This Day News Archive for December 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ex-Lawmakers Demand Additional State

EFCC Nabs Suspected Fake Priest

Robbers Kill School Principal, Rob Commissioner

Oyinlola Seeks Balanced Revenue Allocation

We Must Protect Youths Serving The Nation, Father of Slain Corps Member Tells FG

Ghana Election Stalemated, Set for Another Run-off

How CBN Endorsed New Spring Bank Board

THISDAY Awards: Best Governors of 2008 emerge

Jang Defies Yar’Adua

Police Arrest 75 Bandits, Kill 19

Ribadu: SERAP, CDHR petition UN

Ogun PDP Factional Clash Claims One

Navy promotes 135 officers

N’Assembly: RMAFC Recommends Funding Autonomy

Guinean junta names banker as PM

Darkness Looms as Shell Gas Plant Breaks Down

Monday, December 29, 2008

Govt Proposes N74.2bn Budget

Oni, Shekarau Pledge Support for NUJ

Detectives Trail Fraudsters Using Oyinlola’s Number

LG Bosses Lament Dwindling Allocation

Global Financial Crisis: FG Reassures Nigerians

Chime Restored All I Lost Under Nnamani – Nwobodo

Peoples’ Yearnings’ll Determine States’ Creation – Mark

Otedola Denies Interest in Lagos Governorship Race

...Lawyers Differ on Law Suit

Police Investigate Acquisition of Spring Bank

Ghana: Opposition Candidate in Narrow Lead

Jos Riot: Jang Sues FG

Minister Reconciles with ANPP

Jos Crisis: Ayuba Seeks Punishment for Culprits

Power Crisis: ‘N115bn Allocation Not Well Utilised’

Gunmen Attack Medical Doctor

Global Credit Crisis: Nigerian Banks Don’t Need Bailout –– Senate C’ttee

AD Holds Convention, Koleosho Emerges Chair

Police: Why Ribadu Was Sacked

Ondo Assembly Passes 2009 Appropriation Bill

Udenwa to Align Commerce with Vision 2020

Judge Seeks Renewed Efforts on Economic Growth

Demolition Fear Grips Abuja Residents

NMA:Health Sector’ll Witness Crisis in 2009

Stop Rhetorics, ISCAN Tells EFCC

MEND Threatens War over Okah, Egberipapa

Wamakko: I’ll Support Immunity Clause Removal

Fani-Kayode Knows Fate Tomorrow

Ogunpa Fire: Traders Dare Govt on Tenement Rates

IBB’s Transition Eroded Nigeria’s Political Culture – Lamido

AU Flays Air Raid of Gaza Strip

Budget 2009: House Summons Defence Minister

ECOWAS Rejects Guinean Junta’s Transition Timetable

Sunday, December 28, 2008

LGs Procure Fire Engines, Vehicles

Ekiti LG Poll, a Ruse, Says D/Speaker

2009 Budget, Well Articulated – Adebajo-Fraser

Fuel Scarcity Returns

Community Leader Commends Obi

Civil Servants to Guarantee Loans

NDLEA Nabs Man with 1.220kg of Cocaine

Casualty Figure Hits 270 in Israeli-Hamas Bombing

Omoruyi: Incumbents Shouldn’t Contest

Jos Crisis Not Over Yet, Sultan Warns

Lottery: GTECH Signs Agreement with NSL Plc

Massive Shake-up Looms at NNPC

Evah: Ribadu, a Blessing to Nigeria

Awolowo Laments Olatunji’s Exit from Tribune

ICT: Dabiri-Erewa Assures Nigerians in Diaspora

APGA Accuses ANPP of Sabotaging Democracy

Why We’re Rehabilitating Federal Roads – Orji

Nigerians Decry Pa Odivwri’s Murder

DHQ to Review Military’s Condition of Service

Calabar Carnival, Nigeria’s Tourism Flagship – Ndoma-Egba

Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency: Bello’s Election Still Intact, Says Counsel

Monarch Escapes Death

Why 1999 Constitution Must Be Amended –Akinyede

Presidential Runoff: Ghanaian First Lady Serves as Polling Agent

Police Investigate Adedibu’s Aide, Council Boss

Fire Razes Ogunpa Market

Senate: NEMA Received 20% of Allocation in 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winners All...

New Ghanaian President Emerges Today

Appoint IBB, Ekwueme to head critical ministries, says Aminu Saleh

200 Die in Israeli Air Raid on Hamas

Insecurity: FG Deploys Military to Oyo

Govt Okays N13bn for Livestock Production

Saraki Makes Case for Agric Sector

Govt Budgets N195bn for 2009

Transplant: FG Okays 6 Teaching Hospitals

Commission to Demarcate Boundaries

Court Rules on Bakassi Suit Jan 20

‘Govt Faults Contract Variation Requests’

FG to Spend N6bn on Dams

‘Return to Civil Rule in Guinea’

Friday, December 26, 2008

Late Guinean President Buried

JTF Foils Flow Station Attack, Kills 3 Militants

PDP Constitution Amendment: Group Threatens Legal Action

Six Die in Lagos Boxing Day Fire Tragedy

50 Foreign nationals arrested over Jos riot

Senator Seeks Better Deal for the Physically-challenged

Foundation Condemns Kidnapping

Commissioner Consoles THISDAY Editor

Sultan Tasks Political Leaders

Obasanjo Wants Amosun Back in PDP

Nine Jostle for Aliero’s Seat

‘Ekweremadu Not Against Creation of Adada State’

N’Assembly Working for a Perfect Constitution - Ihedioha

AC Faults FG on Global Economic Crisis

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Absenteeism: Lawmaker Admits Guilt

Fuel Scarcity Bites, Transport Fare Skyrockets

Govt Pledges 194 Primary Schools

FG Bans Fire Crackers, Hawking on Highways

Insurance of Mass Transit Buses, Passengers Gulps N8m

Urhobo Youths Condemn Pa Odivwri’s Murder

Muhammed May Become Speaker

How 2009 budget cost Usman Finance job

Guinean junta adamant, inaugurates interim govt

Kudos, knocks over Ribadu’s dismissal

FG to Adopt Flare-Out Formula

Yar’Adua: Critical Reforms Ahead

Lawyer Faults Osun Police over Parade of Suspects

We'll Sustain Historical Relationship, Say Oshiomhole, Uduaghan

Streamline Investigations, Makarfi Tells EFCC, ICPC

Free Bus Rides for Lagosians on Christmas, New Year Eve

Commissioner, Ex-Lawmaker Die in Bayelsa

Oil Prices Fall Further, Close at $35.35

Ige died for Nigeria’s democracy, says son

Harmattan Haze: Passengers Stranded as Airlines Cancel Flights

Tinapa Now Open for Business -Imoke

Rescind Sale of TBS, Lagos Elders Urge FG

Yuletide: Police Beef up Security

Army Retires 5 Generals, Promotes 533 Officers

Delta Accident Victims Get Mass Burial

Police Allege MEND’s Plot to Attack FCT Today

Nigerian Leaders Preach Peace at Christmas

Abisoye Panel to Probe Jos Riots

Leadway Assurance Honours Ajekigbe

AC Seeks Okiro’s Intervention on Detained Members

Minister: ‘Kogi West Against Abah’s Confirmation’

Military: Retreat Seeks First Line Charge Funding

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TMG, AC Berate Govt over LG Poll

Yar’Adua Commended on Rule of Law

‘Aliyu Didn't Insult Northern Emirs’

Hajj Hitches: Bankole Returns to S’Arabia

‘Osunbor, Ogbemudia Behind My Woes’

Women Embrace Bank PHB Pink Account

President’s death triggers coup attempt in Guinea

Murder: Odivwri Family Faults Police Theory

70 Burnt to Death in Delta Road Crash

Muhtar: We Must Act Fast on Global Crisis

Ribadu Dismissed

FG Property: My Hands’re Clean, Says el-Rufai

Dead Footballers, Coaches Get Mass Burial

Jang: Why I Couldn’t Quell Jos Mayhem

Governance Remains The Issue

Xmas: MTN Reassures Customers

Anambra, Kwara Present Appropriation Bills

Budget 2009: House, Varsities Protest N8.5bn Pension Allocation

Rail transport to receive priority – Minister

Ajumogobia: Nigeria Has over 600tscf of Gas Reserve

Oil Falls Below $39 on US Economic Downturn

EFCC Slams 47-Count Charge on Fani-Kayode

Siren Ban for Military Officers

Monday, December 22, 2008

‘Wrong House Numbering, Our Obstacle’

Arise Seeks Removal of LGs from Constitution

National Devt: Mark Preaches Unity

Why Budgets’re Not Implemented –House

Police Finger Family Members Over Odivwri’s Murder

Yar’Adua: Awards Should Be Based on Integrity

N32bn Saga: This is My Story, by el-Rufai

Yar’Adua Disowns Attack on Lecturers

Xmas Tragedy: 9 Female Footballers Burnt to Death

Poor Tertiary Education’ll Retard Devt –Omole

Obasanjo Decries Fresh Displacement in Congo

Delta to Re-introduce Commodity Boards

Deeper Life Retreat Begins Tomorrow

Budget: DICON Requires Additional N6bn

Okiro: Security’s Everybody’s Business

Falana Appeals to Yar’Adua, Jonathan over Okah’s Health

2009: Adamawa, Taraba, Ebonyi Budget N171.9bn

Ekweremadu: New Constitution’ll Be Ready Before 2011 Elections

New ministers take over

Improper Planning, Bane of Devt, Says Usman

Record Crowd Expected at Obama’s Inauguration

Annan to Address THISDAY Awards Festival of Ideas

Sunday, December 21, 2008

FG Promises to Protect Nigerians Abroad

Refineries to Resume Production 2009 – NNPC

Guber Poll: LG Boss Urges Guarded Utterances

Imomoh Succeeds Rilwan, as Afren Chairman

PDM Members Regroup Ahead of 2011 Election

DPP Suspends Jerry Useni

‘Separate Justice Minister’s Office from AGF’

Aondoakaa: I’m Not Protecting Corrupt People

FG Beefs Up Security on Niger Bridge

Court Halts Bank PHB Takeover of Spring Bank

CBN Tightens Noose on Banks’ Offshore Operations

I Haven’t Withdrawn My Demotion Suit – Ribadu

House C’ttee Partners Nigeria Diaspora Group on Devt

Robbery Attacks’ll Continue – Ex-AIG

700,000 Scramble for Customs’ 5,000 Slots

Gunmen Kill Alaba Lawson’s Guard

NEMA Funds: Senate Summons Due Process DG

Falana Deserves to Be SAN, Says NBA

Counsel Asks CJ to Reassign Okah’s Case

Audit Federation Account, Senate Directs Auditor-General

Jos Mayhem: Rights Group Alleges Arbitrary Killings

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Aondoakaa: I'm Not protecting Corrupt People

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Women Affairs Minister Unveils Agenda

Govt Showers Cash Gifts on Athletes

Schools Tasked on Campaign Against HIV/AIDS

Glo Unveils Season’s Caller Tunes

FG Urged to Aid Private Schools

Top Officials Axed over Council Funds

Hurdles to Vision 20-20 on Housing, By FMBN

‘Tourism Revenue Can Sustain Osun’

2008 Budget: House to Recover Unspent Funds

‘Corruption Pervasive in Our Universities’

Jang: Why Jos Crisis Persists

Clinton, Annan to Address THISDAY Awards Festival of Ideas

Low Voter Turnout Mars Ekiti LG Polls

Oil Marketers Warn of Imminent Fuel Scarcity

Friday, December 19, 2008

El-Rufai Sues EFCC

Court Halts Ibori’s Graft Trial in Kaduna

Oshiomhole: Don’t Leave Electoral Reform to Govt Alone

Nigeria Gets Standard & Poor’s Top Rating

FG threatens to stop British Airways flights

Bayelsa Speaker Dragged to EFCC over alleged Scam

NPS: Prison Congestion, Not Our Fault

Petroleum Tankers Drivers Call-off Strike

THISDAY Editor’s Father Kidnapped

Yar’Adua Now ECOWAS Chairman

Oshiomhole Pays Respect to Late CPS

Interior Ministry Relinquishes Police Arm

‘TI Rating, Not Essential in Anti-graft War’

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Calypso to Reward Consumers

Corrupt Charges: Court Convicts Igbinedion, Ex-gov to Pay N3.5m Fine

2007 Poll: Soyinka Slams S’ Court Verdict

Afribank Launches Nigeria’s ‘First True Credit Card’

Bank PHB Acquires Spring Bank

Yar’Adua Renews His Mission

Obaigbena, Dangote Condole Oshiomhole

Anti-graft War: ‘FG’ll Not Be Distracted’

Yar’Adua Seeks Powerful Armed Forces

Bellview Expands Domestic, Int’l Operations

Again, Igbinedion apologises to Oba of Benin

Tanker Drivers’ Strike Enters Third Day

Rwanda Genocide Master-mind Jailed for Life

New Ministers Resume Work, Promise Good Perfomance

Gusau: YaGusau: Yar’Adua, Shagari, Govs in Zamfarar’Adua, Shagari, Govs in Zamfara

Rural Telephony: FG Shortlists 5 Firms

SEC Appoints 2 Additional Market Makers

FG Probes Threat to Ribadu’s Life

House in Rowdy Session over N118bn Virement

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NISER: 85% of Firms in Nigeria Unregistered

Ministers: Strengths & Weaknesses

No Hidden Expenditure in 2009 Budget, Says Yar’adua

Fuel Scarcity Looms as Tanker Drivers Begin Strike

Muhtar, Ex-DMO DG, To Be Named Finance Minister

Turai’s Delegation Visits Jos, Shuns Jang

Somalia: FG to Deploy ECOMOG Soldiers

ICPC recovers N15.36bn from public officers in 12 months

Rule of Law: Go Beyond Rhetorics, NBA Tells Yar’Adua

We’ll Tell Nigerians the Truth, Says Akunyili

FEC Approves N2.1bn for Ex-Nigeria Airways Staff

OPEC Members Agree to 2mbpd Production Cut

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Metuh Accuses Ogbulafor of ‘Undue Interference’

Alumaco Shareholders Endorse Recapitalisation

Commonwealth, NCCE Decry Poor

Rencap Okays Bank PHB’s Acquisition Plan

Ministries’ Restructuring: Yar’Adua Raises Fresh Panel

Iwu: Equating Ghana’s Polls with Nigeria’s Erroneous

THISDAY Awards 2009: Equity of the Year Nominees Emerge

Senate: Executive Underestimate Budget

NNPC: Fuel Price Stays at N70 for Now

Ogbulafor Petitions SSS, MTN

‘FIRS Didn’t Divert N36bn Chevron Tax Payment’

Hunger, Poverty Caused Jos Crisis – Sultan, Onaiyekan

Meningitis Outbreak Claims 24 in Sokoto

Soyinka, Ike, Gureje Bag National Merit Award

Senate Screens Ekaette

Zimbabwe: Yar’Adua Approves Relief for Refugees

Maathai Faults African Leaders on Degradation

Power: Insecurity Threatens 6,000 Megawatts Target – House

N’Delta: Why We Abandoned N79.2bn Road Contract – Julius Berger

Yahaya Gusau Laid to Rest

Soludo: Naira Depreciation, Deliberate Policy to Stabilise Economy

Nigeria to Supply 25% of US Oil by 2015

Aondoakaa: I Didn’t Bribe S’Court Justices

Monday, December 15, 2008

LP Flays N65bn Contract Awards by Agagu

Babalola Harmonises FCTA Treasury Receipts

Air Traffic Controllers Rescind Ultimatum

Ekiti high chief bathed with acid

House: N20.4bn Allocation Inadequate for Aviation

S’South Lawmakers Tackle FG over Allocation to Region

New Ministers to Be Sworn in Tomorrow

THISDAY Awards 2009: Board of Editors Releases More Nominees

FG Set to Reduce Pump Price of Fuel

Academics, Epidemics and Politics for Launch

UBA to Extend Operations to 23 African Countries

No Nigerian Was Killed in Gambia, Says Envoy

Forget Presidency, Lamido Tells Buhari

PDP Lawmakers Accuse AC of Plotting Oni’s Impeachment

FG Pledges Support for Local Steel Projects

Ex-S’Court Judge Seeks Removal of Immunity Clause

Yar’Adua to Confer Merit Award on Soyinka Today

I’m Not Involved in INEC Litigation – Uche

FG, German Firm Sign MoU on N300bn Desert Control Project

Atiku, Buhari Can’t Join PDP, Says AC

Air 100% Nigerian Programmes, FG Tells Broadcasters

...Directs Security Agencies to Protect Corp Members

Appeal Court Affirms Shagaya’s Election

Yahaya Gusau dies at 93

Yar’Adua: FG to Strengthen Democracy

Ife: Robbers Raid Banks, Kill 10

Sunday, December 14, 2008

2009 JV Budgets: NNPC Secures Instruments to Meet Shortfalls

2007 Poll: Lawyers Submit N1.6bn Bill to INEC

Uncertainty Over Production Sharing Contracts

Global Crisis: Nigeria Loses N177bn Oil Revenue

Politician Lauds Orji over Xmas Security Plan

Anambra Fed Constituency: S’Court Fixes March 6 for Judgment

Council Polls: Call Gov to Order, AC Tells Yar’Adua

Badagry Expressway: Landlords Seek Diversion of Project

Cancer Appeal Fund Launched for Omoruyi

NBA: Iwu, Threat to Democracy

Don’t Be Distracted, Kutigi Tells Tribunal Judges

Ministerial Nominee: Senators Allege Threats to Lives

Save Me from Deportation, Nigerian Cleric Begs Bush

Ohanaeze Lists Way Forward for Igbo

NAPEP to Launch Village Trust Fund

PDP Chieftain Counsels Opposition Parties

I’ll Transform Ijebu North, Says Council Boss

C’River’ll Attain MDGs Target By 2010, Says Imoke

Illegal Operation: FG Impounds Foreign Ship

Oshiomhole Weeps at PA’s Burial

Stock Market: Otudeko Predicts Better Times

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Govt to Unveil N20bn Devt Plan

Govt Assures on Crime-free Yuletide

Cleric Tasks Nigerians on Peace

Obi Assures on Clean Environment

Monarch Lauds Adenuga over Globacom

‘How to End Kidnapping’

High Education Cost Worries Onaiyekan

THISDAY Awards 2009: The Nominees So Far

Russian Wins 2008 Miss World Pageant

APGA Flags-off 2010 Guber Campaigns

The Secret of Our Success, By Ghana’s Electoral Boss

As More Nigerians React to Supreme Court Judgement... Buhari: Why I Can’t Work with Yar’Adua

How to Tackle Graft, By Fashola

NDDC Disowns Ministerial Slot Lobbyists

Single Currency: Nigeria, Others Meet in Yaounde Monday

Nwachukwu, Edo CPS, Dies in Autocrash

Friday, December 12, 2008

Nigeria, Third Best in Peacekeeping, COAS

Ministers: Yar’Adua Nominates Ekaette, Others

...President, PDP Extends Hand of Fellowship

Dangote suspends investment in new plants

It’s Settled... S/Court Affirms Yar’Adua

JTF Frees Five Hostages Arrests, Three

Thursday, December 11, 2008

AC Flays Ohakim over Judges

I Did Not Divert N100m – Ex-Minister

On-line Supreme Court Report Launched

Death of 5 Kids: Police Parade Suspect

Hoodlums Kidnap LG Chairman’s Mother

Global Crisis: CBN Retains Interest Rate at 9.75%

Uwais C’ttee Recommends Independent Candidature

House Wants Yar’Adua to Enforce Austerity Measures

Security Beefed Up at S’Court

THISDAY Awards 2009: More Nominees Emerge

FERMA: Abuja Airport Road Rehabilitation to Gulp N120m

Jos Violence: ASUU Seeks Prosecution of Sponsors

Yar’Adua seeks closer ties with Finland, Gabon

Olatawura’s Virtues Extolled at Memorial Session

WAGP for Commissioning as NNPC, Senate C’ttee Differ on Gas Flare-out

FG Reiterates Faith in Industrial Cluster Concept

My Pikin: NAFDAC Nabs Another Chemical Marketer

Ribadu Re-appears, Visits EFCC Office

FRSC Bags Prince Michael International Award

ANPP Crisis Irredeemable – Zamfara Gov

‘Plight of Bakassi Returnees Requires National Attention’

...Approves N6bn for Pensioners

Oil Price: FG Seeks Alternative Sources of Revenue

Naira: Senate Summons FG’s Economic Team

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oceanic Named ‘Best Bank in Nigeria’

THISDAY Awards 2009: Nominees for Banks Category Released

‘Illegal Oil Bunkering Declining’

Govt to Construct N2bn Children’s Hospital

Okada Riders’ Officials Stab Soldier

ICT: Ndukwe Tasks S’East Gov

Ghana: Presidential Run-Off Holds Dec 28

Again, Oceanic Bags 2008 Bank of the Year Award

THISDAY Award: Nominees for Banks Category Released

...Seeks Removal of Immunity Clause

2007 Poll: Yar’Adua Knows Fate Tomorrow

Rights Group Seeks Action against Child Poverty

Plateau: Aliero Faults Call for Emergency Declaration

Ekiti PDP Protests Omotoba’s Ministerial Nomination

Ogbulafor: Blackmailers After me over Ekweme Report

Babalola Goes Tough on Sub-standard Mass Housing

Senate to Confirm 5 More Ministerial Nominees Today

Yar’Adua Hails Fallen Heroes

UN: Corruption Impedes Devt, Human Rights

JTF Faults Filipino Captain’s Hijack Claim

‘How to Actualise Vision 20: 2020’

Protect Ribadu, NLC Urges Yar’Adua

Bandwith: Investors Mount Ambitious Plan for African Satellite

Arik Commences Lagos-London Route Monday

W’ Bank Gives Poorest Countries $2bn

Jesse Jackson’s Son Named in Illinois Gov Scandal

FEC Approves N12.2bn Loan for Health Projects

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Shekarau Denies Presidential Ambition

‘Anti-graft War Without Children Futile’

Gov, Lawmakers’ Harmony Hinged on Lamido’s Background

2011: ‘Vacancy Exists in Govt House’

How My Vessel Was Hijacked By Militants – Captain

World Bank: Economic Downturn on Developing Countries ’ll Dim

Omoruyi Battling with Cancer

EFCC Launches Global Campaign against Corruption

N’Assembly Lists Conditions for Passage

Anxiety Mounts over Ghana Election Results

Nigeria, S’Africa to Strenghten Bilateral Relations

UC Rusal Alscon to Start Domestic Sale of Aluminium

Senate Begins Screening of 5 Ministerial Nominees Today

World Oil Demand to Decline by 500,000bpd

Fragile States: Kofi Annan Seeks Concerted Action

Mystery Fire Kills Okiro’s Aide

Opposition Parties Threaten Democracy, Says Shinkafi

AU, EU Hail Ghana Polls as Tension Mounts over Result

US Gov Arrested for Planning to Sell Obama’s Seat

Monday, December 08, 2008

Politicians, Management Feud over Hospital Director

Govt Commissions 500 Waste Bins, 6 Trucks

Oshiomhole Demands New Orientation from Leaders

Cleric Cautions Politicians on Violence

CJ Warns Judges over Stringent Bail Condition

CNPP, AC: FG Not Serious with Electoral Reforms

Two Killed as US Fighter Jet Crashes in San Diego

Ghana: Ministers, MPs, Party Chieftains Defeated

Hajj: Death Toll Rises Now 32

Akpabio Warns: Economy Could Collapse in 6 Months

UBA Bags Another Award

Fresh Shell, Agge Crisis Averted

NIPR, Youth Parliament Flay Jos Killings

Teaching Hospitals Not Well Funded –House

THISDAY Editorial Board Member Ordained Priest

Anti-graft War Waning, Group Tells Yar’Adua

Yarima: Shinkafi’s Defection, Kiss of Death

I’ve No Political Ambition, Says Olanipekun

Ugochukwu Greets Abia Muslims

States: Enahoro Seeks Bi-cameral Legislature

Aliyu: Crisis Hinders North’s Devt

Hope Rises on Malaria Vaccine

Yar’Adua in Katsina for Sallah

EFCC Quizzes National Award Holder

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Commissioner Tasks Councils on Revenue

Clark, Daniel, NACOMYO Condemn Jos Mayhem

Opposition Parties Cautioned

Jos Violence : Northern Youths Seek Probe

Accountability: FG Commends UBTH

S’South Govs Move to Galvanise Economy

FRSC Begins Offensive against Fake Drivers

2009 May be Tough, Local Oil Contractors Warned

Yar’Adua, at Sallah, Promises Free, Fair Polls

Drugs: 165 Nigerian Women in British Prisons

Ghana: Opposition Candidate in Early Lead

Naira crash: Oil to rake in extra N530bn

Lagos PDP Restates Opposition to LG Poll

House Seeks More Funds for Akanu Ibiam Airport

My Election Not Monetarily Induced – Fashola

Why We’re Ahead in Rice Production – Aliyu

Council Purchases Vehicles for Vigilante

Osun Partners FG, AfDB on Water

Gov Tasks NYSC Members on Nation-building

Mimiko, Saraki’s Wife Greet Muslims at Sallah

Osogbo–Gbongan Road Dualisation to Gulp N3bn

FHA To Recapitalise Mortgage Arm

Ohakim Proposes N134.7bn for 2009

FCT: AP Dispensing Pumps Sealed

Kwara Shariah Council Faults Female Guber Candidacy

Bayelsa is Working, Says Sylva

Edo PDP crisis: Anenih, Ogbemudia, Osunbor meet

Ngige Tasks South-east Governors on Bad Roads

Omisore Warns on Deficit Financing Options

Plateau Relaxes Curfew

Eid-el-Kabir: Saraki, Uduaghan, Fashola, Shekarau Preach Tolerance

Saturday, December 06, 2008

... NASFAT Frowns at Jos Riots

Suswam Charges FRCN on Programmes

Group Seeks End to Sectarian Crises

Lawmakers Drag State Assembly to Court

‘God-fatherism, Bane of Nigerian Politics’

Veterinary Doctors Get Official Nod

S’East PDP Tasks Members on Court Cases

Mark Tasks Nigerians on Education

CBN moves to shore up naira

Ghanaians Elect New President Today

Leaders Urge Peace as Muslims Mark Eid-El-Kabir

Ali: We Wont Beg Atiku to Return to PDP

Accountants Can Consult for FIRS, Not to Practice Taxation – CITN President

Tribal Crisis Claims 10 Lives

BBC Award: Kanu, Walcott Know Fate Today

JTF Kills 2 Militants in Gun Duel

ANPP May Sue Shinkafi for Dumping Party

THISDAY Lifetime Achievement Awards

Friday, December 05, 2008

House Vows Not to Rubber Stamp Budget

PDP may throw BoT chairmanship open

O.J. Simpson Jailed 33 years for Robbery

THISDAY Awards 2009 Holds January 14 in Abuja

Landing Cost of Petrol Now N39.17/Litre

Nigeria Loses N25bn to Piracy, Sea Robberies

‘Akunyili Should Resign over My Pikin Tragedy’

‘Leadership Tussle Responsible for Jos Crises’

.... PFN, Bishop Adebiyi Flay FG

Enugu Seeks Death Penalty for Kidnappers

Clark: Okah’s Trial Must Be Open

Zamfara Gov, ANPP State Exco Defect to PDP

Thursday, December 04, 2008

‘Why Ajaokuta Steel Can’t Start Work Now’

Glo ‘Rock n Rule’ Dangles 3 Cars at Subscribers

Yar’Adua Pledges to Eradicate Malaria

MAN Tasks FG on Infrastructure, Security

Senator’s 77-Year-Old Mother Kidnapped

Augie: Constitution, Not Nigeria’s Problem

Govt Revives Commodity Board Scheme

Police Rescue Akunyili’s Brother from Kidnappers

N’Assembly Faults Usman’s Statement on Budget

Enahoro, Danjuma Emerge THISDAY Lifetime Award Winners

PDP Fingers ANPP in Jos Crisis

Where is Ribadu?

Minister: Orlu Insists on Zoning

FCT: 15,000 Land Titles Ready for Collection

Iyabo-Obasanjo: Afe Babalola Petitions IG

Airport Facilities: Airbus to Partner FG

2 Escape Death, N50m Property Burnt

N2bn Loan: Amaechi Seeks N’Assembly’s Help

Budget: Ex-CBN Gov Bemoans High Recurrent Expenditure

Security Operatives Foil Attempt to Kidnap Mobil Expatriate Workers

Nigeria, Russia to Conclude Bi-lateral Agreements

Industrialist, Adebowale, Passes On

Utomi to Head S’South Economic Summit C’ttee

15,000mw: We Can Meet Gas Requirement –FG

Vision 2020: FG Seeks State Specific Plans

Robbery Scare: Banks Offer Skeletal Services

CBN Sells $180m at Inter-bank

Ibori’s Wife Has No Case To Answer – Court

NITEL: New Core Investor Ready Dec 15 –FG

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Eko Bridge: Govt to Shut Mainland End for 3 Days

How to Develop Our State, By Akinmade

Killer Cop Bags 7-year Jail Term

Constitution Review: N’Assembly to Consider Power Devolution

Ohakim, Sambo Laud 2009 Budgetary Provisions

Senate Confirms Egwu, 12 Others as Ministers

Yar’Adua Seeks $500m Bond for Budget Deficit

Jos: Senate Demands Past Inquiry Reports

World Body Links Ribadu’s Travails to Ex-Gov

CBN to intervene as Naira Crashes Again

Taylor: Falana Wants Customs Officer Reinstated

New Helmsman Moves to Reposition FHA

Security Beefed Up as Shinkafi Joins PDP Friday

Generator Fume Kills 4

‘Nigeria Loses N450bn Yearly to Bad Roads’

Robbery Scare: Banks Close in Ibadan

EFCC: We’re Still on Course

AIDS: African Leaders Urge Prevention

FEC Approves Renovation of Speaker’s Quarters

14 Oil Thieves Trapped Inside NNPC Tank

2008 Budget: Shamsudeen Blames Lawmakers for Poor Performance

Nigerian, US senators seek stronger defence relations


N’Delta Crisis: ‘Nigeria Loses 397, 697bpd’

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

‘Nigeria Has Effective Legislation to Protect Foreign Investment’

Galaxy Backbone, Not a Monopoly – MD

2011: Opposition Plan Joint Candidate

Tribunal Upholds Idris’ Election

S’East Govs Parley Legislators on Ecology, Security

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Unknown Gunmen Assassinate Traditional Ruler

‘We Remain Steadfastly Focused’

My Pikin: Death Toll Rises to 33

…Niger Delta Leaders Kick

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Nigerian Youths: Firm Releases Research Findings

Strike: NMA Appeals to LASUTH Doctors

Fasehun Accuses Gani Adams of Masterminding Crisis

SON Endorses Imoke’s Cassava Flour Project

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French Navy Ship Docks in Nigeria

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Ogun ANPP Disowns Chairman

Tertiary Institutions for Health Insurance Scheme

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