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The Nation Archive for April 2011Rss

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Buhari criticised for weeping in public

ACN accuses Kwara of arm-twisting teachers, rulers

ANPPsupporters protest in Kogi

REC faces INEC’s panel over Ngige, Akunyili battle

Massive troops deployment in Southwest

Allegations are baseless, says PDP

ACN, PDP, ANPP locked in cash-for-votes row

Akwa Ibom’s opposition parties pull out of elections

SANs: AGF, CJN, LPPC enter conditional appearance

Tenure: Sylva, Nyako, Idris, Imoke, Wamako know fate today

EFCC summons two bank MDs over money laundering for governors, minister

Osun PDP rejects National Assembly poll results

Politicians should aspire for service, says Ajimobi

Olusola Saraki: I’ve never rigged

Why Nigerians should vote Ribadu, by Fashola

Minister advises electorate to vote wisely

Fayemi, Ondo CNPP rally support for Ribadu

More Edo appointees dropped

We’re neutral, JTF tells politicians

Mum, daughter raped, killed in Delta

Fears over polls gone, says Mark

Robbers kill bank manager, cashiers in Kogi

Kwara ACN governorship candidate denies plan to dethrone monarch

Buhari wept

The Good Old West is back!

NDLEA seizes 1,130kg of drugs in Kano

Robbers kill three policemen, govt driver in Zamfara

Kwara CPC urges INEC to sanction corrupt workers

Fed Govt approves N48.5b projects for NDDC

I sympathise with Kalu, says Chukwumerije

Accord senatorial candidate defects to PDP

Ondo LP ratifies Jonathan’s adoption

ACN candidate petitions INEC

As we head for the presidential polls

I am still in the race- Ribadu

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ACN: no alliance with CPC

Clark scores inec chief high

Senate returns May 3

Tension over detention of CPC’s candidate in Nasarawa

CODER challenges INEC chair Jega to do more

Legislator detained for printing ballot papers

How CPC stalled talks, by Akande

Appeal court reserves ruling in case against Alao-Akala’s candidature

INEC panel to probe Ngige, Akunyili feud

Buhari weeps at final rally

Ngige vs Akunyili

Blood, bullets and ballots

Ateke Tom, LP endorse President

Senator asks Ekiti to vote ACN

Olajumoke greets Boroffice

INEC assures corps members of protection

PDP denies inducing candidates to withdraw for Jonathan

Aregbesola canvasses votes for Ribadu

Why we accepted poll results, by Southwest PDP

Court continues trial of EFCC

Ewherido praises God for victory

Niger Delta forum for PDP

Senator seeks faster voting methods

Northern youths for President

Party campaigns for Amosun

Sylva promises peaceful poll

Araraume urges INEC to cancel Imo poll

ACN alleges intimidation of supporters in Kwara

Jonathan’s presidency‘ll usher in new Nigeria, says Soludo

Jonathan deserves votes, says Kayode

NYSC compiles Suleja bomb blast victims’ names

Gunmen attack ACN Rep-elect’s home

Katsina promotes 349 in 26 ministries, agencies

Polls: Anxiety in Kaduna over religious text messages

Substitution of candidate nullified

Released INEC officer’s whereabouts unknown

‘I didn’t invade DSBS’

Two commissioners, six others sacked in Edo

ACN denies pact with CPC

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Court summons Katsina-Alu, Adoke over SANs

Akunyili, APGA reject Ngige’s declaration

REC nullifies declaration of Ngige as Anambra poll winner

North woos ACN, CPC in bid for one candidate

EFCC urges court to probe source of funds ‘traced’ to Atuche’s wife, firms

Police summon Salami’s lawyers

ACN to INEC: you’ve not delivered yet

The Nation gets City People Newspaper of the Year Award

Gang members bag life jail for killing Nigerian girl in UK

Soyinka: The Nigerian way of dying

Heavyweights ... down and out?

OBJ... the end?

Bankole: No place to hide again

How Sambo lost Kaduna

INEC reverses self in Anambra Central

On the President’s trail

Structured growth in regulatory trends

To serve is a privilege —Fashola

Free Jamb Tutorial

Monday, April 11, 2011

Governors whose seats are threatened

Buhari and the battle ahead

PPA, APGA lose control of Southeast

Eclipse of ANPP?

The meteoric rise of ACN

PDP maintains dominance

Tension in Abuja over interception of presidential ballot papers

Excess crude account hits $6.9bn

Ngige declared Anambra Central election winner

Buhari, Ribadu in fresh move to stop Jonathan

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sambo’s constituency goes to CPC

Meet the giant killers

PDP giants fall in battle for National Assembly

ANPP, PDP claim seats in Ebonyi

PDP wins two senatorial seats

LP clears Ondo

ACN,takes two senatorial seats in Oyo

ACN takes over Osun

Police arrest Lagos PDP candidate, 15 others

ACN sweeps polls in Lagos

Akwa Ibom ACN calls for cancellation of NASS elections

PDP can’t win free and fair elections, says Falana

Political parties protest outcome

APGA’s Anyanwu re-elected

ACN sweeps Edo

PDP leads in Akwa Ibom, Rivers

Ngige won, says INEC returning officer

Onoja protests as Mark is declared winner

ACN, PPA, others call for polls cancellation in Abia

ACN victory rally in Oyo

My ADC was not arrested, says Suswam

Tinubu’s wife to voters: I won’t disappoint you

PDP in early lead in Akwa Ibom

Osun ACN defeats PDP in all constituencies

ACN wins in Edo South and North

PDP wins five seats in Jigawa


Saturday, April 09, 2011

Suleja blast: Credible election ‘ll atone for lost lives - Fashola

Thugs gunned down, Rep quizzed in Ondo

5 killed in Ife, as police detain PDP chieftain

ACN supporters celebrate in Ibadan

Obasanjo, Iyabo, Daniel lose at polling centres

INEC to prosecute senator for electoral malpractices, says Jega

Police woman killed, 5 others injured in Maiduguri explosion

“I’m through with INEC’s job”, says survivor

Amaechi hails INEC

Insufficient materials, late arrivals mar elections

Overzealous soldiers deflate car tyres at polling centre

Police intercept fake election materials in Edo

One dead in Brass shooting

Protest, ballot box-snatching mar election

Three arrested over attempt to snatch ballot boxes

Irate voters set INEC van ablaze

Jega: discharged, not yet acquitted

Fire outbreak at INEC Hqs

Voting ends, counting begins


Gov. Suswam’s ADC arrested.

Jonathan, Sambo, Fashola, Ribadu vote, commend exercise

Election update from Osun State: One killed, five arrested

One dies as explosion rocks polling centre in Maiduguri

Adamawa police arrest a man with 500 ballot papers

Bomb blast rocks polling unit in Maiduguri

Polls in peaceful start as INEC officials arrive on time

Suleja Bomb Blast: Planners Wanted to Scuttle Polls, says Jega

Friday, April 08, 2011

Kano police prosecute 97 electoral offenders, deploy 10,000 officers for poll

US, UK , France, Japan , other embassies open desks for polls, storm Nigeria with observers

Make or break day for Jega

Supreme Court refuses to reverse self on Sokoto guber

Bomb explosion kills 11 at Suleja INEC’s Office

Youth group declares support for Fashola, ACN

30, 000 policemen, soldiers for election in Lagos

INEC shifts polls to April 26 in Ekiti

Akala, PDP senator trade words over assassination plot

Aregbesola signs 2011 budget into law

We’re investigating arms stockpile allegation, say Bayelsa Police

Imoke seeks understanding over polls shift

Parties accuse Anambra State govt of blackmail

Court dismisses Igbinedion’s application on seized property

Judge blasts IGP for disobeying court orders

Past electoral umpires: How will history judge them?

What went wrong last Saturday?

Jega will rise again

Accident victim-orphan cries for help

My son’s death is still like a dream, says father of 30-yr-old man who committed suicide

Blind love turned me into an armed robber — 20-year-old female suspect

‘Our attackers’ target was to prevent us from voting’

Untold story of election eve invasion of Bauchi communities

Our experience on the field last Saturday — Festus Okoye, Chair, Independent Monitoring Group

We are ready for the polls —Police

INEC should guard against repeat of irregularities in today's elections— Festus Mogae, ex-Botswana President and head of foreign observers

 Saraki enjoins Kwarans to shun violence

The man Jega

Bomb blast in INEC office in Suleja

****NEWS UPDATE*** Bomb blast in INEC office in Suleja

Udoedehe granted bail

Police uncover dynamites in Kaduna

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Eu to Nigerians: defend democracy

Q & A

Ndoma-Egba, Fayose, Ojudu, others to miss the action

Ekiti ACN rejects shift of elections

Jega briefs Jonathan, Security Council on postponement

No polls in 15 senatorial districts, 48 constituencies

Hamburg offers Chelsea N2b for Mikel

Naval chief faces contempt charge

Atiku to Jega: we can’t afford to fail

NBA advocates revocation of drivers’ licences

Tinubu to Nigerians: vote to free yourself from PDP

Butchers, foodstuff sellers endorse Fashola

Why we must get these elections right, by Jonathan

PDP challenges INEC, security agencies

Police restrict movement

Tension in Osun over arms discovery

ACN receives over 1,000 defectors in Kwara

Court stops bid to stop Kwara PDP candidate Ahmed

Ekiti CPC steps down for Ojudu

Court rules: ‘PDP can’t stop Isiaka, others from contesting’

Oshiomhole decries arbitrary arrests

Esa-Oke rejects legislator’s third term bid

Oyo REC absolves man accused of printing ballot papers

Tokyo seeks probe of alleged arms stockpiling

Ikole-Ekiti gets new monarch

Osun Truth Commission: Bomb blast suspects, CACOL allege illegal detention

‘I want to represent Anambra’

Ohakim’s wife advises voters

ACN chieftain urges hope

Forum rallies support for Jonathan

Haye may miss out on Klitschko

Zaragoza reacts to Ike Uche's transfer fee

Milan joins chase for Emenike

Emeghara tries for Swiss national team

Marseille president in dilemma over Taiwo

Twitter rants: Osaze apologizes to Siasia

England won't give up on Victor Moses

Messy legal transactions

They still don’t get it

Everything is looking up for Fashola’s re-election bid

Jega’s gaffe and looming electoral cyclone

APGA’s Supreme Court victory

In April…(3)

AC or ACN: Again, Akwa Ibom INEC on the spot

President Jonathan must hear this!

Campaign season: it’s more of the same

China’s arrest of a leading artist points up its paranoia

Curious allegation

Poser for Jega

INEC postpone elections in 15 senatorial districts, 48 federal constituencies

Fashola drops Commissioner

Jonathan promises credible election

Semenya coach says 800m world champion fit again

Obuh rules Sam Ameobi out of AYC

Crouch let Spurs down –Mourinho

MFM TABLE TENNIS ACADEMY:ITTF expresses support for T/Tennis development in Nigeria

CONFEDERATIONS CUP ROUND OF 16:Kaduna Utd gets Etoile du Sahel tapes’ boost

Ighalo refutes media reports on availability

Moses switch awaits England FA nod

FG invests N1.8b for construction of sports centres

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

INEC tackles ballot errors

19 guns, bullets found in lawmaker’s home

Speak up on Udoedehe, ACN, Osinbajo urge Jonathan

High Court orders Udoedehe’s unconditional release

Alaafin urges electorate to vote out PDP

ACN alleges plot to cause mayhem in Southwest

PDP may expel Daniel for anti-party activities

‘Fayemi has no plan to sack civil servants over elections’

Funsho Williams’ mother dead

Jonathan, campaign council in last- minute strategy session

Don advises opposition on alliance

Jonathan receives Hajj

Tinubu denies oath–taking rumour

Panel recommends constitution amendment to reduce govt size

Plateau task force exhumes ‘silent killing’ victim’s body

’NLC ready for dialogue with states’

Why states, councils will pay minimum wage, by Aliyu

Kwara PDP candidate to spend one term

Six parties fuse into ACPN in Kwara

Lagosians urged to vote for Oluremi Tinubu

‘INEC needs to address lapses’

CNPP urges Jega to address electoral flaws

Ekiti Central traders, motorcyclists endorse Ojudu

‘Fed Govt won’t interfere with INEC’

Akinlabi: Internal democracy reigns in ACN

‘Jonathan’ll send budget early if elected’

Transcorp: NSE calls for ‘all parties meeting’

Building modern Rivers is collective duty, says Dakuku

AMCON bonds won’t need Fed Govt’s guarantee, says MD

Can PDP survive CPC’s onslaught in Nasarawa?

Nigerian firm wins N18b Air Force deal in S’Africa

NLC to tackle states on minimum wage

Anticlimax in Cote d’Ivoire

April 2 revisited

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Heads will roll in INEC soon, Jega tells RECs

Osinbajo, Akintola, others protest Udoedehe’s trial

Why I didn’t ask Jega to resign, by Jonathan

ACN rejects move to postpone National Assembly polls in some states

Osun monarch arraigned for ‘raping’ Youth Corps member

Buhari: botched election exposes PDP’s rigging plan

‘Nta turns down Shekarau TV commercial’

Senior civil servants, group kick against printing of ballot papers abroad

Presidency, Kaduna PDP in crucial meeting over polls

Inec’s marathon meeting ends in suspense

No uk court judgment against Akingbola

Five arrested for alleged trafficking in human parts

Opposition to checkmate rigging in Imo

Relief materials for fire victims

Orji, Emenike to work for Jonathan

APGA alleges plot by politicians to deceive Anambra voters

Returnees from Libya protest delayed luggage

Nigerians have embraced democracy, says Mark

Police parade lawmaker, suspected thugs

Kwara ACN, DPP accuse PDP of planning to rig elections

CPC will set up state police, says Bakare

Jonathan, PDP deny alleged pressure on Jega to resign

Back to the past

Monday, April 04, 2011

‘We’re bringing innovations into governance’

Ekiti: Pains and points of election postponement

Poll shift: Candidates count cost

Oyo: Parties, candidates renew rivalry

Exposed ballots won’t affect elections, says Jega

Heirs Foundation acquires stake inTranscorp

Udoedehe’s wife: my husband’s life in danger

INEC official arrested over ‘missing’ ballot papers

Igbo pledge support for Fashola

Court merges INEC’s appeals

Osun, artists mourn German scholar Ulli Beier

Call for Jega’s sack unhealthy, says ACN

Meteorologist predicts damaging storms

Nigeria struggles to salvage credible polls

‘Akala can’t fight everybody and expect their votes’

Akunyili, Emodi, Ngige count polls shift losses

Candidate decries polls shift

Isiaka begs Ogun civil servants for votes

Onu condemns use of thugs to intimidate voters

ACN candidate escapes kidnap

Tension over manipulated voters register in Oyo

Aregbesola gives N10m to Cote d’Ivoire returnees

Case against Alao-Akala stalled by wrong service of order

Buhari calls for probe of botched elections

Ondo LP, PDP quarrel over violence

Police fly ACN candidate Udoedehe to Uyo

Okereke-Onyuike loses bid to shut out NSE from suit over sack

ACN Lagos West Senatorial candidate cries out over exclusion of name from voter register

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Fresh dates for polls as INEC bows to pressure

Police warn against electoral violence

ACN member killed in Ogbomoso

They are trying to smear my image, says Alaafin

Okogie to Nigerians: don’t be disappaointed

INEC loses N3.8b to allowances

NCAA acquires aircraft tracker

Rescued banks ‘won’t be nationalised’

‘Postponement bitter pill for credible process’

Bakare hails Jega’s courage

ACN petitions Jega over Oyo REC

Mark to Nigerians: INEC ‘ll rise up to occasion

NBA urges court to stop new SANs

Nigerian jailed over $300,000 fraud in US

Defectors to Labour Party can’t return to ACN, says Tinubu

Babatope pleads for INEC

Four drown on electoral duty

‘Jega deserves second chance’

Tinubu @ 59: taking Nigeria to next level

NEWS BREAK****************INEC, Parties agree on new dates for Elections

Dangote stocks excite investors

INEC faces fresh trouble, 40 parties opt out of Monday poll

National Assembly Elections

Edo Declares Monday holiday

Saturday, April 02, 2011

INEC flops, shifts polls till tomorrow

ACN, ANPP, CNPP, Buhari reject Monday date

Shekarau, Gaya, Na’aba, others react

Polls shift a national sacrifice, says PDP

EU, NLC, IBB: Give Jega a chance

Fed. government’s agency seeks Jega’s exit

Why we shifted National Assembly election - Jega

Shortages, late arrivals of materials cripple elections in states

Jega’s painful but courageous move

No-Fly Zone lands Okon in police soup

The messiah and the militia

Do we even know what we want?

Jega’s interminable excuses

2011 Polls: Ending the Southwest tragedy

A day at the voting centre

Can it be worse than 2007?

Jonathan, Security Council summon Jega

It is a disaster - Tinubu

ACN gives five reasons against tomorrow’s polls

National Human Rights Commission asks Jega to step down.

Condemnation trails INEC’s suspension of NA election

Postponement shocks Jonathan


INEC flops, shifts poll till Monday as Jega begs Nigerians

Friday, April 01, 2011

The battle ground states

Bomb blast rocks in Bauchi

ACN member drags Lamido to court over WASC certificate

Navy deploys 15 gunboats, helicopter in Delta

Election: We must get it right this time– Jega

ACN blasts Police over Udoedehen

No hiding place for ballot box hijackers—Jega

Nasarawa: Ex-councillors deny supporting CPC

Buhari, a man of peace, says Emir of Gwandu

Pdp plans to rig nass elections in Benue ___ACN

We have settled our differences - Aliyu, Kure

Court clears Albishir for Yobe governorship election

Nyako builds 4500 classrooms

Policemen to stay 300 metres away from polling booths

Can ACN, CPC, ANPP break PDP’s hold on Senate?

D-Day: ‘Safe districts’

My brother’s status made him a target –Etuhu

Kalika returns to Holland

Okechukwu named in Greatest African XI

Lagos unveils alleged plan by PDP to cause violence

Emeka Offor’s Starcrest clinches Shell’s oil block

Plateau police deploy 12,000 men for today’s poll

Jega, top officials to monitor poll from Situation Room

Foreign, local observers storm Nigeria for polls

Bye-bye to NASS: Senators who won’t return

From State Houses to Senate

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Revenue allocation formula outdated, says, Aliyu

Police chiefs redeployed

Gunmen attack ex-deputy governor, others

Police detonate bomb at Osun ACN rally venue

Police re-arrest Akpanudoedehe after bail

INEC, NSA disagree over voters stay after ballot

ACN: Ringim must go

ACN worried over govt’s ‘conflicting’ directives on elections

It’s ploy to intimidate voters, says el-Rufai

Poll: CODER kicks against troops deployment

Babafemi Ojudu is Ekiti Central ACN senatorial candidate

Opara, others back Amaechi

Joke Sylva, others urge support for Ribadu

EU observers hope for fair polls

Court transfers Ogun PDP, PPN matter

Bribery allegation petition fails to stall suit against Alao-Akala

Osun farmers get N.15b loan

Fayemi canvasses peaceful elections

Tokyo accuses Oyo police chief of bias

Osun Truth Commission: Petitioners seek ban of Oyinlola from public office