Guardian News Archive for May 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Africa VCs, others laud World Bank’s planned aid to varsities

Jonathan, northern govs, others mourn ex-minister, Kontagora

Anti-tobacco activists advocate smoke-free day

Judge withdraws from Al-Mustapha, Shofolohan appeal

We are not yet where we ought to be, says Osoba

Judge withdraws from Al-Mustapha's appeal

Mamman Kontagora dies at 69

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jonathan, Mark, others vow Nigeria is indivisible

‘Nigeria’s casualty figure in peacekeeping highest’

Court orders APCON to vet Airtel adverts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Work on 700MWs Zungeru hydro-power plant begins

Bankole used non-existent firms to divert funds, says witness

Court rules Thursday in AMCON’s contempt charge against Ogboru

Minister defends cancellation of UTME results

Arik crew-member charged to UK court over alleged drug possession

Monday, May 27, 2013

Leaders end summit, pledge commitment to better Africa

Governors preach morals on Children's Day

WHO members endorse new anti-polio plan

Court upholds Okwu, Okoye as APGA chairmen

Presidential panel visits Boko Haram suspects, blasts’ survivors

PDP suspends Amaechi

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Residents revert to traditional communication mode in emergency states

Uduaghan, cleric, at democracy day service, urge positive attitude

U.S. finally removes Nigeria from Obama’s itinerary

Presidential panel visits Boko Haramsuspects, blasts’ survivors

Outrage as crisis of govs’ forum deepens

Medical workers may begin strike Thursday

Tears, as SSS, families, pay last respects to victims of Nasarawa killings

Aviation workers threaten fresh strike

Enugu demands N16b spent on federal roads

Caverton Helicopters faults Reps’ report, denies links with Rivers on aircraft

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rising Bank Risks: CBN’s Rule May Hit CROs, Auditors, Others

Fayemi Election Was Free And Fair, Too Late To Abort

Mimiko: How Amaechi Rigged Himself Back As NGF Chairman

Amaechi Takes Step To Meet Jonathan

NGF: How The Election Was Won And Lost

Friday, May 24, 2013

FERMA Introduces Monitoring Units On Roads

‘Excessive Litigations Hinder NDIC Settlement Capacity’

NGF Election: Amaechi Wins, Despite Odds

More Tributes For Achebe, As Son Thanks Jonathan, Obi, Others

Nigeria Gets AU Nod For Non-Permanent UN Security Council Seat

Borno Reduces Water Supply To 40 Million Litres

Okorocha Condoles, Donates To Families Of Slain Policemen

Yobe Approves N1.9 Billion For Boko Haram Victims, Farmers

Sambo Urges Nigerians To Cooperate With Jonathan

Nigeria Reports 67 Per Cent Reduction In Polio Cases Within One Year

Cynthia’s Mouth Stuffed With Hair Net, Says Pathologist

Jonathan, Others Bid Achebe Final Farewell

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CJN tasks judges on punctuality, quick dispensation of justice

NLC, TUC plan solidarity strike over Rivers crisis

ACN alleges deceit over state of emergency

10,000mw target not feasible till Dec 2014, says minister

Appeal Court adjourns APGA’s leadership tussle suit over petition

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ACN, PDP trade accusations over plot to destabilise Ekiti

Court orders service on Bianca Ojukwu through Nigerian Embassy in Spain

I did not kill my wife, says slain banker’s husband

Reps explain delay in passage of Health, Insurance Commission bills

Seven arrested over Asadu’s murder, says IGP

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

London police arrest two Arik cabin crew members over alleged drug trafficking

Govt makes five-year plan to stop sleeping sickness, river blindness

S’South CAN, Ijaw group seek support for Jonathan

Elegy for a nation

UNDP, INEC charge stakeholders on 2015 polls

Senate approves emergency rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

Monday, May 20, 2013

Southern leaders urge confab, seek end to corruption, others

Sovereign Wealth fund takes off in June with $850m

Reps panel threatens arrest of bank chiefs over tax remittance

Commonwealth nations move to empower, protect persons with mental disorders

Govt now running agriculture strictly as business, says minister

Sunday, May 19, 2013

War against secessionists rages in North-East

Panic, as SAA makes emergency landing over spark

NJC threatens to sack lazy, corrupt judges

Obasanjo decries Yar’Adua’s reversal of policies

Afghan Taliban backs polio vaccination

Archbishop of Canterbury, others eulogise Achebe at service of songs

Farmers’ body urges focus on agriculture

APC links youths’ emigration from S’East to govt neglect

Lack of funds threatens doctors’ overseas training, says NMA

Orji orders arrest of collapsed building owner, others

Agbakoba asks court to quash charge against subsidy fraud suspect

Why N’Assembly won’t rush 2013 budget amendment, by Maccido

APGA faults INEC over crisis, Okwu defends Obi

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Chief Judge Urges Collaboration Between Bar, Bench

Imo Offers To Assist Families Of ‘Fallen Tree’ Victims

NEMA Solicits Support On Disaster Reduction

Citizenship And Leadership Centre Graduates 62 EFCC Cadets

There Is Fraud In FCT Education Secretariat, Minister Admits

Friday, May 17, 2013

State Of Emergency: Military Bombards Boko Haram Camps

Emergency Rule: Jonathan Acted In Accordance With The Law, Say Reps

Gowon, Okoh, Catholic Bishops Lament Insecurity, Chart Path For Nation’s Peace

Fears Over Influx Of Foreigners Into Benue, Abia

PDP Crisis: Police To Quiz Rivers’ Speaker, Amaechi’s Aide

Cleric Blames Politicians’ Flamboyant Lifestyle For Crime Wave

Emergency Rule: Expert Advises Military To Provide Hotline

Ashiru Lists Condition For Suspension Of State Of Emergency

Nigeria Lost N570 Billion To Last Year’s Flood, Says NIMET

Police Chief Seeks Dissolution Of 14 Years Marriage

GSM Networks Shutdown To Prevent Boko Haram Members From Fleeing, Says Military Officer

Adamawa Female Lawmaker Commends Presidency Over State Of Emergency

My Pikin Producers Bag Seven Years Imprisonment

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nigeria, others urged to invest in education, health

APCON lifts ban on Guinness advertising materials

ACN asks N’ Assembly to study proclamation, S’East PDP okays action

Falana, Fasehun, Keyamo, others laud Jonathan

Sultan, Oritsejafor urge unity, peace

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Why Adamawa was included, by Tukur

Akanbi cautions over emergency rule

Govt, Odi to settle out of court over N37b compensation

Senate moves to immortalise Achebe

Police re-occupy Rivers council secretariat, cite bomb scare

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jonathan declares emergency rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

Lawmakers allege plot to kill Amaechi, others

Constitutional provisions for state of emergency declaration

Govt orders DISCOs to supply meters to customers

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G N-E-W-S Jonathan declares state of emergency in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

Monday, May 13, 2013

Electronic transactions hit N80b daily, says CBN

Court orders police to end barricade of Rivers council

Jonathan, security chiefs meet, NHRC probes Nasarawa killings

Stakes in Nigeria-U.S. military, security co-operation

CJN, Fashola task lawyers on ethics, rule of law

Sunday, May 12, 2013

ACN, others caution against emergency rule in the North

DPR debunks rumour of sub-standard gas

Police officers laud Jonathan over Okiro’s nomination

S’South, S’East govs meet, chart path to regions’ growth

‘How theft stalls accurate measurement of oil output’

19 years on, Nigeria, Brazil to restore direct air link

Maku dissociates self from Nasarawa violence

Akpabio, Lagos PDP disown 2015 presidency posters

Stakeholders seek govt’s intervention in glaucoma prevention in rural areas

Minister laments setback on construction of East-West Road

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Onu Charges ANPP Supporters Not To Be Afraid

Telecom: Dual SIM Phones Poses Challenge For Number Porting

CAN Re-elects Oritsejafor For Second Term

IGP Calls For Public Support For Police

Anti-Tobacco Campaigners, Others Fault Proposed Ban On Smoking

Friday, May 10, 2013

INEC’s Recognition Of Umeh As APGA Chairman Faulty, Says Ezenwajiaku

Bama Killings: Doctors Withdraw Services In Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

Atiku, Others Blame Jonathan For Insecurity

CAN Insists On Compensation For Christian Victims Of Boko Haram Attacks

I’ve Delivered 70 Per Cent Of My Campaign Promises, Says Fayemi

Thursday, May 09, 2013

INEC backs Umeh as APGA national chairman

PDP wades into Presidency, N’Assembly feud over budget

S’Court insists on political end to sovereign wealth’s dispute

IMF scores Nigeria’s economic performance high

Outrage at Lafia attacks, death toll hits 30

Tinubu warns against inflammatory comments on nation’s unity

Obama not coming to Nigeria soon

Amaechi remains Rivers PDP leader, says Wike

Govt appoints Hajiya Ciroma, others as parastatals heads

Sylva gets bail

Crew escapes unhurt as military copter crashes in PH

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Court insists on hearing Ibori’s $15m bribe money suit

TUC, maritime workers task govt over NLNG, NIMASA face-off

Constitution to undergo changes after ongoing National Assembly review

Akwa Ibom indigenes begin recall of Senator

Commonwealth Secretary General attributes Boko Haram’s insurgency to ‘challenges of diversity’

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

U.S. exchange programme for African journalists begins Wednesday

Govt may introduce charges on new roads

Jonathan charges African leaders on development

Court orders police to pay Ugolor N5m over Oyerinde

Nigeria, WHO tackle HIV drug resistance in children

Monday, May 06, 2013

ACN faults new aviation policy, call for Lagos governor’s probe

Turaki still at large, says EFCC

JTF arrests Shuwa’s suspected killers, rescues Rep’s parents

Turai Yar’Adua, FCTA land dispute takes new twist

Shettima Ali-Monguno regains freedom

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Why amnesty is complicated anti-terrorism option, by expert

Uwais laments poor funding of Law School, wants old students’ support

The Guardian appeals defamatory judgment

Presidency wades into NIMASA, NLNG face-off

Eight feared killed in attack on Bayelsa community

Reps begin appraisal of N259.7b FCT budget

‘Lekki Port will be West Africa’s maritime hub’

Jonathan administration becoming despotic, says ACN

CNPP wants Obasanjo probed over alleged misuse of special funds

Absence of peace will hinder development, say Arewa leaders

Saturday, May 04, 2013

NPC Picks Imo Varsity For Population Studies

Jonathan/Amaechi Rift: Rivers Assembly Meet Monday

Nigeria Will Join Top Eight Economies Soon, Says Okonjo-Iweala

EFCC Arraigns Kebbi Officials Over N64m Fraud

Gov Fayemi Names Olayinka’s Replacement

Friday, May 03, 2013

ACF Expresses Shock, Urges Immediate Release Of Monguno

Presidency Distances First Lady From Abuja Land Dispute

Monguno: Gov Shettima Reacts, Promises To Secure His Release

Tribunal Upholds Mimiko’s Election

Gunmen Kidnap Elder Statesman, Ali Monguno

UN, NGE Seek Freedom For Journalists

Expert Raises Alarm Over PIB, Assures On Positives Of PHCN Privatisation

Merger With APC Nullifies DPP’sSuspension Of Ewerido, Say Leaders

JAMB Withholds UTME Results Of 80,419 Candidates In 40 Centres

Ajimobi Vows To Punish Perpetrators Of ACN/AP Ibadan Clash 

Thursday, May 02, 2013

ACN faults reports on Baga violence, wants independent probe

Scores injured, as ACN, AP supporters clash in Oyo

Obasanjo, others extol Kolade’s virtues at book launch

Turai Yar’Adua wins Abuja land suit against Jonathan’s wife

Police in Ondo assure on security as election tribunal gives verdict Friday

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Rivers PDP denies plot to impeach Amaechi

Senate alleges bias in NIMASA recruitment

North will overcome Boko Haram insurgency, says Kwankwaso

Tambuwal warns Constitution Review panel against personal bias

Buhari gives terms to drop presidential bid

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