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Tribune News Archive for April 2008Rss

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ASUU begins another warning strike

Reactions on Chief Adesanya’s death: He will be given state burial - Daniel

Monday, April 28, 2008

Aregbesola is economical with truth - Tribunal

Oyo NLC carpets FG over Unilorin 49

Nigeria advocates Commonwealth youth fund

Ex-Edo speaker appeals against nullification of election

Gani’s friends, associates dispel death rumour

NDLEA arrests 29 suspects, convicts 7

Adedibu, Akinfenwa, Ciroma mourn Adesanya

Editors laud Vision 2020 - Make case for a better Nigeria

NITEL will soon get new investor - Transcorp MD

How I won Adamawa re-run election- Nyako - Receives certificate of return

12 killed in motor accidents in Ilorin, Yobe

Ogbulafor condoles with family, Ogun State

Adefarati condoles with the Adesanyas

Reactions on Chief Adesanya’s death: Senate leader, others mourn him

Reactions on Chief Adesanya’s death: Adesanya, icon of our national struggle - Yar’Adua

Kwara Afenifere mourns Adesanya

Reactions on Chief Adesanya’s death: Nigerians should celebrate Adesanya in death - IBB

Nigeria’s investment potentials not known to foreign investors - Chalker

Contributory pension fund accumulates to N874b

Adesanya foresaw his death - Daughter - HID, FG extol his virtues

Iyabo Obasanjo spent N10m health fund alone - EFCC

Senators at war over FCT's 58 houses - May hold stormy session today

Violence, crime in Niger Delta now un-acceptable - IMO - We are equal to the task - FG

Between Reps and constitution amendment

Twists and turns of FCT probe

Food crisis in nigeria

Sunday, April 27, 2008

‘15 per cent of 6 million pregnant women attend ante-natal annually’

Income tax: Court orders Shell to pay Lagos N182m

Reltel to raise N30bn, heads for capital market

Yar’Adua, Adenuga laud Ayo Adebanjo

How I was used to steal N300m - Health ministry official

Govs meet on food crisis

Lagos, German varsity sign MoU on medicine

FG charges aluminimum, steel firms over Vision 2020

FG withdraws subsidy on hajj

Confusion in aviation sector over missing $150m

Army reabsorbs 22 soldiers dismissed over protests

It’s a great loss - AC, Fayemi

It’s a great loss to Yoruba, Nigeria - Oyinlola

Agagu, Fasoranti, Falae mourn him

Wabara, Oyegun, Oduyoye too

He was an icon of democracy - Enahoro

It’s a monumental loss - Bankole

Daniel, Osoba, Kaka, Adegbite mourn him

It’s a loss to Nigeria - Mark

Nigeria nominated as member of ILO governing body

Nigerian Wire and Cable presents equipment to police

Abraham Adesanya died having lunch - Son - OBJ, Buhari, govs, others mourn

Adamawa Gov Election: Nyako wins again

How 'missing' plane was flown out of Nigeria - The Obasanjo connection

Gunmen invade police station, kill ASP, 4 cops

‘Why Niger Delta deserves FG’s apology’

Why Obasanjo has no true friend

PATHETIC: How man, 45, was killed while returning from night-out with family


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Electrocuted Naval officer buried

Women urged to lead war against AIDS

Crime wave: FG challenges NSCDC, private guards, others

Consitution amendment will be transparent - National Assembly

Ekpo is not Obong of Calabar - Efik youths

CCC appoints pastor amidst tight security

Apostle Obadare alive, hale and hearty

Ehingbeti summit ends, partners stress need to envision a safe, secure and functional city

Constitution review: Reps suspend committee members’ nomination

Fire razes goods, cash worth 20m

Bankole stoned in Kano

Delta JTF expresses concern on Waterways security

Soyinka, Utomi to honour Gani

Kidnappers threaten to kill oil magnate’s wife, family - Slash ransom to N500m

Adamawa re-run gov election: Nyako in early lead - Voters’ card sold for N100 - Large turn-out of voters - Nyako, Atiku, Bamanga Tukur, others speak - Ballot box snatching recorded in Michika - Police confirm 16 arrests, one death in Michika

Flood: Lagos to demolish 2000 buildings

El-Rufai violated Land Use Act in Abuja demolitions - Modibbo - It is not true -El-Rufai - Why OBJ got 1m sqm in Abuja -El-Rufai

Wasting destiny of African migration to the West

‘Bambino aims to salvage youths from social decadence’

FG Committed To Resolving Power Problem - Minister

ANPP Flays Lawmaker’s Behaviour

Niger Delta Crisis: We Won’t Negotiate With ‘Terrorists’ - Amaechi

The Battle Of Adamawa: PDP, AC Test Muscles Today - PDP ’ll Win Fair And Square - Jubril Aminu, Bent - This Is My Battle - Atiku - Conduct Will Be Free And Fair - INEC

Robbers Invade Bank In Ondo

Rep Loses N10m To Fraudster Over Land Deal

How British Security Agents Chained Nigerian Deportee

Ruling On Aregbesola’s Application Monday

FRSC To Drag Lagos To Court - ... Over Issuance Of Number-plates, Drivers’ Licence

Normalcy Returns To Ekiti House - Ad hoc Committee Suspended

Afenifere Wants Those Indicted In Power/NNPC Probe Prosecuted

NELA Distributes Motorcycles To Support People Living With HIV/AIDS

Kogi LG Poll Holds July 26

Vandalisation: Itsekiri Youth Warned

Enahoro Faults NASS On Constitutional Review

Fake visas: Pregnant Nigerian women, others, languish in British jails - UK based immigration lawyer

Ahmadu Ali Got N68m On Demolished House - Modibbo

Yar’Adua’s Health: All Is Not Well Yet - Arrives Abuja Amidst Tight Security - Family, Friends Begin Prayers

Stop Behaving Like A Common Criminal, NLC Tells Iyabo Obasanjo - Wants Yar’Adua To Call Gov Akala To Order Over Sit-tight Judges In Oyo

On Nigerians’ Definition Of Education

Agony Of A Labourer Over His Son

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Woman healed of multiple illnesses at Baptist convention

FG to revive agriculture sector

Vote for AC tomorrow, Atiku asks Adamawa voters

Kinsmen protest impeachment of Delta speaker

Ogun tribunal adjourns indefinitely on Amosun’s petition

Reps uncover N5bn scandal in rural telephony project

FIRS recorded N1.8tr revenue in 2007

Reps want aspects of 1999 constitution altered

FG declares war on British Airways

I was deceived about toll gate - Hyat

ACAMB cautions on probe of CBN investment in AFC

Delta to construct airfield with N6bn

IITA to withdraw from 3 states

Mandela, others for Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart’s 50th

Mobil workers begin strike, oil terminal shut

Kwara to import 800 cows from S/Africa

Chinese fire service engineers visit Oyo

Lagos govt conducts EIA in Lekki Free Trade Zone

I’m not ill - Adedibu

Violence in Lagos, 60 vehicles vandalised

FCT Probe: Senate committee got 58 houses in Abuja - Director; Why OBJ sold Atiku’s houses to El-Rufai

Incredible: Ex-gov diverted 'missing' plane - Plane found in an African country

Reps insist on probe of aviation sector

Why Nyako will win in Adamawa again

A governor and his style

Adesoye at 70: toasts to a noble heart

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lagos, vital to realisation of Vision 2020 — Yar’Adua

NNPC probe not informed by political considerations - Bankole

NIA, SSS commence N/Assembly documentation

Edo commissioner for burial May 2

FUTO student killed, others protest

Police foil abduction attempt in P/Harcourt

Akindele advises FG, states on health

40 days after: Experts show concern over missing aircraft

FG adopts new revenue sharing formula

FG to mandate oil firms to refine crude locally

NLC wades into NITEL, Transcorp crisis - As NITEL workers end strike

Ondo spends N6bn on primary education

Arik Air, Boeing officials to meet

N750m needed to revive textile firm in Kogi

Saraki challenges corps members

Ex-Kogi acting gov demands apology from newspaper - Over fraud allegation

Okiro orders AIG to probe murder

TELL endows media award for Fawehinmi

25,000 have HIV/AIDS in Ekiti

Jimoh Ibrahim promises LAUTECH graduates jobs

Senate asks FG to issue travel warning on South Africa

6 killed, 5 cops injured in Kogi violence

How Iyabo Obasanjo fooled EFCC - Abandoned airport, travelled by road; She will appear in court if ..., says Senate

Why Nigerian passengers were maltreated — British Airways

Chattering and the Song: el-Rufai, FCT and land matters

Endangered African children and mothers

FG to invest N1 trillion in agric sector

Crisis looms in Bakassi, indigenes tell court

Irate youths burn down police station, 30 arrested

Soyinka to address Niger Delta assembly

Kidnappers of oil firm executive’s wife demand N1bn ransom

Robbers attack Nigerian embassy staff in S/Africa

Nigerian doctors in US, Canada shun FG team over Grange

Woman beaten to death over recharge card

Nestle records N44bn turnover - Pays N7.90 dividend

Okah: Ijaws threaten to drag Nigeria to ICJ - As secret trial resumes

Community raises alarm over imminent crisis on chieftaincy matters

Akala charges new Oyo PDP LG executives

Daniel approves appointment of managers

Bankole urges UK to relax visa conditions

Osun bomb blast: Family raises alarm over suspect’s health

Legislator, 2 others docked for burying charms in commissioner’s house

AEPB seals off Rivers liaison office over refuse dump

Imo gov’s wife flags off free medical treatment

Kogi denies media reports on Idris’s foreign trip

Violent crimes: Oyo sets up joint police-military patrol

El-Rufai begged OBJ to sell Atiku's guest houses to him, says Minister - He is a liar - El-Rufai

Lawmakers bundle out Speaker - After impeaching him, deputy

EFCC locates Iyabo Obasanjo's hideout - Why senators are angry with her

Reps set up panel to probe NNPC

Bayelsa: Intrigues of fresh election

Undercurrent tunes in the Senate

Akande’s gaffe on the Ooni of Ife

Importing fake syringes

Monday, April 21, 2008

We will hold 3 orientations this year - NYSC

Osunbor replies Oshiomhole - Over N40bn Federation Account allocation, N10bn loan accusation

Tsvangirai in Nigeria, meets OBJ over Zimbabwe election crisis

Court joins Adedibu in N1bn suit - We’ll meet in court - Adedibu

40 million people died in Africa in the last five years - APHA

‘HIV/AIDS killed 400,000 in 2007’

Tribunal upholds Daniel’s election

EFCC re-arraigns Igbinedion

Minister locks out permanent secretary, directors, others

PDP gives Bayelsa gov ticket to Sylva - Re-run election may hold May 24

Adenuga clocks 55

Glo applauded at Enugu Fair

Fear grips varsity over trigger-happy police officer

Gombe approves N754m for health sector development

Foreign investors plan $100m investment in Delta

Jonathan to lead Sylva’s re-election campaign

First Bank gets $63m Brazilian credit

Nigeria is off track on MDGs - UNIDO DG

Police quiz NURTW member over killing of mad man

Lagos to build five 100-bed health facilities in 5 hospitals

NSE suspends Chevron shares

Nigerian politicians corrupt and murderous - Rotimi Amaechi

I didn't know N10m health fund was illegal - Iyabo Obasanjo

How OBJ got 17 plots of land in Abuja, says Director - Sold Atiku's guest houses to El-Rufai, others

ICPC quizzes Lemo, CBN dep gov, over Wema Bank crisis - As Omoyeni denies bribery report

CENN: Renewed search for equity, justice...

Abubakar and power probe

Day of honour for Tribune’s CA, NAWOJ president, others - As YOUMBAS recognises their achievements

Arbitrary foreign service awards

Why we stopped amputation - Zamfara govt

Edo LP asks Oshiomhole to form govt

FG has set Nigeria on path of food security - Minister

NLC set for protest over OBJ, others’ probe

Transporters cry out over LASMA excesses

Senate gets documents on OBJ’s, others land today

I’m in charge at NICON, says Jimoh Ibrahim - As company made N2.4bn in 2006

Fire averted at Lagos House of Assembly

Toxic waste found in Lagos, Ibadan, Jos - Evacuated by nuclear agency

Gov, police avert religious riot in Kano

Owerri/Okigwe people vow to resist inclusion of LG in proposed state

Only increased consumption can raise price of cocoa – Ondo dep gov; Ogun to partner FG on cocoa production

Ekiti in spiritual bondage - Cleric

Experts fault probe of CBN

Appeal Court upholds Melaye’s, Ukeje’s elections

AC demands information on Yar’Adua’s health

‘Inadequate gas supply hampers power project in Ogun’

W/Bank, 4 Nigerian banks donate $14m to mining sector

120 students ill after eating beans

8 in police net over political violence in Bauchi

717 bodies found on Lagos road in one year

Senate divided over Iyabo Obasanjo, budget - May clash over committees

Reps to probe NNPC under Obasanjo

Nigeria secures $200m IMF/World Bank facility

Of Lagos PDP and elusive peace

We’ll bring Obasanjo before power probe panel - Rep

Power sector probe and Agagu’s clarifications

Mum, forgive me if I’m killed - 20 year-old undergraduate robbery suspect cries


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Parents urged to assist government in education upliftment

LG boss assures on education

Yar’Adua passes vote of confidence on Jonathan

YOUMBAS honours Arapaja, Tribune Chief Accountant

JTF arrests suspected militant

‘Yar’Adua is inexperienced to rule Nigeria’

Yinka Craig dying of cancer

Nigeria Police Force pays N500m as pensions

Obong of Calabar crisis: Man confesses membership of a gang contracted to raid Obong’s palace

Yar’Adua returns early this week

Akala’s convoy foils robbery attack

`Akwa Ibom governor’s lodge cost N2.5 billion - Govt

Obasanjo definitely not a sinner - Sen Kola Ogunwale

Failed power projects: The international dimension

Fertilizer contract scam: FG to prosecute nine companies

Senators at war over constitution review

FG urged to provide jobs for youths

Esan Progressive Union advised to embrace peace

NSCIA to partner NACA on HIV/AIDS

WHO to reduce malaria burden

Eminent Nigerians commend ANA over TFA at 50

Soludo: More petitions flood presidency

Nnamani, Ondo deputy gov for prosecution

FG beefs up security around el-Rufai Land allocation probe

How Senate committee chairman got Abuja plots

For Obasanjo, a parable of power

Senate Vs el-Rufai: The twists, the turns, the brickbats

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Detectives Swoop On Osun PDP Leaders - Over Alleged Fake Certificates Of Return

Friday, April 18, 2008

Nigerians Threaten To Boycott BA Over Deportation Saga

Oyo To Lead In Cocoa Production

Tribunal Accepts Court Ruling Voiding Omisore’s Impeachment

Alaafin Replies Critics Over Statement On Alao-Akala

Edo Releases N5.2m For Buying Of Chemicals, Inputs For Cocoa Farmers

FRSC Warns Lagos Against Duplication Of Driver’s Licence

Governor’s Convoy Dislodges Robbery Operation

Murder Attempt On Akunyili: Court Grants Suspect Bail

Jubilation In Kaduna As Sambo Retains Seat

INEC Set To Appeal Edo, Abia Tribunals’ Judgments - Begins Area Delimitation Nationwide

MEND Attacks Shell, Chevron’s Facilities

25 Lagos Lawmakers Get Overseas Training

Uduaghan Okays NDDC, Urges More Funding

Olubadan Vows To Sanitise Chieftaincy Institution

Glo Unveils New Theme Campaign

Fashola Raises Hope On 2008 Budget

2007 Presidential Election: Supreme Court Begins Buhari, Atiku’s Case April 29

You Are Giving Us Bad Names – Reps Tell Iyabo Obasanjo - Urge Her To Report To EFCC

Nigerian Doctors Diagnosed Yar'Adua’s Ailment Wrongly - German Physician

Sale Of FG Houses: My Life In Danger - Sen Sodangi

‘I Stopped Taking Soft Drinks 41 Years Ago‘

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Imo workers suspend strike

House recommends retirement of Kwara Poly registrar

PDP warns Oshiomhole over utterances

Delta House crisis worsens - Dep speaker, majority leader barred from office

PDP endorses Sylva for re-run election - Acting gov retains cabinet

61 OAU students get Obafemi Awolowo scholarship

Detained US citizens freed

Turaki used Jigawa’s fund to buy oil block - EFCC

Some senior policemen are mentally sick - Okiro

FCT Minister: I will never touch unspent budget again - Celebrates 50 years of Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”

Missing plane: US may send military experts

ITF charges corporate bodies on training

Lagos needs $50bn for infrastructure

7 corps members collapse during parade

2,709 new TB cases recorded in Bauchi

Ekiti govt calls for Fayose’s trial - I have no case to answer - Fayose

Obasanjo, Olowu fingered in Ota crisis

Ekiti to construct N7bn ring road in Ado-Ekiti

FG requires N87bn to pay monetisation arrears

Police dismiss 8 officers over Yelwa crisis - Panel summons CP

Ebonyi increases salaries of LG officials

How Senator grabbed 20 plots of land in Abuja -Director - I got only 3 - Senator

Ogbulafor: PDP will rule for 60 years - Party to monitor govs' performance - God will not allow it - AC

Edo commissioner died on top of woman - IG

N300m scam: Senate probes Iyabo Obasanjo’s arrest saga - Asks Senate Chief Whip to locate her

Pains, gains of women in public offices

Towards Africa’s liberation

Day of honour for Okunuga, the ‘boy’ scout

Age limits on used vehicles

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fire razes market in Jigawa

Sultan sues for peace in Sokoto

Daniel not ill - Aide

‘Akpabio is playing politics with printing machine’

7 suspected oil thieves burn to death

Taraba approves N1.3bn grant for SUBEB

Mu’azu’s probe: Counsel accuses SAN of forgery

Emir summons 2 ward heads over violation of liquor law

Big Brother Africa returns August 24

Lagos launches free distress call system

Anambra electoral commission boss arrested - For stealing millions of naira

Glanvills set to become one stop finance firm - As it clocks 50

FG moves to restrict use of explosives

FCMB targets N600bn profit in 4 yrs

OOUTH doctors insist on strike - Action is illegal - Govt

Lagos, FG at loggerheads over drivers’ license

Parties without 2.5% in N/Assembly to be de-registered

FG laments instability in tertiary education

Drama as Agagu’s witness admits irregularities in signature

EFCC raids cyber cafes in Delta

FG to build petro-chemical plant in Anambra

Under-20 national female team players, 89 others cheat death - As plane makes emergency landing

US, Nigeria head for diplomatic row - Over detention of American citizens - US lawmakers write Yar'Adua, demand for release

How lawmakers plotted Bayelsa Speaker's impeachment - Hours before swearing-in as gov - The Yar’Adua connection

Reps summon minister - Over comments on hunger

Hurdles before Bayelsa SIEC

Omoigui’s 10-month wait on the Senate

What Akwa Ibom needs most

Man battered for being ‘disrespectful’ to Airforce man’s wife

The crisis in ota

Can Ogbulafor rebuild Abia PDP?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

20 killed in land dispute

Tribunal dismisses Oni’s objection

Daniel lifts curfew on Sango Ota

Muslim youths condemn Soyinka’s statement on purdah

Attorney General faults finance ministry over NICON

Intercontinental Bank gets BB- rating

Oando declares N6 dividend, 1 for 5 bonus

Police report on slain Edo commissioner ready

‘Many company executives are fraudulent’

Unfinished N44bn power projects found in Lagos

N300m fraud: Grange, Adukwu, others granted bail

‘Kwara disbursed N129m bursary, scholarship awards in 3 yrs’

Water tank falls, crushes 2

Oil hits $113 per barrel

Ooni charges wealthy Nigerians on development

Govt is planning to use MASSOB to attack us - Anambra lawmakers - Allegation inflammatory, diversionary -Govt

W/Bank donates N4m poultry facilities to Kwara

Defence Ministry’s HIV/AIDS committee submits report

We came to learn from Tribune - NIM chair

‘80 million Nigerians live in slums’

Produce bombers of Agip facilities or face military invasion - JTF tells community leaders

Senate begins constitution review

Court orders fresh gov election in Bayelsa: Asks Speaker to take over as gov - I leave everything in God’s hand - Sylva

Hunger imminent - FG tells Nigerians

Election Nullification: PDP is paying for its sins - Iwu

Why we need behavioural change – Minister

Misunderstanding the Lebanese in Nigeria


Monday, April 14, 2008

Reps deny awarding N.5bn contract for speaker’s house renovation

Power probe c’ttee expresses disappointment on work in Ogun

Violence mars Bauchi ANPP LG primaries - Commissioner, 14 others missing, 2 dead, 45 arrested

Niger gov wants guber aspirant prosecuted for double registration

PDP loses 3 assembly seats in Edo

Ohakim, Orji win at appeal court

FG releases fund for petroleum subsidy

Hope dims for total radar coverage of Nigeria

FRSC impounds bus with 17 children

‘Yoruba elders’ meeting did not discuss OBJ, Yar’Adua’

Akala faults tribunal judgment - Heads for appeal court

Obasanjo acquired UBEC land in Abuja, panel told

Lagos govt to clamp down on prostitutes

NSCDC alerts NNPC over vandalism of facilities in Niger

Borno gov restates commitment to education

FG abandoned $19bn power plant over $2m - Agagu

Nigeria can overcome through prayer - Abiara

Jigawa hajj committee returns N105m to treasury

Kano anti-corruption agency recovers N40m

I’ll return to office - Wamakko

NDLEA arrests drug baron, 2 others at Seme border - Seizes 14.27kg

Al-Mustapha, others re-arraigned for murder

How ministers, others shared N300m health fund - Director

Yar'Adua ill, heads for Germany - Signs N2.75 trillion budget

11 burn to death in Ibadan-Ife road accident - Robbers kill manager, woman in bank raid

Of ANPP, opposition and Borno LG poll

A new era in South West PDP

Fund, major constraint to completion of Ibadan-Oyo road dualisation project - Federal Controller of Works

Cruelty to children

Sunday, April 13, 2008

UNILAG produces transcripts on-line

Lagos not defaulting in 7.5 per cent contribution to pension funds - Fashola

Budget 2008: Let’s be part of signing ceremony, N/Assembly tells Yar’Adua

CNPP wants auditor general to submit annual report to N/Assembly

Ekiti govt pays N25.2m judgment debts

Shagari’s grandson in N1.4m bribery scandal

El-Rufai returns, set to face Senate probe

Election petition: Bayelsa gov knows fate tomorrow

UN policeman from Nigeria shot dead in Haiti

11-yr-old hostage released

Militants resume hostility - Blow up 2 flow stations in Delta

8 arrested for illegal oil bunkering in Delta

Labour Party raises alarm on threat to Mimiko’s life - Alarm inflammatory and diversionary - PDP

IGI sues FG, BPE, others over NICON Insurance

House committee on power to summon minister

Contractors blame FG for failing power projects

Yar’Adua pledges cordial executive/ legislative relationship - Signs 2008 budget today

SSS takes over espionage case involving 4 Americans, 1 Nigerian

Lagos to fight flood with N10bn

WAEC cries out over malpractices

Oceanic Bank partners LASG, Courteville on AutoReg smartcard

EFCC set to take over power probe

Abuja land allottees owe FG N46.6bn - Issue N118m dud cheques

How OBJ, others begged to save Iyabo - From Senate’s hammer

Shell may quit Nigeria

The unending drama at Osun Election Tribunal

Politics of salvaging South East PDP

Ekiti: Playing politics with murder

Please save me from wrongful appointment termination - Dismissed NDLEA officer cries out


Edos in the diaspora hail Osunbor

Saturday, April 12, 2008

‘Samuel Ajayi was an incorruptible judge’

Each religion has its own masquerade - Wole Soyinka

Power sector probe: What Nigerians want

NAHCo repositions, sacks 300

FCT to build more houses - Minister

FG spent $5.6 billion on Ajaokuta Steel and sold it for $500 million - Minister

OBJ floats multi-billion naira starch factory in Abeokuta

Budget: Why Yar’Adua delayed assent

Adebanjo at 80, Bishop charges politicians

The problem with Tinapa - Tourism Minister

JTF uncovers plot by Ateke to attack Bonga Field

The Nation’s driver attacked, vehicle set ablaze

Oyo CAN lauds CP

Four Americans, Nigerian arrested for espionage

...He ‘ll spend the rest of his life in jail - Prophet

I am sorry for Nigeria - Obasanjo - Laments the rubbishing of his track record

El-Rufai revoked three OBJ plots in Abuja - Allocated 27,000 plots in three years - How OBJ, Okonjo-Iweala, el-Rufai got 1m sq metres in Abuja

Here come the Indians!

Power sector probe: IssuesYar’Adua cannot ignore

Friday, April 11, 2008

2011: Kwara Opposition Parties Align

Mark Lauds Olubadan - Folarin, Others Promoted

The worst is over for Akala - Adedibu

Accidental Discharge: Policeman Killed By Own Gun

N2m Loot: Bureau-de-change Operators Disclaim Member

Injustice, Cause Of Ekiti Crisis - Fayose

Banks hire bulletproof bullion vans for cash movement

Alleged Coup Trial: Court Frees Al-Mustapha, Two Others

Land Probe: el-Rufai Storms Nigeria Monday

Govs, Buhari, Others Grace IBB’s Daughter’s Wedding

Emulate Mark’s Wife, Niger Delta Youths Told

FRSC Convicts 52 Offenders

EFCC Arrests PEF Boss

Ogun Closes Two Private Schools Over Exam Fraud

Osemawe For Italy Seminar

Reps Angry With Minister

HID Pays TributeTo Adebanjo At 80

Power Probe: Prosecution Of Offenders Lies With Presidency - Reps

Probe Of Sales Of FG Houses: Senate Committee Members Allege Death Threats

Farmers Brainstorm On Food Security

Grange, Others Refused Bail, Remanded In EFCC Detention

N300m Scam: Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello Shuns EFCC Again, Refuses To Appear In Court

Gov Elections: Appeal Court Sacks Sokoto Gov - ...Confirms Yar'Adua's In-law As Kebbi Gov

You Can’t Probe OBJ, Afenifere Leader Dares Yar’Adua - Gbonigi Wants Sweeping Probe For Ministries

Where Igbokwe Got It Wrong

Coffin Street

How scrap machine paralysed Pioneer newspaper

2008 budget and Nigerians

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ogun governorship election: Tribunal resumes hearing

S/West PDP reconciliation moves, a ruse - Akinjide; He is a busy body - Adedibu

2 arrested over murder of Ibadan oil dealer

Malaria is still an issue in africa, Asia - Fashola

Adamawa re-run gov election holds April 26

2 die in fire outbreaks in Delta

Abstain from casual sex - Mrs. Ohakim

Tension in Anambra House - As labour protests budget delay

Court gives FG, Jimoh Ibrahim 7 days to fine-tune agreement on NICON

Idris sacks exco, appoints new HOS

Yar’Adua stops concessioning of Abuja airport

Awolowo family, Agagu, Oba Akiolu, others, commiserate with Daniel

NSCDC arrests 10 secondary school students over cultism

PDP hails postponement of gov by-election in Adamawa

AC condemns Senate over Iyabo Obasanjo

We leave Bola Ige’s killers for God - Family

Awolowo challenges youths on nation building

Shareholders lament loss to Cadbury scandal - As SEC suspends Cadbury shares

Yabatech matriculates 2,669 students

We didn’t misappropriate N2.5bn - Akpabio

Evangelist Bayo Adegboyega is dead

World Bank grants $110m to 8 states

I'm not on the run - Lemo writes ICPC - Promises to appear Wednesday

How we shared N10m - Iyabo Obasanjo; Senators got N.5m each; return tickets to Ghana, etc; Why we did not arrest her - EFCC; ICPC, EFCC at loggerheads over her arrest

Gunmen abduct IPMAN executive’s children in Rivers

Tasks before new Gombe LG chairmen

Edo tribunal judgment and the mantra of compromise

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Nigeria ranked world’s 94th information technology compliant country

Varsity sacks 12 workers

Oceanic bank’s profitability drives stocks - Analysts put real share value at N50

Arik Air to commence commercial flights to US

FG spends N10bn to combat erosion

Lagos Speaker urges National Assembly to legislate on revenue collection

Soyinka to direct film on Kiriji War

N2.1 billion election tribunal fraud: Kutigi refers case to NJC - Swears in Ogbebe, Coomasie as Justices of Supreme Court

6 suffocate to death in Abia

Ota mayhem: Ogun imposes curfew - Sets up panel on crisis

Sale of airport: Air transport workers declare war on FG - Give 21-day ultimatum

NEMA refutes rumours on missing aircraft

ASUP protests appointment of rector

Afribank begins overhaul of operations

400,000 Subscribers abandon NITEL

Chinese company to inject N1bn into Osun gold mines

Six acquitted persons still in police custody

Bank PHB earned N55bn in 9 months - Profit hits N19bn

10 feared dead in Benue - Over land dispute

Senate begins probe of sale of FG houses in FCT

Army to review arrangement on oil pipelines

Lemo, CBN dep gov, shuns ICPC, again - May be declared wanted

N300m scam: Senate clears Iyabo Obasanjo

Yar'Adua bows to N/Assembly - Signs budget Monday

ICPC trails Indian - Over N35m NPC fund

‘Decent people can’t win elections in Nigeria’

Lagos sets environmental target for “New Lagos Project”

Olufunke Agagu: Mother of the less-privileged at 60

Zimbabwe: Time out for Mugabe

Lagos set to pay retired teachers’ arrears

Olubadan calls for massive support for “Vision 2020”

Parents abandon baby without anus at UCH

Obasanjo has no respect for constitution - Gana

Ogbulafor is not Obasanjo’s man - Rimi

Playing politics with sound judgment

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Children kill 75-yr-old over land sale proceeds

Police takes custody of Ekiti House mace

Lagos PDP crisis deepens

LCCI urges N/Assembly, Presidency to resolve differences over 2008 budget

PDP relocates S/West zonal headquarters to Ibadan - As Oyo PDP begins reconciliation

Court vacates order on Kogi electoral commission

Tribunal’s judgment has challenged my faith - Mark

UBA gets SON’s award

My husband lived a fulfilled life - Adefarati’s wife

Fuel scarcity ends soon as NNPC, IPMAN end rift - Agree on N17bn debt

CBN gives SGBN 30 days - To recapitalise

Investors in merged/failed banks to have their money back - SEC

Lagos pays N2bn as pensions, gratuities

EFCC, counsel disagree over Ajudua’s whereabouts

INEC postpones Adamawa gov bye-election

6 killed in Ota mayhem - ACP shot in the eye

FG drags Iyabo Obasanjo, Grange, Aduku to court - Over N300m scam - To face 56-count charges; Senate queries Iyabo Obasanjo

Budget Face-off: Mark stops senators' move to override Yar'Adua - As senators heap blame on minister - Reps give Yar'Adua 11-day ultimatum

Lemo, CBN dep gov, faces ICPC today - Over Wema Bank crisis

Fuss over 2008 budget

Free Trade Zones of controversy: OGFZA gets ministerial clean bill of health


Monday, April 07, 2008

Edo tribunal nullifies Rep’s others’ elections

Confusion as 2 lay claim to Obong of Calabar stool

FRSC arrests 4,373 traffic offenders in Lagos

Retired teachers protest to Lagos govt

PDP wins FCT N/Assembly re-run elections - ANPP, LP reject results

5 drug traffickers arrested at Abuja airport

Reps lament non-execution of power project in Abia

Gunmen murder businessman in Akure

Robbers take over Lagos, Oyo

Onitsha market shut as traders protest budget delay

Christopher Kolade for Tribune management retreat

Daniel loses mum

AD govs did better than Obasanjo - Lam

Tribunal dismisses Aregbesola’s petition, again

FCT minister arrests 22 cows in Abuja, repatriates 395 beggars, 65 lunatics

8 injured in Osun as PDP factions clash

Nigeria decries non transparency of WTO

858 civil servants lose houses in Abuja

Pandemonium in Ekiti: Speaker accused of shooting AC supporters - I’m not aware of any shooting - Speaker

N/Assembly threatens Yar'Adua over budget

FG to withdraw from fertiliser procurement next year

Democracy: Leadership and development

Mark’s enviable marks at 60

‘Save my property from these police officers’ - Man cries over land in dispute - I paid to the owners of the land, says Oyebade


Yarima and reparation for Africa

‘Don’t politicise Enoma’s death’

Ecobank Group’s assets hit N799bn

Nigerian insurance market is small - Research

Lagos calls for repeal of VAT Act

Ajimobi files appeal against Akala

FG posts 45,000 teachers to public schools

Ajao replaces Dudari as FCID boss

Democracy in danger - NLC

Again, gunmen abduct lawmaker's wife

Police name council vice chairman in murder of chairman

Lagos may lose ministerial slot

Cleric calls for fight against corruption - At Daniel’s 52nd birthday

Agagu opens defence today

FG urges states to increase education budget

FG approves N49m to rehabilitate King’s College

FG raises status of principals of schools

2 witnesses in Omojola’s murder trial recount experience

FG releases N2.5bn for Ekiti water project

Kwara flags off N1.2bn road project

Niger to raise N6bn from capital market

Airline operators petition Yar’Adua over import duty charges

Radar project runs into fresh controversy

Nigerians abroad remitted N400bn home in one year - World Bank

Budget 2008: Yar'Adua drags N/Assembly to Supreme Court

FG begins reform in mortgage system

Nigerians should be patient with Yar’Adua - Minister

PDP, Nigeria and culture of consensus

In whose interest is government’s fight against tobacco firms?


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Virgin Nigeria gets American clearance to commence flights into US

‘OBJ should appear before probe panel’

Ekiti to generate power

Obong of Calabar succession crisis, group goes to court

Akande urged to respect royal institution

Reps move to reduce number of committees

Pastor Adeboye made and pasted posters in US

NBA condemns lockout of members

Jubilations in Ekiti over police report on Fayose

Bakassi: Nigeria moves to meet hand-over date

Sale of FG Houses: Senate Committee moves to nail el-Rufai

Varsity don charges Oyo politicians

Kogi indigenes in Kaduna urge Audu to support Idris

Binatone launches new product, logo

‘Cost recovery policy makes hospitals patient unfriendly’

Idris sworn in as Kogi governor

Fuel scarcity may persist, says Stakeholders - Why Yar’Adua banned importation of bad fuel

Budget impasse: Why Yar’Adua is angry - Senators, Reps brace up for battle

Power fraud: Nigeria risks losing foreign assistance

Power probe: Before they rubbish it.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Adefarati’s Wife Charges Politicians

Reposition PDP, Mantu Advises Ogbulafor

You Are On A Suicide Mission, Uduaghan Tells House Commitee

Alaafin Receives Timi, Charges Him On Yoruba Unity

Group Cautions Oyo Govt Over Implementation Of NJC Report On Judges

Ondo Assembly May Recall Akinsoyinu, Others On Tuesday

Pastors, Police Constable’s Murder: Police Arrest 78 Suspects

Lawyer Drags NJC, Others To Court Over New CJ In Kwara

Fuel Crisis Bites Harder, Reps Summon DPR

Edo Govt Apologises To Oshiomhole, AC

IGP Retires DIG Over Falsification Of Age - To Refund 11 Months Salaries

FG Urged To Overhaul Education Sector

Ijebu-Igbo Poly Matriculates Students

RCCG To Establish Varsity In US

Nnamani, Others’ Trial: Court To Rule April 25

Virgin Begins Flights Into Heathrow Airport Today

Zamfara Gov Picks IBB’s Daughter As 3rd Wife

Ac Accuses Ekiti Govt Of Plans To Set Up Illegal SIEC;...Asks Speaker To Resign; ...They Are Holding The State To Ransom - Speaker

RRS Mast Collapses In Lagos

Omojola, Daramola’s Murder: Police Report Clears Fayose - We’re Not Aware - Ekiti Govt - Says Allegations Political

Senate Gets 230 Petitions Against el-Rufai, Gana, Others

Power Sector Probe: Why We’ve Not Invited OBJ - Reps

Bamaiyi Recounts Prison Experience, Set to Write Memoir

Reps Committee Reconstitution: Another Bankole Novelty

NDLEA Battles Ekiti Drug Barons

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Group decries non-release of document on Edo tribunal’s judgment

NPA pays N39.7m to toxic waste victims

Judge quits case over insecurity of life

Omojola murder: Witness makes u-turn again - Says Fayose bribed me to exonerate him - It’s a matter for court to decide, says Fayose

French, Nigerian legislators to parley

Intercontinental Bank launches malaria prevention scheme

Kogi govt reinstates chief judge

Kidnapped oil workers freed in Ondo

25 Power generating firms get licences

Nigeria makes N1.4 trillion from telecoms sector

Okah, Atatah arraigned in Jos amid heavy security

Fashola, Kalu, Nwabueze, Agbakoba, others call for revolution

Federal High Court creates 5 new divisions

Navy promises Nigerian-made warship by Sept

Kwara okays establishment of centre for dispute resolution

Oyo LG chairmen receive certificates

Nasarawa gov flags off N3.8bn road project

Police arrest 2 oil thieves in Kogi

Yoruba leaders condemn Obasanjo’s govt, score Yar’Adua high

Nestle Nigeria gets new CEO

We’ll root out culture of impunity - Yar’Adua

ICPC quizzes NDIC, Wema Bank officials

Court frees Bamaiyi after 9 years in detention

Yar'Adua angry, refuses to sign budget - Budget now with him

How OBJ inaugurated unfinished N10bn power project

A president’s war against corruption


Lagos FRSC commences implementation of new traffic offences

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Transcorp, NITEL workers resolve salary issues

Edo House, BNC seek probe of commissioner’s death

Edo govt alleges plan to scuttle appeal against tribunal judgment

Fashola explains Lagos economic summit

ICPC recovers N13bn from ministries, parastatals

EFCC arrests 16 in Akure, Onitsha cyber cafe raids

Couple throws 9-month-old son into Lagos lagoon - Robbers on rampage, kill 3

Nigeria seeks foreign support on missing plane

Vodacom plans to buy NITEL, Mtel

Henry Okah’s trial begins today

Nigeria may not achieve MDCs - Adegbite

Court adjourns Igbinedion’s case to April 21

Aviation workers protest in Abuja

Bamaiyi knows fate today

Port Harcourt airport yet to begin full operation

Detained Ogun NURTW boss released

Court sets aside revocation of Societe-Generale Bank’s licence

Abia govt wants foreign experts’ assistance in revolution

LAUTECH outreach centre will cost N25bn - Chief Medical Director

INEC official admits to irregularities in Ekiti

ICPC quizzes Ehindero - Over N557m police arms fund

Budget's whereabouts unknown: It’s with the presidency - Senate - We’re yet to get it - Presidency

Power project: Iyabo Obasanjo in fresh N4.1bn scandal - Shuns EFCC, heads for Cuba

Yar’Adua cancels concessioning of Ajaokuta

The gains of tourism

General Oladipo Diya at 64: A prophet with honour


PDP wins Rivers LG polls

Kogi CJ removed

JAMB arrests worker for issuing fake admission letter

Court fixes April 16 for hearing on Ibori’s application

NAMA denies using GSM for navigation

Tribunal nullifies Ondo PDP lawmaker’s election

Stop playing politics with Omojola’s murder, Fayose tells Ekiti govt - Defend yourself in court - Govt

Yar’Adua tops list of April Fool stunts

Moji Obasanjo wants journalists barred from divorce suit

Relations want Edo commissioner’s killers exposed

New NLNG plant to generate $1bn yearly

2 oil workers missing in Rivers

Daniel, Asiwaju advocate regular interaction among Yoruba people

EFCC, FBI team up against money launderers

Mugabe suffers defeat, offers to quit after 28 years

More banks chiefs may be arrested - Over Wema Bank crisis

Kwara, Dutch govts sign N461m deal on health

Queues persist at Lagos fuel stations

Drama as judge orders ‘detention’ of journalists

Bayelsa lawmakers defy suspension order

panic as oil firm dumps toxic waste in community

FG begins secret trial of militant, Henry Okah

Power contract scandal: Another N18bn abandoned project discovered - FG overpaid contractors by N224m

38 die as canoe carrying bride to hubby's home capsizes - 25 bodies buried

Mark: Iyabo-Obasanjo, others must face enquiry - We got only N10m - Committee

APRM and dynamics of Yar’Adua’s 7-point agenda

INEC and lessons from Kogi fresh election


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Minister challenges stakeholders on Niger Delta development

JTF recovers N1.5bn crude from illegal bunkerers

INEC can’t cancel poll results in Okene LG - Ogbeha

Niger: Panel orders arrest of gov aspirant

I’m ready to appear before panel - Usman

Uproar over missing N8bn aviation intervention fund

NCC unveils new performance indicators today

Mimiko closes case against Agagu - Agagu opens defence Monday

Court dismisses case against Intercontinental Bank, EFCC

StanbicIBTC Bank emerges

Idris’ swearing-in to wait until... - ANPP meets today over election

Obi wants Onitsha prison relocated

NBTS begins national survey on blood safety

I have not mortgaged Ogun State - Daniel

Communities express concern over Bayelsa House’s long recess

Kogi varsity VC seeks govt’s support

3 killed in Lagos failed bank robbery

Adenuga rated as Nigerian icon

Osun tribunal adjourns abruptly

300 pipeline vandals arrested

Court grants former OAUTH CMD bail

Senators to move for Iyabo Obasanjo’s removal

Commissioner found dead in hotel room

Power Contract Scandal: How contractors collected N19bn, abandoned jobs

Lagos PDP ends crisis

A tale of two senators

Power probe: Noose tightens on OBJ

Indiscriminate parking of articulated vehicles: FRSC, stakeholders strike deal