Vanguard News Archive for December 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fire guts Shell facility in Ogoni

Anambra Speaker begins construction of N20m hostel block

Why Yar’Adua’s govt cannot work — Obi

Generator fume kills 12 in Imo

At Christmas, hand-made cards record low sales against e-cards, SMS

ALTERNATIVE POWER:BuyRight brings CyberPower inverter to Nigeria

Ericsson to build 21st century’s residential fiber-optic network

Global InfoSwift, Atos Origin to service Springbank’s IT environment

Having sex makes him cry

Crime at a time of Technology

Egberipapa: I’m not aware of peace meeting –– Horsfall

LG boss asks Yar'Adua to encourage farming

Idris presents N77.9bn budget

2011: I've no anointed candidate, says Oyinlola

Vaswani’s businesses’ll remain shut, until...— EFCC

Conte’s parting gift

Amaechi warns masterminds of Rumuekpe communal clashes

2009’ll be tough for oil bunkerers—JTF

Calabar Carnival: Street party, colourful costumes

Eteng faults N-Delta leaders over attack on Yar'Adua

Shekarau pledges support for container depot

Jang presents N83bn budget to House

Archbishop condemns Kaduna bipolar settlements

Our expectations in 2009 by Jos residents

Anambra threatens to drag construction firm to court for alleged sabotage

Amakwe charges civil servants on responsibility

Community wants FG to intervene in land dispute with Anambra varsity

Bishop tasks public office holders on people-oriented projects

Oyinlola charges judges to be above board

No vacancy in Lagos PDP executive —Olabode George

Agagu hails Ondo monarchs on peace

Voters' apathy worries INEC

Remain loyal to Constitution, Defence Minister urges military

Jos crisis: Slain corps members to be immortalized

SERAP, CDHR, others petition UN body over Ribadu

Henry Okah: Oboko faults NTDC’s on open trial

First runner's up: Oshiomhole Obama of Edo

Jos mayhem: Why we sued FG — Plateau Govt

Govs Chime, Agagu sign 2009 budgets

Second runner's up: Ribadu

3 die in Ogun PDP crisis

fg set to review Police recruitment policy —Minister

286 Christian pilgrims leave for Israel

Petroleum Equalization Fund pays N17.4 bn to marketers

Monday, December 29, 2008

Oyinlola's phone: Police trail fraudsters

Bankole attracts N122m power projects to Abeokuta

Fears over scooping of fuel in Ogun

Lagos releases free ride schedule for New Year on BRT, LAGBUS services

High rate of hypertension, diabetes worry doctors

FUTO DVC laments Nigeria’s inability to manufacture weapons

Nwobodo assures Chime of second term ticket

Police record crime-free Xmas in Enugu

Obi, Ngige rift deepens

JTF arrests 5 Ghanaians, Nigerian oil thieves

JTF arrests attackers of NAOC flow station

How Egberipapa was arrested — Asari Dokubo

Immortalize Akpore, activist urges Delta govt

Nigerian wins chemical safety global award

Hen hatches 4-legged chick in Keffi

Kano restates commitment to shariah

Sokoto to train physically challenged

Suspects’ right to life

GSK introduces Panadol Cold & Catarrh

Plenty of motion, but little movement

High expectations as Osotimehin, Hong take over health ministry

Uduaghan outlines plans for Delta 2009 Retreat

Clark, Mutu beg Yar’Adua to confirm Aginighan’s appointment

Niger Delta ministry not the solution, says Ayomike

Electricity for 1,509 towns in Delta

Ribadu's arrest was stage managed — OSAYANDE

Atta Mills leads Ghana polls

MEND cautions Orubebe on planned visit to militants' camps

Fani Kayode: Bail ruling for tomorrow

Banking stocks drive NSE turnover by 56%

WOTCLEF fetes children

Warehouse owners assured of fertiliser

Rep seeks removal of immunity clause

Benue okays renovation of 10 hospitals

Obi commends Anambrarians on crime-free Xmas

‘ Violence not exclusive preserve of any ethnic or religious group’

Umeike faults 1999 constitution

Monarch seeks more employment opportunities for youths

Senate to remove EFCC from AGF influence

LASTMA alerts govts on distressed Lagos Bridge

Ex-SSS director, wife, 3 children die in accident

Congestion: Customs gives importers 15-day ultimatum to clear goods

From Benin with Love

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Robbers barricade Benin-Asaba road

Port Harcourt residents back move to ban Okada

Ndokwa youths protest alleged hijack of DESOPADEC scholarship scheme

Man kills 3-yr-old son, slumps, dies in Kwale

GNU: Ume-Ezeoke apologises to ANPP Senators

Fun seekers storm parks amidst tight security

Tough time awaits Kwara residents, says Saraki

Kidnappers shoot Abia Judge, nab lawyer

Cleric tasks parents on children welfare

Ex-Biafran soldiers appeal to Yar'Adua over payment

Way out of Port congestion — Maritime stakeholders

FG hands out new development order to NDDC

Dismissal of Ribadu

Spring Realtors Unveils N30bn Beach Resorts Estate

Developer in N8bn Housing Deal with Oyo, Ogun

ANAN Threatens to Stop Financial Reporting Council Bill

Afribank Launches Dual Currency Visa Card

Credit Card Default: Ecobank Moves to Nip it in the Bud

Globacom ends Rock ‘N’ Rule concert with 4 cars, other gifts

At 10, Slot takes stock, begins sales promo for customers

Gowon and friends throw $10m into satellite mobile venture

Delta to build 4 new power generating stations at $2 billion

DESOPADEC, Finbank disburse N800m micro-credit loan

I won't avenge past wrong doings, Oshiomhole pledges

MEND denies involvement in Agip attack

Kaduna gives education lion share in 2009 budget

Senator calls for Ministry for disabled

Turaki shuns Gov Lamido's wedding

Govt alone cannot fund education, by Goje

Farmer chides S-East govs over agriculture

Bishop advises christians against fetish practices

Lawmaker assures on tackling Nekede erosion

'Yar'Adua can't accuse ASUU of corruption'

Six-man robbery gang, police in gun duel

Ondo monarch escapes death

Obasanjo, Daniel feud deepens

AC vows not to recognise Ekiti LG bosses

Guinean junta warns mining sector

2011: Omoruyi condemns call to ban IBB, Atiku

NBA laments congestion of police cells

Nigerian Muslims celebrate Islamic New Year

East-West road tops Ekaette's agenda for N-Delta

Ghanaians vote in presidential polls run off

Reps to go tough on politicians over N-Delta crisis

‘Springbank brand to remain until...’

Alleged N4bn fraud: EFCC to seal up Vaswani offices

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Alleged new militant training camp in N-Delta

Duke causes stir at Calabar carnival

Way out of under-development using youths —Anyaoku

Dada Adekola @ 50: Swimming in 1000 ideas

FG under pressure to disband JTF

Death, chaos as Israel pounds Gaza

Atiku: I’ll run in 2011

Nigeria sixth on world's kidnapping list

The destitute: Do they know it’s Christmas?

Education in Nigeria on the verge of collapse — Dr Sonny Kuku

Table of kidnappings in Nigeria between 2006 and now

Would you date your ex that is married? (3)

Bounteous Xmas for 25,000 street urchins

Think of the end and be sober

The secret of Christmas

...At Christmas, remember those who matter in your life

Christmas and the second coming of Christ

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fire engulfs speaker’s residence

Plateau State bubbles for Xmas

Jonathan’s chopper misses Soludo’s town

Boxing Day tragedy: 6 burnt to death as fire guts building in Lagos

Otunba T.O.S. Benson: Home goes the happy warrior - at last!

Halting Nigeria’s drift into neo-liberal black hole (2)

The doctrine of legitimacy of government

Try and be of good cheer this Christmas!

Mother luck! Kidnapped 4-yr-old boy found 7months after

Reps in the eye of the public in 2008

We don’t know what’s Christmas, New Year, the destitute declare

Free those who’ve served over 10 years,

Group vows to monitor fund allocations to Niger Delta

Punish instigators of Jos riot — Group

Bird strike hits airlines, Arik flight grounded

Naira devaluation is not a solution to Nigeria’s ailing economy— Agoro

JTF kills three militants, captures four in Bayelsa

Kidnapped professor released after family pays N3 million

The Ribadu travails:•What he did not do right— ACF, Shagaya, Dan-Musa, others

Obasanjo wants Amosun back to PDP

Edo Assembly yet to receive Oshiomhole’s list

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Imo govt appeals to resident over burst pipe

VP salutes Nigerians at Christmas

Sambo tasks citizens on unity

Ebonyi terminates 3 road contracts

EHF donates gifts to inmates at Xmas

Xmas: Learn from ‘Prince of Peace’— Utomi

Suspected robbers kill 5 policemen in Anambra

PENGASSAN warns on gas flaring

Edo NAPEP disburses N60.5m

Sylva's wife identifies with Odi widows

Saraki charges ministry on maintenance of drilling rigs

Sokoto DPR seals five filling stations

Xmas: Yuguda calls for unity in diversity

Cleric urges Christians to practice Christ virtues

Buhari and Atiku v Yar’Adua : The Supreme Court verdict

Obama’s victory, our hypocrisy

Grounds of appeal must be anchored on the judgment of the lower court(4)

The thrills and frills of Christmas (IV)

Gas revenue account illegal, say PDP chieftain

Why we can't probe Igbinedion, by Committee

Ajabor wants law on regulation of IVF delivery

3,000 benefit from Warri North LG healthcare scheme

Cleric asks Nigerians to pray against religious bigots

Song rates Yar'Adua's performance low

NB holds long service awards, honours 51

Kwara approves N602m for Secretariat renovation

Elechi tasks Christians on hard work

Commissioner warns on global financial crisis

Orji accuses opposition over Abia kidnappings

Leaders hail N-Delta ministers, express fears

Financial meltdown: AC blasts FG

Restore democracy in Guinea now, Reps urge AU

Mystery death in Jos, suspected murder in Lagos on Xmas Day

I may die in detention, Okah raises alarm

Abia acquires land for poly campus

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

FG urged to ban importation of power generating sets

Shell donates 100 crash helmets to Okada riders in Yenagoa

Policeman on illegal escort duty arrested

At Xmas, Yar’Adua promises more reforms, rapid pace in 2009

Hard times for commuters as fuel scarcity hits Imo

LG boss accuses banks of aiding robberies in Ondo

Obi asks Christians to reflect on mystery of salvation at Xmas

Hajj: Speaker tasks FG on airlift of pilgrims

Monarch charges warring communities on peace

Ohakim identifies inequality of structure as bane of Igbos devt

Gov Chime calls for peace at Xmas

Oshiomhole, Uduaghan to sustain historical ties

Gov Jang hopes for peace in New Year

Borno council chairman, treasurer for trial — ICPC

Benue lawmakers begin public hearing on ban on ogogoro

Kalu assures on creation of new S-East states

Is this Christmas?

Lead City varsity offers jobs to first class graduands at maiden convocation

Borno ready to boost girl-child education

Education in state of decay, says Ogburn, Principal, Avi-Cenna

National Education Summit: Yar’Adua ties Vision 2020 to quality education

Obi, Ngige, Nwodo to grace launching of Topical Issues in Nigerian Politics — Anyadabalu

Kurunmi: A play in season of cholera…

C-River targets 194 primary schools by 2012

Commissioner berates youths begging for Xmas gifts

Bayelsa commissioner, ex-Rep die mysteriously

Pipeline vandals cut off widow’s hand

Bauchi CAN condemns Jos riots

CNPP condemns Ribadu’s dismissal

9 die, N110.4m property lost in Bauchi fire outbreaks

Jos crisis: Kaduna dispels reprisal attack romour

Clerics want Nigerians to use Xmas for stock-taking

Cleric tasks FG on security

2009 budget unites Anambra Exco, House

Monarch tasks LG chairmen on kidnappings

Daniel signs 2009 Budget, warns against extra-budgetary requests

Lagos launches N50bn infrastructure devt bond

Ogun councils remit N582m pension funds

Why I was elected Ekiti Speaker, by Odeyemi

Again, industrial crisis looms in unity schools, FME

XMAS: Clerics call for sober reflection

Meteorological Agency predicts more flight cancellations from today

Army promotes 12 Major Generals, 62 Brigadiers-General, 127 Colonels

Emulate Jesus in giving, ACF tells leaders

MEND threatens havoc in Abuja

Setback for budget as crude plunges to $36pb

Civil servants more corrupt than governors—Makarfi

Transport Minister vows to resume maritime, rail services

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Security operatives nab pipeline vandals in Edo

Union extols virtues of Oshiomhole's late aide

30 perish on Benin-Asaba highway

N-Delta youths charged to eschew violence

Akoko Edo LG boss blames Osunbor faction for woes

Imo prosecutes 2,000 sanitation offenders

News Analysis: Sam Egwu as Education Minister: Tackling challenges

Ondo SSG tackles FG on Niger Delta

Assembly raises Oyo budget to N129bn

Lagos constitutes new Primary Healthcare Board

P'Harcourt Int'l Airport re-opens today

My Pikin: SERAP drags FG to African rights commission

Yuletide: FG declares Dec 25, 26, Jan 1, 2009 public holidays

Guinean soldiers attempt coup after president dies

Oshiomhole explains sack of ECTS staff

SPDC reviews re-entry policy in N-Delta

Edo govt, Assembly on war path

Jos Crisis: Police didn't take directives from me — GOV JANG

I've forgiven Ribadu—SHEKARAU

Computer Village: Again, hawkers back to business

UN launches eLearning Initiative for developing countries

Between HDTV and ordinary SDTV: An experience never to be compared

Uduaghan to commission Excravos resort centre

Urhobo gives 7-day ultimatum over kidnap of RSUT don

JTF tightens security in Rivers

Sylva condoles families of dead inc chief, lecturers

Jigawa spends N126m on health clinics

Lawmaker faults call for removal of immunity clause

Fuel scarcity hits Makurdi

Jos crisis probe : Senate c'ttee pledges impartiality

Onitsha indigenes want new LG

Gov Obi presents 2009 budget

Imo govt sends IMSU V-C, bursar on compulsory leave

Expert warns on danger of refuse dumping

Ogun police boss summoned over death of alleged woman robber

Ekiti AC seeks detained members' release

Police recover N1.22bn from fraudsters

Xmas rush: Commuters, motorists stranded in Lagos traffic

2009 'll be tough, minister warns

Medical expert urges FG to encourage inventors, researchers

NPA shuts down four oil depots in Lagos

Odivwri family faults Police on killing

Ekaette gets N-Delta portfolio as Yar'Adua swears in 4 more Ministers

How banks aid piracy, hostage taking — Maritime stakeholders

Fani Kayode to spend Xmas in Ikoyi Prisons

Ufot Ekaette: Can he salvage Niger Delta?

We ‘re tired of bloodbath —Ijaw group

Monday, December 22, 2008

Adeboye, TB Joshua absent at national awards

Kidnapped father of ThisDay editor found killed

N'Delta allocation: Wealth should be shared evenly — Cleric

IPMAN boss warns members

INEC dumps contractors in voters registration

Ebonyi budgets N73bn for 2009

Lagos killing: Police Corporal arrested, faces murder charge

Nigerian troops ready for Somalia deployment —AU

Bakassi: NEMA moves to resettle displaced families

Ecobank donates patrol vehicles to Anambra govt

Group wants illegal occupants of Anambra Varsity Hospital land ejected

Enugu gets eight new Perm Secs

Why world ratings elude Nigerian varsities, by Omole

Steeped in uncertainties

Experts call for increased attention towards prevention of infertility

HERFON tasks FG on infant nutrition

We will work with the minister — Olubowale

Poverty cost me my child, says father of My Pikin victim

Incredible! 33-year-old kidney failure patient lives on alms

Uduaghan's wife charges female students

Akwa Ibom to feature 9,300-man choir to sing Christmas Carols

Edo pledges not to muzzle the press

Lawyer petitions IGP over alleged police connivance

Jos riots: How Bishop Okonkwo escaped death

Benue budgets N51.12bn for 2009

No plans to probe Turaki, say Jigawa lawmakers

'Nigeria’s Commitment to agric devt is irrevocable'

Kidnap of Akunyili’s brother: Wife of detained suspect cries out

Prisons’ chief laments decay of Enugu prisons

Rep tasks stakeholders on creation of new S-East state

Niger Bridge won’t collapse —NEMA

Agagu flags-off N740m Banquet Hall

Fire guts storey building in Lagos

Oni tasks newly-sworn-in LG bosses on revenue

OSOPADEC's N30m lifeline for senior citizens

Osotimehin, Hong take over, tackle govs, LG bosses on healthcare

Yar’Adua reiterates rule of law at National Awards, honours 275

Supreme Court sacks Linda Ikpeazu from House of Reps

NUJ, Reps, media chiefs, others laud Akunyili’s appointment

How lawyer foiled kidnap attempt in Bayelsa

Senate blames N118bn virement rejection on Usman

Gas states meet on new forum

Works minister pledges to fix bad roads

NAFDAC raises alarm on killer vegetable oil

MEND warns FG on Okah’s failing health

Community hails NDDC over road project

Utuama commissions water projects

Lawmaker empowers constituency members

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hope rises for tackling Nekede erosion problem

Crisis rocks Abia PDP

Imo sets up c'ttee on state creation

Education: FG seeks partnership with Nigerians in diaspora

Xmas: Dismantle S-East road blocks, Okonkwo tells IG

Majority of Anambra politicians sidelined—UKACHUKWU

Police parade 15 suspected robbers, kidnappers

Ribadu did not withdraw suit on his demotion — Counsel

Appeal Court sacks Obiora from Senate, orders fresh poll

Lamido challenges AUC on peace

Why armed robbery attacks won't end, by ex-AIG

NUC accredits Crescent varsity's courses

Saraki gives out houses to 50 beneficiaries

Navy acquire boats to combat militancy

To our servants, ministers

The middle man

First Bank Signs MOU with Alf-Edc

Ecobank has Touched Lives of Nigerians with its Naira Credit Card

Massive Loan Defaults Cripple Naira Credit Card Schemes

NDDC Enters N46b Pact on Rice Production

FIRS is Committed to Efficient Tax Culture - Omoigui-Okauru

NCC challenges South East Govts on ICT revolution

The world relishes ITU’s new global standard for fully networked home

ZOOMmobile cuts phone prices with 75%, rewards subscribers

Nigeria, others to confront climate change problems

Labour assesses Suswam's govt

Plateau to implement reports of past crisis' inquiries

Benue Directors lament state of salaries

Senate summons Due Process DG *For withholding N15bn NEMA certification

Appeal Court sacks senator, orders fresh poll

Why industrialization policies fail—OGUNTADE

Nkanu East flags off free maternal care programme

Ogun Assembly okays N100bn 2009 budget

Lagos sets new standard for road construction

Gunmen attack Alaba Lawson

LG poll: Ekiti PDP clears all 16 chairmanship seats

Okah wants case moved from Jos to Yenagoa

Optimise networks against yuletide, NCC warns operators

All Nigerian pilgrims 'll be home early January—FG

Police, soldiers kill 10 innocent Nigerians monthly at checkpoints—CDHR

EFCC Declares el-Rufai Wanted

Why budgets fail — Reps

N70 fuel price stays —NNPC

DPP suspends Gen.Useni, Bafarawa indefinitely

Children’s art links Nigeria with Australia

One must not discuss works of one’s generation to become a hardworking critic— Prof. Tony Afejuku

Another J.P. Clark in J.P. Clark’s The Wives Revolt

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gunmen attack 3 ships, in Niger Delta kidnap 2 Russians

9 die on way home for Xmas

Aregbesola, Soyinka storm Ilesa in helicopter

Pope hails Cardinal Arinze on 50th priestly ordination

Man in failed bid to dupe gov arrested

The complete story of Yar’Adua’s victory at the Supreme Court

Hero awards for crippled child-cobbler, others

How we are helping prisoners to acquire university education—Bishop Ademowo

As Eso reconciliation job in Rivers ends: Why we failed to meet Ateke Tom, other militants

Melt down: Why Nigeria’s leaders need prayers

Don lists ways to achieving Vision 2020

Why I won’t honour EFCC’s invitation now — El-Rufai

Ondo community denies training militants

3 N-Delta dons, 2 others die in accident *INC vice president in coma

Aviation minister apologises over runway closure

Low turnout in Ekiti, Adamawa council polls

In Africa, we are unfortunate to have govts that do not understand what theatre... —Abia Litheko

SNA: How Uwa Usen emerged president...

CBAAC fetes children exhibition, Xmas show at yuletide...

Kunle Ajayi, Infinity, other gospel artistes at RCCG’s weekend of praise..

Word of life: Crossover (II)

The Of Christ Reality: Good tidings of great joy

How to obtain a good testimony

The Voice of Victory: Excelling in the affairs of life! (3)

There's a lot deception in Christendom today, says Pastor Olowoyo

Gowon, Udaughan, Oritsejafor urge Nigerians to pray for Niger Delta

Why ‘ugly’ people marry angels, while ‘good looking’ ones stay single

Friday, December 19, 2008

Lagos....It’s tight movement this season

Court adjourns N240m suit against Shell

Okah not given the medical attention ordered by court —Lawyers

EFCC arrests Bank MD over money laundering

Today’s council polls: We cannot afford to set Ekiti on fire, says chairman, coalition of parties

Robbers kill policeman during bank robbery in Ondo

Hard time awaits air travellers this Yuletide

Ibori won’t stand any criminal trial in London Court if…—Aondoakaa (SAN)

N-Delta allocation: FG’s excuse is insulting —MEND, HRM Ayemi-Botu , Hon. Arigbe-Osula, Chief Otua

9 Passengers travelling home for Xmas perish on Benin-Asaba

FG warns British Airways over late arrival

Aftermath of Jos Crisis: Islamic, Christian leaders pledge their commitment to peace

You cannot try Ibori outside Delta State — Court

JTF accuses militants of setting up new training camp

Benin-Ore Roads: Why Allison Madueke chickened out

Problems of bad Lagos-Benin road: Govt, robbers, police

PTD calls off strike

Ribadu withdraws suit against EFCC over his invitation

Why separate bedrooms work for some couples

The Senate This Week: Why Mr. Ekaette bowed to his wife, Senator Ekaette

The thrills and frills of Christmas

Grounds of appeal must be anchored on the judgment of the lower court(3)

The thrills and frills of Christmas (III)

Delta Assembly blasts Shell over oil spillage

Thursday, December 18, 2008

JTF kills 21-yr-old man in Bayelsa communities' clash

Ogbemudia's PDP faction condemns attacks on Akhigbe

Police pay N49m to dead colleagues’ families

Ibori wins at London Appeal Court

We'll empower the Armed Forces —YAR' ADUA

Mark cautions Constitution review Committee

Tribute to Modebayo Awosika: A wonderful human being (2)

Fone Media honours Otobo, others

Delta Scholarship board secures admission for students

ANPP tasks Oshiomhole on constitution of exco

Group urges Buhari, Atiku to support Yar’Ádua

Police arrest two for distributing cassettes urging muslims to avenge Jos killings

Shun crime, VP advises youth

Imo gets c'ttee on 'down sizing' of staff

CLO faults Yar’Adua over Akunyili’s portfolio

Imo assures on devt of Abadaba Lake

Trillions, not for Niger Delta?

Stakeholders condemn military presence in N-Delta

Sylva laments sale of employment slots

Bayelsa decries protest over contract jobs

Ijaw music maestro Robert Ebizimor still alive —Evah

Yobe needs N3.7bn to check flooding, environmental degradation

Workers' strike illegal, says Gov Ali

Jos riots: Falana tells Nigerians to reject proposed probe commission

Shehu Sani lauds Gani for rejecting national award

'Nigeria records 100,000 new cases of cancer annually'

Obi flags off reconstruction of Oba-Nnewi federal road

Abia offers free bus home for indigenes at Xmas

Enugu approves N1bn for Radio, TV stations

Soyinka donates award's cash to S/Court

S-West govs condemn Jos mayhem

EFCC: Court dismisses Fayose's application to stay proceedings

DR Congo peace talks resume in Kenya

AC disagrees with Yar’Adua on immunity clause

Bank PHB acquires majority stake in Spring Bank

NLC demands N52,000 monthly minimum wage

Senate confirms Murktar, defers ANPP’s nomination

Senate, Reps split over 2009 budget, N118bn virement

Complete projects or face sack, PTDF urges contractors

Minister wants Mines, Steel as mainstay of nation’s economy

Court convicts Igbinedion, fines him N3.5m

An indefatigable silent worker of God

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rice importation unnecessary —Oshiomhole

Aondoakaa wins election into United Nations body

Task force arrests oil vessel for illegal entry, other offences

SERAP blames nation’s under-development on corruption

Agency to monitor budget implementation underway

Labour urged to partner civil societies in opposition

'Peace can’t reign in Warri without law and order'

Rivers sets up body on multiple taxation

Wealthy Nigerians told to support old soldiers

Ibru varsity kicks off soon

Ebonyi Assembly passes 2008 supplementary budget

NEMA embarks on disaster risk reduction measures

Lawmakers decry contractors’ poor perfomance

Ebonyi wades into community crisis

NIREC donates N2m to religious groups in Jos

Governments, private owners get options for education funding

Oil Ruins Us

Delta budgets N220.9bn for 2009

Chevron counsels on peace

Kidnappers of RSUT don demand N50m ransom

Group tackles Uduaghan, House over N8.5b extra budget

N4.5 trillion transactions at Abuja clearing house

RATTAWU tasks PFAs on workers’ statement of accounts

NBA faults Yar’Adua on Rule of Law

EFCC returns N430m to victims of capital market fraud

Awka cult clash: Death toll rises to 20

PHCN tasks consumers on security of power installations

Azikiwe varsity students to grade lecturers

FERMA commences asphalt overlay of Ebonyi roads

Fashola threatens to lead prosecution of tax-defaulters

Protest in Akure over taxi driver's arrest

Ladoja: Oyo demands release of recovered funds

National museum demolishes gallery

Apapa Port: Appeal Court upholds rule on terminal 'C'

Nigerians' attitude to elections must change — Iwu

N120bn Port Dev levy illegal —Stakeholders

Aondoakaa, others shun Reps

New ministers: Future still foggy

Crude exporters okay 2.6m bpd output cut

NEWS ANALYSIS: N1.3trn extra budget to spur N/Assembly

Senate confirms Udenwa, Ekaette as Ministers

Senate passes N3.049trn 2009 budget

LG boss warns contractors against shoddy work

‘Real time e-database to aid free movement of persons in ECOWAS sub-region’

WIFI makes debut in Enugu, as Chime, Zinox launch South-East into global village

Ericsson partners Intel in Anti-theft PC protection technology

Main One gets Pioneer Landing Licenses in Nigeria and Ghana

Jos killing fields

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

AC govt in Edo'll purge PDP, says Uzamere

Oki sends SOS to govt

NDDC completes 16km Odi-Trofani road

Labour, civil society group mourn Oshiomhole's aides

Uduaghan’s website records another milestone

Unjust policies, bane of Nigeria's sustainable devt —ALIYU

FRSC, tipper drivers clash over land

Jigawa distributes grains to less-privileged

Imota opts out of Ikorodu Div

Disarmament: MEND gives condition for talks with FG

NBA kicks against award of SAN title to lawyers without offices

Emir of Kano lauds Rivers' royal fathers, people

Int’l oil firms threaten to shut down production

Nigeria, S-Africa sign pact to increase air services

Niger NUT opposes centralised NECO/WAEC registration

Yar'Adua's aide makes case for Science, technology education

419s hack Ogbulafor’s mobile phone number

‘76 % of people living in Anambra are self adjudged poor’

Business owners tasked on SMEs

Malaria vaccine could be licenced in 2011

Group faults Igbinedion's apology

Delta House okays N8b extra budget

IYC condemns militarization of Ijaw nation, Niger Delta

Pepple counsels Rivers indigenes ....To accept jobs at federal level

2,500 for skills acquisition summit in Kwara

Bauchi sponsors 15 indigent students to study medicine at Egypt varsity

Yar’Adua okays relief for refugees in Zimbabwe

I have declared my assets —Suswan

Enugu budgets N60.4bn for 2009

Doctors’ strike paralyses Umuahia Federal Medical Centre

N79bn East-West Highway: Julius Berger vows not to return

Okpara foundation, Agric varsity in new deal

HURIWA protests attacks on Nigerian journalists

FAAN to ground operations of debtor airlines Dec. 22

Yar’Adua directs Defence Ministry to complete data bank on ex-service personnel

JTF hands over 14 Filipinos to EFCC

Osun workers want N30,000 minimum wage

Court adjourns case on NSE boss till Jan 29

Akinfeleye seeks change in journalism practice

Why Afenifere Renewal Group was formed, by Ademodi

Jos mayhem: This madness must stop—Sultan

Naira rebounds as Senate grills Soludo

EFCC alleges attempt to rubbish its image

Protesting dockworkers ground central Lagos

LUTH’s linear accelerator begins operation

NHIS obtains lifeline from World Bank

Clean environment essential to malaria prevention — AMAJOH

Nigerians aged 18-34 make highest use of condoms

NAFDAC retrieves 5,334 bottles of My Pikin teething mixture

Monday, December 15, 2008

MAN raises alarm over hostile business environment

Gunmen abduct varsity don

40,624 cases pending at Imo High Court

NDLEA impounds 603.831kg of Indian hemp

NBA wants review of guidelines for conferment of SAN

Group faults choice of charged persons as ministerial nominees

Group opposes Udenwa’s ministerial re-nomination

Three siblings die in fire

Activist makes case for job creation

Oshiomhole weeps at aide’s burial

PDP dominates councillorship re-run in Rivers

Gunmen take 70 in fresh hostage

My probe will provoke more probe—Kure

Sultan, Onaiyekan lead NIREC to Plateau

NATCA wants members out of civil service structure

Jos crisis: Yar'Adua orders security for NYSC members

NEWS ANALYSIS: Oil sector may implode over NNPC debt, marketers’ threat

New ministers to be sworn-in tomorrow

Conduct Bureau charges lawmakers on assets declaration

Dredging River Niger

Sylva tasks Bayelsans on capital market investment

Delta ports are safe—DELSA

Delta plans big for mechanised farming

Accept Igbinedion's apology, Group tells Oba of Benin

FG tasks broadcasting firms on positive programmes

Gusau dies at 93

Gunmen kill bizman in Rivers

Court okays Shagaya's election

NSE threatens to prosecute fake engineers in Ebonyi

Rights activist carpets NGOs

2008 Budget: N17.4bn defence projects hanging, says Njeze

ONICCIMA laments poor state ofinfrastructure in S-East

Police to probe extra-judicial killings, says Okiro

TMG wants EFCC to investigate Iwu

Arik Air begins maiden flight to London

PDP’s reaction to Supreme Court ruling ungracious—AC

10 killed in Ile-Ife multiple bank robbery

Ladipo auto parts market shut again

Tinubu wants CJ to appoint INEC boss

Oyinlola: Bad leadership, bane of Nigeria's devt

New management changes in Vanguard

90% of Okada riders accounts for 60% intra-urban crashes—FG

ICPC cautions Nigerians against giving false information

Gani rejects FG's OFR award

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fire wreaks havoc in Jigawa communities

Kwara starts free milk for pupils scheme

Chambas accredits Swedish, Czech ambassadors

Julius Berger yet to resume work in Bayelsa, Rivers

Repentant gunmen surrender arms

NDDC predicts bumper rice harvest

Ministerial Slot: Kogi Senators allege threat to their lives

FCTA to expand Abuja Airport road

Obi denies plot to dump APGA

Supreme Court ruling: Opposition struggle not in vain —APGA

Niger Delta militants pledge to cease fire

PDP raises N2.6bn for party secretariat in Rivers

Port congestions worry Exporters Association

NDLEA raises alarm over cannabis cultivation in S-South

Senate flays DPR’s non-utilization of N.5m

Christian Commission goes tough on absconding pilgrims

Group alleges insecurity campaign plans

Labour backs sack of 4,000 illegal LG workers in Benue

Tension mounts over chieftaincy tussle in Imufu

Chukwumerije urges lawmakers on empowernment programmes

Miscreants 've taken over politics—OHAKIM

Assassins gun down footballer in Imo

Verdict Of ‘Substantial Compliance’

Manufacturers Catch Cold as Naira Crashes

Due Diligence and the Individual Investor

Bank PHB Posts N25.97bn Profit

Skye Bank goes for High Stakes

CIIN Suggests Salary Review for Insurance Industry Workers

Lucky draw promo: Multi-Links doles out more 24 laptops

Nokia flags off Gift Fest promo across Nigeria

Break the bank TV game show hits airwaves

How operators can optimize Mobile broadband revolution

Widows to get free medical care

Opposition tackles Delta govt over non release of annual grant

Itsekure faults 2009 budget

Supreme Court verdict humbling —AMAECHI

Jos crisis: Probe sources of weapons—Group

Save us from a repeat of Jos Crisis, victim begs Yar’Adua

Kwara okays N3bn for irrigation

Bauchi recruits 3000 health workers in 2008

6 students, one corps member killed in cult clash

Experts tasks govt on stem cell technology

Drama as pensioners visit Gov Obi

Anambra calls for industrialisation

FG deploys anti-terrorism squad in Delta

Soludo's foreign exchange gamble, bad for the economy

Yar’Adua commends Japan over rural electrification

Ombudsman office: NGE endorses NPAN's proposal

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ijaw threaten to attack River Niger dredgers

NGE president tasks journalists on agenda-setting

Tragedy, as student is stabbed to death over plate of food

Would you date your ex that is married? (2)

New Vision: Love and Acceptance for All

Supreme Court has let the judiciary down —Buhari

Rivers celebrates return of peace in style

Sallah: 10 die in 35 road mishaps

Oshiomhole dries tears of election violence victims families

‘Our business promotes African culture'

Criminals’ve hijacked MEND — JTF boss *It’s a lie — MEND

Yar’Adua’s wife laments high rate of cancer

How Kutigi, 3 others saved Yar’Adua

Oshiomhole loses 2 aides in auto crash

Two robbery suspects shot dead

Word of life:Crossover

The Voice of Victory Excelling :in the affairs of life! (II)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lagos: The Experience of an all night explosion

Who’s Nollywood’s sexiest man?

My calling’s to praise God — Adeleke

I don’t smoke, drink or do night parties — Oga Bello

•It’s an encore of judicial shame —CNPP

Rapists on the prowl at luth!!!

Democracy is the real loser — Atiku

Increasing cases of incest worry lawyers

Yar’Adua’s 2009 budget proposal lacks focus —CNPP

Why Ribadu shunned police panels

Yar’Adua slashed NDTC’s NDDC recommendation by 300% —Senator Francis Okpozo

Supreme Court let the judiciary down —Buhari

2009 Budget:N-Delta leaders pass no confidence vote on Yar’Adua

FG must implement NDTC report, says Ekiyor, IYC boss

N-Delta C’ttee report should be implemented, Henry Ayanruoh, member, Delta Waterways Security Commit

Pastor Muoka storms Uyo

The Voice Of Christ Reality: The best is yet to come

The Senate This Week: The smart Senator from Kogi who hates politics

Is your ex-wife bullying your second wife?

Bafana, Mayana; The boys and girls get together

Blissful bond of love as Florence Oboh weds Solomon Awevia

Amaechi laments poor immunization coverage in Rivers

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lawmaker donates books to schools

Obey rule of law, Amaechi tells EFCC

Cholera outbreak claims 10 in Rivers communit

Work on Ekeremo N200m hospital near completion

'Delta govt didn't buy cars for LG bosses'

Rep Agoro faults quick passage of 2009 budget

Ebonyi to demolish building in Abakaliki

Obi flags-off reconstruction of 26km road

Budget Arrives Troubled

Do we really need a Niger Delta ministry?

Yar’Adua assures on quality education

Amgbare x-rays Sylva's 18-month govt

Group charges Penawou on poverty alleviation

Man kills son in farm

Perm Sec, ex-Commissioner differ on rice supplied to Edo govt

250 Rivers' teachers trained on ICT

FG awards N120m contract to rehabilitate airport road

Kano condoles with Zamfara over death of pilgrims

Kogi to offset LG pensioners' N2.6bn

Gov Aliyu appeals to monarchs

Saraki swears-in new SSG

52,000 Nigerian women die yearly, 145 daily —UNFPA

NEMA assures on Niger Bridge safety

Court slams contempt charges against Imo Poly

Don raises alarm over falling values

Orji tasks FG on accommodation in Abia

Ohakim’s wife flags off immunisation campaign

Senate tasks NNPC on N16bn gas debt recovery from PHCN

It's judgement day for Yar'Adua, Buhari, Atiku

Ribadu visits EFCC, Waziri absent

Oil, gas free zone records $5bn FDI— FG

Senate invites Usman, Soludo on naira free fall

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Corrupt practices reduced —OKIY

"FG must give reasons for setting petroleum school in Kaduna"

Uzamere asks PDP leaders to embrace peace

NDLEA arrests 860 drug suspects

LG boss pays 806 students WAEC fees

IUF decries exploitation of workers by oil firms

Rivers PDP to construct N3bn secretariat

LG boss' son kidnapped

Militants urged to embrace peace

Rights groups want religious killings tried as genocide

FG awards 316 projects across border communities

NASS pledges to improve judiciary

Rep flays sack of NHRC boss

Anambra asks Onitsha New Market traders to relocate

Varsity Don makes case for children's devt

Orji presents N60.5bn budget to Assembly

Imo condemns Awara mayhem

Controlling Fireworks

Bellstech, NIhort sign MoU on research, teaching

Book on medicinal uses of fruits, a challenge — Prof Akanbi

Pa Obioma, lover of education, goes home in trail of blaze

Bursars in poly, colleges of technology decry improper use of funds

Arik Air begins Lagos-London flight Monday

Oshiomhole, Obama and the mood for change

Agip to partner FG on agriculture

Rift in Delta AC dangerous, suspended chairman warns

Uduaghan wades into alleged misuse of Asaba land

'Support Uduaghan's govt'

Edo to launch anti-human trafficking project

Rivers hospital rejects surgical projects

A team to beat?

Bauchi spends N18m on diesel for General Hospitals

FCTA tackles owners of sub-standard houses

Mysterious fire kills 8 in Kaduna

Zamfara lawmakers back Shinkafi’s move to PDP

Controversy trails demolition of Minna central market

Benue signs 79km road contract

Due Process does not delay projects —Ucha

Imo offers free bus home to indigenes at Xmas

Anambra threatens to sanction revenue agents

Onitsha Mix Devt projects to begin soon

INEC Commissioner lauds LG boss

Yar’Adua launches Armed Forces emblem

Police kill two militants in Port Harcourt

40 missing as Nigerian boat sinks

Presidential polls: S-Court decides Yar'Adua's fate tomorrow

Propose solutions to education ills, Yar’Adua tasks stakeholders

Naira slides further as uncertainty rules market

Monarch raises alarm over insecurity

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

CNPP backs Okocha

FNDIC hails British MPs' visit

60-storey Transcorp Hilton in Port Harcourt

Edo ANCOPSS backs govt on school levies

Benue sets up C'ttee on verification of primary school teachers

Agitators want Sardauna State

Four suspects arrested over Awarra/Ohaji mayhem

Anambra targets 2.3m children for immunisation

Erebi tasks political leaders on selfless service

Gunmen kill vice principal in Agbor

Non-violent direct action begins Jan 1, 2009 in N-Delta —EKIYOR

Rivers making significant progress—Ikuru

Group calls for increase in N-Delta ministry's allocation

Robbers invade handset shop in Minna

Jigawa Assembly commends Lamido

Shehu Borno asks Muslims to forget Jos crisis

Sokoto residents restate commitment to peace

Mark pledges commitment to lift education

Sokoto residents restate commitment to peace

After Eid el Kabir

We are ready for commercial services of NIRA January 2009, says Kalu

‘E-payment regime for FG’s service providers will reduce bureaucracy’

PROJECT FAME WEST AFRICA: How MTN, Ultima make unknown African youths famous

APCON honours Shekarau, Amuka, others

Jos crisis: Cleric canvasses psychiatry test for fanatics

Hoodlums stab soldiers over N30 ticket

Ekiti leaders kick against Omotoba's nomination as minister

Delta govt procures litter picker equipment

Group wants Delta capital relocated

Uduaghan pledges N.1bn for delsu campus

Akwa Ibom awards contract for Airport project

Igbinedion Begs Oba of Benin

Ex- lawmaker's house collapses in Yenagoa

Business and Politics —Update

Jigawa Assembly commends Lamido

Transparency in Nigeria flays FG over Ribadu

Dutse monarch charges muslims at sallah

Emir of Kano tasks state govt over security of lives, property

Kaduna to set up medical training school

Mark pledges commitment to lift education

HIV/AIDS: Obi's wife hails collaboration between govt/NGO's

FRSC strengthens operation over high level of traffic at Xmas

NDLEA raises alarm over rising cases of drug trafficking

Enugu votes N17m for children's immunisation

Nedbank, Ecobank form alliance

Ribadu’s travails, discouragement to zealous Police officers —Senate panel

Akala chides Olubadan over elevation of village heads

Don’t blackmail EFCC with court injunctions — Waziri

Prospective states should have N1billion IGR — Folarin

Road crash claims 15 lives in Calabar metropolis

Ghana ruling party leads polls, opposition kicks

Benue sets up C'ttee on verification of primary school teachers

Constitution review not a jamboree, says Ekweremadu

Oil price jumps 7% to close near $44pb

Rep wants subsidy on fuel removed

Abuja court refuses to hear two-year-old pre-election case

Monday, December 08, 2008

Delta CJ frees 95 inmates

2011: Vacancy exists in Govt House, insist Southern Kaduna political appointees

Onaiyekan calls for proper investigation of Jos mayhem

Rep tasks FCT constituents on peace

Ghana Presidential polls: Contenders neck-and-neck in early count

Agabi condemns Jos massacre

Delta AC crisis: Suspended chairman accuses guber candidate

Gov Amaechi asks Rivers Muslims to shun militancy

IYC marks 10th anniversary of Kaiama Declaration

Senator faults Yar'Adua on budget provision for N'Delta

Bill on Multi-Door Court House passes second reading in Delta House

Delta Waterways forestalls crisis between SPDC, Agge community

Jos: Tiv students threaten reprisal

Anambra Water Board set to sack workers

NBTE accredits Abia Poly courses

Imo to award contracts for Outer Ring Roads

Anambra to award road contracts

FG ignores court strike

Adolescents seek global response to sex abuse

‘My Pikin’: Experts allege epidemic of acute renal failure

My Pikin: Just before Pelumi died

‘There is no medical basis for using teething mixture or syrup’

Cleric decries spate of robbery attacks

Ogun Muslims mark Eid-el-Kabir

Osogbo-Gbongan road to gulp NIbn more

Ladoja, Akala trade blames over Oyo PDP crisis

Bayelsa to spend N700m on free healthcare service

S-South women salute Alaibe, Okiro, others

EDSOPADEC petitions Yar’Adua Over dissolution of commission

Police arrest publisher

Group appeals to Bayelsa women to lift ultimatum

NGO speaks for physically challenged persons

Why we suspended LG chiefs—Benue Lawmaker

Bauchi's Emir decries crisis, tasks subjects on brotherliness

NDLEA nabs 277 suspected drug traffickers

Salah holiday renders Abuja desolate

Jos riots: Gov Aliyu urges restraints

Infant mortality drops in Bauchi

Ohakim blasts Judges for playing politics

Community wants IG to probe murder of security guard

NIPOST intensifies campaign on Stamp Duties Act

Group wants Chime to complete Nsukka water scheme

Anambra appeals to striking doctors

Eid-el-Kabir: Fashola, Tinubu task Nigerians on tolerance

EPA: Ghana, Cote ‘d Voire agreement temporary—EU

N2.3bn car purchase: Rep denies graft allegation

Obasanjo opens landmark Congo talks in Kenya

Enahoro wants House of Chiefs restored

Group tasks Yar’Adua on anti-graft

AC raps VP Goodluck over comments on Iwu

Clark, MEND warn FG against dumping N-Delta C'ttee's report

Women vow to facilitate peace in N/Delta

FG probes NNPC

Sallah holds in Jos amidst tight security

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Okoye berates NASS' move on state creation

4 die as farmers, herdsmen clash in Katsina

Zamfara ANPP forms caretaker c'ttee as Shinkafi joins PDP

Oshiomhole visits rainstorm victims

Warri monarch tasks groups on education of rural children

Uduaghan pays tribute to Inijie

Nigeria needs to review expenditure on presidency, legislature—Ikimi

LG boss makes case for cultural revival

Edo PDP leaders move to settle crisis

Mobile policemen beat up hospital’s chief security officer

Edo CRPP condemns invasion of Owan East LGA by armed men

Four injured as thugs invade Onitsha park

Ezugwu raises alarm over fraud

Police kill suspected robber in Enugu, arrest 15-yr-old boy

SaveMyContacts unveils virtual income opportunity programme

From Telecoms backwaters to a regional hub:Tracking the role of the regulator in Nigeria’s telecom

MTN honors the unsung heroes of Nigeria telecom transformation

Nigeria, China open talks on replacement of satellite

More intrigues

GTB, UBA Rated Highest in CSR

Zenith Bank’s Profit up 110 %

Global Financial Meltdown: Naira Caves in

Spring Bank: Going! Going!!...

Journey Towards a Cashless Economy

SERAP wants FG to investigate alleged attempt on Ribadu’s life

Inyanya wins Project Fame West Africa

PDP warns intending couples against using LagosLG registry

FG warned against delay in implementation of N-Delta Tech C'ttee report

Yar'Adua commends UBTH

UNIUYO restates stand on fake certificates

Uduaghan assures Urhobo

Oando begins South-East gas pipeline project

Budget 2009: Activist flays proposed N50bn for N'Delta ministry

Jos: The fire next time

Compensate Jos mayhem victims, FG urged

Rule of Law, panacea for sustainable development of Nigeria's democracy—SUSWAM

Sharia Council moves against PDP in Kwara

Jos riots: Dariye consoles victims

Beware of budget related scams, Finance Ministry warns

British MPs blame N/Delta, Jos crises on human right problems

Reps decries delay in execution of aviation projects

Ngige decries FG's allocation of N4.6bn to Niger Bridge project

FG empowers ETF for varsities devt

Anambra to execute N400m projects in varsity

Anambra PDP crisis: Obi-Okoye sues for peace

My Pikin: MDCAN, Colostrum blame NAFDAC for death of children

NBA tasks activists on human right violations

Senators flay FG budget on Niger Delta

S\Court reinstates dismissed Army officer

Nigerians maximise potentials —ACF

Governors canvass national unity at Eid-el-Kabir

Rep advocates permanent military presence in Jos

Senate directs FCT Minister to demolish houses on metroline right of way

Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir as Yar'Adua sues for peace

Pepple promises attractive civil service

Security, security, security

Bronze festival, a new template for cultural industry in Edo

Sarafina: The story of hope

Aguariavwodo @ 51, toasts with a peace concert

Dajo Pottery sends SOS to govt

Africa’s youngest sister-artists set to thrill the world

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sultan, CAN leaders propose pathway to lasting peace in Jos

Let go of your hurt - learn to forgive

Designers are not tailors — Nikky Khiran

At Mobil , we are proud and inspired by achievements — GLORIA Essien-Danner

Models shouldn’t register with more than one agency – Eloho Isiorho

Nigerian models are not treated right — Joan Okorodudu

Time for a Nigerian Fashion Council

Editor's note

How 20-member gang struck, killing 2 pastors, 2 others

Death in car booth: No shady deals; yet they killed my five children in one day— Bereaved father

Things fall apart in Ibadan!*Olubadan, chiefs at daggers drawn over beaded crowns, elevation

Oshiomhole: Verdict represents victory for democracy — US group

Don stresses working class importance in nation building

Lagos hosts The Experience concert

Man, 45 jailed 7 years for admission racketeering

Group denies political thuggery in Edo

Intercontinental Bank restructures top management, business

Jos: Danjuma calls for high-powered probe

Daniel,Iyabo-Obasanjo face off: Group denies report

Fasanmi, factional leader, threatens on Afenifere crisis : I’ll expose the hidden things!

Jos: Oshiomhole condemns killings

New micro-finance banks group president emerges

Avoid importation of substandard products, SSIDAN tells members

Alleged bribe scandal in Senate: David Mark launches secret probe

Glo gets together for 2009 Seasons Offers

Would you date your ex that is married?

A wrong perspective of Faith

VP preaches Godliness at Jubilee Word Festival

The Voice of Victory:Excelling in the affairs of life!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Joseph ingests ‘My Pikin’ and miraculously survives to tell the story

My baby could have survived if...

Incredible! Woman delivers after 8 years

Bodies of slain corps members arrive

Gbenga Daniel after my life, Iyabo Obasanjo cries out

Shinkafi decamps to PDP

Before the words‘my wife and I’are replaced with ‘my partner and I’!

Applying alternative dispute resolution (ADR) principles to the Niger Delta conflict

How ICPC is fighting corruption, by Justice Ayoola

Nollywood star Nkem Owoh ‘resurrects’ in Lagos

Mode 9, Ill Bliss, Kel, others let loose in Street Scriptures

All the lies I told mum to play music

Ekundayo, a wake-up call for Nigerians — TY Bello

Vanguard holds end of year fellowship

Word of life:Actualising your dreams and purposes

The Voice Of Christ Reality:God is never late

A father’s agony on Pikin

The Drama of 2009 Budget Presentations

My Pikin: Erring pharmacists will be sanctioned, says PSN

Jos mayhem: A further proof of Nigeria’s political failure, says DSM

Armed forces pledge loyalty to Yar’Adua

Can ANPP offload Buhari to reinvent self?

Juveniles on murder charge released

World Bank urges Africa to fast track job initiatives

How Ribadu failed to appear before police disciplinary committee

What budget 2009 means for Nigerians

Police give Ribadu one month grace to report at Zone 5 or face maximum sanction

Jos: Killing for what ?

Courts to remain shut nationwide, throughout next week — JUSUN

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Why BON should defend the sanctity of its resolutions, by Ogunsola, NPAN President

2011 elections: Performance benchmark crucial to PDP victory, says Jerry Gana

Jos riots: Niger gov assures corps members

Kano partners EC in infrastructure devpt

LG boss decries scarcity of teachers

Jos mayhem: I’ll not quit—JANG

GLO Rock 'n' Rule show: PH subscribers to win 3 cars

A-Ibom guarantees expatriates of safety

Maritime group lauds Yar’Adua over Ihenacho’s ministerial nomination

Gunmen kidnap Sen. Lee Maeba's mother in Ogoni

Man kills prostitute, commits suicide

Marginalisation: Gov Orji accuses Ndi Igbo of sell-out

500,000 youths to benefit from Anambra micro credit scheme

Ribadu, Waziri owe Nigerians explanation on missing EFCC files —— Daudu (SAN)

Why judiciary workers are on strike

Ribadu should resign

C-River to reward academic excellence

PH airport: Amaechi seeks N2bn refund from FG

2009 budget: Yar'Adua not sincere to N-Delta, says Clark

Redefine JTF's role in N-Delta, Otuaro tasks FG

Bayelsa faults siting of Petroleum College in Kaduna

Jos mayhem: Delta evacuates citizens

World Bank launches Phase 2 Malaria Programme

N2.3bn cars scam:Reps shelve presentation of report

Yar'Adua inefficient in budget operation —Senate

Jang responsible for Jos crisis — Union

Zamfara Reps restate loyalty to ANPP...As Shinkafi defects to PDP

UBEC blames Jos mayhem on illiteracy

Reps call for urgent attention to erosion menace in Anambra

CBN begins campaign against abuse of naira in Awka

PDP alleges plans to cause mayhem in Abia

LG boss wants female corpers banned from serving in banks

Enugu sanctions Principals over illegal levies

Iyabo-Obasanjo alleges threat to life

Appeal Court justice kicks against review of 1999 constitution

Killer tin tomato floods market

‘Arik Air, boost to nation’s investment climate’

PDP to hold national convention next year

Obi wants incidents of kidnappings in Anambra probed

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Monarch advocates security drug test for chieftaincy title seekers

Aka Ikenga condemns Jos mayhem

Ofeimum calls for Literary Tourism Centre in Anambra

Abia guber: Group tasks Appeal Court

Edo to shore up IGR

Group condemns arrest of Bayelsa woman leader

Edo moves to employ 5,000 youths

Jos riots: NLC lauds Yar'Adua

Opposition mounts against civil servants loan in Yobe

Oil, gas group woos investors back to Rivers

Rescue N-Deltans in Jos, Evah urges region's govs

Religious leaders meet in Abuja

Jigawa budgets N3bn for education

Just Jos – 400 Dead!

Nigerian students in Canada can be granted 3 yrs work permit

Covenant varsity admits 1,816 at 7th matriculation

We need to seek strategies for improving education — NERDC boss

National Assembly proposes bill for science, technology trust fund

Things Fall Apart puts Ndigbo on reflection for three months

The invisibility of photography in Nigerian art gallery space

SNA partners NGA to establish artists regulatory council

Tomoloju in hot exchange with Ola Rotimi’s Kurumi at National Theatre

Pensioners' strike paralyses Oyo govt offices

Group urges Akala not to crown chiefs

Ondo gets N12bn from Federation Account

Rewarding bad behaviour

BNC condemns attack on Ribadu's career

Non-compliance with master plans worries Commissioner

Chevron vs workers: Security men manhandle NUPENG chief, workers

Police gun down suspected robber in Asaba

Osunbor never operated 92 accounts — Aide

Edo PDP 'll resist impositiong of chairman—Akhigbe

A new shift in sports administration?

Ribadu: The why and what next

113 Yoruba die in Jos mayhem

Nation’s roads require N260bn to be recovered, says ferma boss

Court stops UBEC’s multi-billion naira plastic contract

Govt blames budget delay on weak human capital

PDP stalwart flays Jigawa lawmakers' plan to probe Turaki

Jigawa spends N1bn on water

Education key to quality human capital devt—Ezekwesili

PDP to visit Anambra factions

Killer Paracetamol: Anambra moves to remove drug from market

VC advocates entrepreneur education

Ukwa East Council crisis deepens

Nigeria should learn from fall of Thailand govt—AC

Budget 2009: Reps begin debate on Appropriation Bill

Senate fixes December deadline for passage of 2009 budget

Senate confirms Egwu, Akunyili others as ministers designate

Senate to investigate Jos mayhem

Honeywell rolls out 2.2bn public offer

Mines, Steel Devt Ministry may be scrapped, says Minister

Banks close shop over robbers' threat

TMG blames Jos mayhem on Jang, PDP

EFCC foils plot to dupe Gov of N10m

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Yar’Adua committed to peace in Africa—AGF

FG, Backbone meet on common national ICT Infrastructure

CAN, SCSN decry Jos mayhem

Police alert citizens on fake currencies

Rate of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS worries Lamido

Senate votes on ministerial nominees today

PSC pledges to reposition Nigeria Police

Daniel backs police reforms

Go to court, Baale tells Olubadan over beaded crown

Rehabilitation: Lagos,FG shut Eko Bridge for 3 days

Uduaghan gets Urhobo vote of confidence

NNPC/Chevron flag off Roll Back Malaria programme

Obontie community disowns militant group

INEC commissioner seeks more electoral wards in Rivers

Itsekiri leader faults Onosode's nomination

Implement Technical C’ttee’s report, rights group urges FG

ABUJA—The Action Congress (AC) has commended President Umaru Yar’Adua for stopping the ill-advised

Gov Orji, Asoluka condemn Jos mayhem

Monarch assassinated in Enugu, Akunyili's younger brother kidnapped

Anambra to rehabilitate 11 hospitals

Museveni dodges issues

Court adjourns piracy charge against Magnet Integrated

...as Microsoft, PIN form coalition against cybercrime

Fighting cybercrimes : The executive, legislative & judiciary collaboration approach

ITAN throws weight behind Kano IT park ...launches OSPC in the state

My man is too big for me

Ondo spends N227m on eye surgeries

Court jails policeman for murder

Lagos to generate 25 megawatts from waste next yr—LAWMA

Strike: NBA advises against use of force

Talks on Ekiti LG polls deadlocked

Bayelsa women protest neglect

Oil workers flay govt attitude to N-Delta woes

Police smash pirate gang in Nembe

Our agreement with AC has failed, says Edo LP chairman

Ihonvere faults war against poverty

Rivers to encourage NGO on poverty

Constitutional Review — third time lucky?

We’ll consider surrendering more powers to states—Ekweremadu

Bauchi Panel uncovers N10m mis-managed shares

U.S spends $68m on OVC in Nigeria in 4yrs

Police arrest Kogi gov's aides

Jos riots: Kwara students in Unijos flay govt over delay in evacuating them

We'll prevent re-emergence of shanties in FCT, says Babalola

APF resurrects in Anambra

MASSOB insists on threat to strip Okorie

Court discharges 16 suspected kidnappers, rearrested by Police

CNPP award for Gov Obi

Bakassi: Nigeria embarks on aggressive boundary demarcation exercise

We'd reduce HIV/AIDS prevalent rate to 1% by 2012—IMOKE

Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

Union raises alarm over import of harmful vegetable oil for Sallah, Xmas

War Crimes in Sierra Leone: Nigerian victims may get compensations if...

Hostage taking declines in Rivers —Police Commissioner

My Pikin: Ingredient obtained from Ojota open market— Akunyili

Budget 2009: Poor allocations to critical sectors

Jos: Benue evacuates 3,000

Killer Paracetamol: Many pharmaceutical manufacturing firms culpable

Yar’Adua, lawmakers observe one-minute silence for Jos riot victims

....Implications for Nigerians

Showers of Love

Monday, December 01, 2008

Arik Air set for international duel, takes first A340-500

HIV&AIDS prevalence drops in Lagos

3rd Mainland: Two die in auto crash

US injects $447m to combat HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Jos mayhem: DPP blames Jos crisis on Jang

N300m scam: Aduku goes to Court over recall to face trial

5 feared dead as police shoot protesters in Ondo

NHIS extends services to tertiary institutions

Delta AC crisis deepens

Delta waterways nabs 2 sea pirates, recovers 3 stolen boats

Jos mayhem: PFN calls for calm

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