 principals face demotion for exam malpractice

Allegations of gun running : Fear grips workers at space research centre

Super Eagles: Home-based inclusion excites Sofoluwe

Confession of an arrested bank staff : ‘I stole the money to pay school fees’

Elechi Amadi’s Woman of Calabar hits screen

Friday, December 18, 2009

Okiro delivers lecture in Ghana on community policing

Now, jesters at helm of affairs

Nigerians in diaspora remit $1.7billion annually

Eagles ‘ll suprise all in Angola, S-Africa, Says Amoo

People cursed me for stopping their daughters from prostitution – Eki Igbinedion

Why Ojukwu’s declaration landed us in trouble – Macaulay

Merry Christmas – to you & three others

Marriage is a powerful covenant

Uduaghan, Schwarzenegger, others form coalition

I am a broadcaster by accident, Say Ubosi

1000 people are awaiting the hangman in Nigeria’s prisons

Soludo’s clearance for Anambra 2010 guber poll tears S/Court apart

3 teenagers get Court sentences

Ogboru can’t become Delta governor through the tribunal, says Chief Amori 

5000 Edo PDP members decamp to AC

A’Ibom Speaker jettisons plan to use juju over missing $15000

Teenager stabbed to death over wife snatching

Stop searching for Yar’Adua’s successor – Maitama Sule

25,000 await trial in NIgerian prisons – Human Rights Groups

Vanguard Publisher, 5 others bag NIMN award

Oleh Stadium, amateur display by Warri Wolves, Kano Pillars

Ibori: Delta Senators rejoice

Yuletide: FRSC commences nationwide patrol

What happened to Odoh dominance?

Yar’ Adua: Mutallab urges for more prayers

Osakwe returns to his fixed odds

C.A.C prays for the Nation

Agwai bows out from military

Fuel scarcity worsens as tanker drivers begin indefinite strike

I’ll liberate Anambra – Soludo

Latin American countries thwart US’s deal on climate change

What will you do if your homosexual child plans to relocate?

NPL: I need second term to consolidate – Obaseki

Christmas, time to buy gifts or shy away from loved ones?

Kefee’s VCD hits market

INEC, Electoral Reforms and Democratic Development in Nigeria

Glos make Becca ambassador

Oneya laments decline in Nigeria’s football

Serki wins YSGM boat race

Year 2009 couldn’t have been better for Godfrey

XMAS: What are we really celebrating?

Don calls for establishment of plant resarch institutes

For N1m, Nigerians will kiss like mad, for N100m, they’ll go nude

Dickson Iroegbu turns preacher, shaves 7- year old deadlock

Old actors return in Tango with Me

Actress Caroline Johnson is Dead!

Oprah dying ? Has 3yrs to live

KWAM 1 Returns

2face, MI, others crack ribs with Julius

Aliero cautions youths against thuggery

Royal father pays tribute to Senator Okwu

“I’m not ready to live with any woman again” – Pastor

How 77-yr-old man satisfies 16 women in bed

UNTH moves against fake drugs

Orogho community tasks Edo govt on N9.2bn EU projects

We have world best barite —Yala council boss

NURTW vows to resist deregulation

Nkire urges Ukwa-Ngwa people to embrace PPA

Kidnapped bank manager rescued

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Why we have not succeeded in N-Delta, by Ekaette

Edo proposes N99.25bn for 2010

Incredible CBN, NNPC

Soludo: It is a dream come true — Ogbulafor

NJC, best thing for the judiciary — Mark

Electoral reforms possible before 2011 elections — Aondoakaa

Problems of N-Delta militants under control — FG

Etiaba dumps PPA for LP

Protesters ask Navy to quit Sapele ports

Presidency: ACF says Constitution should guide

Don’t release funds to NADESSTU, Uduaghan urged

NGO lauds nullification of Etsako Central assembly election

Tinkering with the constitution

Mega party can’t strengthen opposition, says Nalado, Accord Party Chairman

Climate Change: World leaders fail to reach agreement

Day Urhobo honoured their own

Jonathan, Soludo in secret talks

NDDC nomination: Edo politicians shift battle to Senate

Ojukwu canvasses support for Obi

Constitution Review: What geo-political zones want from Senate

FG’s conflicting reports on Yar’Adua worry North

EFCC kicks as court quashes graft charges against Ibori

Supreme Court orders INEC to put Soludo on ballot paper

A gloomy end to a bad year

Aminatou Haidar : The shame of Spain

Survey predicts growth in African businesses in 2010

CPC moves against consumer abuses in ICT sector

Goodwell West Africa to grow MFIs

Long delays, high bribes at checkpoints bane of export in Nigeria

Public interest litigation in West Africa

Only a new constitution can solve Nigeria ’s problems — Gambia Chief Justice

Re-jigging NOC After Jigawa

Club World Cup ouster pains Heartland coach

NFF battles Amodu over home-based players

Drogba looks for compromise

World Cup: Capello dreams England vs Italy final

Injury threatens Nigeria’s Nations Cup

‘Beating Eagles in Angola ‘ll bring joy to Mozambique’

NANS to monitor govt’s expenses

NNPC to construct five mega stations in Jigawa

Afrinvest restructures Nigeria International Debt Fund

2010 : Group declares support for Ekwunife

NEMA donates relief materials to community

Clean up yourselves, Orji charges politicians

VVF centre treats 337 patients in Ebonyi

Jail-break averted in Kano as 15 inmates sustain injuries

NSE equity value surges by N2.43bn

SEC hands over Afroil to new management

NUBC tasks CBN to tighten searchlight on banks

First Lowland MFB grants loans to 61 cooperatives

FG loses over N100b to foreign freight forwarding operations

MFBs’ asset quality worrisome — CBN

FG’s “direct purchase of air ticket” policy threatens 60,000 jobs

Court remands Bafarawa, 8 others in prison

Reps to probe N157m hospital project

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Igbini faults Falana’s move against Yar’Adua

Post-amnesty confusion

Court rules on EFCC, Ibori suit today

Decline in reading culture worries Publisher

P-H Airport: FG pays communities N200m compensation

Reflections from the Achebe Colloquium

Stakeholders brainstorm on education standards, quality assurance at NESCN summit

Never above law

Omovie flags off deworming programme in Warri

Group calls for Ekaette’s removal

Affirmative Action and the danger of mediocrity

2011: Resist PDP’s rigging machine – Oshiomhole, Keyamo

24 days after, Ministers still can’t reach Yar’Adua

Police nab micro finance bank staff over N3m fraud

I’m Nigeria’s best coach – Amodu

Lagos sub-seat to give certificates to volunteers Saturday

Lagos moves to curb high maternal mortality rate

Sen Osakwe dumps Accord Party for PDP

Make account public, CLO urges Bayelsa govt

Amnesia and the anti-corruption war

Delta assures on Escavos project

Local refining, solution to fuel scarcity, says PENGASSAN

Yar’Adua’s health: AC slams Aondoakaa

Appeal court upholds election of Ondo Speaker, others

Appeal Court stops Soludo

Rep urges empowerment of constituency members

New Delhi 2010: Ndanusa says Nigeria ‘ll be Africa’s best

Osaze to miss Nations Cup openner

Amuneke fears for Eagles in Angola

NMA calls for improved health facilities

Copenhagen : ‘Nigeria won’t back out of demand for gas emission reduction’

Why varsities must invest in research – Prof Olowokudejo

With 64.2% adults literate, Nigeria has no business with poverty,says Ibidapo – Obe

Edu-care Foundation donates 1,000 uniforms to pupils

Yobe to establish primary healthcare magt board

Price of fuel, food items rise in Imo

Aviation Minister defends N750m for erection of fence

Abia, Assembly differ on N30bn bond

Lar laments poor infrastructure in varsities

N5bn fraud : EFCC to re-arraign NERC boss, six others

2010: Andy Uba’s supporters dump PDP for LP

Arrest of Bafarawa undemocratic, says Arewa youth group

Internet and future of our youths, a growing concern

Visafone ready to go OMH

Samsung moves to check smugglers, unveils showroom for discount products

OAU to confer D.Sc degree on Ndukwe

ISPON shops for N500m to retool indigenous software for global competitiveness

Anambra 2010: Soludo remains de-listed—INEC

Resource control, true federalism top constitution review agenda

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Falana asks court to compel Yar’Adua to hand over

Still a male virgin at 28

Code of Conduct Tribunal begins sitting in Benin

N1.8bn contract: Why Ekaette, Tompolo are at daggers-drawn

Labour bows to deregulation

Toying with Lagos

Amodu invites injured players for Nations Cup

CBN won’t allow stocks to crash again – Sanusi

Suspected crude oil thieves threaten reprisal on JTF

I slept with my friend’s bloke

NFF wields big stick on eight Clubs

Abba-Aji gives conditions for Jonathan to take over

Group dissociates Ibori from succession plot

Armed robbers kill DPO, two others in bank raid

Ondo: Appeal court upholds election of PDP legislator

FG to make urgent exit from troubled banks — Finance Minister

Ijebu-Ife: Commission of enquiry begins sitting

Spring Bank wins Clearing House award

NSL set to undertake share reconstruction

Flour Mills records 96% growth in PAT

Revive ancestral glory, Cobham tasks Efik

Oceanic Bank shines at Lagos Clearing House Awards

IMG commends Akpabio over devt

Atedo Peterside faults CBN on code of corporate governance

Forget 6,000 Mw December deadline, FG tells Nigerians

NFF plans Four-Nations tournament with Brazil

Eki Igbinedion gives 10 orphans scholarship

NFF: We’re yet to receive World Cup money

Trailer crushes Okada rider

2011: Lawyer advocates support for Uduaghan

PDP chieftain tasks members on revalidation exercise

NSE queries banks for publishing unaudited accounts

Yar`Adua will contest for 2nd term, says Abba-Aji

Anti-people budget

Gov Timpre classics rescues wrestling federation

Minister seeks support of IAEA on nuclear energy

Fake drugs: Onitsha dealers to organise seminar

2010: Ekwunife pledges to be mother to all

How Obasanjo changed my perspective about Nigeria – Igwe Alex Nwokedi

Abia seals up 16 table water firms

Kidnapped 70-yr-old father of PDP chieftain regains freedom

Xmas: Dana launches ‘thank you’ offer for passengers

Cleric identifies Nigeria’s problems

Former LG boss warns against distracting Oshiomhole

Court stops JTF from attacking N-Delta community

Monday, December 14, 2009

….PDP confused, overwhelmed by development, says AC

Atiku, AC leaders, enemies of democracy – PDP

Graft: Atuche, ex-Bank PHB boss to face fresh 45 charges

UNILORIN 44: Lecturers plan victory rally

Anambra: Soludo knows fate tomorrow

Achebe is Timeless……Ruth Simmons, President Brown University

18 injured as tanker rams into buildings

Akwa Ibom generates 100Mw

Random musings

Absence of energy law worries NCEE boss

Fuel scarcity cripples businesses nationwide

Odogwu, a pillar of my administration – Uduaghan

Give state govts power to create LG councils, Delta tells FG

Minimac debuts, tackles fake drug syndrome

Turai blames rising HIV infection on dearth of information

Resource Center empowers youths against HIV & AIDS

LUTH, FRSC partner over patient safety

Eagles: Amodu should engage another coach – Adamu

Communities reject vaccines in Yobe

Conference tasks African leaders on family planning

The Law and Gospel views on Christian marriage and divorce (8)

FEC opts for video confab with Yar’Adua

Small incision surgery, future of gynaecology in Nigeria, says ISAACSON

Why govt should support Nigerian airlines

Military, civil aviation forges partnership on air safety

Maritime workers threaten strike

Deregulation’ll fail without new refineries – IPMAN President

ICAO appoints Aliu vice president

LASU students begin exam under tight security

NNPC, oil companies adopt e-contract procedures …MoU with 24 sealed

NLC lauds PIB, urges lawmakers to hasten passage

Horoya of Conakry lift Eyadema Cup

ONGC to build Greenfield refinery in Nigeria

EU to spend N460m to reduce gas flaring in Niger Delta

Chevron boosts Nigerian content …Grows vendors’ capacity

Hoodlums kill policeman in Delta

No going back on oil industry reforms – FG

Minister tasks govs on physically-challenged

Judgement day here

Copenhagen : Developing countries resume talk on climate

Bearish trend worsens, share value dips by N170bn

Copenhagen: African countries threatened to walk out

ATM fraud : Victims sue CBN, 24 banks

Atuche asks court to quash EFCC’s charges against him

Amnesty boosts federation account

Nigeria’s coast among world’s worst, says IMB

Kidnapped Adamawa labour leader’s daughter regains freedom

Nigeria lost N400bn to corruption — Akanbi

Anambra: INEC releases voters’ register to guber candidates

Brokers’ gone crackers on undermining insurers

NCRIB,Nollywood actor, Esiri celebrate Staco Insurance

Uncertainty over the fate of Integrated MFB

N10bn non-performing loan: NEXIM Bank debtors disappear into thin air

Sunday, December 13, 2009

‘Benin monarch never called for closure of Benin airport’

NOC crisis: Federation presidents are beneficiaries

Troubled banks lose N1.3trn as CBN fixes 2-yr tenure for mgts

ACUTE UNEMPLOYMENT AS W.N.D.

Yar’Adua: Plot to stop Mark thickens

Uduaghan, JTF, SPDC, others meet to over pipeline vandals

Usen dares Oroye family, claims ownership of Sapele property

Ex-militants hail Oshiomhole over Egbema’s appointment

Shocker: Glo to withdraw from League

The right level

Abuja agog for U-13 football

Nigeria yet to sign gas pact

UPF prays for Yar’Adua

NGO makes case for communities’ participation in budget planning

Random sports jottings

Abuse of LG funds

Soludo’s rough road

Uduaghan warns against illegal use tractors

Review nation’s allocation system, Omogui urges FG

Ijaw leader alleges marginalisation of Odimodi

ICF calls for unity in Itsekiriland

Obi of Onitsha: Police arrest another suspected kidnapper

Anambra guber election litmus test for 2011— NBA

Horoya, HLM qualify for Eyadema Cup final

Shall we tell the President?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

EU climate aid money ‘insignificant’— 130 developing countries

Ijebu Ife: Ogun Elders mourn slain police officer, shelve rally

EFCC uncovers ex-gov’s N542m houses

FG unfolds 10-year education plan

‘44 sacked Unilorin dons to be reinstated’

Uduaghan okays Warri housing scheme

Soyinka, Ojukwu, at Achebe Colloquium: Anambra 2010 crucial for success of 2011 polls

Political education, key to credible elections in Nigeria — Aondoaka

Atiku accuses PDP of blackmailing opposition

Re: Kids as copycats

ASUU’s strikes and the day after (4)

The dangerous games men play

AC, at convention, blames PDP for nation’s woes

Coca Cola retains tallest Africa’s Christmas tree

Success has been recorded in economic stability — Doyin Salami

The North built on mistakes of the South — Mbu

Oyinlola salutes Godfrey’s feat at President Cup

Akpabio cup:YSFON demands an apology

2010 World Cup : Inject local players in Eagles,says Omokaro… Commitment is key, says Oliha

2010 World Cup : Eagles problem has gone beyond Amodu, says Ikpeba … We need a play maker, says Iroha

It’s time Nigeria defines its core values — Cleric

Be security conscious, Okogie urges priests

The Voice of Victory : The making of a star! (2)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Court stops Police from arresting Kalu

Employ a foreign assistant for Amodu, Ogufere tells NFF

Yar’Adua’s absence:Jonthan is in charge – Okonkwo

Gov Sylva, Igali, set to revolutionise sports & education in Bayelsa

Aso Rock without Yar’Adua

FG to use proceeds of deregulation to create jobs

Mr President, “Yes you can”

2010 World cup: Have faith in Eagles, Chukwuma urges

peter pane

N7.4bn fraud: Court orders arrest of Martins, Dumuje, others

We need to revive professional golf in Nigeria – Mayuku

Drama as Emeka Ike emerges new AGN president

2010: Don’t expect easy ride, Amuneke tells Eagles

NFF/NPL ELECTION: We have not endorsed anyone – Effiom, Ebikagboro

CBN bans cheque payment above N10m

Oni presents N67.5bn budget

Tie national devt on maritime, Akhigbe tells FG

Police uncover plans to include ghost workers in payroll

Idahosa varsity honours FIRS boss, Omoigbui-Okarau

Forever Living to host Africa

Onovo to strengthen the human rights section of the Police Force

Fashola calls for rededication to progressive ideals

Group urges 19 northern Govs to settle salary arrears

We want to bring ease to events – Renny Akande

When you beat your wife, you’re beating yourself – Gloria Anozie-Young

Fame almost ruined me – Teju Babyface

Lagos, Abuja agog for Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, D’banj others

Darey’s new deal, a stroke

Mercy Johnson, MI, Darey others make TF list

Celebrity Takes 2: Faze, Kel up for eviction

Amaka Nwankwo out with Mmesoma Chukwu

UK rapper Cashino collabos with Drenco

Slim women with heavy ikebe trip me – Boy Alinco

New book gives Nollywood beffiting glossy look

I lost two kids in one day while saving my wife –Rev. Uma Ukpai

Re: let’s expect another miracle from Cape Town

Leadership – Resources and developmental strategy

State of Edepie-Tombia road worries motorists in Bayelsa

Abisoye panel on Jos crisis begins public hearing

ICPC survey to determine most corrupt state, geo-political zone

President Yar’Adua’s health and conspiracy theorists

Drogba, Essien, Eto’o gun for Glo/CAF Awards

BNC begs Benin monarch to accept Igbinedion’s apology

Ondo Assembly rejects N27bn extra budget

Over $1.5bn realized from cocoa export, says Sanusi

Sacked LG chairmen stop Ladoja from withdrawing suit

N300m scam: Appeal Court acquits ex-Health Minister, Grange

Impeach Oshiomhole, group urges Edo Assembly

Tompolo in Burutu, gives chairman passmark

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Anambra: INEC can’t stop Soludo, says Jonathan

FAAC orders NNPC to remit withheld N450bn

Shell urged to compensate Bayelsa community

‘Guest houses for Senate President, Deputy wasteful’

Maku urges industrialists, Delta govt’s partnership

Road mishaps claim 147,813 says FRSC

FG acquires maritime surveillance aircraft

Imo, Abia fight over ex-governor’s burial

Waziri cautions Senate over plan to monitor EFCC, ICPC staff

Nigerian Legionnaires lament N7m debt

Four states battle FG over N118bn derivation underpayment

Police arrest businessman over woman’s death

N127bn budget for National Assembly too small — Senate

Senate approves variation of N31bn in 2009 budget

Attah’s former aide loses bid to stop PDP from appealing verdict

Air mishaps: FG to establish investigation laboratory

Ayobo residents protest activities of land-grabbers

Expert lists nutritional value of eggs

Fashola denies AC rift

PEF committed to Police welfare — Martins

More worries over Yar’Adua’s health

Confronting the curse of an oil city

World Cup fever : Brazil haunted by ‘Group of Death’

Preparing With FIFA’s $1m

Elephant Might! Enyimba crush Ranch Bees 4-0 as title race intensifies

World cup fever : Nigeria can cause trouble for Argentina

D-A-N-G-E-R: ‘Who wakes Amodu from his trance when Eagles play Argentina?”

Anambra 2010: How Andy Uba’s candidacy divided Labour Party

Animal Care to dominate sub-region soon

Uduaghan’s security aide holding Warri to ransom – Rita Lori-Ogbebor

Oando’s third quarter performance excites shareholders, operators

Kajola plans further capital raising in 2010

Reinsurers decline cover for underwriters

Towards ending political rape of Delta Izons

NOA, war against poverty

Labour petitions Yar’Adua over anti-workers directives by CBN

Yar’Adua should heed doctors’ advice, Say Adebayo, Agbaje

Waterfronts, nobody’s ancestral home – David-West

Stopping violence against women, 10 years after (2)

NJC at 10 and challenges ahead

Govt must fix the economy before deregulation — Mahmoud, SAN

Latest bank reforms

The Niger Delta: Not yet uhuru

The hope of generations

Arumemi boosts GCU Vision 2015 with N50m

Police arrest suspectd cable thieves

2011: Akpabio seeks 2nd term

MY Q launches new collection

PDP vows to take over Orji’s seat

Ex-NUPENG President, Akpatason, eyes Senate

PHCN chief raises alarm over electrocution

Professionals call for equity in healthcare planning

Fashola commends NAPEP

Rep decries poor budget implementation

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

ASUU-NEC backs LASU unions on removal of VC

EFCC arrests Bafarawa

We won’t spare indicted bank chiefs, says Aondoakaa

El-Rufai vs Senate: Court to deliver judgment Dec 18

We’re restarting Afribank on path of growth — GMD

‘FG roads in Ebonyi now death traps’

‘60% of HIV/AIDS victims in Nigeria ‘re women’

Anambra: Candidates’ list out

EFCC boss laments political interference

Civil Defence shines at Public Service games

Ndanusa, Gumel embrace peace in Jigawa

Ikpeba to unveil Glo-CAF Award nominees

Globacom: Vanguard insists NFL’s N60m commission was wrong

Uduaghan denies rift with predecessor

NIBSS clears N22trn worth of cheques in one year

Oceanic bank rolls out new products

Man, 26, stabs friend to death over girlfriend

Okogie raises alarm over Internet fraud

Motorists, commuters groan again as fuel scarcity looms

LASU: Lagos inaugurates visitation panel

Itsekiri tasked on 10% oil, gas equity

Uwais report: Britain condemns slow implementation

Uduaghan’s aide lauds aquaculture devt

Uduaghan for world leaders’ summit in Denmark

Former NNPC chief tasks FG on oil sector reforms

LG administration a disaster, says royal father

Amnesty: Activist lauds Vanguard, Uduaghan, Sylva

DP’s gun aquisition allegation against Oshiomhole laughable – AC

Oshiomhole appoints new CPS

Party tyranny and our ailing President

Zik, Ekwueme, Anyaoku, the Ubas, Ojukwu and the Anambra Bazaar…(11)

ANLCA holds election for Western Zone next week

House Committee raises alarm over deterioration of maritime business

CILT blames Apapa traffic on construction of tank farms

UBA to facilitate infrastructure financing in Africa

Reps backs creation of new maritime security agency

Highlights of YABATECH’s 26th convocation

FG set to remove disparity between graduates of polys, varsities

Bears return, deflate share value by N78bn

Vitafoam plans diversification, expands to Ghana, Sierra Leone

Human rights retreat

APGA’s sweet and sour politics

The Port Harcourt Waterfront : Confronting the curse of an oil city

Abba-Aji: Servant or sabo?

ISPON shops for N500m to retool indigenous software

MTN puts 470 disable persons on wheels

MTN boosts health with Haemodialysis Centre

With more submarine cable projects, broadband looks set to upstage Voice

PPA challenges PDP over plans to un-seat Orji in 2011

Nations Cup: Why Eagles rejected Namibia

No plot to impeach Fashola – House

Customs seizes 30 containers worth N153m

Crave for global status ruined banks – CBN

Imo budgets N120.1bn for 2010

FG urge to use WTO moratorium clause to protect Nigeria”s real sector

Zain to increase access to Telecom

Kaduna internally generated revenue hits N 6.7 bn

A.M. Best comments on NAIC rating model changes for RMBS

Insurance penetration worsens, experts say

Labour tasks insurers over offshore insurance

Credit system will help grow insurance and economy – Odah

Harmonisation ‘ll develop Nigerian microfinance

Stanbic partners SAA on e-ticketing solution

Afprint commences delisting process, shareholders to be paid off

Market value appreciates marginally by N1.77bn

NESG, NPC Presidency dialogue on economy

Policy inconsistency bane of development – World Bank

Physically-challenged demand equal opportunity

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Itsekiri forum restates support for Uduaghan

Caritas Foundation boosts Edo free education policy

Encomiums for Peter Pan at book launch

PDP summons Sylva, Ebebi over rift

Group begins mobilisation campaign for PDP

Bleak future awaits youths unless…, says Utomi

NAFDAC orders registration of bread afresh

FG tasked on providing enabling environment for MFBs

Andy Uba decamps to LP, gets party’s guber ticket

Rivers govt queries commissioners, appointee

DPR tasks marketers on fight against adulteration

Oceanic Bank deposits up by 23%

Rep leads prayer session for President’s recovery

Yar’Adua: North divided over possible successor

A policeman’s rage

NIPR decries politicisation of Yar’Adua’s health

Anambra: Soludo’s imposition undemocratic – Iwu

Don advocates long term palliatives for global meltdown

It’s prayer time with air safety in mind

When two Elephants fight (3)

SUMMITRY ON NIGERIAN EDUCATION IN WASHINGTON, DC

Budget: FG targets tax evaders, stops waivers

The good in Jonathan’s luck

2010 World Cup: ‘We have the players but lack the tactics’

The Law and Gospel views on Christian marriage and divorce (7)

Climate won’t wait

Rufai recalls USA’94, says Eagles can beat Argentina

Chevron-sponsored Itsekiri devt agency completes 45 projects

CSR: Julius Berger spends N7.2m on N-Delta youths

Uduaghan gets Chevron’s commitment on gas flaring

Yar’Adua: 150m Nigerians’ interest superior to individual’s, says Odigie-Oyegun

Urhobo youths won’t be ignored in post-amnesty deal – Uduaghan

Edo PDP accuses Oshiomhole of withholding N535.6m funds

GTBank-Lagos Principals Cup reaches zonal quarter final

Monday, December 07, 2009

Imo reads riot act to LGs over workers’ salary

Kaduna IGR to hit N6.7bn

Suspected gunmen kill Police Corporal in Jigawa

Jang wants case involving 26 suspected mercenaries reviewed

2009 GLO-CAF Award Nominees emerge Dec 10

No Nigerian ref for Nations Cup

Intercontinental Bank sacks another 1,500 workers

NOC elections’ll hold as scheduled – Banji Oladapo

EFCC asks court to strike out N200bn suit

Youth soccer competition kicks off in Lagos

Cabotage: NIMASA reads riot act to IOCs

Nigeria can earn $10bn from software exchange annually, says Uwaje

30 Nigerian pilgrims die in hajj

No going back on Soludo — PDP

Fuel scarcity looms

N127bn NASS budget wasteful, say Maitama, Ikimi

Investigate Yar’Adua’s adviser on NASS, says Igbini

Pray for Yar’Adua’s recovery, says Ademowo

Fashola launches surveillance helicopters

Abba-Aji denies Yar’Adua’s vacation letter

The range of development

IAEA endorses Nigeria ’s nuclear power ambitions

Nigeria to assist Uganda grow its oil industry

Local content: Nigerdock wins contract to refurbish gigantic oil rig

‘Amodu ’ll be in South Africa’

Pharmacists task FG on wages in health sector

NHIS spends N1.2bn on maternal and child health

DELSUTH sets the pace in quality health care delivery

Bayelsa AC reviews strategies for 2011 polls

CRH, Population Council extend HIV awareness to Okada riders

Amaechi assures on improved power situation

LUTH begins free lip/palate surgery

Hygeia obtains fiscal partnership for growth plans

Strip clubs: MEDIACON condemns publication of nude pictures

Strike paralyses court activities in A-Ibom

HIV: Accurate testing is key — AJAYI

HIV: NIMSA seeks relevance in policy making

Household ownership of mosquito nets rises, but use could be better — Report

FG urged to establish orthopaedic hospitals in all the 36 states

Understanding Ngige

Fidelity Bank opens 4 new offices in Lagos

Nigeria to generate 35,000mw of electricity by 2020 — Usman

Ecobank empowers SMEs via ‘The Entrepreneur’

Poor customer service: Airlines now on receiving end

SPDC’s AIDS programme impacts Niger Delta communities

Uduaghan brings joy to Eku community

NEITI promotes transparency in oil and solid mineral funds

Orji condemns calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation

UPU’s taking steps for creation of Urhobo State, says Ibru

Devt strategy Implementation, solution to N-Delta problems — V-P

…….Pray what does the Honourable Minister want?

Greater PH city to be developed in 50yrs – Amaechi

Principal, teacher sacked over exam malpractice

Glo’s Broad Access berings back fixed line telephony?

Sunday, December 06, 2009

27 convicted soldiers: Army releases record of proceedings

Nigerians should ensure their votes count — Akeredolu

Anti-Yar’Adua forces corrupt, says family

Iyanam heads Globacom’s special projects unit

NUJ to shut newspaper houses for non-payment of salaries

FG to remove unserviceable aircraft from airport Dec 31

Gambari challenges Nigerian leaders on free, fair elections

June 12: Tofa, not Abiola, target of annulment, by Enahoro

Ondo: LP wins by-election as police quiz lawmakers

Kidnapping : 5 informants get N10m compensation in Anambra

Oshiomhole faults PDP’s choice of Soludo for Anambra guber polls

TUC faults 2010 budget proposal

Unity Bank set to raise N70bn public offer on integrity

Hospitals offer HIV/AIDS service under SPDC’s NiDAR project

Benue CNPP chairman asks Yar’Adua to resign

Judgement on Mobil vs Uwemedimo for tomorrow

Ibibio Ibom endorses Akpabio for 2nd term

Bad reporting, bane of foreign investment in Nigeria — NIPC

Ex-Minister calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Ministry, agencies defend N240bn education budget

Mgt raises alarm over Ajaokuta steel coy

Akingbola gives conditions for home-coming

Accord Party condemns call for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Censorship fee can affect re-branding project — AMAA CEO Stories

Greatness campaign: Guinness unveils football viewing centres

Aviation minister lauds pace of work at Asaba airport project

New Age Mobiles unveils 3G charger

NCC’s stand on consumer protection excites ATDI

Africa’s economic challenges hinder integration — Sanya

Helios Towers co-locates Africa with fresh $350m from investors

SWAP Technologies bags Best Managed Services Award

NSE market value soars by N37bn

Shongai plans further investment in innovating packaging

TNBT Capital set to train market operators, analysts, others

Skye Bank, Multi-Trex signs MOU to boost Agricultural

FG to conduct energy, employment and man power surveys

Ex-Ebonyi councillors demand payment of severance benefits

Still on Yar’Adua

Police arrest 10 suspected kidnappers in Edo

Fashola tasks Nigerians in Diaspora on devt

Police arrest Warri chief, aides

Anglican Communion group urges Nigerians to pray for Yar’Adua

NDLEA seizes N2.2bn drugs at MMA…arrests 139 suspects

Mark his leadership

Niger Delta: Sustaining the peace

Budget 2010: “mugu” smiles back into debt trap!

Vultures on the rooftops

CBN champions mortgage refinance company to aid PMIs

Adamawa Governor challenges PMIs on affordable housing

LASACO snatches $12m insurance business from Goldlink Insurance

Unrated insurance companies shut out of oil and gas business

Africa reels after tough World Cup draw

Open letter to Mrs Turai Yar’Adua (2)

Can your Christmas celebrations be as adventurous as these ones!

Why Nigerians will say enough is enough, by Matthew Mbu

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Court annulment of Soludo’s nomination: Nothing has changed – Campaign organisation

National Assembly may reject N158 billion FCT 2010 budget

Kidnapped Edo officials released

Alamieyeseigha rallies support for Yar’Adua

Lagos signs MOU for solid waste management

Gov Obi flags off re-election campaign Dec 17

‘Mbadinuju’s allegations against Ngige unfounded’

Ex-commissioner, auditor general, others dump Edo PDP for AC

Mayhem in Ogun : Area commander, 4 others feared dead

Ondo bye election: Police quiz Senator, 3 Reps

Ronaldo says match against Cote d’Ivoire crucial

Amiesimaka gives tips to beat Argentina, Greece

Ogun PDP: Rep disagrees with Bankole on re-arrangement

Why they want Yar’Adua to resign — Gov Goje

‘Microfinance banks will strengthen rural economy’

Lagos security council meets, pledges to re-enact Yuletide zero crime rate

Why I will never negotiate with Anambra treasury, by Soludo

Godly Computers hit Nigeria

We have a mandate to uproot ignorance — Pastor Omole

The Voice of Victory : The making of a star!

We must make our elections credible—Rev Thompson

Golfers gather for Oba of Benin Honours

NSC suspends Gumel

Wolves release a 25-man tentative list for CAF Cup

Reps on Yar’Adua’s health

Why Yar’Adua must resign now, by Usman Bugaje

Call for Yar’adua’s resignation: A call mired by political undertone?

Christmas Gifts ideas

Talking Clothes 2

What is Style and who is a style Icon

The emergence of our Style Icons

Makida emerges Face of Sleek 2009

Aisha is Nigeria’s Next Super Model

You cannot ask Yar’Adua to resign

D-A-N-G-E-R, bombs litter the South-East

I will keep making positive impact on revenue generation — Abdullahi

Fashola resists call to sack LASU-VC

Pathetic story of police officer wounded by armed robbers

Why I’m still in exile – Peter Enahoro

Murder at noon…Lagos police on the trail of gunman who killed a bizman

The problem between Anenih, Ogbemudia – Uyugue

Yar’Adua: Clerics divided over calls for resignation

2010: Nigeria’s qualification, a miracle – Ngerem

Make Keshi Team Coach, Amodu Team manager – Gombe

Friday, December 04, 2009

Ibori: Judge adjourns ruling for the fourth time

MEND’s Aaron team seeks inputs from Nigerians

Double awards for HVP?

Tribunal renews order for Ribadu’s arrest

Bayelsa police arrest ex-militants for crime

Clerk of NASS told to release true version of PIB to Nigerians

IYC warns those politicising Yar’Adua illness

Anambra 2010: Appeal Court stops Soludo

Igbo bizman escapes kidnappers’ den

Eagles to battle Argentine in South Africa 2010

Do you think an all female children is a curse or blessing?

Afrika Shrine explodes for Ikeja Allstarz concert

I don’t want to die – Terry Jackson

Hilarious video precedes T.W.O’s new album

Ajasa, Terry G Dee Bee others for Option 247

Abia State on Xmas day

Itua debuts with sweet fragrance

People thought I was crazy when I abadoned banking for Nollywood – Vivian Ejike

Artiste unites for peace @ IONIFF ’ 09

New Abakaliki capital city ready by 2010

SAA celebrates Eagles

Activist condemns clamour for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Firm win SON award

Thursday, December 03, 2009

2010: Soludo flags off campaign

Father of five electrocuted in Imo

70-yr-old woman, politician arrested with 99 bags of Indian hemp

Group mobilises support for PDP

C-River abolishes first school certificate

Oshiomhole, BPC charge new UNIBEN VC to be focused

Effurun accident: Army discovers killer-driver ID

Nuclear power : IAEA okays Nigeria’s ambition

Expert tasks CBN on banking crisis

EFCC: Ibori knows fate today

Yar’Adua can stay in Saudi for one year – Senate

Messing Up Things

Anxiety as World Cup opponents are known

Let’s expect another miracle from Cape Town

Lessons from Venezuela

Much Ado About Something!

Eagles will be ready for Angola 2010 – Ogunjobi

Don’t channel 10% royalty through govs, HOSTCON begs FG

sanusi lamido Sanusi’s views – understood or misunderstood ?

Govs back Yar’Adua, says resignation call is betrayal of constitution

Yar’ Adua’s health: Will the Constitution be followed?

Bayelsa hosts states, FCT on water seminar

African countries ‘ll gain from global economic crisis — Jonathan

Intercontinental Bank sacks 26

Memories of WASU echo at book launch

Heartland star Owoeri close to Warri Wolves switch

Time for independent candidate is now — Shitta-Bey

Massive Mistake! Akpoborie, Dudu slate NFF over Amodu

“ So I can smile again” Amadi Cordilia winner of Diamond Xtrasavings promo

FG earns $37bn from SPDC

GE Oil & Gas and Rockson Engineering Awarded $230 Million Contract for Nigeria Power Plant

2010: S/Africa dismisses xenophobia worries

Jonathan has been sidelined, says Prof. Oyebode

Itsekiri youth leaders decry ‘unwarranted’ arrest

600 students set for Mobil final in Eket

IG to commission Police patrol vans

LG polls: Chime hails PDP candidate

Obi explains establishment of Microsoft Academy in schools

For better future, we need to take serious actions on children’s issues – Princess Kayode

The Nigerian Press and Practice of Journalism Council Bill 2009: A case of emasculating the constitutional right of freedom of expression

NPL inaugurates electoral committee Friday

Enyimba want justice

The thrills and frills of Christmas (2)

Show greater commitment to economic devt, Suswam tells military

NULGE tasks Obi on appointment of ANSIEC members

Elechi threatens TV/Radio workers

VC calls for establishment of Science Foundation

Oshodin’s appointment: Group commends Yar’Adua

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

2010: PPA vows to resist imposition of candidate

Enugu budgets N67.8bn for 2010

Policemen now to bear cost of litigations — Osayande

No amount of litigation can stop me — Soludo

Commentary: Peter Enahoro Peter Pan tells it all about Nigeria

EFCC begs Nigerians to join anti-graft war

Yar’Adua: Follow the constitution if… – Northern leaders

His soul goes marching on

Police arrest 2 at Itsekiri national confab

6,661 Nigerians die of road accidents annually – FRSC

Edo Gov. offers job to top graduands

Bayelsa CNPP warns against impeaching Ebebi

House of Reps Committee canvasses access to basic education

NFF, PTF agree Amodu needs help

The new IGR rage

When two Elephants fight (2)

Readers’ reactions

Delta tackles unemployment with micro-credit

Policemen arrested for sabotaging okada ban

Legends: dropping Gani for Dora

Private varsities, Minister brainstorm over ETF

LASU: Govt sets up visitation panel as legislators indict VC

Court warns Sanusi, others over media war on sacked bank chiefs

Nigeria lacks strategic relationship with trading partners

Yar’Adua: Lack of proper information, cause of controversy, says AC

Lagos pilgrim dies in S-Arabia

Henry facing FIFA ban

Amodu architect of own problem – Disu

Nigeria commended over reduction in HIV/AIDS scourge

National Assembly concurs to the establishment of Independent Port Regulator

Ogun PDP threatens to suspend Bankole

Army, Navy elevate 97 Generals, over 100 others

Ogun Varsity sacks 962 staff

Govt College, Ughelli, old boys hold party

Put country first, Oshiomhole charges leaders

50% of 2009 capital budget released, says minister

NDDC staff, Sagay, petitions Police I-G over threat to life

The Yar’Adua we saw in Saudi, by Saraki, Yuguda

Shackled by laws on noise pollution

MAN, Oron got Nigeria into IMO white list — Rector

RIVERS 2010: More sports facility experts arrive Port Harcourt

Customs, Bonded terminal operators set up panel over missing container

NIMASA to amend maritime law on ship detention

Sugar industry vital for economy growth

Onafowokan out, Deru in at LCCI

DESOPADEC has brought changes – Utuama

West African Glass hints on discontinuation of operations

Share value dips further by N46bn

Nigeria, 241 other countries for Shanghai World Expo

PPP has boost economy — NACCIMA

Rep donates to indigent persons

BOI challenges women entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial Revolution: A Nigerian Perspective (2)

CLO blasts Rivers Police over alleged illegal detention

FCMB sponsors 600 eye surgeries

ADB boost infrastructure with $30m

Award winning author, Olaniyi launches two books

“Fani-Kayode to Owei Lakemfa” by Toyin Fani- Kayode

Kwara Assembly pledges more funding for TV station

NAPTAN seeks better education system, calls for LASU VC’s removal

Babcock Varsity High School takes giant step in e-learning

Photographers take artistic prowess to Europe

Group backs Elechi for second term

Police parade suspected criminals in Ilorin

FG laments poor state of devt

NPC boss stresses need for immunisation of children

Asabe Yar’Adua tasks Govt on violence against women

Makurdi residents decry land speculators

Condemnation greets Mark’s comment on Soludo’s candidature

FCT minister bankrolls Kebbi at Akpabio Cup

Plantation Estate to be completed 2011

Anambra: Soludo files objection against nomination

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

NSCDC rescues 17 women from illegal maternity home

Benue SEC members, political leaders reject AIDS test

2010: S-East PDP leaders unite for Soludo

Nigeria’s political situation x-rayed at Peter Pan’s book launch

Protest mars World AIDS day celebration

Kebbi A-G, brother die in auto crash

Fani Kayode:Tales his father told him (2)

Senators bemoan Yar’Adua’s poor budget performance

‘N1.18bn MTEL debt caused fuel scarcity in Abuja’

Offshore oil industry has lost momentum, says Shell

Kidnappers of aide to Edo First Lady demand N20m ransom

Call Burutu chairman to order, Group urges Clark, Orubebe

Insecurity: Soldiers take over Asaba streets

Amodu ‘ll lead us astray – Ikenya

Senate refuses debate on Yar’Adua’s health

Promises of electricity

Police parade 9 kidnap, robbery suspects

Agip spends N80m on CSR

Fire wrecks NNPC Ijalla depot, DRTV

Ex-militants warn against undermining of Constitution

PPA has failed, says Abaribe

2011: Apugo makes case for Uwais’s report

NAICOM moves to check spread of toxic assets

Petroleum Industry Bill to restore investors’ confidence — Yar’Adua

Nigeria ,China to sign agreement to check influx of substandard goods

Former CBN boss suggest ways to tackling unemployment, low productivity

Stanbic IBTC completes US$15m Cocoa financing for ATL

Bearish trend persists, share value dips by N49bn

Akpoyibo orders raid on criminal hideouts

The Courage to Challenge : Tackling the challenge

Truck crushes three-yr-old girl

Lagos requires N105bn to develop LFTZ

C-River pledges free treatment for HIV/AIDS

Court adjourns indefinitely on Akingbola’s suit

Ekiti AC carpets Oni over threat to sack striking doctors

Kids, elderly to get free health care in Delta

Resign now, Falae, Musa, 48 others tell Yar’Adua

Ensuring survival of Insurance with ICT: Stakeholders verdict

The Blues for the Gunners in London

Delta varsity graduates first set of medical doctors

Bayelsa declares one-week fasting, prayer for Yar’Adua

Banks move to improve on e-payment services

Kalu wants Yobo at right back

ICA elects Nigerian director

NNPC reacts to fuel queues in Lagos, Abuja

LCCI warns on incursion of foreigners in retail trade

CSR: Exxonmobil partners Morgan Smart on poverty alleviation

Credit system will help grow insurance and economy — Odah

Nigerian players not good enough for BBC awards

Akwa welcomes Africa to Angola 2010

Benue Assembly backs creation of Aba State

Anambra guber polls, litmus test for INEC — Azikiwe

Frontline Jigawa politician dies in car crash

Jonathan’s wife tasks women on child up-bringing

FG denies granting Enugu airport int’l status

Ojukwu and his traducers

APGA faults Soludo on security

Kenny Martins: EFCC appeals judgment

Direct youths towards agric, LG bosses charged

2010: People ‘ll resist undue interference—Umeh

HIV/AIDS: Kaduna to enact law against discrimination

Fuel scarcity blamed on NNPC officials

Participants seek law against stigmatisation of PLWAs

FG insists on petroleun industry reforms

Arik makes historic flight into New York

Monday, November 30, 2009

Yar’Adua: FG ’ll continue to run optimally — Akunyili

Somehow, we get by