This Day News Archive for October 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Govt, Italian Company Sign N2.5bn MoU on Tannery

NAFDAC Blacklists 15 Firms over Fake Drugs

IPMAN: FG Yet to Pay N12bn Bridging Claims

EFCC: Court Clears Jimoh Ibrahim

Modibbo Hands over to Babalola

Senate Okays N683bn Supplementary Budget

McCain Gets Boost as Obama’s Lead Shrinks

CBN Sets Criteria for Rediscount Window

Ministers: How Yar’Adua Shocked Govs

Banks Groan Under N300bn Failed Loans

Power Probe: Agagu May Sue House

Chams Inaugurates World’s Largest Digital Centre

NPA: Prosecution Witness Exonerates Bode George

Apo Six: ‘DPO told me to plant guns in victims’ car’

Yar’Adua to Present 2009 Appropriation Bill Next Week

Nigeria Complies with OPEC Production Cut

Waziri: Judge Deplores AGF’s Response to Gani’s Case

Global Financial Crisis: Indebted, Aid-dependent Nations Worse Hit –Soludo

Ribadu: My Life is in Danger

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ANPP Lacks Leadership -Lawmaker

NBA Advocates Ethically-strong Media

House’s N2.3bn Cars: SERAP, CDHR Petition ICPC

‘Foreign Seafarers Earn $2bn Annually in Nigeria’

Nnamani Decries Ogbulafor’s Statement on PDP’s 60-yr Rule

C’ttee in Stormy Session as Keyamo Testifies

Budget 2009: FG Proposes N2.67tr Expenditure

Demotion: Ribadu sues FG

Yar’Adua Sacks 20 Ministers

Shonekan Advocates New Ideas for Growth

Bode George: Court Admits EFCC’s Report

Kaduna: Again, Bomb Explosion Kills 2, Injures 6

Plateau Drags FG to Court over Dariye’s Loot

Cancer Cases to Hit 15m By 2020

NPC to Conduct Migration Survey Next Year

FCT to Automate Revenue Collection

Court Rejects LP Application Over LG Poll

Anambra Crisis: Uba, Okonkwo, Others Embrace Peace

NCC Hands over Internet Facility to Galaxy Backbone

$435m IPP: Oyo Signs MoU With S’African Firm

Britain Announces New Date for Migrant Workers

Piracy: House Wants 104 Abducted Persons Released

Shell $1.3bn Power Station Begins Operations

Tobacco Case: Swiss Govt Protests FG’s Service

Senate Considers Bill against Cyber Crime

US Trial: Chevron Paid Soldiers, Court Told

UN Security Council: ‘African countries oppose Nigeria’s quest’

... Slates N683bn Supplementary Budget for Passage

FG suspends $3.8bn rail contract

Ambassadors: Senate Screens Wali, 10 Others

Nigeria’ll Overcome Economic Crisis, Says Yar’Adua

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Court Rules on Silva’s Nomination Jan 19

PDP Crisis Deepens

Speaker Blames Oil Firms for N’Delta Crisis

Ex-Gov Rejects N7m Compensation

SERAP Petitions EFCC over Govs’ Indictments

Visa: US Embassy Begins New Appointment Process

EFCC re-arraigns Bode George, five others

Obama Maintains Lead over McCain

Nigeria Now to Host U-17 World Cup

N2.3bn Car Saga: Bankole Okays Probe

Stock market dips as NSE removes ‘circuit breaker’

Obasanjo: Lawyer Drags EFCC to Court

Saro-Wiwa: Outrage in Ogoniland over Useni’s Remarks

Amaechi May Opt for Austerity Measures

Igho Calls for Improved Quality Content in TV

Weather Radar: FG to Complete Deployment Next Year

EFCC Warns Banks over Money Laundering

Senate to Pass Supplementary Budget Before Nov 9

FCT Begins Re-certification of Land Documents

Appeal Court Orders Re-trial of Iyabo Obasanjo’s Case

NNPC Parleys PTD over Strike Notice

FoI Bill: Delay’s Retrogressive, Says Akeredolu

Mark: N’Assembly’ll Meet All Aspirations on State Creation

Minister Defends N’Delta Govs over Allegations of Wasteful Spending

British hospital suspends Nigerian nurse for chatting on phone at work

Falling Oil Prices: OPEC May Consider Another Cut

FG Declares South-east Ecological Disaster Zone

Campaign for Clerk’s Retirement Divides Senators

Abuja Parks Allocation Gets C’ttee

Don Advocates Strategies for National Devt

DPR Warns over Unethical Practices, Suspends 116 Outlets

Security: Yar’Adua Underscores Critical Role of Navy

Bankole Laments Niger Delta Crisis

PAN Writes EFCC over House Car Saga

Stakeholders’ Summit: PDP Moves to Douse Grouse

Plot to Assassinate Obama Uncovered

Yar’Adua frets over falling oil prices

Zamfara Commission Recovers N40m Illegal Funds

NAFDAC: Yuguda Seeks Enhanced Pay

FG to conduct census of Nigerians in US

Gana Blames Under-devt on Poor Leadership

NACCIMA Seeks Judicious Use of Oil Revenue

Daniel Visits Alake

Tribunal Wants Crackdown on Area Boys

Police Kill Suspected Robber, Arrest 3

Truck Crushes 4 to Death in Osun

FG Orders Airlines, Others to Pay N8bn Debt

FG Owes Ogun N5bn –Daniel

Benue to Introduce New Fertilizer Distribution System

Bakassi: FG Reiterates Commitment to Peace, Security

PHCN: Workers Reject Re-organisation Exercise

4 Feared Killed in Church Robbery

Nigerian Constitution a model, says Namibian Senator

‘ETF Spent N127.8bn in 7 Years’

‘Obasanjo’s Library Illegal’

Amaechi Set to Reconcile with Odili, Omehia

Substandard Products: SON Impounds 60 Trucks

Korean Firm Yet to Pay $231m Signature Bonus 3yrs After

States to Compute Own GDP, Says Daggash

Gaslink Reduces Price of Industrial Gas to N24.21K

Monday, October 27, 2008

‘Sports Complex Probe Targeted at Deputy Governor’

Scrap States/LGs’ Joint Account, NULGE Boss Urges

AC Threatens Protest over Airport’s Poor Facilities

...Earmarks N711m to Aerial Survey

Govt Spends N55m for Malaria Drugs

Corporate Greed Caused Global Stock Crisis – VC

Dangote Cement Outlines Vision for Industry

Community Writes Uduaghan over Marginalisation

Obasanjo, Alao-Akala Absent at Adedibu’s Birthday

Agusto & Co. Rates Guaranty Trust Assurance A+

CNPP, Rights Group Want Detained Journalist Released

House Won’t Compromise on Power Report – Eyiboh

NNPC Probe: House C’ttee Invites NUPENG, PENGASSAN

Ojediran’s Seventh Novel Released

We Won’t Resign, ANPP Officials Tell Critics

Collapsed Buildings: Senate Considers Sanctions

Niger to Host Squash Classics

Galadima Tasks Kano Pillars

Promotion Bait for New Record Holders

Family, Associates Honour Ojikutu

Nigeria’s Airspace is ‘Unsafe, Dangerous’

Gas Flaring: Senate, Oil Firms Set for Showdown

Newspaper from Palin’s Backyard Endorses Obama

Disquiet in PDP

Cultists Kill 6 in Benin

Afenifere, TMG Flay Appeal Court President on Delayed Cases

We’re Not Probing BPE – House C’ttee

Kwara Cargo Airport'll Be Completed by December – Saraki

NDLEA Destroys 13 Hectares of Cannabis Farm in Kebbi

Ex-Army Chief Canvasses Support for Yar’Adua

You Have Nothing to Celebrate,AC Tells PDP

No Significant Electricity Tariff Increase Next Year – NERC

Halliburton Scam: EFCC Seeks Clues from Abroad

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Don’t Privatise Power Sector, FG Urged

House Not Against FoI Bill, Says Eyibo

W’Bank Executes 124 Projects

NAFDAC Blacklists 22 Firms over Fake Drugs

NBA Tasks Govt on Bakassi Boys

FG, States Sign MoU on Environment

Elechi Seeks Review of Population Policies

Jonathan Seeks PDP Elders’ Forum

Again, Pirates Attack 2 Oil Vessels

Why Yar’Adua Delays Cabinet Reshuffle

Report Indicts Palin on Contract Award

EFCC Missing Files: Waziri, Ribadu Meet Nov 14

Court Convicts 43 for Sanitation Offences

FG Okays N4.2bn for Customs Pensioners

Akala Laments Bickering Among Monarchs

Pope Tasks Clerics on Service to Humanity

‘How to Make Judiciary Independent’

Osunbor’s Aide Counsels Oshiomhole

Group Defends Suswam over Graft Allegations

FG Halts Ijebu-Ode, Oyo Water Projects

Air Force Chief Harps on Professionalism

Southern Borno Pushes for Savannah State

Yar’Adua Assures on Quality Education

Friday, October 24, 2008

House Speaker Dragged to EFCC over Car Purchases

Oil in Free Fall Despite OPEC Cut

Giwa Amu, Obasanjo’s Former ADC Was Murdered – Brother

House Set for Showdown with Yar’Adua over Budget

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Zain Q3 Profit Rises by 7%

Vision 2020: Don Offers Recipe for Rapid Growth

Chime, Legislators Disagree over Agric School

Senatorial Poll: INEC Asks Appeal Court to Set Judgment Aside

AC Asks N’Assembly, EFCC to Probe Banks’ Operations

Agagu Blasts Elumelu over Power Probe Report

‘Nigeria Needs $100bn for Infrastructure’

Yar’Adua: Supreme Court Fails to Fix Judgment Date

Power Emergency: FG Sends Budget to National Assembly

Bankrupt FAAN Demands Lifeline from FG

‘Vivante’ll Redefine Journalism’

Board Appointments Tear ANPP Apart

Shagari Urges LGs to Build Residential Quarters

‘Procurement Law’ll End Failed Contracts’

Controversy Trails Murder of Ex-SDP Chief

Yar’Adua Tasks Stakeholders on Qualitative Education

Child Rights: Senate Kicks against Abuse

Olokun Festival, a Cultural Renaissance –Gani Adams

Zenon-Chevron: Court Adjourns Ruling Till Oct 29

Police May Lose Power to Prosecute

Stockbrokers Tasked over Capital Market Crisis

W’Bank: Nigeria’s Improvement on Corruption Index ‘Startling’

Akinola Wades into Alake/Daniel Feud

Growth of Africa’s Oil Exporting Countries to Decline –IMF

‘National Security No Longer Exclusive Preserve of State Agencies’

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Erosion Disrupts Economic Activities in Aba – Commissioner

Bird Flu, Dangerous as Financial Crisis – UN

Commission Summons Firm over Missing Cement

Rights Group Flays House over Anti-smoking Bill

El-Rufai: FCT Probe Report Suffers Setback

Oil’s Not Well Ahead of OPEC Meeting

Hosting U-17 World Cup Not Our Priority, Says FG

Yar’Adua: Financial Crisis May Reverse Gains

House Jacks Up 2008 Budget by N80bn

Nigerians Want New Constitution, Not Review – Fasehun

Investigate AC Chieftain’s Arrest, Okiro Urged

Dina’s Running Mate Joins PDP

Kidnapped Couple Regain Freedom

WIMBIZ Holds 7th Annual Conference

Mutiny: Officers Restricted to Akure

Failed Banks Depositors’ll Be Paid – NDIC

EU donates $1.3m equipment to 4 Nigerian institutions

Al-Mustapha: I Submitted Additional Statement, Witness Insists

CBN Explains Appreciation of Naira against Foreign Currencies

Yar’Adua, Ekwueme Lead Talks on PDP Re-positioning

NNPC Begins Oil Exploration in Chad Basin

ANPP Crisis: Ume-Ezeoke Summons Emergency Meetings

Crisis in Adedibu’s Political Family Claims Female Member

Presidential Poll Appeal : PDP Govs Arrive Abuja

Distance Yourself from Egba Chiefs, Ogun Tells Alake

N’Delta: Amaechi Seeks 50% Derivation

‘Importation of Refined Sugar to Drop in 2009’

Unethical Practices: CBN to Sanction Erring Banks

Controversy as Partial Closure of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway Begins Today

Waziri Kicks against Immunity for President, Govs

NSE to Be Quoted on Stock Exchange

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Flood: Lawmaker Seeks FG’s Intervention

Firm Donates to Victims of Communal Crisis

Zenith Bank Partners Govt

EU-PRIME to Spend N1.3bn on Polio Eradication

School Heads Warned over Illegal Fees

Global Financial Crisis: Unemployment Rate May Hit 210m, Says ILO

Allison-Madueke: Budget Delays Road Projects

EFCC Withdraws Charges against Aduku, Two Others

ICPC to Continue War against Corrupt Ex-Governors

CBN Set to Take over Banks’ Toxic Assets

Police Arrest Passport Racketeers at MMA

Buhari Organisation: Ume-Ezeoke, Cause of ANPP Crisis

C’wealth’s ICT Pilot Projects: ‘Nigeria Not in Top 10’

Abakaliki Market Razed

Ogun Roads Truly Bad –OGROMA

FG Prioritises Promotion of Cultural Festivals – Minister

2011 Election Splits Adamawa PDP

Ifako-Ijaye Residents Cry out over Bad Roads

‘NDDC Equipment Abandoned at Varsity’

School Feeding: Parents Accuse Govt of Using Charms

Go Back to Farm, Aliyu Advises Youths

Akpabio: Opposition Too Disorganised to Rule Nigeria

Another Building Collapses in Kano

New cabinet: Presidency searches for technocrats

Constitution: Group Makes Case for Disabled

Court Fines Firm over Toxic Waste

Yuguda Tasks Northern Govs on Poverty

Measles: 600 African Children Die Daily, Says IFRC

Why Digitalisation Should Be Fast-tracked, by Mark

House Passes Anti-smoking Bill

Okiro Not Sure of Police Staff Strength

Amnesty Int’l: 736 Persons on Death Row in Nigeria

Gulf War Windfall: I‘ll Soon Open Up, Says IBB

As NSE’s Move to Lift Restriction on Price Movement Hits Brickwall… Nigerian Firms Fear Foreign Take-over

Monday, October 20, 2008

Nigerian Firms Fear Foreign Take-over

Obama: Fox, YouTube link Powell’s backing to THISDAY Festival

SEC: Capital Market Loses N3trillion in 6 Months

Power: Economic Council to Meet after Cabinet Reshuffle

EFCC Re-arraigns Ladoja, 3 Others

Good Governance: Botswana’s ex-President Wins $5m Prize

Financial Crisis Awards

Motorists Advised on Genuine Lubricants

Security: PSC Wants Role for Monarchs

Ndukwe: Nigeria Has Achieved 80% Phone Penetration

NBC Tasked on Peaceful Resolution of Internal Boundary Conflicts

Abia Guber Poll: INEC Granted Leave to Argue Additional Grounds

State of Federal Roads, a Monumental Disgrace – Oyegun

Ume-Ezeoke: Buhari Organisation Causing Trouble in ANPP

Constitution Amendment: Ekweremadu Faults Mark on Items for Review

PDP: Why New Cabinet is Delayed

Keyamo Can’t Distract Us, Says House

Armed Robbers Trigger-off Explosion in Ogun

Nigeria Loses $5.1bn to Environmental Degradation

Senate C’ttee Summons PHCN over N16bn Debt

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Politician Tasks Abia Traditional Rulers on Kidnapping

‘Mutiny Threat to Democracy, National Security’

National Child Policy: FG Approves Strategic Plan

Women Participation in Legislative Process Increases by 2%

FRSC: Road Accidents Claim 450 Lives Monthly

Osun Signs Agreement with Revenue Consultant

Category II Institute: UNESCO Urged to Implement Decision

Olatawura’s Death, a Great Loss –NBA

FG Pays N132m to Bird Flu Victims

Probe of Ex-govs: PRONACO Seeks Panel of Enquiry

At Last, Powell Endorses Obama

Foreign Banks Grant Intercontinental Bank $2bn Confirming Line

EFCC seeks to probe people ‘living above their means’

FG Opts for Massive Importation of Fuel

FRSC Compiles List of Damaged Roads

Don Blames Inconsistent Policies for Education Standard

Court Resolves 34 -year-old Land Dispute in Okitipupa

Yar’Adua Charges NACCIMA on Poverty Alleviation

Abia: Indigenes allege ritual practices

Stakeholders Condemn Attacks on Vessels

Militancy Now History in Delta – Army Chief

OPL 215: Total Asks Court to Stay Proceedings Pending Arbitration

House C’ttee Moves to Streamline Operations of Jetties

Sultan Urges Nigerians to Challenge Bad Leadership

UNDP Identifies Bane of Economic Devt

Shamsudeen, Soludo, Daggash Brief Senate Tomorrow

House: Keyamo Alleges Fraud in Purchase of Official Vehicles

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis Worsens

NIPC Seeks Investment in Offshore Projects

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Politician Tasks Nigerians on Development

Govt to End Boundary Disputes

Akpabio Okays Car Loan for Workers

Poverty: NAPEP Okays N148m for 53 Communities

1999 Constitution’s Defective, Says Daniel

‘Nigeria’s Law Libraries Outdated’

Speaker Decries Assembly’s Poor Funding

Adamawa, US Sign IPP Agreement

Olatawura’s Death’s a Great Loss, Says Belgore

Abebe Family Builds Church in Honour of Stella

Why Constitution Review’s Delayed, By House

As Fg Perfects 2009 Budget… Yar’Adua Orders e-Payment for Contracts

FIFA: Contractors Get Deadline on Azikiwe Stadium

Councils Tasked on Food Sufficiency

Niger to Spend N27.5m on Water Treatment

Groups Laud NAPEP over Poverty Reduction

Katsina Assembly Amends Sanitation Law

FG Tasks States, LGs on MDGs

FRSC Seeks Security Council Membership

Sultan Urges Bailout for Less-Privileged Persons

Fashola Signs MoU with Buenos Aires

PTDF Boosts Local Content Initiative

Mutiny: Accused Soldiers Allege Threat to Lives

Armed Conflicts Frustrate Peace Initiatives, Says ECOWAS

50 Nabbed for Killing Customs Officer

Friday, October 17, 2008

CBN on 24-Hour Alert to Safeguard Foreign Reserves

Again, PDP, AC Trade Words over Atiku

Owners of Hijacked Vessels to Negotiate with Pirates

Budget 2009: FG Cuts Oil Benchmark to $45pb

Rimi Tasks Politicians on Democracy

Police Kill Bandit at MMIA

House Explains Delay in Passing 2008 Budget

‘Nigerians’ve No Alternative to PDP’

Zimbabwe Opens Image Boosting Tourism Fair

Jigawa Hosts Talakawa Summit

60 Ajaokuta Steel workers die

ANPP Crisis: Zamfara Assembly Backs Shinkafi

Criticise Us Constructively, Says Bauchi Govt

‘ICPC Has Received Petition Against Bayelsa Govt’

Two Arraigned over Igwes’ Murder

Anambra: PDP to Reinstate Emordi

Chinese firm to set up power plant in Nigeria

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Alake: Egba Leaders Caution Daniel

Waziri Advises LG Workers on Accountability

‘Why Nigeria Supported Palestine’s IPU Membership Bid’

Police Smash Kidnapping Gang

Anti-corruption Watch Passes Confidence Vote on Waziri

Abuja Street Naming: Govt to Honour Military Officers

‘No Nigerian Airport Has Met ICAO Safety Conditions’

$1.054m Soldiers’ Allowances Diverted, Says Witness

BPE Makes U-Turn over PPMC, NGC

Soludo endorses Access Bank brand in UK

Pirates Hijack 8 Nigerian Vessels

Senate: Failed Banks’ Directors Owe N50bn

FAO: Malnourishment Predominant in Africa

‘N’Delta Ministry Not Meal Ticket’

Jakande: Don’t Blame Military for Nation’s Woes

Deloitte: Regulatory Enforcement Threatens in Global Finance

FG, Gambia Sign Agreement on Telecom Regulation

Atiku’s Posters: AC Accuses PDP of Blackmail

Police Hands over N2bn Equipment to UN

Speaker’s Residence: Modibbo Blames Delay on Budget

Falana, Credible Voice for Just Rule – IBA President

Britain unveils new visa rules for business

Martins Accuses Okiro of Converting PEF Property

House Probes Killing of Nigerian in China

FG Appeals to Namibia over Bank PHB

Health Sector in Bad Shape – NMA

NDIC: We’ll Respond Appropriately to Global Crisis

... Says FG Determined to Resolve N’Delta Crisis

48-hour Port Clearance’ll Reposition Economy – Yar’Adua

...Economic Meltdown May Affect Road Rehabilitation – FG

PDP: Yar ‘Adua’s Era ‘II Dwarf Obasanjo’s

Global Financial Crisis: OPEC Emergency Meeting Slated for Next Week

EFCC Quizzes Suspended PPPRA Boss

LG Workers Protest Plan to Scrap Councils

Workers Protest Non-payment of 10 Months Arrears

Public Workers Protest Wage Disparity

Bankole Cautions on Port Concession

‘Long Military Rule Caused Rot in Police’

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mend Shuns N’Delta C’ttee Parley

Total Signs $3bn Devt Deal on Oml 58

Aviation Ministry’s IGR Hits N14.2bn

Tanker Drivers May Commence Nationwide Strike

Arson: Police Interim Report Clears Edo D’Gov, NDDC Member

Bankole Reads Riot Act over Pending Bills

US to Invest $250bn in Banks’ Equities

Zenith, Now Best Global Bank in Africa

Powell at THISDAY Festival: It’s Africa’s Turn to Shine

Court Orders Shell to Forfeit Oil Terminal

Mbeki Confident to Revive Zimbabwe’s Power Deal

Atiku’s PDP Posters Flood Yola

EFCC Clarifies Position on Ex- Govs

Senate Directs Oando-Gaslink to Revert to Old Price

Oil Price Crash: ‘It’s Logical to Adjust 2009 Budget’

Yar’Adua Seeks Collaboration against Corruption

‘Oil Industry Reform Bill to be Passed Soon’

Uduaghan Saves Escravos Gas-to-Liquid Project

EFCC Slams 44 More Charges on Igbinedion

Rawlings Scores Nigerian Judiciary, Yar’Adua High

N’Delta: Our Commitment Not Tied to Constitutional Review – Yar’Adua

Kwame Nkrumah and Pan-Africanism

ANPP Warns Zamfara Governor

Financial crisis: Nigeria must tighten belt, says Okonjo-Iweala

Monday, October 13, 2008

Police Arrest 5 Drug Dealers, 19 Armed Robbers

...To Ratify Convention on Rights of Persons with Disability

Disarmament: Nigeria to Sponsor UN Resolution

First Class Graduates Get Scholarship

Police on Red Alert over Threats by Ijaw Youths

NESREA Maps-out Plan for Enforcing Environmental Laws

Hoodlums Kidnap Mother, 2 Children

Rawlings Blames Global Economic Slide On Unsustainable Devt

Zimbabwe: Mbeki Moves to Salvage Power Deal

Senate Probes $5.9bn Escravos Gas Contract

EFCC: No Case against Obasanjo, 31 Ex-Govs

Oil Price Crash Delays 2009 Budget

Dangote, Sephaku Formalise Joint Venture Agreement

‘Maths Can Be Modeled to Tackle HIV/AIDS, Others’

Lack of Infrastructure, Bane of SMEs, Says ICAN

FCT: ‘Resettlement of Indigenous Villages in Progress’

Virgin Nigeria, Bellview to Start Operations in Cameroon

Global Financial Crisis Tops Agenda at IBA Conference

I’ve No Plan to Join PDP – Sheriff

12 Die in Auto Accident

FG Seeks Foreign Assistance on Oil Spill in N’Delta

NCP Constitutes Restructuring C’ttees

Nigerian staff bags Qatar Airways Excellence Award

Corruption: Kutigi Reads Riot Act to Magistrates

ACF Urges N’Delta Indigenes to Embrace Peace

Nobel Laureate, Product of Nigeria, Says French President

FG to Criminalise ‘Blood Oil’ – Maduekwe

Edem: Native Doctor Arraigned

Allison-Madueke, Customs Boss Disagree over Private Jetties

Police, Robbers in Fierce Gun Duel

Lagos Council Poll: PDP Heads For Court

Mark: New Ministers’ll Get Speedy Clearance

Edo gov election: Appeal Court concludes hearing

Bailout: Global Stocks Climb, Oil Rises

Sunday, October 12, 2008

22,000 People Visit HIV Test Centres in 6 Months

Politician Seeks Punishment for False Whistleblowers

FoI Bill: Rights Group Flays Senate

Abduction: OSOPADEC Seeks Women’s Assistance

Association Urges Suswam to Respond to Allegation

VP, Govs Witness Chime’s Second Marriage

Affordable Houses for All Not Realistic – NIA

Finally, Nigeria to Adopt Current Account Convertibility

Afribank Posts N17.22bn in 6 Months

N50 Per Litre Kerosene Flows at AP Filling Stations

Power Sector: AC Asks Yar’Adua to Probe Obasanjo

FG Rejects Request to Approve Shipment from NLNG Train 6

Oyo Flays Afenifere, Clears Air on Refuse Clearing Contract

FRSC Seeks to be Part of Govs’ Convoy

PDP Elders’ Advisory C’ttee, a Jamboree – Fayose

Umeh: Why APGA Opposes GNU

Nigerian Banks, Top Bankers Win Awards at IMF Meeting

World Sight Day: FG Unveils Plan against Blindness

N’Delta: ‘Don’t Allow Ministry Creation to Affect Monitoring’

NDLEA Arrests 616 Suspects in 10 Months

Julius Berger Denies Kidnap of Expatriate Staff

Category II Institute: UNESCO Decides Today

Sylva Wins Security, Conflict Resolution Awards

‘Abuja Politicians Caused Anambra Crisis’

PDP Woos Shinkafi

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Threatens to Quit

LASIEC Gives Certificates of Return to Candidates without Poll Results

Presidential Poll: Buhari Alleges Plots to Influence Judges

World Stock Exchanges Move to Stem Slide in Global Markets

European Leaders Work out Banks Rescue Plan

US Election: 106-year-old voter chooses Obama

Reassessing the Nigerian Financial System (I)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

PHCN Generates N2bn in 2 Years

Elechi to Build Modern TV/Radio Stations

Govt Urges Youths to Embrace Agric

Ugochukwu Assures on Mandate

GNU: PPA Hasn’t Compromised, Says Ebri

Govt to Make Kidnapping Capital Offence

Firm Petitions Aondoakaa over N368m Debt

ExxonMobil Joins Brass LNG Project

Ume-Ezeoke’s Killing ANPP, Says Buhari

Apathy, Low Voter Turn-out Mar Lagos Council Poll

Soludo: 11 Countries Seek Nigeria’s Safety Model

N’Assembly to Review 15 Items, Says Mark

Peter Loses Title To Klitschko

Yar’Adua’s Wife Flags Off ‘National Cancer Walk’

Fidelity Bank Declared Africa’s Best in CSR

DHQ Okays N300m to Fight Poverty

Rise Above Party Politics, Lawmakers Urged

Mrs. Uduaghan Meets Wives of Govt Functionaries

Onitsha Monarch Seeks 2nd Niger Bridge

Global Crisis: IMF Urges Quick, Forceful Action

Shonekan Endorses Probes by Lawmakers

Handover Sea Ports to Lagos – Fashola

No Bank Has Been Registered as Market Maker – SEC

A Week of Fear and Turmoil in Global Markets

‘Try Obasanjo, Odili If You’re Serious’

Militants Kidnap Expatriate with Julius Berger

Group Flays Contractors on Boji-Boji Road

Aviation Scam: Borishade, Iyayi Others Get Bail

Finland’s Ex-President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Itsekiris Protest Marginalisation in Oil Commission

Court Summons IGP over Martins, Dumuje

Lagos Holds LG Poll Today

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Vision 2020: NESG Canvasses Public, Private Sector Partnership

Nigeria Eyes Top W’Bank Post

Firm Plans Power Plant in 3 Northern States

Abductors Warned to Stay Away From N’Delta

DPA, APGA, AA to Contest LG Poll

FoI Bill: Senate Recommendation Unconstitutional –Momoh

Gastro-enteritis Claims 51 Lives in 2 States

Elumelu, Lawan Retain Seats as Bankole Reconstitutes C’ttees

‘A Child of Nigeria’ Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Brass LNG, OKLNG Take-Off Date Shaky

Africa Has No Reason to be Poor, Says Odinga

Stock Market: Four More Banks Join Bail-out Plan


Intercontinental Bank Gross Earnings Hit N121bn

FG Inaugurates Small Arms, Light Weapons C’ttee

NBA against Edo governorship appeal hearing date

Senate Queries N9.5bn Extra-budgetary Spending

FG, France Sign MoU on Power

HIV/AIDS: FG Introduces Know-Your-Status Week

Lagos Launches N2bn Free Textbook Programme

Ethics Marshals to Monitor Public Exams

Don’t Pre-empt Court, AC Tells Yar’Adua

Court Hears Aborisade, Iyayi’s Bail Application Today

Council Polls: Lagos Restricts Movement

EFCC Re-arrests NAHCo Boss, 2 Other Officials

Yar’Adua Appoints Ume-Ezeoke’s Son as Aide

ACF: Yar’Adua Healthy, Capable of Ruling

Senate Moves to Save Nigerian Prisoners in Indonesia

EFCC Arraigns Gov’s Aide Over N5bn Scam

Saro-Wiwa’s Family: Shell’s Trial, a Relief

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

‘Why We Employed Ex-US Envoy‘

Senator Pleads for 18 Nigerians on Death Row

Cholera Outbreak Claims 10

Govt Partners Chinese Firm for $115m Ethanol Factory

Ibori: A’Court Reserves Ruling Indefinitely

Soldier Slams N100m Suit on Army Chief, AGF

Crisis: Soldiers Take over Community

Money Laundering: ICPC Steps Up Probe of Abia

Refineries Crippled as Crises Take Toll

Financial Crisis: Central Banks Cut Rates

Shell to face trial in US over Saro-Wiwa

ICPC Advocates Contracts Registry

Odinga Accuses African Leaders of Resisting Change

FEC Approves N.5bn for Cleaning of Lagos Ports

Dike: JTF Not Army of Occupation

EFCC Withdraws Charges against Jimoh Ibrahim

HIV Clinical Trial: Volunteers Test Positive

House: Report Exonerates Power Probe C’ttee

World Loses $168 bn Yearly to Blindness

Intels Manager Freed as JTF Kills Kidnapper

Senate Refers 11 Ambassadorial Nominees to C’ttee

Telecoms: Nigeria Overtakes S’Africa as Largest African Market

Global Financial Crisis: Shamsudeen, Soludo to Brief Senate

EFCC Re-Arrests Borishade, Iyayi, Eider

Four Feared Killed in Lagos Bank Robberies

FG May Force Airlines to Pay Agencies’ N8bn Debt

Mbeki’s Allies to Quit ANC

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Robbers Attack Kebbi Politician, Matchet DPO

Affirmative Action: Group Urges Yar’Adua to Redeem Pledge

Youths’ Fracas: 20 on Danger List in Yenagoa

FG Introduces eRecording in High Courts

UEFA Cup: Portsmouth Draws Milan

Senate Set to Outlaw Gas Flaring

Fidelity Bank profit rises by 259%

Power Projects: 34 States Okay Deductions

NSE, Banks Work out N600bn Bail-out Package

Cabinet Reshuffle: Senator Wants 2 Ministers from Yobe

A’Ibom Flays Critics of N33bn Entertainment Project

Drugs: Jonathan Calls for Synergy Among African Scientists

FRSC Expresses Concern over State of Bridges in Bayelsa

Suswam Charges Commissioners, Advisers on Council Administration

FG Set to Review Public Service Rules

ICPC Reviews Conduct of Examinations in Universities

Late Obong of Calabar for Burial October 11

How We Shared N50m Govt Money –Witness

PDP Raises Disciplinary C’ttee

Another air mishap at Aviation College Zaria

S’Court Reviews Adamawa Guber Poll Nov. 17

‘Ministerial List Not Yet With Senate’

FTZ: ‘Banned goods can now be sold in Nigeria’

EFCC Probe: Amaechi Cuts Short Trip

Robbery Attacks: Lagos Assembly Invites Security Trust Fund Team

Fashola Blames Educational Woes on Military

Yar’Adua Tasks Boundary Commission on Continental Shelf

Yar’ Adua: Deregulation of Broadcast Industry Paying off

House Selection C’ttee Yet to Decide – Bankole

N3tr Not Remitted by MDAs -Bankole

Enahoro, Musa, Adebanjo Oppose Constitution Review

Fuel Subsidy to Exceed N1.5tr in 2009

Power: France to Assist Nigeria –Envoy

Darfur Conflict Claims Another Nigerian Soldier

Judge’s House Set Ablaze

Adenuga Denies Bidding for Newcastle

Yar’Adua nominates Wali, Toyo as ambassadors

Monday, October 06, 2008

Maasaba: Judge Transfers Case to Magistrate’s Court

Police Raid Another ‘Baby Factory’

Govt Moves to Ensure Financial Autonomy for Judiciary

Iwuanyanwu Counsels Politicians on Sportsmanship

Oil Thieves Now Armed Robbers – JTF

Railway Workers Reject NRC’s Concessioning

NLC to Resist Anti-workers Economic Policies

Northern Leaders: Why North is Underdeveloped

Intercontinental Bank rated A+ by Fitch

PDP to Boycott Lagos Council Poll

Private sector to bail out stock market

African Standby Force: AU Signs MoU for Training

Minister Approves Dismissal of NAN Staff

ECOWAS to Implement Convention on Small Arms

Drama as Lawyers Berate BCOS over Misinformation

World Teachers’ Day: FG Doles Out Gifts

Military Pension Board Warns Ex-Soldiers

Forex: EFCC Quizzes Pastor

Igwe’s Murder: Court Clears Mbadinuju

Yar’Adua May Pick Minister from Senate

FG, W’Bank Execute $110m Urban Renewal Project

Investments in Telecoms Sector Hit $11bn

Senate Directs AG to Audit Federation Account

African Governance Index: Nigeria Improves Performance

N’Delta: Our Report Won’t Suffer Others’ Fate – Mittee

Senate Asks NSE, SEC to Halt Acquisition of Spring Bank

3 Share Nobel Prize for HIV/AIDS, Cancer

Army Arraigns Officers for ‘Mutiny’

Ijegun Fire Victims Demand N97bn Compensation

Manager Killed in Lagos Bank Robbery

Rivers Cries Foul as EFCC Detains SSG

HiTV Channels Nominated for European Award

Sunday, October 05, 2008

NDA Graduates 9,029 Officers in 44 Years

Rotary Club Nigeria for US Exchange Programme

Traffic Congestion: Motorists, Commuters Seek Protection from Robbers

Gen Malu Flown Abroad for Medical Treatment

Powell Speaks for Africa at THISDAY Festival

Afribank Re-Organises for Better Value, Growth

Buhari Asks S’Court Justices to Protect Integrity

CBN Directs Banks to Restructure ‘Bad Loans’

Alternative to Intervention Fund

Turai Yar’Adua Postpones NGO Launch

NGO Provides Free Healthcare

Road maintenance: Anambra commences toll collection

Govt to Construct Double Lane Road in P’Harcourt

Nigeria Has Only 4,000 Estate Surveyors – Institute

FCTA to Establish Monorail

Hotel Denies Offering Shabby Treatment

Why Ibadan-Lagos Expressway is Dirty – Commissioner

20,000 Pilgrims to be Airlifted to Israel in November

N’Delta C’ttee Demands Memorandum from Ohanaeze

1 Million Nigerians Blind – Survey

Africa’s first Stem Cell centre for Lagos

Nigeria Strategic to France, Says Minister

N’Assembly May Get 2008 Supplementary Budget This Week

MEND Releases 19 Hostages

Diete-Spiff Identifies Causes of N’Delta Crisis

Kaduna Plans Fast Rail Service

Eminent Politicians to Meet in Lagos

‘Unspent Capital Vote, Sign of Failure’

MTN Acquires 100% of 2 Major Operators in Cote d’Ivoire

Germany Guarantees Savings with €568bn

NGE: Senate Has Introduced ‘Toxic’ into FoI Bill

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bishop Seeks More Powers for EFCC

Akpabio: N’Delta Ministry’ll Check Militancy

...Senate Leader Lauds Ministry

Minister Decries High Poverty Rate

N684m Released to Schools

NULGE Seeks End to State, LG Joint Accounts

Govt Remits N94bn Excess Crude Fund

NDLEA Arrests 5 with 3.471kg of Cocaine

Termination of Ajaokuta Contract Unjust, Says Indian Firm

Again, Militants Kidnap 6 Filipinos

THISDAY Town Hall Meeting... Dangote, Lawmakers Seek Law to Protect Financial Sector

Yar’Adua: Niger Delta Crisis, a Nightmare to My Govt

Diamond Bank Qualify for Bankers’ Cup Final

PDP Decries Deplorable Roads in Aba

HIV/AIDS: Gov’s Wife Seeks Access for Women

No Going Back On 57 LGs, Says Fashola

Authors Celebrate Things Fall Apart at 50

Wamakko Grants Amnesty to 5 In-mates

Delta Hires Financial Advisors

Bunkering: JTF Arrests 4 Barges

‘N’Delta Ministry’ll Boost Devt’

Globus Holdings Unveils eProcurement

Sultan Tasks Nigerians on Harmony

‘Why Warri Celebrated Peace on National Day’

Friday, October 03, 2008

No Plan for Third National Carrier – FG

Anenih Chides Buhari over Yar’Adua

‘Allegations against Okah Weighty’

Bush Signs $700bn Bail-out for Wall Street

Thisday Town Hall Meeting: Experts Define Road Map for Nigeria

...Oyo Teaching Service Officials Quizzed

Police Burst Crime Syndicate at MMIA

ICPC Quizzes Offa Poly Rector

Oshiomhole Wants Compensation for Edo Flood Victims

NSE Decries Marginalisation

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Gastro-enteritis Claims 2

Basorun Flays Lip Service to Rule of Law

IBB, Abdulsalami Commend Aliyu

FG Approves National Forest Policy

Utomi: Nigeria Needs Leaders with Character

Chevron Restores 20,000 bpd Crude Output

One Year After, Fossett’s Plane Wreckage Found

Police officers quizzed over Lagos banker’s death

THISDAY Townhall Meeting: Summers, Forbes, Soludo, Others Converge on Abuja

Buhari’s Petition is Weak, Says Yar’Adua

... Gives Nod to Police Deployment

Police Rescue 9-year-old Girl from Kidnappers

Daniel Canvasses True Federalism

Assassination Attempt: 50 Sustain Injury

AFC: Lawyer Drags Soludo, ICPC to Court

Crisis: Elechi Invites Soldiers, Declares Curfew

FG to Construct Control Tower at Kano Airport

Leave Chigbue Alone, Group Tells Detractors

PDP Chief Berates Obasanjo’s Critics

Ruptured Pipeline: Warri Refinery Operations Not Affected - NNPC

Senate to Monitor BASA Fund Expenditure

Ibru: Zamfara Seeks Ex-gov’s Release

AGF: EFCC Now Commands More Respect

NIPPS DG Refutes Publication against VP

Cadbury: Court Upholds Bunmi Oni, 2 Others’ Indictment

New Ministers: ‘Yar’Adua Must Adhere to Federal Character’

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

No Alternative to Peace, Says Govt

CLO Tasks Police, Govt on Communal Crisis

Don’t Heat-up Polity, Politician Advises

Why We’re in Gulf of Guinea, By French Navy

FG Spends N2.4 bn Debt Relief Fund on Education –W’Bank

Senate C’ttees Spend N810m on Imprest

House C’ttee Wants Oil Blocks Revoked

Irish Govt Guarantees All Deposits with €400bn

Without a bid, FG considers another national telecoms carrier

Yar’Adua, Jonathan Turn Down Honours

Federal Roads: Imoke Calls for Collaboration

Politician Tasks FG on Job Creation

Nigerian Firm to Inject $200m into US Economy

Nigerians Urged to Contribute to National Devt

Yar’Adua Approves Transfer of BASA Account to NCAA

FERMA, FRSC to Erect Toll Gates at Border Posts

CLO Marks Anniversary with Protest over FoI Bill

Buhari: My Ticket Not for ANPP Alone

ERC Yet to Submit Report to Yar’Adua

Nigeria at 48: Govs Call for Deep Reflections

THISDAY Townhall Meeting: Aero Contractors Now to Convey Attendees to Abuja

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NDDC Donates Relief Materials to Bakassi Returnees

Dike Sets Secret Mechanism to Monitor Military Funds 

Nigeria’s Future Bright, Says Adebajo-Fraser

FG to Establish Road Maintenance Authority

Obanikoro: Nigeria-Ghana Chamber of Commerce to End Trade Disputes

UN: Maduekwe Calls for Instrument to Combat Arms Proliferation

US Stock Market Hit by $1.2tr Losses in One Day

Bush Warns on Failure to Approve $700bn Bailout

...Buhari Calls for Deep Reflections

Our Economy is Strong, Yar’Adua Assures Nigerians

9 Injured as Bridge Collapses

NERC Issues Licence to Notore for 50mw Power Plant

Senate C’ttee Decries High Interest Rate

Gaius-Obaseki: Brass LNG’ll Create Over 8,000 Jobs

Utomi Makes Case for All-politicians Summit

Okiro: Why High Profile Murder Cases’re Unresolved

Oshiomhole Gives Recipe for National Greatness

AC Calls for Sober Reflections

Yar’Adua Should Be More Decisive – NLC

‘Nigeria’ll be Among 20 Leading Economies by 2020’

Bankole: We’ve Failed to Actualise Our Dreams – Bankole

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