Vanguard News Archive for October 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Water hyacinth: Otuogidi natives seek govt help

NBA offers free legal services to the poor

Lori-Ogbebor blames N-Delta woes on political patronage

Delta receives world's biggest reactors

C-River to check traffic recklessness

VP assures on implementation of technical c'ttee report

NDDC budgets N116.7bn for 2009

Fire guts Abakaliki main market

Security operatives still aid illegal bunkering

Air fare may rise as aviation fuel price rises

Group petitions police IG over killings in Osun State

SERAP,CDHR ask ICPC, EFCC to probe House of Reps N2.4b car purchase

Handover of Bakassi Peninsula: Flying with one broken wing

All eyes on Nigeria, as government promises to involve civil society in UPR report

Amaechi Anniversary

Ekiti to partner foreign firm on water supply

Agagu hails Yar'Adua on ministers' sack

2007 elections hit Nigeria's foreign policy badly—Osuntokun

Akala okays new chair, board for BCOS

Senate okays N683.3bn extra budget

Why we can't execute our projects in N' Delta—SHELL

Car purchase: Rep to face panel over allegations

EFCC has no case against me —Kalu

N761m fraud: Court admits sorcerer, Sonoma to bail

Edo orders contractors to go back to sites

Ijaw salute Falana over IBA award

Bill to amend DESOPADEC funding underway

NDLEA intercepts policeman, four others with Indian hemp

Rivers moves to combat flooding in Port Harcourt

Family of man slain by police shuns compensation from NNPC

WAEC tenders Kogi gov’s school certificate at tribunal

US tasks civil society organisations

How ex-FCT Minister lost his job

Group condemns Reps intimidation of Keyamo

PDP mounting pressure on me to decamp —YUGUDA

Yar’Adua calls for international coalition against drug counterfeiting

Speaker decries poor state of infrastructure

ANPP expels Ikeagwu for attacking Ume-Ezeoke

Nigeria may slide into one party state —Kalu

Nzeribe blasts PDP

Abia, only state in S-East owing teachers —NUT

Global Financial Crisis: Soludo predicts bleak economic future

Bode George: First prosecution witness testifies

OPEC production cut: Nigeria slashes output

Court flays FG over Gani's suit on Waziri’s appointment

NNPC denies explosion in Ejigbo depot

Court strikes out charges against Jimoh Ibrahim

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Niger urges states to rely less on oil revenue

Police kill one in failed robbery in Kaduna

Sylva wades into Nembe community clash

Mutu faults FG on NDDC fund

Ekpotu hails FG's drug donation

Flood ravages Burutu communities

Group condemns abduction of 62-year-old leader

JTF arrests royal father in Bayelsa State

Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Bayelsa

Sylva reads riot act to warring Bayelsa communities

PDP chieftain accuses LG bosses of misappropriation

Gov’s aide, ex LG boss arraigned for alleged assault, murder

Enugu Assembly accuses ministries, others of embezzling N13.9m

FG, marketers move to reactivate NNPC depots in S-East

Anambra PDP embraces peace at last

Okonjo gives recipe for development, as 3,349 students graduate at AAU

How varsities can raise good leaders — Profs Cole - Onitiri, Oderinde

Covenant Varsity frowns at slow research pace, takes steps to stimulate staff, students

State govts, FCT set to boost basic education

The innovation of recycling

CBAAC takes discussion of black history to Brazil...

Prof Ejiofor was roughly tackled

Ekiti AC, PDP disagree over food for pupils deal

Akala stalling Oyo PDP peace move, says Oyelese

Falae seeks Nigeria's return to economic devt planning

Court dismisses Ondo lawmakers' bid to annul LG polls

FG suspends $3.8b rail contract

FG budgets N2.67trn for 2009

Keyamo and Reps in war of words

Bankole decries state of infrastructure in Nigeria

Civil Service Reform to improve productivity —YAR'ADUA

Court grants Plateau leave to recover Dariye's loot

PPP blames N-Delta woes on govs

Bayelsa Assembly denies witch-hunt

Akwa Ibom youths petition Senate over oil firms' activities

Robbers raid Auchi Poly cash office

Mother, child, four others killed in auto accident

MOSOP tells Useni to apologise to Ogoni people over Saro wiwa

Police gun down eight bullion van robbers in Port Harcourt

IGP suspends two policemen for misconduct

Philip Morris stalls hearing in N130billion tobacco suit

Kwara offers job to physically challenged graduate

Senate advances Supplementary budget amid reservations

FCT Minister sued over land titles revocation

Capitalise on global economic crisis— Onaiyekan

ECCIMA laments slow pace of infrastructural devt by FG

Kalu laments poor state of Niger bridge

APGA asks Ngige to stop distracting Obi

Gov Elechi's aide dies in Akure

No vacancy at Abia Govt House, says Orji’s aide

Shell’s $1.3bn Afam VI power plant starts generation

Foreign investors inspired confidence in banks, staked N117bn in 2007

Ambassadorial nominee fails test on capital of Jigawa State

Stocks decline ahead of US policymakers cut in interest rates

Foreign investment in FG bonds fall by N8.5trn

Senate seeks creation of more gas power plants

Delta PDP condemns parallel exco in Aniocha, Oshimili

She’s hot in bed but ugly

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

NLC working on higher salary demand from FG —OMAR

Ogoni in Rivers wants own state

Ijaw elders to set up projects verification c'ttee

Sapele residents petition PHCN manager over illegal collection

Two drown in Ebonyi River

Free diabetes, hypertension test for Niger Deltans

N60m hospital for Ogoja community

Itsekure warns N/Assembly not to scrap LGs

Former gov rejects N7m compensation

Suswam flags-off construction of N4.4bn Katsina-Ala, Otobi water works

Yuguda brought life to us, say Tafawa Balewa people

NDLEA nabs councillor for drug offence in Bauchi

Yakasai urges action against corrupt leaders

Adamawa speaker cautions PDP factional leaders

2,000 benefit from Navy's free medical services in Adamawa

EU-PRIME builds N14m Resource Centre in Aba

How Nigeria can become leading economy, by Shonekan

Multilinks Telkom offers N1.00 per minute tariff

Suburban addresses internet problem in Nigeria

Digitalisation will improve broadcast services in Nigeria — Tim Bealor

Power remains the biggest concern for telecom operators in Nigeria — GOODLUCK

NBA tasks NASS on FoI Bill

I was ordered to pay N120m to wrong peacekeepers, says soldier

NAFDAC clamps down on importers, exporters of substandard goods

FG introduces taxes on GSM recharge cards

Barack Obama — America’s 44th President?

S/Court adjourns hearing in Ojukwu’s petition against Yar’Adua’s election

East-West Road: Senate blasts Julius Berger

N-Delta Ministry, another bottleneck —IMEGWU


Nigeria records 418 oil spills in 6 months

Osunbor's PDP faction scores Yar'Adua high

C'tte submits report on Ebiraland crisis to Kogi govt

Court rules on request to sack Bayelsa Gov Jan 19

How N'Delta c'ttee can function well —IHONVBERE

Amaechi renders account to Rivers people

Police on trail of Deputy Registrar's killers

ANPP crisis'll be over —OYEGUN

FG settles 150,000 military pensioners’ arrears

UK introduces new visa system

NULGE threatens strike over arrears

Telecom market to hit $10bn in 2010, says FG

N1.6billion meteorological radar comes on stream 2009

Recertification: FCTA identifies 143 forgery cases

PPA carpets vision 20-2020

Anambra Assembly to sit outside

House Leader wants suspended members to show remorse

Abia PDP petitions Okiro over extra-judicial killings

Erosion: FG to declare S-East disaster zone

Akinjide, Balogun, others storm Senate for Ibadan State

EFCC warns banks against aiding money laundering

815 micro finance banks get licences

Yar'Adua's 7-Point Agenda must not fail— Ogbulafor

N.2.4bn car purchase: There 'll be no cover up—Reps

Pension fund assets hit N970bn —PENCOM

Gana blames Nigeria’s failure on leadership

Modibbo to review El-Rufai’s allocation of public parks

FRSC arrests 1,552 traffic offenders in Bayelsa

How I survived electrocution —Victim

Appeal Court: PDP chieftain accuses Orji of delay tactics

Group links Ebonyi communal crisis to disbursement of LG allocation

Monday, October 27, 2008

DESOPADEC warns youths against sabotage

Encomiums, as PDP Summit ends in Akwa Ibom

Group backs Imoke's policies

Community threatens ex-LG boss over comments on Ayomike

Amaechi wants ex-govs Odili, Omehia to reconcile

Rivers to raise participation in budgetary process

Banks lose N2.8b to fraudsters

Cecilia Ibru worries over health care delivery

3,000 dentists serve 140m Nigerians

Fertility versus ovarian reserve

Chike Okoli Foundation advocates for CVDs

HIV & AIDS: CHEERS embarks on rural counselling

Rights groups call for redeploment of Osun Police commissioner

FG gives FAAN’s debtors 2-week ultimatum

AD sues LASIEC, seeks cancellation of Lagos LG polls

Court summons Niger govt, police over Masaba’s continued trial

Reps to dialogue with militants

N2.36bn cars: PAN writes EFCC, absolves Bankole of fraud

Nigerian banks healthy, CBN insists

Edo Appeal: Pray for me, says Oshiomhole

Gunmen kill corps member in Benin

Africom, threat to Nigeria’s sovereignty —Oboko

Commissioner tasks board members on co-operation

Ogoyibo alleges use of thugs by Udu NURTW branch chairman

Edo NMA hails Yar'Adua on N-Delta Ministry, Tech C'ttee

Give priority to N-Delta Ministry in 2009 budget, Urhobo urges FG

Minister tasks institutions on FAAC

Niger CJ to sanction erring judges

Aggressive campaign needed against HIV in Bauchi — Mohammed

Ilorin senatorial election: Appeal Court reserves ruling indefinitely

Adamawa Varsity recruits teachers from India

Scrap immunity clause now — Senator Ebute

Kaduna targets N1bn monthly revenue

How Nigeria’s anti-piracy campaign can succeed - LG boss

Ebonyi spends N10m on waste disposal

Imo with the highest number inmates on death row—Amnesty International

Two varsity students arraigned for alleged kidnapping

NAFDAC tasks Pharmacists on drug production

PHCN to pay N16 bn debt in 2 weeks — Senate

Why el-Rufai demolished Bulet hqtrs—Ismaila Isa

I'm not bothered by Keyamo’s allegation—Bankole

Aondoakaa reassures on passage of FOI bill

NNPC Probe: Allocation of oil blocs didn't follow due process—Yar'Adua

Sunday, October 26, 2008

300-member committee to pursue Apa state creation

NUC to set centres in varsities for entrepreneurship

LG empowers 2000 women, youths in Jigawa

Cybercrime: EFCC Arraigns 58 in Kaduna

Commissioner expresses concern over ritual killings in Yauri

Akpabio vows to industrialise A-Ibom

Respect court order, Rivers tells EFCC

Tribunal’s declaration of Oshiomhole as Edo gov unconstitutional —Osunbor

PDP 'll continue to dominate political scene unless ..., says Ex-INEC boss

Orji urges lawmakers to speed up bill on oil communities

Uduaghan hails Emami on devt

ANPP wins at Kano elections re-run

PDP chieftain visits Orji amidst alleged plan to decamp

CTO Abuja 2008: African Ministers canvass a single converged regulatory framework

Etisalat explains why it paid $400m mobile licence fee

Zain’s customer base increases 54%, earns $327m in Q3 2008

Dark plots

Cult groups terrorize Benin

Bayelsa to digitalize radio/TV stations

Northern oligarchy responsible for N'Delta woes—Asari Dokubo

Akogun lauds Amaechi over developmental projects

Mudiaga-Odje seeks 50% oil derivation, launches 'Niger Delta and the Politics of Oil'

Uduaghan partners royal fathers to promote peace

How we are solving Lagos transport problem through inter-modal approach, Transport commisioner

Auditors are not Employed to Detect Fraud – Deloitte boss

Stakeholders call for use of bonds and specialized institutions

Global Financial Crisis: Union Bank Charts Path of Wisdom

Globe Re makes move to acquire Nigeria ReGlobe

Microfinance Inter-bank Money Market takes off December

Militants want more states, LGs for N-Delta

PDP resolves to restore party's ideals

How Obasanjo wasted N24bn on boreholes — Minister

Why Nigerian banks need bail-out

PPA repositions for 2011 elections

NNPC Probe: Reps hold talks with Aondoakaa, nlc, ministers

Lagos commences construction of 2,500 class rooms

Obasanjo did his best in 8 years, kinsmen insist

Incest: Baby Samuel up for adoption

Graft: SERAP asks EFCC to probe 31 ex-govs

Crisis on Olugbo chieftaincy title deepens

Plateau partners Israel on agric research

Excess crude oil: Zamfara LGs get N8bn

Supreme Court judge tasks Benue indigenes on peace

Plateau police re-affirm commitment to peace

Passengers escape death as Abuja commuter bus catches fire

NDLEA arrests village head, others over cannabis in Kebbi

Enugu Aria Market: C’ttee moves to restore peace

I've been abandoned, Amechi ex-minister cries out

Court grants Nwokorie leave to enforce rights

Abia Elders faults Orji over waiver of immunity

Groups commend Falana over awards

Bank chief, envoy, invite investors to Nigeria

Unease in Senate over Iyabo’s trial

Massive re-organisation in PHCN underway, 14 retired

Customs generates N236.4b in six months

FG asked to establish Environment Dev. Bank

ICAN advises FG on fiscal

The African woman as scholar: The example of Akachi Ezeigbo

Using theatre to advance the cause of women

How not to be a literary critic — Prof.Tony Afejuku

60-yr old man’s encounter with gunmen: I jumped from storey building to escape!

Briton, Parkes, stunning wish: Bury me in Nigeria when I die

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lagos still committed to feeding the nation —Fashola’s wife

Yoruba leadership struggle: Work together, Oyo gov urges monarchs

S/C decision in Amaechi's case caused earthquakes in the polity — Agbakoba

Okitipupa land: Court gives title to Oduwo Apata

Why FG should pay 13% on gas production — Amaechi

JTF destroys three illegal refineries in Delta State

Strange fever claims 150 lives in Jigawa

Deadly rain! 2 siblings, 3 other kids die in Minna flood

Furore over missing drug addict on rehab from NDLEA *We suspect foul play — Family

Varicose Veins

Renovate your metabolism

Sleek's Beauty Workshop

“I am moved by the isolation and poverty of the elderly”— Dr Emem Omokaro

Spotting a clean shave

Pile it on

Ruff it in

Nigerians in UK laud Globacom …Rate Adenuga personality of year

Lagos NAPEP unveils rural economic programme

N/Delta minister: Yar’Adua tips former SGF *‘End of militancy imminent’

Three suspected oil bunkerers caught

Group begins free diabetes, hypertension tests for Niger Deltans

Weeds, reptiles take over public toilets in Jigawa

SNA explodes thunder during October Rain exhibition...

Is he/she capable of commitment? (IV)

Who are prophets?

The Voice of Victory: Winning invisible battles! (4)

Church demolition:Fulfill your promise, Oritsejafor pleads with Fashola

Agomoh debuts with You can make it

Friday, October 24, 2008

My goal in Uduaghan's government, says Monu-Olarewaju

It’d have been nice to have a man, but... — Agatha Amata

Sean Kingston storms Lagos

I want to be the next sexiest woman in Nollywood— Ijeoma Imoh

Saved by Naija media, Rymzo gets Greek treatment

Poor access to micro credits may threaten Vision 2020 — CBN

Privatisation of M-Tel, NITEL will be transparent, FG

Nigeria is one of Africa's greatest democracies — Yar'Adua

Car purchase: Keyamo asks EFCC to probe Bankole, Reps leadership

2008 budget incures N1.2 trn deficit

N3.7bn scam: Wike asks court to quash fraud charge against him

Only 1% of Nigerians know their HIV status

FAKE SOLDIER,Terror of Mile 2 caught

FG urged to raise size of economy

Banker, undergraduates in a $21,600 marriage scam

LGs have potentials to generate money – LG bosses

Six electrocuted while watching Chelsea/Roma match

V-C expresses concern over retirement of professors

Fire guts Intergrated oil and gas tank farm

Is your ex using the kids to frustrate your moving on

For GKS, Ghana is now home

Word of life: Issues of life

The Voice Christ Reality:The way out of barrenness

The Senate This Week:The battle between Mark and Ekweremadu

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Akinola reconciles Daniel, Alake

Ekiti SIEC vows to conduct Dec 20 LG polls

Institute urges FG to review varsity curricula

Senators want more funds for road safety

Yar'Adua seeks private funding of nation's university education

Jigawa earmarks N6.696bn to build new secretariat

Bauchi to shore up IGR —Yuguda

Kaduna to construct 300 feeder roads

Confusion as Police invade magistrate court to arrest suspect

Orji wants para-military training for forest rangers

Security foils arson attempt at IMSU

Abia wants EFCC to probe alleged money laundering

C/River sets up investment centre

Two undergraduates lynched in Asaba over armed robbery

'Strict compliance with Procurement Act 'll drastically curb corruption'

Civil Defence Corps sight 188 boats owned by 'bunkerers'

Financial crisis must not lessen obligation to fight poverty, warns UN expert

Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women opens 42nd session in Geneva

Constitutional amendment and our democracy (2)

80% of inmates in Nigerian prisons say they have been beaten/tortured by police — Amnesty/ LEDAP

Why Modibbo was both right and wrong

JTF arrests 3 over attack on SPDC facility

Group condemns anti-Uduaghan publication

Why N'Delta people agitate for more states, by Ex-Niger gov

We've created enabling environment for business in Rivers —COMMISSIONER

Commissioner advises Delta Vision committee

Hospital project abandoned in Bayelsa

Ikponmwen advises EFCC boss

Presidential polls petition: S-Court adjourns ruling indefinitely

Meltdown: Banks face risk of distress, if... —NSE

Lar faults military intervention in Niger Delta crisis

Check banks’ illegal dealings, AC urges NASS, EFCC

Etisalat launches commercial operations

Oshodi-Apapa Road: Free flow of traffic as work begins

NDLEA arrests 34 Indian hemp dealers in Ondo

Mr Biggs pledges support for customers

FCT hospitals lament state of primary healthcare

NNPC workers suspend planned strike

Experts challenge govt on power sector

ANPP may expel chairman, Sec over GNU — Aliyu

Dutse LG spends N61m on electrification

Zamfara approves 34 new Junior Secondary Schools

Minna residents warned against construction on water pipelines

Ebony okays 2 nominees for JSC

NBA faults police over torture

More programmes for execution in 2009 budget —OBI

50 bishops for Gbuji golden jubilee

Imo Speaker decries state of S/East roads

Nigeria's improvement on corruption index startling, says World Bank

Democracy depends on you, US envoy tells Senate

Rebranding pushes Zain 3rd quarter profit to $327m

Oshiomhole's comment on morals rattles Reps

Niger Bridge: NEMA writes Diezani Allison-Madueke, Peter Obi

BNC against proposed £40,000 museum investment

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ajaokuta: Reps urge presidency to drag Indian coy to EFCC

Yewa monarch, Tejuoso disown Alake over attack on Govt

Kidnappers release couple after N15m ransom

Commissioner laments FG's withholding of NDDC fund

Kogbara hails Rivers' youth empowerment scheme

Review environmental laws, NDDC boss urges FG

Drunken policeman shoots 25-year-old man to death

Five killed in renewed hostilities between Ndokwa communities

Witness alleges threat to life at Rivers Truth Commission

Why no Nigerian varsity is among world best— Okebukola

Global financial crisis won’t affect failed bank depositors — Ogunleye

Senate drops debate on soldiers’ petition

N761m fraud: Court fixes Oct 31 for ruling

EFCC docks 15 for '419' offences in Kaduna

New Gombe airport for Hajj operations

Iwuanyanwu blames underdevelopment on graft

Erosion disrupts business activities in Aba

Overcrowded classrooms against UNESCO standard — NUT

Lagos threatens to sack principal, headmaster over illegal fees

Stakeholders brainstorm on strategies for achieving Education for All by 2015

Saraki gets food science institute award, pledges more for agric

Ph.D degree holders don't make better artists —Frank Ugiomoh

Enugu : Culture promoting national dress culture at culturefest

Muson Centre holds annual festival next week

The ABC of concessioning in Nigeria...

Ikiru tasks oil firms on appointments

Shell gives N2.9m scholarship

Monarch blames Okrika crisis on chiefs

Rivers approves contracts for schools renovation

Robbers abduct son of female victim

Niger Delta: Amaechi seeks fifty percent derivation

Who will restore our boxing?

Apapa-Oshodi road closure: Access roads in bad shape

Meltdown: FG 'll protect investors, Yar'Adua vows

Large number of voters to pose problem

Drama as Ecology Bill sails through second reading

AFRICAST 2008: Expert warns on 2012 digital deadline

Oshiomhole blasts legislators

UCH sacks 30 over certificate forgery

Arik Airline aborts flight as aircraft hits fuel tanker

Court Martial bars accused soldiers from travelling

Egba chiefs warn govt over alleged plan to sack Alake

AC threatens to sack non-performing council bosses

'DPP has no business at election tribunal'

FEC approves N17bn projects

US Ambassador tasks Nigerian women on money politics

Aliero begs court to dismiss suit seeking N10.2bn probe

Sokoto guber re-run tribunal begins sitting

Imo Assembly tasks Police, FRSC on number plates

Orji wants professionals in forest mgt

Why Naira has appreciated—CBN

Police parade suspected student kidnappers

Don decries neglect of dry forest

CBN to impose N10m fine on banks for demarketing

NES: Inadequate funding, corruption bane of transport sector — Experts

ICSAN sets agenda for corporate governance

Iwu advocates three months election period

Buhari/Atiku vs Yar’Adua: S/Court fixes judgment date today

Court adjourns case on Al-Mustapha till Nov 3

LG chairmen in Gombe are truants—NLC CHIEF

IT and Vision 2020, our contributions — CPN

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

CRUTECH facilities to be upgraded

N'Delta c'ttee: Rivers AC tasks FG

UNDP, Delta sign $2.4m pact

Oil spill: Epidemic threatens community

Akpabio assures investors of safety of property, investment

Mark tasks FG on digital broadcast

Fire wreaks havoc in Abakaliki mechanic village

Why Onitsha waste mgt problem persits—DON

Enugu okays N329m water project for UNN

HiiT gets CPN’s accreditation as training Centre

Intel to work with Zinox on new generation laptops

Why bank customers now prefer ATM transactions

My husband’s death sets me free

ASUU boss escapes Delta House summons

Councillors suspend LEA Secretary over ghost workers

How I saved NHF fund from crashing in Delta—NLC boss

NDDC boss laments poor housing in Niger Delta

Uduaghan's wife campaign against maternal mortality

Edo Assembly tasks govt on Benin City drainages

What home-grown democracy for Nigeria?

Unilorin resident doctors strike over brutalised colleague

Financial meltdown: Stockbrokers owe banks N600bn

736 on death row in Nigeria —Amnesty International

Gunmen kidnap two kids in Port Harcourt

N-Delta ministry: Obadan asks Yar'Adua to shun sentiments

Court convicts Western Atlas over illegal disposal of toxic waste

Daniel assures Ogun residents of even road repairs

Court adjourns case on late Vanguard’s staff till Nov 24

Deposed Olugbo barred from recontesting stool

Count us out of planned closure of Apapa-Oshodi expressway —FRSC

Zain offers 63% price reduction on UK, N-American calls

FG disburses N90m to fund Almajiris’ education

Contributory pension to ease retirees' plight—BAUCHI

NAFDAC blacklists 22 Indian pharmaceutical firms

Abuja varsity suspends 3 lecturers for alleged bribery

4,944 graduate from Unijos

Sokoto to harmonise scholarship allowances

Rehabilitation: Enugu targets 182km rural roads

Anambra, varsity partner on skills acquisition

Anambra automates land registration

Cleric tasks govt on Oji River Power station

Experts brainstorm on agriculture

Senate deliberates EFCC annual report today

Concession pact stalls N58.6bn 2nd Niger Bridge —Minister

About 20 ministers to go in cabinet reshuffle

Turaki moves to terminate trial

Electricity too cheap for rural dwellers, says REA

Give us concrete evidence to prosecute Obasanjo—ICPC boss

UAC re-launches Gala Sausage Roll

Monday, October 20, 2008

Community bans defecating in bushes

Gunmen kidnap couple, demand N60m ransom

15 Parties to adopt Igbo slogan

Universities under siege —DON

IYC hails Yar'Adua

Community accuses Shell of violating MoU

EFCC challenges court order on arrest of Amaechi's Chief of Staff

Abia, Imo traditional rulers, chiefs storm Port Harcourt court

Cultists invade varsity, kill one student, injure others

Police smash fake airline tickets issuing syndicate

Man remanded for slapping wife to death

Drug abuse higher in North West — Giade

Talakawa Summit recommends poverty alleviation measures

Guild of Medical Doctors give kudos to NHIS

Energy therapy frees the mind and body — IWOWARI JAMES

Catholic Church offers free medicare to the downtrodden

Every community needs access to HIV counseling and testing - Osotimehin

NLC calls for appointment of substantive Health Minister

Akpabio reconsiders mission schools, hospitals handover

Police Service Commission on damage control mission—Osayande

Police smash woman lead robbery gang

Ojo vs House: Uduaghan denies interference

Akwa Ibom offers N2m reward for release of Senator’s wife

Benin–Ore road, a national disgrace — Oyegun

We're not bothered by power probe —NEC C'ttee

Environment key to achieving 7-Point agenda, says Yar’Adua

NASS yet to identify issues for Constitution review —EKWEREMADU

The “Final Solution” to the Niger Delta Problem

Violence: Ex-INEC boss, Guobadia alleges threat to life

Youths drink embalmment chemical, LG boss cries out

Students sue Fashola for N500m

Ogun govt, Egba chiefs meet to end rift

Activities of Osun Police command worry Afenifere

Botswana’s Mogae wins Africa leadership prize

El-Rufai accuses Senate of frustrating case on FCT

FG, state govs sign environmental pledge

Magistrates demand improved conditions of service

Ogogoro saga: Ijaw group appeals to Benue govt

Bello-Masaba gets protective bail

INEC fixes by-elections in Kaduna for Saturday

EU-PRIME earmarks N1.3bn for polio eradication

PDP denies endorsement of Anambra chairman

Anambra pays N300m compensation for acquired land

Police kill four robbers in Abia

10 escape death as building collapses in Imo

Bunkering: Police deny 6 Civil Defence Corps operatives bail

Senate summons ministers over NGC N16 billion with PHCN

Stanbic IBTC, Standard Bank fund Lekki-Epe Road construction

IGP, Police commissioners, AIGs, others meet over crime

Labour petitions Senate, accuses NPA of shady deals

Onyejekwe becomes SNEPCo’s MD

Ladoja, 2 others docked in Lagos

PDP chieftain denies opposition against Uduaghan

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Democracy, panacea for devt —ANYIM

Impeachment scare threatens peace in Aniocha

Amori enjoins politicians to shun politics of hatred, avarice

Fewer Americans use high-end mobile devices — Research

Telecom expert takes a swipe at Yar’ Adua’s 7-point agenda

PNN executes N7bn frame agreement with ITL

Gowon to chair NITTA 2008

Reason behind the reason

ECOWAS boss decries N'Delta crisis

Calabar residents pray for accident-free Fridays

Community seals off revenue office

Lawmakers are intimidating us—ASUU

IPP: Bayelsa's contribution fraudulent, says AC

Detained Greek vessel: EFCC probes bail conditions of crew

Bush, EU leaders agree on summits to end financial meltdown

Jigawa holds Talakawas summit on poverty

N123bn depositors' fund trapped in failed banks

Police Service Commission assures on security

Forex Restrictions, Threatens West African Interbank Payment System

Oceanic Bank Fulfills Promise of Better Result

Oceanic Bank boosts Delta Micro Credit Scheme with N200m

Global Financial Meltdown could have Implications for Nigerian Banks – Ebong

Cluster Concept, Nigeria’s new Industrial Policy

Banks attack illiteracy in Jigawa

Nigeria has achieved 80% phone penetration—NDUKWE

Plateau to enforce colours code for taxi

FUT, Makurdi reopens

FG shuts Maiduguri airport

Benue pays N65m compensation for acquired land

NBA, Medical Association, others raise alarm over Bakassi

Jonathan for NACIMMA Annual General Meeting

Imo proposes N-Delta stakeholders forum

Egg, most complete natural food — EXPERT

Obi reiterates commitment to devt of Orumba

Police arrest two Osun AC leaders

Apapa-Oshodi Road closure: Lagos assures free flow of traffic

Egba chiefs intervene in Daniel/Alake face-off

Lagos CJ swears in LG election petition tribunal

ICSAN tasks new members on corporate governance

NESG shops for enduring solutions at 14th summit

FG estimates $510bn investment for Rail, Power, others

Nigeria records marginalincrease in women legislators

Nigeria Customs Service hits 2008 revenue target—Ahmed

Alake, Daniel feud claims first victim

Erratic power supply, still major challenge facing telecom industry

A look at Osofisan’s Another Raft

The drama, the tension, as Kaine Agary wins NLNG literary prize

The Achebean Restoration, by Ekwe-Ekwe

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Why Nigeria will criminalise oil theft in N-Delta —Maduekwe

My photographs document African life — Olusegun Fayemi

The prostate: A time bomb ticking in men’s plumbing”

Thou shall be physically active


'Charity can somtimes be depressing'— Mrs Agnes Ojehomon

The Bra effect

Satin Glow

One Arm Delight

Mutiny trial: 28 soldiers allege threat to lives

Police parade illegal arms dealer

Ikot Akpan Udo crisis: Akwa Ibom sets up commission of inquiry

Court throws out Bielonwu's appeal

Justice Olatawura's death: Belgore weeps; Akinjide, Gov Oni,others mourn

Daniel, Alake’s feud deepens *Egba warrior chiefs tackle gov, demand apology

‘This is not my real life’

Tears as ‘hurricane’ sweeps through Benue

Moghalu: Yar’Adua govt is creating problem for ANPP

N-Delta: US opposed to military action

Conspirators exaggerate militancy in Rivers

Elechi Amadi, celebrated author: Militancy okay if leaders have intellectual capacity

Apapa-Oshodi Expressway shut-down: ...Our fears, by transport workers

Stella Obasanjo remembered, three years after

NDE commences empowerment training for unemployed graduates, others

Clergy warns leaders against misrule

Editors, UNICEF, others bemoan high maternal mortality

Attainment of hub port: Minister lists way forward

Causes of accidents on our roads — FRSC

THIS WORLD,THIS LIFE:Christ’s work of redemption

Proposed Methodist Centre gets boost

The Voice of Victory:Winning invisible battles! (3)

Ministry brings succour to Ipoti-Ekiti

Is he/she capable of commitment? (III)

Friday, October 17, 2008

No regrets on Bugari, says Ume-Ezeoke

Kennis Music stages come-back to NB plc

I didn’t quit Kennis Music — Sound Sultan

Expectations and hope will come

Egba titled chiefs meet over rift between Gov. Daniel and Alake

Glo is a national model — Abia Gov

Market Makers: Rivalry jolts banks

Nigeria’s woes blamed on past leaders

FEC approves 2009 budget amidst oil-price slump

Militants present10-point demand to N-Delta Committee

Yar’Adua: A litany of nightmares on the N-Delta

Travail of a traditional ruler •Loses wife, daughter within three months over throne

Obasanjo performs final rites for Stella

Why I left the armed struggle, by Asari Dokubo

Lagos sets target for new council bosses on IGR

Refugees in their own home!

P-Square tops MTV Africa Music Awards with 5 nominations

9ice is Best Africa Act @ MOBO ‘08

Group seeks life sentence for religious arsonists

The Voice Of Christ Reality:He sent His word

What are the initiatives up to?

Scientific fact: Women are naturally brainier than men!

Itsekiri youths laud FG over NDDC projects

World Bank sponsors 124 micro-projects in Ebonyi

Four-year-old girl electrocuted in Owerri

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Three varsity students arraigned for alleged kidnapping

BNC faults composition of House Committee seats

Delta, CBN, Oceanic Bank sign MoU to empower farmers

Man electrocuted vandalising PHCN cable

Ijaw salute Agary over NLNG prize

Horsfall Committee to rehabilitate militants in Rivers

Shun corruption, Akpabio counsels

Killer milk: NAFDAC clamps down on raw materials from China

Kano to host Senate’s annual retreat

Aliero laments sabotage of railway by cartel

Waziri tasks LG workers on accountability

Senate to create new qualified states — Zegi

Yar'Adua has not approved renovation of Bankole's residence —MODIBBO

Senate to protect depositors from fraudulent bank officials

Ekiti group asks Oni to sack new LG bosses

Shocking revelations at court martial of army officers

Preparation for Anti-racism Review Conference Underway

Masaba trial : Anti-thesis of the rule of law

The National Assembly, state creation and interest groups

Justice system, major obstacle to fight against corruption— Prof Akinseye-George

Re: The value of constructive criticism

FG disclaims plan to sell PPMC, NGC

Reps probe theft of 8 vessels, death of two Naval officers

Nigerians want corrupt persons convicted, ICAN President tells FG

PDP blackmailing Atiku with posters — AC

15 militants killed during clash with JTF

'Osunbor ordered security to beat me up'

Goje tasks northern governors on development

Father sues son for idleness

ICPC arrests anti-corruption corps co-ordinator

Yar'Adua stresses ports' economic importance

Minister warns on global economic effect on roads rehabilitation

Synchronise standard for varsities, says V-C

Only revolution can change Nigeria — Eskor Toyo

Enugu approves N440m for 200 urban taxis

Ebonyi directs LG Chairmen to reside within council areas

Anambra moves to check fake revenue collectors

Communal crisis: Community seeks govt intervention

LG seeks review of MoU with ExxonMobil

Community warns union over sale of Eleme

First Lady visits PH under tight security

"Violence no solution to N-Delta problems"

Imoke signs supplementary budget

Gunmen abduct two in Port Harcourt

52 Suspects nabbed over death of Customs officer

Fashola, Buenos Aires sign business deal

Withdrawal of award to Gani final —Ajasin varsity

Two feared dead as Okada riders attack Ijebu-Ode LG Hqtrs

Court adjourns Ijegun fire disaster victims’ suit to Dec 4

Financial Melt down: Stocks slide, NSE indicators drop

Enahoro, Uwazuruike, 4 others ask court to stop constitution review

Why Nigeria voted for Palestine admission into IPU— Mark

Financial Melt down: Stocks slide, NSE

Soludo okays Access Bank brand in UK

South Africa deports 450 Nigerians in 9 months

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kano LG plans free health care

Niger NLC backs secrecy oath for workers

INEC to tackle negative perception

Imo proposes N21bn supplementary budget

Abia, C-River meet over boundary disputes

Police threaten journalists in Edo

Sylva tasks stakeholders in Niger Delta

Hoteliers in Asaba spoil for showdown

Ondo awards N4bn road contracts

Oyinlola hails UNESCO on Osogbo centre

The 9-Year UBE Programme is designed to eradicate illiteracy, says UBEC boss

Bells Varsity shines at programming contest, Don wins award

FG gives priority attention to UBE programme

NUT faults World Bank on unqualified teachers

North’s man-made poverty

Reviving Mmanwu theatre among the Igbo

ANA/Mhod Bashir Karaye’s short list released

Eloquent narratives of Fayemi’s documentary photographs

Fresh traffic chaos looms in Lagos

Waziri causes stir at Senate

Mutiny: Soldiers petition Senate

No favouritism in N2.97bn overseas scholarship awards—PTDF

Nobody can intimidate the judiciary—ABUJA CJ

Senate President canvasses for alternative power sources

Coal to Newcastle

Lawyer sues NBC over suspension of Channel Television’s licence

Police kill two robbery suspects, arrest four in Kwara

6 bridges collapse in Kwara

ACF tasks leaders on illiteracy, poverty

Be punctual or be locked out, Wamakko warns commissioners

CNPP wants Farida sacked over Obasanjo

Family cries foul over disappearance of man in NDLEA custody

NNPC seeks partnership with marketers

Anambra donates 5 patrol vehicles to Army

FEC approves purchases for PHCN

Abia LGs receive adequate funds— EGEONU

Obahiagbon flays Senate, House of Reps superiority contest

PDP confirms Etuk as A-Ibom Chairman

Edo NULGE tasks LG councils on services

Rivers A-G, Finance Commissioner surrender to EFCC

Youth group tasks Yar'Adua on funding of N-Delta Ministry

Delta Doctors boost govt healthcare

Tanker drivers give FG 14-day strike notice over bad roads

Lagos govt, NSL resolve differences, launch Lotto Eko

Ekiti tasks new council bosses on performance

Daniel charges labour leaders on good relations

JTF arrests leader of kidnap syndicate at MMA

NNPC staff in protest prayers against BPE

FG out to truncate trial of ex-governors— Clark

Global food crisis coinage misleading — Obasanjo

Ecobank shares offer closes Friday

Where the Senate Committee may help

Lots of African, Asian, South American beats are fused into Foreign music — Mfon Umana

Garden City festival revives the fading flower

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Achebe heads Anambra council of traditional rulers

Anambra to engage private firm for beautification of Onitsha

Imo begins routine maintenance of Owerri drainage

Abia assures investors on infrastructural devt

Enugu launches project to check post-natal deaths

Judge's burnt residence: Police rule out foul play

C-River needs Navy to secure investments —IMOKE

Abducted children regain freedom

Rawlings scored Nigeria's judiciary high

Rivers expresses dismay with oil firm

Delta embarks on clean up

Ondo govt, LP quarrel over N28bn state fund

ICPC quizzes Oyo TESCOM boss over teachers' pay

We won’t fund lazy committees — Bankole

Niger Delta Technical Committee split into four—Mitee

Zinox, Freeplay to set up energy assembly plant

IT and Vision 20 2020, our contributions — CPN

Challenges of e-waste management in the Nigerian market

With DaarSAT, Dokpesi’sconquest story begins

My friend is my son's sugar mummy!

NSE's approval of 5 ‘market makers’ divides banks

Gov Daniel supports passage of FoI Bill

FG aborts trial of suit challenging revocation of N37bn OBJ health-care contract

PDP Atiku's posters floods Yola

Osanyade blames rot in poilce on military

The inevitability of devolution

I'm not bothered by ICPC threat —ALIERO

Gov Shinkafi free to decamp —Zamfara ANPP

90% of raw materials used in Nigeria imported, says RMRDC

Plateau holds council polls Dec

Senior civil servants call for Obasanjo’s probe

AC slams PDP over bid to grab Zamfara

Ebonyi moves to recover Nigercem

Ekpotu tasks Boundary Commission on border communities

‘How to avert stock market meltdown’

Imo approves waivers for postings of Pharmacists

Renovation work forces Anambra Assembly to adjourn

Poly workers issue 21- day strike notice over unpaid benefits

Funds may stall HIV/AIDS awareness for deaf persons

LG councillors order arrest of official over alleged employment of ghost workers

C-River to ensure computer literacy for police officers

Judge faults police report on bombed house

I made a mistake challenging Sylva, says ADC guber candidate

Budget implementation: FG falls back on excess crude account

SERAP wants implementation of power probe report

Appeal Court fixes Nov 10 for Ondo petitions

Ogun Assembly lifts ban order on TV, radio

NDLEA arrests musician, 3 others over drugs

Case against ex- govs not closed —EFCC

Obasanjo govt wasted N206bn on aviation sector —Minister

Absence of Senate president stalls constitution review

Uduaghan saves N670bn gas project from Senate axe

Court orders Shell to forfeit Bonny Terminal land

EFCC files fresh 44 count-charge against Igbinedion, six others

Monday, October 13, 2008

Freezer explosion caused tribunal chairman's house fire—REPORT

FG tasks c’ttee on digital broadcasting

Apo resettlement movement begins Nov

Royal father advises FG on NDDC, N-Delta Ministry

Group commends Uduaghan

Parents petition school principals for allegedly charging illegal fees

Flooding, erosion: UWA enjoins Osunbor to prevail on FG

Betty evicted from MTN Project Fame Academy

N-Delta: UN, int'l communities back FG on oil bunkering

Police arrest four cocaine dealers, 19 suspected robbers in Enugu

NIPOST manager appeals to FG for assistance

Imo shoe firm begins production

Nestle narrows gap between nutrition and mental health

Lagoon Hospitals seeks better deal for surgeons

Medical experts advocate better approach to pain management

Akunyili faults law against fake drugs

Afrab-Chem obtains ISO 9001 certification

Rawlings laments pains of Niger Deltans

I’ll resign, rather than run corrupt govt — Amaechi

Obasanjo rejects Reps indictment on power projects

Financial crisis: France, Germany, Russia unveil $1.29tr bailout plan

Alleged N800m NDDC scam: Police arraign sorcerer for fraud

Shake-up in Army: Three new corps Commanders emerge

Bauchi makes N1.5b from IGR

Family of 5, others die in Jigawa road crash

FG to renovate six varsities in 2009

Bankole seeks investigation of states, LG accounts

Ijaw traders protest move to ban Ogogoro in Benue

Nurses condemn state of primary health care

Enugu votes N88m for schools’ science equipment

Court restrains PDP from interfering with Emordi-led exco

Abia bridges now death traps —NSCDC

NAPEP disburses N153m to Enugu Cooperatives

Rivers Assembly to pass bill prohibiting kidnapping

Suspended LG boss apologises to Edo House

Apeti wants tourism harnessed

Rep lauds FG on N-Delta projects

Osunbor's appeal against Oshiomhole begins

Gunmen kidnap mother, children in Port-Harcourt

Request for creation of 50 more states floods N/Assembly

Alaafin denies rift over Council of Obas Chairmanship

Lagos donates armoured carriers, rifles, bullet proof vests to Police

NUPENG tackles Shell over members’ sack

Ondo awards N7.3bn contracts for devt projects

Oil price rebounds through European bank rescue plan

Ministerial list out this week, SGF’s aide

First Bank wins four awards in Washington

Kutigi warns judges against judgement delay

Shell Nigeria output drops to 412,000 b/d

Ondo pays N270m bursary

Pay back time?

Fayose rejects Oni's peace move

Oni seeks unity among Ekiti PDP members

Don't inaugurate uncompleted Akoda road, AC tells Osun govt

2011: Group tasks Yewa-Awori monarchs

UNESCO to ratify Osogbo Cultural Centre

AC urges Presidency to probe Obasanjo * Over $16b spent on power sector

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tribunal judgment delayed by large volume—Scribe

Okitipupa Oil Palm shops for N4bn from capital market

Ondo awards contract for new varsity

Roundtable identifies anti-democracy factors

N-Delta c'ttee calls for input of MEND, militant groups, stakeholders

Perform or be sacked, Mamora warns AC LG chairmen

Agary's Yello Yello wins NLNG prize

$120m solid mineral grant: World Bank rates Nigeria high

SSS student drowns in Lagos river

Enugu gets First Lady as Chime marries

2nd Niger bridge overdue, says Obi of Onitsha

Nri monarch, Uruoji village crisis deepens

Delta CP, others face contempt charge

Osunbor calls for repatriation of stolen Benin artefacts

Amakpe refinery components 60% ready — AKIPOC

Delta House, varsity on collision course

Crisis rocks Anglican Church in Benin

Bauchi, Alstrom of Germany in 110mw power deal

Rock 'N' Rule: Glo plans big entertainment concert, opens registration for pageant

NCC licenses South Beach subsidiary

Making entrepreneurs out of Nigerian youths, the MTN example

GSMA, Mofilm call for short films in first global mobile film festival

Getting to grips

Tayo's wings

Fear of the unknown?

Afribank Posts N17.22bn in six Months

The Bell Tolls for Spring Bank Nigeria

Agreement on Common External Tariff due in January

N26.03bn Invested in SMEEIS Projects as at September

Common External Tariff Ready Jan 2009

SGF queries NIPPS boss

Lar questions FG's secrecy oath

Financial crisis: EU leaders guarantee interbank loans

AC sweeps Lagos LG polls

Fidelity, Zenith, Intercontinental, Elumelu, Subomi-Balogun win awards in US

Politicians run for office for selfish interest—Ngige

Fixing the Niger Delta together

First Lady advocates support for education, awareness to combat cancer

Senator lauds FCTA over street re-naming

Cleric warns against evil practices

Group lauds Akpabio over restoration of hotel's C of O

Court okays ex-Gov Aliero’s trial

Group agitates for Apa State

Anambra House resumes tomorrow

Work commences on Anambra Varsity Teaching Hospital

Imo pays N5.9bn severance allowance to councillors

Admission racket rocks Ebonyi varsity

Bio-technology, panacea to poverty, food insecurity

Rivers to get 1,000 tons of cold rooms

Delta law students seek upward review of bursary

Why we suspended council boss, by Edo lawmakers

Bayelsa House passes N24.3bn extra budget

Police patrol Yenagoa over planned protest by Ijaw youths

BNC decries political violence in Edo

AP’s N50 kerosene now available in Lagos

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thou shall have a balanced diet

Benefits of tea

Scent of a woman

Edo girls rock super model competition

Mrs Oludewa Thorpe: egally haritable

Tomato Red rules

Accessories that assert authority

Rivers govt faults graft allegations against gov’s aide

IMF warns of financial meltdown; Europe seeks unity

FG shuts Kaduna Airport

House leadership: Pro Etteh group angry over re-composition

Lagos Council Polls: Low voters turnout *AC set to sweep elections, DPA alleges irregularities

Conduct psychiatric test on aspiring politicians, Ijaws urge reform committee

Homosexuality is totally unacceptable —Clerics

Ripples over theological varsity and Lagos gay church

‘HIV victims problem no longer with drugs but with social death’

Hopes as ‘45 wise men’ get set to mend N-Delta

7 Nigerians on the run over drug offences *As US drug agency bursts syndicate

Ikot Akpan Udo: Andonis kill another citizen, plan fresh mayhem

Give us our right, pensioners tell NPA

No-work-no pay policy: Group seeks reversion

Authors hail Rivers over Elechi Amadi

Tension as crisis looms on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway!

Models and Mentors: A manual on how to live a relevant life...

The Voice of Victory:Winning invisible battles! (2)

Women's Wing honours PFN founding fathers

Spiritual freedom key to Nigeria’s Vision 2020 plan —GKS president

Nigeria needs new breed of politicians, said Bishop Ojo

Fashola hails church for rehabilitating area boys

Praise Club adorns heaven with extravagant praise

Is he/she capable of commitment? (II)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pregnant broadcaster kidnapped in Abakaliki

Dockworkers deny attacking NIMASA boss

Deal or not, playing nude is not an option for me — Chika Ike

The task of producing Dragon’s Den — Neil Oyenekan

Celebrities storm Swe Bar for Rita Dominic

I dear to be different, says Ebony Okosuns

Looking good

Woman, trust your man

This is life

Break that jinx with prayers

Ship-loads of kerosene waiting to berth at oil terminals

We have trained a lot of Nigerian officers—Pakistani Defence Minister

N6.5bn Aviation Contract: Abuja court grants bail to Borishade, Iyayi,

Lagos LG polls: LASIEC to announce final results Sunday

How a mother lacerates her little daughter’s vagina with razor blade after being raped

Church cleans Anambra State

Voice of Christ Reality: The power of the Altar

Word of life:The fear of God

The Senate This Week:Why they are called Senators of the Federal Republic

Family of slain banker formally petitions IGP

That friend you're confiding in could be your rival

APGA candidates sign performance bond

Anambra community in US spends over $800,000 on medical mission

Oyo govt threatens to sue Afenifere

Violence in Ogun as OPC kills six

N47m NAICOM scam: 5 granted bail

LUTH doctors withdraw services from emergency ward

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Yar’Adua appoints Ume-Ezeoke’s son, two others special advisers

N85bn not guarantee for stable power, says Obidigbo

DESOPADEC to open liaison offices in host communities

NIPSS boss in trouble over Abuja leasing

UNHCR launches Dignity and Justice for Detainees Week

The imperatives of stringent legislative control of smoking

Process and Content Issues in Civil Society Strategies for Constitutional Reform

Ministry of Niger Delta and the rule of law

The value of constructive criticism

Credit crunch: Yar'Adua seeks private sector partnership

Nigeria, gifted but wayward, says Achebe

EFCC docks Rivers Chief of Staff

AC warns against second-guessing Supreme Court

Senate condemns N9.5bn extra-budgetary expenditure in marine sector

JTF denies deployment of Northern soldiers in N-Delta

'12,000 unqualified teachers in Bauchi'

Court adjourns Trovan trial case

Timely release of subsidy ’ll encourage investors — NERC

Namibia imortalises Murtala Mohammed

Gastro-enteritis claims 10 lives in Sokoto

Jigawa tasks council chairmen on poverty alleviation

Police arrest constable, 17 suspected robbers

IFAD to establish Resources Management programmes in Imo

Reps commend Obi on devt

Don tasks Nigerians on dress culture

Intercontinental Bank grosses N121bn in half-year

Appeal court: Ijaw group prays for Agagu's victory

Community demands N20bn compensation for airport

Okah's lawyer, Falana writes N'Delta c'ttee

Rep decries effects of Edo PDP crisis on LGs

Osunbor faults Oshiomhole on Benin City floods

Rivers unveils roadmap for resource creation

Abia awards N5.3bn contract to reconstruct federal roads in Aba

Why we freed NAHCO MD —EFCC

Man flees home after wife delivers quadruplets

28 ECOMOG soldiers acted badly, witnesses tell court

LG polls: Lagos govt restricts movements

Militants threats to peace, stability — FG

Abuja court remands Borishade, Iyayi again

Bayelsa doles N10bn to contractors to fast-track devt

ACF declares Yar’Adua fit to rule

PPMC, NGC sale: NNPC workers give FG 14-day ultimatum

Vanguard’s cartoonist, Awosiyan presents Revelations...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Community protests Fatoba's choice as Alara-elect

Asari-Dokubo storms Lagos AC rally

Akala tasks aides, lawmakers on performance

Again, Ekiti Assembly suspends LG chiefs

Delineation: Lagos Govt vows to resist INEC

Anambra doctors resume strike

Police avert mayhem in Owerri

C-River, Psychiatric hospital to keep lunatics off streets

INYC alleges marginalisation by DESOPADEC

Delta to empower 4, 000 farmers

Jude Dibia or Kaine Agary: Who wins 2008 NLNG literary prize?

Segun Awosiyan presents Revelations

Need for effective implementation of National Book Policy

Ghana hosts exam ethics conference

BGL partners King’s College old boys on school rehabilitation

Experts examine role of ethics in medical research

The environment and the African stomach

Yar’ Adua, Buhari’s grousing contest

Appeal Court: Ugochukwu assures on victory

Ebonyi warring community returns arms to soldiers

Why refineries remain shut —FG

Reps clear Power Probe C’ttee of N100m bribery allegation

Court summons Okiro over Martins, Dumuje

Gunmen kill 30 in Rivers community

Odigie–Oyegun condemns bombing Amaize’s residence

Resolving the Niger Delta crisis: A win-win scenario

enate to boost investment in aviation industry

PDP disowns Akpan, Bob over senatorial tussle

Ibori seeks transfer of case from Kaduna

Akunyili: Court okays FG’s request to prosecute suspects

Rhetoric won't help agric sector —SHAGARI

Jigawa okays N714m for capital projects

Enugu govt raises hope on Oruku/Umuode crisis

Eagle Cement moves to acquire Nigercem

Okpara Agric varsity now Centre for Tropical Fruits Production

Impeachment plot against Udi LG Council Leader foiled

Gov Obi woos MTN

MEND okays arrest of Delta govt officials

Bayelsa govt adopts spiritual measures to tackle youth militancy

Delta lawmakers seek 24 hrs patrol on Benin-Asaba highway

Shun bickering, Amori counsels politicians

Stop calling my youths militants—Uduaghan

Delta, stakeholders working to revive Warri ports, say Dockworkers

Key developments yesterday in world credit crisis:

EFCC arrests NAHCO boss, Sule

Robbers raid 2 banks in Lagos

One killed, soldier wounded as militants, JTF clash in Rivers

FEC approves N495m contract for National Hospital

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Abia records breakthrough in fight against kidnapping

Communal crisis: LG boss bans cannon shots

Imoke commissions new taxis

Partner ANA to save reading culture, writers urge FG

Iteskiri youths call for infrstructural devt

Judges to review exparte orders, others at confab

11 LAMATA officials arraigned for stealing diesel

Move to amend 1999 constitution condemned

Controversy trails return of missionary schools in Oyo

Brian Computers wins Microsoft OSPartner Award

GSMA, Mofilm call for short films in global mobile film festival

Joke Silva is no-nonsense principal at Project Fame academy

30 years on, fighting spam remains a global challenge

New breakthrough for impotence

Senate to summon Usman, Soludo on global financial crisis

FoI Bill: Mark gives condition

Yar’Adua, Jonathan to flag off conference on housing evolution in Niger Delta

Oil spillage: A-Ibom fishermen demand N824m compensation

Save us from JTF, community appeals to Yar'Adua

NUJ, NBA others protest exclusion from procurement law

Countdown to 2010, Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary

Support Yar’Adua on N-Delta —ABDULSALAM

Court drops Masaba's charges to one

PDP reads riot act, to unruly members

Kwara poly sacks 5 union leaders

Hoodlums invades Jimeta prison

Okiro petitioned over deatained Egwim's health

Orji presents N5bn supplementary appropriation bill to Assembly

Enugu to sanction truant teachers

APGA blasts PDP over planned boycott of Lagos LG polls

Stakeholders task Imo Assembly on Security Agencies Bill

Community denies existence of militants' camp

PDP members laud Ovia LG party chairman

Youth leader wants N-Delta Ministry's HQ in Delta

How anti-graft war can succeed —ICPC BOSS

Khana women shock Rivers reconciliation commission with photos of dead husbands

Delta Spreading The Gospel Of Thanksgiving

TMG to monitor Lagos council election

Ogun govt, opposition trade words over billboard

Oba Tejuosho tasks monarchs as Kings Day Praise holds

Ekiti saves N2.6m from inflated contracts

Incest: 16-yr-old gives birth to dad's son

Oceanic Bank grosses N150bn

$12 bn LNG plant for A'Ibom

Docked nursing mother slumps

EFCC panel to invite Amaechi over alleged N120m 'gift' to aide

Why Rivers reconciliation may be tough,by Karibi-Whyte

More state assemblies okay bill on power funding

Yar’Adua to commission N50bn DaarSat

Monday, October 06, 2008

Abia to propose bill on kidnapping

Ebonyi to begin refuse recycling

Osun govt blasts AC ....Says Party is confused

Institute to encourage local contractors

Rep counsels youths to embrace peace

90-year-old royal father kidnapped in Delta

Over 500m persons suffer genital herpes — WHO

LASG boosts eye care services with N40m equipment

World leaders commit N336bn to tackle malaria

Expert identifies physical activity for improved circulation

Scientists probe role of infant feeding in obesity

Oil price, world stock market plunge deeper

Governance has improved, says Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Military pensioners under bridges are impostors —GEN KWAJI

EFCC arraigns 2 Flour Mill staff, customer over N200m fraud

Teachers key to computer age, says Yar’Adua

Telecom investment hits $11bn in Nigeria

Indegenous animal vaccines among world’s best—NVMA

Lecturers threaten to drag Adamawa govt to Court

TRCN decries teachers’ working condition

FG gets N12.76bn World Bank urban devt grant

Yar'Adua's secrecy oath, slap on Nigerians — Mudiaga-Odje

Protest stalls hearing of Pfizer case as lawyers query judge

Group commends Obi on devt

Police rescue seven pregnant girls from illegal foster home

Enugu spends N387m on salary arrears

PDP at cross-road in Anambra — Ezeibe

NURTW to assist Abia on crime

NLC condemns privatisation

Youth factions clash over dissolution of council exco in Nembe

Group advises Uduaghan on taxi scheme

Group gives DESOPADEC ultimatum

Senator alleges threat to life

C-River NAPEP boosts co-op societies with N121.6m

Ekiti women protest delay in LG election

Oyinlola pledges training for teachers

ECOMOG soldiers'protest:4 officers arraigned

ICT Polys: I have no regrets—Daniel

NUT tasks Oyo govt on access to varsity education

Thunder storm destroys EFCC office

North has World's highest illiterate children —World Bank

Govt dismisses NAN director,2 others

Ijegun pipeline explosion: Victims ask for justice

Robbers storm bank, kill female manager, customer, injure 9 others

Nitel: transcorp's 51% for sale

JTF arrests 10 suspected militants, crude oil thieves in Delta

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Group tasks FG on N-Delta crisis

Institute tasks Niger Delta Ministry on agriculture

Kalu tasks leaders on unity

Road Maintenance Agency to collect tolls in Anambra

EDSOGPADEC to partner donor agencies on projects

Delay in ending election petitions worries YCE

Mobile phones bite dust on long weekend

Nokia unveils two new handsets that blend mobile functionality

MTN launches Mobile TV

Afribank Performance: Warm Reception for new Chairman

Global Financial Crisis: Ibru roots for effective regulations

Three Insurance Coys Submit List of Debtor Brokers to NAICOM

Yar’Adua Independence Day Speech: So Much to Ponder

Again, Finance Houses seek CBN Intervention

Political leaders meet in Lagos

Former Chief of Army Staff, Malu flown to France for treatment

Afribank reorganises

AC berates FG on N400bn unspent budget

Editors protest toxic amendment to FoI Bill

Repeal Land Use Act, Surveyors urge FG

The return of Ahmani Tijani

Christian pigrims airlift begins Nov 15

Women lawyers seek Yar’Adua’s backing for FIDA top job

Why we appointed Howard Jetter, say Bauchi

Yar’Adua’s comment on Buhari’s appeal subjudice, says CNPP

NLC VP hopeful of bright future for Nigerian workers

Shekarau justifies 54 SUV gifts to monarchs

Mornachs, others accuse Iwu of plot to rig delineation exercise

‘Non implementation of policies, bane of education’

7-point agenda, not PDP affair —Obi

Obi accepts Commissioner's resignation

PPA denounces comments against Ohakim's govt

Osunbor thanks Edo people

FRSC raises alarm over state of East-West road

NGO decries misuse of labour laws

Govt to turn major roads in P-Harcourt into double lanes

University lecturers get Shell's sabbatical research grant

Okerenkoko to JTF: No militant in our community

Ogun tackles gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan road

Agagu seeks resources to fight poverty

Osun AC tasks EFCC on deductions from LG funds

Lagos begins distribution of free textbooks in public schools

N490m for Ibadan beautification

LG polls: Fashola, Tinubu flag off campaign in Badagry

MEND rejects court’s decision on Okah ....says FG is joking with Nigeria’s stability

Shehu of Borno wants chambers of commerce to support oil exploration

Police kill three robbers, arrest one in Lagos

FG wants to arrest my husband again —Dokubo's wife

CJ wants more security from Abia govt

The Voice of Victory: Winning invisible battles!

Gay Movement: Delta clerics express shock

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Reduction of state workforce: Mimiko refutes allegation

Corporate Glamour as Virgin Nigeria Launches New Uniforms

Daily Practices for Self Empowerment

Bad Breath: Halitosis

Thou shall eat every three to four hours and have your healthy snack handy

Tips for a Good Marriage

Your vision of love

Alopecia: Baldness

Militants attack JTF in bid to recover seized crude

6 Filipinos kidnapped in Rivers * Briton, one other hostage freed

No going back on 57 LGs, Fashola, Tinubu vow as AC kicks off council elections campaign

Bishop, pastor in legal tango over alleged abortion

Ondo Assembly coup: How speaker fell

Yar'Adua vs Buhari: Why Northern leaders won't interfere—ACF

Tribute:‘Yinka Craig..he was what Jose Mourinho would call the special one’

Separated only by surgery! *Lagos conjoined twins, five years after, are inseparable

We act as support base for the public sector, says Peters, ASCON DG

Alleged culpable homicide attempt: Senator, Al Mustapha’s brother, police in legal tango

Man with 86 wives:Fatwa pronounced on him unconstitutional — Lawyers

We don’t encourage exam malpractice among students —Mrs Loretta Nwosu

NAFEST 2008, Enugu: Dress Culture takes centre stage...

ARESUVA is a good project, but photography is missing — Ataku Ami

Soulcentricism: An introduction..

Chimamanda Adichie bags $500,000 ‘genius’ fellowship

Patent right: Pronaco seeks court ruling

Maryam Abacha pleads: Don’t alienate my children!

Causes of rising cultism, kidnapping, armed robbery listed

Shun ethnic sentiments — Akpabio tasks Nigerians

New free health plan for Lagos

Osunbor, Anenih hold peace parley

Black Saturday in Adamawa! *In commando-like operation, robbers strike, leaving 20 dead

Germany partners Nigeria in energy sector

Independence: C&S calls for sober celebration

Tribute to Ven. Sam Ade Olaitan

Timeless Business & Leadership Quarterly debuts

Edo PFN tasks govt on amenities

Is he/she capable of commitment?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Ogun monarchs urge govt to prosecute coronet obas

Contractors ask court to ‘kill’ probe report on $16bn power project

Wyclef Jean storms PH for Carniriv

P-Square loses millions as Busta Rhymes faills to show up

Negative stories make me stronger, better — Empress

If you think piracy, think Alaba market — 2Shotz

Buhari is posturing – Anenih

N80m minister’s duplex: Police arrest two lawyers over probe

Infant formula poisoning:

Infant Formula: Nigerian babies risk poisoning

We are celebrating a country , not a nation—Clerics

The Voice of Victory :Stop being hopeless! (3)

Word of life:Sharing your life through prayer

The Voice of Christ Reality:Forgiveness in marriage

Soldiers aiding militants, MEND replies Dike

The Ken Nnamani testimonial: There is life after the Senate

Nephew masterminds robbery attack on uncle

The ‘sure banker’ deals that ruined my life

No financial bailout for ailing Nigerian stock market – Soludo

Group wants WAEC to probe gov’s certificate

Industrial crisis looms in the ports

Fashola commends Lagosians on 3rd Mainland Bridge

Father of bullet-in-the-head-boy raises alarm

Tough times for illegal immigrants — UK

Germany partners Nigeria in energy sector

Tanker drivers’ menace: Lagos, FG to the rescue. Drivers fume

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Isoko demand N-Delta Minister portfolio

Technical committee assures Niger Deltans

N' Assembly Polls: Mariam Ali appeals retrial tribunal verdict

Tribute to Tunde

Nupe demand for Ndaduma State

Nnamani Centre to raise funds for varsities, NGOs

Ebonyi communal clash: Elechi relocates community

Monitor school heads, Commissioner tasks monarchs

Imo govt to ease water scarcity in Owerri

Appoint N-Delta Minister, women's group urges FG

Police urge fleeing Ndokwa villagers to return

Man shot for attempting to beat check point

PDP chieftain advises DESOPADEC

Rights group wants physically challenged appointed as Minister

Nigeria : 48 years of what?

Corruption can be reduced with more women than men in government —Joy Ezeilo

Group accuses WAEC of trying to undermine tribunal proceedings

Shell needs $3bn to complete gas projects

Nigerian banks not affected by financial crisis —Akingbola

Bamanga Tukur blames nation's woes on leaders

I won't mind leading revolution — Lar

Don faults Jonathan on appointments in N-Delta

Our accounts intact—Rivers

Gastro-enteritis kills two in Sokoto

Yuguda tasks traditional rulers on polio

Minister wants banks to ease transactions

Immigration retrieves diplomatic passports from ex-lawmakers

EFCC dragged to court over failure to investigate Education Minister

Chinese investors to build cement factory in Sokoto

Orji laments Abia debts

Anambra, Yar’Adua’s policy similar — OBI

Kidnapping ‘ll hurt Abia’s economy—OBI

NDDC flags off free medical scheme in Abia

FRSC goes tough on under-age drivers

Enogie denies monarch, Osunbor, Ogbemudia rift

Bayelsa judicial commission to probe missing N150m

Free education under way in Rivers

Delta Assembly shifts resumption date

Oshiomhole slams Edo govt over Benin City floods

Ijaw group asks FG to suspend National Honours

'No S'West PDP gov would have won elections without Obasanjo'

S'West govs, monarchs task Yoruba politicians

Ondo youths flay attack on Chevron's facility

Senate to monitor use of N71bn Basa fund

Nigeria, US foster cooperation in energy sector

Senate 'll enforce federal character in new cabinet—Committee chairman

70% prison inmates have no prospects of trial — LACON

EFCC now commands global respect—FG

Group scores Nigeria low

Babalola vows to introduce dress code in Ado Ekiti private varsity

Senators move to force down kerosene, petrol prices

Why I won't withdraw case against Yar'Adua, by Buhari

Yar'Adua briefs GNU partners on new cabinet

A medical doctor in the courtyard of writers

Arts and Culture in the journey to nationhood...

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wounded ex-Delta Speaker back from overseas treatment

Students protest Ebonyi celebrations

Independence: Police arrest protester in Anambra

Abaribe to lobby for completion of Aba Water scheme

Onitsha agog as MTN sponsored Ofala festival begins

AC calls for paryer for leaders

INEC warns against failure to register for elections

Africa will be empty of brains in 25 years time — Prof Olunloyo

Chemistry at centre of Yar’Adua’s 7-point agenda — Science Minister

NERDC intensifies efforts on improving early childhood education

WAEC investigates 74,956 candidates

EFCC freezes Rivers State’s govt account

Armed men kidnap three secondary school students

TUC to FG: Address nation’s woes

Credit crunch: Nigeria's foreign reserves' value declines

US military command for Africa takes off

What is EFCC’s business with Obama?

The Secret Government of Nigeria

Gov Aliyu offers olive branch to opponents

National policy on pollution underway

Nigeria spends N2.4bn debt relief fund on education

Jigawa govt, banks to establish glass factory

Emir lauds Shekarau over car gifts

Northern group calls for dialogue between JTF, militants

Set 5% revenue for citizens welfare, says Nkwocha

Gunmen kill IMSU student

S-East PDP canvass support for Yar’Adua

Nigeria @ 48: Let's seek answers to problems — Ohakim

Obi advises on celebrating role models

Yar’Adua has political will to fix Niger Delta crisis —UDUAGHAN

Commissioner tasks stakeholders on infrastructure

Osunbor tasks Nigerians on national problems

Imoke calls for co-operation

Group tasks FG on recruitment of environmental officers

Mitee tasks FG on N'Delta Ministry

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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