The Punch News Archive for December 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nigerians in US express fear of guilt by association

FG upgrades airports’ security system

2010: Reps make U-turn on EFCC’s budget

Sectarian violence: Group calls for decentralisation of SCIA

Petrobras to launch tender for modules

Russia, Ukraine reach new deal on oil transit

Nigerian politicians need reform more than INEC —Oni

Kure defends Maryam Babangida’s pre-dawn burial

Indonesia sees 15% slash in E&P spend

Iraq says Nippon Oil must be more flexible

Ex-bank MD’s family asks police to stop death probe

Labour Party writes INEC, foresees danger in Anambra governorship election

Zambia opens second bidding round

Fuel shortage may persist till January

Total gets 49% interest in Algerian field

Home prices in 20 US cities rose for a fifth consecutive month

‘I want Shell to be among top companies in innovation and research’

Death toll rises to 70 in Bauchi

Yar’Adua: PDP govs to meet on January 5

PHCN Eko Distribution Zone to install 5,000 prepaid meters

Italian business confidence rises

Lukoil, Statoil sign initial pact for West Qurna Phase 2

World Energy demand to increase by 35% in 2030 – Exxon Mobil

CNPC builds overseas capacity

UK unemployment ‘will peak at 2.8m’ in 2010

German December inflation rises to 8-month high

AbdulMutallab: TUC carpets Nigerian leaders

‘Nigerian youths are prone to terrorists’ manipulations’

Group, lawmaker urge youths to shun terrorism

NDE introduces special scheme for persons with need

Jebba-Kano railway project to gulp N12.2bn

ECN stresses PPP option for power sector

KGOC maps out spending plans

Canada approves PetroChina oil sands bid

Petroleum ministry backs Masters Energy for NNPC contract

Fishermen want assistance to forestall fish scarcity

NITEL: Financial bids submission ends January 22 – BPE

Ondo budgets N118.8bn for 2010

Kwara Speaker seeks measures against violent clashes

Military drills have no link with terrorist attack – Israel

Bolton sacks Megson

Howard laments 3SC’s poor run

S’West MSM meets to discuss party formation

Human trafficking: Police arrest medical doctor in Enugu

‘I’ll complete all ongoing projects’

Euro zone grapples with debt crisis

NIC: Uganda government divests shares, commends IGI

Air passenger demand up by 2.1 per cent –IATA

Secret mobile phone codes cracked

No alternative to deregulation, privatisation in Nigeria – Experts

Oando to up LPG storage by 7,200MT

Where are all the rural women?

Nigeria to export more crude oil in February

Chevron to settle royalty charges

Dollar gains on yen as rate path seen set to diverge

Cecilia Ibru paid N225m for living in own house

Why local content in aviation insurance is low – NAICOM

Re: Bomb attack on Superscreen TV

French public debt in new high

A partisan AGF?

Badagry Expressway: PHCN begins relocation of cables

FG spends N1.3bn monthly on allowances of militants

Yar’ Adua: CJ fixes NBA’s suit for Jan 5

IG decorates promoted officers

Father of four arrested with 64 bags of Indian hemp

Amodu names Martins, Ogbuke for Angola 2010

Pacquiao takes doping test

Laloko criticises NFF over friendly

2009: A year of tension, controversies

Man arraigned for engaging housewife in illicit affair

Plateau speaker inaugurates ex-lawmakers club

Poor sanitation: Rivers shuts spare parts market

NAPTIP secures five convictions in Lagos

Police deploy bomb detectors in AIT

Eight S’Court justices absent from Katsina-Alu’s inauguration

I won’t relent in my efforts – Fashola

Ibafo in one-year darkness

Afribank boosts collection with efficiency

Treat Abdulmutallab on his own merit

A season of discomfort

AbdulMutallab’s failed terrorist attack

10 big US financial scandals in 2009

Indices dip further on blue chip losses

US treasuries set for worst year since 1978

Oil rises a sixth day on forecast for US stockpile decline

Power generation stays at 3,500MW as 6,000MW deadline expires

Two Umarus and a prayer for the nation

Having a restful 2010

Yippee, the year ends today!

Obama blames ‘systemic failures‘ for plane attack

Dutch court to take on Shell Nigeria cases

Amodu drops Adeleye, seven others from Nations Cup team

Nigerian syringe bomber fantasised about Jihad

Former Indonesian President, Wahid dies

BREAKING NEWS: Maryam Babangida buried

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Poverty encourages it

Nigeria at a crossroads

Faulty parenting

Setback to rebranding project

Examine the terrorist‘s angst

It‘s religion without righteousness

Police deny killing at Oshodi fracas

Robbers raid Intercontinental Bank, kill two

Man Utd grants Van der Sar leave

Former CIBN boss dies in hotel room

‘Credit penetration below 30% in Nigeria’

Mancini reveals title aspirations

Make security a priority

‘Al-Qaeda wants to abduct Israelis in Nigeria, Togo, others’

Community demands $500m compensation for oil spill

Soludo says INEC needs prayers, alleges plans to rig Anambra poll

There are more youths like me, AbdulMutallab warns FBI

Advice for parents

Chelsea won’t miss Drogba – Ancelotti

10 tips for creating a successful employee appraisal system

Ogun bond issue must follow due process for approval – Lawmakers

Airport concession: Blame administrators who cannot negotiate properly – Ore

China Eastern to buy 16 Airbus A330s

SEC to tighten capital market regulations in 2010

Estimating small business start-up costs

Real denies Sheikh buy-out bid

Mayweather, Pacquiao to face drug test

Mutallab may face US martial law


Resign now, Umar tells Yar’Adua … insists President’s too ill to function

...Crisis caused by sect leader’s illness – Bauchi CP

Ibori: Kutigi queries CJ, Awokulehin

Yar’Adua: FG opposes suit by Falana, others

Bauchi: Police arrest 20 suspects, security agents fear spread of violence

Maryam: IBB arrives from US, weeps at airport

Religious bigots are here

We‘ve become a threat

Yemen condemns foiled terror attack aboard US jet

3SC will survive – Babalade

NTTF to open 2010 with junior meets

Stakeholders canvass more employment for the disabled

Lawmaker calls for establishment of solid minerals agency

Profit taking drags down ASI by 0.4%

JAL bankruptcy proposed as option to banks

Government to restructure Lagos BRT

Camry, Escape, Altima top list of 10 best cars

World markets close higher on Wall Street gains

BofA on fighting form as blue-chips flock in

OPS advises Mimiko on moribund firms

Personnel training: Key performance driver in 2010

Building a happy, productive workforce

GFN invites 10 gymnasts for African tourney

Henin targets Aussie Open glory

Russia to counter US missile defences – Putin

Blame his foreign teachers

Saraki, tar these roads

Fire guts AIT Dome in Lagos

NJC makes U-turn, says Katsina-Alu takes oath today

Stop killing in God’s name, ACF warns religious extremists

TMG urges quarterly report from public office holders

Afenifere hails Mimiko over payment of N1.4bn gratuity to aged pensioners

NUT accuses Alao-Akala’s aides of destabilisation plot

Nigerian pilgrims flee church as monks fight in Bethlehem

Three die as Navy, pirates clash in Calabar

Edo Govt, this is outrageous

We‘ve gone full circle

Anger as China executes Briton over drug trafficking

NATO acknowledges deaths in Afghanistan

Fabregas sees future in Premier League

Viewing centres as sources

Patterns: Teaming up to control high blood pressure

How to reduce bills in your business

‘How to avoid sacking employees during downturn’

Insurance industry’s capitalisation hits N400bn –Minister

Fed to offer term deposits to banks

Dollar slips against euro on subdued trade

Second Detroit plane scare draws tough response

Chariot to get you back to nature

Dutch plan new airport scanners after Detroit scare

Tag flights, threat to domestic airlines

N200bn bond: GTB completes placement of first tranche

End-year stock rally continues

NERC to withdraw idle IPP licences in 2010

Economic realities defy N52,000 minimum wage

Human capital development, strategy for organisational growth

‘Fearless 3-year-olds might be tomorrow‘s criminals

Tylenol may ease headaches and heartaches

Eagles must work hard to stop Eto’o, Drogba – Erico

Nigeria can win Nations Cup – Chukwu

Oni vs Fayemi: Still many rivers to cross

Jonathan and the shape of battle to come

Somali Pirates seize British tanker

Gay couple marries in Argentina

US will pursue plane bomb plotters —Obama

Bonded by ill-health: A nation and its ailing leaders

Perseverance in the face of persecution...a story of hope

Result of bad leadership

No bulk retail of lubricants from Jan 1 – Lukman

Re: Daniel, Ogun lawmakers in fresh row

Reps back Yar’Adua on 2009 supplementary budget

Mixed reactions trail Yar’Adua’s signing of supplementary budget

Gas flaring: Hundreds of Omoku people may go blind

Bomb attack on Superscreen TV

Playing politics with 6,000MW

Deconstructing a city without cultural soul

Suspect visited Yemen between August, December — Foreign ministry

Attack on media can’t stop the truth — NGE

Somali pirates seize two more vessels

Swine flu cannot be conquered now -WHO

AIT Corporate headquarters on fire

Congo ex-rebel takes gov’t job, calls for amnesty

Somali pirates hijack tanker, release container

NFF signs new Coca-Cola contract

There are plenty more like me, Nigerian failed suicide bomber warns FBI

Yar’Adua signs 2009 supplementary budget

Monday, December 28, 2009

Health care: Oshiomhole seeks collaboration with Edo doctors

Maryam’s burial shifted to Wednesday

Ohanaeze seeks credible election in Anambra

Scholar laments waning roles of traditional rulers

Japan to open embassy in Rwanda

Oil price goes above $78 a barrel

Anambra: S’Court to hear application on Soludo

Korea Electric shares jump after winning $20bn UAE nuclear order

Dutch probe claims of Nigerian bomber accomplice

UK firm gets oil refinery construction deal

Strike: Judicial workers dare Abia govt

President Obama’s new cyber boss faces ‘tough job’

‘Lawmakers don’t collect money for constituency projects’

Suspect’s family pledges to cooperate with security agencies

US tightens security around airlines

Northern govs mourn ex-First Lady

Terror scare, a dent on Nigeria’s image — cnpp

Mobiles take a great leap forward

Nigeria can export cashew nuts to Israel – Envoy

Shonekan, Fashola, Anyim, others mourn

European, Asian stocks rise on China‘s growth

Reps prescribe one-month jail term for GSM offences

United Kingdom shopper numbers surge as discounting begins

Deadline: Plot owners besiege FCT control office

Outage cripples BlackBerry Americas network

Technology changes ‘outstrip’ netbooks

Osun rerun: Inec, pdp will derail our democracy, ac warns

FG to suspend airlines that compromise security

Bayelsa to prosecute ghost workers’ syndicates

President‘s health

Nothing will stop reforms to eliminate vices in UNAD – VC

Yar‘Adua: Nigeria in the throes of darkness

NFF rules out friendly for Eagles

I want to keep winning titles – Messi

Benin lists Omotoyossi, Ogunbiyi for Angola

‘We hate one another in Niger Delta’

Family visit Briton on eve of China’s execution

Click off the TV and burn more calories

Salem varsity unfolds transformational agenda

Fuel at N100/litre

Travels: Ministers not under your control, Aondoakaa tells Oronsaye

NDLEA confiscates 307kg of hemp Delta

Journalists urged to be agents of inter-religious harmony

‘Memory chip shortage to be seen in 2010’

Private sector players‘ll perform in public office – Obasanjo

Nigerian firm to build $110m cassava ethanol refinery

Tanker glut signals 25% drop on 26-mile line of ships

Fire guts popular Ibadan market

Three killed in Lagos clash

ASEAN, Japan, China form $120bn reserve pool

Three years after concession, port tariffs remain high – BPE

Two firms get CBN’s ATM licence

Website to address traffic hurdles

AT&T stops online iPhone sales in New York

Ijebu Ife: Panel concludes probe, denies court order

6,730 people scramble for NSCDC jobs

Foiled terror attack: Senators blame US govt

Epe General Hospital

PHCN, Egbeda

Lagos Agric-YES scheme for graduate farmers excites US envoy

DNA shifts timeline for mammoths’ exit

Bomb kills 15 during Shiite’s procession in Pakistan

AC, Saraki others, condole with Babangida on Maryam‘s death

Tom Tom reaffirms support for Eagles

LeBron leads Cavaliers to big win

Rooney glad to avoid Ferguson’s anger

NVBF to hold Top Eight

Alao-Akala‘s administration is uncaring – Lanlehin

Alarming levels of diabetes found in Fiji

Brazil and India join the top ranks of governments supporting research

Ikere College embraces farming to boost IGR

Kidnappers and Igboland

Tourism: Ex-LG boss urges Fashola to focus on Badagry

FERMA‘s equipment

Eight feared dead as fresh sectarian violence rocks Bauchi

Osun youths charge government over moral decadence

Plateau PDP crisis: Shuluwa dares Jang

LG to venture into solar energy market

Asian shares up on economic outlook, dollar hovers

‘Microsoft shadowed by Apple, Google’

DPR shuts 47 filling stations for diversion, selling above N65

Japan agrees to $81bn stimulus package

PUNCH Online readers back calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Residents protest killing of former ambassador

Trading close positive as volume rises by 64%

‘Lack of gas supply affects power generation, distribution’

Attaining financial independence through social networking

Lack of collaboration, a major hurdle to e-Payment implementation

IHS posts N1.05bn profit as Continental Re records N307m loss

NCC bars sale of SIM cards on the streets

How to extend your laptop’s battery life

FG urged to cushion effect of inflation

Measles: Report discovers 78% decline in global death rate

Muslim groups advise parents, leaders

Mimiko increases salaries of monarchs

Confusion as Kutigi swears in new CJN on Thursday

2009: Nigerian literary scene resonates from abroad

Africa seeks long-term solutions rooted in development, human rights

Transport sector and global warming

New mansions for Vice-President and others

204,626 enjoy free ride on Xmas day

Papalanto/Shagamu road needs attention

Investment in human capital will lead to productivity – Don

Excavation sites show distinct living areas early in stone age

Iran cracks down on opponents after protests

3,000 Nigerians reside in Israel – Ambassador

Christmas holiday trip: Pressure mounts on Jonathan to sack Lukman

Obisia wants boxing competitions

Angola 2010: Lions, Elephants hot favourites

Presidency meeting on mass layoffs in banks flops

Bomb attack in Pakistani kill 25

Oshiomhole seeks collaboration on health care with Edo doctors

FRSC threatens to prosecute erring motorists

Nigerian firm to build $110m cassava ethanol refinery


Sunday, December 27, 2009

‘NDLEA seized 1.5 tonnes of drugs in Abuja in 2009’

UNILORIN 49: Varsity expresses readiness to pay salary arrears

Blame northern elite – Tsav

Toni nears Serie A switch to Roma

Mimiko confirms brother as AAU VC

I’m not running away – Pacquiao

Fashola, save us from Agege LG

Mutallab appears before security

Daniel, Ogun lawmakers in fresh row

Nations Cup: Chelsea holds on to Drogba, Kalou

Nigerian group in US condemns terrorist act

100% passenger check to be enforced – NCAA

Mr. President‘s health

Pray for President

Albion closes gap on Newcastle

‘Robinho will be great player for City’

Igbeti bridge

Show us video of Mr. President

FG, First Bank condemn incident

Airport security confirms suspect travelled from MMIA

CJN’s inauguration not restricted to President — SAN

Police laud media for anti-crime campaign in Anambra

How I spent my Xmas – Amodu

Tourism: Stakeholders seek better use of online platforms

Gas Natural sells Mexico assets worth $1.2bn

Travel industry stakeholders seek better use of online platforms

Japan steel output recovery to slow in Q1

FG defaults on N2bn insurance premium payment

Kumuyi lists conditions for better Nigeria

Allow Jonathan to act for Yar’Adua — ARG, others

FG orders security screening at airports

N’Delta: FG releases post-amnesty plan to former militant commanders

Two-year outage

2010: Insurance coach pledges better outing

Mancini in good start

Thai boxing champion shot dead

2010: Squash enthusiast wants more events

‘Ignore influence of money in 2010 poll and Anambra will change’

Nigeria’s virtual rulers

VP’s billion naira house

Maryam’s life and times of beauty, glamour and…cancer

Airlines issue new rules after attempted terror attack

Release detained Itsekiri leaders, group urges Uduaghan

NBA criticises murder of Oyinlola’s lawyer

Philips sees net profit in 2009, lower sales

Work begins on $3bn Lagos light rail

Public sector should embrace ICTs – NCC boss

Broadcasting: ‘Regulators should be facilitators not impediments’

Meltdown stalls firm’s plans to set up MFB

SMEs: Ecobank restates commitment to empowerment

India’s IT services’ market to double by 2013

New $100 laptop for delivery in 2012

Lagos inaugurates committee on excision matters

House Committee flays return of unspent funds

Shops, stores enjoy Boxing Day shopping bonanza

Ondo to turn Ore to commercial nerve centre

Lagos tragedy: Man recalls son’s last moments

Nigerians condemn failed attack in the US

Jonathan may become Acting President this week

FRSC’s image

LASG, build road in Agiliti

Professionals in politics tend to do more harm –Mbadinuju

Edo targets top spot in NSE

Wolves boss faults Ward‘s red card

Hammers whip Pompey in relegation crunch

The return of Ngige

Collapsed structures

Appellate court judgment

Nigerian terror suspect arraigned, risks 20 years in jail

Senate condemns act

‘Intervention agencies can enhance security’

Why Sharia system can’t work in Nigeria now — Fashola

Farmers want microfinance banks barred

DPR turns a blind eye to profiteering by fuel dealers

Lagos places embargo on sand mining activities

Broadband, critical to prevention of crime

Cisco saves $120,000 using virtual facility simulation

World Bank approves revised policy on disclosure

Stransact Partners promises advisory services

FG defaults in N2bn premium payment

Traders fault demolition exercise by govt

CIIN celebrates growth in professionalism

Banking crisis: Where has the money gone?

J P Morgan earns $2.2bn on stocks deals

Christmas holiday reduces trading volume on NSE

Globacom’s youth empowerment initiative lauded

Etisalat adds 170 new cities, villages to network

Eko Atlantic City: Daring the waves

Mass sacking: ASSBIFI strikes deal with Oceanic Bank

Govt to meet conditions for deregulation

Group decries TASUED’s inaction on cult members

Saraki seeks stiffer sanctions for beneficiaries of electoral malpractices

Experts predict gloomy outlook for aviation sector

Maryam Babangida dies at 61

Don’t toy with nuclear programme

Prayers for Mr. President?

LASG, punish footbridge violators

PHCN, give us our meters

When can the VP act without president’s authorisation?

EFCC v. Ibori: The making of a controversial ruling

Anambra: A state and its politics

Angola 2010: Eagles will beat Egypt – Odemwingie

City owner wants to buy Real

NGO asks Mark, Bankole to resign

Jonathan may become Acting-President this week

Saraki calls for Amodu’s removal

Terrorism: Muttalab’s father appears before security agencies, exonerate self

Experts predict gloomy outlook for Nigeria ’s aviation sector

Why Sharia system can’t work in Nigeria now – Islamic cleric

Nigerian Terrorist: Blame northern elite-Tsav.

Mimiko emerges as new VC for Adekunle Ajasin varsity

Ijebu Ife mayhem: Daniel’s largesse tears activists apart


Nigerian charged with trying to blow up US jet

How my wife died – IBB

Maryam Babangida is dead

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Life is hard as ‘super single’

Nadal reveals schedule woes

Future Awards holds nominees party

Biodun Aluko makes detour

LP wants Imoke to account for state’s share of excess crude funds

Pacquiao plans to sue Mayweather over dope test

Lighting up your face with blue eyeshadow

EFCC gets order to freeze Akingbola’s asssets

Ferdinand‘s United return date unclear

World Cup: Kalou wants England showdown

Lola Omotayo takes leave

Bevista boss smitten

2009: A year unfit to remember

A shaky edifice

A sick country and its sick President (3)

Collectibles boss steps up

Okonjo-Iweala’s daughter weds

Actions, not words, will save the economy

World football team of the decade

Lukman’s defiance of VP’s order, a sign of rudderlessness – AC

What hope for the Super Eagles at Angola 2010?

Uduaghan should stop deceiving self

A’Ibom now with uninterrupted power

NITEL lies prostrate as workers bemoan salary arrears

Pink dress commotion

Perfect holiday gift for your teenage daughter

2009: Dominant trends

2009: Armed robbery still king of crime

Insecurity: S’East lawmakers avoid constituencies, mark Xmas in Abuja, others

Eating disorders (2)

Is this the kind of president in Jonathan?

Kids who beat cancer still face heart risks

Yar’Adua mother’s wish should be respected

Traders lament extortion, low sales in Calabar Christmas Village

Malouda sees red as Birmingham holds Chelsea

Group C: Eagles, Pharaohs in comfort zone

Setting effective financial goals for the New Year

Wheatmeal: Honeywell’s promise and stakeholders’ perception

AMAA 2010: No going back on Dec. 31 deadline

Julius Aghahowa launches multi-million naira vehicle

… Alex Cole follows suit

Lagosians should encourage Fashola – Christy Essien-Igbokwe

New residences for VP, Senate President, Speaker and their deputies

Fellow Nigerians, let us pray!

Cleaning up after Christmas festivities

That scandalous food import bill

Local delicacies consumed during Christmas

All States MD fetes editors for Nigerian Experience

Onirus stage superlative wedding

Ajimobi grooves at 60

Many women don’t like making female friends – Hon. Okoya-Thomas

Breaking the branding silence

Politics in 2009: A retrospective look

Dangote leverages turnaround for global competitiveness

Charter aviation industry offers ways to cut cost

It’s always season to be jolly

Farewell to the year of the mad pig

Increased number of varsities has thrown up the issue of quality academic staff – UNIOSUN VC

2009: A year of promises, general decline and economic misfortunes

Red-hot Villa dares Arsenal at Emirates

Memories: Style dominates Etisalat’s Dynamix All Youths Awards

I once sang for Obasanjo when he was president and he shed tears – Dr. Tunji Abayomi

Year of lows ends on a high

Anambra 2010: Whither the compromise candidate?

New light on Jane Austen’s final chapter

N90bn burden on Rivers and Cross River

I couldn’t sleep when I made my first million – Longe, chairman DALCO Group

In women, Aspirin might ward off eye trouble

IPP: A’Ibom takes giant step forward to industrialisation

Mpape: The ‘Ajegunle’ of Abuja

It still looks like a movie to me – Father of 18yr-old JSS3 victim of Christmas Eve tragedy ...

US plane bomb attempt: Nigerian link worries Aso Rock

S’Korea gives Ahn World Cup boost

Robinho will be a great player for City-Mancini

Collapsed relationships

Cars! Cars!! Cars!!!

AGN in crisis

$1m cocaine from Nigeria intercepted at Beirut airport

Year of crashed marriages

Peace will reign in Ekiti - Adeboye

Development of rural areas will continue to enjoy our attention-Kano governor

Asia marks tsunami‘s fifth anniversary with prayer

Uganda to demand tougher terms in new oil deals

Lebanon confiscates $1m cocaine haul

VP orders probe of Nigeria’s link to aircraft bomb plot

I sleep with my mentor and every member of his family

Nigerian student detonates explosive on aircraft

Friday, December 25, 2009

Six months after LAGBUS bus ran over him, policeman battles for life in fifth hospital

‘How killer crocodile devoured our loved ones in our presence’

Greece votes for big budget cuts to reduce debt

Fuel crisis mars Xmas celebrations

I have to improve players’confidence – Benitez

ASSBIFI rescues sacked Oceanic Bank workers

Mancini debuts with Stoke test

’I’ve concluded plans to get a degree so I can fall back on something when I’m no longer famous’

US probes banks on sale of risky securities

Israel may beat growth estimates

Foreign artistes stormed Naija

Retirement investing mistakes to avoid

China trade surplus to fall 19% as imports surge – Merrill

Angola relies on home support

Copyright commission urged to register collecting societies

Lagos bomb sourced locally –Police

’A fan saw me when I was stranded on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, he fixed my car and gave me N40,000’

Xmas ends with no goodwill message from President Yar’Adua

Civil servants seek urgent review of minimum wage

Xmas: Ohakim charges Imo people to be vigilant

Nigerian league and the way forward

Edo targets top Sports Festival glory

Getting the best from co-operative societies

Kidnappers hit Nollywood

He has refused to take me to his family

My husband’s girlfriends are still after him

Black and white: Ageless!

Men jilt me because of my son

Breakthrough period for Rita Dominic

My stepmum’s meanness made my siblings and I to steal food in our own home –Kevin ChuwanPam

Lesson 14: Investing wisely in 2010(4)

My mother was so strict, she forbade us from eating or playing in other people’s homes –Saba Ndagi

Be safety conscious this season

Lessons from Christmas presents

How to tackle cheating

Christmas and social hugging

A policy introduced by Awolowo in 1973 turned me into a multi-millionaire –Chief Olabanji Akingbule

If we have to charge the cost of BRT operation, many can’t afford it – Mobereola, LAMATA boss

American firm returns $3bn to investor amid rule changes

‘Banks bundled bad debt, bet against it and won’

National Museum in sordid state, gasps for $2m lifeline from Ford Foundation

NYSC: Not forgetting its political imperative

Ghana not changing Nations Cup team list

I didN’T enjoy Christmas HOLIDAY until I left football – Owolabi

Andy Uba storms Anambra, says ‘I’m not afraid of anybody’

Lagos: 10 feared dead in Christmas Eve accident

Readers’ reactions

Reasons Jonathan rejected Aondoakaa’s letter –Investigation

Vatican to review security after papal attack

12 feared dead in Xmas eve tragedy

Pope Benedict gives Christmas message after assault

Thursday, December 24, 2009

City stars back me – Mancini

Osun rerun: INEC declares Omisore winner, opposition parties kick

Demolition: Lagos residents tackle Fashola

Fannie, Freddie CEOs may receive $6m in pay for 2009

Ancelotti banks on young duo

Bad pitches, poor funding killing our league – Dike

Last four years my best – Wenger

Peak milk, Hotsports partner on CSR initiative

Electricity demand grows in Israel

Ibori: Court’s quashing of 170-count charge inappropriate — EFCC

FRSC reads the riot act to Oyo road users

Ikere LG partners US investors to fund quarry project

Fashola urges children to prepare for leadership challenges

130 die in pre-Xmas accidents nationwide

Greece to become euro zone most indebted economy in 2010

Goodtime QSR invests N85m in eatery

Cultism: Don tasks varsities

Biotechnology can transform our economy – NADBA boss

Orji chides banks for reneging on loan agreement

‘Xmas means a lot to my career’

Arsenal targets loan move for Huntelaar

UN sanctions shameful – Eritrea

US Senate passes healthcare reform bill

Ancelotti puts faith in Borini, Sturridge

Ferguson criticises Hughes’ sacking

Tiger Woods: It’s all in the ads

Kogi to increase taxes, fees

MDGs: UNDP seeks more investment in rural areas

Badagry historical resort for construction in 2010

‘Vision 2020 unachievable without agric development’

Schwarzenegger seeks Obama’s help for deficit relief

Refused to be gagged… Nigerian press @ 150

Anambra: We won’t endorse rigging of governorship poll —Ozekhome

...Police promise to ensure crime-free Christmas

Fire guts commissioner’s home

...Ademowo, Adebiyi preach peace

Yar’Adua: Bishop urges compliance with constitution

Bankole, Daniel urge Christians to remain committed

Donington Park fails to attract buyer

Ogilvy Africa wins Zain Africa‘s business account

Nigeria’s non-oil revenue drops by 52%

Clerics urge FG to halt mass lay-offs in banks

United Nations in Language

Gay to learn dancing steps from Bolt

3SC will recover from poor form – Adepoju

Three die, dozens missing in ferry accident

African Union concerned over Sudan distrust

Gov Obi, rebuild Ebenebe bridge

Worsening fuel crisis

Working as a team, bacteria spin gears

Nestle’s suspension of operation unnecessary

Namibia court orders release of election results

Bomb attacks kill 27 in Baghdad

Eagles ready for Egypt – Amodu

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight off

Bias against local musical videos

AU ministers move to unveil AIB

Bank crisis: NDIC seeks power to review subsidiaries’ books

A Decade in History

Human capacity development essential for economic growth

‘N’Delta can be nation’s food basket’

Shareholders ask firm to penetrate African, European markets

Prayers for Yar’Adua working – VP

Fresh strike looms in health sector

...Xmas: Second-hand clothes dealers enjoy good patronage

70% of drug suspects in Katsina are youths —NDLEA

Obama’s peace and war

Celebrating Xmas amid fuel scarcity, cash crunch, mass lay-offs

NULGE calls for abolition of LG, state joint accounts

...Osun residents face bleak Christmas

Imbibe virtue of selflessness, Oyinlola urges Christians

Christmas: One event, varied celebrations

Fuel: Lukman defies VP’s order, travels to Austria

US stocks rally on sign of economic recovery

Exploring business angle of Christmas & New Year gifts

Promos: Lifting sales at customer’s expense

Nigeria, three others seal environmental management pact

Bond market records 75% drop in turnover

‘Nigerian sugar industry can supply W/African market’

Kano Customs generates N925.7m in 11 months

Bleak Christmas for bankers

Yuletide: Exotic car-snatching syndicates terrorise Lagos

Of the good, the bad and the ugly

DPR threatens to close filling stations selling above N65

Bank workers bemoan job losses

A journey through light and darkness

From diminuendo to crescendo... the beat goes on

2009: Movies, music and more!

Who invented ember months?

Premier League not easy – Arshavin

Emeteole backs Ibenegbu to replace Okocha

Anglican church committed to recognising homosexuals

W’Sahara activist under Moroccan house arrest

Ghanaian president refuses Christmas gifts over corruption fears

Patient registry, tool in cystic fibrosis fight

MTN’s haemodialysis centres

Yar’Adua’s health: Tell Nigerians the truth

Stop shielding Grace Ushang’s killers

Nigeria, three others seal environmental management agreement

Liberia president in symbolic Christmas prison term

Xmas Eve fire guts commissioner‘s home

Oil wells: Presidency’s committee soon to tender report

Intervention agencies necessary for improved security- Arthur-Worrey

Yuletide: 33 accidents, 130 lives lost in 5 days-FRSC

UN extends mandate of Congo peacekeeping force

Obama stops trade benefits for Guinea, two others

Don urges universities to be proactive in waging war against cultism

CAR President‘s helicopter makes emergency landing

Prepare yourselves for leadership challenges, Fashola tells children

Plateau LG crisis: lawmakers dare Jang, take over administration of council

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fiat takes over Zastava in Serbia

Italy tax amnesty yields €80bn

BlackBerry e-mail restored for some after outage

US stocks fluctuate as commodities rise

Egypt eyes boosting Russian wheat imports

Dubai World goes standstill in early January

IMF turns down $2bn loan to Ukraine

Tea prices to stabilise in 2010, weather better – FAO

‘2010 budget should reflect Nigerians’ needs’

Land, finance hinder development in Nigeria, says expert

Angola puts round plans on hold

Uduaghan wants trust fund to manage oil revenues for communities

Minister inaugurates committee on implementation of Cabotage regime

Nestlé suspends operations in Zimbabwe

Xmas rush: Stranded travellers scramble for seats

Yuletide: TCN assures Osun, three states of supply

Oil marketers to construct jetty, upgrade submarine pipeline project

FG restates opposition to bank lay-offs

Vandalised pipeline back in operation

First Lady’s filling station and the cheating game

Voters shun Osun rerun elections

I have no power to direct VP to take over – Aondoakaa

Opposition: Putting a behemoth on its toes

PDP, AC trade accusations over Edo Assembly rerun

Wewechu a Meli Klismas: Sounds familiar?

Bravo, Maduekwe is ‘Traveller of the Year’

Queues reduce, petrol sells for N100, N150 in Lagos, Ibadan

House committee summons finance, agric ministers

Pipeline explosion: Seeking death at Christmas

Again, do they know it’s Christmas?

Villa reveals English interest

Blood test could derail Pacquiao–Mayweather clash

Diouf cleared for Man Utd move

Fulham, Pompey eye McCarthy

NBF scores self low

Pillars players to get cars as Xmas gifts

Ex-militants seize bank in Calabar

Northern groups pray for Yar’Adua

Senate to curb MDAs’ spending powers

Lagos bomb blast: Police recover more items from suspect’s home

OAU will host best NUGA – Faborode

Budgetary allocation: NANS threatens showdown

Jigawa releases N500m for capital projects

Declare Yar’Adua unfit to continue, citizens ask court

PDP suspends Daniel’s adviser for anti-party activities

Six-A-Side basketball meet holds on Boxing Day

Inter-bank rates flat on cash inflows

Rivers to build sports complex

Cut courses to two years, UK tells varsities

FCT task force destroys 822 shanties

Labour denies knowledge of proposed ‘living wage’

Police officers must be ICT-compliant – AIG

Amaechi proposes N429bn budget for 2010

Oyo AC accuses Alao-Akala of fiscal indiscipline

Xmas: Fashola urges Nigerians to share love

Police arrest suspect over abduction of two Italians

Insurance not owing Brodricks, others – Ekhosuehi

Orji presents N60bn budget for 2010

NPC computes benefits of 44,180 workers

Amodu better than foreign coach – Fetuga

UN sanctions Eritrea over Somalia

Yemeni rebels to withdraw from Saudi

Blame SEC

Ogun Assembly accepts Daniel’s request for budget presentation

Ijebu-Ife: Panel defies court ruling, orders arrest of LG boss

Multi-Door House seeks transfer of cases to ADR

‘FoI bill, essential tool for war against corruption’

TMG wants voter register updated before Anambra poll

Blame Soludo

Copenhagen accord was a disaster — Sweden

US flays Sudanese govt over peace process

Why I snubbed home-based players – Amodu

Cameroun rejects Bassong

IDB grants $45m to Kaduna hospital

Christmas: Banks experience long queues

Sacking Benitez will not solve Reds’ problems – Torres

Uganda govt softens proposed anti-gay law

Mass lay-offs

World Bank donates 1.5 million mosquito-treated nets

PDP leader seeks change in academy’s admission policy

NGE, NUJ condemn explosion at Superscreen Television

FEC approves N7bn contract for new official residence for vice-president

Bryant leads Lakers to thrilling win

Eight years after Ige’s murder, police seek fresh information on killers

Police seek more information on murder in church

Ibori: EFCC appeals against ruling

Post-amnesty: Group worries over poor implementation

ABU gets Acting VC

FG, remember the disabled too

10-year power outage

A rash of Christmas dinners

US plane overshoots runway in Jamaica

Prince William sleeps rough in London for charity

Police trail killers of ex-ambassador

Cote d’ Ivoire condemns France’s comments on poll

Madagascar forces fire teargas at protesters

Corruption: EFCC wants Fashanu’s support

Wenger to plan without Van Persie

FTSE 100 rises by 0.8%

Market rebounds as index increases by 0.44%

Common year-end: Banks in desperate move to beef up accounts

Foreigners thrive on Brazilian fields

I was confused against Klitschko – Peter

Nestle shuts Zimbabwe milk plant

Groups call for UN rights monitor for Congo

Onovo, FRSC threaten to arrest reckless convoy drivers

Woman arrested for threatening to kill Michelle Obama

Abducted Colombian governor killed

Building a search engine of the brain, slice by slice

Power sector and a decade of cyclic motion

For now, flying with discomfort

Last batch of Lagos

Noise control: CAN urges Lagos Assembly to amend policy

Re: Spring Bank, Bank PHB merger

Proof of ownership of brand new car

How many more warnings do they need?

Avoiding end-of-year accidents

Sylva sacks deputy gov’s CPS

Expose criminals, Ohakim urges traditional rulers

Agbor murder: AIG takes over case

Bafarawa, eight others get bail

Nigeria has terrible detention centres — Reps

Meltdown hits memorandum quotations sector

Exploring gains of portfolio diversification

No holiday for you, VP tells petroleum, power ministers

FRSC struggles to maintain traffic flow on Kaduna-Lokoja motorway

Nigeria funds return to equities, see stronger 2010

Yobe plans housing scheme for workers

Expert lauds extension of IFRS’ adoption

ABU elects new Acting Vice Chancellor

Plaintiffs ask court to compel FEC to determine Yar‘Adua‘s capacity to continue as president

Nigeria loses N7.8bn to China annually

HOS urges Nigerians to respect honesty, shun materialism

Labour denies knowledge of new wage for workers

Nestlé suspends Zimbabwe operations

FG approves river basin authority to cater for Anambra, Enugu

FG will resist mass retrenchment in Banks - Minister

Ex-militants, indigenous firms at loggerheads with ministry over contracts

Fuel scarcity: Vice President bars Lukman, Ajumogobia from Christmas holidays

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yar’Adua has up till Dec 29 to sign 2009 supplementary budget —Reps

How to maintain your car fluid levels

Buffett explains $26bn investment in railroad

Sierra Leone suspends tax chief over alleged corruption

Ijebu Ife: Court stops Daniel from dissolving council

Alao-Akala pleads with Olubadan to forgive aide

Red Cross embarks on restructuring

Pakistan court orders ears, noses to be cut off

Collapsed Lehman pays out big bonuses

Emirates takes delivery of sixth A380

Lagos to offer free bus ride on Christmas, New Year

IMF says flexible fiscal rules boost investors’ confidence

Ahmadinejad denies nuclear bomb tests

Toyota sells 18,100 vehicles in Nigeria

Christian pilgrims urged to pray for Yar’Adua

Mass sacking: Bankers union to meet with Sanusi, Muhtar, others

Ibru: EFCC set to seize properties in Dubai

UK recession longest and deepest since war, says ONS

Nigeria to host 80 countries at science Olympiad – Okebukola

Standout crossover sport utility vehicle

Beninoise flees as immigration holds wives, trader over human trafficking

Repentant militants protest against Tompolo

‘Embrace ICT or be left behind’

Jang withholds funds for Plateau local governments

Ethiopia sentences five to death over assassination plot

Balogun Foundation warns Eagles

Why electoral reform is delayed – ANPP

No Japanese guarantees for struggling JAL

Police arrest 56 youths for unlawful assembly

Airlines sue over EU emissions regulation

US growth rate revised downwards

FG can’t intimidate us — Buhari, Atiku

NTTF plans big for 2010

Odiah tips Nigeria for Angola 2010 glory

Onuoha faces month out

Lloyds to pay $3.6bn to raise $2bn

El-Rufai suspends return over leadership vacuum

Our mandate is not to end poverty – NAPEP boss

N’Delta Ministry’s contract row deepens

European shares hit 14-month closing high

Auto makers to unveil 10 new models at Delhi Expo

Arik Air appoints new GCEO

Anambra: Fadile, Ozekhome, others on INEC monitoring board

Eurostar brings angry passengers home

‘Stop playing politics with President’s health’

School owners accuse Edo of disobeying court order

Ini, Akindele still in Best of Nollywood league

Family accuses Ohakim’s aide of kidnapping driver

Nigeria is floating, without a captain — Onaiyekan

Pain of deregulation will be short – Ali

Suicide bomber kills two in Pakistan

Senate queries insertion of N17.9 bn water projects in 2009 budget

Ibori’s acquittal: Delta leaders meet, resolve to file separate appeal

FRSC sets up rescue point on Lagos - Ibadan Expressway

US carriers could face big fines for long delays

NCC issues new interconnect rate for telecom operators

Nigerians who have contributed to national development deserve gratitude – OBJ

Dangote Flour records N8.5bn profit in nine months

Guide for better human resource management in 2010

Man jailed for eating rare tiger in China

Lagos Assembly to pass FoI bill in January 2010

Banks with political ties got bailouts, study shows

Ajumogobia appointed to UACN board

Shell Cup begins, organisers move to stop age cheats

Ikpeba urges FG to fulfil house promise

Federer, Serena win ITF awards

Zidane glad he was punished after headbutt

Geo-Fluids plans N2bn hybrid offering

‘AIG halts Chartis public offering’

FG approves new ‘living wage’ for workers

World’s rarest rhinos arrive in Kenya

How to create safer passwords

Senate queries Foreign Affairs Ministry over N2.7bn travel expenses

OPEC casts doubt on oil market

Coscharis treats car enthusiasts to 2010 Land Rover variants

Nigerian airlines groan under credit crunch

Two men arraigned for burglary

Yar’Adua: Ministers now run ministries the way they like – Senator

Pathcare provides free screening for NANTAP members

Russia, US plan unprecedented nuclear cut —Lavrov

Fix Bida-Mokwa road

FG unveils strategies for manufacturing sector’s revival

No plan to revoke DAAR’s licence – FG

Malaria: Osotimehin charges Ogun residents on clean environment

From bathroom to stage, Tito’s odyssey

Great expectations as K1 returns on stage

Lagos to probe nude bar controversy

Customs retires 30 comptrollers

CJ pardons 34 prison inmates

Kudirat Abiola: Judge to deliver ruling in ‘trial-within-trial’

Fears over completion of repair of Escravos/Lagos Gas pipeline

Re: Lagos gives deadline

Very sick, now a curiosity

Taking mental snapshots to plumb our inner selves

Suspected rebels kidnap Colombian governor

HIV/AIDS donor funds: Reaching target groups through accountability, transparency

No going back on health sector reform – Ogun

Exploring the world of bonds

Lagos plans insurance policy for road sweepers

Yar’Adua: Awaiting an ailing president

Legionnaires seek Fashola’s intervention over poor pay

Confusion on Osun reruns as INEC makes U-turn, says elections hold today

Man arrested with nine currency counterfeiting machine, N5m fake notes

One injured as explosion rocks television station in Lagos

Fuel scarcity persists despite resumption of supplies

Future cars are here

Yuletide: ABC reduces fares, deploys buffer coaches

NIPOST laments lack of patronage

FG to restore NIPR’s subvention in 2010 budget — Akunyili

Identifying your next manager

Kyrgyz opposition journalist dies after attack

Not so fast, Akpabio

Doctors seek to determine Yar’Adua’s fitness to rule

LASG and the LASU crisis

Banks replace companies as key borrowers in 2010

Bauchi’s move to curb graft

Another promising year bites the dust

Bank workers want agric minister sacked

Bearish trend continues as index dropped by 0.79%

‘Acquisition of life skills can reduce unemployment’

Amodu: Battling against the tide

Odegbami dismisses Eagles’ Nations Cup chances

Don‘t demolish market, traders plead with Bauchi govt

Nigeria to host 80 countries to science Olympiad - Okebukola

Two dead in Pakistan suicide attack on press club

Animals blamed for high cost of Garri

We only demolished illegal structures, claims Bauchi govt

Recreational Parks prepare for visitors in spite of cash crunch

Customs collects N925.7m revenue in Kano,Jigawa

30 killed as farmers, herders clash in Nasarawa

Mugabe, Tsvangirai agree on media, election bodies

Nigeria, Sao Tome agree oil-zone maritime security

Monday, December 21, 2009

10 undergraduates win BATN scholarship for agricultural development

Why structures in tertiary institutions are dilapidated – Alao-Akala

VC wants benchmark set for education budget in states

NASU demands full implementation of agreement with FG, N52,000 minimum wage

Religion plays vital roles in development – VC

Across the globe, writers sharpen their skills

Three renounce cultism at UNAD as varsity grants amnesty to repentant students

NRFF boss laments Nigeria’s defeat in Dubai

I am proud to be Man City manager

‘Leaving Woods could be costly for wife’

Man City defends Hughes’ sacking

Mavericks beat Cavaliers

Chelsea back Terry over newspaper allegations

Succession: SSS arrests Peoples Daily editor

Becker sympathises with Woods

Kaduna to build 100-bed hostel for athletes

Access Bank gives reasons for backing Champions Forum

Thomas can expect hard time after gay revelation – Amaechi

Yar’Adua: Aondoakaa has misled Nigerians – SAN

Jonathan, Abbe meet over MEND’s fresh attacks

Mourinho warns Mancini

Barcelona rules out Robinho swoop

Inter warns Man City off Balotelli

England to play Egypt in 2010 friendly

Group decries kidnapping, insecurity in S’East

Nothing new about Yar’Adua’s absence —Minister

Boko Haram: 151 freed inmates still at large — NPS

FG declares Thursday, Friday public holidays

Privatisation: FG hands over SAHCOL to buyer

Lagos pledges support for Nigeria’s Commonwealth bid

Ghana invites six Egypt ’09 winners for Angola

Professional bodies tasked on economic growth

Ferguson rules out new signings

‘Warri Wolves will bounce back’

FG, ENL consortium sign pact on N26bn housing project

...kill banker, injure policeman in Enugu

Kogi tragedy: Mark appeals to motorists

Kwara offers N3.5m scholarship to medical students

Bakassi: Group flays harassment of kinsmen

PC market returns to growth, better times ahead

Punch employee still missing

Bandits murder ex-Nigerian envoy in Rivers

Delta Steel shut amidst crisis

Zinox, SystemSpecs earn industry awards

FIFA names Messi World Player of the Year

AC runs a one-man show – Osun PDP aspirant

Henin gets Sydney tennis wildcard

NUC, accredit these courses

SON to strengthen assessment programme in 2010

Do-or-die affair

Re: LAMATA‘s excesses in Lagos

‘Cost of doing business in Nigeria is outrageous’

As 2011 approaches

How unemployment affects youths – NDE

Shittu banks on Angola 2010 to revive career

Kroenke increases Arsenal stake

Talks about Yar’Adua’s successor immoral– Folarin

NMA to spend N29m on secretariat project

Nigeria seeks funds from Islamic bank

PIB: FG’ll not beg oil companies to stay in Nigeria

Oil rebound keeps most-accurate forecasters bullish

BlackBerry: RIM surpasses Palm, but future still in shadows

FG seeks reactivation of Nigeria-Sao Tome military commission

FCT lost N41.3m property to fire in November

Cisco Networkers 2010 to open new ICT opportunities

JUSUN strike: Police arraign suspects in uncompleted building

Christmas: Travellers besiege Lagos airport

Drama as Soludo, Ngige walk out on Obi during debate

FRSC begins night patrols in Ekiti

‘e-business risk management should be incorporated in organisation’

Mobitips to drive web-to-phone SMS solution

Customs releases 2009 report

Libya wants OPEC to comply with oil targets

EFCC traces 11 houses in US to Cecilia Ibru

UBA Bond Fund pays 15 kobo dividend

$21bn tobacco suit: Judge fixes Feb. 10 for hearing

FCT council poll to hold April 2010

Buhari condoles

Reps’ Integrity Group: With Yar‘Adua’s health comes the crack

Mascherano blow for Liverpool

Amodu needs home-based in Angola – Oguntuase

Re: 6,000MW

We need drainage system

55 students bag BATN/BATIA scholarship award

ConSol wins market leadership award in South Africa

Lagosians support Fashola’s plan to introduce resident ID card

Beware of Mozambique, Disu warns Eagles

Randolph leads Grizzlies past Nuggets

2011: PDP loses members to Mega party

2011: Stakeholders move to whittle George‘s influence in Lagos PDP

We shall use force to checkmate dumping of refuse in Ogunpa stream — Commissioner

Two arraigned for stealing commercial bus

Wema Bank suffers setback on recapitalisation

Malawi’s Reserve Bank may adopt Nigeria’s pension model

FG to investigate missing 90 million litres of petrol in Lagos

Dollar steadies against euro

LASIMRA, Globacom set conditions for optic fibre project

Visafone slashes handset prices

DAAR network licence: Court restrains NBC

Senate summons Akunyili, Muhtar over N8.2bn NTA equipment contract

‘NDLEA dismissed officer for flouting marriage regulation’

Unretired funds: N’Assembly management suspends December pay

No federal road project completed in 2009 – FG

Ijebu Ife: CP denies using live ammunition

MTN rewards customers for patronage

My phone is bigger than yours

India survey says Facebook affects productivity

PHCN says power generation is now 3,500MW

Bears return as Index sheds 0.58%

Fidelity Bank appoints new directors

Oceanic Bank sacks many workers

Onovo restrained from

Ex-majority leader wants jail term for electoral offenders

Confusion over Osun rerun election

Nigeria has never got it right – Olaniwun Ajayi

Keane is to remain as Spurs captain

2010: Mikel, Obasi eye record

Lagbus management takes drivers to task

Beyond Yar’Adua’s resignation

NDE empowers artisans, youths

NYSC stipend

The return of the cabals

Fuel crisis as Xmas gift?

2010: The shape of things to come

Starting a successful media consultancy outfit

Clashes reported at funeral of Iranian dissident cleric

Ex-lawmaker advocates jail term for electoral offenders

Osun Assembly reads Riot Act to contractors

I‘m not King of the World, says modest Messi

Bandits kill former Nigeria envoy along Rivers, Abia border town

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mortar shell attacks kill 14 in Somalia

US repatriates 12 Guantanamo detainees, six Yemenis

Snow kills five in US East Coast

Eurostar break downs affect 50,000 travellers

Earthquakes kill two in Malawi, Tanzania

ECOWAS to replace Yar’Adua as chairman

Girl recounts ordeal in kidnappers’ den

UNILORIN 49: Varsity yet to comply with Supreme Court’s verdict

Fresh attack: FG invites ex-militant leaders

...denies planning to replace Yar’Adua

We are in constant touch with Yar’Adua, PDP insists

NIPOST, EFCC intercept N3.75bn fake notes

Seven US banks seized, failure toll rises to 140

Public sector borrowing hits record high

New Bluetooth low energy spec supports low-power devices

Hand over to VP, G-53 advises Yar’Adua

Credible election’ll curb kidnapping in Anambra — Akunyili

WiMAX: Intel continues betting on 3G, 4G

London ‘damaged’ by bonus tax, Barclays chief says

China ends brand subsidies behind WTO dispute with US

INEC defies court, fixes Osun rerun elections for December 23

Telstra carries out first HSPA+ test at 42Mbps

Simba Den opens in Surulere, Oshodi

Ogun, developers set up joint committee on Papalanto acquisition

Haven Homes supports orphanage

Ijebu Ife: LG boss vows not to appear before panel

SON, aluminium manufacturers meet again over standard

N161m debt: NDIC drags Okiro to court

German business confidence rises to 17-month high

Cyber army‘ hits Twitter

Netbooks boost end of year PC sales

Ministry to spend N200m on re-branding campaign in 2010

Man United not missing Ronaldo – Giggs

‘Why Kogi accident claimed many casualties’

Senate to probe wrongful dismissal in NDLEA

Library board angry with contractor over N8.5bn contract

Bayelsa wins Timpre Sylva wrestling classic

No vacancy in Ekiti Government House until 2013 — Ex-Speaker

Cost control, panacea to banks’ survival – Accenture

More millionaires emerge from Zain Promo

HP Nigeria unveils holiday PC portfolio

Retailers extend holiday hours to lure shoppers

S’Africa did not deny Nigerian companies landing rights – NCC

Traders, LG, ministry trade blame over demolition at Alaba Market

Osayande under fire for touring police formations

Stakeholders seek eradication of lead in paints

Court orders police to release body of woman killed in Sagamu robbery

Consultants subject N3.1bn Lagos mapping project to final testing

Megamound takes stock, promises greater efficiency

NAICOM adopts technological solution to stop fake motor insurance

Ekiti targets massive bio-fuel production

Senate queries existence of Solid Minerals Ministry

LCD screen to recognise hand gestures

Galaxy Backbone to connect institutions under PPP initiative

ACCA, GRI report says companies critical to emission reduction

Meltdown: Investors, stockbrokers still counting losses

Leadership case made for youths

Omoruyi unhappy with Gateway players

Fire razes Maiduguri market

Defections: Blame INEC, parties for errant senators – Lawmakers

Committee to meet on January 12 on SAN award

Nigerians deserve updates on Yar’Adua’s health —AC

AC demands briefing on Yar‘Adua‘s state of health

Good governance key to poverty eradication – Rep

Globalisation and challenges for legal education in Nigeria

N51m fraud: Bank manager gets bail

Ibenegbu targets Angola 2010 role

Peter knocks out Brown

Bishop warns against illegal storage of fuel

I will come back in 2011— Ajimobi

Nigerian-German Chemicals to invest N2bn in IVF plant

FinBank attracts customers at Port Harcourt fair

Conoil warms up for deregulation

5linx to starts full telecoms operation next year

Okonjo-Iweala calls for strong bank supervision

Intercontinental Bank to entrench risk management control

Microsoft Office Home, Student 2007 for Africa unveiled

Nigerian airports for full concession Q1 2010 –FG

Brokers kicks against move to raise capital base

Water, building exhibitions return to Nigeria

Lagos NIS to review surveyors’ practice code

Crude sales: CBN, NNPC keep conflicting 2009 revenue figures

Ojodu Berger needs footbridge

Reinstatement of Unilorin 44

FG opposes mass lay-offs in banks

LCC initiates road safety patrol, donates transformers to communities

Weak buildings: Accidents waiting to happen in Lagos

Fashola woos French business community

Boosting Internet safety to resolve Nigeria’s image crisis

Inter-bank rates fall after budget release

Fuel scarcity paralyses Lagos, Abuja

Linkage Assurance boosts IT infrastructure

ONet releases pocket friendly Internet Service package

NSE restructures second tier market

Insurers struggling to get a slice of pension business

IFCN traces bank crisis to financial malpractices

Firm seeks review of MFB operations’ laws

Businessmen remanded for importing fake drugs

Corrupt people plotted my exit — Grange

68,000 benefit from Lagos mass literacy programme

Lawyer, Lagos govt disagree over N160m land compensation

OTC market records N335.7bn turnover

Indoor title: Toblow wants support for Fasuba

A growing economy with idle people

Amodu’s decision

Open letter to the FEC

UNDP’s poverty rating of Nigeria

Capstone takes more fans to Premier League

DAAR Communications sues FG over plans to cancel network licence

2011: Jang‘s declaration energises political activities in Plateau

Constitution review: From the S‘West, calls for fiscal federalism continue

Monarchs ask Bayelsa to constitute new council

Yar’Adua can’t rule during medical vacation — Falana

11 injured as cultists, Muslim students clash at TASUED

Slug: PSC boss under fire for touring police formations, others

Imoke presents N111bn 2010 Budget

Senate calls to question existence of Solid Minerals Ministry

Mass sacking in banks unacceptable – Labour Minister

2011: Jang’s declaration energises political activities in Plateau

Two dead after earthquakes hit Malawi, Tanzania

UNILORIN 49: University dares Supreme Court

Alleged N51 million fraud: Court grants bank manager bail

Saving Nigeria from perdition

No plan to replace Yar’Adua – PDP

We may not rule the football world before 2022

Nigerian example inspires Senegal

Group worries over level of poverty in rural areas

A sick country and its sick President (2)

Okonjo-Iweala tasks banks on openness and strong supervision

World Cup: Eneramo feels sorry for Tunisia

Taking steps to make the New Year debt-free

Clever decorations with cranberries

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Boy Scout, 11, returns purse with nearly $2,000

Ohio eatery offers discount for sandwich tattoos

How NYSC member converted Umunze waste to gas

West Africans enliven ‘Group of Death’

Pair accused of faking death from bad oysters

Black nativity angers Italy’s ‘White Xmas’ party

If I’d learnt a trade in prison, I wouldn’t have gone back to crime - Donatus Nnamdi

Yuletide: Celebrating with long fuel queues

Teen runs up dad’s cell bill to nearly $22,000

Dr. Ibrahim Tahir, fare thee well

Dead drunk policeman stripped of martyrdom

Exercise may lead to a smarter, more successful you

Even light smoking affects young adults’ arteries

A look at agitation for states creation

Taking a peep into the world of M-Net Face of Africa finalists

Crack Ya Ribs goes to Port Harcourt

Ahead of ‘December Effect’ ...As ‘Santa Claus’ knocks; will bears end the year in ‘Broad Street’?

NNPC’s unprofitable venture

When clocks change, body may need time to adjust

If you can’t turn N1 to N2, you can’t manage N1m to become N2m – Babayeju, ICL CEO

I never had a girlfriend in school because I was married to my books – Marvel Akpoyibo

NWAG: Curbing prostitution through scholarships

Free education is not viable again in any part of Nigeria – Prof. Kolo

A look into a case study

Money robbed from bank mailed back

A gift that takes away

Nigerian police and 53 marabouts

Biblical bedroom billboard rouses ire

Death and Nigerian mothers

My husband ‘toasted’ me with poetry – Mrs. Salam

Adebambo charges rights owners on piracy

Ekimogun Day 2009: Ondo’s enduring model for community development

In praise of death

Momo clinks glasses at five

Senate queries State House N30bn 2010 budget

Major sponsors dump Calabar carnival

Queen retraces steps

Ooni, Okoya celebrate

Prominent Nigerians react over unkept promises

Tanker drivers call off strike as scarcity persists

EFCC drags Kema Chikwe’s husband to court over N40m fraud

Bank crisis: More workers, branches to go

Wale Adenuga shines again

Ituah Ighodalo in homecoming?

90 perish in Kogi road crash ...death toll in community crisis rises to 15

N30m largesse: Nma differs over sharing formula

Jojo Dawodu goes out of view

WAEC: Kwara expresses displeasure over poor results

...NMA, PSN seek urgent passage of FOI bill

Le Petit Marche holds

What is Andy Uba up to now?

Nigerian players and elusive African award

Nigeria and death rumours

Nigeria’s palm oil sub-sector is in deep crisis – FG

A different kind of groove

Yar’Adua: Bleak Xmas in Aso Rock

Fergie banks on experience against Milan

FG approves 100,000 bpd capacity refinery in Ogun

UNICEM denies owing sacked workers

Life takes its toll on Bobby

Ifeoma Williams’ other vocation

Orji commends Globacom’s youth empowerment initiative

PPP option, only way out of infrastructure decay – NACCIMA

Champions League: Stuttgart needs luck to beat Barca -Hleb

Yar’Adua: MEND resumes hostilities in N’Delta, attacks oil pipeline

Call for Yar’Adua’s resignation is extreme – Attah

Constitution review and the unending search for equity

Shell hosts two-in-one celebration

World Bank begins $150m commercial agric scheme

Those who say I’m miserly are disgruntled professional beggars – Akin-Olugbade, Owu prince

Wenger pins hopes on goals in Porto

Orji Kalu’s visit to Pope

Soludo campaign’s faulty start

BREAKING NEWS: MEND blows up pipeline in Niger Delta

UN Congo force put on alert against LRA rebel threat

Eneramo expects Tunisia to excel at the Nations Cup

Military mentality haunts Nigeria governance - NEPAD

Egyptian police kill two migrants

Friday, December 18, 2009

Blanc demands more from players

Atiku to attend NPUGA closing ceremony

No favourite for the World Cup – Igbeka

New executives for NSSF

Liverpool preys on Pompey’s slide

Liverpool drawn against Unirea

More fans to watch Premier League live

Sometimes, I feel lonely when my husband is away on official duty

Beckham, Mourinho to face old clubs

Hoffenheim extends Obasi, others’ contracts

Eagles, Amodu and Angola 2010

‘I nearly killed a Danish defender in Ibadan’

Let’s outsource our nagging headaches

Men are responsible for over 50% of infertility problems in marriages- Dr Tunde Okewale, IVF expert

Yar’Adua’s absence: The silence of the House is deafening

There is a conspiracy against me –Joan Okorodudu

I shared a small room with four girls during my stay in South Africa

We didn’t release Cynthia’s car because Okorodudu’s agency failed to pay for it

Being Nigeria’s Next Super Model has brought me nothing but tears and sorrow –Cynthia Omorodion

Why NYSC is building Corpers’ Lodge – Olowude

At RCCG’s congress, Okonkwo prays for police

Lagos gives deadline on supply of school furniture

My music, four permanent girlfriends and why I quit smoking Igbo – Femi Anikulapo-Kuti

Asian stocks fall on concern banks need more capital

23 days after her abduction in Minna,17-year-old found in Kano

CT2: Fred, Dakore still in the game

Caroline Johnson dies of leukaemia

Nneka, Seun Kuti sing truth to power

The church and Anambra’s governorship race

Siren madness in Anambra

She is married to a pastor but I still want her

Kai has no power to investigate a crime or prosecute a criminal – Jiti Ogunye

Blackberry profit beats forecasts

A man I met at a restaurant said he thought of killing me because he suspected I was having an affa

Marsh and McLennan buys HSBC unit

Ajeromi/Ifelodun LG holds health mission

Court bars Anambra PDP caretaker committee

Soyinka, Achebe among world’s top 50 authors

Supplementary budget: Reps move to override Yar’Adua

Gowon calls for local content in military hardware production

Stocks rise, yen drops as German business confidence increases

Bank of America names new CEO

We hunt for street traders to keep the dream of megacity alive – KAI

His wife wants me to marry him

Non-compliance with helmet law

Still on the abrogation of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy

Mega stars jam in FCT

Another game show comes on board

All female stars storm Warri

Kefee out with new album

Re: Death scare at JAAIDS office

Thoughts on Bakassi killings

My girl slept with a reverend father

Female banker nabbed after stealing N2m from customer’s account

Ganja crooner on the loose

Lesson 13: Investing wisely in 2010(3)

UK public sector borrowing hits record high

Ryanair halts Boeing purchase, abandons growth plan

Obama makes terse climate change speech

Bayelsa thinks climate as teachers threaten strike

Trial of Ibori’s associates will continue – UK prosecutors

Fuel crisis to grow worse

We need to demand results from our leaders – Okonjo-Iweala

Obasanjo, Diya, Daniel eulogise Otegbeye at burial

Merger activity to show tepid recovery in 2010

Competitors almost frustrated my business idea – Badejo, CEO, Soft Alliance

NSE-30 Index rises by 0.4 per cent

Giving and receiving Christmas gifts

There’s more to sex than hot tips

Poorly dressed celebrity

A day at Lagos court where scores of young people are jailed within minutes

UK public borrowing soars to new high

I am tired of abortions

It’s Christmas... again?

Security tips for Christmas

Remembering Dr. Tunji Otegbeye

Why our football is on the decline

Ion Film Festival: Three days of fun and glamour

Day 9ice turned out a flop

Nigerian interbank rates fall after budget release

Ghana reveals 23-man squad for Nations Cup

orth Korea contacts Troussier for coaching role

Angola least compliant with supply curbs-OPEC

Obama, Soyinka, Achebe listed among world’s 50 ‘most inspiring‘ authors

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ogun warns FG against imposing agreement with labour

UNAD hospital resume surgeries

Kwara Assembly endorses ban paddy rice movement

UK retail sales dropped

Morgan Stanley to give up five San Francisco towers

ITF partners OPS on economic development

COPAN urges FG to save cocoa industry from collapsing

Abeokuta LG boss, health workers differ over unpaid salary, protest

Senate, Foreign Affairs ministry’s face-off deepens

WAUG: CBN emerges gold sponsor

Pulis hits out at moaning Wenger

Chukwu criticises CAF award

El-Rufai sues IG, AGF over arrest warrant

Ibori won’t escape justice – CACOL

Clerics to hold special prayer for President today

‘Growth of recycling business essential to creating friendly environment’

Rice production: A’Ibom recruits 210 indigenes

India food prices climb 19.95% to 11-year high

AIG fund-manager sale delayed as clients seek data

Reps call for removal of DG BPE

Dubai scrambles to restore confidence

NAFRC soap factory sets for NAFDAC approval

‘Use of modern technologies, key to business growth’

Campaign group urges voters to recall Ngige‘s feat

Taraba governor tasks clerics on national development

Defence chiefs move against premature

Dike backs Amodu on home-based players

Beckham wants United return

For true federalism

Akraka urges NSC to develop new sports policy

Williams sisters to visit Nigeria

Yar’Adua’s absence: Ministers, directors disagree over unspent 2009 allocations

Osun by-election: Judge orders INEC to supply AC with voter register

Technology: Jonathan counsels African scientists

Orji expresses shock over death of Ikwechegh

Styl Plus ready to roll

Musical director urges interest in classical music

‘e-Commerce‘ll aid economic development’

Kentucky Fried Chicken opens outlet in Lagos

Jigawa engages 207 enumerators for school census

Why 2009 Niger-Delta ministry budget failed –Ekaette

Coca-Cola raises 2009 profit outlook

NAICOM to inaugurate compulsory

EPA: FG begins negotiation with EU on trade liberalisation

Nullification of BankPHB, Spring Bank deal stokes investors’ fears

Linkage Assurance records N2.5bn gross premium

BA wins court ruling to halt Christmas strike

Sanusi confirms receiving bids for rescued banks

Winners emerge in OMO Art Competition

Services: FG canvasses increased local capacity

FG urged to remove import duty on fish meal

NUT pleads as Niger demotes four principals

OD single again

Joe wins...naturally!

Keri Hilson to rock Calabar

Niger Delta: Group accuses Ekaette of incompetence

Ido-Osi: Court registrar wrote my statement-on-oath — Oni’s witness

Accord Party member defects, says PDP is ‘milk and honey’

Why Yar’Adua cannot resign now —Idahosa

Police need spiritual cleansing — Osayande

Succession: Constitution must be respected —ACF

Three former ministers, three golden 1980 stars passed on

Chelsea will achieve 90-point target – Terry

NAFDAC, SON, fight this anomaly

FG, release White Paper on HND, BSc issue

Scientists crack gene code of common cancers

India resurgent

Troussier open to Korea role

…what Nigerians say

Supreme court clears Soludo for Anambra poll

Oyo Assembly Speaker, minority leader trade words

Ondo builds skill acquisition centre for lepers

Taskforce orders hotel management to stop work

Ojukwu makes last wish, says ‘give me Peter Obi’

Prince Clause Award for El Anatsui

Bad Egg

The other side of 2face Idibia

Five tips for buying a child Internet filter

‘Nigeria yet to explore economic potential in sports’

FG hands over 22 IDCs to SMEDAN

Council donates N4m worth of desks, books to schools

Niger deposits N1.4bn retirement bond with CBN

Three jailed 17 years over three tonnes of Indian hemp

Shell shuts down Soku gas plant

Oshiomhole presents N99.25bn 2010 budget

Why we are not importing fuel – Marketers

All we need is a break

Reps order NNPC, MDAs to remit N460.3bn to treasury

Reps direct FIRS to recover N5.3bn tax arrears

Kwara inaugurates land recertification programme

Bail: Appeal court dismisses Bode George, others’ applications

Kolade advises pupils on leadership

Automotive manufacturers produce less than 40% of auto parts

Solid minerals can contribute 20% GDP –FG

NSE lists 12.3 billion UnityKapital shares

Akingbola is not beyond our control – CBN boss

Implementing successful retirement strategy

Internet: How parents can keep kids from visiting wrong sites

Wild excitement greets K1’s return

Tears of a Prince

Seven days to Christmas

Thrills and frills for Ovation Red Carol

Percussion is the soul of music – Balogun

Yar‘Adua: Aondoakaa under fire over comment

Handset theft, most common crime in Lagos —Report

Use of siren: Politicians, police defy Amaechi

Press freedom: Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death...

Uduaghan backs press freedom

Ijebu Ife communal disturbance

Ex-NYSC D-G flays calls to scrap scheme

Collapsed substation causes blackout in Lagos

Money laundering: EFCC, Delta elders reject Ibori’s acquittal

Thunder Bolt ignites the world

10 years of little cheers

The high cost of road accident

African leaders fault Zenawi

PHCN, end 1-year outage

UN Council to sanction on Eritrea- Diplomats

FIFA approves second Goal Project for Nigeria

Court of Appeal denies Bode George bail

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

District champions emerge at Principal’s Cup

Ogun: 3,000 CDAs execute N1.5bn community projects

Osun loses 125 officials in 2009

Imoke tees off Mary Slessor’s golf tournament

NFF out for new sponsor

Minister commends NAN management

Judiciary workers get 50% pay rise in A’Ibom

Hamburger targets Utaka

I want to score goals like Drogba – Kalou

Ibom Power adds 37MW to national grid

Agip, Allied Energy produce first oil from Oyo field

‘Allow Jonathan to function’

Council condemns indiscriminate disposal of hospital waste

Bank faults S&P’s Greece downgrade

WCGC: Organisers woo sponsors

Man Utd should have scored more goals – Evra

Capello questions Man United’s Owen policy

Mobil repairs damaged oil pipeline in A’Ibom

Philippines may keep benchmark interest rate at 4%

Credit Suisse to pay $536m in US sanction settlement

Federal Trade Commission sues chip giant Intel

OPEC opposes carbon taxes – Algerian oil minister

Technology deficiencies responsible for gas flaring in Nigeria – Lukman

Scandal: Wife set to divorce Woods

Anelka aims to extend Chelsea contract

2010: Fall tips Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire to shine

Kobe scores 42 as NBA Lakers rip Bulls

Lagos Assembly vows to resist intimidation

Don advocates campaign on renewable energy

N’Delta crisis raises cost of West African pipeline – Derickson

Persian Gulf tanker charter rates advance to 11-month high

Poultry farmers battle Oyo over taxes

Union demands probe of NPA property sales

Microsoft finally settles EU antitrust case over Web browser

Afrinvest restructures NIDF

Time magazine names Bernanke ”Person of the Year”

NNPC, oil companies adopt e-Contract procedures

AP plans upstream operations for 2010

2011 elections may not be peaceful – Ayo Obe

Senegal coach gets 2012 Nations Cup target

I learned to play football on the streets – Obertan

S’Africa HIV-row minister, Tshabalala-Msimang, dies

Iran test-fires advanced missile

Ogunfeyitimi wins Tom Tom Photo Journalist award

FIFA rankings: Cameroun still Africa’s best

Public hearing: Senate committee berates N’West governors for apathy

Judge nullifies BankPHB’s acquisition of Spring Bank

Nipco to operate CNG station in 2010

Total makes fresh oil discovery in Nigeria’s deepwater zone

NESG supports banking sector reforms

FEC approves N63.5bn Abuja airport runway contract

Nigeria may lose N8.5bn investment in NIGCOMSAT II – DG

Re: 6,000MW no longer possible this year

Call these LASTMA officials to order

RCCG opens 80km link road to Ikorodu

Exploring opportunities in pest control

Reps, BPE DG clash over probe attempt

Nigeria loses huge funds from unspent budget –Bankole

Akingbola: Court dismisses N200bn suit against EFCC

Cheques to be phased out in UK by 2018

Looking beyond 6,000MW

Economic Summit Group seeks support for deregulation

‘Ngige remains liberator of Anambra people’

Yar‘Adua’s health: AC, CNPP, others fault Aondoakaa‘s comment

Eguavoen wants teamwork in Eagles

Herschel space telescope captures birth of stars

Ekpo reports Akwa to NFF

Abacha, the dreamer boy

Buhari whips Atiku at ADM meeting

Climate Change: Africa lowers demand to $100bn

US televangelist, Oral Roberts, dies

Bus crash kills 11 in S’Korea

Berlusconi: Man arrested at hospital

Aide admits shooting Guinean leader

Here, dwelling under the bridge now attracts jail term

An eyesore on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

Triumph of Unilorin 49: Law lessons for universities

Olofinjana to delay Angola 2010 departure

Three home-based not enough for Eagles – Babayaro

AC‘s convention of issues and ambition

Bears rebound as market indicators closed negative

Afren Plc raises $175m through equity share placement

FG to monitor fuel prices after deregulation

Poll discovers lack of tolerance among political groups

AfDB, UBA sign $150m loan to boost African

Over N100bn deposits trapped in ‘wonder banks’ –CBN

Three arraigned for jewelry theft

Fire guts PHCN office in Lagos

FG to partner South Africa on $2bn housing project

NNPC orders 12 petrol cargoes to end fuel scarcity

2011: C’ River constituents at loggerheads over Rep‘s seat

Sosan assures riverine communities on education

Aondoakaa, in whose interest?

Safeguarding Africa’s fishing waters

Disturbing travel alerts on Nigeria

Climate change: We are close to midnight

Appeal court upholds election of Ondo Speaker, five other lawmakers

Judge orders EFCC to release Bafarawa

Tribunal rejects evidence from Oni’s witness

Security agents foil jailbreak in Kano

Police fraud unit recovers N3.5bn

Jonathan inaugurates five post-amnesty panels

One arrested as hoodlums hijack materials at Oyo NUT election

Ill-health threatens N’Delta ceasefire —MEND

Plateau LG crisis: Pandemonium as protesting youths confront ex-chairman

2011: Avoid frivolous election petitions, Ghana election commission boss urges lawyers

Yar’Adua: Failure to write N’Assembly is impeachable offence —Falana

Code of Conduct Tribunal lists dead person for trial

Obi inaugurates palliative road work in Onitsha

PDP hails removal of AC lawmaker

Fg to introduce new polio vaccine by April 2010

Oil spill: Coastal communities, fishermen count losses

2010 budget: Senate invites minister

FEC can award contracts in Yar’Adua’s absence —Minister

NDLEA commander says Indian hemp problem in Numan LG endemic

Nigeria has 17.5 million orphans, vulnerable children –UNICEF

Rising cases of child abandonment worries Mimiko’s wife

FCT impounds 400 motorcycles

Senate confirms Katsina-Alu as CJN

Council spends N80m on poverty alleviation

Rep condemns foreign medical trips

Amnesty: Rivers records low cases of kidnapping

Imo: Agbaso’s case against Ohakim for retrial

Anambra 2010: PDP fears ‘technical exclusion’

Jonathan inaugurates 2010 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem

Nigeria loses huge funds from unspent budgets — Bankole

NDE trains 4,000 commercial sex workers, people living with HIV/AIDS, others

Lagos Dep. Gov tasks parents on wards’ education

US ’ll put pressure on Nigeria to embrace change – Clinton

‘Reptiles, hoodlums take over Zik centre’

Climate Change: Delta signs MoU with UNDP

Climate Change: Africa lowers demand to 100bn.

Plateau LG crisis: Pandemonium as protesting youths chase ousted chairman

Tribunal rejects Oni’s witness’s evidence

Imo Guber election: Appeal Court directs high court to hear Agbaso‘s case

Climate talks: Security tightens as Obama, others arrive.

Anambra 2010: We have been technically excluded – PDP

Group stages a walk-out at the conference.

Super Eagles to hit Angola on January 8

NATO Secretary-General seeks Russia‘s help in Afghanistan

Kaduna to upgrade cultural festival to international standard

Cooperative activities catalyst for productivity - Bankole

Constitution review: Senate sub-committee condemns North- West governors attitude

A‘Ibom coastal communities, fishermen count losses after oil leakage

Numan LGA Indian hemp endemic-NDLEA Commander

CBAAC suggests legal action to retrieve stolen artifacts

Anambra 2010: Appeal Court stops Soludo

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sosan blames teachers for poor performance of pupils

Global practice: Nigerian Eagle beats IATA 2009 deadline

Immigration seeks states’ assistance on national security

32-year-old fire tenders in use at Nigerian airports

2011: Oshiomhole, Keyamo urge Nigerians to challenge political cabal

Volkswagen eyes 10% Indian auto mart by 2015

Amnesty report: Police to discipline errant officers — Onovo

Deregulation: NLC summons emergency meeting

Defence seeks N1bn to revamp NAFRC

NBA intervenes in judiciary workers’ strike

Woods’ doctor under probe

Telecoms subscriber base grows by 11.84%

Agbakoba commends Kutigi for new enforcement rules

FRSC inaugurates X-mas decongestion campaign in Anambra

Lagos transport projects‘ll alleviate poverty – Mobereola

Tipper crushes cyclist in Awka

FG pledges better security for youth corps members

FG set to announce final deadline for gas flaring

World Cup: NFF moves to avert bonus dispute

Inflation rises to 12.4% on transport costs

Eagles don’t need foreign coach – Sambawa

Standard Bank targets rescued banks for acquisition

2010: Nations Cup performance basis for selection – Amodu

Minister wants states, LGs to generate power from rivers

Bankole stops Rep’s ‘protest’ on vacuum in govt

UNILORIN lecturers: VC advocates ‘due processes’

Agitation for state creation dominates S’South session

All year convertible cruising fun

Appeal court upholds election of Ondo lawmaker

Badagry Expressway, a death trap – Ex-council boss

Moderating road users‘ attitude, our greatest challenge – LASTMA

Air France crash remains a mystery

Meltdown: Tukur charges administrators to brace for challenges

2010: Labour Party vows to resist rigging in Anambra

Roddick, Serena want to team up at 2012

North-West CSOs protest in Kano

Panel receives eight exhibits on chieftaincy declaration

President can rule Nigeria from Saudi Arabia —Aondoakaa

Zamfara approves N1.9bn for technology equipment

Economists make case for sovereign wealth fund

NFF warns Mighty Jets, others

SEC hands Afroil over to new directors

Reps oppose Abia’s $200m World Bank loan, warn others

Nigeria wants England friendly for Eagles

Council boss tasks the private sector on CSR

Nigeria will not disintegrate – Oyedepo

Falana sues FG, wants Yar’Adua to hand over to Jonathan

Niger Delta: Elders’ committee on oil wells yet to meet – Investigation

Ojukwu calls for Orashi State

Why I sponsor table tennis – Sule

Nigeria needs a new constitution – Afenifere

Stakeholders reject oil sector expatriate quota regulation

Qatar links Nigerian passengers to Australia via Doha

Airlines to lose $5.6bn in 2010 - IATA

JNC gets Frost and Sullivan award

Alao-Akala, save us from 5-year darkness

Rewards after elections do not make anyone a godfather –Mbadinuju

Nollywood: Time to remove the stumbling block

Senate criticises agencies for attributing air accidents to weather

Arik‘s new Bombardier enters service

Reasons small businesses fail and how you can guard against them

‘Exploit cultural diversity for better leadership’

Uncertainty trails suspension of Mega Summit Movement official

I’m enjoying life at Juventus – Diego

Corruption allegation causes stir in Lagos

Ijebu-Ife: Monarch blames mayhem on hoodlums

Pipeline explosion rocks Ogun community

NAN plans more offices nationwide

‘How organisations can retain excellent employees’

NSC to begin serious preparation for New Delhi 2010

Kano records 1,017 fire outbreaks

Why CBN pegged cheque transactions at N10m – Lemo

Reuters introduces real-time equity data for the NSE

Market lull subsides as index rises by 0.05%

Wema Bank writes off N116.3bn loans

CBN asks MFBs to increase minimum capital

Judge declares late Mudashiru’s Will valid

Corruption: Police dismiss 20, demote 10

Robbers kill DPO, two other policemen in bank robbery

Polio: New vaccine offers fresh hope

Increased funds show results in malaria battle – WHO

I’ll go before Ferguson – Giggs

Osun rerun: AC, INEC to adopt written addresses

Food security: Report seeks emphasis on sound policies

Jos crisis was genocide – Hausa community

6,000MW no longer possible this year –FG

NGOs accuse Oyo lawmakers of executing substandard constituency projects

Akanbi demands quick passage of FOI bill

Judge me by results, Amodu tells critics

Ekwunife tackles Obi on defection claims

JTF closes 600 illegal ‘refineries’ in N’Delta

Port Harcourt Airport: FG pays compensation to aggrieved communities

Chronology of Boeing’s troubled 787

CSR: Honeywell flour trains master bakers

Lost your job? You can be your own boss

Board chairman urges FG to increase support for psychiatric hospitals

Agency, minister identify barriers to HIV/AIDS prevention

A lost European culture, pulled from obscurity

Success story of Nigeria‘s hip hop and piracy challenge

When the gods seized Abuja from politicians

US will meet the climate challenge

Electoral reform: The gospel according to CODER

Protecting real estate investment in a period of uncertainty

Niger State, NECO and e-payment

Fashola, save Iyana Ipaja from 13-month outage

Where do we go from our knees?

IG Onovo’s phony security strategy

NCCE abolishes satellite campus for Colleges of Education

Senate has no fixed position on constitution review- Mark

Ebonyi Govt signs N.8b rice plant contract

Delta youths want FG to expedite action on amnesty programme

FCT Fire Service inaugurates 2009 Fire Safety Campaign

Amodu is not Super Eagles problem-Sambawa

Somali rebels execute two men for adultery, murder

Corruption in Nigeria requires homegrown solutions -Waziri

Suicide bomber kills eight people in Kabul

Stakeholders chastise NFF over national amateur league pairings

Nigeria‘s target, Hiddink, refuses North Korea World Cup role

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ngige seeks sixth state for South-East

Lagos Assembly budget review committee presents report

Credible elections can salvage Nigeria‘s image abroad

WAEC: Niger takes step to address students’ poor performance

Gombe pilgrims protest flight delay in Mecca

Judge fixes Jan 2010 for Fayose’s application

FG yet to begin rehabilitation of ex-militants

Kidnappers murder Niger SSG’s aide, deposit corpse at NIPOST quarters

Nigerian Navy inaugurates locally built ferry

Soludo: Appeal court decides on Wednesday

Court stops JTF from attacking Niger Delta community

Oni presents staff of office to three monarchs

Amnesty is failing, Falana, others tell FG

Reps query NTA over N600m U-17 World Cup facilities

Why exam malpractices persist

OAU convocation: Yar‘Adua pledges FG‘s commitment to agreement with ASUU, others

Timpre wrestling starts in Bayelsa

A nation without history will be in perpetual bondage – Don

Protesters demand Aondoakaa’s removal

Jonathan thanks Nigerians for praying for Yar’Adua

Lagos essay competition winners to tour UNESCO cultural sites

Appeal court orders rerun of Etsako Central constituency election

Covenant varsity‘s proprietors plan more universities

Abisoye panel: PLASIEC, JNI differ over cause of Jos crisis

NDE trains 1,909 orphans, commercial sex workers

Only doctors will determine return date — FG

ECOWAS suspends summit

FG spends $500m on railway revival – Minister

Giggs wants more trophies

Colleges turn economic crisis into lesson plan

Attention, FRSC

Robbers on Benin/Ore expressway

Multi-Links targets national coverage by 2010

Helios Towers gets ISO certification for global standards

Still on Mr. President’s health

Re: Give us Akoko State

COEASU, LASG trade blames on 15% salary increment

75% corps members posted to educational institutions

Wild cards: NBBF slams FIBA

Class resumes at Mogadishu university after bombing

‘Banks’ loan loss provision will prolong market downturn’

Global Emerging Markets invests $35m in NSL’s shares

Mimiko canvasses more powers for journalists

Ijebu mayhem panel begins sitting, calls for memoranda

Cleric urges NASS to pass FOI bill

AIDS virus prevention gel fails

Bayo Ohu: NUJ sues FG, others for police report

Nigeria 2009: AC calls for probe

SAHCOL: FG, Skyway sign Share Purchase Agreement

Fashola: Oodua coalition warns against impeachment

GCU old boys association launches Vision 2015 book

SAN laments non-audit of Presidency, NASS accounts

No credit crunch in the economy, says Sanusi

BPE orders liquidator to begin payment of NITEL workers

US Nobel economist dies at 94

Oil JV funding threatens 2010 budget – RMAFC

Copenhagen meeting elicits support, critics

Plane crew held for 12 days over weapons haul

No group of death in football – Onigbinde

BCIE hosts UK universities

Don proffers solution to unemployment among professionals

Oduma appeals to Enugu govt

PHCN, repair our transformer

Oracle offers proposal to win approval for Sun deal

Kolade advises organisations on professional competence

Getting the best from Management by Objectives

Suburban executes telemedicine project in Nigeria

Attention, FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services

OOU lecturers’ sacking

Degrees more expensive, worth less in job market

Discipline, key to career growth – Don

Eagles will stop Messi – Adefemi

Microsoft acquires Opalis software

Journalist, singer jailed for life over Rwanda genocide

Huge stakes for Canada in climate change deal

Peacekeepers describe 107-day kidnap ordeal

Mass sacking looms at Oceanic Bank

Zuma moves to end policy confusion

NSDC maps out strategy to boost sugar production

Afribank targets N50bn loan recovery

Atiku can’t exonerate himself from probe – PDP

How Ladoja’s brother watched his two wives burnt to death —Witness

Ilaje community protests marginalisation

Limit on cheque transactions may be counter-productive – Experts

Villa can break into top four – Bruce

EFCC amends charge against Atuche, Ojo

A periscopic commentary on FG’s 2010 budget

Woods loses key sponsorship deal

AMC: Minister pledges speedy passage of bill

Police hail Anambra vigilantes

FG pledges $2m to IAEA

18 injured as petrol tanker goes up in flames

Constitution review: Electoral reform, resource control top demands

Bail: Bode George, others know fate on Thursday

Forex market closes for 2009

Power outage hits Lagos airport

‘Why Africa led the walk-out at the climate talks’

Fuel scarcity returns, NNPC insists it has stock

Berlusconi to stay in hospital after attack

Developing countries end boycott at climate talk

Ecowas to send intervention force to Guinea

Convention: AC‘s dialogue with the nation

CSR: Firms partner on life saving technology

Kasali eyes NTTF job

Reinstated UNILORIN lecturers: Good lesson on due process – VC

Workers’ dismissal: Unions move to sue OOU

LAMATA’s excesses in Lagos

Confusion, gridlock on Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way

Prayer as weapon of distraction

LASG, check these landlords

Beyond the launching of rebranding

Copenhagen: Let charity begin at home

Blackberry: A virtual office without confines

CITN urges states to grant autonomy to tax agencies

Bear run continues as index slips by 0.20%

Rights groups slam Nigeria human rights record

Kidnappers kill Niger SSG’s aide, deposits corpse at NIPOST quarters

JVC funding, major threat to 2010 budget-RMAFC

NDLEA seizes 879kg of cannabis stocked in commercial buses

Africa stalls negotiations at climate summit

Sudan fires tear gas to disperse opposition rally


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nuggets beat Suns

Stakeholders back waivers for bank debtors

Arsenal piles pressure on Liverpool

NPL wants clubs to pay debts

Kajola plans listing on the NSE

Republicans keep up pressure on cost of health insurance

Indigenous software initiative critical to nation’s development

Bond market turnover increases by 37%

Facebook backs off in privacy spat

House passes finance bill

Stanbic IBTC partners SAA on e-ticketing solution

FIRS to integrate tax system in 2010

Kanu’s name gave me free ride in S’Africa – Orike

Bada laments poor preparation for Delhi 2010

Sunmonu succeeds Omiyi as Shell Nigeria chair

Carbon fraud causes €5bn tax loss

IFA, S&P unveil carbon efficient index

We’ll promote professional brokers – NCRIB

Anabel Mobile targets Ghanaian telecoms market

Inter-bank rates climb on large outflows

Meltdown: Banks cautioned against future competition

‘Aid agencies must use new tools’

Uvo Insurance boss calls for proper risk rating

France joins UK bonus tax

LASEPA inaugurates advisory committee on oil and gas pollution

Moreno hands over new Alapere school buildings to government

NPDC to get new oil acreages

Cat 1: Arik undergoes USFAA demonstration flight

NBA: Celtics make it 10-in-a-row

Yelling stuns rivals to win European cross

Fight for government appointment tears Edo Labour Party apart

Deregulation: Fix refineries, end fuel importation first, Sultan, CAN advise FG

Papalanto acquisition: Developers seek National Assembly‘s intervention, may sue Ogun

Osun rerun election: PDP, AC know fate on Tuesday

Globacom won’t dump league – NPL

Owen has 2010 chance – Ferguson

NDIC MD, others challenge trial on appeal

Global Crisis: Nigeria, not out of the woods yet – Minister

Adhere to post-amnesty deal, Gowon tells Yar’Ádua

DR Congo wins IMF loan, enters debt relief programme

CIIN graduates 155 new associates

Etisalat’s Elite World gets pre-paid variant

Professional challenges need urgent solution –ANAN boss

LASIMRA gives service companies deadline on facilities

‘Proper allocation of resources’ll boost economy’

Residents seek infrastructure as Alimosho model city plan preparation begins

Inter-bank market tightens as NNPC withdraws N49bn

Consolidation an option for MFBs, says Muhtar

Lagos, Clinton Foundation, consortium partner on waste management

‘Absence of maps frustrating effectiveness of Land Use Act’

Starting a security service firm

Uzoma Okere: Too long a road to justice

FG mulls urgent exit from rescued banks

Nigerian CDMA operator becomes OMH-compliant

Bank losses: Sustained revelations, renewed confidence

New malware infects almost 300,000 webpages

Reawakening life insurance business

Aiico settles N1.6bn claims

Dollar rises to two-month high

Foreign trips: FG officials to fly only Nigerian airlines

NNPC to insist on domestic repair of oil rigs

Beckham retains 2014 World Cup hope

S’Africa targets Mexico victory

Convention: AC ratifies appointment of new officers

Anambra: Now, the candidates line up

Seeking potent weapons against fake drugs

Illicit drugs, cause of violent crime – Stakeholders

ATM scam: Victims sue CBN, Interswitch, banks

S’Court resolves 54-year-old land case

Atuche asks court to quash trial

Let Yar‘Adua decide

Don‘t resign

Pray for him

Belgrade-Sarajevo railway reopens after 17 years

Iran opposition accused of insulting Khomeini

Attend to your health

Nigeria needs virile president

Tensions simmer in crisis-struck Guinea

Climate activists condemn Copenhagen police tactics

Be a patriot

Obey the law

Sierra Leonean President asks ECOWAS soldiers to forget political ambition

Why Nigerian leaders are not answerable to electorate — Mimiko

Lawyers on Yar’Adua’s prolonged treatment

‘Contracts awarded in President’s absence illegal’

‘Compensate Ijebu communal violence victims’

Polls favour Pinera in Chile’s presidential election

Resign humbly

Resign voluntarily

Sudan leaders agree deal over referendum for South

UNDP asks EFCC to trace stolen funds

Nigerians need change of attitude – Wamakko

MDGs office donates hospital quipment to Army

Reps summon ministers over N1.5bn auditor-general’s office project

Islamists flee Philippines prison after militants’ raid

Nigeria is being cheated

Emulate Fashola‘s aide

Kidnapped peacekeepers freed in Sudan’s Darfur

Nigeria directionless with President’s absence — Jang

Director canvasses upgrading of Foreign Service Academy

Mark recommends more prayers

Saudis celebrate return of Crown Prince from US medical trip

Demonstrators call on Niger president to quit

Follow the constitution

Divine healing

Italian Prime Minister attacked after rally

Doctors yet to give date for Yar’Adua’s return —Ambassador

Career women set up mentoring network

Lagos airlifts over 1,000

Firewood vendors record sales boom

Ondo shuts 50 illegal clinics

Only two zones represented on INEC board – Investigation

France to resume black box hunt

Rebel Abkhazia re-elects leader, Russia hails vote

African Union threatens to scuttle deal

PHCN, save Anthony Village from 13-month darkness

Re: I didnt ask my son to resign

Do-or-die presidency

Re: Murdered by the police

Church bells toll 350 times for climate

Pakistan kills 22 militants, eyes new fronts

Spain vows to press demands on W‘Sahara activist

Anambra poll will determine Nigeria’s future – Soyinka

Ex-cult members apologise to UNAD

Lawmaker faults call for scrapping of LGs

CAN expresses concern over prostitution in schools

Youths lament slow pace of passage of HYPADDEC bill

Lagos screens 1.2 million for hypertension, diabetes

Lagos CP asks FG to build more prisons

Kashamu: Ogun LG chairmen, Bankole’s aide trade blame

CBN fixes two-year tenure for rescued bank MDs

Sell my alleged property, Senegalese President tells French mayors

Medvedev, Obama discuss deal to cut nuclear arsenals

Hundreds arrested in Copenhagen as green protest

Climate talks shift into high gear amid protests

VP’s role

Uncertainty over when African growth will revive

EU’s anti-corruption initiative in Nigeria

Take care of your health, sir

What about the masses?

Mugabe‘s ZANU-PF battles to regain absolute power

Yar’Adua: Niger Delta elders calls for restraints

Council boss tasks private sectors on CSR

FG officials may be compelled to fly local airlines on official foreign trips

Nutritionist canvasses consumption of six eggs weekly for good health

Deregulation: Sultan, CAN, others counsel FG

Yar’Adua’s Health: Mark recommends more prayers

PDP loses another LG in Plateau

FG charged to release UNIUYO’S take-off grant

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blair: I would have removed Saddam Hussein anyway

How N4.3bn fraud stalled PHCN pre-paid meter project in Lagos

UAD calls for Yar’Adua’s impeachment

Woods to take ‘indefinite leave’ from golf

The greatest advantage Nigeria has is its human capital – NESG DG

Trade fair participants ask for rainmakers

Makinde unhappy about Yar’Adua’s succession talks

Anambra 2010: Soludo places hope in judiciary

Health checks

Implementation, hurdle to good policies in Nigeria–Mutallab

Looking back at U-17 World Cup

An inspector with nine lives

Reality TV stars charged over rat-eating episode

Group petitions Yar’Adua over marginalisation

Dora Cole funeral rites begin on Wednesday

Financial sector reforms as catalyst for Nigeria’s growth in 2010

Gov. Chime’s disdain for media practitioners

Gibraltar wins Miss World 2009

India players contract swine flu

A sick country and its sick President (1)

Anambra 2010: Some people now see politics as extension of their business – Anyadubalu

The death of wages is sin

Laolu Saraki eyes marriage?

Group A: Host set to take full advantage

Leadway test might against MTN

If I were Yar’Adua I wouldn’t resign – Tam David-West

France only west European nation where swine flu rising: WHO

Virulent strain of MRSA resists treatment

Amodu must go for Nigerian football to grow

LeatherWorld woos customers with discount

Fashola‘s wife charges women to use gas

Ojerinde, Okpala row tears NECO apart

Yar’Adua’s ailment: Nigerian economy suffers setback – Stakeholders

Police: Man dresses up as mom to withdraw cash

Faceless ‘professionals’ and Lamido Sanusi

Ex-NBA president gives N2.5m scholarships to Ekiti students

Workers’ commitment reduced impact of strike – UNAAB VC

PEFTI boosts recording profile

‘Agro-based businesses have bright prospect in Nigeria’

At Copenhagen, Africa will seek compensation for greenhouse gas emission – Minister

Husband accused of being a paedophile suffers heart attack

Calabar fiesta: Thrilling nights before Kenoly’s coming

One microbe as a group of 200 protein machines

FG appoints new rector for YABATECH

Don canvasses declaration of war against religious intolerance

Power-hungry Ndanusa desecrates NOC

AC accuses PDP of throwing Nigeria into uncertainty

Yuletide: Red Cross blames accidents on wrong use of mobile phones

Stop celebrating criminals – NTDC boss

Dangote bags Lifetime Achievement Award

Sperm genes could explain why women live longer than men

Saudi crown prince returns home after year’s absence

Urine samples swiped from Utah health department

Faithful not freaks: Anglican chief

Violence, deaths, intrigues of

B’ball tourney dunks off in Lagos

I used to be a good winger – Shorunmu

I’ve lost momentum and want to stay aloof – West-Idahosa, Rep

Dolores Hart glows anew

Fear as a sign of life

Abe Ibrahim goes broke?

Yar’Adua’s ailment: What hope for credible poll in 2011?

Those stealing public funds are shedding innocent blood – Ben Akabueze, Lagos comm.

All stakeholders must share in the blame for our electoral failures – Moses Agbe

Super Eagle Joseph Yobo comes under fire

Out in the cold

Mo Abudu inspires again

Amodu’s religious faux pas: Is damage limitation impossible?

Horoya tackles HLM in Eyadema final

Coincidental lives of Oyeteju twins

Nearly 300 deported in major California operation

Owner claims can holding

American on hunger strike in Myanmar jail

Exercise guards white blood cells against ageing

It bothers me that our modelling industry is not at par with that of South Africa – Joan Okorodudu

The ‘Gbalefa Family’ memorandum in Ota community

Nigeria’s rating has gone down – US envoys

Palatial residences in the midst of squalor

Lawmaker’s murder: A’Ibom assembly summons police boss

‘Jonathan can’t act as President’

Stakeholders seek new ways to boost food industry

Attaining 6,000MW: Less talk, more action needed

VC makes case for increased investment in satellite

Help! I’m shy talking to a woman

The word ‘celebrity’ is not complimentary –Angela Onyeador

There is need to educate scholars on research funding – Prof. Okoye, consultant dental surgeon

Between infrastructure and wealth creation

E-mail fracas shows peril of trying to spin science

At Abuja Carnival, the less tourists looked the more they saw

Depp promotes latest movie, but hasn’t seen it

Learning how to put your bonus to wise uses

Congo DR gets $550m IMF loan

Mikel, Drogba absence will not affect Chelsea -Ancelotti

New IAEA chief to visit Nigeria next week

Tiger Woods opts for break from golf

Jackson to receive posthumous lifetime Grammy award

Non-passage of FOI Bill is a setback to anti-graft war -Waziri

Liberia commission wants war crimes court

Friday, December 11, 2009

Inside Tiger Woods business empire

I used young girls as baits

‘Fashola, Tinubu have cordial relationship’

On the night that my father embarked on his ill-fated journey, he changed dresses more than thrice

I’d rather face Inter than Milan – Ancelotti

Campbell will not join United –Ferguson

As long as he will love and cherish me, I won’t mind getting married to a short and ugly man

BIU honours Omoigui-Okauru, wants private varsities to benefit from ETF

Court declares Kenny Martins, others wanted

GCIOBA flays civil service poor capacity to implement budget

Slain Ogun ACP buried in Lagos

Revealed: Why Dele Taiwo’s Navigator rots away

I disobeyed my father to play for Nigeria

Ghana could make Essien check

Palermo tests Milan’s might

Oneya, Obakpolor tip Africa for glory in S/Africa

He is hiding his age from me

CT2: Kel, Faze go on probation

Koffi, others, launch new album

Supreme Court reinstates 41 UNILORIN lecturers

US govt wishes Yar’Adua well

FG signs N70.9bn road contracts

Investigate extra-judicial killings, NBA tells IGP

Ekaette urges investors to take advantage of peace in N’Delta

NAF to build aircraft hangar in Ilorin

‘Heads to roll at Abuja environmental board’

I abandoned school because of music – Ajuju

Jennifer Eliogu’s love for groove

NLC, PENGASSAN, NUPENG bow to FG pressure

I slept with my girlfriend’s sister

I quit my job at Central Bank when I realised I would spend 29 years to become a director

‘Granting post-conviction bail to Chief Bode George without due process would be scandalous’

Liverpool, Arsenal in Anfield clash

Valencia, Real without top players for La Liga clash

MTN happy with street soccer success

Akpokona not looking down on Athletico

I want to be the best manufacturer of furniture in Africa –Bimbo Akinyelure

If I had gone to Abuja with Kaltho on the day he disappeared, I would have been tortured to death

Lesson 12: Investing wisely in 2010(2)

I have never cooked for him

How we smashed trans-border robbery sydicate –Police

Why I decided to get married again – Stella Monye

Ngozi Ezeonu dazzles in spite of marital crisis

Deregulation: FG can’t surrender to corruption –Ezeife

‘FG to enforce Fiscal Responsibility Act’

Actress’s marriage crashes

Danish police arrest 35 climate protesters

Group tackles UNICEM over sacked workers’ entitlements

Booze and men loving singer

IAEA DG to visit Turai Yar’Adua

Lessons from microfinance in Malawi

Bearish trend deepens as index falls by 0.65%

‘Why I can’t be MD of my company yet’

AMBO 5: Ivie wins!

Darey on the roll again

Dressing down policy at the workplace

Couple, heart disease fight over 21-month-old only child ...Parents need N2m to win battle

I don’t love her anymore

A scandal on so many levels

Addressing sexual frustration in women

Go stylish with structured bags

Enugu: Another LG poll makes mockery of democracy

Why more Nigerians are travelling to India for medical treatment – Kukoyi, Ogun NMA Chairman

I abandoned chemistry for accounting because I didn‘t want to spend the rest of my life queuing up

When I arrived Nigeria, some people said I looked like an Igbo man – Ron Browz

Yar’Adua’s illness: Jonathan refuses to sign budget

GLO-CAF Award: Singing the song of past heroes

2010: Let Shaibu Amodu be

Robinho vows to stay at Man City

Putting an end to extrajudicial killings

India IOC buys Nigerian, Angolan oil in February tender

14 perish in Lokoja-Abuja Highway

Investigate extra judicial kilngs, NBA tells IG

FG signs N70.9bn contract for road rehabilitation

Radio presenter murdered, suffered severe head injuries

NNPC reassures investors on new refinery

Climate Change: EU to help developing countries with £6.5bn

Ban says corruption undermines attainment of MDGs

Algeria to play Serbia in friendly

Angolan president signals 3-year election delay

1.6 million Americans behind bars

Uduaghan wants oil reform to benefit communities

Clinton condemns disruption of protest in Sudan

Warrants for el-Rufai ,Ribadu a ‘witch-hunt‘--Lawyer

Supreme Court reinstates UNILORIN 49

Thursday, December 10, 2009

NESG, NPC partner on economic policy issues

Shongai plans plant expansion to boost productivity

Yar’Adua support group tackles opposition politicians

Wamakko cautions politicians

NCWS prays for President’s recovery

Body of Benchers calls for petition against dubious lawyers

Firm urges govt to repair federal roads

Customs orders importers to take delivery of consignment at ports

‘Nigeria must strengthen maritime security’

We are cheated all round by men, say women

Dockworkers begin strike over non-payment of salaries

ICT firm, NAFDAC partner on unhygienic consumables

UK’s science and education budgets face ‘bleak‘ £600m cuts

Appeal court strikes out application against activists

Oyo commences issuance of students’ identity cards

Imo warns health workers on sale of malaria drugs

Food security: Professionals call for more collaboration

Experts bemoan foreigners’ control of steel industry’

‘FG needs $170.4bn to achieve MDGs by 2015’

Abia Poly shut over protest

‘R&D, panacea to economic meltdown’

Coca-Cola reiterates commitment to investing in Nigeria

Bank chief executives meet in Enugu today

TRCN seeks funds to train teachers on ICT Rimi ex-pupils empower six colleagues

UN envoy urges Somalis to redouble efforts to restore peace

Guinea’s junta accuses Kouchner over attempt to kill Camara

OHS old boys task alumni associations on decay in schools

ROWA solicits NRC‘s support in school project

Senate approves N31.038bn virement for ministries

Human capital development a challenge in health sector — ex-NMA scribe

‘Petrochemical industry’ll aid pest management operations’

Entrepreneur proffers solution to SMEs’ challenges

Harmattan: UNAD hospital treats 1,901 cases

23 cooperatives, 8 communities get World Bank mining grant

Re: Governor’s impeachment

Yar’Adua: Let’s follow the constitution

Yuletide: 1,000 FRSC officers for Abuja-Lokoja road

AAAN establishes advertising academy

‘Enforcement of Cabotage Act will yield results’

Kidnapping: Oil firm raises the alarm

Margin loans now N200bn as stockbrokers seek details of AMC bill

Ghana air safety rating attracts new airlines

Kogi Assemby declares state of emergency in education

When mass failure banishes excellence from schools

Mugabe backers raped opponents in election — report

DRC demands compensation in Copenhagen

Al-Qaeda group claims responsibility for Iraq attack

Brown, Sarkozy to meet after diplomatic spat

Obama receives Nobel prize, justifies war in Afghanistan

Human rights violations in Iran worst for 20 years —Amnesty

We will continue to tame corrupt trainers – Kwara commissioner

Lagos to curb unemployment through ICT

Boosting earnings through quality packaging of fruit juice

China, govt sign $8m agreement

Oceanic Bank posts record N286bn loss

NPC official seeks review of voter register

Exploring the sugar industry for Nigeria’s economic growth

Firm introduces Breakdown caffeine-free drink

Ex-Edo CJ, Edokpayi, buried

Re: Fashola’s future

Odogbolu LG, this is illegal

Sell-offs in banking, insurance stocks depress indices

Akingbola: ‘N12bn transfer done before CBN’s intervention’

Anti-smoking law: Only 1% of Nigerians are protected by smoke-free laws —Report

National honours: Senate demands explanation on N100m medals’ budget

Why Nigerians demand electoral reform —Nwabueze

Alleged N700m fraud: EFCC files 64 fresh charges against UBEC directors, others

Ijebu mayhem: Police release Ogun LG boss

LASU announces date for examinations

‘Handshake disease’ caused my irregular signature —Oni’s witness

US joins in prayers for Yar’Adua —Sanders

Odunewu calls for increased press freedom

Soyinka appointed judge in BBC African drama competition

Jonathan should be in charge for now —NBA

Niger to sign MOU with Real

Eyadema Cup finals begin

Appeal court quashes trial of former health minister, Grange

Again, Reps accuse FCT minister of non-performance

FG committed to security, development of border communities – Jonathan

Eagles can win World Cup – Omokaro

One year after, police yet to find killers of Citizen Funmilayo

Late goal disappoints Benitez

Klitschko ready for anyone

FG agrees with oil majors on transitional period from JV to IJV

Ibru v. Sanusi: Judge fixes Jan 22 for CBN’s preliminary objection

Anambra 2010: Supreme Court to hear Soludo on Monday

Onigbinde demands support for Nigerian coaches

Adult clubs: 12 arraigned in Lagos

Winners emerge at Access Bank Champions Forum

Nigerian players out of Glo-CAF award

EFCC files N15bn corruption charges against Bafarawa

Osun tribunal resumes sitting on Jan 6

Siemens votes $100m to fight corruption

Senate, EFCC trade blame on proposed monitoring body

Vandalism: NNPC loses 10,000 bpd

Minimum wage: ‘Only Belgore committee can determine workers’ salaries’

N’Delta: FG scraps amnesty committee, raises five new panels

FAAC summons Barkindo over N450bn NNPC debt

NSE: Dangote appeals against verdict on his election

N127bn NASS budget meagre, says Eze

Yobo ruled out until end of the year

Waddle would have scored with 2010 ball – Scientist

NSC owes cleaners, security agencies

‘I’m yet to see a World Cup material in the domestic league’

Sue the party and be dealt with, PDP threatens members

Five charged with assaulting policemen

Nigeria realises $1.5bn from cocoa exports in four years – CBN

Yar’Adua: Ministers in supremacy battle

Is Africa’s land up for grabs?

Fake food and drugs: Lesson from China

Trying times for CBN governor

Nitel, Mtel workers barricade BPE

Nigeria records 7.7% GDP growth in Q3

Drogba, Essien top CAF nominees

NFF chiefs, Amodu to parley Eagles players in London

Madagascar negotiators stranded in Mozambique

Pirates seize Pakistani fishing vessel off Somalia

Outsourcing of Africa‘s food production will boost global stocks -World Bank

Fraud: Siemens launches $100m initiative to fight corruption

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Resignation call: PDP may sanction Masari, others

Reduce NNPC’s stake in IJVs to 40 per cent – Producers Forum

NBA expresses fear over Anambra, 2011 polls

Osun tribunal: Parties yet to be served hearing notices

Disquiet in Lagos Assembly over Fashola‘s future – We stand by our story

EIA cuts world demand forecast

Eterna eyes funds from international market

Ijebu: AIG expresses sadness over carnage

…We’ll not take issue with El-Rufai — EFCC

‘National Assembly’ll pass a good PIB’

Don’t ask President to quit, say Aliyu, youth parliament leader

Alleged $3.1m scam: A’Ibom, BankPHB deny involvement

Under-17 World Cup: Investigate use of overage players — Soyinka

Succession: Buhari calls for adherence to constitution

Nigeria can win Angola 2010 – Randle

PTDF awards N14.8bn contract for oil polytechnic

‘Revocation of mining licences illegal’

Bayern can’t win Champions League – Ribery

‘Nigeria to meet deadline on ODS’

LASU crisis: Fashola inaugurates visitation panel

2010 budget: ICPC, Senate disagree on computerisation

Tax enforcement team seals companies

Fashola’s future: Anxiety mounts over fresh allegations

I did not accuse PDP of altering Anambra primaries result — Nwite

Indecent dressing: Police commission vows to sanction errant policemen

Akwa Ibom to invest N20bn in agric sector in 2010

Owen’s goals delight Ferguson

NIMASA tasks IOCs on compliance with Cabotage Act

Senate queries ministry over N7.5bn PIB budget

Oil nudges $74 on stocks decline

DPR to audit LPG facilities in Lagos

Okoronkwo wants Yobo reunion in Eagles

Minister restates importance of maritime conventions

Ora-Igbomina killing: Police arrest 23 suspects

Indices close lower as banking index slides by 1.3 per cent

NUJ cautions Bayelsa lawmakers on bill

Reforms: Institute seeks review of CIBN Act

Police declare Ribadu, El-Rufai wanted

New vehicle imports drop by 38%

Sale of Indian hemp pays me better, says arrested taxi driver

FG targets 40.8 per cent increase in revenue by 2012

Ember months: FRSC records 100 deaths in Kaduna zone

EFCC recovers $700m from bank debtors

Shareholders approve Dangote flours‘ 20k per share dividend

NCAA charges aircraft operators on tyre

Babalade unhappy with 3SC players

Bayelsa begins Champions League campaign in February

Roche reports progress on breast cancer treatment

The “big boy” in Coal City who craves local life

Leaked draft: Outrage at conference

...UN agency yet to begin investigation

Antonio Oil gets approval for refinery

TCN improves power supply to Taraba

Reps reject $300m World Bank loan

Lukman to address key oil industry issues

Poor performance: FG withholds PHCN’s N32bn electricity subsidy payment

Developing countries split over measures

Poor nations seek more funds to combat climate change

Fashola’s gift to lovers in the state

Before the mega status for Nigeria

No alternative to democracy, Dike tells ECOWAS defence chiefs

Nigerians top list of foreign drug peddlers in India

Gatorade drops Tiger Woods drink

Ndanusa, Gumel settle differences

We will resist rigging in Osun – Omoworare

LASEPA, LG partner on industrial pollution

A praying nation misses the point

Still on deregulation

Governors’ bid to raise taxes

Expert bemoans low agricultural productivity

FG reiterates commitment to prosecuting erring bank chiefs

Guaranty Trust Bank floats N200bn bond

N’Delta youths warn NDDC over crisis

Tension in banks as workers await sacking

Nigerian policemen ‘kill at will’ —Amnesty International

Good governance essential to promotion of human rights — CD

Only doctors can decide Yar’Adua’s return date — FEC

Breastfeeding: Rethinking the exclusive option

Group commends Kutigi for new rules

Judge fixes Feb 4 for Ladoja’s application to quash charge

Police arrest 13 suspected cultists

Robberies: Banks suspends operations in Ijebu-Ode

Making money from vehicle towing operations

‘Only doctors will determine when Yar’Adua will return‘

We will use sports to develop our people – Mimiko

ICAN faults CBN removal of bank chiefs

Regional conflicts will endanger Uganda‘s economy -IMF

Anambra 2010: Labour Party may adopt Andy Uba

AC condemns Police boss killing in Ijebu Ife

Tension in Plateau as Jang plans removal of LG chairmen

Drug trade fuels terrorism, crime in Africa, says UN

Police illegally kill hundreds a year -Amnesty

N‘Assembly members are afraid of electoral reform –Nwite

Bayelsa: PDP reconciles Sylva, Ebebi

New vehicle imports slumps 38 percent in 11 months

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Glo, what‘s up?

Attention, Kaduna State Govt

Traffic jam

Fuel price hike

Yar’Adua’s absence doesn’t affect economy –NESG

Masari may face PDP sanction over Yar’Adua resignation call

El-Rufai: Court to decide on warrant of arrest next year

ADB predicts six per cent growth for Africa in 2010

Naira weakens as dollar demand surges

Tourism: N4bn investment yearning for Lagos approval

Three Mercedes-Benz models get top Euro NCAP rating

AirFrance deploys B777-300 on Paris - PH route

Ilugun Alaro in darkness

Ogun‘s multiple issues

Fix roads in Igbara Odo/Ikere Ekiti

Calling Enugu State Govt

Thanou denied Marion Jones’ Olympic gold

CAF lists Ojo-Oba, Bassey for Angola 2010

Mimiko’s wife pledges more help for the less privileged

Aviation: Public funds, bloated egos keep Nigerians in front cabin

The safest vehicle on the road against rollovers

FG spends N100bn on Gurara-Lower Usman Dam pipeline

Tin-Can Customs generates N33.6bn in three months

Adamawa establishes Debt Management Department

Duke blames slow growth on lack of planning

Ijebu: Police detain LG boss in Abuja

Villagers flee as three die in police, NURTW clash

Climate change: Nigeria has peculiar exposure —Banire

Bank manager’s kidnappers demand N10m ransom

‘Why CBN did not liquidate rescued banks’

Unic Insurance records N219m PAT

Iran triples Latin American trade to $2.9bn

‘Lack of patronage killing automotive industry’

Chinese market boosts German luxury car sales

Overland links Jos to Kano, Abuja

Sultan, Onaiyekan, others to discuss national issues

Wenger puts faith in youngsters

Principal‘s Cup reaches q/finals

Nuclear project

Principal Cup

Harmony FM

Falcons coach eager for early preparations

Guinness thrills football fans

‘CT scan patients may get unnecessary imaging’

Army decorates 13 newly promoted generals

House rejects N50bn consultancy contract for railway project

Arik Air connects Uyo to Lagos, Abuja

Nigerians split over deregulation of oil downstream – Poll

Ghana gets 17.3m euros support to boost rice production

Japan agrees on $81bn stimulus package

Skye Bank accuses couple of alleged attempt to extort N1bn

2010 budget: Lagos lawmakers promise speedy consideration

I’ll return on Dec 27 — El-Rufai

PUNCH correspondent wins 2009 media integrity award

Assassination: PDP, Oshiomhole trade words

Two injured as Raji Rasaki declares senatorial ambition in Ibadan

UBA to facilitate infrastructure financing in Africa

Dubai stock market continues to fall

Japan agrees $81bn stimulus package

N/Assembly may approve GM food imports

My Pikin: Factory owners

‘Ember months campaign has reduced road crashes’

Operators, consumers discuss telecoms issues

Sand test for SUVs, as Zimbabwean wins Lagos 4x4 rally

Jos crisis: Abisoye panel begins sitting on Thursday

Group lauds FG, others over anti-HIV/AIDS war

36 million people with TB cured in 15 years – WHO

Bangladesh tops global climate risk index

Lafarge Cement gets new chairman, director

Civil defence leads FEPSGA

Eagles should aim at winning 2010 – Erico

Gwagwa in two-year outage

Save Ibafo from illegal bunkering

Re: PHCN Akowonjo refuses to connect transformer

Award for Lagos policemen

Uncertainty reigns over NOC election

Worgu set to dump El Merreikh

Osun senatorial rerun: Awaiting the Omoworare, Omisore battle

Uduaghan to attend World Leaders Summit on Climate Change

More than 40 million people could drop out of labour market – ILO

Few climate refugees leave their countries – Study

Dozie, Fields to chair Commonwealth Business Council

US body aids conference

Over 15 million Nigerians suffer stroke yearly – Don

Assisting kids with Spina Bifida to lead normal lives

Alumni can aid national growth —Opeifa

Lagos trains 4,000 drivers in three months

Finance minister presents 2010 estimates to Parliament

Cross River boosts city transport with 120 Suzuki cars

Rep-elect accuses PDP of frustrating inauguration

Scramble to acquire rescued banks intensifies

Obama proposes tax cuts for small businesses

Discovery Fund pays N2 dividend per unit to holders

NITEL workers battle BPE over salary arrears

6,000MW: Senate queries power ministry

UNTH raises the alarm over corpses from police

NAFDAC warns bakers against sub-standard bread

FCT plans five-star hospital to discourage foreign medical trips

Amaechi queries commissioners, others for lateness

Empower VP as Acting President, Reps caucus tells Yar’Adua

Finance ministry, FIRS propose tax exemption for bonds

Dealing with spam in your email

Cost of oil production outweighed sales in 2009 – FAAC

Edo, BoI sign N500m MoU microcredit

‘FG, states can legislate on lottery business’

Delta, Nigerian Eagle sign MoU on codeshare flights

Micro-credit facility, not gift for NDC supporters – Minister

Bears regain vigour as banking stocks slide

17,129 pilgrims back to Nigeria

Fibroid...cost of human negligence

Hot cars celebrities prefer

Group seeks assistance for persons with disabilities

France wants financial tax in climate accord

‘A good leader should find and mentor a worthy successor’

UN weather agency: Decade likely warmest on record

Developing marketing skills that drive business returns

Pitfalls in negotiating for a better deal

136 journalists imprisoned globally —CPJ

‘Nigeria is running a street beggar economy’

The ‘coup’ against Nigeria’s health

NFF, Globacom contract expires

Nigeria ’09: LOC to account for N9bn – Investigation

Re: Oddity as strange creature afflicts Labe Orun

Deliberate delay of justice

God save the King!

Executive irresponsibility in Bayelsa State

Tremors hit Malawi for third day running, one child killed

Africa’s economy to grow percent in 2010-AfDB


Yar‘Adua‘s aide says PIB will be passed this month

Monday, December 07, 2009

Beyond ethnic, religious issue

Three-week outage at Ijeshatedo

LASG, finish this project

Pray for Mr. President

Save Iponri

NAPEP pays N42m to 500 beneficiaries

Security: Fashola unveils two helicopters to combat crime

Let’s have a foreign coach

FOI bill will strengthen rule of law — NBA

Oshiomhole has withheld N646m council funds — PDP

30 Nigerian pilgrims died in S’Arabia

Lagos Assembly orders striking LASU workers back to work

Police, council boss differ over Ijebu Ife killings

Ayobo/Ipaja road

Fixed payphones: Zain to connect more Nigerians

NAHCO proposes share reconstruction

Ogbulafor, IG, ministers hold talks with Jonathan

Ogun councils’ revenue ‘consultants’ fleece motorists in Ogere, Ijebu

US consulate to count Nigerians abroad

1,299 election petitions filed at appeal court

Disquiet in Lagos Assembly

Afprint seeks delisting of shares from NSE

AC queries N3.1bn Oyo road projects, others in place of constituency allowance

Symantec harps on optimised storage infrastructure for firms

Glo-CAF award nominees to emerge on Thursday

Saha targets France World Cup squad

Trust Fund

Eagles fear no foe – Amokachi

World Corporate Golf Challenge to hold in Nigeria

Samsung, MGS discount products in new showroom

Anambra, boi, others sign N4bn mou

Technology holds key to food security – VC

Strike: FG/ASUU should sustain agreement - Pro-chancellor

Too much money allocated to N’Assembly –Maitama Sule

APM Terminals invests $179m in cargo infrastructure

Budget stands 50-50 chance of passage before Xmas – Reps

Jos crisis: Jang laments non-prosecution of mercenaries

Getting the best out of mobile phones

World Bank, DFID to implement climate programme

A’Ibom may relocate prisons

Mob attacks Niger liquor board members

Lagos treats 358,980 patients

Salaries: NPAN asks NUJ to name defaulting media houses

Ijebu Ife mayhem: ARG calls for setting up of judicial enquiry

Insecurity: ‘Fishing industry loses N15bn yearly’

VC laments youths’ inability to access varsity education

NYSC to forestall deaths of corps members – DG

Entrepreneur 2: 63 Nigerians qualify

Google releases search data for Nigeria

‘90% corruption cases due to non-adherence to procurement law’

Microsoft seeks way to fight software piracy in Nigeria

Hiddink rules out coaching Nigeria

Kanu, raffle winners hail Capstone

PHCN, give us new transformer

Love for Mr. President

Samsung B7320 Data Sheet debuts

FEPSGA boss hails athletes

Subscribers’ increase as GSM operators reduce tariff

Belief will see us through in S’Africa – Amodu

No going back on e-payment –FG

Adukwu-Bolujoko becomes NIM president

YABATECH graduates three sets, confers honours on Oshiomhole, others

AIBS contest: Former CBN boss challenges varsities on production of skilful graduates

Ekiti tribunal resumes sittings on Thursday

Energy crisis: FG seeks to curb wastage in transport sector

Activist accuses northern governors of misappropriating ecological funds

NAMA takes delivery of ILS equipment

Two drug traffickers get life jail

Abuja speed breakers have reduced accidents — Minister

Mark denies involvement in succession plot

FG woos states over annual N420bn for police reform

Uniport invasion: Police to prosecute 11 ex-militants

Exam malpractices: Kwara prosecutes errant principals

Fear grips Bayelsa officials over EFCC probe

Monarch, police disagree on crime upsurge in Ogun

Stakeholders hail FG on mining regulations

I didn’t ask my son to resign – Yar’Adua’s mother

Akunyili’s aide lauds Kevin for winning BBA 4

Uzoma Okere v. Naval chief: Judge fixes Jan 24 for judgment

Kano sets aside N620m for fertiliser

Anambra 2010: PDP insists on Soludo as deadline for substitution expires

6,000MW: Youths halt repair of Escravos/Lagos Gas Pipeline

First Bank leads the bulls as indicators close positive

Controversies trail suspension of Osun rerun election

University pensioners demand increase in monthly benefits

From a ‘frustrated’ shoemaker to a doctor

The long road to South Africa

Akingbola: EFCC wants N200bn suit struck out

Phase3 Telecoms promises reliable data backbone

Professionals proffer solutions to organisational growth

‘Skills acquisition, key to national development’

We’re not afraid of Nigeria, Argentina – Korea

Shekarau to give Kano All Stars bus

Nokia predicts 10% growth for cellphone market in 2010

Butchering as viable investment option

Still on Mr. President’s health issue

The President’s albatross

FEC and Yar’Adua’s health

Ekiti State govt to transform Ipole-Iloro Waterfalls

NYSC moves to prevent death of corps members

Money laundering: CBN begins cross-border bank supervision in 2010

U.S. bank bailout estimate cut by $200 billion

Mozambique Council rejects opposition appeal

Rwanda wants Sudan to explain peacekeepers death in Darfur

Tremors hit northern Malawi, two injured

Sunday, December 06, 2009

SAN urges Yar’Adua to quit on moral grounds

Kogi Poly wants 16 courses accredited

Ogun calls for more LG allocations

Doctors seek Oni’s pledge on teaching hospital

Villagers protest planned acquisition of Papalanto, Mowe land

Real estate sector to recover in 2010 – Report

Topleaders hold conference in Ghana

Kogi community laments neglect

Tackling capital flight in aviation insurance

Banks’ boards face probe over share price manipulation

Running a profitable dry cleaning business

No cause for concern on Guinea leader’s health — Doctor

Dangote tasks African stock exchanges on growth

NCRIB stresses relevance of insurance to national development

Fashola urges Nigerians to support calls for state police

Tinubu, Sosan, others task youths on morality, honesty

PDP sweeps Enugu council polls

Indiscipline: Group, KAI trade words

In search of maximum security for corps members

Ladipo-Ajayi becomes NIA deputy chairman

Adejumo lists survival strategies for meltdown

Bulls strengthen hold as OTC trades N210bn bond

‘CBN should grant microfinance banks interest free loans’

One in five HIV infections in Africa caused by health workers —Report

Governments may seal climate change deal

LFTZ: Lagos pacifies communities with N785m compensation

Cash crunch hits Nobel foundation, prize money slashed

Vision 2010 lacked force of legislation – Usman

I’m ready to return – Akingbola

Governor hires fisherman to capture man-eating crocodile

NOC backs Gumel

Counterfeit software doubled in last two years – Microsoft

RIM, Energizer join wireless power consortium

Spain not scared of Brazil, Portugal – Casillas

Australia to partner Nigeria in solid minerals development

NAICOM targets N1tn gross premium by 2012

Elephants clash is key – Ronaldo

Amir Khan defends title with first-round victory

ICTs required for emissions reduction – ITU

‘Consumers willing to pay for online news’

CMB provides infrastructure at Pearl Nuga Park

Ogun advises project officers on environmental consciousness

Fidelity Bank expands to boost operation

ECB disk storage market declines 7.3 per cent

Etisalat calls for asymmetric interconnection rate

2010: Rooney banks on Capello

I have demystified Anenih – Oshiomhole

Ekiti to set up more farm settlements

First drilling rig refurbishment holds in Nigeria

Mimiko, Ogunniya, others trade words on Ondo rerun rerun

NSC sets up panel over alleged forgery

Mali hails Diakite after first club title

‘Technology critical for safer environment’

‘Organisations can create value from use of innovative technology’

Wema, AP, others identified as worst performing stocks

Fitch affirms Stanbic IBTC Bank at ‘AAA

Lagos restates commitment to mega city development

British Council, Standard Chartered Bank partner on climate change

LASPPDA enlists residents, stakeholders in environmental protection

Don demands upgraded curriculum for accountants

World’s most powerful banker humbled

Dubai debt threatens property prices

Google set to offer property dimension to UK mapping

Getting the right support for ICT products

‘How Ndanusa was disqualified’

2010: Pressure on Nigeria, S’Africa – Onigbinde

Anambra 2010: INEC‘s deadline for candidates‘ substitution expires Tuesday

Telecoms service sector revenue hits $10bn – Report

EU partners Nigeria on N460m gas project

Nigeria’s Kevin wins Big Brother Africa prize

UNIPORT insists on relocation of ex-militants’ camp

N’Delta: Tension heightens over delayed re-integration programme for ex-militants

Yar’Adua: OPC condemns pressure on Jonathan

Bakare supports calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation

LASU workers dare Fashola, fail to resume

Allow Osun tribunal to sit, JUSUN orders members

Calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation mischievous —Keffi college alumni

FG to scrap IAP

Electoral reform, judiciary can’t guarantee free poll –Akeredolu

Use ADR to resolve disputes, Ojo tells litigants

Appeal court fixes Wednesday for 27 jailed soldiers’ suit

Cheating caused 2009 mass failure — NECO

Olubadan does not hate Alao-Akala – Osi-Olubadan

Fresh crisis imminent in Anglican church over lesbian bishop

Yar’Adua’s health: ‘Constitution must be followed’

Senate committee decries drop in 2010 education budget

Police constable apprehended in robbery operation, dies

Kubwa Expressway project

Ijebu violence: 15 bodies deposited in mortuary, community deserted

Women declare national fast for Yar’Adua

NUJ threatens to shut media houses for non-payment of salaries

Re: Jonathan may resign

2010 budget not a stimulus package – TUC

PHCN records 77% shortfall in gas supply to power stations

Senator alleges conspiracy against S’East over airport upgrade

Bank manager remanded for N51m fraud

Petrol: FG pays N955bn subsidy to NNPC

A budget for those in government

Edo Govt, Auchi lacks water

FG, increase education funding

Reporting climate change in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Presidential Air Fleet

Calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation callous, mischievous – Keffi Old Boys

AC warns PDP against playing politics with Yar’ Adua’s illness

School hails Peter Obi for clearing 10-year-old rubbish

Corruption: Politicians don’t have the solution-CAN.

EU, Nigeria’s gas project to gulp N460 million

Mimiko condemns Ogunniya, Elegbeleye‘s role in Akoko re-run elections

Illegal charges: Principals, school heads risk dismissal in Akwa Ibom

Mobil Athletics: Bassey wants sports facilities upgraded

NECO identifies cause of mass failure in 2009 SSCE

Guinea vice-president returns after assassination bid, takes charge

Another US Episcopal Church elects gay bishop

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Who goes home with $200,000?

Dolapo Akinrele waves magical wand

NISLT 2009: Participants urge more training, investment in S&T

Yinka Osobu stuns critics

New Sisi-Oge emerges

Howie T gets first baby

Kel to endorse Soul Mate

People who live in darkness

Boy, 12, wins Coaster bus, N.5m at Textimania English contest

The incredible story of Multi-trex

FG ready to concession all airports –Minister

‘Why banks should avoid unhealthy rivalry’

Deregulation: DPR plans strategies to reduce sharp practices

Kwara plans bill to curb traffic

Nigerians take up 90% stakeholding in Syngentia

Sagay, Agbaje, Ozekhome, Falana disagree over Yar’Adua’s resignation

Voters’ apathy mars Enugu council polls

NACCIMA urges FG to emulate China on economic agenda setting

African stock exchanges strategise for growth

Constitution Review: Ebonyi wants another state in S’East

Oddity as strange creation afflicts Labeorun

World Cup title is the minimum – Lampard

How Warri industrial park initiative will transform business, economy – Okoigun

VC lists essentials of food security

Why MEND, ex-militant warlords can’t speak for Niger Delta – Dr. Obianime, INC president

‘No recognition for sit tight regents’

Police nab banker over plan to swindle governor’s brother

DESOPADEC nets N61.9bn in two years, inaugurates N10.2bn projects

Pressure is on Germany – Australia’s Schwarzer

Kettles calling pots black (2)

I operated my business from home for two years – Adenike, Sen. Isiaka Adeleke’s wife

NDLEA seizes drugs worth N2.2bn

FG designs five-year statistical development plan

How asparagus beetles affix their eggs to the plant

Insurers need adequate exposure to achieve local content policy

103 die in Russian nightclub fire, 130 others injured

Those oil explorations must resume

Fresh crisis hits NDDC, ex-militant commanders intervene

Nigerians back NASS for NNPC probe

Eagles scare Argentina’s Higuian

Anambra, Soludo and the PDP

Why FG will no longer spend money on non-viable airports –Aviation Minister

Managing disasters during festive periods: Taking proactive steps ahead of tragedies

Opposition has nothing to offer to Lagos voters in 2011– Bank-Anthony

Yar’Adua’s health: Nigerians should hold FEC responsible if anything happens – Balarabe Musa

World Trade Centre workers twice as likely to have asthma

Williams/Asabia: Changing society through hygiene initiatives

FG gets $280m World Bank aid to fight malaria

LASU’s lingering crisis

Foreign coach mania: NFA and colonial mentality

The rush lane to a short-changed life

South Africa can advance – Pienaar

Police boss burnt to death in Ogun

Group asks EFCC to probe Oyinlola’s spending on health

Nigeria is exposing her weaknesses

Repair LPG facilities, NLNG tells FG

I’d have told my wife to take our kids to the rightful owner if they hadn’t known how to dance-Segu

Plume of pollutants from a small airport

Rules for gift giving at the Yuletide

Praying for a nation on hospital bed

People hear with their skin as well as their ears

Artery disease in some very old patients

That the road may learn from itself

With Glo’s Laftafest, Dj Zeez, comedians enliven Ojude Oba

Iran needs 20 uranium enrichment plants: Atomic chief

Turkey invites anti-torture group to visit jailed Kurdish leader

Switch off TV and watch your children’s grades go up – Oshikanlu, manager, Manor Schools, FCT

I miss my freedom – Osemawe

Lagos partners Clinton Foundation for model solid waste management

On power generation and oil deregulation

Ondo by-election: Police quiz PDP Senator, three Reps

Uncertainty still hovers around Yar’Adua’s health

Algeria captain targets second place

South Africa 2010: Familiar foes in Eagles’ path

Assembly: Regulate the press to end all woes

Tackling LASU’s self-inflicted rot

Stripping national budgets of value

Nigerian oil reforms and the Venezuelan model

He has kept my life on hold, she is a cheat

PDP gradually heading for the rocks

We plan to turn UNAD to first rate school –Prof. Kolawole, VC

Do you have an eating disorder? (1)

When does it pay to keep secrets from your spouse? (2)

How 21yr-old boy stole general’s identity

Anambra 2010: PDP, rule of law and credible elections in Nigeria

DPR plans strategies to curtail sharp practices

Ekiti governor vows not to recognise sit-tight regents

Nightclub fire kills 103 in Russia

Gunmen kill another Rwandan peacekeeper in Darfur

Lust for money undermines ANC- Zuma

My parents never got married, but they are still friends –Funso Adeolu

One million World Cup tickets go on sale

Ahmodu sets semi final target for Super Eagles

Friday, December 04, 2009

Best of Nollywood awards berths

Celebrity takes 2: I will win, Fred Amata boasts

Artistes unite for Peace at IONIFF

Man stabbed to death during N5000 feud

Vivian Ejike premieres movie

Busta Rhymes, Ludacris arrive

High School Musical comes to Lagos

Lillian Bach resurfaces

Financial control in business

Key to healthy long life could lie in balancing protein intake rather than calorie restriction

Kefee acquires new jeep

Don Jazzy ‘bounces’ fans

Sacked secretary cries out

Rumour mongers at work

Film and Broadcast Academy takes off

Adaora Uko’s unending love for paparazzi

Vigilance as the price of freedom

Fending off empty holiday shelves

Market capitalisation rises by 1.5 per cent

Nbbf board meeting, aGm hold in Abuja

Portugal must be stronger – Figo

Cafu tips Brazil to lift trophy

Mark, Oyinlola, Runsewe join Chase for President Cup

Shekarau proffers solution to Nigeria’s export problems

Court stops Osun rerun elections

Fuel scarcity bites harder in Ilorin

Amodu happy with draw

Fans warn 3SC as Rangers storm Ibadan

Sports Commission suspends Gumel

Kwara AC petitions CP on detention of members

Tennis star, Mauresmo retires at 30

Assembly summons Dangote Industries over sale of BCC

I don’t know Bode George’s prison number –NPS CG

Nigeria draws Argentina, Greece, Korea Rep.

… As Labour Party woos Andy Uba

Niger Assembly to pass Fiscal Responsibility Bill

Juve, Inter set for Serie A star fixture

Tribunal renews bench warrant for Ribadu’s arrest

Why we must avoid another civil war – Danjuma

Pacquiao to fight Mayweather in March

Fashola pleads with striking LASU workers

Guinea’s shot junta chief in Morocco

Anambra 2010: Appeal court stops Soludo’s campaign

Who will save other sports from dying?

I won’t bankroll any movie that contains scenes of ritual sacrifice –Chukwudi Mbadugha

Altitude to affect speed of balls at World Cup

Money laundering: Again court fails to deliver ruling on Ibori’s application

Living in China opened my eyes to the havoc Nigerian importers wreak on our economy –Kayode Jegede


Learn to always cherish your mum

UN condemns attack in Somalia

He impregnated another girl

W/African Stock Exchanges sign MoU on integration

Fashola, Ndanusa to get NIAA award

Re-branding won’t work without attitudinal change – Oyagbola

My people should forgive me for whatever I’ve done wrong – Otenigbagbe

Manchester Stadium holds millionaires’ battle

He abandoned me and the children in Lagos and relocated to Calabar – Estranged wife

‘Some presidential aides want to sabotage N’Delta amnesty’

‘Kogi lost N7.2bn to ghost workers yearly’

‘Speak indigenous languages to children’

Her bride-price is my headache

Kidnappers are waging a war of terror against my community –Chief Kennedy Adiele

Ugba: Special delicacy from the East

Are you growing into a man or a father?

Branding The Future: A Nigerian Perspective

Lesson 11: Investing wisely in 2010 (1)

Why my reign was scandal free –Matilda Kerry, former MBGN

I will quit making money when I am as rich as Bill Gate Alexander Amosu

You’re not a member of our NEC, NBA tells Aondoakaa

Mancini ready to replace Amodu

Eromoigbe to star against Gateway

Boxing made me famous, but not rich – OLU MOSES

Saudi doctors shelve plan to transfer Yar’Adua to US

For my 50th birthday I had breakfast in Paris, lunch in London and dinner in Dubai – Dr Dalton Uyi

Nigerian men feel threatened by career women – Peace Usin

Taming office stealing

Keep your head up

Be your brother’s keeper

Okra: This season’s vegetable

A peep into a designer’s collection

As Christmas approaches, wealthy Igbo rush to move aged parents out of kidnappers’ reach

Distractions that affect sexual fulfillment

Maintaining security on university campuses

Got dimples?

Just a few days to our wedding, I want to call it off

Black unemployment ‘a serious problem’

Coca Cola, UAC launch S’Africa 2010 promo

Pray against looming crisis –Cleric

‘Why Lagos is erecting street lights

I have refused to join the struggle for resource control because I don’t want to be a party to ...

Family of abandoned 74-year-old man shows up to claim his corpse after police lied he was dead

Bayesla: Governor, deputy feud threads a violent path

Nigeria‘s cocoa exports down to 164,230 tonnes

‘Petroleum Industry Bill will open door to new players‘

Police in Ogun begin offensive against car thieves

ECOWAS Public Service Games to hold in 2011

Benue Assembly summons Dangote industries over cement firm

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Somalia

Stakeholders move to boost Livestock production

AfDB lends Tanzania $245m for road upgrades

South African diplomat wounded in Congo shooting

Super Eagles job interests Mancini

Celebration of confusion

Thursday, December 03, 2009

‘Godfathers killing Eagles’

Ogundele out of Asoju-Oba Cup

Kwara United can win league

Wenger under fire over missing handshake

Police confirm one dead in Oyo mayhem

$15.3m fraud uncovered in External Affairs ministry

FG sets agenda for SSS, security agencies on Vision 2020

Yuletide: FRSC cautions road users on safety

We hope for the best – Amodu, Ojo-Oba

Clubs to get World Cup windfall

We’re ready for Man United – Man City boss

France scares top teams

Deputy governor commends House for passing bills

Poll: Respondents back death penalty for kidnappers

Yar’Adua: Reps’ integrity group backs FEC

Calling Oshodi/Isolo LG

Give us new transformer

Attention, Ogun State Govt

Ogun crisis: Daniel, Speaker, others meet

2000-2009: Small world, global news

Expert wants more theory papers in varsity exams

Hajj: Aircraft makes detour as weather condition worsens

2010: Eagles know foes today

Huck set for Afolabi

Stars to walk red carpet

‘Send Amodu, to school’

Nuclear power: ‘Nigeria reaches first milestone’

Odom insists on peace in FCT

HOS tasks foreign service officers

Family of slain corps member wants suspects arraigned

LASU crisis: Workers reject resumption order

Bayelsa violence: Sylva, deputy relocate to Abuja

LCCI, consultant outline shortcomings of PPPs

Re: Glo Text 4 Millions

Nigeria’s corruption rating

Legislators’ war of supremacy

LASG, fix Suberu-Oje road

Consultant underscores importance of teachers’ training

Multi-Trex’ 65,000MT cocoa processing plant to provide 50,000 jobs

GTBank reward winners of SKS Draw

PDP financier, Kashamu petitions NWC on face-off with Daniel

Diamond Bank commits N3bn to MSMEs

Why we have problem with our 2010 budget – Amaechi

NAC disburses N7bn to 22 companies

Concerns in US over Yar’Adua’s health

Robbers steal N1m from Lagos secretariat

Okupe criticises FG, NASS over President’s health

Students protest non-payment of bursary

Access Bank unveils Champions Forum

Argentina beats Italy to hotspot

2011: Between PDP and failed reconciliation in Lagos

NAMA to ground debtor foreign airlines

Yar’Adua’s successor: Constitution must be followed – PPA

Spain coach wary of 2010 draw

Oyinlola backs Amodu

ICPC v. Lafiaji: Judge fixes Feb 2010 for adoption of written addresses

Private institutions demand inclusion in ETF funding

Senior police officers to undergo human rights training

Emmanuel urges leaders to recognise distinguished compatriots

Anambra 2010: Jonathan, Mark absent from Soludo’s rally

NNPC is seeking to dominate downstream – IPMAN

NSE to waive listing fees for big IT, oil companies

WDAS cancellation: Naira crashes at inter-bank

NUT empowers members

Key resolutions reached at Commonwealth meeting – Kibaki

Gaza intoduces death penalty to halt drug scourge

Suppy to reward Kano consumers

Entrepreneurship training key

FG‘s amnesty programme stirs debate among pupils

‘Money laundering threatens global economy’

Mass exodus at Soundcity

Attention, Ogun police commissioner


Jigawa politics

FG, provide potable water

I have forgiven my detractors – Adeniyi

Sounds during sleep may aid memory, study says

It‘s not the same without Katie Price

Od steps up

Farmers anxious about aid

More schools failing to teach majority of pupils the basics – Report

Technology’ll aid industrial development of Nigeria

‘Poor infrastructure impedes textile industry’

Discord returns over Iran subsidy reform plan

Africa to use climate change for sustainable development – DG

CBN Governor advises youths on leadership qualities

Legislators and national interest

Regulators need to be overhandled – Sanusi

Regency Alliance records 27.6% increase in income

Ogun set to take over Papalanto, Mowe, Ofada land

Resign, NBA tells Yar’Adua

117 NGOs tell FG to publish oil production reports

LG boss donates transformer to community

JUSUN suspends strike in Ekiti

Money laundering: Ibori knows fate today

WAUG: Galadima wants NFF to look for talents

Rivals should fear England – Gerrard

Effective leadership, crucial to LG system Don

Harmattan: NIMET urges airlines to study weather forecasts

DPR to enforce regulations for fuel stations

AC, Kaduna govt disagree on Sambo‘s whereabouts

Africa can’t win World Cup – Torres

NOC: Association chairmen to boycott election

NAFDAC arraigns woman for importing fake baby soap

Man arrested for alleged complicity in daughter’s death

Disability day: Stakeholders call for empowerment

‘Ondo, Bayelsa yet to fully embrace UNDP project’

Govs divided on Jonathan as acting president

Senate summons defence chiefs over N23.3bn spending

Equities remain upbeat as index gains 0.4%

CITN emphasises adherence to proper tax practices

Bank crisis: 26 top officials of Intercontinental Bank sacked

Nigeria’s worsening corruption rating

Why not Turkey in the EU?

When a seven-year-old pupil dazzled kings with talking drum

Gatecrashers prompt White House to tighten security

Somalia ministers killed by suicide bombers

‘Nigeria should revive paper mills to enhance printing industry’

Promasidor rebrands Top Tea

Fruit juice: Between raw material sourcing and production

Longman, Pearson Foundation train 400 teachers

Parliamentarians want cocoa price increase

Great expectations as Kirk Franklin, Obey jam at The Experience concert

Obi Asika weds

Nollywood and Nigeria‘s image: Akunyili missed the point

They died, and lived to tell all

ANPP is not dormant in Lagos – State chairman

Rebranding Nigeria

World Cup 2010

Bayelsa farmers sue Shell over oil spill

Kaduna rights activist flays calls for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Bayelsa politicians move en masse to Abuja

Ogun PDP financier petitions NWC over rift with Daniel

N2.2bn Fraud: Maduekwe vows to drag erring Foreign Ministry staff to EFCC

Yar’Adua: Atiku calls for caution

N23.3bn misappropriation: Senate summons Defence ministry, others

Police arrest ex-militants for extortion

AC slams FEC over Yar‘Adua‘s health

NIMET urges airlines to strictly mind weather forecast

NESG plan policy dialogue with FG

NESREA DG wants Africa to use climate change for sustainable development

Explosion kills Somali ministers at graduation ceremony

Rep says budget allocation to Niger Delta ministry is inadequate

Gambari heads Darfur peacekeeping mission

Police to deploy anti-riot policemen in Okene

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Reform: Police commission seeks N420bn fund -Osayande

How I was swindled of N267m —American

Sagamu-Benin road: Rep threatens mass protest

Yar’Adua: Obasanjo keeps mum

EU pledges N69bn support for anti-corruption war

Man, female friend found dead in new bungalow

120 HIV-positive persons intermarry in Bauchi

Spain favourite for Davis Cup

Banned Maradona to gatecrash draw

Re: Memo to His Excellency

FG announces travel guidelines for civil servants

20 injured as Oyo community erupts in violence

LASU crisis: Workers reject govt’s directive, meet Thursday

Ogun PDP warns Bankole to respect party constitution

AC fixes convention for December

Olubadan strips Alao-Akala’s aide of traditional title

Soldiers cause pandemonium in Ijebu-Ode

EFCC disagrees with TI over corruption index report

Akunyili is right

Attention, Ogun Govt, FRSC

Macheda extends Man Utd contract

Henry faces ban

Uganda eyes oil money from Eni-Heritage deal

Crisis in NDDC deepens

DPR cautions LPG marketers on artificial scarcity

GE, Rockson win $230m power plant contract

Arsenal targets striker

Draw: FIFA seeds England, drops France

Calling Ipaja/Ayobo LCDA

Imo Govt, fix these roads

NEXIM Bank loses N10.03bn to bad debts

Multi-Trex posts N557.6m profit

Nigerian vessel hijacked, released in Ghana

Crime rate has reduced in Ondo

PHCN dumps 6,000MW, targets 4,000MW

Those asking Yar’Adua to resign are mischievous – N’West PDP

PDP, AC disagree on Osun rerun

Nigerian Army gets 57 new generals

Igbinedion varsity graduates 17 first class students

Wage parity: SSAUTHRIAI threatens strike

2009 budget: We have released 50% of capital votes – Babalola

Enugu presents budget proposal of N67.8bn for 2010

FEC ratifies African Finance Corporation

LASG, fix Abule Taylor roads

That ban on commercial cycle operation

First Bank seeks promotion for Eaglets

FIFA rules out ref aids for World Cup

Petrobras to drill in govt field

Total drives lube products with promo

Total to spend $18bn on Usan, others in 2010

South Korea offers to join in developing Niger Delta

2010: Eagles should not be scared of Brazil

Amoo laments Martins’ injury

Why Nigerians must wage war against cancer

Ipaja/Ayobo road

VC cleared of fraud allegation

Ex-CBN chief harps on business skills for economic growth

Masts: FG to go tough on telecoms firms

Tears as Punch’s correspondent, Adedeji, is buried in Ekiti

Police intercept petrol tanker loaded with hemp in Edo

Press council bill: Let national interest take precedence — Momoh

Fresh N180bn loans uncovered in Intercontinental Bank

Contracts: Engineers threaten nationwide strike

Investing in LPG bottling plant

Party holds prayer session for Yar’Adua

Nwosu remanded as EFCC re-arraigns ex-bank chiefs

Adeniyi‘s Pe/ri/ka/di/tis or Pe/ri/kai/dai/tis

Deceased pilgrim buried in Mecca

Caught in the web of a failing heart and nation

Prayer hawkers at Ojude Oba Festival

While the party lasted, pupils remained at home

Census tribunal to hear Lagos’ complaints in January 2010

Soludo dares Appeal court, says PDP won’t stop campaigning

Beyond playing peekaboo with death

Epidemic:Climate change influences cholera spread —Report

NAFDAC impounds N228m unregistered products

Jonathan is in charge – FEC

Rate of road crashes bothers FRSC

NAPTIP secures conviction of 65 traffickers

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UN renews anti-piracy measures

PLWHA disrupt World AIDS Day celebration in Abuja

NIC boss seeks more power for local councils

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New press bill will fail — Farounbi

Why Nigeria remains under-developed – Minister

Court dismisses British Gas’ application to stay N170m suit

Fg moves to implement agreement with ASUU, others

Fashola orders LASU to resume on Friday

Youths protest at NDDC headquarters, scores injured

Hajj: Lagos pilgrims return on Thursday

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Vision 2020 won’t work — Soyinka

Lekki FTZ: Lagos requires $700m for development

Glo slashes call tariff to N40 per day

AC criticises Oni over threat to sack doctors

Nigeria’s past heroes may have died in vain — Akinola

Enugu seeks FG’s nod to exploit coal reserves

Oil majors accuse NNPC of exclusion in IJV design

Suspend campaigning for Soludo, Appeal Court advises PDP

FG spent N87bn on defence projects in three years – Bankole

Fuel scarcity to end as tanker drivers call off strike

Unbridled importation crippling Nigerian economy

EFCC to amend charge against bank directors

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FG tasks fruit juice manufacturers on local production

6,000MW target: Power generation drops to 2,627MW

Senate rejects motion on Yar’Adua’s health

PDP wades into Senate, Reps’ feud

Police arrest car theft syndicate in Ilorin


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Akoko by-election: Police to record activities with video cameras

Somali pirates capture huge tanker taking oil to US

Niger to spend N975m on ICT Park

Osun judicial workers reject 27.7 percent salary increase

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Kano Trade Fair: Exhibitor decries poor organisation

Kogi seeks establishment of federal university

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NHRC begins prison audit

Pilgrims board restates ban on pregnant women

Prison decongestion to gulp N2.2bn

Hajj: First batch of Nigerian pilgrims returns

Niger election: Appeal Court justices refuse ANPP’s request

First Deepwater vows to rule Africa

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AFC appoints Ogunlesi non-Executive Chairman

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Fashola’s aide resigns, cites medical condition

World AIDS day: WHO advises mothers on ART

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LCCI scores FG 50% on performance

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‘Nigeria budgeting into private pockets’

Commissioner wants discriminatory laws against PLWHA dropped

Arik Air makes inaugural flight to New York

Helios Towers gets $350m for African rollout

Community berates govt, PLASIEC on non-inauguration of LG boss

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Reps to spend N55bn on office equipment, others in 2010

Election: Foursquare minister sues Badejo, others

Exams: ICAN President identifies causes of poor performance

Nigeria re-elected council member of IMO

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Nigeria targets Le Roy

Galaxy Backbone partners NPHCDA on telemedicine

London win thrills Davydenko

Caleb relocates to permanent site as pro-chancellor urges establishment of more varsities

Denmark urges 50% global emissions cut by 2050

Mega party can’t unseat PDP – ANPP

ICTs tools needed to stimulate economic growth – ITU

Nigeria to assist Ugandan oil industry

Oil coys pay govt $13bn in four years

‘2010 budget not based on economic realities’

18-year-old student arraigned for theft

Operators list benefits of ASEA conference

Police arrest seven over female youth corps member’s murder

Rivers community on edge over dissolution

Inter-bank rates dip as naira appreciates

Fashola advises on prompt payment of taxes

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Osun rerun: Row on plan to shut OAU

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Obiang wins presidential election amid cries of poll corruption

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