Vanguard News Archive for June 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

AC faults Yar'Adua on Gov Nyako

Senate traces missing aviation N1.7bn

Weird! Youths in Kano inhale gutter odour to get drugged *558 suspects arrested —NDLEA

Minister clarified controversies over new technology.

‘How community based groups can curb corruption’

How safety fears delays Nigeria’s nuclear plant installation, by NNRA boss

Okiro petitioned over missing seven youths, 10 years after

Bauchi govt woos citizens in Diaspora

Osun tribunal reserves judgment...As Aregbesola applies to tender more election results

As PDP crisis deepens Faction drags Ogbulafor to court, petitions Yar’Adua

Celtel partners NDLEA in Bauchi

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Return of PEF N50bn: EFCC makes U-turn, exempts beneficiary — agencies

Alternative to peace summit:Niger Deltans out with fresh agenda

Bonga attack: Shell rebuffs blame on family radar

Friday, June 27, 2008

Bonga Field attack: MEND Commander opens up

shocking! bonga oil floating station was shut-in by security workers, not MEND militants

Kwali assassination:FCTA suspends vice chairman

Car gifts:AC in diaspora cautions Edo judges

Wounded robbery suspect arrested at herbalist's home

Ekiti House reconvenes for 30 minutes in darkness

Ondo tribunal sacks another PDP Rep

Group tasks Ohanaeze Ndigbo on cultural heritage

I remain Secretary-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo —Achuzia

Rep-elect flees to evade arrest

Utomi canvasses for all politicians summit

SEC introduces e-allotment

Why Gambari shouldn't chair N-Delta summit—Aremu

Senate queries Minister N30b withdrawals in 5 days

Ribadu's second term in office illegal — FG

Daniel accuses top Ogun federal office holders of working against state

Way out of unemployment, by VC

Ijaw in diaspora kick against PTDF's scholarship award

IYC faults Amaechi on planned PH mega city

N-Delta summit: Clark rebuffs FG, Gambari

Asemota faults Ogbulafor over Edo PDP crisis

Embrace N-Delta summit, Osunbor urges

Osagie faults Obadan’s statement on Anenih

AC commends MEND for truce

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Police identify 15 crime spots in Sokoto

Lamido sues for peace in Nigeria, Niger border

Kwara pays arrears of gratuity, pension

NDRPCM urges FG to grant official pardon to Okah

Truth Commission: Rivers govt urged to import lie-detectors

Ughievwen kingdom wants Shell to reinstate sacked natives

Edo tribunal upholds Senator Braimoh’s election

UBTH to commence open heart surgery

Bayelsa has potential to grow rice—EKO

Reps threaten to arrest FCT minister

EFCC stalls Kenny Martins’ bail bid, others

48 Insurers generate N117bn premium income

N19.5b aviation fund: Senate to revoke Lagos airport contract

Govs, NEC 've no power over Excess Crude Oil Account —Mudiaga-Odje

Inye Harry, Dokubo in exchange of words

Ministry recruits 130 foreign service officers

Group cautions FG over teachers’ demand

‘Bayelsa Volunteer restructuring for effective service’

Dikibo: Judge shifts verdict to July 30

Rivers govt approves N16bn for devt

NACA asks states, LGs for financial support to fight AIDS

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Power expenditure: Obasanjo wasted $13.5b — Bankole insists

Ogbulafor meets Nyako, Adamawa lawmakers in Aso Villa

Teachers strike: FEC consults stakeholders

Aviation contract scam: EFCC in manhunt for ex-ministers, arrests Austrian contractor

ASUP threatens strike over non-implementation of agreement

FCC asks for investment in education

FG urges states to come up with SEEDS-2 for 2008-2011

Telecom Consumer Parliament holds tommorow, moves to Awka

South East Reps accuse Yar’Adua of marginalization

Only Yar'Adua could 've won 2007 presidential election— INEC boss

Ondo, Ekiti tasked on boundary disputes

Oyo House orders demolition of Ibadan church

Police arrest man for impersonation

Igbo groups want Maiduguri, Bauchi riots probed

Abia to monitor LG chairmen on funds

Okosuns deserves state burial — Pete Edochie

Assassination: AIG summons Ebonyi officials to calabar

Ateke Tom foils attempt to blow up Shell oil field

Why we reject Gambari, by N-Deltans

NLC warns against moves to muzzle Reps over power sector, NNPC probes

Shell restarts Bonga under Naval cover

Adamawa PDP condemns lawmakers over impeachment

Enahoro, Onoh, others ask court to halt amendment of 1999 constitution.

Ex-Gov Ada George fingered in Okrika crises

It’s time for Anenih to retire—OBADAN

ransCorp boss wants Nigeria's economy to be diversified

Auditor-General quarrels with Obasanjo’s N35 bn anticipatory approval

Rivers to get lion share of NDDC projects

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

FG committed to Public Procurement implementation —Kingibe

We 'll do good job in Niger Delta — Gambari

Bankole warns Reps against 'outside influence'

The Apprentice Africa ends

EFCC boss vows to repeat SFU feat

Teachers ready for nationwide strike July 1

Kano spends N1.2bn on accreditation of schools

Benue embarks on graduate farming scheme

NLC protests trial of trade union leaders in Zimbabwe

German Ambassador visits EFCC, pledges support

Foreign coys to invest in Sokoto

Ekiti tests 200 soils to boost farming

Stop parading as Ondo Oba, court orders Olugbo

e-salary payment for Ogun workers

'Mimiko seeks reconciliation with Agagu'

NAFDAC seizes bags of iodized salts in Onitsha

Abia traditional rulers storm senate over planned closure of Language Institute

Anambra revokes two road contracts...embarks on Onitsha decongestion

Suspected assassins kill Anosike

Bayelsa to set up projects advisory board

A-Ibom spends N100m on staff training

Jilted lover takes own life

Edo Energy commissioner resigns

Rain sacks residents, destroys houses in Obudu

Uduaghan wants more teachers in rural areas

Sekibo supplied arms to Ateke Tom with Govt ambulance —Bush Boys

N50bn Fraud: Court stops police from harassing Kenny Martins, Dumuje, others

FG needs $85bn for stable power

Fed Agric ministry, Yobe govt trade blames over grains

Summit: Why N-Deltans oppose Gambari

AC hails Tsvangirai for shunning Zimbabwean presidential run-off

'Why S-East suffers infastructural, human resource deficits'

CONTISS arrears: Hospital staff begins strike

UBTH couple murdered in Benin

Edo deputy gov accuses party leaders of telling lies

Almona-Isei appeals against Court ruling

Way out of militants' attacks, by oil firms

Monday, June 23, 2008

Yar’Adua tasks ECOWAS govts on integration

Niger Delta Summit: No comment yet, says Gambari

Adamawa House commences Gov’s impeachment process

N50bn scandal: EFCC orders PEF headquarters sealed

New Head of Service to take oath of office tomorrow

AC chieftain slams Mantu over re-contest

How to attain Vision 2020 —AGUNLOYE

Nomadic commission enrols 355,909 pupils in 19 yrs

Benue elders warn saboteurs of Suswam administration

I'm no copycat, Oni replies Oyebode

Fuel scarcity looms in S'West, Kogi, Edo

S'West lawmakers seek federalism in new constitution

Monarch laments govt's neglect of community

DPR diverts Ebonyi fuel to Enugu, Awka

ICPC arraigns ministry official for alleged bribery

Landslide cuts off 300 families in Anambra

Woman dies in Ebonyi after delivering triplets

Fire guts Unity Bank in Benin

Militant groups clash in Bayelsa

Rivers' Speaker to appear before Truth Commission tomorrow

How my political opponents misinformed IGP —Osunbor

Isoko give Shell 14-day ultimatum over sacked kinsmen

PDP crisis: Why police stopped Osunbor’s supporters — ABBE

EFCC freezes PEF accounts, seals office

IBB denies planning to succeed Yar’Adua

Expert blames high body toxins on modern lifestyle

No destination

N-Delta summit, another ploy to waste money, says IYC

110 indigenous contractors demand review of N37bn health centres project

MEND Declares Ceasefire

Osun AC lawmakers deny okaying N150m fund

Remain steadfast, Osun AC appeals to members

Delta earmarks N10b for Issele-Uku ring road

EFCC arraigns Kenny Martins, Dumuje today

NNPC, Mobil, banks sign $220m financing agreement

N19.5bn Aviation Fund probe not forwitch-hunting —Senate Committee

MEND vows to confront soldiers sighted close to militant camps

Rivers to tackle problem of cultism in Okrika

Militants counsel Yar'Adua against military option

Osunbor accuses AC, Oshiomhole of misleading Nigerians

Police beat Okada rider to coma over N20

Senator endorses summit on Niger Delta

Flood victims in Niger get reprieve

CPA Secretary regrets Nigeria's backwardness, chides leaders

FCMB boss heads Rivers’ Special Education c’ttee

Bayelsa sets up c’ttee to quell communal clash

More controversies trail N-Delta summit

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Waziri tasks Yobe govt over non-fulfillment of obligation

Mashi worries over incessant rape cases in Kano

Ogunlola tasks Nigerians on work ethics

Tribunal rejects application for ballot scanning

Dabo warns saboteurs against Suswam's administration

Chukwuma wins art festival award

PDP lifts suspension on Nwoye

By-election: Supporters pledge to return Uchieze

Anambra Assembly warns contrators

PPA tasks Yar'Adua on lopsided appointment

Party chief insists, N-Delta needs devt not talk shops

Rep blames Edo PDP woes on 2011

Three soldiers die in APC crash

A-Ibom distributes learning aids worth N300m to schools

Farmer aids fleeing robbers

IMG tasks NADECO others on release of suspected killers of Pa Rewane

Group lists condition for N-Delta summit

Bonga attack: N-Delta crisis out of control, says AC

June 12: Wait for Umar's book, Nwosu tells critics

Groups task FG on N-Delta

Nigeria air space, pilots' nightmare

Oliver de-Coque, highlife king, dies

Thisday’s third ‘Africa Rising' festival goes global

At last, Akala axes Oyo CJ

How falling education standard affects optometery profession — Expert

Ondo govt refutes report on Olokola project

Minister to defend CEDAW Bill in UN

Oil workers urged to show concern about safety

Energy: Independent power outfit spends N46bn

Lagos in historic fish haul; Fashola lauds aquaculture project

Ripples over Edo PDP reconciliation parley: Anenih, others engineered clampdown on us—Osunbor’s men

Storms sack 100 residents, destroy houses •As rain sweep pets

1st Vanguard Allure WOW Seminar: Gov Fashola’s wife tasks women on healthy living

Uncertainty beclouds banking sector probe •As possible hijack by hawks thickens

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Yar'Adua orders beef up of security in the Niger Delta

Friday, June 20, 2008

Illegal oil bunkerers blow-up Chevron, Texaco pipeline

Yar'Adua flags off N50 per litre petroleum initiative

Tension in the prisons, wardens threaten riot

Nigeria wins UN Human Rights Council presidency

18 die in C-River auto crash

jtf raids militant's residence in Rivers

Delta govt to crack down on quack medicine dealers

Oredo PDP rejects Ogbeide

Why govt has not filled missing Director’s seat—Head of Service

Civil Servants are more corrupt—SSG

Airforce sends 18 Airforce officers for training in London

Kano Emirate suggests five political parties for Nigeria

Truth Commission not for witch-hunt—Rivers govt

Glo in Benin: Sells over 600,000 SIMs in 10 days

FG loses N6.5trn in unremitted revenue—AGF

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why we were probing —Bankole

Kwara NLC threatens strike over pay rise

Gov Sambo approves N559,727,360 vehicle loans

Pensioners get N19bn arrears in Kwara

Protesting students find PHCN using generators, lanterns

Adedibu's exit worsens PDP crisis

Mimiko hiding from sponsors —PDP

FG boosts Ekiti water supply with N2.54bn

Ondo tribunal sacks PDP Rep, Assembly member

CPC seizes loaves of bread in AnambraA

Raise workers' pay to avoid strike—Anene

Mba raises alarm over three assassination attempts

NRC partners States on rail services

Abia workers to lose jobs over verification

Kidnappers of Bayelsa SSG's wife finger his cousin

NAFDAC blames upsurge in kidney failure on bad salt

Excess crude account disservice to N-Delta, says Umanah

Group urges militants to shun violence

Group queries N-Delta states over excess crude revenue

Erediauwa tasks Italian envoy on investment drive

Obasanjo-Bello withdraws excess crude bill amidts uproar in Senate

South-East Senators reject PDP Board posts

Return all PEF vehicles, monies, EFCC warns

Fire guts NPA headquarters in Lagos

BAKASSI: UN vows to end boundary dispute

Travel documents: Ibori goes to Appeal Court

Hospital detains woman shot by police over N.2m bill

NCP backs proposed strike by electricity workers

MEND attacks Shell's Bonga offshore platform

Health insurance to generate N3 trillion—Dogo-Mohammed

Omehia recounts mother's kidnap, weeps

Vanguard's WOW seminar, it's D-Day

Missing Poly lecturer found dead in own farm

Ogun spends N1.15bn on roads

Akala remains PDP leader in Oyo

Ondo youths protest derivation fund spending... Ask govt to refund N4.2bn

Ekiti guber ballot papers lacked forensic value, expert tells tribunal

Don't spend kobo on Adedibu's funeral adverts, Akala warns ministries

Lamido rescues ex-council boss from mob

Prison Bill gets Senate backing

Group wants Mantu back in Senate

774 health care projects overgrown by weeds, Court told

Atiku wants opposition parties to unite

Erosion threatens East-West road

N-Delta summit is diversionary tactics, says conflict management expert

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FG to recruit 3,000 civil servants

Gov tells council chiefs to be thorough

Senate moves to curb sharp practices in capital market

Minister tasks GSM operators on effective services

FCTA recruits 75 staff for traffic management

NIM wants state electoral commission scrapped

Onitsha traders allege plot to frame up members

Parties seek electoral reform in Imo

Kidnapping: Kalu calls for Special Intervention Force

Another robbery suspect escapes from Enugu court

....Reyenieju warns on non-inclusion of Itsekiri C’ttee

Ogbemudia, Akhigbe fault Ogbulafor’s resolution on PDP crisis in Edo

Delta govt to expand Osubi Airport

Imoke wants FG to release guidelines on TINAPA

I’ve no hand in Harry, Dikibo’skillings —ODILI

N-Delta summit: Group appeals for Gambari

300 houses to go for Abuja boulevard

EFCC arrests Kenny Martins, Dumuje

We'll oppose Benue govt constructively—AYARGWER

New clerk for Senate

Senate backs teachers on new pay ....As teachers give notice of total strike

Mark blames decay in public hospitals on FG

AC wants election 90 days before end of tenure

Court throws out Ararume's motion

Accountability: PPA to organise forum for govs

Ajaokuta: Presidential C'ttee blames Obasanjo

Patricia Omoqui, motivational Speaker, arrives for Vanguard's WOW seminar

Sultan sad over decaying northern legacies

AC dismisses calls for Bugaje's removal

Suspended NECO exams restarts June 23

Western Goldfields hits N165bn worth of coal in Enugu

Shake up in Navy as two focs are appointed

El-Rufai: Senate orders probe of FCT report's theft

Police arrest two students over admission racketeering

PPA warns on muzzling of opposition parties

MOSOP flays PTDF on scholarship scheme

Delta partners Mustard Seed on housing

Delta wants revenue from ceded 260 oil wells back

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gumel Emir seeks Nigerian support for Obama

Ibori’s passport: Court rejects application

FG inaugurates SEC’s board

TSS: Teachers plan total strike next week

FG to give firm commitment at Niger Delta summit—VP

Northern states to establish power plants

Shekarau advises c'ttee on constitutional review

Lamido calls for prayers against drought

Agitation for more states out of Kano takes new dimension

Six die, 10 hospitalised in Niger after beans meal

Demographic survey :Traditional rulers not exempted—NPC

Ondo appeals loss of 260 oil wells to Delta

Osun seeks N1bn to develop tourism

Don't blame 2007 election rigging on Adedibu, says Ajimobi

Ondo tribunal sacks Rep

Anambra AC threatens to resist new LG c'ttee

Chukwuma blames exam malpractice on corruption

Tribunal upholds Emodi's election

Robbery suspect escapes from Enugu court

LG boss contacts Cameroonian counterpart over refugees

Delta oil communities reject FG summit

Rivers peace panel, waste of time —Sara-Igbe

House C’ttee queries DESOPADEC’s budget proposal

Residents protest dualisation of Effurun road

Rivers police rescue kidnapped SSG’s wife

No pardon for militants, criminals Amaechi warns

EDO PDP: Ogbulafor dissolves both excos

FG to get 53.69% in new revenue proposal

N-Delta summit: Delta elders blast Amaechi

N-Delta Summit: Amaechi assures FG of leaders’ participation

NNPC probe: Reps C'ttee shuns external sponsors

Gani: Court raps Aondoakaa, new EFCC boss

Saudi Arabian govt donates blood to NBTS

Court dismisses suit seeking Iwu’s removal

27 jailed for humans trafficking

Plateau appeal court upholds Gogwin's nullification

Lamido begins project tour

NAFDAC impounds unregistered mosquito coils

Power shortage will abort vision 2020—SAMBO

Ekweremadu blasts opposition

Monday, June 16, 2008

We 'll participate in Niger Delta Summit— Amaechi

N72bn investment in rural telephony at risk

Editors’ Guild seeks national plan for orphans, others

We’ll throw out all corrupt judges from the bench—Kutigi

Automation management system for Abuja, Kano,P-Harcourt airports

Police Service Commission promotes 64 senior officers

10 injured as students, police, hoodlums clash

10 die, 100 hospitalised after 'amala', 'gbegiri' meal in Ede

Osun AC asks Yar'Adua to stoppolice harassment

INEC's lawyer accuses Ekiti tribunal of bias

Ikedife blasts opponents of S-East Economic Commission

NPC selects 24 clusters for Enugu health survey

Robbery: Court grants Onyia bail

Anambra politics worries Anyaoku

MASSOB orders stay-at-home August 28

Delta PDP crisis resolved, Nwaoboshi recognised as chairman

Edo govt berates NLC VP's comment on poll's tribunal

PDP: Agbonkonkon-Ogbeide takes over from Abbe

Wingsong M-House takes over Ayip Eku Oil Palm Coy

Gunmen kill refinery worker in Eket

Drama as court disowns lawyers in PH

Shake-up at EFCC, 257 for redeployment

FG probes DPR, sends Director on forced leave

Yar’Adua names Ama Pepple new Head of Service

Cancer on the loose

Protest over N-Delta summit: Militants bomb NNPC pipeline

Nyako appoints new SSG

PDP summons Osunbor, Anenih factions

More Edo PDP members defect to AC

IPMAN tasks FG on repair of Lagos/Benin highway

Deformed child gets lifeline from Ogoja LG boss

Sunday, June 15, 2008

ANPP lauds Waziri’s appointment as EFCC boss

Ekpiwhre pledges support for new ID scheme

ANPP blasts Jigawa's N689m school fence plan

Council decries state of pharmacy

France volume of trade in Nigeria hits 2.4bn Euros

Court stops Ondo Legislative Council factional leader

AD moves to reconcile aggrieved members

Ogun House probes Alimi over alleged foul words

Ekiti buys 9600 tonnes of fertiliser

Why we waive tax for power station—ORJI

Nwobodo c'ttee: Anambra PDP denies cancellation of congresses

Election tribunal: Okosi retains seat

Enugu PDP inaugurates senatorial, LG excos

Mother of all strike on the way, Enugu NUT boss warns

....It’s image laundry

Protest rocks Obiaruku over nullification of Almona-Isei's election

IYLF dumps FG peace c’ttee

Bendel Brewery owes banks, staff N1.7b

FG reiterates commitment to private sector

Nwosu’s June 12 story diversionary—BNC

Gunmen bomb royal father's palace in Rivers

Stop complaining, Ayogu tells South-East leaders

Reps clear AP sale to Zenon

Tinubu accuses OBJ of betraying Abiola

Federal parastatals, agencies get new boards this week

N6bn Lagos road contract suffers set back

N-Delta summit unnecessary, Rivers AC insists

Oil production: Angola beats Nigeria again

N-Delta summit: NPRCM, Mulade differ on Gambari's choice

Supreme Court refers Rep's sack

CNPP faults Yar'Adua on planned use of $5bn excess crude fund

Why Alao-Akala was absent at Adedibu’s funeral, by wife

Edo election must not be another June 12—NLC official

Incitement allegation against Aregbesola disclaimed

FG begins upgrading of Enugu Airport to international status

Saturday, June 14, 2008

‘Leave Iwu, INEC out of June 12 controversy’

Anti-Adedibu forces regroup

Succession bid tears N/Assembly bureaucracy apart

Friday, June 13, 2008

Emergency in power sector to be declared next month, says Yar’Adua

Corruption: UK calls for independence of EFCC

Man jumps into well, demands N100,000 from Yar’Adua

Civil society groups blamed for non-realisation of June 12

Abacha loot: Maitama Sule, David West and Isyaku Ibrahim differ

Yar’Adua sets Dec 2009 date for electoral reforms

Flood sacks 300 families in Yenagoa

Court grants Dekeri leave to enforce right

Militant group urges JTF to leave Egbema kingdom alone

FG seeks more British involvement in resolution of N' Delta crises

Owie hails Yar’Adua

Kalu gets court nod to travel abroad for medical treatment

75 million children lack basic education—ILO

Teachers' strike: Reps summon minister

Nigeria seeks to head UN Human Rights Council

Govt spending responsible for increase in interest rate—CBN

NNPC probe: There will be no cover up, says Panel

CBN clarifies policy on foreign investors in Nigerian banks

46 hospitalised in Plateau after taken beans meal

Suswam tasks traditional rulers on youths' aggression

Aminu chides Atiku over interference

Adedibu supported June 12 annulment—BABANGIDA

Adedibu: His death, good for Oyo politics, says Lagos AC

June 12: How Abiola resisted military threats, by former aide

UNN, CBN in new deal

Enugu inaugurates c'ttee on MDGs

MASSOB calls for release of members

Two nabbed over attempt to swindle monarch

Ebonyi wants electoral offenders sanctioned

Delta lawmakers angry with Shell over sack of 80% Deltans

Court adjourns ruling on NDDC withheld fund

1,000 Bakassi returnees stranded

Militants abduct father of oil magnate

AC decries FG’s military action in N-Delta

Edo govt asks Oshiomhole to verify N105m road construction claims

Former ASUU president fingers Obasanjo over June 12 annulment

Dikibo killed over Ngige, Uba crisis, says Dokubo

N-Delta Summit: Gambari’ll be biased — IYC

Tears, as Adedibu's remains are buried

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ijaw leaders deny reprisal attack on JTF

Ten feared dead as robbers attack bullion van

NCP makes case for Sovereign National Conference

Probe panel on collapsed Asaba High Court building submits report

Abia Assembly bemoans FG's handling of power, others

Electoral Reform: Stakeholders canvass adoption of option A4

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

REACTIONS OVER ADEDIBU'S DEATH: Rude shock — Bankole...

IBB's wife commissions widowcare project in Abakaliki

Okoye Ecumenical varsity 'll help develop nation's human resource — Gbuji

Anambra to tackle erosion with N17bn

Ebonyi Doctors embark on warning strike

Enugu eIders hail Chime over planned Independent Power Plant

Bayelsa SSG outlines Sylva’s policy thrust

Accumulated N240 billion : DTHA seeks National Assembly's intervention

A-Ibom IEC amends Ini LG result

JTF boss disagrees with militants on missing arms

Akpabio signs $12bn Ibom gas plant MoU

Stay away from N/Delta summit, Okpozo warns Gambari

FEC approves N38bn loan for rehabilitation of roads

FG restructures Customs, sacks 8 top officers

NLC urges Yar’Adua to intervene in Teachers’ strike

Rivers police recover N335m from militants

FG protests death of Nigerian student in S. Africa

Delta govt hails return of ceded oil wells

Teachers' strike cripples schools nationwide

Why NDDC's N360bn is still withheld —Orubebe

Rivers Truth Commission:Son fingers OBJ, Odili in Marshall Harry's death

Abuja Green Cab drivers storm VIO Office

Reps c'ttee concludes probe on alleged 419 lawmakers

Reps c'ttee wants consumer protection in banking

NASCON back on track, says MD

Senate seeks public views on three-month jail term for indecently-dressed ladies

FG moves to relocate Ikot Ekpene, Awka, Onitsha prisons

Court declines move to stop Bakassi's final cession

Woman delivers quadruplets in Abakaliki

We can’t forget June 12, AC tells Gen. Abubakar

Delta House summons Shell GM

Group hails Sylva’s return

Teachers in Bayelsa join strike

Almona-Isei blames Ali, wife for her fate

Two policemen killed in C-River over communal crisis

Rivers govt to complete IPP before end of year

Okocha accuses Delta PDP of plans to cause anarchy

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yar’Adua to declare state of emergency on power soon—Minister

FG drops charges against MEND leader Atatah

Nation's education system favours wealthy individuals—Kingibe

FG moves to crash ports charges

S-Africa to wave part of Visa requirement for Nigerians

US endorses Farida Waziri as new EFCC boss

Yobe chiefs hail Gov Ali's

Royal fathers advise Jigawa electoral c'ttee

AP candidate slams INEC over electoral fraud

Robbers raid Makurdi bank, kill two policemen

Bauchi teachers dissociate selves from NUT strike

Tribunal sacks Ondo lawmaker

Police parade 132 suspected criminals in Ibadan

Oyedepo links Vision 2020 success to investment in education

World Bank assures Ekiti on devt

NDE trains 150 graduates in Enugu

Rainstorm wreaks havoc at Awka General Hospital

Chime carpets opposition

Anambra: Ogbulafor, Ekwueme move against Uba

Onuesoke condemns Gambari's option for N-Delta summit

Edo community warns Shell against fueling crisis

Former Edo Assembly Speaker, Deputy decamp to AC

Ogoni people jubilate over sacking of Shell

Nwokeafor refutes statement on N-Delta

Oil installations: FG beefs up security

Akunyili warns against use of pesticides as preservative

FG to lose N117bn to Solgas

Group asks Odili, Sekibo to rebuild Okuruama community

Gunmen kill one in fresh attack on oil facility

Mark: Legal tussle begins

INEC must be totally independent to succeed—SULTAN

Court of Appeal rejects stay of proceedings for Ibori

Seven northern states target world rice market — Commissioner

Waziri: Gani's move okay, says Olanipekun

Tribunal returns Gov Aliyu in Niger

Adamawa announces date for LG election

MEND vows to retaliate attack on Ijaw communities

FG loses arbitration to Solgas in London

Monday, June 09, 2008

AC slams ex-heads of states’ comments on Abacha

Yar'Adua visits France Thursday, plans partnership on energy

FG to meet with Labour over wage demand

EFCC: Gani sues Yar’Adua, Senate over appointment of Waziri

NUPENG shelves strike

Agagu swears in new perm secs

Tension in Ibadan over reduction in fund allocation to chiefs

Tribunal nullifies Uchezie's election

Natives decry govt's neglect of Awka

Tribunal: Group petitions SSS, IG over alleged bribery

Labour drags Ebonyi to court over assassination attempt

NSCDC raids illegal home, rescues 20 pregnant girls

Militant leaders narrate ordeal

Lulu-Briggs donates N150m to Niger Delta Varsity

Delta PDP crisis: Factional chairman, 14 members in Clark’s camp suspended

Osunbor expresses need to boost agricultural productivity

Rivers House replaces impeached officers

AC backs Ijaw’s boycott of N-Delta summit

4 soldiers injured as militants, JTF clash

NLC, Oshiomhole laud Yar’Adua on extension of fuel price moratorium

Govt officials hijack Ogbeogonogo stores, traders cry out

Intercontinental Bank's Assets Base hits N1.7trn

Senators, Itsekiri Leaders kick against Gambari

Poor energy hampers productivity—Yar’Adua

Anglican Church hails NASS on constitution amendment

AC chieftain tasks FG on N-Delta devt

Yala LG boss woos

Ganagana tasks Uduophori community on contractor's safety

Benue signs N4.1bn Katsina-Ala-Otobi Waterworks contract

Belgore supports Waziri as EFCC boss

ALGON gets new president amidst protest

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Why physical fitness is a must for military,by COAS

Bauchi clears air over

Headmaster, teacher suspended over child labour

NBA writes new EFCC boss on anti-graft war

Igbinedion varsity VC raises fears on Vision 2020

Agagu urges passage of FoI bill

Imo Speaker summons council chairmen

Traditional rulers raise alarm over disasters

Anambra, Cape Town for economic partnership

Anambra teachers to join strike

Ebonyi suspends 13 labour leaders

Political lobbying in Bayelsa worry Ijaw leaders

2,000 families to benefit from home scheme in Yenagoa

Isoko North LG lawmakers crisis resolved

Arigbe-Osula blasts immediate past House of Reps

BNC wades into BYC's rift

Edo govt increases subvention to tertiary institutions

Fuel scarcity looms nationwide

Civil Service Commission chair seeks four-year tenure for Perm Secs

218m children in Child Labour worldwide

Rejection of FOI bill, blow to anti-graft fight —AC

UBA acquires Liberty Bank Plc

Teachers commence nationwide strike Wednesday

Abacha did his best—AbduLsalami

NULGE enjoins N' Assembly to expunge state, LG joint accounts from new constitution

NICON gets new CEO; Ibrahim takes over as Chairman

Minimum wage demand: Senate urges caution

FG, lawmakers on fresh warpath over budget

Solving power problem, key to economic growth— OSUNBOR

Nigerians in diaspora hail Yar’Adua

CCDA speaks on Sylva’s commitment to development

Saturday, June 07, 2008

FG donates relief materials to Ogun river flood victims

Ekiti govt appoints VC for education varsity

Itsekiris deny alleged attack on Dinkoru

Chime rehabilitates 200 roads

Fashola orders auctioning of confiscated goods

Lagos/Badagry road reconstruction: Tension in Orile-Iganmu •Over demolition notice

Regular power supply: Yar’Adua’s 2011 date discouraging but — Reps

CJN tasks judges, swears in Sogbola, NIC registrar, 5 others

Niger gov knows fate at election petition tribunal tomorrow

Friday, June 06, 2008

Folawiyo: Atiku, Senators mourn a great industrialist and Islamic leader

Give up corruption or face the law, Waziri warns

Ooni moves to reconcile traditional rulers in Yorubaland

Ex June 12 exiles, detainees declare : "No democracy in Nigeria yet"

Orogun youths task FG, DESOPADEC on empowerment

Banks flout tax law, cheat on PAYE Edgal tells reps committee

Thursday, June 05, 2008

New transformation blueprint for the armed forces coming

Don’t quash charges against Grange, others, EFCC begs court

We’ll find constitutional solution to Niger Delta — Bankole

FG moves to increase oil supply to power stations

Nigerians in South Africa protest secret trial of Okah

Oyo, bank fight poverty with N1bn

PDP moves to share FG parastatals' posts

NNPC boss worries over overhead cost

El-Rufai revoked plots illegally — Modibbo

Hausa cattle traders task Abia govt on amenities

Tribunal strikes petition against Ekiti lawmaker

Ogun seals 13 drug firms

Ondo NDLEA arrests woman, two others over possession of 278bags of Indian hemp

Ekiti demotes seven principals over exams fraud

Enugu to build 100MW power plant

PPA won't merge with APGA —Scribe

ASUU calls for removal of Ebonyi SSG

Rule of law: Don lauds Judiciary

Abia Assembly passes 9 bills into law

Osunbor presents 16 Jeeps to judges

How oil firms, investors can secure their investments in N-Delta —Uduaghan

Emulate Akpabio’s operation zero pothole—Ibom Think Tank

How to hold govt accountable on budgetary matters—OTI

East Regional NUT backs 3 days warning strike

Osunbor spends N9.7bn on road rehabilitation

Labour minister briefs ILO in Geneva

No going back on strike, says NUT

House probes meant to correct past mistakes —SPEAKER

Senate confirms Waziri as EFCC boss

Rivers Truth Commission: Petitioner blames Odili for attack on Okuruama

Uwazurike has betrayed MASSOB — MacDavies

Fraud: Police clears UNTH Chief Medical Director

FEC approves procurement units for ministries, agencies

I didn't support scrapping of political parties, says Iwu

Obasanjo, estranged wife opts for out-of-court settlement

Crisis in Delta PDP deepens

Edo teachers want Basic Education Commissioner sacked

Truth Commission orders Koniju monarch to appear in person

Group asks Yar'Adua to release withheld NDDC fund

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New York bank appoints UBA global investor

Bankole counsels donor agencies on project financing

Missing plane: Panel advises govt against contract award

Banks credit to SMES hit N204billion —SOLUDO

Nigeria, S-Africa pledge clsoer economic ties

EFCC: Waziri vows to step on toes, pursue Govs, LG chairmen

N50bn PEF Fund: Police stalls trial of Kenny Martins, Dumuje

Ex-gov Kalu knows fate June 12

Family misses Abacha — MARYAM

DPP, AP chide Kwara election tribunal

AC raps Iwu over defence of 2007 polls

22 Ekiti lawmakers fail to reconvene assembly

Tinubu, others pay tributes to Kudirat Abiola

Bus crushes two primary school pupils in Ibadan

PENGASSAN threatens Chevron with strike

NUT Strike: Teachers to picket private schools, technical colleges, others

Natives donate N8m medical equipment to hospital

Appeal court dismisses Agballa's suit against Chime

Police probe death of family of five

Kidnappers abduct Imo Speaker's sons

TMG, ERN meet over electoral reforms

Burutu Council to probe Pondi’s removal in 2003

Swearing-in of new Bayelsa SSG holds tomorrow

Amaechi raises students' bursary by 100%

Police redeploy officers in Edo, Bayelsa

FOI: AC condemns House of Reps

Kwara declares contractor wanted over fraud

ICPC quizzes six top officials of Bauchi govt over N89m fraud

Glo rolls out in Benin Republic today

Intruder disrupts Senate proceedings

Senate turns down motion of commendation to Obama

Total reassesses continued stay in Nigeria

NDDC donates tractors to farmers

Parties urge DSIEC to release election result documents

Ateke Tom disowns lawyer

A-Ibom inaugurates committee on productivity

Clark challenges Shell to publish list of sacked staff

PDP, not disturbed by appeals against S/East guber elections

FoI Bill tears Reps apart

I won’t hands off Dariye’s trial—JUDGE

EFCC: Senate to screen Waziri today, to be broadcast live on AIT

Itsekiri’s burial rites for Adesanya to hold Aug 19

Woman shot by police on danger list

Niger to accord women education priority—GOV

Unijos absorbs students of scrapped Plateau varsity

Oni’s media aides receive death threat

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Senate receives N79 billion NDDC budget

Minister shocked over officers’ court action against military

FG arraigns 78 MASSOB members for treason

New ICAN boss vows to support anti-graft war

Reps ask Navy to vacate Sapele port

Ita-Giwa hands over

Customs chief sets 8-point agenda for service

Plateau House pledges support for Jang

Gov Suntai orders compulsory prayers by workers

Modibbo reassures on rail transportation in FCT

Yar’Adua's father lauds stoppage of advance rent payment

Electorate blamed for lawmakers' failure to sponsor bills

Ooni hosts World Festival of Yoruba Arts/Culture Friday

NUT plans warning strike, battles FG over salary structure

Ogun investment portfolio now N8.16bn

Arisekola urges Oyo politicians to embrace peace

IPMAN strike paralyses Enugu

Anambra inaugurates committee on new airport

PDP accuses Orji of 16.4bn fraud

Appeal court reserves judgement in Chime, Onu's appeals

Cultists kill lecturer, 2 others in Uniport

Edo Speaker kicks against constitutional amendment

Legislator condemns violence in N-Delta

New Bayelsa SSG to be sworn in 48hrs after his wife's kidnap

Imoke tasks traditional rulers on maintenance of peace

No acrimony in Delta Assembly—SPEAKER

Turaki re-echoes tenure elongation call

Banks' lending rates to go up

Excess crude account: Don't release extra money to S-South govs, Clark tells FG

S-Africa, xenophobia and a presidential visit

Group hails Bayelsa govt over use of banks to supervise project

Nigerians yet to explore World Bank

School Principal, boyfriend docked for murder

Kano lawmakers distance selves from tenure elongation

Oil community in Bayelsa under threat of ocean surge

Mark gives conditions for passage of FoI Bill

Ekiti Speaker dares AC lawmakers on threat to reconvene

TMG asks Yar'Adua to declare emergency on power sector

Ogun to partner private sector on housing... as OPIC gets new board

Five family members die mysteriously

Cabinet reshuffle: Work at Federal Ministries grind to halt

Monday, June 02, 2008

Gambari loses suit against Saraki

Catholic bishops seek protection of human dignity

Plateau Assembly orders commissioner's arrest

FCTA to tackle forgery of land documents

ITF needs N9bn for SIWES programme —DG

Adedibu claims superiority over Akinjide

Fayemi pleads for statistician at tribunal

Ohakim denies N5.1bn excess crude fund

'Monarchs not in support of hostage taking'

Emodi urges tribunal to uphold INEC's election result

Ugwudike threatens to report fake drug dealers to NAFDAC

Imo House cannot be intimidated — Speaker

God told me it’s my turn to govern—UDUAGHAN

Two Delta communities in dispute over land ownership

ADC backs Oduduowu-Ogbetebe on Bayelsa’s guber election

N-Delta: A test to Nigeria’s existence —NEPAD

Delta stops diversion of ships from Warri Port

We've no deal with Akogun —Edo ANPP

Customs nets N116.6b in first quarter

CBN raises MPR to 10.25%

Arik to fly five W'African routes

Vision 2020: Soludo warns over complacency

Navy alerts of terrorist threat to oil prospecting

NBA expresses concern over Electoral Reform committee

Police shoot 50-yr-old mother hawking bread in Delta

Rivers Truth Commission: Gov Amaechi, complainant in war of words

Rivers to sanction communities imposing levies on contractors

Yobe to train more Mathematics teachers

Atiku: S/Court set to review Appeal Court's verdict on Iwu

Kaduna group rallies support for Akpabio

Gunmen free kidnapped oil worker’s wife

As UAE, UK investors visit Calabar to explore oil, gas potential

Bayelsa AC wants 3 suspended

Sunday, June 01, 2008

EYDC wants Igbinedion probed for importation of fake rice

Let's create ready market for farm produce—Saraki

Animals, strangers infiltrate runway at Sultan airport

Shekarau canvasses continuity in govt

Ondo blasts FG over low budget for roads

Kingibe seeks parley on decaying educational system

Adeboye tasks Ekiti politicians on progress

N4bn judgment debts strangle Imo councils

Abia set for showdown with SPDC

Road accidents not caused by witches — FRSC

Uduaghan inaugurates N.5bn Asaba street lights project

Paris firm to invest $20bn on tourism in Cross River

Oyegun canvasses Bangladesh election

Due process: Delta House stops DESOPADEC from spending money

Why Abacha couldn't intimidate G-34 members—Omowale Kuye

EFCC: Gani faults Waziri's appointment

Faction asks Gov Imoke to hands off Obong of Calabar crisis

You 've failed Nigerians, AC tells legislators

Yar'Adua visits S'Africa

Hike in oil prices 'll continue —IMF

UBA introduces dual currency debit card

Tourism minister mourns Okosun, Rhodes, Sammy Needle

Group hinges N-Delta crisis on marginalisation

Ijaw youths ask Sylva to embrace an all inclusive govt

Groups laud Akpabio

Enewaridideke tasks oil firm on development

Uduaghan charges military on sustaincy of democracy

Arewa youths task National Assembly on anti-corruption war

FG appeals to Indonesia over two Nigerians on death row

Senate, minister want improved funding for Navy

Reps seek end to death penalty

No candidate in Bayelsa was excluded—INEC

Presbyterian church warns against increase in power tarrif

Armed robbers raid Osoba’s home

Fresh worry over new Customs boss

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