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The Punch News Archive for December 2010Rss

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Delta rerun:Group alleges plot to stop Omo Agege

Ademowo predicts glorious 2011 for Nigeria

PDP, others no match for ACN — Fashola

COAS tasks soldiers over security

‘CPC’ll defeat PDP in A’Ibom’

Jos crisis: NSCDC deploys additional 5,000 personnel

PDP congresses: Nwodo receives complaints from 11 states

Ladoja picks Accord Party’s governorship form

NGO canvasses quick passage of Mental Health Bill

2011: Rep unfolds blueprint

Otudeko quits as First Bank chairman

Ibru’s wife asks N’Assembly to pass FOI bill

Al-Mustapha: Why Lagos is appealing verdict – A-G

Jonathan appoints new aides

Court jails two for stealing in church

Anambra varsity students give ultmatum

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Communal clash: Level of destruction shocks Amaechi

‘PDP governors in Kaduna have failed’

Gambari reacts to WikiLeaks cable

Ex-envoy wants politicians to support INEC

Committee commends PDP congress in Gombe

2011: My administration won’t be discriminatory – Jonathan

I’ll not step down for Buhari – Bafarawa

Niger: SSS arrests three suspects for sending threat SMS

Presbyterian Church suspends Ebonyi deputy governor, others

MPPP extols Enahoro’s virtues

Junior policemen petition presidency over promotion

Nigerian Army, firm begin repayment of UBA loan

NEMA donates relief materials to victims in Ekiti

Four feared drowned in Lagos motor accident

2011: Jonathan woos opposition for Amaechi

PDP records successful congresses in Oyo, Bauchi

Human rights activist gunned down

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Enugu town unions commence voter education

Two parallel PDP congresses hold in Ogun

PDP, key to Delta’s greatness – Utuama

Congress: PDP warns delegates against violence

TI wants active participation in voter registration

Jonathan lauded over location of varsity in Yobe

Residents injured in fresh Lagos inferno

PDP bus not loaded with arms – Police

My case against my son – Saraki

Mark tackles Aregbesola over alleged plot to destabilise Osun

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ekiti ACN denies imposition of candidates

N9.6m judgment: Court attaches G. Cappa’s account in Skye Bank

Kidnapping: Police ask Obi to procure tracking devices

Book on Enahoro for inauguration in Benin

Lawmaker links bombings to land disputes

Governorship: PDP clears Akpabio, Imoke, Uduaghan

Seven explosives planted – CP

Kumuyi tasks FG, security agencies

Kasali, others seek integration of research into governance

N’Delta youths call for state of emergency in Jos

Daniel dissolves Ogun LGs

Oyo to spend N1.6bn on rural electrification

Jos bomb blasts, threat to 2011 elections – CAN

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ex-IYC leader accuses lawmakers of selfish interests

Esuene pledges to tackle environmental problems in A’Ibom

‘Lawmakers’ jumbo pay detrimental to national development’

Kakanfo Conference Centre opens on Tuesday

Delta rerun: Aspirant pledges free education, health care

Personal ambitions killing us in South-East – PDP

Xmas: Make sacrifices for the nation, CAN, others urge Nigerians

Balarabe wants total electoral reform, more polling stations

FG extends ex-militants training to 2011

‘Ebonyi links 156 communities’

NCP lauds Senate over NEC membership clause

Ex-colonial officer’s family cancels sale of Benin mask

Doctors’ strike: ‘Patients’ agonies unnecessary’

Mimiko’s wife donates to children’s home

ACN ready to take over Ogun —Former SSG

‘Ex-N’Delta militants behind kidnapping in Abia’

Defence Minister tasks politicians over security

Jos: Security beef up in Abuja

Nine years after, progressives honour Ige

Ex-bank MD tasks govt over less privileged

Saturday, December 25, 2010

France to build two naval command ships with Russia

Ivory Coast‘s Ouattara urges army to turn on mercenaries

Nigga Raw, Basketmouth to perform at Anambra festival

US asks Yemen for ‘forceful action’ against Al-Qaeda

Bethlehem basks in Christmas sunshine, as Europe shivers

Friday, December 24, 2010

Saraki sues for peace, tolerance

Obi preaches love, charity

Olubadan calls for religious tolerance

Abandoned project: Community may drag contractor before EFCC

Police arrest suspected killer of drugstore owner in Minna

Bankole urges prayer for peaceful polls at Christmas

Pray for Nigeria and less privileged at Christmas -Oshiomhole

Anambra North holds debate for senatorial candidates

‘States, TBAs partnership vital to maternal

Shun ethnic and religious sentiments – Gov Yakowa, ACF

Jonathan reaffirms commitment to ensuring peaceful, free and fair elections in 2011

Five in court over alleged murder

Yuletide: FRSC advises motorists on safety measures

2011: Ijaw write Jonathan over Bayelsa governorship, others

I’ll continue to offer selfless service – Mimiko

SAN drowns in Lagos beach trying to rescue secretary

30 killed as explosions rock Jos

Criticisms greet proposed tuition fees increase in LAUTECH

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ogun aspirant shuns PDP screening, alleges threat to life

FG/ASUU agreement: Minister was misunderstood – ETF boss

Ekiti youths protest relocation of federal varsity

Ekiti Assembly clears Fayemi’s commissioner-nominees, special adviser

Certificate forgery: Group absolves Lagos council boss

Ohakim calls for sober reflection

North-East PDP endorses Jonathan

Fashola calls for total eradication of polio

10,000 Nigerians live in Austria – Official

Osun CJ releases 17 inmates from Ilesa, Ile-Ife prisons

2011: Ringim reads the Riot Act to CPs

New DG resumes work at NDLEA

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fresh tragedy averted on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Plateau aspirants boycott PDP screening

Police avert fresh Rivers communal clash, arrest 10

Child rights groups hail judgment

Delta rerun: Professionals back Omo-Agege

Two more ministers resign from Jonathan’s cabinet

Mamora advocates reading culture

Nwuche lauds Nwodo for repositioning PDP

Oyo to spend N800m on LG poll

Fire guts ‘Moments With Mo’ studio

NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel for Yuletide

Alaibe warns ex-militants against violence

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

NBA, others inaugurate Project 2011 swift count

Primaries: Two PDP chieftains urge court to stop Atiku

Oyo High Court begins Christmas recess

Oba Ovonramwen’s £4.5m mask for auction in UK

Drama in Oyo assembly over nomination of LG chairman

Senate urges FG to immortalise Enahoro

NBC warns stations on campaign adverts

2011: ANPP asks Nigerians to resist manipulation of process

Stolen DDC machines: Police to arraign four suspects today

Company donates boreholes to community

Poll: Ekiti command deploys 2,500 policemen

Monday, December 20, 2010

2011 presidency: Soberekon pleads for Jonathan

NOA boss wants Enahoro’s picture on naira

Aregbesola’s security aides dislodge robbers

Obi weeps over tanker fire disaster

2011: ‘Jonathan’ll give Nigerians good governance’

Sambo’s wife laments high maternal mortality

Army chaplain urges sober reflection at Xmas

Zoning: PDP presidential aspirant petitions INEC

N3.6bn fraud: Court discharges Kalu’s sureties

Oyo PDP faction gives leaders 7-day ultimatum

Yuletide: Students, parents advised on moderation

Jonathan launches book on Facebook posts

Nigerian lawmakers are parasites – C&S leader

I’m ready for Delta rerun – Uduaghan

Obese, 62 others not missing —SSS

Electricity workers give 21-day strike notice

Dawn fire razes Kaduna market

Fashola advises estate allotees to apply for documents

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snowfall: Nigerian passengers stranded as UK shuts airports

Lagos judiciary begins vacation Dec. 24

2011: INEC to collaborate with security agencies

Group seeks quick passage of anti-tobacco bill

OPC engages bandits in gun battle

Ex-defence chief, Bali, becomes traditional ruler

Governorship: Sylva declares second term bid

CNPP berates Oni over comments on by-election

Delta rerun: Omo-Agege gets boost

Oyelese dares Alao-Akala, picks PDP governorship form

AYF warns PDP against national crisis

Auto accidents: FG advised on emergency services

2011: Persons with disabilities seek involvement

Friday, December 17, 2010

Musicians mourn fuji legend, Barrister

Sylva’s aides deny sponsoring Atiku

Bauchi court jails pastor for illegal arms possession

Nigerians in Diaspora endorse Jonathan

Jonathan group faults IBB’s letter to Nwodo

2011 elections: Now is time to seek God’s help – Rev. Eragbai

SSG flays governorship aspirant over N2.1bn Ibom science park scandal

JTF onslaught: Delta community seeks global assistance

US commends Cross River, pledges more support

Zoning pits Ebonyi PDP senator against party

Group, Rivers differ on marginalisation claim

Storekeeper in court for allegedly diverting bags of cement

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A man of honour is gone – Jang

...Fasanmi, Aregbesola, Sylva too

Mark, Anyim pay tribute to late nationalist

King’s College mourns

Enahoro was a great nationalist – Mbu

Mimiko, Daniel, Oni, others eulogise Enahoro

Roofless classrooms dot nation where lawmaker earns N15m per month

IG accuses policemen of aiding Boko Haram

I’ll not tamper with Ogun council funds – Aspirant

Jonathan appoints Olaopa as perm sec

NEMA boss advises states on emergency agencies

Abdul Mutallab’s lawyer to challenge charges

Group hails Oshiomhole, Oba of Benin

2011: Stay away from politics, US advises EFCC

Wogu leads FG delegation to Enahoro’s home

Orimalade: Experts make case for books

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ghana becomes an oil producing country

Appeal court refuses Lafiaji’s request for bail

No going back on Alara stool — Ekiti dep gov

Alao-Akala bows to pressure, approves teachers’ July pay

Executive and legislature must give true position – Aluko-Olokun

NDLEA arrests China-bound passenger

NHIS may include tests for cancer in 2011

2011: Minister raises concern for journalists’ safety

We’ll cooperate with UK on migration management — NIS boss

You goofed, Alao-Akala replies Tinubu

Ajasin’s daughter emerges ACN chairman in Ondo

Nigeria needs credible elections to honour him – ACF

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

UK welcomes UAE court’s decision, awaits Ibori

TUC, Sylva, Shekarau condole with Oshiomhole

Fraud: Police arraign company boss

‘Maintenance operations won’t disrupt power supply’

I won’t dissolve Osun councils – Aregbesola

2011: Oke warns against crisis

Three Nigerians jailed for bogus college scam

NURTW crisis: IPO drags Oyo CP to court

Jos: Court grants 20 suspects bail

SAA manager gets bail

NYSC to reject substandard kits

‘Floods displaced 258,000 Nigerians in 2010’

‘Nigeria, driving force for youth empowerment in Africa’

200,000 bags of rice: Judge dismisses Afribank’s application against Ibeto

Ondo: Jimoh Ibrahim’s brother dumps PDP

All will be well, Adeboye tells Nigerians

Monday, December 13, 2010

2011:Minister counsels NPS, NSCDC

Police defend Lagos CP’s transfer

Harry Marshal: Court to deliver judgment Dec. 23

Navy spokesman, 20 others get new ranks

Mimiko makes case for prison decongestion

Fayemi appoints new Head of Service, CJ

ACN’ll win Ogun, Oyo in 2011 — Tinubu

Mobolaji Dada dies at 48

I’ll create 20,000 jobs in six weeks —Aregbesola

ACN holds national caucus meeting

Niger spends N3bn on ward development —Aliyu

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fedpoly fears for kidnapped industrialist

Falana commends INEC over REC’s exit

TUC proffers solutions to corruption

Imo ACN elects 23-man executive committee

2010 Wole Soyinka Prize for Investigative Reporting

Rivers explains commissioners’ resignation

Agagu’s wife wants more vocational schools

‘Young lawyers should undergo discipleship’

2011: INEC to increase party monitoring

N11.4bn debt: Court dismisses Ibeto’s objection over winding up

Bishop asks govt to stop youth emigration

FG creates 57 Disaster Reaction Units

Threat to life: Umanah knows fate today

Ondo begins residency card project

Ex-AGF quits as institute boss

Surveyors demand more transparency in governance

S’East govs, leaders mobilise for Jonathan

Saturday, December 11, 2010

N2.1bn Ibom Science Park scandal: Governorship aspirant alleges scare tactics

Win sees City climb to top

Jonathan okays Amaechi for second term

Blame PDP for N’Assembly’s excesses — ANPP

Club World Cup: Seongnam see off Al Wahda

Group sues for peace in Enugu PDP crisis

We will not use force in Ivory Coast — US

Health workers abandon hospitals in A’Ibom

PPMSL to check bunkering

Okotie condoles with Oshiomhole

Abbas conditions peace talks on settlement freeze

State torture of citizens ‘endemic’ across world – Report

Nobel Peace Prize dispute goes all the way to Cancun — Report

India to protest against envoy’s ‘pat down’ at US airport

Croatia issues international arrest warrant for former PM

Friday, December 10, 2010

Enrol for environmental courses, council urges students

Lecturers decry illegal photocopying on campuses

NAPTIP warns churches over child witches syndrome

Group mobilises lawyers to challenge legality of zoning

Nigerian appointed AFRACA chief executive

11 injured in Anambra accidents

Ripples in Niger over pending governorship case

Nobel Peace Prize 2010: Empty chair for Chinese laureate Liu

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Govs to discuss amended Electoral Act

N’Delta violence will escalate – Okah

NMA warns Oyo, Osun over LAUTECH’s protracted closure

Shock greets kidnap of industrialist

Oyo bans automatic promotion in schools

Oyedepo warns ungodly leaders

Protesters shut palace in Ekiti over obaship tussle

CD decries human rights situation

INEC to keep electoral materials in FG stores

Stop divisive comments, bishop tells Obasanjo, Atiku

Buhari formally declares presidential bid

Plane crashes: Final compensation next week – DG NCAA

Ajumogobia, Clinton meet

Lecturer wants French course in varsities

”Oshiomhole postpones daughter’s wedding

NAPTIP seeks stakeholders’ support

YUF urges S’West govs to ensure unity

Akpoyibo redeployed, Haruna takes over in Lagos

Ogunlewe wants health care in constitution

Police arraign businessman over N26.7m cloned cheque fraud

Reps pardon two more suspended members

Firm offers free HIV screening

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Fayemi sends commissioner-nominees’ list to assembly

Lawan decries inconsistency in education

NIS tackles embassies over delayed passports

Gowon Foundation to tackle 10 neglected diseases

PDP criticises Fayemi, Aregbesola’s visit to Mimiko

Fire guts Bodija Market in Ibadan

Tribune ex-MD faults critics of FOI bill

Osun targets agriculture for economic revival

Encomiums as UP Plc fetes three ex-directors

Abuja Explosion: Dokpesi withdraws suit against SSS

Senate turns down report on NERC

Jonathan appoints new DGs for NCC, NDLEA

CJ transfers case against Obieri, bank’s directors

Post-Amnesty: First batch of ex-militants departs for South Africa

Money Laundering: Judge’s absence stalls arraignment of ex-bank officials, others

Electoral Act: Reps pass controversial clause

Fashola appoints four new permanent secretaries

ANPP pulls out of GNU

Council members deny NSE’s N1.35bn bonuses

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

FG, Anambra award water, road contracts

Internal security: Army to refocus training –COAS

Female students lead Fountain University’s chart

Polish parliament gets first African lawmaker

Americans, others get Nigerian citizenship

Jos: STF commander’s wife not murdered — Police

Statoil to appeal against judgment

‘Why no Nigerian varsity is among top 400’

Court remands Charles Okah, others in SSS custody

Sambo to visit Kebbi

Abuja to host summit on research communications

Crisis brews in Oyo ACN over alleged bias

Anglican bishop vows to ensure one-man, one-vote

Extradition: FG files objection against American’s suit

Oyo teachers won’t get July pay, govt insists

Appeal court reserves judgment on Mudasiru’s estate

Monday, December 06, 2010

Ogbulafor: Judge blames lawyer for delayed trial

Lagos asks communities to quit govt land

Jonathan approves jobs, scholarships for 51 best corps members

ICPC, media executives ask for anti-corruption ministry

Anambra bars pupils with ‘Apollo’

Salary arrears: Court restrains NITEL/MTEL, BPE, others

My opponents are not electable —Yuguda

LG dissolution: Fayemi warns PDP against attack on officials

Judge awards N2.5bn against StanbicIBTC

UNIBEN, Igbinedion medical schools lose accreditation

EFCC writes CJ, seeks speedy re-assignment of cases

Niger Delta: Jonathan directs JTF to protect civilians

Lagos generates N1.3bn from Probate Registry in four years

Africa set to tackle river blindness scourge

Jos: Task force commander’s wife abducted, murdered

Sunday, December 05, 2010

House committee laments shoddy job

Opokuma endorses Sylva for second term

Newscaster’s death: Oshiomhole condoles with NTA

Cameroon opens consulate in Lagos

FCE inaugurates projects

Group advises Jonathan on transparency in NDDC

ACN governorship aspirant denies fronting for PDP

NGO wants more health centres in Lagos

Yakowa charges northerners on education

Prosecute electoral offenders – Stakeholders

Smugglers kill four Customs officials

OSOPADEC awards N6.3bn contracts in Ondo

Jos killings: M’Belt group accuses Army of complicity

Arewa council spends N43.6m on amenities

Nigerian envoy defends NDDC

Why Jonathan insists on credible poll – Aide

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Enugu Airport to re-open Dec 16

Cleric warns politicians against do-or-die politics

VC resigns over Ogun controversial bond

Defection: ‘Osun governor should be wary of sycophants’

Why Aregbesola won in Osun — Adewusi, Lanlehin

Friday, December 03, 2010

Ebonyi Assembly suspends member linked with Atiku

Consensus aspirant: Atiku’s choice is a nullity – Sambo

Ondo extends banishment of deposed Deji of Akure by one year

12 illegal Indian immigrants arrested in Ogun

Court dissolves ossiec, orders officials to vacate office

Court stops INEC from awarding DDC machines contract

GTB v. Babalakin, others: Court refuses stay of proceedings in N12.3bn suit

Youths decry jtf attacks on N’Delta communities

Oyo PDP crisis: Court did not authenticate Dejo Afolabi faction–Senator Balogun

FG urged to include retired media workers in media salary scale

Electoral Act: Women group kicks against proposed amendment

LP chief canvasses reduction of lawmakers’ allowances

Pdp primaries: Abia gov declares support for Jonathan

Leaders must transform society – Otiotio

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Accreditation: Fresh fears grip OOU

Army seeks cordial relationship with civilians

Oyo PDP: Court strikes out suit by aggrieved members

Institute urges journalists to promote peace

FCT tells court to strike out el-Rufai’s case

Adeboye, Aregbesola for Ilesa old boys thanksgiving

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Law School: No student linked with exam fraud – Body of Benchers

Nigeria is winning war against AIDS —Jonathan

FG engages 4,000 midwives, 1,000 community health workers

BATN gives scholarship to students

Don’t toy with 2011 elections, Bakare tells Nigerians

Industrial Court: Senate passes amendment to constitution

Judge decries corruption in judiciary

New UI VC promises to improve varsity’s ranking

Utomi reiterates call for prosecution of electoral offenders

Minimum wage: We are ready to confront defaulters - TUC

Oyo spends N120m on potholes

Conflict resolution: Mimiko preaches fairness to traditional rulers

Joe Musa: Court refuses EFCC’s application

Pedro’s suit against Lagos Assembly adjourned

Most Nigerian arts practitioners are amateurs –Ekwueme

Most prison inmates lack legal representation – CG

Jonathan, PDP Reps meet

DDC machines: Court strikes out suit against INEC