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Tribune News Archive for March 2008Rss

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Opposition parties boycott Osun LG poll

Delta JTF recovers N50m worth of crude from oil thieves

RCCG to embark on community projects

NGO decries abuse of girls

Group condemns NLC president’s comment on Oshiomhole’s victory

‘Nigeria may not achieve health goals’

Nigerian banks appreciate on the world chart

... As Mark condoles Suswam

Cholera kills 50 in Benue

Train kills woman in Umuahia

LG boss admonishes parents on immunization

Kogi: 17 thugs arrested in Benue

Tight security scares voters from polling centres

Kogi Election: Abubakar Audu declared wanted

7-Point agenda ’ll lead Nigeria to doom - Buhari’s aide

The real side of America.

As crisis rocks Lagos PDP over Grange’s job

Friday, March 28, 2008

You’ll soon be evicted from Govt House, Ajimobi tells Akala - It’s a pipe dream, says Akala

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Motorists injure 3 FRSC officials in Kogi

Forgery: Audu can amend suit against Idris - Court

Police declare ex-gov candidate, 2 others wanted in Kogi

11 die in auto crash

Akingbola seeks commercial courts for banks

Glo launches Imo Optic Fibre backbone

Odu’a records improved performance

7 killed, houses burnt in Taraba communal crisis

Ogbulafor moves to end Lagos PDP crisis

Iyabo Obasanjo shuns journalists

NDIC charges micro-finance banks on corporate governance

Senate committee promises to probe N14bn owed NGC

WAEC to release witheld results Monday

Kolawole appointed UNAD acting VC

Senate to probe N19.5bn aviation fund

Bayelsa Deputy Speaker’s son kidnapped

Oyo gov declares school proprietor wanted

Oasis declares 3 kobo dividend

NSE finally bows to SEC directives

100 retired OAU staff die while awaiting pension

Robbers kill 3 cops, 5 civilians in bank raids - 8 die as 2 fuel tankers crash - Man kills pregnant wife

5 killed in Kogi campaign rally - Soldiers drafted ahead tomorrow’s gov election - 11 parties to contest, says Iwu

How OBJ spent N220bn on power sector in 2 years - Okonjo-Iweala - Says OBJ approved projects without due process

Omoyeni, Wema Bank MD, regains freedom

Consensus, different from selection - Adeleke

‘Progressives can defeat PDP if...’

OGD and the spin doctors


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WAAPP raises committee on Kogi gov poll

Nigeria invites Indian firms to invest in power sector

General sues Army chief, FG, council over retirement

Police trail OBJ’s former aide

Okonjo-Iweala faces power probe panel today

Ogbulafor sets up panel on PDP reconciliation

ANPP accuses PDP of destroying Ajimobi's billboards - They’re only crying after defeat - PDP

We’ll summon Obasanjo soon - EFCC

Tribune listed among 50 best online newspapers

Confusion in NUBIFIE over Wema Bank crisis

Equipment arrive for Glo launch in Benin

Ateke, others are fugitives - Amaechi

How to prevent hypertension - Medical expert

Why I resigned - Aduku

Corruption war must be total - Ayoola

Olufon’s palace burgled

MAPOLY students protest

NSE insists on trading on suspended shares

Truck driver kills tally clerk inside port

NSCDC arrests 15 secondary school students over cultism

Robbers on okada steal N50m from bullion van - Cop killed in another robbery

Fuel scarcity worsens in Lagos - No cause for alarm - NNPC

Omoyeni, Wema Bank MD, arrested - To face financial crimes charges

Crisis rocks Lagos PDP over Grange’s replacement

Theatrics of Gombe LG election

Fresh election, a walkover - Idris

Inventing forensic evidence

African water problem: Clog in the wheel of health progress


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

How Niger ANPP escaped SIEC hammer

Niger House passes budget amid controversy

Plateau House amends LG laws amid controversy

Glo launches Owerri Optic Fibre cable tomorrow

Nigerian heads new US health institute

EFCC clears air on Imo gov

Woman, three-week-old baby abducted in Rivers

Intercontinental Bank promotes 1,050

FG to reduce military presence in N/Delta

Election: Police restricts movement in Kogi

Police arrest 3 more over Oyadeyi’s murder

HIV prevalence rate reduces in FCT

Why we can’t increase our IGR - Ondo commissioner

Robbers attack policemen in Ibadan, injure one

OOUTH resident doctors appeal to Ogun govt over salary increase

Implementation of Chad Basin policies too slow - Yar’Adua

Fortune tellers, head hunters search for missing plane

NDLEA arrests ex-councillor over drug trafficking

Why we’re partnering African Pot on culinary tourism - Awolowo

Oyo earmarks N44m for library development

FG to revive textile industry with N80bn

Reps disagree with Senators over missing plane

Day of Tragedies: 13 Pupils die as school collapses in Ibadan; 12 passengers burn to death in Zamfara; Man hangs self in Ondo - Fire razes Sokoto market

2 ministers resign - Over corruption; Yar'Adua asks EFCC to take over investigation - Perm sec, directors, accountants suspended

Soldiers free abducted Bayelsa lawmaker’s wife

INEC and the prospects of Kogi, Adamawa elections

Yar’Adua, Anenih and the loyalty question


Monday, March 24, 2008

Olubadan speaks on culture, tradition

Yar’Adua appoints 7-man board member for Aso TV/Radio

Rig and go to jail, Niger SIEC tells returning officers

Rivers LG polls: Dokubo-Asari campaigns for AC

JTF kills 4 suspected pirates in Rivers

Importers abandon N400m cheques at Maersk

8 drown in Ondo boat tragedy

Wema Bank workers back CBN, NDIC intervention

Youths kill 2, set 16 buses ablaze - Over who to pay for bottles of beer

Pilot contacted Obudu airstrip before plane disappeared - Air traffic engineers

OBJ, Yar'Adua storm Kogi tomorrow - To campaign for Idris' re-election; Election ‘ll be a walkover, says Idris; It’s an empty boast - AC

Ibru advocates individual social responsibility in child fostering

FCTA to reduce mass housing plots - Modibbo

Probe of power sector has exposed rot in govt - Kaigama

FG advised on prison congestion

FG begins payment of disengaged workers next month

Opposition drags Gombe SIEC to court - Over LG polls

BPE scouts for new investor for NITEL

Daniel appoints 5

NMA president rules out strike action

NDE to be repositioned for new challenges - Director

Budget: National Assembly, Presidency move to avert veto

Budget delay cripples economy - Experts

EFCC, ICPC set to probe South-East gov - Over money laundering

Osunbor, Oshiomhole exchange words

Iyana-Ipaja bank robbery: Day soldier in camouflage was mistaken for armed robber


Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Osun - 50 houses blown off

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Lagos PDP faction petitions national exco on crisis

Obasanjo is losing political grip - Tahir

Non-inclusion of corruption fight in parties’ manifestoes, bane of Nigeria - Akanbi

NLC gives Plateau govt 2 weeks to open negotiation with workers - Over 15 per cent salary increase

IBB, Abubakar reconcile Kure, Aliyu

ENL loses N500m in dockworkers’ riot

24 injured in Suleja riot

Police search for killers of ex-perm sec in Oyo

Balarabe condemns Reps' probe of power contract

Obasanjo, Osunbor in secret talks

JTF recovers stolen N50m crude in Delta

House confirms Elelu Habib as Kwara CJ

LAUTECH’s doctors call off strike

MTN, Vodacom in talks over international assets

Ajimobi heads for Appeal Court

Man arrested with fresh human head in Ibadan

Oceanic Bank donates 30 vehicles to Delta govt

Students burn police station, vehicles in Ondo

NCC takes over NITEL’s training schools

Army reaffirms support for democracy

Yar'Adua heads for fresh showdown with N/Assembly

Confusion in Lagos over LG polls

Jostle for minister, others' job begins - Over missing plane

8 airlines fined N200m for aviation offences

Jang, opposition in quandary over LG polls

‘Bode George didn’t impose Lagos PDP exco’

Akpabio’s vision

Lagos moves to combat fire outbreaks

Again, 10 escape death on OBJ’s highway

Lawmaker raps Cornelius Adebayo

AC hails Ogbulafor over sack of PDI board

Tinubu lauds tribunal’s judgement on Oshiomhole

Group raises alarm over Saturday by-election in Kogi

Contractor didn’t collect bribe from us - Residents assure Fashola

I’ll uphold tenets of good govt and deliver dividends of democracy - Oshiomhole

Southern gov lobbies tribunal judges with Ghana-Must-Go

Easter robber killed by police

Group vows to rid highways of petrol trucks’ menace

Group cautions youths on media attack against Oyinlola

NANTA western zone gets new VP

Group charges Yar’Adua on security votes

Election Appeal: Two seers disagree over Yar’Adua’s fate - He will lose at Supreme Court, says Apostle Adeyeye - He will rule for four years, says Prophet Owa

Election Appeal: Ex-gov, Senator tango over N250m bribe

Gov quizzed in London - Over money laundering

Okiro deploys police to Ugbo-Nla to investigate attack on OBAT boss

The rebirth of Shariah in Niger State

Friday, March 21, 2008

Ogoni Youths Reject MOSOP Leadership

Fayose Storms Ekiti For Easter

Senator Expresses Worry Over FG’s Vision 2020

Government, Nigerians Charged On Easter Celebration

OBJ, OGD, Dangote Storm Ibese

Osun Bomb Blast: AC Leaders Must Answer Questions

‘My Ordeal At The Hands Of Robbers In Police Uniform’ - Tribune Contractor

NDLEA Discovers Cocaine In Garri, Arrests Four

Don Warns Against Removal Of Immunity Clause

Contract Scam On Power Sector Worse Than Robbery - NLC

Power Probe: FG’ll Implement Report - Aondoakaa

Cult: Poly Suspends 20 Students

Aptech Launches UI Students Into IT Career

Women Group Warns On Overseas Travelling

Adedoja Charges Politicians

Rimi, Na’Abba, Wali Advised To Join ANPP

Adefarati’s Widow Advises Nigerians At Easter

AAU Acquires Land For Agric

Crisis In Ebiraland Requires Divine Intervention - Kogi Acting Gov

Explosion Kills Four Naval Men In Port Harcourt

Anyim, Egwu Surrender To Ogbulafor - After Secret Deals

OBJ Fires Back At Gbenga - Says: ‘I Warned You About Moji’

Botched LG Election: Plateau Assembly Probes N600m Allocated To SIEC - Jang Wants Electoral Body Dissolved

Atiku: Traducers At War With Selves

When Oshiomhole Challenged The Old Order In Edo

Union Bank appoints new directors

Court orders IG to probe Kogi mayhem

Sultan blasts NEMA over missing plane

Court orders MTN, Celtel to pay N4bn compensation to subscribers

Court dismisses perjury charge against Idris

Soldiers, LASTMA officials clash in Lagos

Mobile policeman, 3 others die in toll gate robbery attack

Cement prices drop nationwide

Expatriate ex-Nigeria Airways workers petition embassies

Argungu fishing festival winner stripped of title, detained

Why investigation into missing plane has not commenced - AIB

Fire guts Wema Securities office

Appeal Court grants Igbinedion leave to travel

Appeal court re-affirms Akpabio’s victory

Court grants Nnamani’s account director bail

Adelabu, an extraordinary scholar - Olunloyo

Okotie-Ebo’s children at war over father’s assets

Abacha’s children seek court to stop Swiss judiciary in Nigeria

Stockbrokers shun SEC’s directive on suspension of Capital Oil, Afroil

School of Nursing students protest eviction from school

World Bank appoints new director for Nigeria

18 killed, as youths attack coffin makers

Power Contract Scandal: How OBJ inaugurated non-existent project - Revenue Commission boss - Reps may invite Obasanjo, Atiku

Oshiomhole is Edo Governor - Tribunal

10 parties to vie for Kogi governorship

‘Post-election cases should end before swearing-in’

Shehu Yar’Adua: Price of leadership

Oyo State: No victor, no vanquished

Civil servants, others parley on prudent management


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ladoja, David-West fault Oyo gov election tribunal’s ruling - We know Ladoja’s worries - Akala

Nigeria demands for more appointments in UN

Robbers raid US, Kenyan missions in Lagos

Alleged perjury: Ekiti PDP calls for investigation of AC’s forensic expert - You’re ignorant - AC

Utomi laments energy crisis in Nigeria

Yar’Adua raises fresh objections on budget

Nigerian banks to rank among world’s best in 5 years - Soludo

Senate to amend 12 items in 1999 Constitution

I won’t pay N200m ransom for my wife’s release - Lawmaker tells kidnappers

Sacked Unilorin lecturers reject Senate’s terms of return

NDLEA boss commends judiciary over drug baron’s conviction

I was reluctant to come to Nigeria

‘Pregnancy claims 500,000 women annually’

OBJ mobilises support for David Mark - Over case at appeal court

Virgin Nigeria begins daily flights to Warri

Glo, Oceanic introduce easy Blackberry acquisition scheme

JTF recovers illegal arms from hoodlums in Delta

FG orders universities to normalise academic calendar

US congresswoman honours Turai Yar’Adua

Plateau CNPP, AC threaten court action over LG polls

Nigeria, others for G8 summit - FG hails Commonwealth on debt profile

Tension mounts in Edo: Over today's gov election tribunal judgment - Policemen drafted to major streets

Ogbulafor sacks Bode George, others - As PDI Governing Board

MTN makes N136bn, subscribers hit 16.5 million

‘AC ‘ll win fresh governorship poll in Adamawa’

Of Doma and opposition in Nasarawa

The presidency and OBJ’s disrespect

NIHORT: Improving food production through biotechnology

Impounding rickety vehicles

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

6 soldiers cheat death in Bayelsa

FCT minister offers employment to 5 ex-corps members

Nwosu advocates 2-party system

NES wants subsidy removed from power, petroleum sectors

FG accused of frustrating Al-Mustapha, others’ case

Gunmen abduct traditional ruler, 2 others in Abia

Senate asks Unilorin to reabsorb sacked 49 lecturers

Lagos socialite, Ile Eru, jailed for 20 yrs

Military destroyed police for leaking 1966 coup - Belgore

FG withholds N12.7bn LG fund from states

Gunmen kidnap Bayelsa lawmaker’s wife

NYSC announces orientation programme in Oyo

CIS clears Cashcraft MD of alleged misconduct

Ijesha traditional rulers seek separate council

Youths charged on financial education

Ondo sets up panel on Ugbo, Ugbonla crisis

Oyo workers hold thanksgiving service on Akala’s victory

FG moves equipment to Lagos to tackle water hyacinth

Dangote Sugar declares 50k dividend per share, 1 for 5 bonus

NUC accredits 11 courses at Igbinedion varsity

Osunbor tackles Ugbesia over comment on 2011 gov race

Bankole dissolves 71 Reps' committees

Senators demand for sack of aviation officials - For giving false information on missing plane

Edo Gov Election: Osunbor, Oshiomhole know fate tomorrow

FG: Violators of due process law risk 5 years in jail - Contractors deny non-registration allegation

Nothing will stop change in Ekiti - Oni

Building an efficient police force

Bauchi gov’s wife’s help to the needy


Monday, March 17, 2008

NAICOM releases guidelines on building insurance

CBN paid power contractors N917.8bn - Soludo

Court adjourns FG, Jimoh Ibrahim’s case to March 20

Nigeria to host 2010 UNESCO meeting

Senate wants technical committee to investigate N19.5bn aviation fund - It’s a grant -FAAN - No, it’s a loan - Finance minister

Abia gov appeals against tribunal’s judgment

Police arrest 6 men, 4 masquerades in Abeokuta over violence

FG designs compensation schemes for victims of hit-and-run

Tribune reporter, 4 others escape death in Zamfara election

Witness names Sekibo as Ateke’s sponsor

Nigeria’s power problems to persist until ... Agagu, Imoke

Osun tribunal dismisses AC’s application

Discordant tunes trail Lagos BRT

FCT to strengthen primary health care facilities

Mark advocates nuclear technology to solve energy crisis

UN lauds Nigerian soldiers in Liberia

FG has no case yet - BATN

Yar’Adua, others in Yola over gov election

4 robbers killed, 4 policemen injured in gun duel

‘Anaocha, others result sheets not signed by INEC’

Federal High Court overrules Appeal Court on Imo election

No going back on sacked Unilorin lecturers

Airport officials fool minister - AS missing plane is yet to be found

Akala wins: 3 tribunal members uphold his election - One member dissents, calls for fresh election - 5 killed, many injured while celebrating victory

Abacha ordered us to kill Adesanya - Sgt. Rogers

Issues as Kogi holds fresh election

‘Atiku, Buhari ‘ll lose at S/Court’

MDGs: From heart disease to poverty reduction

Day of horror at Lagos port

Reprisal killings as a routine

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ekiti PDP condemns harassment of journalists

Nigerians to write UME in S/Africa

Presidency wades into Wema Bank crisis

Widow, 54, arrested for selling Indian hemp

Finance Minister calls for media reforms

Lagos refiles N2.7 trillion suit against firms tobacco firms

Chanchangi secures $50m to acquire new planes

Awo’s sister, Alhaja Awofeso, buried amid encomiums

NDLEA arrested 27 drug couriers in 2 months - Impounded N132m worth of cocaine

Why Ogbulafor emerged PDP national chairman - Ekiti gov

Ondo tribunal clears air on ruling

Rain wreaks havoc at FCE, Abeokuta

Somotex launches Midea products in Nigeria

N/Assembly won’t allow non-implementation of budgets - Mark

Deputy Senate president backs Niger Delta youths

Bayelsa has no sustainable economy - Sylva

South South govs in secret meeting

PDP chieftain warns Osunbor over rift with Anenih

Kwara gov lays foundation of Ilorin Metropolitan Square

Reps panel to invite Atiku, Okonjo-Iweala - Over power contract scandal

Missing plane found in Cross River - 3 crew members confirmed dead

Judgment day for Akala, Ajimobi: I'll be vindicated - Akala - Victory is certain for me - Ajimobi - NTA to broadcast judgment live

Yar’Adua to lead Nyako’s campaign in Adamawa today

Kano: On new political turf

Ogbulafor in the eyes of Ndigbo

Niger gov’s war against contractors of abandoned projects


CPN seeks govt support to fight quackery

Of Wema Bank, due process and fair play

‘Ten million Nigerian kids not in school’

Ijaw youths threaten to attack ELF, Shell facilities in Rivers, Akwa Ibom States

Sack fever grips aviation workers

JTF parades suspected oil thieves

Police chase 10 to death in Abuja - Survivors taken to National Hospital

AC’s latest attack on Iwu, the height of desperation - INEC

200 shops demolished in Lagos

Fire razes Gateway Hotel, Ota

Ogbulafor promises to revisit parallel congresses

As Oyo Governorship Tribunal decides tomorrow

OBJ, Atiku meet, shake hands at Yar’Adua’s remembrance

Nothing bothers me - Obasanjo

PDP convention dinner: Security men humiliate OBJ at Aso Rock

Chartered plane crashes into unknown site

What is Afenifere?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Group Lauds Yar’Adua On PDP Convention

Oyo Obas Chairmanship: Soun Heads For Appeal Court

Court Adjourns Suit Between PHCN And Suspected Vandals

N41b Compensation: I’m Not Involved - Benue Gov.

Osun: Tribunal Rules On Aregbesola’s Application Monday

Appeal Court Judgment: Nothing Has Changed - Daniel

PDP Sets Up Two Committees For Kogi, Adamawa Gov Repeat Polls

US-based Nigerians Fault US Govt Report On 2007 Elections

Tension Mounts, As Oyo Tribunal Is Set To Deliver Judgement

Four Killed, As Dockworkers Protest

OBJ Aided Chinese Firm To Loot N116b

Oyo Govt Will Resuscitate ABTMP

Man Murders Lover

Old Students Appeal For School Facility

Association Counsels Nigerians On Money Contribution

PDP Chieftain Charges New Executives

Politicians Charged on Service To The People

Rivers Govt Denies Granting Access Into Ogoni To Shell

Three Illegal Bunkering Vessels Destroyed In Gas Explosion In Rivers

How Obasanjo Allocated N88b Power Contracts, Reps Told - Without Any Tender - NIPP, An illegal Body - CBN Gov Summoned

Atiku Heads For Supreme Court - Over Presidential Election

Mark, Family Mourn Chike Obi’s Death

PDP Convention: Much Ado About Winners And Losers

PDP Convention: Consensus As A Spoiler For Delegates

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Police arrest 3 alfas with human skull

Katsina gets new Emir

Zenith Bank to partner Rivers govt on roads

My mother was still active - Ajasin’s son

Nigerian jailed in UK for cocaine smuggling

Behavioural change, antidote to HIV/AIDS - CiSHAN

Rep questions Senate’s delay in confirming FIRS boss

Tribune, an icon in media world - AAAN

How Taylor ordered us to kill, eat Nigerian UN soldiers - Taylor’s death squad commander

Ogbeha, Audu clash at Kogi stakeholders meeting

Audu moves to amend statement of claims against Idris

Nigeria, Ghana may have joint stock exchange - NSE Chief

Glo launches Onitsha-Awka-Enugu optic fibre cable

Supreme Court affirms 7-yr jail term for Army Major - For having sex with 3 boys

Argungu fishing festival begins

HID extols Mrs. Ajasin’s qualities

Foreign Nigeria Airways workers accuse FG of discrimination

1999 constitution requires amendment - Prof. Adedeji

Crisis in Ondo over counting of ballot papers

I have no plans to join PDP - Tinubu

UBA, NTC launch visa processing solution for Dubai travellers

FG orders food release to curb scarcity

Court orders retrial of Amosun's petition against Daniel: It's victory for democracy - Amosun - I will win again - Daniel

Abdulsalami, Imoke named in N19bn power contract scandal

Robbers kill 4 cops, 2 others in Enugu bank robbery - Police kill 4 robbers in Lagos

Row over Lagos council polls

Dilemma of a Senate and its president

EFCC and lynch mob mentality


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Only CJN can remove Oyo CJ - Gov

Robbers raid bank in Ekiti - Kill one policeman

Prophetess, couple arrested over theft of 9-day old baby

Trailer crushes two vehicles in Ibadan

Senate slashes 2008 budget by N150bn

FCMB earns N35.8bn in 9 months

Gunmen kidnap 6 Julius Berger staff - Demand N20m ransom

600 inmates are HIV positive - Prisons chief

US blasts INEC over conduct of 2007 polls

Workers disrupt activities at Lagos airport

Lagos govt bans sale of paraga

APCON arrests advertiser over fraudulent claims

AC forensic expert denies deposing to affidavit

Lagos to establish dialysis unit, cardiac centre

Plateau workers threaten to resume strike - It is not necessary - Govt

Kwara govt releases N1.9bn for payment of pensions, gratuities

Court restrains FG over Lagos property

9 injured in Osun communal crisis

MOSOP alleges plot by Shell to return to Ogoni illegally - It is not true - Shell

‘OBJ spent $3.7bn, not $16bn, on power sector’

N14bn fraud uncovered at Agric ministry

Soyinka descends on Obasanjo: Says his library project is full of lies

Ondo Gov Election: Tribunal orders recount of votes

Senate stops recapitalisation in capital market

As Appeal Court rules on Daniel, Amosun

PDP convention: The emergence of new power bloc

Niger gov’s war against contractors of abandoned projects


Monday, March 10, 2008

Nigeria spends N336bn to import food

Emirates set to begin flight from Lagos to China

Ekiti: Pro-varsity rally in Ikere - I was under threat to oppose the govt - Monarch

ICPC substitutes charges against ex-OAUTH CMD

Court acquits Mbadinuju over murder of Igwe couple

Adedibu’s son wins at tribunal - Says ‘my father has no hand in it’

Nigeria’s foreign missions run on interim basis

We are ready to return NICON to owners - Minister

Bamaiyi asks court to acquit him

8 vie for Emir of Katsina’s seat

We can’t transfer Ibori’s case - Court

Osunbor, Anenih factions differ on Edo PDP congresses

Fair LG polls will restore peace in the Niger Delta - Group

Fashola appeals to eminent Lagos citizens

Daniel promises assistance for market fire victims

NDLEA arrests accountant, 4 others for drug trafficking

NAFDAC nabs fake Eva table water producer

NTA robbery: Anambra govt teams with police to fish out culprits

‘Awo is like Abraham’

AC’s forensic expert alleges multiple voting in Ekiti gov election

FG seeks time on NDDC suit

FG probes N60bn judgment debts

Electricity workers threaten to throw Lagos into darkness

Army discovers Tom Ateke's illegal pipeline - Six-year-old kidnapped

Abacha loot: Court bars FG from inviting foreign lawyers

Benue and intrigues of PDP convention

PDP Chairmanship: The losers, the gainers

Rescuing the Niger Delta

Yar’Adua and the China drive


Sunday, March 09, 2008

Unilorin students complain of academic pressure

World Bank to assist Kwara on health care delivery

FCT minister reinstates 2,000 revoked land titles

Celtel commits N117bn to service improvement

Onwuamaegbu succeeds Giwa-Amu as Army PRO

$3bn required for Lagos light rail system - NRC boss

Gunmen attack Ajimobi’s wife, Ladoja’s aide

FCT Senate seat: PDP denies adopting Kingibe’s wife

Customs assesses banks on compliance with duty management guidelines

NDIC introduces different premium payment for banks

8 killed in Katsina auto accident

Ibru calls for global support for African finance sector

Oba Amele joins ancestors

Ijaw leaders plan showdown with Delta govt - Over sale of NPA properties

FCT minister reviews retrenchment exercise

Tribunal discovers wrong ballot papers for Ondo Assembly election

NSCDC arrests 5 women for selling babies to ritualists

Former Ondo LG boss dies in autocrash

Goodluck, others mourn late Emir of Katsina - As Mark, others condole Yar’Adua

Reps to summon Okiro - Over police detention of 30 lawmakers

Kogi: PPA presents new gov candidate

We have evidence that OBJ spent $12.9bn on power - Reps

Yar'Adua orders return of NICON to Jimoh Ibrahim - We didn't oppose out-of-court settlement, says Minister

OBJ, Anenih, Kingibe battle to control Ogbulafor - Why we picked Ogbulafor - PDP; We will work with him - Senators

Senate probes minister, AGF - For withholding NEMA funds

Of Nyako, Idris and acting governors

Mark vs Young Alhaji: The burden of Idoma

Meet Father Daly, Catholic reverend who has lived in Nigeria for 43 years

Nigeria, IMF and fiscal responsibility

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Fashola unfolds agenda for economic summit

Fresh opposition mounts for Ogbulafor

Why delegates picked Baraje as PDP National Secretary

Oyinlola tackles Aregbesola, AC, again

Okogie warns against commercialisation of Nigeria’s first Basilica

Ekiti SUBEB boss warns teachers against indolence

FRSC to arrest motorists for arbitrary use of number plates

Women march naked over fire

Appeal Court ‘ll vindicate me - Orji

Anenih, Osunbor will end rift soon - Edo PDP Chairman

Election Tribunal: Adedibu knows fate Monday

Fashola appeals for attitudinal changes

Emir of Katsina passes away

Senate, Consumer Council commend Celtel

Awo, a Nehemiah of our time - Rt Rev Oladunjoye

Poly Ibadan sacks randy lecturer

The man, Ogbulafor

Ogbulafor: OBJ’s joker?

N.5 billion scam rocks NIPSS

Ten years after, Shehu Yar’Adua’s legacy lives on

TRAGEDY! Policemen fell three innocent women

Nnamani, Aides Challenge Legality Of Arraignment In Court

Friday, March 07, 2008

Delta Govt Warns Land Developers

Julius Berger Pledges To Develop Niger Delta

‘Bayelsa PDP Crisis Angers Jonathan’

New Lagos Airport Terminal Is Safe - IATA

Awo Foundation Plans For Centenary Celebration

Alaafin Settles Transporters’ Rift In Oyo

MTN, TuFace Donate To Ibadan Orphanage

We‘re Not Thugs - Lagos PDP

Oyo Council Of Obas: Court Strikes Out Soun’s Suit

INEC Commissioner Shuns Tribunal’s Summon

Harassment Of Journalists And Media Houses By Police

Teachers Protest Alleged Mismanagement Of Funds

Bank Interest Is ‘Unholy Money’ - Shekarau

Court Hears Uwazuruike’s Bail Application April 2

Oyinlola Lauded On Women Development

Ministry To Establish Zonal Youth Offices

LG Boss Promises Bursary For Students

Police Arrest 30 Reps Over Auto Accident

PDP Plans To Expel Nnamani, Masari, Others - G-21 Not Behind Court Action - Nnamani

D-Day For PDP Convention: Yar’Adua Insists On Open Contest For Aspirants - Obasanjo Switches Over To Ogbulafor - PDP Govs Set To Spring Surprises

PDP Faction Wants Bode George Jailed For Contempt

Between Nigeria’s Opposition And Kenya’s

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Proprietor confirms Idris as student

IATA to inspect Lagos airport terminal

Oyo gov’s wife disburses N.9m loan to 6 cooperative societies

Court clears PDP members of murder charge

We’re not warehousing shares in Wema Bank - Odu’a

Yar’Adua approves establishment of free trade zone in Ogun

Why we sacked 23 doctors - JUTH

Court orders seizure of Kabo airline properties

Nigerian envoy robbed in S/African hotel

Mass sack looms at NAMA

Why Nigerians celebrate Awo in death - Cleric

Oyo tribunal orders new election

Ohakim, others know fate today

Modibbo hands over former AGF’s office complex to Police

Sudatel to begin operations in Nigeria June

Oyo NUJ chairman seeks adequate funding of FRCN stations

Oyo govt sets aside N3bn for car loan scheme

Emir of Katsina ill, flown abroad

Agagu lays foundation of new state varsity

PRF to pay political aide’s salary - FG

Senate probes concessioning of Ajaokuta steel

Court summons Ali, George over contempt

Dangote joins league of world’s richest people - Buffett dethrones Bill Gates

24 hrs to PDP convention: Egwu, Anyim divide Yar'Adua, N/Assembly

Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Ibadan - 100 houses affected

I don’t support consensus candidacy - Egwu

PDP convention: Furore over consensus option

America’s space lunacy and Africa’s poverty

Day NAWOJ resolved to get more women into politics


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Ooni for Harvard University conference

Abia tribunal clerk in police net - For tampering with exhibits

Fire razes Abeokuta market

Alaafin, Ooni witness coronation of Timi

How Igbinedion wasted N240m on law books - Edo AG

Ibori wants case heard in Benin

Transcorp: NITEL boss resigns

Robbers attack bullion van with trailer

Court bars EFCC from prosecuting Odili

Protest in Ekiti over relocation of varsity faculty

Family, associates, others honour Awo today

Obat boss not desperate to become king - Aide

Omilani scores PDP high in Southwest

FG in dilemma over N815bn pension fund

PDP cancels congresses in Oyo, Delta, 5 others - Bars them from voting at convention - Govs pick national chairman tomorrow

Fuel crisis imminent - Marketers threaten nationwide strike

Henry Okah, militant leader, charged with treason

Reps and inquest into Police Equipment Foundation

Of Obasanjo and Edo politics

Giving the ‘governor’ a job

Joy as Ondo oil-producing communities get connected to national electricity grid


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Manufacturers still engage in unwholesome practices — NAFDAC

Kure loses bid to stop probe

Plateau AC alleges plans to postpone LG polls - We’re not aware of such plans - PDP

Mobil confirms oil spill

FG to review agreement with owners of Lagos airport new terminal

Media consultant drags MTN to court

ICPC arrests FG official over corruption

Police probe Abia Rep over alleged forgery

2 minors, expatriates abducted in P/Harcourt

NSE lifts suspension on Transcorp

11 killed in auto crash

Awo’s 99th birthday holds tomorrow

DPR fines Oando over bad fuel

ICPC arrests director for awarding contract to own company

800 soldiers to leave for Darfur

PDP lacks implementors of party manifesto - Egwu

Bid to stop PDP convention suffers setback

National convention will hold Saturday - PDP assures members

MTN, others attracted $11b foreign investments in 2007

Arik airline begins flights to Sokoto today

Police take over PDP secretariat

FG breaks Dangote, Lafarge monopoly on cement - Opens market for bulk importers

PDP zonal officers emerge through consensus; Obasanjo, Bankole absent at S/West congress - N/Central endorses Baraje

Danjuma wants OBJ probed - For economic crimes

Tension in aviation sector - Over FG’s plan to sell 4 airports

‘It’s time for Kogi West to produce governor’

Of PDP, AC and Osun tribunal’s proceedings


Primary school teachers protest in Rivers

PDP may bar Bayelsa delegates from zonal congress

Akingbola advocates high ethical standards in banks

Senate begins screening of Ogebe, Coomasie tomorrow

CPC alerts on existence of bad fuel

South West PDP govs meet over convention

Adedibu denies receiving court injuction on congress - As police warn PDP against violence in Ibadan

Nigerians are not having enough sex - Survey

6 arrested over N24m bank fraud

NDLEA arrests 20 in Onitsha

PDP G21 insists on constitution amendment - Court rules today on convention

Oyo gov makes case for physically challenged

Unilorin VC charges education stakeholders

UNIOSUN ‘ll be world-class institution - Oyinlola

Nigeria, Singapore to establish training centre

Ekiti PDP may drag AC forensic expert to police

Northern senators to immortalise Kuta

NITEL workers protest non-payment of salaries

Trouble in N/Central PDP over party position

Missing man found dead, body mutilated

Court clears Dariye over ownership of hotel

FG, Transcorp agree to hand over NITEL to new investor

PDP govs meet with Yar'Adua over national chairmanship candidates

Free-for-all at PDP national secretariat - As loyalists of ex-Gov Nnamani, successor clash

Reps recovered N450bn unspent fund in 2007 budget - Speaker

Budget: Is Yar’Adua toeing Obasanjo’s path?

PDP’s constitution needs no amendment - Ogbeha

Zero tolerance for corruption


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Oceanic Bank to spearhead treasury standards

Appeal Court rules on Amosun’s petition March 13

First Bank gets S&P “BB” rating

Hatred causes Niger Delta degradation – Don

Drama in Eruwa High Court - As prince refuses to recognise Eleruwa

We’ll trash Buhari, Atiku at S/Court - PDP BOT scribe

NJC orders retirement of Oyo CJ, 2 other judges

Senator Kuta buried

Ogun, Lagos set for showdown

Nigerians to pay more for goods - As operators plan to enforce levies at sea ports

NDLEA arrests 81-yr-old, 4 others over Indian hemp

Awo's 99th birthday holds on Thursday

Virgin plans training for Nigerian pilots

Rebuild Oyo’s political image - Aturu

Why we support Mark – Senator Adeyemi

Ports anti-corrpution body adopts new strategies

NCP calls for trial of Okiro over Ebira killings

NPC raises alarm over fake census

Ondo LP raises alarm over attack on Mimiko’s hospital - The hospital was not attacked, says Police

Bankole assures Nigeria on provision of social amenities

Immunity clause should not cover criminal offences - Minister

Buhari drags Yar’Adua to Supreme Court

How Mark's loyalists stalled campaign for Senate president's seat

Yar'Adua, Mark in dilemma - Over who becomes PDP national chairman

Ibori wants trial judge removed - For alleged bias

Reps ’ll ensure budget implementation –Dep. Speaker

House ready for constitution amendment - Rep

Alkali and the promise of Maiduguri

Meet Supo Kosemani, promoter of Yoruba culture and tradition


Saturday, March 01, 2008

Aftermath of police reprisal attack on Ebiraland: 15 lives lost in Ogaminana

In Jerusalem, $25,000 takes you to the gate of heaven

As Pastor Adeboye clocks 66, he says: Next to salvation, everybody should have education

Mark will emerge victorious - Senator Adedibu

Minister predicts victory for Nyako

Namibia, Ghana, Dubai to reap from Nigeria’s policy reversals - As investors await Fitch Ratings

Customs boss shot by robbers

Senator Adeyemi hails ruling on Kogi acting governor

Giwa-Amu laid to rest

NMA soft-pedals on strike, gives fresh 4-week ultimatum

Gunmen destroy police station, monarch’s palace in Bonny

ICPC takes NAVC to Rivers

IITA fabricates bigger cassava peelers

Desertification: Jibunoh warns of food scarcity

Turai Yar’Adua commends traditional rulers on polio eradication

Glo excites, lights up more towns

Oyo AC youths pledge support for Atiku

Mu’azu drums up support for Yuguda

FG reserves 14 trillion cubic feet of Gas for $13 billion Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline - Niger Republic joins as co-sponsors

... Why Yar’Adua plans cabinet reshuffle

Senator Idris Kuta dies at 66

The vituperations of a psychopathic general

How evil is money?

Friday, February 29, 2008

Akinfenwa Institutes Libel Against Ogbuagwu

Why NASS Raised Budget Figure

Don’t Bow To Doctors’ Demand - SSAUTHRIAI Tells Grange

Education: Lawmaker Calls For Improved Funding

Tribune, Punch Journalists Quizzed In Ekiti

Chevron Begins N1.3b Projects In Delta Communities

Zamfara Gov Set To Marry IBB’s Daughter

APGA Crisis: Okorie Dusts Umeh At Supreme Court

Lagos Stands Still As TOS Benson Is Buried

FG Introduces Property Tax In Abuja - ... Lifts Ban On Land Allocation

Bamaiyi: Court Set For Judgment

Alleged Killers Of Nigerian Child Plead Not Guilty

OGD Commissions New Projects In TASUED

Aturu Delivers PMI Lecture Tomorrow

NUP Praises Oyo Govt

Tribunal Ruling: Fashola Challenges Legal Experts On Electoral Reforms

Ex-FRIN Staff Drag Institute To Court

Parents Plead For Release of Two Toddlers

Auto Crash: 11 Persons Killed

Gov Saraki Replies Olawepo

Osun Tribunal Accepts Election Materials As Exhibits

Police Begin Fresh Probe Of Ige, Williams, Others’ Murder

Yar’Adua Moves To Take Charge Of PDP - Plans To Reshuffle Cabinet

Uncertainty Over PDP National Convention - As Aggrieved Members Go To Court

Kidnappers Kill Hostage After Collecting N2m Ransom

Here Comes Agagu’s Prize For Geology

Political Realignments As Kebbi Awaits Court Of Appeal Judgment