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The Punch News Archive for November 2010Rss

Monday, November 29, 2010

Plateau withdraws land titles

New FPRO assumes duty

Lagos-Ogun trains move 13,000 daily

Accused bags two weeks jail for stealing batteries

JSCE result: Principals extort candidates in Oyo

‘Lagos partnership project on course’

Exam malpractice: Law school probes alleged leakage

FG yet to decide on seized arms from Iran – Minister

CBN gives DMB customers one month to update records

Appeal court reserves judgment in ex-LG chairman’s suit

Court orders EFCC to release Adigwe’s passport

‘Aregbesola’s victory, warning to election riggers’

N6.5bn corruption trial: Court to rule on accused’s travel request

Governors’ Forum welcomes Aregbesola

Eko E-Waste summit postponed

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Anambra community protests N35,000 borehole levy

‘Women should play active role in politics’

Minister reveals plan to decongest prisons

NSCDC trains 300

Nembe community decries under-development

Beware of sycophants, cleric warns Jonathan

Nigeria’s democracy for leaders alone – Oshiomhole

N7.5bn fraud: Probe panel indicts magistrate

Constitution: Lagos lawmaker seeks intervention of AGF

S’East govs meet again

Group wants law on violation of national flag

Illegal torture: Law firm threatens legal action against defence minister

Stakeholders intensify clamour for Ibadan State

Medical students protest at Igbinedion varsity convocation

NEMA pleads for support of response agencies

LP members asks Mimiko to sack Owo council boss

Friday, November 26, 2010

Osun: Progressives on the march again

‘Osotimehin’s appointment will boost Nigerian health indices’

...dissociates self from personal attacks on opponents

Ahead of PDP primaries: Pro-Jonathan group kicks against zoning

Minimum wage: NLC flays governors’ decision to deregulate implementation

Jonathan restates commitment to credible elections

Pronaco salutes the judiciary, Osun people

FG elevates two Ebonyi Justices to Appeal Court

Ahiajoku: Nebo wants Nigerians to rise against bankrupt leadership

‘Judgement strikes final blow to election riggers’

ACN victory in Osun shocking – PDP

Sagay, Alli, others commend judgement

SKorea’s defence chief resigns

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jonathan to discuss agenda for ICT

Engineers decry politicisation of govt jobs

Plateau blames high radioactive level on abandoned ponds

Money laundering: Monarch dumps Kalu

Falana faults complex rules in customary courts

Council of state lauds INEC

LASEMA takes emergency management to grass roots

Electoral Act: ACN takes battle to N’Assembly

Anglican bishop charges lawmakers on FOI Bill

A’lbom to distribute cars, tricycles to commercial motorcyclists

2011 polls: Courts to decide elections in Kogi, others

NAWOJ makes case for indigent students

SA High Commission outsources visa application process

Abia gov’s wife decries fallen education standard

Minister, others hail Osotimehin’s UN appointment

‘More pregnant women access HIV drugs’

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

IMF projects higher GDP for Nigeria

Nigerian Anglicans, other conservatives reject union

CDC, GHTLI to hold awareness concert on Friday

2011: Group restates support for Jonathan

CP vows to arrest PDP chieftain over protest

Nigerian girl honoured in Britain

Two Nigeria-bound bags cause scare at US airport

Workers strike paralyses activities in Ogun

CNPP lauds Fayemi over federal varsity

VC condemns rivalry between science, arts

Nigeria needs prayers to move forward – Ondo dep gov

SEC’s revenue dropped from N16bn to N3bn – Reps’ committee

Court begins hearing of N570m suit against EFCC

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

President’s wife tasks states over National Gender Policy

Court remands AP ex-director for defaming Otedola

Minister faults appointment of VCs

Al-Mustapha: Court admits Shofolahan’s statement

Aspirant lists recipe for democratic growth

Deaconess Makinde dies at 66

Jonathan, Musharraf for Anyiam Osigwe lecture

N22bn debt: Union Bank’s suit against Ibrahim Jimoh, others begins

Court president advises against divorce

2011: Group urges Nigerians to defend their votes

Nasarawa donates college for federal varsity

Delta Central assures Uduaghan of support

Lagos lawmakers reject Second Alteration to 1999 Constitution

Monday, November 22, 2010

SDMP leads protest to N’Assembly

SON warns against fake consultants

NNPC shuts Kaduna refinery

N’Delta: Group tasks JTF over attack

Politician promises to work for SMEs

Contracts: Sambo decries non-adherence to due process

Money laundering: FG files extradition charge against American

Foundation trains 126 medical students

TFC wins another award

Customs intercepts arms at Tin Can port, arrest four suspects

Flights resume at Akanu Ibiam Airport

2011: Aspirant makes case for physically challenged

Police seize 28 bags of Indian hemp in Akure

Banker arraigned over N.6m fraud

Edo SSG laments state of federal roads

Ekiti urges workers to keep offices clean

Okunnu seeks probe of N’Assembly members’ pay

NMMA to honour Shekarau, others

We’re neutral on Ogoni spills —UNEP

Absence of accused stalls hearing of N15m fraud case

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christian pilgrims depart for Israel

Igbo leaders reaffirm support for Jonathan

Police name Amore FPRO

Suspected robbers raid church in Lagos

Group fears for civillians’ safety in N’Delta

Foursquare tasks govt over poverty

A’Ibom fishermen laud JTF over hostages’ rescue

Edo, NMA head for showdown over doctors’ strike

PCC receives 594 complaints

Pilgrimage: Badmus faults siting of tents

Jigawa wins competition on child survival

Politician decries poverty in A’Ibom

Plateau PDP boss bemoans Lar’s role in crisis

NAPTIP presents 15 passports for cancellation

WaterAid constructs 38 boreholes in Ekiti

Nigerian pilgrims begin return journey

Akhigbe decries insecurity

JABU produces 12 First Class graduates

Toxic Waste: Harmful Waste Act superior to conventions – Senate Committee

Catholic varsity to hold first convocation in 28 years

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Power generation: Nigeria should explore new technologies – Aliyu

Soroptimist International holds screening for women

Friday, November 19, 2010

Plateau PDP crisis: Appeal Court affirms illegality of caretaker committee

Mark expresses support for creation of more states

Power generation at 3,400MW –PHCN MD

Fayemi warns sacked chairmen as PDP vows to return to offices

Militants threaten to seize more hostages

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pilgrimage: Jonathan inaugurates christian delegation

UK deports 61 Nigerians

Robbers invade church, kill guard

FG saves N1bn every month from pension reforms — Oronsaye

NDLEA to search vehicles in Ekiti

GTB v. Babalakin, others: Court to rule on stay of proceedings

Musicians not accorded due respect – PMAN

MASSOB activists escape death in car crash

Court defers judgment in Okah’s wife’s case

‘Crisis won’t affect PDP in 2011’

Low turn out of workers after Sallah

Govt promises every household insecticide nets

Jonathan’s bid gets S’West boost

Gunmen attack ex-aide of Mimiko

Makinde calls for more varsities

Electoral Act: Another Rep disowns controversial proposal

FG’s handling of killers of Boko Haram members worries US – Report

N’Assembly not considering new states now – Senate

Ekiti: Two feared dead as mobs dislodge ex-LG bosses

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Edo LP flays suspension of chairman

Peace, crucial to development – Ataoja

Kidnapping: PPA commends JTF, Orji

Graduate threatens WAEC with lawsuit over cancelled result

NSCIA leader decries neglect of Anambra West LGA

Nigerians urged to demonstrate love for country

Breach of contract: Firm sues tobacco company, demands N20m damages

Fayemi appoints Adeoye as SSA

Three Cameroonian soldiers killed in speedboat attack

Group raises fund for less-priviledged

Eid-el Kabir tragedy: Saraki mourns death of PDP members

Muslims urged to adopt giving as a way of life

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2011: Ogun West elders call for emergency meeting

ACN cautions Nwodo over utterances

Sultan urges politicians to avoid provocative statements

Amaechi asks Muslims to participate in voter registration

Aregbesola calls for true federalism

Anambra varsity workers set to suspend strike

2011: Britain advises INEC on credible elections

Traders hike prices in Offa

Cost of rams crashes in Abuja

Nweke decries lack of investment in social sector

Edo assembly rejects two clauses in amended constitution

2011: Community leader urges Niger Delta youths to shun violence

Sambo challenges Muslim group on research

SERAP asks UN to establish fund for graft victims

Opposition parties reject OSSIEC’s fees

Ringim tells Nigerians to emulate Prophet Muhammed

‘Imbibe the lessons of Eid-el-Kabir’

Disasters, threat to national development – Alao-Akala

Fayemi assures of equal representation

Katsina Emirate warns snake charmers

Monday, November 15, 2010

Alleged assault: Lagos assembly to sue actress for extortion

Kogi, Nasarawa senators at war over federal varsity

Firm asks court to stop DDCMs contracts

High cost of rams discourages buyers in Kebbi

Edo Govt renovates 14 schools

Cleric advises ex-militants against political thuggery

Anambra rejects land donation for NYSC camp

Centre tackles poor attitude to intellectual property rights

Court president decries high divorce rate

Ekiti assembly approves dissolution of councils

Mimiko calls for greater sacrifice

Pray for the nation, CAN tells Muslims

Buhari, Atiku, Gusau call for tolerance

Muslim students want prayer for 2011

Saraki charges religious leaders to preach unity

Sambo, Mark, others ask Muslims to pray for peace

LUTH doctors embark on a warning strike

Police may constitute VIP squad for private security services

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cancer treatment centre gets boost

Traffic wardens seek autonomy from Nigeria Police Force

Sokoto loses three pilgrims in Mecca

Arrogant, corrupt politicians should quit governance – Onaiyekan

MPPP assures Anambra indigenes

Rep blames non-passage of FoI Bill on poor lobbying

Unions discuss reopening of Anambra varsity

Hajj: 3.5m pilgrims visit Muna

Exercise patience, NIS tells passport applicants

2011: Cleric tasks FG over rigging

12,000 ex-militants to graduate in Dec

Firm sues Chief of Air Staff over Lagos property

FRSC re-schedules recruitment exam

Bayelsa to build 32 health centres in 2011

Six new varsities: Committee to submit report today

CMD decries attacks on ambulances

‘Nigeria may not have credible elections’

Saturday, November 13, 2010

‘We are committed to raising entrepreneurs in Nigeria’

UK-based Nigerian doctors site Endoscopy centre in Lagos

Ex-militant leader condemns attack on Alaibe’s home

Friday, November 12, 2010

Corps members escape death in camp, as NYSC bars LGs

Demolition: Five firms oppose claim of ex-court registrar

Oil prices dive on stronger dollar, China rate rise rumours

Murder: Police investigate former FCT minister, Rep

Female school dropouts in Anambra on the increase

China-US spat hobbles G20 push on world economy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

States should pay doctors’ new salary — NMA

Drummer shot at commissioner’s inauguration in Oyo

Dokpesi v SSS: Court adjourns for adoption of addresses

Ekiti governor approves new pay for health workers

German police partner NDLEA on drug control

Strike stalls hearing of Arik chairman’s suit

Growing cases of child neglect worry UNICEF

‘Elect transparent leaders’

Ogun: ACN cautions Jonathan

Jega charges RECs on 2011 elections

Only 35% of Nigerian roads are okay – FRSC

EFCC arraigns ex-bank directors today

Strike: Workers shut down power stations

NMMA to unfold winners on Nov. 27

Former UBTH CMD regains freedom

2011: Alao-Akala calls for prayers

UN elects Nigeria to women agency

N’Assembly to take charge of presidential inauguration

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pedro’s suit against Lagos assembly stalled

Kaduna: Long queues at filling stations

Plateau: NLC pickets schools, banks, business places

FG insensitive to workers’ plight – Opposition parties

NECO conducts examination in Abuja

‘Nigeria must satisfy workers’

SNG, PAN, others call for review of lawmakers’ remunerations

Senior civil servants blame states over non-payment of new wage

Strike is justified – Utomi

This is not the time to fight – Makinde

Seriki, Agbaje, Tinubu advocate credible voter registration

NBA panel recommends action against Oyinlola’s lawyer

Govt should ameliorate Nigerians’ sufferings

Jonathan assures on C130 crash victims’ entitlements

Labour, govt should settle their differences – Udofia

Mimiko inaugurates another mega primary school

Workers’ strike paralyses activities nationwide

Nigerian female councillor explains mission in UK politics

Siemens scam: Arraignment of suspects stalled

Doctors’ strike: Group threatens to shut Lagos secretariat

Edo announces salary increase for workers

National stadium shut for NDLEA test

‘Greed, dictatorship caused Saro-Wiwa’s death’

Reps pardon two suspended members

‘Blame ASUU for closure of S’East varsities’

One feared dead, others injured in Ogun accident

I’ll emerge Northern consensus presidential candidate —Atiku

Retreat participants call on police to tackle corruption, brutality

NUT directs Oyo teachers to comply

Nigeria welcomes UN declaration of World Widows’ Day

Kano teachers call off strike

Osun PDP asks workers to negotiate speedy resolution

Northern CAN, ACF appeal to Labour to shelve action

Absence of judge stalls Ogbulafor’s case

Rivers: Two feared dead in clash with security personnel

Police reengage retired officers as instructors

Board suspends FCDA secretary

Lagos residents appeal to Labour, govt

‘Police ready to protect lives and property’

N55bn fraud: Court to rule on Adigwe, others’ request

S’Court advises Shell, community on out-of-court settlement

Ondo, Ekiti residents prepare for strike

Monday, November 08, 2010

NAHCON sets up clinics for pilgrims in Mecca

Police seize ammunition from robbery gang in Oyo

2011: Army pledges neutrality

Literary giant, Prof. Obiechina, passes on

Kidnappers of former UBTH CMD demand N50m ransom

Ex-council members: Court extends orders against NSE, others

PFN promises support for Oshiomhole

Court orders bank to pay entitlements of former employee

Ondo speaker, 12 LP lawmakers seek re-election

Foreign Service Academy inducts graduates

Pandemonium as Abuja airport’s runway lights break down

Are warns against splitting Ogun-Oshun River Basin Authority

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Rotary to offer leadership awards to 300 youths

2007 poll: HDP candidate challenges dismissal of appeal

Abuja explosions: Dokpesi replies SSS

Legal Aid Council seeks amnesty for 36,000 inmates

Lagos HOS tasks magistrates over dispensation of justice

E-registration: Court dismisses suit against JAMB, NECO

‘Neglect of 2, 000 communities responsible for crimes’

NABTEB to certify trained prisoners

Jakande, Bakare for LTV anniversary lecture

NUJ commends Mimiko on insurance scheme

Former UBTH boss kidnapped

Ex-Bayelsa commissioner dies in road accident

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Fire razes two-storey building in Lagos

2011: Nigerians told to vote against corrupt politicians

Friday, November 05, 2010

...Obama rues election ‘shellacking’

Tea party winners take ambitious promises to DC

2011: Delist inactive political parties, anpp tells Jega

‘We must protect our mandate in 2011’

Medical magazine links breast cancer to bra type

Jonathan to open Multi-Trex food factory

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Teachers in Delta plan indefinite strike

Editors reiterate call for passage of FoI bill

NIPR holds workshop

Shell gives community N221m

Assailants kill ram dealer

Foursquare tasks FG over security

Demand for royalty stalls Galma Dam project – Contractor

Chime pledges to assist Scout movement

EFCC’s failure to present witness stalls Borisade’s case

FG, states urged to resolve education crisis

Court jails 18 tenants for poor sanitation

Bribe: Panalpina, five others to pay $156m fine

FG sensitises border communities on security

Lagosians flay federal doctors’ strike

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Technical education will reduce unemployment – Aworanti

Lagos commends army on relations with civilians

Federal doctors begin strike

Suswam commends NAFDAC, offers office complex

Bomb scare in Jos, Bukuru

LG boss: Court okays EFCC’s request

Chevron donates computer laboratory to OAU

Mechanic charged with alleged theft of Ekiti govt property

Doctors, IT experts warn on dangers of second-hand computers

‘Fayemi needs time to stabilise Ekiti’

Conversion: YABATECH, KADPOLY get implementation committees

Aliyu tasks PSN over material, infant mortality

Nigerians stage anti-corruption solidarity march in S’Africa

Olurin, Rasaq storm Ogun over Daniel’s seat

Ogun assembly: Court reserves ruling on IG, Reps

States yet to access N34.8bn UBEC funds

Guinea’s stability crucial to regional peace

Tenure elongation: Joinder application stalls govs’ suit

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ondo reiterates commitment to rural transformation

One dies, six injured in car crash

Oyinlola commiserates with Alaafin

Ekiti resolves NURTW crisis

Communities must benefit from their God-given resources

Nigeria not ripe for state police — New minister

N15,000 theft: Court grants N100,000 bail to undergraduate

Lagos assembly loses member

2011: ‘FG committed to credible elections’

Cleric urges Nigerians to register, vote

NGF is a legal entity — Secretariat

Okorocha wants NYSC scrapped

PDP drops Ekweremadu from reconciliation committee

Group decries high rate of child dropouts

Oshiomhole signs six bills into law

Monday, November 01, 2010

Fani-Kayode’s re-arraignment stalled

Varsities students may soon pay more

Kwara governorship aspirant seeks transformational leadership

Senate still awaits Reps on Ogun assembly

2011: Delta PDP crisis deepens, as aspirants seek joinder application

Lekki-Epe toll plaza: Court to visit highway on Friday

Two remanded for robbery, murder

Nigerian arrested with heroin in Thailand

2010 budget: Lagos records 81% performance

Cleric urges Nigerians to focus on God

Rotary Club sinks borehole for community

Jesse Jackson arrives Nigeria, challenges African leaders