Vanguard News Archive for August 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monarch laments increasing road accidents on highways

Mystery death in Minna!As man dies in vehicle

Islamic scholars battle man with 86 wives!

Bakassi returnees overwhelm Akwa Ibom

5 feared killed as building collapses in Abeokuta

Andoni militants kill 6, raze community in Akwa Ibom

Confusion mars Anambra PDP rescheduled congress

Why we can’t curb rape, by Kaduna police

You can’t stop poll into 57 LGAs in Lagos, Fashola tells Aondoakaa

Malu: How I saved ex-defence chief from Obasanjo

Lagos IYC faults critics of NDDC’s youth programme

Friday, August 29, 2008

Yar’Adua: From Germany’s Horst Schmidt Klinik to Saudi’s King Fahd Hospital

Iwu faults character of Nigeria’s politics

Robbers kill 15 Igbo traders

We are praying for him to recover — Nigerians

Jamb releases MPCE results, cancels 6,184

Why we passed Fatwa on Islamic preacher with 86 wives –Imam Ashafa

YCE tasks Yar’Adua to address imbalance in appointments

Africa For Obama: EFCC must recover funds -Reps

Lagos shuts 3rd Mainland Bridge totally

Ijaw warn against marginalization of Jonathan, threaten to sue Yar’Adua

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ramadan: Yobe releases N70m for breaking of fast

35% of land in 11 states now desert—JANI IBRAHIM

Bankole tasks youths on leadership

Nigeria banks lose N7.3bn to cyber fraud

Belgore satisfied with tribunal judgments

Gastro enteritis claims 3 lives in Sokoto

FG approves reclamation of abandoned mines

Director appeals for subsidy of poor patients

Weak educational structure bane of Vision 2020—ASIODU

Enugu sets up Fadama c’ttee

Congress: 7,000 pick PDP nomination forms in Anambra

Ebonyi seeks World Bank support on education

Traders close shops for MASSOB in Asaba

N-Delta crisis: Militants fault use of force

Cocoa producing states brainstorm in Asaba

MEND asks Julius Berger to complete projects in N'Delta

N'Delta: Youth Parliament seeks release of outstanding NDDC funds

Uduaghan signs Fiscal Responsibility Bill into law

Rivers begs kidnappers to release abducted Israeli

New service chiefs take over command of armed forces

Akeredolu, SAN, emerges NBA President

Scrap full time National Assembly—Utomi

Sorcery: NDDC lied over missing N800m—Police

Delta PDP: Clark carpets Ogbulafor

PTDF recovers $14m of $20m controversial fund

Pension: PENCOM set to publish names of defaulting employers

Envoy justifies action in Russia/Georgia

Resolve N-Delta crisis now, Economic

Tribunal upholds Oni's election

Fishermen blame N-Delta militancy on fishery neglect

Armed Forces College appoints new commandant

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obi assures on infrastructure

Intellectual property will increase Nigeria’s GDP—ADEWOPO

Enugu Assembly wants Law School fees reduced

Egbu commends Abia at 17

FCMB posts N20.52bn gross profit

Nigeria now world’s highest producer of cassava

Don threatens to quit office if...

ADB to collaborate with Bauchi on projects

Kano, World Bank, DFID in deal on project implementation

FG approves review of 2% CRF disbursement formula

INEC condemns consensus candidacy in elections

Lecturer sues Abia Poly

NUJ to parley with stakeholders

Chime moves to decongest Enugu Prisons

PPA rejects NUD’s call for ING

Madueke tasks FERMA on Afikpo-Abakaliki road

Crisis looms in Sapele over impeachment plot

Board urges militants to apply for scholarship

CLO asks FG to investigate JTF's killing of pregnant woman, others

Militant kept me on my toes —Ojediran

A-Ibom records 50,000 Bakassi returnees

Rivers Assembly passes motion to curb tax evasion

Fresh Siemens’ deal weakens anti-graft war— AC

Immunity: Momoh wants laws to tame public office holders

FG, states, LGs share N78.7b from Excess Crude Account

UNIBEN Deputy Registrar assassinated

EFCC to investigate missing N1.5trn Energy Fund

Yar'Adua's govt has failed, declare Ikimi, others

CBN rolls out conditions for banking licence

Suspect admits taking poisoned cannabis before killing 3

Pros, cons of FG's move to stabilise capital market

N-Delta crisis has perilous implications —Anyaoku

Shekarau blames rot in education on govt

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Foreign airlines to participate in 2008 hajj operations —Commission

Nnam bridge collapses

My greatest challenge at INEC —COMMISSIONER

Kano distributes 53 SUVs to monarchs

Man machetes 7 to death in Yobe

Ughelli South LG boss wins award

Mortality rate: Sylva's spouse hails Turai

30,000 jostle for admission in UNIBEN

FG sets fresh 6,000 mgwt power generation target

Nigeria, Iran open discussion on nuclear power

Investors rush for Nigeria’s new mineral map

Kwara Assembly recommends screening of contractors

S-East PDP wants FG to redress injustices against Ndigbo

Obiwuzie advocates political culture for PDP

NULGE strike: Imo moves to resolve impasse

No regret handing over to Elechi—Egwu

Andy Uba still in the past—Ogbulafor

Degema community raises alarm over fresh JTF attacks

Delta PDP leaders back Brume’s parley with Uduaghan

Delta House urges LGs to open up blocked drainages

NDDC acknowledges IMG concern on

N'Delta youth activist arrested, jailed in US, deported

Gov Osunbor tasks Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board

ICPC boss seeks divine help in corruption war

Reps defend Bakassi handover

Jimoh Ibrahim acquires National Mirror

Assault: Journalist sues NNPC for N1bn

Police nab five suspected kidnappers

FAAN ordered to re-open second runway at MMIA

INEC has no laws to sanction political parties — IWU

Imoke inaugurated afresh, tasks Cross River people

Dariye loot: British lawyers collect £500 per hour

Ekpan contractors threaten to seal up Warri Refinery

Azazi, others retire voluntarily

US electoral process against external funding, says Carrington

FG earns N15bn annually from airports —Alison-Madueke

Monday, August 25, 2008

Oil firms funded NDDC with N30bn in 2007 —Omiyi

Bonga Attack: MEND alleges being offered $500,000.00 bribe to implicate Niger Dock

Delta seeks NDDC’s assistance in devt

Police continues offensive on Abuja journalists

Yoruba leader lauds Bauchi govt

Son kills father in Adamawa

NDDC scam: Edem seeks variation of bail conditions

NAPTIP trains border officials on trafficking

APGA faults calls for Okereke-Onyiuke’s sack

Stakeholders commend Anambra PDP congress c’ttee

Cultism bane of graduates in Nigeria —Dep Governor

Man shot dead by robbers

Security forces invade Uga over prayer session

IYDA faults IYC president over comment on IMG

Detained lawyer's family demands justice from IG

INEC loses bid to halt retrial of Mariam Ali's petition against Osakwe

Human rights group demands release of Okrika king

Govt House thieves are blackmailers — Uduaghan

Stop sabotaging urban taxi scheme—Uduaghan

Oba Funso Adeolu passes on

Court remands Ekiti OPC leader in prison

NECO uncovers N9m exam fees fraud

NITEL/MTEL to get core investor as BNP gets NCP nod

PenCom verifies pensioners’ claims

Carrington calls for justice in Niger Delta

Fashola, concessionaire sign N40bn LIP pact

Democracy working in Nigeria—Iwu

Bayelsa House denies probing Jonathan’s tenure

Govt to penalise landlords without insurance cover

Court grants Botmang bail for N100m

JTF shoots passenger boat in error, kills 3

US grants boosts agric with N2.9bn agric

EU project donates 12 vehicles to Gombe govt

Ugochukwu dismisses stroke rumour

Nduka appointed Tansian varsity VC

Anyim, conscience of the nation — NWODO

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cardinal Arinze advises against divorce

Ogbe-Ijoh, Alaja communities flex muscles

C-River re-run election waste of resources—LG boss

Elumelu donates vehicle to police

FG takes over prosecution of 14 Filipinos

Youths 'll disrupt proposed gas pipeline to Lagos unless..., IDA warns

Imoke wins C-River re-run guber poll

Split Housing from Environment Ministry—MINISTER

VC, Vet Council trade blames over non-accreditation

‘Fighting corruption in Nigeria is risky’

Niger revenue board decries non-payment of taxes

12 students nabbed for exam malpractice

Bishops lament spate of terrorism, kidnapping

Edo Speaker dismisses alleged plan to impeach Osunbor

60 PG students raise dust over varsity’s MBA programme

IYC faults IMG’s stance

Itsekure faults FG's gas plan

FG to announce development package for Niger Delta soon, says Orubebe

I 'll ensure my successor continues with Vision 2020 — UDUAGHAN

Private, public sectors collude on corruption, says ICPC boss

My life is in danger

EFCC fires 11 officials

25 women, 90 babies die in childbirth

Nigeria, IMF in fresh deal

Cecilia Ibru

Traditional rulers storm INEC office over delimitation

Warning on N-Delta! We must avoid another Biafra — Oyegun

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Looming fuel price hike is open invitation to chaos—Adamu Song

Ijaw warn South Africa embassy over NDDC’s skill acquisition training

Delta CNPP disowns scribe over comments

Accommodate all, CNPP charges Lagos electoral body

Police lauded for being in forefront of character reform

Sorcery allegation: Ijaw threatens protest march * Gives 30-days ultimatum

Monarch tasks NULGE on peace

Seven INEC commissioners step down tomorrow

Arewa Consultative Forum lauds Akpabio over welfare of Bakassi returnees

Electrocuted couple:Babangida gives succour to children

No plan to impeach Osunbor— Anenih group

EFCC report on corrupt govs missing

You erred! Malu blasts FG over service chiefs ouster

Low turnout mars Cross River re-run poll

Auchi Poly student shot dead

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bathed in acid by housemate, Penticost seeks justice 24years after

Gun men abduct twins

Robbers raid bank in Ebonyi

Reps uncover $2.3bn NNPC fraud

Governors identify root of N-Delta problems

Sacked community sends SOS to Ogun Governor

Bankole summons NSA, ministers, service chiefs over arms supply to N-Delta militants

Nigeria flares 125 million cubic feet of gas — Minister

Foreign donors at war with EFCC

ANPP loses bid to stop today’s fresh guber poll

Militants demanded N50m ransom for our release, says released Ondo chiefs

Builders blame collapsed buildings on govt

PWYP faults NNPC over N3bn loan

68-yr-old hemp suspect arrested afresh

Gov Amaechi tasks Federal Civil Service Commission

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Katsina launches eight mass transit buses

Kogi Assembly passes 11 bills, 183 motions

Ogun leases Gateway Hotels for 25 yrs

Police detain Ekiti OPC leader over alleged robbery

Osun drivers beat 10 FRSC operatives

Anambra House okays Bill

Senate assures on South-East roads

FRSC tasks Special Marshals on good conduct

‘No second term for incompetent legislators in Delta’

Rivers to establish community police

Ethiope East LG boss vows to transform council

NULGE resumes strike

Enugu tasks LGs on roads

South East royal fathers suspend Iri Ji Ndigbo

Enugu to renovate district hospitals

Group condemns pay rise for judicial officers

Decision to buy cars was collective — Reps

First Bank backs NDIC on single obligor limit

VP leads Imoke’s return rally in Calabar

Gunmen kidnap six PDP chieftains in Ondo

Nation’s first compressed gas station to be commissioned in Benin

FG plans 3-yr roadmap for highway devt

FG to set up 100mw plant in Kaduna

Nigeria's oil output rebounds, now 1.9mbpd

First Bank delights shareholders with 24bn dividend

Bauchi Assembly queries N8.1bn road contracts

Nasarawa calls for solid minerals derivation fund

Mark mourns Ogundeji

New IT policy underway —MINISTER

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fire service seeks govt assistance

Chime tasks govts on infrastructure Commission

RATTAWU honours VP, Mark, Bankole, others

Canadians offer free medical service in Ebonyi

Court orders PDP congresses in Anambra

Microfinance: Nigerians set to learn from 2006 Nobel laureate

MWUN blames rise in oil theft on port concessioning

PTDF explains delay in execution of Niger Delta projects

Delta natives back Imoke's re-election

NAPEP to spend N500m in Delta

Ondo: Agagu queries tribunal's ruling

Five nabbed over theft at Osun palace

IMG mobilises Niger Deltans to demand Okah’s release

Itsekiri graduates task Shell on employment

PDP chieftain faults IMG on Attah

Rivers accuses Chevron of breaking employment laws

Bayelsa Assembly summons Rep over N150m contract

Release N6.5bn excess crude oil windfall, Edo House orders state govt

PDP alleges plan to topple Yar’Adua’s Govt

JTF parades 20 suspected militants in Port Harcourt

Why Ribadu, others were demoted—Okiro

Suspended NDDC Chairman, Edem, gets bail

Killing of staff: PHCN threatens to throw Lagos, Ogun into darkness

EFCC quizzes Okereke-Onyiuke, Wabara

Ogundeji: Witnesses to address newsmen today

CBN clears Omoyeni, resumes as Wema MD Sept 1

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ude wants more christians in politics

Communities task UNICEF on abandoned projects

Revenue sharing tears LG chairmen, administrators apart in Enugu

Group offers free medical treatment in Anambra

Warring Ebonyi communities lay down arms

Udu bridge: Police on alert over bomb threat

MEND issues 30-day ultimatum to Rivers, Bayelsa govs

15% pay rise: Bayelsa to pay arrears

Nigeria, Germany sign MoU on power supply

NLC condemns jumbo pay for political office holders

Ooni escapes hoodlums' attack

Robbers lay siege to Ijebu-Ode

Oni: I'm not worried by Fayose's antics

Group advocates true federalism for Nigeria

Urhobo tasks UPU on land tussle

Group congratulates Western Izon over NDDC projects

Communities beg Yar'Adua to probe Warri gas flare

Irate youths attack cleric

Uduaghan names c'ttees on youth empowerment

Ughelli shut as bridge collapses

ThisDay raises query on Ogundeji’s murder

Vanguard Staff manhandled at NNPC over question on transparency

Militants warn FG on moves to alter gas master plan

NDIC boss wants 20% single obligor limit reduced

Nigerian Guild of Editors condemns Ogundeji’s killing

Infrastructure: Fashola signs law on N275bn loan

LCCI proposes new VAT formula

We're in final for Gold, says Siasia

Heightening fears of another fuel price hike

Highway crossing: Tough time awaits offenders in Lagos

Detention of 28 Nigerian UN soldiers illegal —Falana

Tinubu mourns Adeyemi-Bero

NAPTIP raises alarm over activities of baby sellers in S-East

Okogie carpets Yar’Adus’s govt

8,000 lawyers to attend NBA conference

Monday, August 18, 2008

Anambra to develop Medical School

NDDC to commission three projects in Delta

Human rights group appeals to IGP over girl’s murder

AC faults calls for dissolution of NDDC Board

Council destroys illegal refinery

Give time frame for election petitions—NIGER AG

Flood submerges 150 houses in Sokoto

Kogi: ANPP gets tribunal's nod for vote recount

Jang sets up ethno-religious committee

Agency alerts Kaduna residents of impending flood

Lagos govt tasks security agencies to arrest Ogundeji's killers

N12.5bn scam: EFCC quizzes Ondo Commissioner, perm secs

Ondo NULGE crisis deepens, faction unveils new exco

Bandits raid Ekiti police station, free detained colleagues

OOU suspends student unionism

MASSOB insists on sit-at-home order

Group hails S-East Governors’ position on marginalisation

Controversy trails rescheduled PDP congress in Anambra

Rights group seeks soldiers withdrawal from Agbor

Ijaw group faults Attah’s save Niger Delta campaign

Community at loggerheads with Shell

Osunbor remains Edo PDP leader — OBADAN

Rivers to combat flood

CNPP wades into Bayelsa crisis

JTF smashes more 118 illegal oil refineries

El-Rufai: Court can't stop us—Senate

Ogundeji, Thisday editorial board member killed in Lagos

Yar’Adua restructures presidency

Right groups ask senate to reverse Ribadu, others’ demotion

Passport: NIS to prosecute extortionists

Police foil house-to-house robbery in Lagos

Sorcery: Police arraign Edem over N800m NDDC fund

N-Delta rejects FG's plan to alter gas masterplan

Lagos warns hospitals against rejection of dead bodies

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Minister sues for peace in Umueze Anam

Ezeife calls for Assets Reconciliation Tribunal

Cardinal Arinze lauds pace of devt in Anambra

EBSUTH introduces medical informatics

Human factors cause 80% of road accidents—FRSC

C’ttee tasks state govts on Stem Cell technology

Jigawa disburses N2.2bn to LGAs

Gowon wants NYSC members engaged effectively

Sylva combats housing problems in Bayelsa

Protect gas pipeline, NGC urges N-Delta youths

NNPC staff, lady found dead in Issele-Azagba

NSCDC clamps down on 29 security firms

NUJ wants N/Assembly to pass FOI bill

‘Nigeria among first 5 contributors to global peace’

Minister commends NIPOST

Zamfara govt to arraign mischief-makers

Austin Anozie Nnadozie lauds court over verdict on Chime

Ekweremadu backs FG on Bakassi handover

N-Delta leaders reject FG’s move to alter gas masterplan

Uduaghan charges community Newspapers on peace

Labour rallies support for Imoke’s guber re-run

No govt official facilitated release of German hostages —MEND

Three stabbed as Udu, Uvwie clash deepens

Seven ‘ghost’ political parties uncovered in Delta

Senate set to unfold brains behind Nitel failure

NHRC report: Stakeholders call for electoral court

Construction workers threaten to stop work in Niger Delta

Citizen Diplomacy not to protect offenders — Maduekwe

Bakassi hand over: Yar’ Adua was right—IYC

Telecom operators seek 10-year jail term for vandals

Speaker cautions lawmakers on impeachment

Produce recovered weapons, sacked community dares JTF

El-Rufai sues Senate

Local Content: Shell signs $10m MoU

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fayose returns, says tribunal ruling will determine future of Ekiti

Mystery as girl, 18, murdered, dumped in family toilet

Mobile fraud : NCC to collaborate with National ID commission on SIM card registration

Let N-Delta leave and see how Nigeria fares — Hilda Dokubo

Death is God’s mechanism to arrest man — Cleric

Police commended for character reformation

Hope worldwide Nigeria to host CSR lecture

Opposition parties to EFCC: Probe Osun govt

I got N510m paid to spiritualist from ex-gov—Edem, suspended NDDC boss

Militants to Gov. Amaechi: We’ve no apology for carrying guns

Seized drugs disappear from exhibit room—NDLEA boss

Grant amnesty to militants—Pastor Oritsejafor

From CASUAL to CASUALTY: How a 19- yr-old, lost his life doing casual job

Untold story of the kidnap of Delta SSG’s father

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another fuel price increase! No way

Leave Ribadu alone — Reps

Vandals rupture Agip oil pipeline in Delta

Bakassi marks example of world peaceful settlements of differences —UK

'Power probe report doubtful'

We ‘ll mobilise against it – NLC

I'm still the national chairman of APGA — Okorie

Yar’Adua assures on socio-economic growth

14 Filipinos on bail, appear in court August 20

BPE refutes slow down of privatisation exercise

Experts query radiography practice by quacks

Irregular migration: UK wants FG to specify Visa procedure

Senate orders presidency to hands off N71 billion BASA fund

Olubadan honours Sanu, Awe, Akintola

Ondo: Mimiko files cross appeal

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of illegal acquisition of archives for library

10m Nigerian children out of school — UNICEF

Jigawa approves N654m for textbooks

Jigawa spends N2.7m on schools renovation

Official advises poultry farmers on bird flu surveillance

SON to press for ban of textiles

DPA protests Lagos plan for N275bn bond

Anambra inaugurates c’ttee on ecology

Sacked lecturer wins back her office, five years after

IYC criticises calls for NDDC dissolution

Group demands release of EFCC official

‘Implement anti-graft laws’

Confusion trails National ID card distribution in Enugu

Nwankwo calls for law on women’s rights

Child sexual abuse on increase — Expert

Industrialist wants tax waiver for indigenous manufactures

Oil bunkerers escape from prison

ICAN president proffers solution to N-Delta crisis

Uduaghan commissions SMS citizens centre

Uduaghan's aide hails Ebosa

JTF averts bloodbath between two Bayelsa communities

Standard Alliance repossesses Ughelli Sparkling Breweries

Police corporal disarms assassin

NDDC board hails Yar'Adua's action

Reverse order on PEF vehicles, Police ask court

Bakassi:Bakassi: The genesis, the verdict

10,000Mw power by 2010 no longer feasible — FG

Demotions: Police Commission faults Ehindero

Ex-NICON staff drag FG to court

Ribadu: Senate, Reps summon Okiro, PSC

NLC opposes fuel price increase

Yar’Adua nominates The Guardian Editor, to FRC board

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I won't abandon projects—JANG

FG, UNESCO open 36 vocational centres

Goje donates N10m to National Merit Award

Benue bars LG chairmen from fertilizer deals

Okonkwo moves to tackle erosion in Anambra

Ohakim okays seven bills

Chime tasks LG Chairmen on accountability

NAGGMDP tasks diaspora doctors on collaboration

Man commits suicide over N50,000

Counsel youths on peace,Jonathan tells monarchs

Army chief warns on N'Delta militants' activities

Why Mantu lost—MARK

2006 NPC figure, miscarriage of justice — Doma

Dissolution of NDDC board 'll stall devt – Utomi

Delta disburses N660m for Student Enhancement Scheme

Dialogue, best way to tackle terrorism — Sultan

"Count Itsekiri out of core Delta State"

RMG to send 4,000 observers for Cross Rivers guber re-run

JTF arrests suspected kidnappers

EFCC redeploys top officers

Goodbye Bakassi; here is why —Orubebe

Zenith Bank grosses N158bn

Kano State's N211m trapped in distressed banks

NIGCOMSAT partners state govts on internet

Spread your risks, NDIC boss ,tells depositors

Court orders pastor’s release

Obasanjo has already handed over 80 % of Bakassi — Orubebe

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vandalism, bane of GSM service providers—ZAIN

Varsities extort money with Post-UME test—JAMB Registrar

Oil Bunkering: Trial of Fillipinos resumes today

NASS moves to reclaim old Assembly complex in Lagos

Abia to commission Umuahia modern market

Emeakayi blames PDP crisis on ex-leaders

We won’t spare anybody —EFCC chairman

FG to transfer 15% of Nitel shares to NigComSat

SMS tariff to crash in two months

13 firms gets nod to import bagged cement

FG grounds Virgin Nigeria’s domestic operations at MMA

New bird flu virus found in Nigeria

Sherrif asks ICPC to reject frivolous petitions

Jigawa NAPEP boss seeks FG assistance

Delineation: Modibbo demands two Senatorial seats for Abuja

Minister laments lack of land policy

Gov Aliyu orders public officers to publish phone numbers

Federal workers threaten strike over monetisation pay

Clark settles MEND, Ondo politicians' rift

Rapists injure four in Ibadan school raid

Abia tribunal orders release of exhibits to parties

Chime’s legal victory prevented anarchy in Enugu—Nwobodo

Ebonyi students get bursary

Enugu Assembly passes landlord, tenant bill

Igbo, major producer of priests— Cardinal Arinze

Kuku flays JRC over disbanding of NDDC board

Electricity employees want FG to probe Elumelu c'ttee

Don’t politicise the voodoo scam, Group warns Bayelsa politicians

Host communities to tackle shell over contract

Delta govs ruined NDDC, says Senator Brume

Osunbor seeks lawmakers’ approval of $54.3m

Bakassi community demands N200b compensation from FG

AGF restates FG’s zero tolerance for corruption

No respite in sight as kerosene scarcity bites harder

BASA Fund: Senate summons Usman, Aondoakaa, Accountant General

Bode George, 4 others get bail

Gunmen kidnap tanker driver

Yar’Adua grants extension to PRC

IMG condemns call for sack of NDDC board

Kidnap saga: 50 soldiers deployed to Agbor

Uduaghan assures Onitsha traders on Delta ports

Shell affirms commitment to local content

Polls: Retrial election petition tribunal constituted in Delta

Enugu Assembly intervenes in NUT dispute

Orji rewards two police informants

Elechi, FRSC differ over use of Okada

Monday, August 11, 2008

N2.5bn monthly revenue unacceptable —Rivers Govt

Sylva tasks youths on devt

Powers of state Assemblies to probe CJs: Court rules Nov 6

EFCC compiles list of govt contractors

Bakassi: Agbakoba, others task FG on political solution

FG to embark on phased subsidy withdrawal

Bakassi handover 'll break rule of law policy— Senator

Glo fixed line connects subscribers in Lagos, Abuja

NULGE frowns at agitation for abolition of local govt

Modibbo appoints 2008 Hajj team

FG okays 12.5% pay rise for military pensioners

3,000 farmers benefit from fertiliser distribution

Intimidation from opposition can't stop me —Lamido

NBA blasts lawyers over attacks on tribunals' rulings

Methodist Church backs Bakassi handover

Oyo PDP chieftains quarrel over fresh congresses

PDP chieftain tasks stakeholders on planned congress

Widow loses N10m property to fire

Enugu in fresh deal with steel firm

Mbakwe airport gets c’ttee

Seven arrested over alleged killing of policemen

UK based group wants Conflict Mgt taught in

NCP flays FG on ICRC

‘Beans sold to the public contained Gammalin 20’

PDP chieftain backs call for creation of more states from Delta

AC asks JTF to withdraw from Ekeremor

NGO clamours for 50% derivation

What S-South wants from Yar'Adua

Zain targets 30m subscribers in 3 years

Gov Aliyu takes devt plan to UN House

I watched as snipers killed six kidnappers —BAYELSA SSG’s WIFE

Ribadu, others get demotion order

Sanction British Airways for disrespecting Sultan, AC urges FG

A-Ibom teachers risk termination for absenteeism

Ogun declares state of emergency on power

40 rescued from Kano collapsed building

NDDC to execute 3,000 projects in N-Delta —Alaibe

Jakande, Osoba, Adefaye, others extol Jose's virtue

FG spends N300m on Lagos-Ibadan road rehabilitation

Sunday, August 10, 2008

FG's programmes 'll develop Nigeria rapidly—AONDOAKAA

Kano begins work on N5bn roads

Jigawa LG employs 3m artisans

Infrastructure: FG to spend N3.6b in Ebonyi

Catholic Church weds 113 couples

Edo House halts deductions from students’ bursary

Sacked LG workers seek Uduaghan’s intervention

Edo Assembly summons Agric Commissioners in Igbinedion’s govt

Name Radio House after Jose, IBB urges FG

Agriculture a priority in Katsina — Gov Shema

Unilorin to admit 3,500 out of 70,000 applicants

Plateau approves N19.7bn extra budget

EFCC Data Centre set for commissioning

Abia Assembly to partner NGO over maternity leave extension

Railway pensioners appeal to FG over unpaid arrears

Imo plans water metering system

Insecurity, threat to foreign investment—OBIDIGBO

Fire guts market in Obosi

NBTE accredits more programmes for Delta Poly

Rep decries militancy in N-Delta

Uduaghan commiserates with Inije family

Declare amnesty for N-Delta militants—AGBAJOH

INHRO warns FG against deployment of British soldiers

Senate worries over LNG revenue

FRSC to conduct drug tests on Berger drivers

S-South suggests 3-point emergency response to Yar'Adua

Atiku not returning to PDP, AC declares

Saturday, August 09, 2008

NYSC boss seeks change of corps uniforms ...Says 300,000 corpers to serve in 2009

Attack on Abia Gov's Convoy: PDP commends police, tackles Orji

FERMA spends N2bn on vegetation control of highways nationwide

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Partners Lagos on World Blood Donor Day

Trial for graft: I’ll be vindicated — Boni Haruna

Ribadu: Meet us in court!* Osayande, PSC boss, challenges Gani, others

JTF uncovers illegal refinery in Rivers State

Razed Ijaw communities demand N1bn compensation

Human trafficking criminal— Yar'Adua

18 arrested as fracas mars Anambra union election

Redeemed /MFM programmes: Corpse, motorists trapped in traffic on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

Militants: Clark cautions Gov. Amaechi • Not all are criminals

Friday, August 08, 2008

Bode George charged, detained

One Voice: South-South as an emergency—federalism, militancy

Ribadu: Why he was demoted

SEPA hails Ogbulafor, PDP over plans to strip Obasanjo as BOT chairman

You are not fair to Ribadu:*Nigerians tell Yar’Adua

NYSC mobilises 1.5m corps members since 1973 — DG

Troops and gunboats to resist militants

Thursday, August 07, 2008

NULGE threatens to resume strike

Rain wreaks havoc in Abakaliki

Yar’Adua’s govt lacks direction — Ohanaeze

One Voice: Uduaghan calls for replacement of military legislations

Residents lament as flood take over Asaba

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Court rules on fresh bail for Okah today

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Abia inaugurates c’ttee on implmentation of TSS

Navy sinks militant's speedboats

Gunmen kidnap two women, driver

Group cautions Yar'Adua on N-Delta

Ogboru: Court adjourns hearing to Oct 9

Clark berates Obasanjo over PTF

Militant group threatens FG over Okah

EFCC boss tasks Defence Minister on Niger Delta crises

Probe: Nigerdock drags lawmakers to court

Nigerians 'll access 100-250 TV channels by 2010

Yar’Adua consoles Jose’s family

Illegal migration: 59,000 Nigerians in transit countries for Europe —Maduekwe

One Voice: Sylva advocates return to true federalism

Court rules on Boni Haruna’s bail bid today

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Raise Nigeria’s military capacity, Mark urges Defence College

FG to repeal Land Use Act, others — VP

PPA mourns Jose

FG moves to prevent death of applicants

S-African firm boosts tourism in FCT with $1.5bn investment

Yar 'Adua approves joint military patrol to check Benue communal clashes

Adamawa LG chairmen now to serve one year tenure

Tuition free in Federal varsities—MINISTER

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Police debunk Ajimobi's assassination claim

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Aba residents decry delay in issuance of national ID card

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Rivers govt releases N5m to families of slain police officers in Bonny

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INC calls for disbandment of JTF

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FEC Votes N314m for Space Research Complex

Nigeria, France collaborate on energy

EFCC seeks to seize illegal assets of president, others

IGP summoned for disobeying court order

Union Bank to raise N310bn from capital market

Gov Lamido blasts northern leaders

EFCC quizzes BPE boss

Niger Delta speaks with one voice

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Senate to organize education summit by Dec

FG raps northern states over poor learning environment

Yar'Adua orders probe of voters cards' seizure in Benue

Plot to remove Oyo Speaker thickens

MEND disowns Ondo politicians' kidnap

Yoruba lawmakers urged to support Bankole

I'll govern till 2011, says Agagu

LP rules out probe of Agagu if finally sacked

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Ohakim’s aide in Police net over N20m scam

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Ume-Ezeoke denies rift with Buhari

Police arrest five kidnappers in Abia

Monarch enjoins subjects to be law abiding

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Fashola, Sultan, Onaiyekan task Nigerians on religious conflicts

EFCC arraigns ex-Gov Boni Haruna, aide, for stealing N93.9m

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Gani asks court to annul Waziri's appointment as EFCC boss

AC calls for investigation into sale AC calls for investigation into sale

All set for Vanguard S-South retreat

Crude oil thieves threaten JTF Commander

CBN raises fears over 12% inflation

Imo govt wades into transporters’ face-off

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Way out of Nigeria crises, by Gambari

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Man poisons own brother, 3 others

Why we want to unbundle NNPC — Yar'Adua

Monday, August 04, 2008

Uduaghan tasks oil firms on relationship with host communities

I support creation of new state from Kaduna—GOV SAMBO

Edo election tribunal boss alleges threat to life

Rivers PDP sets up fund raising c’ttee for 2011 polls

Osunbor tasks LG bosses on security

Rivers to spend $50m on women, children hospital

Residents flee as cult groups clash

Why judiciary can't be independent —CJ

We’d spend excess crude allocation for health, education—SYLVA

I’ll not seek vengeance against my detractors—MARK

Gov Saraki rues Babatunde Jose's death

Union laments spate of hostage taking in N'Delta

FG slams cement firms

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Tension mounts over death of transporter in Anambra

NULGE suspends strike

World Bank releases N27m to Nekede Poly

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Akpabio reiterates plans to reposition A-Ibom

Brume urges Delta Elders Forum

26 Akwa Ibom prisoners freed

MEND warns Julius Berger to stop work in Abuja

Aikhomu faults tribunal verdict on council chairmen

Glo, SPDC mark 1st anniversary of partnership

Kano awards two road contracts for N5bn

Vanguard S-South retreat gets royal blessing

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ICPC arrests prison chief over N22m scam

Justice Ejiofor’s death stalls arraignment of ex-Gov Haruna

Police release identities of 2 kidnapped expatriates

Bakassi: 200 Nigerian evictees stranded in Oron

Katsina starts afforestation with 6,700 trees

Ibori expresses concern over media attack on him

North benefits little from oil — Maitama Sule

Stakeholders raise alarm over fresh bird flu outbreak

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Police nab alleged ritualist with hunam skull

Manzo tasks opponents of FOI Bill

Akpanudoedehe laments Abuja tragedies

Ateke Tom's group warns Soboman George, Papa's

Edo students in UNIBEN protest over state bursary

Clark tasks govs on technical c’ttee on N-Delta

Kano signs MoU on IPP

Court reinstates Army School Commandant

Senate restricts broadcast of Big Brother Africa

Kano pledges conducive environment for foreign investment

Uninterrupted power supply, a mirage unless ... — PHCN boss

Mbadiwe c’ttee wades into Orlu senatorial zone rift

PDP: Speaker, 19 others face expulsion in Anambra

Varsity to assist lecturers acquire PhD

NAFDAC moves to stamp out misuse of pesticides

Court threatens to jail NFVCB boss

Agip, Daewoo to begin work on Ogboinbiri flow station

Isoko nationality gives Shell one month ultimatum

Militants know our mode of operation, says JTF boss

Commissioner seeks deregulation of importation, sale of fertilizer

Delimitation: Ijaw Forum faults INEC

NGO plans factories to stem youth restiveness in N-Delta

Militants abduct two expatriates

Acceding to TSS will cripple state’s economy — SYLVA

CNPP says no to Bakassi handover

AFC: My story, by Ometoruwa

Shell to build gas processing factory to shore up NIPP

Alhaja Azeezat Jose

Jonathan, Mark, Bankole to attend Vanguard S-South retreat

Sokoto pays destitutes monthly stipends

Igbo community in US calls for inter-ethnic dialogue

Cabinet reshuffle confirms alleged cash movement —Abia Elders

“Our leaders are problems of N-Delta”

Post UME levies worry parents, guardians *FG petitioned

Sickle cell can be cured permanently with bone marrow transplantation—NABDA boss

Saturday, August 02, 2008

‘Why Ondo election verdict didn’t trigger violence’

Again, five Nigerians manhandled in Benin

How an unregistered firm stopped Niger Delta IPP project

8 killed in Rivers cult clash

Babatunde Jose, journalism icon, dies at 82...Fashola, Daniel, Dimeji, Tinubu, Osoba, others mourn

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Friday, August 01, 2008

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Bankole sacks reps committees

Okiro parades daughter of Deputy Gov for stage-managing her kidnap

Thursday, July 31, 2008

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