This Day News Archive for June 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

‘e-Passport Has Improved Nigeria’s Image’

AC Decries ‘Worsening’ State of the Nation

Police to Engage Retired Officers’ in Colleges

PDP Lifts Suspension on Attah

Fayemi: Election Rigging, Worst Than Armed Robbery

Afroil MD Sacked, Banned for 5 Years

Minimum Wage: NLC Rejects FG’s Composition of Panel

‘Help! My Children are under the Rubble’

R.Kelly Plans ‘Unforgettable Show’ for Jackson

Shell Suspends Operations

Yenagoa MV Crew: Senate to Intervene

Union Government, Piracy Top AU Agenda

GDP: Minister Seeks Increased Contributions from Insurance Sector

Imo PDP: Udenwa, Araraume forge alliance

FG to Build 234 Dams By 2015

PDP, Anambra Lawmakers Tango over Exco

Akunyili Seeks Help for Indigent Nigerians

‘Why We Opposed Ogun N50bn Bond’

Police Accused of Backing Drug Peddlers

Minister Deplores State of Nigeria House

Turai: Gender Equality, Prerequisite for Devt

Falana Seeks Treatment for Okah

Mobitel Faults EFCC over MD’s Arrest

‘Nigeria’s A Gift to Africa’

FG Bans Fresh Investment in Tobacco

Militant Leader Seeks Total Rehabilitation

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Drugs: Maitama-Sule Tasks FG on Employment 

Anambra: Metuh Denies State of Emergency Allegation

Dike Urges Vigilance for Global Security

Atiku: Nigeria Needs Govts that Understand Role of Education

...R.Kelly in SA, Pays Tribute to Pop King

How Michael Jackson Died

‘Promoting Culture’ll Fight Corruption’

NDDC Reassures on Educational Devt

‘Global Crisis Renders 100m Hungry’

NUT Vows to Continue Strike

Govt Deposes 2 Traditional Rulers

Goje Warns Politicians over 2011 Polls

NUJ Petitions IG over Attack on Journalists

Bye-election: Group Commends INEC

Sultan Tasks Govts on Food Security

Board Urges More Slots for Pilgrims

BPE Makes Case for Automobile Industry

Assembly Passes 77 Bills in 10 Years

Navy Lauds NDDC over Dev’t Strides

Charles Taylor’s Trial Resume July 13

CJ Wants Employment Embargo Lifted

First Lady Urges Cooperation on Public Health

Akunyili Threatens Defecting Pilgrims

Sokoto to Adopt ‘No Work, No Pay Policy’

…Justifies Inauguration of Probe Panel

Fresh Controversy over Detention of Mobitel President

At last, China makes dramatic entry into Nigerian oil sector

Bauchi PDP Exco Dissolved as Yuguda Gets Flag

Friday, June 26, 2009

Shock, Sorrow as Nigerians, Africans Mourn Michael Jackson

…Militants’ Leader Hands Over Weapons

CBN caps bank lending to public sector

Amnesty: JTF to Observe Sixty Day Ceasefire

LG Boss Drags PPA to Court over Gag Order

ASUU Berates Education Minister over Industrial Action

Ex Bayelsa PDP Chair, 5 Others Arrested

‘Injustice Forced Us out of ANPP‘

Oil Surges Above $71 After New Attack on Shell’s Facility

NHRC Calls for Criminalisation of Torture

Court Strikes Out Al-Mustapha’s Application for Disclosure

Five Police Killed in Armed Robbery Attack in Ibadan

Insecurity: Abia Dethrones Two Royal Fathers

‘Moves to Remove Bauchi’s Deputy Governor Illegal’

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Varsities: FG’s Indifference Worries SSANU

Fresh Search for Solid Minerals Begins

Minister Demands Accountability from Parastatals

Gunmen Abduct Setraco Staff

Unity Schools: Oyedepo Warns FG against Privatisation

Senate Approves $10m Loan for Sao Tome and Principe

Lagos orders removal of 5,000 masts

‘Why Electoral Fraud Persists in Nigeria’

Black or White, He was a Thriller

Amnesty: Yar’Adua Gives Militants Oct 4 Deadline

Fresh Attack on Pipeline Pushes Oil towards $70

Grief across the world as Michael Jackson dies

Okiro’s book launch nets N60m

Lamido: PDP’ll Crush Opposition

Oil Wells: C’River Youths Caution FG

‘Nigeria’s Winning Drug War’

UUTH: Ex-Gov Died of Kidney Failure

I’m Not Indebted, Says NFF Official

Oil Exploration Resumes Soon in Bauchi, Gombe

Yuguda Defends Havard MoU with Govs

Contaminated Rice: NAFDAC Combs Kaduna Markets

Probe Panel: Bafarawa Seeks Wamakko’s Appearance

Ondo LGs: Assembly, Executive Disagree over Caretaker Committees

House Seeks Help for 10,000 Nigerian Girls in Morocco

CJ Inaugurates Impeachment Panel against Bauchi Deputy Governor

Airforce officer’s son nabbed for robbery

Agbaje: Tie Budget Approval to Job Creation

Ndukwe Denies Campaigning against Akunyili

FG Wades into Virgin Nigeria Equity Crisis

CEFARRD to Empower 100,000 Youths

Etiaba, Others Advocate Effective Security System

House Queries Embargo on New Contracts

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Guber Appeal: Oni Files 350-page Defence, Parades 500 Witnesses

Aregbesola Hires New Forensic Expert

Fertiliser: FG Partners 2 States

George: Why We Breached Approval Limit

3 Ogoni Families Threaten Legal Action against Shell, Ken Jnr.

Kano Drug Clash: Two Feared Dead, 7 Arrested

Stock Market Loses as CBN Audits Margin Loans

FG Halts Award of Fresh Contracts

E’Guinea Claims Impounded Aircraft

Publish ‘Sleaze Details,’ Aliero’s Dares CNPP

PSN Exonerates Self over Dangerous Drugs’ Importation

Ndukwe’s Supporters Linked with Campaign against Akunyili

UUTH Queried over Ex-Gov’s Death

House Debates Budget Implementation Today

Addax Petroleum Seals Take-over Bid with Chinese Firm

House: SGF Stalling Implementation of 12.5% Salary Increase for Pensioners

Pa Odivwri: Suspects’ Trial Begins Today

Constitution: Senators Back Yar’Adua’s Proposed Amendments

‘Nigeria Lost 37.5% Forest Reserve in 15 Years ‘

Ondo: Court Sacks LG Chairmen

Yar’Adua: N’Delta Crisis’ll End in 6 Months

FG Issues Alert on Contaminated Rice

Nigeria, Russia sign six bilateral agreements

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

‘Social Justice, Key to Peace’

Firm Set to Release 2009 N’Delta Survey

Sultan Seeks Implementation of Jos Crisis Panel Reports

Residents Carry Charcoal to Prevent Genital Theft

House: Impeachment Plot Flops

Senate alters bill on pensions for ex-presidents

ECOWAS Backs Nigeria for Security Council

R. Kelly tickets go on sale for Lagos, Abuja dates

FG, Militants Meet over Amnesty Deal

C’River Signs Agreement on Bio-diesel Production

JTF Begins Cordon, Search Operation

Oshiomhole Didn’t Sign MoU with Harvard–Aide

Aliero Gives Marching Order on Classrooms’ Construction

Nigeria Has 16m Housing Shortfall – Minister

CCT Insists on Ribadu’s Appearance

‘Nigeria Prisons Has 41,816 Inmates’

Mark Tasks Senators on Good Laws

Yar’Adua Wants Rural Electrification Law Repealed

NCAA to Ground Airlines Aiding Drug Traffickers

Eni Declares Force Majeure on Brass River Exports

FG Appeals to ASUU to End Strike

Kutigi: Corrupt Judges to Face EFCC, ICPC

Intercontinental Bank Rolls out 1.2m Verve Cards

George: My Arraignment Politically Motivated

Move to Impeach Bauchi D’Gov Thickens

‘Militants’ Base Not in Our Community’

Osun guber: Tribunal fixes judgment for June 30

Reconciliation: PDP appoints Ibori, Gana, Nwachukwu as elders

FG Launches Emergency Ambulance Service

Gasprom’ll End Gas Flaring, Says Russian Envoy

Lagos Auto Crash Causes Traffic Snarl

LG Boss, Lawmakers Feud over N8.5m Largesse

PTI Kaduna Foundation Stone Laid

Halliburton: Aondoakaa Shuns Senate C’ttee

Imo: S’Court Consolidates Ohakim, INEC’s Case

Monday, June 22, 2009

Shekarau Laments Poor Power Supply

11 Nabbed over Killing of 12-year-old Girl

JTF Vows to Sustain Military Campaign against Militants

Lafarge/WAPCO to Build 180mw Power Plants

A’Court Affirms Idris’ Victory

ECOWAS Targets 2020 for Single Currency

Oil producers blame FG’s ‘greed’ for gas flaring

ASUU Begins Indefinite Strike

Finance Ministry: Spring Bank Acquisition Improper

N’Delta: Nigeria Misses OPEC Quota

Sanusi threatens to fire bank MDs

MONAN to Build $200m Facility at Apapa Port

Kano Now Leads in Drug Counterfeiting

Commission Resolves 25 Internal Boundary Disputes

River Niger Dredging: FG Partners Delta on Security

CNPP Faults Babangida, Mukoro’s Reconcialition

NANS Cautions House over Impeachment Plot

NUP Seeks Elimination of Ghost Pensioners

NASU Strike Grounds UI

Uduaghan Warns Monarchs against Partisan Politics

Dambazau Harps on Civil-Military Relations

Fashola Restates Commitment to Free Education

Airport Tower: Borishade, Austrian Want Exhibit Dismissed

Medvedev to Visit Nigeria, 3 Others to Boost African Energy Deals

NLC Protests in Maiduguri Today

Power: Lagos Assembly Tasks FG

Editors’ Guild Expresses Concern over Staff Rationalisation

Mark Advises Media on Democracy

Kidnappers on Rampage in A’Ibom

GNU, Mega Party Top Agenda as ANPP NEC Meets

Ecowas Protocol: Yar’Adua Bemoans Bottlenecks

Lagos imposes 5% tax on hotels, events centres

BoI Secures $15m Credit from AFREXIM

2011: Ogbulafor Warns Party Chairmen against Adoption

W’Bank, FG Launch $380m Community Devt Project

Transcorp GMD, Others Granted Bail

Passengers Stranded, as Delta Airline Cancels Flight

G’Bissau: ECOWAS Approve $3.5m for Soldiers’ Salary Arrears

Sunday, June 21, 2009

JAMB Not Scrapped, Says Registrar

Tokyo Moved to SARS

Oil Company Denies Link with Tompolo

No Regret Leaving AC, Says Adedoja

Probe NDLEA, AC Advises FG

REDAN Plans to Build 40,000 Housing Units

‘N12bn Spent on Water ‘

EFCC Summons Hajj Board Members

Abuja Airport: FAAN Rakes in N1.9bn

Halliburton: Senate Panel Summons Aondoakaa

Spring Bank Set to Declare First Profit in Three Years

EPA: EU Bows to Pressure, Moves Deadline

FG Implements Only 20% of Q1 Capital Budget

Militants Hurt Oil Export, Hit More Pipelines

Canadian Abduction: Another Suspect Arrested

Anambra Professionals Partner Govt on Lecture

Turai Seeks Blood Donors

Plateau: CNPP Chides Dariye, Mantu, Sango over Blackmail

2011: ‘Banned Radio Programme, Ploy to Frustrate Buhari’

A’Court Sacks Oyo Lawmaker

FG: Sailors’ Release, Evidence of ‘Citizen Diplomacy’

Aliyu Denies Involvement in Assembly Crisis

Union Leaders of Ekiti Radio, TV Redeployed

Ogbulafor Congratulates Lagos By-election Winner

Tax: 27 Federal Parastatals Owe Kaduna N1bn

Kogi Guber: Appeal Court Delivers Judgment Today

ANPP Accuses Yuguda of Plotting Deputy’s Impeachment

UNILORIN: Group Hails S’Court Verdict

Defection: PDP Vanguard backs Ohakim

FIRS Provides Taxpayer’s Numbers for Bank Customers

FG Pleads for Understanding over NMA’s Demands

Olokola FTZ Road Project to Gulp N26bn

13 Protesters Killed in Iran

... To Probe Impact of Military Operations

Saturday, June 20, 2009

PAN Groans over FG’s Unclaimed Cars

By-election: PDP Wins N’Assembly Seat in Lagos

Nigeria, SA Designers Dominate ARISE Fashion Awards

Army Begins Disarmament Talks with Militants

MV Yenagoa: ‘For 10 Months, We Lived Between Life and Death’

Police Boss Reads Riot Act to Criminals

ECOWAS Ambassadors Stress Peaceful Coexistence

UBE Sacks 140 Teachers

‘How to Ensure Bouyant Nigeria’

Minister Decries High Maternal Rate

Med-View Airline to Airlift Pilgrims

Firm to Supply 1000 Tonnes of Aluminium

Democratic Alternative Chides FG over Jobs

IMFB Pledges Support to Small Entrepreneurs

Sambo Assures on FG’s 7-point Agenda

Beco Petroleum Acquires More Outlets, Fleet

N’Delta: CAN Urges Peaceful Dialogue

‘Let Assembly be Financially Independent’

‘Lack of Cell Causes Prison Congestion’

Centre Shops for N15m to Save Baby

Muhtar: FG Spends N640bn on Fuel Subsidy

FG, Stakeholders Tasked on Job Creation

PDP, Ohakim Romance Irks PPA

‘Journalism Practice Not Driven by Gifts’

Bayero Tasks Govts on Development

Friday, June 19, 2009

Atta Mills Promises Level Playing Field for Nigerian Investors

US Congress Apologises for Slavery

Crew of Impounded Plane Moved to Abuja

Oil Prices Fall as Militants Blow Up Agip Pipeline

FG Approaches Another Mittal to Run Ajaokuta

Robbers kill two policemen in Benin

OPC Leader Makes U-turn, Begs Oni

MOSOP Petitions Police over Members’ Arrest

FG, American firm move to reclaim slums

Nigeria–Russia set to sign nuclear deal

Assembly Empowers Gov to Dissolve Crisis-ridden LG

Dakingari Sacks 478 Special Assistants

‘43 Million Nigerians Under Threat of Desertification’

Rape: I Wasn’t Queried By CJN, Says Ebonyi CJ

Youth Leader Denies Cult Allegation

‘Obasanjo No Longer a Factor in Nigeria’

NITEL May be Unbundled for Privatisation

Thursday, June 18, 2009

FRSC Records 46 Accidents

Edo-Osagie Heads C’ttee for PDP Chair’s Burial

IBB’s Not Plotting against Aliyu, Says Associate

Deputy Speaker Regains Freedom

Jos Crisis: Gowon, Lar, Dariye to Appear before Ajibola Panel

Amnesty: Yar’Adua to Consult Council of State

Nigeria’s Oil Production Drops by 1.3m bpd

FG Renews Plan to Borrow N75bn

Impounded Aircraft Linked to Militants

Muslims Warned against Shunning Western Education

Adeboye, Soyinka, Others Bag Legend Award

MDGs: UN Tasks Africa on Children’s Plight

Police Foil Militants’ Plan to Seize Gunboat

Senate Seeks Better Funding for Navy

Commissioner Identifies Cause of Ogun Crisis

Govt Highlights Usefulness of Bitumen

EFCC Arraigns Taraba Civil Service Chairman

FG: Peacekeeping Effort Places Burden on Budget

Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Commissioner’s Wife, 2 Others

‘FG’s Activities in N’Delta Meet Human Rights Standard’

Police Arrest 3, Recover N59m in Lagos

Imo guber: Ohakim opposes accelerated hearing

Insurance: Koroma Seeks Partnership

CJN Queries Ebonyi CJ, AG over Rape Case

Court Rules on Otedola-AFC Case July 17

Bloody Protest in Ondo Varsity

How Nigeria Can Be Like Japan, By Chime

6000MW: Power providers step up activities

House: Members Must Have Fair Hearing

Yar’Adua vs Leadership: Court Adjourns Case Sine Die

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

UNILORIN: Reinstate Lecturers Immediately, Says Labour

Don’t Relent on Prisons Reform, Imoke Tells FG

Police Commissioner Testifies in Al-Mustapha’s Suit

Attah: Suspension Creates Furore

D’Speaker’s Arrest, Blow to Rule of Law, Says AC

Councils Grounded over Lack of Funds

FG to Concession Railway Next Year

Awosika’s Death: Coroner Holds Police Responsible

Nigeria Secures $1bn World Bank Loan

N’Delta Amnesty: Yar’Adua Summons Emergency Meeting

Aircraft with Weapons Impounded in Kano

Libel: Court Slams N1m Fine on Customs Officer

Ekiti: 2 Injured as Drivers Renew Clash

Sambo Charges Religious Leaders on Utterances

Probe Obi, PDP Tells Anambra Assembly

UAC Posts N2.5bn Profit

‘Nigeria Loses $2.5bn Yearly to Gas Flaring’

Savage Becomes Guinness Nigeria Chairman

Police promote 16 for foiling bullion van robberies

CBN Bars Business Travellers from PTA

Ekhabafe, Edo PDP Chairman, Dies in Auto Crash

‘PDP Plans One-party State’

JTF Attack: US Group Cautions FG

Fani-Kayode: Court Adjourns Indefinitely

Akhigbe, Fashola Faults New Port Reforms

Total, ONGC, Mittal to Spend $150m in Nigeria

S’Leonean President Arrives for CIIN’s Anniversary

Teachers Blamed for Pupils’ Poor Performance

Plateau: Court Stops Commission of Inquiry

N’Delta: ‘Good Governance, Panacea for Crisis’

Oil Wells: Imoke Seeks Peace Between A’Ibom, C’River

Vandals: Community Policing Underway

Militants Attack Another Shell Pipeline

Korean Firm Joins Bid for Addax Petroleum

‘Nigeria’s Teen Pregnancies on the Rise’

Bakassi: UN scribe meets Nigeria, Cameroon officials

Security Operatives Avert Another Crisis in Jos

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Aregbesola: Court Dismisses Osun Govt’s Application

Electoral Fraud: ‘Blame Political Class Not Iwu’

AD Flags-off Campaign for Ibeju-Lekki Bye-election

Microfinance Bank Disburses N1.5bn for Poverty

Illegal Bunkering: Navy Wants Power of Prosecution

Deputy Speaker Moved to Force Headquarters

Access Bank Posts N28.1bn Profit

Power: FG, States Woo Japanese Investors, Promise Security

...Maduekwe: FG to Halt Military Campaign

Chevron presses ahead with $6.8bn Nigerian projects

Yar’Adua Accepts Militant Leader’s ‘White Flag’

Ijegun Fire: Court Rejects Application

Uduaghan Supports African Child

MEND’s Threat Empty, Say Northern Youths

Transport Unions Clash

N’Delta: Okogie Cautions FG

FG: Mining Sector to Contribute 20% to GDP

Edo Sued over SUBEB Board Dissolution

Fire Guts Union Bank Branch

Plateau Faults Reception for Dariye

CBN Orders Schedule of CPs, BAs From Banks

Ogundeji: Coroner Summon DPO, Others

FG to Subsidise Christian Pilgrimage

FG Plans Special Anti-kidnapping Squad

FG Warns Donors against Dealing Directly with States

NNPC: Oil, Gas Operations to Gulp $11bn Yearly

Anambra House In Rowdy Session

NNPC Hails Probe of Fuel Subsidy Claims

UNILORIN: We’re Yet to Receive Copy of Ruling

N50bn Bond: We Don’t Need Approval from Assembly, Says Daniel

LAUTECH: Oyinlola Rejects Oyo Take-over Bid

Perm Sec’s Wife Escapes from Kidnappers

NLC Threatens FG over Workers’ Demands

Pepple Bows Out As Oronsanye Takes Over

Poor Budget Implementation Worries PDP

FG, Estate Developers Sign Housing Deal

Niger Assembly Gets Two Speakers in One Week

Monday, June 15, 2009

Commissioner’s Wife, Friend Kidnapped in Ondo

US Senator: Governance Has Improved in Nigeria

IMF Chief: Worst of Global Crisis Not Over

Labour May Transform into Mega Party

NITEL Board Orders Audit on Asset Stripping

Key Militant Offers to Accept Yar’Adua’s Amnesty

Police Deny Shooting Islamic Sect Members

Oil Wells:Women Seek Divine Intervention

Turai Leads De-worming Campaign

Shinkafi: Court Fixes Judgment for Oct. 12

Afenifere: Unity Not Negotiable, Says Peace C’ttee

1,800 Ghost Pensioners Uncovered

Okun Leaders Insist on Power Rotation

Missing genitals: Protest rocks Taraba College

NLC Holds Protest in Kano Today

Ogun PDP Elders Back Assembly on State Finance

Envoy: Switzerland Not Haven for Looted Money

Northern Monarchs Pledge Support for Polio Eradication

Al-Mustapha: Court rejects confessional statements

2011: PDP Plots to Recapture S’East

Covenant University Records 30 First Class Graduates

FG Urges Court to Dismiss S’Korea Firm’s Oil Suit

Rivers Plans 300mw Power Project for New P’Harcourt City

House Leader Denies Graft Allegation

Work to begin on Lagos-Benin Expressway

Abia: ICPC Probes Petition against Judges

NNPC Discovers More Crude Oil in Delta

Ekiti Deputy Speaker, Arrested, Detained

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ogun ANPP Disowns Assembly Candidate

Communication Gap: Yar’Adua’s Taking Nigerians for Granted, Says Dabiri-Erewa

Wase Crisis: House Leadership Meets Jang

Rural Telephony: Prospective Operators Get Ultimatum on Due Dilligence

Tenement Rate: ‘Winners Chapel Owes N20m’

‘Refineries’ll Work After Privatisation’

Unilorin Lecturers: NBA Hails Judgment

Play By the Rule, Oyinlola Tells Politicians

Strike: Ibadan Poly Threatens Sack

Fire Guts DRTV

Govt Plans to Boost Marine Transportation

Kidnapping: Akpabio Wants Sponsors in Govt Named

Rape: NGO Seeks Amendment of Evidence Act

Fitch Ratings Affirms Kwara State ‘AA-(nga)’

2nd Niger Bridge Suffers Setback

Govs’ Forum, ALGON Oppose Moves to Reduce LG Tenure

Explosion Rocks Fuel Pipeline in Lagos

FAAC Audits NNPC’s N1.15trn Subsidy Claims

Dispute Resolution: Judge Makes Case for ADR

...AC Flays Ekiti Govt over Bafyau’s Invitation

Dike Leads ECOWAS’ Delegation to Guinea Bissau

June 12: Bankole Attributes Success to Electoral Conduct

Confusion Trails Plot to Impeach House Whip

W’Bank: Ondo Has Worst Health Indices

I’m Not On the Run, Says Olagunju

Shinkafi: Court Hears Defection Case Today

Finances: Mimiko, Agagu’s Rift Deepens

Retreat: Nwuche Hails House, Urges Cohesion

Bakassi: Displaced Persons Not Forgotten -UN

Turai Backs Anti-graft War

MASSOB Leader Seeks Stiffer Penalty for Kidnappers

Technical Committee Takes over NITEL Today

‘Nigerian Firms Spent N25bn on ICT Products’

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Politican Tasks Lawmakers on Security

Murder: ‘Tokyo Must Face Justice’

‘W’Bank Okays N26.2bn for Research’

Community Gets Rotary’s Borehole

FG Urged to Support SMEs

Court Dismisses Suit Against Gov’s Aide

Softly, Softly, Mr Corps Marshal

NDLEA Uncovers Drug Cartel at MMIA

Militants Destroy 3 Chevron Facilities

As House Dilly-Dallies on Constitutional Amendment… Senate Begins Own Constitution Review Process in July

Ahmadinejad’s Landslide Victory Sparks Protests in Iran

Nigeria’09: FIFA Extends Deadline

Document Affirms Govs’ Forum, Harvard Varsity Deal

2010: Politicians Task PDP on Election

Amodu, Kanu Seek Support against Tunisia

Ex-Minister Harps on Girl-child Education

Friday, June 12, 2009

NNPC Accused of Over-deducting $62m from JV Account

S/Africa’s Ned Bank Shows Interest in Nigeria

Supreme Court Reinstates Sacked Unilorin Lecturers

How Richard Branson’s VAL added to Virgin Nigeria’s woes

NUJ Decries Poverty, Bad Governance in Abia LGs

Textile Workers Demand N687m from Northern Govs

…’Why Babangida Annulled June 12’

Govt’s Owing Marketers N26bn, Says IPMAN

‘Plateau Not Under Investigation over Evacuation of Fulanis’

FG Threatens Ministers over Vision 2020

Dignitaries Bid Late Army Chief Farewell

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Council Tenure: Students Dare Lawmakers

Security: Zain Gives ‘Zero- rated’ Calls to Police

Aba IPP Gets $20m Investment

Stop Attacking Yar’Adua, Waziri, PDP Tells Tinubu

Ezekwesili: Africa Needs $80bn Annual Infrastructural Investment

Oronsanye Emerges New Head of Service

R.Kelly to Headline THISDAY Music Festival 2009 in S’Africa, Nigeria, UK

FG Records N249bn Q1 Deficit

Gaius-Obaseki: Oil cabal had allocations up to 2016

Duke, Elumelu for Toastmasters Breakfast Meeting

Kebbi PDP Crisis Deepens

Why Medical Cost’s High, By BUPA Consultant

FG Signs N74bn Contract for East-West Road

Senate Plans National Summit on Cooking Gas

File All Applications Today, Osun Tribunal Orders Parties

Daniel, Oni Absent at PDP Reconciliation

JTF arrests suspected militant leader

Igbo to float Diaspora Fund, spare parts factory

Council Boss Renews Commitment to Rapid Devt

Freed Nigerian Sailor Narrates Ordeal

American Bank Gives $15.5m to Health Firm

Economic Recovery Hopes Push Oil Near $73

India’s OMEL Set to Begin Oil Exploration

‘Delta Govt Can Identify Illegal Institutions’

Undergraduates Seek Restraining Order against EFCC

Delta Airline Begins Operations in Nigeria

‘Money Can’t Bring Back Ogoni 9’

Amosun Vs Daniel: Results in 5 LGs missing

FDI: CAC’s Role Critical, Says Yar’Adua

JTF Denies Recovering Bodies of Missing Soldiers

PDP: FG’ll Not Spare Sponsors of N’Delta Crisis

N’Delta Leaders Warnagainst Militarisation of Region

Conduct Bureau Threatens to Extradict Ribadu

WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic

16Yrs After, Nigerians Remember June 12

Anambra: S’Court Throws Out Uba’s Application

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tinubu: EFCC Probe Political Blackmail

PDP Summons Ministers over Stewardship

Power: Yar'Adua summons special FEC meeting

Okonjo-Iweala: 16m Africans Made Poor by Meltdown

House: FG Loses $1.87bn to Oil Price Manipulation

Switzerland: Nigeria Tops Illegal Migration List

Covenant Varsity

‘Abuja Eyes 20 Best Cities in the World’

81% of Polytechnics, Colleges Programmes Accredited

Gas Flaring: W’Bank

UN Pledges Support for Nigeria’s Electoral Process

Insecurity: Abia Gets New Armoured Vehicle

APGA Crisis: Iwu’s Heading for Jail, Says Ojukwu

Akpabio at PDP Secretariat over Attah’s Suspension

Saro-Wiwa: Ogoni Leaders Hail Judgment

Divorce: Gbenga Obasanjo Seeks Interpretation

Budget: House to Ensure Adequate Implementation

Charge Sheet Stalls Ugbane, Elumelu’s Trial

Moves to Arrest Ribadu Fail

NLC Resumes Mass Protest Next Week

Transcorp Suspends GMD, 2 Others

Vaswani: EFCC May Prosecute Ex-Customs Boss

Pension: NAICOM, PenCom Release New Guidelines

‘Nigerians Resisting Efficient Monitoring of Oil Exports’

el-Rufai: My Support for Yar’Adua a Mistake

THISDAY On-line Editor Alleges Threat to Life

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Nigerian receives patent for cancer, diabetes

Gabon Nominates Acting President

Savannah Bank Moves to Commence Operations

Saro-Wiwa Jnr: How We’ll Use Compensation Money

NNPC Public Hearing: Matters Arising

N’Delta: ADC Bemoans Loss of Lives

One Dies, 2 Injured as Building Collapses

N850m Scam: FG Suspends UBEC Deputy Secretary

Adesanya: Mohammed Appeals Judgment

EFCC Re-arraigns Ugbane, Elumelu

Mark Carpets INEC’s Critics

George: We Didn’t Split NPA Contracts

Transcorp: Court Adjourns Ruling on Bail

Niger Speaker Impeached

Tompolo still in Nigeria, says JTF

Health: FG Deplores Lack of Commitment

FCTA in Dilemma over “el-Rufai Plots”

Police Arrest Tokyo on Rooftop

2.3 GHz Licensing: Galaxy Wireless Denies Petitioning Presidency

Kidnappers Kill Royal Father, Abduct Another

Senate: We’re Ready to Pull Out of JCCR

6,000 Megawatts Target Realisable, FG Insists

Agric: US Partners 14 Nigerian Banks, Agencies

Nigeria’s Port Reforms Affecting Us, Benin Cries Out

As Shell Finally Bows to Saro-Wiwa …

Swine-Flu: Delta Discovery Affects Only Pigs, Says FG

Monday, June 08, 2009

The Exit of Bongo, Africa’s Longest Serving Leader

After 42 Years in Power, Omar Bongo Dies

Shell Agrees to Pay $15.5m to Saro Wiwa’s Family

FG: Host Communities Delay NIPP Projects

2011: EFCC promises hard time for politicians

‘We Didn’t Kill Any Student’

Drought: Monarch

Govt Approves N616m for Judges’ Quarters

Opposition Guber Candidates Join PDP

Oil Wells: ‘FG’s Insensitive to our Plight’

‘Lagos’s 136th Easiest City to Live In’

Recession: African Airlines to Lose $500m

Explore Non-oil Revenue Sources, Yar’Adua Urges States

Niger Delta Crisis: Nigeria Loses 1mbpd of Oil

Oil Wells: S’Court’ll Settle Dispute – FG

Yar’Adua Tasks Varsities on Research

Bauchi Constitutes Debt Management C’tte

Miners Get $10m W’Bank Grant

UBEC Wants Borno to Pay Outstanding N1.9bn

CIBN Tasks New CBN Gov on Prudence

NNPC Vessel Spills Kerosine in Delta Creek

Mark: Why Our Laws, Policies, Programmes Fail

‘Ibom Park Project Not Abandoned’

Edo Assembly Wants EFCC to Probe Firm

W’Bank to Finance Agric with $20m from Gates

One Killed in Smugglers, Customs’ Clash

Lawmakers Brainstorm on Constitution Review

PEF to Publish Payment of Bridging Claims

JTF Attack: 24 Women Deliver Babies in

Osotimehin: Sustained Funding’ll Hasten Elimination of Malaria

Freed Sailors: FG’s Team Off to Yemen

Osun: Yar’Adua Orders Okiro to Unmask Forgers of Security Report

Gunmen Kidnap Varsity Lecturer

AfDB: Nigerian Telecoms Sector Attracted $12bn in 7 Years

Economic Meltdown: Africa Needs $2.5bn Bailout –IMF

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Aregbesola: Osun PDP Petitions Police

Crisis Looms as LG’s Vice-Chair Resigns

Zuru Emirate Honours Kpakol

PPA Lauds Nitel’s Revocation

N’Delta: Northern Union Wants Peaceful Dialogue

N500m Asphalt Plant Inaugurated

VCs Seek Curriculum Revision

Human Rights: HRW Scores Yar’Adua Govt Low

FirstBank: We Won’t Appoint 2 DMDs

NNPC Yet to Begin Operation in Ogoniland

S’East Lawmakers Protest over Appointment of Judges

Oil Companies Oppose Review of Contracts

FG: We Won’t Reduce Seven-Point Agenda

Olowu Gives Recipe for Stable Power Supply

‘HIV/AIDS Stalls Corporate Devt’

2 Killed as NURTW Crisis Turns Bloody

Don Seeks Adoption of Uwais Report

AC Cautions Sylva over Opposition’s Arrest

ACF : Shinkafi Refutes Media Report

Elders Move to Reconcile Attah, Akpabio

N’Delta: Church Advocates Peaceful Option

NCAA Moves to Secure Airstrips

FCT: HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rises

Deputy Speaker, Nafada, Loses Another Aide

Lagos: Anambra Indigenes Laud Obi

PRONACO Condemns Yerima’s Arrest

Co-prisoner Impregnated Me, Says Nigerian in Vietnam

MMA: Gani Adams Laments Passengers’ Suffering

ETI Explains $54m Exposure to Stock Market

FCTA: Senate Seeks Land Tribunal

‘Why FG Restored Oil Wells to Akwa Ibom’

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Kumuyi Urges Change on N’ Delta

Anambra Pathetic, Say Ezeife, 30 Others

As Amma Pepple Retires On June 16... 5 Perm Secs Jostle for Head of Service Post

3 Cities Get UN Master Plans

CBN Okays N9.1bn Loan to Farmers

Ogunwale Laments South West’s Political Bent

Lawmakers Probe N6bn Science Park

Shinkafi Pardons Jailed Opponents

NURTW Urges Reduction in Import Duty

Govt Spends N1.9bn on MDGs

‘We Need to Demarcate Border with Katsina’

Gunmen Kidnap Benin High Chief

Anambra’s a Pathetic State, Say Ezeife, 30 Others

Change Your Approach on N’Delta, Kumuyi Tells FG

As Amma Pepple Retires On June 16... 5 Perm Secs Jostle for Head of Service Post

Lagos NUJ Names Centre After Ladi Lawal

Kano Police Declare 150 Wanted

Shagari Assures on Kalmalo Irrigation Scheme

FG Tasked on Non-Indigene, Settler Saga

Army, Yusuf’s Family Meet Monday on Burial Plans

Friday, June 05, 2009

N’Delta: Archbishop Burke Appeals to Yar’Adua to End Crisis

EFCC arraigns Asabe Yar’Adua for alleged graft

FG Shops for $1bn for MMA/MMIA

Gordon Brown Under Pressure As More Ministers Resign

‘Naira’ll Appreciate Further’

Military Continues Offensive Against Militants

NDI Invites Ihedioha for Lebanese Elections

Obasanjo’s Wife, Major Moji, Dies

Sylva’s Aide Escape Assassination

Heed Powell’s Advice, PPA Tells PDP

At Last, Somali Pirates Set Nigerians Free

PDP Moves to Expel Attah

…Uduaghan Suspends Security Aide

Uwais Panel Member Faults Yar’Adua

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Jang Approves New Specialist Hospital

UNICEF, Govt Take Polio Campaign to Grassroots

Uduaghan Gives Marching Orders on YETA-FSP

Food Insecurity: 90m Nigerians at Risk

Demolition Renders 300 Artisans Jobless

...Gov Restates Commitment to Fight Immorality

Fertiliser Diversion: Dakingari Orders Arrest

Imo Guber: Supreme Court Rules on Jurisdiction June 23

‘This Cycle of Suspicion Must End’

History as Obama Tells Muslim World: Assalam-alaikum

2011: INEC proposes ‘staggered elections’

Yar’Adua gets list of militants’ sponsors

ANPP Lauds Shekarau’s Devt Projects

Nasarawa Signs N2.4bn Water Contract

Mark: No Rift Between Senate, House Leadership

Ayoola: ICPC’ll Fight Private Sector Corruption

Currency Counterfeiter Jailed

Kidnapped Ohakim’s Aide Freed

Ibori: Absence of Accused Stalls Trial

Ladoja Justifies Suit against Akala

Make a Difference, ACF Tells Sanusi

N’Delta: Group Seeks Resolution

Elders Wade into Akunyili, Ndukwe Rift

Boundary Commission Begins Sitting

‘Enugu Jail Break, Fresh Security Threat’

Our Health System: Matters Arising

NEMA Issues Alert on Lake Nyos

FG: Why We’re Unbundling NNPC

Court Strikes out Suit against NCC

Mark: I’ll Not Take Stability for Granted

Yar’Adua Wants Census Data for Planning

Sanusi Assumes Office as CBN Gov

Ugbane, Elumelu Released, Re-arrested at Prison Gate

Ume-Ezeoke: Why Military Sacked 2nd Republic Parliament

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

15 Polio Cases Recorded

College Moves to Train Youths on Skills Acquisition

S’Court Judge Seeks States’ Merger

‘Judiciary’ll Promote Child Rights’

Powell: Nigeria Must Look Beyond 2007 Elections

150 Inmates Escape from Enugu Jail

Notore, C’River to Set up Africa’s Largest Rice Factory

…Onasanya to Take over as FirstBank GMD

Sanusi: My Mission

Assembly Sacks 2 Council Chairmen

Lawmakers, LG Chiefs’ Face-off Worsens

Embrace Amnesty, Okiro Tells Militants

Nigeria Seeks N1.2tr Investment from Ireland,

Imo Assembly Throws out Reproductive Rights Bill

Aliero Sanctions Abuja Water Contractor

‘ICAN’ll Ensure Standards’

2 Bank Staff Arraigned over Fraud

Oil Wells: C’River Seeks Compensation

FRSC Attributes Auchi Crash to Fatigue

Nigeria Leads in Gas Emission Reduction Campaign

Federal Roads for Gradual Rehabilitation

Meltdown: Army Not Immuned

N’Delta:Monarch Backs Military Action

NURTW Crisis: Police Quiz Tokyo, 9 Others

N’Delta: Akpabio Seeks End to Hostilities

Benin Monarch Elevates Akpata

House Marks 10 Years of Unbroken Democracy Today

EFCC Arrests Another UBEC Official

8 Killed, I6 Injured in Nnewi Banks’ Robbery

Ogundeji: Pathologist Wants Ballistic Analysis in US

FEC Approves N25.3bn for Power Projects

FG Loses N200bn to Tax Waivers

EFCC: We’re Committed to Rule of Law

Halliburton: Okiro Panel Closes in On Suspects

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Oshiomhole, Deputy’s C of O Revoked

Guber Rerun: Fayemi Files Appeal

Enugu Airport: S’East Govs Seek Yar’Adua’s Intervention

Assembly Okays Death Sentence for Kidnappers

Former Army Chief, Luka Yusuf, Dies at 56

FG Appoints Technical Board for Nitel

Air France: Rescuers Find Debris

2009 Budget: Yar’Adua, House Face-off Deepens

As Yar’Adua Scores Himself in Midterm…

Chambas Seeks Commitment to ECOWAS Protocols

Gunmen kill 2 Ocean Boys FC players

Microsoft Launches Windows Vista in Nigerian Languages

Fashola Backs Yar’Adua on Electoral Reform

Money Laundering: Obi Writes IGP

Pilgrims’ Death: Zamfara Seeks Compensation from Saudi

Senate Gives Daniel Clean Bill

Akunyili Disassociates Self from Guber Race

Senate Seeks Commission to Monitor EFCC, ICPC

N’Delta Crisis: Dokubo Wants Jonathan, Ijaw Ministers to Resign

Delta Guber Tribunal Adjourns Sine Die

Abdulsalami Leads ECOWAS Delegation to Niger

VP: FG Committed to Diversifying Economy

Court Restrains FG from Deporting Vaswani Brothers

Smoke Out Militants Professionally, House Tells JTF

EFCC Slams Fresh 158 Charges on Elumelu, Others

Yar’Adua: We’ll Explore Outsourcing to Boost Revenue Base

AFC: Yar’Adua Discards Committee’s Report

New Electricity Tariff Out August

Navy Kills 7 Militants

Risk Mgt: UBA Adopts IFRS, Basel 2 As New Standards

Electoral Reform Bill: ‘Yar’Adua Unperturbed by Rejection’

CBN Governor: ‘We’ll Not Hesitate to Reject Sanusi If...’

Monday, June 01, 2009

N’Delta: Osun Speaker Lauds Yar’Adua

5,000 Keke NAPEP Ready for Delivery

TUC Advocates JV Option in Management of Refineries

Stop Rehashing Old Cliches, AC Tells Yar’Adua

Orji: 2nd Term Agenda Not on Card Now

Security: Lawmakers Abandon Duty

Nigeria Marks Environment Day

Meltdown: Govt Urged to Explore Arts

Dakingari: I Didn't Order Aliero’s Probe

N’Delta: Ihonvbere Wants FG to Stop Military Action

N’ Delta: FG Recovers Incriminating Documents

228 Feared Dead in Missing Flight

CBN: Senate Screens Sanusi Tomorrow

Commendation for Mr. Consolidation

FG Revokes Sale of Nitel

Opposition Sets-up C’ttee on Electoral Reform

FRA Williams Honoured

Health Walk: FIN Insurance Partners NCRIB

Gemade Resigns as FHA Board Chairman

CBN Gov: Iroche Backs Sanusi’s Nomination

Ogun ANPP Alleges Fresh Thumb-printing

Improve Project Monitoring, FG Advises AfDB

NURTW Clash Claims One

FG to Restructure Armed Forces

PDP Faults Court Order on Ogbulafor, Others

CAN Protests against Abortion Bill in Imo

Nigerian Lawmaker Elected Pan-African Parliament VP

Rerun Tribunal Grants Fayemi’s Application

N’Delta: Defence Chiefs Brief House Today

REA Scam: Ugbane, Elumelu Granted Bail

FG, S’East to Partner on Ecology

NERC: Court Refuses to Vary Bail Conditions

Power Generation Drops as Shell Shuts Afam Station

Olawepo Bags Award from UK Varsity

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