This Day News Archive for September 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Poly Lecturers Demand Salary Arrears

Kidnapping: Crisis Looms Between Communities

Detained Accountant-General Released

ALGON Moves to Save Suspend LG Boss

Govt Neglect, Cause of High TB Rate – Expert

Courts to Get Recording Facilities, Says Akala

FG Spends N10bn on Pro-Poor Intervention

48th Independence: All Hope is Not Lost, Says Gowon

FG Slams N500m Suit against MTN for Environmental Abuses

FG: Why We’re Restructuring

Power Emergency: Delay to Avoid ‘Rash Decision’, Says Minister

Bayelsa: Military Closes in on Militants

Kebbi Distributes Sallah Gifts to Destitutes

‘Why We’re Investing in Benue Cement’

Assembly Receives Report on Agge Community

‘Involve Oil Producing Communities in Devt Plans’

Elechi Chides EFCC, ICPC over Frequent Visits

ICPC Interrogates Abia AG over Estacode

Ethiopian Airline Abandons 185 Passengers at MMIA

Stop Honouring Rogues, Adebayo Tells Leaders

Mapping of Nigeria’s Coastline Nears Completion

2 Nigerian Students Win EU’s Award for W’Africa

Virgin Nigeria Takes Delivery of First Embraer Aircraft

Withdraw ‘No Pay’ Circular, SSANU Tells NUC

Road Accident Claims 15 in Edo

IBB Seeks Reform of Electoral Process

Cardinal Arinze Blesses Nigeria at 48

Ed-il-Fitri: Govs Felicitate with Muslims

Failed Banks: Senate to Investigate Non-Payment of Depositors

Senate: 2009 Budget’ll be Passed in January

Saturday, September 27, 2008

MURIC Tasks Govts on Orphans, Widows

Again, JTF Nabs 25 Militants, Seizes Munitions

NDDC Donates Relief Items to Bakassi Returnees

Obama, McCain Camps Differ Over Debate’s Outcome

As Nigerians Look Beyond 48th Independence Anniversary... ‘Our Expectations From Yar’Adua Govt’

PHCN Promises Steady Power Supply

Edo to Tackle Flood Menace

Delta Assures Orphans on Fees

Oyinlola, Adebayo Task Yoruba on Unity

WAPOGA: Calm in Nigerian Camp as Games Commence

Rivers Orders Centralised Revenue Collection System

‘NAFEST Meant to Showcase Nigeria’s Culture’

UN Seeks Accountability for Women’s Rights

Gov Sues for Peace Among Christians

Group Lauds Akpabio over Free Education

CNPP Seeks Role in Orji’s Government

‘5 States Yet to Access UBE Intervention Funds’

On Tenure in Adamawa

Friday, September 26, 2008

FG Approves Joint Development of Oil Block

Another US Bank Collapses

Third Mainland Bridge Opens Tomorrow

Enahoro: Our Mistakes in the Founding of Nigeria

Virgin Nigeria suspends plan to fly US routes

IGP Approves Promotion Course for 5,574 Constables

Power: Complaints Forum Inaugurated

Yar’Adua Gets Two Additional Pilots

‘Dariye Can’t Stop Judicial Commission of Inquiry’

Hoodlums Kidnap Intels Finance Manager

WAEC Releases May/June 2008 Results

Dearth of Teachers Hits Mathematical Centre

Group Criticise Trial of Protesting Soldiers

Etisalat’s 0809uChoose, Bonds with Nigerians

Old Rivals Alex, Arsène Come to Terms with Past

Nigeria’09: Bauchi’s Hosting Bid Shaky

‘England Envious of Nigeria’s Success’

Cowbell Soccer: Aba, Asaba Set for Final

Popoola: An Age-long Cry for Help

NNPC Wants ISAN to Diversify Operations

Shipping Consultants Rate Maersk Line High

16 Vessels with Rice, Cement Arrive Port

Shoreline Dredging to Acquire Jetty

Bellview Commences Schedule Flights to Jeddah

Two Pilots Suspended for Sleeping through Flight

Arik Air Increases Capacity for Salah Period

‘We Believe in SAHCOL Privatisation’

Associated Airlines Begins Lagos-Ibadan Flights

‘N’Delta Crisis Affects Downstream Sector’

Terminal C: Hard Knocks for Ahmed C’ttee

e-Payment: Customs Rakes in N7.4bn in 2 Months

SAHCOL Privatisation: BPE Fails to Meet Deadline

Passengers Score Lagos Airport Int’l Terminal Low

Foreign Airlines Owe Cash-strapped NAMA N5bn

NCAA Threatens to Sanction FAAN over Dearth of Facilities at Airports

Firm Introduces Flavored Anti-malaria Drugs

Market Value Down By N54bn

…Pfizer kicks off World Heart Day Celebration

Group Launches Anti-aging Drug

Heart Foundation Warns against High Salt Intake

Machine for Cardiovascular Diseases Launched

Radiologists Urged to Form Group for Expansion

Fashola Tasks Medical College

Firm Collaborates with Kebbi on Free Health

Maternal Deaths: Ipas Moves to Check Menace in Ebonyi

Outline Bail-out Deal Agreed

Wema Recalls Staff from Suspension

Shareholders Praise Afribank on Efficiency

Chinese Firm Partners FirstBank in Ogun Free Trade Zone

Awaiting Ministerial Nominees

Access Bank begins operations in Zambia

Channels TV’s Unfortunate Closure

Will Niger Delta Ministry Provide Solutions?

Re: Use of Crash Helmets

Globacom at Five

2008 GLO-CAF Awards Nominees Emerge Next Month

Beware of Your Aides, Lawmaker Urges Daniel

Group Tasks Ideato Indigenes on Unity

FoI Bill: FG Urged on Speedy Passage

NDLEA Arrests 2 for Ingesting 147 Wraps of Cocaine

Presidential Election: S’Court to Clear All Motions Oct 23

Texaco: Contempt Proceedings Begin against Chevron

...Crashes Tariffs on Imports

Gas: FG gives marching order to oil firms

Senate: We’re Ready for Ministerial List

Design, Implementation and Workability of PPP

Lawyers flay high fees in Law School

AC Chides Presidency over Secrecy Oath

Devt in Anambra Impressive, Says Russian Ambassador

Poor Response, Bane of Disaster Management –VP

Cholera Outbreak Claims 18 Lives in Zamfara

FCTA to Build 10,000 Houses

FIRS Boss Decries Dependence on Oil Revenue

‘Give N’Delta Ministry, FCTA Equal Status’

Shagari Tasks Northern Govs on Education

Osunbor, Oshiomhole in Warm Embrace as Appeal Court Postpones Hearing

Maduekwe Restates Nigeria’s Position on Stolen Oil

INEC Probes Parties’ Sources of Funds

Election Petition: Alao-Akala Wins Round One

Nigeria Records N1.5tr FDI in 2007 –Report

BPE Rakes in N337.5bn in 2 Yrs

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Imoke: Data Availability, Vital for Devt

Jang Reverses Dismissal of Directors

Ex- Finance Commissioner to Account for N100m

Mbeki: Let’s Learn from S’Africa, Says AC

Assembly Burgled, Documents Carted Away

Inadequate Staff Caused Jail Break – PPRO

Sarkozy Advocates Enlarged G-8

MoU: House C’ttee Queries N42bn Gas Project

2009 Budget: FG Pegs Oil Benchmark at $62.5

Summers, Forbes, Usman, Soludo, to Headline THISDAY Townhall Meeting on Financial and Stock Markets

Senate Recess Delays New Ministers’ Appointment

Arik Increases Flights for Salah

Adamawa Hands over Case of Missing Pupils to SSS

Osun, Ogun Demand True Fiscal Federalism

Chinese Killer Milk: NAFDAC Allays Fears

DPR Warns Marketers against Illegal Transfer at Sea

Second Niger Bridge Project, a Fraud, Says Obi

‘Constitution Review Funds’ll be Spent Judiciously’

Militants, Clark Accuse FG of Breaching Ceasefire

Eminent Nigerians Eulogise Craig

Lagos PDP Opposes Implementation of Oshunrinde Report

Man Nabbed with 9 Human Skulls

Policeman Killed in Ibadan Bank Robbery

Corruption Index: ICPC, Others Hail Rating

Soyinka: Obasanjo library, Nigeria’s worst executive extortion

‘Govs, FG's Collaboation’ll Drive Power Sector Reforms’

Oshiomhole vs Osunbor: Police Beef-up Security

FG: Independence Anniversary ’ll Be Low-keyed

Ajaokuta: ‘Former Managers Owe Nigerian Banks N23bn’

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Liberia Recognises Nigeria’s Role in Ending War

FG Moves to Boost Bond Market

Mbeki: VP, 11 Ministers Resign

Corruption: Nigeria Improves in Transparency International Rating

Cabinet may not be dissolved

Edo: Appeal Court Hears Case Tomorrow

BPE: Sale of PPMC Begins Next Month

Group Petitions Presidency over Customs Recruitment

FG Steps up Fight against Cultism

FIDA Tackles Rape, Sexual Abuse

Aviation Academy Takes-off Next Year

Civil Groups Blame Mbeki for Early Exit

UNICEF: Maternal Deaths High in Developing Countries

Nigeria Exported Shrimps Worth $65m in 2006’

US certifies Nigeria as drug free country

Cadbury: Court Affirms SEC’s Decision on Directors

Court Adjourns Case on Spring Bank Acquisition

Jail Break: 23 Inmates Escape from Oko Prison

Political Office Holders Take Oath of Secrecy

China, Critical Partner for Nigeria’s Development, Says VP

NBC Probes TV Phone-in Competitions

Buhari: Ume-Ezeoke Hired to Destroy ANPP

Board Alleges Diversion of N4.2bn

Igbo Day: Ohanaeze to Reconcile Aggrieved Leaders

Anambra Crisis: I’m Ready for Peace – Uba

Mutiny: Stringent Bail Conditions Slammed on Soldiers

EFCC Nabs Fraudster with Fake $2.1m

FG Charges MDAs on W’Bank’s $3.6bn Fund

FG to Unveil New Disaster Management Strategy

We’ve Located All Miltant Camps in Rivers – JTF

It’s Been A Bad Week for Democracy in Africa

Monday, September 22, 2008

Anti-graft War: Waziri Seeks Support

Minister: N’Deltans in Diaspora Makes Case for Kuku

JTF Smashes Illegal Oil Depot

Yar’Adua Urges States to Key into National Plan

NDLEA Receives 2,630 Clearance Applications

Count Us Out Of Your Govt, AC Tells Oni

Shun Partisan Politics, Sultan Tells Monarchs

Maduekwe to address UN Assembly after Heads of State

Militants’ Ceasefire: We Are Not at War – DHQ

Otedola to Invest $2bn in Cement, Sugar

S’Court Hears Atiku, Buhari’s Appeal Thursday

FG Targets $900bn GDP

Katsina Assembly Loses Member

Hisbah Uncovers Hideout of Abducted Girls

Impostor Nabbed at MMIA

UCH Warns Touts, as Indians Donate Blood

BoI Building: Traders, Residents Want Speedy Evacuation of Rubbles

Assault on Journalists: NUJ Petitions Daniel

Oyo PDP Reconciles Warring Chieftains

Pronaco Petitions FG, UN over Mobil

Italian firm takes over Abia Palm Company

Signage Law: Court Dismisses UAC Suit

Bakassi: Returnees Protest Ejection from Camp

Babatope Blames N’Delta Problems on Injustice

Court Martial: 2 Accused Soldiers Ill

ATCON Charges Glo to Sustain Lead

Emulate Mbeki, Utomi Tells Nigerian Politicians

House C’ttee to Monitor Foreign Aids

Probe Panel Summons Dariye, Botmang

Mrs Group Set to Pay for Chevron’s 60% Equity

Court Defers Al-Mustapha’s Trial

NDC Course 17 Seeks Abuja Plots

Malaria: Canadian Red Cross Invests N708m

Man Trapped at Excavation Site

Lagos LG Polls: LASIEC Denies PDP Registration

Privatisation: ‘FG Realised N587bn in 3 Years’

Illegal Bunkering: JTF Arrests 18, Seizes Crude Oil

FG to Commence Work on Major Roads

First Inland Bank Now FinBank

N’Delta: NOI/Gallup Polls Launch Well-being Survey

ANPP, PPA Form Alliance against PDP

ANC Picks Deputy Leader Motlanthe as Interim President

NITEL/Mtel Gets New Investor By Feb 2009

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Senator Canvasses Creation of 48 States

Oyinlola Appeals to N'Delta Militants

Council Boss Issues Quit Notice to Dredgers

Security Agents Foil Kidnap of Indian

Doctors Blame Mass Exodus on Facilities

Challenge Closure in Court, AC Tells Channels Television

Gana Summons Stakeholders Meeting

Sayyu Dantata’s firm takes over Chevron Texaco

Nigeria Qualified to Lead WTO – Lamy

Crashed Plane: FG Takes Black Box to UK

Militants Suspend Attacks on Oil Facilities

President Mbeki Resigns

111 Federal Projects Abandoned in Abia

I’m Ready to Accommodate Opposition, Says Oni

Kaduna Awards N15.7bn Water Expansion Contract

Aondoakaa Makes Case for Prisons’ Decongestion

FCTA Approves New Framework for Mass Housing

TUC Seeks End to Casualisation, Expatriate Quota Violation

Awujale Wades into Daniel, Assembly Rift

PDP, Accord Party in Merger Talks

Abuja Airport Gets New Weather Equipment

House Leadership Not Under Probe – Enang

Electronic Crimes May Attract 14-year Jail Term

Akinola Urges Critics to Leave Yar'Adua Alone

Essien-Igbokwe Advises FG

Saraki Justifies Fiscal Responsibility Law

Okah’s Wife Seeks Hubby’s Release for Treatment

Unpaid Allowances: Army Arrests 5 Officers

15 Bakassi Returnees Die

Turai to Launch Pet Project

18-Storey BoI Tower Demolished in 11 Seconds

19 Killed in Trans-border Robbery

Strike: No Work No Pay, Says Govt

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Indonesia Gives Nigerians Incentives for Int’l Expo

Drugs: EU Constructs N25bn Cold Store

Govt to Renovate Zaranda Hotel with N2bn

Minister Condemns Proliferation of Aviation Unions

‘Why We Distributed N45m Materials to Youths’

Staying on Top of His Industry

The Scramble to Save Global Markets

Yar’Adua to Present 2009 Budget Oct

JTF Arrests 69 Suspected Militants

Maduekwe to Represent Yar’Adua at UN Assembly

ANC Forcing Mbeki’s Resignation

Why CBN Intervened, By Soludo

87 Lawyers to Defend Man With 86 Wives

Explosion at Pakistan Marriott Hotel Kills 40

BoI: Journalists Barred from Taking Photographs

N100m Fraud Rocks Nigerian Red Cross

Friday, September 19, 2008

Global Markets Rebound on US Bail-out Plan

Resignation Plot: Mbeki Fights Back

Okah’s Trial Adjourned over Kidney Ailment

Texaco: Chevron to Sell Stake to Dantata

NBC Lifts Suspension on Channels TV

Military Disowns Ibadan Stray Bullets

Lesotho Apologises to Nigeria over Travel Ban

Northern Group Propose 25% Derivation for N/Delta

Mend, JTF Dispute Attack Claims

Farida is on Track, Says Aondoakaa

Emir Urges Nigerians to Pray for Yar’Adua

‘Crime Worse in East’

Again, Defence Chief Warns Militants

Thursday, September 18, 2008

NDLEA Discovers Cocaine in Shoe Sole

Power Probe: ‘Bribery Allegation Must Be Proven’

Senator Petitions IG over Robbery Attacks

LGs Clear Bank Debts

5 Financial Institutions Bid for Airport

Delineation: Community Rejects INEC’s Proposal

6 Matriculating Students Killed in Accident

House C’ttee to Probe $35bn Railway Contract

SEC Slams N1bn Fine on Errant Directors

Dike: Military Won’t Be Intimidated in N’Delta

Zuma Moves Against Mbeki

As Global Reserve Banks Scramble to Save Markets… CBN Injects N1trn into Economy

FCTA Plans Multi-billion Naira Abattoir for Abuja

Formalise Nigeria-Indonesia Commission, Yar’Adua orders

NCC: Senate Approves N27.8bn Budget

Withdraw your court case, Naval Chief urges retired Admirals

Plateau Sacks 57 Directors over N6.9bn Fraud

Red Ribbon Awards: JAAIDS Call for Entries

Turn Searchlight on PDP, AC Urges Security Agencies

Nigerian Banks Receive Accolades from International Trade Centre

Court grants bail to MASSOB members

Experts Investigate Source of ‘Killer’ Beans in Plateau

Waziri Canvasses Support for Civil Forfeiture Law

FG Warns Telecoms Operators over Digging of Highways

Senate Endorses Oando’s Ownership Claim to Oil Leases

Cabinet Appointments Divide Mugabe, Tsvangirai

Leave Us Alone, Wives, Children of Man with 86 Wives Cry Out

Russian Firm Shows Interest in Mtel/NITEL

Ogbulafor in Closed-Door Meeting with N’Assembly PDP Caucus

Reactions Trail Suspension of Licence

Appeal Court to Hear Cases after Fasting

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bill on Protection of Vegetation Under Way

Shema, Mbadiwe Partner on Youth Employment

Appeal Court Rules on Alao-Akala Today

Military Committed to Democracy, Says Army Chief

Dariye Looted N30bn, Commission Told

Again, JTF Repels Militants Attack on Shell Facility

Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline: Yar’Adua Happy with EU Offer

Momoh: We’ll Resolve Issue Amicably

Benin Republic govt threatens Glo operations

Channels Licence Suspended

Court’s Vacation Stalls Ibori’s Appeal

‘Nigeria’s Human Rights Record Excellent’

CSOs Task Fashola on Coroner’s Law

FAAN Pensioners Protest Non-payment of Arrears

Commissioners, Council Bosses Snub Ogun Assembly

‘NIPOST Reforms Aimed at Commercialisation’

Omoyeni: Court Gives CBN Ultimatum

Ateke Not A Wanted Man – Okiro

Census Tribunals Sworn-in

UN General Assembly: Reforms, Democratisation Top Agenda

Gambia Accused of Killing 54 Migrants

House Probes Corruption Allegations against Leadership

‘N1tr Petroleum Support Fund Not Captured in 2008 Budget’

Army Hands Over Black Box to NEMA

Navy Moves to Check Pirates, Oil Thieves

Education: Amaechi Declares State of Emergency

Daily Trust Launches African of the Year Award

7 Robbers, 5 Policemen Feared Dead in Gun-duel

Nigerian Firm Acquires 7000MT Capacity Vessel

Senators differ on mode of screening for Shonekan

Gas Price: NNPC, NGC Disagree with PPMC

Soludo Allays Fears over Capital Market

Resignation Story: PDP Fingers ‘Power Mongers’

US Coughs Out $85bn to Rescue AIG

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ijaw Youths Warn Army against Invasion

Faseun Warns PDP Leaders

Assembly Speaker Removed

Suspected Human Trafficker Nabbed

AC Seeks Judicial Commission on Ige Murder

FG to Invest N30bn in Railways

Yar’Adua: Funding of Armed Forces to Improve in 2 Years

Oil Prices Drop, Nigeria’s Output Falls

Court Bars Kora from Holding Awards in Lagos

SSS Shuts Down Channels TV

HIV/AIDS, TB: Private Sector Urged to Show Commitment

Japan to Double Investment in Nigeria

‘N’Delta Minister’ll Implement Region’s Master Plan’

N’Assembly Awaits Presentation of 2009 Budget

FG Moves to Fast-track Criminal Suits

AGF May Get Power to Detain Suspected Terrorists

C’ttees: Senate Seeks Members’ Input

Rousing welcome for Oshiomhole in Benin

FG Targets 1m Housing Units by 2011

Workers’ Strike Grounds UI

How to Fight Corruption, By Chissano

Clark: Don’t Panic over Militants’ Declaration of War

Zimbabwe: US, EU Retain Sanctions

NEMA: Military Yet to Release Black Box

Nigeria’s External Reserves Intact, Says Bankers’ C’ttee

Monday, September 15, 2008

Research Institute Laments Poor Attitude to Farming

616 Vehicles Impounded for Over-loading

Govt Sets up Vocational Centre for Disabled

Disaster Management: Red Cross Adopts Community-based Approach

Govt to Complete Farin Ruwa Power Station

Daniel Accuses PDP Members of Disloyalty

Cholera Outbreak Claims 9 Lives

Mugabe, Tsvangirai Sign Power-Sharing Deal

SEC Unveils Guidelines on Share-Buy Back, Market Makers

JTF, Militants Trade Claims over Shell Flow Station

Yar’Adua reorganises presidency

Nigeria’s External Reserves Safe, As Financial Storm Hits Wall Street

FG Still Subsidises LUTH Operations – Osibogun

UNN VC berates church debate on sexuality

Yar’Adua Donates N100,000 to Children of Electrocuted Parents

Microfinance Banks Tasked on Active Economic Group

Congestion Imminent at Lagos Ports, Says Concessionaire

EFCC May File Fresh Charges Against Fani-Kayode

Anambra: Ogbulafor Reads Riot Act to Warring Parties

National Hospital Workers Protest Poor Working Conditions

VC’s Kidnap: Varsity Lecturers Boycott Classes

Nigeria Needs More Expertise, Not Aid - Ezekwesili

Soldiers’ Protest: Court Berates Nigerian Army

Militants Disrupt Activities in Ports – Customs Agents

GNU: PDP, PPA Crisis Deepens

NIPP: We Didn’t Bribe Nigerian Officials – General Electric

House Loses Another Member

I’m Not Interested in Ministerial Appointment – Ibori

China’s Investments in Nigeria Hit $3bn

How Nigerian Can Harness Intellectual Property, By WIPO

NECO Releases Common Entrance Results

Transport Probe: Senate Summons Agagu,Yuguda, Chikwe

Man With 86 Wives in Prison Custody

Anglican Primate Faults Creation of N’Delta Ministry

Refineries: Nigeria Seeks Japan’s Involvement in Repairs

Usman: ADB Portfolio in Nigeria Totals $610m

Awards: C’River Drags Kora Entertainment to Court

1995 Phantom coup: Retired military officers demand compensation

Sunday, September 14, 2008

LG Bosses Drag Assembly to Court over Dissolution

FCTA Sanctions Owners of 346 Illegal Structures

Shinkafi Restates Commitment to Transport Sector

Igbo Traders Protest Abduction

70m Nigerians Illiterate, Says Education Ministry

Al-Mustapha: I’ve Forgiven My Detractors

W’Bank Chief Canvasses New Approach for ‘Fragile States’

Mutiny: Army Arraigns 28

Yar’Adua to Address UN General Assembly

JTF Declares All-out War on Militants

Strike Cripples ChevronTexaco over Proposed Sale

States Delay Power Emergency

LG Boss Seeks Financial Autonomy for Councils

Ebonyi Plans Fiscal Responsibility Law

NATE Wants Members in Vision 2020 C’ttee

Nafada Commends Yar’Adua over N’Delta Ministry

Hajj: NAHCON, Air Carriers Sign MoU

Lagos New NUJ Exco Inaugurated

Cholera Outbreak Claims 5 in Kano

FMBN to Evolve Policy on Sustainable Liquidity

Kogi Offers Free Medical Services to Nursing Mothers

LNG Scandal: AC Wants Corrupt Officials Named

D’Gov Alleges Threat to Life

Gana makes case for Enugu-Onitsha highway

Envoy Tasks Austrian Firms on Social Responsibilities

We Have Zero Tolerance for Corruption – Osunbor

Senate to Probe Marginalisation in 11 States

Desertification: Senator Makes Case for National Commission

EFCC Summons Enugu LG Chairmen

BEARS Foundation Gets Australian High Commission’ s Support

Withdrawal of Award: Gani Fingers Agagu

Power: Saraki Wants Resolution on Spending Fast-tracked

Election Appeal: CNPP Petitions NJC

Varsity Workers Begin Strike Tomorrow

N’Delta: Again, UK Clarifies Position

FG to Embark on Manpower Audit – Daggash

Gunmen Kidnap Vice-Chancellor

88 Die in Russian Plane Crash

Saturday, September 13, 2008

NEMA Tasked on Disaster Victims

Cleric Advises Leaders on Wealth Management

Assembly Suspends Sitting over Power Outage

LG Seeks Establishment of Yam Processing Factory

Utuama Charges Youths on Skills Acquisition

FG Gets N370bn from Donor Agencies, Says Daggash

PDP Chieftain Sues for Peace in Ebiraland

Bankole Buys 800 NECO Forms for Ogun Students

Yar’Adua’s Bubbling With Life, Says Jang

Women Dominate Lagos Judiciary

JTF Disputes Claims By Militants

Presidency: How Yar’Adua personally assessed ministers

Financial Development Index Exposes Nigeria’s Economic Weaknesses

N’Delta Ministry’s Salutory, Says Uduaghan

NCAA Clarifies Position on Seized Ghanaian Helicopter

Anyaoku Seeks Review of Devt Strategies

‘No Vehicles on 3rd Mainland Bridge Today’

Friday, September 12, 2008

Crashed Plane: FG Promises to

SA Court Clears Zuma of Graft

Yar’Adua, Associates Meet to Fine Tune Cabinet

Shell Extends Force Majeure on 200,000 bpd

Britain Commends Nigeria over Zimbabwe Deal

PDP Chides AC over Lagos LG Polls

CJN Inaugurates Census Tribunals

Ogbulafor Evicts Vice Chairmen from PDP Secretariat

Azazi Pulled Out of Army

Two Hostages Freed in P/H

Bank Manager, 2 Others Die in Car Crash

‘Obasanjo Was Against Democracy’

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Create Igboezuo State, CRC Urged

Yar’Adua to Lay N19.2bn Hydro-electric Plant Foundation

Nigeria Leads Global Polio Cases, Says WHO

Anyaoku, Soyinka for Founder's Day Lecture

Ramadan: 15,000 Get Free Meals in Zamfara

Doing Business: Why Nigeria Ranks Low, By NESG

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai to be Named PM

Crashed Aircraft: Black Box Recovered

Why We Created N’Delta Ministry, By Yar’Adua

PHCN manager caught selling transformer parts

‘FG Spent N782.6bn on Education in 9 Years’

Jerry Gana Heads Anambra Reconciliation C’ttee

Ekiti PDP Condemns Call for Commissioners’ Sack

SGF Pledges Gradual Payment of Monetisation Arrears

Nyako Suspends Wages of 10, 000 Aides

Appeal Court: Falana Faults Call for Special Panels

Constitution Review: ‘We’ll Not Disappoint Nigerians’

Commendation Trails Creation of N’Delta Ministry

FG Earmarks N800bn for Fuel Subsidy

Soyinka Defends Nigeria’s Quest for UN Council Seat

Buhari Was Deceived by Lawyers –Ume-Ezeoke

Again, Yar’Adua Wants ‘Blood Diamond’ Concept for Stolen Oil

Yar’Adua Pledges Cooperation with UK over Anti-Graft War

House Summons Kupolokun, NNPC Director over Oil Blocs

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Youths Warn AC Leaders against Imposition

Constitution Review: Chukwumerije Urges Popular Participation

Osholake: Stakeholders Condemn Zonal PDP

Nzeribe, Ministry Disagree over Land

Power Project: FG, States, LGs to Raise N594bn

World Bank rates Nigeria low in doing business

Explosion kills Two, Injures Five

EU Condemns OPEC over Production Cut

8 Oil blocks illegally awarded, says House

Yar’Adua Creates Ministry of N’Delta

Maternal Mortality: Saraki’s Wife Counsels Women

Rivers to Link All Communities by Road

Encourage Indigenous Manufacturers, DICON DG Urges FG

FG orders Taiwan to relocate trade mission to Lagos

Lagos PDP Reconciliatory Move Meets Brickwall

FCTA Strengthens Emergency Response

South-East govs meet on Anambra PDP crisis today

NIPCO Completes N7bn Gas Plant in Lagos

Teachers Council Clarifies Position on TSS

NDDC Scam: Native Doctor’s Bail Application for Sept 16

Ibru: DPP Raises Alarm As Witness Recants

Lawmakers Set for ‘Wheelchair, Plugged Ears’ Experience

UNICEF, EU Spend N10.8bn on Water, Sanitation

House Debates Public Procurement Bill

Strange Disease Claims 59 Lives in Zamfara

Security Agents Rescue Council Boss from Kidnappers

S’Africa Confirms Abduction of 2 Citizens in N’Delta

Polio Vaccination: Village Head May be Dethroned

PEF: Martins Protests Keyamo’s Appearance for Police

Senate Summons NNPC, PPMC over Impending Gas Crisis

Ekiti Assembly ‘sacks’ Oni’s cabinet, council bosses

NAFDAC Reels Out New Regulation on Importation

FG to Raise $500m Bond for Infrastructure

Appointments: FG Invites ANPP, PPA for Nominees

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Genesis, Nigerian Firm, Lights up African Countries

W’African Gas: Countries to Review Operational Pact Oct

Bayelsa: Militants Seize Oil Platform

Oil Falls Below $104 Per Barrel, As OPEC Maintains Output

Ministers: Yar’Adua Juggles Options

Expect More Changes from Yar’Adua–Buhari Org.

4 Injured in Lagos AC Factions’ Clash

Bakassi Handover, Demostration of Good Neighbourliness -Yar’Adua

Ladoja Yet to Perfect Conditions

House Proposes New Labour Law, 7 Other Bills

Mark Wants 2009 Budget Signed on Jan 1

NCC Reads Riot Act to Operators

‘Economic Performance Remains Buoyant’

Constitution Review C’ttee for Inauguration Next Week

10 Nigerians sentenced to death in Indonesia

Bribery: House Begins Probe of Power Sector C’ttee

Okiro Moves to Recover Ex-IG’s Loot

I was Induced to Implicate Al-Mustapha, Says Witness

Gov’s Pay Solidarity Visits to Yar’Adua

Customs Intercepts Arms at Tin Can Port

DPR Warns against Influx of Tank Farms in Apapa

Monday, September 08, 2008

Govt Moves to Check Rising Food Prices

220 Tuberculosis Cases Recorded

Oyegun Calls for Genuine Electoral Reform

Olusola Canvasses Support for Refugees

Annulment of My Election Political, Says Arise

Akingbola Urges Review of Financial Sector Laws

Nigeria Promises Stronger Maritime Ties with Congo

Yar’Adua Decorates CDS, Service Chiefs

As Kingibe Bows Out Yet Again...

Industrial Crisis Looms as Gas Price Hits the Roof

...Enter ‘Mr. Civil Servant’ Yayale, the New SGF

Kingibe out, Ahmed in

NEITI Boss Tasks NGO’s on Transparency

Lagos PDP Debunks Exco Dissolution Reports

‘NNPC Produced 204bn Cubic Feet of Gas in May’

Supplementary Budget, C’ttee Membership Top House Agenda

Strategic Minerals Can Contribute 80% of GDP – Minister

Globacom Unveils New Campaign

Fashola Tasks Judges on Justice Delivery

FCTA: C’ttee Indicts Officials over Collapsed Building

Property Worth N700m Razed in Kano

Etisalat Gives Nigerians Free Airtime for Life

Yar’Adua, Ogbulafor parley on Anambra PDP crisis

Nigeria attains 56% literacy level

No Nuclear Pact with Iran, Says Maduekwe

...‘National Hospital Lacks Capacity for DNA Test’

N’Delta Technical C’ttee Inaugurated, to Submit Report in 10 Days

Crashed Plane: Soldiers, Hunters Begin Search for Black Box

...Governors Speak on the President’s Return

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Indigenes Challenged on Poverty Eradication

N’Delta: Ayuba Gives Recipe for Peace

Ibeno Oil Spill C’ttee Concludes Investigation

Flood: Kwara Seeks FG’s Assistance

National Archives Warns of Fake Archivists

Eko Hospital Begins Expansion Projects Soon –Kuku

EFCC: We’ve Been Vindicated, Says Osun Speaker

Oyebanji to Take over As Mobil Nigeria Chair

Customs ‘Can’t Give Accurate Figures on Oil Lifting’

Gunmen Kidnap Lawmaker’s Father

NBA to Confer with Appeal Court President

Yar’Adua Meets VP, Mark

Probe Lawmaker’s Certificate, Police Urged

Ex-Legislator Wants N’Delta Govs to Tackle Crime

‘Value System Must Start from Grassroots’

Exam Malpractice: Commissioner Warns NECO, WAEC Officials

Kwara PEF’s Scribe Cries out over Unremitted N16m

FG Approves N251.2m to Fight Quelea

Police Recommend Probe of AGIS Dep Director

AP Assures Investors of Good Returns

Lagos PDP: S’West Govs, Back Exco’s Sack

Plateau Requires N25bn to Reclaim Mining Ponds

Ogun Speaker’s security aides withdrawn

CNPP Wants EFCC to Focus on Ex-govs

‘Senate to Conclude Work on Probes, Budget’

Crashed Plane: I’ve Been Vindicated, Says Ibori

Lagos British School Seizes Helicopter

Odu’a Lauds CBN’s Intervention in Wema Crisis

National Assembly May Get 2009 Budget Soon

How to Win Anti-corruption War, By ICPC

Anambra PDP Crisis Worsens

Saturday, September 06, 2008

LG Boss Promises End to Ebira Crisis

Constitution Review Debate Hots Up

Politician Seeks ANPP’s Withdrawal from GNU

FG Tasked on Casualisation

Govt Approves N191m for Water Supply

6 Primary Health Centres Commissioned

Resident Doctors Embark on Strike

How Ribadu lost out in police promotions

Bhutto’s Widower Wins Pakistan Presidential Election

Hakeem Olajuwon Inducted into B’Ball Hall of Fame

Aguilera, Seal Set for THISDAY Africa Rising Gala in London

Yar’Adua resumes work tomorrow

EU-Prime Spends N200m in Plateau

Two Kidnapped French Nationals Regain Freedom

‘Don’t Abandon N’Delta over Militancy’

FG Warns Lagos on Elections in New LGAs

Imoke Tasks Aides on Service Delivery

Enugu Urges Community, Cattle Rearers Harmony

Subsiding Rains Excite Kano Residents

AC Holds Primaries Amid Protests

Sokoto Checks Quelea Birds’ Invasion

Generator Accident Kills Lawmaker

Police Arrest Murder Suspect

PDP Sacks Lagos PDP Exco

FG Yet to Pay Grants to Nnamdi Azikiwe Varsity, Says VC

Ajumogobia Faults Bankole’s Claim on Missing N1.6tr

Friday, September 05, 2008

Ladoja, Others Get Bail

‘Idika Kalu Not Chair of N/Delta Technical C’ttee’

Crashed Aircraft: DNA Test Results Out Monday

Yar’Adua Returns Home

PDP Threatens Judges over Injunctions

McCain Accepts Presidential Nomination

LG Polls: Angry Youths Molest Lagos AC Chairman

‘Ekiti Lawmakers Unpatriotic’

ANPP: FG Officials are Corrupt

PPMC Arrests Vandals

Court to Rule on Global Gas Ownership

Lawmaker Drags Bayelsa Assembly to Court

Group Alleges Plot to Blackmail Okiro

Rivers PDP Secretariat Demolished

NDDC Scandal: ‘Native Doctor’ Seeks Bail

NGE to Lobby Lawmakers over FoI Bill

Thursday, September 04, 2008

2 Warring Communities Embrace Peace

Na’Abba: I’ve Forgiven Obasanjo

ERA Flays Arrest of Activists, Journalists

Nigeria to Host ILO Regional Training Centre

TMG Faults Moves to Reconcile Obasanjo, Bankole

Africa Seeks Global Funds against Maternal Deaths

Orji Lied on Excess Crude Money, Says Forum

Marwa to Replace Ali as Ambassador to S’Africa

LNG: American admits bribing Nigerian officials

CBN Finally Removes Omoyeni as Wema Bank MD

N’Delta Summit: Idika Kalu Replaces Gambari

Crashed Aircraft’s Black Box Missing

Film Industry Rakes in N50m Yearly

Niger Denies ANPP’s Allegation, Threatens Legal Action

Glo Unveils 7 New Offers to Mark 5th Anniversary

NAPEP Organises Trust Funds for Villages

Disquiet in Imo over Transition C’ttee

Bauchi Denies Bribing ICPC Officials

10 Arrested, 6 Missing in Communal Conflict

Bauchi Appoints Jeter, former US Envoy, as Consultant

Stop Overheating the System, AC Tells PDP

Money Laundering: Edo Denies Arrest of Gov’s Aide

FG to Boost Farming in 38 Irrigation Projects

UNESCO Hails Yar ‘Adua’s 7-Point Agenda

...Tackles Industrial Pollution

N’Delta: Sultan Denies Warning FG

NUJ Gives Shell Ultimatum over Detention of Journalists

VP gets Special Adviser on parastatals

2 Burnt in Road Accident

Hoodlums Loot Collapsed Building Site

Oyo Muslims Reject Return of Schools

Charity Concert for Calabar Children Hospital Holds in Lagos

FG Accuses Donors of Lacking Transparency

...To Float Endowment Fund for Arts

Cement: FG Canvasses Increased Local Production

‘14.5m National ID Cards to be Invalidated’

Service Chiefs: Awomolo Petitions AGF, N’Assembly

N’Delta Technical C’ttee Members: Who Are They?

National Plan of Action to Gulp N2.3tr – Kingibe

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

‘Indecent Dressing Erodes African Values’

Church Partners Police on Crime

Chevron Vows to Remain in N’Delta

Assembly Approves $50m for Power Project

N’Delta Crisis: Sultan Offers Recipe for Resolution

N14.4bn Ethanol Project Takes off

Man with 86 Wives Disappears

Republicans Struggle to Get Convention Back on Track

Federal Controller Slumps, Dies

Visafone Nets 1m Subscribers in 6 Months

Yar’Adua: Doctors order more tests

House Tackles Senate over Budget Impasse

LG Polls: Ifako-Ijaye AC Moves against Imposition

Ogbulafor Rejects South-east V'Chairman’s Resignation

Sudan, Nigeria to Revive Bilateral Agreements

‘Neglect of Rural Farmers Responsible for Food Crisis’

BUA Vows to Crash Cement Prices

Anambra PDP: I’ve Been Vindicated – Uba’s Aide

CACOL Seeks Obasanjo’s Probe

NCAA May Sanction Ethiopian Airline

Daniel: I Didn’t Walk out on Obasanjo

Ogundeji: Rights Commission Petitions IG

Toddler Kidnapped in Port Harcourt

Policemen Beat Reporters at AC Rally

Money Laundering Associated with Executives – Bankole

‘Nigeria Received N722bn from Donors in 8 Years’

SSS: MOSSAD Not in Nigeria

Service Chiefs: Private Jetties Pose Security Risk

Constituency Funds: EFCC Summons Osun Lawmakers

FG Awards N13bn Contracts for FCT, PHCN

NNPC, Gazprom Sign MoU on Oil, Gas Exploration

Rev King moved out of Kirikiri

Ladoja: EFCC Recovers N500m

Missing plane: Human remains sighted

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

CNPP Wants INEC to Stop Funding Parties

Commissioner Warns against Discrimination

FCC Lacks Funds to Deliver Mandate, Says Chairman

Cultism: Group Commends UNIABUJA’s Efforts

Police Ban LG Traffic Task Forces

Rice Importers Aid Smuggling – Customs

Northern States to Hold Economic Summit

Oil Producers May Compel OPEC to Cut Supply

Violent Protests Mar Republican Convention

Senate Washes Hands Off Budget Delay

How hunters found missing aircraft

Yar’Adua sees doctors, as Gani calls for prayers

Ogun Central PDP Chair Reinstated

US Firm to Build $100m Refinery in Abia

Jumbo Pay for Politicians Immoral, Obscene – AC

Pension: Goje Demands Apology from RMAFC

Police Arraign 55 OPC Members in Ibadan

Robbers Attack Kebbi Varsity VC

13 States Get N173.6m UBE Funds

Osunde, Ex-NLC Scribe, Dies at 80

Poll: We Owe Zimbabwe No Apology – FG

PDP moves to save Tinapa

7 Vessels of Rice Expected in Lagos Ports

Security Breach: JTF Arrests American

Electricity: FG to Subsidise the Poor

Monday, September 01, 2008

Expert Predicts Soaring Price of Cement

AC Condemns Invasion of Agge Community

Flood: 50m Nigerians at Risk –FG

MEND: DHQ Threatens Legal Action against Media

Wema: Omoyeni Stays Away, as Workers Protest His Return

Banks Not in Crisis over ‘Margin Loans’, Say CEOs

AP Offer Raises Interest in Capital Market

Mark, Bankole’s Cold War Threatens Budget

Fire Outbreak Averted at Ministry

Ondo Wins STAN/Mobil Contests

Police Quiz Journalists in Yenagoa

Speaker Forces Clerk’s Office Open

Lagos Returns Coroner’s Law to Assembly

EU-PRIME Spends N2bn on Immunisation

Dariye: Ministries Refuse to Submit Memorandum

Tin Can Port: Concessionaire Decries Poor Infrastructure

N1bn Laboratory Equipment Dumped

Consensus Candidates: CNPP Faults INEC’s Position

BA Workers Threaten to Distrupt Operations

WHO: Nigeria, Dragging Polio Eradication Back

Aid: W’Bank Seeks Removal of Restrictions

Prosecution Stalls Al-Mustapha’s Trial

Aliyu Accused of Paying Self N2bn Rent

5 Graduates, 29 Others Seek Cleaning Jobs

Kidnapped Israeli Released

‘Alao-Akala Not Behind Ladoja’s Trial’

FG Approves Physical Devt Plan

Yar’Adua: Falana Writes Mark, Seeks Medical Examination

Maduekwe to Represent FG at Mwanawasa’s Burial

Drugs: NDLEA Arrests 72-Yr-Old Man

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