This Day News Archive for April 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

NLC, TUC Flay Jumbo Pay for Politicians

Investors Plan $100m Farms for Delta

300m People Suffer from Malaria – WHO

NDLEA Arrests 10 with Cocaine

45,000 Benefit from IFAD/FG Poverty Alleviation

N’Assembly Urged to Pass Local Content Bill

Tribunal Accuses INEC of Delaying Fayemi’s Petition

Iyabo Obasanjo Expected in Court Today

Adamawa Guber Election Results

Adesanya: Nigeria Has Lost an Icon, Says Yar’Adua

Mobil Strike: Oil Price Could Hit $125, Experts Warn

Constitution Review May Exclude President’s Tenure

More Encomiums on Gani at 70

Power Probe Not after Obasanjo, Says Bankole

CIS: Court Asked to Stop AGM

Contributory Pension Scheme Fool-proof – PenCom

Housing Project: Malaysian Investors Arrive

ILO Seeks Accident-Free Work Environment

‘Split of Information Ministry from Next Month’

Sea Piracy: FG Blames N’Delta Militants

Adedibu’s Condition Still Critical

Govt Spends N120m on Aviation Safety Plan

Fayose Challenges EFCC on Corruption Charges

UK Deplores Poor Security in N’Delta

Disasters, Threat to National Security – FG

Enugu Guber Election: Hearing Commences on Chime’s Appeal

NDDC Seeks N100bn from FG, Oil Firms

Food Price Hike: Oxfam Condemns the West

Bankole Insists on Reconstitution of Standing C’ttees

Why I Won –Nyako

Pa Adesanya Condolence (1922-2008)

His Contribution Legendary, Says Osunbor

Israel-Nigeria firm to build $10m solar energy plant

Tribunal to Rule on Aregbesola’s Application Today

Stakeholders Move to Resolve Alake, Osile’s Tussle

Yankalare Menace Returns

FG Withdraws Pilgrimage Subsidy

Calm Returns to Abeokuta

Pfizer: FG Ordered to Produce Documents on Approval of Clinical Study

S’Africa Moves to Curb Attacks on Nigerians

Exit of The Man Who Survived Abacha’s Bullets

Adesanya, Afenifere Leader, Dies at 85

Nobel Laureates Arrive for Oceanic Global Leaders’ Forum

PDP Reclaims Adamawa

Electrocution: Abuja Electricity Firm Knows Fate May

Disquiet in Abia Assembly over Funds

Occupational Safety: Nigeria to Launch National Policy

Don’t Criticise Courts’ Verdicts, NBA Warns Lawyers

CNPP Wants Inquiry into $480m AFC Investment

Adedibu ill again

Crisis Brews in Warri North over LG Chairmanship

Mobil Workers’ Strike: Nigeria Loses $541m

e-Dividend: N19bn Unclaimed Dividends Drop to N9bn – SEC

Goje Pays Self N200m Pension

Senate Passes Seven Bills, 14 Motions in 10 Months

Lagos NUJ Chair, 2 Reporters Arrested, Released

Mark Tasks LG Chairmen on Vision 2020

FCT Probe: Bunu, Abba-Gana, el-Rufai to Appear Wednesday

Appear in Court Before Raising Objection, Falana Tells Iyabo Obasanjo

Adesanya: More Nigerians React

Sunday, April 27, 2008

‘Why Council Poll’s on Hold’

‘Missionary Schools Not for Govt’

New AIG Reads Riot Act to Militants

‘Why Govt Set Up Security Outfit’

‘W’Bank Committed to Africa’s Devt’

Gov’s Wife Tasks Nigerians on Women, Children

Assembly Seeks Divestment of Pensions Fund

‘Why Education’s Critical in my Administration’

UN Trains 5 Bayelsans to Man N/Delta Satellite Hub

...El-Rufai Defends Land Allocation to Obasanjo

‘Useni Bastardised Abuja Master Plan’

Atiku: I’m Impressed with Adamawa Election

‘Ogbulafor’ll Transform Party Politics’

Chelsea’s Victory Throws Premiership Race Open

PENGASSAN Strike Halts Crude Oil Exports

Food Crisis: Farmers to Enjoy 40% Ferttiliser Subsidy

Senate Wades into ASUP Crises

Malaria: Death Rate Drops in Kaduna

Mrs. Idisi’s Kidnappers Reduce Ransom to N.5Bn

Yar'Adua Tasks Private Sector on Tertiary Education

Saturday, April 26, 2008

MEND Hits Another Shell Pipeline in Rivers

Surrender Now, NLC Tells Iyabo

FCT Probe Has Grounded Abuja, Says Modibbo

Adamawa Poll: PDP, AC in Showdown

Yar’Adua returns, hale and hearty

Reltel Wireless to Raise N30Billion Via Private Placement

‘Lagos Economic Summit Achieved its Objectives’

FG Restates Commitment to Poverty Reduction

Visitation Panel: IMSU Joint Unions Want Extension

Harbour Militants, Face Wrath of the State, Says Amaechi

Court Gives Nnamani Reprieve

Folake Solanke Worries About Corruption

‘Why House Set Up Panel to Investigate NNPC’

Friday, April 25, 2008

We’ve Resolved 268 Cases Since Inception, Says Investments Tribunal

We’ll Vet Power Contract Awards –Probe Panel

FRSC Carpets Govt over Driver's Licence Scheme

Sultan, Madueke Greet Gani

JTF Impounds Illegal Arms

I’ve No Hands in Speaker’s Removal –– Uduaghan

1m JAMB Candidates Apply to 92 Universities

Why Your Local Flights Are DelayedÂ…

Zimbabwe: US Seeks NigeriaÂ’s Intervention

YarÂ’Adua Returns Today, to Tackle Food Crisis

FCT Probe: ‘Panel Members Got 58 Flats’

Oil Contracts: FG Sacks ‘Brief Case’ Companies

Police’ll Obey Court Orders –Okiro

Madueke, British Envoy Meet over ‘Nigerian Deportee’

House Querries Modibbo over FCT Budget

Guber Election: PDP Endorses Wamakko  

Edo Assembly Begins Probe of Igbinedion’s Tenure  

Fresh Elections: No Substitution of Candidates ––– PDP

NURTW Violence Claims 3

Amosun: Tribunal Adjourns Sine Die

AC Orders Lawmakers to Return Constituency Fund

House Raises Constitutional Review CÂ’ttee

Food Crisis: ECOWAS Ministers Meet in Abuja

‘Nigeria Needs N5.4tr for Infrastructure’

FCT Probe: Lawal, el-RufaiÂ’s Associate, Ambushed

‘FG Paid N5bn Rural Telephony Project without Agreement’

FG to Set Up 6 Economic Zones

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

FG Restates Commitment to Anti-graft Drive

Ministry Disowns U.S. Filmmakers

Killing of Nigerian in Ukraine: Family Petitions N'Assembly

Declare Obasanjo-Bello Wanted Now, Keyamo Urges EFCC

APGA: Ex-Chairman Warned against Disparaging Judge

Electoral Panel Received 200 Memoranda –Uwais

FG Moves to Restructure Prisons

NITEL Workers Call Off Strike

CBN Harmonises Cheque Clearing Cycles

Senate Warns Nigerians Against Trips to S’Africa

Is the Food Crisis Finally Here?

Iyabo Obasanjo Opts for ‘Soft Landing’

Oyo: How We Spend N13bn Windfall

WEMA: Odu’a Backs CBN

Micro-finance: ‘High Interest  Rates, Bane of Small Businesses’

Community, Varsity Students’ Clash Claims One

Make Peace, Devt Your Watchword, Djebah Urges Media

RUSAL Invests $20m in ALSCON

Ekiti Assembly Reconvenes

AC Accuses Oyinlola of Fascism

PDP Woos Obi, Ohakim, Orji

Police Foil Driver's Attempt to Kidnap Boss' Kids

House Investigates Failed Banks

Bankole Confirms Proposed Amendment to Procurement Act

Adamawa Guber: PDP Worries over Ag. Gov

Don’t release Kalu’s passport, EFCC tells court

Housing Project: Anyaoku, Modibbo to Grace Launch

Etsu of Kwali, Others for African Merit Award

Harmonisation: CBN Pensioners Petition Yar’Adua over Non-compliance

Govt Gets Assembly’s Nod to Build New Gov’s Lodge

Minister Decries Rape Judgment

Again, Militant Attacks Push up Oil Price

Yar’Adua calls Gani, sends birthday wishes

Abuja Sheraton Hotel Sold for ‘Paltry’ $34m

House Names 26-Man Panel to Probe NNPC

Adamawa Poll: Police Arrest Ex-D’Gov, 8 Lawmakers

‘Missing Aircraft Pilot Not a Member of NAAPE’

Groups Ask Court to Compel Iwu’s Removal

New W’Bank Director Assumes Duty May 10 in Abuja

Oyo CJ Sits Tight as NBA Plots Strategy

Why Procurement Act Won’t Work –– Amaechi  

Nigeria Emerges India’s Biggest Trading Partner in Africa

...Clears Air on Tsvangirai’s Visit to Obasanjo

Ministry Slams States, NGOs on Foreign Journalists

UNCTAD Official Blames Food Crisis on Structural Adjustment Programme

FG Seeks Chinese Investment in Free Trade Zones

Bayelsa: Punish Corrupt INEC Officials –AC

Judge: There’s Nothing Secret About Okah’s Trial

Uwais: Body Bars 2 Lawyers over Misconduct

ECOWAS plans regional airline

Excess Crude Funds May Hit $20m By End of Year –Soludo

Police Service Commission Recalls DIG Dudari

Why EFCC is After Me, By Iyabo Obasanjo

‘el-Rufai Sought Obasanjo’s Approval for VP’s Guest Houses’

Delta Assembly Removes Speaker, Deputy

Monday, April 21, 2008

House to Monitor Donor Funds to Nigeria

N10bn Expenditure: Osunbor Replies Oshiomole

WANGO Launches ZIP in Accra

Daniel Threatens Striking Doctors

NDDC: Uduaghan Tasks FG on Funding  

State Creation: Owerri, Orlu Tango over Ohaji/Egbema

Jonathan Vows to Lead Sylva’s Campaign

Mittal sues Nigeria over Ajaokuta Steel Company

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai meets Obasanjo, seeks AU’s support

‘VP’s Guest Houses Sold to el-Rufai, Osuntokun’

Militants Hit Pipelines Again

FG to Give ‘Nigerian House’ to Private Managers

Report Seeks Foreign Service Commission

Immigration Boss Hails NAHCON

National Book Policy Ready Soon – FG

INEC Letter Punctures Agagu’s Witness’s Testimony

Nigeria is Off-track on MDGs –Yumkella

ABC MD’s Wife Kidnapped

House Admits Budgetary Discrepancies

New Judge Takes over Igbinedion’s Case

Crisis: Sultan Canvasses Religious Tolerance

Nigeria, US seal nuclear security deal

NEC Moves to Tackle Food Crisis

UN Scribe Bemoans Africa’s Position in Global Economy

Appreciate Good Leaders, Mamora Urges Nigerians

NNPC MD, DPR to Appear Before House C’ttee

Why EFCC can’t arrest Iyabo Obasanjo now – Babalola

Bakassi Indigenes Demand N456bn from FG

Oyo CJ Shuns NJC, Continues Sitting

Falling Dollar Raises Overheating Concerns – IMF

Epidemics: 5m People, 9 States Endangered – Red Cross

Gani: Vintage Humanist at Three Score and Ten

FG Inaugurates Vision 2020 C’ttee

AC Leader Flays Ogbulafor over Remarks

Stop Collecting Lease Fees, Ports Operators Urge FG

Militants Kidnap Wife of Lonestar Executive Director

How to Strengthen Tribunals – Okoye

Govt Refutes Reports on New Gov’s Lodge

APGA Crisis: Okorie Heads for Appeal Court

Appeal Court Upholds Election of Melaye, Elendu-Ukeje 

FG’s Approach Can't Resolve Niger Delta Crisis – Group

Militants Demand EFCC’s Probe of Sylva

Firm Plans $100m Investment, 10,000 Jobs in Nigeria

Senate to Get Land Documents on Obasanjo, el-Rufai Today

Access Bank Listed for FT Award

AFC Shops for $2.8bn to Complete Power Plants

Parties Want Presidential Poll Held in Jan

House Moves to Probe NNPC, DPR

NIPP: Firm Denies Collecting Full Contract Payment

Adebajo-Fraser Hinges Survival of Democracy on Judiciary

Group Insists on Obasanjo’s Probe, Takes Case to N’Assembly

House Seeks Protection for Tribunal, Appeal Court Judges

FG Earmarks N150bn to Combat Malaria

Metro Rail Project: FCT to Partner Private Sector

Civil Society Groups Task Govs on Education

Senate: Iyabo’s Whereabout Still Unknown

Disquiet in Senate over Standing C’ttees   

Enahoro, Others Set for National Summit

Measles Claims 126 Lives in Niger

AC Seeks Explanation on Yar’Adua’s Health

Food Crisis: UN Agency Faces $750m Shortfall

‘How Grange Approved Money for Fake Contracts’

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Foundation Offers Free IT Training

PDP: Politician Charges Nwobodo on Aggrieved Members

Don Makes Case for Improved Varsity Funding

Govt Earmarks N3.1bn for Education

‘Why I Dumped PPA’

Workers Threaten Fresh Strike over Taxation

North: ‘How to Tackle Education Imbalance’

Magistrate in Police Net over Blast

Demolition: How Letter to el-Rufai Exposed Sodangi

FG to Declare Crew of Missing Aircraft Dead

...Says Jonathan’s a Reliable Deputy

Yar’Adua completes treatment, returns Tuesday

Police Budget N187.2b for Gadgets

Fertilizer Distribution Gets New Deadline

Budget: Adamawa Adopts Stringent Measures

Labour Lauds Power Sector Probe

FG Evolves New Urban Devt Strategy

NAMA to Rationalise Workforce

Otedola tops donors at UNIPORT convocation

Firm Petitions Speaker over Court Order

9 Companies to Face Trial over Fertilizer

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tribunal Upholds Kaduna Gov’s Election

Oshiomhole: PDP leaders begged me to drop petition

‘Jonathan Worried About Bayelsa Crisis’

FCT Probe Chairman Alleges Death Threats

House Advises Iyabo to Face EFCC

ISS-HASS Intensifies Mining Activities

Lagos Budget on Course, Says Fashola

Abia Seeks Investors for Cocoa Processing

Stanbic IBTC Bank Sponsors Lagos Economic Summit

Uduaghan Presses For Better Funding for N’Delta

Eso Makes Case for Human Rights Protection

Ogbeh Wants Yar Adua to Act on Food Crisis

‘Contract for Akwa Ibom Gov’s Lodge Not Inflated’

Akunyili: Murder Suspect Gets Bail

Mathew Kukah Worried About Injustice

Mend Destroys Shell Pipelines in Rivers

EU to Spend 45m Euros in N/Delta

… Affirms Katsina Gov’s Mandate

AC Chides Ogbulafor over Single Party Advocacy

Court Returns Umeh as APGA National Chairman

Minister Appeals to Striking NITEL Workers

Nigerian Teenage Idol Takes America By Storm

Bayelsa: Sylva Remains Our Candidate, Says Ogbulafor

Kwara State Rated Aa-(Minus) By Fitch

Health Scam: Senate Launches Search for Iyabo Obasanjo

Drama as Probe Panel Chair is Named in Abuja Land Grab

Rice Farmers Seek Probe of Agric Sector

Infrastructure: Africa Needs $22bn Yearly – Ezekwesili

Court Registrar Sues Duke over N555m Property

Nigerians Threaten Boycott of British Airways

Qatar Airlines Celebrates New Chinese Route

Northern Govs to Begin Power Generation Projects

Manslaughter: Lagos Appeals Actress’ Conviction

Forum Offers Explanations on NIPP

Ex-Commissioner Replies Fayose’s Critics

FG Approves Petro-Chemical Plant for Anambra

Expatriate Quota Violation: DPR Blames Interior Ministry

Senate Stalls Probe of Aviation Intervention Fund

FG to partner Vaswanni Group, Thailand over rice production

24 Mentally Ill Senior Police Officers to Face Medical Board

Probe of Virgin Nigeria emergency landing begins

Edo Commissioner Died of Natural Causes – Police

FG Uncertain About Meeting Gas Demand Forecast

Why Yar’Adua cancelled concession of Abuja Airport –Minister

Turaki Used Public Funds to Buy Oil Blocks – EFCC

No Fuel Price Hike, Says PPPRA

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Corruption: CD Gives FG 6-week Ultimatum

Agabi Identifies Cause of Election Phobia

Experts Seek Increased Budget for Health Sector

Agagu: Witness Admits Disparity in Signature

Doctor Petitions Police over Certificate

SSAUTHRIAI Urges Gov’t to Pay Members’ Arrears

Oil Spill: ‘We’re Intensifying Efforts to Clean-up’

Ibrahim-Imam: Atiku Ordered Demolition of My House

Kaduna Refinery Gets $23m for TAM

Probe of AFC over $480m CBN Equity Under Way

I’m Afraid for My Life, Says Iyabo Obasanjo

Bayelsa: Yar’Adua Wades In, Speaker Sworn in as Ag. Gov

Falana Faults Police Reports on Fayose

Poll: Drop Sylva, Bayelsa Lawmakers Urge PDP

Panel Identifies Shortcomings in Port Reform

500,000 Nigerians Displaced, Says Refugee Commission

Ibori: Court Rules on Stay of Proceedings May 8

Bauchi: Missing Commissioner, 30 Others Resurface

Omisore's Witness Collapses in Court

Al-Mustapha Asked Me to Lie –Rogers

Senate Approves 74-member Joint C’ttee on Constitution Review

NDIC Boosts Tertiary Education with N300m

CNPP Opposes Moves to Deregister Parties

W’Bank Honours Ribadu

Adamawa Guber Poll: LP Heads for S’Court

JTF Repels Militants Attack on Chevron

I Had No Appointment with Detained Americans, Says Azazi

Why FG Accepted India, China Oil Deal

Army Partners Bank on Operational Equipment

Ogbulafor Sacks Ali’s Disciplinary Committee

Food Crisis: House Summons Agric Minister

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

We’re Not Broke – Govt

Budget: Group Berates Former VP

Bring Kalu, Obi Others Back to PDP, Nwobodo Urged

Intervene in Ebira Crisis, Group Urges Yar’Adua

Govt Plans Mass Production of Rice

Agagu Orders Arrest of Restive Youths

House Moves to Repeal Prisons Act

Bayelsa: Hurdles Sylva Must Scale to Return

Health Scam: Senate Defiant, As Iyabo Obasanjo Escapes EFCC Arrest

Global Food Crisis: World Bank Ready to Assist Nigeria

Yar’Adua is okay, says Adeniyi

Appeal Court Sacks Bayelsa Governor

Power Outage Embarrassing – Jonathan

How Africa’s Problems Can be Resolved, By Djan

Presidential Panel Seeks Deregistration of Weak Parties

Nigeria, India Move to Strenghten Investment Ties

NAICOM Ready for Settlement with NICON

IMF Advises Nigeria on Fiscal Framework

US Official Visits Detained Americans

Rogers: Abacha’s Aides’ Prosecution to Settle Scores

N300m Scam: Grange, Aduku, Others Granted Bail

Nullification: Iwu Blames Ex-AGF, EFCC

Senate May Invite Obasanjo over N6.4bn Contracts

N’Assembly Begins Constitution Amendment Process

Atiku: It’s Victory for Democracy

Nullification of Sylva’s Election a Setback, Says PDP

Anti-retroviral Drugs: Govt Warns Hospitals

ANPP to Undergo Re-engineering Before 2011––Akande

ECOWAS: Sultan Advocates Council of W’African Monarchs

Uduaghan Urges Closer Nigeria-India Ties

Calm in Yenagoa as Appeal Court Rules on Guber Suit

Robbers Kill Bank Manager, One Other

Obasanjo Must Testify Before Probe Panel, Says Opadokun

Nigeria Requires $1bn to Execute Aviation Safety Programme

N’Assembly Queries PHCN over N13bn Debt

‘How We Planned to Share N300m Unspent Budget’

Yar’Adua Signs 2008 Budget

...Travels to Germany for Medical Treatment

Bauchi ANPP Declares Commissioner, 29 Others Missing

Abia‘s broke, elders raise alarm

Oshiomhole:We’ll Resist Future Rigging

Strong Military, Good for Democracy––Mark

A’Ibom Expresses Optimism over ICPC Probe

Plane Crash Victims Received N12 bn – NCAA DG

Sambo: Indicted Cops Should be Punished –– Ehindero

Shell Worker Foils Kidnap of Daughter, Self

Murder: Oni Can’t Prosecute Fayose, Says Ex-AG

Nasarawa Crisis: 7 Ex-Gov’s Aides in Police Net

Petroleum Subsidy: FG Releases N36.2bn to NNPC, PPPRA

Planet One Donates to New Baby

Akala Appeals Tribunal Judgment

Transcorp Pays NITEL, MTEL Workers N615m Salary Arrears

Power Probe: C'ttee Expresses Dissatisfaction over Work in Ogun

House Debunks Media Report on Spending Spree

Appeal Court Dismisses Suit Against Ohakim, Orji

How Obasanjo got UBE plot on handover eve

Al-Mustapha Arraigned Again over Ibru

N50bn PEF: Kenny Martins Undergoes Further Interrogation

Monday, April 14, 2008

Kidnapped Boy Freed

Oshiomhole: Chukwumerije, Edo in Diaspora Laud Tribunal

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lawmakers Defend Akpabio’s Car Gift

Apostle Triplett to Visit Nigeria

ConSol Wins Contract to Deploy Contact Centre Solution for NSL

Pensions Fund: We’re Not Defaulting in Remittance, Says Fashola

Chime Boosts Grass-roots Devt

Osunbor Indicts Predecessor

FG clarifies Nigeria’s status in OIC

Nwobodo: Obasanjo Can’t Influence My Committee

Nigerian Soldier Killed in Haiti

Finance Minister: Why Yar’Adua is taking his time

Private Investment in Telecoms Hits $11.5bn

Sale of Houses: How FG, FCT Shared N25bn Proceeds

Accidental Discharge Claims Cop’s Life at Senate Leader’s Investiture

CNPP Wants Auditor General to Submit Report to N’Assembly

Group Decries Police Report on Murder Cases

Education Strategic Plan for 3 States

Clark: NIPP Funds Could’ve Stopped N’Delta Restiveness

We Didn’t Arrest Foreigners for Espionage – JTF

N300m Scam: Why we cleared Obasanjo-Bello – Senate leader

FG Explores Tariff Options for EPA Negotiations

No Opposition in Borno Politics –Mahdi

PEF: EFCC Quizzes Kenny Martins

FG Moves to Sanitise Maritime Sector

Power projects: Why we’ve not delivered, by contractors

Judgment, a Temporary Setback, Says Wamakko

Abuja Land: Modibbo Got 1 Plot from el-Rufai –– Aide

Gas Delays Omotosho Power Plant’s Take-off – Agagu

How to End Fuel Scarcity, By Ajumogobia

18 States, FCT Access Debt Relief Grant

Yar’Adua Signs 2008 Budget Today

Saturday, April 12, 2008

FG Assures on Millennium Development Goals

‘Democratic Struggles Sustained Nation’s Peace’

FG Chided over Unilateral Budgetary System

Ali, PDP Disagree over Council Polls

‘Civil Servants Can’t Pay for Govt Houses’

State Govt’s Broke, Says Group

‘I’ll Always Cater for Our Workers’

JTF Uncovers Plot to Attack Oil Fields

SEC Made Me Scapegoat, Says Oni

‘Obasanjo Family Got 9 FCT Plots’

PDP Overrides Ogbulafor on Southeast Crisis

IMF forecasts 9% growth for Nigeria

Writers Celebrate Things Fall Apart at 50

NGO Lauds Bayelsa over Transparency

Abeokuta Council Budgets N.9m for 2008

‘Sambo Not Qualified to Buy Official Quarters’

Friday, April 11, 2008

Yar’Adua Worries About Security

Court Acquits Al-Mustapha of Treason Charge

Nigerians Abroad Remit $3.3bn

‘Obasanjo, Family Members Got 1m Sq. Metres Land in Abuja’

Appeal Court Voids Sokoto Gov’s Election

Beautification Programme Boosts Investment in Lagos

Budget Adjustment Based on MDAs Demand, Say Reps

Dangote Sugar Reiterates Commitment to Shareholders

Developing Economies Account for 41% of World Output

Gov Shinkafi weds IBB’s daughter

NUJ Demands N600m from FCT Ministry

Private Sector Urged to Partner FG on Industrial Development

New refinery to employ 10,000 Nigerians

Ajasin’s Widow Buried in Owo

EFCC Arrests Police Equipment Chieftain

Ijaw Youths Take Over Shell’s Operation in Yenagoa

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2007 Guber Tussles: Still a Long Way to Go

NICON: FG Can Rescind Agreement, Says Court

Rising Global Food Prices Worry World Bank

Appeal Court Confirms Shinkafi, Shekarau’s Election

75000 Houses Demolished in Abuja Under el-Rufai

AC Chides Senate on Iyabo

ILO Seeks Multilateral Effort to Avert Economic Recession

‘Cyber Crime’s Nigeria’s Weakest Link in Global Security’

Ogbulafor Recognises Chime’s Faction in Enugu

Dangote gets 45% stake in Sephaku Cement

Ajasin’s Burial Rekindles Yoruba Leadership Crisis

Gulf of Guinea: Yar’Adua Seeks Improved Security

IPMAN Executive’s Kids Kidnapped in PH

Judge’s Death: Senate C’ttee Summons Ehindero, el-Rufai

Power Probe: Austrians Disown Schneider Nigeria

Fraud: Akpabio Debunks Allegation

EFCC Prosecutes 250, Recovers $500bn

At Last, Senate Confirms Omoigui as FIRS Chair

Italian envoy sheds light on entry quota for Nigerians

Gunmen Kill Fuel Dealer

Bank Robbery Claims 6 in 2 States

PDP Relocates Zonal Headquarters from Lagos

21 Nigerian stalls shut in Ghana

Ugochukwu Cross-appeals Tribunal Judgment

IMF: Non Oil Exports Boost Nigeria’s Economic Growth

‘Ex-leaders Protest Land Revocation’

SEC Hammers Cadbury, Directors

N’Assembly Confirms Truce with Yar’Adua on Budget

Iyabo: EFCC Lied, I am Not At Large

EFCC Arraigns Ex-ministers on Corruption Charges

Westmart Emerges Mercedes Benz Distributor in Nigeria

Obasanjo, Alake float Egba group

Chinese Firm Begins Gold Mining

High Commission Protests Harassment of Nigerians in S’Africa

NNPC Facility: Service Chiefs Visit Escravos

Court Okays Trial of M.Schneider's Director

Turai Meets Former First Ladies

Grange: S'West Govs Re-zone Ministerial Slot

N'Delta: Presidential Panel Visits Edo

Kutigi: NJC’ll Probe Corrupt Retired Judges

Ota Crisis: Govt Imposes Curfew

WEMA Bank: ICPC May Declare Lemo Wanted

Nigerian Soldiers’ Revolt Averted in Dafur, Liberia

‘Oil & Gas C’ttee Yet to Submit Report’

My Relationship with VP Cordial –Sylvia

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

‘Yar’Adua ‘ll Ensure High Standard of Living’

IATA to Assist Nigeria Improve Air Safety

Ayoola Urges N’Assembly to Strengthen Anti-graft Laws

Mega City: $50bn Required for Infrastructure, Says Govt

Osunbor: Autopsy Result on Commissioner Ready in 3 Weeks

Power: How Obasanjo Shuns World Bank

UBA Receives ISO Certification for Global Quality Standards

Yar’Adua to Sign 2008 Budget

EFCC Arraigns Ex-Ministers on 56-Count Charge

Mark: Tribunal Ruling Has Challenged My Faith in God 

FG Pays Retirees N10bn

Delta Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker

INEC Postpones Adamawa Election

Devt: Africa Must Take Charge –Jonathan

Probe Obasanjo or face mass action, NLC tells Yar’Adua

Multiple bank accounts: EFCC to swoop on States, LGs

SGBN: CBN Drops Plan to Appeal Court Ruling

I’ve No Hand in el-Rufai’s Probe –Modibbo

Missing Plane: ‘We’ve Not Given Up’

Meningitis, Measles Claim More Lives in Sokoto

ICPC Probes A’Ibom Gov

Oshiomhole: Osunbor, PDP Appeal Tribunal Judgment

Violent Communal Clash Claims One in Sango

End of Fuel Scarcity in Sight

Monday, April 07, 2008

Akande Writes Yar’Adua, says Democracy’s in Danger

30 Cases of Meningitis Recorded

Asaba, Osubi Airports to be Upgraded – Uduaghan

CLO Flays CJ over Journalists, NBA

Vision 2020: Minister Makes Case for Education

Tribunal Chairman Warns against Bribery

Agric, Energy, Security to Dominate India-Africa Summit

…House Warns Presidency

Violence Erupts in Ado-Ekiti

Fear of Budget Scandal Grips N’Assembly

EFCC Considers Arrest of Iyabo Obasanjo

FCT Election: PDP Wins Senate, House Seats

Senate Probe: el-Rufai Yet to Get Invitation – Associate

Why FG is Trying Okah in Camera, By Clark

Goje’s Convoy in Ghastly Motor Accident

NICON: Court Throws out Assurance’s Request

Budget: Parties Condemn Muscle-flexing

FG Houses: Bidders Accuse FCDA of Bias

Fuel Scarcity Worsens

Soludo Gives Evidence in N1bn Libel Suit

Food, Energy Top W’Bank/IMF Spring Meeting

INEC Saved Nigeria from Post Election Crisis – Lawmaker

7 Students Crushed to Death in Imo

Visa: Senate seeks Canada’s intervention

AFC Faults W’Bank Report on Nigeria

Corrupt Ministers Have No Place in Yar’Adua’s Govt– Aondoakaa

Fertilizer Scandal: FG Explains Position

Power Probe: N30bn Egbema Power Project Abandoned

Gunmen Kill Industrialist in Akure, 2 Others in P’Harcourt

AFC to Build $700m Ring Road in Port Harcourt

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Minister Charges Schools on Curriculum

AC Tasks FG on Shabby Treatment of Nigerians

NLC Faults Guber Election Result

House Wades into Fuel Crisis

Nigerian Questioned over Clinton’s Campaign Fund

Measles, CSM Hit 10 Northern States

Budget: Yar’Adua Gives N’Assembly Conditions

Scarcity Linked to Intercepted Vessels

When Will Nigerians Enjoy Stable Electricity?

Abuja Airport Seeks Minister’s Intervention on Power

NICON: Nigeria Re-Insurance Challenges Judge’s Decision at Appeal Court

Group Petitions ICC over Corruption in Nigeria

FG, Labour Parley over Housing Fund 

Bassey, Veteran Journalist,

Lagos Wants VAT Act Repealed

Oyo CJ, NBA Face-off: Lawyers Locked out of Meeting

FG to revive automobile industry

SEC Expresses Confidence in Nigerian Capital Market

INEC Decides on Adamawa Guber Poll Tomorrow

Contractor's Request May

‘Why Power Projects’ve not Been Completed’

US Congress Dumps NOPEC Bill

Gunmen Kidnap Lawmaker’s Wife

NCC Lifts Ban on Glo’s N6bn Promo

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‘Why We’re Shopping for N3.5 Trillion Devt Fund’

Govt Earmarks N540m for Health Insurance

Group Seeks 75% Reduction in Mortality Rate

Lawyers Probed over Property Deals

’New Basic Education Curriculum Embraces ICT’

WHO Raises Africa’s Hope on River Blindness

FG to Reclaim Mining Ponds

Abuja: Commuters Groan over Re-run Election

Virgin Nigeria gets approval on US route

Senate targets el-Rufai’s Tenure in FG houses’ probe

Ebong, Union Bank MD, Gets Tenure Extension

INEC: Adamawa Guber Poll May Not Hold

New Book Counters Distortions on Riots in Tibet

After court endorsement, SGBN begins due diligence tomorrow

Igbokwe Denies A’Ibom’s Claim on Printing Machine

I’ll Build New Kogi, Says Idris

UNICEF Tasks FG, States on Infant Mortality

Friday, April 04, 2008

PDP is Nigeria’s Problem, Says Atiku

Yar Adua Moves to End Fuel Scarcity

Senate Probes Sale of FG Houses in Abuja

Power C’ttee on Suicide Mission – Uduaghan

NIPP: Energovod Absolves Self of Blame

Amaechi Forms Unity Govt

Brass LNG Begins Early Site Work

Vision 2020 is Foreign Policy – Maduekwe

Lagos to Raise N75bn Bond for Development

Ita-Giwa Heads Bakassi Resettlement Committee

Ali is Nigeria’s Envoy to S/Africa

Ugochukwu, Orji Tussle Divides Youths

Osunbor Apologises to Oshiomhole over Enoma’s Death

Fresh Crisis Looms at Ekiti Assembly

NICON: Party Accuses Trial Judge of Bias

Govt Moves to Combat Cholera

Iredia, Obaseki Lead Quest for Tickets in Benin

We’ll Provide Affordable Housing for All – Fashola

Indigenes in Diaspora Laud Osunbor

Navy Probes Vessel Explosion

Abducted Oil Workers Released

7-Point Agenda: AC Plans Alternative Policy

Koko Toxic Waste Victims Get Compensation, 20yrs After

SGBN: CBN Heads for Appeal Court

Budget Impasse: Yar’Adua to Meet N’Assembly Leaders

FG Slams 47 Charges against MEND Leader

Court Frees Bamaiyi

Anambra Assembly in Rowdy Session over 2008 Budget

Fuel Scarcity: Kaduna Refinery Boss Blames Oil Marketers

Unemployment: FG to Establish Job Placement Agency

Judge’s Withdrawal Stalls Monarch’s Trial

Atiku, Danjuma, Tinubu Flay Obasanjo

Corruption: We’ll Tackle Culture of Impunity – Yar’Adua

Power Probe: C’tte Expresses Displeasure with State of Projects in Bayelsa

FCT Polls: Modibbo Calls for Peaceful Conduct

Falae, Okunrounmu Canvass Speedy Trial of Al Mustapha

Cement prices coming down – Survey

Editors Charged to Foster India-Africa Cooperation

Ajaokuta: AC Lauds Decision to Void Sale

AG Writes Navy over Missing $5m Barges

World Bank honours Ribadu

ICPC Interrogates NDIC, Wema Bank Executives

Mumbai, Bombay – An Eye Opener

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

We’ll Provide 12-Ultra Modern Playgrounds –Fashola 

Maternal Mortality: Unicef Meets 10 States

I Did Not Divert N6bn UBA Shares, Says Wamakko

EFCC Arrests 10 over Cyber Crime

NITEL: Workers Suspend Planned Industrial Action

Power Probe: C’ttee Tours Rivers

Mugabe’s Party Loses Parliament

ICPC Quizzes Ex-IG, Ehindero

…FEC Approves Strategy for Additional 16,000mw

Imoke: 21 Gas turbines rotting away at ports

Police smash car snatching syndicate in Lagos

Uduaghan Presents Devt Bills to Assembly

Prosecution: ICPC Seeks Understanding of Nigerians

Omojola’s Murder: Again, Witness Changes Position

Demolition of BoI Building begins next week

Transfer of Judge Stalls Hearing in Igbinedion’s Case

Ethanol Fuel: Gunvor Denies Allegation

Enoma: Oshiomhole Threatens to Sue Osunbor

EPZ: FG Settles Feud Between Parastatals

Health Scam: Why Senate C’ttee Shunned EFCC      

Obama May Get Carter’s Support

Ekwueme: Don’t Name Institutions after People Below 70

FG to Expand MMA over Increasing Air Traffic

INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Idris

Privatisation: Aviation Workers Threaten to Shut Down Airports

Health Scam: ICAN Wants Indicted Lawmakers to Resign

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fresh Guber Election, a Tragedy – AC

Row over Cement Prices

Ashoka Honours Africa’s Entrepreneurs

Lawyer Petitions INEC over Assembly Seat

Investment Company to Reposition State Economy

Textile Firms’ll Soon Resume Production – Sambo

JAMB Staff Arrested over Admission Scam

26 Die in Bridal Party Boat Mishap

Zimbabwe: Mugabe may step down

CBN Raises Interest Rate to 10%

Power Probe: FG to Try Indicted Persons

Contractor Overpaid by N.22bn

Kogi Election: Group Lauds Iwu, IG

Nyako, Bapetel Take Campaign to Cameroon Border

Obasanjo’s Divorce Suit: Lawyers Disagree on Open Trial

Lamido Blames Poverty on Leadership

Olafemi Sacks Kogi CJ after Assembly’s Resolution

Zamfara: PDP Summons Gusau, Others

GSM Quality: Minister, House C’ttee Differ

Falana Condemns Okah’s Trial in Camera

Minister Seeks Improvement of Africa’s Air Safety

Meningitis Kills 16 in Sokoto

Fuel scarcity hits Lagos again

Ibori Files Motion for Stay of Proceedings

Oyo NBA Orders Lawyers to Boycott CJ’s Court

FG Midwife’s New Housing Policy, Land Reforms

Missing Plane: NEMA Rescue Team Covers 3,600sq Km

We Received N10m from Ministry, Says Obasanjo-Bello

NLNG: Train-Seven Project’II Generate $1bn Yearly

My Son was Killed, Says Commissioner’s Father

Presidential Panel Recommends Partial Privatisation of Airports

$5bn UNESCO Science Foundation for Nigeria

2 Killed in Failed Bank Robbery

‘Ogbulafor’s Tenure’ll Be Democratic’

Govt Demands Building Regulation Compliance

UNDP Partners Govt on Local Content

Naval Officer Provides Clue on Missing Plane

MDGs: How We Missed N3bn Grants in 2007 –– Ohakim

Fani-Kayode drags Umar to court for libel

We Must Find Missing Aircraft, Says Minister

Anxiety in Zimbabwe over Polls Results

‘Missing’ Commissioner found dead in hotel

Shock, Disbelief as House Panel Tours Power Projects

Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Well Managed- Maduekwe

Forgery: Court Dismisses Winfunke’s Suit

FG Sets up Panel on Apapa Port Riot

Ekwueme Report: Ali Disappointed Us – Gana

Mixed Reactions Trail Kogi Guber Poll

Kwara Tribunal Orders INEC to Produce Voters’ Register

Civil Defence Corps Arrest 300 Pipeline Vandals

N500m Scam: OAU medical director granted bail

Politicians Boycott INEC Stakeholders’ Meeting

Election Petition: Group Canvasses Support for Suntai

Pipeline Fire May Delay Production at PH Refinery

Police Foil Attempt to Kidnap Lawmaker’s Sons

Police Arrest Ex-Enugu Commissioner

Unpaid Salaries: NITEL Workers to Shut Abuja Exchange

Court Orders FG to Try MEND Chief in Camera

N’Delta: Army Gives Recipe for Peace

Odili Remains My Friend, Says Amaechi

Senators to Move Iyabo’s Resignation Motion Next Week

Minister Distributes N4bn Transformers 10yrs after Purchase

Idris to be Sworn in Before Weekend

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