This Day News Archive for December 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Envoy: No End to Syria War if Sides Refuse to Talk

Obama: US Has Good Leads on Benghazi Attackers

Obama Touts Hagel, Says No Decision on Defence Secretary Job

Wada’s Driver in Good Condition

Central African Republic Rebels Threaten to Enter Capital

Black Boxes Examined in Fatal Russian Plane Crash

US Plane Stuck in Iran for Repairs After Emergency Landing

FCT Elections: Opposition Parties Plan Alliance Against PDP

AU Chief to Holds Talks in CAR

Pakistan Militants Kill Kidnapped Troops

India: Delhi Rape Victim's Funeral Held

Saturday, December 29, 2012

‘Azazi Was a Good Man’

Governor Wada Shuns Medical Treatment Abroad

Aliyu Can Stabilise Nigeria, Says Okorocha

Russian Plane Slides off Runway, Kills 4

Jonathan, Cleric Differ on Corruption, Infrastructure Decay

Group Deplores Asari’s Attack on Jonathan

Minister Challenges States on Regular Training of Teachers

C’River: Imoke’s in Good Health, Says Ndoma-Egba

Anambra Seeks Further Cooperation with the Church

Lekki Port: Stakeholders Endorse Shareholders’ Agreement

NHRC Chairman Wants Detained Journalists Released

Arab League Chief Says Palestinians to Petition UN

EPL: Angry Mancini Slams Nasri’s Dismissal

Candles Lit for Delhi Rape Victim

Italy: Berlusconi Slams Monti's Campaign About-face

Great Expectations for 2013

Lagos Countdown Festival: Lagosians Hold Breath as Fireworks Experts Arrive From UK

Edwin Clark’s Nascent Lecture on Derivation Fund

Yet Another Ritual of Wishes and Prayers

Lagos: Commuting Without Okada

Fresh Blood in Asia, Power Tussle in Italy Likely in 2013

Politics: Issues That’ll Grab the Headlines

Simeon Adebo and the Golden Age of Nigerian Civil Service (II)

Love in the Season of Cholera

Egyptian President Appeals for Unity

Russian Plane Crashes into Moscow Road

Arab Officials Visit Cash-strapped Palestinian Territory

Syrian Airline Cancels Flight to Aleppo

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Resigns

Hopes for Syria breakthrough faint as U.N. envoy visits Russia

Delhi on Alert After Rape Death

Russia: Assad Insists on Staying in Power

Wada's Accident: Uneasy Calm in Lokoja

Indian Rape Victim Dies in Hospital

Anzhi Rubbishes 250m Euro Messi Bid Rumours

CAR Agrees to Talks with Rebels

Obama 'Optimistic' on Cliff Deal

The Man Who Would Have Been President


Friday, December 28, 2012

Power Generation Hits Record 4,356mgws

Kogi State Governor Injured in Auto Crash

Security Beefed Up as Aliyu's Daughters Wed

Delta Police Boss Celebrates Low Crime Wave at Christmas

Amaechi: Rivers to Spend N21bn on Trans-Kalabari Road

SURE-P: FCTA Backs Akinjide’s Claim on Job Provision

Sokoto Completes N2.6bn Asari Water Scheme in 2013

Power Supply to Improve Next year, Says Ngige

Fashola Lists Gains of State Traffic Law, Gives Sectoral Scorecard

Gunmen Kill 25 in Adamawa, Borno

Still on Nigerian roads… Nigerians are afraid

Amcon Approaches Debt Recovery With Human Face, Says Chike – Obi

Still on Governor Sullivan Chime’s prolonged Absence

Rebels Besiege Airports in Northern Syria

Residents Flee Bangui as Rebels Pause for Talks

Italy: Monti Heads New Electoral Coalition

Three New Jersey Police Officers Shot; Gunman Reported Dead

Indian Rape Victim's Condition Deteriorates

Hillary Clinton to Return to Work Following Illness

Idris Wada Involved in Autocrash

Expectations Low for White House "fiscal cliff" Meeting

Mancini: We Can't Keep Buying Our way Out of Trouble

Pakista: Taliban Will Negotiate, Not Disarm

'Indian Rape Victim Surviving Against Odds'

Putin Signs Ban on US Adoptions of Russian Children

Lawyer Sues Ethiopian Airlines over Missing Luggage

Aero Wins Best Domestic Airline Award

Chukwu Mourns Victor Oduah

US Gen Norman Schwarzkopf dies

Argentina's Falklands Attack Surprised Thatcher

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fireworks Inferno: Victims Recount Ordeal, Lament Losses

Obasanjo Sings as Fire Guts Mansion

Ibeto Cement: Claims of Cement Glut Misleading

Presidency Rules Out Hike in Fuel Price in New Year

KPMG Power Sector Audit Unravels Abuse of MYTO Framework

Lagos Airport Runway Gets Mobile Lighting, Five Years after Repair

Three Killed, 13 Vehicles Burnt in Petrol Tanker Explosion

Fuel Queues Return in Lagos as Supply Worsens

Army Confirms Retirement of 51 Senior Officers

Police Foil Attempt to Bomb Enugu Airport

50,000 Households Benefit from Fadama Project in Ondo

Recruitment Saga: Minister Can’t Cancel Non-existent Jobs, Says Immigration Boss

Cleric Links Insecurity to Poverty

Nwaogu: Nigerian to Benefit from Accurate Gas Measurement

Yuguda Promises Peaceful Coexistence among Residents

Insecurity: Oshiomhole, CP Fault US Travel Alert

ASUU Accuses Fayemi of Underfunding EKSU

Ogun Teachers to Enjoy Enhanced Allowance

Motor Accident Claims 9, Injures 11

Colombian Earns $38,000 Weekly to Establish Drug Factories in Nigeria

A Glance into 2012

Egypt: Health Concerns Sends Mubarak to Army Hospital

Iraq Militia Issues Threat Against Turkish Interests

Putin: I Will Sign Anti-US Adoptions Bill

US: Snow Buries Parts of Northeast, Flights Cancelled

Obasanjo’s Hilltop Residence on Fire

Policeman, Woman Killed on the Street Near Jos

Bhutto Son Makes Political Pledge

Bad Weather Affects Britain's Rail, Roads

Fuel Tanker Disaster Averted in Rivers State

UN Plans Cooperation with Faith-based Organisations for Inter-Religious Dialogue

S’Africa: Mandela Rests at Home After Leaving Hospital

Benazir Bhutto Murder Remembered

India: Tea Workers Burn Boss to Death

Pakistan Taliban Spokesman Outlines Conditions for Ceasefire

Netanyahu, Jordan's Abdullah Discuss Syria’s Chemical Arms

India: Gang-rape Victim in Singapore for Treatment

Ex-US President, George H.W. Bush, in Intensive Care

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dana Sends Workers on Compulsory Leave

US Think Tank Sets up Nigeria Security Tracker

Concern over Fuel Profiteering in Abuja

One Dead, Scores Injured in Lagos Fireworks Warehouse Explosion

Fashola: We Can Succeed With the Worst Constitution

PDP BoT: Obasanjo Moves for a Yoruba Successor as Jonathan Remains Undecided

Catholic Priests Charge Nigerians on Unity

Gaidam Urges Christians to Pray for Peace

Obi Blames Poor Road Design for Erosion

Fear of Attacks Mars Christmas Celebration in Kaduna

Chukwu: Why FMC, EBSUTH Were Merged

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Tasks Nigerians on Unity

FRSC: Commercial Drivers Must be 26 to Get Licence

NNPC Refutes Closure of Warri Refinery

Legislature Has Power to Tackle Poverty

Borno Spends N1.8bn on Water Projects

Uzodinma Hails Transformation in Rail Sector

Dickson, Uduaghan, Akinrinade, Others Extol Azazi’s Virtues

Lagos Police Arrest Commercial Motorcyclists in Ogun

Immigration Denies Recruiting New Officers

Pensioner Cries out over Unpaid Pension

Egypt: Morsi Hails Constitution, Urges Dialogue

Syria: Minister Leaves Beirut for Fear of Arrest

Scarcity: Fuel Vendors Take Over Abuja Streets

S’Africa: Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Faro Camp: Visa Stops Okonkwo, Idris, Uche In

Thunderbirds Creator, Gerry Anderson, Dies

Anti-rebel Protestors Attack French Embassy in CAR

Russian Parliament Endorses Anti-US Adoption Bill

Snowstorm Heads East after South Twisters; Three Dead

Syria to Discuss Brahimi Proposals with Russia

Some Christians are Deadlier than Boko Haram, Says Gumi

Morocco Drops EPL Stars Taarabt, Chamakh from SA 2013 Squad

Scarity: Fuel Vendors Take Over Abuja Streets

Egypt's Leader Signs Contentious Constitution into Law

Deadly Attack at US Base in Afghanistan

S'Korea Stages Live-fire Drill Near Sea Border

Head of Syrian Military Police Defects

Blaze in Lagos 'after Fireworks Blast'

Central African Republic Rebels Seize Central Town

Egypt Referendum: Morsi Backers Urge Unity

Kazakhstan Military Plane Crash Kills 27

UK: Africa's Image 'Harming Aid Effort'

Japan's Abe Set for Second Term

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

An Epitaph for Justice Kayode Eso

Voters Back Egyptian Constitution

New York Gunman Left Note Declaring Plan to Kill People

Russian Ruling Party Official Shot Dead in Caucasus

Gunmen Kill Six in Potiskum Church Attack

Syria Envoy Seeks Peace as Clashes Rage

Winter Storms, Tornado Threats for Christmas in US

UN Approves New Arms Treaty Debate, Opposed by US Gun Lobby

Myanmar: Two Killed as Passenger Plane Lands in Rice Field

Israel Says Has No Proof Poison Gas Used in Syria

Pope's Christmas Message Says Hope Mustn't Die in Syria, Nigeria

Hugo Chavez 'Improves Slightly' after Cancer Surgery

US Marines to Face Random Blood-alcohol Tests

Japan's Incoming PM Keeps Up Pressure on BOJ to Attack Deflation

Monday, December 24, 2012

US Lawmakers Pass Bill to Grant Nigerian Residency

Azazi: Nigeria Lost a Great Man, Says Jonathan

Disquiet in Kaduna as Yero Nominates Bajoga Deputy

Leaders Urge Peace, Love at Christmas

Christmas Evokes Sense of Insecurity in Churches

Another Nigerian Arrested with $456,000 at MMIA

Presidency Defends Cost of VP’s Residence

15 Killed in Potiskum in JTF, Boko Haram Gun Duel

Ihedioha: Why House Passed Budget Early

Ndoma-Egba: PIB Will Be Passed into Law

EFCC Arrests Babalakin After Leaving Hospital

Nigerian Leaders Send Yuletide Greetings

2015: Yar’Adua Associates Deny Plotting against Jonathan

Concerns Mount over Journalists Whereabouts

Moro Stops Recruitment in Immigration

Task Force Arrests Doctor, 24 Others for Pipeline Vandalism

Amaechi Proposes N490.32bn Budget

JTF Uncovers More Bombs in Kano

SSS Arrests 20-Year-old Boy over Alleged Threat to Life

Christmas: Lagos Airport Records Highest Passenger Traffic

Senate Demands Explanations from Ministry, NOSDRA on Mobil Oil Spills

Brazilian Carnival Band Arrives Calabar

Petrol Station Gutted by Fire in Abuja

Ondo Polio Freest State in Nigeria, Says Mimiko

JTF Uncover Bombs on Kano streets

Presidency Clarifies Position on New VP's Residence

Army: Retirement of Officers, A Routine Exercise

Christmas: Jonathan Urges Nigerians to Imbibe Message of Christ

S'Africa: Mandela to Spend Christmas in Hospital

India Clamps Down on Gang-rape Protests

Two US Firefighters Shot Dead While Responding to Blaze

Jonathan Visits, Condoles Azazi's Family in Lagos

Egyptian Judges Review Ballot on Contentious Constitution

Syria Envoy Meets Assad to Discuss Solutions to Crisis

Afghan Policewoman Kills Coalition Contractor in Kabul

Sunday Times Sues Disgraced Armstrong

Four Mexican Police Officers Killed in Ambush

US Navy SEAL Commits Suicide in Afghanistan

Police Arrest US Senator over Drunk Driving

Malaga Shocker: Casillas Backs Mourinho

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Yuletide: NEMA Cautions against Disasters

Adeyemi: Govs Bent on Derailing Constitution Review

Islamic Group Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping French Citizen

Furore in Immigration over Recruitment

Enugu Lawmakers Threaten to Move against Chime over Prolonged Absence

Yuletide: IG Orders Increased Security Nationwide

Achebe, Fashola, Mo Ibrahim Link Terrorism to Inequalities

NUJ Suspends Abia journalists

N’Assembly Tasked on Oversight Functions

NRC to Introduce Air Conditioned Trains Next Year

‘Commercial Motorcyclists Protest Illegal’

NBA Wants Quick Justice Delivery

ARP Backs Parties’ De-registration

AMCON Funding to Reduce Banks’ Earnings, Returns

Italy: Monti May Seek Second Term

Former President Bush Still Hospitalized

NRA’s LaPierre Slams Critics of School Gun Plan

Egypt: Opposition Alleges Vote Fraud in Referendum

Kano: Explosion Near Beer Parlour Causes Pandemonium

Egyptians Back New Constitution in Referendum

India: Gang-rape Protesters Defy Moves to Quell Outrage

Syria Govt Says Its Forces Still Strong

Taliban Not Demanding Afghan Power Monopoly

Presidency Picks Holes in Asari’s Comments

Syria: Air Strike on Bakery 'Kills or Wounds Dozens'

Jonathan: I Will Do Better in 2013

Yelutide: NEMA Urges Disaster Alert

Barca End Year on High as Real Lose

Italy: Monti Turns Down Berlusconi’s Offer to Run

Official: US Within Range of N’Korea Rocket

Israel: Syria Chemical Weapons Secure for Now

UN Envoy to Syria on Way to Damascus

Egypt's Constitution Approved in Vote, Say Rival Camps

Obama Starts Hawaiian Vacation, Leaving Washington on Ice

Saturday, December 22, 2012

2015: Akpabio Has Not Anointed Any Successor

FG Names New Board for SEC, Silent on Oteh’s Fate

'Obasanjo, Please Close EFCC Chapter'

2 Suicide Bombers Killed in Attempt to Hit Airtel, MTN Kano Offices

Odili: How Jonathan Displaced Me as Yar’Adua’s Running Mate

Kaduna: Yero Seeks Assistance Over Choice of Deputy

Yakowa, Azazi’s Exit Painful, Says Oke

Okonkwo: Best Deal Awaits Nigerians Under Igbo Presidency

TMG Kicks against N2.2bn Presidential Banquet Hall

Nigerian Roads Undergoing Reverse Development, Says Expert

Soyinka: Slavery, Colonialism Responsible for Africa’s Underdevelopment

Countdown to New Year Begins in Lagos

Opposition and Gains in Party De-registration

When Christmas Lost Its Meaning

Dagogo Jack: Power Generation Hits 4500mw

Kidnapping: Delta Assembly Speaker Slams Police

The Battle for PDP BoT Chair:

AMCON, the Bad Bank and the N2.37 trillion Loss

One Burial and Six Funerals


BrandiQ Magazine 2013 Projections Stirs Marketing Communication Practitioners


Prince William to Spend Christmas with In-laws

India: Police Use Water Cannon, Tear Gas as Gang-rape Protests Intensify

Merkel Rival Attacks Germany's Soaring Arms Exports

Breadlines, Fuel Shortages as Winter Grips Aleppo

Patience Looks After Less Privileged for Christmas

TMG Kicks Against N2.2bn Presidential Banquet, VP’s Lodge

Kano Police Smash Robbery Gang

Pope Benedict Pardons Former Butler

Suicide Bomber Kills Seven at Pakistan Rally

Thatcher Recovering from Operation

UK: Christmas Getaway Faces Rain Disruption

Tougher EU Sanctions Against Iran Come into Force

Suicide Bomber Hits Airtel Office in Kano

Egypt Set for Second Referendum

Opposition Slam Venezuela's VP Maduro as 'Poor Chavez Copy'

Japan: Abe to Send Envoy to China to Mend Ties

Friday, December 21, 2012

How Nigerians Can Avoid a Black Christmas

Obama Nominates Kerry as Secretary of State

Ilesa Stands Still as Justice Kayode Eso is Buried

Oando to Acquire ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian Assets for $1.79bn

Abducted Wife of General Oluwole Rotimi Released

Why We Re-opened Capital Oil’s Depot, By AMCON

Exam Malpractice: WAEC Withholds 47,289 Results

We Lost Over 200 Plateau Workers, Labour Laments

Sokoto Govt Denies Intimidating Bafarawa with EFCC

Jonathan, PDP, Others in Crucial Meeting

Executive Keeps Mum, Senate Explains as Reactions Trail Passage of 2013 Budget

International Artistes Thrill Audience at Akwa Ibom Christmas Carol Night

Stuck With Traditional Publishing?: New Marketing Opportunities For Writers

POLSCOPE- The Deaths in the Creeks

What’s Christmas Like for the Mentally-Challenged?

Aboderin: No Publisher Is Happy Selling Newspapers At Current Prices

Obama Picks John Kerry as Secretary of State

Newtown Response: NRA Calls for Armed Officers in Every School

Jonathan Congratulates S’Korea’s President-elect

Clashes at Islamist Rally on Eve of Egyptian Vote

Four dead, Three Police Hurt in Pennsylvania Shooting

Syrian Rebels Step Up Attacks on Strategic Sites

‘We’ve Tackled Kidnapping Through Our Youth Empowerment Programmes’

Dozens Killed in Kenya Clashes

Afghanistan: Cameron Praises UK Troops' Success

Syria 'Still Using Scud Missiles'

Believers ready for 'apocalypse'

US Marine Sentenced for Afghan Urination Video

UN Backs Mali Intervention Force

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Patrick Yakowa Interred amid Tears, Encomiums

Rivers Govt, NGO Bicker over Death of HIV/AIDS Patient

National Assembly Passes N4.987tn Budget

Musdapher: Boko Haram Insurgency, Sign of Failing State

Nollywood Actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, Regains Freedom

Jonathan Finally Constitutes TCN Supervisory Board

Gunmen Kidnap French National, Kill Two in Katsina

Sovereign Wealth Fund to Commence Investment in March 2013

UNIPORT 4: Absence of Accused Persons Stalls Trial

Capital Oil Resumes Operations as AMCON Vacates Premises

NEMA: Flood Disaster Overwhelmed Our Capacity

Emmanuel Ugwu in Umuahia

Alison-Madueke: Nigeria Ranked Among Africa’s Lowest LPG Consumers

NERC Plans Review of Licences, Fixed Charge for SMEs

FG Extends N254.9bn Grant to Exporters

UNHCR: Fifty-five People Drowned Off Somali Coast

Lawmakers, State Officials Tangle over Libya Raid

Syrian Rebels Fight for Strategic Town in Hama Province


Jonathan Re-constitutes NPA, NIMASA, CAC Boards

Egypt Opposition Vows to Fight on Against Islamist Charter

Midwest Hit by First Major Snowstorm of Season

Al Qaeda Grows Powerful in Syria as Endgame Nears

Newtown Residents Ready to Step Out of Media Glare

FG, Stakeholders Prepare for Year-end Traffic

Plateau Workers May Call off Strike Friday

Jonathan Cautions Elite on Unguarded Statements

Miss USA Olivia Culpo is Crowned Miss Universe

Torrential Rain Flood England Villages

Putin Backs Russian Ban on US Adoptions

Protecting Your Personal Computer against Spyware

Gunmen Seize Frenchman in Katsina

Breaking News: Gunmen Kidnap France national in Katsina

NFF Admits Owing Keshi N10m

Israel Settlements: UN Steps Up Pressure

Assange to Make Balcony Speech

S’Korea Faces Grave North Test

Dangote Sugar Targets N16bn Profit for 2012

Detained Argentine Naval Ship Leaves Ghana

Rebels Seize CAR Town, Push Closer to Capital

Mubarak Treated in Cairo Hospital after Fall

Park wins South Korean election

Yemeni President Abolishes Two Major Military Units

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Early Passage of 2013 Budget Strategic to Development

Agbakoba Sues FG, National Assembly over Poor Funding of Judiciary

NNPC Pipeline Fire Rages in Lagos

No Experienced Person Has Governed Ekiti Since 1999

Soyinka Bags Awolowo’s Prize for Leadership Award

EFCC Nabs Another Air Passenger With $130,000

Suswam Presents N130.9bn Appropriation Bill

Fuel Subsidy: House Passes N162bn Supplementary Budget

NERC: N170bn Required to Close up Metering Gap in Electricity Sector

N195bn Pension Fund: Maina’s Absence Stalls Senate Investigation

Igbo Nollywood Group Demands Sylvanus Release

JTF Lost Nine Men in Niger Delta Operations in 2012

Expert Warn against Increase in Cancer Cases

Again, Babalakin Seeks Court’s Protection from Arraignment

Derivation Fund: Oil Communities Allege N7tn Misappropriation

House Threatens to Arrest Odimegwu

Terrorism Act: Appointment of NSA Coordinator Splits Senate, Jeopardises Bill

Ogun Suspends Principal for Conducting Virginity Test on Students

Seven Vie to be Yero’s Deputy

Voters in Ondo, Borno, 17 Others Top List of Electoral Offenders

Jonathan: Day of Helicopter Crash, Sad One in our History

Pirates Hijack Vessel, Kidnap Five Indians

Plateau Workers Deny Offer of Three Months Salary by Govt

Barca Coach, Tito Vilanova, to Have Cancer Surgery

State Dept Security Chief Resigns after Benghazi

Shattered Newtown Buries More School Children

Keshi: NFF Not Owing Me N30million

Army Promotes 150 Senior Officers

Biden to Head Gun Policy Push after Newtown Shootings

Once a Symbol of New Afghanistan, Can Policewomen Survive?

More Funerals as Gun Control Debate Swirls

Navy Arrests Oil Bunkerers in Kogi

New Integrated Marketing Firm Berths in FCT......

Death That Changes Kaduna Politics

Chelsea's Japan Tactics Found in Dustbin

Report Condemns Benghazi Failings

NRA Breaks Silence, Pledges to Help Stop Massacres

Another Polio Worker Shot in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pipeline Fire Kills Many in Lagos

Goje’s Convoy Kills 18-year-old Man During Condolence Visit

Police Indict Capital Oil, Ubah for Subsidy Fraud

Kaduna Weeps as Yakowa’s Remains Arrive State for Burial

National Assembly Adopts $79 Oil Benchmark for 2013 Budget

Power Generation Rises to 4,349.7MW

Abdulsalami: Insecurity Has Killed Night Life in the North

Bad Weather Forces Aero to Make Emergency Landing

FG Names Anohu-Amazu Acting DG of PenCom

N195bn Pension Fraud: Maina Has Questions to Answer, Says Senate

Jonathan Tasks Armed Forces on National Unity

AMCON Insists on Retention of Capital Oil’s Assets

Army Releases 63 Suspected Kidnappers of Kamene Okonjo

‘Plateau Govt Ready to Pay Workers from Oct to Dec’

IG Blames Insecurity on Poor Funding of Police

FG Wants Diplomats to Respect Nigeria’s Internal Affairs

6000 Women Emerge from YOUWIN

2013: Obi Budgets N110.8bn

Road Accident Claims 27 in Sokoto

Egypt: Russia May Ease Muslim Brotherhood Ban to Boost Ties

Mandela ‘Looking Much Better’, to Stay in Hospital

France Confident it Can Bridge Gap with US on Mali

Wounded, Starving Crowd Ill-equipped Damascus Hospital

Afghanistan: US Reimburses Pakistan $688m

Nigeria's Stock Market out of Doldrums

NBC Correspondent Freed from Captors in Syria

Newtown Students Return to Classes in Wake of School Massacre

Russia Sends Warships to Syria for Possible Evacuation

FCT Minister: Non-Performing Staff to be Sanctioned

Egyptian Prosecutor's Resignation Angers Brotherhood

Jose Mourinho's Reign at Real Madrid Turns Sour

Yakowa: NFF Commiserates with Kaduna Govt, People

Pump Price: DPR Shuts Down 10 Filling Stations in Kano

Jonathan Charges Armed Forces on National Cohesion

Congo Militia Boss Acquitted of War Crimes at Hague

Israel Sees New US Poise, Including Military, to Curb Iran

Russia Expects Obama Visit Despite ‘Mini-crisis’ in Ties

Iraq President Hospitalized after Suffering Stroke

Messi Extends Barcelona Contract to 2018

Zuma re-elected as leader

Draghi Sees Euro-Area Recovery Fostered by ECB Policy, Reforms

Egypt Opposition to Protest Against Invalid Constitution

Mexico's New President Outlines Fight Against Violence

US School Killings Spark Gun Debate

Sudan Rebels Shoot Down Govt Plane in Oil State

Egypt: Public Prosecutor Resigns

US-Iraq Ties Still Evolving a Year after War's End

Israel Approves 1,500 More Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

Pope Tells Abbas of Hope for Mideast Solution

Monday, December 17, 2012

Govs to Appoint Consultant to Probe Helipcoter Crash

Bakassi: Nigeria, Cameroun to Speed up Boundary Demarcation

Actors Guild Plans Protest over Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnap

Uwais: Political Interests Killed My Report

Okonjo-Iweala: My Mother was Abducted over Subsidy Claims

PDP: We’re Not Bothered by Opposition Parties Merger Bid

FG Earmarks N220m for HYPPADEC’s Take-off

Four Charged in UK for Bribing Nigerian Officials over Tax

NNPC: We Won’t Bend Contracting Procedures for IOCs

Helicopter Crash: ANPP Urges Thorough Probe

FG to Introduce New Yellow Fever Card Soon

FG Bans Sugar Importation from January 2013

First Lady to Light First National Christmas Tree

Labour Alleges Attempt to Shortchange PHCN Workers

NMA: Health Workers Protest Politically-motivated

Police Raise Recruitment Requirement to OND

Again, Police Shut down Plateau Workers Protest

Orji, Cobham, Oyinlola, Kalu, Others Pay Tributes to Yakowa, Azazi

AMCON Defies Court Order to Vacate Capital Oil Premises

Shell Awards Subsurface Contracts to Four Nigerian Firms

Police Pension: EFCC Arrests Dangabar for Disobeying Court Order

Bauchi Internal Revenue on the Rise

10 Die in Road Accident in Kebbi

FG Urged to Spend SURE-P Proceeds on Technical Education

Groups Advocate Women Participation in Policies

FG to Boost Rice Production in 10 States

Lagos Condemns Rise in Forging of Land Documents

FG, Lagos Sign New Lekki Deep Sea Port Agreement

Lagos Sacks 174 LASTMA Officers for Fraud, Extortion

Syrian Vice President Says Neither Side Can Win

US Brands Former Lebanese Minister a 'Terrorist'

School Shooting Funerals to Begin

Okonjo-Iweala: My Mother was Abducted over Subsidy Claims, SURE-P

Again, Plateau Police Shuts Down Workers Protest

Navy: Helicopter Air Worthy, Well Maintained

Pakistan Blast: Market Bomb 'Kills 16' in Khyber

Queen to Attend Cabinet Meeting

Bakassi: Nigeria, Cameroon Agree to Expedite Demarcation Process

22 Home Eagles Open AFCON Training

Royal Hoax Nurse Funeral Takes Place

Asia Stocks Poised to Halt 12-Day Rally

Japan's Next PM Abe Must Deliver on Economy, Cope with China

Afghanistan Mine Kills 10 Girls

Obama in Newtown: ‘We Can’t Tolerate this Anymore’

UN Chief Alarmed by Escalating Violence in Syria

France: Afghan Officials to Meet Taliban Near Paris

Chavez allies sweep Venezuela vote, but Capriles holds seat

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Yero Sworn in, Pledges to Sustain Yakowa’s Legacy

Eminent Nigerians Mourn Yakowa, Azazi, Others

No Stone Will Be Left Unturned to Determine Cause of Crash, Says Navy

Onu: Opposition Merger Talks Enter Critical Phase

FG Finally Commences Winding up of PHCN

FG: Nigeria to Spend N23.4tr on Rice Importation

S’Court Upholds Jonathan’s Elections

NNPC Explains Delay in Take-off of Major Oil and Gas Projects

Gov.: Gunman Shot Self as First Responders Closed In

“Domestic Airlines Pay Huge Taxes on Leased Aircraft”

Bi-Courtney Offers Internet Access to Passengers at MMA2

Zuma: South Africa is Not ‘Falling Apart’

Libya: Four killed in Benghazi Police Station Attack

Syrian Jets Rocket Palestinian Camp in Damascus

Iraq: Series of Blasts Hits Kirkuk, Six killed

FG To Inaugurate Presidential Committee on Job Creation

ACN Demands Probe of Military Helicopter Crash

Helicopter Crash: Buhari Shelves Birthday To Mourn Yakowa, Azazi

Sambo: Yakowa Was A Brother,Patriot

Kaita, Dan-Musa, Tofa Pay Tribute to Yakowa

Egyptians Narrowly Back Constitution, Say Rival Camps

Agents Visit Conn. Gun Shops after School Massacre

Militants Battle Pakistani Police after Attacking Airport

Jang: Plateau Has Lost A Worthy Neighbour

Chime Condoles Yakowa, Azazi’s Families

Citizen Ambassadors of Nigeria

Helicopter Crash: Navy Recovers Yakowa, Azazi Bodies

Man Fires Some 50 Shots at California Mall

US School Massacre Victims Identified


Egypt Referendum Polling Closes

Ibrahim Larmode’s Lamentations

Senator Roland Owie: Look Who is Talking!

Unease in Abia Over Return Bid by Estranged Members

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Customs Bill Raises Dust

Forget Heathrow, Bole Airport is Also a Great Aviation Hub

Digital Migration: Nigeria on the Match Again

Police Arrest 2 Suspects over Kano Lawmaker’s Murder

Kidnapping: NBA Bails Out Human Rights Lawyer

NAC Seeks Eight-year Ceiling on Imported Commercial Vehicles

UNN Graduates Pioneer Dental Surgeons

Sokoto Shuts Down 24 Illegal Private Schools

Barry Day 2013 Logo Unveiled

Community Protests Amosun’s Planned Demolition of 300 Buildings

Group Tasks Wada on Development

Senate C’ttee Queries Five Million Handsets for Rural Women

Mandela Remains Hospitalised after Successful Surgery

CARNIRIV: Our Confidence Has Been Restored, Says Amaechi

Azazi: The General’s Final Retirement

Life and Times of Yakowa

Yakowa, Suntai: 2 Constrasting Fate

It's Painful, Say Northern Governors

News of Yakowa’s Death is Rumour to Kaduna Residents

Yakowa, Azazi Die in Helicopter Crash

Chopper Crash: Jonathan Orders Investigation, Mourns Victims

NEMA Team Locates Helicopter Crash Site

Newtown School Gunman 'Forced His Way In', Police Say

Police Arrest Two Suspects Over Murder of Lawmaker

Syrian Jets Strike Rebels Around Damascus

Flea and Tiger Face Off in La Liga

Mandela Undergoes Operation to Remove Gallstones

Egyptian Ruling Party Accused of 'Vote Rigging'

Moscow Police Arrest 40 to Break Up Anti-Putin Rally

BREAKING NEWS: Yakowa, Azazi Dead in Helicopter Crash

Yakowa, Azazi Dead in Helicopter Crash

Clinton Faints, Sustains Concussion

Japan Election Candidates Make Final Pitches

World Leaders Express Shock over Latest US Shooting

UK: Flood Alert as Heavy Rain Continues

Search for Answers Begins after Connecticut School Massacre

Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: 'Obviously Not Well'

Connecticut School Shooting: Obama Calls for Action


Egyptians to Vote in Referendum on Constitution

NATO: Syrian Scuds hit ‘Near’ Turkey

Friday, December 14, 2012

Boy 20 Kills 20 Children, 4 Adults in US

Encomiums as Supreme Celebrates Eso

NEITI Uncovers N4bn Loss from Illegal Solid Mineral Mining

It’s Time for Security in the North, Says Kwankwaso

Court Clears Way for Babalakin’s Trial

Adetiloye, Former Anglican Primate Dies at 83

Police: No Ransom Paid for Prof. Okonjo’s Release

IN THE AUTHORS’ OWN WORDS... What Discourages Us

Russia Rejects Blame in Death of Ex-spy Litvinenko

Mandela Remains Hospitalized as Questions Grow

Man in Mitt Romney Mask Robs Virginia Bank

Gunmen kill ANPP lawmaker in Kano

27 People Dead, Mostly Children, in US School Shooting

Adetiloye: Nigeria Lost a Great Man of God

Shooting: Connecticut Police Evacuate School

Egypt Crisis: Rival Rallies as Referendum Looms

Hacking Victims 'Settle Claims'

Clegg Calls for Drugs Law Review

Israeli Foreign Minister Resigns

N’Korea: With Successful Launch, Kim, Allies Cement Rule

Panetta Signs Order to Send Patriot Missiles to Turkey

China School Knife Attack in Henan Injures

Okonjo-Iweala's Mother Released

Venezuela's Chavez Improving After Surgery Complications

Clinton’s Job: Embattled, Rice Bows Out; Kerry Likely

N’Koreans Mark Rocket Success as South Finds Debris

Da Viva Launches New Collections

Ex-Yobe Gov: Boko Haram Activities May Affect 2015 Elections in North-east

Edo: 11 Vandals’ Petrol Tankers Destroyed

Soyinka Warns against Establishing Schools for Profit Making

Maina Storms Senate, Denies Misappropriating N195bn

Court Dismisses Commercial Motorcyclists’ Suit Challenging Ban on Federal Roads

Imoke Dispels Death Rumours, Says He’s Alive

Kidnapped Rotimi’s Wife Company, AOK Logistics Deserted

Babalakin: Court to Deliver Judgment Today

Christmas: Jonathan Urges Nigerians to Embrace Peace

ACF Blames Underdevelopment on Insecurity, Bad Governance

US Officials, Kuku Meet over Kidnappings in Niger Delta

EFCC Grants Lamido’s Son Administrative Bail

Corps Member Petitions CP over Alleged Police Brutality

Bakassi: FG Raises Resettlement Committee

63 Arrested over Kidnapping of Okonjo-Iweala’s Mother

Thursday, December 13, 2012

THISDAY Maritime Editor Gets NCS Award

Traffic on Nigeria’s Airspace Hits over 500 Daily

Egyptian Opposition Warns of Referendum Violence

S’Africa President: Nelson Mandela 'Recuperating'

Putin Slams US Rights Bill, Signals Measured Response

Bomber Strikes Near Afghan Base After Panetta Visit

UK Pays £2m over Libya Rendition

US Officials, Kuku Meet over Kidnappings in N'Delta

Kwankwaso Craves for Urgent End to insecurity in the North

Money Laundering: EFCC Frees Lamido’s Son

Xmas: Jonathan Urges Nigerians to Embrace Peace

Jang’s Budget Presentation Marred by Workers’ Protest

US Approves $250m Loan for Fertilizer Facility in Nigeria

Russia: Syrian Rebels May Win

NLC Accuses Jang of Inciting Plateau Violence

Audu: I Did Not Run Away

S’Africa: Zuma to Face ANC Leadership Challenge

For North Korea, Next Step is a Nuclear Test

Japan Protests After Chinese Plane Flies over Disputed Isles

UN Nuclear Inspectors Arrive Iran

Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Report Dec 20

McAfee Arrives US from Guatemala

Australia Launches Inquiry into Royal Prank Call

Police Arrest 10 Suspects over Rotimi’s Wife’s Kidnap

Delta Explains N50m Paid into Ibori’s Account

EFCC Blocks Babalakin’s Bid to Report Intimidation to Court

EFCC Arrests Lamido’s Son for Money Laundering

IG: FG to Deploy More Troops in Borno to Check Boko Haram

Nigerian Kills Ex-lover in UK over Child’s Religious Faith

House Suspends Consideration of N162bn Extra Fund for Fuel Subsidy

Ekeji Regrets Maiyegun Goof

US Defence Chief in Afghanistan Ahead of Drawdown Decision

UN Court Convicts Bosnian Serb of Genocide

Venezuela: Chavez in Complex Post-operation State

Editor of Britain's Times Newspaper Steps Down

Igbo Presidency Not Feasible if...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You Have Case to Answer, Court Tells Alao-Akala

Adesanya Denies Impersonation Allegation

FG Inaugurates Waste Control Project in Rivers

Why Insecurity Persists, by Yakowa, Shettima

Witness: Ndume Exchanged 73 SMS, Others with Boko Haram Chief

Dickson Advocates Autonomy for Varsities

Cut Down on Waste in Govt Spending, Coalition Tells Jonathan

Between General Electric and Nigeria

Critics Savage Spice Girls Stage Musical

Afghan Judge Recorded on Tape Seeking Bribe

N’Korea Rocket Launch Condemned Internationally

State Media: Explosions Hit Syria Interior Ministry

Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala Meets NASS Leaders

Plateau Violence: Jang Accuses NLC President of Complicity

FG Plans World Class Terminals for MMIA

Kogi Records N1billion Donation over Flood Disaster

NEMA to Put Structures in Place to Check Future Disasters

Money Laundering: Gov Lamido's Son Arrested at Kano Airport

Guinea Proposes Date for Delayed Legislative Poll

Egypt: Opposition Backs Referendum 'No' Vote

Putin Warns of Foreign Meddling in Politics in Russia

Obama Recognises Syria Opposition

Mahama Urges Jonathan to Resuscitate West Africa Gas Pipeline

Flood: Nigeria Seeks Global Support On Climate Change

New Mali PM's 'Priority' is to Regain Control of North

Chavez's Cancer Surgery Successful, Venezuela VP Says

N'Korea Successfully Launches Long-range Rocket

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Military: Jaji Bombings Still Under Investigation

Mandela Treated for Lung Infection

Kidnappers Demand N200m Ransom for Okonjo-Iweala’s Mother

Foreign Loans: Govs to Approach N’Assembly, Finance Ministry

Boko Haram Kills District Head, Son

Senate Flays FCT Council Chairman over N1.6bn Expenditure

Wamakko: I’m Not Aware of FG’s Delivery of 200 Trucks of Fertilizer

Lagos Launches First African-modelled Monopoly Game

C’River Begins Second Phase of Akpabuyo Housing Scheme

Mobil Lifts Force Majeure on Qua Iboe Oil Exports

NLC Calls for Dissolution of Pension Reform Task Force

AMCON Directs Aero to Restructure for Profitability

N4bn Fraud: Ex-Kogi Gov Evades EFCC’s Arrest

Nigeria, Switzerland Move to Block Sources of Funding for Terrorists

Wife of Ex-Western State Military Governor Kidnapped

EFCC Opposes Delta’s Application to Collect $15m Bribe Money

Jonathan Seeks US Assistance to Combat Boko Haram, Other Crimes

House Grills Aviation Minister over $500m Foreign Loan

Peacekeeping: Army to Send 800 Personnel to Dafur

Pricey Banquet Hall for the ‘Kings’

Coca-Cola Celebrates Campus Journalists

Catching Them Young

A Generation on the Brink

IMF Loan to Egypt Delayed as Crisis Deepens

Ghana Opposition to Challenge Presidential Poll Result

Venezuela: Chavez Undergoes Cancer Surgery in Cuba

Syrian Rebels Battle Army Near Damascus

Air Force Sends Mystery Mini-shuttle Back to Space

Increasing Link Between Boko Haram, Al Qaeda Affiliates Worries US

Smart Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs

China Sentences Three to Die for Attempted Xinjiang Hijacking

Venezuela Awaits News of Chavez Surgery

Iran Denies Nuclear, Missile Cooperation with N’Korea

States Ask Supreme Court to Compel FG to Account for Fuel subsidy

EFCC Opposes Delta's Application to Collect $15m Bribe Money

Plateau: Gunmen Kill STF Officer, Four Others

Strike: ANPP Urges Negotiation With University Staff

Boko Haram: Jonathan Appeals to US for Assistance

Israel Raids Palestinian NGO Offices

Kano High Court Stops Baribote from Taking over Dankat FC

US, France Differ over How to Deal with 'Explosive' Mali

SAfrica: Mandela Has Lung Infection, Responding to Treatment

US set to boost ties with Syrian opposition

Osayaba Giwa Osagie: 'Why Law Firms Should Carve Their Own Niche'

Money Laundering: Court Acquits Danboyi, Others

EFCC Asks Swiss Authorities for Help with Fuel Subsidy Scam

Egypt: Cairo Braced for Rival Protests

Mali: PM, Cheik Modibo Diarra, Resigns After Army Arrest

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tunisia: Police, Militants Clash Near Algeria Border, One Dead

Egypt Army Given Temporary Power to Arrest Civilians

Prominent Afghan Female Official Shot Dead

SEAL Team Six Member Killed in Raid

Pakistan's Zardari Pledges Cash for Girls Education

PDP Raps ACN over Aspersions on Jonathan’s Anti-corruption Policy

NBA Queries Law Teacher

Police to Lose Power to Prosecute Suspects

IG Orders Arrest of Abductors of Okonjo-Iweala’s Mother

Babalakin Alleges Threat to Life

DPO, 13 Others Killed in Boko Haram, Soldiers Clash

Laundering: Court Acquits Danboyi, Others

Jonathan Thanks Nigerians over Brother’s Burial

Senate Warns Govs over Reckless Borrowing

Rufa’i: 39% of Students Passed WAEC in 2012

HIV: NACA Bemoans N700bn Funding Gap in Nigeria

Strike: SSANU Shuns Meeting with Labour Minister

UNODC Fights Graft with €34m

Federal Roads Still Dilapidated Despite Allocation of N1.4tn in 12 Years

NUJ Demands Apology from A’ Ibom, SSS over Assault on Journalists

Contract Scam: Ogun Speaker Denies Allegation

Boko Haram: League of Imams Apologises to Epe Chief

ECOWAS Court Sits in Ibadan amidst Tight Security

EU, UNICEF Commit N5bn for Peace in N’Delta

Anabel Leadership Summit Holds Today

Four Arrested for Abducting Priest

Dagogo-Jack Explains Relative Stability in Power Supply

Crude Falls as High Fuel Supplies Weigh

South Africa Minister Visits Mandela in Hospital

Venezuela's Chavez Goes to Cuba, Vowing ‘I'll Be Back’

EU Mulling How to Dissuade Israel from Settlement Expansion

Germany Expels Syrian Diplomats

FG:You WIN Programme, Splash Theory Aim At Job Creation

Kano Medicine Dealers Protest Quit Notice

Police Boss Bemoans Retirement of Some AIGs

Congo Army Debacle at Goma Raises Spectre of Betrayal

Singer Feared Dead in Mexican Plane Crash

N'Korea Extends Rocket Launch Window Due to 'Technical Problems'

Kate Hoaxers 'Gutted' over Death

Jonathan Thanks Nigerians for Sympathy During Brother’s Burial

‘Implementation of Nigerian Content Act is by Collaboration’

Shobanjo’s Landmark Contributions to the Marketing Communications Industry

NUEE Alleges Attempt to Transfer Union Officials

Global Wage Growth Falls Amidst Increases in Emerging Economies

MINILS Gets NBTE Approval to Award Diploma Certificate

Social Protection for Vulnerable Groups

Job Creation: Going Beyond the MDGs

Vision 20:2020 Not Realisable Before 2035

Japan Sinks Into Recession as Abe Calls for More Stimulus

Greece Close to Reach Debt Buyback Target

Egypt: Morsi Call to Army in Vote Run-up

Illness Forces Clinton to Delay Trip to Meeting on Syria

Five Dead in California Tribal Shootings

Bomb Kills Provincial Afghan Police Chief

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Security Agents Arrest 28 Suspects in Kano

Swiss Ambassador Denies Fresh Release of Abacha Loot to FG

CBN, NNPC, NPA, Others Listed as Non-Remitting Agencies

Mandela Stops Talking, Still in Hospital

Fashola Blames FG for Controversy over Achebe’s Civil War Memoir

Okonjo-Iweala’s 83-year Old Mother Kidnapped

Ihedioha Starts N4.3bn Rehabilitation of Owerri-Umuahia Road Project

NLC Accuses Plateau Governor of Blackmail

Kwankwaso Approves N1m Car Loans for Teachers

Contract Scam: ICPC Summons Ogun Speaker

NEMA Links Flood Disaster to Climate Change

NBA Calls for Probe of N232bn Subsidy Fraud

Bayelsa Signs Economic Pact with South Africa

How Traditional Rulers Can Help Curb Insecurity

Gunmen Kill Two in Enugu

Nigeria, US to Promote Investment in Thermal Power Generation

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: ICRC Vindicates Bi-Courtney

UNIABUJA SSANU Embarks on One-Week Strike

Plea-bargain is Eroding Judiciary Integrity, Says Olaifa

Lagos City Monopoly: The Good Times Are Here Again

Fashola, Oshiomhole to Grace Lagos NUJ Press Week

Opposition Alleges Fraud in Ghana’s Tight Race Poll

Omatek Eyes More Income from Diversification

Equities Extend Gains on Renewed Investor Confidence

Ghana: Party Alleges Vote Fraud

As Syria's Rebels Close In, Assad has Three Pptions

Yemen Security Chief Tells Iran to Stop Backing Rebels

Israel Grows Jittery of New Palestinian Uprising

Okonji Iweala’s Mother Kidnapped

More Egypt Protests Called after Morsi Concession

With Cancer Recurrence, Chavez Names Potential Successor

Netanyahu: Hamas's Gaza Jubilation Proves Israel is at Risk

Jihadist-backed Rebels Take Syrian Army Command Post

'FG Not Sincere on Building Code'

NLC Accuses Plateau Governor of Resorting to Blackmail

Monarch Suggests Way Out of Insecurity

US Drone Strike Kills Another al Qaeda Commander in Pakistan

Abducted US Doctor Rescued in Afghanistan

Mandela 'Looks Well' in Hospital

German Finance Minister May Contest Eurogroup Candidacy-

Messi Scare a Reminder of Argentine's Key Role

Egypt Crisis: President Morsi Annuls Decree

Venezuela: Chavez to Have Another Cancer Operation

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Akinyemi Hails Sanusi Over Public Policy Advocacy

‘PIB Won’t Work Without Strong Regulation’

Atiku: Excessive Spending on Security, Not a Solution

Ekwueme Joins PDP BoT Chairmanship Race

Oil Communities Petition RMAFC, Want Derivation Board Established

NDDC Plans New Youth Empowerment Schemes

Jonathan: How I Learnt of My Brother’s Death

PDP BoT Chairmanship: A Race for 2015

OAU Clocks 50, Celebrates Ife Film School

Tambuwal: Islam Facing Great Challenges

Entertainment Trivia a-z

CRFFN: Freight Forwarders on Warpath over Tenure Elongation

UN Conference Adopts Extension of Kyoto Accord

Storm That Killed 600 Threatens Philippines Again

Feted in Gaza, Hamas Leader Hits Out at Israel

N’Korea Says it May Change Rocket Launch Window

Financial Accountability for Religious Organisations

Mandela in Hospital 'for Tests'

Sri Lanka MPs Find Judge 'Guilty'

Jonathan: My Brother Died of Cardiac Arrest

Egypt Army Vows to Halt Violence

US Faces Climate Talks Dilemma

Typhoon Bopha: Philippines Declares State of Calamity

Tambuwal: Islam Facing Great Challenge

Rivers Edge out Lagos to Reach Basketball Final

Egyptian Opposition to Shun Mursi's National Dialogue

Obama Asks for $60bn in Sandy Aid

Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Attack Report

Gaza Rally to Mark Hamas Anniversary as Meshaal Visits

Friday, December 07, 2012

Adoke: Malabu Oil Deal Transparent

Only 17 States Have Elected Council Heads

Four Jailed 180 Years for Kidnapping Ex-Delta SSG’s Father

Army Trains for Asymmetric Warfare, Aims to Keep a Step Ahead of Terrorists

JTF Truncates ‘Black Christmas’ Plot in Maiduguri

Ex-Militants Challenge Inclusion of Pollution Victims in Amnesty Programme

C/River Gets Acting Governor, Blasts Police on Misuse of Vehicles

Demolition in FCT to Cost Estate Developers N37bn - REDAN

S'Court Discharges Akunyili's Alleged Shooter

North-east Summit to FG: Intensify Dialogue with Boko Haram

Anti-Graft War: EFCC Commences Operation at Seaports

DPR Crackdown on Illegal Vendors

‘Many Never Knew Enebeli Elebuwa Was A Great Painter’

DAME Holds December 14

Fighting Discouragement in Writing


A Royal Farewell for Mamabolo

Stella Aboderin’s Tribute To Late Hubby

Beyond Laurels

Venezuela: Chavez Returns from Cuba After Treatment

Syrian Rebels Say Airport’s Legitimate Target

Riots Mar Clinton's Belfast Return

French Soldiers Guilty in Murder of Cote d’Ivoire Man

Kwankwaso Promises to Put Education Above Other Sectors

FG Donates N400 Million to Kano Flood victims

Egypt: Protesters Against President March on Palace

Rebels: Damascus Airport Now a Battle Zone

Strong Quake Hits Off Japan Near Fukushima

UK PM Backs Gay Marriage in Church

Kate Hoax Call Nurse Found Dead

Bundesliga: Pressure Mounts on Fiery Schalke Boss, Stevens

Ghana's Voters Optimistic in New Democracy Test

Russia, US Talk as Syria Events 'Accelerate on the Ground'

China Protests US Comments on Tibet, says 'Disgusting'

Egypt: Demonstrators Reject Mursi’s Call for Dialogue

Marijuana Goes Legal in Washington State Amid Mixed Messages

Egypt: Demonstrators Reject Mursi’s Call for Dialogue

Emboldened Hamas Leader to Visit Gaza for First Time in 45 Years

Philippines Starts to Bury Dead as Death Toll Hits 418

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Security Beefed up in Otuoke as Jonathan Arrives for Brother ‘s Burial

NEMA: 27 Schools Damaged in Borno, Yobe

FG Presents Scorecard in Fight against Corruption

Jonathan Tasks N’East Govs on Insecurity Challenges

EFCC Continues to Lay Siege in LUTH for Babalakin

Security Beefed up in Otuoke as Jonathan Arrives for Brother ‘s Burial

House Mediation in Capital Oil, Coscharis Feud Deadlocked

Pipeline Projects: Okonjo-Iweala, Govs Defend $7.9bn Foreign Loans

Oshiomhole Faults Sanusi, Calls for 50% Cut in Govt Overheads

Jaji Bombings: Army Says Redeployment of Commandants Not Religious

Senate Kicks against Extra N9bn for VP’s Residence

EbonyLife TV Concludes Lagos Auditions

Kwara Appeals to FG to Okay HYPADEC’s Take-off

US to Make Visa Service Easier for Nigerians, Says Hawkins

Kano Awards N3.7bn Road Projects

Geo-Fluids Denies Link with Ibori, Babalakin

Obada: FG to Pay Arrears to Military Retirees

Azazi Heads Post-Flood Mgt C’ttee in Bayelsa

Nigeria’s Lola Rae Emerges on UK TV Talent Show

NUPENG, Shell Reach Truce

Amaechi: Why I’m an Apostle of State Police

I took Loan to Buy Balogun’s House from EFCC, Says Ex-Minister

House Soft-pedals on Jonathan on Insecurity

Jonathan Confers Merit Awards on Ohaegbulam, Yoloye

Subsidy Fraud: Court Denies Ogunbambo Bail

AshakaCem Shares Fall Due to Glut

Labour Ultimatum: Letter of Notice is Derogatory, Says Plateau Govt.

Obada: FG to Pay 53% Arrears to Military Retirees

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7TH DEC 2012... Emerging Pakistan Taliban Chief to Focus on Afghan War

Guatemala Rejects Request for Asylum by McAfee

With War Shifting, US, Russia Talk Syria's Future

PPPRA: This Baptism of Fire

US-based Group Wants Suit against Ohanaeze Withdrawn

Abuja Land-Swap Deal Scoops over N300bn

Otu-Oke Overwhelmed by Security as Jonathan Buries Brother Saturday

Assad: We Would Not Commit Suicide

Messi Feared Worst After 'Bang' on Knee

Egypt: Army Erects Barriers at Presidential Palace

Obama to Visit ‘Middle-class’ Family in ‘Fiscal-cliff’ Campaign

Syrian Official Slams NATO's Move to Deploy Patriot Missiles to Turkey

Bomb Injures Afghan Intelligence Chief

Netanyahu: Israel Will Keep Settlement Corridor

Ultimatum: ASUP Mobilises to Join NLC Strike

Royal Pregnancy: Duchess Leaves Hospital

India/Nigeria Rotary Polio Surgery Project Targets 400 Children

Ohaegbulam, Yoloye Conferred with Merit Awards

Egypt: Tanks Outside Presidential Palace, Streets Calm

Blast Hits Syrian Red Crescent HQ in Capital

China Tells Vietnam to Halt Unilateral Oil Exploration in Disputed Waters

Policemen Survive Bomb Attack in Kano

Egypt: Three Die as Constitution Clashes Turn Deadly

Syria Loads Chemical Weapons into Bombs, Awaiting Assad Order

Software Guru, John McAfee, Arrested in Guatemala

Infant Mortality: Lagos to Save 6m Children by 2015

Chapel Admonishes Jonathan on Homosexuality Bill

Explosion, Gunshots Cause Panic in Kano

Jaji Bombings: Military Warns against Ethno-religious Sentiments

NCAA Issues Dana, Sky Jet Operation Certificates

Prosecution Witness Says Suleja Bombing Suspects Were Promised 72 Virgins Each

Senate Threatens to Revoke N2.4bn FCDA School Projects

FG Approves New City for Centenary Gig

EFCC Commences Trial of Oil Marketers for Fuel Subsidy Fraud

NNPC Denies Delaying 2013 Budget

Emeka Ojukwu (Jnr) Accuses Bianca, Onyemelukwe of Playing Games

At Last, Andrew Checks Out from India at 66

Sanusi: Nigerian Constitution Increases Cost, Thwarts Devt

Transparency Int‘l Ranks Nigeria 35th Most Corrupt Nation

EFCC Operatives Storm LUTH to Arrest Babalakin

Violence Erupts Outside Egypt Presidential Palace

Blast Hits Somali District in Kenyan Capital, Three Wounded

Israel Pushes Settlement Plan Ahead; EU Summons Envoy

Aussies Apologise for Crank Call to Kate's Hospital

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Nigcomsat Drama

NERDC Seeks Improvement in the Teaching of Mathematics in Nigeria

66 Recipients for the Federal Capital Advancement Award

Centenary Gig: FG Approves New City

Egypt's Vice President Suggests Way Out of Crisis

US Tells Allies to Make Good on Afghan Pledges

NATO Missiles to be Sent to Turkey, Syria Clashes Rage

Iran Extracts Data from US Spy Drone

Mother Kills Son over Koran Studies

Corruption Index: FG Appeals to Media, Nigerians

Sambo: FG Determined to Get Rid Of Slums

European Stocks Advance on China Optimism

Serbia NATO Envoy Commits Suicide

Royal Pregnancy: Hoax Call to Duchess of Cambridge Hospital

Turkish Forces Kill 13 Kurdish Militants Near Syria Border

Egypt: Mursi Back at Palace after Night of Protests

Insecurity: Task Force on Illegal Arms Alleges Sabotage

Philippines' Biggest Typhoon Kills at Least 230, Hundreds Missing

Explosion, Gunshots Rock Kano

Suicide Bombers Attack Pakistan Army Base

Philippines: Death Toll in Powerful Typhoon Hits 200

Football: Violence Everywhere!

Eko 2012: Osun’s Leader of Delegation Dies!

Leveson Report: Newspaper Editors to Meet over Watchdog

Pregnant Duchess 'Feeling Better'

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ojukwu’s Siblings Support Emeka (Jnr.) over Ikemba’s Will

SARS Attack: Heads to Roll, Says IG

Alison-Madueke: FG to Hold Oil Licensing Round This Year

Jaji Bombings: JNI Faults Removal of Military Officers

PPPRA: Nigeria Has Saved N671bn in Subsidy Claims in 10 Months

Meni, Jonathan’s Brother for Burial Saturday

Okonjo-Iweala: I Didn’t Advocate Mass Sack of Civil Servants

Adenuga Donates N.5bn to Bayelsa Flood Relief Fund

Senate, FCT Minister Bicker over VP’s Residence, Demolition of Estates

AGF Issues Controversial Copyright Levy Order

FCT Gets New Policy to Reduce Housing Cost Soon

Gaidam Chides Aliyu over Comments on Insecurity

Pandemonium in Abuja as Explosion at Laundry Shop Triggers Fire

Shonekan Decries Nigeria’s Infrastructure Deficiency

2013: Bauchi Budgets N137bn as Kogi Proposes N130.9bn

Ex-militants Employed as Pilots, Instructors in South Africa

Keyamo Petitions CJN over Lawyer’s Detention

Fashola: How FG Undermines Security, Policing

University Workers Set for Strike on Monday

Victims of Suleja Bomb Blasts Testify in Court

House Plans Legislative Amendment to Plug Revenue Leakages

ABU at 50, an Alumnus'Perspective

Vibrancy, Colour and Clout of the Abuja Carnival

Gov Aliyu, Sosan, Others Get Exam Ethics Award

FG Flays Performance of Unity College Principals

ABU at 50, an Alumnus’ Perspective

Victorious Eaglets Return, as Amuneke Mourns Late Father In-law

British Scouts Consider Change to Let Atheists In

Settlements Showdown Beckons for Netanyahu in Berlin

MTN Foundation Upgrades Schools’ Science Lab

D’Gov Lauds Revolution in Osun State Education

The Wonder of Communication

‘Only 2.25m Nigerians Have Access to Insurance’

Growth in Interest, Non-interest Income Boost Banks’ Earnings

Jaji Blast: Air Force Redeploys Former AFCSC Commandant

NATO Warns Syria on Chemical Arms, as Teacher, Students Killed

Abuja: NEMA Dispels Bomb Rumour

Egypt: Clashes Outside Presidential Palace in Cairo

Iranian TV Shows Off 'Captured US ScanEagle Drone'

Jonathan's Brother for Burial Saturday

Swiss Envoy: We have Returned $700m Abacha Loot

Salami: Jonathan Asks Court to Dismiss Suit Challenging His Powers

Shonekan: Nigeria Infrastructure Deficiency Will Persist Unless…

US Navy Denies Iran Drones Claim

S’Leone Opposition Concedes Election Defeat to President

Marine Special Operations Team Members Honoured

Typhoon Bopha Slams Philippines South, Destroys Homes

Nkoyo Rapu’s: Common Ground in the Law and Church

Newswatch: Ekpu, Agbese, Others Want Ibrahim’s Suit Dismissed

FG Cuts EFCC 2013 Budget by N11.7bn

GE Tells US Court It Lacks Confidence in Nigerian Judiciary

Lagos-Ibadan Road Repairs to Last 8 Weeks

Nigeria to Become Fifth Most Populous Country in 2025

Nigerian Woman Appointed into the Californian Bench

I Was Ojukwu’s Counsel, Lawyer Insists

NNPC’s Funding Delays Threaten Nigeria’s 4mbpd Target

Stockbrokers Get N22.6bn Write-off on Margin Loans

It's official! Baby on the Way for Will, Kate

Official: Syria Moving Chemical Weapons Components

Oil Interests: Indian Navy Prepared to Deploy to S’China Sea

Egypt Recalls Damascus-bound Plane Amid Violence

Dutch Youth League Football Linesman Dies after Attack

Israel Defiant over Settlements

Syria Crisis: Obama Warns Assad over Chemical Weapons

Awoniyi: Remembering Sardauna Keremi

Constitution Review: Oyo Demands Critical Changes

Amosun’s Security Challenge

Monday, December 03, 2012

Bauchi Robbery Death Toll Rises to 10

NDDC Inaugurates 46 Projects in Rivers

Christians, Muslims Ask to Join Hands to Fight Terrorism

SURE-P: Lawmakers Demands Explanation for N33.2bn Expenditure

Judges’ Kidnap: I’ve Been Vindicated, Says Ogbebor

Don’t Take Boko Haram Threat Lightly, Gambari Warns

Amaechi: We Will be Ruthless in Tax Collection

Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja as NNPC Reopens Atlas Cove, Ejigbo Depots

Six-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Septic Tank

Flood Disaster Gulps N25bn Ecological Funds

PTDF Gets New Executive Secretary

CDS Reaffrims Army’s Commitment to Check Insecurity

Subsidy Fraud: Wogu Denies Ownership of Pinnacle Contractors

EFCC Re-arraigns Two Oil Marketers over Subsidy Scam

Jonathan, Mark, Tambuwal Meet at Presidential Villa

Bomb Explosion Injures Three in Kano

NCC Lobbies Senate to Drop NIGCOMSAT Bill

Market Operators, Experts Hail FG’s Forbearance

Interrogating the International Community

Don't Take Boko Haram Threat Lightly, Gambari Warns

North Korea Urged to Drop Rocket Launch Plan

Institute Drags President, Others to Court over Waste Management

Jonathan: We Are Determined to Restore Confidence in Public Sector

Chelsea Deny Avram Grant Return

Egypt Judges 'to Oversee Referendum' Despite Boycott

Lagos-Ibadan Road Rehabilitation to Last 8 Weeks

Bolaji Abdullahi: ‘Why I Opened NSF to All Nigerians’

Sell New Govt. House and Pay Workers, Jang Urged

Subsidy Payment: FG Recovers N29bn, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Bauchi Robbery Attack: Death Toll Rises to 10

Japan Orders Tunnel Inspections

Clinton Sees NATO Deal on Turkey Patriot Missiles

Forces Pound Damascus Suburbs, Flights to Resume

Colombia Forces 'Bomb FARC Rebels, 20 Killed'

Explosion Rocks Kano

Bolaji Abdullahi: ‘Why I Opened NSF to All Nigerians’

UN's Ban Ki-moon Warns Israel of 'Fatal Blow' to Peace

Sunday, December 02, 2012

15m Nigerians Suffer from Asthma, Tuberculosis

Tony Elumelu Foundation Supports Flood Victims with N1bn Donation

Nigeria Loses $500m Annually to European, American Universities

Presidency: Nigeria is Safe Despite Security Challenges

TrustFund Pensions: Ex-MD Accuses Company of Contempt

SEC Lauds Uduaghan over Utilisation of N50bn Bond

Fashola Inspects Projects, Cautions on Dangers of Environmental Abuse

NNPC Shut Down Kaduna Refinery for Maintenance

Insecurity: Shettima Creates Office for Vocational Job Creation

Amadi: NERC Not Disposed to Review of Electricity Tariff Now

House Summons Finance Minister, DG Budget over Zero Allocation to Budget Audit

Masters Energy Explains Pinnacle Contractors’ Fuel Import Deals

Tribunal Indicts Ebong, Ex-Union Bank Directors of Manipulating Bank’s Shares

Sultan Calls for Collective Action against Terrorism

NEITI to Audit Excess Crude Account, Derivation Fund

Rivers to Unveil Road Map to Speedy Justice

NBA Wants Better Funding for Judiciary

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