This Day News Archive for December 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Libya’s Oil Output Reaches 250,000 Bpd

Military Kills 56 Boko Haram Insurgents in Major Offensive At Alafa Forest

2015: I've No Governorship Ambition, Says Ekweremadu

Nzamah : Hold Party Leaders Responsible If PDP Loses Kaduna

Nwuche: APC Has Lost Ideological Focus

Nyako Commends People of Yobe for Successful Council Election

Again, Group Condemns Calls for Odua's Sack

Japan Shares End Bumper Year on High Note

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tukur Denies Taking Legal Action to Stall His Ouster

Presidency Claims Nigeria Has Reduced Food Imports by 40%

Military Bombards Insurgents in Borno Village

El-Rufai, 103 Others Escape Unhurt as Aero Contractors Plane Loses Tyre

Atiku Calls for Educational Summit

FG Okays Five-year Devt Plan for North-east

Elechi Clarifies Stand on National Conference

Fresh Hurdles for SAN Applicants

Jonathan Urges Nigerians to Break Ethnic, Religious Barriers

Adesida's Daughter Installed as Regent of Akure

Uduaghan Warns Aspirants against Violence

Two Suspected Kidnappers Killed in Shootout with Police

NANS: ASUU's Strike a Blessing to Universities

Digitisation: NBC to Engage N'Assembly on New Broadcast Act

Kuku Admonishes Amnesty Beneficiaries

Time for an Ethical Revolution on Social Media

House: Plot to Remove Tambuwal, a Hoax

APC Sweeps Yobe LG Polls

‘Saraki, Ahmed’s Defection Won’t Stop PDP in Kwara’

Football Headlines Nigeria’s Sporting Success in 2013

Boko Haram: Intensive Fighting in Alasa Village, Borno

APC Moves to Reconcile Shekarau, Kwakwanso

House: Plot to Remove Tambuwal is a Hoax

Shekarau Calls for Attitudinal Change

Adamawa: Marwa, Others Absent as APC Holds Meeting to Settle Crisis

Olamilekan : We'll Work on 2014 Budget in the Interest of Nigerians


The Canonisation of Obasanjo



Saturday, December 28, 2013


Memorable Flashbacks of 2013

National Confab: PDP, Presidency Carpet Elechi

Oshiomhole Unhurt in Edo Motor Accident

FG Seeks Cameroun's Support to Block Insurgents

A Tumultuous Political Outlook

Opportunities, Challenges

2014: our year for a grammy?

A Promising Year for Laurels

Aregbesola’s Not a Religious Fanatic, Says Wife

Navy Plans Joint African Exercise to Tackle Maritime Illegalities

Ajimobi Laments Decay of Federal Infrastructure in Oyo

Churches Kick against Carnival on Sunday

No Proper Negotiations, No Ceasefire, Says South Sudan Rebel Leader

Six Governors’ Wives Bag Honours for Grassroots Devt

Aturu: President Jonathan’s Response Portrays Inertia at the Top

Flush out PDP, Kwankwaso Charges Nigerians

Obasanjo/Jonathan Letters: Pound for Pound?

Kogi: Between the Governor and the Elders

Adamawa and the Defection of Controversy

Is Kwankwaso Nigerian?

In Seychelles, Nature is Everything

Oshiomhole’s Car Involved in Accident

Take Boko Haram Threat Seriously, CAN Urges FG

Shun Corruption and Violence, Ningi Urges Politicians

FG Set to Revitalise Steel Sector, Says Sada

Kidnappings in Kokori Town: Delta AG Pledges Normalcy

Oshiomhole’s Car Involved in Accident

2015: Kwankwaso Charges Nigerians to Vote Against PDP

Kano: 700 Inherited Projects to be Completed in 2014 Budget

Friday, December 27, 2013

Funmi Iyanda To Engage Fashola On Women And Children

Buba Marwa: Nyako May be the Undoing of APC in Adamawa Unless...

National Dialogue a Huge Joke, Says Elechi

Yobe Holds LG Poll Amidst Emergency Rule

In Major Shake-Up, Army Redeploys Senior Officers

IBM Haruna: Obasanjo's Letter Unfair, Pointless

Subsidy Fraud: Court Dismisses Arisekola's Son's Bid to Quash Charges

Ibrahim Dasuki: At 90, Nothing Bothers Me Again

Shekau : We' re Fighting Religious War

7 Perish in Auto Crash on East-West Road

2014 Budget: Oil Theft Drives Down Projection to Three-Year Low

Surveillance Contract Debt Threatens Oil, Gas Operations


Orji to Build Seaport in Abia Before 2015

FCT, Lagos Residents Celebrate Crime-free Yuletide

Dankwambo Presents N107.4bn Budget for 2014

Her Passion for Stimulating Business Growth

Lagos Stops Auto Dealers from Displaying Cars on Road Sides

Lagos Stops Auto Dealers from Displaying Cars Road Sides

Abducted Lebanese Rescued in Kano

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Osuntokun Clarifies Statement on Jonathan, Obasanjo

INEC: No Plan to Stagger 2015 Elections

Activist Urges Politicians to Make Reconciliation New Year Resolution

APC Flays Spat Between Jonathan and Obasanjo

Fashola: We Could be Better As a Nation

FG Reviews Cost of Second Niger Bridge

Jonathan’s Posters Flood Abuja Again

Baby, Four Others Killed in Christmas Day Accident

Eminent Nigerians Pay Last Respects to Justice Kawu

Apo Killings Probe: Rights Commission Rejects Request for Secret Testimony by SSS

Elechi, Obi, Imoke, Others Preach Brotherly Love at Christmas

Oil Theft: JTF Urges Adoption of Technology to Safeguard Pipelines

Jonathan Charges Media to Stop Scare Mongering

Stop Harassing, Intimidating Jonathan, South-south Leaders, Caution Obasanjo

NLC VP Berates FG over Reliance on Oil

Group Petitions CJN, Alleges Ethnic Cleansing by FCT Chief Judge

Falana Decries Increase in Child Abandonment

Lagos CJ Restates Commitment to Decongest Prisons

Police Deny Killing Four A’Ibom Youths on Christmas Day

Two Centuries After, Akiolu, Lagos Council Immortalise Oba Esilokun

Lagos Speaker Lauds Police for Rescuing Kidnapped Cleric

Awo-Akintola Hangover: Time to Move On

Sad Christmas, as Edo Sacks 836 Teachers

Shekau Appears in Video, Insists He Remains Alive

Justice Kawu Dies at 85

Russia Bets on Sweeping Reform to Revive Ailing Space Industry

SoftBank in Talks to Acquire T-Mobile, Discussing Funding

S’Arabia: Repatriation of 508 Nigerians Begins, 80 Arrive Abuja

2015: INEC Rules Out Plan to Stagger Election

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pope Francis, Truly of the People

Jonathan Orders NHRC to Probe Allegations of Rights Abuses

PDP, APC Bicker over Arrest of Kano Lawmakers

Leaders Preach Tolerance, Unity, Love at Christmas

Shell to Sell Off $2bn Assets in Niger Delta

Ex-Anglican Primate, Akinola, Rescued from Suspected Kidnappers

Deposed Akure Monarch Pleads with Ondo to Return

Moro, Governors, Onu, Ribadu, Others Sue for Unity, Peace

Time for Nigeria to Plug Its Oil Leaks

Culled from Financial Times

SSS Parades Air Force Personnel, Six Others for Kidnapping, Killing

Britain Explains Policy on Visa Payment in Dollars

FG to Repatriate 508 Nigerians from Saudi Arabia

DHQ Confirms 50 Insurgents Killed, 20 Vehicles Destroyed in Borno

Kalu Dismisses Fears of Nigeria’s Disintegration

Health Minister: More Hospitals to Begin Open Heart Surgeries

Ogunro: Fashola, Tinubu Express Fear over State of Security

Yuletide: Olubolade Assures Nigerians of Security

Fire Destroys 22 Shops, Other Properties in Kano

Again Osun’s Free Train to Bring Thousands Home

Falana, Ubani Others Disagree on Diaspora Voting in 2015

UNN Community Seeks Succour

SEC, Market Operators and Unending Recapitalisation Quest

Martins Back in London for West Ham Talks

Tambuwal Urges Nigerians to Reflect on Unity

Arrest of Kano Lawmakers: It’s Not Act of Victimisation, Says PDP

Atiku to Nigerians: Celebrate the Essence of Christmas

Celebration of Birth of Christ: Jonathan, Obasanjo Urged to Resolve Differences

Saraki, Atunwa Urge Nigerians to Remain One Indivisible Entity

Xmas: FCT Minister Advocates Spirit of Forgiveness as Panacea for Insecurity

Mark, Ekweremadu Preach Unity, Forgiveness at Christmas

Xmas-Police beefs security in Bauchi

Christmas: Onu, Ribadu Sue for Unity, Peace

Xmas: Chime Preaches Peace, Unity

508 Nigerians to be Repatriated from S’Arabia

Monday, December 23, 2013

Letters Rufai and Government Communication

Letters, el’Rufai and Government Communication

Obasanjo: I Will Not Respond to Jonathan

NCC Opens Bid for Wholesale Broadband Spectrum Licence

APGA Asks Court to Declare Imo Gov's Seat Vacant

Nigerian Army Defends Apo Killings

Seven Policemen, Three Others Killed in Offa Bank Robbery

Collapsed Building: Lagos Seals 429, Stops Construction of 838 Others

Leaders Preach Peace, Love and Tolerance at Christmas

EFCC Invites Kano Speaker, 10 Principal Officers

Nebo Investigates Delay in Payment of PHCN Workers

Bayelsa Dep Gov Escapes Death as Soldier Dies in Boat Convoy Crash

Groups Endorse Bamidele's Governorship Ambition

Naval Chief Advises Graduating Trainees to Be Committed

Gunmen Kidnap Lebanese in Kano

ICPC Takes over Prosecution of Illegal University Operators

Soyinka Criticises APC's Wooing of Obasanjo, Babangida, Others

Nwoye Heads to Tribunal, Vows to Upstage APGA

Senator Denies Membership of APC

Niger Delta Youths Stage One Million-man Match for Jonathan

Christmas at Pacelli School for the Blind

My Animal Instincts

Let’s Suspend Christmas...

The President’s Christmas Gift?

Okonjo-Iweala Denies Granting Waivers to First Lady

‘First Lady Did Not Benefit from Duty Waivers'

Tony Nwoye Heads to Tribunal, Vows to Upstage APGA

7 Policemen killed in Offa Bank Armed Robbery Attack

Auto Crash: 9 Die in Gombe

Briton, 4 Others to Spend Xmas Behind Bars for Alleged N15bn Fraud

Murder of Banker-wife: Lagos Court Reserves Judgment

Navy Destroys 1,556 Illegal Oil Refineries, Arrests 1646 Suspect in 2013

EFCC Arrests Kano House Speaker, 10 Principal Officers

APC Backs Reps Move to Sack of Aviation Minister

Christmas: Ihedioha Tasks Leaders on Tolerance

Gunmen Abduct Expatriate Industrialist in Kano

Defection: More PDP Govs May Join Us, Says Kwakwanso

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Obasanjo's letter to Jonathan : BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Jonathan: Obasanjo's Letter Threat to National Security

Presidency: APC is Doomed to Fail

Presidential Committee Recommends 545 Delegates

FOR THE RECORD...Re: Before It is Too Late

Chimamanda's Americanah Tops New York Times Best Book List...

Calabar Carnival to be Broadcast Live to 40 African Countries

Army, Police Placed on High Alert for Yuletide

Armed Gang Kills One, Injures Others in Kaduna

ICPC Recovers N14bn Unspent Funds from MDAs

Odinkalu Faults HRW's Report on Violence in Nigeria

Registrar: UNILORIN Lecturers to Teach from Homes by 2014

Doctors End Strike, Resume Duty Today

Mark Urges Nigerians to Pray for Nigeria at Christmas

NUPENG Urges Marketers Not to Hoard Fuel

Calabar’s New Attraction


Doctors End Strike, Resume Duty on Monday

ASUU Vows to Monitor FG's Intervention Fund in CBN, Varsities

AGF's Absence Stalls Hearing of Suit to Prosecute MTN Directors

Christmas: AIGs, CPs Charged to Retool Security Measures

Sultan Charges Political Office Holders to Serve with Fear of God

Three Suspected Pipeline Vandals Arrested in Ilorin

Expect Better Roads Next Year, FG Tells Nigerians

Stakeholder Laments Ageing Workforce in Aviation Industry

Nigerians Abroad to Invest in Youth Empowerment Schemes

Enugu, ECEWS Team Up to Fight Spread of HIV/AIDS

Saturday, December 21, 2013

In a Visit Full of Symbolism, Obasanjo Hosts APC Leaders

Oil Workers Give Conditions for Sale of Refineries

Security Forces Hunt Militants after Barracks Assault

15,000 Muslims Trek from Katsina to Zaria

I Don’t Have Mental Problem, Insists Clara Chime

Food products in the market

Primary Education: Tinubu, Okunnu Demand Councils’ Intervention

State Police Can Unburden Federal Police, Says Uduaghan

Lagos Restates Commitment to Service Charter

Primlaks, Fortis MFB Sign MoU on Wealth Creation

CAC Assures Nigerians on Three-hour Registration Period

Buhari Group Floats Youth Organisation

CAC Blames Prolonged Crisis on Selfishness

Sunny Neji, Ras Kimono, Buchi, Mike Okri set Calabar Festival on fire

AMAA Anounces Jumbo Reward for 10th Anniversary … Makes Lydia Forson Brand Ambassador

Suarez Sends Liverpool to the Top After Signing New Deal

In New York, GEJ’s 2015 Campaign Resonates

ASUU Strike- Policy And Politics in Nigeria (Part II)

It’s Time to Talk!

Re: Before It Is Too Late

Imbibe Lessons of Christmas, Ettah Urges Nigerians

Gowon, Danjuma Warn Leaders against Unguarded Utterances

1,600 Persons Benefit from Late Clara Oshiomhole Foundation

Jonathan's Reply to Obasanjo

Friday, December 20, 2013

Boko Haram's Attack on Bama Barracks: Jonathan, Service Chiefs, IGP in Crucial Meeting

AMCON Redeems N1trn Bond in 9 Days

President Approves Privatisation of Four Refineries

Twelve Years After, Ige’s Killers Still Unknown

House Raises Questions About SWF, Others

TCN: Power Supply to Drop by 826MW for 3 Hours Saturday

National Conference More Important Than 2015 Elections, Jonathan, Afenifere Insist

Insecurity: Gowon, Danjuma, Gana Lead Praise for Peace

Three to Die by Hanging For Stealing N50,000

Police Promotes Zuokumor, Johnson DIGs

Land Case: Ojikutu Heads to Appeal Court

Lawmaker Buys JAMB Forms for Indigent Students

UNN Crises: Alumni Accuse Wike of Suspending Pro-chancellor

Doctors' Strike: Nigeria Can't Afford Another ASUU Episode, Says Uduaghan

Kwankwaso to Sign Partnership with Wales Government on MDGs

NMMA, Coca-Cola Reward Excellence In Media

For Tukur, The Bell Tolls

Jonathan ‘s Reply to Obasanjo

Flying Nigerian Airline: My Experience

Over 600 Military Officers Climb Aso Rock for Fitness Test

Jonathan Meets Security Chiefs Over Boko Haram Attack in Bama

21 PDP Local Govt Chairmen Defect to APC in Adamawa

Atiku as Adamawa’s Face of Change

Thursday, December 19, 2013

PDP Asks Tambuwal to Compel Decampees to Return

Tukur Talks Tough, Says He Won’t Throw in the Towel

Okonjo-Iweala Lays N4.6tn Budget Before N’Assembly

Again, Kano Gives out 1,111 Persons in a Mass Wedding

House Asks Jonathan to Review Oduah's Engagement

Tambuwal: National Assembly Will Pursue Rivers Case Up to Supreme Court

40% of Students Obtain Six Credits as WAEC Releases Results

PHN, Minister Seek Telcos Partnership in Addressing Infrastructure for Vaccines

FG Rejects Payment of Visa, Consular Charges in Foreign Currencies

Report: 205 Christians Killed in Benue in Six Months

Man Sells Own Baby to Fund Father's Funeral

Jonathan to Receive Draft Report on New Revenue Sharing Formula

Mark Tasks NPC to Produce Accurate Census as Senate Confirms New Boss

Adefuye to Receive Martin Luther Award

Apo Killings: Tricycle Operators Demand N500m Compensation

Strike: Patients Discharge Themselves from Govt Hospitals

No Work, No Pay, Oshiomhole Tells Striking Doctors

No Money is Missing in Ogun

From Mandela to Bode George

AfDB Approves $184m Loan for Power Sector

US Urges Nigerians to Examine New $100 Banknote

Anambra Community in Diaspora Congratulates Obiano, Pledges Support

Oduah: House Has a Hidden Agenda

Okonjo-Iweala Presents N4.6tn Budget Proposal to the House

House Urges Jonathan to Review Engagement of Oduah

Tambuwal Says N'Assembly Will Pursue Rivers Case Up to Supreme Court

Senator Iyabo's 11-page letter to her father,Gen. Obasanjo

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Obasanjo, Jonathan and Nigeria

37 PDP House of Reps Members Defect to APC

First Lady Threatens PDP Governors over Tukur

Oil Revenue: $10.8bn, Not $49.8bn Unaccounted For

Aide: Obasanjo Never Got Iyabo’s Letter

Pirates Kidnap Two Foreigners in Fresh Strike off Nigeria

Jonathan Delegates Okonjo-Iweala to Present Budget to National Assembly

Hospitals Render Skeletal Services as Doctors Stay Away

Sokoto Varsity, UNIZIK Resume Academic Activities

Tsav Petitions Commission, Alleges

National Conference: Committee Submits Report

FEC Adjourns for Christmas

Senate, Service Chiefs Review Emergency Rule

EFCC Unable to Pay Lawyers

Jonathan Asks Permanent Secretaries to Join Anti-graft War

Ajimobi, Ahmed Congratulate New Sun MD

22 Persons Burnt to Death in Kano Accident

Pirates Kidnap Two Foreigners in Fresh Strike in Niger Delta

Okorocha Declares 17 Days Holiday for Workers

Again, Family of Six Shot Dead in Plateau

17 Years after, Ajimobi Inaugurates Asejire Water Plants

Drilling Deep for Scarce Water in Edo

ASUU, NASU Ground UNN over Pro-chancellor's Suspension

Maku: Nigeria Can Develop its Armed Forces Outside Foreign Help

Okonjo-Iweala Presents Budget Thursday

Six Family Members Family Killed in Plateau

APC Needs Seven More Defectors to Form Majority

15 Burnt to Death in Katsina Auto Crash

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Borno, Yobe, APC Oppose No Conduct of 2015 Polls

FG, Atiku Laud ASUU as Union Calls off Strike

Trafigura, Televeras, Aiteo, Ontario Named in Oil Swaps

Adamant Doctors Commence Strike Today

With $635m Investment, Atlantic Energy Defends Strategic Alliance with NPDC

Preliminary Hearing on Ibori’s Case Fixed for Next Year

Ihejirika: Army Will Fight Till the End of Insurgency

NBS: 54% of Youths are Jobless

Gowon Heads Centenary Charities Trust BoT

Ndume's Trial for Terrorism Suffers Major Setback

Senate Passes Harmonised Report on Same Sex Marriage Bill

APRM: Nigeria Ready for Second Peer Review

House Summons DG BPE, NCP on Sale of NITEL, MTEL

Jonathan Unveils First Indigenous Drone

Mark to Politicians: Let’s Save Nigeria

Court Rejects Ojikutu's Request Not to be Arrested

Edo Police Parade Pastor, Lover for Murder of NPDC Staff

Mile 1 Market in Rivers Razed

Revealed: Nigeria Flops at Conference over Controversial ARV Drugs

Akanbi Urges CJN to Sustain Judicial Reforms

Pipeline Contract: House Probes Firm

SANU Threatens Strike over Plans to Implement Needs Assessment Report

Nyako Flays Gulak over Call for His Removal

Oil Workers Demand Stoppage of Planned Refineries' Privatisation

Battle Royale Between 'Brothers'

Shagari, Wamakko Part Ways in Sokoto

…As Governor, Bafarawa Tango

Sanusi: Speculation about My Successor Can Affect Price Stability

Aiico Pensions Unveils Live Smart Programme

FG to Set Up Special Squad to Combat Oil Theft

Jonathan Unveils Nigeria's First Indigenous GULMA UAV

Pipeline Contract: House Probes Tezino

ASUU Calls Off its 5 Months Strike

Boeing Announces $10 billion Buyback, Raises Dividend

ASUU Called Off its 5 Months Strike

Those Letters…and Our Enlightened Self Interest

Monday, December 16, 2013

Odusote: We‘ve Succeeded in Doing Offshore Living Quarters

PIB: Why Nigeria Must Act Fast

Mixed Reactions Continue to Trail Obasanjo’s Letter to President

I Spent N3bn to Help Obasanjo Defeat Daniel, Says Kashamu

APC Hands over Party Structures in Kwara to Saraki

Re-instatement of Agbaso

Tension in Rivers as Anti-Amaechi Lawmakers Prepare to Sit

2015: INEC Rules out Election in States under Emergency Rule

Video Reveals Sgt. Rogers' Testimony on Al Mustapha’s Killer Squad

NCC to Impose Fresh Sanctions on Telecoms Operators over Poor Services

15,316 Nigerians in Prisons Abroad, Says Ministry

Jonathan Compels Wearing of Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem for Public Officials

UN: Boko Haram Killed 1,200 Under Emergency Rule

EFCC: We're Broke

NSA: People with Criminal Background in Govt Agencies

Immigration to Issue Passports within 30 Minutes in 2014

ASUU Officials Harass Journalists

NEEDS Implementation Committee Sets Up Monitoring Teams for Varsities

EFCC to Arraign Ajudua for Defrauding Bamaiyi of $8.395m

UNEP Report: FG Set for Ogoni Clean up

No Plans to Call off Strike Yet, Says ASUP

Lagos Assembly Urges Fashola to Beef up Security

FG: Board Members in Health Sector Risk Sack over Poor Performance

Maku Cautions Journalists against Insulting Jonathan

Navy Decorates 25 New Commodores

The Reality Which I Hoped was a Rumour

Rivers State Crises: Cutting Corners with Democracy

…What Jonathan Must Do

The Letters: Breaking the Culture of Silence

No Consequences…

Mind Boggling…

‘Don’t Privatise Nigerian Law School’

Human Rights Day: World Human Rights Situation Improving, Say Legal Experts

Those Letters…and Our Enlightened Self Interest

Obasanjo's Letter Capable of Destabilising Nigeria, Says Okotete

Oshiomhole Swears in New Commissioner

Insecurity: Lawmaker Carpets Zamfara Gov.

No Plans Yet to Call off Strike, Says ASUP

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Private Varsities Games Kick off with 3,000 Athletes

Mandela Interred in Qunu Amid Tributes

APC Calls for Jonathan's Impeachment

Concerns Mount over Unremitted $50bn, Crude Oil Swaps

Falana Calls on Accountant General to Audit Federation Account

Cantarutti: Nigeria is the Fastest-growing Air Travel Market in Africa

NEMA: 16,470 Displaced Nigerians Still Live in Refugee Camps

Bayelsa Elders Write Jonathan: We are Not Feeling the Impact of Govt

ASUU to Hold ‘Decider’ NEC Meeting Today

How Oronsaye, Others Allegedly Siphoned N6bn of Pension Fund

Doctors Begin Strike in Public Hospitals on Wednesday

Rape of Corps Member: Osun Appeals Acquittal of Monarch

Kidnapped Retired Major, Wife Freed after Fingers were Chopped off

Body of Nigerian Killed in Goa Arrives

Anti-Amaechi Lawmakers Give Conditions for Truce

The Monday Discourse: A President Under Fire

Egbemode’s Real Conversations with Nigeria

A’Ibom to Access FG’s Micro Finance Fund

Power: Asaba Sub-station Will be Ready in April, Says Site Engineer

House Expresses Worry over Mismanagement of Service Wide Vote

Remains of Nelson Mandela Laid to Rest

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nelson Mandela's Final Walk to Freedom

PDP Governors Seek Soft Landing for Tukur

Senate May Create Additional Agencies

Service Quality: NCC Gives December 31 Deadline

Dasuki Roots for new Anti-Insurgency Strategies

Encomiums As Kaduna Remembers Yakowa

The Night Lagos Stood Still for Madiba

Port Harcourt Carnival Kicks off Today

In Mandela, They Trust...

For Yuletide, Kakadu Returns


Aviation, Safety and The Travails Of An Amazon

The Treacherous Impudence of 6 Rivers Lawmakers

Newspapers, Not Viewspapers

The Seven “Legends” of Abia Govt House

No War to Fight!

Raising the Stake in the Seasoning Market

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ekwueme Hasn't Sold Modotel, Says Hotel Mgt

NNPC Claims CBN's Allegation is Political

Mandela for Burial Tomorrow

Bode George Wins in S'Court, el-Rufai Wins in High Court

Discordant Tunes Trail Obasanjo’s Letter to Jonathan

A Week in the Life of A President

German Firm Fined $32m for Bribing Nigerian Officials

Jonathan: Lar Was a Man of Peace

25 Boko Haram Suspects Killed in Military Raid

‘Arms Trafficking, Organised Crime, Terrorism Threatening Sahel Region’

Nigeria Expects High Revenue from Cassava Production

House Advocates More Funding for Emergency Response

Amosun Inaugurates LG Advisory Council

NDLEA Destroys Cannabis, Psychotropic Drugs

How Nigeria Can Avoid Water, Food Crises

Aka Ikenga Laments Harassment

CDS Charges Military Retirees to be Worthy Civilian Ambassadors

NIS Arrests 24 Illegal Immigrants in Sokoto

NOA, NIMC Partner on ID Card Sensitisation


Jonathan: Lar Was a Man of Peace, Clean Heart

Reactions Trail OBJ's Letter

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Borno Attacks

Thursday, December 12, 2013

PDP Seeks to Declare Seats of Defected Governors Vacant

Jonathan, Obasanjo Meet in Kenya

CBN Worried over Politicisation of Unremitted $49.8bn Revenue

Bush: Nigerian Leaders Can Earn Confidence by Tackling Corruption

Shettima: Boko Haram Has Dragged Borno 50 Years Back

Constructive Criticism Useful for Those in Authority, Says Uduaghan

Malabu Deal: House Asks Adoke to Amend Letter on Oil Transaction

Report: 80% of Arms in Private Hands, Illegal

Tributes as Plateau Court Holds Valedictory Session for Lar

Anenih Runs from Journalists

NNPC Workers Storm Abuja, Protest Sale of Refineries

Bamidele: Of Hate and Propaganda

His Lessons Endureth

Not Yet Uhuru for Electricity Consumers

Stakeholders Hails MARAN at 25

House Probes killing of Nigerian Student in Ghana

Encomiums as Plateau Court Holds Valedictory for Lar

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I Never Encountered Mandela!

Benue Gives Mosquito Nets, Iron Folate to Children, Mothers

Obasanjo Writes Jonathan: Our Country is Bleeding

Finally, FG, ASUU Reach Compromise

South Africans Pay Last Respects to Mandela in Pretoria

Pope Francis Named Time Person of the Year 2013

Boko Haram Resorts to Conscription in Borno, Kills Nine Travellers

How Jonathan Frustrated Moves to Negotiate Peace with Boko Haram

Nwabueze: Some Forces are Bent on Stalling National Conference

House Refers Bill on Clemency to C’ttee on Constitution Review

Boko Haram: FG Urged to Adopt Aggressive Diplomacy with Cameroun

Oil Benchmark: Lawmakers Walk out of Conference Meeting

FG to Close down National Assembly for Renovation

Al-Makura Eulogises Lar, Says He Was a Leader of Great Reputation

NMA: Hold Chukwu Responsible for Collapse of Health Services

House Raises C'ttee to Probe Crude Oil Theft

Air Nigeria Tax: FIRS Withdraws Suit against Jimoh Ibrahim

Winners Get Cash Award in Infinite Impact Online Competition

Mandela's Passion for Telecoms Growth in Africa

Tambuwal Urges EFCC to Prosecute Oil Thieves

Sambo Meets with US Delegation over Crude Oil Theft

I Will Not Resign as PDP National Chairman, Says Tukur

NASS' Take Over of Rivers House of Assembly Unconstitutional, Rules Court

Emure killing: 9 Arraigned in Court as YouthS p Protest

Yuletide: Police Command Bans Use of Fireworks in Plateau

House Raises Cttee to Probe Crude Oil Theft

NASS Committee Moves to Ensure Adequate Supply of Portable Water

Nwabueze: Some Forces Bent on Stalling National Confab

In Rain and Dance, Presidents, Populists Celebrate Mandela

Jonathan, PDP Govs Decide Tukur's Fate Saturday

Corruption: Presidency Faults Tambuwal

Enugu Women Protest Ritual Killings

ASUU Strike: FG Soft-pedals on Ultimatum to Lecturers

Maku: Why Power Can't Return to the North in 2015

Nigeria Needs Stability to Develop, Says Shonekan

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Falana Charges Fayemi to Prosecute Perpetrators of Politically-motivated Killings

Terrorism: FG Promises to Observe Human Rights

Boko Haram: Human Rights Commission Investigates Illegal Detention Centres

Ibori's Confiscation Hearing: You Lack Jurisdiction to Terminate Case, Counsel Tells Judge

Associated Airline Crash: Oduah, DGs Evade Questions on Aircraft Worthiness

MOSOP Shuts East-West Road over Non-implementation of UNEP Report

Tambuwal: I Learnt Lar was Worried over the Future of PDP

House C’ttee Gives South-east Contractors Six Weeks Ultimatum

Two Months After, NCAA Commences Audit of Dana Air

Harmonisation Committee on MTEF Meets, to Continue Today

Offa PDP Pledges Unalloyed Support for Jonathan, Tukur

Growing Pain of Getting Drivers’ Licence

Okonjo-Iweala: Shortfall in Federal Allocation to State Govts Not Political

New DG Expresses Commitment to Transform CIIN

No Longer a Disunited Ndigbo

Lar’s Mausoleum to be Ready on Thursday, Says Contractor

CBN to Partner Satellite System Coys to Boost Internet Services

Gov. Elechi Urges National Assembly to Proscribe ASUU

Reps Hold Valedictory Session for Lar

Nigeria, Venezuela Begin Visa-free Travel Regime

Gov. Dickson Plans Task force to Stop Oil Theft in Bayelsa

NOA Moves to Tackle Challenges Facing Youths

Insecurity: FAAN Bans Farming Activities at Jos Airport Vicinity

Tambuwal: Lar Was Worried About the Future of PDP

Is FG Still Winning the War against Terror?

Please, Excuse the Enugu N’Assembly Members

Monday, December 09, 2013

Tambuwal: Jonathan's Body Language Encourages Graft

Wamakko: G-5 Governors Gone for Good

Mandela’s Last Moments, by Daughter

Boko Haram Burns Three Vehicles, Abducts Drivers in Borno

Police Arrest Ex-bank Director for Laundering N7bn

Apo Killings: NHRC Summons SSS, NSA, Others

FG Won’t Interfere in National Dialogue, Says Jonathan

FG Cautions against Maltreatment of Nigerians

FG Presents Citizenship Certificates to 217 Foreign Nationals

Deji: Traders Protest Prolonged Closure of Businesses

N4.7bn Fraud: Babalakin Challenges Court's Jurisdiction

Subsidy Fraud: EFCC Re-arraigns Tukur, Arisekola's Sons

Tedious Travel Schedules Await Eagles in Brazil

Strike: NLC Offers to Intervene

Okonjo-Iweala: Economy is in Danger without Jobs

Ibori’s Case Adjourned Until Dec 17

NSA: Force Alone Can’t Stop Terrorism

FGGC Students Umuahia Escape Death in Hostel Fire

Groups Ask Court to Compel AGF to Prosecute NCAA

IBA Mourns Mandela's Death, Celebrates His Legacy

A Case Between the Nigeria Police and Lawyers

Winning Oga’s Favour 101

The People’s Lawyer is Gone

Mandela: The Lawyer As Statesman

BACATMA: 40,000 People HIV Positive in Bauchi

Group Kicks Against NUJ Award to Senator Obende

ICPC Attributes Poverty, Unemployment to Corruption

Minister: FCTA Pays Monthly Staff Salary of N3.6bn

Tambuwal: Jonathan's Body Language Condones Corruption

2015: Group Drums Support for Igbo Presidency

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Drogba, Eboue Face Sanctions for Mandela Tribute

Nyako, Marwa and Gundiri Disagree over APC Structure in Adamawa

INEC Warns Politicians in Bauchi against Early Campaigns

President: PDP Remains Party to Beat in 2015

ASUU Adamant as Deadline Expires Today

Jonathan, Obama, 57 Others for Mandela's Funeral

Plateau Prepares for 10,000 Visitors Expected at Lar's Funeral

FG Won't Have Stake in New National Carrier, Says Ministry

New Bill Seeking Independent Audit of AGF Office Awaits Passage in Senate

Pipeline Fire Forces Eni to Shut-in 47,000bpd Production

Military Employs New Strategy to End Boko Haram Insurgency

Govs Approved 1% Excess Crude Fund for Police, Says Uduaghan

Fulani Herdsmen Attack: Group Urges FG to Beef up Security in Agatu

Insecurity Linked to Poverty, Unemployment, Says Amaechi

Maku Seeks Coordinated Effort to Boost Power Supply

FG: Deregulation of Downstream Sector Will Ensure Products Availability

Copyright Law: Court Upholds Charge against Musical Society

Horwath Dafinone Names New Managing Partner

Food Security: FG Tasks D-8 Nations on Research Development

Tambuwal, Deputy, Mimiko Extol Nomiye's Virtues

FCT Minister: Millennium Tower to overtake Eagle Square as Preferred Event Centre

Abia Govt Demolishes Hospital Used as ‘Baby Factory’

Building Collapse: NSE Sets up C’tees to Monitor Construction

Oando Shares Climb on ConoPhillips’ Acquisition

Enterprise Bank Risk Management Efforts Rewarded

Pushing to the Front

Agric Sector Attracts $8bn Private Sector Investment in 2 Years

Nyako, Marwa, Gundiri in Brawl over APC Structure in Adamawa

FCT Minister: Millennium Tower to Overtake Eagle Square as Preferred Event Centre

Governor Babangida Aliyu Advocate University Endowment Fund to Curb Perennial Strike

Lar: Plateau to Tighten Security, as Over 10,000 Attend Burial

'National Open University Laid on Solid Foundation'

Saturday, December 07, 2013


NELSON MANDELA 1918 – 2013 : A legacy of selfless leadership, freedom, forgiveness & reconciliation (A COMMEMORATIVE EDITION)

Robben Island: Inside Mandela’s Cell

A Prisoner Who Became President

Mandela’s Hearse for Triumphant Ride Through Pretoria

Jonathan Meets Niger, Jigawa Governors Today

Tears As Prof. Iyayi Is Buried

Again, Pressure Mounts for Tukur’s Sack

Imoke Emerges 2013 Best Governor

Abdulllahi, Imagwe, Nwankwo for NAO National Youth Summit

Jonathan Endorses Stand-by Force for Peace Keeping in Africa

Atiku to Attend Mandela’s Burial

Jonathan, Mark, Others Pay Last Respect to Lar

Majekodunmi: Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda Will Drive ASCON

Demolition: Enugu Unwilling to Negotiate N250m Compensation with MFM

Okonjo-Iweala: Mandela Fought for a Technologically Advanced Africa

Banks Move to Improve Efficiency, Competency with Job Cuts

Why Nigeria’s Civil Service Stands Out in Africa, By Former Head of Service Afolabi

Olunloyo and The Wild, Wild West

G7 Governors Still Intact, Says Babangida Aliyu

Insurgency: FG Installs Bomb, Drug Detection Equipment at Airports

Friday, December 06, 2013

Festus Iyayi was my teacher

World Leaders Head to S’Africa for Mandela’s Burial Dec 15

Airforce Base Attack: Military Probes Possible Moles’ Role

Again, Nigeria Draws Argentina


France to Train 20,000 African Soldiers Annually, Says Hollande

Nigerian Navy Imports Two War Ships from China

Jang Renames State Varsity after Lar

SSS Interrogates Junaid Mohammed for Incitement against Jonathan

Azekwoh Goes to Ecowas Court, Claims $10m

For Madiba, The World Stands Still

In Search Of Miracles At Ogbongwu Lake

As The World Mourns Mandela

Why I am Relocating to Nigeria

NDLEA Destroys N222m Drugs in Kano

EFCC Not Investigating Any Firm over Subsidy Payments

Jonathan Declares 3 Days National Mourning for Mandela

Pwajok Relaxes in Company of Journalists

Thursday, December 05, 2013

A Giant Passes On

...World Leaders Mourn

For Freedom, Mandela Gave His All

Robben Island: The Dark Years

PDP Reaches Out to Estranged Governors

Again, Oduah Fails to Appear Before Senate Panel, Service Chiefs Too

Rivers Rues Okonjo-Iweala’s Attack on Amaechi

In a New Survey, Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS Prevalence Drops to 3.4%

Elechi Insists on Improved Police Welfare Not State Police

FG Re-opens Abuja Airport after Air Incident

Three Professors Bag 2013 National Merit Awards

Jonathan’s Approval Rating Falls in South-south

Solomon Lar's Body Arrives Nigeria Today

Senate Rejects Saraki’s Objection, Confirms Oba’s Re-appointment

Imo Govt Faults EFCC Alleged Clearance of Agbaso

‘Nigeria Loses N50bn to Fire Disaster Annually'

NLC, TUC Strike in Edo Goes Violent as Thugs Attack Labour Leaders

Two Party System: Tentative Steps

Union Dicon Shares Rise Further at Stock Market

Discovery Airways Begins Operations December

Stop Worrying about Sales, Build Relationship

Zuma, South Africans Mourn as Mandela Dies at 95

Diaspora Nigerians Ask ICC to Prosecute Junaid Mohammed

US Designation of Boko Haram Won't Affect Nigerians, Assures FG

Lekki-Ikoyi Toll Gate: Judge Orders LASG, Others to File Written Addresses

Senate Confirms Prof. Abdulraheem as FCC Chairman

U.S. Wants Nigeria to Win War Against Terrorism

PENGASSAN Urges FG to Rescind Decision on Ailing Refineries

Malaria: FG Distributes 57.7m Bed Nets in 4 years - Official

Yero Swears In New Commissioners, Warns Against Sectionalism

Saudi Aircraft in Near Crash, Disrupts Flights at Abuja Airport

… FutureView Refutes Allegation of Fraud

NITRA Seeks Collaboration with Telecoms Regulator, Operators on ICT Devt

Microsoft Nigeria Builds Media Capacity on Office 365, Windows 8.1

Mounir: Our Desire is to Deepen Smartphone Penetration in Nigeria

Smart Control Technology: LG Electronics Revolution

APC: Tenure Extension Bid is a Third Term Agenda

20 New PDP Senators Shun Talks with Tukur

DHQ Recommends 500 Terror Suspects for Trial

Beggars, the Blind Protest in Kano, Imo

Tension Mounts in Akure over Attempt to Cut Sacred Tree

ASUU Promises to End Strike as FG Shifts Ground

House of Representatives Frowns on Discretionary Execution of Appropriation Laws

Nigerians to Pay UK Visa Application Fee in Dollars

FG to Spend N217bn on Lekki Deep Seaport

Ooni, Yoruba Leaders Task Jonathan on National Conference

Passengers Stranded in Uyo as Arik Diverts Flight over Power Outage

Sultan Condoles Ondo Govt, Family over the Death of Deji of Akure

Independence Day Bombing: Court Orders Psychiatric Test for Okah

Restore Lost Glory of Mapoly, Amosun Charges Governing Council

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Jonathan Urges Researchers to Address Country's Needs

Group Committed to Education, Devt of Muslim Youths

Experts Lament Impact of ASUU Strike on Health

FG Approves $1.3bn for Lekki Deep Seaport Project

House Frowns at Discretionary Execution of Appropriation Laws

Unijos ASUU: We Won’t Resume Lectures Even After Extended Deadline

Street Begging: Physically Challenged Persons Protest in Kano

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Ekweremadu: Tenure May be Extended for President, Govs

FG: We Are Fighting Terrorism, Not Civil War

Shell, Guinness, Others Enjoyed N65bn Duty Waivers in 2012/2013

Youths Clash over Enforcement of Mourning Order for Deji of Akure

Chef Survives in an Air Pocket for 6 0 Hours in Capsized Tug

FG Deposits N200bn Varsity Funds with CBN, Shifts Deadline for Lecturers' Resumption

Jonathan's Security Strategy Ineffective, Say APC Govs

Adesina Beats Dangote, Others to Win Forbes Award

Jonathan: Govt Plans Special Scheme to Boost Development in North-east

President Nominates PDP Chief as NPC Chairman

Oyo Pension Fraud: EFCC Seeks Order to Confiscate Suspects' Property

Transport Minister Disclaims Allegations of Reckless Spending

Falana, Peace Corps Ask Court to Jail IG for Contempt

Court Fixes Date for Case on Aregbesola's Mental Health Status

Jonathan Leaves for Germany, France

Crisis over NDDC Nominees Deepens

VC Lauds Lecturers, Others for Keeping Unilorin Running

APC Chief Killed in Lagos

Ajulo Asks Police, SSS to Probe Muhammed

FG Probes Controversial Anti-Retroviral Drugs

'Amaechi’s Campaign against Okonjo-Iweala Illogical, False'

Soyinka Calls for Coroner's Inquest on Iyayi's Death

Suleiman: CBN Measures Have Stabilised the Naira

'Golf King' Eddie Petters is Dead

Ummeh: Digital, Traditional Advertising Will Continue to Play Complementary Roles

2015: Tambuwal Wants US Assistance on Elections, Boko Haram

Gov. Obi Woos Spanish Investors to Nigeria

Oduah: Why Aviation Ministry Is into Land Swap With FCT

Anyim: Centenary City Will Fetch FG N3 Trillion

The High Cost of Defection…

Merger…or Cross-carpeting?

The High Cost of Defection…

The Future of Nigeria’s Tertiary Education: Is Strike the Answer?

ASUU Should Stop Holding Nigeria to Ransom

Monday, December 02, 2013

NDIC Pledges to Protect Bank Customers

Five Aircraft Razed as Boko Haram Attacks Maiduguri

…Shettima: We Will Flourish or Perish in This Land

S’Court Fixes Hearing on Excess Crude Account

Oshiomhole Employs Edo Widow, Gives Her N2m

HIV/AIDS Patients Discontinue Anti-Ritroviral Drugs

ASUU Defies FG, Says We Are Not Begging for Jobs

Akure Markets, Shops Close to Mourn Adesida

Water Project: Amaechi Wants House to Summon Okonjo-Iweala

Group Urges Jonathan to Stop Romancing Corruption

NBA, Sagay Caution Jonathan against Sacking Lecturers

Activists Grace Heroic March for Iyayi

Population Commission to Ensure 100% Coverage of Registration by 2015

Emure Youths Kick against Choice of Venue for Bamidele's Declaration

HIV/AIDS: N’Assembly Mulls Policy to Grant Police Monthly Casual Leave

FG Grants Zamfara Farmers 50% Subsidy on Fertiliser

World Bank to Support Kogi Cassava Processing Zone

Okezie: NCD Fund Has Empowered Nigerians in Oil and Gas Sector

Boko Haram: 24 Hour Curfew Imposed on Borno

Oshiomhole Employs Widow, Gives Her N2m

FG to Create 3.5m Jobs through Agriculture by 2015

Mass Retrenchment Looms at Enterprise Bank, Sacks 150 Staff

FAAN: Maiduguri Airport not Bombed by Boko Haram

Strike: Unijos Orders Lecturers to Resume Work

Insurgents Attack Nigeria Air Force Base in Maiduguri

ASUU: We Shall Not be Cowed

Presidency Warns ASUU Against Pushing its Luck

Akure Monarch Passes on at 63

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Power of Positive Employee Recognition

NNPC Management and Politicisation of Kerosene Distribution

Foreign Firms to Establish Fish Processing Companies in Lagos

Bamidele Dumps APC for LP

Sanusi Canvasses for Appointment of Successor before April

Revenue Allocation Shortfall Undermines Lagos Capital Projects

Court Okays Bi-Courtney’s Takeover of GAT at Lagos Airport

Dangote Distributes N540m to Borno's Residents

Ex-Taraba Commissioner Named THISDAY Editor, Nation’s Capital

Jonathan: Nigeria Winning War against HIV/AIDS

FG Told to Encourage Private Sector Borrowing

Call Logs: Oyinlola Secures Leave for Adoke to Prosecute MTN

Anambra Polls: Jonathan Urges Aggrieved Parties to Seek Legal Redress

Tukur: It’s Political Secession for PDP Govs to Walk Out on Jonathan

APC To Challenge APGA's Victory at Tribunal

Panel Uncovers N84 billion Fraud in ASUBEB

FG Insists on Re-opening Universities Wednesday

APGA's Victory May Reopen Old Leadership Battle

Tambuwal Condoles Ondo People over Death of Deji of Akure

Nigeria Spends N150bn Yearly on Medical Tourism

Saturday, November 30, 2013

With 51% of Voters, APC States Seize the Momentum

Obiano Declared Anambra Governor-Elect

Buhari: I Won’t Anoint Candidates

APC versus PDP

Jonathan: ASUU Strike Is Now Subversive Action

Lamido: Why I Remain in PDP

Buhari: I Won’t Anoint Candidates

APC versus PDP The Battle line is Drawn

N’Assembly: The Emerging Scenario

Saraki: Lack of Inclusiveness Ruining PDP

Exit of G7 Governors Won’t Affect

Yuletide: Army Promises to Clear Boko Haram Stronghold

NSA Defends Security Strategy for Anambra Poll

Life Foundation Move to Help Orphans Choose Career

SSS Pledges Violence-Free Election in 2015

Better Life Programme Partners NAIF for Clean Energy

FG Pilots N3.6bn Mechanised Farming Scheme

Court Fixes Jan. 27 to Hear Caverton Helicopters’ Suit against Ex-Staff

Korea Seeks Nigerian Hearts Through Cuisine

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