This Day News Archive for September 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stop Causing Disaffection, Govt Warns Politicians

‘Disengage Serving Judges from Tribunal’

Oni: We’re Not Owing Workers

Govt Establishes Centres for Leprosy, TB Drugs

Tinapa Launches Vessel, Seeks Waivers for Indigenous Ship Owners

Senate Summons Sanusi over Banking Reforms

EFCC Probes Arik over N4.6bn Transfer

Anambra Ward Congress in Order, Says PDP

Imo Guber: S’Court Orders INEC, Ohakim Back to A’Court

Amnesty: FG Reads Riot Act to Militants

Another PZ Manager Escapes Assassination

Anxiety over Kaduna SSG

FG, ASUU Resume Talks

Nigerian Firms Spend N1trn to Generate 28,000mw Yearly

... Chukwuemeka Unfolds Plans for Education

BPE Gives Fresh Opportunity for SAHCOL

PPA:Chikwendu Picks Guber Form

Boko Haram: 7 Arraigned over Seditious Publications

INEC Warns Aspirants to Stop Campaigning

Oni Swears-in New Commissioners, Tasks Indigenes on Devt

Nigerian Eagle Airlines Partners Kenya Airways

PFN Wants FG to Dialogue with ASUU

Aliero: Why Aso RTV Board Was Suspended

Electoral Reform: Osoba Backs Option A4

UN Security Council: Mark Seeks China’s Support for Nigeria

House Tackles China, Libya over Nigerian Immigrants

‘Heart Disease, Cause of 17m Deaths Yearly’

Chinese Firm Mum over Nigeria Oil Deal

First Private Refinery Begins Operation June 2010

Guinea Massacre Toll Hits 157

MEND Names Akhigbe, Soyinka to Negotiate with FG

Yar’Adua: Nigeria Managing Her Diversity Well

Senate Considers Amendment of Evidence Act

Ogundeji: Coroner Orders Arrest of DPO, OC

Monday, September 28, 2009

Consumers Condemn Plans to Hike Prices of Bread

PENGASSAN, Others Plan Private Refinery

Kidnappers Release Businessman

Govt Names Centre after Fawehinmi

‘Police Promotions Based on Merit, Vacancies’

CBN Dep Gov Restates Likely Emergence of 15 Banks

2011: EFCC Seeks Psychiatric Test for Aspirants

Ibori: I’ll Produce Evidence against Ribadu

Presidency: No Plan to Reshuffle Cabinet Now

Violence, Confusion Mar PDP Congress in Anambra

Fashola Receives Clinton Award for Eko Atlantic City

Minister Seeks Women, Children’s Protection

C’ttee Pledges Free, Fair Congress

Oriental, Afren Begin Drilling at Ebok Field

S’Court Dismisses Ukachukwu’s Motion

AKS Steel Refutes Allegations, Clarifies Issues

Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Edo NBA Boss

Mutiny: Soldiers’ Counsel Petitions Amnesty International

AP-Dangote: Lawyers Disagree on Adjournment

Customs Impounds Truck Loaded with Contraband Textiles

Glo -1 Berths in Accra

‘FCT Paid N17bn for Rail Project’

Factory Manager Shot Dead

Niger to Introduce Devt Levy

8 Days After, SSG Still Missing

No Work, No Pay Policy Unfair, Says SSANU

Appeal Court Hears Niger Governorship Case Today

Yar’Adua Lists Benefits of NEPAD Objectives

El-Rufai's Wife, Children, Held at Lagos Airport

NIPC: Why Nigeria is Investors’ Haven

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Strike: Monarchs Appeal to FG, ASUU

‘ Leaders, Oil Behind Decline in Agric ‘Sector’

Govt Earmarks N6bn to Tackle Water Scarcity

‘Our Plans for Bodija Market’

Ajayi, Ex-Sketch Chief, Dies at 73

Agbaso vs INEC: S’Court Rules on Jurisdiction Tomorrow

Anambra: Iwu is Asking for Anarchy, Says Ojukwu

Sanusi: Banks Must Communicate Risk to Customers

Nigerians Spend N796bn to Fuel Generators Yearly

Amnesty: Don’t Keep Arms Beyond Oct 4, Uduaghan Warns

Mbadinuju Predicts Stalemate in PDP Primaries

Lagos Teachers Vow to Continue Strike

Sultan Takes War Against Religious Crisis to U.S.

FCT: Passengers to Get Insurance Coverage

Constitution: Lagos Seeks Delisting of Council Creation Clause

Meltdown:’IMF-backed Programme Helps Emerging Countries’

Kidnapping: Police to Aquire ICT Facilities

Groups Renew Call for Passage of FoI Bill

Police Nab Family Gang, Recover 2 Human Skulls

Independence Anniversary: Nigerian Eagle Slashes Fares

Community Protests Killing of Youth

Air Passengers to Pay N1,000 Service Charge

FG: Stiff Penalty Awaits Human Traffickers

‘How CBN Undermined our Economy’

Mark: FG Won’t Tolerate Religious Zealots

Bharti-MTN Talks Could Extend Beyond September 30

Death Row: Nigerians in Libya Seek FG’s Intervention

Ribadu Demands Assets Declaration Form from Conduct Bureau

20 Die in Road Accident

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Woman Caught with Narcotics Stuffed in Private Part

Another Militants’ Leader Surrenders Arms

‘Nigeria’s Unity Not Negotiable’

208 Directors Write Exam for Perm Sec Position

Ribadu: Why I’m After Ibori

Katsina-Alu Favoured

Arik Airline to Inject N30bn into A’Ibom Airport

FG Reaffirms Commitment to Women Dev’t

Police Boss Warns Cops against Truancy

Customs ‘ll Meet N650bn Revenue, Says Dikko

Assembly Queries DESOPADEC over N30bn Budget

‘Why We Demolished Museum’s Property’

Celebrations as Adeosuns Bury their Patriarch

‘Why Crime Rate’s High in Aba’

Govt to Invest $250m in Tourism

CD’s Boss Decries Ohu’s Murder

Group Preaches Patriotism, Hardwork

Nig’09: Govt Begins House Numbering

Cleric Tasks FG over ASUU Strike

Widows of C-130 Crash Victims Hold Memorial Service

Fashola Charges Nigerian Travellers on Best Practices

Aondoaaka, Others Drum Support for NAPTIP

Umeh Threatens Court Action against INEC over Anambra Poll

... As Bakassi Freedom Fighters Accept Amnesty

Trailer Crushes 5 to Death in Lagos

Friday, September 25, 2009

NNPC Dismisses Reports on Fuel Crisis, Guarantees Steady Supply

Akingbola in Secret Negotiation with EFCC

Anambra Poll: APGA Factional Leaders Resort to Blows

Ibori: Why Obasanjo, Ribadu are After Me

Agbaso: S’Court Set to Hear INEC’s Appeal

Constitution Amendment Excites Mark

Again, Kidnappers Strike in Kaduna

The Guardian Journalist, Ohu Buried

Etiaba: My Anambra Guber Ambition Not Do-or-Die

NNPC Dismisses Reports of Fuel Crisis

Again, Militants Rampage in Yenagoa

‘Why Tompolo Wants Amnesty Deadline Extended’

Thursday, September 24, 2009

FMB Boosts Govt’s Housing Scheme with N2bn

Govt Partners Britain on Devt

Illegal Account: Assembly Bans Ex-Official from Public Office

Bureau Seeks Compliance with Public Procurement Rules

GAT: Maintain Status quo, FG Orders Workers, BASL

Researchers Discover Vaccine for HIV

Make Me Consensus Candidate, Andy Uba Tells PDP

Transparency International: Nigeria’s Banking Sector Corrupt

Amnesty: Crude Oil Output to Hit 2mbpd

C’River to Establish Child Rights Court

200 Trovan Test Victims to Undergo DNA Test

Oyinlola in U.S., Charges African Leaders on Devt

Boko Haram: Policemen Deployed to Kano Prisons

Mega Summit Woos More Political Parties

Deteriorating Health Care System Blamed on Govs’ Attitude

PDP Chieftain’s’ Son Kidnapped in Edo

Constituency Projects : Omisore, C’River Caucus Disagree over Alleged Diversion of N1.7bn

Reinstate Sacked Lecturers, Students Urge Oyo Govt

SONY Seeks FG’s Pardon over Malicious Advert

Cholera: 76 Killed , 840 Hospitalised in Adamawa

‘FG Won’t Extend Amnesty Beyond Oct 4’

Amnesty: Nigeria’s Crude Oil Output Rises

FG Projects $900bn GDP by 2020

Climate Change: House C’ttee Decries Nigeria’s Response

FG Seeks Death Penalty for Fake Drug Offenders

Rule Of Law: IBB Backs Yar’ Adua

PDP Govs Save Ogbulafor’s Job

N’Delta Crisis: Fitch Revises Outlook on Bayelsa

Senate C’ttee Seeks Payment of N65bn Debt

ASUU Strike: Oshiomhole Meets Egwu

FG Moves to End Fuel Importation

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Govt Donates Laptops to Boarding Schools

Sylva: My Relationship with VP Remains Warm

BoI Approves N820m Loans for Niger

NDLEA Nabs Indian Hemp Farmer, 2 Others

FG to Stop Burning of Impounded Goods

Jubilation As First Aircraft Lands in A’Ibom

Kaduna SSG’s Kidnappers Cut Ransom to N15m

Anambra: PDP Fails to Agree on Consensus Candidate

Ribadu: Aondoakaa Wants to Kill Me

Aondoakaa: Courts Should Accept Digital Evidence

EFCC Nabs Varsity Students over Dividend Scam

Oyo Records 4,000 Okada Accidents in 5 Months

Amaechi Restates Commitment to Educational Devt

Smithsonian’s Museum Kick-starts Nigeria’s 50th Independence Celebration

‘We Didn’t Ask Hospitals to Demand Police Report’

France, Mark, NLC Condemn Ohu’s Murder

NPAN Calls IG’s Attention to Rising Insecurity

Lawmakers, Others Hail Yar’Adua over Mbadiwe’s Appointment

Group Backs Amaechi on Waterfront Demolition

One Feared Dead, 2 Injured in Renewed Crisis

Federalism: Babangida Faults Concentration of Power

Woman Connected to Jackson’s Document to Testify

Bar Beach Drowning: One More Body Recovered

Aviation Workers Protest, Agree to Call off Planned Strike

FG Approves Salary Scale for Doctors

Ibori: Police Officer, Mc Donalds Admit Lying

House May Probe Obasanjo’s Privatisation Programme

‘Why We’re Intervening in Niger’s Political Crisis’

PDP Govs Meet over Ogbulafor

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Udeh, Immigration Boss, Joins ICAO Board

FG, MEND Urged Not to Squander Peace Opportunity

Community Set to Contest Census Results

Group Lists Bane of Politics

Boko Haram Saga Not Yet over, Says Sultan

Bi-Courtney Allays Workers’ Fears as Unions Threaten Strike Today

Kaduna SSG Feared Kidnapped

ASUU Strike: Yar’Adua Seeks Oshiomhole’s Intervention

As Bank Credit Bites Harder, Fuel Crisis Looms

Orji Wants Northern Govs to Treat Christians with Love

Naira Hawkers Make Brisk Business

Speaker Seeks End to Ebonyi Communal Crisis

Fish Out Ohu’s Killers, Oni Charges Securty Operatives

Shagari Tasks Govts on Education

Hold on to Ramadan Lessons, Makinde Urges Muslims

NEMA Rehabilitates 4,200 Disaster Victims

Gombe Orders N4m Anti-snake Venom

MTN/Bharti Merger Gets S’Africa’s Attention

S’South Parliamentary Caucus Decries Zero Allocation to Petroleum Varsity

Ogbemudia Commends CBN Gov

NIS: Why We Can’t Stop Illegal Migration

‘How Ogbulafor Survived Removal Plot’

Free, Fair Election, Panacea to Stable Democracy, Says Nyako

Direct Frankfurt-Abuja Flight to Commence October

Ibori: Judge Seeks Fair Reporting

IBB Seeks Re-introduction of Option A4

Fake Documents: British Embassy Partners Police

Senate Plans to Promote High Consumption of Cooking Gas

Clark Calls for Ogbulafor’s Resignation

Ohu’s Killing: NUJ Wants Coroner’s Inquest

Soludo Declares Guber Ambition, Promises 300,000 Jobs

Kufuor Identifies Problems of African Entrepreneurs

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kidnapping Upsurge Worries Suswam

Robbers Invade Cleric’s House

‘Don’t Blame U.S. for Adeniran’s Resignation’

Strike Halts Resumption in Unity Schools

Yar’Adua Off to Saudi Arabia

‘Mummy, Daddy Has Been Shot’

Ghana Trip: C’ttee Sweeps Senators’ Probe under Carpet

Anambra: 47 to Contest PDP Ticket

Surgeon Jailed over Stella Obasanjo’s Death

FG to Partner Imo in Rural Devt

Kebbi Releases N50m Zakat

Non-Reconstitution of Electricity Commission Upsets Investors

Don Declares Interest in House Election

Osun Seeks Healthy Banking Sector

Group Faults NLC on Iwu

Firm Sues Imo Agency for N891.9m

Lagos Distributes 266 Tricyles to Rural Dwellers

‘20,000 Nigerians Visit Israel Every Year’

Housing: Wamakko Pleads for Patience

ETF Projects: C’River Gives Contractors Deadline

3 Battle for Speakership in Bauchi

Cholera Ravages Adamawa Community

Arik Makes Historic Flight to Ibom Airport Tomorrow

Anambra Holds Prayer Session for Good Governance

NDLEA Arrests Guinean Woman with N69m Cocaine

Nigeria Yet to Meet Abuja Declaration Target – Health Minister

Group Seeks Probe of Forest Reserve Leasing

Race for N’Assembly Top Positions Begins

Gov’s Wife Fetes Prisoners at Sallah

732 Nigerians in Chinese Prisons, Says Perm Sec

Six Feared Dead in Bar Beach Sallah Tragedy

Mimiko Expresses Satisfaction over Bye-Election

Anger, Outrage over Killing of Guardian Journalist

Ribadu: ‘IGP's Reaction, a National Embarrasment’

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Oranezi Condoles Masari over Mother’s Death

Lawmaker Flays NDDC over Unspent N76bn

Aregbesola: Tribunal Adjourns Case Till Oct 7

2007 Guber: Amosun Files Fresh Appeal

INEC Needs Restructuring, Says PDP Chief

N20m Bribery Allegation: EFCC Summons Varsity Board Chair

Fear God in Whatever You Do, Yar'Adua Challenges Nigerians

Guardian Assistant Editor Murdered

Hope Dims for 57 Nigerians on Death Row

Deregulation: FG Proposes N100bn ‘Palliative Package’

2011: Govs Move against Constitution Amendment

2011: Forum Mobilises to Raise ‘Righteous’ Leaders

7 Hospitals to be Upgraded, Says Minister

‘40% Undergraduates’ve No Business in Varsities’

I’ve No Rift with Wamakko, Says Sultan

Anambra Guber: Soludo Flags-off Campaign Tomorrow

‘AC, Only Formidable Party’

FG Bars Under-aged, Old, Pregnant Women from Hajj

Arik Continues Operation at GAT

Mahmoud, Ex-Daily Independent Chief, Dies at 58

Lawmaker’s Mother Kidnapped, Police Nab 5 Suspects

Ateke May Submit Arms, Collects 3,000 Amnesty Forms

Fake Drugs: China Apologises to Nigeria

Tribunal Orders Bank to Pay Dangote N885m 

Budget: Why We Reallocated N23.8bn, By Fashola

NAFDAC Impounds Unregistered Chinese Products

Child Rights Act: FG, UNICEF, NGE Seek Passage in 14 States

EFCC Recovers over N92.9bn Bad Debt

Lamido of Adamawa Warns against Religious Bigotry

Mimiko, Others Urge Muslims to Adhere to Islamic Injuctions

Sheath Your Swords, Sultan Pleads with FG, ASUU

Lawmaker Felicitates with Osun Muslims

Ibori: Aondoakaa Denies Conflict with EFCC

Saturday, September 19, 2009

ASUU Strike: ABU Seeks Obasanjo’s Intervention

Ucha Assures on Electoral Reforms

Agencies Train Youth On Entrepreneurship

Mobil Partners Groups to Tackle Unemployment

Sharia: Govt Okays 200 Buses for Commuters

Oshiomhole Meets Edo in Diaspora, Assures on Dev’t

Interpol Lauds Okiro over Achievement

Retiring Perm Secs, Directors, Get Letters This Week

Pressure Mounts on CBN over Banks’ Audit Results

In New Onslaught, Only 4 Bank CEOs’ Passports Seized

Today is Eid-el-Fitr

‘Teachers Oppose Return of Schools to Missions’

Minister Tasks Boards on Policy Formulation

Oceanic Bank Reassures Customers, Unveils New Strategies

W’Bank Grants Unity Schools N1.7bn

C’River Partners US Firm on Tourism Dev’t

At Last, FG Relinquishes GAT to Bi-Courtney

‘Saraki Has Strengthened Governors’ Forum’

Friday, September 18, 2009

Four Banks on the Spot over CBN Audit

Sierra Leone Discovers Oil

Opposition Moves to Revive Charges against Zuma

Onovo: Don’t Blame Police for Ribadu’s Visit

Senate Opposes Handover of GAT to Bi-Courtney

Kano Islamic Scholar Gets Malaysian Award

WAEC Releases SSCE Results

‘N50bn Amnesty Money, Estimate For Two Years’

Dambazau: Army Won’t Compromise Justice System

HURIWA Faults Parade of Suspects By SSS

Group Urges PDP to Stop Ogbulafor’s Excesses

Pro-Palestinian Protest Claims Three Lives in Zaria

Obi Picks APGA Form

Thursday, September 17, 2009

King’s College Old Boys Seek FG’s Support

Oyinlola Defends Crowning of More Monarchs

Assembly in N63m Scam

MDG Projects:Govt Levies LG Chiefs N650m

W’Bank: Capital Flow to Nigeria, Others Drop by $17bn

Nwosu, Ebong, Adigwe Released from Custody

GAT Handover: Arik Air Threatens to Stop Operation

SSS Alleges Plot to Kidnap 2 Ministers

Fiscal Responsibility Commission Begins Parley with Stakeholders

‘Nigeria Recorded $20bn FDI in 2008’

‘Union Bank Still Strong’

Don’t Reverse Devt Trend, PDP Tells Mimiko

Groups Decry Calumny Campaign against VP

Niger Loses First Indigenous Justice

Shagari Urges Politicians to Accommodate Opposition

FG Auctions 3 Bonds Worth N60bn

Virgin Nigeria Becomes Nigerian Eagle Airline

Scientists Task Leaders on Climate Change

Removal of Wrecks from Nigerian Waters to Gulp N3.4bn

Ohakim Signs 9 Bills into Law

Onovo: Police Not Aware of Ribadu’s Visit

Oyo Commissioner Alleges Threat to Life

2011 Guber: Saraki, Son, Others Meet in Saudi Arabia

Umeh Vows to Stop INEC over Leadership

Uduaghan Sacks 11 Commissioners

FCT Undeveloped Plots’ Owners Get Ultimatum

Anambra: We Don’t Need ‘Investor Godfathers’ , Says Moghalu

Anambra: Ex-Speaker Drums up Support for Soludo

Ogundeji: Coroner Summons Police Armourers

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

IGR: We’ll Raise N5bn Every Month, Says Ohakim

‘Nigeria Can’t Contain Swine Flu Outbreak’

Flood Sacks 500 Houses, Destroys over N10m Properties

Militants Extend Ceasefire by 30 Days

El-Rufai Denied New International Passport

Anambra PDP Guber Aspirants Face Tax Hurdle

No More One-man Banks, Says CBN

S’East PDP Chiefs Give Ogbulafor Confidence Vote

Lagos Screens 2,000 Christian Pilgrims

‘Inadequate Power, Bane of Nigeria’s Devt’

Kutigi Directs Abdullahi to Treat Petition

FG: Current Electricity Generation 2,450Mwts

Heavy Police Presence Stalls ASUU’s Protest

New Anglican Primate to Undergo 5 Months Tutelage

Ibru Released from EFCC Custody

Soldiers Nab Vandals at Atlas Cove Depot

Global Recession May Cost 25m Jobs, Says OECD

Blackout Hits National Assembly

V-Mobile Shares: Adewusi States Lagos’ Side

FG Scraps Rural Electrification Agency

Electoral Reforms: We Won’t Tolerate Sabotage, Says Bankole

CBN C’ttee Proposes 7 Bills to Strengthen Banking Sector

Edevbie Not on Trial, London Police Insist

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

THISDAY Correspondent Loses Father

NPC Blames Census Mistakes on Logistics

D’Gov Challenges Govts on Rights, Liberties

George : EFCC Has No Case Against Me

‘Cancer Kills More Nigerians than HIV/AIDS’

Ibru, Ebong, Adigwe Yet to Meet Bail Conditions

Nigeria, Brazil to Collaborate on Energy Production

Tinubu: No Foul Play in Vmobile Shares Sale

IMF Backs Sanusi’s Banking Reforms

Gani...The Final Goodbye

Kebbi Tackles Land Encroachment

Minister Decries Low Women Participation in Politics

Lagos Gives 210 Vehicles to Health Workers

Amaechi Tasks NDDC on Mega Projects

Group Canvasses Concerted Efforts for Nation Building

Anambra Elders Screen Guber Aspirants

‘Gani's Burial Activities Un-Islamic’

Lawmakers, Others Commend Udenwa

NTDC Set to Launch National Dress Design

‘FRSC Won’t Release Impounded Vehicles Until 2010’

FG Worried over Poor Nigeria/US Trade

Jonathan Inaugurates SAHCOL’s Technical Board

Ohanaeze Condoles Gani’s Family

Climate Change: EU Backs Africa’s Demand for Bailout

Iwu Reads Riot Act to INEC Workers

‘FG Not Collaborating to Wipe Out Militants’

Bank Crisis: House Proposes CBN, NDIC Acts Review

MEND Threat: Navy Beefs up Security

Anambra Guber: Ogbulafor, Others Brief Yar’Adua

FG: Illegal Oil Bunkerers’ll Be Treated as Enemies of State

Ekweremadu Alleges Plans to Scuttle Constitution Amendment

‘N87bn Withdrawn from Excess Crude Account’

Monday, September 14, 2009

A’Ibom Marks First Year of Free Education

Prison Service Denies Release of Rev King

NDLEA Arrests 9 Suspects with 29.9kg of Indian Hemp

Govt Creates New Ministries, Reshuffles Cabinet

Group Organises Dialogue on LG Performance

Teachers Blame Poor Pay, Neglect for Apathy to Teaching

UK-based Doctor Escapes from Kidnappers

Cancer: Atomic Agency Laments Inadequate Screening Facility

Why I’m in Governorship Race, By Ngige

Anambra: Soludo, Ugokwe, 35 Others Submit Nomination Forms

Ibori: EFCC Cleared Me in 2008

Boko Haram Suspects Arraigned for Treasonable Felony

Amnesty: Tompolo, Ateke Give Fresh Conditions

Come Home or Shut Up, EFCC Tells Akingbola

Board Promises Improved Revenue for Delta

Contaminated Vegetable Oil Lands 40 People in Hospital

Lagos PDP Offers Scholarship to 60 Students

Blame FG for Strike, ASUU Tells Parents

GSM SIM Card Registration Begins Soon

Budget: Lagos Reallocates N11bn

Amnesty: Clark Warns FG

PDP Elders Rally Support for Ogbulafor

Anambra Guber: Group Mobilises 10,000 Observers

Anambra 2010: 12 Parties Adopt Obi

‘17m Nigerians to be Engaged in Re-Branding’

Tax Evasion: 30 Firms Face Prosecution

ASUU: Arewa Consultative Forum Wades in

Absence of Witness Stalls Al-Mustapha’s Trial

Olawepo, Others Mourn

Dahiru, Orji Eulogise Gani

Tumultous Crowd Receive Gani’s Body in Akure

Activists Pay Last Respects

Sunday, September 13, 2009

AC Tackles Oni over Trips to Brazil, S’Africa

Parental Guide Key to Family, Nation-building – Cleric

Aba Gets $400m Power Project

Amnesty: Anenih, Ararile, Abbe Meet Ateke, Tompolo

Medical College Seeks Overseas Training

Gov’s Media Aide Elevated

Ex-Senate Leader Seeks Law to Address Poverty

Oyinlola Congratulates PDP over Re-run

AU Body Halts Execution of 20 Nigerians in Libya

Soludo Resigns as AFC Chairman

Gani to be Buried with Coffin, Says Family

Edevbie 'Ready to Resign' If Indicted

Akingbola Reports Self to UK Police

Ajibola Backs Sanusi, Raises Hope on Islamic Banking

CNPP, AC Seek Probe of INEC’s Contract

ETF Spends N41.4bn on Special Projects

Pension: Daniel Releases N66m

Yar’Adua Won’t Interfere in Anambra Guber Election, Says PDP

Reforms: FG May Sanction Protesting Perm Secs

N420bn: ‘CBN Misinterpreted Constitution on Bailout’

Nwite, Marwa, Red Cross, Agbedo Eulogise Gani

Oshiomhole Boosts Memorial Foundation with N25m

Omehia: Gani Asked Me Questions on My Removal

Senate C’ttee Wants Uwais to Explain Panel Report

Enahoro, Buhari, Atiku, Others to Honour Gani

AGF Clears Air on Ibori’s Status

Anambra: Olanipekun Takes Over Andy Uba’s Case

Saturday, September 12, 2009

‘Why Gani Got Bernard Simons Memorial Award’

Etiaba Declares for PPA, Eyes Governorship

London Met Police: David Edevbie Not Declared Wanted

‘How Gani Stopped Use of Govs’ Photos in Courts’

Ribadu: Life’s Hard Abroad, I Miss Nigeria

Arik Air Gets Acting MD

Expert Tasks Media on Malaria Scourge

Katsina Pays N2.4bn to Local Contractors

Group Drums Support for FG, Jonathan

12 More Aspirants Pick Anambra PDP Guber Forms

Lagos Considers School Curriculum Review

Govt Okays N95m for Ramadan Feeding

Group Tasks FG on Disadvantaged Nigerians

Girl-child Education Receives Boost

Nestle Inaugurates Chocolate Centre

Akala: I’ II Reform Education Sector

Dakingari’s Wife Donates 3,000 Bags of Grains

Cleric Advises Politicians on Integrity

Board Enjoins Pilgrims on Patriotism

Don Tasks Yar’Adua on Rebranding Project

Japan to Build Classrooms for Katsina, 6 Other States

Ohakim Inaugurates Vision 20-2020 C’ttee

Govt Procures 160,000 Treated Nets

New Rules on Ecological Mgt Out

Govt Probes 3 Council Chiefs

Free Medicare Extended to 115 Health Centres

FG Tackles Book Development Crisis

Friday, September 11, 2009

NLC To Immortalise Gani

…We’ve Not Cleared Ibori, Tinubu, Attah –EFCC

Anambra Guber: PDP Rakes in N115m From Nomination Forms

Ribadu Challenges AGF to Prove Treason Allegation

FG Gives N150m to Varsities for Disaster Control

Aviation Minister Expresses Satisfaction with Ibom Airport

Oni Denies Alleged Victimisation of Workers

Kidnapping: Onovo Blames Parents

Immigration Rakes in N3.4bn in Lagos

Dignitaries Storm Benin for Gani

Again, 71 NDLEA Officers Protest Retirement

Obasanjo Appeals to FG, ASUU over Strike

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ANPP Donates Rice, Wrappers to Less Privileged

Polio Infection Drops by Half

UN: Male Circumcision Cost-effective to Prevent HIV

Bajomo: Bailout Fund Didn’t Need Appropriation

Vmobile Shares: Ibori Cleared, Says Aondoakaa

OPEC Maintains Output Targets as Oil Nears $73

Ribadu Re-appears, Weeps for Gani

Ekweremadu Leads ECOWAS Parliament on Niger

Lawmaker Donates N250, 000 to Snake Bite Patients

3 Traders Arrested for Alleged Cocaine Trafficking

Probe Panel Wants Bauchi to Recover N20.4bn

Battle of Militants: John Togo Attacks Boyloaf’s Camp

Rerun: Observer Blames Police, Thugs over Attack

PHCN Spends N2bn on Equipment

FG’ll Settle with ASUU, Says Labour Minister

Anambra Guber: Anenih, Zwingina Disagree over Soludo

Saraki Clarifies NU’s Position on Banking Reforms

House: Lawmaker May Face Sanctions Over Assault

Swine Flu: Saudi May Bar Nigerian Pilgrims

EFCC: Meltdown Not Responsible for Capital Market Crash

Yar’Adua Flags off Dredging of River Niger

Aliero, Senate C’ttee Disagree over New Land Charges

Ben Obi, George, NYP Mourn

Falana Seeks Probe of Gani’s Death

‘Gani’s Death’ll Not Stop Revolution in Nigeria’

... Lies in State in Benin City Tomorrow

FG Releases Procedure for Filling Perm Secs’ Slots

Bank Crisis: SEC Clears Okereke-Onyiuke

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

FUTO Pleads with Workers to End Strike

Deputy Gov Seeks Healthy Banking Environment

Vice Chancellor Tasks Lecturers on Research

Govt Okays 100 Solar-Powered Toilets for Communities

Uwais: Gani Rejected My Advice to Accept OFR

AP Shares: Tribunal Reverses SEC’s

Anambra Guber: PDP Nomination Form Sells for N5m

Fuel Subsidy: FG Set to Meet Labour

Kano Civil Servants Tasked on Productivity

Wamakko Orders Appointees to Submit Report

LG Workers Seek Councils’ Autonomy

Verification Exercise: Oshiomhole Slams PDP

How Election Observers Were Attacked, By Witness

Aliyu Challenges ANAN on Professional Ethics

Yar’Adua Flags off River Niger Dredging Today

Power Sector Receives Additional N493m Contract

Lawmaker Detained over Assault of Security Guard

House Demands Reversal of Land Rates

FG Stipulates New Rule on Base Oil Import

APGA: Court Restrains INEC from Recognising Okorie’s Convention

Okotie Hails Gani

Peace Returns to Yenagoa

Ahmadiyya, PFN, Muse Eulogise Gani

Solanke, Olubadan Task FG on Gani

... Obanikoro, Lawmaker Mourn

Amaechi Assures Atake, Farah of Safety under Amnesty

Gani Handled over 5000 Cases Free, Says Aondoakaa

Police Deploy 1,300 Men in Ondo ahead of Burial

Okereke-Onyiuke, Others Appear before EFCC

Witness: Ogundeji Was Killed By Robbers

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Chemical Engineers Condemn Govt’s Attitude

Ohakim Challenges Ndigbo on Heritage

Fashola Swears in New CJ

‘No Dialogue with NUT Until 2010 Budget’s Passed’

Shell Shuts 115,000 Barrels per Day EA Floater

Shonekan: We Will Never Forget Gani

BUA Acquires Sokoto, Okpella Cement Factories

Recovered Bank Debts Hit N70bn

Anxiety over Presidency, SGF's Relations

CNN, Skype Sign Exclusive Advert Partnership

Aregbesola Tenders Election Results

Yar’Adua Directs Review of NIPSS’ Statute

FG Seeks African Perspective to Israeli/Palestine Crisis

….His Death Has Created Vacuum, Says Anyim

PDP: Yar’Adua Orders Mid-Term Convention

Agoro: Lion of Nigerian Bar is Gone

‘Gani’s Death Depletes Rank of Genuine Critics’

…Orji, Imoke, Nwuche Mourn

Ekweremadu Emerges Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament

Ondo Assembly Holds Special Session

Pollution: FG Tasks GSM Operators on Base Stations

Anambra Poll: PDP, APGA, AC, ANPP Ready

Nigeria- Israeli Trade Volume Hits $1bn

NDDC Takes Free Healthcare to LG

PH Waterfronts: More Landlords Back Amaechi

Cadbury to Raise N22.2B via Rights Issue

Ex-NADECO Leaders Float New Group

Oil Rebounds as OPEC Meets Today

‘N1tr Not Remitted to Federation Account Annually’

Nigeria’s Ranking Drops in Global Competitiveness

Monday, September 07, 2009

Denounce Cult or Quit Office, Imoke Tells Aides

Cleric Appeals to Fashola over Land

Banking Reforms: HURIWA Wants CBN Gov Probed

Sullivan Tasks Dietitians on Junk Food

20 Arrested as LASU Students Battle VC

Libya Deports 140 Nigerians Daily

Alabi: Intercontinental Bank Remains a Strong Brand

Anambra Guber Poll Holds Feb 6

EFCC: Looted Funds Traced to Stock Market

Group Inaugurates Skills Centre for Orphans

Kidnapped 9-year-old Rescued

Ekiti Rerun: ICPC Probes INEC Officials

N’Delta Crisis Can’t Lead to War, Says IBB

Niger Alerts FG on Religious Sect

UN: ‘1 in 5 Adults Illiterate’

Aliero Bans Sale of Land

Chinese Technology for Adire

Court Restrains Warri Monarch over Chairmanship Seat

Snake Bite Kills 9 in Gombe

Oyo Votes N779m for Scholarship Award

Monarch Blames Nation’s Woes on Erosion of Values System

Customs Disowns Fraudsters

2 Die in Auto Crash,20 Hospitalised

Zain Shareholders May Sell 46% Stake

BoI: Nigerians in Diaspora Remitted $7bn in 2008

Repentant Militants Protest Non-payment of Allowances

UN Calls for New Currency to Replace Dollar

Omoruyi, Otaru of Auchi Mourn Gani

National Assembly Beefs up Security over Threat of Attack

Gani’s Final Journey Begins

UK Fingerprint Expert Testifies for Aregbesola

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Govt Loses N600m Monthly to Fraudsters

Death Row: Group Seeks Africa Commission’s Intervention

ICPC Summons Ministry Officials over N1bn Scam

IBB Lauds Sanusi over Banking Reform

NITEL Re-privatisation: BPE Assures of Transparency

FG to Rehabilitate Nigerian Mission in U.K.

UNIDO, Govt Partner on Salt Exploitation

Obama’s Adviser Resigns over N’Delta Comments

EFCC Summons Odili, Okereke-Onyiuke

Adenuga: ‘Glo 1’ Will Bring New Prosperity to Africa

Gani’s Last Wish: Extra Time to Write Memoirs

Expert Decries High Infant Mortality Rate

NACRDB to Operate as Commercial Bank, Says FG

Ibru Family Protests Cecilia’s Detention

Kaduna Constructs 759 Boreholes

Ogun Showcases Mineral Resources in China

NMA Dissociates Self from Strike

Lagos Loses N20bn to Illegal Structures

FEC Approves New FCT Land Charges

Union Empowers Members with 80 Tricycles

Anambra PPA Cautioned against Candidate Imposition

NMA: Political Terrain Difficult for Practice

FTZ: Imoke Calls for Guidelines Review

NGO to Recruit 1, 000 Youths in Kogi

Insecurity: Navy to Acquire 49 Warships, 42 Helicopters

‘Why We’re Providing Solar Energy in 100 Communities’

Bank Crisis: House Petitions AGF on Bailout

Bellview Reinstates London Service

Amnesty: MEND Commander Submits 100 Guns, 100,000 Bullets

His Death is a Monumental Loss – House

Fallen ‘Soldiers’: Men Who Fought Military Rule

...NPAN, Editors’ Guild, Daniel Too

Labour, Alaafin, Fashola, Others Eulogise Gani

Minister Leads Gender Equality Campaign Trail

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Fawehinmi’s Politics

EFCC Intensifies Search for Akingbola

The Struggle Was His Life

Gani, Conscience of Nigeria, is Dead

Udenwa Tasks Officials on Trade Status

Rights Group Faults Victimisation of Muslims

Doctors in Diaspora Pledge Aid to Victims of Militancy

Community Decries Attack on Speaker

Multi Links Staff Arrest for Alleged Stealing

Govt Seeks FG’s Assistance on Flooding

Govt Demolishes Ancient Classrooms

‘We Meet WHO Standard on Water Supply’

Govt Loses N71.2m to Fake Workers

Shinkafi’s Wife Donates to Flood Victims

Akpabio Assures Navy of Social Amenities

Group Backs Sanusi on Islamic Banking

‘ASUU Didn’t Ask for 109% Pay Rise’

Nigerian Women Excel in London

Lawmaker Counsels Sanusi on Banks’ Probe

‘Akoko-Edo Rerun Made Us Vote Freely’

Why Constitution Review May Fail, By Solomon

Quotes from Gani Fawehinmi

Yar’Adua, NBA, Prominent Nigerians Mourn Fawehinmi

What They Said About Him

His Unfinished Business

His Brushes with the Law

Gani Fawehinmi Dies at 71: Renowned human rights activist and legal icon, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, (SAN), died this morning of cancer of the lung. He was aged 71.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Glo 1 Lands in Lagos Today

Nigerian Catholic Bishops to Meet Pope

Power Generation Hits 5,000MW

Retrenchment Fever Grips Banks, Oil Companies

Militants Rampage over Non-payment after Arms Surrender

Bank Chiefs to Remain in Custody Till Sept 14

Uduaghan Tasks Deltans in US

Group Faults Media Attacks on Senate President

‘We Are Not under Pressure to Impeach Jang’

Banks’ Bailout: You’re Wrong, Keyamo Tells House

Bellview Leaves Passengers Stranded in London

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Police Swoop on News of the People

FG Moves to Cushion Effects of Road Diversion

Ex-Envoy Lauds FG over Civil Service Reforms

Jonathan Tasks C'ttee on National Award

Flood Kills 2, Destroys Houses

Defection: I’ve No Plan to Leave PPA, Orji Tells PDP

Anambra: Ojukwu’s Son Resigns as Commissioner

FG Needs N24tr to Attain MDG Target

FG Revives Railway Project, Approves N27bn

House: Sanusi’s Summon is No Blackmail

14 Banks: Expect No Surprises

Landlord Beats Tenant to Death

Imoke, C'River Exco Denounce Secret Cults’ Membership

6,000 mw: FG Begins Upgrading of PHCN Equipment

Kidnapping: SSS Arrests 2 Suspects in Ekiti

A’Court: Kutigi Petitioned over Delay

Lagos Okays Solar Energy for 100 Communities  

Assembly Uncovers 100 Secret Accounts

ASSBIFI Set to Picket First Bank

Bellview Passengers Stranded at MMIA

2011: Lagos PDP Reconciles Feuding Factions

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: FG, Firm, Flag-off Modernisation Project

Ramadan: Council Boss Splashes N100, 000 on Physically Challenged

NDIC Board Wants Review of Enabling Laws

Sylva: Bayelsa Yet to Collect N100 bn Bond

Edo Militants Surrender Arms, Ammunition

France to Invest $100m in Lagos Transportation

Climate Change: Nigeria Seeks Global Bailout for Africa

EFCC Denies Pact with Sacked Bank Directors

Yar’Adua, Ogbulafor, Others in Crucial Meeting

License: NBC Kicks Off Process on One- Radio, One- TV Network

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Gowon: Nigeria Now Free from Guinea Worm

APBN Backs CBN, Seeks Professionals’ Summit

6,000mw Target: NNPC Pledges to Make Gas Available

Nigeria Needs Responsive Leadership, Says Don

Manpower Shortage: SON to Employ 200 Graduates

Only Prayers Can Save Nigeria, Say Gowon, Adefarasin

‘New Civil Service Reform, Product of Consensus’

FG Approves N24.3bn for Benin-Shagamu Road

‘Boko Haram Bomb Expert Trained in Afghanistan’

Barkindo: N37bn Crude Lost to Militant Attacks

...Seeks End to ASUU Strike

House Tackles CBN over Banks’ Bailout

Minna 2009: NAFEST to Feature Film Production Competition

FG Hands over Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Today

PFN Plans Prayers, Gifts for Victims of Boko Haram

PPA Congress Aborted

SSS Nabs Turai Yar’Adua’s ‘Special Adviser’

Enugu Airport: Ekweremadu Lauds Yar’Adua

Anambra Communal Crisis Claims 5

N’Delta: Denmark, Others to Partner NDDC, Says Envoy

NLC Clarifies Position on ASUU Strike

Lagos Moves to Save 1,663 Public Schools

NAPEP Partners Health Ministry

ASUU Slams FG Again, Seeks Public Support

Amnesty: FG’s Sincere, Says S’South Caucus

Power: Minister Refutes 24-hr Supply Report

Corruption: Judge Faults Calls for Special Courts

Constitution Amendment: Uwais Report Sacrosanct, Says CNPP

PDP Woos Abia Governor

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Rebranding: Akunyili Seeks CAN’s Support

Yar’Adua Restates Commitment to Curbing Piracy

ASUU Strike: NANS, U.I. Students Protest

Govt to Spend N110bn on Roads

Extend Reforms to Other Sectors, Says NESG

Senate: Constitution Review to Cover Revenue Allocation

Henry Okah to Sue Angolan Govt over Detention

EFCC Probes Bank Chiefs’ Assets

MTN, Globacom, 11 Others Express Interest in Nitel

Sanusi: We Didn’t Go to UK to Sell 5 Banks

Ogun: Elders Council Congratulates Daniel

ANPP Reconciliation: Gaidam C’ttee Meets Buhari

Group Donates N2m Materials to Vulnerable Children

Lawyer Proffers Panacea to Socio-political Problems

TSS: Oyo NUT Threatens Strike Again

Niagwan Blames PDP Exco Dissolution on Lar

Group Partners FAAN to Train Workers

Ateke Tom, Tompolo Weigh Amnesty Offer

Copyright: Ajibola, Uwais Task FG on Intellectual Property

2010: I Didn’t Betray Obi, Says Okonkwo

House Raises Fresh Questions on N17bn Aviation Fund

Power: Minister Promises 24-hr Supply by December

Daniel Seeks Assistance for Law Enforcement Agencies

ASUU: Vice Chancellors Meet Minister

Pan Express Gets SAHCOL for N10.4bn

Omotoba: New Lagos Airport Terminal to Cost N150bn

NNPC: Amnesty Has Pushed Up Crude, Gas Production

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