Guardian News Archive for July 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Daniel, Bankole Feud Deepens

New Electoral Act Elicits Mixed Reactions

Nigerian, Vicar, Others Convicted Of Marriage Scam In UK

Jonathan Lauds Angola, Others Over G’Bissau

NDLEA Rejects Extradition Of Chinese Cocaine Barons

Counsel’s Plea Saves Enwerem’s Children From Jail Term

U.S. Team Concludes Aviation Audit in Nigeria

African Ministers To Boost Water Supply

Perm Sec Seeks Investment In Agriculture

African First Ladies Resolve To Fight Cervical Cancer

Arrest Of PDP Thugs Has Vindicated Us, Says Mimiko

Communities Seek Better Life For The Police

Visitation Panel Indicts Management Of AAU

Man Beats Wife To Death Over Phone Call

Former SSG Advocates Free Education For Niger Delta Youths

Governorship Aspirant Promises Agric Revolution In Ogun

Onitsha DrugLords Sponsored My Kidnap, Victim Tells Court

Kidnapping Of Hunchbacks For Rituals Rises In Benue

Seminar On Soyabeans Holds In South Africa

Invest In Your Children’s Education, Parents Told

Pirates attack fishing vessel, kill one

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Labour opposes Sanusi on deregulation, electricity tariffs

MEND threatens fresh attacks on oil facilities

138 feared killed in Congo boat mishap

AU commission indicts Sudan over rights violations

Security agents pledge free movement on Seme Road

CBN to probe own-officials’ role in banking crisis

Ondo seals off UBN office over alleged tax evasion

FG to support fund-raising for Jos, Haiti crises victims

EFCC quizzes top Adamawa officials

Daniel, Bankole in open feud over Ota bridge

N’Assembly approves N240.5b NDDC budget

Path to credible polls, by Oshiomhole, Jega, others

Northern leaders insist on Jonathan’s presidency in 2011

ICPC may try Bankole, others over N2.5 billion car scam

Again, ANPP shifts convention

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ANPP set for convention, may dump zoning

152 die in Pakistani plane crash

INEC seeks more funds for 2011 polls

Obama hosts parley with Nigerian youths, others on Africa’s future

African countries seek new focus on renewable energy

Aviation,power sectors, others to share N500b lifeline

TUC opposes Rivers tax bill

NUC may withdraw LAUTECH licence over crisis

Three feared dead in Lagos tanker fire

Court okays bid to sue Bankole for alleged fraud

Tinubu craves new voters’ register, don faults reforms

Court convicts Zamfara workers over declaration of assets

Students accuse VC of N100m fraud

Delta wades into communal feud over gas project

EU pledges more projects in Anambra

Court defreezes Vaswani brothers' accounts

DPA wants trial of policemen accused of killing driver

Airports get new fire tender vehicles

Change of attitude, critical to nation building, says VC

EFCC will not stop Oyo probe

Akunyili fires aide over Soludo feud

'Constitution amendment, a giant leap for civil rule'

Opposition parties plan protest in Bayelsa

FRSC takes half-year stock, lists challenges

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I never aspired to be governor, says Akunyili

INEC, N’Assembly meet over elections

Anniversary of 1927 anti-tax revolt marked in Warri

Police probe indicted corrupt officers

Le Meridien Hotel, UNICEF raise $.4m for HIV prevention

Reps reject N90m for weddings, others in NDDC budget

Why U.S., Europe reject Nigerian food exports, by NAFDAC boss

Firm petitions EFCC over alleged issuance of dud cheques by bank

PPPRA urges speedy action on petroleum industry bill

Lagos AC wants alleged attacks on LASTMA officials probed

Oyo health workers begin warning strike

Borno police tighten security on Boko Haram

Kidnapped NUJ executives seek Police Trust Fund

Afren acquires EER’s interest in OML 115

Tribunal reaffirms Obi’s victory

Benue varsity’s council, management criticised over strike

NSCDC storms Illegal camp, nabs 69 fake corps members

Abraka monarch passes on

Mark lauds doctors for ending strike

Edo sacks official over alleged contract scam

Ebonyi clamps down on illegal arms

Yobe gets 17 new secondary schools

Bauchi official seeks fairness in choice of new emir

‘Govs pay lip service to UNICEF projects’

Monday, July 26, 2010

VP decries slow pace of work on power projects

Presidency okays training of more ex-militants

Jonathan defends Nigeria’s interest in Niger Republic

Full face transplant man reveals new look

U.S. to deport 400,000 illegal immigrants

Govt to begin East-West coastal road project soon, says minister

Imo sacks 495 teachers with fake degrees, certificates

Dubai may extradite Ibori to Britain

INEC officials, others chart path to viable electoral system, democracy

Lagos to have more wards, polling units

Constitution review invalid without President’s assent, say SANs

Ogun alleges harassment of officials by EFCC

Ohakim regrets poor development of the S’East region

Leave Gov Orji alone, APGA tells PDP

Enugu medical lab scientists lament multiple taxation

Corps member, three others die in Yobe crash

Corps member, three others die in Yobe crash

Ogun monarch asks govt to monitor constituency grants

Borno moves against fertiliser scam

Book on AIDS for launch

Fashola, VC charge youths to shun vices

Govt, US okay new rule for cargo flights to Nigeria

Jonathan, govs, others mourn Bauchi emir

AC candidate wins Edo by-election

Bioenergy to boost food production, say scientists

Russians elect first black man

Govt raises panel on cocoa production

UNDP plans strategy for budget monitoring in Nigeria

Dangote goes to Appeal Court in suit over AP shares

Minister urges foreign missions to develop plots in FCT

Task Force probes Plateau shooting

Nigerian firm, others move to acquire Shell’s equities in 19 nations

CNPP cautions Orji against dumping APGA

Anglican clerics seek three-tier debate for 2011 polls

Judge tasks young lawyers on service, others

AC wants govt to release N72b for polls

Clark tasks N’Delta militants on peace, governance

PDP, LP bicker over Ondo polls

Electricity consumers protest in Owerri

DPR cautions filling stations against sharp practices

Bankole, at Ogun flood sites, proffers solution

Resident doctors suspend strike

Katsina votes N346m for water projects

CNPP faults Benue House over council chief’s suspension

NANS vows to resist rigging in 2011 polls

Friday, July 16, 2010

Magistrates Urged to Embrace ADR

Army Chief Pledges Loyalty To Jonathan

More Nigerians Condemn Abduction Of Journalists

Suspended Edo Council Chairman Alleges Political Victimization

Olomilua Sues For Peace In Ikere Ekiti As Calm Returns

Owerri Varsity Qualifies For SIFE Global Contest

Kwara Pledges Proper Medical Care For Rural Dwellers

Women Tasked On Entrepreneurship, Use Of Technology

Edo IPMAN Crisis Threatens Fuel Supply

Ohanaeze, INC Endorse Jonathan For 2011 Polls

Borno Workers Shelve Strike

Appeal Court Voids Election Of Senator, Rep

Oni’s Tenure Ends In 2011, Court Rules

N’Assembly Gets States’ Versions Of New Constitution

Govt Forecloses Investment In New Refineries

Supreme Court Dismisses Agbaso’s Suit Against Ohakim

Why Police Have Not Rescued Kidnapped Journalists

2011 Presidential Polls: More Governors May Support Jonathan

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Protests continue in Ekiti community over college’s relocation

Monarchs pray for Alaafin over alleged assassination plot

NPA workers begin warning strike

Council workers to undergo tourism training

Kidnappers arrested trying to collect ransom in Delta

Police parade suspected robbers in Ondo

Mobilise voters for successful polls, Uduaghan tells lawyers

Oyo ex-council chiefs lose appeal suit

EFCC loses bid to re-arraign bank ex-chief’s associates

Akingbola counsel refutes report of assets freezing by UK court

NCC gets deadline on SIM registration

Jonathan arrives in A’Ibom, commissions airport

NEMA warns of Lake Nyos threat

First Bank directors resign

Practitioners fault study on IVF, cerebral palsy link

Lawyers seek probe of Obasanjo over Halliburton scam

Again, Appeal Court dismisses suit over Abia governor’s election

Police have excelled in extortion, says Onovo

Council chief in court, linked with child’s murder

EFCC seizes Lulu, others international passports

ECOWAS plans database of non-state actors

Obama blames slow growth of Nigeria, others on graft

Govt intensifies work on nuclear power project

Govt plans special team to negotiate journalists’ release

Northern summit drops zoning for 2011 polls

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

EFCC quizzes A’Ibom ex-gov, Attah, over alleged N45b scam

NUC shuts illegal varsity

SEC suspends 34 Stockbrokers

African troops parade in Paris

Jonathan’s dealings with Nigerians in Diaspora lauded

Nigeria’s electoral reforms, others thrill UN

How to end Africa’s food crisis, by FAO

Onovo berates Imo police command, Mark advocates state of emergency

Uncertainty as ANPP shifts convention

NNPC not broke, says govt

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

23 accident victims get mass burial

Jonathan to meet with Nigerians with disability

UN spends $6.1b on AU peacekeeping

Protest rocks Kogi over refinery relocation

Robbers attack press centre, court arraigns man over murder

Industry chiefs rate economic performance low

Nigeria may lose EITI status

Kidnapping: A diary of shame

Economic Council divided over Sovereign Wealth Fund

Anxiety rises over fate of kidnapped journalists

Monday, July 12, 2010

Enugu rail mass transit begins operation July 19

ICC charges Sudan president with genocide

U.S. pledges support for Uganda after bomb attacks

Pakistan seeks ties with Nigeria in agric, others

Gunmen on rampage, kill four policemen

Airlines introduce fresh charges for survival

Kalu returns to PDP, seeks internal democracy

Nigeria, Switzerland to fight irregular migration

Govt spends N1 trillion on MDGs

Tears all over for abducted journalists, FG orders rescue

Sunday, July 11, 2010

NDIC orders Ecobank to clear N10.9b trapped depositors’ funds

FIFA commends Jonathan over Nigeria’s stay with global football community

Air France jet lands after bomb threat

UN links nations’ growth to reliable data

More militants to embrace amnesty programme

Nigeria seeks partners for nuclear power project

Oronsaye apologises to pensioners, smashes fraud syndicate

Mandela seals successful World Cup

Spain, 2010 World Cup champions

Intrigues as Jonathan’s presidential bid begins

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Students Petition Police, SSS Over Protest

Youth Council Condemns Ex-Militant’s Protest, Cautions Politicians

Ngige Faults South East Govs On 2011 Presidency

FG Tasks Communities On Water Project

Senate Moves Against Shylock Landlords

European Commission, NDLEA Discover 132 Acres Of Cannabis Plantation In Ondo

Jonathan Stresses Accurate Intelligence Gathering

Constitution Amendment: Citizens Disclaim Exercise For Not Capturing Popular Issues

MEND Accuses FG Of Fueling Anti-Niger Delta Sentiments In Ghana

UN Unhappy With Ahmadinejad’s Visit To Nigeria

Friday, July 09, 2010

Academy Holds 12th Annual Convocation

DG Tasks EFCC Trainees On Rule Of Law

Encroachment On Airport's Land Inimical To Safety, Says Report

US Agency Boosts Health Delivery In Nigeria With N3.8 billion

Mitee Hinges Peace in N’Delta On Job Creation

Borno Workers Begin Strike Over Pay, Others

Why Constitutional Amendment Is Delayed

WHO Deploys Experts To Nigeria Over Lead Poisoning

New Global Anti-Malaria Campaign Threatens Local Firms

Presidency, N’Assembly Feud Over N46.7 Billion Constituency Projects Fund

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Reps’ panel wants retirement of military chiefs reviewed

Govt okays return of diplomats’ plots in Abuja

Lanlehin cautions Oyo against sacking workers

Jega lists challenges at INEC, pledges credible polls

World Bank report ranks Nigeria high on foreign equity ownership

Sanusi indicts CBN managers over banking crisis, pledges sanctions

Tributes as family, friends remember Kusamotu

Developing nations want closer trade ties

Jonathan seeks further review of 2010 budget

Rumpus in PDP as Nwodo recants on end of zoning

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

FG makes formal request for Akingbola’s extradition

Shell records 40 fresh oil spill sites in Niger Delta

French court jails Panama’s ex-leader, Noriega

Solar plane in historic flight

Reinstated Bauchi deputy gov resumes

Mission wants access for UN-AU peacekeepers in Darfur

Nwabueze, Danjuma differ on path to nation's growth

FEC approves review of 376 bilateral agreements

Special gas pricing for industrial sector underway

Zoning in PDP dead, says Nwodo

Actress, Toun Oni, dies at 68

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

How road contract was inflated to N257b, by Reps panel

Kaduna buries victims of attack on community

EFCC set to probe sacked football officials

Minister lauds Nigeria-EU partnership for global peace, security

Jonathan pledges better deal for N’Delta

AU Commission asks Nigeria to halt killing of 870 on death row

Ban lauds Gabon’s efforts on MDGs, Rwanda honours Gambari

NUPENG issues deadline to govt over bad roads, casualisation

Senators differ on bugging of phones, others by EFCC, CBN

Eschew ethnic, religious bias, Jonathan tells military

Monday, July 05, 2010

Bankole apologises to visiting students over reps’ brawl

Oyo teachers begin strike over new wage

Presidency, group okay deal to monitor projects

African countries pledge peaceful use of nuclear technology

Oritsejafor emerges new CAN president

Labour, Falana, others to move against Morocco over Western Sahara

Eso seeks body to handle graft, others in judiciary

Shell to pay community N15.4b over oil spillage

Manufacturing gets CBN’s N150b push

Nigeria blinks, reviews stance on FIFA events

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Daudu, Kyari-Gadzama to contest NBA presidency

Foreign interests plotted Nigeria’s breakup, says Belgore

Scientists find secret of living beyond 100 years

AC warns against rice duty waiver for PDP supporters

Mali, Spain deport 175 Nigerians

Gunmen release foreign hostages, search continues for others

'S’East govs not for 2010 presidency'

Shell, Etete’s firm renew tussle over oil block

ECOWAS leaders turn to solar energy

Fraud in govt property sale raises dust in Senate

Saturday, July 03, 2010

House Of Reps Car Scam: Groups Task Presidency, EFCC On Probe

Boko Haram: Police Refute Reports On Re-emergence Of Leader

State Rejects World Bank Report, As Workers Protest In Imo, Borno

NDE Graduates 381 Youths

Govt Bans External Loud Speakers At Religious Centres

Nigerians Must Respect PDP Zoning Arrangement, Says Shinkafi

Coastline Erosion Threatens Lekki Beach, Environs

Pirates Kill Sailor, Take 12 Others Hostage

Govt Moves Ex-Militants’ Weapons To Special Depot

Nigeria Warns UN Over Rising Cost Of Peacekeeping

Friday, July 02, 2010

The Guardian’s Advert Executive Buried

Journalists Are Peacemakers, Says AIG

Govt Debunks Claim Of Increment In Militants’ Allowance

Lagos Assembly Honours Jakande

Alake’s Aide Arraigned For Alleged Shooting Of Ex-AIG

Dons Flay Govt Sanction On Nigeria Football Federation

Fresh Oil Spill Ravages Delta Communities

Nigerian Boy Stabbed To Death In London

Police Order Gadi, Gamawa To Stay Away From Deputy Gov’s Office

Gowon, Tinubu, Others Chart Path To Stability

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Commission decries rights abuse in Africa

Bauchi resettles 30,000 Plateau crisis victims, set to receive Jonathan

Chukwumerije berates PPA leadership, quits

Reps kick, AC hails Nigeria’s pull-out from FIFA events

Court rejects FG’s plea to discontinue trial of ex-militants

North taking South-South for a ride, says Graham-Douglas

Senators, Reps differ over ex-military leaders’ pay

Govt unveils rail project for Niger Delta

Northern govs, elders meet on 2011 polls

Jonathan tasks Jega on polls

States begin review of harmonised constitution

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