This Day News Archive for July 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Orji's Attack: Ugochukwu Petitions IG

Gastroenteritis Outbreak Claims 3

UACN Posts 73% Growth in Operating Profit

Teacher, 2 Pupils Drown in Pond

Loan Repayment: Micro-finance Bank Expresses Satisfaction

My Kidnappers’re Targeting Top Govt Officials –– Pa Okowa

Profit: ‘Human Trafficking, Second to Trade in Arms’

Elumelu: Make Power Probe Report Public

N’ Delta: ‘UK to Assist with Superior Technology’

Nigeria’s Oil Production Drops Below 1mbpd

Teachers suspend strike

50 Trapped as Buildings Collapse in Abuja

Sokoto Assembly Recommends CJ’s Sack

Katsina Explores Alternative Energy Source

FG Decries Low Enrolment in Schools

Mark Urges Belgium to Treat Nigerians with Respect

EFCC Deposits Bafarawa’s Passport with Court

FG to Check Diversion of Public Funds

Apo 6: Accused Rejects Free Legal Service

‘Buyers of Govt Property Must Add Value’

Sudan Urges Nigeria to Disregard ICC Indictment

Housing : Yar’Adua Challenges African Ministers

NURTW Crisis Claims 4 in Abeokuta

Oil Blocks Allocation: Why We ‘Guided’ DPR ––Kupolokun

FCTA Returns 201 Plots Revoked by el-Rufai

Monday, July 28, 2008

3 Road Safety Marshals Abducted

Judiciary Must Live Up to Expectations – AC

Akunyili: Court Fixes Sept 23 for Trial

Falana Wants FG to Ratify ACJ Protocol

African Countries Seek Roadmap for Urban Devt

Gulf of Guinea Security: FG Asks Cameroon To Play Lead Role

Teachers May Call off Strike Today

Power: Minister Explains Systems Collapse

PDP Alleges Plot to Truncate Democracy

Militants Hit Major Pipelines

VCs Make Case for Handicapped Students

Vanguard Editor, Adefaye, Emerges NGE President

Strike: Tanker Drivers Resort to Prayers

Power Probe: ‘Some Contractors Offered us Bribe’

Senate C’ttee Moves to Avert RATTAWU Strike

Road Concession’ll Ensure Maintenance –Yar’Adua

Uwais, Akpabio Seek Comprehensive Review of Constitution

Mark: Benue Tribunal Did Hatchet Job

FG to Privatise 7 Strategic Minerals

Accidents Claim 28 in Sokoto, Kano

Nigeria, India partner on 1,200 Megawatts

Tank Farms Owners Get Ultimatum on New Conditions

Chukwueke: Some Oil Blocks Awarded After Bid Rounds

North Can Survive Without Oil – Govs

NERC, ECN Partner States Over Improved Power Supply

EFCC Recovers ‘Vital’ Documents from Ex-official

Sunday, July 27, 2008

No Dev’t Without Infrastructure, Says Imoke

Osunbor Explains Book on Banking Sector

Fashola Condoles Families of Tanker Fire Accident

‘Obasanjo Not Target of Power Sector Probe’

LG Poll: Lagos Insists on 57 Council Areas

Cell Phones Injurious to Health, Says Expert

30,000 Write Awolowo Varsity Post-UME

Influx of Nigerian girls into Sweden worries envoy

... Frowns At Poor Sanitation in States, LGs

Orji Wants FG to Investigate Attack

FG Plans New Productivity Policy

Sokoto: NBA Okays CJ’s Probe

Elechi Flays Judges over Indiscriminate Injunctions

Yarima: Yar’Adua’s On Track

Orlu Peace Summit Holds Dec

1,300 Communities Benefit from FG’s Poverty Alleviation Projects

Police, Air Force Clash Averted

Govt to Restore Peace in Abiriba

NDLEA nabs hair-dresser with cocaine in wig

Again, Mantu Fails to Get 3rd Term

Subscribers to Block Stolen Phones Free

Obasanjo Lobbies to Remain As BoT Chair

Banks, Interswitch Battle ATM Fraud

Re-run Elections: Tenure Extension for Govs ‘Illegal’

Ogbomoso Crisis: ‘I Didn’t Buy Community Mosque’

Politicians Grace Adedibu’s Fidau

I’m still covered by immunity, Agagu tells Afenifere

Editors Elect Officers Today

Kidnapped Expatriates Freed

Zain Records Impressive Half-year Result

Oil blocs: Foreign Investors May Get Ultimatum

Omoigui-Okauru: National Tax Policy Ready in Dec

N’Delta: Gani Warns against Use of Force

Bankole Clarifies Remarks on N’Delta

Duke Denies Rift with Imoke

NUPENG Alleges Manipulation of Diesel Price

House C’ttee: Nigerian Missions Yet to Remit N10.2bn

Trade Fair Concession: House Summons BPE DG

Oil Windfall: Court Strikes Out Gani’s Suit against IBB

Govs, Teachers Meet Today over Strike

Power Probe: C’ttee Meets Tuesday

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Man Mimiko

Yar’Adua Stresses Commitment to Bakassi Handover

House Suspends Power Probe Report

Tribunal Declares Mimiko Ondo Governor-elect

Flood Renders Families Homeless in FCT

PPA denies rift with Ohakim

Oil Blocks: Dana Oil Wants Independent Inquiry

Yar’Adua woos Nigerians in Diaspora

Ogbulafor, Others May Face Contempt Charge

Police Impound 302 PEF Vehicles

Five Russians Kidnapped in P/Harcourt

Abducted Delta SSG‘s Father Regains Freedom

Thursday, July 24, 2008

NGO Blames Politicians for Electoral Problems

RMAFC Seeks Removal of Teachers’ Salaries from LG Account

Koma Community Protests over 126 Missing Children

Senate C’ttee Shocked over Colonial Bridges

FG: Sudanese President’s Indictment by ICJ Ill-timed

Obaigbena Canvasses Passage of FoI Bill

Power: Yar’Adua Orders Immediate Release of N59bn

EFCC to review cases against ex-governors

Tanker Fire Kills 10

AC faults PDP tour of China

Nurse Tenders CMD’s ‘Love Letter’ in Court

Minister Seeks Improved Aviation Services

Doha Talks Affecting Nigerian Economy – Soludo

Anambra PDP crisis deepens

C’River Caucus Alleges Plot to Arrest Imoke

Health Centre Contract: ‘FG is an Interloper’

My Election’ll be Upheld, Says Osunbor

NITEL’ll be transformed in 120 days, says chairman

Police, Community Disagree over Casualty Figure

Budget Amendment Bill Passes Second Reading

Polio: Rotary Honours Yar’Adua

Court Grants Fayose Permission to Travel

North: Mark Decries Illiteracy, Poverty

Bring Down Diesel Price, Manufacturers Tell FG

House Rescinds Arrest Warrant on FCMB MD

FG Considers Benin’s Request for Increased Oil Supply

Oil Blocks: House Queries Discrepancies in DPR Records

Couple Die in Mysterious Night Fire

‘ALGON ‘ll Give Premium to LG Autonomy’

Civil Servants Protest Acquisition of Quarters

PSN Raises Alarm over Killer Anti-hypertensive Drug

FG Blamed for Nigeria’s Technological Backwardness

Food Security: FG to Float N200bn Bond

PDP Endorses Imoke, Mantu for Re-Run Elections

Finally, FG to build more refineries

Banks’ Year-End: CBN Shifts Deadline to Dec 2009

Power Sector: Probe Panel under Probe

‘Why Yar’Adua is Cautious on Power Emergency’

Saraki’s Wife Praises Turai

Don’t tamper with Edo PDP exco, high court insists

Senate C’ttee Berates Executive over Contract Awards

7 Parties Sue Yar’Adua over GNU

‘Nigeria Loses $2.5bn Annually to Gas Flaring’

Mark: CJN Orders Judge to Respond to Petition

Teachers’ Strike: We Can’t Negotiate for States –FG

NUPENG May Resume Strike Monday

Why Ikenne Grains Silo Was Abandoned –Contractor

Again, Court Grants Nnamani Permission to Travel

Agagu, Mimiko Know Fate Tomorrow

Jimoh Ibrahim: I’m Not Running from EFCC

Sgt. Rogers: al-Mustapha Ordered Me to Burn Rutam House

N’Delta: Yar’Adua Directs PTDF to Intervene

NNPC Denies Paying Militants to Access Damaged Pipeline

Top Kogi Officials in EFCC Net over N12bn Fraud

‘Orji’s Assassination Claim, a Hoax’

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

House Moves to Regulate Animal Husbandry

FG, W’Bank to Inject N15.7bn into Agriculture

Novartis to Inaugurate Cardiovascular Advisory Board

Foiled Kidnap: Amaechi Rewards Cyclists

SSS Denies Rumbles Over Acquisition Scheme

Xenophobia: S’Africa Asks Victims to Apply for Temporal Permit

Unilorin 44: NLC Seeks ASUU, FG Truce

NNPC paid militants $6m, says GMD

Obasanjo: Leave Electricity Problem to God

Gunmen Attack Gov Orji’s Convoy, Kill One

CBN to Review New Financial Year End for Banks

N’Delta: Presidency Rules out UK Military Support

Police Games: Otedola Donates N25m

NDLEA Arrests PhD Holder, 7 Others

Ateke Writes SSS to Clarify Status

LG Poll: Catholic Church Urges Fairness

JTF Arrests 12 for Illegal Bunkering

No Ransom for Pa Okowa’s Kidnappers – Uduaghan

Comandclem Vs Mobil: Again, Court Postpones Judgment

5 Die in Communal Clash

FG Asked to Release Contract Financing Policy

House Orders Bank MD’s Arrest

Strike: Senate Meeting with Minister, NUT Deadlocked

Aviation College Trainer Plane Crashlands

Bayelsa killings: JTF launches manhunt for legislator

Waziri: I’m Not in EFCC to Probe Ribadu

No Hunger in Nigeria, Says Ex Agric Minister

I Conducted the Most Credible Election–IBB

EFCC Files Fraud Charges against Jimoh Ibrahim

Fear Grips Commissioners, as Chime Plans Cabinet Shake-up

Mark’s Victory Good for Senate – Yarima

Glo Takes Win and Rule Promo to Ibadan

Tribunal: Agagu, Mimiko Know Fate Thursday

Ogbeha: Why I Floated Broadcast Stations in Lokoja

Mugabe, Tsvangirai Meet over Power Sharing

Bayelsa Killings: Five Corpses Found in Nembe Creeks

Ivorien Ministers Take 50% Pay Cut to Subsidise Fuel

Deloitte: THISDAY Pays Taxes ‘As and When Due’

PDP, Obanikoro Call for Tinubu’s Probe

Caruso, Int’l Telecoms Executive, Named NITEL MD/ CEO

HIV/AIDS: Turai Calls for Commited Approach

Starcomms to Invest $400m on Expansion Programme

PDP C’ttee Reconciles Ladoja, Alao-Akala

Vote for Obama, Group Tells Nigerians in America

Declare Me Winner, Fayemi Tells Tribunal

Mark Raps Past Govts for Infrastructure Decay

Displaced Lagos Residents Relocate to Churches, Mosques

Gunmen Attack Rivers PFN Chair

Power Probe: I’m Not Afraid of Arrest, Says Imoke

Nigeria Has 60m Phone Subscribers – Minister

Food Crisis: Senate Wants FG to Pay Contractors

Police: SSG’s Father’s Where About Still Unknown

Police Recruitment: House Queries N1.2bn Consultancy Fee

Genocide Probe Mission Heads to Nigeria

‘Why We Revoked N37bn Health Centre Contracts’

Monday, July 21, 2008

Group Calls for Probe of Judges

Manpower Devt: Rimax Targets 24,000 Youths Yearly

Govt Spends N2.6bn on Security

Minister Seeks Free Medical Care for Women, Children

Chad Basin: NNDC, AFC Partner on Oil Exploration

Tension as Army Searches for Killed Soldiers

Interest Rates Skyrocket, May Hit 30% by Dec

Ogoni Leaders Vow to Resist ‘Imposed’ Operator

Yar’Adua: Nigeria Doesn’t Recognise Mugabe’s Election

EFCC Seeks Partnership with Media on Anti-graft War

Sex Abuse: Pope Apologises over Clergy’s Action

Assembly’s Leadership Change Hailed

N’Delta: ANPP, AC Warn against Military Option

S’African Trip: Assembly May Probe Ekiti Council Chiefs

Anenih Canvasses Support for Uduaghan

Multi-Choice: Competition Has Increased Cost

Yuguda Makes Case for New Revenue Allocation Formula

Kutigi Appoints Justice Eri as NJI Administrator

Finance Minister Advocates Closer Ties Between Nigeria, Thailand

Kogi PDP: Fresh Crisis over Imposition of Candidates

Transport Institute Hails Yar’Adua’s 7-point Agenda

Navy Rescues 35 Drowning Passengers

Obaigbena Ought to be Celebrated, Says Boateng

Insulate N’ Delta Problem from Politics–Onosode

Revocation of Sosoliso’s Licence Unjustifiable

Gunmen Kidnap Delta SSG’s Father

NEMA Raises Alarm over Lake Nyos

Flood: Fashola Calls for Understanding

MEND: We’ll Ensure Safe Release of German Hostages

Saturday, July 19, 2008

FG Yet to Benefit from CDM Agreement

Group Petitions CJ over Kalu's Suit

Emodi to Grace US Democratic Party Convention

Arms Importation: FG Urged to Secure Border Areas

Stakeholders Seek Legal Backing for Maternal Care

‘Brass LNG Project Can Stabilise Nigeria’

‘Opposition Parties Are Dead’

Militants Kill 3 Soldiers, 4 Civilians

FG Disburses N45bn to Petroleum Marketers

June 12, Vatsa, IBB’s greatest blunders, says Bali

NPA fraud: EFCC launches manhunt for Bode George

Abacha Henchmen, Chagourys Take over Lagos

NULGE Seeks Abolition of State, LG Joint Accounts

Nyako Sacks Adamawa Poly Rector, Others

Police, Amnesty Int’l Differ on Capital Punishment

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mark, Ohanaeze Want Orizu Immortalised

Mandela Clocks 90

House Goes After Diesel Cartel

ANPP Reviews Participation in Yar’Adua’s Govt

EFCC Arraigns Botmang, Ex-Plateau Governor

AD Decries Slow Pace of Election Petition Cases

Teachers’ Strike: Mark Calls for Dialogue

‘FG Must Rehabilitate Militants Now’

Senate C’ttee Indicts Tukur, Others over £11.4m Abandoned Silos

Minister Tasks States on General Hospitals

MTN, Reliance Merger Talks Fail

Minister Summoned over Trade Fair Complex

Thursday, July 17, 2008

NANS Plans Nationwide Protest

Lawmaker Proposes Registration of Mobile Phone Dealers

Bill against Imposition of Candidates Before House

2 Protocol Officers Arraigned for Stealing Alamieyeseigha’s N1.264bn

Judges Slam Assembly over Attempt to Remove Sokoto CJ

Again, Tribunal Sacks 2 PDP Lawmakers in Ondo

House Lauds Yar’Adua over State House Budget

THISDAY Driver Battered, Detained by Lagos Agents

‘How Emirs, Lawmakers Shared Strategic Grains Reserve’

No Plans to Close Third Mainland Bridge

NCC to Register Phone Subscribers’ Identities

FG Changes Gear on N’Delta Summit

NNPC, Shell Disagree on NLNG Act Amendment

Pope Task Youths on Peace

FG Flags off Flood Awareness Campaign

VP to Commission Nestoil EPC Site

Tribunal’s Verdict, Perversion of Justice – Olawepo

Why We Invited Muazu-EFCC

Illegal Bunkering: JTF Parades 14 Filipinos

Court urged to halt handover of Bakassi

Strike: NECO Postpones Another Examination

FG to remove N1.5tr petroleum subsidy

House Cautions MDAs on Online Recruitment

Appeal Court Releases Ibori’s Passports

Yar’Adua: Nullification of Election Good for Democracy

Budget 2009: Govt to Cut Cost of Project Funding

Ugochukwu Hails Court Judgment

NGO Asks ICPC to Probe Recovered Stolen Assets

AP Expends N21.2bn on Kerosene Importation

PFN: N’Delta Summit Unnecessary

3 Militants, 1 Naval Personnel Die in Gun Duel

Minister, NNPC GMD Differ on Diesel Subsidy

Ex-MTN Top Guns Launch Bid for NITEL

THISDAY Festival Moves to Washington DC

Military: Bakassi Treaty Dangerous for Nigeria

Police Nab 4 Persons over Attack on Uduaghan

Tribunal Upholds Saraki’s Election

Anambra Guber: Uba Loses Again

VP Parleys N’Delta Govs Over Summit

Tribunal Verdicts: We Deserve Our Victories – PDP

Oil Fields: Senate C’ttee Faults Shell/Agip’s Agreement

We’ll Not Witch-hunt Opponents, Says Senate Leadership

‘I Was Punished for Responding to Guardian’s Distress Call’

UK Council Workers on Strike

Britain Offers Training to Quell N’Delta Violence

Another Nigerian peacekeeper killed in Darfur

Ministry Faults Concessioning of Trade Fair Complex

Blame Fertilizer Cartel for Food Crisis, Says FG

Imoke: Judgment Caught Me Unawares

Unusual Reprieve for Nigerian Deportee...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pregnant Girls: No Bail for Medical Doctor

Uduaghan Moves to Fast-track Devt

Omatek Repositions for Future Challenges

Power Probe Report May Divide House

The Other ‘Flooded’ Cities

First Bank Opens Paris Branch

Mark Wins Appeal, Retains Seat as Senate President

Flood sacks Lagos

Suswam, Akala React to Mark, Oyinlola's Victory

Niger Received N38.2bn in 1 Year –Gov

PEF: Martins Sues IGP, AGF

NIB becomes Citibank Nigeria Limited

Dangote cement signs $1.45bn contract with Sinoma

Tribunal: Saraki Knows Fate Today

Al-Mustapha: How Ibru Was Attacked – Aide

Chanchangi: FAAN Shuts PH Airport Runway

Nigeria Loses 1m Children Yearly –UNICEF

Senate to Reshuffle C’ttees

Strike: FG Plans Negotiation with Unity Schools

FG Goes Tough on Fiscal Indiscipline

17 Die at Prayer Session

Edible Oil: Don’t Lift Ban on Importation, FG Urged

Ibom IPP to Commence Operation Next Month

C’Wealth Forum on Non-formal Education Opens

Kano Hands over Assets to Jigawa

Ekiti Lawmakers Reject Oni’s Candidate

Agric Probe: Senate Calls for Cooperation

NCC May Soft-pedal on Number Portability

Pensioners, Kins Receive Benefits

We Need More Generals – Owoye

Al-Mustapha’s Trial Begins Today

C’Wealth, HUMAI, Partner against Religious Intolerance

Aviation Probe: C’ttee Alleges Plot to Implicate Members

Prosecutor Seeks Arrest of Sudanese President

Researchers Record ‘Major Breakthrough’ against Malaria

Mark: Anxiety Grips Senators

Yar’Adua to Present 2009 Budget to N’Assembly by October

Appeal Court Unseats Imoke

Fayemi Extols Afe Babalola’s Virtues

Customs Officer Protests Premature Retirement

Road Accidents Claim 26 in Ebonyi

Waziri Tasks Investigators on Integrity

Fashola: Crime Rate’s Reducing in Lagos

Oil Price: Bush Moves to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

Tragedy Averted at Apapa Port as Crane Fails

Technology Times Unveils Mid-year Report August

House Moves to Reduce Diesel Price

Court Reaffirms Lawmaker’s Election

2 Injured as Chachangi Overshoots Runway in P’Harcourt

How N50bn PEF Fund Was Looted – Witness

House Resumes Hearing on LNG Act

N’Delta Summit: Jonathan Explains Choice of Gambari

Oil Workers’ Strike: Ajumogobia Parleys Stakeholders

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Plateau Indigenes Commend Jang

Onu, PDP Trade Words over Appeal Court Verdict

‘NUC Decision on Qualification for Lecturers Unrealistic’

Govt to Set up Microfinance Bank

Uduaghan Inaugurates Vision 2020

Supreme Court Sacks Lawmaker

CAC: 90% of Companies in Nigeria Not Registered

Hope Rises for Customers of ‘Wonder Banks’

‘I Was Removed Because of Etteh’

Oceanic, Intercontinental, Access Named ‘Most Capitalised Banks’

Nigeria’s US Embassy in Tatters

Nigeria, IMF Meet over Yar’Adua’s New Policies

2011: Adedibu Didn’t Anoint Son, Says Gbolarunmi

How to Achieve Stable Power, By Adeyemi

Obasanjo Era Bad for Broadcasting, Says Dokpesi

Rivers, AFC, Firm Commit to $1bn to Road Project

Ndoma-Egba Explains Senate Decision on Recess

Arik Begins Flight to Heathrow

How Mark Averted Omisore’s Removal as C’ttee Chair

15 Years After, Chukwumerije Shifts Ground on June 12

Bamishile: My Impeachment’ll Not Stand

Alleviate Sufferings of Nigerians, CNPP, AC Tell FG

Ogbulafor: No Garrison Politics in PDP Again

Global Biofuels Invests N87.5bn in Ethanol Project

Tanker Drivers Suspend Strike, Begin Product Lifting

Senate C’ttee Probes Expenditure of $78m BASA Fund

Euromoney names Zenith ‘Best Bank in Nigeria’

INEC Proposes 8 Additional Constituencies

Celtel: When Name Becomes Burden

Japan Warns Nigeria over Avian Influenza Pandemic

‘How to Resolve Power Problem’

Fashola Targets 100% Budget Performance

Osunbor Decries High Maternal Mortality Rate

Kaduna Refinery for TAM in Oct

Africa's Export to China Rises to $22bn, Says Report

Subscribers Complain as Celtel Network Collapses

As THISDAY 'African Rising' Festival Storms Lagos Polo Field...

Soyinka: Osun Election Tribunal Stinks

As Yar’adua visits Britain this week… UK offers to train Nigerian army to battle militants

4 Feared Dead at Immigration Recruitment Exercise

Senator Decries High Human Trafficking

FG Advised on Infrastructure Devt

NNPC Assures on Education

Finance Minister for Arowolo’s Book Launch

Probe: Yuguda Apologises to Assembly

‘How to End Youth Restiveness’

NSE, Residents Fret over Eroded Rail Line

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Esho Demands Inquiry into Osun Tribunal Scandal

JTF Apprehends Filipinos Stealing Crude

House Pushes for Annual State of the Nation Address

Appeal Court Upholds Chime’s Election

Africa rises in Abuja: Jay-Z, Usher rock FCT

Sodangi Defends Probe Report

Fuel Crisis Looms As Tanker Drivers Suspend Product Lifting

Police take over Ekiti Assembly

FG Constitutes Transitional Board for PHCN

Friday, July 11, 2008

Open Up on June 12, Latinwo Tells IBB

Telecoms: Nigeria Hits 49.6m Active Subscriber Base

Speaker’s Impeachment: PDP Blames Tinubu

Again, Robbers Raid Bank in Afikpo

Utomi Declares Support for Striking Teachers

Police Uncover Stolen NITEL Cable Warehouse

Probe: ‘Another Wake up Call on Govt Officials’

Osun Tribunal: Aregbesola Petitions Appeal Court President, NJC

Armed Robbery: House Insists on Capital Punishment

Militants Threaten to Attack UK Interests in Nigeria

Jay-Z, Usher, Campbell Hit Abuja for ‘Africa Rising’

Senate Panel Wants el-Rufai Banned from Public Office

FCT: Indigenes Get Resettlement Villages

Daniel Denies Plot to Impeach Speaker

How to Achieve Single Digit Interest Rate – Bank MD

Arisekola: I’m Not Dubious

Senate Passes N89.2bn NDDC Budget

G8 Urged to Implement Resolutions

FG, Teachers Move to Resolve Differences

Elechi : Anxiety in Ebonyi over Appeal Court’s Ruling

PENGASSAN Partners AP to Acquire Texaco

N’Delta Summit: Govs to Parley Stakeholders

Bankole Sacks Appropriation C’ttee Chairman

NERC May Revoke Some IPP Licences

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Winners Emerge in Microsoft's Imagine Cup

District Head Resigns in Protest

Yar’Adua’s Wife Parleys Japanese Entrepreneurs

Court Hears Case against Bankole, Clerk July 15

Appeal Court Affirms Nnamani’s Election

Maternal Health: Nigeria Still Lags Behind, Says FG

Communities Raise Fresh Alarm over Oil Spill

Tension Mounts as Iran Tests Long Range Missiles

WTO: Nigeria Needs 11% Annual Growth to Actualise Vision 2020

Intrigues as Senate Goes on Recess... Suddenly

The Patriots: N’Assembly Can’t Review Constitution

‘Africa Rising’: THISDAY Dome Lands in Abuja

NAFDAC Raises Alarm over Energy Drinks

British Envoy Commends NGO’s Fight against Malaria

G8: China, Others Back Deal on Emmissions

Rivers SSG’s Call for Unity Lauded

Bankole: Nigeria Must Have Stable Power

I’ve replaced Bamishile, says new Speaker

NDDC Commissioner Escapes Death

HIV/AIDS: UK Earmarks £100m for Nigeria

Harry’s Son Alleges Threat to Life

DPR Rakes $2.133bn from Bid Rounds

Borisade, Fani-Kayode, Iyayi regain freedom

FG Rules Out Salary Structure for Teachers

Gambari May Pull out of N’Delta Summit

No Plan to Hike Fuel Price –FG

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fashola Faults AG on New LGs

Cars, N1m cash for Fash FC footballers

‘FG Has No Plan to Dump NEEDS’

World Population Day to Focus on Family Planning

Security Bars Reporters from Gov’s Office

Tension Mounts over Killing of Igbo Trader

Okiro Tasks W’African Police Chiefs on Corruption

FG, W’Bank Sign N45bn Deal for Road Transport

Confusion as House Removes Ekiti Speaker

THISDAY Festival: 60 International journalists storm Nigeria

FG Considers Anyaoku, Kukah

Works Ministry to Return

Benue Politicians Accused of Plotting against Mark

Police, Soldiers Clash with Youths in Effurun

P’Harcourt Admitted into World Energy City Partnership

Jefferson Case: ‘Obasanjo Must Apologise to Atiku’

Family Feud Threatens MTN/Reliance Talks

‘Daniel’s Opponents Can’t Fault Him on Performance’

N3bn Health Care Fund Intact – CBN

JAMB Cancels 35,000 Results, Voids 6,000 Scripts

...Denies Rejecting Revenue Formula Proposal

Spanish Coastguards Rescue 23 Nigerians, 14 Still Missing

Senate Endorses Bill to Cater for Future Generations

EU to Assist N’Delta with N59bn – Shell

Southern Senators, Govs to Meet over Constitution, Revenue Formula

House Moves to Sanitise Issuance of Diplomatic Passports

G8 Threatens Action against Mugabe, Others

NITEL: We’ll Consider Best Bidders–FG

As Teachers Bear the Cross of Education…

Ogun lawmakers allege Daniel squandered N30bn

Monday, July 07, 2008

FG Backs Non-proliferation of WMD

Uduaghan’s Convoy: Slain Police Constable Buried

Ijaw Flay Slave Wages in N’Delta

AGF Seeks Independence for Auditors

Controversy Trails Commissioner’s Resignation

JAMB Releases 839,330 UME Results

Govt Plans State Burial for Okilo

Power probe: House panel indicts former minister

Diesel Heads for N200 per Litre

FG to Unfold New Economic Plan

More Oil Blocks Face Revocation

THISDAY Festival: Jay Z, Campbell to visit kids

Imoke Swears in Commissioners

N’Assembly: Ripples over Budget Amendment Bill

FCTA Commits N1bn to Environment

Vigilante Operatives Murdered in Onitsha

Chime: Anxiety, as Appeal Court Defers Judgment

G8: Zimbabwe, Aid Top Agenda

Murder: I don’t know Kudirat, Shofolahan tells court

Soldiers protest: House summons Defence Minister, Azazi

Clark Alleges Assassination Plot

Fani-Kayode, Borishade, Iyayi Granted Bail

First Batch of Imported Bagged Cement Arrives August

ICPC Arraigns Lafiaji

C’ttee Faults Underwater Pipeline Project

FG’ll Accord Abiola Due Recognition, Says Tinubu

Yar’Adua Seeks Concerted Efforts against Trade in Stolen Oil

Okonjo-Iweala Denies Negotiating N6.5b Aviation Loan

BoT Chair: PDP NEC Meeting Holds Friday

Sunday, July 06, 2008

TMG Lauds EFCC over Arrests of Ex-ministers

NUT Writes Yar’Adua over Strike

Auto Firm to Site Assembly Plant in Osun

Yobe Declares Today Public Holiday for Economic Rebirth

N’Delta: Group Roots for Gambari

Funds Stall Nigeria’s Airspace Radar Project

LAWMA Sells 300,000 Bags of Organic Fertilizer

Flooded River Cuts off Community

LP Seeks Probe of Govt Finances

Group Condemns Handover of Unity Schools to States

Court Orders Arrest of GM

N’Delta Summit: Ihonvbere Urges FG to Drop Gambari

DMO: Nigeria 0wes N424bn Multilateral Debts

FG Revokes Indian Firms’ Oil Blocks

Globacom Appoints Group COO for Glo Mobile

Climate Change: THISDAY Festival Stars to Plant Trees

Power: The Real Emergency is Here

Group Condemns EFCC over Borishade, Fani-Kayode’s Arrest

‘Sunny Okosuns, A Dogged Fighter’

NHIS: ‘Subscribers Prefer Tertiary Health Institutions’

COPAL Set to Spread Benefits of Cocoa

Family Petitions Police over MTN Base Station

Abiola’s Assets: Widow Seeks Yar’Adua’s Intervention

Yobo: Kidnappers Yet to Demand Ransom–Police

Yar’Adua in Japan for G8 Summit

7 Pupils Die as School Building Collapses

Democratic Party Convention: Ekweremadu Heads Delegation to US

Bakassi: Why Nigeria’s Committed to ICJ Verdict –AG

Minister Explains DPR Director’s Suspension

Abiola’s Death: Afenifere Seeks Judicial Inquiry

Chime: Anxiety as A’Court Gives Judgment Tomorrow

Rivers’ First Civilian Gov, Okilo, is Dead

Daniel, Lawmakers’ Tussle Gets Messier

‘Shell Not Yet Directed to Leave Ogoniland’

‘Ali, Waziri’s Feud Against Democracy’

Democracy Dividend is Essential, Says Akpabio

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