This Day News Archive for August 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ibadan’s Night Rain of Pain and Death

Afghan President Sends Would-be Child Suicide Bombers Home

Libya Conflict: Algeria Defends Taking in Gaddafis

Libya Rebel Leaders Give Ultimatum to Gaddafi Fighters

Syrian Troops 'Fire on Eid Demonstrators'

One killed in Shooting Near Copenhagen Mosque

Moyes Ready to Keep Aiyegbeni, Yobo

China: 19 Rescued from Flooded Mine

Irene: Death Toll Hits 40 as Recovery Begins

Obama’s Uncle Arrested on Drink Drive Charge

Strauss-Kahn Visits IMF, Apologizes to Staff

Kelly Rowland Weighs in on Beyonce's Pregnancy

ACN Asks Jonathan to Rescind Decision on Salami

Access Bank to Acquire 75% Stake in Intercontinental

Drama, Confusion as WAEC Releases Conflicting Results

17 Killed as Sallah Turns Deadly in Jos

UN Blast Suspects Arrested

Group Calls for Recall of Salami

Ibadan’s Night Rain of Pain and Death

Civil Servants to Sit for Examinations

2 Killed, 32 Arrested in Cult, Robbery Attacks

Judicial Workers Embark on Warning Strike

Nichemtex to Remain Shut

BoI Spends N165bn to Boost Economy

UN Blast’s Counter-productive, Says Atiku

Blatter Launches Attack on England

Rebels to Seek Return of Gaddafi Family from Algeria

Israel: Gaza Gets Anti-plane Arms from Libya

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mexico Casino Arson: Five Arrested

New York Starts Clean Up Efforts After Hurricane

Libya May Reassess Currency, Says Rebel Central Bank Gov

Gaddafi Wife, Three Children in Algeria, One Killed

NTC's Jalil: Gaddafi Still Threat for Libya, World

Eight Children Hurt in China School Attack

Irene Moves to Canada, US Damage Estimated at $7bn

Guardiola Unworried About Missing Players for Villarreal

Libyan Rebels Target Gaddafi's Home Town

Landslides Kill at Least 23 in Uganda

Imoke Condemns Students’ Demonstration

Patricia's Journey of No Return

Let the Sovereign Wealth Fund Be

Patricia’s Journey of No Return

Beyonce and Jay-Z Expecting a Baby

Tropical Storm Nears Bermuda, Another Brewing

Baghdad Mosque Attack Kills 27, MP

Battered State Vows to Solve Mexican Security Woes

Irene: Obama Warns Storm Still Dangerous

Taiwan Evacuates Thousands as Typhoon Hits

Lockerbie Bomber, al-Megrahi, 'in Coma'

Patricia’s Journey of No Return

Abuja Blast: Death Toll Hits 23

FG to Install 4 New Turbines in Kainji

Your Phone is Your New Bank Account!

Hope Rises on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

S’Arabia: 1,500 Nigerians Face Deportation

Imoke Condemns Students’ Demonstration

Oil Tanker Explosion Kills 5 in Benue

Stakeholders Pledge Adequate Security for PPMC Pipelines

Abia to Reap N1.2bn from Property Tax

Politics and the Economy

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Libyan Rebels Won't Deport Lockerbie Bomber

NATO Hits Gaddafi’s Home Town as Rebels Close In

Powell Slams Cheney for 'Cheap Shots' in New Book

After Irene: Severe Flooding Feared Within Days

New York Air Travel May Restart Monday

UN Probes Attack on Abuja Office

Chavez to Have Third Chemo Session in Venezuela

Hurricane Irene Batters New York, Moving North

Tripoli Faces Severe Shortages of Food, Fuel

Libya: Gaddafi 'Offers Power Transfer Talks'

India Anti-corruption Campaigner Ends Hunger Strike

Jonathan: We’ll Find Bombers

Bomb Blast: Norwegian Among 19 Confirmed Dead...

UN Confirms 9 Employees Dead

Jonathan Appoints Musdapher Acting CJN

Jonathan: We’ll Find Bombers

US: Hurricane Irene Menaces Northeast in Run Up Coast

UN Envoy Arrives

With N3trn Revenue, N857bn in Profit, MTN Makes it Big

Journalists Condemn UN Office Bombing

Plagued by Misfortunes Until Death

Security Officials Manhandle THISDAY Reporter

Gaddafi Sighted in Zimbabwe

Bomb Blast Victims for Treatment in South Africa

Serena Williams Target Another US Open Triumph

Tripoli Buries Dead as Battle Toll Emerges

Militants from Afghanistan Attack Pakistani Posts

Irene Prompts Airline, Rail, Transit Shutdowns

Obama Visits Response Centre as Hurricane Threatens

The Metamorphosis of Boko Haram

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Japan PM Race Begins With no Winner in Sight

First Death as Hurricane Irene Hits US

Al Qaeda Number Two Killed in Pakistan

'Mass Killing' Evidence Found in Libya

Chinese Tennis Star Serves Up Earnings Ace

Bomb: Security Council Wants Perpetrators Brought to Justice

Afghanistan: Twin Car Bombings 'Leave Several Dead'

Hurricane Irene Rages Up US East Coast

Greater Tripoli 'Almost Under Control'

Glo, UBA, Sign Mou on Mobile Money Service

NBA: Single Tenure Proposal Distractive

UK: Man Remanded over Six Knife Murders

Deadly Protests in Syria on Last Ramadan Friday

Shell Reopens Utorogun Gas Plant

NYC Orders Evacuations as East US Braces for Hurricane

US Court Dismisses Case against Agbaso

Obasanjo: Bomb Blast a Sad Development

Horror, Condemnation Trail Abuja Terror Attack

Bombing Barbaric, Says President Jonathan

Obasanjo: It’s a Sad Development

Jang, Suswam, Others Berate Bombing

US, UK Condemn Attack

Okonjo-Iweala: FG to Prioritise 20,000 Abandoned Projects

House: It is Shameful, Cowardly

Friday, August 26, 2011

Oil May Fall as Libya Rebels May Resume Output

Investors Confident as Apple's Jobs Steps Side

Explosion: Ki-moon Dispatches Top UN Chiefs to Nigeria

Bomb Blast Rocks UN Office Complex

Japan PM Resigns, Successor Race Wide Open

Rights Group: Brazil Must Scrap Amnesty Law

Mexico: Casino Arsene Attack Leaves 53 Dead

US East Coast Rushes to Prepare for Hurricane Irene'

UN Calls for Restraint in Libya

Several Persons Dead at UN office Bomb Attack

Alec Baldwin, 53, Moving in with Girlfriend, 27

Politics Bane of Maritime Academy, Says Administrator

Libya: Rebels Won't Reveal Identities of Commander's Killers

Strauss-Kahn to Visit IMF Headquarters Next Week

UN Sleuth Tells Myanmar to Free Political Prisoners

Policewoman Jailed for Not Arresting Burglar

New Incest Case Shocks Austrians

No End to Fight against Drugs, Says Giade

DNA Test Reveals Audu Not Father of Wife’s Daughter

Mikel’s Father: Kano Police Rewards 19 Officers

African Donors Pledge $351m for Drought Crisis

16 Gunned Down in Adamawa Bank Robbery

Merger: Court Orders Intercontinental to Hold EGM

Textile Workers Protest at Alausa over Factory Closure

Flood Sacks 5,000 Families, Farms in Borno, Others

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Due Process, Rule of Law and Impunity

Deal Seems Close to End Anti-graft Activist’s Fast

Irene Flays Bahamas, N’Carolina Watches, N’York Waits

Rebels Target Gaddafi's Hometown

Israel Moves to Ease Strains with Egypt

Nationalised Banks: The Day After

Libya rebels battle loyalists in Tripoli's streets

After 5.8 Earthquake, US Braces for Hurricane Irene

Tourists Head Back to Kenya in Record Numbers

Okonjo-Iweala Unveils FG's Economic Priorities

Okonjo-Iweala Unveils FG’s Economic Priorities

Dangerous Hurricane Irene Threatens US Northeast

Syrian Forces Raid Tribal East for Second Day

East Africa Drought: AU Holds Donor Summit

Gaddafi's Cousin Tells Rebels to Avoid Bloodshed

Afghan Leader Meets Would-be Child Suicide Bombers

Turkey: Soldiers Injured in Military Convoy Attack

Review of Nigeria's Trade Policy Begins

Blackout Looms as Power Supply Drops by 1,000mw

Okonjo-Iweala Unveils FG’s Economic Priorities

Katsina-Alu Dares NBA, Inaugurates New SANs

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, all Smiles in Public

Judicial Rascality

Finance Minister named World’s 87th Most Powerful Woman

PDP Chairmanship: Pro-Jonathan Group Roots for Tukur

FG Unveils Draft Power Purchase Agreement

AfDB Okays $700m to Boost SMEs

Police Arrest Uwazurike, 400 MASSOB Members

Muted Response to Prospect of Strauss-Kahn’s Return

France Vows to Help Libyans as Long as Needed

NABTEB Begins Training of Ex-militants

Strong 7.0-magnitude Quake Shakes Peruvian Amazon

FG Begins Review of Trade Policy

Ukraine Opposition Rallies Against Yanukovich

Russian Progress Space Freighter Lost

Aikhomu was My Regime’s Pillar, Says IBB

£1m Bounty Placed on Gaddafi 'Dead Or Alive'

Rebels Hunt for Gaddafi Son, Saadi, in Tripoli Hotel

Foreign Journalists Leave Tripoli Hotel

Eto'o Completes Anzhi Move

Anti-poverty Goals: Ki-moon Advocates Accelerated Efforts

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Police Raid Troubled Karachi Areas After 100 Killed

Gaddafi May Have Used Escape Tunnel to Flee

Rebels Pushing to Secure Tripoli

Japan Protests over China Ships in Disputed Waters

ICC's Landmark Debut Trial Concludes After Two Years

Moody's Cuts Japan rating, Blames Politics

‘Two Soldiers Behind Mikel’s Father’s Kidnap’

Israeli Prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Irene Strengthens into Category 2 Hurricane

Defiant Gaddafi Vows to Fight On

FG Approves On-the-spot Visas for Foreign Investors

Jonathan Floats ‘Bulk Trader’ to Stabilise Power Supply Chain

Gaddafi flees HQ ransacked by rebels

S’Africa Kicks as Nigeria Recognises Libyan Rebels

Customs Seizes Arms at Tin Can Port

‘Two Soldiers Behind Mikel’s Father’s Kidnap’

Court Hears Justice Salami’s Suit Today

Nigeria Receives Signals from New Satellites

Customs Seizes Arms at Tin Can Ports

Shell Declares Force Majeure on 300,000bpd

Jonathan Floats ‘Bulk Trader’ to Stabilise Power Supply Chain

Again, US Shows Interest in Nigeria’s Electricity Market

Invisible Millions Pay Price of Statelessness

Yemen PM Returns from Riyadh After Attack on Saleh

Strauss-Kahn’s Criminal Sexual Assault Case Dropped

Earthquake Rattles US East Coast, No Deaths

Arab Ministers Urge Libyans to Avoid Revenge

US Nuclear Plant Shut After Quake, Others Unaffected

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

China: Fire Kills 14 at Ceramics Factory

Italy Expects Libya Contracts to be Honoured

Don't count US, Japan Out, Biden Tells World

Two Germans Missing in Afghanistan

European Stocks Advance on Speculation

Soldiers Mount Highway Check

Enterprise Bank Team Visits Governor Obi

Aregbesola hale and hearty

Biden to Visit Japan’s Tsunami Zone

Refugee Rights at Stake, Australia Court Told

Phillip Seaton (R) and wife Deborah have sued for "loss of service, love and affection"

US Court Gives Somali Pirates Given Life Sentence

Libya: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Reappears, Vows to Fight Rebels

Winslet Saves Branson's Mum from Burning Home

BookJam Hosts Nigeria Prize Nominees

SEC Promises to Clear Rescued Banks’ TIAs Before Deadline

Nigeria’s Current Agric Worth N15tr, Says Minister

SWF: NEC Sends Sambo to Jonathan

Mikel Obi’s Father Regains Freedom, Recounts Ordeal

Justice Adamu Takes Charge at Appeal Court

US Police Support EFCC with Ballistic Vests

Shift Your Investment to Automobile, FG Tells US

Nigeria’s Suspension from CITES Trades Lifted

Immigration Rescues 17 Victims of Human Trafficking

Bayelsa: 3 Killed in Cult Clash

Shell Records 6 Sabotage Spills

Monday, August 22, 2011

New York Prosecutors Set to Drop Strauss-Kahn Case

Somali Govt Executes Two Soldiers over Killings

Egypt Acts on Border Region as Israel Tensions Linger

Libya: Gaddafi Hunted as Loyalists Fight on in Tripoli

Putin Ally, Valentina Matviyenko, Set to Be Russia's No 3

Irene pummels Puerto Rico, threatens Southeast U.S.

Mikel's Father Found, Kidnappers Arrested

Rebels Hold Most of Tripoli, Gaddafi Out of Sight

Gunmen Target South Yemen Security Official

UN: Death Toll in Syria Crackdown More Than 2,200

Brent Crude Slides as Libyan Rebels Enter Tripoli

Michael Jackson Cardiff Tickets to go on sale

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Loans from Fed

Battle Rages at Gaddafi’s Compound

US Vice President Visits Coal-rich Mongolia

Syria Unrest: My Govt Won’t Fall, Says Assad

Japan Struggles to Rebuild, Leaving Lives in Limbo

Committee Hold Holds Olympic Stadium Decision

Biden Tells China: US Will Never Default on Debt

Syrian Elections 'to Be Held in February'

Strauss-Kahn Charges Could be Dropped this Week

Rebels Reach Tripoli, No Sign of Resistance

UK: Blair in Riots Response Warning

Vietnam Police Break Up Anti-China Protest

Egypt, Israel Try to Defuse Tension over Killings

Gaddafi's Era Ends

Govs Oppose SWF, Demand Power Deregulation

Salami: Jonathan Accepts NJC Recommendation, But...

‘Nigeria Spends $4.2bn on Food Imports’

The Battle to Free Libya from Gaddafi's Claws

House Mulls Probe of Petroleum Sector

Police Kill Five Robbery Suspects

Parents Reject Hand over of Unity Schools to States

Ramadan: Ad Spending Rises in Nigeria, Falls in Middle East

Oil Prices Drop on Demand Fears

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pressure Mounts on Indian Anti-graft Activist

Colombian Drug Plane Intercepted

Canadian Plane Crash Kills 12

Egyptian Earns Hero Status with Israel Flag Protest

Libya: Heavy Gunfire Erupts in Tripoli


Saturday, August 20, 2011

'Establish Electoral Offences Commission'

Sports Minister Wants Mikel’s Dad Released

Abiola’s Aide Blasts Obasanjo, Babangida

Ibori Mourns Aikhomu

PDP Calls For Removal of Tribunal Judges

Enugu Govt Bemoans Workers’ Strike

Nigerian Ex-militants ‘Repatriated’ After Brawl

Senate: Ekweremadu Explains Delay in Constituting C’ttees

FG Moves to Unveil Economic Blueprint

Governors Seek to Stop Sovereign Wealth Fund

Premier Breweries: SEC Orders UBA Registrar to Accept Applications

Israeli Killed by Gaza Rocket Fire

BattleOutside Tripoli, Fighting Spills to Tunisia

Survivors Return to Norway Massacre Site

Libyan Rebel Chief: 'The End is Near for Gaddafi'

Saudi ArabiaStarts Mecca Mosque Expansion

Turkey Strikes Kurd Rebels in Iraq for Third Night

Iran Sentences US Hikers to Eight Years 'for Spying'

Deaths: Israel Apologises to Egypt, Pledges Probe

Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Ship with 21 Crew

Chelsea: AVB Hails Mikel's Character

Pakistan: 65 Killed in Fresh Karachi Violence

Malaysia Busts Chinese People Smuggling Ring

Sea of Pilgrims Cheer Pope at Madrid Cathedral

Israel Says Investigating Egyptian Deaths, as Arab League Meets

Thousands gather to support Indian anti-graft fast

EgyptWithdraws Envoy to Israel over Shootings

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'Encouraged' by Talks

N’Korea's Kim Arrives Russia

Libya: Rebels Claim Capture of Key Cities

Eva Longoria Stuffs her Top

The Godfathers at War

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jonathan Pledges ECOWAS Assistance to Guinea Bissau

CBN Removes Peg on Dollar Supply to BDCs

Danjuma, Uzamere Trade Words over Qualification, Indictment

Jonathan Expands Economic Management Team

Obasanjo, IBB Face-off: Mark Calls for Truce

Shagari Cautions Against Religious Bigotry

Norway Killer to Stay in Isolation

Strauss-Kahn Accuser Mulls Dropping Case for Money

Israel-Gaza Attacks Stoke Tension with Cairo

CNPP, NBA Others Flay Salami’s Suspension

Turkish PM to set up Somali Embassy, Pledges Projects

Heavy Fighting Resumes in Contested Libyan City

'West Memphis Three' Freed After 18 Years in Prison

Nigerian Appointed Administrator of US City

US: Nigeria Police Lack Capacity to Tackle Terrorism

Libyan Rebels Unleash New Foreign Weapons

Aung Suu Kyi to Meet President for First Time

UKRiot Cases Swell Jail Population

Israel-Gaza Violence Intensifies After Gunmen Attack

Afghanistan: Taliban Attacks on British, UN Offices Kill 3

Storm Leaves Five Dead at Belgian Rock Festival

UN to Send Assessment Team to Syria

Virus Outbreak Kills 81 Children in Vietnam

China/US Basketball 'Friendly' Turns Violent

News Corp Reporter at Centre of Pitt/Jolie Lawsuit

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Six-year Term Bill: Nigerians’ll Decide, Says Ndoma-Egba

Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Senate, Anenih, Anyaoku Mourn

PDP Condemns Envoy’s Bid to Unseat Imoke

HIV-positive Man, 40, Admits Raping Underage Girls

OBJ to IBB: You’re a Fool at 70, IBB to OBJ: You’re a Plunderer

Ogoni: NNPC, IOCs Meet over UNEP Report

FG to Restructure 400 Parastatals, Agencies

Justice Salami Walks into Troubled Waters

NJC Suspends Salami, Recommends Retirement

Eurozone Crisis Hits Germany's 'Iron Lady'

Stocks Plunge on Global Economic Fears

Sam Loco Efe: End of an Era

Russia: Two Mauled in Unprecedented Shark Attacks

First Man on Moon Rallies Afghan Troops

Japan: Sumo Wrestlers Lift Disaster-hit City's Spirits

30 Dead in New Karachi Violence

Afghan Blast Kills 20, Wounds 12

Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 Play Will Be a Star-Studded Affair

Pique: Mourinho is Wrecking Spanish Football

Colombian Leader Vows to Press Fight Against Rebels

US Debt, Taiwan Arms Overshadow Biden's China Trip

Syria: Assad Says Military Assault Over

India: Activist to Launch Public Fast as Govt Relents

US Judge Rules Abdulmutallab Fit to Stand Trial

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For Aikhomu, the Ship of Life Sails into Sunset

Aikhomu, Former VP, Succumbs to Cancer

Here We Go Again!

Flood: Lagos Unveils Measures to Avert Disasters

Okonjo-Iweala: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Delivery, My Watchwords

Raji’s Court Martial: The Inside Story

I Was Never Kudirat’s Aide, Says Shofolahan

Govs Join Economic Team as Okonjo-Iweala Returns

Obasanjo, Daniel: PDP Flays Alleged Peace Moves

PDP Decries Factionalisation in Anambra

IBB: Vatsa’s Execution, My Most Traumatic Decision

Okonjo- Iweala To Co-ordinate 24-man National Economic Team

Mikel Trains with Chelsea as Search for Father Widens

Egyptians at Odds over Mubarak's Off-camera Trial

IndiaAnti-graft Activist Spends Night in Jail

UKRiots: Some MPs, Activists Slam 'Severe' Sentences

Japan Disaster Plant Cold Shutdown Could Face Delay

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quartet 'Concerned' by Israeli Settlement Move

ChinaRejects Bin Laden Raid Copter Access Report

UK: Four Years for Pair Who Incited Riots Online

Kanu Appeals for Release of Mikel’s Father

Mikel Excused from West Brom Game

Kidnappers Make Contact with Obi’s Family

Libyan Rebels: 'No Talks with Gaddafi'

Again, NJC Refuses to Accept Service of Salami’s Suit

IBB: Vatsa’s Execution, My Most Traumatic Decision

Back to My Base

Kwara: Tribunal Rejects ACN’s Newspaper Evidence

Jonathan Promises Steady Power Before May 2015

Al-Mustapha: Press Reports Won’t Affect Judgment, Says Judge

Army Chief Faces Court Martial over Bauchi, Borno Crises

Power Bulk Trading Finally Takes Off

History as Nigeria Finally Launches Two Satellites

At 9.4%, Inflation Drops to Three-year Low

Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn

UK Riots Prompt New Policing Advice

India Detains Anti-graft Activist Ahead of Fast

Files 'Cast Doubt' on Murdoch’s Hack Evidence

Obama, Republicans Step Up 2012 Rhetoric

Morocco to Hold Early vote on Nov 25

Zimbabwe Powerbroker Dies in Blaze

Sharp Slowdown in German Growth

No Trace of Mike's Kidnapped Father Yet

Libya: Gaddafi Forces 'Use Scud Missile'

Post-Rehab Eric Dane Spends the Day with Daughter Billie Beatrice

Court Admits Abacha's Testimony against Al-Mustapha

Court Admits Abacha’s Son’s Testimony against Al-Mustapha

NJC Rejects Service of Salami's Suit

Court Admits Abacha’s Son’s Testimony against Al-Mustapha

Osun: Why We Can't Pay New Wage

Osun: Why We Can’t Pay New Wage

Monday, August 15, 2011

Osun: Why We Can’t Pay New Wage

Boko Haram Is An Offshoot Of Taliban, Says Yuguda

Mbadinuju Denies Report on Anambra Pensioners

NJC Rejects Service of Salami’s Suit

Court Admits Abacha’s Son’s Testimony against Al-Mustapha

Privatisation: ‘I Didn’t Say Due Process was Breached’

NCDMB Warns against Sack of Nigerian Workers

No Trace of Mikel’s Kidnapped Father Yet

14 Killed in a Gale of Attacks in Jos

AMCON:?5 Rescued Banks Risk Nationalisation If...

'Non-interest Banking ’ll Attract Offshore Funds'

Ten Feared Killed in Fresh Attacks in Plateau

Kwara: We’ve Found Oil

Okereke-Onyuike: SEC Appeals Court’s Judgment

Cameron: Broken Society Tops My Agenda

Blast Hits Philippine Governor's Convoy

RussiaFoils Militant Attack on Bullet Train

Spying: Egypt to Try Jordanian, Israeli

EgyptEx-president Back in Court

Perry Looms Large in Narrowing US Republican Race

Syrian Tanks Attack Latakia, 3rd Day of Assault

Sunday, August 14, 2011

South West Not Marginalised , Says Minister

Yakassai Disowns 1999 Prison Notes

Privatisation Made Easy (II)

Okereke-Onyuike: SEC Appeals Court’s Judgment

FG: Non-Appointment of Managers Delays SWF Take-off

More Aspirants Join PDP Chairmanship Race

Pollution or No Pollution, Oil Production Goes on in Ogoni

Presidency: No Going Back on Single Term

'Non-interest Banking ’ll Attract Offshore Funds'

Depp's Lone Ranger Film Shut Down

Sex And The City Film Back on the TV

Cheryl Cole Lands Cameo Role in Glee

Kanye West and Jay-Z destroy a $300,000 Maybach and Take it for a Spin with a Back Seat Full of Models

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Amaechi Leads Governors’ Fight Against Polio

Power Ministy Targets 5,000MW by December

FG Advised to Transfer Unity Schools to States

Privatisation: Obasanjo, Atiku Face-off Hindered Due Process

Before Our Own Riots Start…

Senator Tasks Private Sector

FG to Establish Free Trade Zone Desk Offices

NHIS Covers 4.5m Lives

Battles as Libya Rebels Try Retake Key Town

US Expands Probe of News Corp

Palestinians to Seek UN Statehood Vote Next Month

Fresh 'Social Justice' Protests in Israel

Syria: Obama, Saudi King Demand Halt as Army Raids Towns

Libya Blasts UN Chief Over Civilian Deaths Comments

Somalia Wants Humanitarian Force to Guard Food Convoys

Czech Anti-Communist Fighter, Masin, Dies in US

UK: Riot Suspects Fill Weekend Courts

Mexico: Drug-Smuggling Tunnel Found Under House

Renee Zellweger Signs up to Play Jones for Third Movie Turns Geeky?

Friday, August 12, 2011

FAAC Withdraws N16bn from Excess Crude Account

How FG Spends N3.6bn Annually on Ajaokuta

Sambo: Railway Key to Transformation Agenda

Somalia Famine: Jonathan Promises Action

Minister Moves to Save Shagamu-Ore-Benin Road

$32m Scam: EFCC Hands over Indicted Nigerians to US

Bachmann, Pawlenty Tensions Boil Over in Iowa Debate

Obama Blames Political Impasse for Continuing Economic Woes

Kanye West Falls Flat on his Face on Stage

Thursday, August 11, 2011

U.S. 30-Year Bonds Fall

Airfares Drop as Chanchangi Resumes Operation

FIRS Rakes in N1,974.17trn

Relief as Stock Market Begins Recovery, Gains N71bn

‘Fixing Housing Deficit to Cost N60trn’

Japan: Quake Shakes Fukushima, No Tsunami Alert

Tribunal Dismisses ANPP Petition against Suswam

Cameron: Police Got Tactics Wrong on Riots

Pfizer Pays $.7m Compensation to Four Victims

Al-Mustapha : Court Halts Cross-Exam On Evidence

Western LibyaRebels Strike North Towards Coast

Dozens of Ships Fleeing Benin Waters Due to Piracy

16 Killed in Syria as Pressure Mounts on Assad

Personal Items Stolen from Winehouse's Home

Riots: Syria Accuses Cameron of Hypocrisy

Estonia: Gunman Who Attacked Ministry Dies

Five US Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Egypt Starts Process to End Emergency Rule

Woman Bomber Strikes in Pakistan

Israel Okays 1,600 East Jerusalem Settler Homes

British PM: Police 'Got Riots Wrong'

US: Serial Killer Sentenced to Death

Rival Koreas Trade Blame for Firing, US Urges Restraint

US Lawmaker Wants Bin Laden Film Project Probed

Colombia Arrests Top Mexico Drug Cartel Official

Quake: Christchurch to Spend $1.6bn on Rebuilding City

British PM to Outline Further Riot Measures

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NJC Panel Will Vindicate ACN, Says Aregbesola

Yakowa, Chime Condole with Sam Loco’s Family

Salami Gets Seven Days to Apologise to CJN

Al-Mustapha's Trial: Court Admits Vital 1999 Evidence

'OPEC Oil Output Rose to 30mbpd in July'

FEC: New Health Plans to Cost N4 trillion

David Cameron Promises Fightback as 3 Die in Riots

Nationalisation: Market Calmer after the Storm

Privatisation: Senate Panel Demands Details of Earnings

Al-Mustapha’s Red Herring

UN Scheme Plans Mobile Phone Numbers to 3m Poor

China Launches First Aircraft Carrier

Saleh to Look at restarting Yemeni Peace Plan

US Hits Syria With New Sanctions

Breivik 'Filmed' Norway Island Massacre

Nigeria Paid Upfront for Cancelled Ghana Friendly

US Launches Anti-Gaddafi Offensive in Africa

Dewani: Judge Rules SA Extradition Can Go Ahead

Foreign Troops Kill Four Afghan Police

Mexico: Child's Face Restored After Dog Attack

Mexico: Child's Face Restored After Dog Attac

China's First Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trial

UK Riots: Trouble Erupts in More English Cities

PIB will Boost Local Content Participation in Energy Sector

How FMBN’s N48.3 Billion was Squandered

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ishola, Ex-Oyo Governor Dies at 77

Nationalisation: Confidence Down, Markets Down

Sgt Rogers May Return to Testify against Al-Mustapha

Egypt: Moussa Campaigns for President, Vows Change

Somali Govt Offers Amnesty to Shebab Rebels

Assad: Syria Won't Stop Fight Against ‘Terrorists’

Disorder in Manchester, West Midlands

IranChides UK over Riots, Europeans Watch Anxiously

Nationalised Banks : Labour Blames CBN, Other Regulators

NDIC Extends Insurance Cover to Nationalised Banks

How FMBN’s N48.3 Billion was Squandered

Arson in UK, Unrest in Israel

Nigeria to Import Fuel from Niger Republic

Librarian Council Sets Standards for Africa, Others

Basic Education: Transforming Agenda to Action

Indian: Clashes Erupt in Delhi During Anti-graft Protest

Ukraine Rejects Criticism of Tymoshenko’s Arrest

Saleh to Return to Yemen After Recovery

UK: Cameron Recalls Parliament Over Riots

Libya: NATO Strike Kills Dozens of Civilians

Court Clears Way for Torture Suit against Rumsfeld

Seven Killed in Brawl, Shootout in Southern Russia

Somalia: Mogadishu Residents Flee Rebel Clashes

IOC 'Confident' Over London 2012 Safety

Rebranding Nollywood Actors (1)

Al-Mustapha’s Lawyer Wants Media Blackout

Syria: Turkey to Demand End to Assad's Crackdown

England: Further Riots in London as Violence Spreads

China Vows to Support Sudan After Southern Secession

German Air Traffic Controllers Call Off Strike

President Obama Pledges to Press On in Afghan War

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Accuser Files Civil Lawsuit

London Riots Hit Sports Fixtures

Nigeria v Ghana: Black Stars Domination Must End, Says Lawal

Please Get Serious, Governor Okorocha

When is Medical Negligence?

Monday, August 08, 2011

Senate Begins Hearing into BPE’s Activities

Naira Gains at WDAS on Forex Inflow

OPEC May Meet Over Oil Prices Fall

At Last, Taraba Gets Ministerial Nominee

Al-Mustapha’s Lawyer Wants Media Blackout

Depositors Refuse to Press the Panic Button

NDIC: Nationalised Banks Still Open to New Investors

Air Travel Rises as Airlines Cut Fare

Jonathan, Oshiomhole, Others Mourn Sam Loco

Hip Injury Ends Tyson Gay’s Season

Maputo 2011: Ajiboye Ruled out of Ghana Cracker

Chelsea Star, Essien, Sustains Knee Injury

Ports Witness Increased Traffic

Maputo 2011: Ghana, Cameroon, S’Africa Qualify

Women's World Cup: US Knocks Out Brazil

Firm Celebrates Berthing of Mearsk Conakry

Women’s Game Comes of Age at Germany 2011

Green: Ghana Friendly of No Commercial Benefit to NFF

International Friendly: Osaze Back for Ghana

Siasia Blasts: Ghana Don’t Scare Me!

Report Identifies New Challenges of Increasing Trade Pacts

Report: Santos Want Pele to Play in Club World Cup

Ubi Reveals World Cup Anguish

Colombia 2011: F’Eagles Return ‘Home’ to Armenia

LondonRiots: Looting, Violence Continues

Syria: S’Arabia Slams Crackdown, Withdraws Ambassador

US: Gunman Killed in Ohio after Shooting 8

SEALs on Rescue Mission Killed in Afghan Crash

Privatisation Made Easy (I)

Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber put Break-Up Rumours to Bed as they Kiss at Teen Choice Awards

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Nollywood Actor, Sam Loco, Dies at 66

Five Militants Escape in Port Harcourt Jail Break

Okonjo-Iweala Hunts for FDI, Meets Soros, Others

Nationalised Banks : Winners and Losers

New Era, New Helmsmen

AMCON Rebrands Nationalised Banks

Oando Begins Gas Distribution in PH

Saraki Seeks Policies to Secure Foreign Investment

Al-Mustapha: Family Wants Security Beefed up

April Poll: CPC Leadership Misled Buhari

London Riots: Police Launch Major Investigation

Ukraine: US Slams Ex-PM’s Arrest, as Hundreds Protest

Nigeria v Ghana: Injury KOs Mikel, Enyeama

Libya Rebels Make Gains South of Tripoli

Somali Govt Forces Enter Former Rebel Areas

Egypt's Wafd Party May Quit Pact with Islamists

Syrian Tanks Attack Eastern City of Deir al-Zour

NATO Investigates Deadly Afghan Helicopter Crash

German Air Traffic Controllers to Strike

Afghanistan: Two French soldiers Killed, Five Wounded

Tensions Rise in Ukraine After Tymoshenko’s Arrest

Fresh anti-China Rally in Hanoi

Eastern ChinaBraces for Typhoon Muifa

London Riots: Police Take Over Tottenham

Yemen President Leaves Hospital, Stays in Saudi

UN Chief Heads to Japan as Nuclear Crisis Simmers

Riots in Tottenham After Fatal Police Shooting

UN Sec-Gen: 'Syrian Violence Must Stop'

World Leaders Battle to Calm Money Market Fears

Single Lady – Gossip Hinders Blessings

Hollywood's Samuel L Jackson comes out Swinging

Al-Mustapha and His Fairy Tales

Saturday, August 06, 2011

AMCON Buys Afribank, Bank PHB, Spring Bank

Controller Flays Traffic Obstruction On Apapa/Oshodi Expressway

FG Develops New Blueprint on Economic Transformation

US Chopper Felled by Taliban

FG to Clean Up Ogoniland

Timeline on the Banking Crisis

...And Three Bite the Dust

Concealment: Customs Impounds Two Security Vehicles

Asia Central Banks Set to ’Stick It Out’ With U.S. Treasuries

Syrian Forces Arrest Opposition Leader, Bunni

Yemen President Saleh to Leave Hospital Soon

Taliban Kills 30 Elite US Forces

Cheryl Cole Moves on from Ashley, partys with

Chinese, Indians top Australia security blacklist

Afghanistan: Troop Deaths Feared in Chopper Crash

Hiroshima Memorial: Japan PM Makes Nuclear Pledge

Friday, August 05, 2011

Karen’s Metamorphosis

Shell Defends Self Over Oil Pollution in Ogoniland

Afribank, Spring Bank, Bank PHB Nationalised

Senate Probe of BPE Begins Monday

Opadokun: We Didn’t Take Bribes over Abiola

Don’t Scrap NDDC, N' Delta Rulers Tell Jonathan

Chime Flays Marginalization of Enugu

Oshiomhole Threatens Striking Edo Workers

Jonathan: Cash Delays Take off of New Varsities

Leaders Move to Quell Financial Anxiety Gripping Globe

Importers to Forfeit 263 Overtime Containers at Onne Port

Hackers target Zimbabwe

Crude Oil Heads for Biggest Weekly Decline Since May

Philippines: Aquino, Rebel Leader Hold Talks in Tokyo

Ukraine: Court Orders Detention of Former PM

Four Afghans Killed in Anti-NATO Demonstration

Syria: Group Claims Hama Tank Attack Killed 300 Civilians

Talks Break Down Between Premier League, Media

Sudan Halts Southern Oil Shipment

Cote d’Ivoire: 37 Killed as Bus Plunges into Lagoon

India's Gandhi family Scion Steps Closer to Power

CBN Revokes License Of Spring Bank , Two Other Rescued Banks

Rebels: NATO Air Strike Killed Gaddafi's Son, Khamis

Japan, China Shut Ports in Path of Powerful Typhoon

Syrians Brace for Ramadan Protests

Chile: Riot Cops Battle Students in Santiago

Helen Mirren Turns Back the clock in Colourful Tunic and Leggings

Shaquille O'Neal Accused of Tracking Wife's Car

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Apapa Gridlock: NPA Removes 95 Abandoned Trucks

Minimum Wage: Ogun to Pay N18,250

My Father Vowed to Die with ANPP, Says Ume-Ezeoke’s Son

NCAA: Bad Weather Caused OAS Chopper’s Crash

States Shun N73.63bn UBEC, ETF Funds

Al-Mustapha: Ribadu, Okiro Were Asked To Kill Me

Gunmen Open Fire on Maiduguri Police Station

Fresh Gov Primaries to Hold in Kogi, Bayelsa, Others

UN: Cleaning up Ogoniland Pollution Could Take 30 Years

Robbery: ACN Wants Ban on Night Travels

Mortgage Fund: ICPC Recovers N724m

FTSE Loses £50bn Amid Eurozone Crisis

India's Gandhi to Undergo Surgery Abroad

Assad Allows Syria Opposition Parties

Gun Scare at Virginia Tech, Scene of 2007 US Massacre

Morgan 'Should Face Hacking Quiz'

Borno : Another Bomb Blast Kills Two

Military Officer Becomes Iran's New Oil Minister

Obama Wades Into Air Shutdown Row

Row Flares as Pilots Boycott Rio Crash Probe

Nine Killed in Indonesia Chopper Crash

Manhunt After Australian Neck 'Bomb' Attack

Mexico Arrests 'Drug Money Man'

H.E. Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr…

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Ume-Ezeoke: Jonathan, Mark, Oshiomhole, Obi Mourn

Kogi Robbers Had Pity on Me, Says Survivor

Five Govs Tenure : Confusion in INEC?over S’Court Case

Minimum Wage: No More Negotiations, Says Labour

AFDB: No Need to Tighten Monetary Policy

FEC Okays Bills to Regulate Standards in Varsities

Al-Mustapha: Ige, Adesanya Used after Abiola’s Death

Shell to Pay N62.5bn for Oil Spill in Ogoniland

US Probing News Corp 9/11 Hacking Report

Police to Take Tougher Line with Norway Attacker

UN Council Condemns Use of Force by Syria

UK Police Seize Record £300m Cocaine Haul

Italian PM Tries to Calm Financial Fears

US X Factor 'Could Be Delayed'

Mills: Reporter Admitted Hacking

Ige , Adesanya Knew How Abiola Died , Says Al-Mustapha

50 Feared Killed in Kogi Robbery

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Yuguda, Oshiomhole, Orji Preach Unity During Ramadan

Braithwaite, Agbakoba, Others Seek Constitutional Convention Bill

Gas, Power: Nigerian, Korean Investors to Commit $5.5bn

Minimum Wage: At Last, FG Concedes to Labour

Collapsed Buildings: COREN Blames Builders, Contractors

Ex-ANPP Chairman, Ume-Ezeoke, Dies at 76

Global Relief as US Averts Debt Default

Five Govs’ Tenure: INEC Heads for S’Court

What Nyesom Wike Saw

Tropical Storm Emily Heads Towards Fragile Haiti

Japan Govt Planning New Nuclear Safety Agency

Colombia Arrests Leaders of Submarine Cocaine Ring

Education: Bayelsa Partners Malaysia, Others

Unilorin to host WAUG in January 2012

Sudan: UN Peacekeepers Killed by Abyei Landmine Blast

UN Meets Again on Deadly Syria Crackdown

Edwin Ume-Ezeoke ,Former ANPP Chairman , Dies at 76

Bomb Explosion Rocks Maiduguri Again

US Recovers $180m Cocaine from Sunken Submarine

Syria: US Not Likely to Get Involved, Says Military Chief

Mubarak Trial May Scare Arab Rulers, Placate Egyptians

Leonardo DiCaprio Dethrones Johnny Depp as Hollywood's Highest Paid Actor

Jonathan's Priorities

China Moves to Ease South China Sea Tensions

Suicide Bombers Storm Afghan Guesthouse

Pockets of High Radiation Leaves Fukushima Plant Dangerous

Jonathan’s Priorities

Jonathan’s Priorities

Monday, August 01, 2011

Yemen Air Raid Kills 13 Militants, Says Local Official

In Norway, Ramadan Begins in Shadow of Massacre

Suspect Arrested in Argentina Tourist Murders

Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg warns against 'witch hunt'

CPC Crisis: Panel Recommends Fresh Convention

‘Abiola was Hale and Hearty ...then He Drank the Tea’

Al-Mustapha: I Know How Abiola, Abacha were Killed

Customs Dismisses Four Officers

Power: Nnaji Re-jigs PHCN Coys, Appoints New CEOs

Jonathan: Fuel Subsidy Draining our Resources

Airline Operators Give Condition to Cut Fares

ANPP ‘Had No Hand’ in Single Term Agenda

Violence Continues in Pakistan's Karachi

Japan Lawmakers Refuse to Quit S’Korea in Islands Row

Japanese Rice to Be Tested for Radiation

Court Denies Suspected Killer of Boko Haram Leader Bail

Team Jonathan: The Challenges Ahead

China Blames Muslim Extremists for Xinjiang Attack

Turkish PM, Army Meet to Appoint New High Command

Syrian Tanks Launch Fresh Attack on Hama

Unrest Leaves 21 Dead in Indonesia's Papua

Walking and Working in Confidence

Pope Urges End to 'Indifference' Over Somalia Famine

Venezuela Considers Freeing 20,000 Prisoners

US Admiral 'Alarmed' by Rise in Afghan Violence

North Korea’s Now Ready for Six-party Talks

Chelsea Consider New Luka Modric Bid

Blatter: Brazil’s World Cup Needs Legacy

Barca, Bill Gates Foundation Partner to End Polio

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Forex: BDCs Pledge to Partner CBN on Price Stability

Recapitalisation: More Rescued Banks Set to Beat Deadline

Revealed: FG Approved Service Charge at MMA2

‘Kuteyi Initially Missed Her Flight’

Governors Brace up for Workers’ Strike

We Weren’t Kidnapped, Say ACN Chieftains

Dakingari Spends N10bn on Water Projects

ACN Worried at Distortion of NJC’s Report

Italy Under Pressure as Questions over Tremonti Grow

Yemen's Saleh Calls for Ramadan Talks to End Crisis

Obama Vows to Isolate Assad After Deadly Day in Syria

40 Ex-Niger Delta Militants Get Job Placement

Revenue: Customs Earns N16bn in Six Months

No Food, No Drink for 30 Days... It’s Ramadan Again!

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