This Day News Archive for October 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

‘We Must Resist Democratic Dictatorship’

Police Avert Riot in Jos-North

Eaglets Soar into Knockout Stage

EFCC Files Fresh Charges Against Elumelu, Owan, Others

With N300bn Debt, NNPC Swims in Petrol Armada

Bakassi: Nigerians Allege Harassment

Malaysia Ex-PM to Deliver Anyiam-Osigwe Lecture

NDIC Urges ‘Drastic Overhaul’ of Credit Law

Oshiomhole Plans Ultra-modern Market

Thursday, October 29, 2009

NAFDAC Seals off Eatery

Govt Has to be Sincere with People, Says Oshiomhole

Enwerem’s Son Escapes Conviction

Glo Introduces High Speed 3G Internet Modems

Climate Change:’Nigeria Will Be Part of Policy Formulation’

2011: ’PDP’ll Reclaim Abia State’

WAEC, NECO to Be Conducted Online Soon, Says Senator

Banking Crisis: NDIC Admits Regulatory Lapses

UN Seat: Sierra Leone Backs Nigeria

Appeal Court Sacks Senator Omisore

Shell Vows to Fight off Chinese over Nigeria’s Oil

Ogun PDP: My Suspension a Ruse, Says Waliu Taiwo

NSITF MD Denies N1.6b Fund Diversion Allegation

NBA Tasks Aondoakaa on Looming Judicial Strike

BPE: Locally Assembled Cars, 25% More Expensive

House Queries N1bn Technical Audit Project

Uduaghan Meets with Ex-Militants

Nigeria Cocoa Price Rises By 100 Percent

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Bill on Controversial N50bn Bond

Power: PHCN Has Capacity for 1120 Megawatts

House Seeks Life Jail for Kidnappers

Bailout Funds: Court Overrules CBN, Sanusi

Buhari: Elites Are Nigeria’s Electoral Reform Problems

Dafur: AU Council Seeks Hybrid Court

FG Withholds Fuel Importation Licences

N’Delta: Senate Commends Yar’Adua on Peace

Labour Ignores Govt Plea, Protests against Deregulation

Soludo’s Mother Moved to Unknown Destination

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Police to Quiz Chris Uba over Soludo’s Father

APSAN: Don’t Politicise Auditor-General’s Appointment

Al-Mustapha: Court Rejects SIP Report

NAHCON: 25,000 Pilgrims Arrive Saudi Arabia

FG Moves to Coordinate Official Trips

China Invests $6bn in Nigeria

Demolition: Court Awards NI50m against FCDA

NPA 6: The Other Convicts in Kirikiri

Buhari: We are on a Rescue Mission

IMF: Nigeria Economy to Recover Next Year

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FG Approves N200bn Projects for N’Delta

Don Canvasses Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

‘Electoral Process Needs Urgent Overhaul’

JTF Arrests 4 over Illegal Bunkering

Minister Seeks Teachers’ Inclusion in Public Service 

Constitution Review: Aminu Seeks Reduction of Gov’s Powers

You Can’t Issue Bench Warrant against Ribadu

Tribunal Discovers Discrepancies in Ekiti Election

...Faults Gathering of Opposition Politicians

Again, PDP Moves to Reconcile Ladoja, Alao-Akala

NLC: Why We Reject Deregulation

Akingbola : Court Rules Out Substituted Service

Constitution: NBA Advocates Piecemeal Amendment

... Begins Probe of NPA Property Sale

Ogundeji: Press Distracted the Police, Says Akpoyibo

Escravos Gas Project: Senate C’ttee Recommends Cost Reduction

George Applies for Bail Pending Appeal

Budget 2010: House May Jack Up Benchmark to $60

Atuche Arraigned, Faces 26-Count Charge

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yar’Adua Nominates Ukura as Auditor-General

2011: CODER Insists on Adoption of Uwais C’ttee Report

Senate Demands Measures against Food Shortage

The Many Controversies of Bode George

Exchange Rate: CBN Targets N150 to $1

Ogundeji Murder: It was Robbery, Coroner Concludes

Soludo’s Father Kidnapped

Bode George: More Civil Servants Risk Jail

Jos Crisis: Judicial Commission Submits Report

Deregulation: NLC Describes FG’s Stand as Affront

Mark, Anyaoku Bemoan State of Roads

Anambra: PDP Marches Against Soludo

A’Court Sacks House Member

Yar’Adua Supports EFCC, ICPC’s Independence

26,000 Troops Deployed to Sudan

Marketers Demand Payment of Subsidy Arrears

Oil Revenue Drops by 30% in Q2

Reforms: FG Names 15 New Perm Secs

NNPC: House Probes Oil Importation Cartel

FG Revalidates 489 Mining Titles

Lagos PDP without the Godfather

Day 1 in Kirikiri: ‘He’s an Ordinary Prisoner’

Justice Oyewole: Profile in Courage

Monday, October 26, 2009

Niger Suspension: AC Commends ECOWAS

Centre Treats 4 Cancer Patients

NCC: No Plan to License More Telecoms Operators

Q2: FG Records 43 % Budget Performance

2010 Budget:Executive-Legislature Row Looms

Gas Shortage Threatens 6,000mw Target

Anambra: INEC Bars Soludo from Election Activities

How Libel Suit Landed Bode George in Prison

Assembly May Sanction Afikuyomi over Sunborn Yacht

Paucity of Funds Hinders ANPP, Says Chairman

Dietitians Want Functional Poverty Alleviation Programme

Ex-Militants Threaten Fresh Attack on A’Ibom

FG Earmarks N33bn for Water, Aquaculture

Sultan Appeals for Meaningful Devt

UAD Cautions FG against Deregulation

Workers’ Threat: ‘NLC, TUC, Acting Opposition’s Script’

NDLEA Arrests 3 with Indian Hemp

Zamfara Transports 540 Pilgrims to S’Arabia

Ex-militant, Chief Togo, Protests Neglect by FG

Hajj: Minister Reads Riot Acts to Pilgrims

NEMA Provides Relief Materials for Sacked Community

Tompolo Urges Followers to be Calm

IPMAN Canvasses 15-year Phased Deregulation

Osotimehin Raises Alarm on Non-communicable Diseases

Iwu Cautions on Independent Candidature

Army Moves to Respond to Security Threats

NDIC: Why Banks Failed

Rivers Records N570bn in 2 Years

FG Votes N2bn for Teachers’ Training, Says Adedoja

Akingbola: Court Rejects CBN’s Motion

Climate Change: Developing Countries Push for $400bn Compensation

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hajj: Govt Secures 5,300 Visa

Council Spends N40m to Rehabilitate Youths

Uduaghan: Why I Don’t Celebrate My Birthdays

2011: PDP Replies Shekarau

Poly Rector: I Didn’t Lose N15m to Robbers

2011: ‘No Automatic Ticket for Ajimobi’

Akpabio, Attah Disagree on Peace in PDP

Go to Court and Be Expelled, PDP Warns Members

Bankole: FG Will Cushion Effects of Deregulation

Electoral Reform: Pressure Mounts on Senate

Manufacturers ‘to Enjoy Uninterrupted Power’

MEND Declares Indefinite Ceasefire

FG Moves to Clear Hazardous Pesticides

Olunloyo Vows to Win Re-run

Electoral Reform: Mega Summit Backs Mass Protest

Senate Moves to Ensure Cassava Content in Flour

Salary: Ekiti Workers Give Oni 14-day Ultimatum

NGO Wages War against Prostitution

Osun : Omisore, Fani-Kayode, 7 Others Join PDP Guber Race

Boat Mishap Claims 6 Lives in Sokoto

HIV: IPU Calls on G-20, Others for Assistance

I Remain Loyal to Ladoja, Says Alao-Akala

NNPC Accuses Major Marketers of Blackmail

PDP Wins Bye-Election in Yola

Amaechi Promises Rivers Steady Power for 5 Years

FG Convenes Inter-Ministerial Parley on Climate Change

N’Assembly’s Sack Threat Triggers Budget Row

Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna Named Hotspots for Ritual Killing

NLC: No Going Back On Oct. 29 Protest

PAN to Produce 10,000 Tractors, 1.2m Motorcycles

NOTAP Faults BPP on N600m Contract

Senate Bill Proposes Commission to Monitor EFCC

FG Boosts Agric with N400bn

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Court Bars FG from Sale of 2. 3 GHZ Band Licences

CJN Queries Appeal Court President over N2bn Bribery Allegation

Golden Eaglets Survive Huge German Scare

Post Amnesty: 7,000 Ex-militants for Documentation in Rivers

Obaigbena: N’Delta Crisis Resolution Rests on 4 Pillars

EFCC Hires Forensic Experts to Trace

Group Advises FG on Niger Delta Dev’t

Agency Tasks X-ray Officials on Management

Assembly Clarifies Position on Speaker

Slow Pace of Dredging Project Irks Govt

NAFDAC Takes Drug War to Canada

Nigerian Analogue Maps Upgrade to Digital

Oshiomhole Assures Tertiary Institutions of Better Deal

Govt to Partner US Firm on Ibom Plant Expansion

Oyinlola Inaugurates N2bn Asphalt Plant

Akpabio Preaches Prudence in NDDC’s Fund Mgt

Govt Lauded over War against Examination Fraud

Uduaghan Charges Perm Secs on Staff Devt

Govt Gives Contractors Marching Orders

House May Repeal Nigerian Railway Corporation Act

NMA Bemoans State of Hospitals

Nig 09: NNPC Assures Nigerian of Regular Fuel Supply

Associates Eulogise Gani at Fidau Prayers

Friday, October 23, 2009

FG’ll Fulfil Agreement With N’Delta - Jonathan

Abuja High Court Stops Soludo

Nigeria Tackles Germany as U-17 World Cup Kicks Off

ASUU Suspends Strike Indefinitely

Shareholders Have Lost their Investments in Troubled Banks – Sanusi

How NNPC Clique Pockets N75m Daily from Fuel Imports

ASUU, Unity Schools Suspend Strike Indefinitely

Imo, Enugu Top PHCN Debtors’ List

62 Trucks: FG/Chad Joint Commission Set to Intervene

Road Accidents: 4,120 Dead, 20,975 Injured in 2009

Osun: Omisore, Fani-Kayode Pick Forms

20 Dead As Cholera Ravages Adamawa

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fashola, Oshiomhole To Grace Varsity Foundation-Laying Ceremony

‘Nigeria May Experience Tuberculosis Epidemic’

OPEC May Increase Output in December

EFCC Shuts 800 Scam email Addresses

Briton of Nigerian Descent Selected for 2010 UK Election

Obaigbena Moderates Conference at Columbia University

New Tenure Policy to Affect Parastatals, Agencies

CBN Moves to Return ETB to Mike Adenuga

Court Halts Agency from Charging Banks on Signages

Court Remands 3 Persons over Forgery

HURIWA Seeks Compensation for Varsity Students

Delta Revenue Board Explains Tax Reforms

SSS Chief Gives Reason for Political Thuggery

FG Diverts Unspent Money to Road Rehabilitation

Al-Mustapha: Court to Rule on SIP Report

Bode George, Others Know Fate Monday

2011: Another Aspirant Picks Osun PDP Guber Form

‘Ajaokuta Steel Completion, Beyond My Powers’

Controversy Trails Impounded INEC Materials

Anambra: Again, Aggrieved Candidates Sue Soludo

Buhari, Atiku Set to Launch Platform Wednesday

Lagos : PDP’s Day Dreaming, Says Tinubu

...Pays N7.7bn Pension Arrears

A’Court Sacks Olunloyo

Yar’Adua: PIB’ll Reposition NNPC, Promote Investment

FG Sets Up 10-man C’ttee on Aviation

ASUU Set to Call Off Strike

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

PPA Crisis: ’Our Grouse with Igboka’

Lawmaker Bemoans Pace of FG’s Project Implementation

James Bond’s ‘Dr. No’ Dies at 91

Lar: PDP Has No Business Rigging Election

Army Trains over 300 Dependants

Oshiomhole Proposes N5.5bn Supplementary Budget

Oni Tasks FG on Federal Roads

Duty Evasion: Customs Arrests 36, Uncovers N12.6bn Fraud

Alaibe’s Appointment: New Vista for N’Delta

Alaibe Named Special Adviser on Niger Delta

Shekarau: Kano People’ll Defend their Votes

PENGASSAN Asks BPE to Halt Refineries’ Sale

52% Salary Increase Coming for Lecturers

PDP Caretaker C’ttee Dismisses Court Order

‘Vehicle Database’ll Enhance Security’

FIFA U-17: FRSC Deploys 250 Personnel

Desertification: Kano Plants 2.6m Trees

Policeman Kills Okada Man in Lagos

Meltdown: ‘Strict Regulation, Key to Recovery’

...Group Lists Way Forward

Mimiko, Guobadia Give Recipe for Credible Election

Minister Seeks Vocational Training

ECOWAS Suspension: Niger Fights Back

PDP: Osun Guber Form Sale Fraudulent

Etisalat Marks First Anniversary

‘Airport Concession, In Nigeria’s Best Interest’

Nigeria Wants WIPO Regional Office

Senate Defends Politicians on Corruption Charge

Health Insurance: IFC Laments Poor Coverage

Uwais Report: Fashola, Okogie Seek Full Implementation

PIB: NNPC Hits Back at Senate

N13m Scam: ICPC Quizzes Ogun Lawmakers

N200bn Agric Loan: Govs Want Immediate Disbursement

Imo Guber: Court Hears Appeal Nov 12

Court Refuses to Release Atuche from EFCC Custody

Anambra: Appeal Court Reserves Ruling in Uba’s Case

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Youths Surrender Illegal Arms

Govt Promises to Prosecute Killers of Corps Member

‘Fashola Deserves More Years’

Aliero Sets 100 Hectares for Dump Site

AIDS Vaccine: Doctors Release Details

PDP Caretaker C’ttee Alleges Threat

Collapsed Building Kills 2 Students, Injures Others

FG to Launch Fresh Textile Industry Rescue Scheme

Yobe Guber: Mamman Ali Wins in Death

ECOWAS Suspends Niger Republic

Mutiny: Army Retires Indicted Senior Officers

FG: 10% Community Stake Won’t Affect IOCs

PDP: We Must Win Lagos, Kano in 2011

17 Lives Lost to Fire Disaster

Sunborn Yacht: ‘Lagos’ Involvement is Infrastructural’

‘Nigeria-Cameroon Relations Stronger’

Nigeria Plans to Export Cement by 2013

NEXIM Board Asked to Diversify Economy

Anambra: Aggrieved Aspirants Write INEC

Aregbesola: Tribunal Overrules Oyinlola’s Counsel

Assembly Restrains LGs on Excess Crude Fund

2011: Osun SSG Picks Guber Form

Senate Moves to Check Maltreatment of Nigerians Abroad

Laboratories: ETF Votes N15bn for Six Varsities

Court Okays Detention of Sacked Bank MDs

House: 14 Banks in N28bn Property Scam

Global Fund Commits $1.1bn to Fight Malaria

World Stocks Hit New 12-month High

Monday, October 19, 2009

Obi Assures on Roads

‘No Second Term for Failed LG Chiefs’

‘How I Facilitated Creation of N’Delta Ministry’

Oni Begins Defence at Tribunal

Council Boss Wants Special Status for Lagos

No Winner for Mo Ibrahim Prize, Says Foundation

FG to Give N’Delta Communities 10% Stake in JV Businesses

Delta Guber: Uduaghan Floors Ogboru Again at Tribunal

Polymer Scandal: I’m Ready to Defend Myself, Says Soludo

Deregulation: Govt Moves Against Sabotage

FG Earmarks $950m ‘Stimulus’ for N’Delta

2007 Polls: Candidate Walks Out on Appeal Court

Monarch Wants Dele Giwa Immortalised

Appeal Court Hears Uba’s Case Tomorrow

AC Accuses Bauchi of Sabotaging Bye-election

Bakassi: C’River Accuses Cameroon of Violating ‘Green Tree’ Agreement

Sokoto Moves to Check Maternal Mortality

Group Tasks Shell on Ogoni Clean-up

‘We Prefer Mega Party to Alliance’

IPU: Nigeria Backs Uganda’s Proposal against Hunger

Youths Abort Akunyili’s Visit to Nasarawa

Atuche’s Lawyers Demand His Release

Police Uncover Plot to Attack Lagos

CNPP Sues Obasanjo over Corruption

10,000 Lagosians Protest Epileptic Power Supply

Civil Defence Issues Licence to 1,000 Firms

Anambra 2010: Court Cautions Journalists

Sunburn Yacht: Assembly Summons Afikuyomi, Others

Lagos Loses Hotel Consumption Law Case

N’Assembly, BPP Differ over Budget Implementation

Bank Crisis: CBN, Aondoakaa Dragged to Court

OPEC Scribe Dismisses Claim of Alternative Fuel

GAT: House Orders Parties to Maintain Status Quo

EFCC Quizzes Finance Controllers, Secretaries of 5 Banks

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Utomi, Others for ‘Holidays & Cash’ Awards

Govt Partners Cuba over Malaria

‘We’ll Sustain Relationship with Trade Unions’

Desertification: 35 Communities Get N19.6m

Group Threatens to Sue FG over Oil Majors

MDGs: ‘Hand Washing Campaign Critical’

UNICEF Tasks Media on Child Mortality

EC Votes 190m Euros for Post-Amnesty Programme

Ondo Assembly Adjourns Indefinitely over Thugs’ Protest

Rivers: Omehia Wants S’Court to Reverse Self

Presidency Shares Responsibilities between Akunyili, Bilbis

Nigerian Airlines May Collapse, Operators Cry Out

Revealed: Why FG Moved Deregulation Take-off Date

Hajj: NCAA Certifies Medview, Trade Craft, Others

‘Why Prison Congestion Persists’

Abuja Light Rail: FCTA Pays N400m Compensation

Auto Accident Claims 7 Lives

Plateau Crisis : PDP Govs Wade-in

Police Dislodge Robbery Gang

Delta Guber: Ogboru, Uduaghan Know Fate Today

2011: Bamusa Joins Guber Race

FG to Upgrade 6 Medical Centres

... Plans N20bn Agric Projects for Gombe

Incorporate Morals into Schools’ Curricula, Akpabio Advises Northern Governors

FCTA, Chinese Firm Sign MOU on Mass Housing, Others

Mark Leads Nigerian Delegation to IPU Conference

NDLEA Arrests Corps Member with Cocaine

Ibru to Sue Sanusi, Muhtar for ‘Contempt’  

Oando Signs MoU with Gazprom on Gas Devt

Group Moves to Reconcile Daniel, Assembly

FG Moves to Diversify Power Generation Sources

EFCC Summons 100 Debtors Today

Imo Guber: A’Court Fixes October 21 for Agbaso’s Case

Court Resumes Uba’s Case Today

Anambra: PDP Expands Reconciliation C'ttee

CBN Releases N650.7bn into Economy

Saturday, October 17, 2009

ECOWAS Imposes Sanctions on Guinea, Niger

Northern Govs Raise N5bn for Sardauna Foundation

SEC Summons Operators over Market Infractions

Yar’Adua Okays Ukura As Auditor-General

EFCC Arrests Ojo, Ex-Spring Bank MD

Inflation, Interest Rates Fall

Govt, Others Offer Varsity Scholarship to 40 Youth

SON Destroys N8bn Substandard Goods

Police Parade 17 Armed Robbery, Suspects

Budget: BPP Reads Riot Act to Govt Agencies

Pro-Chancellor Carpets VCs over Varsity Crisis

Shinkafi Challenges Politicians on Service Delivery

Ensure N’Delta Devt, Retired Justice Tells Leaders

N’Delta: Lawmakers Seek Extension of JTF’s Duty Tour

Oyo Trains Women on Skill Acquisition

Board Earmarks N91m for Facility Upgrade

Court Order: Nnewi Market Leaders Frustrate Bailiff

Expired Drugs Destroyed by Kaduna State

Akpabio Tasks Navy on Sea Pirates, Robbers

‘Modernisation Can’t Kill Christianity’

Commission Assures on Abia/Anambra Boundary

NBA Lauds FG over UN Security Council Seat

Suswan Blames Lecturers for Varsities’ Problems

How to Achieve Vision 20:2020, By Shonekan

Fire Scare at Abuja Airport

FG, Labour Meet over Deregulation

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mend Threatens Attacks as Ceasefire Ends

Edo to Sue USA, Britain over Stolen Art Works

Ghana Wins World Cup, Makes History

EFCC Detains Atuche, Ololo

Yar’Adua Approves New Job Schedule for Petroleum Ministers

Adenuga to Recapitalise ETB with $150m

Senate Suspends Plenary for PIB

Police Nab Six Suspected Kidnappers, Rescue Nursing Officer

N5b: EFCC Moves to Apex Court over Wike

Britain Faults FG on Mgt of Oil Resources

LASU Staff Attack THISDAY Correspondent

El-Rufai Petitions UN over Passport

Call Akala to order, Group Counsels PDP

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Post-Amnesty: FG Accused of Double Standards

Ohakim Faulted over N40bn Bond

Govt Partners Chinese Firm to Revamp Cocoa Industry

Udenwa Replies Critics

Police: 494 Killed in 2 Years

MDGs: ‘Nigeria Must Take Leadership Position’

Ekweremadu: Senate’ll Pass Petroleum Bill Soon

Anambra Guber: PDP Sets up Reconciliation C’ttee

Buhari, Atiku Warn on Possible Revolt by the People

NITEL: BPE Disqualifies MTN, Glo, Zain, Etisalat

Nigeria Wins UN Security Council Seat

Atiku: I’m Ready to Settle My Debt

‘Illegal Hawkers of Agric Seeds’ll Be Prosecuted’

Bauchi Gets New Speaker

Fashola: Human Activities Impact Negatively on Ecosystem

Iwu Asks Politicians to Emulate Awo

Obi Flags-off Construction of 1,000 Classrooms

Ibru: Al-Mustapha Asks Court to Reject Report

‘Diarrhoea Kills 440,000 Children Yearly’

Ondo Assembly in Rowdy Session over New Lawmaker

Graft: Ex-NDLEA Boss Admits Collecting N.45m

Oyinlola Demands Another Police Report from Aregbesola

Ogundeji: Coroner Fixes Verdict for Oct 27

Banking Reform: Senate Moves to Back CBN, EFCC

‘Oil Sector Deregulation’ll Tackle Corruption’

Youth Leader, Brother Killed in Factional Feud

Climate Change: Africa’s $67bn Bail-out Bid Unsettles G-77

Aso TV Scam: Amb.Yussuf Absolves Self

Dambazau: Army’ll Obey Court Verdicts

Sunborn Yatch: Lagos Denies Financial Involvement

Bankole: Electoral Reforms, Beyond Legislations

Oil Wells: Quick Resolution Underway, Says Imoke

FG’s Projections on Privatisation Fail

Sack Rumour Unsettles FAAN Workers

House Moves to Establish Congressional Watchdog

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Global Economic Rebound Pushes Oil above $75 a Barrel

FG Fires Security Chief over el-Rufai, Ribadu

Anambra: PDP Aspirants Allege N420m Bribery

Again, CBN Releases Names of ‘Non-Performing’ Debtors

Dangote: Why We Embarked on Staff Rationalisation

LP Lawmaker Gets Certificate of Return

Group Lauds FG, N’Delta Leaders over Amnesty

AC Commends A’Court’s Decision

Court Restrains IG from Arresting Witness

At Last, FG Pays Ajaokuta Workers

W’Bank Spends N10bn on Calabar Water Project

Guineans Protest In Lagos, Want Camara Ousted

Traffic Controllers: We Won’t Shut Airspace

Flood Takes Over Lagos

Road Rehabilitation: Senate Summons Works Minister Over Utilisation of 2009 Budget

Tinubu Advocates Single Tenure for INEC Chair

FG Disburses $4.6bn for Power Projects

Why We Didn’t Sit, By Ekiti Assembly

LPG: Senate Urges FG to Partner Private Sector

‘Wamakko Not Returning to ANPP’

Condemnation Trails Killings at Bundu Waterfront

Group Writes Yar’Adua on Police Killings

FG Sued over Deregulation

Major Oil Firm Staff Arrested for Hoarding Fuel

House Probes Missing N4.9bn Sugar Fund

ICPC: Slow Trial Breeds Corruption

NDLEA Nabs Grandmother, Others over Cocaine

Senate Summons NYSC Boss over Slain Corps Member

EFCC May Slam Fresh Charges Against Akingbola

President Commends OPEC for Stabilising Oil Price

FEC Okays Vision 2020 Blueprint

Yar’Adua, Yayi, Chirac, Others Sign Pact on Fake Drugs

Global Crisis: Ezekwesili Gives Conditions for Growth

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

OPC, Ex-Lamaker Deny Links With Osogbo Killing

‘FG, ASUU Face-off to Be Resolved Soon’

PPA’ll Resist Rigging

N’Delta: Amnesty Programme Was Divinely Inspired, Says Mimiko

Senate C’ttee Tasks Govts on NHIS

Assembly Suspends 20 LG Chairmen, Deputies

Political Reform: Buhari, Atiku, Ojukwu, Others Storm Senate

Anambra: Our Signatures were Forged, Aspirants Say

Iwu Faults Uwais’ Panel on Unbundling of INEC

11 States Hold up Power Emergency

FG Orders Hospitals to Treat Gunshot Victims

IMF Endorses Nigeria’s Oil Industry Reform Bill

Ex-Beauty Queen Sued for N200m

Al-Mustapha: Court Orders Trial Within Trial

Journalists Assaulted as EFCC Arraigns Ex-Bank Manager

Group Protests as Ibori Promises to Defend N’Delta

NAN Chief Weeps as Journalists Honour Ajayi

Oni Berates Anti-Corruption Agencies

Uncertainty Over FG's Directive on General Aviation Terminal

Reddington Commissions Cardiac Centre

Global Crisis: We Didn’t Act on Time, Says VP

Senate Endorses CBN’s Banking Sector Reform

House Halts New Land Charges in Abuja

‘Nigeria Can Get 18,000mw from Renewable Energy’

FG Spends N600bn on Subsidy

Polymer Bank Notes: Sanusi Seeks Explanation

Shell Onshore Production Drops to 120,000bpd

Monday, October 12, 2009

Govt Partners Council On Curriculum

UNN Alumni Donates N1.2m Materials to Alma Mater

Meltdown: FG Urged to Tackle Energy, Corruption

Gaidam Offers Civil Servants 50% Discount on Houses

Money Laundering: Ibori Knows Fate Nov 6

NLC Reiterates Opposition to Deregulation

Aviation Workers Suspend Strike

Akingbola, Ibru’s Aides to be Repatriated

Governors Can Defect to Other Parties, Court Rules

Aspirants, Delegates Demonstrate against Soludo

Kinsmen Seek Udenwa’s Sack

Oni: I’m Not Behind Plot to Remove Speaker

Dambazau Seeks Integration of Military Justice into Judicial System

Adamawa: Court Voids Councils’s Tenure Reduction

Majority of Aspirants Behind Soludo, Says Muo-Aro

Bakassi: ‘Nigerians Still Being Harassed by Camerounians’

Our Fears for Vision 2020, By Mark

FG Charges Oil Firms on Policy Review

5 Journalists Receive Grants to Investigate Maternal Deaths

Yoruba Elders’ Council Mourns Otegbeye

Nigeria’s Non Oil Export Hits $900m

‘Okorie Can’t Abuse Court Process’

Constitution Review: ‘House Report Ready Before Dec.’

FCID Takes over Osun Murder Case

Doubts Over 6,000 mw Power Target

Amaechi Appeals for Calm as Residents Protest

ASUU: FG May Direct Onosode to Resume Negotiation

Safe Tower Project: ‘Fake Firms, Ministry Officials Bidded’

Yar’Adua Summons Extra Ordinary Summit on Guinea, Niger

Oil Block: FG Appeals Judgment

Sacked Bank CEOs Petition Senate, Demand Audience

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Road Records 1,162 Accidents in 9 Months

Ladoja’s Aide Joins Alao-Akala’s Camp

Firm Gives Panacea to Power Crisis

Shinkafi vs ANPP: Court Delivers Judgment on Defection Today

Govt Pleads for Calm over Corps Member’s Death

Aliero Sues Assembly over Hand-over Note

Another Accident Claims 12 Lives

N100bn Suit: Gbaramatu Kingdom Canvasses Out-of-Court Settlement

Aviation Workers’ Strike Unlawful, Says Minister

PIB: FG, Multinationals Begin Dialogue over Tax

Uwais Faults FG’s Stand on INEC

Australia, EFCC Probe CBN Polymer Bribe Scandal

Fuel Prices to Go Up Nov 1

‘N90bn Paid as Ransom to Kidnappers’

Mimiko Mourns Otegbeye

Firm Seeks Enforcement of Tribunal Ruling

Delta to Spend N21bn on IPP

Gas Explosion Kills 2 in Akwa Ibom

Ohu: Lagos Rules Out Coroner’s Inquest

‘11 Northern States Under Threat of Drought’

Obi Faults Ngige on Multiple Accident

Ex-Guinean PM Visits Nigeria

EFCC Explains Clamp Down on Debtors

Golden Jubilee: IBB, Orji, Obaigbena Call for Unity

Financial Stability Ratings: Britain Sinks Below Nigeria

Lagos Decentralises Building Approval Process

‘Why Yar’Adua Shunned UN General Assembly’

Lower Company Income Tax Underway, Says FIRS Boss

Lekki: 35 Firms Pledge $1.5bn Investment

Climate Change: $200m Voted for Nigeria, S’Africa

FG: Nigeria’ll Not Enter Recession

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shinkafi: Why We Can’t Win Anti-graft War

Zenith Bank Plans N300bn Bond

GAT: Aviation Workers Begin Strike

12 Years After, Abiola Family to Reconcile Today

Soludo, Anosike, Our Last Resort in Anambra, Says PDP

Supplementary Budget Underway for N’Delta

Poly Unveils Robot Engineering Course

Jang Releases Excess Crude Fund to LGs

Govt Inaugurates Infants’ HIV/AIDS Lab

NUC Justifies Closure of Olympic Varsity

Firms Tasked on War Against HIV/AIDS

Power: ‘FG Should Target 50,000mw’

‘Ladoja Yet to Return to PDP’

Bizman Appeals to NDLEA over Properties

N’Delta: Group Advises FG over JTF

Govt Moves against Fraudsters

West African Gas Project Ready, Says Obanikoro

7 Months After, Assembly Recalls Suspended Members

FADAMA Project Gets N56m Boost

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‘Why We Embarked on Radical Reforms on Banks’

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Sponsorship Seminar Underway

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Cultism: Labour Party Backs Imoke

Iyabo Obasanjo Predicts Low Maternal Mortality

Turai, Maitama Sule Back Western Sahara Independence

Oshiomhole Threatens to Withdraw from UBE

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Friday, October 09, 2009

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Obasanjo: I Have Created 6,000 Jobs

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Group Berates Benin Elders over Egwu

Imoke Inaugurates Ecological Fund Committee

Telecom Investment in Nigeria Hits $18bn

Elder Statesman, Otegbeye Dies at 84

70 Killed in Anambra Multiple Accident

Customs Boss Sues Keyamo, Others for Defamation

Mark: Nigerians Will Have Final Say on Constitution

Thursday, October 08, 2009

150 Trained on Modern 'Kilishi’ Production

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Yoruba Community Donates Equipment to Hospitals

Abuja Undeveloped Plots’ Owners Get Deadline

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Salary Scale: Laboratory Scientists Allege Exclusion

Former SARS OC Denies Investigating Ogundeji’s Death

Report Forecasts Oil Depletion in 10 years

Mining Sector to Contribute 20% to GDP

Anambra: Drama, Tension as Nomination Closes

Buhari, Atiku Agree to Float New Party

Supplementary Budget: Saraki Seeks Quick Passage

Family Announces Peter Ajayi’s Funeral

N’Delta: Group Opposes Proposed Security Agency

Experts Decry Spread of Breast Cancer

2 Die in Road Accident

Senate Urges FG to Avert Lake Nyos Collapse

Assembly Denies Plot to Impeach Wamakko

AC Wants Detained Lawmaker Released

Sokoto ANPP Suspends Chairman

Kutigi Seeks More Fund for State Judiciary

Ekwunife Floors Etiaba, to Pick PPA Ticket

FG Wants Names of Drug Convicts from U.K

‘Obi’s Priority is to Deliver Democracy Dividends’

27 Political Parties Present Candidates for Election

Tribunal: Fayemi Closes Case

House Seeks Honour for Slain Corps Member

Aregbesola: Tribunal Adjourns Till Monday

Police Lose 5 Officers to Kidnap Gang

Transport Sector Probe: Senate C’ttee Submits Report

Post Amnesty: Increase Derivation, S’South Caucus Urges

FG Acquires 25 Locomotives

15,000 Militants Disarm

Adamawa: ‘Poor Hygiene Caused Cholera Outbreak’

2011: Ibibio Insist on Endorsing Akpabio

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ghost Workers: Govt Adopts e-Payment

Firm Raises $750m for Infrastructure

Sultan: Polio Vaccines Not Harmful

VC Wants ASUU, FG to End Strike

Strange Disease Claims 100 Lives in Adamawa

The Titanic Battle for Nigeria’s Oil...

EFCC Links Capital Market Boom to Manipulation

In Anambra, PDP Stalemate Continues

How Obasanjo’s Negligence Cost Nigeria over $18bn

No More War, Militants Assure Oshiomhole

Fayemi Adopts Documents at Tribunal

Retrial: Aregbesola Tenders Evidence

Customs Intercepts Arms at Apapa Port

Economic Gains of Amnesty, By Tanimu

NIMC: Consortia Submit Report of PIA Study

Constitution: ‘Senate'll Ignore Mischief Makers’

Ghanaian Electoral Chief Advises on Free, Fair Elections

Senate Withdraws Yar’Adua’s Bill on Police

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FG Awards 24 Contracts Worth N170bn

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Oil Majors Move to Scuttle $50bn Chinese Offer

Ex-Commissioner Lauds Yar’Adua over Amnesty

Govs’ Forum Backs Osotimehin on Malaria, Polio

Over 6, 000 for Hajj

Senate Considers Bill on Compulsory Treatment of Gunshot Victims

UN Knocks Nigeria’s APCs

Africa Deserves Stake in Global Economy, Says IMF

Yar'Adua Proposes Security Agency for Niger Delta

Anambra Poll: Court Halts Okorie-led APGA

Keyamo: Court Resolves Disagreement with Wife

Saraki Condoles Mimiko over Journalists’ Death

18 Communities Get Fadama Loans

Industrialist Decries Infrastructure Decay

Akpabio Tasks Institute on National Security

Gaidam Boosts Councils’ Action Plan with N569m

Senator Quizzed over Alleged Murder

PDP May Lose Again, Says Daboh

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Police, Anti-IMF Protesters Clash in Istanbul

House, NDDC Clash over Budget Utilisation

HURIWA Backs Imoke’s Anti-Cult Crusade

FG Earmarks N.2bn for Made-in-Nigeria Campaign

INEC: D’Speaker Exonerates Self from Arson

HSBC Boosts Housing in Nigeria with N225bn

FG to Disburse $2bn Excess Crude Fund Next Week

Banking Reform: Sanusi, Waziri Fail to Brief Senate

FMBN, HSBC to Float N225bn Housing Bond

EFCC Files Charges against UBEC Boss

Yar’Adua Submits Expenditure Framework to Senate

Monday, October 05, 2009

Muhtar: Budget 2010 to Be Pegged at $50

EFCC Files Fresh Charges Against Boni Haruna

Oyinlola: Why I’m Against Oba Aromolaran

‘Council Has Power to Arrest, Detain’

Don Advises Politicians on Media

National Honour Awardees Decry Unending Strikes

Govt Awards Rural Electrification Contracts

Yuguda Releases N1.6bn for Hand Pumps

Furore in Communities over Monarch’s Selection

Ogundeji: Coroner Summons SARS Officer

BankPHB, Spring Bank Placed on Technical Suspension

Linking Governance and Development

Governance Index: Nigeria Improves Ranking

PDP Considers Options for Anambra

Five Vie for PPA Governorship Ticket

INEC Seeks Transparency

Ekiti May Probe Road Maintenance Agency

More Criticisms Trail PDP Ward Congress

Ribadu, Emeagwali, Others to Honour Fawehinmi in U.S.

PDP Wants Legislature, Executive Cooperation

Lawyer Faults States’ Funding of Superior Courts

Architects Task FG on Mass Housing

Oyo Woos Graduates for Mass Transit Project

Implement Uwais C’ttee’s Report, AC Urges FG

‘N’Assembly Members Can’t Propagate Good Laws’

‘NHIS, Right Step in Right Direction’

CGG Nigeria Sued over Shares Appropriation

Climate Change: Uduaghan, Fashola Sign Declaration

FG Owes Military Pensioners N17bn Arrears

‘Another GSM Firm May Emerge from NITEL’

Illegal Deductions: States Yet to Agree

House Resumes, Tackles 70 Reports, 29 Bills

Amnesty: Militants Drag Yar’Adua to Court

Sunday, October 04, 2009

‘OPC Committed to Yoruba Cause’

Cleric Advises Politicians on 2011

Group Seeks Solution to Power Crisis

NDE to Train 120 Unemployed Youths

FG Urged to Invest More in Healthcare Delivery

EFCC Keeps Watch over Sacked Bank MDs

Presidency: After Amnesty, Yar‘Adua to Restore Order in N’Delta

Anambra: PDP Flagbearer Uncertain as Deadline Nears

Refineries: New Privatisation Policy out Soon

FG to Inject $2bn Lifeline into Economy

Global Warming: Delta Urged to Intensify Effort

ADC Running to Win, Says Nwosu

FCT: Aliero Extends Old Land Rates Till Nov 30

CNPP Makes Case for Electoral Reforms

Investments Tribunal Resolves 300 Cases

Ekiti Set to Collect Tolls from Abuja-bound Vehicles

Etiaba Stresses Need for Internal Democracy in Parties

INEC Staff’s Death: Onovo Orders Arrest of 5 Officers

Food Security: Lagos Okays 1,000 Hectares for Farming

FG Plans to Develop Coal for Power

ANPP to Recall Members from Sambo’s Administration

Ex-ICPC Boss Canvasses Moral Among Youths

Amnesty: PDP Commends FG

NSITF Appoints Acting MD

Stop Equating Politics with Devt, Edo AC Tells Anenih

Amnesty: ‘Call Abbe to Order’

Ayodele, Spring Bank’s New Boss, Assures Stakeholders

CBN Reform: ‘Success’ll Be Determined by Restoration of Confidence’

Group Threatens Ogbulafor with 1m Man March

WHO: 4m Receiving Treatment for HIV/AIDS

Darfur: Nigeria’s APCs’re Substandard, Says UN Inspectors

Babalola Wants Confidence Restored in Financial System

Police to acquire Equipment to Track Kidnappers

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Banks’ Audit: The Worst is Over, Say Operators

ASUU Strike Ends This Week, Says Oshiomhole

Yar’Adua Seals Peace Between Sylva, Alaibe

Niger Delta: The Time is Now…

Tompolo Beats Amnesty Deadline, Meets President

Marginalisation: Ohaneze Makes Case for Ndigbo

Assembly Passes 17 Laws in 8 Months

FG Targets Students’ Leaders as Change Agents

Group Seeks Law to Check Foreign Loans

‘Professionals to Head Army Public Relations’

Graft: Lafiaji Opens Defense Oct 15

Militants Surrender Weapons in Koko

Assembly Clears 12 Commissioner-Nominees

FG Renews Commitment to Senior Citizens’ Welfare

Akpabio Assents State’s Additional Budget Bill

Healthcare: NDDC Partners GE, Canadian Firm

How Not to Amend Constitution, By NBA

Edo Awards N9bn Contracts to Hitech

Wamakko Tasks NUJ on Devt

NDDC Takes Healthcare to Community

Anambra 2010: Obiora Commends Bankole over Delegates’ List

Fashola Decries Politics of LG Creation

Anenih, Ogbemudia Reconcile, Pledge Common Front

...Akerele Threatens Legal Action

Nigeria to Float Sovereign Wealth Fund

PPA Convention: Kalu Advises on 7-point Agenda

5 Banks: Why CBN Intervened, by Sanusi

Friday, October 02, 2009

Swept By the Gale

PDP Suspends Anambra Guber Primary

We Can’t Rule Out Possibility of Prosecution, Says Sanusi


CBN Confirms Sack of MDs of BankPHB, ETB, Springbank

Kubwa Residents Vow to Resist Planned Demolition

PPA Moves to Replace Ebri, Akerele

Obi, Anambra Aspirants Cheat Death

Lukman Announces Sanctions to Improve Discharge of Products

IMF Seeks Global Lender of Last Resort

Anambra PDP: Group Wants Violence Promoters Arrested

63 Militants Surrender in A’Ibom

Oceanic Bank Gets 4 New Executive Directors

...The New chief executives

The Old...Chief Executives

As Lemo Reads the Riot Act to Five Banks…

Thursday, October 01, 2009

CBN Meets Chairmen, CEOs of 5 Banks

Uduaghan Canvasses Respect for Environment

Akerele Advises PPA Members to Shun Convention

LBS Roundtable: Utomi Gives Recipe for Oil, Gas Devt

Govt Moves against Desert Encroachment

Meltdown: Nwuche Wants More Funds for Banks

Lar: Hope Still Alive for Nigeria at 49

Libya Deports 734 Nigerians

IMF Predicts Growth Slowdown for Nigeria in 2009

Ateke Tom Surrenders, Pressure Mounts on Tompolo

Fake Engineer Arraigned

Akala Moves to Dissolve Traditional Council

Telecoms: Nigeria Needs $25bn Investment

NEITI Begins S’South Road Show

Lawmakers Reject Result

Ngige: I Want to Complete My Blueprint

Congress C’ttee Faults Okoronkwo

APGA: ‘INEC Didn’t Defy Court Ruling’

PDP Guber: Confusion as Soludo, Okonkwo Threaten Boycott

CAC Official, 3 Others in EFCC’s Net

Suspected Assassins Abduct, Release Year-old Boy

NITEL:Submission of Bids Now Ends Oct 26

Bakare Predicts a Flourishing Nigeria

Nigeria’ll Overcome Someday, Says Bankole

Power Crisis: Experts Suggest Renewable Energy

Jonathan Leads Prayer Session for Nigeria

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