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The Punch News Archive for October 2011Rss

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Court dismisses el-Rufai’s objection to trial

Greedy Nigerians behind fuel subsidy removal —TMG

Fuel subsidy: PFN calls for dialogue

LG poll: ACN seeks majority vote for party

‘Why PDP’ll participate in council election’

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kogi: PDP, CPC confident of victory

Bankole seeks to disqualify Keyamo

Unbundle INEC, civil society groups tell NASS

Students lament poverty level, poor education standards

ICPC arrests four for impersonation in Abia

Pensioners urge N’Assembly to probe PFAs

Oyo plans agric revival through schools

Protesting doctors shut down hospitals

Oshiomhole, PDP allege rigging plot by parties

Insider debunks DG’s interview denial

VC disagrees with Senate over post-UME test

‘Nigeria not ready for subsidy removal’

One dies, vehicles burnt in Ogun tanker fire

GCIOBA president fears extinction of alumni associations

Lagos LG poll: ACN faults PDP

Repentant Fayose pledges allegiance to PDP

Sunday, October 16, 2011

PDP’s repentance

Police kill man

320 kidnap suspects languish in detention

Arms proliferation

P/Harcourt: Robbers, police in gun duel

Enugu orders closure of 83 schools

Monarch pleads with FG, firms over Sagamu-Ikorodu road

N2.3bn street light

N300m lecture theatre

Rotary to spend N10m to fight polio

NBA to take legal action against killer cop

NAFDAC to expose erring manufacturers

1,500 clerics pray

‘Comply with ruling’

Calabar free health

‘Nigeria in danger’

Jang, Tallen case

Inadequate specialists

ACN counsels LG on federal allocations, IGR

Bayelsa landlords’ excesses

Edo PDP manifesto

Ogun security gadgets

Social justice

Jonathan’s wife hails appointment of women to offices

ICPC insists on ex-NAICOM boss trial

‘Fuel subsidy removal callous’

Volume of imported drugs worries NAFDAC

Ondo LG supervisor escapes assassination

Bajomo emerges leader

PDP hails Jonathan

C’River upbeat on Jonathan retreat in Obudu

ACN threatens Yakowa with impeachment over LG poll

Crash kills six

‘Ogun ACN’ll win future elections’

Mark canvasses review of education policy

FCT demolishes Okorocha’s uncompleted shopping centre

Senate laments condition of border towns

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Free surgery

Used tyres

Vigilante equipped

Fake soldier

Army commended

ICT training

Iyana-Ipaja clash

Driving schools

Tax law

Prostitution debate

Women engineers offer scholarship to students

NACONS lauds Alli’s release, condemns arrests of journalists

NECA reacts

Monarch kidnapped

NDDC plans solar shops in N’Delta

Tallen’s 100-year-old father refuses to celebrate over Jos crises

FG to halt falling standard of education

Police arraign businessman for stealing

CPC seals illegal custard factory

Life jail bill: NAFDAC hires SANs for smooth passage

Rector decries discrimination against polytechnic graduates

Friday, October 14, 2011

Egypt says to resolve thorny issue of church permits

Obama: Facts of Iran plot not in dispute

Obama warns North Korea of deeper isolation

China plane makes emergency landing after bomb threat

Sudan’s Bashir lands in Malawi, defying war crime warrant

Ouattara urges forgiveness as Ivorians pay tribute to dead

War crimes court bars separate Srebrenica trial for Mladic

Saudi-backed religious centre to open in Vienna

Tough work ahead of Montenegro on EU path –Official

Human rights: Amnesty demands greater commitment from N’Assembly

Obi grants amnesty to nine prisoners

Ekiti has no business being poor –Fayemi

Polio: Kano to enlist Aki, Danja, Ibro for awareness campaign

Thursday, October 13, 2011

FG reiterates commitment to reducing blindness

Varsities shun education trust fund – Board

Focus on North devt, not 2015, youths tell Sambo

Lagos to stop firms from tax collection

LASIEC assures on credible poll

Analyst seeks NAFDAC’s return to ports

Tribunal upholds Yakowa’s election

US offers Nigerians N474m scholarships

No second term for non-performing govs – PDP

FG laments high cost of immunisation

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NPAN, Press council express concern

Alli for arraignment

‘It calls for concern’

‘Arrest, descent to anarchy’

Crime on Lagos-Ibadan road has reduced – Police

Minister demands new focus for UBEC

Pregnant woman kidnapped

Ondo LG inaugurates security outfit

US-based Nigerian warns against subsidy removal

Commission executes N3bn electrification projects in Ondo

HIV group accuses health workers of stigmatisation

Body laments shortage of nurses in health institutions

HOS laments neglect of service policy

Varsity to honour Mark

ACN criticises Akinjide

Global disasters worry NEMA

Minister seeks cooperation on security

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jonathan begins retreat at Obudu

‘Apologise to Osun people’

Sign language

Qualitative education

Anambra workers’ strike

‘Develop zoological gardens’

Court sacks six

Zamfara pilgrims

‘Encourage aquaculture’

Ogun may revoke land allocations to Daniel’s associates

Boko Haram, ethnicity threat to stability –Monarch

...ACF youths faults timing

Resist fuel subsidy removal – TUC

Jonathan, Wayas preach peace at valedictory for Ume-Ezeoke

Tribunal upholds Senator’s election

Oyo pilgrims board

‘Don’t smuggle drugs’

Cattle rearer develops egg hatching device

PDP, ACPN merger

LP hails EFCC

Leadership devt summit

FCT minister reshuffles

Experts lament lack of palliative care

15,440 cases pending in Ondo courts

Labour pickets govt offices in Jos

Pirates hijack tanker

Husband, others remanded for wife’s death

CPC, PDP disagree on committee’s report

Bayelsa gov poll

Delta property owners

FG pledges commitment to armed forces

Jonathan denies favouring N’Delta

Kwara pays 700

D8 for economic benefit – FG

Jang denies illness

Don’t legalise prostitution – Fashola

Ondo disburses bursary to 2,044 students

Presidential election: PDP closes defence

Edo gov: Group drums up support for Osunbor

Judge, institute want dialogue on fuel subsidy

Delta NUT opposes return of mission schools

Tribunal scuttles Bankole’s return bid to N’Assembly

Army to dismiss soldiers involved in robbery, kidnapping

Buhari’s, others’ utterances cause of post-election violence – Committee

Bomb scare at FCT Bayelsa House

Monday, October 10, 2011

PDP faults display of voters register

EFCC arraigns four

Military to tackle insecurity on Nigeria, Cameroon borders

Ogun woos religious leaders on tax

Pilgrims die in crash, aircraft

NUT decries lack of funding, teachers’promotion

Minister flays pace of work at FG college

Pensioners decry exclusion

Plateau threatens workers over strike

C’River laments state of federal road

Edo Assembly carpets commissioner for costly joke

Group threatens to sue Jonathan over appointee

Lagos allays fear of flooding

Sunday, October 09, 2011

S’East govs sound tough on constitution amendment

LG boss denies negligence

‘Build lasting legacies’

Sacked FAAN GM set to sue FG

Community faults sacking of 94 Mobil workers

nass urged to enact law against abandoned projects

Belgore calls for probe of attack on judge

ACN endorses Oshiomhole’s second term bid

Coordinator alleges circulation of fake amnesty form

Delta returns 40 mission schools

FG promises support for private sector

Plateau agrees to pay minimum wage

FG pledges support for private varsity initiatives

NYSC decries corps members, LG attitude to CDS

Fayemi hails Nobel winners

Enugu LG polls: CPC sues SIEC

CAN accuses soldiers of brutalising Kaduna residents

Ajimobi swears in two Oyo commissioners

Jonathan hinges devt on qualitative education

Grumbling as reps save N200m from committee inauguration

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Transcorp Hilton in alleged labour malpractices

Nigeria’s urban population to exceed 100 million in 2020

Youths protest, vow to make Enugu ungovernable

Minimum wage: Groups welcome split in the ranks of labour

NDLEA calls for more funding

Friday, October 07, 2011

New FAAN boss meets staff, sets goals for agency

Group demands recall of sacked Airtel workers

FG urged to ban importation of goods manufactured in Nigeria

Minimum wage strike: Workers reject TUC chairman

Discontent as state officials shun ex-governor’s burial

Oyo SARS wounded robbery suspect –IPO

Kidnappers kill three cops, abduct traditional ruler

Protest grounds Ekiti community over residents’ arrests

‘Rape least reported crime in Nigeria’

Flood disaster: First Bank donates N10m to Oyo

Chevron rewards arts students

‘No definite plan for aged persons in Nigeria’

Jobs was one of world’s greatest role models – Obi

Ahmed reassures foreign investors

Police kill two trans-border robbers in Edo State

Thursday, October 06, 2011

PDP ’ll reclaim South-West – Obasanjo

Ogoni 20 demands N10bn compensation

‘Building agencies must be effective’

N300m fraud: Lagos moves account staff to classroom

Clark fears fresh crisis in Delta

Customs kill boy in Ogun

Illiteracy, threat to Nigeria’s stability – Wike

‘Why teachers salaries are delayed’

Police contractors cry out over delayed payment

Naval chief tasks FG on education

Group recommends Utomi, Ovia for NDDC job

Mark laments state of education

Minimum wage: Don accuses govs of insincerity

Navy arrests 43 suspected oil thieves

Reps probe alleged funding of killings by Shell

Work harder to stop Boko Haram – Senate

CBN investigates forex round tripping in seven banks

UNESCO raises the alarm over inequality among teachers

Sambo meets govs on SWF, new electricity tariff

Rep canvasses support for Oshiomhole

Ondo halts posting of principals, teachers

Arisekola asks court to defreeze his asset

Stakeholders demand sacking of varsity council

Accident victims: Group to sue National Hospital

Panel alleges fraud in Ogun lands allocation

‘Six-year tenure requires political orientation’

‘UN House bombing responsible for vaccine shortage’

UBEC debunks accusations of underperformance

Emir blames clerics for North crisis

Teachers union boos faction in Ekiti

Ekiti warns politicians against inciting indigenes

Law School relocates Call to Bar over insecurity

INEC plans voter registration in Kogi, Adamawa

A’Ibom intervenes in disagreement

Youth set conditions for return of Fulani

Dokpesi denies owing Fidelity Bank N7.5bn

Ogun community seeks reversal of farm concession

Uduaghan decries commercialisation of pilgrimage

Two arrested over theft of police salaries

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

SERAP seeks speedy ICC probe into Jos crisis

OPC faults shift of Independence parade

Rivers orders road contractors out of sites

Man arrested for raping 80-year-old woman

Obasanjo denies ‘secret letter’

FG seeks Japan support for teachers training

Ex-millitants perform solo flight in S’Africa

Insecurity: Cleric urges FG to change tactics

Cleric blames church for nation’s ills

MASSOB faults members’ arrests

NURTW appeals to Ajimobi on union’s proscription

Osun plans state security agency

Community denies toxic waste dump

Senate tasks ECOWAS, AU on human trafficking

Monday, October 03, 2011

Crash kills 11

Protesters vow to resist return of LG chairman

Ekiti motorists’ clash

Youths obstruct project

Ogun community plans prayer, fasting over kingship tussle

Activist canvasses peace-building strategy

Group joins ACN

Law against preaching

Religion, politics inseparable – Cleric

Lagos sacks miners

Uduaghan, Obi seek common ground for devt

Medical experts brainstorm on communicable diseases

‘Varsities need funds’

Kebbi boosts nurses

NEMA clears air

Obi sounds tough

Police deploy more men in Ogun border towns

Two suspected robbers burnt in Edo

Akinrinade’s birthday

DPP advocates two-party system to curb rigging

‘Enugu is safe’

Coalition decries slow pace of N’Delta devt

NANS tasks FG

Commissioner denies ‘doctoring’ exam results of principals

Yuguda warns contractors

Disorder in children

Minister tasks women

FG must confront insecurity – Rep

Oyo inaugurates widows, aged clinic

Amnesty, UN agency plead with Rivers on demolition

Minister predicts bright future for Nigerians

Seven arrested over Zamfara killings

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Labour issues Enugu 21 days on minimum wage

Senator plans loan scheme, clinic in Ekiti

Groups blame wage crisis on hasty legislation

Shun corruption

Airlines begin airlift of pilgrims for Hajj

24-hour power supply is our target – Amaechi

AI, groups conclude report on scrapped security outfit

Authorities decry state of Warri Prisons

Army chief tasks officers on promotion

Kidnappers abduct Rep’s father

Tunji Abayomi joins Ondo gov race

Groups demand prosecution of Bayelsa security outfit sponsors

Group targets 10 million signatures

How C’River commissioners were barred from independence parade

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Governors sue for peace

Nigeria needs more eggs

University honours staff

Friday, September 30, 2011

Corruption is a death sentence on Nigeria – NASU president

Nigerians deserve a better life –Atiku

Nigerians will never give up – NLC

‘It’s time for Jonathan to review all security structures in Nigeria’

Nigeria’ll rise again – Utomi

Independence: Shun violence, Tambuwal tells aggrieved groups

Nigeria won’t disintegrate – Mark

We must embrace true federalism – Ikuforiji

Sambo, Shagari, others pray for Nigeria at 51

Agbekoya to cultivate 45,000 hectares of cash, food crops in nine states

Royal family urges court to jail Ataoja over alleged contempt

No more rhetoric, time for progressive action – Prelate Makinde

Independence: Fashola seeks increased productivity

NIESV advises FG, Kano on taxable landed properties