This Day News Archive for June 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

‘Lack of Funds Affects FRCN Output’

Govt Warns Contractors over Shoddy Jobs

Stakeholders Oppose Transfer of National Hospital

Senate Faults FG on Bakassi

Yuguda Counsels Indigenes on Governance

ANPP Backs FG on $5bn Energy Project

‘Power Plant’ll Boost Industrial Growth’

Udenwa Heads S’East PDP C’ttee

Indonesia Finally Executes 2 Nigerians

Igodo, Bayelsa Militant Leader, Killed

PDP BoT Advises NEC Against Nwobodo Panel Report

Bush Orders Tougher Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

As US Advises FG Against Military Option... Jonathan, Oil State Govs Parley over N’Delta Summit

Bankole Warns Lawmakers Against Fraudulent Acts

Rivers Urges Patience over Road Projects

…FG Begins Rehabilitation of Militants

ACF Blames N/Delta Militancy on Leadership Failure

Wamakko Assures on Ailing Industries

‘Communal Crisis Claimed Only 8 Persons’

Science Education Crucial to Development –Yar’Adua

Transport Probe: Senate Orders Arrest of Perm Sec

Bonga Attack: Army Vows to Arrest Militants

Low Turn Out at Zimbabwe Run-off Election

Nigeria, Venezuela to Discuss Global Energy Crisis

Yar’Adua Set for Historic Visit to UK


US Stalls $2b Proceeds of Nigerian Internet Scams

EFCC Gets Approval to Detain Austrian

Again, Police Redeploy Commissioners

Stars Sing for Mandela at 90

Minister in Estacode Scandal

Missing Plane not Stolen –VP

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lawmaker, Others Disagree on Constituency Allowance

Tribunal Upholds PDP Lawmaker’s Election

INEC Releases Guidelines for Constituency Delineation

Senate Considers Bill against Discrimination

Education: Expert Canvasses New Funding Formula

Murder: FCTA Suspends Kwali Vice-chairman

Usual Teams Dominate Asia’s World Cup Draw

Aviation Contracts Probe: EFCC Invites NAMA DG

Transcorp Seals N600bn Deal with Hilton International

PDP Recommends 7-year Single Term for President

Mugabe Dares the World

Senate Panel, Minister Disagree over N30bn Withdrawals

Zimbabwe: FG Wants Run-off Postponed

Gunmen Attack Uduaghan’s Convoy, Kill ADC’s Driver

Engineers Seek Prosecution of Contractors of Collapsed Buildings, Bridges

Akinola Reaffirms Stand on Scriptural Root of Anglican Communion

Yar’Adua Returns FoI Bill, 22 Others to Senate

Drug Abuse: NOA Tasks Monarchs

Assembly Reconvenes, Summons SIEC Members

Yar’Adua in Katsina for Baki’s Burial

Yuguda Ready to Appear Before Senate C’ttee – Aide

Confusion in Militant Camps as JTF Nabs 2 Leaders

25 Perish in Road Mishap

FG Objects to Gani’s Suit against Waziri

House Member - elect Dissappears at Swearing in

IGR: Modibbo Must Present Report, House Insists

Nigeria Loses $72bn to Gas Flaring

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

U.S. Spends $3.3m on Nigerian Students

‘Oni’s Cars ‘re Greek Gifts’

Govt Gets $60m W’Bank Grant

Igbo Restate Commitment to Peace

VP Charges Commission on Equitable Distribution of Offices

Govt Introduces Free Ante-natal Care

AC Lauds Tsvangirai for Opting out of Run-off

Nyako: Yar’Adua, PDP Wade in

Bankole: Obasanjo Released $13.5bn for ‘Unidentified Projects’

Niger Delta: MEND Vows to Breach Ceasefire

Mandela: Zimbabwe’s Facing Failure of Leadership

EFCC Arrests Aviation Contractor

Tax Experts’ Training Ends Today

FESTAC Town Residents Sue LASG

I’m Not in a Hurry to Return to PDP, Says Ogbeh

Magodo/Isheri Residents Cry out over Bad Road

NigeriaSat-2 Mission Control Centre ready in August

Murder: Hearing against DIG Begins July 21

Court Rejects Minister's Plea against Judgment

INEC: Parties, NBA Want Yar’Adua’s Power to Appoint Chair Curbed

Dikibo: Court Reserves Ruling for July 30

Fix Economy with External Reserves, PENGASSAN Tells FG

Police Move to Curb Kidnapping

PDP C’ttee Woos Ladoja

Anenih: Works Received N126bn During My Tenure

Mark Knows Fate July 11

Power Probe: NLC Alleges Plot to Scuttle Report

‘Why Kaduna Refinery was Shut’

You’ve abandoned us, S’East lawmakers tell Yar’Adua

‘Nigeria Lost N1.06tr to Waivers, Concessions’

Abuja Boulevard: Infrastructure to Cost $500m

Senate Endorses Probe of N69.2bn Escravos Gas Project

Strike: Yar’Adua, Aja-Nwachukwu Meet over Teachers’ Pay

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

‘Govt Disbursed N15bn to Contractors, DESOPADEC’

NDLEA Nabs 340 in 1 Year

Oil Wells: Community Seeks FG’s Help

Lawmakers Urged to Support Bankole

We’ll Provide Investment-friendly Environment, Says Minister

Telecoms Firm Spends $100m on Optic Fibre Project

Bankole Defends Frequent Foreign Trips

Gambari Wants 90-Day Truce from Militants

Power: Lukman Proposes Suspension of Privatisation

Nyako: Why House Members Are After Me

Revealed: How Aviation Contracts were Inflated

Court Quashes Arrest Warrant on Mbadinuju

German Ambassador Pledges Support for EFCC

Fashola Canvasses Enhanced Revenue Allocation

18 Passengers Cheat Death in Abuja

Cement: Dangote Projects 26m Tonnes per Annum

Senate to Resist Plan to Close Language Institute

SERAP, CDHR ask Gambia to Implement ECOWAS Court Judgment

Lagos Generates N66 bn IGR in 6 Months

13 Institutions Approved for Nuclear Energy Programme

Electoral Reform: CAN, Women Groups Seek 2-party System

Police Detain 7 Kids over Theft

Militants war worsens, 30 killed

FG’s Committed to Due Process, Says Kingibe

Zimbabwe: Barack Obama Wades In, Backs Tsvangirai

Ajumogobia Wants PSCs for 2007 Bid Round Signed

Osunbor Rejects Ogbulafor’s Zoning Proposal

DAPPMA Explains High Cost of Diesel, Kerosene

Unknown Gunmen Kill Couple

Govt Delivers Project e-Delta on SAP Platform

Militancy: Lawmaker Rules out Military Option

My Critics Wasted their Opportunities, Says Oni

Why I Withdrew Excess Crude Bill –Iyabo Obasanjo

PEF: Martins, Dumuje Remanded in EFCC Custody

FT Lists Top 6 Nigerian Businessmen

Tsvangirai Takes Refuge in Dutch Embassy

Glo Benin Signs up over 600,000 Subscribers in 2 Weeks

Adamawa House Moves to Impeach Nyako

Our Task is to Eradicate Corruption –Waziri

Chevron Union Shuts Down Offices Nationwide

ECOWAS Leaders Move to Tackle Food Crisis, Power

Probes: I’ll Not Succumb to Blackmail, Says Mark

Bayelsa Militants Engage in Supremacy Battle

Health Centres: Contractors Demand Review of Contract

Finance Minister Slams Obasanjo over Award of Contracts

Bush Battles Democrats over Oil Production

Agric: AFDB, W’Bank to Assist Nigeria with $280m

ICPC Charges Lafiaji, Ex- NDLEA Boss, to Court

NLC, NBA Make Case for Electoral Crimes Commission

Appreciate Intellectual Property, IBB Tells Nwosu's Critics

Yar’Adua is on Course, Says Gowon

Senate C’ttee Queries N2.8bn Toll Gate Fees

Revealed: Why Bonga Oil Field Was Easy Target

Monday, June 23, 2008

Warri Refinery Trains Staff

Train Crushes Lecturer to Death

Zamfara Probes Yerima

Envoy Pledges Cordial Relations with Netherlands

Navy Holds Sea Exercise

Osun to Build 2 Power Plants

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Senator Endorses Proposed N’Delta Summit

How NJC Ensured Oyo CJ’s Removal

Aminu: ADC Expels 4 Officials

Residents Make Brisk Business Near Collapsed Bridge

Fayemi Seeks Bamishile’s Removal as Speaker

Yar’Adua Challenges Stakeholders on 7-point Agenda

I’ll Not Be Distracted, Says Goje

Federal Revenue Hits N1.9tr in Q1

Escravos Project: NNPC, Mobil Sign $220m Deal

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Quits Run-off

US Pushes for Cut in Fuel Subsidies

Concern Mounts Over Attack on Oil Platforms

FG Lauded over Reagan Renaissance Licence

Russia Plans More Investment in Nigeria

How to Tackle Poverty, by Kpakol

Minister Seeks Support for FG’s Sanitation Programme

NDLEA Arrests 300 in Edo

Gowon Leads ECOWAS Observers to Zimbabwe

Fashola, Obi Mourn Ejiwunmi, Oliver De Coque

Bakassi: Nigeria, Cameroon to Collaborate on Security

3 Soldiers Die as Armoured Vehicle Crashes

Yar’Adua Names Ojougboh, Zailani SAs

‘Why W’Bank, IFC are Backing Aba Power Project’

‘Past Leaders Hindered Nigeria’s Leadership in Africa’

PPMC Moves to Re-open Shut Depots

Transport Sector Probe: Yuguda, Senate on Collision Course

How N16.6bn Aviation Fund Was Spent

Philippines Ferry Mishap Claims 229 Lives

Gunmen Abduct Rivers’ CJ Brother

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Govt Pays N3.5bn for Road Contracts

Group to Fete Idris over Rural Devt

PDP Tasks Govt on Revenue Profile

Don Harps on Entrepreneur Skills

Govt Okays N24m for Manpower Devt

Soyinka Tasks FG on N’Delta

Senate: The Score Card

I’m Not Perturbed by Impeachment Threat, Says Bankole

Again, Militants Attack Chevron Pipeline

Ex-S’Court Judge, Akintola Ejiwunmi, Dies at 73

World Stars Set For THISDAY Music & Fashion Festival

IBB, 8 Others Annulled June 12, Says Shagaya

NGE Election: Akiotu Unfolds Agenda

Police Promotions Now on Merit, Says Okiro

Nigeria thrash Equatorial Guinea 2 - 0

Friday, June 20, 2008

AP Sells Kerosene at N50/Litre

Bankole: House Moves to Douse Tension

PDP BoT Wades into Board Appointment Crisis

Bonga Attack: Find Culprits, Yar’Adua Orders Soldiers

‘No Sacred Cow in Transport Probe’

Tribunal Sacks Fifth PDP Lawmaker in Ondo

How to End Niger-Delta Violence - IYC

Oil Firms to Pay NDDC N47bn

Nasarawa Woos Investors for Eco-Tourism

US Lawmakers to Remove Mandela from Terror List

EFCC Got PEF Vehicle – Martins

Yar’Adua Laments Absence of Pay for Past NASS Leaders

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Group Cautions PDP Chairman over Izunaso

AC Flays Osunbor’s Car Gift to Judges

Police Deny Arresting Legislators

NRC Partners States to Provide Rail Services

‘FG Yet to Meet 30% Affirmative Action Mark’

Judges’ Quarters: Soldiers Expel Contractor

From The Street to Prophet of Nations

Fire Guts NPA Headquarters

Port Reforms: FG to Sanction Erring Concessionaires

Excess Crude: NEC Okays Release of N1.2tr

PEF: EFCC Orders Return of Monies, Vehicles

Militants Attack Shell’s Bonga Field

W’Bank, FG Move to Fast-track Air Safety Projects

I Didn’t Exonerate Anybody in My Book – Nwosu

Adedibu:Northern Politicians Absent at Fidau

Ruling on $40bn Suit against Mobil Now July 22

Tobacco Suit: Phillip Morris Accused of Evading Service

Iwu Briefs Mark on Constituencies’ Delineation

Passports: Ibori seeks same treatment as Kalu, Nnamani, Igbinedion

No Reprisal Attack on Nigerians, Says Cameroon

Azaiki to Set Agenda for Peaceful N’Delta

Again, Tribunal Sacks 2 PDP Lawmakers

Drama as Iyabo Obasanjo Withdraws Excess Crude Account Bill

Congress to Brainstorm on Youth Restiveness

Sylva: Civil Servants Worse than Politicians

Akinola Prevented from Entering Jordan

Federal Appointments: South-east Senators Allege Marginalisation

Robbery: IG Parades 6 Suspects

Octogenarian kidnapped in Enugu

Low Quality Personnel, Bane of Nigeria Police –– Osayande

Omehia Weeps at Truth Commission

Taxes: States, LGs Owe N83.4bn, Says FIRS Boss

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Legislator Attracts N300m Projects

S’East Govs’ Wives Set to Fight HIV/AIDS

‘N3.5tr Required to Fast-track Devt’

Oil Spill: MOSOP Alleges Neglect by Shell

Stakeholders Advocate Multi-sector Approach to Education in Africa

National ID: Commission to Set-up Registration Centres in LGs

AGF Asks IG to Investigate Speaker

Bakassi Resettlement Committee Demands N6bn

Presidential Panel Blames Obasanjo over Ajaokuta, Itakpe

FEC Approves Master Plan for Abuja Boulevard

US Intensifies Moves to Force down Oil Price

Tension in House over N400m ‘Sundry Expenses’

Mark Calls on FG to Fund Hospitals

Teachers’ Strike: Senate Backs Implementation of TSS

Drama as Nwobodo, Ikpeazu Submit Different Reports

EU-PRIME Launches N1.4 bn Work Plan

Atiku Wants Opposition Parties to Unite

Senate Considers Bill to Regulate Capital Market  

EFCC Arrests Martins, Dumuje

Change Your Tactics, Soyinka Tells N’Delta Militants

Power: PHCN Workers Threaten Strike over Emergency

ECOWAS Mobile Phone Subscribers Now 82m

Efeture Tipped as Ag. Senate Clerk

New Firm Takes over Ayip Eku Oil Palm Company

Adesanya: Sofolahan Was Our Informant –Accused

France, Nigeria sign pact on power

Bayero Suggests Minimum Qualification for President

‘774 Health Centres Taken over by Weeds’

Sekibo Denies Involvement in Harry, Dikibo’s Death

FG Plans Infrastructure for Gas

Alao-Akala: Adedibu’s Death is ‘Burnt Archive’

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tribunal Sacks Another PDP Lawmaker

IPI Honours Isa, Nigerian Publisher

‘Most Ballot Papers ‘ve No Forensic Identification Value ‘

Assembly Sponsored 68 Foreign Trips, Says Speaker

Northern Govs, Banks to Partner on Power Generation

At Last, Israel, Hamas Agree on Ceasefire

Shell: We’ll Remain Shareholders in Ogoniland

Odili Denies Sponsoring Cults

Senate Moves to Scrap Excess Crude Account

CNPP to Boycott Future Polls

Teachers Give FG Fresh Ultimatum

Osibajo Asked Me to Implicate al-Mustapha -Accused

N’Delta Summit’ll Address Region’s Devt, Says VP

Lagos Closes 50 Illegal Health Facilities

Enahoro, Activists to Lead Rally against Mobil

Vandals cut-off presidential villa from NITEL services

Senate Kicks against N1bn Capital Base for Stockbroking Firms

Bakassi: FG Wants Displacement of Nigerians Probed

NNPC Probe: House Rejects External Sponsorship

Court Refuses Ibori’s Request for International Passport

Nigeria’s Telecoms Active Subscriber Base Hits 47m

FCT Probe Panel Chair Accuses Media of ‘Stealing’ Report   

Umar: Blame Military for Annulment of June 12

Al Gore finally endorses Obama

Monday, June 16, 2008

Students on Rampage, Set Bus, 102 Laptops Ablaze

Senator Flays N’Assembly over Bakassi

‘Wamakko’s Appointments Not Lopsided’

Theft: Police Exonerate NITEL’s Auditor

Group Makes Case for Dead Journalists

Kidnappers Cripple S’South, S’East Economies – Kalu

Cable Broadcasting Attains 90% Digitilisation

Annan Panel Demands Action on Global Food Crisis

Pepple Takes Over as Head of Service

FG to complete Mambilla, Zungeru power projects with $1.5bn

Isiaku Rabiu, 5 Others Get Cement Licences

Yar’Adua Probes 2005 Oil Licensing Round

Osun Seeks W’Bank Support for Free Trade Zone

‘Over 70% Nigerians Live Below Poverty Level’

FCTA Sets up Land Use Allocation C’ttee

Lagos Needs N4.7tr for Infrastructure

Customs Wants Security Agencies at Ports Reduced

40,125 Inmates in Nigerian Prisons – NPS

C’Wealth: Govts Must Be Tolerant of Opposition

House to Review 2004 Pension Act

Appeal Court Adjourns Rivers Guber Case Sine Die

ECOWAS Positions for $10bn Chinese Aid

Resumption Date Causes Friction Between Speaker, Deputy

Court Upholds Akume’s Election, Nullifies Gogwim’s

Kutigi Warns New Judges against Corruption

N’Delta Summit: Amaechi Assures FG of Leaders’ Participation

NBA Accuses Executive of Harassing Judiciary

EFCC: Judge Berates AGF for Evading Court Service

Odili, Sekibo to Testify, as Eso Panel Relocates to Abuja

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fishermen Seek Assistance on Food Scarcity

7-year-old Deformed Boy Gets Lifeline from Council

Govt Earmarks N80m for Amai-Obiaruku Road

FG Urged to Invest in Library Project

Coastal Communities Allege Neglect by Govt

Hajj Commission Goes Tough on Pregnant Pilgrims

Wilbros Begins Contempt Proceedings against Firm

Vodacom Regrets Pulling out of Nigeria

Senate Panel Indicts el-Rufai

PPA, AC: Nwosu’s Laundering IBB’s Image

Glo wins GSM licence in Ghana

Russian, Chinese Oil Firms Jostle for Ogoni

NIPSS Concludes Vision 2020 Roadmap Design

NEC, NECON Stamps on Election Results

Fertiliser Sale Suffers Hiccups

EFCC’s $30m Aid to Continue – UNODC

‘Why We’re Organising WIYAS Conference’

Gulf of Guinea: Britain, Nigeria Meet on Security

2011: 2 Ogun Senatorial Districts Vie for Guber Slot

Abia Guber: A’Court Resumes Sitting Today

ANPP Opposes Condition for De-registration of Parties

No Chief Judge in Oyo State, NJC Insists

FG Needs $100bn for Infrastructure

Alao-Akala Now Strongman of Ibadan Politics -Arapaja

Technical Problem Forces Passengers out of Lagos-bound Plane

France, Nigeria Trade Hits 2.4bn Euros

Controversy over N25m Allowances to Former Senator

FG to hand over major roads to private investors

Federation Account: Presidency Wades into FG, States’ Conflict

House C’ttee Okays Zenon’s Acquisition of AP Shares

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Group Warns against Women’s Rights Violation

N’Assembly Urged to Prosecute Probe Culprits

‘Health Insurance Scheme to Gulp N646.8bn’

Abducted Hotel Driver Found Dead

AIDS Orphans Get N6m Lifeline

PDP Raises Alarm over Insecurity

Onitsha Estate: FG Petitioned over Illegal Structures

‘Ribadu Made EFCC Top Job Attractive’

Haz Iwendi Buried Amidst Tears, Sorrow

Shagari Okays Plan to Reconcile Yar’Adua, Buhari, Atiku

Military, No Threat to Democracy, Says Army Chief

Why N/Delta is Against Gambari’s Appointment

Power Withholding Demons

Daniel Lauds MFM over Prayers for Nation

‘Don’t Drag Iwu Into June 12 Controversy’

Ume-Ezeoke Warns Against Anti-Party Activities

AC Affirms Boycott of Future Polls

ECOWAS Stand-by Force on Parade Today

‘Why Modibbo’s House’ll Be Demolished’

Presbyterian Synod Decries Rising Corruption, Crime

Ebonyi Doctors Suspend Strike

FG begins upgrade of Enugu Airport

Friday, June 13, 2008

No More Comments on June 12 - Abdulsalami

Yar’Adua Sets December 2009 for New Electoral System

UK Pledges to Repatriate More Stolen Funds

June 12: Mark, Nyako Punch Holes in Nwosu’s Claims

Yar’Adua to Declare National Power Emergency Next Month

Wamakko Promises Inclusive Govt

Eso Panel Summons Opara, Omehia to Abuja

House May Drop Ammendment of PPPRA Act

NUT Meets Monday to Decide on Salary

Lamido Faults CD on Abiola’s Posthumous Presidency

Solar bus shelter debuts in Owerri

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Firm Holds Business Conference

KLM Flight Disruption Resolved

UCH performs first kidney transplant

Yar’Adua: FG’ll Raise Nigeria’s Crude Oil Capacity to 4m bpd

Adedibu Buried in Alao-Akala’s Absence

14 Banks Get $1bn US Exim Bank Facility

PDP Considers Proposal for Board Appointments

IBB Did Not Annul June 12, Says Nwosu

FG Withdraws Soldiers from CJ’s Residence

Moji Obasanjo, bank trade blame over N29m

S’African Consulate Reopens

UNFPA Budgets $64.2m for Nigeria

Ugochukwu Petitions SSS over Bribery Accusation

FG Approves N780m for New Teachers’ Salary

Contractors Sue Govt over Health Project

MMA2 Affirms Commitment to Global Standards

Militants Kidnap Oil Magnate’s Father

N’Delta Summit: Presidency Defends Gambari’s Appointment

CBN: Foreign Banks Free to Invest in Nigeria

France, Nigeria sign accord

Soludo Blames High Interest Rate on Excessive Spending

Mark, Sylva, Osunbor, Kalu Mourn Adedibu

Bakassi: 15 Nigerians Die in Boat Mishap

Syndicate Hawks Nigerian Mining Licences Abroad –Minister

Defence: Nigeria, UK Sign MoU on Capacity Building

Electoral Problems Traced to Annulment

Democracy Day: Lawmaker Wants May 29, June 12 Harmonised

15 Years After, Nigerians Remember June 12

Eso Killed My Father, Dokubo Tells Commission

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bill to Regulate Media Practice Underway

Bauchi Clears Air over Arrest of Officials

Abiola’s Homestead Desolate, 15 Years after

Bakassi boils again, 300 Nigerians declared missing

The Last Moments of Adedibu...

Our Interest in N’Delta, By US

Harry’s Murder: Eso to Summon Obasanjo, Odili

Former Bank Chief Arraigned over Unlawful Loan

FEC Okays N38.28bn W’Bank Loan for Roads

FMBN Seeks N50bn Deal with Foreign Banks

Delta Lauds Judgment on Return of Oil Wells

IBB’s wife seeks law against widowhood practices

CD Accuses Waziri of Deception, Demands her Resignation

Report Berates Nigeria on Children

PDP to Monitor Govs, Other Appointees

Teachers’ Strike: We‘re Not Perturbed, Says FG

A’Ibom Signs $12bn MoU on Gas Plant

3 Nigerian Banks to Operate in S’Africa

FG Approves New Structure for Customs, Retires 8 CGs

Nigeria Requires N300bn for Roads Standardisation

PDP Declares 7 Days of Mourning

Police foil bullion van robbery, recover N335m

Senators Eulogise Him

More Nigerians React

...Saraki, Oyinlola, Daniel, Akala Too

Obasanjo, Jonathan Mourn Adedibu

The Godfather Finally Sleeps

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dangote to Restructure Osogbo Steel Company

Sylva Gets New Press Secretary

Electoral Reform: Govt Seeks Proportional Representation

Security: Britain Pledges Support for Nigeria

Senator Seeks FG’s Intervention in Onitsha-Enugu Road

930,000 Nigerian Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS – UNICEF

Court Rules on Ibori’s Application June 17

House Summons Kingibe over Delayed Pensions

Again, Gunmen Attack Addax Vessel

Fresh Row Erupts over Cement Importation

100 Burnt to Death in Plane Crash

Yar’Adua, Govs Meet on Power Emergency

FG Alone Can’t Revive Education –Minister

Bakassi to Dominate Talks as Yar’Adua Visits France

House Ends Probe of 419 Lawmakers

We Can’t Forget June 12, AC Tells Abdulsalami

NASCON Has Bounced Back, Says MD

8 Students Killed in Cult Clash

US Envoy Pledges Support for EFCC

FRSC Accuses Lagos of Copyright Infringement

Obudu Ranch Resort Gets New Management

Court Orders NNPC to Pay $22.6m

NHRC Worried over Non-passage of FoI Bill

Foreign Firm to Invest $30bn in Gas Project

Okah’s Trial Continues in Camera

BPE Inaugurates C’ttees on Port Reforms

African Military: 34 Countries to Meet in Nigeria

FG, NUT Talks Deadlocked

Enugu: 12 Die in Communal Clash

Cameroonian Deputy Governor abducted in Bakassi

World Bank Votes N45bn for Nigeria’s Roads

NIS Issues 28,508 e-Passports

7 Northern States Target World Rice Market

Tribunal Upholds Gov’s Election

Govt Recruits 30 Egyptian Doctors

Fuel Price: Oshiomhole Lauds Yar’Adua

Abacha: AC Slams Buhari, IBB, Abdulsalami

Sultan Seeks Total Independence for INEC

N’Assembly Deletes Clerk’s CV from Website

Intercontinental Bank’s Assets Base Hits N1.7tr

EFCC: Gani heads for court

CBN: No Plans to Stop Margin Loans

Cabinet shake-up: Yar’Adua keeps ministers in suspense

Bail: Appeal Court Throws Out Ibori’s Request

No Nigerian Died in S’African Crisis, Maduekwe Insists

Rising Oil Price: Air France Canvasses Low Fuel Aircraft

Court to Rule on Bid to Remove Iwu June 23

We Didn’t Import Arms and Ammunition – Shell

NUT: FG Moves to Avert Strike

Man nabbed with 22 pregnant girls

W’Bank Flays States for Non-utilisation of Loan

Power: FG Assures Private Sector of Adequate Incentives

VP Denies Link with Daily Times

Rivers Investigates N100m Duty Payment on Aircraft

Kudirat: You Have Case to Answer, Court Tells Al-Mustapha

Fuel Price: NLC Insists on Fixing Refineries

MOSOP in Solidarity Procession over Shell Sack

Appeal Court Rules on Mark’s Application June 17

FIRS: Nigerian Banks Paid N221bn Tax in 3 Years

We Can’t Keep Crying over June 12, Says Abdulsalami

OPEC Countries to Invest $160bn to Increase Oil Output

JTF: Naval Personnel Not Kidnapped, Killed

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Hajj Commission allocates 85,000 seats to states

‘Why We Demand Accountability on Council Funds’

My Problem with Suntai, By Baido

Agagu: LP Calls for Probe

Govt Probes Poisonous Beans, Suspends Principal

‘Why Nigeria Has Not Developed’

AC Wants List of Anti-FoI Bill Lawmakers Published

With Clinton’s Exit, US General Election Kicks Off

Falana writes IG, accuses Shell of importing arms

Lawyers: June 12 bankrupted MKO

Hitv secures uefa champions league rights

Abacha never stole, say Buhari, Babangida

4 Killed During Council Poll

Punish INEC Officials for Rigging – Emirs

Mariam Babangida to Commission Mrs Egwu’s Office

NDLEA Arrests Woman with Cocaine in Private Parts

Saraki, Ibori Pay Tribute to Folawiyo

NLC, 19 Northern States Back Teachers’ Strike

Harmonisation: CBN Pensioners Seek FG’s Intervention

Chams Private Placement Oversubscribed

FG Begins Reform of Mortgage System

Ekiti Endorses Proposed Charis University

Reliance Seeks Private Equity Funds to Purchase MTN

‘Nigeria Received $60m Loan from IDB –Perm. Sec.

UBA Acquires Defunct Liberty Bank

‘NLNG Sold 1,378 Natural Gas Cargoes in 10yrs’

Banks Move against Bullion Van Robberies

Anambra, Cape Town Partner on Entrepreneurial Relations

Against McCain, Obama Gains 18m Clinton Voters

Ebele Okeke, Head of Service Retires June 14

Ajumogobia: Why OPEC Favours High Crude Prices

THISDAY Music & Fashion Festival Holds in Abuja, Lagos, Washington DC, London

In a Lacklustre Team, 8 Ministers Rated Above Average

Senate Deplores State of Nigerian Navy

LASIEC Denies Fixing Date for LG Polls

INEC Deserves Commendation, Says Shema

Senate Seeks Ideal Constitution for Nigeria

Yar’Adua Ministers: The good, the bad and the lacklustre

Friday, June 06, 2008

Chukwumerije Assures on FoI Bill

Folawiyo: Philanthropist, Industrialist Par Excellence

Farida: War Against Corruption’ll be Thorough

Wahab Folawiyo dies at 79

FG to Hike Petrol Price January 1

Aminu’s Senatorial Seat Divides ADC

Crisis brews in Edo community over factory site

Clinton, Obama Meet Without Aides

Earthquake: THISDAY Commiserates with China

Anenih loses out in Edo PDP

Utomi Worries over Cult Violence

House Wants Special Court to Adjudicate Bank Cases

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Oil Firm’s Employment Policy Discriminatory –Uduaghan

Gabonese pharmacists fete Akunyili

Fashola Seeks Investors at Economic Forum

Schneider Donates Equipment to IIT

Obanikoro: Why Nigeria’s Future is Endangered

Group Vows to Expose Sponsors of June 12 Annulment

5 Feared Killed in Ijebu-Igbo Masquarade Crisis

VP, Govs Meet over Board Appointments

US Poll: Obama Consolidates As Clinton Pledges Support

NLNG’s Tax Relief No Longer Necessary, Says FG

Finally, Senate Confirms Waziri as EFCC Boss

Iyabo Obasanjo: N1Om Gift Provided for in 2007 Budget

Gas: FG Signs MoU with Russian Firm

FoI Bill: Our fears, by lawmakers

FG, Tanker Drivers Parley over Strike

Yar’Adua Bemoans NNPC’s Huge Overhead Cost

Human Trafficking: 80yr Old Woman, 13 Ladies Arrested

Ex-Oyo Speaker Fingers Ladoja’s Aide in Shares Saga

Daggash: Africa is the Place to Be

Bayelsa Gets Another LNG Project

Appeal Court Upholds Ali, Goje’s Election

Ministry Accepts Report on Military Transformation

Joint Tax Board Accuses Banks of Cheating States

My Problem with Yerima, Says Shinkafi

Education: Kingibe Seeks National Dialogue

Perm Sec, 5 Others Arrested over Shares

Senate Leadership Has Set High Standards, Says Adeyemi

Killings: Uniport Hands Suspects over to Police

Bus Crushes 2 Pupils

Obasanjo Divorce: Parties Opt for Out of Court Settlement

Waziri Denies Standing Surety for Akume

It’s Now Obama Vs McCain

Glo launches network in Benin Republic today

Soludo Cautions against Probe

FG Set to Revoke Shell’s Licence in Ogoniland

PEF: Court Frowns at Delay by Prosecution

House Ends Legislative Session, Passes 10 Bills

ICAO Begins Security Auditing of Airports

Odili, Sekibo Deny Funding Cultism

Fashola, Kokori, Others Honour Kudirat

Trial of Wabara Resumes Soon

Imo Assembly Speaker’s sons kidnapped

Court Reserves Ruling in Kalu, Turaki’s Bail

NNPC: No Record of Gas Sold By NLNG

FG agrees to increase teachers’ salary

FG Moves to Curtail Fuel Importation

FEC Approves Procurement Depts for Ministries

I ‘ve Forgiven Obasanjo – Mariam Abacha

Tanker Drivers Begin Nationwide Strike Today

Switzerland: We’ve Returned All Abacha Loot

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Group Condemns Govt Remarks on Aba

Senate Leader to Deliver Igbinedion Varsity Lecture

ICAN Gets New President

Northern Lawmakers Brainstorm on Water Problems

Probe Into Death of Family of 5 Begins

Cabal Thwarting Yar’Adua’s Efforts –NULGE

Senate to Ignore Gani’s Letter on Waziri

FG Charges 78 MASSOB Members for Treason

FG to Raise N47.2bn Housing Bond From Capital Market

Xenophobia: Mbeki Apologises to Yar’Adua

Yar’Adua: Why We Must Tackle This Challenge

Al-Mustapha: DMI’s Absence Stalls Trial

Yar’Adua Presents N79.4bn NDDC Budget to Senate

Tenure Elongation, Not Northern Agenda, Says Turaki

Imoke, Ndoma-Egba Want FERMA Scrapped

Jokolo: Court Awards N5m Damages against Police

Kingibe Tasks Insurance Companies on Prompt Payment of Claims

Danjuma Advises Youths to Shun Violence

Tears as Ita-Giwa Hands Over to Abba-Aji

CNPP Alleges Plot to Increase Fuel Price

Again, House in Rowdy Session over FoI Bill

Court Grants Dariye Conditional Stay of Proceedings 

Yar’Adua: Industrialisation, Key to Vision 2020

Customs Operatives Raid TINAPA

Fresh Poll: AC Asks Court to Bar Chime

Gunmen Kill 4 at Uniport

TUC Demands N30,000 as Minimum Wage

Dikibo, Sekibo Responsible for Okrika Carnage, Say Witnesses

Okah: Falana Accuses Yar’Adua of Making Pre-judicial Comments

Monday, June 02, 2008

Assembly Orders Arrest of Commissioner

Chime, Elechi Case: Court Adopts Written Addresses

Adedibu Faults Reconciliation

Hashidu Drags Goje to Court

Onu’s Appeal Cripples Govt Business

How to Tackle Power Problem, By Shinkafi

Shagari Seeks Strong Opposition Parties  

Atiku Kicks against Exemption of INEC Chairman from Suit

Iwu: Small Parties Can’t Win Elections in Nigeria

EFCC Staff Want Senate to Summon Ribadu

CBN Worried About Imminent Inflation

2,500 Shell Workers Face Sack as 1,000 Retire

Gov Makes Prayers Compulsory at Govt House

Kogi: Tribunal Fixes Hearing for June 12

FG Pledges to Protect Rights of Nigerians Abroad

Compensation: NCC’s Order Can Cause System Collapse – Nakande

5 Die in Mysterious Circumstances

IMF Blames Inflation on High Crude Price

Arik to resume flight operations in 5 African countries

Dangote earmarks $23m for Oshogbo Steel Company

FoI Bill: Mark Opposes Absolute Freedom

60 Vessels to Lift Gas from Escravos by Dec.

Nigeria loses N3.5tn to Corruption

Take-over Bid Raises Telkom’s Share Price

Count Me Out of Niger Delta Militancy, Says Amaechi

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Waziri: Senate to Refer Gani’s Letter to C’ttee

10 Nigerians Nabbed for Killing S’African

Dangote Moves to Crash Cement Price

UAE, UK Investors in Nigeria to Explore Oil, Gas Potential

AC Flays N’Assembly over Performance

Nurses Demand Improved Healthcare Services

‘Food Crisis is Affecting Children’s Home’

FG Earmarks $500,000 for Black Culture Centre

‘Oil Companies Owe NDDC N35bn’

Yar’Adua’s Widow Urges Patience with FG

Yar’Adua Addresses S’African Parliament Tuesday

Obasanjo Spent $13bn on Power Sector, Says Elumelu

Lawmakers Move to Abolish Death Penalty  

Another Restructuring Looms in FAAN, NAMA

Mark, Arab Disagree over Appointments of Clerks

It’s Too Early to Score Yar’Adua Low - Senate

‘Military Gets Pay Rise Soon’

GTBank Posts N27.4bn Profit

S’Court Affirms Powers of Courts on Substitution Case

N’Delta: FG’s Commitment to Peace Doubtful –Clark

NDLEA Discovers Cannabis Warehouses

Marketers Raise Alarm on Kerosene, Diesel Scarcity

Saturday, May 31, 2008

FG to Stem Food Shortages, Says Ruma

Aliyu Seeks Action on Hydro-Electricity Dams

‘Fake Drugs, Worst Human Rights Violation’

Labour Tasks FG on NITEL

My Strides’ll Speak for Me, Says Chime

Obi Denies Castigating South-east Govs

PDP BoT: ‘We Didn’t Ask Obasanjo to Step Down’

Restriction on Foreign Banks Justifiable, Says Akingbola

Nigerians Laud President’s Performance on Media Chat

Fawehinmi: Waziri Not Qualified to Head EFCC

Our past leaders were selfish, says Yar’Adua

Police Warn against Hoisting of Biafran Flag

Why Nigeria’s Stagnated, By Shekarau

Private Sector Incursion into Education Faulty, Says Kingibe

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