This Day News Archive for April 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Senate Raises Bar on Clerks’ Appointment

PHCN Accountants, Others Urged to Shun Graft

NDLEA Arraigns Most Wanted Drug Baron

THISDAY Extols Gani at 71

El-Rufai: No Case over NIPOST, PHCN Plots

Kidnappers Kill Lady after Collecting N10m Ransom

FG approves N373bn for massive road projects

...Exploring the Obasanjo Link

Ekiti REC Reappears

Child Mortality: Nigeria’s Ranking Worries Turai

2 Feared Dead in Renewed Communal Crisis

PDP Senators Intensify Move for NEC Membership

‘80% Nigerian Prisoners Awaiting Trial’

ICAN Seeks Bailout Package for Ailing Firms

Hijacked Ship: Senate Summons Mustapha, Madueke, Abbe

Ogun Election Tribunal Begins Sitting

Electricity: PHCN Seeks Tariff Increase

National Honours Awardees Urge FG to Scrap RMAFC

ACF Wants Al-Mustapha, Others Released

Shell Loses 90,000bpd Output in Q1

Fish Out My Husband’s Killer, Widow Pleads with Okiro

Fuel Crisis Over Soon, Says NNPC

Abducted Canadian Woman Freed

Inter-cult Clash Rocks Community

Varsity Don Charges Nigerians on Food Intake

Nigerian Gas Sector Promising, Says Gaius-Obaseki

Doctors Serve Strike Notice over Pay

PDP: Don’t Drag NBA to Partisan Politics

Robbers Unleash Terror on Awka

Prosecute Arrested Thugs, ERA Urges FG

Ministers Get Ultimatum on 2009 Schedules

‘REC’s ‘Resignation’, Act of Cowardice’

AC: Nigeria Heads Towards Constitutional Crisis

Declare Fayemi winner, says Fayose

Women Protest Half-nude

I Was Elected to Unify Nigeria in 1999 – Obasanjo

Swine Flu: No Reported Case in Nigeria Yet, Says FG

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Aka Ikenga Seeks Igbo IGP

FG Urged to Expedite Action on OKLNG

Atiku: Ekiti, Bad Omen for 2011

Swine Flu: FG Orders Aircraft, Ships Clean-up on Arrival

Nigeria Loses N105bn to Trade Mispricing, Says Report

At Last, el-Rufai’s Trial Begins Next Week

Vision 2020: Private Sector Seeks Legal Backing

Who Will Announce Other Results Now?

Ekiti REC Resigns, Declared Wanted

Ogun Reconstitutes Onabanjo Varsity Council

Police Arrest Martins in Court

W’Bank, IMF Move against Global Crisis

Economic Woes: Ciroma Flays Obasanjo,Yar’Adua

FG Reconstitutes Boards of 14 Parastatals

PDP: Obasanjo Woos Sheriff

FG Faces 30% Funding Shortfall

G-8:Why Nigeria was Invited, By Italian Envoy

SEC Summons NSE over Stockbrokers’ Suspension

Kogi HoS Battered by Aggrieved Youths

JTF Kills 6 Militants, Frees Hijacked Vessel

Court Grants Stringent Bail to Owan, Others

Fuel Scarcity Resurfaces

Controversy Trails Nigeria, Russia Nuclear Pact

Shake-up in police

‘Vision 2020, Mirage Without Int’l Reporting Standards’

Delta Tribunal Chairman Escapes Death

UK Returns Stolen Funds to Nigeria

FG Returns 186 Oil Wells to A’Ibom

Group Indicts Police, Protests Detention of Observers

NBA, Bakare react to Ekiti INEC boss’ resignation

AC: We Won’t Accept New REC’s Result

NLC, TUC Want Detainees Released

PDP: REC’s Resignation’s Good Riddance

Monday, April 27, 2009

Defection: Shinkafi/ANPP Case Adjourned to June 15

Tricycles: FRSC Seeks Regulation

Govt to Construct 3,000 Housing Units in LGs

Saraki Unfolds Plans for Rural Electrification

‘Total Dependence on Oil, Supply Centralisation Causes of Energy Crises’

‘Oil Too Important to Leave to Market Forces’

Ibori: Judge Issues Bench Warrant on Suspect

Mutiny: 27 Soldiers Get Life Sentence

Osotimehin Issues ‘Swine Flu’ Alert

Vaswani: Court Restrains FG, Defreezes Accounts

Ekiti: Concern Mounts as Uncertainty Reigns

Osotimehin Proposes Uniform Guidelines for Health Sector

NBA Seeks Release of Ekiti Rerun Result

‘Nigeria’s Growth Rests on Credible Electoral Process’

Dangote partners Huawei for rollout of fibre optic network

Mother, 3 Kids Kidnapped in Bayelsa

THISDAY Communications Editor Wins World IT Award

Govt Partners FG, CBN on Food Production

Miners to Get $10m W’Bank Grant

High Taxes ‘Stall 2m New Jobs in Housing Sector’

‘Abducted Canadian Excited About First Visit to Nigeria’

Higher Salary: Marwa Dissociates Self

Gunmen kidnap Arik chair’s brother in Benin

Plane Crashes: Senate C’ttee Directs Insurance Firms to Compensate Victims

20 Suspected Drug Couriers Arrested in Abuja

NERC: Court Rules on Bail Application Today

FCTA Uncovers 519 Land Title Forgeries

Ojukwu Endorses Obi for Second Term

Adesanya: Ukiwe, Kukah, Adebanjo Pay Tribute

FG Inaugurates National Postal Code

Meltdown: Yar’Adua to Address ILO Summit

Arrest: el-Rufai Asks Court to Stop EFCC, AGF

Sunday, April 26, 2009

13 Pipeline Vandals Arrested

Religious Crises: ECWA Warns FG over Consequences

N850m Contract: UBEC Begins Defence May 12

D’Gov Tasks Journalists on Objectivity

Malaria: W’Bank Gives Additional $300m to Nigeria

Obama Escapes Swine Flu Infection

Global Crisis: Africa’s Recovery’ll be Slower, Says ADB

Jonathan’s Political Associate Kidnapped

Abuja to Host African Central Bank Headquarters

6,000mw: FG Reads Riot Act to Oil Firms

Ekiti Rerun Deadlocked

Adult Literacy: Coalition Decries Poor Funding

Burial Plans for Osunsade, Adenuga’s Sister, Released

Council Administration: Bauchi Expresses Commitment to Effective Policies

Chanchangi to Build N25bn Hangar at Abuja Airport

Jesuits Leader Visits Nigeria

NERFUND: FG Begins Winding Up Process

LAGBUS Partners Auto Makers

Outsourcing Industry: W’Bank Votes $50m

317 Firms Jostle for Defence College’s Renovation

Anambra: Fall in Line or Ship Out, APGA Warns Etiaba, Son

Lagos Plans Malaria Survey in 5 LGs

Kpakol: Rule of Law, Good Governance, Panacea to Poverty Eradication

Electoral Reform: FG Warned against Half Measures

Economic Growth: Dangote Pledges Support for S’South

Orji Blames Obasanjo, Ribadu for Eye Problem

Produce Awosika’s Suspected Killer, Court Orders Lagos CP

World Igbo Congress Holds in Atlanta

Harassment: Lagos Lawyer Petitions IG, AG

Meltdown: African Banks Urged to Explore IT

ONGC Mittal to Build Refinery in Nigeria

OPEC: Oil At $50 a Barrel ‘ll Hamper Investment

Mutiny: 28 Soldiers Know Fate Today

Saturday, April 25, 2009

ICAN Canvasses Special Courts to Check Graft

Fashola: Why We Revived Eyo Festival

IMF Forecasts 2.9% Growth for Nigeria

W’Bank Floats $55bn Package for Developing Countries

Economic Meltdown: How FG Plans to Help Nigerians

Appeal Court President: Hold Next Elections in Sept 2010

PDP, AC Run Neck-to-Neck in Polls

Anti-Cervical Cancer Campaign Begins

Balogun Launches PDP Faction

UNICEF Tasks Govs’ Wives on Girl-child

Agric Bank Okays N24.8m Loan to Farmers

Govt Seeks Devt Synergy with A’Ibom

Indigenes Decry Marginalisation of Community

Govt Distributes N400m Worth of Drugs

Akala Pledges Support for Olubadan

Patients Discharged as Doctors Strike Continues

Education Remains Our Priority, Says Obi

LG Official NAbbed for Alleged Forgery

‘How Community Devt Law Works’

3,000 Benefit from Healthcare Scheme

Politician Cautions Against Thuggery

Akpabio Woos Investors to Uyo

Tribunal Berates Lawyer over Prosecution

FG Tasked on Amnesty to Militants

Yuguda Charges Leaders on Tourism Devt

Allocation: NULGE Seeks End to Deductions

House Cautions on NDDC Board

ANPP Not Part of Mega Party, Says Tofa

Yar’Adua Tasks Varsities on Meltdown

Defection: Yuguda’s on His Own, Says D’Gov

Nigeria Hosts African Varsities Confab

Friday, April 24, 2009

S’Court Dismisses Ojukwu’s Appeal against Yar’Adua

UK Returns Dariye Loot to Nigeria

Yar’Adua nominates new Ambassador to US

Presidency Narrows Okiro’s Successor to DIGs

Ekiti: PDP, AC Scramble for 249,407 Votes

How to Solve Niger Delta Crisis – Ahern

20 Oil Thieves, 3 Militants Arrested

Minister: I Didn’t Violate Due Process Regulations

Ex-Gov Haruna May Dump Atiku

Gen. Ademokhai Kidnapped in Edo

Gowon, Daniel, Others Bid Farewell to Mrs Kumuyi

Diezani Lists Path to Steel Development

Nigeria Secures $300m for Malaria Funding from World Bank

Thursday, April 23, 2009

HURIWA Wants Police Force Reorganised

Akarigbo Seeks Remo-Ijebu State

Sylva: We’re on Path of Rapid Growth

Pfizer: Trovan Victims Applaud Emir’s Mediation

Health: Babangida Laments Decadence

NSE Suspends Reform C’ttee Members’ Firms

ANC Celebrates as Zuma Leads in S’Africa Early Results

Sosoliso, ADC, Crusade Insurance ‘Short-changed Air Crash Victims’

C’River Fails to Stop FG over $1.5bn Oil Windfall

S’South Govs Tell Militants: Enough is Enough

S’Court to Constitute Full Panel on Uba’s Case

Soldiers Sighted in Ekiti

Imperatives for Sustainable Development in the Region

Anenih Decries Absence of Ex-Govs

Izeze: Media Insensitive

Yar’Adua: We’re Committed to Resolution of Crisis

Remaking the Niger Delta...

Tanker Drivers Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Fake Drugs: PCN Seals 5 Firms in Kano

Turai Seeks Partnerships on Women Health Issues

JTF Kills 2 Militants, Arrests 3

A’Court President Charges Group on Democracy

A’bom Raises Alarm over Leprosy

Owerri Zone APGA Rallies Support for Agbaso

We’re Bleeding, Says PPMC

World Bank Jacks up Africa Devt Fund to $3.6bn

Boni Haruna May Join PDP

N’Delta: US Judge Turns Down Chevron’s Request

Fight Corruption with Vigour, Igwe Urges FG

Cross Border Incursions: Senate Wants FG to Deploy Soldiers

Conduct Tribunal Rules on Ribadu’s Objections April 30

Debt: C’Wealth Ministers Make Commitments

Ogidi Gets New Monarch

Tafa, Okiro, Waziri to Face House C’ttee

‘Nigeria Needs N40trn for Stable Power’

Vision 2020: Yar’Adua Tasks S’South Elders on Blueprint

AP Shares: Otedola’s Lawyers at EFCC

BPE DG Seeks New Model for Privatisation

Fashola Wants Eyo on World Tourism Map

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oshiomhole against Privatisation of Education

NRC Orders for 29 New Locomotives

Health Workers’ Strike Paralyses Hospitals

Appeal Court Confirms Aliyu’s Election

SEC DG, Al-Faki, to Quit in October

Nigeria’s ambassadors demand salary review

NERC N1.5bn Saga: Owan, Others Arraigned on 197-Count Charge

US Lobbyists Jostle to Represent Nigeria’s Interest

AP: House threatens arrest of Otedola, Okereke-Onyiuke

‘Our Expectations from S’South Summit’

FG: No Soldiers for Ekiti Rerun

PEF Pays Marketers N1.1bn for April

Lagos Land Bureau Generates N18.5bn

N’Delta to Get Business Incubation Centres

Forgery: PDP Raises Posers for Aregbesola

Kogi Group Alleges Imbalance in Govt’s Appointments

‘TB Claims 100,000 Nigerians Yearly’

Eso Tasks Leaders on Integrity

Kaduna: CSM Kills 80 in 3 Months

Halliburton: NLC Warns against Cover-up

Senate Wants Nigerian Investment in Liberia

Meltdown: Nigeria Has Sound Fiscal Policies, Says IMF

C’River: Windstorm Renders 15,000 Homeless

East-West Road: Julius Berger to refund N6.1bn

FG Plans New International Terminal at Abuja Airport

Uwais Lauds Gani at 71

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lekki-Epe Indigenes Reject Govt’s Toll Concession Plan

Falana Denies Plotting against Yar’Adua

Vaswani Brothers Fault Deportation

Jail Evasion Cartel: NDLEA Debunks Report

Ogun Speaker: Daniel Didn’t Tell Us Not to Sit

NDIC, Savannah Bank Meet over Resumption

Osun: Aregbesola Insists ‘Police Report’ is Genuine

Halliburton: Okiro Panel Inaugurated

IMF: Growth of Bank Credit in Nigeria Too High

Zuma Inches Close to Power as S’Africa Votes

Ekiti: INEC Canvasses Deployment of Troops

Replacement Suit: Aliyu Knows Fate Today

Ekiti Re-run: Fasehun Counsels Oni, Fayemi

Publish Uwais Report, Forum Charges Yar’Adua

Health of Abducted Canadian ‘Deteriorating’

FG Seeks Alternative Fuel

Meltdown: Yar’Adua Seeks Afro-Arab Economic Integration

President to Present 7 Bills to FEC Today

Intervention: 6 Varsities, NDA, 3 Polys Get N42bn

Convention: Emulate PDP, Political Parties Urged

EFCC Re-Arrests NERC Boss, 6 Commissioners

Missing N10bn: Senate C’ttee Grills Customs Boss

2011: Buhari Demands Level-playing Field

‘Nigeria May Not Achieve 3 MDGs by 2015’

‘AFRICOM Headquarters Remains in Stuttgart’

FG to Set Employment Target for All Sectors

2 Turkish Kidnapped in Attack on Vessel

Tanker Drivers End Strike as NNPC Pays N2.7m Fine

Monday, April 20, 2009

NUJ Gives N3m to Deceased Members’ Families

Road Workers Want Railways Revived

AC: We Won’t Apologise to Aondoakaa

Finance Minister, THISDAY Editor to Speak at London Conference

11,727 Delegates Approve PDP’s New Constitution

Ekiti: Bankole, Dabiri Listed As Voters, Groups Allege

Yar’Adua meets Fashola over fuel crisis

Cross River Loses Status as Oil State

SEC Approves SW8 as Wema Bank’s Core Investor

FG deports Vaswani Brothers again

Yar’Adua: Second Term Campaign to Wait Till 2010

Mega Party: Forum of National Political Parties Disassociates Self

Health Summit: Turai Arrives Los Angeles

How Africa Can Tackle Devt Challenges, By Experts

FG Begins Excavation of Civil War Explosives

AGF Tasks Auditors on Transparency

We Won’t Pay Ransom, Rotary Tells Kidnappers

Jonathan: Africa Holds Key to Global Devt

NBA: Govt Must Be Accountable

Togo: FG to Embark on Diplomatic Shuttle

Court to Hear Suit against N’Assembly April 29

FG seeks increase in air passenger service charge

Ibadan-Ilorin highway ready in 6 months – Omisore

FG Moves to Meet 10,000mw Target

Oil Prices Drop Again

Nigerians Groan Under Acute Fuel Scarcity

Robbers Kill 3 Policemen, 1 Soldier, 5 Civillians

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ohazulike Faults Traditional Council

Re-run: CNPP Mobilises Support for Fayemi

AC, CNPP Slam PDP over No Vacancy Slogan

Speaker: We Can’t Be Forced to Remove Yuguda

Osun: PDP, CNPP Seek Trial of Forgers of Police Report

‘Yar’Adua’s Commitment to Due Process’ll Promote PPP’

PDP Amends Own Constitution Today

For South-South, Ireland May Provide a Road Map

Nigerian Generals Trapped in New York Lift

Fuel Crisis Worsens, Threatens Economic Activities

Meltdown: FG Panel Seeks N75bn Stimulus

Metldown: W’Bank, IMF, 6 Govs to Meet in Washington

Alaibe: I Left N45bn in NDDC’s Account

Embrace International Routes, FG Urges Nigerian Airlines

Turaki Flown to Singapore

Togo: President’s brothers arrested over coup plot

Andoakaa Accuses Lawyer of Blackmail

LP Guber Candidate Rallies Support for Oni

Scientists Record Breakthrough in Fight against Malaria

Vaswanis: ‘Deportation’ll Lead to Loss of 10,000 Jobs’

FG Inaugurates Group to Produce Vision 2020 Document

Foreign Ministry Faults UK, US Visa Policies

Surveillance Camera Installed in Lawmakers’ Offices

Halliburton: FG Inaugurates Probe Panel Tomorrow

Briton Freed, as Toddler is Kidnapped in P’Harcourt

Nigeria’s Debts Now N2.8tr

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Group Lauds Chime over Ohaneze Crisis

ACF Blames FG for Fuel Scarcity

Kidnappers Now in the North

Halliburton: ‘Yar’Adua Wont Shield Any Culprit’

Somali pirates operate from seized Nigerian ship

Minister, 29 Others Under Probe

Hallucinating over Halliburton…

Transport Owners Tasks FG on Railway System

Lawmaker, LG Boss Lauded over Roles in Devt

Igbodo Monarch Gets Staff of Office

Lawmaker Tasks Senate on Economic Meltdown

Group Provides 250 Scholarships to Youths

‘Why Coal City Varsity Was Created’

Council Moves Against Fake Products

FG Sets Up Forum on Poverty Eradication

FRSC Registers 1,140 Firms on Road Standards

Obi Gives Community N30m to Fight Erosion

Elumelu Lauds Uduaghan’s Polices

Lawmaker Okays N90m for Constituency Projects

NIPR: Growth Amidst Laxity

Dakingari’s Wife Donates Items to Women

... Optimistic of AC Victory in Ekiti

Fashola Okays 10-Lane Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Bafarawa, Ex-Sokoto Gov, Loses Father

Taraba Suspends 5 LG Chairmen

PDP Rejects NWC Decision on Emodi

Power Outage Aborts Operations at Kano Airport

‘I Transformed 34 Artillery Brigade’

PDP Meets to Amend Constitution

Switzerland gives illegal Nigerians lifeline

Friday, April 17, 2009

Turaki: How Seat Belt Saved My Life

Police Using Violent Means to Tackle Militants, Says Amnesty

Marketers Paid N50bn to Avert Fuel Crisis

Yar’Adua’s Tactical, Not Slow, Says Shema

South-West governors move to acquire Wema Bank

Somali Pirate for Trial in US

Police Rescue Abducted ACP’s Son

Jang Drops Deputy as Education Commissioner

Ewuga Denies Planning to Join PDP

Gemade, Dosunmu, Jimoh Ibrahim Chair Govt Agencies

Oni, Lawal, Still at Govt House, AC Alleges

Olu of Warri Marks 22nd Anniversary

‘Unknown Policeman killed Awosika’

Federation Account: FG Implements New Derivation Indices

Yar’Adua: Nigeria Will Comply with EU Cocoa Regulation

AC’s Bid to Stop Ekiti Re-run Election Fails

Thursday, April 16, 2009

W’Bank to Support Water Project

Windstorm Renders 200 Homeless

2011: Atiku’s Aide Challenges Nyako

FG Seeks Swiss Assistance to Recover More Looted Funds

AP Saga: SEC Bans Nova MD for 5 Years, Clears Dangote

Okiro: Plot to Assassinate Tinubu, a Hoax

El-Rufai: I’m not seeking asylum

Ekiti Poll, Yar’Adua’s 2nd Term and Iwu Factor

Roads: FG Adopts New Strategy

Excess Crude Account: Abia Faults Sharing Formula

C’Wealth: Members to Adopt Strategy on Women, Children

FG Faulted on Joint C’ttee on Halliburton Scandal

Ogun Approves White Paper on Return of Schools

Meltdown: C’Wealth Makes Case for Developing Nations

Oasis Insurance Boss Identifies Threats to NHIS

2.3m People in US Jail

Turai: 72 % Nigerian Women’re Farmers

FG Confirms Lifting Ban on Vegetable Oil Importation

MDGs: Nigeria is Off-track, Says Ibrahim

Textile: We’re Unaware of N70bn Bailout – BoI

Anyaoku Heads Foreign Relations Advisory Council

Education Roadmap Campaign Kicks-off May

Output Reduction: OPEC May Miss Target

FG Raises Fresh Reform Team for Customs

No Bickering over NDDC Board – Presidency

5,000 Delegates to Attend PDP Convention

Yar’Adua orders recall of 15 sacked NYSC directors

Meltdown: Gowon Heads Panel on Palliatives

Clean-up of Ogoniland to Gulp N1.5bn

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

‘Establish More Gas Plants in Urhobo Land’

Udenwa Resurrects Redemption Group for 2011

Drama as Ojukwu Praises Obi at Etiaba's Rally

…Switzerland Ready to Return $130m Loot

SSS, NIA to Probe Halliburton Scandal

Babalakin’s Firm Gets Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

El-Rufai: EFCC begins extradition process

Demolition of Illegal Structures Begins at National Stadium

Global Meltdown: ‘Nigeria Yet to Address Challenges’

Dabiri Hosts Aged People

ABUTH Clarifies Nurse’s Sack

Police Kill Robbery Victim

Court Orders Arrest of Trafigura’s Vessel

Senate C’ttee Accuses Julius Berger of Illegal Exportation of Granites

Robbery: Death Toll Rises to 9

‘Nigerians Impatient over Anti-graft Crusade’

Militant Leader Faults JTF’s Claim

Kidnapped Italian Regains Freedom

Water Scarcity Hits Kano

Kumuyi’s wife for burial April 24

IMF Reforms, Dumps ‘Conditionalities’

Why We’re Sponsoring Future CEOs -Akingbola

UNESCO, Nigeria Sign Pact

National Hospital Releases Turaki, To Be Flown Abroad

Political Parties’ Chairmen Meet over Electoral Reforms

Yar’Adua Slashes PDP Convention Budget

Shell Declares Force Majeure on 120,000bpd Exports

PDP: Opposition Parties Lack Direction

e-Payment: FG Tasks Stakeholders on Solution

Global Oil Demand to Drop by 1.37mbpd

23 Nigerians Deported from E’Guinea

Tanimu, Okonjo-Iweala for Washington Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Daniel’s Wife Tasks Parents on Children

Osotimehin: Health Plan Ready Soon

Plan to Fly Turaki Abroad Stalled

NULGE Recalls Members to Work

Police Kill 2 Suspects as Robbers Attack Bank

Electricity: FG Awards N15bn Contracts for Transformers

Reprisal Attack: Militants Kill Three Naval Ratings

NSE Opposes SEC C’ttee Recommendations

3 Nigerian Banks Named among World’s Biggest

Buhari: ANPP Plotting to Merge with PDP

FAAN May Ground 5 Airlines Today

Total’s Akpo Field to Export 77,000 bpd in May

Niger Religious Crisis: Police Arrest 104

Economic Meltdown: Yar’Adua Seeks Prudence in Fiscal Management

Daniel’s Meeting with Lawmakers Deadlocked

Turai Tasks Navy on Maritime Security

Give Information to Security Agencies, AGF Tells Nigerians

16-Year-Old Girl Tops JAMB Score

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter: We’ve Reasons to Celebrate, Says Ogbulafor

Monarch Laments Govt’s Neglect

Nnamani’s Group Faults Nwodo’s Return

PDP Quashes Impeachment of Assembly Officers

4 UN Agencies Unite for Maternal, Newborn Health

Rivers Hospital Performs Knee Replacement Surgery

32 Ways to Reposition the Nigerian Capital Market

Ex-Gov Turaki to be flown to Germany

Crude Oil Prices Drop Again

House Set to Make Laws for Ogun State

14 Militants Killed

Norman Industries Receives NIS/MANCAP Certification

Senate to Ensure Speedy Passage of Agric Bills

‘FG’ll Ensure Prudence in Budget Implementation’

Sultan Seeks Reform of Education System

Anambra Varsity:Corporate Bodies Pledge 7 Buildings

Resume Work, Mimiko Urges LG Workers

‘NAPTIP Rescued 809 Victims in 6 Months’

India: FG to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians

Yuguda Returns to PDP Today

Ogbulafor: We’ll Make PDP More Democratic

AC Seeks Aondoakaa’s Resignation

House May Revisit NERFUND, BoI Merger

VP Condoles Pastor Kumuyi

Drug Suspect Ingests 3.349kg of Cocaine

Ex-Ekiti SSG, 1000 PDP Members Join AC

African, Caribbean Finance Ministers Meet over Meltdown

N’Delta: FG Seeks Concerted Action

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fishermen Petition Yar’Adua over Missing Members

2011: Araraume Promises to Fight on

Free Trade Zone for Commissioning Soon

Halliburton: AC Warns FG against Cover-up

Easter: Shun Corruption, Jonathan Advises Nigerians

Jang: Security Intercepts Arms Cache in Jos

Obasanjo Centre: EFCC Quizzes Davies, Babatola

Accident: Turaki under Intensive Care

Yar’Adua Moves to Checkmate Opposition

Fire Guts Shell Flow Stations in Ogoniland

Aregbesola, LG Boss Felicitate with Christians

Assert Your Citizen-Responsibilities, Utomi Urges Nigerians

Transcorp Embarks on Strategic Re-engineering

Insist on Constitution Review, Senator Tells Nigerians

Rotary International Hosts Seminar on Ethics

VP: Meltdown Has Helped Nigeria

Mass Exodus Looms in Oyo PDP

NBC: Tunga Kungi Belongs to Benin Republic

Halliburton: UN Petitioned over Nigerian Suspects

Directive on Withdrawal of Escorts Creates Ripples

Osun: Centre Releases Report on 2007 Guber Poll

Kumuyi loses wife

Ekiti Speaker Wants Arms Importers Uncovered

FG Solicits Labour’s Support on Economic Crisis Collaborate with States to Tackle Erosion

Senators Kick Against Huge Tax Deductions

Adamawa Emirate is a Catalyst, Says Yar’Adua

Obasanjo, Mkapa Seek Implemention of DR Congo Agreements

Court Joins Aondoakaa in Land Revocation Suit

Yar'Adua, Govs Call for Peace at Easter

Yuguda: I don't know anything about CBN governorship

Why foreign investors shun Nigeria, by SEC

Lanlehin, Pro-Obasanjo Campaigner, Dumps PDP

CNPP Backs Yuguda’s Defection to PDP

Nigeria to export yams to EU

Govt to Construct N15bn Market

Suswam Connects 2 Towns to PHCN

N’Assembly Tasked on Ibadan State Creation

Akpabio Seeks Overhaul of NNPC, NAPIMS

Etisalat Launches Homeboy for Homezone

We’ve improved on traffic control, says Fashola

Ex-Commissioner Flays Re-branding of Nigeria

Association to Crash Housing Cost By 40%

Police Nab 5 Fake EFCC Operatives

Sylva Lauded Over Amnesty to Militants

FG Okays N5bn for NHIS in 6 States

Ajimobi Shuns Akala Cabinet

TMG Tasks NJC on Anti-graft

Biotechnology Products Generates $500bn Annually

Brass LNG Gets Direct Port Status

Plateau Reviews Past Commissions of Inquiry

Friday, April 10, 2009

Briton in EFCC net over N300m fraud

Bankole Vows to Prevent Emergency Rule in Ekiti

Italy Bids Farewell to Earth Quake Victims

Speakers Wade into Ogun Crisis

Korean Oil Blocs: Court Renews Injunction Against FG

Obasanjo, ex-govs, others also lose security detail

Pa Omokhodion Goes Home

Council Cautions Against Arrest of Gbong Gwom Jos

Tanker throws two states into darkness

Ogun MAN Frowns at IRS Harassment

Cocoa States Move to Enhance Production

Police Recover Human Skulls in C/River

As Fayose buries father, Afao-Ekiti turns political Mecca

‘Uduaghan is Building a Greater Delta’

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Mega Party: Summit Flays Ogbulafor

Speakers Meet on Electoral Reform

Monarch Seeks Resolution of Conflict with FG

Magistrate Arrested for Beating Orderly to Coma

Ogbulafor: Atiku Can Still be Accepted in PDP

JAMB releases UME results... 5 days after exam

Ekiti: Suspected Party Thugs Attack Fayose's Town

PDP Senators: We’re Not Opposed to Yar’Adua

...Like Alaibe, Like Iwu?

Atiku’s Escorts Withdrawn

Easter: FRSC Begins Nationwide Patrol

Lagos Lawyer Joins Senatorial Race

Road accidents claim 8 in Edo

Magistrates to Write Exams Before Promotion – CJ

PTDF Revokes 15 Major Contracts

Earthquake: Yar’Adua Condoles Italian Govt

Clark Commends JTF Boss

...Senator Seeks Party’s Cohesion

Patients Stranded as Doctors, Nurses’ Strike Grounds Teaching Hospital

FCT Gets Approval to Try Robbery Suspects

Group Moves to Stop PDP’s Convention

Yar’Adua Approves Boards for Federal Parastatals

Wherabout of Kidnapped Italian Still Unkwown

Sylva: UK Travel Alert on N’ Delta Misleading

...Fayemi Explains ‘Rig and Roast’ Slogan

Ekiti Monarchs Demand Free, Fair Re-run

Utomi Advises Nigerians on Easter

Roads: FG Threatens to Sanction Erring Contractors

Appeal Court Nullifies AC Lawmaker’s Election

NPA C’ttee Report Commends Bua

Ogun G11 Lawmakers Move to Prevent State of Emergency

US Congress Considers Bill to Cut Oil Imports

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Kidnapped Commissioner’s Wife Released

Fire Destroys General Hospital

Deputy Speaker, Whip Removed

CLO Decries Suspects’ Parade By Police

Councils: Court Restrains Gov, Chairmen, Assembly

Graft: FEC Approves Draft Bill to Confisticate Assets

Murder Attempt: Abacha’s Bodyguard, Kudirat’s PA Jailed

CBN Cuts Interest Rate to Boost Lending

RenCap: Intercontinental Bank’s Capital Adequate for Its Risk

Halliburton: $150m Bribe ‘Traced to Zurich’

Saraki: PDP Govs Back Yar’Adua for Second Term

BPE to Raise Task Force for Privatised Firms

Mark Restates Commitment to Nationhood

Spelling contest produces One-Day Gov in Lagos

Kwara Votes N4bn for Varsity

NCC Seeks International Investment in Telecoms

Agoro Accuses Police, Monarch of Conspiracy

FG Sets up Panel to Probe PPPRA

Aso Rock, N’Assembly, Others Owe PHCN N98bn

Mega Party Advocates Seek Two-party State

House C’ttee Summons Customs Boss

N’Delta: Nigeria Loses $24bn Oil Revenue in 9 Months

INEC: We’re Ready for Ekiti Guber Re-run

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Spelling Bee Competition Winner Emerges

Nigeria Needs Leadership Not Lamentation, AC Tells Yar’Adua

Poly Workers Threaten Strike over Salary

Character Commission to Endorse Recruitment by MDAs

Fake Army Uniforms: Oyinlola Dares AC to Produce Tape

Nigeria's religious crisis worries US

Texaco: Tribunal to Hear Contempt Charges Against SEC, Others

Ogun Speaker okays ‘Emergency Rule’

Yar’Adua Sacks 6 NNPC Executive Directors

PDP: Anti-Yar’Adua Senators on Their Own

My Life’s Threatened, Says Arise

Gunmen Kidnap Expatriate Worker in Ebonyi

Okah’s Case Resumes in Jos

Shinkafi: Court Transfers Case to Zamfara

Re-run: Fayemi’s Wife Assures Ekiti Women of Safety

Awosika Died of Gunshot Wounds –Examiner

Osotimehin: Nigeria, Only Country with 3 Polio Types

Yuguda: Why I’m Dumping ANPP

House Seeks Recapitalisation of Devt Banks

Guidelines for N200bn Agric Fund Disbursement out This Week

RMAFC Clarifies Position on funding of NIPPs

Ekiti: ‘I Inherited N2bn Not N48bn’

FRSC: Road Accidents Claimed 5,157 in 3-Years

WHO Raises Concern over Health Facilities

NERC Decides IPPs’ Fate This Week

Halliburton: FG Appoints Representatives to Liase with US

Italy’s Quake Toll Hits 207

Monday, April 06, 2009

Senator Seeks Climate Change Commission

Anioma cultural fiesta kicks off

NSCDC Intercepts Crude-laden Truck, Bus

Militants Attack Daewoo Facility

CNPP to Recover Missing Vehicles

Earthquake Kills 150 in Italy

Agbaso: S’Court Fixes May 5 for Hearing

PDP: Atiku is Drowning, Hopeless

Three Banks Dominate Forex Market

Terror Alert: Police Beef up Security

Obasanjo not yet cleared, says EFCC

Alleged Fraud: Court Grants Iwu’s Request

Ag. Speaker Warns against Invasion by ‘Foreign Politicians’

Counterpart Fund, Basis for Assistance – UNFPA

Army to Probe Attack on Kogi Speaker

Kudirat: Court Adjourns Till April 28

Bakassi: Boundary Demarcation for Completion by 2010

...Seeks Contributions to Gas Bill

Maduekwe Defends FG on Electoral Reform

Court Grants Fayose Permission to Travel Abroad

Oshiomhole Re-submits Budget to Assembly

Nigeria Heads ECOWAS Anti-graft Body

Road Accident Claims 11 in Edo

Stable Power, Panacea for Economic Devt, Says Babalola

Shell Promises PHCN Gas Supply

Kogi Education Ministry Burgled

Lawmakers: Why Power Probe Report Can’t Stand

Guidelines for Mass Housing in FCT Out

AC Accuses Oyinlola of Plotting to Destablise Ekiti

Police Begin Preparations for 2011 Polls

Gunmen Kidnap Briton, Kill Two Policemen

FG Advises States on Prudent Spending

FG Seeks Repatriation of 8 Condemned Nigerians from Indonesia

Access Bank Adopts New Reporting Standards

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Asabe Yar’Adua Foundation Donates Books to Schools

Emergence of New Gbong Gwom Lauded

Integrated Steel Project Takes off

CSM, Lassa Fever: FG to Establish More Diagnostic Centres

AC, NCP Protest Use of Soldiers in Ekiti Re-run

Unknown Soldiers Batter Olafemi, Kogi Speaker

Eso Panel: Sagay Faults Odili’s Comments

US Issues Terror Alert on Nigeria

Concern Mounts over Power Projects

Anti-Yar’Adua Plotters‘ll Fail, Say Lamido, Aliero

LGs: Ex-Gov Identifies Causes of Negative Perception

Police Arrest Suspected Killer of Lebanese

PEF Goes Tough on Debts Recovery

Bayelsa Prepares for Post-Conflict Economy

Dike, Uduaghan Seek End to Militancy

Furore in UNIBEN over VC’s Appointment

Enahoro, Eminent Leaders Meet over Mega Party

Mutiny: Judgment Day for 28 Soldiers

NUJ: Lagos Council Reaffirms Support for Oba

Workers Threaten to Shut Down P’Harcourt Port

Fani-Kayode Accuses EFCC of Abusing Court Process

Expert Condemns Police Forensic Laboratory

Editors Challenge FG on Power

Edo NBA Protests New Tax Regime

Maevis Partners Singapore Airport to Improve FAAN’s Revenue

Internet Fraud Value Rises 11% in 2008 over 2007 – Study

EFCC Probes Obasanjo Agric Centre

Maduekwe: Strong Nigeria, Critical to Africa

N38bn Pipeline Fund: Presidential C’ttee Queries NNPC, PPPRA

House Intervenes in AP, Dangote Feud

19 Perish in Road Accident

Saturday, April 04, 2009

‘How to Resolve Electoral Reform Crisis’

Market Rebound Greeted with Cautious Optimism

NUT Suspends Strike in Sokoto

Court Stops Odili on Eso Panel

NDDC Board’s Tenure Expires Next Sunday

As PDP Campaigns for Ekiti Former Governor… Yar’Adua: Oni Has Additional 4 Years

‘CBN Has Boosted Our Economy’

Ekwuoma Community Gets New Monarch

Ohanaeze Decries Missing Generating Plants

Govt Adopts e-Payment for Salaries

Goje Appeals to FG on Power Supply

NUT Embarks on Prayer over Pay Rise

Firm Decries ‘Area Boys’ Harassment

‘Govt Deserves Better Deal from PHCN’

PDP Tackles Govt over N30bn Bond

Group Tasks N’Assembly on Credible Polls

BRT Introduction Successful, Says Fashola

LG Boss Denies Existence of Ghost Workers

Govt Okays N200m for Micro-Credit Scheme

Nigerians Tasked on Agric, Solid Mineral

UNICEF Seeks FG’s Support

...Saraki Assures on MDGs

‘Global Meltdown No Threat to Us’

Confed Cup: Ocean Boys Crash Out

2010: Group Lists Qualities for Anambra Gov

Virgin Nigeria cuts fares for Easter

’Why N’Delta’s Underdeveloped’

We Won’t Negotiate with Kidnappers, Says Oshiomhole

Friday, April 03, 2009

Ekiti Police Assure on Security for Yar’Adua’s Visit

PDP Recalls Dariye

Edo Commissioner’s Wife Kidnapped

Police Interrogate NDIC Boss over Fortune Bank

Kano, Pfizer Agree on Settlement Terms

Okiro Moves Against Militants

CDC Launched in A/Ibom

‘Why Oni is Not Popular Among Ekiti Civil Servants’

Odivwri’s Murder: Suspects Finally Arraigned

S/Court Nullifies Conviction of Convict

Nurses Protest Sack Of 18 Colleagues in Ebonyi

Global meltdown: FG may scale down Lagos-Kano rail project

Two Die as Truck Collides with Train in Umuahia

Abia Communities Petition Aondoakaa

‘Vandals Responsible for Closure of Utorogu Gas Plant’

Mariam Babangida Visits Detained Ex-commissioner

US Firm Accuses UBEC Officials of Diverting N700m

Imo Assembly urges Ohakim to join PDP

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Govt to Train 250 Commercial Sex Workers

Geidam Reappoints 16 Commissioners

Govt Assures Private Sector of Partnership

1 Feared Dead as Building Collapses

Meltdown: Perm Secs Volunteer 8% of Gross Pay

Yar’Adua: FG Poised to Amend Land Use Act

Nigeria’s Total Debt Portfolio Now $3.75bn

What G20 Leaders Said

World Markets Rally as G20 Leaders Tackle Meltdown

Blackout Looms as PHCN Shuts 3 Power Stations

Yar’Adua: We’ll Grant Amnesty to Militants

CJ Wants Interlocutory Appeals Terminated at A’Court

Ex-Beauty Queen, Ibinabo, Granted Bail

Anabel Signs Pact with Alaba Electronics Market

Vision 2020: President Seeks Media Support

Presidency: North Must Justify Turn, Says Saraki

Yar’Adua, Jonathan Expected in Ekiti Today

N’Delta: House Decries Exodus of Oil Firms

Rights: NBA Considers Free Legal Services

Uduaghan: Rule of Law, Basis for Nigeria’s Unity

Man Sets 4 Persons Ablaze

Ogun: House Threatens Emergency Rule

Truck Crushes 2 Beggars to Death

Bio-Fuel: NNPC Partners Potential Investors

OPEC: Oil at $50 a Barrel Acceptable

Manufacturers Lament Inadequate Power Supply

Otedola seeks N117.1bn claim from Dangote

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Peer Review X-Rays Adult, Non-formal Education

‘NPA Board Disregarded FG’s Instruction’

Kidnap of Bank MD’s Mum: SSS Arrests 7 Suspects

CNPP Protests Accreditation of Party Agents

Fresh Facts Emerge on ‘Redeemed Jet’

Senate Seeks to Give ICPC Powers to Initiate Investigations

Obama Rallies G20 Leaders amid Protests

Nigerian Banks Record World’s Worst Losses By Mkt Cap

Buba Emerges New Gbong Gwom Jos

Halliburton: EFCC Quizzes More Suspects

Ekiti Group Condemns Political Violence

I’ll Be Prudent with Rebranding Project – Akunyili

Knocks, Kudos Trail JAMB’s UTME Policy

PDP, AC Oppose Internal Democracy Bill

Ekaette: FG’s Addressing N’Delta Crisis

Plateau: We Didn’t Withdraw Suit Under Pressure

Resident Doctors Protest Colleague’s Arrest

Abia: ‘Okada Accidents Claimed 1,300 in 6 Months’

Police Engage Robbers, Kill One

Fuel Subsidy: NNPC Owes N600bn

PDP Tackles Adebayo over Yar’Adua

Telecoms Infrastructure to Gulp $10bn

House Orders Probe of Customs Operations

Shell’s Gbaran Ubie Gas Project Ready Soon

S’South Govs Seek NNPC’s Leadership

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