Guardian News Archive for April 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

INEC denies stopping APC’s registration

Delta pensioners threaten protest over N2 billion arrears

FG bans award of unauthorised degrees by polys, colleges

Wamakko, Sultan, others declare polio vaccine safe

Court adjourns hearing in Al-Mustapha, Shofolahan appeal

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Court hears Al-Mustapha, Shofolahan’s appeal Monday

NLC, NUPENG urge speedy passage of PIB

Militants kidnap nine oil workers in Bayelsa

ACN decries invasion of citizens’ privacy with $40m contract

Obasanjo dares Jonathan on probe of corruption

Experts seek sanctions against intellectual property theft

Stakeholders urge merger of Nigerian airlines to survive

PDP goes to court over Edo council polls

NLC, TUC deny collecting money for May Day celebration

FG appoints Haruna as NASENI boss

UN urges Bakassi residents to live in peace

Nigeria nearing failed state, says Aregbesola

FCC boss pledges equitable distribution of infrastructure

Tiv leader decries plan to reduce Zaki-Biam judgment money

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lagos Records 13, 398 Road Traffic Accidents In 15 Months

JTF Kills Top Boko Haram Commander In Maiduguri

GSM Subscribers Seek Reduction In Porting Time

Okonjo Iweala Gets ARC Council Chair

Concerns Over Fate Of UTME, As Students Write Examination

Friday, April 26, 2013

ACF Condemns Use Of Excessive Force On Northern Communities, Wants Sani, Ahmed To Rejoin Amnesty Committee

Boko Haram Got $3.15m To Free French Hostages, Says Document

NJC Suspends Talba Over N32b Pension Fraud Verdict

Gunmen Attack Nyako’s Hometown, Kill Two Policemen, Free Inmates

FG Grounds, Releases Amaechi’s Plane

Oshiomhole, PDP, CPC Trade Blames Over Polls

Newswatch Was To Reap N15 Million Profit, Says Witness

FG Flags Off N12.9B Road Project

Eminent Nigerians Pay Tributes, As Ekiti Dep Gov Is Buried

Govt To Establish Multi-Stakeholder Trust Fund For N’Delta

PSN Canvasses Better Remuneration For Members

Nigeria Will Expire Next Year, Says Yoruba Group

Water Resources Minister Promises To Revamp Ikere Dam, Others

Erosion Destroys 18 Houses, Renders 31 Families Homeless

Zamfara To Distribute 45,000 Metric Tonnes Fertiliser

Onolememen Flags-Off Construction Of 13km Road In Imo

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boston bombing unique in America’s experience, says expert

FG, WHO move against anti-malaria drug resistance

Highway to link Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire coming

Tears as Ekiti pays tributes to late deputy gov

‘Nigeria may overtake S’Africa on HIV’

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hope dims on Vision 20:2020

PENGASSAN, NUPENG threaten strike over crude oil theft

Fayemi weeps as Olayinka’s body arrives in Ekiti

21 years after, court reinstates sacked CBN worker

WHO, Global Fund, foundation urge more support against malaria

NMA, others chide allied health workers over strike threat

Kano, Kaduna, Yakassai oppose PIB, want minister’s powers checked

EFCC files fresh charges against Shuaibu, others

Ondo election tribunal ends hearing

Nigeria gets N136.7b to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

Bayelsa community petitions UN, alleges oil spillage by Agip, Shell

Monday, April 22, 2013

Utomi cautions govt over amnesty, Ndoma-Egba hopeful

Court rules Tuesday on alleged contempt charge against FCT minister

Rivers lawmakers suspend council chiefs, ACN kicks

Nigeria’s corruption indices exaggerated, says Jonathan

Court adjourns Daniel’s trial to July 5

Sunday, April 21, 2013

We have crossed last hurdle before merger, says ACN

Fears over continuing viability of Nigeria’s foreign service

UN, U.S. want Sudan to probe killing of Nigerian soldier in Darfur

Achebe for burial May 23

How powerful cabals control electricity sector, by Nebo

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Naval Chief, Envoy, Others Meet Over Insecurity

Naval Chief, Envoy, Others Parley On Crime, Insecurity

PDP Accuses APC Of Copying Manifesto

Flood: Farmers To Get N1bn Loan, As Obi Flags Off Planting Season

Fasehun’s UPN Is Illegal, Jonathan’s Destabilisation Ploy, Says Akande

World Bank, IMF Express Worry As Global Subsidies Hit $2tr

State Party Elders Seek Peace With Amaechi

Friday, April 19, 2013

Christmas Day Bombing: Kabiru Sokoto Pleads Not Guilty To Terrorism Charge

…State Party Elders Seek Peace With Amaechi

Rivers PDP Crisis Deepens As Court Reinstates Sacked Chairman

Kidnapped French Family Released

Why We Rejected Amnesty Panel Membership, By Datti Ahmed, Sani

Edo Holds Council Polls Amidst Mixed Feelings

FG Plans Power Conservation Policy

Why Malaria Is Prevalent, By Senators, NIMR

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The PIB debate: Gains to IOCs, local operators, communities, by govt

Govt denies plan to scrap NECO, JAMB

Moslem leaders seek action on MEND’s threat

First Lady advocates law for girl-child education

EFCC arrests Imo commissioner, accountant general, legislators

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Court retrains Okwu-led APGA from holding office

20 bid for Afam, Kaduna power distribution firms

Ajimobi sacks Ladoja’s nominees from cabinet

Yar’Adua misguided by attorney-general

INEC explains presence at separate PDP primaries for Adamawa by-election

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NMA, others laud lab-grown kidneys’ transplant

Why progressives alliance is imperative, by Momoh, others

Lagos council chief, Bamigbetan kidnapped, abductors demand N155 million

Boko Haram: Northern rulers visit Jonathan

America on alert as explosion rocks Boston

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gunmen kill two, raid ex-commissioner’s house in Borno

Minister explains Nigeria’s foreign policy shift

INEC to issue voters’ cards for 2015 polls

World Bank report rates Africa’s growth rate fastest, Nigeria missing

NPC chief warns on obstacles to 2016 census

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New rules for electricity plants owners underway

Anambra condemns demolition of govt property in Onitsha

EFCC probes alleged sleaze in Enugu secretariat project

‘Senators don’t collect funds, award contracts for constituency projects’

Fresh anxiety over rising insecurity

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Lagos Budget Records 61% First Quarter Performance

Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Council Chairman, Reject N10m Ransom

New Deal For Drug Manufacturers, As American Govt Intervenes

‘Why ACN Boss, Nwike, Was Killed’

Govt Urges Urgent Resettlement Of Bakassi Returnees

Amnesty For Boko Haram: Northern Elders, Kukah Urge Govt To Continue

Friday, April 12, 2013

Presidential Contest Caused Boko Haram Insurgency, Says Cleric

Borno Justice Commissioner Begs Boko Haram To Accept Amnesty

Bishop Cautions Jonathan On Amnesty

Islamic Leaders Lament Rejection Of Amnesty, Fault Process

Amnesty FO BOKO HARAM: Northern Elders, Kukah Urge Govt To Continue

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Court begins hearing Friday on seizure of Ibori’s assets

Jonathan’s administration insensitive, says ACN

CBN recovers N6b banks’ overcharges

Police uncover plans to assassinate Gombe deputy gov

400 researchers, experts mobilise globally against polio

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

INEC to redeploy directors, prune departments

Policeman killed in Borno Boko Haram attack

EFCC counsel withdraws from trial of Lagos Speaker

Sambo, others urge proficiency in English as official language

Tambuwal, Ribadu urge proper funding of police, anti-graft agencies

Monday, April 08, 2013

Health workers to join NLC’s strike over pension

‘Ekiti ACN aware of deputy gov’s sickness since 2009’

APGA elects new leaders, court halts Umeh’s sack

Ijaw congress condemns killing of policemen

Britain's 'Iron Lady,' Margaret Thatcher, dies at 87

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Ekiti deputy gov died peacefully in my hands, says husband

INEC okays APGA’s national convention

Confusion over killing of 12 policemen in Bayelsa

PDP alleges plot to oust Tukur, NWC

Misuse of N1.51tr special funds jolts Senate

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Insecurity: We Must Not Be Deterred, Says Jonathan

Gunmen Storm Adamawa Dep. Gov’s Village, Kill 15

Gunmen Kill Two Clerics, As JTF Arrests Boko Haram ‘Informant’

Amnesty: Monarchs Seek Inclusion Of MASSOB, As Oritsejafor Condemns Move

‘Foreign Objects Spotted In Northern Nigeria’

Friday, April 05, 2013

Fayose Accuses Fayemi Of Heating Up Polity, Declares Intention To Run For Ekiti Guber Seat

Aguleri Warns Enugu, Kogi Govts Over Oil War

We Demanded A Standing Commission On Amnesty, Say Northern Elders

60 Feared Dead In Edo Road Accident

PDP Praises Jonathan Over Amnesty Move For Boko Haram

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Govt plans new land registration system

Ahead 2015 target date, FCTA moves to meet MDGs

Minister intervenes in Manitoba, workers face-off

Obi, Wada meet over border hostilities, urge calm

Why African countries must accelerate industrialisation, by ECA chief

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Kukah blames Boko Haram insurgency on poverty, Akunyili urges dialogue

JAMB sticks to UTME, insists on April 27 date

Reps wade into $11.5b charges on SNEPCO over spill

Ihejirika urges intelligence gathering on terrorism, Fashola, Obada charge media

Outgoing Niger CJ revisits his most difficult case

Onaiyekan condemns pardon for Alamieyeseigha, Bulama

Police quiz Ekiti ACN chairman over murder of PDP member

Monday, April 01, 2013

TCN is broke, says Manitoba chief

Village head, don, 20 others feared killed in Borno, Kaduna

Harsh weather raises fears of meningitis, measles, malaria epidemics

PDP accuses ACN states of wasting subsidy fund

El-Rufai insists Atiku approved Pentascope contract

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