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Tribune News Archive for May 2008Rss

Friday, May 30, 2008

Gunmen invade Archbishop Alaba Job’s home - Shoot security men


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Police kill 2 robbery suspects in Kwara

Child missing, as rainstorm wreaks havoc in Calabar

JTF foils attack on Elf’s vessel

NDLEA arrests man, cousins for drug traffficking

Fashola calls for action on pipeline explosions

Probe of NNPC stalled

CNPP urges Yar’Adua to convene reconciliatory conference

North plots against Constitutional Amendment

Yar’Adua gives Obasanjo pass mark

FG shelves conversion of polytechnics to universities

SSS begins probe of National Assembly clerk - Over forgery allegation

Kaduna gov decries dependence on oil

Security, our greatest challenge —Fashola

Dairy industry suffering from low investments - Minister

Amaechi laments impact of kidnappings, others

Imoke releases economic blueprint

Movement of oil companies to Lagos, a dangerous trend - Graham-Gouglas

Ooni warns on consequence of neglect of agriculture

Yar’Adua’s first year, a disaster - UNDEDSS

C/River govt gets N2.5bn for completion of Tinapa

Wabara asks Obasanjo to quit as PDP BOT chairman

OBJ’s man quits as Yar’Adua’s chief of staff

I have kidney problem - Yar’Adua

Why I am slow - Yar’Adua

365 Days of President Yar’Adua: Post-election litigations - So far, how far?

365 Days of Yar’Adua and the National Assembly: A quagmire of parliamentary ding-dong

Delta: Dishonourable honourables

World Culture Day highlights Nigeria’s vast wealth creation opportunities in culture

365 Days of President Yar’Adua: Moving the nation's train at a snail speed

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Senate steps down report on new EFCC chairman

Al-Mustapha’s case over attempt on Ibru’s life stalled, again

Nigerian tortured, deported from Gabon - For not cooperating with police

UAC shareholders approve N2.2bn dividend

Mobil pays N1.1bn dividends to shareholders

FG constitutes board for PHCN

PENGASSAN threatens mass action - Over Shell‘s plan to sack Nigerians

Teachers declare 3 days warning strike

Tribunal upholdsUduaghan’s election

MEND threatens Democracy Day celebrations in N/Delta

FG to evacuate Nigerians in S/Africa if ... - Maduekwe

Oyo govt procures 10,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser

Lam Adesina berates Akala - Over roles in Oyo traditional crisis; Its unfortunate - Akala

Fayose raises fresh alarm on his property - He’s still living in fool’s paradise - Govt

Oyinlola suggests way out of food crisis

Free books for Lagos pupils from September

Man, 2 others, face 38 yrs in jail - Over illegal possession of Indian hemp

UN rates Nigeria high on peacekeeping missions

FOI Bill suffers another attack

IG parades kidnappers of transporter’s wife

Salary increase: NLC calls FG-Labour committee to negotiate new package

18-yr-old emerges best - As JAMB releases UME results 11 days after exam

Again, 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

May 29, inauguration of darkness - Soyinka

Britain returns N40m Dariye loot

Disclaiming Okija shrine

365 Days of President Yar’Adua: People now sleep with eyes open...As wave of insecurity rises

365 days after obasanjo

FIDA vows to ensure legislation on children's right

UNIPORT and the vice-president’s certificates

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Police present N30.5m to families of deceased officers

Senate committee expresses satisfaction over Ibadan-Oyo-Ilorin road project

INEC, threat to democracy - Ekiti AC

Suspected ritualists kill woman in Ibadan

FG orders demolition of illegal structures in FCT

NNPC, Shell sign $1.3bn deal

Count us out of tenure elongation - PDP

Kano, Pfizer may settle out of court

UBA, Arsenal FC sign deal

Oando seeks N30bn for expansion - As Ecobank declares N7.5bn profit

Supreme Court throws out Buhari’s application

Lagos gives boy artificial limb

Group calls for release of white paper on Osun bomb blast

Senate wants scholarship for late soldiers children

Oyinlola charges FG on N836m spent on federal roads

Akala inaugurates projects in Oyo

CNPP demands for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Democracy has come to stay - Iwu

Ogun police arrest 3 suspected highway robbers

Ogun House holds sitting under new leadership

Senate queries new EFCC boss - For resuming office without clearance

FG removes Customs’ boss

Prepare for fuel scarcity - Marketers tell Nigerians

Catarrh can lead to cancer - Expert

A minister’s ‘sins’ before the Senate

MASSOB: Searching for a needle in a haystack

Soludo and the Ph.D syndrome

Exit of a freedom fighter

Monday, May 26, 2008

Yar’Adua worse than Obasanjo in election rigging - Asari Dokubo

Tinubu pays Fawehinmi get-well visit

‘60,000 Nigerians benefit from Navy’s free medical services’

Nigeria’s population to hit 288 million in 2030 - UNFPA

Yar’Adua gives solution to N/Delta problems

Heads may roll in NITEL over fraud

Court fixes June 9 for ruling on Al-Mustapha, other - On Kudirat Abiola’s murder

Oyo ANPP, PDP await composition of judges at appeal court

I’m not guilty - Iyabo Obasanjo

40 Inmates escape as prison collapses in Imo

We’ve not indicted Obasanjo - Probe panel

Oyo AC demands for date of bye-elections from SIEC

Niger gov warns CBN over excess crude money

Stay away from politics, Adeboye warns religious leaders

Oyinlola closes defence, INEC opens today

Obasanjo packaged Yar’Adua for president - Senator

Women protest ritual killing in Kwara

2 killed as policemen, robbers engage in gun duel in Lagos

N/Assembly urged to amend Federal Inland Revenue Act

Minister wants state burial for Okosuns - Bankole, Daniel mourn him

Group warns Ekiti govt on Fayose’s properties - He only wants publicity, says Ekiti govt

Senate begins screening of new EFCC boss

We killed 11 soldiers during attack, says Militants - It’s not true - Army

3 die as building collapses again in Lagos - Another pipeline explosion averted

FG to launch new national ID card scheme

Why states don’t publish allocation - Gov Saraki

Abraham Adesanya: The people’s verdict

Osun Cocoa Industry, who is fooling whom?


Food crisis: Nigeria lacks strategic reserve - Experts

Hoodlums hijack bullion van in Delta

Security man murders boss in Rivers

Boy killed, body found in refrigerator

Robbers raid monarch’s palace - Student expelled over sexual harassment

FG, states, LGs to offset N300bn fuel subsidy in 2008 budget - Senate

Arsonists set Fayose’s property ablaze - We know nothing about it - Ekiti govt

National Assembly clerk in forgery scandal - It’s not true, says Director of Information

21 million Nigerians unemployed - Report

Obasanjo brokers peace in S-West PDP

Armed robbers escape from Minna prison

Oyo gov distributes 82 cars to workers

Police foil robbery in Ibadan, recover snatched car

Benue promotes 5,000 teachers

AC condemns senate’s reaction on Iyabo Obasanjo

Katsina awards N7bn road contracts

Waziri: Presidency violated procedure - Mark

‘NEMA should call off search of missing plane’

Senate to enlarge constitution review committee

Fawehinmi laments state of hospitals

Man challenges Yar’Adua on power problem

Sunny Okosuns, popular musician, dies of diabetes

39 Bridges may collapse in Lagos - Experts

Nigerians groan as blackout takes over - We’ve not witnessed light in 3 weeks in Lagos - Taiwo Alimi; N1,500 spent daily to buy fuel for generator

PDP wins Sokoto, Bayelsa re-run gov polls

Abia: Of politics and integrity

Plight of a 28-year-old HIV-positive lady - Says stigmatisation is biggest challenge facing PLWHAS

Banning street parties

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nigeria will soon develop into a strong democracy —Sultan

Abia to repatriate destitutes to native states

FG dispatches relief materials to 4,500 Camerounian refugees

FG will buy no fertilizer from 2009

PDP South-South Zone wades into Edo party crisis

S/W PDP parley with aggrieved members today in Ibadan

15-year-old son of police officer arrested for armed robbery

Hole-in-heart: One-yr-old Blessing needs N2m for surgery

No vehicle should ply Ijora, Apapa flyover bridge - Julius Berger cautions Gov Fashola

Asari warns PDP, INEC

Bayelsa election peaceful, says VP - Optimistic that PDP will win again

States, LGs should do more on youth development

ACF mourns 46 dead soldiers

Nigeria has cause to thank God — Shekarau

Union Homes MD calls for research into low-income housing

Groups proffer solutions to electoral malpractices

Violence against Nigerians in S/Africa continues

Lobby for Yar’Adua’s seat begins

Revealed: Ogun Lawmakers took oath to impeach speaker

Bayelsa acting speaker escapes mob attack - As poor turn-out, irregularities mar polls

One year of rule of law and humane information management

Ibadan, where residents are harassed by hoodlums in the day, robbers at night

Friday, May 23, 2008

Dead Soldiers: IBB Calls For Prayers

AC Mourns Death Of Nigerian Soldiers

Bankole Mourns Dead Soldiers

I Was Begged To Replace Fayose, But I Refused - Fayemi

AC Chieftain Loses N7.2m To Fraudsters In Malaysia

FCT Land Allocation Scam: Five-Month-Old Allottee Speaks, Writes Senate

Fire Guts Five-storey Building In Lagos

Lagos Explosion: We Are Sitting On Keg Of Gun-Powder - Ijegun Community

Reps Decry Kingibe Over Comment - …Say It Is Insulting

Re-Run Elections: Odds Favour PDP In Sokoto, Bayelsa

AC Loses Three Senatorial Petitions In Osun

Ex-FRCN Workers Send SOS To Yar’Adua

Ibori’s Wife Still In London Prison - ...For Inability To Meet Bail Conditions

Wailings, Agony As Army Bury Dead Men, Officers

PDP, Test Popularity - As HID Others Bid Adesanya farewell

Tension, As 974,439 Bayelsans Go To Poll

Good Night Pa Abraham Adesanya

How Cat Turned Into Woman In P/Harcourt

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Osun tribunal adjourns till Monday

FG parleys US, others on rice importation

Soldiers kill 2 militants in Rivers

Why pipelines still leak - Ijegun residents

Rivers Assembly crisis deepens

UN to name Nigerian military adviser

12 die in boat, road accidents

Bayelsa gov poll: Court decides ex-gov’s fate today - INEC clears 12 political parties, as Police deploy 15,000, NSCDC, 5,000

FAAN renews safety measures at airports

FG recovers N360bn unspent allocation

Iyabo Obasanjo re-appears in Senate, thanks senators

Court grants 2 detained AC lawmakers bail

Court orders Bafarawa to appear, or...

Ladoja must refund N1.93bn - Akala

Nigerian businesses lack fund - World Bank

Air passengers get new deal

Kogi gov calls for fairness in distribution of fertiliser

States get more fertilizers

US court wants Atiku out of Jefferson’s case

Senate asks Waziri to step aside

Police to pay N2.5bn to retirees

NLC threatens FG on fuel price hike - No price hike until July - FG

Death toll of soldiers in auto crash now 50 - To be buried today; It’s a national loss - Yar’Adua

Reps threaten Yar’Adua with impeachment

PPRPA proposes N300bn for subsidy

Nigeria’s Assemblies of ‘war’

Battle for Bayelsa’s soul

Misconceptions about Nigeria’s underdevelopment

Pa Adesanya’s comments on national issues

New salary package for workers

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Calabar monarch presented to state govt

NAFDAC attacked in Kogi

Lagos spends N22bn on infrastructure in one year

Uniport replaces VP’s certificates

World Bank tackles Nigeria on unemployment, poverty

FG to tackle erosion in Anambra

NNPC begins export of crude oil

Yar’Adua drops Ita-Giwa as adviser - Replaces her with Abba-Aji

Ibori’s wife spends second day in detention - Still can’t meet bail condition

Man kills brother, burns corpse over N6,000

Court okays gov election in Bayelsa, Sokoto - INEC replaces commissioner, 8 others in Bayelsa

Disabled storm Uwais committee sitting in Ibadan

Govt, militants charged on restoration of peace to Rivers

Northern senators set up own constitution review panel

Southern govs not responsive to aviation matters - NACAN president

Presidential committee wants N4 trillion for police

FG set to generate 6,000mw of electricity

Okada riders begin strike in Kwara

‘No position of director of operations in ICPC structure’

Adedibu in hospital for check-up - Aide

I don’t want congratulatory adverts - New EFCC boss

Lagos closes markets to honour Adesanya - Reps ask Yar’Adua to honour him

Cat turns into woman in P/Harcourt - 5 killed as cultists clash

Another pipeline disaster looms in Lagos - Residents flee

Court bars Iyabo Obasanjo from travelling

Sokoto: One election, two gladiators

No cabal will cage Oshiomhole - Sen Owie

Making frivolous claims about Atiku

New haulers’ association set to tackle congestion on highways

Anticipatory declaration of Assets

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Magawata replaces Iredia as NTA DG

Fire guts Ogun dep gov’s house

Visafone launches in Benin, set for Ibadan

Court throws out IGI suit against Jimoh Ibrahim

AC chides Yar’Adua over state of heatlh

We’re in order over Waziri’s appointment - Presidency

Bayelsa, Sokoto elections will not be postponed - FG

Court rules on Bayelsa gov poll today

Why Oseni was removed as Ogun Speaker - New Speaker

EFCC quizzes FAAN directors

Yar’Adua orders Shell, Mobil to pay N250bn

Islamic groups condemn Okiro’s statement on Al-Qaeda

Police impound 500 okadas in Kwara

Ondo earned N16.3bn in 3 months - Commissioner

Distribution of national resources unfair — FCC chairman

Plateau speaker dismisses alleged impeachment plot against Jang

Ex-commissioner, others dump PDP in Bayelsa

Declare emergency in power sector now - Utomi

Turkish Airlines to increase flights to Nigeria

NDLEA arrests 2 suspects in Ekiti

Police probe alleged murder in Lagos

FG restructures EFCC, ICPC - Lamorde redeployed to Bauchi as police area commander

Prominent Nigerians eulogise Adesanya - Say leaders lack integrity

Iyabo Obasanjo gets royal treatment in detention - Shuns senators, other visitors

FG’s axe dangles on banks - As FG, states, LGs get N404bn allocation

Oseni and her legion of ‘offences’

‘N/Assembly isn’t sincere with probe’

Ekiti: Legislating at gunpoint

Aftermath of Ijegun fire disaster: Residents recount how tragedy affected them

Illiterate teachers in Nigerian schools

3 killed in road accident

Monday, May 19, 2008

2 suspected robbers killed in Delta

Lagos explosion: Survivors thank govt - We won’t stop construction work at explosion site, says Fashola

EFCC boss: Presidency accuses Senate of double standards

Electoral Reform committee sitting witnesses low attendance in Ibadan

Yoruba leaders extol Adesanya’s virtues

NAFDAC destroys N527m products

ETI to raise N360bn from capital market

INEC insists on elections in Sokoto, Bayelsa

Senate denies taking money from ministries, others

Ibori’s wife arrested in London - She is innocent - Ibori

Bankers worried over excess money in circulation

Reps set to summon PPMC, Lagos govt over fire disaster

Rain damages property at college

Suit stalls Jimoh Ibrahim’s takeover of NICON

Mark’s opponent arraigned for forgery

Election petition: Oyinlola opens defence

Obey the word of God, HID charges Christians

Ekiti AC contests own victory in error – INEC

World Bank condemns Nigeria over power crisis

Gani faults Waziri’s appointment as EFCC boss

Yar’Adua promises to tackle food crisis

Man kills dad, mum, flees in Edo - After deportation from Europe

Iyabo Obasanjo detained - After appearing in court

Daniel, lawmakers hold crucial talks over impeached Speaker

As stakeholders plan peaceful poll in Bayelsa...

Anenih remains Edo PDP leader - Rep

In Ondo, it’s swell time for education

Capital market: Short-changing Investors

I didn’t offend Kogi gov - Ali

Suspected ritualists kill Osun female chief

Attempted murder: Fayose’s aide granted bail

Oyinlola opens defence today - Asks AC: ‘Where are the video tapes?’

How we’ll attain constant power supply - FG

Cecilia Ibru gives tips on secrets of franchise financing

FG committee on aviation reforms raises alarm on bird strikes

FAAN boosts power supply to Abuja, Port Harcourt airports

Kolade laments loss of values in Nigeria

Reps to look into Lagos pipeline fire disaster

WAEC arrests 23 over exam leakage

No going back on Ogun Speaker’s impeachment - Lawmaker

Adesanya’s burial programmes begin

Soyode promises positive impact on Apapa

Court decides Iyabo Obasanjo’s fate today

Goldman Sachs Internship: OAU students excel in London

N/Delta: Uduaghan emphasises partnership among investors, host communities

Afribank opens 29 new branches - Adds 40 ATMs

NARTO’s action ignites ports congestion

IBB expresses confidence in Reps’ power probe

NEMA not adequately funded - Rep

Pastor beats female church member to death - During deliverance

States drag FG to Supreme Court - Over deduction of allowances

Presidency, Senate head for showdown - Over new EFCC boss

FG denies plans to import rice with N80bn

We’ll give people-oriented constitution - Rep

Sacrifice, sacred cows and development

The fish pond crisis that claimed three lives


Saturday, May 17, 2008

AD: Akinfenwa vows to challenge court ruling

Gender equality, central to nation building - Saraki

IAP petitions N/A, EFCC over executive interference in Oyo judiciary

Anenih loyalists deny attack on Sadoh

Lodger threatens to drag sitting senator, hotel to court

Ijegun explosion: NNPC to compensate victims

Food crisis: Awo warned, but Nigerians abused him — Amobi Nzelu...says, I hate the system that produced Yar’Adua

Lagos fire: We lost everything - Victims cry out for help

15 people survived Lagos pipeline explosion - Govt

FCT to revoke C of O of unutilised farmlands — Minister

Electoral Reform Panel receives 40 memos in Lagos

Youths conference kicks off today in Abuja

Mark condoles Fashola, Lagosians

Lagos govt demolishes three storey building

Auto crash claims five

Bayelsa govt abandons Boro’s day for political rally

FG to amend land use decree

Street party law pitches Lagos elite against govt

London police in search of duped ex-first lady

Hundreds of candidates miss UME in Lagos - Exams held under tight security - FG to minimise exam fraud - Agada

Think-Tank makes headway on constitution review

Oke-Igbo, the ancient town of Fagunwa

Friday, May 16, 2008

Bankole, PDP, Lagos Assembly, Others Commiserate With Fire Victims

Ekiti Begins One- Child, One- Laptop Project

TMG Urges Nigerians To Show Interest In Electoral Reforms Process

Woman Cries Out Over Stolen Baby - Accuses Nurses Of Complicity

Mark Wants More Military Men In Politics

Koleoso Is AD Chairman - Court

Wife Of Elf’s Senior Employee Kidnapped In Port Harcourt

Igwes’ Murder: Come Out Of Your Hiding, Police Tell Mbadinuju

Oni Bombs Fayose - Says He’ll Live To Pay For His Crimes

AC Lawyer Docked Over Bomb Explosion In Osun

Electoral Reform: Tinubu, Falana Disagree On Party Structure

Nigerian woman who bought baby for N37,000 jailed in London

Oba, Others Commiserate With Alaafin Over Aide’s Death

New Olu Of Ilaro Emerges Soon - Regent

Cleric Flays Political Leaders’ Greed

Oyo Lawmaker Praises Executive/Legislative Rapport

Amaechi Calls For Team Work To Achieve Results

MTN Restores Hope For 6-year -Old Amputee

ECOWAS Council Of Ministers Holds Mid-Year Meeting In Abuja Today

Over One Million Sit For UME In 1,979 Centres Today

Corps Members Stranded In Kogi

Reps Defend Bankole’s Frequent Foreign Trips

Plateau Govt Probes Dariye...Over N160 Billion Generated From 1999 - 2007

Lagos Fire: Survivors Recount Experience

Impeachment: Ogun Lawmakers Go Into Hiding

Iodine Deficiency And Brain Damage

Jibowu Fire: Movie Actor, Other Victims Lament Losses

Court grants Uwazuruike, others bail

I’m not against probe of OBJ - Utomi

NNPC probe: OBJ faces fresh threat of summon

4 Nigerians drag Shell to court in Netherlands

AFC: Soludo in trouble over $462m

NASU gives FG 21-day ultimatum

Police intercept truck load of fake energy drink

Wilbros to pay $32m fine for bribing NNPC, PDP officials

NLC, TUC, others threaten to shut down banks

Senate passes National Health Bill without Iyabo Obasanjo

Angola takes over from Nigeria - As Africa’s largest oil producer

Aregbesola closes case, Oyinlola opens defence Monday

NUC grants Ondo varsity operational licence

UNAD woos traditional rulers, Ekiti people

Oil and gas reform’ll address expatriate quota - FG

Oando records N69.4bn turnover

Court dismisses petition against Farouk Lawan

Yoruba among world’s most spoken languages - Fafunwa

Court consolidates INEC, PDP applications over Wammako’s candidacy

Witness tells court how Omojola was killed

Bayelsa election: Court throws out suit to stop Sylva

EFCC set to declare Iyabo Obasanjo wanted

Ogun House Speaker, deputy impeached - It’s a huge joke - Speaker

39 burn to death in Lagos explosion - Lagos puts death toll at 14 - Many vehicles, houses razed - 16 die on Ondo-Akure express road

20,000 die annually of food poisoning - Akunyili

Day Yar’Adua anointed Sylva

Senate, FG and the rice imbroglio

Like Wamako, like Chime

New hope for black hypertensive, arthritis patients

Lawmakers and constituency projects

Monday, May 12, 2008

PDP blasts Oshiomhole over 15 per cent salary increase

Ex-minister defends waiver on power projects

Martins, Dumuje ask court to quash charges against them

UBA unveils new operating structure - To appoint 2 new Deputy Managing Directors

FG moves to reposition nation’s varsity systems

World Bank allocates $200m for post-basic education

Solar power plant in Niger neglected

Nigeria to save $1bn annually through Orient Petroleum - MD

Court fixes NICON handover for next Monday

Iyabo Obasanjo’s action may lead to anarchy - EFCC

3 women arrested with cocaine in private parts

EU to conduct survey in Anambra

NCC offers Nigcomstat telecoms licence at last

Ogundipe transfers 250 inmates to maximum security prison

Customs seizes N342m goods

Police declare 7 wanted over Alaafin’s aide’s murder

Fawehinmi thanks Nigerians

FG assures Swiss investors of support

Ondo chieftaincy crisis takes new turn

Don’t scrap NYSC, ex-DG urges FG

FG committed to Vision 2020 - Jonathan

Ibadan elite wish me dead - Adedibu

Lagos govt gives Yinka Craig N15m

Power Project Scandal: Reps' 75 questions OBJ didn't turn up to answer - My role in power project - Atiku

Nigeria, fastest growing telecoms market in Africa - ITU boss

Let’s have electoral reform and then... - Akinfenwa

Bayelsa fresh poll and increasing intrigues

When death claimed some of Nigeria’s brightest minds

The booming kidnapping business

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fire razes market in Kwara

Oceanic shareholders’ fund hit $2.3bn

Tanker drivers begin nationwide protest today

British Airways moves finally to new terminal June 5

Lagos CJ groans under judicial duties

Missing plane: Professionals call for automation of information equipment

American dies in vessel cabin - As kidnappers demand lawmaker’s resignation

Utomi blasts Reps on F0I bill - As AC advises FG on food crisis

UNIBEN Teaching Hospital delivers first set of test tube babies

JAMB boss wants body to tackle exams fraud

FG returns NICON, Nigeria-Re to Jimoh Ibrahim

Plateau govt warns workers

Army officers petition Ahmed over planned retirement

We won’t sack, Saraki assures teachers

Delta LG poll: PDP chairman escapes lynching - Opposition parties reject result

Don charges Remo indigenes on state creation

Emir calls for prayers against drought in Kebbi

Stop raising coup alarm, AD warns Ogbulafor

Gunmen abduct 3-yr-old in Rivers

Lagos spends N200m on cars for monarchs

How el-Rufai beat SSS ambush at airport

10 killed as cultists clash in Edo - 5 killed, 100 houses destroyed in Ebonyi clash

OBJ, Atiku may shun power probe panel

Senate plans separate courts for EFCC, ICPC

Of Borno PDP and power sector probe

Still on British Airways’ inhumanity to Nigerians

Again, Ogun NURTW at daggers’ drawn - How bloody clash in Abeokuta claimed 2 lives

Myto: Subsidising Electricity

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Masquerades, traditional worshippers invade church

Political leaders urged to stop masses’ oppression - At Daniel’s mum’s burial

State PDP chairman escapes lynching as violence mars council polls in Delta

Alleged ethnicity in PDP UK

3-yr-old Tonye George kidnapped in Rivers

36 governors oppose FG’s revenue sharing formula

Supreme Court has vindicated us - Oyinlola

Security alert: Adegbite cautions IG

Oyinlola, S/West PDP, others condemn Lagos AC over Bankole

I will expose all - Elumelu

FG traces instability in oil price to Niger Delta

‘Ibadan not subservient to any town’

‘NYSC scheme dear to FG’

Gov Idris returns from foreign trip

‘Fayose is envious of my integrity’

Bankole supports FG measures on food crisis

Constitution review committee divides senators

Power sector probe: Reps in disarray over Obasanjo - Yar’Adua must probe past leaders too

Obasanjo’s greatest mistake in power - El- Rufai

Sabotage of our facilities is at disaster level - Shell

Africa finance corporation and other probes

The truth about Osun bomb blast

Friday, May 09, 2008

Zambian First Lady Visits Nigeria

Akande Buried Amid Encomiums

Yoruba Leadership: Not Now - Durojaiye

Power Probe: Reps Summon AGF, Again

Transporters Send Sos To Lagos Gov Over Ban On Molue

FG Charges FRSC, WARSO On Road Safety

‘Cornelius Adebayo best As Adesanya’s successor’

PDP Chieftains Trade Accusation Of Death Threat

‘Why We Still Celebrate Awo’

Soludo Not Indicted By AFC Panel - FG

Minister Calls For Major Shake-Up In PHCN, NIPP

Monarch Pledges Loyalty To Alaafin

Agoro flays FG Over Planned N80bn Rice Importation

Oyinlola Elevates Olagunju, Others

Ex-Ekiti Commissioner, 2 Others Charged With Stealing

Fake Bank Staff Arrested In Zamfara

Mother Of Rivers Assembly Majority Leader Abducted

Tension In Bayelsa - As Vice President, Others Arrive For Pdp Rally

Al-Qaeda Plans To Bomb Nigeria

Police Obtains Bench Warrant For Mbadinuju’s Arrest

Our Collective Shame

Landlord Strips Female Tenant Naked - Threatens Others With Charms For Refusing To Quit Apartment

Thursday, May 08, 2008

NAICOM ‘ll soon hand over NICON

Confusion at Appeal Court - As 2 lawyers appear for Rep

Ogun earnmarks N2.5bn to construct new secretariat complex

FCTA introduces hotlines for city laws violation - Minister

Ahmadu Ali deserves no pity over demolished building - AC

Niger deputy gov returns N25m to govt coffers

Chinese to invest in power projects at airports

FG assures Swiss investors on proposed airline, automobile assembly plant

Power probe: Rep opposes invitation of Obasanjo

CBN probe: Panel indicts Soludo

Senate appoints 34 members to review 1999 Constitution

Awo’s 21st remembrance thanksgiving holds today

NLC wants panel of inquiry to probe OBJ, others

Amaechi hosts Pastor Adeboye, charges Christians

Olagunju advocates 5% budgetary allocation to non-formal education

AAAN boss describes organising award a challenge

Court rules on NICON/FG suit Monday

Yar’Adua presents N69.4bn FCT budget to Senate

Power probe: ‘Obasanjo yet to get Reps invitation’

Ali’s house: El-Rufai lied — Modibbo-Umar

Bayelsa PDP secretariat bombed - 48 hours to Sylva’s campaign launch - As 9 die in renewed Rivers cult war

Criminals may take over govt - el-Rufai

I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! Another Edo PDP chief dies in hotel room

Ekiti PDP suspends Fayose - I’m the landlord of PDP in Ekiti, says Fayose

Dynamics of Kogi’s ministerial slot

21 years after, Awo’s philosophy still beckons

Zimbabwe: Even in grave, Bob Marley wails


Obasanjo gives panacea for land dispute

Passengers cause pandemonim at Lagos airport

Senate to probe N19.5bn aviation fund

Reps summon Soludo again

Atiku set to face power probe panel

FG repatriates Liberian refugees

Adesanya’s burial programme out

Power probe: Culprits ’ll be punished - Elumelu

Ex-Oyo acting CJ demands retraction of libel by NJC

I will demolish Ali’s house again - el-Rufai

Again, Reps shun freedom of information bill

Police inspector, civilian killed in Kogi bank robbery - As police kill 3 robbers in Kwara

Wema Bank is safe, sound - Acting GMD

AC slams Akala over N640m allowance for legislators

Nigerian Breweries pays 100% profit as dividend

FG sets up probe panel on ‘missing’ plane

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

PDP govs angry over bid to monitor performance

Ogbulafor lays foundation stone of N7bn airport in Asaba

Police quiz Ekiti Speaker, deputy - Over crisis in Assembly

Nigerians can now import rice - As FG suspends duties, levies on rice

21 cars, 4 houses razed in Lagos - As trailer tumbles, explodes

How I gave bribe to Keyamo, others - Kenny Martins

PDP has tried for Nigeria - Fadairo

Bankole and Lagos Town Hall meeting

Lessons from UK LG elections

GLF: Creating new generation of God-fearing leaders


SIECs seek financial autonomy

Airlines groan over closure of Lagos airport runway

Iwendi: Police introduce compulsory medical check for officers

Idris vows to drag Audu to court over perjury

Ekiti Assembly adjourns indefinitely

Oyo NBA vows to ensure CJ’s removal

Okiro, others mourn Iwendi

Nigerian migrant shot dead in Egypt

Carter, former US president, to mediate in N/Delta crisis

PDP can’t make Nigeria one party state - Ciroma

NLC holds mass rally tomorrow

Train dismembers woman

FG berates election tribunals

Zenith Bank made N40bn in 9 months - As UACN posts 40% growth in profit

Oceanic Bank opens Ogbomoso branch

Police investigate disappearance of rifles

FG needs N950bn annually to produce food

Post-UME screening to continue — VC

Bayelsa clears air on alleged $40m scandal

Driver, passenger killed in tanker fire

Petroleum and gas varsity takes off

FG suspends 42 stockbrokers - Hands over 13 to EFCC

$16bn Power Contracts Scandal: Reps summon Obasanjo, Atiku

Senate bars FG from importing N80bn rice

Missing plane: Aviation chiefs quizzed

Towards violence-free LG poll in Bauchi

Nigeria needs a policy on food crisis - Gov Saraki

Celebrating UI at 60

Behold, Gov Daniel’s mum’s final resting place

Lagos, FRSC and driver’s licence

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Borno NLC on strike

Ogun House inaugurates constitution review committee

Flood takes over hospital in Anambra, patients trapped

Education critical ingredient of national development - Kingibe

2 banks have N622bn capital base - Soludo

Monday, May 05, 2008

Zenith hosts youth empowerment forum at CTO

Nigerian Breweries records N112 bn turnover

NDIC begins payment of Trade Bank depositors

Yar’Adua charges West African security chiefs

Adedibu returns from hospital

N/Delta leaders are the region’s problem - Kingibe

NMA expresses dissatisfaction over implementation of NHIS

Gowon, others float telecom company

Housewife dies in Lagos hotel room - After sex with lover

‘20 million Nigerians suffer from asthma’

Northern, Southern senators divided over Constitution Review

Lawmakers on rampage in Ekiti - Speaker’s car attacked

Rumours of Gani's death spread - I am alive - Gani

Police arrest Kenny Martins, Dumuje

How ANPP swept Borno LG poll

As judgment day draws nearer in Ondo ...

Osun’s efforts towards becoming Nigeria’s leading industrialised state by 2020

Outbreak of CSM in the North

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Egyptian police shoot Nigerian woman

FG owes NDDC N326bn

Fire razes Kogi Government House

60 abandoned babies found in Lagos in 1 year

NUC raises alarm over ‘black market’ universities

FG to split Transport Ministry

3 die in Nsukka, as cultists clash

Lobby Reps for better allocation - Bankole tells Lagos govt

NBA writes Oyo governor, CP, others

Reps to stop probes - Bankole

N50bn Police Fund Okiro forced me to pay N10m bribe - Kenny Martins

Ondo tribunal nullifies PDP lawmaker’s election, dismisses LP’s petition

FG urged to develop agriculture to check food crisis

BPE pays N115bn workers’ salary arrears

Oni’s aides, others die in auto crash

Lam, Akinfenwa flay IG’s decision to re-open Ige’s murder case

Edo PDP crisis: We’re ready for reconciliation - Osunbor’s loyalists

Amaechi signs 2008 budget, 4 bills

Ogun gov disburses N28m loan to 400 persons

Moves to remove NCAA DG thicken

Awo’s 21st remembrance thanksgiving holds Friday

Ahmadu Ali opts for ministerial job - May replace Gabriel Adukwu - Begins lobbying Senators

Iyabo Obasanjo's disappearance cripples Senate committee on health

Anxiety over Yar'Adua's health

How ‘missing’ plane crew members planned their escape

Can South East governors save Ohanaeze Ndigbo?

Challenges before new Northern Governors’ Forum

Another loud fart from Lagos

With love, brotherliness, 265 Muslims ride bicycles to convention - Travelled from Burkina Faso to Ghana


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Era of political bickerings over — Fashola

Akingbola takes over as CIBN president

NDDC commissions 44 projects in Ondo State

Awo’s 21st remembrance thanksgiving holds Friday

Makinde pays last respect to Adesanya, Akande - Calls for purposeful governance

Why imported vegetable oil was banned — FG

Fayose kicks over Ekiti SIEC

Edidem Ekpo crowned as new Obong of Calabar

Chike Obi, renowned mathematician, buried

Senate may create six new States

Reps not investigating state allocations - Speaker

Ogun State loses first Attorney General

NAFDAC to prosecute fake Guiness Stout producer

Wife of oil magnate released, sick - As pirates abduct expatriate, engineer

Senate Leader in Ibadan land mess

No record of crude oil sale for over 40 years - Bankole

Militant blows up SPDC oil wells in Bayelsa

Yes! Osunbor bought cars

How expectant mother was almost burnt to death by kerosene explosion in Ogun

Friday, May 02, 2008

Militants’ Attack: FG Moves Troops To Bonny

Constitution Review: Reps Ask States To Nominate Members - Bankole Parleys NNPC Probe Panel on Modalities

Scholars Charge Yorubas On Their Language

Mantu Condoles With Adesanya, Akande’s Families

Reps To Probe Fund Allocations To Lagos, Others

Zamfara Speaker Loses Five Aides In Car Crash

Bankole In Lagos: Dialogues With Host Lawmakers

Ex-Commissioner Escapes Assassination Attempt

Unilorin 49: FG Pledges To Abide By Supreme Court Verdict - Urges ASUU To Shelve Strike

PDP ’ll Resist Return Of Military - Ogbulafor

Ondo To Own Italian Hospital

AC Members in UK Hold Congress To Elect New Officers

Akala To Inaugurate Projects

I Was Not Arrested - Ogun NURTW Boss

Cultists Kill Two, Wound Many In Ogoni

One Killed Over Obong Of Calabar Stool

OBJ’s Govt Never Disobeyed Court Orders - Bayo Ojo

Divorce suit: Moji Obasanjo loses bid to stop press coverage

Tribunal Nullifies House Leader, Akogun’s Election

Delayed Budget Blues: Matters Arising

After Adesanya, What Next For Afenifere?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Virgin Nigeria scales international safety audit hurdle

Consitution review: National Assembly will collaborate with FG panel - Mark

Go and face panels, cleric tells OBJ

Power: Celtel spends N1.1tr on diesel annually

‘Ekiti commissioner gave N800m contract to friend’ - It’s a lie - Commissioner

Pastor in police net for having sex with boys

Zenith to raise N8bn from capital market

2 die as bus plunges into river

CBN to prosecute naira hawkers

Lagos inaugurates N1bn pension for workers

Okiro moves 24 CPs, 14 DCPs - Oyo yet to get CP

Saraki charges workers on development

Oyo gov presents 100 cars to workers

National Think-Tank mourns Adesanya

Ekiti AC sues lawmakers, others over SIEC

Omoyeni sues Lagos-based newspaper

Police dock parents, 4 others - For selling twins for N.1m

Edo approves implementation of 15 per cent pay rise for workers

Don’t rely on my report, Agagu’s witness tells tribunal

Daniel sues Court of Appeal president over petition

Appoint judges from SANs - Afe

Obasanjo, Nigeria’s best president ever - Maduka

National Assembly to spend N1bn to review constitution

Workers head for showdown with FG - Reject planned hike in electricity tariff - Lament over food prices

Oshiomhole steals show at May Day rally

Adamawa: Maimangoro and his battle with AC

Validation of Gbenga Daniel’s victory

Day Akala boosted healthcare delivery in Oyo

The Obong of Calabar controversy

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Uwais committee to commence public hearing soon

Abia, Imo people reject PDP reconciliation

Bayo Ojo, Tinubu, others mourn Akande’s death

Audu files petition over Kogi gov election

Afribank gets new chairman?

FG initiates new postal policy

Why CBN paid $462m to AFC - Soludo

18 died, 326 injured on Lagos roads in 4 months

Nyako sworn in, charges Adamawa people

$750m needed to combat food crisis globally - World Bank

Yar’Adua, Gowon, Abdulsalami, others honour Awoniyi

Edo tribunal orders fresh election in Etsako federal constituency

EFCC re-arraigns Kalu

FG votes N177bn for electricity subsidy

Reps recover N17bn NDDC fund from oil firms

Freedom of Expression Bill: Oyo information commissioner condemns Reps’ decision

Election petition: Akogun knows fate tomorrow As tribunal delivers judgment

Power Probe: Reps discover fake N8.2bn project in Borno

We won’t attend Oyo Obas’ meeting - Ibadan chiefs

FCT probe: Senate uncovers N11.5bn contract without design

Utomi asks FG to respond to Zimbabwe crisis

Court orders arrest of Kenny Martins - Over N50bn police fund

El-Rufai: Anyim, ex-senators bought Abuja land from conmen - Says Modibbo lied on FCT houses

Food Crisis: Workers demand for urgent salary increase - Housewife kills husband over food allowance

3 killed as Coca Cola plant explodes in Edo

Atiku: A journey into political wilderness?

Constitution review: Will Nigeria get it right now?

Crucifying el-Rufai

Opening up Nigeria’s agriculture to meet domestic, world market demand

Killing nigerians in south africa