This Day News Archive for August 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

C’River: Windstorm Victims Get Govt Aid

Strike: Lawyer Drags ASUU to Court

EFCC: Gani Appeals Waziri’s Appointment

Na’Abba Flays Appointment of Non-party Members Ministers

Adams Urges Onovo to Probe Youth Leader’s Murder

Govt Lifts Ban on Employment, to Recruit 831

PDP’ll Sweep 2011 Polls, Says Jonathan

Re-branding Project Not New, Says Akunyili

Sanusi: Global Financial Crisis Exposes Banking Deficiencies

Constitution Amendment: Memoranda Harp on Electoral Reform

Sylva: Development has Taken Place in Bayelsa

Gunmen Kidnap Nigerian UN Staff in Darfur

Ogundeji: Court Orders Arrest of Two Witnesses

N1bn Fraud: ICPC Arrests Education Ministry Staff

Mass Sack Looms in First Bank

Federal Revenue Dips by 21% in Q2

EFCC Gets Aondoakaa’s Nod to Prosecute Bank Chiefs

7 Arrested for Selling Free Copies of THISDAY's Arise Magazine

Kano Airport : Work Begins on New Control Tower

VC Bags APBN Excellence Award

Re-open Talks with ASUU, Adeniran, AC Urge FG

Minister Tasks Science Teachers on Students’ Success

A’Ibom Lawmakers Okay Akpabio for Second Term

Oyo Demolishes Illegal Structures at Bodija

Edo Re-run: AC Decries Leader’s Arrest

Bauchi Moves to Reduce Maternal Mortality

FRSC Declares Abuja-Lokoja Highway Death Trap

House Caucus Opposes Civil Service Reforms

Saturday, August 29, 2009

UI Students Lobby Lecturers to End Strike

Italian Envoy Backs Re-branding Project

FGs’ Power Project on Track, Says Babalola

Lawmaker Commends Group over Peace

Senate C’ttee on Appropriation Lauds Goje

Race for Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja Begins

Lawmakers Task Yar’Adua on Militants’ Amnesty

Ogbulafor Supports NWC on Anambra PDP

‘IG Has No Control over Police Posting, Discipline’

Ogun Governorship: Amosun Heads for Appeal Court

160 Senior Civil Servants for Promotion in January

Mutiny: Army Confirms 27 Soldiers’ Conviction

Efcc Set to Arraign Sacked Bank Chiefs

Group Lauds Uduaghan’s Economic Policies

Panic in AC over Ajimobi’s Planned Defection

Evah Decries Media War over Amnesty Deal

Death Row: Falana Writes al-Gaddafi over Nigerians

Envoy Commends Turai Yar’Adua’s Interest in Poverty Reduction

‘Doma Risks Impeachment over Rulers’ Palaces’

Nigerian in Diaspora Organises Workshop for LG Chairmen

FG Orders Installation of 16 Dialysis Units at AKTH

Legislator Appeals to FG on Dams

‘How Surveyors Can Improve Profession’

Universal Basic Education Board Expends N1.2billion

Friday, August 28, 2009

Doctors Protest Kidnapping in Ebonyi

Senator Kennedy for Burial Today

Atedo Peterside: How Soludo Concealed Banks’ Rot

EFCC’s Debt Recovery Now N44.5bn

Sanusi Promises Double Digit Growth

Akoko-Edo Re-run Free, Fair – Independent Monitors

Abia Not Living up to “God’s Own State’’- Clergy

Group Suspends Kalu from PPA

Battle for Control of Plateau PDP Rages

Children Branded Witches Reunite with Parents

Coca-Cola Shuts Ota Plant

Varsity Unions Accuse FG of Divisive Tactics

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Soludo Endorses AMBRA Investicorp Trust

Nigeria Defends Bid For Increased Maritime Boundary

Tax Evasion: FIRS Seals off PAN Premises

FG Loses $1.2bn over Closure of Soku Gas Plant

Court Orders Intercontinental Non-Executive Directors Freed

EFCC: N25.5 Billion Non-Performing Loans Recovered

NDDC: Total Pledges More Cooperation, Collaboration

Gowon: Many Nigerians Live Below Poverty Line

Investors Can Repatriate 100% Capital, Says Udenwa

Lagos Allays Communities’ Fears over Lekki Airport

NAHCo Changes Name, Joins International Alliance

Peacekeeping: Nigeria Regains UN Confidence

Aregbesola Seeks Leave to Perform Lesser Hajj

Uduaghan Bails Councils out with N27m Monthly

U.S. Deports 63 Nigerians

FG Pledges Commitment to Foreign Investors

Bi-Courtney Begins Work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Nobody is Indispensable, Says PPA

Shareholders, CIPM Flay Banks CEOs’ Removal

Ogun: Tribunal Upholds Daniel’s Election

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Coalition Supports Akpabio’s 2nd Term Bid

Senate C’ttee Moves to Curb Project Abandonment

Rotary Contributes $800m to Polio Eradication

2011: Group Begins Campaign for Yar’Adua

Fire Guts Multi-million Naira Goods

LCDAs: Benue Elders Defend FG, Aondoakaa

Ogun: Tension as Tribunal Delivers Verdict Today

River Niger Dredging Begins in 2 Weeks

Obama: Kennedy was Greatest Senator of Our Time

FG: Nigeria’s Oil Reserves Rebound, Now 37bn Barrels

Defence Minister, Bayelsa Gov Dismiss MEND’s Threat

Ibru Reports to EFCC, Detained

NAPTIP Rescues 3,600 People

Ebonyi Police Nab 6 Robbery Suspects

Onovo: I’ll Flush Out Kidnappers

Iwu: Violence, Politicians, Greatest Threat to 2011 Poll

Rivers Graduates 296 Reformed Militants

Lukman Orders NLNG, IOCs to Provide Cooking Gas

PPA: Splinter Group Emerges

FERMA Seeks Restoration of Toll Gates

‘We Won’t Tolerate Non-Implementation of 2010 Budget’

Notore’s Account Performing, Says Oceanic Bank

Tenure: FG Moves against Protesting Perm Secs, Directors

Waterfront: Communities Back Amaechi’s Planned Demolition

Foreign Banks Suspend Funding Nigeria’s Oil Sector

NITEL: ‘We’ll Get it Right This Time’

NEITI Awards Meter Infrastructure Study

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

‘Justice Would’ve Reduced Agitation for More States’

‘Seek Allah’s Benevolence on Nigeria’

Egwu Offers Employment to Widow

175 National Housing Units for Jos South

Daniel: We Won’t Tax Religious Bodies

N357m Approved for Road, Monetisation

Govt Moves to Check Tax Evasion

Ezekwesili: Embezzlement Allegation against Me Frivolous

Yar’Adua Back from S’Arabia

Police Intercept Truck Load of Arms in Abuja

Repentant Militants to Get Jobs in Oil, Gas Sectors

Court Orders Nwosu, Adigwe Released

Non-Executive Directors of Intercontinental Arrested

FG, W’Bank Endorse C’River Free Health Programme

111 `Freed’ Prisoners Back in Prison

Fashola: No Rift with Tinubu

Akala Advises Opposition on Constructive Criticism

Rent Hike Sparks Protest in Ado-Ekiti

Borno Approves 150 Preachers for Ramadan

ICPC Hails U.S. on Anti Graft Agencies

Akoko-Edo: Lawmaker Accuses AC of Scuttling ‘Free, Fair’ Rerun

‘Maritime Security Tops Agenda at Navy Confab’

‘No Confirmed Case of Swine Flu in Nigeria’

Bank Crisis: ‘Why House Kept Mute’

Jackson: Sister, Doctor’s Lawyer Disagree on Homicide Allegation

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ezekwesili: Rivers Squandered Devt Opportunities

Uduaghan Moves to Douse Ethnic Tension

Woman Clubs Mother to Death

Militants Seek to Draft Eminent Urhobo into Struggle

PDP Raises C’ttee for 2011 Elections

Coroner Says Jackson’s Death is Homicide

W’Bank: National Fadama III to cost N67bn

Jimoh Ibrahim’s Global Fleet Pays N3.1bn to Oceanic

Adeniyi: Sanusi’s Reforms Not Northern Agenda

FG Wants NITEL Sold in 60 Days

Northern Youths Tackle Umar over New Customs Boss

UK Cracks Down on Identity Fraud

Wema Embarks on Debt Recovery

‘Good Governance, Key to PDP’s Victory in Ogun’

2 Feared Killed as Robbers Raid Banks in Awka

C’River Spends N3bn on Free Health

Bank Reform: NBA Advises CBN, EFCC on Due Process

Fuel Scarcity Looms in Ogun, Oyo, Kwara

ECOWAS: Nigeria Heads C’ttee on Niger

Opposition Disagree over Electoral Reform Bill

ICPC Probes N1bn Education Fund

Babalola: 6000mw Dec Deadline Still Feasible

Sunday, August 23, 2009

We’ll Spend NIMASA’s Funds Judiciously, Says Lulu-Briggs

Court Dismisses Suit over Kingship Tussle

A’Ibom, C’River to Raise C’ttee on Oil Wells

Counsel’s Absence Stalls Court Proceedings

‘How We Rescued INEC Officials in Akoko-Edo Rerun’

Akunyili Faults Perceptions on Nigeria

Nigeria's External Trade Hits N2.21tr

Anambra: 2010 Guber Election May be Stalled

ASUU: FG May Dissolve Re-negotiation Committee

Intercontinental: CBN Figures on United Alliance Debt Correct

Alaibe Cautions MEND against Threatened Attack

EFCC Declares Ibru, Akingbola Wanted

Osun AC Slams PDP over Intolerance

Ramadan: Alao-Akala Preaches Religious Tolerance

Adebayo Cautions Yar’Adua over Uwais Panel’s Recommendations

Aliero Rebuffs Kebbi Assembly over Ultimatum

EFCC Partners ANCOPSS over Anti-corruption Drive

Soludo: 21st Century Belongs to Nigeria

Ramadan: Pray for Yar’Adua, Fawehinmi, Babangida Urges Muslims

Group Seeks Quick Audit of Banks

Cholera Epidemic Hits Northern States

FMBN Plans N100bn Housing Bond

Soaring Gas Prices May Cripple Manufacturing Sector

Militants Surrender Cache of Arms in Bayelsa

Group Alleges Obstacles to Amnesty Package

Adamawa: Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak Hits 52

Fashola Undergoes Diagnostic Check at LASUTH

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Daniel Inaugurates Township Road Projects in Ijebu Ode

Ramadan: Cleric Tasks Muslims on Excellence

ESUT Alumni Embarks on Charity Work

Anambra PDP Members Urged to End Bickering

Govt Intensifies Monitoring on Cholera Outbreak

Cleric Tasks Politicians on Electoral Victories

Firm, Community Row over Toxic Waste

Govt to Establish Rice, Onions Factories

ETB Unveils New Retail Products

Cattle Dealer Kills Mate over N20,000 Debt

Afenifere Tasks Progressives on Nation-building

I Won’t Disappoint Ika People, Says Uduaghan

UNICEF Donates N1.2bn Treated Nets to Sokoto

AC Wins Edo Assembly Re-run Election

Okah Flies to S’Africa for Medical Treatment

Debtors: Topshots Move against Publication of Fresh List

EFCC Arrests 2 More Bank Chiefs

Delta Seeks End to ASUU Strike

Oando Lifts 730,000 Barrels from Abo Oil Field

Oil Communities Seek Probe of $2m EIA Fund

Amnesty: Bayelsa CP Confirms Return of 200 Guns

Kano Allays Fear over Banking Reforms

EU to Spend N9bn on N’Delta Projects

NURTW Factional Clash Causes Panic in Abuja

Wamakko Tasks Nigerians on Healthy Living

‘Internal Democracy Has Been Strengthened in PDP’

‘Banire’s Not Interested In 2011 Guber Race’

2011: ‘PDP No Threat to ANPP in Kano’

Friday, August 21, 2009

Financial Sector Reform a Necessity, Says Jonathan


PPPRA Disputes Oil Marketers’ N70bn Claims

Cecilia Ibru Sues CBN, Demands N50 billion Damages

Bank Bailout: Nigeria’s Credit Rating Downgraded to B-plus

EFCC Freezes Accounts of Sacked Bank MDs

Amnesty Records Major Success in Rivers

96 Boko Haram Members Arraigned in Borno

A’Ibom, Cross River to Constitute Committee on Oil Wells

Uduaghan Charges Ika People on Development

Ramadan: Yar’Adua Urges Clerics To Curb Corrupt Teachings

MASSOB To Participate in Anambra 2010, Supports APGA

NBA: Uwais Report, Key to Electoral Reform

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Govt Splashes N200m on Natural Disasters’ Victims

Pregnant Wife Seeks Divorce

Be Wary of Impostors, Says Army Chief

3 Alleged Ritualists Arraigned

Govt to Recruit 1,000 Grassroots Teachers

69 Militants Surrender Guns in Rivers

7 CBN Staff Arrested for Diversion of Mutilated N13m

Court Quashes Revocation of Korean Oil Blocks

Yar’Adua Okays Tenure for Perm Secs, Directors

Akingbola Flees to UK

ASUU: We’d Rather Die Fighting

PPPRA Gets New Executive Secretary

Amaechi: No Court Order Barring Demolition of Waterfronts

Abia to Charge ‘Devt Fees’ in Public Schools

Oyo: Govt building collapses, injures 8

No Plan to Dump PPA, Says Orji

Life Assurance: FG Votes N5bn for Workers’ Databank

Ecological Fund: FG Issues Guidelines for Application

CBN:Akingbola Seeks N50bn Compensation

NBA in Rowdy Session over Motion to Abolish SAN

Bank Crisis: House Demands Transparency

Buhari, Gowon Warn against Indiscipline, Disunity

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

CBN’s Take-over of 5 Banks Wrong, Says Oluyede

Oni Donates Land for Ethanol Project

6,000 Megawatts: FG Assures Nigerians

Citizens in Diaspora Condemn Election Rerun

Police Seize Fake $1m in Lokoja

Lagos to Pay N2bn Compensation for Badagry-Expressway

ASUU Strike Threatens Varsities’ Capital Vote

United Alliance Loan Performing, Says Intercontinental

Dangote, Oando, Rockson dispute CBN claim

Bank Debtors Get 7-Day Ultimatum

Oando Lifts 730,000 Barrels of Oil from Abo Fields

Court Grants Ex-Customs Boss, Others Bail

Rainstrom Destroys 150 Homes

AC Asks Mimiko to Recover N117bn State Fund

Oshiomhole Felicitates with Momoh at 70

Uduaghan: How DESOPADEC Threw Delta into Debts

Amaechi Connects Riverine Areas with Roads, Bridges

Forgery: Court Orders Arrest of 4 Lawyers

Orderlies: Ekwueme, Anyaoku Exempted from IGP Order

SON: Smugglers, Our Biggest Challenge

SAT-3: Customers to Wait for Reactivation

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NYSC Wants States, LGs to Cater for Corps Members

Iroche Condemns Adesina’s Comments on PDP

Egwu Seeks Better Package for Teachers

Retailers Blame Fuel Stations for Kerosene Scarcity

How Otedola, Dangote Settled Differences

Akingbola Heads for Court

EFCC Grills 3 ex-Bank MDs

Nigeria guns for UN Security Council seat

CBN Releases Names of Non-performing Debtors

26 States Record 367 Polio Cases

ASUU: We’re Ready to Resume Negotiation

My ordeal with kidnappers, by Edochie

Anambra: Southeast PDP Govs Endorse Emordi’s Sack

Osun AC Slams Police over Aregbesola

‘FG Not in Arms Deal with Militants’

...Tackles Flood in Oyo with N1bn

Immigration Repatriates Foreign Sect Members

MEND Alleges Breach in Ceasefire Terms

Disrupted SAT-3 Service Restored

SSS Arrests John Nwodo

House: No State Creation Before 2011 Elections

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'll Not Relent, Says ANPP Candidate

‘Drugs Scarcity Affecting HIV/AIDS Campaign’

‘Personal Interests Prolong Crisis in N’Delta’

Bank Distress in History

Senate, Speaker Hail Sack of CEOs

At Last, Otedola, Dangote Settle Differences

NBA: Yar’Adua Can’t Fight Corruption

Bailout May Hit N1tr

Lawyers Celebrate Fashola at NBA Conference

Group Demands Action on Kidnapping, Crime

‘Africa Operates Less Quarter of Human Capacity’

Edochie: Kidnappers Demand N60m

Bauchi Speaker Becomes D’Gov

2011 Elections: Iwu Raises Alarm

Lagos D’Speaker Impeached

NBA to Fish out Fake Lawyers

NCC Launches SID, Cracks Down on Pirates

Blackmail, Alien to Obi’s Govt, Says Aide

NEITI: How Nigeria Loses Oil Revenue

Sanusi Blames Corruption on Poor Value System

Enter Moghalu, the Banks’ New Policeman

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Group Threatens Fresh Onslaught in N’Delta

FG Replaces Troops in Liberia

US experts to rehabilitate railway

Nigeria Drifting Towards Imminent Failure, Says Soyinka

INEC to Use NYSC Members in Future Elections

Boko Haram: Lawmaker Warns on Killings

Residents Want Militants to Embrace Amnesty

‘True Federalism, Antidote to N'Delta Crises’

Why We Subject Banks to Full Disclosure – CBN

CBN Moves to Defend Banks

US Army prepares for Nigeria’s possible break-up

Yar’Adua: We Won’t Allow Any Bank to Fail

Controversy over sect members’ nationality

Foreign Direct Investment Hits $13.9bn

FG Warns Navy over Illegal Oil Bunkering

Agbakoba, Aturu Hail Sanusi’s Banking Sector Reform

Edochie, Ohakim’s Aide Kidnapped

Mega Party: Buhari, Atiku Others Plan Oct 1 Summit

PDP Candidates Win Rerun Poll in Ekiti, Oyo

CBN Bailout: Shareholders Seek Protection

Bank PHB is ‘Safe and Sound’

Saturday, August 15, 2009

And They Lost Control...

Govt Inaugurates C’ttee on Airport Project

Disaster: NEMA Trains Civil Servants

‘Why We Legislated on Terrorism’

PDP Chieftains Disagree over Elders’ Council

Firms, Communities Feud Over, Says Utuama

Govt Okays N45m for NYSC Facilities

How the Coup was Perfected in Aso Rock

If a Bank is Sick, the Signs are Self-Evident, Says Sanusi

‘We’ll Rid Nigeria of Fake Products’

ABU Staff Wins LNG Prize for Science

Rivers, Jigawa, Others in Investment Drive to Singapore

Adebayo, Journalists Attacked In Ekiti Rerun Election

Clinton Ignorant of Anti-Graft Campaign, Says EFCC

‘Why FG’s Concessioning Railways’

Kano Commissions GSM Market

Sokoto Deposes 2 Royal Fathers

3,500 Islamic Sect Members Evicted in Niger

Ohakim’s Aide Okays Probe of Imo Govt

New Challenges for New Helmsmen

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ibru Condemns Removal

The New Managers

The Chickens Come Home to Roost

Exit Soludo, Enter Sanusi

Gone With The Wind…

Boko Haram: We’re ready for battle, new leader says

Sanusi: Why we removed bank chiefs

Yar’Adua Committed to Fight Against Corruption – Waziri

No Hand in My Deputy’s Removal – Yuguda

Alaibe Ararile Secure Release of Monarch, Ten Militants

Vaswani: EFCC Arraigns Former Customs Boss for Fraud

Paris Club: CBN Refunds $90.64m to Federation Account

Gunmen Kidnap Ebonyi PDP Chairman’s Mother, Brother

Utorogun: ‘Host Community Behind Attack’

Ebri quits as PPA chair, Ohakim replies Kalu

‘Relatives revealed Nigerians killed in Libya’

CBN Sacks Five Bank CEOs, Injects N400b

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jos Crisis: ‘Killings of Corp Members Unfortunate’

Aliyu Reshuffles Cabinet, Appoints 8 Commissioners, Sacks 5

Alvan Ikoku College Workers Protest

Amnesty: ‘Why We’ve Not Surrendered Arms’

Amnesty: Soboma George, Militant Leader, Submits in Port Harcourt

Dikko Steps in As New Customs CG

‘N400bn Funding Initiative for N’Delta Under way’

FG: No Nigerian was killed in Libya

Bauchi Deputy Governor Impeached

PDP, Mark Tackle Clinton Over Nigeria

Set-back as Militants Blow up Gas Plant

Police Nab 7 Suspected Robbers

‘Amnesty Won’t Resolve N’Delta Crisis’

Adeniran: UBEC’s Restructuring’s Total

Fashola orders arrest of 30 land invaders

Reform: Iwu Blames N’Assembly for INEC’s ‘Woes’

Crisis Not a Game of Sentiments, Says ASUU

‘I’m Not Contesting to Favour Abacha Family’

Council Boss Apologises to Workers over Assault

NLC Warns FG of Imminent Strike

Oshiomhole’s Media Aide Resigns

Ekiti Rerun: Police Talk Tough

Aero Sacks 44 Workers over Certificate Forgery

India: Exporters of Fake Drugs Risk Life Jail

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tribunal’s Records Admitted as Evidence

Lagos decries extortion, indiscipline in LASTMA

FCTA to Sanction Owners of Collapsed Billboards

Acquisition: Chinese Govt Okays Addax Petroleum

Senatorial Rerun: Police Transfer Officers

CODER Adopts Uwais’ Report, Demands INEC’s Independence

ASUU Threatens to Go to Court over Salary

‘Sheriff Never Gave Land to Boko Haram Leader’

Buhari, Oshiomhole Warn on 2011 Polls

Clinton: EFCC Has ‘Fallen Off’

200 Nigerians ‘on death row’ in Libya

Debts: Banks Close in on Oil Marketers

Amnesty’ll Fail, Group Warns

Budget: Adopt Participatory Approach, Stakeholders Urge Bayelsa

Senatorial Rerun: Fayose Backs Adetumbi, Alleges Rigging Plan

Councillors Oppose Pay Cut in A’Ibom

FG Urges Military to Ensure Pensioners’ Welfare

‘Respect Humanitarian Law During Conflict’

Crisis Rocks Oyo NUT

300 PDP Members Join AC

NUJ Disrupts Final Sale of DTN

N’Delta Crisis: MEND Doubts U.S. Offer

Police Avert Clash Between NANS Factions

Mimiko Reads Riot Acts to Politicians, Civil Servants

AC Witness Accuses D’Speaker, Commissioner of Disrupting Poll

Amnesty: FG to Gazette Information on Ex Militants – Alaibe

...To Employ 10,000 Midwives

Ogundeji: I Handed Case to State CID, Says Ex-DPO

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Probe: Bafarawa’s Ex-Aide Admits Collecting N218m

Indian Drags Judge Before NJC

Iwu: Political Thugs Behind Violence

FG Declares War on Unemployment

Vaswani: EFCC arrests ex-customs boss

Ekiti senatorial rerun: Iwu warns Bankole, Tinubu

Constitution Review: House, Aondoakaa Disagree on Procedure

2.3GHz: Yar’Adua orders NCC to conduct fresh licensing

ASUU Strike: Govs Threaten Court Action

Excess Crude: FG, States to Share $2bn

Group Urges FG, ASUU to End Face-off

Senatorial Rerun: Ekiti Indigenes Warned against External Interference

Aregbesola: AC Accuses Police of Contempt

Tribunal’ll Justify Fayemi’s Victory, Says Fayose

Government’s Land Reform Agenda and PIB

NSE Challenges AP Shareholders

Kidnapped 76-year- old Woman Feared Dead

Babalola: FG Committed to Stable Power Supply

Halt Sale of Daily Times Now, NUJ Tells FG

NEITI Uncovers Discrepancies in Oil Transactions

NDDC: Aginighan Hands over N66bn to New Board

Aviation: Omotoba Laments N100bn Capital Flight

‘Wage Bills Gulp N862bn of Annual Budget’

Clinton Arrives Nigeria

Monday, August 10, 2009

Unizik to Mark Zik’s Birthday

How I Spent N5.2bn, Says Ex-SSG

NSCDC Seals Illegal Guard Companies

‘Zone NULGE Presidency to North’

PDP BoT, Yar’Adua May Clash Over Elders’ C’ttee

Ogundeji: Coroner Moves Sitting to Ketu for Ex-DPO

Mimiko: I Inherited N117bn Debt

Security Operatives Comb Abuja as Clinton Arrives Today

Yar’Adua for Medical Check-up in Saudi Arabia

FG Pulls Out of Negotiation with ASUU

$20bn Investment at Risk, Says Study

Resist Rigging, Candidate Urges Oye Residents

Group Tells Orji to Hasten Market Project

Don’t Blackmail Leaders, Group Warns Nigerians

PDP, AC Chieftains Property for Demolition

Review Disarmament Process, MEND Advises FG

Motorists Protest Police Extortion

Railway Must Work Again, Says New MD

Forgery: Aregbesola Docked, Granted Bail

Video Clips: Oni, PDP, Others Disagree with Fayemi

Patients Groan as UCH Hikes Fees

JTF, Ateke Trade Accusations over Attack on Soboma

FG May Reduce Peacekeeping Commitments

Uwais Report: Soyinka Declares Readiness for Street Protest

Saudi Arabia beheads Nigerian for alleged murder

FG Denies Link to Kitikata’s Death

EFCC Seals Nnamani’s Companies

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Owa Plans 50th Anniversary, Festival

Bond Law: Abia Govt Dragged to Court

Kidnapped: I Didn’t Offer to Pay Ransom, Says Lawmaker

Lagos Devt Areas: Senator Urges Restraint

PDP, AC Trade Blame Over Aregbesola’s Arrest

Yar’Adua Orders PDP Elders C’ttee to Transform into Standing C’ttee

Millions Displaced as Typhoon Hits China

Fashanu Apologises to Babangida over Corruption Allegations

2nd Niger Bridge: FG Approved N58bn Concession Contract in 2004

Actor Claims Paternity of Jackson’s Daughter

Tinubu, Falae feud threatens mega party

FG Increases Electricity Tariffs

Audit Queries ‘Missing’ N162bn in Oil Sector

Shareholders Head to Court over NSE Election

2011: ‘Credible Polls Depend on Reformed Police’

Rural Telephony: Prospective Operators Express Satisfaction

ATM: ValuCard Boss Seeks Compliance with EMV Specification

FAAN, Air Force Beef up Security at Airport

Borno Denies Link with Boko Haram

Fayemi Condoles Ekiti CP over Killing of 3 Policemen

Bayelsa Militant Leader Killed

Rerun: PDP, AC Boast of Victory

‘Why PDP May Lose Kaduna in 2011’

2011: Arewa Youths Task FG on Security

Accidents Claim 19 in Ilorin, Kano

Gunmen Release Husbands, Take Wives

Amnesty on Course, Says Yar’Adua

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Assembly Frowns at 2009 Budget

Amnesty: Akpabio Wants Obnoxious Policies Reviewed

Zamfara Sells Food Items at Reduced Rates

Fresh Congresses Begin Aug 22

Fashola Makes Case for Separation of Powers

‘We Inherited 55 Projects from Obasanjo Govt’

INEC Conducts Adamawa Assembly Bye-election

Repentant Militants Allege Threat to Lives

Aregbesola Regains Freedom

Why Nigeria Earns Less from Oil

3 Years On, No Physical Structures in Petroleum Varsity

Kabbah: It’s Difficult to Forgive Charles Taylor

Akpabio Seeks Amendment to Petroleum Bill

ActionAid Sets Agenda for Hillary Clinton

Federer, Murray Eye Montreal Return

Euro Soccer: Obafemi’s Club Starts with Win, Yobo Sick

Rivers Plans Economic Development Guide

Contractor Discovers 24 Corpses Under Ota Bridge

NDLEA Nabs 2 over Alleged Drug Trafficking

Sokoto Reassures on Potable Water

U-17: FIFA Names AIT Host Broadcaster

CBN Okays UBA as Custodian of Money Market Instruments

Cultists Kill Policeman in Abeokuta

Car purchases: EFCC investigates UNIBEN officials

Fashola: 37 LCDAs, Standard Bearers to Fight Polio

Amnesty: Rivers Denies Allegations by Militants

Friday, August 07, 2009

Fashola Declines Further Comment on 37 LCDAs

‘Boko Haram Is Consequence of Extreme Poverty ‘

New car imports into Nigeria fall

Amnesty: Yar’Adua Meets 32 Militants

Lagos Appoints New Chief Judge

Plateau PDP Factions Differ over Reconciliation

Yar’Adua Charges Military on Current Challenges

FG Constitutes Membership of 10 Boards

N400m Diversion: LG Boss Denies Allegation

Bafarawa to Reappear Before Inquiry Commission

House May Legislate Against Militancy, Says Bankole

FIFA U-17: Nigeria Drawn in Group of Death

Nigerians Reject Immunity for Public Officers –Poll

Aregbesola Arrested for Forgery

Aba industrial market runs into legal hitch

…Wamakko Warns Religious Leaders

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Aliero Varsity Resuscitates Library with N12.4m

NBA Faults Judges’ Appointment

Ohakim Clocks 52, Promises Sustained Devt

Govt Awards Contract to Tackle Erosion

Kayode: FG Committed to Diversifying Economy

Cabotage: Court Restrains Ship from Sailing

Wade: A Sick Nation Can Never Develop

Jefferson: I’m Vindicated, Says Atiku

Deregulation Hikes Price of Diesel, LPFO

Gunmen Kidnap 2 LG Chairmen in Kogi

Aviation Workers Protest Concession of Nation’s Airports

Dangote Elected NSE President by ‘Unanimous Acclamation’

Nigeria 2009: FIFA, THISDAY Formalise Print Media Rights

Militants Surrender in Port Harcourt

Boko Haram: ‘Top Govt Officials’re with Us’

‘PDP Govs Using N’Delta Crisis to Negotiate Second Term’

TUC Tasks Yar’Adua on Poverty

ASUU Strike, Manifestation of Imperfect Federation, Says Fashola

NAHCON Explains Increase in Hajj Fares

ICC: Clinton ‘Regrets’ Non-endorsement By US

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‘Nigeria Spends $12bn Yearly on Oil, Gas Industry’

NDDC Hands over Hospital to Rivers

Police Arrest 7 Security Operatives

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

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Police Summon Speaker

Tukur Tasks Politicians on Attitude

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Court Declines to Liquidate AP

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... Fashola, Tinubu Clever By Half, Says Seriki

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Court Affirms Waziri’s Appointment, Dismisses Gani’s Suit

Michael Didn’t Die of Natural Cause, Says Mother

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Police Council Confirms Onovo as IG

Imo PDP exco: Nnamani raps Ogbulafor

Group Expresses Grief over Boko Haram

Nigeria, China Trade Volume Hits $7bn

RMAFC Slashes Legislators’ Salaries

‘Cybercrime Convention, Key to Infotech Devt’

ASUU/FG Re-negotiating Team Adjourns

NSE Election: Uncertainty over Court Ruling

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Saudi Group Constructs School, 23 Mosques in Sokoto

Lagos Dragged to Court over Tax

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Man's Death Sparks off Protests

ICPC to Probe Politicians’ Donations

Vision 2020: VP Lauds Private Sector

ANPP Candidate Seeks Suntai’s Return in 2011

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May & Baker Explores Opportunities at Tinapa

... To Spend N2.5bn on Teaching Kits

Govt Budgets N4bn for Green Park

Planning Commission Tasks States on Vision 2020

‘Maternal, Child Mortality Reduction Not Feasible by 2015’

Boko Haram: Northern Leaders Seek Overhaul of Security Agencies

Lagos Councils: PDP Accuses Fashola of Playing to the Gallery

Oba’s wife, six others kidnapped in Ekiti

$35m Debt: AP, Access Bank Agreement Threatened

Lukman: No Going Back on Review of Oil Contracts

Boko Haram: Islamic Leaders to Vet Clerics

N’Delta Crisis Hits External Reserves

NUC Identifies 45 Unaccredited Varsities

New Lagos Radar Begins Operation

Akpabio S’South Govs’ Position Not Confrontational

National Hospital to Commence Bone Marrow Transplantation in 2010

46 Journalists Reported Killed in 2009

Jos Crisis: Ajibola Panel Winds up Sitting

Scientists find new strain of HIV

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Govt/Striking Education Unions Meet

Sultan Tasks UNICEF on Provision of Health Centres

Ekweremadu: Constitution Amendment, Key to States’ Creation

Saraki, Clerics Move to Avert Religious Crisis

House Wants FG to Halt Currency Minting Overseas

Disaster averted in Enugu as aircraft catches fire

LOC Boss Summoned over Contract Awards

Oil Lifting: Nigeria Loses $190bn Yearly

2011: Buhari, Atiku Consider Single Northern Platform

Nigeria’s Economy Set to Contract Further

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XDS Credit Bureau for launch tomorrow

BDCs Begins Rendition to CBN on eFASS

132 Graduate from Army Peacekeeping Centre

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Delta Begins Relocation of Displaced Communities

‘No Plan to Disconnect ‘Unimportant Communities’ from National Grid’

Na’Abba, Masari Seek Independent Legislature

Lawmakers Disown C’ttee’s Report on AP Shares

FoI Law’ll Curb Corruption, Says Waziri

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

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