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Tribune News Archive for July 2008Rss

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Inside Niger judicial commission of inquiry

Eso commission: More conflict, less reconciliation?

National Assembly’s new vision

OKA DAY: Setting the vehicle of development in motion



PENTASCOPE involvement in sales of NITEL, a fraud – Senate

How Obasanjo saved Imoke from EFCC net

Police arrest 273 in Ibadan markets raid

Dikibo’s killers sentenced to death

Northerners are lazy, parasites - ACF

We paid for our oil block - Transcorp

Jimoh Ibrahim’s case stalled, adjourned to Oct. 8

Fraud: EFCC files fresh charges against ex-varsity don

FG, Lagos deploy 1000 traffic officials on 3rd Mainland Bridge

EFCC quizzes NAMA MD

NURTW killing: We’ll fish out perpetrators - Ogun CP

Tribune holds AGM today

‘Partnership with public, private sectors has repositioned FRSC’

Power probe panel denies bribery allegation

Osunbor wants states empowered on rehabilitation of FG roads

BNC opposes establishment of British military base in N/Deltas

Reps ask FG to halt recapitalisation of stockbroking firms

SON hands over N28m fake drugs to NAFDAC

MEND denies threat to blow oil stations

Suit: Alaafin floors Oloja again

I gave Lafiaji, ex-NDLEA boss, 164,300 euros - Investigative Officer

Soldier, militants killed in another attack

Police recover N359m, kill 7 suspected robbers - Robbers kill 4 in bank raid

Why we suspended strike - NUT

Abuja collapsed building: Scores still trapped, two bodies recovered - Reps summon ministers, developer

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

‘Governor Osunbor, Anenih not at war’

Lagos PDP: Any hope for truce?

A challenge to northern leaders

Benue communities in recurring war over land ownership claims - Police threaten to deal with offenders

Stiffer penalties for drug offenders

FG needs $484bn for electricity - ECN

UACN posts 73% growth in operating profit

Adenuga, Daukoru, others to bag energy awards

Fashola takes fiscal federalism campaign to JTB

Don’t engage in panic buying - NNPC - Says: ‘No scarcity of products’

Fashola advises doctors over planned protest

Ekiti Speaker resigns as traditional rulers resolve crisis

Arik signs N35bn deal with banks

Aviation scam: EFCC arrests NAMA director

Teacher, 2 pupils drown in Adamawa - Matron dies of snake bite

Prisons, Immigration recruitment: FG confirms 43 dead

N/Assembly plans all parties summit

Minister inaugurates committee on sales of bitumen blocks

Expect God’s wrath on corrupt public officers – Bishop

My counsel yet to get copies of tribunal judgment - Agagu

FCT minister reinstates 201 plots of land in Abujas

‘Proceeds from lease of quarters ‘ll be used for pension’

Minister laments nation’s low GDP

Imoke under probe – EFCC

PPA, ADC drag Sylva back to tribunal

Aregbesola Appeals against Tribunal Ruling

Transcorp bought NITEL with fake oil block - Reps probe panel

Teachers resume work today

Mayhem in Ogun as NURTW factions clash - Unit head, 4 others killed

Abuja Tragedy: 100 trapped in collapsed shopping plaza

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bankole and House re-organisation plan

Ondo after tribunal judgment

AFC: The beatification of Soludo

52-year-old father of suspected robbery kingpin paraded - Accused of aiding, abetting son


Fashola charges media on development

Wema Bank denies N13bn Forex scam

Tribune holds AGM on Thursday

Adefaye emerges Guild of Editors’ president - Tribune editor emerges VP

Policeman kills commercial driver in Ibadan

FG wants separate trial of suspects in Akunyili’s murder attempt

NUT, NLC, TUC in solidarity march in Edo

5 arrested over kidnap of Delta SSG’s father

Desist from favouritism, NDPVF warns FG

MEND attacks Shell oil pipeline in Rivers

Allegation of bribery of Appeal Court justices baseless, says Agagu - He is lying - LP

Anglican Church honours Osunbor

Ondo PDP denies LP’s allegation

North not a parasite - Govs

13 suspected pipeline vandals arrested in Delta, Bayelsa

45-yr-old woman arrested over alleged child traffickings

A/Ibom govt declares contractor wanted

Flood sweeps away 7-yr-old in Ibadan

PHCN to raise power generation to 6000MW by 2009

Robbers attack Funmi Aragbaye, gospel musician

Ex-Gov Onabanjo’s eldest daughter, Toun, is dead

EFCC withholds N344m Police Insurance Fund

FG, NUPENG in crucial talks - Over planned oil workers’ strike

We will use minimum force in N/Delta - Army Chief

Teachers may end strike tomorrow

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Memo to Governor Akpabio

Help! One limb gone, the second going ... - Pathetic cry of two-time accident victim

Still on the teachers’ strike

Tsunami may soon hit Nigeria - Expert

Security beefed up in troubled community in Delta

NBC threatens to ban Big Brother Africa telecast

IFC invests $4m in power sector

Police, bank at loggerheads over PEF vehicles

S/West state donated ‘evil forest’ for police housing scheme

Shareholders applaud Oceanic Bank’s results

FG, World Bank to improve agriculture with N15.7bn

Abia gov seeks Yar’Adua, police assistance over attack

Mantu defeated, loses bid to return to Senate

Ripples in Senate over committee positions

8 abducted expatriates regain freedom

N/Assembly reverses decision on sacked director

Arik signs N35bn deal with banks - To acquire 5 aircraft

Ondo govt planning to secure ‘political judgment’ at Appeal Court - Allegation is ill-conceived - PDP

New national tax policy to be ready December — FGs

Chevron, host communities close ranks

I’m not hiding from EFCC — George

Abia, Ogun, others to benefit from EU’s N.5bn on immunisation

‘Nigeria can earn foreign exchange from traditional religion’

I was Nigeria’s president for 18 days - Wayas

2 Nigerian children starve to death aboard migrant boat - Heading for Italy

Oil workers set for fresh strike on Wednesday

High interest rates, bank charges cripple SMEs, others

Workers want N34,000 minimum wage

Ekiti political crisis, threat to PDP - Ex-LG chairmen

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Aviation fund and EFCC: Matters arising

Mixed reactions trail Ondo tribunal judgment

ICPC, NYSC parley on corruption

Sekibo dressed cultists in police uniform - Ex-Rivers gov

NASS topshot linked with Mark’s removal bid... Mark may take case to Presidency

Soldiers invade Bayelsa community

Aviation intervention fund trial: Borishade, Fani-Kayode to appear in court Monday

Third Term: What Adedibu told Obasanjo

Power Probe Report: Intrigues behind delay

Rumble in the House of Reps

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wamakko Signs N19.75b Appropriation Bill

Abia Woos Investors For Mini-Refinery Projects

NAFDAC Alerts On Fake Anti-Hypertension Drugs

PDP Reconciliation: ‘Akala Won’t Reject Anybody’

Why We Set Up Probe Panels - Bankole

•••FCT Stops Teachers’ Salaries

NUT Jettisons TSS for Enhanced Salary, Insists On Circular - Says Strike Continues until ...

EFCC Will Probe Corrupt Civil Servants -Wasiri

Sen Adedibu: No Rift Between My Father, Eleruwa - Says N1bn Suit Should Continue

Robbers Attack Oyinlola’s Oba ...Cart Away Crowns

Killing Of Solders: I’m Innocent, Says Senator

Plateau Central Re-run Election: External Forces Move To Stop Mantu

Govs now bid to lose case at tribunal - To gain additional years in office

Ondo Gov Election Verdict: Agagu Heads For Appeal Court - We’ll Beat You Again - Mimiko

2008 Budget: Presidency, N/Ass Commit N75b To Priority Projects

The Presidential Volte-Face Politics

Jubilation, Apprehension As Tribunal Sacks Agagu

Thursday, July 24, 2008

As Plateau prepares for election...

Political parties as Nigeria ’s albatross

The battle line in Ekiti

Avoidable deaths and abbe’s mistakes

Court okays tomorrow’s LG poll in Kogi

Olubadan elevates 17 women chiefs

Adedibu wanted me as Oyo gov - Adedoja

Police arrest Ekiti AC chieftain over failed contract

Ladoja must account for N1.9bn - Oyo govt

3 Nigerians die in South African fire disaster

Energy crisis: FG orders release of N59bn to PHCN

National Hospital sex scandal: CMD’s love letter tendered in court

Cross River N/Assembly caucus warns against Imoke’s arrest

More than half of Nigerians are poor - Jonathan

Banks now use helicopters as ‘bullion van’ in Aba - To beat robbers

Lagos seals off 4 firms over tax evasion

Nigeria loses $3bn annually to rice, fish importation

Ogun gets FG’s licence to build 4 new mega filling stations

SSS nabs fake medical doctor in Delta

Daniel charges stakeholders on FOI bills

DPA: Fashola never deserved THISDAY award -They are a failure - AC

Court grants Fayose leave to travel abroad

Power probe panel member denies receiving bribe

UBA Sierra Leone begins operations

FAAN fire servicemen on rampage

Reps pass N2.5 trillion Budget Amendment Bill

Police deploy 3,000 men as tribunal rules on Ondo gov election today

Only Obasanjo allocated oil blocks - DPR tells oil probe panel

Pregnant woman, 8 others burn to death in Lagos - 2 fuel tankers explode - 8 vehicles, 12 shops razed

Court of Appeal as guillotine of public hope

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

As Ondo Election Tribunal rules today...

Unending rumbles over 2008 budget

The indictment of al-bashir

Al-Mustapha ordered us to kill Ibru, others - Sgt. Rogers

Political parties sue Yar’Adua for N300bn - Over unity govt

Police, SON smash fake cement syndicate

Polytechnics to award degrees in technology

Why we are quiet on power probe report - EFCC

What I said on 2007 elections - Iwu

Reps set to halt further probes of FG

No power probe report with us - EFCC

UK lifts restriction on visa application

Ondo tribunal judgment now holds Friday

Nigeria not sincere with corruption war - Kolade

‘Nigeria suffering from poor implementation of 6-3-3-4’

Ex-gov aspirant denies newspaper report

Fayose’s suit against The News adjourned

Jimoh Ibrahim injects N25bn in NICON, Nigeria-Re

We have no record on crude export by NNPC - Customs

Oyinlola, Pedro condemn Tinubu

Militants threaten to shut down oil production

CJ queries Appeal Court justice

Why there is corruption in oil sector - Minister

Agric sector probe: Contractor to return N64m in Ikenne silo project

Attack on Abia gov, assassination attempt - Police

Juju scare at Ekiti Assembly

Bayelsa govt accountant murdered

Power probe panel under probe - Over N100m bribe allegations

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Osun after the tribunal ruling

Bayelsa: Can opposition break PDP’s jinx?

Anti-corruption prosecution or persecution?

Muazu Aliyu: Giving account of stewardship the chief servant way


Unilorin spends N300m on laboratory equipment

KWASANG for launch Saturday

We won’t appear before Rivers truth commission - ACF

Hoodlums invade pry school, disrupt graduation ceremony

EFCC to enlist 4 senior advocates on prosecution team

Trainer plane crashes in Zaria

8 commissioners to go in INEC

Shareholders charge S/West govs on Wema Bank

Govs move to end teachers’ strike

NDLEA nabs Ph.D holder, 7 others for drug trafficking

EFCC drags Jimoh Ibrahim to court - Accuses him of forgery, impersonation, fraud - I’m not aware of such case - Ibrahim

TUC calls for increase in wages

Fire razes NICAPACO’s factory in Lagos

DAME announces 33 prizes

Africa gets 2 per cent of world’s shipping trade

Man sets mother, self ablaze

Uduaghan, House of Assembly condemn SSG’s dad’s abduction

Reps begin probe of oil sector today

Glo gives out 8 cars in Ibadan - As 30 new winners emerge

FG, teachers’ face-off worsens

Idris decries condition of federal roads in Kogi

12 killed, houses razed in communal crisis

Ministries, parastatals failed to remit N1.7 trillion in 5 years - Reps

I’m not after Ribadu - Waziri

Shoot-out as robbers attack gov’s convoy - Snatch 2 jeeps -It’s an assassination attempt -Gov

Monday, July 21, 2008

2011: Between Yewa and Egba

Of PPA and opposition parties in Abia

Israel: 60 years after rebirth

NIESV National Council meeting kickstarts

Jamb’s admission policy

JTF recovers five corpses, as police search for inspector’s killers

World Bank, AU sign $487,000 agreement

INEC commences preparation for 2011 elections

No plan to call off strike - NUT

Senate wades into teachers strike, summons minister, NUT officials

Navy, NIMASA strengthen ties

Banks’ probe: Reps summon EFCC boss

2008 budget: FG to allocate N72bn for constituency projects

Kidnapped SSG’s father: Police yet to establish contact

Oil theft: 14 Filipinos remanded in prison

Minister denies hijack of recruitment exercise

OAU lifts ban on students unionism

LUTH decries abandonment of patients

CNPP raps PDP over fuel crisis - Wants Soyinka as NDDC boss

Committee promises fairness in NGE elections

Osun swears in 108 boards, parastatals’ members

Commuters escape accident as driver loses control

Fashola okays N84.4m for bursary awards

PDP reconciles Obasanjo, Fayose, Ladoja, Akala

Fashola returns ThisDay award

Ekiti set to resolve assembly crisis

Power probe panel members disown report

Fresh trouble for David Mark - As opponents regroup, change strategy

Nelson Mandela at 90: Tribute to an African legend

How politicians bought 2007 polls - Iwu

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ondo Assembly’s recipe for peace

PDP and 7-year single tenure recommendation

The Senate and reparation for Africa

A governor’s gift of bumper harvest

Politicians and death threats

Glo presents promo cars in Ibadan today

Relocation of aviation agencies in good faith

Lagos to sanction 20 health workers for lateness

ANPP may quit Yar’Adua’s govt if ...

Hoodlums attack gov’s brother

Akala, Ladoja loyalists divided over reconciliation

‘FG may waste another $5bn on power sector’

How Obasanjo deceived Nigerians - Oshiomhole

Okada accidents claim 5 lives daily in Lagos

Lagos stops change of residential buildings to commercial

Missing aircraft not peculiar to Nigeria - Minister

Crisis rocks Ondo NULGE

Comply with court judgment, AGF tells Okiro

EFCC seeks NUJ partnership

OPC harps on sovereign national conference

Ekiti LG bosses spend N100m on foreign trip

NULGE wants state/LG joint account stopped

Osunbor, Ekhabafe meet over Edo PDP crisis

Ogun speaker commends police

Ondo LP calls for Agagu’s resignation - It’s rubbish - PDP

Appeal Court upholds PDP lawmakers’ elections

Delta SSG’s father kidnapped

Teachers go spiritual, vow not to end strike - FG rules out new salary scale

Nigerian airlines expend over N230 million on fuel weekly

Yar’Adua may sack ministers over 2008 budget - Experts lament, say economy in danger - I have nothing to say - Minister

Interstate car thieves arrested

NDLEA arrests trader over drug

‘Probe assassination attempts on Akpabio, Alaibe’

Fashola commissions traffic improvement road

Ehinlanwo hails Mark’s victory

Daniel: Ogun legislators are my brothers - What caused the rift - Speaker

Gunmen kill three soldiers, others in Bayelsa

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Soludo raises alarm over poverty in the North - Says poverty is a Northern phenomenon

EFCC recovers vehicle, money from Ladoja, aides - Says we are still investigating Akala

How FG will distribute board appointments

Immigration deaths: Senate to review recruitment policies

Bankole, a generational statement

SCC ex-staff allege ill-treatment by management...Two suffering from impotence, two others disabled... It’s not true— SSC

Friday, July 18, 2008

Robbers Raid Bank In Kwara

Blame Yourself For Your Woes, Oyinlola Tells Opposition

‘17.7 Million Women Live With HIV/AIDS In Developing Countries’

AC Blasts Yar’Adua

Sales Girl Loses N4m To Frausters - Over Bid To Get Husband

Yar’Adua’s Wife Laments High Death Rate Among Pregnant Women

Fleet Technology Extends Frontier To Ghana - Opens office in other West African countries

FG, Banks Collaborate On Food Security

Ekiti G-18 Lawmakers, Oni In Secret Meeting

Senate Summons Bamanga Tukur, Others - Over £11.4M Abandoned Contracts

NNDC Discovers Hydro Carbon in Benue

Exposed! $800m Fraud Rocks PPMC - ...ICPC Moves In

EFCC: How Ex-gov Stole N1.5billion In Five Months - …Court Puts Him Under House Restriction

Big Brother Africa Show: Open Sex Causes Row - Remove The Sex Content –NASS - No, That Is The Attraction - Producers

Ubani: More Reps Committee Chairmen To Go - ...Says Etteh Is Loyal To Bankole

Fear Not, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe

Niger Delta Crisis: Northerners Divided - Makarfi, Song, Umar Want Better Deal - Abba Ibrahim, Dembo Bluff Agitators

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Osun: Oyinlola’s long road to victory

Mark’s victory: The winners, the losers

Obama: Between rhetoric and real politicking

Madiba: 90 toasts to a warrior

Why we invited Mu’azu - EFCC

Police arrest 4 over attack on Uduaghan

JTF parades 14 Filipinos over alleged theft of crude oil

2009 budget: FG to cut down on projects

Tribunal nullifies PDP lawmakers’ elections

Appeal Court throws out Uba, PDP’s application

‘Emirs, politicians corner grains reserve’

Police arrest suspects in Uduaghan’s team’s attack

Appeal Court orders release of Ibori’s passport

FG to close 3rd Mainland Bridge Aug 2

NSE finally suspends Cadbury - Over N5bn record falsification

NULGE wants state, LG joint accounts abolished

FG to legalise deductions from excess crude

Court grants Turaki leave to travel abroad

Reps decry prisons’ recruitment mode

Edo indigenes pay last respect to Okosuns

Reconsider your stand, Fashola tells teachers

First Bank to host conference on food crisis

Interest rate ’ll tame inflation - World Bank

Private security guards deny aiding robbers

NGC takes vandalism campaign to oil-bearing communities

14-yr-old Nigerian drowns in US - Man commits suicide in Lagos

Police raid Sabo in Ibadan - Arrest over 364, recover 50 stolen motorcycles, thousands of handsets, laptops, others

FG raises 11-man panel to probe death of applicants

FG drops Niger Delta summit - We’ll declare war on North Dokubo-Asari - Militants attack Agip oil facility

Bakassi: OBJ never consulted the military - CDS

ICPC arraigns 3 DNCR workers in Ondo

Of C/River gov re-run, PDP and opposition

Senate after Court of Appeal judgment

Power emergency and the rule of law

Psychiatric tests for political office seekers?

Julius Berger shuts down operations in Bayelsa, Rivers

UK grants Nigeria N11.7b to fight malaria

Ekiti, one of the biggest producers of Indian hemp - NDLEA

PDP blasts opposition, inaugurates 10th anniversary committee

FG closes Third Mainland Bridge to traffic

You’re squandering Oyo people’s money, Ajimobi tells Akala - You’re a scaremonger - Akala

Ondo govt plans to cause violence in riverine areas - LP; They’re liars - Govt

Oyo Accountant General’s office, 7 ministries burgled - Vital documents stolen

Abia tragedy: Residents flee community

FG urged to encourage private participation in power generation

PDP chieftains, opposition react to Oyinlola’s victory

Ekiti tribunal fixes July 30 for judgment on Assembly petition

NAFDAC parades Indian drug faker

Challenge land use law, Obanikoro tells Lagos people

Ogun govt re-opens Kuto motor park

Police dismiss cop for killing okada rider

Ekiti PDP faction condemns closure of Assembly

CBN plans to outsource functions

Oceanic Bank makes N106.7bn in 9 months

Senate makes U-turn on recess - Set to reconvene for budget

Stalemate in Lagos over LG polls - We won’t field candidates in 37 councils - PDP; No going back - AC

Tribunal upholds Saraki’s election

NIGER DELTA: Nigeria, Britain plan joint military force - Against militants, As gunmen kill 5 in renewed attack; We will behead non-indigenes - Militants

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Imoke: Most C/River lawmakers unaware of judgment day

FG unfolds plans for small scale miners

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Re-run elections are waste of resources - Rep

‘Dialogue, only panacea to Niger Delta crisis’

The FG and the teachers’ face-off

Day tragedy struck 3 families in Enugu

Babies for sale

Ekiti: G-18 lawmakers shun parley with Oni

Reps reject motion on diesel subsidy

Yar’Adua’s wife launches S/West NAWOCA August 14

We won’t implement teachers’ salary scale – Niger govt

Akala presents cars to monarchs, chiefs

FCT plans to build 3 new hospitals

Bauchi gov sacks 6 commissioners

Uduaghan inaugurates 126-man Vision 2020 - To lift Delta to first world state

National Assembly seeks to regulate tax rates

Airport project: Kwara engages agent for destination inspection services

Celtel inaugurates new South East switch

3 dupe MTN N11m

Access Bank declares N10.5bn dividend

How Ibru was attacked - Witness

Tribunal decides Saraki’s fate today

Rain cripples activities in Lagos

Confusion in Osogbo over holiday rumour

NUATE protests British Airways policies

Daniel, lawmakers end feud

EFCC to swoop on banks - Over money laundering, others

40 die after deliverance prayer - Family of 3 dies of food poisoning

Yar’Adua delays UK flight for two hours over Mark’s election

Osun gov wins at tribunal; Court upholds David Mark’s election - Victory is for God - Oyinlola; It’s a deep shame - Aregbesola

Monday, July 14, 2008

Yar’Adua never breached federal character stipulations in political appointments - FCC boss

Of religious organisations and noise pollution

Tokunbo clothing: Treat of all times for users


JTF hunts for suspects over theft of crude

Ebonyi recorded 135 accidents in 6 months

Ekiti crisis: Oni and Fayemi collaborated to perpetrate injustice - Fayose...He is confused - Oni, Fayemi

FCTA fixes date for resettlement of villagers

`EFCC boss charges law enforcement agents

Fani-Kayode recounts ordeal at EFCC

Security beefed-up at Ibadan Appeal Court

Oceanic Bank rated number one bank in Nigeria

Summit cannot solve N/Delta problems

N/Delta crisis: Why dialogue is important - VP

Violence, again, in Bakassi - 3 Camerounian soldiers wounded

Dump refuse in Ogunpa, face trouble, Oyo govt warns

Publish DPOs’ phone numbers, Fashola tells police

Nigerians should fast and pray for the nation - Cleric

We’re scaling down our operations in Nigeria

Court orders reinstatement of sacked LG workers

Kogi gov warns contractors

N/Delta summit, a jamboree - Delta students

Firm sacks 350 in Delta

Uncertainties over resolution of Ekiti House crisis

Army boss clears air on AFRICOM

Police Equipment Fund Latest: How Martins inflated contract from N100m to N100bn - Witness - It’s a lie, he’s after my life, says Martins

Judgment day for Oyinlola, Aregbesola - Security beefed up in Osogbo

Senate’s recess throws 2008 budget into crisis

Another gov loses seat; Court orders Speaker to take over as gov - I’ll abide by judgment, says Imoke - PDP condemns judgment

Sunday, July 13, 2008

As youth senators take over N/ASS...

Banking reforms: Soludo’s home run

VP’s wife’s efforts towards youths, women empowerment

The Anti-Investment Bill

FG moves to resuscitate scholarship scheme

N19bn aviation fund: Austrian denies bribing Borishade

World Bank to spend $60m in Kwara

Customs agents mobilise against hike in practising fees

NUPENG strike grounds business activities in Abuja

Azazi refutes embezzlement claims

Customs boss orders payment of sacked officials

How foreign airlines milk Nigeria

Power crisis: Senator calls for ban on generators

Daniel remains our leader in Ogun - Minister

FG shuts 30 ‘wonder banks’

Ekiti House crisis will end this week - Oni

Nigeria should be first choice for investors - Ambassador Akanbi

Academics responsible for rot in varsity system - Okojie

Ajakaye becomes 68th Catholic bishop

NULGE accuses FG, states of illegal deductions

Akinyemi wants Kwara govt’s agric initiatives replicated in states

Police recover arms, ammunition at students’ ‘love garden’

NUT to picket Obasanjo’s schools tomorrow

Arik gets approval to fly direct to London

Zenith named best bank in Nigeria

Doctors abandon hospitals, take up jobs in telecoms, banks

20 applicants die during recruitment

Julius Berger pulls out of Niger Delta

Oyinlola, Aregbesola, David Mark know fate tomorrow

Saturday, July 12, 2008

JTF beefs up security around offshore oil facilities

Lunatic receives healing at CAC crusade

Sanctions failure, a victory over racism

Group condemns DELSU College of Medicine’s relocation

Fashola against entrenchment of modern slavery

Build more refineries to end fuel scarcity - KRPC boss

Reverse premature retirement, senate urged

Why I installed Afe as Aare Baamofin - Alaafin

NIPSS DG to proceed on leave

Yar’Adua charges Army - As it celebrates 145 years of existence

How varsity lecturer duped governor - EFCC - Docks ex-LG boss, lawmakers over N6 million fraud

Ekiti PDP crisis latest: Gunmen attack Senator Awoyelu’s residence; Says gov is mastermind - His group attacked him, says Gov

The forces against David Mark: Why generals, ex-govs moved against him - Opposition parties join the fray

NUPENG strike: Other oil workers may join - As strike bites harder

I will reject tribunal verdict - Aregbesola; We sympathise with him - Oyinlola

Of politicians and EFCC

Pastor loses two cars to collapsed fence - As neighbourhood faces risk of cholera

Friday, July 11, 2008

Esho, Others Laud Afe At Book Launch

Ignore Aregbesola, Oyinlola’s Lawyers Tell Tribunal

Two Bag Six Years Jail For Fraud

Psychological Approach Needed For Tackling Corruption In Nigeria - Don

Democracy Has Stabilised Armed Forces, Says Minister

Marks’ Wife Predicts End To Niger Delta Crisis

Magistrate Alleges Threat To His Life - Over Case Of Forgery

Ogun Crisis: Elders Raise Peace Committee

15 Sex Workers Test HIV Positive In Lagos

Niger Delta Summit: Yar’Adua May Pick Father Kukah As Chairman

Enugu, Ebonyi Govs, Win At Appeal Court

Aviation Scam: How Borishade, Fani-Kayode Walked Into Troubled Waters

Oil Workers Strike: NUPENG Vows To Ground Nigeria

Ahead Of Appeal Court Ruling: Plot To Replace Mark Thickens - ...Top Committee Posts Shared

Ekiti G18 Lawmakers Storm Ado - As Police Take Over Assembly Complex

Talking About The Nigerian Revolution

Ogun Crisis: Lawmakers In Trouble With Their Constituencies

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Of 2011 and Agagu’s successor

My antecedents’ll earn me victory - Mantu

Waziri and the new EFCC

African continental non-starter

Senate wants el-Rufai, others probed over FCT probe - He is innocent – Aide

Daniel denies rift with lawmakers

Ogun crisis will be resolved - Deputy speaker

INEC delimitation may end dispute over Lagos, Kano census figures

SEC seeks further reduction in transaction costs

Guinness pays N10.2bn special dividend

NSCDC smashes employment syndicate

Reps power probe panel fails to present report

Ex-govs, senators plot Mark’s removal

MEND threatens to attack British interests in Nigeria

Robbers are killing too many policemen - Okiro cries out

Daniel backs efforts to immortalise Awojobi

Omotehinse’s attackers were robbers - Ondo police - No, they were assassins, says Wife

Agagu pledges S/West govs’ support for Wema Bank

Solanke eulogises Afe Babalola, tasks NBA on rule of law

Youths call for withdrawal of soldiers from Niger Delta

Ogun PDP blacklists 3 lawmakers

SEC suspends firm for issuing N1bn dud cheque

Outstanding results will be released - WAEC

Daniel can’t kill Bankole - Hon. Oduwaiye

Senate passes N89.2bn NDDC budget - Promises to monitor implementation

Police quiz Gbolarumi, Adedibu’s PA, over murder attempt - It’s a baseless allegation, says Gbolarumi

Fuel scarcity resumes - Oil workers begin strike today

EFCC quizzes Borishade, Iyayi again

FG raises terror alert - Reveals plan to attack national buildings; Says those under probes are suspects - Orders security beef-up nationwide

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Edo PDP: Still on the precipice

‘Why Nigerian parties lack ideology’

In Sweden, there are no bitters


Senate goes on recess

Yar’Adua seeks public, private sector participation in road safety

court adjourns Lagos govt’s suit against Al-Mustapha, others

NDLEA nabs company CEO, others with cocaine

I’m not desperate for N/Delta summit job - Gambari

Goje pays severance allowance to former governor

PDP moves to resolve Ogun crisis - As group wants OBJ, Alake, Awujale to intervene

Women oppose anti-nudity laws

Borishade, Fani-kayode released from EFCC’s custody

Ekiti lawmakers go into hiding

Ogun lawmakers causing trouble, says Daniel’s aide - warn your aides, commissioners - Lawmakers

Gunmen attack NDDC official in Ondo

Glo activates S/South optic fibre backbone

Delta: Ijaw, Isoko, Itsekiri reject INEC’s strategy on delimitation of constituencies

Rivers AC seeks amnesty for militant leaders

5 killed, 12 injured in auto crash

NPC chief advocates family planning to tackle population explosion

Senatorial candidate dragged to court over forgery

Britain stops issuance of visas to Nigerians

World Bank grants Nigeria N52.6bn

Reduce fuel price, Senate tells Yar’Adua

FG, states agree to enhance teachers welfare

Obasanjo was careless on power projects - Probe panel report

Oil workers may begin strike tomorrow

State, LG officials pocket monthly allocations - EFCC

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ekiti: As Oni, Fayemi await tribunal ruling

Issues as INEC begins constituency adjustments

Aminu and the question of credibility

‘No amount of investments in teachers is too much’


We’ll reduce maternal mortality rate by 75% by 2011 - Ekiti govt

Man beats niece to death

FG to disburse N1.2bn to 450 small scale mining groups

Heads of state tasked on single currency for W/Africa

One student killed, 15 others on danger list - As TASUED bus, another collide

SGF, ministers in crucial talks over teachers strike

Ogun lawmakers need prayers - Daniel

Senate passes Nigeria Investment Bill

Oil sector probe: Reps hold secret retreat

World Bank investment in Nigeria hits $2.6bn

Southern senators, govs to meet - Over revenue formula, constitution review

Uduaghan, Amaechi, Ibori mourn Okilo

15 air traffic controllers for training in US

Fire guts Asaba market

IBB advises FRSC on traffic administration

NGE conference now to hold July 28

Delta pays LG pensioners N168m

FG not committed to resolution of teachers’ strike - ActionAid

Population commission wants better funding

Ex-NUT scribe asks teachers to change strategy

Police foil robbery operation at Ughelli bank

Borishade, Fani-Kayode still in custody - Judge yet to sign bail papers

Drama in Ekiti Assembly: Lawmakers break mace - Allege Speaker’s impeachment - I’m still in charge, says Speaker

Lagos: Kidnapped child found in Ghana

Another N20bn aviation fund missing - EFCC begins manhunt of aviation officials

Going to Lagos? Don’t give alms - One month imprisonment for violators

FG set to tackle population growth

Monday, July 07, 2008

FROM THE HOUSE: Of Yar’Adua, Reps and teachers’ strike

FROM THE SENATE: Between the Senate and transport minister

The rule of law and emergency power

PHCN: The rot and the threat of sabotage

Election will hold in 57 Lagos councils - Fashola

Army probes soldiers’ protest in Akure

2008 budget suffers setback - As revenue projection declines by 30 per cent

Fashola charges Nigerians on June 12, July 10

Imported cement to arrive August

VP, Mark, Saraki mourn Okilo

Ghana to understudy Lagos BRT

Stock Exchange warns FG

Ekiti: Lawmaker alleges threat to life - It’s not true, says Speaker

ICPC arraigns ex-NDLEA boss

NUT strike: Food sellers lament

FG reiterates commitment to chemical weapons convention

MEND set to drag FG to court - Over secret trial of leader

Rep cautions against sensationalising FOI Bill

EFCC boss calls for review of anti-graft laws

Reps set to amend NDIC act

Onitsha: Buildings to be demolished to address flooding

Yar’Adua calls for ban on sale of stolen crude

NVRI raises alarm over resurgence of cattle disease

Oyinlola, Aregbesola know fate Tuesday

N/Assembly rejects new revenue formula

Borishade, Fani-Kayode granted bail - My trial political, says Borishade

Reps summon Defence Minister, Azazi over riotous soldiers

Ogun political crisis worsens - 2 suspects arrested; We are not safe - Lawmakers; Lawmakers out to discredit govt, says Daniel’s aide - PDP spits fire

3 killed as cultists clash in Bayelsa

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Niger Delta and oil companies’ social responsibility

FCT’s war against public smoking

The Bombing of Bonga

200 vandals, 72 fuel tankers arrested in Lagos in 6 months

Oodua, OAU to partner on quality education

Ajimobi is a confused politician – Akala - Stop your propaganda – Ajimobi

Marginalisation: North plots against South

MKO Abiola’s friends, associates berate OBJ, FG - For not honouring him

7-yr term: Balarabe doubts PDP’s sincerity

Controllers face hard time at Lagos airport

Okilo, former Rivers gov, dies at 75

We’ve not been asked to leave Ogoni - Shell

Court decides Enugu gov’s fate tomorrow - Group alleges plan to postpone ruling

Bakassi: FG needs no Senate approval – AGF

MOSOP condemns abduction of Yobo’s brother

SEC cautions investors over private placement

Chanchangi set to renew fleet

HID bags another award

Ex-LG boss arrested over fraud in Niger

Stiffer penalty for drug offences good for Nigeria - NDLEA boss

Kogi govt compensates families of slain students with N4m

Gunmen kill 5 securitymen in Onitsha College

National Health Bill: Reps shelve plans for training workshop

CBN raises alarm over rising inflation

NUT shuns appeals, says teachers strike continues

N/Assembly plans yearly investigation of FG

Ogun gov poisoned

Saturday, July 05, 2008

12 students killed on excursion

INEC to reserve 60 fed constituencies for women - Iwu

Kidnap Saga: Gloom envelopes Coker’s home - Lagos beefs up security around exco members

3 killed on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Ijaw group berates salary disparity

Prisons Service screens 223,000 for 3,528 jobs

Nigeria sends 44 technical aid volunteers to Namibia

Niger Delta Summit: CLO urges FG to replace Gambari

Alade Aromire dies in road accident - Jide Kosoko stops burial

SSS arrests Ogun Chief of Staff

Ex-gov, minister, army general, reporters fingered in PEF car gift scandal

Aviation fund probe: NAMA director arrested - As FAAN ex-MD denies N2bn offer by Odili

Gunmen abduct Joseph Yobo’s brother

Okonjo Iweala linked with N19.5b aviation scam - Why she shunned probe panel

Plateau Senatorial Election: I am set for re-run - Mantu

Yar’Adua: How youth friendly?

Akpabio’s N80bn splash on roads

Friday, July 04, 2008

US 'pregnant man' has baby girl

We’re Set For By-Election - Oyo PDP

Police Arrest Insane Lady With Dead Baby

Minister Decries Youths On Drug Abuse

Stop Passing Buck,TMG Tells Iwu

INEC Fixes Date For Election Re-run In Plateau

Multiple Car Accident

CD Calls For Prosecution Of Ondo Commissioner, Police Chief

Aviation Probe Is To Pull Down Yoruba - Group

Bullets Can’t Solve Niger Delta’s Problems - Gov

FG Moves to save Stock Exchange from collapse

Borishade, Fani-kayode, Iyayi Back In Detention

Again, Madueke Seeks N585b To Fix Roads - As Senate Threatens To Sue Contractors

Stop Loitering Around Me, Yar’Adua Warns Ministers - Suspends Cabinet Reshuffle

Courts Sack Ekiti SIEC, LG Election Postponed; We’ll Abide By Courts’ Decision - Govt - We’ve Been Vindicated, says AC

Renal Failure Patients’ Prayer And The Govt Offering

OBJ, Anenih And The Endless Feud

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Of PDP and vision for reconciliation

Why constitution review can’t commence immediately - Ekweremadu

Conceit, Monkey and a Fall

For Peace in Zimbabwe

Oyo SSG, others accuse Ajimobi of running killer squad - They are jesters - Ajimobi

Police kill 2 robbery suspects, arrest others

6 feared dead in communal clash

Truck crushes woman, child

2 die in boat accident

Army chief sues for peace in Niger Delta

Lambeth Conference not for us - Akinola

Iwu wants more constituencies for Lagos - We need 229 more wards - Fashola

Union Bank to partner Lagos govt on 4th Mainland bridge

Martins, others granted bail

4 killed in Ebonyi communal clash

PDP must imbibe democratic values - Yar’Adua

Al-Mustapha, others’ trial stalled

ASUP threatens strike

N/Delta summit: NLC urges Yar’Adua to sack Gambari

Oyo govt refunds pilgrims

Ekiti adjudged best financial manager

Oyo threatens to shut Bodija market over poor sanitation

Ministries, others to have separate budgets for HIV/AIDS

N/Delta problem, collective problem - NNPC

I was not attacked by robbers - Uduaghan

Senate meets Yar’Adua over teachers strike

Hope rises for SGBN depositors - Begins depositors verification Monday

Acting gov escapes lynching - For attempting to re-start controversial project

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

‘Nigeria’s democracy still evolving’

Between EFCC rule arrest and the of law

Niger Delta: Yar’Adua, Gambari on the spot

Niger Delta: ‘Nigeria ’ll collapse if...’

NECO chief, Reps decry rot in education sector

Police nab fake EFCC officer who extorted N1m from Edo commissioner

Why we barred OGTV/OGBC - Ogun Speaker

I was not detained by police - Mbadinuju

Appeal Court dismisses Awuse’s petition against Amaechi

Northern Union expresses worry over N/Delta crisis

Senate threatens Customs boss with arrest

Senate wants 3% of companies’ earnings for host communities

IG parades suspected kidnappers, cultists

We tried our best to avert teachers strike - FG

Aviation agencies clash - Over who pays electricity bill

Yar’Adua seeks collective responsibility to resolve N/Delta crisis

Ekiti SIEC shifts LG poll to August 2

Britain to modernise short-term visa system

New Lagos CP assumes office

Expert warns of another flood disaster in Ibadan

Private sector expresses worry over multiple taxes

Bureaucracy slows down AFDB projects in Nigeria - Expert

Escravos on track - Chevron chief

16-year-old SS II student wins Mathematics competition

Tribunal annuls Ondo Speaker’s election

N/Assembly begs teachers to suspend strike - 2008 budget took care of their new pay - Reps - We won’t allow NUT to picket private schools - FGs

Yar’Adua asks Senate to reduce 2008 budget by N180bn

EFCC: Senate invited us to arrest Borishade, others - Court remands Borishade, Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody

Our plans to checkmate youth restiveness - Minister

‘Probe of OBJ’s govt unnecessary’

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ogbulafor and Edo PDP crisis

Tears in Gombe as flood wreaks havoc

Humphrey Nwosu and June 12

Firm to begin massive rice production in October

Ekiti govt gets tough on tax evaders

N1.94trillion shares sold in 2007 - SEC

NOUN now accepts NABTEB certificates

‘WAEC generated N31bn in 5 yrs’

You are going about TSS wrongly - Fashola tells teachers

Tribunal nullifies senator’s election

Akeredolu emerges new NBA president

Lawmakers drop impeachment plan against Nyako

‘N30bn needed to manage national ID cards’

Yar’Adua orders fresh probe of Mbadinuju - Over ex-NBA boss, wife’s murder

Gbenga Obasanjo insists on dissolution of marriage

Oyo ANPP lawmaker engages OPC’s services - Following gunmen attack

Police beef up security around Ajimobi

Medical facility inaugurated at FMC, Owo

Oyo govt to dualise 2 roads in Ibadan

Ibadan Poly closed down

Good governance, key to foreign investments - Ibru

Investments will curb N/Delta crisis - Minister

N/Delta crisis portends economic danger - LCCI boss

FG releases N18m for rice production

5-year-old dies, many trapped as building collapses again in Lagos

NUT, NLC threaten to close down private schools - For shunning teachers’ strike - We won’t join strike - Private school proprietors

700,000 people die of HIV/AIDS, malaria in Nigeria - WHO

Senate warns EFCC - Over arrests inside chamber - Borishade, Fani-Kayode still in custody

Monday, June 30, 2008

Why FOI bill passage suffered setback

Senate’s season of probes and revelations

Waiting for President Obama

I can proffer solutions to any problem through divination - 13 year old Ifa Priest


Don’t sell your shares, Akingbola tells Intercontinental Bank shareholders

AC loses again in Osun

FG granted UBEC N90bn in 3 yrs – Mohammed

Rep escapes police arrest ahead of swearing-in

Beechcraft aircraft remains missing - Minister

LP plans to bomb Ondo - Govt - It’s tale by moonlight – LP

‘I’ve no hands in my boss’ murder’

Trailer crushes 7 in Ogbomoso

Robbers shoot protesting pensioner in Ibadan

VP, N/Delta stakeholders’ meet in Abuja

Oyo lawmaker risks arrest for misinformation

Phone theft to end in Nigeria by December - NCC

‘Sekibo was not cleared for ministerial post’

NUT urges teachers to remain steadfast - As strike continues

Afenifere condemns FG’s stance on N/Delta

Fayose’s trial begins July 29

Nigeria loses $316m daily to Niger Delta crisis - Minister

MTN to acquire verizon Business South Africa

Bank of Industry gives entrepreneurs N38bn loan

UBA GIS wins Money Market innovation award for W/Africa

Union Bank unfolds new development plans

Ex-gov arrested over murder

Teachers strike paralyses schools

Police quiz Oyo SSG, Akala’s media aide

N19.5bn Aviation Fund Probe: Borishade, Fani-Kayode arrested inside Senate - Occultic officials in aviation ministry behind plane crashes, says Fani-Kayode