This Day News Archive for May 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Winners & Losers...

Wema: New Management Board Resumes Tomorrow

Imoke: Cross River is Insolvent

N’Delta: Militants Give Condition for Accepting FG’s Amnesty

INEC: We’re Ready for Anambra Guber Poll Next Year

Govts Advised on UN’s Budgetary Benchmark

Lawyer Protests Panel's Composition

House Identifies Constraints to Legislation

Akala’s Wife Tasks Women on Politics

School of Midwifery Gets N10m Grant

Senator’s Performance Rating Excites Constituency

FG Okays N21.9m Relief Materials

Politician Chides Firm over Failed Project

Group Faults David-West over Remarks

Etisalat Offers Facebook Updates Via SMS

Community Denies Killing NDLEA Officers

W’Bank Spends N185m on Projects

Fashola Seeks Stakeholders’ Support

Ex-Speakers Laud House Leadership

2011: Onu Vows to Stop Elechi’s Re-election

Govt Engages Experts on Revenue

‘Education, Foundation of Nations’ Future’

AC Challenges PDP for 2011

Saraki Assures on State Varsity

Friday, May 29, 2009

Lagos Bar Beach overflows

Naira rises against dollar in black market

Democracy Day: Nothing to Celebrate, Say Buhari, Atiku

Presidency keeps mum on new CBN governor

Globacom eyes NITEL

Why We’re Building Kano, By Ibru

Bankole: Nigerians Hungry for Good Governance

No Intention to Tax Churches, Says Fashola

‘Senate Not Aware of Troops’ Deployment in N/Delta’

Amnesty: Again MEND Spurns Offer

We’ve Cause to Celebrate, Says Elechi

Chime Restates Commitment to Enugu

Zamfara Marks Day with Prayers

Edo Postpones Celebration

Tinubu Blasts Obasanjo

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Group Makes Case for NDDC’s MD

NOSDRA Moves to Halt Oil Spill

D’Speaker Alleges Plot to Remove Odeyemi

Judge Threatens to Strike out Petition

NIPSS Repositions for 21st Century Challenges

Govt Slams N591bn Suit against Tobacco Companies

NCAA Reduces Status of Kaduna Airport

Yar’Adua Stresses Relevance of Armed Forces

Man U Fan Kills 4 Barcelona Supporters

10 Years on, Nigeria Toasts to Democracy

Again, Yar’Adua Offers Olive Branch to Militants

As Ruling Party Alleges Anti-Yar’Adua Meeting in Ghana… PDP: U.S. Wants to Destabilise Nigeria

Ekiti Bribe Scandal: Perpetrators Yet to be Arrested - I wu

‘Our Democracy is Making Steady Progress’

Democracy: ‘We’ve Cause to Celebrate’

Waziri faults Ribadu on corruption

South-south Commissioners Preach Peace

Civil Societies Identify Way Out

Gbaramatu Women Storm N’Assembly

Group Deplores Killing of Militant Leader

JTF Didn’t Raze Ijaw Communities, Say NEMA, Red Cross

Ogun Assembly Tasks Daniel over Council Boss

Ohakim: Politicians Must Play by the Rule

CBN: Obi Seeks Soludo’s Retention

Muhtar Tasks Customs Service on Improved Revenue

Okogie: Court Appeals to Parties to Settle Rift

Crude Oil Prices Rise Above $64 as OPEC Maintains Output

Money Laundering: Boni Haruna Re-arraigned

Strange Visits: THISDAY Correspondent Flees Yenagoa

Budget: Yar’Adua’s Raising False Alarm, Says House

5000mw Now Available, Says Minister

‘PDP Has Failed Nigerians’

Nothing Has Changed, Say Balarabe Musa, Falae

Opadokun: It’s Frustrating Experience

‘We’re Making Progress in Rivers’

Goje Harps on Peaceful Co-existence

Monarch Tasks FG on Education

No Provision for Payment, Military Pensioners Told

Obi Faulted over Comments on Obasanjo

N72.8bn Needed to Pay Lecturers, Says FG

Nigeria Receives N196.6bn W’Bank, DFID’s Education Grant

Missing Lagos Lawmaker Reappears in Saki

Senators Divided over Pension for ex-Military Rulers

Oil Hits $63 as OPEC Meets Today

Odi militant leader killed in shoot-out

‘Delta Not Paying Militants to Secure Waterways’

‘Why PPA Govs’re Exemplary’

High Calibre Bombs Found in Okerenkoko

Again, FAAN Shuts Kaduna Airport

N61m Fraud : Pilgrims Agency Ex-Scribe Denies Allegation

Al-Mustapha: Ruling on Application June 26

Bayero Seeks Home Grown Democracy

Lar Advises Politicians to Protect Democracy

Electoral Reforms: Rights Activists, Opposition Parties Reject Bills

Okiro Gives Panacea for Kidnapping

Yar’Adua Urges States to Pass Child Rights Bill

Waziri Wants Special Court for EFCC Cases

Dangote: Police Arraigns Communication Firm, Vendors

Court Remands Transcorp Directors in Prison

...UBEC Officials Too

5 Die as Rival Cults Clash

Umeh Asks Court to Jail Iwu

Striking Unity Schools’ Workers Adamant

Assembly Directs LG Chairs’ Wives to Return Vehicles

House Fails to Reconcile Dangote, Otedola

NNPC, PPMC’ve Failed Nigerians, Says IPMAN

Senate Queries Minister over FHA Appointments

N’Delta: House Makes U-Turn, Summons Service Chiefs

Family Drags Okogie to Court over Father’s Estate

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Okere: Arogundade Appeals Court Ruling

Abaribe: Failed Abduction Ahocking, Says PDP

Maduekwe, House Clash over Washington Property

Fresh N100bn Deal for Textile Industry

N42bn Road Project Awarded

Ambassador: Senate Confirms Adeniran

Transcorp: EFCC Quizzes Okereke-Onyiuke Again

Waziri: Rule of Law Delays Anti-Graft War

North Korea Defiant, Launches More Missiles

Odi: Militant Leader Behind 1999 Police Killings Arrested

Nigeria, S’Africa ‘Must Work Closer’

2.3GHz Licensing Round Crisis Deepens

CBN: S’East Rallies Support for Soludo

Ekaette Tasks Media

Delta Holds Emergency Exco Meeting

Saro Wiwa: Shell’s Trial Begins Today

Total Confirms Botched Attack on Facility

Fawehinmi Losses Ribadu’s Dismissal Case

Akunyili: NCC’s Not in Support of Tariff Reduction

FG Orders Another Low Key Democracy Celebration

FG, Firm Sign Agreement on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Muhtar: Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account, Fast Depleting

Senate: NNPC Runs ‘Mystery’ Budget

Senate Dumps Bill on Parties’ Commission

FG signs MoU with GE on infrastructure

Monday, May 25, 2009

Onalaja Named Ombudsman by NPAN

Court Bars Police from Arresting Senator

Leaders Condemn LG Boss’ Suspension

NPA: Court Admits Bode George’s Statement

Goje Warns against Political Thuggery

FG to Develop Grazing Reserves

Halliburton: Panel Quizzes Etiebet, Kupolokun, Shinkafi

Anger, Outrage as N’Korea Conducts Nuclear Test

Akunyili Cancels 2.3GHz Licensing Round

….18 Soldiers Still Missing, Says JTF

Militants Blow up Chevron Pipeline

EFCC Slams 32-count Charge on Transcorp GMD

Telecoms Operator Makes Case for Infrastructure Sharing

Anambra PDP: Court Orders Ogbulafor, Emodi’s Arrest

NITEL: ‘We’ll Deal with Vested Interests’

NYSC Mobilisation: Monotechnic Students Boycott Lectures

Imo PPA Crisis Deepens

CBN Gov: Senator Writes Yar’Adua over Appointment

Shagari, Wamakko Commend Intercontinental Bank

Zuma to Host World Economic Forum on Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa to Receive $10bn in SDRs

Lagos Warns on Imminent Flood

Abdul-Raheem, Nigerian Pan-Africanist, dies in car accident

Protest: Police Arrest 7 in Ekiti

Ribadu: Court Fixes Judgment for June 24

IPC Mourns Ladi Lawal

VP: FG ‘Irreversibly Committed’ to Privatisation

Kidnapping: Police Arrest Lagos Lawmaker’s Driver

Conjoined Twins Die at National Hospital

Alaafin Charges N’Assembly of Electoral Reforms

Texaco: Tribunal Dismisses Chevron’s Application

House Queries N900m Science Ministry Overhead Vote

Senator Abaribe Escapes Abduction

Bharti Renews Bid for MTN

Military Action: Serap Drags Govt to UN

FG Urged to End Military Operation

NYSC Assures Corps Members of Safety

Bankole, Akpabio Insist on Military Action

FG Blames Deportees for Crisis

Catholic Bishops Dedicate Offering to Victims

Speakers Seek Financial Autonomy for Legislature

Sunday, May 24, 2009

ASUSS Dissociates Self from Strike

Academy Lauds FinBank’s Gestures

2011: Youths, Others Endorse Jang

Uneasy Calm Grips Varsity over VC’s Election

Court Orders Release of Seized Vessel

Judge Recommends ADR for Dispute Resolution

Amaechi: Leadership Has Failed Nigeria

10 Years of Democracy: ‘Nothing to Celebrate’

Yar’Adua Lauded for Promoting Competition

‘Royal Fathers, Key to Peace in N’Delta’

PDP Meets N’Assembly Caucus over Uwais Report, Budget

N’Delta Ministry Plans IPPs, Rail Projects

Governors Sign MoU with Harvard on Capacity Building

Govt Contracts in 2009 Net N325bn

At First Bank, Race to Succeed Sanusi Begins…

Virgin Nigeria crisis deepens as 6 executives quit

N’Delta Bombardment to Continue, Says JTF

Glo Alerts on New Fake Promo Website

TSS: Ondo NUT Shelves Strike

You Can’t Probe Odeyemi, Ekiti Assembly Told

Housing: REDAN to Float Mortgage Firm

Ogbulafor Marks 60th Birthday

Nigeria Shut - out of $40bn Carbon Trade

Customs: House Seeks Improved Destination Inspection

Eminent Nigerians Mourn Ladi Lawal

Mark Tasks Lawmakers on Responsibilities

Awosika: Sanction Lagos CP, Court Tells NBA

Group Faults Wike’s Trial

Rebranding: FG Urged to Involve Nigerians

AD in Fresh Crisis as INEC Disowns Koleoso

Passengers’ Volume in Domestic Aviation Drops By 30%

Meltdown: Muhtar Advocates Joint Efforts to Tackle Effects

FG: We’re Not Taking W’Bank Loan to Finance Deficit

Budget: House C’ttee Summons Minister

ION Announces Participation at Cannes

Missing Lawmaker: Police Quiz Driver’s Wife

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fuel: DPR Engages Private Marketers

Pharmacists Decry Members’ Conduct

Ladi Lawal 54, dies of kidney ailment

Challenges before new CBN governor

Shinkafi: Electoral Reforms No Solution to Rigging

CBN governorship: The political calculations

US Senator Asks Obama to Intervene in N’Delta Crisis

Panel Probes VC over Protest

US City Honours Abeokuta-North LG Boss

Sheriff Seeks Low Interest for Agric Loans

AC Decries Detention of Politician

Power Probe: I’ve Been Vindicated, Says Agagu

‘How Depth Empulse Therapy Device Works’

‘Why We Acquired New Equipment’

Lawmaker Urges Consensus on Ekiti

Obasanjo-Bello Seeks Affordable Healthcare

APGA Hasn’t Endorsed Me, Says Obi

NYSC: FG Considers Alternative Funding

NAFDAC Shuts Fake Drugs Firm

Akpabio Tasks Community over Unity

ICAN Expels 490 Members over Graft

D’ Gov Makes Case for Power Sector

FG Urged to Create New Councils

NULGE Seeks End to Joint Account

Govt Needs N200m for Refinery

Fidelity Bank’s Shareholders

To Whom Much Has Been Given…

Mid Term Scorecard - Democracy Anniversary Series...III

An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Spain Holds 23 for Trafficking Nigerian Women

Yar’Adua Submits Uwais Report to N’Assembly

FG’s Offer of Amnesty to Militants Still Open

Yar’Adua Tips Lamido Sanusi Governor

Arise Africa Fashion Berths in J’burg

Transparency International Decries FG’s Attitude to Corruption

FG Sacks Inland Waterways’s MD

FG May Release 87 Inmates on Death Row

Delta Lawmaker Kidnapped, Police Orderly Shot

Delta Caucus Regrets House’s Resolution on N’Delta

US Ambassador Visits Amaechi

Law Dons to Analyse Tribunal Decisions

Obama’s Visit: ‘Soyinka’s Outburst Embarrassing’

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monarchs Task Yar’Adua on N’Delta Masterplan

Nwigwe, Bankole’s Media Aide, Buried

Judge Orders Lawyer’s Arrest in Court

Daniel Moves to Rehabilitate Ota Flyover

ASUU Strike: House Intervenes

Umeh Sues Iwu, Osemeke for Contempt of Court

Soyinka: Why I support Obama not coming to Nigeria

Halliburton: Okiro Panel Quizzes MD Yusufu

FG: No Going Back on Oil Reform

N’Delta Crisis: House Backs Military Action

Tribunal Endorses Amosun’s Application

Shema: I Remain Loyal to Yar’Adua

THISDAY Bags Award for Excellence

INEC Debunks Report on SSS Interrogation

Mark: FG’s Economic Recovery Efforts’ve Failed

FHA Gets New MD

Northern Union Laments Region’s Woes

PPRRC Bill Receives More Knocks from Senators

Bank Failure: N’Assembly to Accord NDIC More Power

US Seeks Peaceful Resolution

Suspected Drug Barons Kill 2 NDLEA Officers

Delta Raises C’ttee for Displaced Persons

Use Reasonable Force, Amnesty Int’l Tells JTF

Gbaramatu Kingdom: We’re No Threat to Nigeria

Enahoro Wants End to Crisis

Royal Fathers Seek Yar’Adua’s Intervention

Alleged Fraud: Court Remands UBEC Directors in EFCC Custody

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Group Applauds Adebayo’s ‘Bravery’

Police Recover Cache of Arms

2 Killed in Students’ Riot over NECO Exams

Accidents: Transport Firms to Face Legal Action

Ali’s Wife’s Petition for Re-trial

Ekiti Bribe Scandal: Force Hqrts Takes Over

Senators Oppose Bill on Regulation of Parties

$450m Abacha loot ‘can’t be traced’

Four years after, army to pay SAN N100m for assault

N’Delta Crisis: Nigeria Losing N8.7bn Daily

Benue Govt Spends N26bn on Roads

FG Promises to Sanitise Outsourcing Environment

Theology School Honours Teidi, Nwangwu

Aliero Goes Tough on Traffic Offenders

Market Reforms: C’ttee’s Report for Consideration

35 Petrol Vessels Arrive Lagos Ports

4 Govs Discuss Investment in Washington D.C

Leave My Family out of Politics, Says Lamido

Djebah: Delta Ready to Host the World

Sedition: Court Frees Iyorchia Ayu

PDP Chides Buhari over Comments on Yar’Adua

N’Delta: House Aborts Motion on Military Action

Plane Crash Kills 98 in Indonesia

FEC Sets up C’ttee to Review FCT Projects

Mines Discovered 40yrs after Civil War

Pension Fund: Private Sector Contributes over 70%

Yar’Adua Orders AGF to Proceed on Retirement

Hotelier Sues EFCC over N100m

‘Due Process Followed in Safe Tower Project’

Aliero Issues Deadline for Award of Contracts

Strike: FG to Meet SSANU, Stakeholders

Ribadu seeks expansion of US crime laws

NDIC: Banks’ Exposure to Risks Now N237bn

IMF, CBN Disagree on Effect of Meltdown on Nigeria

Niger Delta: Illegal Refineries Destroyed

Yar’Adua: Nigeria Safe

Halt Military Raids, Ijaw Tell FG

NGO: Climate Change Claims 90% of Lake Chad

NAFDAC Partners Firm over $2.4m Project

Retrial: 10 SANs Appear for Oyinlola, Aregbesola

Nigerian Envoy Woos Kuwaiti Investors

Senate Accepts 10% Pay Cut

Passengers stranded as FAAN shuts Enugu Airport

Ekiti: Police Begin Manhunt of D’Speaker

BPE: We'll Conclude NITEL Sale September

Fire Guts Niger Govt House

House Seeks Autonomy for EFCC

Road Accident Claims 21 Family Members

Yar’Adua Vows to End Corruption in Pension System

MPs Expense: Commons Speaker Quits June 21

Traffic offence: Arrest govs, NEC orders FCT Minister

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

N/Delta: The Human Cost of a Crisis

Monday, May 18, 2009

‘Renewed N’Delta Crisis, Devil’s Handiwork’

Politician Laments Security Lapses

S’West PDP Tasks Govs on Programmes

Daniel’s Wife Vows to Battle HIV/AIDS

Akunyili: Nigerians’ll Soon Enjoy Reduced GSM Tariff

ASUU Begins 2-Week Warning Strike

Inflation Rate Drops to 13.3% in April, Says NBS

Licensing Round: EFCC Grills Ndukwe, NCC Boss

Labour Backs War on Fuel Mafia

JTF captures more militants’ camps

Budget: Yar’Adua, House May Clash Again

Film Production: NFC Partners FIRS on Tax Incentive

RASCOM DG Seeks Closer Tie with NIGCOMSAT

FG Woos Nordic Investors

Obi: I’m confirmed for 2010 guber race

el-Rufai: EFCC May Slam Fresh Charges

Roads: FG Mobilises Contractors with N21bn

Arik Air to Commence Flights to Jo’burg June 1

Ex-Ekiti AG Alleges Assassination Attempt

Guber Petition Retrial: Police Assure on Security

MDS Logistics Launches Pharmaceutical Hub in Abuja

N200bn Agric Fund: FG to Review Banks’ Selection

Yar’Adua Pledges More Funding for Education

Fashola Allays Lagosians’ Fear on Flooding

Drug Suspect Excretes 82 Wraps of Cocaine

Rigging: PDP Tackles Akande

Isan Monarch, 14 Chiefs Arrested

Ugbane, Elumelu Remanded in Prison Custody

Fortune Bank: More Facts Emerge on Trapped Funds

Sunday, May 17, 2009

No Hajj Without e-Passport, Says FG

‘Industrialisation, Key to Economic Growth’

Appointment: Commissioner Drags Assembly to Court

Oyinlola, Aregbesola Re-trial Begins Tommorow

Suswam: States’ll Borrow to Augment Revenue

Izeze: How to Unlock Nigeria’s Resource Potentials

Frequency Sale: NCC Drops Galaxy for Multilinks Telkom

Police Recruits to Undergo Psychiatric Test

Niger-Delta: JTF Rescues More Hostages

EFCC Places Bank Accounts under Watch

Sosan Canvasses Student’s Membership of Clubs

Rivers Gov’s Aide Kidnapped

Appeal Court Gets New Divisions

‘Blame Insensitive Politics for Anambra Crisis’

Adaba FM : Interpretation of Court Order Causes Ripples

Eschew Violence, Akande Urges Ekiti People

Rural Electrification: AC Reacts

Film Makers Call for Re-opening of Cinemas in Africa

62nd Cannes Film Festival Records Low Outing

Air Traffic Engineers Give 7-Day Ultimatum

Yar’Adua to Declare Pension Reform Conference Open

Lawyers Attack Journalists in Court

Kogi Teachers Call off 6-month Old Strike

Nigeria, Ghana Settle Trade Dispute

Oni, Fayemi Hail Establishment of Petition Tribunal

I7 Die as Bus Plunges into River

Babalola: Capital Market Remains Positive

Ohakim Admits Overtures to Return to PDP

Kidnap: EFCC Beefs Up Security

Int’l Mining Conference Opens in Abuja

Falana Petitions Army Chief over Convicted Soldiers

Nigeria attains full control of .ng ccTLD

Halliburton: Aliyu regains freedom

‘10,000 Ghost Workers on Customs Payroll’

Military Raids: Corps Members Recount Ordeal

NJI Decries Non-enforcement of Court Orders

Saturday, May 16, 2009

UN Rates Nigeria Best in Drug Control

Sokoto Customs Command Targets N300m

Why FG Initiated 7-Point Agenda, By Jonathan

Obama Heads to Ghana

INEC Scribe Quizzed over N25m Police Vote

Halliburton: Why we can’t disclose suspects now, says presidency

Govt Spends N950m on Projects

Shema Lauds Success of 2008 Hajj

May 29: ‘We’ve Every Reason to Celebrate’

Police Kill 4 Kidnap Suspects

Nafada LG Spends N2.5m on Education

Govt Re-assures on Girl-child Education

NOA Boss Roots for Persons with Disability

ANPP Has No Future, Says Muoghalu

FG Urged to Implement CIBN Act

Akpabio Affirms Death Penalty for Kidnappers

Nnamani Lauds Akpabio’s Leadership Strides

House Seeks Autonomy for Customs

PDP Asks Police to Shut Parallel Secretariat

Govt Raises Taskforce on Fuel Supply

Council Okays N173m for Transformers

Monarchs Okay Capital Punishment for Kidnappers

NDDC Donates Disposal Trucks

Ex-VON Boss Rallies Support for Vision 2020

Osotimehin Canvasses Health Sector Reform

Wamakko Tasks African Students on Unity

Canadian Aid Worker’s Kidnapper Refused Bail

6000mw: Delivery C’ttees Yet to Begin Work

Yar’Adua, Sultan, Others Task New Gbong Gwom

ECOWAS Okays $38m for Guinea Poll

Aliero: Why We are Demolishing Structures

Friday, May 15, 2009

SSS Parades Leader of Armed Gang

60 Burnt to Death in Edo Auto Crash

Ugbane, Elumelu, Others Remanded in EFCC Custody

Bloodbath in Escravos as JTF Launches Attack on Militants

Fuel Price: Petroleum Ministry Proposes 50% Cut in Port Charges

Ekiti Bribe: SSS Quizzes Adebayo, Seven Commissioners

APGA Row: Obi Sticks with Umeh

…’Aliyu Yet to Regain Freedom’

Again, Halliburton Accused of Bribery, False Claims

FG Withdraws 57 Charges against Okah

Inspire Africa Donates N10m to UNICEF

‘Ambassadors Not Seeking New Pay’

Ekiti Poll: Detained Hairdresser Released

Thursday, May 14, 2009

‘13m Nigerians’re Smokers’

Obasanjo Proffers Solution to Health-care Challenge

UI Expels 3,000 over Cultism

2011: PDP Maps out Strategies

Trovan: Kano, Pfizer Agree on $75m Compensation

FG plans to stop crude oil export

NNPC Now to Sell Diesel at Market Price

Yar’Adua Seeks Review of 2009 Budget

How Nigeria Can Achieve Development, By Experts

N6.2bn Scam: Ugbane, Elumelu, 8 Others Arraigned

Oxley: Corporate Governance’ll Trigger Investment for Nigeria

PDP Vangaurd Wants Ohakim for Second Term

Halliburton: FG Must Punish Culprits, Says NBA

Police Arraigns NDIC Boss

FG Committed to Security in N’Delta

Award Winner Seeks Atmosphere for Leadership

MEND Didn’t Destroy our Vessels, Says JTF

Pa Tadaferua Passes On

Kidnap Attempt: Top Rivers’ Official’s Cousin Killed

Akpabio Signs Anti-Kidnapping Law

NAFDAC Warns Airlines over Fake Drug’s Importation

Portland Paints Embraces Anti-microbial Tech

‘No Palace Coup in Rivers Assembly’

Brutality: Envoy Confronts S’African Police

Yar’Adua Inaugurates Dangote Cement Plant in Calabar

Child Witch: Bishop, 4 Others Arraigned

Nigeria, Cameroon Sign $155.29m Loan Agreement

Meltdown: ADB Increases Capital by 200%

‘Gas Flaring Must End by December 2010’

Groups Oppose $100bn US Grant to IMF

2011: Stop Campaign for Now, Says Mark

Ekiti Rerun: Corps Members Protest over Diverted N30m

Meltdown: We’ll Mitigate Effects, Says Yar’Adua

Ghana Trip: Members Take on Senate Leadership

Minimum Wage: FG, Labour Set up Tripartite C’ttee

Abuja’s 10-Lane Road Project to Gulp N257bn

Electoral Reform Bills Scale First Reading

Militants Hijack 2 Vessels in Delta

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Witness: How We Shared N89m

Osotimehin Flays Neglect of Emergency Preparedness

Family of Rape Victim Alleges Judicial Rape

Ojikutu: Performance‘ll Guarantee Second Term for Yar’Adua

Yar’Adua Wants Loan for Sao Tome and Principe

Soldiers, Militants Clash

Power: Obasanjo Was Misled, Says Goje

Electoral Reforms: Labour Moves to Sponsor Bill

Senate Probes 10 Members over Ghana Trip

FG Insists on Deregulation, Marketers Resume Imports

PPA Chieftain Sues for Peace

World Igbo Congress Woos Banks

Intercontinental Bank Secures N16bn Loan from ADB

Kano Emirate Lauds Indomie’s Expansion Plan

FG: ECOWAS Funds Not Missing

NAFDAC Yet to Enforce Directive on Re-usable Syringes

FG Arraigns Lawyer over N650m Fraud

CNPP: Judiciary Must Appoint INEC Chair

Nigeria re-elected to UN Council

PDP Blamed for Fuel Scarcity

Meltdown: ADB Wants Africa to Limit Effect

Attack: JTF, Militants Trade Accusations

OPEC Exceeds Production Quota By 967,000 bpd

EFCC Detains Transcorp GMD, 2 Others

House Alleges Non-Compliance with Appropriation Act

Ekiti: PPA Drags Oni to Court over Tenure

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vaswani Brothers: FG Asks Court to Dismiss Suit

Court Orders NBC to Reopen Radio Station

REA Contract: EFCC Slams 156-count Charge on Suspects

Racism: US Court Awards Nigerian $75,000

PDP Jittery as Labour Begins Mass Rally

Akpabio: Why I Support Death for Kidnappers

Oil Prices Rise above $60 per Barrel

Fuel Crisis: Yar’Adua Vows to Smash Mafia

Fuel Scarcity: Ministers Absent at Senate Hearing

Ojukwu Mourns Onoh

FG Moves to Diversify Economy

Forgery: Police Can Quiz Aregbesola, Says Court

AIG Ahmadu Sheidu Dies at 73

Ekiti: NPC Condemns Attack on Journalists

2011: Iwu Tasks Politicians, Parties on Internal Reform

Meltdown: ADB Gives Recipe for Quick Recovery

NUPENG Threatens Fresh Strike

NDLEA Beams Searchlight on Banks, Firms

Senate: Why We’re Slow in Passing Bills

Transcorp Heads for Court over Detained Officials

Barge of Stolen Crude Oil Sinks in Delta

Lagos Business School’s Africa’s Second Best – FT

FG raises professors’ retirement age to 70

Monday, May 11, 2009

Meltdown: EX-VC Seeks Role for Economists

Govt Partners Israel on Agric

Murder: Case against Retired DIG Reopens

FG Orders Trawler Owners to Install Monitors

PDP Moves to Expel Fayose

Kidnapping: Ex-Council Boss Declared Wanted

Family Faults Transcorp GMD’s Arrest, Detention

Ekiti Rerun: NBC Shuts Radio Station

Tax Revenue Falls below Target

Forgery: Court Asks Police to Probe Iwu

EFCC Detains Three House Members over N6bn Scam

Ribadu Not Demoted, Rank Reversed, Says Police

Saraki Awards Contract for CCTV Installation

Yar’Adua: FG’s Committed to Rural Devt

Senate Prioritises Pending Bills

...Attracts N49.05bn Projects to Members’ Constituencies

Meltdown: Africa Receives $15bn from ADB, AFD, EIB

N19.5bn Aviation Contract: ‘Austrian Firm Offered Us Euro’

FG: Excess Crude Revenue’ll Last till 2010

Oil Blocks: Only S’Court Can Adjudicate, Says Akwa Ibom

Labour Protest: FG Raises Security Alert

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Govt Advocates Closer Ties with NDDC

‘Appointment of Commissioner Followed Due Process’

‘Yar’Adua’ll Give Nigeria Purposeful Leadership’

‘Why Nomadic Fulanis Were Evacuated’

Sylva: Tourism, Our Next Driving Force

Aliyu Justifies Yar’Adua’s Pace

Crisis: ADB Earmarks $2.5bn for Nigeria, Others

ASUU Threatens Strike Over Failed Agreement with FG

ADB Predicts Slow Economic Growth for Nigeria

Yar’Adua Wants Police to Arrest Poll Riggers

Fuel: Presidential Panel Proposes N77 per Litre

NUJ Presidential Aspirant to Work with Monarchs

Swine Flu: We’re Ready, Says FG

Bird strike forces Virgin Nigeria aircraft to abort flight

Ekiti: PDP Tackles AC over Graft Allegation

NNPC Reforms Tied to Efficiency, Says NPDC Boss

4 Arrested over Lagos Masquerade Festival

Oni, Fayemi Condemn Burning of Monarch’s Palace

Babalola: MDAs, Firms Owe FG N260bn

BPE: Notore's Critical to FG’s Food Objective

‘AIB Didn’t Execute N1.7bn Charting Contract’

FG Appeals to Labour to Shelve Protest

Saturday, May 09, 2009

SSS Arrests 49-year-Old Alleged Impersonator

NAFDAC Arrests 21 Patent Medicine Dealers

Govt Assures on Dwindling Revenue

Govt Extends Bird Flu Vigilance to Grassroots

Yar’Adua advised on Nigerians in Diaspora

Community Tackles PHCN over Transformers

ALGON Backs Elechi on Council Funds

Election Proved Us Wrong, Says Akinyemi

‘Monarchs, Part of State Creation’

Fresh Crisis in Ekiti as Assailants Raze Oba’s Palace

I’ll Re-unite S’Africans, Says Zuma

...200 Staff Involved, Not 31, Say Suspects

As Bill Sets Guidelines For Independent Candidates... Yar’Adua Proposes Reduction of INEC’s Powers

Elechi May Sack Striking Workers

Gunmen Kill Community Leader

‘We‘ll Reposition PDP for 2011’

‘Sheriff Poised to Overhaul Education’

Finance Corporation Invests $30m in Nigeria

Rivers Community Crisis Deepens

Cleric Blames Economic Crisis on Greedy Leaders

Dakingari’s Wife Denies Rift with Yar’Adua’s Daughter

N’East Gets Infant HIV Testing Centre

ECOWAS Seeks Adoption of e-Passport

Lawmaker Tasks Govs on Quela Birds

EFCC Cautioned over N6bn Power Scam

27 Perish in Auto Crash

Oshiomhole Assures on Relationship with Legislature

Friday, May 08, 2009

Bill Prescribes Jail for Electoral Offences

Kidnappers to Face Life Imprisonment in Rivers

NLC Insists on Going Ahead with Protests

Police restore ranks of downgraded officers

Stock market posts biggest weekly gain in six months

Halliburton: US Seeks Extradition of Briton in NLNG Bribe Scandal

As Zuma is Inaugurated President of South Africa

Ondo Partners Aso Savings

Al-Mustapha’s Supporters, Warders Clash

Court Restrains Police from Arresting Acting Speaker

Awosika: Police Fail to Produce Suspect

Kalu Loses Bid to Stop Trial

Refineries Can’t Meet Domestic Demand – DPR

Swine Flu: Rivers Community Raises Alarm

Sacked Kwara CJ Breaks into Office

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Nigerian Wins Internship for US Congress

72 Hours after, She's Still in Detention

Anambra: Andy Uba’s Lawyer Withdraws Appeal at S’Court

Nigeria's Debt Portfolio Stands at N2.9tr, Says DMO

How Bureaucracy Cripples Refineries

Ekiti: Police Grill INEC Staff over N250m Bribe

D’Gov’s Son Sues Obi’s Aide

WHO Partners Health Ministry on Research

SON Raises Alarm over Expired Food, Drugs

EFCC Lawyer Complains of Intimidation of Witnesses

Osotimehin: Political Commitment, Panacea to Polio Eradication

Firms Jostle for National Frequency Licences

River Niger Dredging Begins June

Pensioners Flay Alao - Akala over Gratuity

CNPP: Moves to Remove Balarabe Musa Fail

Aliyu: Northern Govs’ll Complement FG on Devt

Insurers, Brokers Advised to Diversify Revenue Base

Work Begins on $1.4bn Warri Industrial Park

Land Use Bill: Mark Pleads With JCCR Members

Police Devise Home-made Bulletproof Vests

Giade: 42m Africans Abuse Cannabis

Ekiti Rerun: Govs’ Forum Hails Oni’s Victory

Court Restrains Oyo PDP

Zain Outsources Non-Core Jobs

Plateau Denies Evacuation of Fulani Muslims

Kwara CJ Sues Govt over Disciplinary Action

Labour Begins Mobilisation for Nationwide Protest

Lagos: NMA Threatens General Strike

REA: EFCC Snubs Lawmakers’ Lawyers

Customs: N13bn Not Remitted to Fed Account

Govs Meet over African Central Bank Modalities

NERC Licenses 2 More Independent Power Firms

FG Apologises to Nigerians over Fuel Scarcity

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

George Accuses Police of Barring Supporters from Court

Govt Instals 90 CCTV Camera

Corruption: Jurists Warn Sharia Court Judges

Assembly Faults Daniel on Commissioner’s Appointment

Oil Spill Devastates Community’s Farmland

Stock Exchange Suspends Demutualisation Exercise

El-Rufai’s Absence Stalls Arraignment

Prepare for next financial crisis, says Soludo

ARISE Magazine on Sale this Weekend

3 House Members on the Run

Ekiti: Soldiers on Patrol as Oni is Sworn in

Judge Defers Ruling on Rivers Official

Customs Probe: Nigeria Loses $5.4bn Oil Export Duties Annually

FG Tasks Boards on Due Process, Transparency

Naval Ratings: Court to Rule May 20

Senate Debates Land Use Act Amendment Bill

Osun Guber: H’Court Prepares for Legal Battle

Vehicles with Contraband’ll be Impounded – NAFDAC

FG Moves to Repeal Immigration Act

Senator Kura dies, buried

ASL Declares N2.07bn Profit

NUPENG Blames FG for Fuel Scarcity

Shiroro Dam: Police Avert Closure

Doctors’ Strike: Medical Guild’s Chair Sues Lagos

Deregulation: FG Meets Bidders

MTN Subscribers Now 100m

‘Funding, Security, Bane of Oil, Gas Reform’

Special Squads to Fight Kidnapping Underway

Atiku, Ekweremadu Mourn Onoh

Fayemi's Lawyer Warns against Violence

Ekiti, Our Stronghold, Says PDP

Police Declare Acting Speaker Wanted

AC: PDP’s Victory, Endorsement of Rigging

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Garrison Politics Over, Says Ogbulafor

Egypt to Partner with Nigeria on Space Devt

Govt Faults FG on Aba–Owerri Road Contract

Electoral Reforms: Opposition Lawmakers Seek Partnership with Labour

Former Anambra Gov, C.C. Onoh, Dies at 82

Nigerians Disagree over Deregulation of Oil Sector

SEC Orders NSE to Lift Suspension of Brokers

Aliero Revokes ‘el-Rufai Plots’

N6bn Scam: EFCC Arrests Power Ministry’s Perm Sec

PDP Reclaims Ekiti

Kick-start Economic Recovery – Aluko-Olokun

Izunaso: Court Restrains INEC

Yar’Adua’s Re-election Campaign on in Kebbi

Represent Me at Probe Panel, Ladoja Tells Alao-Akala

No Plans to Remove Jang from Office, Says Lawmaker

Kenny Martins Granted Bail

Imo Guber: S’Court Orders Stay of Proceedings

Yar’Adua Tasks New Gbong Gwom Jos on Peace

Killing in Church: 3 Arrested

Vaswani Brothers: FG Queries Court’s Jurisdiction

Uncertainty over ECOWAS Currency, Central Bank

FG Urged to Disregard Washington’s Policies

Aregbesola Asks Court to Restrain IG from Arresting Him

Senate Receives 7 Bills from Yar’Adua

Kogi Guber: Court Adjourns Indefinitely

Lawyers Boycott Court over Judges’ Orderlies

Swine Flu: Nigerian, others quarantined by China

Forcados Exports: Shell Extends Force Majeure on 245,000bpd

House Probes N29bn Fuel Import Scam

Veda Rolls Out 4 Computer Products

PPA: Rerun, Test of Yar’Adua’s Rule of Law

Afenifere Renewal Group Rejects Result

...It’s Victory Well Deserved, Says Odanye

Lagos PDP:Justice is Done

Keyamo: Final Result, Shame of a Nation

Falae, Fasehun react to Oni’s victory

FG Considers Dec 2011 as New Flare-out Date

Monday, May 04, 2009

Abandoned Projects: FG Restates Stand on Zero Tolerance

Convention: PDP Youths Laud Uzodinma

Uduaghan: Ethnic Harmony Remains Paramount

NDDC Embarks on 2,416 Projects

Kenny Martins Arraigned, Remanded

World Bank Earmarks $50m For ICT Devt in Nigeria

Saraki Asks Kwara Assembly to Sack CJ

Killed in church... after several phone threats

Why Fuel Scarcity May Persist

Soludo: CBN May Cease to Exist by 2059

Oye-Ekiti Poll Holds Today

INEC: Oye Poll’ll Justify Our Impartiality

2010: PPA Woos Obi

Sharp Practices: Envoy Reads Riot Act to Staff

UN Missions: Nigeria Lost 12 Peacekeepers in 2008

Partnership Key to N’Delta’s Devt, Says Aginighan

S’South to Float Regional Airline

New Charges: Danfo Drivers Protest at MMA

AGF Moves to Take Over Anambra Kidnap Case

Mark Seeks Restoration of Police Security to Judges

Power Outage Cripples Lagos Courts

Electoral Reforms: NLC Plans Protest March in 7 Cities

Power: 6,000mw Target on Course, Says FG

Lagos Enacts Law against Illegal Buildings

Lagos: Doctors Embark on Strike

FG Releases N100bn Agric Fund

el-Rufai’s Extradition Trial Begins Tomorrow

UAD Wants Fayemi Declared Winner

Adeniyi: Yar’Adua’s Sincere About Electoral Reform

Group Urges Peaceful Conduct

Oni’s Aide Alleges Plot by AC to Announce Result

AC: Rerun Has Exposed PDP’s Rigging Machinery

Akunyili Denies Influencing Adebayo

Saraki Urges Parties to Embrace Peace

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Goje Orders Opening of 6 Cottage Hospitals

Defection: Speaker Backs Yuguda

FG Seeks Innovation in Science, Technology

Microfinance Banks, Soludo’s Greatest Legacy, Says Ogbeh

Oni, Fayemi Can’t Step Down, Says ARG

Ajaokuta: Minister Makes U-turn over Rationalisation

Vaswani Brothers Plan to Discredit FG, EFCC Alleges

N5.6bn Required for World-Class Nigerian Varsity

Electoral Reforms: PDP Lambasts Obasanjo

Fuel Scarcity: FG Alleges Sabotage, Sets up Task Force

Ekiti: INEC Clarifies Position on Results

FG to Shore up Local Fish Production

Turai Urges Devt of Tourism Sector

Festival of Igbo Civilisation to Focus on Women

FCT: Aliero Orders Demolition of Structures

Kwara NBA May Continue Court Boycott

Oasis Plastics Pledges Excellent Products

2011: Oyedokun Wants PDP Repositioned

Town Planners Blame Govt for Chaotic Cities

Akinola Decries Use of Female Bankers to Attract Deposits

Kidnapping: Ex-Minister Urges Vigilance

Ajaokuta Steel Plant to Commence Operation

House’ll Not Take over Ogun Assembly – Bankole

Nigeria Has Capacity to Diagnose Swine Flu – WHO

NDDC: Ondo Communities Sue FG

‘Cocoa Production’ll Provide Alternative to Oil’

MEND Issues Ultimatum to Navy

IPAN Seeks Life-sustaining Environment

Ex-Oyo Speaker Faults Akala on Probe of Ladoja

Meltdown: Ex-Bank Chiefs Seek Govt’s Intervention

Iwu: 2011 Election’ll be Free, Fair

Electricity: 6,000mw Achievable, Says Minister

‘Rerun Impasse, National Shame’

Arms: AC Denies Allegation

Lam Counsels Yar’Adua

‘PDP’ll Widen Lead with Oye Election’

CNPP Warns FG against Repeat of 1983 Crisis

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Fire Razes 3 Buildings in Lagos

Details of Stimulus Package Emerge

FG Considers Scrapping Office of Permanent Secretary

Southern Sun Rebuilds Ikoyi Hotel with $50m

INEC Validates Ido-Osi Results, Fixes Oye Poll for Tuesday

Electoral Reform: Yar’Adua Sends 7 Bills to N’Assembly

Senate Assures on Projects Execution

Group Dismisses Marginalisation Allegation

2010: ‘We’ll Resist Any Electoral Fraud’

Don’t Pay for Transformers, Elumelu Urges Consumers

Ex-Speaker Raises Alarm over Threat to Life

Groups Task FG on Halliburton Scandal

Campaign for EU Election Begins

Govt Assures on New Jobs

Anglicans Plan N50m Diocesan Centre

USAID Partners States on Farming

UNESCO Decries Falling Standard of Education

Obi Reads Riot Act to Kidnappers

Leaders Seek Correction to Wards Delineation

Consumers Owe PHCN N780m

Akpabio Promises to Re-open AKUTECH

Students Pass Confidence Vote on Obi

Opadokun Canvasses Security for REC

Akala Raises Judicial Panel on Ladoja

W’Bank Okays $300m for Malaria Control

Behind the Ekiti Debacle

Encomiums as Okilo is Buried

FG Assures Workers on Job Security

CAF League: Kano Pillars, Heartland Qualify

Friday, May 01, 2009

NLC Chairman Arrested, Remanded in Police Custody

Nnamani Rejects Car Gift from Chime

Daniel Indicts PDP Leaders on Ogun Crisis

Party That’ll Win Ekiti Poll is Obvious, Says Obasanjo

US Commission Blacklists Nigeria on Religious Freedom

Labour Threatens Strike over Electoral Reform, Minimum Wage

Pharmacists Sue FG over NAFDAC DG’s Appointment

Jos: Group Worries over Political Intrigues

Job Creation, Solution to N/Delta Crisis – Ohakim

OBAT Cautions Against Panic-buying

Okilo Not A Corrupt Politician -VP

First Lady Plans N6bn Cancer Centre in Abuja

Africa’s genetic secrets unlocked

250 Participants for African Varsities’ Confab

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