This Day News Archive for March 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Govt to Review Civil, Criminal Justice System

Varsity Enforces Directive on Lecturers

5 Perish in Boat Mishap

FG to Spend N130bn on Gurara Power Plant

NOI Polls: More Nigerians Feel Meltdown Pains

Kidnapped Bank MD’s Mother Regains Freedom

Bunkering: JTF to Go after Retired Generals

US Congress Revives Anti-OPEC Bill

A’Court Orders Re-trial of Aregbesola's Petition

Budget Deficits: FG, States to Borrow N1.6tr

Odunewu Tasks Coroner on Son-in-Law’s Death

Zamfara Threatens to Sack Striking Teachers

Bauchi PDP Prepares to Receive Yuguda

Micro-credit: Association Seeks Oni’s Probe

Work with Jang, Ogbulafor Tells PDP Faction

Saraki Decries Religious Crises in North

MRS Takes over Texaco

CP: I’m in Ogun to Fight Crime, Not for Politics

Ekiti Rerun: Oni Backs Deployment of Soldiers

Ex-Beauty Queen, Ibinabo, Remanded in Kirikiri

1,359 Nigerians Deported from US in 7 Years

Trans-Saharan Highway Ready in 2012 – Envoy

Lagos to Arrest Loitering Students

Magistrate Refuses to Sign Oshin’s Bail

2011: Odili, Akande Deny Plot against Yar’Adua

CIT: Senate C’ttee May Probe FIRS

2008 Budget: FG Explains Poor Implementation

Fayemi: I Have No Deal with Fayose

FG Votes N2.8trn on Police Reform

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Treason: AC Wants PDP Officials Interrogated

Fashola: Nigeria, Ghana Share Similar Electoral Laws

Unpaid Tax: Senate Summons Oil Majors

I Can’t Be Embarrassed – Obasanjo

Meltdown: Audit Failure May Prolong Nigeria Crisis

Why Nigerians Are Investing in Ghana by Vice-President Mahama

Oyinlola, Aregbesola Know Fate Today

Poor Security Exposes MMA’s Underbelly

Halliburton: FG Asks US to Name Indicted Nigerians

2011: North Plots Against Yar’Adua

‘Why We’re Floating Political Movement’

Senate C’tte Blames Food Insecurity on Past Neglect

S’South Govs to Host Investment Forum

$5bn Bauchi Refinery Takes off April

A’Ibom Purchases 1,300 Transformers

Delta Suspends GM, Board of Radio, TV

Agbaso: A’Court to Decide On Stay of Proceedings

Shinkafi Gives Condition for Reconciling with Yarim

Yar’Adua: FG to Reform Education

Gowon Identifies Nigeria’s Woes

Ogun Lawmaker, Aide Arrested over Firearms

FG Moves against Cartel in FAAN

Obasanjo Solicited My Support for 3rd Term – Mantu

FG to Inject Fresh N40bn into Power Sector

Oshiomhole Collected N911m As Security Vote, Says Edo Speaker

Nigeria Needs Economic Stimulus Package – Akpabio

WHO: Serious Outbreak of Meningitis Hits Nigeria

Economy: Babalola, Soludo, Bank Chiefs Meet Today

BPE Re-deploys Directors

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Govt, W’Bank Partner on Sanitation

Egwu Proposes Entrance Exam into Schools

Virgin Nigeria appoints new officers

...Oshiomhole: Meltdown, Failure of Deregulation Policy

Debt Relief Saved Nigeria, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Mantu: I Spearheaded Plateau Emergency Rule

Lawmakers to Consider Bill on Metallurgical Institute

House Condemns Overseas Medical Trips

Akpabio Tasks Govs on Education

Maritime Union Gets New President

‘Why We Won’t Vacate Office, By Council Bosses’

Varsity Organises Seminar on Governance

REDAN Turns Searchlight on Members

RTEAN Tasks FG on Roads

Govt Earmarks N2bn for Erosion Control

‘Abstain from Izunaso Recall Referendum’

Transcorp Hilton Joins Climate Change Initiative

PDP to Enforce Party Discipline

Meltdown: New Spending Policy Under way

‘How to Survive Global Economic Meltdown’

Imoke: Calabar Airport for Concessioning

Obasanjo Inaugurates Yola Modern Market

Gov’s Wife Laments Maternal Mortality Rate

Tunisia’s Victory Puts Eagles Under Pressure

El-Rufai Hires US Lawyer to Fight Persecution

Encomiums as Gbong Gwom is Buried

Friday, March 27, 2009

Power Probe Review C’ttee Threatens

AC Spokesman, Lai Mohammed, Regains Freedom

Atiku: Opponents Want to Smear My Name over Halliburton

S’Court Orders Fresh Trial of Petition Against Yar’Adua

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Nigeria’s Credit Rating

Orlu’s New Igwe Lists Priorities

Adesanya: Police Withdrawal Stalls Judgment

PHCN Workers Threaten Power Disruption

PTDF: Court Throws Out Suit against Obasanjo

2011: Group Urges Ugochukwu Not to Run

CNPP Intensifies Efforts to Oust Iwu

PDP, AC Clash in Ekiti Campaign Rally

Muhtar, Soludo for Economic Forum

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Energy Firms Announce Outcome of Field Appraisal

Ogbulafor Denies Dubai Parley with Atiku

Lawmaker Assaults Reporter

Senate Seeks Regulation of Hazardous e-Products

Govt Woos Estate Developers, Industrialists

Meningitis Kills 77 in Two States

‘Spain, Critical Partner in Economic, Political Devt’

Fidau: Security Men Lock Out Yar’Adua’s Sister

SEC Seeks to Revive Stock Market with Tax Incentives

FG: How we’ll attain 6,000MW

Archaic law threatens anti-graft war

Police Orderlies: House, NBA Condemn Withdrawal

‘Why We Have Frequent Industrial Strife’

‘How armed robbers killed policemen in Delta CP’s convoy’

Empowerment: EFInA Launches Innovation Fund

Protest at Edo Assembly over Budget

Ekiti Assembly Warns Yar’Adua against Deploying Soldiers

NEMA to Use Satellite for Disaster Management

Fashola Seeks Churches’ Support in Devt

PPA Pulls Out of Proposed Mega Party

Impersonation: NAC Leader, Agoro, Arraigned

2011: Minority Parties Kick against Automatic Tickets

Folarin Bemoans Level of Education

CNPP: We’ll Drag Obasanjo to Court Soon

Group Wants Dangote, Otedola to Reconcile

BPE to Refocus Privatisation Programme

Collapsed Building: Lagos to Defray Cost of Burial

Vaswani Brothers: EFCC Arrests Two Customs Officers

Soku Gas Plant: Nigeria Loses N144bn

Category 1: US Expresses Confidence in Nigeria

FG Expresses Anxiety over US Energy Policies

N22.6bn Education Funds Not Accessed by States, UBE

Oba of Benin condemns Edo Assembly over budget

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I’ll Not Sack Workers – LG Boss

Osotimehin: TB Nigeria’s Major Challenge

We’re Not Faceless, Group Replies Kalu

PDD, AC Trade Words over Attack

FG to Improve LGs’ Financial Strength

Firm Seeks Partnership on Water Transportation

Yar’Adua Loses Sister

SEC Probes AP’s Share Manipulation Allegation

NNPC’s Contributions to Federation Account Drop

I’m Going Back to My Village Empty, Says Man Who Lost Wife and 2 Kids

Judges, Commissioners to Lose Police Orderlies

Toxic Assets: Iroche Asks FG to Emulate US

Move Beyond Iwu, Senator Tells Nigerians

UN: ‘Obama’s Open to Security Council Reform’

Anguish As Fire Destroys N3bn Goods in Enugu

IG Raises Squad for Nigeria/Cameroon Border

Maskin, Duke to Discuss Africa at Spanish Forum

Idris: Kogi Staff Audit, Not Political

Folarin, Awe, Akinkugbe for UI Anniversary Symposium

EFCC Re-arraigns Ladoja in Lagos

‘N70bn Textile Funds’ll be Ready Soon’

Senators Get N60bn for Constituency Projects

House Summons SGF, NNPC Boss over Contract

Lawyer: ‘Politics Behind Scrapped Korean Oil Deal’

PDP: Automatic Tickets Undemocratic

Police Arrest Another Journalist

Gunmen Kill 8 Policemen in Delta CP’s Convoy

19 Political parties agree on mega party

Meltdown: CBN Doesn’t Have All Solutions, Says Soludo

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

VP, Okiro for Ekwueme Summit

Abducted Editor Regains Freedom

Manager: Fani-Kayode Lodged N25m Cash in Bank

Jakande Tasks Yar’Adua on Credible Elections

Muhtar: Why There’s No Stimulus Package

Man Killed, Several Trapped as Lagos Building Collapses

FG Projects 51.8% Rise in Non-oil Revenue

Dearth of Commissioners Hits INEC

Yar’Adua Will Run in 2011, Says PDP

AD: Shitta-Bey, Not Koleosho, Is Our Chair

Lesotho seeks closer ties with Nigeria

Produce Ibinabo, Court Orders Doctor

Halliburton: Senate Urges FG to Prosecute Bribe Takers

Again, Robbers Attack Bullion Van, Kill 2

‘Nigeria won’t recognise Madagascar govt’

Oil Workers Shelve Planned Strike

Osomo: I Allocated FG’s Houses on Obasanjo’s Directive

Meningitis Kills 78 in Kano

Council of State Rejects Scrapping of SIEC

Monday, March 23, 2009

‘Eastern Ports Can Decongest Lagos‘

‘We’ll Retain Workforce Despite Global Meltdown’

Accident Claims 6 on Maiduguri-Damaturu Road

House Begins Groundwork on Constitution Review

AC Accusses PDP of Planning to Distrupt GSM Service

US: How Nigeria’s Democracy Can Advance

Electoral Reform: National Council of State Meets Today

Imo: Ohakim Floors Araraume at Appeal Court

Shell’s Onshore Production Drops to 300,000 Barrels

CBN Pegs Maximum Interest Rate at 22%

Okiro writes Yar’Adua

Tenure: Senators Rally Round Iwu

Fashola Charges Religious Leaders on Corruption

House Summons Minister over Fertiliser Contracts

‘Why Nigerian Goods Can’t Break into Irish Markets’

Electoral Reform: FG’s Sincere – Minister

House Summons AGF over Pension Arrears

BA Predicts Gloom in Aviation Industry Till 2011

CJN Lauds Hardworking Judges, Kadis

FG Allocates N20bn to Revive Railway

Court Revokes Bail of 24 Rights Activists

I’ll return to Nigeria soon – el-Rufai

NECO Cancels 21,201 Results

Oba of Benin Marks 30 Years on Throne

Robbers Kill 2 Policemen, Pregnant Woman

Yar’Adua Pledges to Modernise Armed Forces

Lassa Fever Outbreak Blamed on Poor Sanitation

Police Rake N12m at Newspaper Launch

Vaswani Brothers’ accounts frozen

NDLEA Discovers Drug in Snail Shells

Shun Confrontation, FG Urges Labour

Ekiti Re-run: Oni, Fayemi Sign Undertaking

IMF: Banks Recovery, Panacea for Economic Meltdown

FG Seeks Extension of Continental Shelf

Govs Oppose Conduct of LG Poll by INEC

Defiant Bashir in Eritrea

Oil Workers Storm N/Assembly

Ohakim Wins Appeal

CBN Pegs Interest Rate at 22%

'Iwu to Exit in 2010'

Ogbulafor Warns Against Insulting Presidency

Yar’Adua Promises Modern Military

Vaswanis Have Case to Answer- EFCC Insists

Obama Annouces $1trn Assets Recovery Plan

Dalai Lama Carpets S/Africa for Visa Refusal

Sunday, March 22, 2009

200 Housing Units for Victims of Landslide

Power Minister Wades into PHCN, Govt Crisis

LGs: Ignore ALGON, NULGE Tells Members

Federalism: Folarin, Oyovbaire, Elaigu for Benin

Indigenes to Raise N10bn for Mega City Project

HURIWA Alleges Dismissal of Women in Govt

Don’t Rig Guber Re-run, Fasanmi Warns FG

FG Moves to Avert Nationwide Strike

Jade Goody, UK Big Brother Star, Dies at 27

AC, CNPP Fault PDP’s Destabilisation Plot

Pipeline Vandalism Grounds 26 NNPC Depots

PDP Forces Move to Scuttle Atiku’s Return

Dollar Crashes at Parallel Market

Iwu’s Tenure: Abuja Weighs Options

Yar’Adua Names Hassan DG of NCWS

Police Arrest Monarch, 4 Others over Murder

PDP Bars Members from Unauthorised Meetings

KEKE-NAPEP Tricycles Gulp N2.4bn

FG Sets up C’ttee on Labour Relations

FG: 200 on Death Row

Yar’Adua Arrives Ondo Today

UBA, Citibank Give MTN Cote d’Ivoire $150m Facility

Kpakol Dismisses Nigeria’s Poverty Rating

Don’t Block Drainage Channels, Fashola Tells V'Island Residents

Akpabio: SIEC Should Conduct Council Polls

300 Militants for Leadership Training in Jos

Decongestion: Task Force to Move Overtime Containers to Onne

Vaswani Brothers Fault EFCC’s Claim

Chevron Closes 60% Equity Sale in Texaco

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sanders, Duke, Others Race for Cancer Cure

Strike: Oil Workers, FG Meet Tomorrow

Yar’Adua Tasks Varsities on Funding

EFCC Acting Our Rivals’ Scripts, Says Vaswani

Nigerian Males Outnumber Females, Says FG

ANPP Disowns Yuguda

Concern Mounts over Iwu’s Tenure

Govt Spends N150bn on Roads

Obi Seeks Creation of New Inland Ports

‘NHIS Has Achieved 90% of Its Goal’

Uduaghan Partners Italian Power Firm

Gowon Seeks Physical Devt of Schools

Group Flays Ogbulafor over Remarks

FG, States Urged to Supervise Ecological Projects

Assembly Summons Broadcast Outfit over Alleged Fraud

Council to Establish Community Farms

Ex-ICP Boss Cautions on Dietary Habit

Fashola Commissions Refuse Loading Station

Govt Okays 27.5% Teachers’ Salary

Group Tasks States on Sharia

Nnamani’s Camp Sets Condition for Reconciliation

Obi to Spend N1.7bn on Varsity

Govt, Mobil Sign MoU on Devt

UNICEF, SUBEB to Sponsor 350 Students

‘Uduaghan Has Accelerated Grassroots Devt’

Fashola Wants Electoral Loopholes Probed

ACF Wants Banks’ Illiquidity Probed

Maduekwe Probes N1.5bn Fuel Allocation

My Faith in Nigeria Unshaken, Says Iwu

Friday, March 20, 2009

Demand for Unchallenged Return Stalls PDP Special Convention

Church of Nigeria Backs Anglican Church of N/America

Kogi Accountant-General in Near Brawl with Governor

‘Probe Panel Report Was Distorted’

Halliburton: Obasanjo Did Not Indict Me, Says Atiku

African Union Suspends Madagascar

EFCC Declares Vaswani Brothers Wanted

Nigerian protests deportation order in Italy

Commisioners Disagree over Kebbi Debt

NLC Warns FG on Ondo Crisis

‘NLNG Prizes Aimed at Celebrating Excellence’

Liverpool Draw Chelsea in Champions League

JTF Dismantles Militants’ Camp in Warri

IPMAN Staff Set for Strike

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Mission to the Great Lakes Region, by Obasanjo

Appeal Court Sacks Osun LG Chiefs

Yar’Adua: FG to spend N33bn on six federal universities

Legislators, 36 Govs Okay Pay Cut

Hope Rises as Oil Hits $52

FG Approves N117bn for Power Projects

Obasanjo: I’m Ready to Face More Probes

NCC Seeks Ministry’s Support against Piracy

‘Nigeria’s Winning Money Laundering Battle’

N63bn Hajj Debt: NAHCON Refutes Story

‘Why We Patronised Indigenous Firms’

LGs: Follow Due Process, FG Tells Mimiko

Russia, Nigeria Sign Energy Pact

Massive Expansion for Airports

Power Probe: House Sets up Fresh Panel

Senate to Wade into Halliburton Bribery Scandal

Court Orders Arrest of Ibinabo, Ex-Beauty Queen

Gov Alleges Death Threat over Stoppage of N100m Monthly Pay to Militants

800 Benefit from Free Eye Surgery

Skill Acquisition: Shagari Tasks Wealthy Individuals

Township Road: Govt Okays N10bn

Corps Members Immunised against Meningitis

Re-branding: Idika Kalu Seeks Meaningful Changes

Constitution: Govt Inaugurates Review C’ttee

Ekiti: INEC Denies Calling for Soldiers

‘Amaechi Passionate About Devt’

Iwu: INEC’ll Peg Campaign Funds

Terrorism Threat: Makinde Seeks FG’s Action

You must not fail, Fawehinmi tells Mimiko

N’Delta: ‘Release of Funds’ll Hasten Devt’

Gunmen Kill 6 Policemen

‘Ondo Crisis, Challenge for Yar’Adua’

Izunaso: PDP Rejects Recall Plan

Aviation Sector Sets for FAA Review

Dangerous Driving: FRSC Impounds Pilot Car

Presidency: Senate Seeks Removal of National Hospital

Kwara Accuses PHCN over Power Station

NFIU: 267 Suspicious Transactions Reported in 2008

Ogundeji: Coroner Summons Pathologist, DPO

Court of Appeal Sacks Osun Council Chiefs

FRSC Impounds House Speaker’s Pilot Car for Dangerous Driving

Finally Senate Wades into Halliburton Bribery Scandal

AGF Insists Mimiko Must Observe Due Process

Tsonga Quake Provokes South Pacific Tsunami

Pope Warns Africans Against Materialism

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

JCCR: Ekweremadu Raises Hope

S’African Firm to Build Sugar Plant

SSAUTHURAI Begins Strike Today

Govt Spends N123.5bn on Roads, Airports

Kidnappers Free CBN Dep Gov’s Mother

Reform Agenda: Nigeria’s Made Progress, Says Sultan

Oni: Why Fayose’s angry with me

Abducted Editor Surfaces in Bayelsa

Ondo: House in Rowdy Session, Opposition Walks Out of Sitting

Tribunal Stops Sale of Texaco

Bomb Blast: Experts Alert on Strange Objects

Power Probe Crashes As ‘Authors’ Disown Report

French Court Fines Etete $10.5m

Toxic Assets: CBN Sends Examiners After Banks

Senate Wants Ombudsman’s Office Filled

‘Nigerians to Benefit from S’Africa’s New Visa Regime’

NDLEA Clears Air on Ipinmisho

FG Targets 1m Jobs

Arogundade: I Didn’t Order Naval Ratings to Beat Okere

INEC Slates Ekiti Guber Rerun for April 25

Senate Tracks N1.54bn in Agric Ministry

PenCom: Workers Lose N3.14bn

Senate wants N56bn loans to ex-bank chiefs recovered

Gas exploration: FG shortlists 15 foreign firms

Ekiti Elections: Oni, Fayemi Get INEC's April 25 Nod

CBN to Strengthen Naira Soon

FEC Targets 1m Jobs in 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Amaechi Unfair to Odili, Says Ex-SSG

Author Preaches Peace at Book Launch

Political Office Holders’ Pay Slashed by 30%

Efforts to Reconcile Daniel, PDP Leaders Fail

With ‘Good People, Great Nation,’ Nigeria Rebrands

Scientists Find Key to Stopping Malaria

Appeal Court Upholds Alao-Akala’s Election

Madagascar: Confusion as President Quits

Another bomb goes off at Ikeja Cantonment

Council Crisis: Mimiko Heads for Court

Again, CBN Moves to Rescue Crashing Naira

Fika Gets New Emir

NBA to Check Disobedience of Court Orders

Unilorin VC Wants Professors to Retire at 70

Economy: FG Seeks More Private Sector Involvement

Iwu: INEC’s Committed to 2011 Election

JTF Nabs 18 Suspected Oil Thieves

Jos: Ajibola Panel Asked to Summon IBB

Court Okays EFCC’s Probe of Rivers Official

US Begins Security Assessment on Abuja Airport

Don’t Go Back to PDP, Akande Warns Atiku

Kudirat: Court Joins DMI as Respondent

Convention: PDP Leadership Parley Senators

Ekiti Rerun: Fayose’s Escorts Withdrawn

e-Waste: National Policy to Restrict Import Underway

Council Lists Challenges of Ports Performance

FG Selects Kwara, 9 Others for Rice Production

Minister Lists Obstacles to Power Target

Senate, CBN, NDIC Parley over Depositors of Failed Banks

1,323 Housing Units Underway

Failed Banks: Senate C’ttee, CBN, NDIC Meet over Deposits

FG Signs MoU with Nine Estate Developers

Mimiko Accuses PDP of State of Emergency Plot

Ondo LGs Headquarters Deserted

FG Re- brands for Vision 2020

Madagascar President Steps Aside

Akala Remains Governor

Pope Visits Africa

Monday, March 16, 2009

House: Probe, Not Responsible for Epileptic Power Supply

Chevron Confirms Loss of 11,500bpd to Attack

UN Appoints Ibru Board Member

Oyo: Akala, Ajimobi Know Fate Today

Kidnappings: FG Ready to Give Communities Oil Stakes

Constitutional Crisis Brews in Ondo

Okonjo-Iweala: It’s Time to Spend Excess Crude Savings

PDP Begins Move to Reconcile Ogun Factions

Electoral Reform: FG’s Approach Untidy – Utomi

Lagos on CNN and Re-branding Nigeria

PDP: No Automatic Ticket for S’West Govs

ANPP’s Battle to Reclaim Mandate from Shinkafi Begins

Racketeering: Senate Confronts Ex-Ministers

Re-branding: FG Unveils Image Logo Today

Lagos Enacts New Law on Wharf Landing

Lassa Fever: 51m Nigerians at Risk

419: Unilag Student Bags 19-year Jail Term

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Production, Only Way Out, Sylva Tells Bayelsans

Address Kalu as Dim, Politician Urges

Residents Protest Inadequate Security

Daniel Gives Panacea for Economic Depression

Guber Re-run: AC, PDP in War of Words

Interconnectivity: 2 Firms to Review Rates

FG: W’Africa Gas Pipeline Ready in 2010

$13.9m Debt Threatens 2009 Hajj Operation

Deregulation: FG Moves to Break Labour Opposition

Federal Allocation Slumps Again

Year End: Banks Resort to De-marketing

Aliero: Yar’Adua Will Run in 2011

Disregard Anenih’s Second Term Prayer, CNPP Tells Yar’Adua

Nnamani’s Group Opposes Decision to Endorse Chime

ASUU Suspends Lectures over Admission Fraud

Oyo Guber: Tension in Ibadan as A’Court Gives Verdict

House to Debate Power Probe Report

Senator Laments State of Zik’s Mausoleum

W’Bank Commends Sylva

‘Why US Deported 65 Nigerians’

Electoral Reform: Yakassai, Rimi Differ on White Paper

Why Navy Can’t Challenge Militancy, By Acholonu

Gas Flare: ERA Faults 2011 Deadline

NACOFED Tasks FG on Reforms

CAN Alleges Terrorists’ Presence in Nigeria

Senators in Endless Search for Ezillo Silo

Osotimehin Takes Battle against Lassa Fever to Edo

Ihonvbere: Elites’ve Failed Us

House Condemns Murder of Nigerian in Belgium

Atiku: Electoral Reform Must Precede 2011 Polls

Mimiko, Others Escape As Plane Crash’s Averted

Measles Outbreak in Cameroon Worries FG

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Elders Accuse Daniel of Heating Up Polity

No Secret Voters Registration Exercise, Says REC

Obi Canvasses FG’s Assistance on Erosion

Minister Seeks Tuition-free Girl-child Education

Meningitis: FG to Control Intervention Programmes

Iwu Okays White Paper on Electoral Reforms

Ex-gov Igbinedion gives out daughter in marriage

Mu’azu, Nafada Shun Yuguda Probe Panel

PDP Tasks AC on Electoral Victory

Fish Importation Gulps $700m Annually, Says Yar'Adua

INEC Considers April 18 for Ekiti Re-run Polls

Sacked Ondo LG Chairmen Drag Mimiko to Court

Pilot Error Led to Wings Plane Crash, Says Report

Labour Minister: Why We Want Constitution Review Stopped

Wamakko Restates Commitment to Farming

How to Win FG Projects, By Orubebe

Uduaghan Reflects True Face of Delta, Says Djebah

FG Unveils N10Bn Rice Fund

Peace in Sight as Anenih, Osunbor Reconcile

Global Crisis: It’s Time for Confidence Building, Says G-20

Zamfara Plans $66m Sugar Factory

Sudan Seeks Nigeria’s Support Against ICC Warrant

Jonathan Assures on Power Projects

Lagos Teachers Suspend Strike

CBN Bars Banks from Lending to BDCs

Atiku: FG Has Made Nonsense of Uwais Report

FG okays demolition of Ikoyi properties

Presidency: Second Term Not on the Cards Now

25 Party Chairmen Disown Suit against Iwu

Witness Indicts Bode George

MTN Records $10bn Revenue Increase

Kwara, Others Join Intercontinental Bank’s e-Payment

Akala, Ajimobi Know Fate Tuesday

Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts Proud of Nigeria’s Progress

Uduaghan’s Aide Slumps at Public Function

Iyabo Denies Meeting Daniel

‘Blame Plateau Govt for Attack on Yar’Adua’

Dangote Appointed Kano Varsity Chancellor

Thursday, March 12, 2009

FG: Why We Proceeded with $8.3bn Rail Contract

Pay Cut: Commissioners Assault RMAFC Chair

Fraudster, Madoff, to be Jailed in June

Kutigi Swears in New Female S’Court Justice

Otedola Joins Dangote on Forbes World’s Richest List

Electoral Reform: Buhari, NLC Reject White Paper

Power: FG Returns to Abandoned Projects

‘Sports, Potent Strategy for Rebranding Nigeria’

FCT to Blacklist Contractors

‘Kaduna Trade Fair Affected by Port Congestion’

2011: ANPP Seeks Coalition of 50 Parties, Says Tofa

Honest Cashier Rewarded for Returning N2m

Don’t Lift Ban on Vegetable Oil Importation, MAN Urges FG

AFDB Approves $25m for Africa Satellite Project

Okoya-Thomas Bemoans Computer Illiteracy Level

Dont leave LP, NLC warns Mimiko

NCE Approves New Curriculum for Senior Secondary Schools

Northern Speakers’ Forum Tasks FG on Oil Exploration

Security: South-west Govs, Monarchs Meet in Osogbo

Re-branding: N’Assembly Seeks Source of Funding

CNPP Granted Leave to Institute Suit against Iwu

FG Signs N160bn MoU on Rice Farming

Court Stops FG from Revoking Oil Blocks

Reforms Underway in Customs Service, Others

Nigeria Unripe for Deregulation - Kokori

Privatisation: New BPE DG Pledges to Fast-track Work

AFDB to Increase Lending to $11bn for Africa

Otedola On Forbes Billionaires' list

Two New Justices Sworn-in

Bush Shoe-thrower, al-Zaidi, Jailed

Ponzi Schemer, Madoff, Pleads Guilty

Iwu May Appear in Court March 26

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PDP Accuses AC of Importing Arms, Thugs

Bank PHB to Sponsor CNN’s Personality Programme

Monetisation: NASU Protests Non-payment of 24 Months Arrears

Pfizer: Medical Doctor Seeks N120m for Libel

World Population to Hit 7bn by 2012

IMF to Increase Lending to Africa

3000 Militants Surrender in Rivers

Gunmen Kill 26 in Germany, US

CBN Moves to Bridge Gap in Official, Parallel Markets

Obasanjo ‘released only $3.08bn for power project’

FG: Why we rejected Uwais proposals on INEC

Senator Protests Treatment by US Immigration

FG to Provide Adequate Infrastructure for N’ Delta – Ekaette

‘Iwu Deserves Commendation, Not Condemnation’

Meningitis Claims More Lives in 3 States

FG Press Project: House Summons Akunyili, 3 Ex-Ministers

Assault: Court Dismisses Arogundade’s Objection

Move to Remove Sylva Fails

Lagos to imortalise Awojobi

ANPP Orders Yuguda’s Impeachment

Omisore Assures on 2009 Budget Performance

Nigeria Customs Wants Banks to Slash Charges

NBA Berates Police, Sharia Agents

FG Earmarks $60bn for Gas Devt

Convention: Yar’Adua Meets State PDP Chairmen

US Deports 60 Nigerians

Aviation Workers Threaten to Shut Down Airports

Homosexuals Kick against Same-sex Prohibition Bill

Legislation Against Same-sex Marriages Begins

Alabama: 12 Killed As Gunman Runs Amock

Teenager Kills 15 in Germany

Electoral Reforms: FEC Jettisons Recommendations

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Emir of Fika, Idrissa, dies at 72

3m Jobs Coming as Agric Gets N200bn Boost

Deregulation: NLC Threatens Mass Protest

Militancy: Obasanjo, Odili Indicted

FG, States, Councils Share $1.5bn Excess Crude Savings

Yar’Adua Signs Budget with Reservations

Absence of Judge Stalls Fayose’s Case

Uduaghan: Tribunal Warns Ogboru’s Lawyer

FG Plans National Policy on Chemical Hazard Control

Police Rescue LG Boss’ Wife from Kidnappers

Govs Back Deregulation of Downstream Sector

Babalola: Why FG’s Reviewing Insurance Act

Ribadu Challenges Conduct Bureau in Court

FG Proposes 2011 as New Deadline for Gas Flaring

Infrastructure Devt, Key to Yar’Adua’s Vision 2020 Project -Shonekan

Importers abandon 18,000 containers at Lagos ports

Yar’Adua Appoints Anyanwu New BPE DG

NITEL: Again, BPE Calls for Core Investor

Falana Faults Nigeria-Britain Prisoner Exchange Pact

Saraki’s Committed to Education, Says Abdullahi

Detained Arik Aircraft Released by Ivorian Authorities

Senate Outlaws Discrimination against Physically-Challenged

Oye Crisis: Govt Imposes Curfew

Ogbulafor Leads Peace Delegation to Ogun

Ogundeji: Don’t Transfer IPO, Coroner Tells IG

Uneasy Calm in Ondo Assembly, Council Headquarters

Yuguda: ANPP Sacks Exco, Appoints Another

FG Begins Bid to Revive Ailing Rail Network

Again Tension Heightens in Delta Region

2009 Budget: Budget May Fall Short of Expectations Says Yar'Adua

NITEL: BPE Re-starts Search for Core Investor

Monday, March 09, 2009

Trade Fair: Economic Meltdown Affects Turnout

LG Boss Makes Case for Women

Argungu Fishing Festival: Govt bans last year’s winner for life

Group Gives Scholarship to 56 Orphans

Redeemed Church acquires N4bn aircraft

Man Killed, 4 Injured in Ekiti PDP, AC Clash

President Not Sincere on Electoral Reforms, Says Buhari

IMF: Meltdown Threatens Africa’s Economic Successes

‘CBN Can Meet Legitimate Forex Demand for 3 Years’

Yar’Adua’s Convoy Faces Hostile Reception in Jos

Govs Demand Sharing of Excess Crude Savings

FCT Orphanages to Be Centralised

Strike: Group Threatens to Mobilise against NUT

‘Rescind Decision on Political Appointees’

Bauchi Crisis Overblown–NYSC DG

Saraki’s Wife Seeks Education for Kwara Children

Nnamani: Ebeano Still Alive, Intact

Nigeria Immigration Service updates e-Passport

‘Indorama-EPCL Saved $450m in Forex for Nigeria’

Delta to Site Projects Only in Peaceful Communities

Kano Gov’s Convoy Damages THISDAY Staff Car

Trinidad Seeks Direct Air-Link with Nigeria

Restoration Plan: P?Harcourt Refinery Seeks $174m

PDP: Iroche Tasks Ogbulafor on Reconciliation

Banks Set to Finance MRS’ Chevron Shares Acquisition

Security Beefed up Around Oil Facilities

Bank Adverts: APCON Raises Concern over CBN’s Directive

Dredging of River Niger’ll Boost Inland Waterways, Says Bio

Ekiti Releases Fayose’s Vehicles

Oyo: Level of Insecurity Worries Yar’Adua, Says Minister

1,027 Nigerians Petition UN, EU over Ribadu

PDP Wades into Ogun Crisis

Global Meltdown Blamed on US

Oil Production Begins in 175,000bpd Akpo Field

Abdulsalami Betrayed Me, Says al-Mustapha

Trans-Sahara Gas Project’ll End Shortages in Europe –Yar’Adua

Electoral Report: FG Reacts

Electoral Reform: Buhari Accuses FG of Insincerity

Ekiti: 1 killed, 4 injured in PDP, AC Confrontation

Sunday, March 08, 2009

ERA Flays Testing of ‘Super Cassava’

FRSC to Acquire 25 Ambulances, 100 Motorbikes

Ekwueme Decries Kidnapping in N’Delta

Port Congestion: AC Calls for Anenih's Removal

Govs Who Change Parties’re Fraudulent, Says Shekarau

NLC Meets Tomorrow over Deregulation, Electoral Reforms

Crude Oil Exports: House Committee Summons NNPC, Multinationals

Berom, Plateau State Mourn Gbon Gwom Jos

Yar’Adua: Seven-Point Agenda at Critical Stage

W’Bank: Nigeria, Others Face $700bn Funding Gap

N’Delta Crisis: Shell to Lay off More Workers

Ibadan: Rainstorm Claims One, Destroys 50 Houses

Sultan Seeks Training for Convoy Drivers

We’re Not Arrested By EFCC – Vaswani Brothers

Nigeria, Others Seek Compliance from Tobacco

House Meets Transport Stakeholders

Electoral Reform: Fashola Seeks Sanction for Erring Politicians

Pinnacle Targets N30bn Real Estate Investment in Nigeria

AC Lauds Judiciary over Order to Probe Oni

Economic Meltdown Bites Imo LGs

Enugu to create 3,000 jobs

Religious Crisis: Bauchi Lifts Curfew

PDP Accuses Mimiko of Violating Constitution

Ogun PDP Moves to Resolve Crisis

Give Me Time to Reorder Priorities – Oshiomhole

House C'ttee Invites Ruma over N50bn Silos Contract

FG Moves to Complete Warri, Ajaokuta Rail Project

Strike: Again, Fashola Appeals to Teachers

N8bn Debt: Arik Not Grounded – FAAN

Yar’Adua Signs 2009 Appropriation Act Tuesday

Brace Up for Better Times, Yar’Adua Promises Nigerians

FG Okays $2.5bn for Gas Projects

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Assembly Raises C’ttee on Illegal Charges

Foundation Spends N6m on Students

Politicians Advised over Utterances

N8bn Debt: FAAN Grounds Arik, Bellview, Virgin's Operations

NERC: Yar’Adua Seeks Aondoakaa’s Advice on EFCC Report

Bauchi Bankrolls Marriages of HIV Positive Couples

The Thai link in Guinea-Bissau killings

N8bn Debt: FAAN Grounds Arik, Bellview, Virgin's Operations

President: How Nigeria can Survive Global Meltdown

FG Loses N250bn to Exam Malpractices

PFN Tasks FG on Religious Crisis

Politician Counsels Teachers on Strike

Gov Reassures on Gas Plant

‘Atiku Played Maturity in Visiting Obasanjo’

Akpabio Decries Non-Issuance of Certificate to Graduands

Minister Petitioned over Teachers’ Recruitment

Ugochukwu Dares Orji on Graft

Elechi Counsels ICPC, EFCC

Uduehi Raises Fund for Foundation

FG Urges Focus on Procurement Process

AC Crisis Deepens

Jang Gives Recipe for Devt

Sultan Tasks Journalists on Fair Reportage

9 Students Die in Auto Crash

Why FG Open Up Economy, By Jonathan

Anxiety in Jos over Gbong Gwom’s Health

Friday, March 06, 2009

Court Restrains CBN from Limiting Banks’ Advert

Expatriate dominance threatens local staff in Zain

Furore over Ogbulafor’s N400m Mansion

Zimbabwe’s PM, Tsvangirai, in Car Crash

NLNG bribery scandal: British police arrest lawyer

PHCN Workers Lock out Babalola

INEC Denies Tampering with Voters’ Register

Court Upholds Sambo’s Election

Bankole Cautions over Ogun Crisis

ECOWAS to Hold Summit on Guinea-Bissau

Mimiko Inaugurates Contract Review Panel

Jonathan Sues for United Nigeria

Yar’Adua, Obasanjo, for Shehu Yar’Adua Commemoration 

Ribadu Sues Conduct Bureau, Aondoakaa

FG Procures 1m Meningitis Vaccines

Yar'Adua Approves New Justices for S'Court

PHCN Workers Lock Out New CEO, Babalola

FG Pays N15bn to Contractors

Mimiko Probes Agagu

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Yar’Adua Approves Boards for NTA, FRCN, Others

Firm Brings Modern Surveying Tech to Nigeria

Forgive Kalu, Abia Elders Beg Atiku

Govt Inaugurates Transparency Initiative

Ondo Varsity Reverses Self, Set to Honour Gani

INEC Endorses Koleosho as AD Chair

Teachers Call Off Strike as Govt Accepts Demand

‘My Pikin’ Makers Arraigned

Sudan Condemns ICC Arrest Warrant

Yar’Adua raises approval limits for ministers

Power: More Top Shots Fired

At Last, Banks Adopt Common Year-End

FG to Create 1m Jobs This Year

House Disowns Pro-Iwu Lawmakers

...To Concession Rail Transport

EFCC Seizes Agagu’s Travel Documents

Global Crisis: How States Can Cushion Effects, By Babalola

Kuffour Chides Oppressive African Govts

Fertilizer Subsidy to Go Next Year

Dubai Firm to Invest $500m in Housing Sector

FG Vows to Tackle Meningitis

Sale of FG Houses: Senate C’ttee Probes Alleged Racketeering

NERC: Three SANs Write Yar’Adua

I Was Never Arrested by EFCC Agagu Denies

ANPP National Secretariat Razed By Fire

Mimiko, Lawmakers' Cold War Deepens

My Pikin Makers Arraigned in Lagos

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

UI, not a local champion – Olanipekun

Court May Rule in Adamu, Thomas’ Suit Today

Kerosene Explosion: Govt Threatens NNPC with Court Action

Aliero Denies Plans to Enforce Sharia

ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Sudan President, al-Beshir

Meningitis, Lassa Fever kill 333 in 22 States

CBN: Forex Policy to Protect Foreign Reserves

Alleged N25bn Fraud: EFCC Arrests Agagu

President Retains Power to Appoint INEC Chairman

W'Bank:Fadama III Project to Gulp $440m

National Devt: FG Woos Nigerians in Diaspora

Chevron: Shareholder Petitions SEC DG

New Shehu of Borno Turbaned

Oil Spill: FG to Sanction 66 Firms

House C’ttee Kicks against Iwu’s Sack

Power: Panel Report Seeks Probe of AG, CBN

Govs to Meet over Teachers’ Strike

Ogun Commissioner Alleges Threat to Life

25 Top police officers retire this month

FCTA Gives 744 Houses to Displaced Natives

House Queries FCTA over N3bn Loan

Gunmen Kill DPO

FG Cancels 8 Port Charges

Yar’Adua Approves Judge’s Dismissal for Misconduct

Pirates Seize Boat with 21 Passengers

Shares: NAICOM Sets Fresh Hurdles for Insurers

House Kicks Against Iwu's Sack

ICC Orders Sudan President’s Arrest

EFCC Arrests Agagu

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Economic Recession Now Naked Reality – Babalola

Workers Hold CJ Hostage over Arrest of Members

Ekiti PDP Concedes to Aggrieved Members

Ogun Assembly in Rowdy Session over Oseni

House Unaware of Deregulation – Eyiboh

HIV/AIDS Bill Scales Second Reading

Alleged Fraud: EFCC Raids NERC Again

Rising Violence in N’Delta Worries Yar’Adua

Meningitis Kills 30 in Kano

N177bn Subsidy Unsettles Power Sector

Soyinka: Nigeria Has Lost its Defining Moment

2011 Intrigues Threaten Uwais Report

Africa Needs $25bn Bailout, Says IMF

Car Saga: Bankole Gets Clean Bill

Senate Committee Slams N4,000 Fine on Lukman

NCP Approves N17bn for NITEL Pensioners

Explosion Rocks Shell Pipeline

Monday, March 02, 2009

FG Partners W’Bank over Expired Pesticides

Stop Attacking Me, Orji Warns Ugochukwu

Task Force Destroys N50m Fake Drugs, Arrests 7

2 Police Officers Named in Kidnap of Akunyili’s Brother

FG Adopts Measures to Mitigate Global Crisis

Zailani: Budget Delivered to Presidency Last Friday

UK applications for Nigerian visas ‘on the rise’

Deregulation: Oil Workers Prepare for Strike

Soldiers Kill Vieira, G’Bissau President

Yar’Adua Approves INEC’s Reorganisation

Yuguda May Join PDP March 13

Group Chides Lawmakers over Face-off with Gov

Subsidy: NURTW Threatens Hike in Transport Fares

House Summons Customs, SON over Toxic Waste

AC, PDP Faction React to Arise’s Allegation

Zain Records N198bn Profit in 2008

New Shehu Emerges in Borno

3 Kidnappers Killed in Failed Abduction Bid

‘Customs Not Responsible for Port Congestion’

N1.98bn Debt: First Bank Sues Ajaokuta Steel Company

Subsidy: FG Vows to Sanction Indicted PPPRA Officials

FG Approves Enablers for Domestic Gas Supply

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Access Bank Issues Africa’s First Black Card

Delta Vision 2020 C’ttee Receives Reports

7 Specialist Hospitals to be Upgraded

Momodu, O’tudor Task

Youths Crisis Claims 2

Court Grants Asake, 34 Others Leave to Enforce Rights

Ikpe, PDP Women Leader, Killed

CNPP, Labour Vow to Resist Removal of Fuel Subsidy

Glo targets 45m subscribers

Presidency: Yar’Adua Yet to Receive 2009 Budget

FG Considers Radical Banking Reforms

Panic Stalks Forex Market

Ekiti Re-run: PDP, AC in War of Words

Bauchi Indigenes Send SOS to EFCC

House Summons Julius Berger, Chinese Firm over Rail Projects

Iwu, Obstacle to Free, Fair

A’Court Charged to Deliver Judgment on Imo

MMA Fuel Depot Saved from Bush Fire

NIM Tasks Govt on Economy Diversification

BPE to Sell 10% of Eleme Petrochemicals

UN Security Council: Nigeria’s Chances Very Bright – Marwa

Tanzanian President to Grace Yar’Adua Lecture

FAAN Orders Airlines to Remove Aircraft from GAT

Minister Demands Report on Road Contractors’ Performance

Second Term: Magoro Advises Yar’Adua

Kidnappers: Amaechi Explains Stance to Amnesty International

NDLEA to Ground Airlines with Illicit Drugs

NBA Drags CJN, NJC to Court

FG: 60,000mw Needed to Achieve Vision 2020

Kidnappings: Oil Services Firms Flee Nigeria

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