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Tribune News Archive for September 2008Rss

Monday, September 29, 2008

We’ve not compromised NASS - House Leader

Constitution review: The babel in National Assembly

Bridging the gap between the haves and the have-nots

Aso rock buccaneers?


Man arrested after attempt to snatch gun from JTF official

Why Nigeria remains backward at 48 - Ezeife

N\Delta ministry: Ijaw seek ministerial slot

Independence anniversary: Oyinlola, Daniel, others assure Nigerians - Only a people’s constitution can ensure political stability - PRONACO

Yar’Adua never prepared to rule Nigeria - CNPP

Water hyacinth takes over Bayelsa lake resort

NIS nabs 2 suspected human trafficking victims

Niger uncovers destabilisation plot

Malaria may affect Nigeria’s MDGs - W/Bank

Fashola, Oni, Agagu, Mimiko, others greet Muslims

Obasanjo in Libya for Eid-el-Fitri

68-year-old woman nabbed with Indian hemp

Rainstorm destroys school property in Ekiti

Ogun to join oil producing states soon - Daniel - Denies nursing presidential ambition

‘Vision 2020, a tall dream except...’

Motorists, commuters heave sigh of relief as Mainland bridge reopens

Micro-finance, a poverty alleviation tool - Ibru

Sultan plans Islamic summit

Oyo Muslims call for speedy determination of election cases

Igbos told to plan for Presidency in 2015

God should deny me governorship if ... - Ajimobi

Intercontinental Bank offers scholarships to 200 students in Adamawa

Man arrested with mum’s head - Plans to remove brother’s head also

Zain increases capital base to $4.5bn

Gov in auto crash - Bank manager, 8 others die in accidents

‘NASS won’t have problems with 2009 budget’

Nigerian Armed Forces among world’s best - Minister

Sunday, September 28, 2008

‘Our hope lies in election tribunal’

Between Kingibe and public opinion

Carrying cash to newcastle


14 ships with kerosene to be offloaded in Lagos

IBTC Pension changes to Stanbic IBTC Pension

Virgin Nigeria takes delivery of new Embraer plane

How to overcome national challenges - Jonathan

Teacher defiles 9-yr-old pupil

EFCC releases Ondo Accountant-General

National Assembly may dump budget amendment bill

Jonathan hinges Nigeria’s development on Vision 2020

Mathematicians discover 13-million-digit prime number

Mark, Bankole, govs, others charge Muslims - As Ramadan ends

JTF arrests 147 more militant recruits

‘Taking short-cut can’t ensure business success’

Ibru lists pathway to poverty reduction in Africa

5 killed, many injured in auto crashes

Osunbor threatens contractors over project abandonment

Cash withdrawal jolts banks

Oyinlola seeks unity among Yorubas

IBB charges Nigerians on political leadership

Nigeria at 48: There’s is still hope — Gowon

Aero wins security watch award

SSS probes N/Assembly clerk

We hypnotised ex-NDDC boss to give us N800m - Suspect - Police discover 50-room hotel, 6 jeeps

Stock market still defies govt intervention

Yar’Adua to Nigerians: I’ll restructure my govt

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Reaping from Shekarau’s trip to Malaysia

Thanking God for a healthy State

Cleric charges Nigerians on Olu Falae’s 70th birthday

Youth ministry 'll reposition Nigeria ’s economy - Minister

Lagos govt orders relocation of ram sellers

Be wary of sychophants - Edo PDP warns Osunbor

Delta takes over school fees of children in orphanage homes

Timmaya mobbed, injured in Abuja

Succession to Fajuyi: My story - Gen. Adebayo - As Oni urges Nigerian leaders to emulate late Fajuyi

FG lists priorities at UN meeting

N/Delta: Real reasons behind militants’ ceasefire

3rd Mainland bridge: FG to allocate special budget for 2nd phase

Friday, September 26, 2008

Encomiums As Falae Turns 70

Oyo Gov Appeal: We’ve Not Lost - ANPP

Ogun Govt Secures $800 Million On Port Project

65 Die In Abuja, Kebbi Auto Crashes

Election Petition: PDP Defends Former Rep On Forgery Allegation

WAEC Results Out, 74, 956 Witheld

FG Re-opens Third Mainland Bridge

House Committee Chairmanship: List Ready, To Be Released After Sallah

Fayose Embraces Oni’s Hands Of Fellowship... Acknowleges Him As Elected Ekiti Gov

N1b Fraud: EFCC Summons Ondo Finance Commissioner, 3 Directors - Accountant-General Quizzed, Detained

Cabinet Reorganisation: Yar’Adua Shops For New Candidates From Opposition Camp

Nigeria at 48: NLC Laments State Of The Nation - As Power Cripples Development

Akeem Adedibu Detains Akala’s Aides - No, It’s Not True - Gov

Beyond representative government

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tasks before ministry of aviation



Osunbor’s appeal against Oshiomhole opens amid confusion

Court threatens to quash 1999 Constitution

17,358 cases disposed of in Kwara - CJ

Group appeals to Akpabio on non-indigenes’ property

FRSC threatens motorists

Man slumps, dies urinating

Muslims asked to look out for new moon on Sunday

New Oyo acting CJ sworn in

Wema Bank recalls suspended staff

Nigeria recorded N1.5tr FDI in 2007 - World Bank

Court throws out ANPP, DPA’s appeals against Akala

Rentals association honours HID

Police arrest 6 over chieftaincy crisis

NCC grants national facility to O’net

N\Delta ministry: S/South leaders demand 5% federal allocation

Court restrains MTN from restricting dealers’ operations

FG suspends Oluleye, PPPRA chief

FG redeploys 2 SSS directorss

We’re working on Ibadan bank robbery - Police

AC flays FG over secrecy oath

Produce Maasaba in court, judge orders prison boss

Supreme Court to fix judgment in Buhari/Atiku’s appeal Oct 23

EFCC arrests Ondo Accountant General - Over N1 billion fund - It’s a routine exercise -Govt

New owners take over NITEL May 29 - BPE

FG bans tokunbo cars - Of 10 years and above - Reduces duties on raw materials from 10% to 5%

Putting Nigeria on auto-pilot to greatness

Fast-tracking railway development in Nigeria

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PDP, Anambra and politics of confusion

Niger Delta crisis and the federalism option


Being a robber’s Dad

GIHL owes banks N23bn

Idris, Oni, others mourn Yinka Craig

BRT ‘ll make N6.3bn yearly - Fashola

I won’t mourn my son any more - Dele Giwa’s mother - Set to celebrate 85th birthday

How to tackle epileptic power supply - Makoju

Yar’Adua receives 2006 census final report

Ogun House of Assembly burgled

FG concludes action on 2009 budget

Okiro gives banks deadline on CCTV camera

EFCC quizzes 4 council chairmen in Kano

Access Bank plans N24bn expansion to 4 countries

OBJ, S/West PDP leaders to parley

We’ll not create new boundary between Lagos/Ogun - NBC

Ex-Pakistani PM, Gambari to address North summit

Dariye moves to stop his probe

Nigeria blessed with resources - Israeli Ambassador

Emulate Christ for a meaningful life - Cleric

Nigeria, China improve trade relations

Clark accuses JTF of oil bunkering

Army boss stops deductions from soldiers’ allowances

Gombe gov, deputy sue revenue commission for libel

Man arrested with 9 human skulls in Lagos

Robbers kill 2 policemen in Ibadan bank raid - Cart away millions of naira

PDP threatens angry Lagos elders with sanction

Yar’Adua suspends cabinet reshuffle

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lagos PDP: A party in perpetual search for peace

Solving problems of home ownership in Nigeria

Exit of Mama Lucky from Lagos secretariat


Declining school enrolments

Nigeria needs foreign loans to achieve MDGs - World Bank

LASIEC accuses PDP

Robbers on rampage in Lagos

World Bank Group spent $38.2bn in 2008

Tribune MD charges UCH workers on performance

‘Mutiny soldiers’ get tough bail conditions

EFCC recorvers fake $2.1m in Kano

Osunbor vs Oshiomhole: Appeal Court begins sitting tomorrow

INEC begins preparations for 2011 elections

World Bank, others’ investments in Nigeria hit $4bn

Nigeria improves on corruption ranking - Now 121st in the world

LG boss assures residents of security

Ex-LG boss jailed over corruption

Eleme Refinery, PPMC, others for sale

Police arrest alleged ATM fraudster in Ibadan

23 prisoners break jail in Edo

Bakassi: UN announces postponement of Yar’Adua, Biya’s meeting

Glo marks 100 days in Benin Republic, celebrates success

Robbers attack Shina Peters’ house

Presidency staff take secrecy oath

Electorate, driving force of democratic governance - VC

How bank officials connived with bullion van drivers to steal N215m

Yinka Craig, ace broadcaster, dies of blood cancer - Govs, Nigerians mourn

Lagos PDP elders sack Bode George as leader

Soldiers invade militants’ hideouts - Arrest 229

Monday, September 22, 2008

‘We all benefitted from Ladoja’s impeachment’

Rivers AC and the long road to peace

Yar’Adua’s kairos moment

‘How I survived 13 years on death row’

Obegolu bounces back

Nigeria’s poor economic ratings

National ID card system, key to economic development - FG - To hold fresh round of registration March

FG in fresh deal with China on rail transport development

Fake police officer arrested at Lagos airport

Dokubo-Asari brokers ceasefire agreement with Ateke Tom, others

Ex-minister chides opponents of rotational presidency

NCC warns phone companies over promotions

LASIEC refuses to screen us - PDP candidates

Foreign capital inflow hits $8.5bn - CBN

NUC reviews universities’ graduate programmes - Over poor quality of graduates

Sharia court lacks jurisdiction to try me - Maasaba

FG makes N587bn from privatisation

Train kills couple having sex on rail line

Trailer kills pedestrian in Ibadan

Count us out of unity govt - Ekiti AC

Lagos govt warns teachers against illegal school fees

FG to encourage establishment of new varsities

Counsel asks court for additional statement in Al-Mustapha’s case

Minister endorses Chams theatre series

Alitalia airline faces suspension

‘Why there is bad leadership, corruption in Nigeria’

S/West PDP inaugurates committee on Oyo elders’ forum

US lists Nigeria, 18 others as drug transit points

FG targets $62 per barrel benchmark for 2009 budget

Buhari/Atiku vs Yar’Adua: Supreme court to hear applications Thursday

Cabinet Shake-up: Ministers abandon offices

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Much ado about cabinet reshuffle

Between militants and criminals

Begging: Different dimensions of a thriving industry

Boeing opens office in Nigeria

Stakeholders decry ‘institutionalisation’ of corruption in Nigeria

I’ve power to confer traditional titles - Olowu

Muslims unite against man with 86 wives

‘SEC states position on Wema Bank soon’

‘Why Reps kept mum on Channel TV closure’

Visa hitches frustrate pilots’ foreign training

15 Bakassi returnees die in A/Ibom - LG boss

Customs bans checkpoints on highways

King’s College old boys raise N500m to repair school

Bank of Industry building demolished in 6 seconds - 5,900 explosives used

I can’t suppress Assembly’s decision - Oni

Saraki signs Fiscal Responsibility bill into law - Flags off malaria programme today

I’ll be sworn in as Ondo gov by December - Mimiko - You’re day-dreaming - Govt

Agunloye takes e-Government abroad

Ijaw move to produce Niger Delta minister

Taiwo, former BCOS GM, escapes death

Senate set to make law against electronic fraud

Constitution review: Nigeria may adopt 2-party system

JTF recovers stolen oil worth N350m

Mbeki resigns as South African president

Militants declare ceasefire - We’re treating it with caution - Military

Aftermath of new CBN policies: Banks’ lending rates drop - From 16.5% to 10.5%

Black box of crashed plane flown to Britain

Supreme Court set to decide Yar’Adua’s fate - Begins sitting on Buhari/Atiku suit

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The need to optimise the gains of new Aviation Ministry

Political leaders charged on good governance

Mbeki agrees to step down

Somotex launches commercial air conditioning division

Why we are supporting Aba Fair 2008 - Globacom

Ogun Deputy Speaker appeases Daniel

BOI building to fall today

UST VC released by kidnappers

IG deploys 20 marine cops to N/Delta

Ex-gov, Adedibu loyalists appointed into federal boards

JTF arrests 69 militants, recover arms and ammunition

Ministers in hot scheming - Plot to follow Yar’Adua to New York

Shell declares force majeure

Friday, September 19, 2008

Kwara Spends N45m On Youth Empowerment

Fall-Out Of Lagos AC Primaries: Communities Allege Marginalisation

Pensioners Embark On Three-Day Fasting

Niger Delta Crisis: Militants Set To Lay Down Arms - Seek Conditional Dialogue With FG

Old Woman, Two Police Officers Killed In Bank Robbery

Quadruplets: Babies, Mother, Ready To Leave Hospital

Army Re-Assures On Public Safety

Don’t Underestimate FG’s Might, CDS Warns Militants

Again, Soludo Defends Nigeria’s Economy

Murder: Woman, Daughter Killed

Chevron To Sell Off 380 Stations In Nigeria

Militants Turn Arms On Each Other In The ‘Oil War’

Channels Faces Sedition Charge - As FG Lifts Suspension Order

Lagosians Divided Over Arbitration

Refreshing A Sleepy Goldmine

Death, Destruction As Communities Fought To Standstill Over Mission House

I boarded taxis as former deputy gov - Haastrup

Ibadan: Imperative of a clean environment

Can EU intervention be N/Delta’s saving grace?

Embarrassing the President

The Ministry of Niger Delta

Senate approves Oando’s selection as SNEPCO’s preferred bidder

NSE de-lists 10 dormant companies

Ondo Assembly denies moves to impeach Agagu

PDP begs senators, Reps for fund

Reps to probe $35bn rail contracts awarded by Obasanjo

NDLEA discovers cocaine inside shoe - Arrests Guinean, 3 others at Seme

Court adjourns ruling on ANPP, DPA appeal

Stakeholders back EFCC’s asset forfeiture bill

Bankole admonishes China on investment in Nigeria

Fashola condemns closure of Channels TV - SSS releases NAN, Channels TV workers

Kogi to provide free medical care for pregnant, nursing women

Ogun approves contract for Birikisu Sungbo shrine

Lagos seeks to re-open case with Shofolahan, others

Usman gives NSE pass mark on market capitalisation

I don’t want to die now - Ateke Tom tells Rivers truth commission

Unilever takes Omo campaign to Benin City

Minister expresses worry over child rape

Fashola inaugurates Lagos business directory

Police foil bank robberies in Ibadan

No plan to impeach Oni - Ekiti Speaker

Nigeria loses N360m daily to ‘oil war’

Maasaba’s 86 wives, children protest, invade House of Assembly - Husband asks court to upturn Fatwa

50 Nigerians on death row in foreign countries - NHRC

CBN slashes interest rate to 9.5% - Injects N150bn into financial system - CRR reduced from 4 to 2 per cent - Liquidity ratio slashed from 40 to 30 per cent

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Kidney failure: Scientists warn on herbal remedies

Robbers attack bullion van, cart away money

Reps query N1 trillion spent on petrol subsidy

Rivers declares emergency on education

Appeal Court hears Ibori’s petition Oct 8

Dissidents plan pirate radio/TV stations - Babatope

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Reps’ recipe for foreign funds

We never opposed Mantu’s re-election bid - Plateau SSG

A case for quality in Nigeria’s varsity education

FOI Bill: Enforcement procedure ’ll be dangerous - Oyo FIDA boss

Golden eaglets and darkness

Ministries and costs of governance

Kogi AC chairman dies

Soludo explains fall in value of shares

Tribunal upholds Sylva’s election

Court overrules Ekiti Assembly on resolution on LGs

Appeal court decides on DPA, ANPP’s petition on Akala today

Removal of fuel subsidy unconstitutional - Group

Confusion over Shonekan’s absence from Senate screening

Ripples over deductions from Oyo workers’ salaries

I’ll probe Osunbor, says Oshiomhole; We’re not worried - Osunbor’s aide

How ex-Plateau commissioner paid N30bn for fake contracts - Panel told

FCMB appoints new director

LG boss for trial over N240m scandal

Ondo Assembly passes vote of confidence in Agagu

CBN, Wema reject court order to pay Omoyeni’s salary

Militants blow up 3rd Shell flow stations in 3 days - Threaten to spread attacks to more states

SEC raises alarm over liquidity in capital market

Yar’Adua’s resignation hoax: NBC revokes Channels Television’s licence - NAN MD invited for questioning - AC, Gani, CD, others condemn closure

N/Delta ministry may divide Nigeria - Sonny Okogwu

Lagos coroner law and its many controversies

Between kalu and stray goats

Obasanjo and ogun crisis

Zenith Bank Sierra Leone begins operations

University worker slumps during protest in Calabar

Oshiomhole accuses Osunbor of squandering N50bn - He is used to making false allegations – Govt

Militants’ll call off war declaration today - Clark

Channels Television closed down - Guild of Editors condemns closure

EFCC begins fresh probe of Borishade, others

Kaduna produces fuel from sugarcane

‘Dariye stole N64.23bn’

Striking varsity workers cripple activities at UI

National security adviser flown abroad

Ogun lawmakers pass vote of confidence in Daniel

Ogboju Ode to be staged in Ibadan today

Mark proffers solution to Niger Delta problems

No plan for Yar’Adua to resign - Presidency

Olubadan advocates payment of pensioners’ entitlements

FAAN pensioners protest over N664m arrears

Military, AIB disagree over black box of crashed Beechcraft

North Central govs in crucial meeting

ANPP asks EFCC to probe Oyo LGs - That’s ridiculous - Govt

Oyo Assembly suspends LG boss

Ondo govt is a spendthrift - LP - People know our achievements - Govt

Ondo Speaker impeached - Kaduna’s resigns

Senate, Reps divided over constitution amendment

CBN to parley on economy tomorrow

Casualties as militants, soldiers clash again - Shell, Chevron oil platforms destroyed - British citizen kidnapped

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

‘Our democracy is fast vanishing’

Kingibe - Travails of a power monger in national politics

Ekiti: Why AC should be humble in defeat

Oke-Arin: Where consumables make good business

Okiro’s Curious Alibi

Oba Adeolu: exit of the ‘second calabash’

Minister scores AfDB low on development projects

I’m not worried by Assembly’s resolution – Oni - AS CNPP backs his govt

NIS seeks Lagos govt’s assistance on registration of immigrants

Boy, 16, rapes 65-year-old woman

Mugabe signs power-sharing pact in Zimbabwe

1995 coup: Victims demand compensation

Policeman kills 34-yr-old over kerosene at NNPC mega station

Speaker mourns Rep member

Yar’Adua donates N.1m to children of electrocuted parents

Police investigate VC’s abduction - As Rivers govt condemns act

Why we are floating a magazine - Ikenne LG boss

Saraki charges stakeholders on revamping of power sector

NDLEA impounds 50 tonnes of suspected drugs in Delta

Court accuses Army of flouting order

CBN urges microfinance banks to partner economic population

Edo NCP wants ICPC to investigate bribery allegation against dep gov

Oyo police parade 23 robbery suspects

NECO releases common entrance exam results

Ogbulafor condemns Anambra PDP politicians

Court rules on Ekiti LG chairmen petitions tomorrow

FG announces new measures on capital market

Monarchs threaten Ogun lawmakers - Over plan to impeach Daniel - PDP summons lawmakers

Senate backs creation of Niger Delta ministry

Shell withdraws staff from Niger Delta - After attack on oil facility by militants

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Are African intellectuals uncritical thinkers?

Oyo teachers set for showdown - Allege discrepancies in salaries - It can’t be substantiated - TESCOM - Crisis is looming - Oyo NUT scribe


Doctors or licensed killers?

Fawehinmi accuses Agagu of denying him doctorate degree - I’m not aware of that - Agagu

Senate to scrutinise requests for state creation

FG to sanction oil firm for dodging audit enquiries

Yar’Adua to address UN General Assembly Sept. 24

Youths kidnap, release 5 traders

Kingibe’s sack diversionary - Balarabe Musa

Senate to probe govs over appointments

Edo dep gov accuses judge of plot to assassinate him - It is a lie, says Judge

Lawmakers attacked at Ekiti PDP secretariat

Robbers burgle Tinubu’s residence

Reps lose another member

‘346 structures in Abuja contravene building code’

Japanese trade delegation arrives Nigeria

UNIOSUN, WUSTO to partner on research development

FG releases N1bn for Abeokuta water booster station

Assembly gives Kwara govt go-ahead to raise N45bn loan

Nasarawa, Kano, Kebbi govts laud Oceanic Bank

7-Point agenda: FG to conduct resource audit

FG, states, LG share N441bn statutory allocations

NIS nabs ‘Presidency’ official for impersonation

Hoodlums abduct VC

Why lawmakers are against FOI Bill - Mark

Share price crisis: NSE suspends 28 companies

Militants set to destroy oil facilities - After battle with military - Give oil workers 24 hrs to leave Niger Delta

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Reduce Vision 2020 to one-point agenda

Kingibe’s exit: The forces at play - OBJ group forced him out, but he was too ambitious - Wale Okediran - He came and left unceremoniously - Yusuf Ali (SAN)

Prof Sophie Oluwole, Rueben Abati to speak at AMORC

Osun gov hosts Ramadan lecture

Oni urged to embrace reconciliation

Group condemns palm oil importation

You have failed, Arapaja tells detractors

EFCC nabs Uniport undergraduate, friend over cheque scam

ICPC drums support for FOI bill

Smuggled noodles, dangerous to health - Dora Akunyili

FG to remove subsidy on fertilizer

Pressure on FG to cripple Glo, MTN, Zain, others - The ethnic dimension

Why OBJ is fond of attacking Ige - Adeyeye

Yar’Adua now ready with new cabinet - Presidency

Bloody: Military, MEND in fierce battle - Heavy casualties recorded - 27 oil workers trapped in offensive

Gbenga Daniel faces impeachment?

David Mark to dissolve Senate committees

Friday, September 12, 2008

Group Hosts Alaafin in London

PDP Tackles Ondo LP Over Voters’ Register

Ekiti Govt Presents 33 Cars To Judges, Magistrates

Shame! You Can’t Hold Successful LG Primaries, PDP Tells AC

IG Promises To Reward Hardwork, Honesty

I Had A Fulfilled Career - Azazi

Anyaoku Okays Niger Delta Ministry

Ogun Perm Sec’s Wife, Children Kidnapped

We’ll Look Into Kerosene Scarcity - David Mark

Govt Uncovers N4bn Fraud At Plateau Investment Firm

Obasanjo’s Tenure Was A Disaster - Olubadan

N/D Ministry: We Must Produce The Minister - Deltans

2011: Emirs Meet On Yar’Adua

BOT Chairmanship: Anenih On Revenge Mission - Set To Upstage OBJ, plus The Underground Plots

FG Board Appointment: List Out Next Week

Poverty: Our Leaders Have Failed To Deliver

Now That We Have Ministry Of Niger Delta...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ibadan socialite, 9 others convicted for drug trafficking

Oyo govt warns private hospitals over data on immunisation, births

Rumpus in South-East PDP

Women’s rights as human rights

How Julius Berger became Nigerian construction giant - Mobolaji Johnson

Yar’adua and black holes

The Service Chiefs’ Appointment

9 corps members sanctioned in Kogi

20 Corps members die during service

Special allocation: Fashola asks N/Assembly to assist Lagos

70% Nigerians are still poor - Don

Nigeria signs project agreement with EU

FG spends N782.6bn on education in 9yrs - Minister

Bankole fails to announce House committees

Reactions trail Ekiti Assembly’s action on commissioners, LG bosses

Army explains Kaduna bomb blast

Reps summon Kupolokun over $2.3bn oil deal

N11.46bn depositors’ funds still trapped - NDDC

Host communities not happy with Chevron over oil spills

Oyinlola signs Child Rights bill into law

Ondo govt placing advertorials in my name – Mimiko

Creation of N/Delta ministry commendable, but ...

Kwara to raise N45bn from capital market

Ogun govt remits N545m to pension fund administrators

Police arrest fake medical doctor

EU chief gives reccipe for peace in N/Delta

Shake-up looms at NAICOM - Many directors may go

Yar’Adua orders building of new refineries - Says oil caused Nigeria’s woes

Yar’Adua may soon reshuffle cabinet

Militants reject Niger Delta ministry

Fashola woos investors

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ogun PDP: A party and unending crisis

Nigerian democracy and burden of the opposition

Nigerian youths: An endangered generation

CLAP: Linking rural areas for development

A vote for “disaster tourism”

Yar’adua’s health and state affairs

Ooni inaugurates committee on Olojo festival

Senate to pass FOI bill in 3 weeks

Buhari raps ANPP leaders

Plot to destabilise Yar’Adua’s govt uncovered

Ekiti NYSC to blacklist employers over rejection of corpers

Court declares witness hostile in al-Mustapha’s case

Dad drags son to police over alleged robbery

Ekiti H/Assembly recommends sack of commissioners - Dissolves LG caretaker chairmen - Power to sack lies with governor - PDP chairman, Information Commissioner - Gov not aware –aide

Stiffer sanction recommended for fail contractors in Bayelsa

Baby saves mother from ritualists

Reps: NNPC allocated 8 oil blocks illegally - Senate summons NNPC, PPMC, others over gas price increase

Senate to pass disability bill soon - Olajumoke

EFCC quizzes secondary school officials over salary scam

2 persons declared missing

South West governors visit service chiefs

Ogun raises alarm over ethnic tension in Ogere

Niger finance ministry officials suspended over alleged fraud

Glo introduces ProfitMax Special for commercial phone operators

Oyo ANPP accuses Akala of incompetence - They need lecture on governance -Akala

North marks Ahmadu Bello’s 42nd transition anniversary - Launches Sardauna Foundation

Investors still apprehensive over stock market

FG increases ministries - From 22 to 42 - Creates Niger Delta ministry -Yar’Adua suspends cabinet reshuffle

World Bank lists conditions for investment in Nigeria

Bomb explodes at army shooting range - 2 killed

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

PDP: Contending with antics of opposition parties

Let NDDC board be

The shooting of King’s College old boys

Madmen as specialists

EFCC, local governments and corruption

Kingibe’s removal as SGF normal - Niger gov

Oyo gov’s wife charges Muslims on education

Controversies over Ondo representatives in committee on N/Delta

INEC inaugurates advisory committee on delineation of constituencies

Dangote to invest $250m in Ethiopian cement industry

2009 budget will be signed in January - Mark

Militants take over oil platform in Bayelsa

Ooni hale and hearty - Spokesman

Awo is worth celebrating - Oni

FG okays importation of bagged cement

Court stops emir from banishing man with 86 wives

Indonesian court confirms death penalty on 10 Nigerians

Bayelsa govt to raise $10bn for projects

Police lost N552m on law suits – Okiro -Says ThisDay journalist killed by robbers

Bribery allegation: Reps set to probe power committee

I have 2 houses - Niger gov

Governors pay solidarity visits to Yar’Adua

Court dismisses suit against Diya, 9 others

‘FG promised me 10% of Abacha loot to testify against Al-Mustapha, others’

We need public awareness - FIDA

Akinjide, others dissociate selves from ‘attack’ on Akala

Yayale resumes, praises Kingibe

Nigeria’s financial system among world’s worst - World Economic Forum

N/Assembly begins constitution review

10 ministers may go: Presidency screens likely nominees - Ministries may be restructured

The mushrooming illegal universities

Monday, September 08, 2008

Between Bankole and Etteh’s travails

Yar’Adua’s health condition and national dilemma

Yar’Adua’s health: A call for caution

Fanfare as Agagu flags off Ondo ultra modern stadium

Asobie and missing oil records

Oni decries neglect of Ekiti communities

FG has no nuclear deal with Iran - Maduekwe

Edo govt presents armoured personnel carrier, 5 vans to police

N45bn released for projects in oil producing areas in 5 yrs - Agagu

Ekiti govt terminates 4 road contracts

No financial scandal in EFCC - Spokesman

NDLEA records seizure of 40.5kg drugs

Nigeria’s survival rests on the North – Zamfara gov

New acting GMD resumes at Wema Bank

Customs uncovers weapons hidden inside video machines

Marwa to resume as Nigeria’s envoy to S/Africa Sept. 15

Uduaghan charges governing councils of tertiary institutions

PDP faction accuses Akala of mismanagement - It’s smear campaign - Akala

Committee on N/Delta: Ilaje people, forum condemn rejection of Oke, Kekemeke’s appointments

Auto crash claims 13

CIBN boss charges banks

Globacom flags off new media campaign

Mitee elected chairman of N/Delta technical committee

JTF discovers routes of illegal arms importation

N/A clerk releases list of Reps committees’ secretaries

NSE, FCTA disagrees over ownership of collapsed building

Federal, states, LGs shared N16 trillion in 8 years

Crisis in stock market may persist - As banks shun CBN’s order on margin accounts

Yar’Adua’s health is sound - Ogbulafor

Why Yar’Adua sacked Kingibe - Yayale named new SGF - President decorates new service chiefs

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Ekiti: When truth prevailed

Incredible! Husband caught taking wife to slaughter slab

Floored by flowers

After the Beijing Olympics

Fake corps member arrested in Kwara

We’ll reclaim our place in Yorubaland -Ijesa

Fayose is threatening my life -Witness - His allegation is baseless -Fayose

Companies charged on working environment

9 ships arrive with kerosene

Another shopping complex collapses in Abuja

We are working hard to win Lagos - S/W PDP

Mobil gets new MD

7 killed, houses burnt in communal clash

Militants kill sailor, hijack oil vessel

Why NUD called for interim govt - NBA President

FG, Congo parley on maritime transportation

Employment, recipe for peace in N/Delta - Agagu

Police recover arms from public toilet

Customs to employ 5,000

Gunmen kidnap lawmaker’s father

96 LGs have benefitted from LEEMP - Coordinator

LP accuses Ondo govt of campaign of calumny - It’s laughable, irresponsible statement - Ondo govt

NGE to lobby Reps on FOI bill

Nigerian airlines acquire new aircraft

Traditional institution’ll assist FG on tourism development - Olowo

Odu’a Investment backs CBN on Wema crisis - Acting Wema MD resumes today

Financial scandal rocks EFCC - Official finds huge amount in his bank account

N/Assembly to pass 2008 budget Wednesday

PDP, govs kick against Yar’Adua’s resignation - Say he’s fit to continue in office

Saturday, September 06, 2008

The other side of Niger Delta militancy

Akute Where people live in agony

Glo bonus attracts more subscribers

NDDC electrifies Kaiama, Boro’s town - ...Odi to join

Thousands witness Olu of Epe’s burial

Ondo oil producing communities reject representatives

Wema Bank staff applaud appointments of new GMD, two directors

Police arrests four over clash

Why we were in Abuja - Ondo Dep Speaker

Accolades, knocks over FG’s initiative on N/Delta

There is no crack in Oyo PDP - Ige

OPC leader’s arrest: Fayose threatens court action over linkage

Oil spillage: FG set to sanction defaulting oil companies

Rumpus in police over promotion

Yar’Adua’s return upsets Northern agenda

Visitors barred from Yar’Adua

AC primaries flop: Party refuses to conduct poll - Chieftains disrupt proceeding

Friday, September 05, 2008

Akala, Olubadan Meet Behind Closed Door

Glo Splashes 5th Anniversary ‘Awuf ‘On Subscribers

TREM poised To Reduce Crime

Board Appointments: What Akala Plans To Do

Police Reinstates Late Iwendi As CP, Promotes 13 Other New CPs

Tanker Drivers On Rampage, Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Ondo NULGE Crisis Deepens

OOU Loses N500m Property To Flood... - Dept May Not Graduate Students For Two Years

Ladoja, Others Get Tough Bail - To Produce Two Sureties With Landed Property In Lagos

NAFDAC Parades Fake Margarine Producer, 2 Others

NA, NDDC Counsel Niger Delta Communities On Developmental Projects

Nobody Told Me Anything - Obasanjo -As Their Rift Deepens

Family Battles Govt Over Comments

Yar’Adua’s Health Worsens? North Vows To Hold On To Power If...

EFCC Storms Osun, Quizes Speaker, Lawmakers

Sarah Palin: The American Example Of Confusion

Ramadan - Coping With Food Price Hike

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Politics of MASSOB sit-at-home order

N/Assembly and the search for ‘people’s budget’

Isaac Akinjogbin: A tribute

Police report fingers FCT officials, gov’s relation in N350m land scandal

Bello and his 86 wives


Lagos gives quit notice to cart pushers

Rep tasks Yar’Adua on budget monitoring

Redeemer’s varisty installs Nigeria’s second MAGDAS

FG strategises on implementation of NPoA

Okiro raises alarm over rising wave of kidnappings

Nigerians smoke 93m cigarettes annually - Minister

I didn’t call govt officials armed robbers - Bankole

FG to spend N2bn on manpower development

W/Africa to have joint drug squad - NDLEA boss

Niger govt gets report on man with 86 wives

Anambra crisis: PDP summons Ekwueme, Akunyili, others

US plans military deal with Libya - Rice meets Ghadaffi

Robbers kill one, injure others in Ogun raid

Crisis rocks Lagos AC over LG polls

Stop waiting for aid, Okonjo-Iweala charges African countries

Muslim s kick against return of schools to missionaries

North plans economic summit

Truck crushes 6 in Jos

UNESCO hails inclusion of education in 7-Point Agenda

Police owe 3,609 officers 8 months salary - Okiro

Housing authority promotes 197 workers

Missing Plane Update: NEMA officials evacuate skulls, bones of pilots, hostess

CBN removes Omoyeni as Wema MD - Names new acting MD

FG sets up committee on Niger Delta

What Yar’Adua’s 15-day absence costs Nigeria - He is safe abroad - PDP

EFCC invites all Osun lawmakers

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Furore over alleged plot to impeach Osunbor

OBJ/Yar’Adua: Between the kingmaker and the king

A Nigerian’s dream for his fatherland

Synagogue church empowers the disabled



W/Bank consultant decries poverty among rural people

Workers suspend protest against BA

Airline hands Nigerian passengers to police

Boat capsizes in Delta

3-year-old kidnapped in Rivers

I’ve no rift with Bankole - Mark

Pilgrims shop in holy land - Commission

Abacha loot: ‘Swiss banks now more credible’

Federal controller of works slumps, dies

Court decides Ladoja’s fate tomorrow

LASTMA official arraigned over bribe

Oyo H/Assembly approves $78m for power generation

9 alleged examination cheats arraigned

Son of Benin monarch resigns as Edo commissioner

I did not walk out on Obasanjo - Daniel

Reps deny delaying 2008 budget, blame Senate

Glo marks 5th anniversary with special offers

FEC approves N13bn contracts

CBN disowns Omoyeni over return as Wema Bank MD

Executive responsible for money laundering - Bankole

Policemen beat up Tribune journalist, others at AC rally

Fatwa: Man with 86 wives goes into hiding

Nigerdock performs illegal activities in Nigeria - Service chiefs, minister

Where is our president? - Nigerians express concern - He is hale and hearty - Sultan

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ekiti : One verdict, many implications

2009 budget will be better - Omisore

Democracy of profligacy

Yewa-Awori’s quest for governorship



Deji, Olowo in chieftaincy crisis

Why we haven’t banned imported energy drink - NAFDAC

EFCC, CBN, others lament absence of cyber crimes law

Edo indigenes abroad commend Osunbor

FG laments Nigerians’ experience at foreign embassies

UN appoints 2 Nigerian cops as DCPs

Oyo govt threatens banks

Robbers attack vice chancellor

Landlord beats 70-yr-old tenant to death - For failure to flush toilet

World Bank approves additional N6bn loan - To boost commercial agriculture in Nigeria

Senator asks FG to stop N60bn dam project

LASTMA impounds bullion vans

Salary structure: Govt asks Kwara Poly to negotiate with workers

CAFRAD appoints ex-Osun speaker

ICPC engages corps members in anti-corruption

7 vessels with rice expected at Lagos port

British Airways records smooth operations

Ogun Assembly, again, walks out state-owned media outfits

NLC pickets textile firm over casual workers

We owe Zimbabwe no apology - FG

NANS wants monotechnic students mobilised for NYSC

How missing plane was found - Cross River govt

Omoyeni resumes amid tight security - First Bank recalls acting Wema MD

Soldiers arrest US citizen for spying

Yar’Adua fails to return

Monday, September 01, 2008

Edo PDP and endless search for peace

Okereke-Onyiuke: Questions the media didn’t ask



Ekiti Speaker orders opening of sacked clerk’s office

we’ll release results immediately after exams - JAMB

Arson: CAN appeals to Kwara govt

Court adjourns al-Mustapha, others’ case

Police foil robbery attack in Lagos

Graduates employed as cleaners in Lagos

Kidnapped Israeli released without ransom

450 die due to textiles closure - Workers

Pension: We acted right, says Goje - Demands apology from RMAFC

Workers threaten British Airways over salary - ’We‘re looking into their request’

Opposition parties plan mass action against PDP

Gaddafi to give Libyans excess crude oil fund

Fire averted at Foreign Affairs Ministry

Fashola calls for decentralisation of activities on pilgrimage

Banks deny losing funds to stock exchange meltdown

NASS, EFCC, ICPC, CBN to partner against cyber crime

Lagos gives 100 unemployed youths N3.7m phones

OOU students protest over death of colleague

FCT approves restructuring of agencies

Anxiety as mega banks venture into micro-finance

Man, 72, arrested with drugs at airport

OBJ, S/West govs pray for Yar’Adua’s recovery - PDP reconciles OBJ, Daniel, Bankole

Workers prevent Omoyeni from resuming as Wema MD

I’m not planning divorce, I want more wives - Man with 86 wives says

Uncertainty over Yar’Adua’s arrival