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Tribune News Archive for June 2008Rss

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rivers govt denies plans to relocate state university to gov’s village

Police assure Ilorin residents of adequate security

Court summons candidates over Kogi poll

Anxiety over Yar’Adua’s health

Financial crisis hits AD, sacked from national headquarters

Shell’s oil/ gas project gulps $500m

Virgin Nigeria marks third anniversary, promises better services

Money spent to promote condom, a waste - Alaba Job

We did not invite SIEC for screening - Ekiti Speaker

Robbers link Adamawa lawmakers to purchase of stolen GSM equipment

...As Gambari replies Tam David West

2011: Oyinlola warns ambitious aides

Oyo PDP: Oyelese sues for peace

Fashola celebrates with motherless babies

Monarchs seek Yar’Adua’s intervention in N/Assembly forgery scandal

Ehinlawo praises judiciary, promises better representation

Bayelsa perm sec, militant leader assassinated

Aviation: Why former minister is being probed

Armed men attack Oyo ANPP lawmaker - injure mother, steal N2million

Anenih pleads on Niger Delta Summit, backs Gambari

Think-Tank’s panacea for peace in the Niger Delta

National Stadium - What FIFA saw

Friday, June 27, 2008

Oyo Nurtw To Build Hospital, Driving School

ANPP Wants Imoke, Agagu, Goje Out From Power Reform Committee

Doctors May Resume Strike

Okada Accidents Killed 60,000 In 19 Years – FRSC

Bonga Oil Field: Station Shut By Angry Security Guards – Security Report

Lagos, Delta States Get New CPs

AC Loses Two More Petitions In Osun

How Ogbulafor Outsmarted OBJ At BOT Meeting

Ekiti: Removal Plot Against Speaker Thickens - Gov, PDP Leave Bamisile To His Fate

They Are After My Life, says Ajimobi - It’s An Irresponsible Allegation - Akala

Gunmen Attack Former Delta Speaker, Kill In-law

Tribunal Sacks Edo Speaker

Senate Probe: Adebayo Can't Recollect Stewardship As Works Minister

Aviation Scam: How Foreign Firm Duped Nigeria N6.4 Billion - Efcc…Court Remands Coy Boss

Police Quiz Aregbesola Over Osun Bomb Blast

Fashola And The Limb Corrective Surgery

The Untold Story About Militants’ Clash In Bayelsa

Nigeria Issues e-passport in London

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tribute to men of conscience

Why I demolished structures on Lagos/Ibadan expressway - OGD

revisiting the apo six murder

FG fights poverty with new economic policy

We made mistakes, AC counsel tells Osun tribunal

Edo tribunal upholds Braimah’s election

Tribunal nullifies PDP Rep’s election, dismisses LP’s petition

Constitution amendment: Enahoro, others drag FG, N/A to court

Army accuses militants of using propaganda

Oyo police arrrest robbery kingpin

New Rep’s whereabouts unknown

Minister suspends Abuja LG boss over murder

Rivers Speaker accused of abducting ex-gov’s mum

Fashola endorses FG’s poverty alleviation programme

Teachers strike inevitable - NUT

Gunmen attack Uduaghan’s convoy, kill policeman

Mark, Aondoakaa advocate 15-yr jail term for drug convictss

Nigeria lost $72 bn to gas flaring in 36 yrs - NGA

W/Bank to partner Kwara on agric projects

Oceanic Bank partners Ogun on N5bn housing scheme

Shareholders endorse Sterling Bank’s N75bn offer

SEC suspends market recapitalisation indefinitely

Transcorp, Hilton Hotels seal $600m deal

Indonesia executes 2 Nigerians - To mark world’s anti-drug day - Switzerland arrests Nigerians, others

PDP recommends 7-yr single term for president - 6 yrs for govs, 3 for LG bosses - NLC advocates independent candidature

Nigeria buys 50,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand

Aviation Sector Probe Shocker: Minister withdrew N31bn in 6 days - Why I withdrew the money, says Minister - Probe report indicts ex-minister Borishade

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lagos LG poll and its many controversies

Why Yar’Adua is slow - Minister

Oyebode as a spin-doctor

Why I demolished structures on Lagos/Ibadan expressway - OGD

International day against drug abuse

Election petition: Mark knows fate July 11

NLC warns against impeaching Bankole

Police can’t check crime in Nigeria - AIG

Yar’Adua orders minister to return Reps’ diplomatic passports

Kogi approves 15% pay rise for teachers

Senate probes N69.2bn Escravos gas project

Public hearing grounds aviation sector

FG to build N60bn boulevard in Abuja

OBJ spent $13.5bn not $16bn on power projects - Bankole

Kaduna Refinery resumes operations

Nobody removed N250m from Adedibu’s house - Wife

More pregnant women die in North than South - Minister

How to solve Niger Delta crisis - National Think-Tank

Ekiti pensioners commend Oni - Over payment of N1.8bn arrears

INEC ready for review of constituencies delimitation - Iwu

Oyo police arrest, detain 10 policemen

Firm plans N20bn mill in Ogun

Sterling Bank to pay dividend this year - MD

N17.4bn debt is crippling us - IPMAN

Intercontinental Bank holds AGM Monday

Salt iodisation: NAFDAC raids markets

Soldiers, militants in shoot-out - We killed some soldiers -Militants -There was no casualty -Army

Anenih denies getting N300bn to repair roads - ‘I got N125bn’

Impeachment: PDP, N/Assembly move to save Nyako

N19.5bn Aviation Fund Probe: Drama as EFCC arrests foreign contractor inside Senate - Contractor vows to reveal all -Many prominent Nigerians will be arrested - EFCC

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

‘Castigating Adedibu isn’t fair’

Reps and Bankole’s first ‘fire baptism‘

Complacency killing the South (2)

Adedibu was born to be generous - Friends

Nigerians in foreign prisons

Mantu’s days in Senate are over - Plateau AC

285m packets of condoms distributed in 2007 - Osotimehin

Germany pledges support for EFCC

Shell resumes operations after militants’ attack

Bankole warns trouble makers in the House

Driving schools to come under FRSC control

NSE to sell N34.7bn NNPC holdings in AP

PDP asks court to stop elections in Lagos LCDAs

Cement price will crash by 2010 - Dangote

Death toll in Bayelsa clash now 16 - Militant leader on danger list

Teachers to commence strike next week if ...

Woman, 23, commits suicide over boyfriend

Akala opens new ETB branches in Ibadan

FG wades into Chevron workers’ strike

Igbokwe condemns arrest warrant by A/Ibom House

Edo Commissioner Resigns

Mimiko is seeking Agagu’s face - Ondo govt - It’s a wishful thinking - Mimiko

Nigerian faces life imprisonment in Britain - Over murder

70% of drug sold in Nigeria are fake - Experts

Ogun to pay salaries of civil servants through e-payment

Kwara rehabilitated 388.7km roads in 5 yrs - Commissioner

N19.5b Aviation Fund Probe: Senators allege death threats

FG accepts militants’ ceasefire - Offers 90-day truce

‘Nigeria needs $85bn, N301bn for electricity, gas infrastructure’

REVEALED: N86.3bn spent on railway project - During Obasanjo’s administration

Monday, June 23, 2008

ANPP and burden of reconciliation

Of Rivers Assembly and unending crisis

Civil defence, not an assemblage of retirees - Oyo NSCDC boss

Managing the excess crude fund

Fear grips political office holders in Oyo - As Akala reshuffle cabinet

Judge faults ceding of oil well between Delta, Ondo

Yar’Adua is slow - ACF Chairman

Afenifere accuses Yar’Adua of insensitivity

JFT to fish out militants - Over attacks on Chevron’s flow station

EFCC freezes PEF accounts - Court remands Kenny Martins, others

UCH to arrest blood-for-money donors

Blackmail won’t stop probes - Mark

House leadership clears Bankole of wrongdoing

Micro-finance firms, cooperative societies to recapitalise

UBTH worker, wife shot dead in Edo - LG chief killed in Abia

I’ve not been under bondage - Akala

US reiterates support to Nigeria

FAAN clamps down on okada riders

Kwara govt offers 5,000 bags of rice for sale

NSE lists Tantalizer’s N10.32bn shares

Multi-Links gets 1m subscribers in 12 months

Phase 3 Telecom to spend $200m on Nigeria’s optic fibre project

Glo pays N6bn for licence in Ghana

Oro cultists attack 70-yr-old inside church

INEC officials contradict selves over Ekiti polls

Senate turns back minister - Begins probe of Anenih, Ogunlewe, others

Militants declare ceasefire?

6 Lagos bridges in critical condition - Commissioner

FG, teachers in crucial talks - Over planned nationwide teachers strike

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Teachers and national development

Absolving Abacha of looting: Arewa’s open rebellion against OBJ

THE TEACHER'S WARNING STRIKE

UBA introduces Tourism Paycard

NNPC, Mobil, banks sign $220m deal on Escravos

Senators frown at NPA fire incident

Nigeria set to develop 7 solid minerals

S/East senators divided over marginalisation

LP: Agagu plans rally to sway tribunal - It’s a lie - Govt

‘Lagos spent N7bn to rapair federal roads’

NNPC official dies having sex in hotel

Senior Customs officer commits suicide

AC calls for probe of fresh N/Delta crisis

Drug trafficker abandons cocaine at Lagos airport

OBJ abandons church for semester exams

ETF introduces new technology for science education

ECOWAS gets boost as military exercise ends in Bamako

Nigeria needs new crop of leaders - Ayoola

22-yr-old lady killed, buried by unknown persons

Akala no more in bondage - Ladoja

Ogun set to launch digital C of O

Senate holds public hearing on N19.5bn aviation fund tomorrow

Tribunal dismisses Audu’s application

‘Airlines can generate N380bn annually’

Again, army loses men in auto crash

Bankole plots against impeachment, woos Reps

Audu Ogbeh, others set to return to PDP

CBN: Economy in trouble - Experts lament continued slide

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Oyo sends Chief Judge on compulsory leave - Appoints acting CJ

Oru refugee camp to be closed

Ekiti Assembly consulted before adjournment

S/East alleges fraud in allocation to federal boards, parastatals

Bonga oil field bombing: Service chiefs relocate to N/Delta

Rehabilitation of distressed bridges in Lagos to begin soon

I’m not eyeing Mark’s seat - Sodangi

Jitters in Senate over Mantu’s re-election bid - He should not contest -Ekweremadu

Nigeria’s oil export will reduce to zero, except ... MEND

Cultists kill 3, injure one in P-Harcourt

Oliver De Coque is dead

President did not declare war on Niger Delta - Army

I’m not pro-North - Yar’ Adua

Why OBJ boys, integrity group moved against Bankole

Niger Delta: Residents flee villages

Re-Ondo Tribunal: Dance before the dance

As Ogere gives way to traffic flow

Friday, June 20, 2008

Man Divorced Four Wives For Having An Affair With His Electrician

I Have No Problem With Alake, Says Alaba Lawson

Oyo Power Re-alignment: Adedibu’s Men Want Control Of PDP

Nigeria, France Sign Agreement On Development Of French Language

Why Gani Returned To London

INEC Begins Delineation Of Constituencies

Court Hears Fresh Case Against Gov Obi

Again, Tribunal Sacks PDP Lawmaker In Ondo

Police Boss Vows To Tackle Crime In Onitsha

10 Year-old Boy Killed, Houses Burnt In Communities’ Renewed Hostilities

Senate Probes Anenih, Maduekwe, Chikwe, Others - Anenih To Appear June 30

Ogun Gov Seat: Race For 2011 Begins - Ijebu, Remo, Yewa, Egba Set For War

PEF Largesse: Ex-IGP, Traditional Rulers, Politicians Fingered - …We donated vehicles to EFCC-PEF - …Why we won’t return the vehicles - EFCC

Reps In Grand Conspiracy Against Bankole: Plan To Unseat Him Hatched In London - How Leadership Doused Flame Of Conspiracy

Attack On Shell Facility, National Sabotage - FG

AC And Constituency Projects In Osun

Agara Residents Cry Out After River Kills Four

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Farida, best for EFCC operations - Waku

Senate, Appeal Court and Mark’s opposition

Confronting the Osu problem

Dokan Kasuwa: Village where life revolves around burukutu

The exit of Chief Lamidi Adedibu

Etisalat invests N118bn in Nigeria

Glo sold 600,000 SIMs in Benin in 10 days

Fire guts NPA office in Lagos

FG to employ 10,000 midwives

Ondo tribunal nullifies PDP lawmakers’ elections

FG approves N628bn for power sector

EFCC gets new spokesman

EFCC gives Martins, others 7-day ultimatum - To return police vehicles, money

N/Assembly, Presidency on collision course over 2008 budget

Adedibu: Robbers will take over Ibadan, if... - Clerics

Omehia, ex-Rivers gov weeps at Truth Commission - Over kidnap of his mum

God annulled June 12 election to save Nigeria – Obaje

Drama, as Iyabo Obasanjo withdraws bill on excess crude account

LP leaders have gone underground - Ondo govt; We’re still intact – LP

Minister charges N/Delta elders, youths over summit

Asset declaration: Conduct bureau probes ministers, others

Court rejects Turaki’s request to travel abroad

Airline operators lament rising cost of aviation fuel

NDLEA nabs 2 over illegal possession of cocaine

FCMB partners US firm to create $100m Africa and Middle East Fund

Total’s turnover above N137bn

Nigeria generated N54.8tr in 6 years - AGF

Robbers steal N340m from bullion van - Arrested by police

Militants destroy SPDC facilities in Bayelsa - Reject amnesty from FG

Yar’Adua under fire: Over lopsidedness in appointments - Federal Character Commission begins probe

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FG’s policy on agriculture is wrong - Gov Saraki

Unsettled dust over NASS clerk’s forgery scandal

Nigeria’s politics of discontinuity

How boy’s corpse was found in neighbour’s refrigerator

Mengistu and African dictators

NIPEN rebrands Bic pen

Shareholders laud UBA management

Osamuyi’s family cries out for help

Police, Civil Defence clash in Maiduguri

Ilaje people ask Ondo govt to refund N4.2bn - Deducted from OSOPADEC fund

Ondo College students on rampage - Over killing of colleagues

NDLEA discovers 10 acres of Indian hemp farm in Osun

Police recover N20m stolen pharmaceutical products

Court grants Mark’s request to amend appeal

AIICO denies holding N21.5bn military fund

Lar, Ogbeh, Ali others failed PDP - Nwobodo

OAU celebrates Things Fall Apart at 50

Yar’Adua laments desertification in Nigeria

Man, 30, rapes 6-yr-old girl - 2 die as truck plunges into river

Police arrest 3 over diversion of N15m milk - 15 suspected criminals arrested in Ogun

N1bn suit: Court asked to substitute Adedibu’s name

FCT to demolish more houses

Edo PDP crisis: Anenih accepts NWC’s verdict

Atiku wants opposition parties to unite

Fashola pays N1bn severance allowance to 678 ex-LG chiefs, others

You’re not customer-oriented, telecom operators told

Many political leaders in Rivers are cultists - Ex-minister tells Truth Commission

Opposition parties plot against AC in Lagos - Over LG polls

Public, private school teachers ‘ll take part in strike - NUT

Senate moves to protect N1.9 trillion at stock market

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

An unlettered politician and his philosophy

PDP has no opposition - Sen. Ogunwale

No one sleeps here...

That HANDEF may survive Olufunke Agagu in Ondo

PROBES AND THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Only CAN members can perform pilgrimage - FG

FG set to link TCIP, Apapa by rail

Tribunal resumes hearing of Oni’s defence

Appeal Court hears Mark’s case June 25

Police rescue Bayelsa SSG’s wife from kidnappers

Lagos shuts 50 hospitals, clinics

Yar’Adua sends new revenue formula to Senate

I did not sponsor violence, cultism in Rivers – Odili

Senate committee disowns FCT probe report

Court rejects Ibori’s request to travel abroad

Obasanjo passes 2 semester exams, prepares for 3rd

‘1,000 drivers undergo mental test in Lagos’

Nigeria, major beneficiary in $5.6m grant

New management systems for Lagos airport

‘Eso panel can’t restore peace to Rivers’

Stray bullet kills student in Niger

NUC begins accreditation of MBA in 6 varsities

Suspended NECO exams recommences June 23 - NECO

Ondo tribunal nullifies lawmaker’s election

Osun police arrest 15 over food poisoning

Ondo appeals Federal High Court’s verdict - Over oil wells ceded to Delta

FG to employ 15,000 graduates

FG expresses concern over situation at stock market - As market value drops by N297bn in one day

Constitution amendment may now take off September

Teachers set for total strike - Give FG 7-day ultimatum

Monday, June 16, 2008

Intrigues as Senate probes former works ministers

‘OBJ introduced "Ghana-must-go" politics to N/Assembly’

Need for passage of the FOI Bill

Day police "smoked out" Bororo Fulani robbery kingpin

Ministry of energy and transformers

Dignitaries laud Glo launch in Benin Republic

World Bank team visits FAAN over $46.65m grant

Lagos govt seeks N4.8 trillion to fix infrastructure

Oyo govt demolishes church in Ibadan

3 pregnant women, others die after beans meal

15 nursing students manhandled in Ogun

Students burn 120 laptops, bus, principal’s office

‘Nigerian prisons have 40,125 inmates’

Reps probe NNPC, Customs, FIRS, others over revenue generation

Appeal Court upholds Akume’s election

FG, states fault NNPC over delayed remittance of oil proceeds - FG states, LGs share N436.51bn

PDP sets up panel to reconcile members in Lagos, Oyo, Ekiti

Obasanjo, Ogbemudia, Osunbor battle Anenih over Edo PDP

NPC begins 2008 national survey

NBA accuses executive of intimidating judiciary - Blasts FG over military invasion of CJ’s residence

Oil price touches $140

Britain reviews immigration policy

Teachers return to schools in Lagos

UNICEF, Zenith Bank sign MoU

Oceanic Bank partners FG, states on infrastructure development

UBA to increase mortgage funding in Africa

Court declares ex-gov wanted - Over murder

Presidency split over cabinet reshuffle

Yar’Adua names Ama Pepple new Head of Service

Stock market will crash in the next 15 months - Analysts - Investors lost N1.5 trillion at stock market in 2 months

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Governor Aliyu: Triumph over adversities

How Adedibu became garrison commander

Senators, Shonga and food security

‘Why I collect land rent from hemp smokers at Molete’

INVESTING IN EDUCATION: THE IBRAHIM IDRIS EXAMPLE

Candidate signed own election ballot papers, tribunal told

Court orders WAEC to reinstate sacked workers

Nwosu, your story is stale - AC

‘Akala is PDP’s leader in Oyo’

Current Alake is not from royal family - Witness

FG set to prosecute Ajaokuta, Itakpe offenders

Senate committee wants land allocated by el-Rufai revoked

Okiro vows to reposition police schools

ICPC begins trial of ex-NDLEA boss June 23

Lagos police recover 47 rifles, others from robbers

Aviation agencies begin relocation to Abuja today

Egungun festival begins in Ibadan

FG to float scholarship trust fund for orphans

Lagos govt charges citizens on infrastructure

Ijaw youths withdraw from N/Delta peace talks

Saraki approves N23m bursary award for Law students

24-yr-old lady is UI best medical student

OOU produces 93 new doctors

US supplies equipment to NDLEA

Osun AC appeals Yar’Adua on arrests of members

Glo gets licence to operate in Ghana

Power probe runs into hitch - Panel members in disarray

Yar’Adua gives Ogbulafor ultimatum - To resolve PDP crises in states

Controversy as N/Assembly retires directors

Nigerians lament as prices of food, cement continue to rise

Saturday, June 14, 2008

No opposition in Oyo H/A - ANPP

2011: Egba/Yewa in intense battle for Ogun governorship

Breasts-exposing corpers barred from Ekiti gov’s office

Father arraigned for raping 12-year old daughter

‘Don’t drag INEC into June 12’

UNICEF rates Ogun high

FG assures on sound health

Production of fake drugs drops – NAFDAC

‘Probe reports will kill some Nigerians’

‘His death has robbed Nigeria of a great politician’

Ex-Oyo gov woos Adedibu’s loyalists - As clerics, associates curse betratyers Arisekola is Adedibu’s Will, says Arapaja

Late CP Iwendi buried in Ogwashi-uku

Niger Delta summit: Ijaw, Isoko, Itsekiri reject Ibrahim Gambari

‘National Assembly wants to kill Vision 2020’

PDP set to explode: Over composition of board appointments - Aggrieved zones to confront Ogbulafor, Yar’Adua - We are marginalised under Yar’Adua, says Middle Belt Xtians

Omoyeni, Wema Bank MD, cleared by police...Over NDIC allegation of fraud

Of Osun AC legislators and their diaspora (Lagos) leaders

Empowerment in Rivers: The new approach

Friday, June 13, 2008

Poly Ignores House On Registrars’ Sack

Eso Commission Relocates To Abuja

Ex-Aso Villa Chaplain Weeps Over Church Demolition

Oyinlola Seeks WorLd Bank’s Support

Jakande Refutes Rumour On Death

Nigerian Caught Stealing Camera In China

Ondo Gov Election Tribunal: Agagu, Mimiko Close Case

June 12: Shut Up! Mark Tells Nwosu - Says: ‘You Should Have Resigned’

N300m Scam: Court Determines Iyabo’s Involvement July 30

Fresh Trouble For Oyo cj - NJC Rejects Judges’ Appraisal Forms

Adedibu: New Political Alignment Begins In Oyo - The Family’ll Remain United, says Abass, First Son - Final Burial Ceremony July 26

Teachers Suspend Strike - As NEC holds crucial meeting on Monday

National emergency in power sector: FG sets aside $5bn

How he became Atiku’s friend

Niger Elections Tribunal Verdict: The Inside Story

Thursday, June 12, 2008

‘No feud between Jang, Mantu’

‘South-East not equitably represented in N/Assembly’

Some questions for the House of Reps

Akure: A city on the rise

FCT AND THE BAN ON TOBACCO SMOKING

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Divergent views in Akure

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Mixed reactions in Ogun

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Adedibu not responsible for my impeachment - Ladoja

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: He was a practical politician - IBB

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: May Oyo find peace after Adedibu - Soyinka

Court okays Kalu’s foreign trip

CBN out with policy on foreign banks

Beneficiaries of June 12 are anti-Nigerians - Fayemi

Enahoro shuns June 12 celebration

Group celebrates June 12

Dokubo-Asari exonerates Sekibo, fingers Obasanjo, Odili in political killings

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Alaafin mourns

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: His death, a lesson - CD

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Oyo AC expresses regret

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Mark, Ekweremadu commiserate with Oyo people, govt

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Osunbor condoles with Akala, Oyo people

MKO won June 12 presidential election – Nwosu

How Adedibu caused stirs inside plane, court room

FG approves new salary scale for federal teachers

Adedibu buried amid tight security - Shops, markets closed, roads deserted - His grave site changed

June 12: An election that refused to die

My regrets over June 12 1993 election - Jakande

On the proposed fuel price hike

Three years afterSlain Igbo mechanics still awaiting justice-FG’s insensitivity, sad -Apo Six lawyer

OBAMA AND THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: He was a titan in politics - Obasanjo

OSOPADEC workers demand improved welfare - Give 21-day ultimatum

Imoke praises Akunyili

FG seeks ILO’s help on workers with HIV/AIDS

FG restructures Customs, retires 8

Minister named in FCT Housing scandal

Appeal Court nullifies Rep’s election

FG condemns banks, companies over false financial reports

FG targets N800 per bag for cement

June 12 Annulment: Nwosu vows to expose culprits today

Teachers’ strike action, total

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: He was a grassroots politician - Babatope

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Olunloyo mourns him

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: It’s end of an era - Lam

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: An era has ended - Atiku

Reactions on Adedibu’s death: Senate mourns his death

...His greatest wish

Adedibu’s life and times

Oyo politics after Adedibu

How Adedibu died - Burial holds today, PDP declares 7 days of mourning - Akala cuts short trip to France

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Immigration intercepts ‘reverend’ over human trafficking

PRONACO decentralises June 12 celebrations

Ondo sacks VP, 5 teachers, over exam malpractices

China has interest in Anambra - Envoy

NNPC mega station sells kerosene at N70 per litre

ILO wants imbalance in wages, others addressed

MacArthur, Carnegie to spend N5.2 billion on 4 varsities

‘Why PDP needs more women participation ‘

Jang and the impeachment threat

Corpers and personal security

CEMERDEV: Reducing HIV/AIDS contraction through education

PREVENTING ANOTHER WAR IN SUDAN

Mimiko wants to come back to PDP - Ondo govt, It’s a lie - Mimiko

Reps summon Kingibe over pension matters

Lagos LG polls hold Oct 11

Ondo tribunal nullifies PDP lawmaker’s election

Oni, Fayemi’s lawyers clash over cross examination

Enugu land tussle: 15 die as community clash

Constitution Review: Mark sets conditions for state creation

Reps conclude investigation on alleged 419 lawmakers

US throws weight behind Waziri

World Bank gives Nigeria N40bn to repair Lagos-Ibadan expressway

23,584 Nigerians languish in foreign prisons - Minister

CD demands for Waziri, Aondoakaa’s resignation

Rev King moves to reverse death sentence - Gets court’s nod to present scientific evidence

Oyo police parade 110 suspected criminals

Violence in Bakassi - Camerounian policemen killed - Nigerian residents flee

FG, teachers in final showdown: No work, no pay - FG, Strike begins today - NUT

Many feared dead as militants attack another vessel

Another 2-storey building collapses in Lagos, Carpenter electrocuted, 1 killed in tanker explosion

Monday, June 09, 2008

Anambra govt plans to tackle ecological problems

Plateau govt approves N3.8bn supplementary budget

FIRS collects N12.5bn revenue from banks

NICON has not appointed MD - Jimoh Ibrahim

Intercontinental Bank’s asset base now N1.7tr

N/Assembly deletes clerk’s name from website

Assassins kill Lagos socialite

Oyo, Kaduna get new police commissioners

Lagos arraigns Al-Mustapha, others over Kudirat’s murder

Appeal Court refuses to release Ibori’s travel documents

June 12 is dead – Abdulsalami

‘FAAN spends N1.5bn on diesel yearly’

FG to partner natural herbal practitioners

NIS set to dispatch e-passports to foreign missions

91 hoodlums arrested in Molete will be prosecuted - Oyo police

AC rejects IBB, others’ comments on Abacha

I don’t celebrate June 12 - Titi Abiola

Yar’Adua visits France Thursday

Court removes CBN from suit

Oyo AC accuses PDP over bye-elections - They’re losers, says PDP

Tribunal: Oni opens defence

Niger gov wins at tribunal

Militants kill naval man, injure 7 others - No personnel was killed, says Navy

Gani drags Yar’Adua to court over EFCC chairman

Understanding Yar’Adua’s leadership style

A peep into Senate’s father of all probes

Niger Delta: Desecration of the struggle

Another NNPC pipeline explosion looms in Ibadan - As artisans, traders erect structures on NNPC pipeline for commercial activities

Okosuns: Good night to the liberator

FG moves to avert teachers’ strike - Plans crucial meeting with NUT today

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Action Party removes Dominic as chairmanI’m still in charge - Dominic

ANPP to embark on nationwide assessment tour

Senate cautions TUC, NLC over N30,000 minimum wage demand

Why N/Delta summit ‘ll be held in Abuja - Orubebe

Security beefed up around Shell structures in Delta

Glo signifies new dawn for Benin Republic - President Yayi

UBA acquires Liberty Bank

Appeal Court hears Ibori’s application today

Police conclude investigation on Igwes’ murder

Forgery scandal: Why Mark, Bankole are silent

IBB, Buhari, Abdulsalami at Abacha’s memorial - Abdulsalami berates probe of past govts

Lagos introduces tax identification numbers

FG urged to terminate airport hotel project

Oceanic Bank, Britain to partner on training, project financing

NBTE develops 200 curricula for poly, technical schools

Prepare for ‘heavy downpour’ - Alao-Akala

Appeal Court upholds Bent’s election

Man remanded in prison for intimidating housewife with text messages

NDLEA arrests woman with cocaine in private parts

Lagos residents resort to Oro,electrified wire, others to ward off robbers

Agagu backs FOI Bill

Soldiers launch attacks on militants

10 killed over LG poll

All set for teachers’ nationwide strike - NLC, civil societies back action - Labour warns FG on planned fuel price hike

Climate change: 6 Million Nigerians may be submerged

Nigerian critics and state of the nation

Shock, confusion over mysterious death of a 7-year-old pupil

SCRAPPING OF HND CERTIFICATE

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Akunyili urges African govts to support drugs regulatory agencies

40 Nigerians win cars in NSL lottery

NUT warning strike: Ekiti ready to abide with outcome of negotiation

Peace panel: George, Horsfall to testify tomorrow

Election Petition: Oyinlola chides Aregbesola

Police arrest killer cop

Police quiz two militants over kidnap of Okocha’s nephews

LASIEC denies fixing date for council polls

Ooni sets up committee to reconcile aggrieved Yoruba

Yar’Adua meets PDP zonal leadership over board appointments

Adedibu jittery over Oyo PDP reconciliation - Oyelese

UI VC commended over campus reform

Kwara varsity to be sited in Kwara North - Saraki

Africa needs good constitution to check lawlessness - Teslim Folarin

EDSG increases subvention to tertiary institutions

Hillary Clinton endorses Obama - Says: “He can be president”

FG retrenches 121,731 workers

Yar’Adua’s minister acquires N110m Abuja house

Abduction: Imo, Abia govt officials send families abroad

Contempt of court and the limit of oversight function of the National Assembly

Modibbo’s metropolitan policing - Antidote to crime in FCT

Friday, June 06, 2008

Election Petition: Niger Gov Knows Fate on Monday

OAU VC Lauds JAMB Registrar On UME Result

Oyo Police Read Riot Act To Criminals - Conclude Payment Of Pension For Retirees

Contractors Send SOS To Yar’Adua: ‘We’re Dying’

Ikoyi-Ile Crisis: Opposition, Oba Resume War

Aregbesola Didn’t Tender Election Results - Gov

Police Parade 15 Trans Border Robbers

Under-cover Police Kill Two Robbers

Igwes’ Murder: Family Joins Suit Against Mbadinuju

Sales Of Arms: You’re Negligent -Army Tell General -Open Defence In Retirement Suit

Awolowo’s Ignored Predictions Hunt Nigeria - Senator Saror

Akala Orders Removal Of Abandoned Vehicles On Ibadan Roads

Fund Deduction: Govs Withdraw Suit Against Fg

Folawiyo: Exit Of A Mogul - He Was A Great Man, Say Nigerians - Died, Buried In Lagos

EFCC: How Yar’Adua Secured Senate Clearance For Waziri - As She Takes Over, Vows To Spare No One

FG Hands Over NICON Insurance, Nigerian-Re To Jimoh Ibrahim

What You Don’t Know About Obama’s Background

Edo police rescue boy from kidnappers - Parade 19 robbery suspects

2 missing in Lagos tanker accident

Lafarge to double cement production in Nigeria

Oyo earmarks N1bn for take-off of micro-finance scheme

Our fears about FOI Bill - Reps

MOSOP lauds Yar’Adua over plan to replace Shell in Ogoni

Iyabo Obasanjo, Grange, Aduku want charges against them quashed

Court of Appeal throws out petition against Yobe gov

Aviation fuel: Airlines hike fares

Principal sacked, 7 others demoted over fraud

At last, Senate okays Waziri as EFCC boss

Bankole assures US on solution to Niger Delta problem

NCC supports Etisalat’s plans

Gates to visit Nigeria September

Ladoja replies ex-aide over allegation

Deloitte repositions for better performance

FG moves to modernise Army

Strike action looms in Ekiti health sector

Lagos is investor-friendly - Fashola

Ekiti tribunal dismisses PDP’s petition against AC lawmaker

Ondo NDLEA arrested 78 people in 5 months - Over possession of Indian hemp

Mark warns Yar’Adua

Teachers dare FG, say no going back on strike

WICKED GRANDMA! 80-yr-old arrested for selling babies

Robbers kill security man, injure 2 in Ibadan bank raid

Of Oshiomhole and Edo PDP

Kebbi: Raising the stakes of development

Between propaganda and Oni's verifiable achievements

Day of ‘blue’ tragedy in Ibadan

KICKING AGANIST PROPOSED FUEL PRICE HIKE

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

6 Bauchi top govt officials for trial - Over N89m Scam - ICPC

Calm returns to Anambra as striking marketers suspend strike

Court fixes June 10 for ruling on Bakassi

NEPA sues FCT minister for trespass

Banks have improved economy - Soludo

N50bn scam: Kenny Martins, others’ trial stalled

Pipeline explosion in Bauchi

Enugu gov wins at Appeal Court

Ateke killed over 2,000 in Okrika - Witness

Yar’Adua sends Shell out of Ogoniland

Bank of New York Mellon appoints UBA Global sub-custodian

Nedbank set for Nigerian market

Gunmen kill 25-yr-old lady in Lagos

Globacom launches in Benin Republic today

7,000 apply for jobs at NIS

Spending excess crude oil fund by FG, illegal - Senator

UCH delivers free health services to Oyo State

Court set to rule on Kalu, Turaki’s foreign trip request

22 Ekiti lawmakers fail to reconvene House

Kogi lawmakers reduce LG tenure to 2 yrs

NACCIMA: Nigeria’s economy in trouble - N2.6 trillion lost in 2 years to fuel scarcity, power, others - Total oil plans to quit Nigeria - Gunmen kidnap 2 oil workers

2 pupils die, 6 others injured in Ibadan - As bus runs into them

FG averts nationwide oil workers’ strike

FG agrees to teachers’ salary increase

How PDP won Sokoto re-run guber race

Yar’Adua not qualified to reform electoral system - Lai Mohammed

The North must walk fast

365 Days of President Yar'Adua: Nigerians now sleep with one eye opened

Safeguarding the environment

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

FG plans fuel price hike - CNPP

Fuel scarcity bites harder in Enugu

Woman arraigned over hubby’s murder

6 people, 17 horses die in road accident - As rainstorm kills woman, destroys 80 houses in Kano

Fayemi concludes evidence at tribunal

Controversy as N/Assembly clerk appoints directors

Senate rejects Aondoakaa’s letter - May confirm Waziri’s appointment tomorrow

NUT declares war on Federal Govt

Oyo, others’ national ID cards ready

Yar’Adua sends N79.4bn NDDC budget to Senate

Food crises will raise Africans’ poverty - World Bank boss

Yar’Adua charges African leaders on integration

85% of vehicles in Nigeria not insured - LACON

Politicians vow to stop proposed sack of aviation workers

FG urged to tackle pipeline vandalism

EFCC denies newspaper reports

Ekeowe becomes Bayelsa SSG - Wife still in kidnappers’ custody

Ibadan agog as Akala marks 58th birthday

China donates school to Ogun

‘Ogun investment portfolio rises by N1.1bn’

Oyinlola flags-off N.6bn road projects - Inaugurates hospitals

Mbeki begs Yar’Adua for attacks on Nigerians - South African police arrest 1,384 suspects - Another Nigerian murdered in Ukraine

Labour demands N30,000 minimum wage

Cultists kill lecturer, students, others -Professor in critical condition -One dies as BRT bus crushes car in Lagos

Again, Reps throw out FOI Bill

Another look at the Edo tribunal judgment

‘You didn’t deserve those bullets’ - Wife of armed robbery victim says at burial

THE IJEGUN PIPELINE FIRE

Monday, June 02, 2008

Mimiko presents 600-page documents before tribunal

Plateau House orders arrest of commissioner

ITF owes students N3bn

Adedibu plans 2-million-man march for Akala today

WHO hails ban on smoking in FCT

CBN to tighten monetary policy

Presidential poll: S/Court set to review judgment on Iwu

NPA sacks 500 more workers

Ex-commissioner’s wife kidnapped in church

NLC appears before Senate committee - Says ‘FOI Bill will combat corruption’

Tribunal upholds Saraki’s election

TUC decries lack of dividend of democracy

Bankole pledges support for Navy

GT Bank declares 95k dividend per share

Appointment of VC causes ripples in Ekiti

Lagos Assembly to hold education summit

Man arraigned in Ilorin over murder

Court jails man for 6 years over fraud

Gabon to honour Akunyili

TMG rejects FG’s target on power supply

Wabara rains curses on senators that impeached him

Nigeria lost N36tr to corruption in 40 years - Ex-World Bank boss

Senate shuns new EFCC boss

Power outage claims family of 5, woman - 50 students critically ill after eating beans

FG, cement manufacturers at loggerheads - Over planned importation of bagged cement

‘Ekiti PDP lawmakers acted in order’

Why we are involved in LG projects - Gov Sambo

Peacekeepers and sexual abuse

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Nigeria lost N19bn to exam fraud in 5 yrs - Report

AC blasts N/Assembly members

INEC denies excluding candidates in Bayelsa

Youths give Shell 72 hours to recall sacked kinsmen

Police beef up security as tribunal delivers judgment on Saraki’s election

Confusion as FG orders aviation agencies to relocate to Abuja

Gani condemns appointment of new EFCC boss - Says post not vacant

Robbers attack Catholic priest in Ibadan - ... steal his car, two laptops

Learn from Awo, Soludo tells graduates

Yar’Adua blames past leaders for Nigeria’s security woes

Senate holds public hearing on FOI Bill today

Senate to probe Head of Service over appointments

UBA introduces dual currency card in Nigeria

Adeboye urges Ekiti politicians to close ranks

Edo: Group calls for probe of N100m spent on importation of fake rice

Sylva under pressure to appoint aides

PDP sets up peace committees

Medical expert charges FG to discourage tobacco firms

Lagos fights crime with 3,000 jobs

Ekiti tribunal admits EU report as evidence

World Bank earmarks $1.2bn to fight hunger

NDLEA uncovers Indian hemp warehouses in Ibadan - Impounds drugs worth N160m

Yar’Adua heads for S/Africa - Over attacks on Nigerians

8 ministers may be sacked: As govs mount pressure on Yar’Adua - President removes principal staff secretary

Aviation chief executive, directors’ jobs under threat - May be sacked soon

Snippets from Bayelsa re-run guber poll?

FG, Senate and the EFCC debacle

Where is democracy?

How mysterious text message sent don to early grave

YAR'ADUA AND THE EFCC

Maitama: Where lesbians do pay-per-view live show

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Why FCT banned tobacco smoking - Modibbo

Abducted man’s wife pleads

Microsoft pledges support for Yar’Adua’s seven-point agenda

Bone drug helps fight breast cancer spread

Two die in Iyesi communal clash

Police kill one in Lagos, injure another

NPA sacks 500 workers

Robbers invade Osoba’s residence in Abeokuta

PDP governors’ did not ask OBJ to step down as BOT chairman - Oyinlola

Etteh wins at tribunal

Yar’Adua seeks Nigerians’ support

Xenophobic violence claimed 62 lives in South Africa

Ekiti set to host Economic Summit

New EFCC boss, Waziri, stood surety for Akume - Accused of being consultant to Ibori, Marwa, others

Army flood S/East: As MASSOB wants republic - Police warn against hoisting Biafran flag - Ijaw youths, MASSOB on collission course in Rivers

Falomo: Yes, Abiola was tortured to death - NADECO was not bribed to keep quiet - Ajayi

FG scraps commerce and industry ministry - Floats Ministry of Investment and Trade

The silent revolution in the youth sector