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Tribune News Archive for October 2008Rss

Thursday, October 30, 2008

‘AC ‘ll defeat PDP in Lagos again, unless...’

Adedibu: Politics of a post-humous birthday

Protecting Nigerian journalists

When tourism ministry, ICPC, EFCC partnered to tackle corruption

FIFA u-17 World cup loc’s magic numbers

Telecoms and Corporate Responsibilities

NDDC plans N16.7bn budget for 2009

‘Education sector should be revitalised’

Shake-up in federal cabinet: Kwara nominates 2 for ministerial appointment

Cecilia Ibru wins ‘African Business Woman of the Year’ award

Police quiz 4 over murder of Adedibu’s aide - NDLEA arrests policeman, 4 others over Indian hemp

Court grants ex-NDDC boss’s herbalist bail

2009 budget targets 7-Point Agenda -FG

N/Assembly passes N683.3bn supplementary budget

Judge blasts Aondoaka over Gani’s suit

Ado-Ekiti residents groan over robbers’ siege

Akala blasts PDP returnees - Says ‘your demand is out of the bargain’

Agagu lauds Yar’Adua on cabinet shake-up

Court fixes Nov 17 to hear fraud case by EFCC

Rivers fixes Nov 8 for LG bye-election

NNPC announces cut in oil export

ICPC arraigns police officer for alleged bribery

Bankole commends Anambra gov

BCOS gets new boss

Niger gov commends UI over establishment of radio station

Fashola charges LG chairmen on revenue generation

NPA: No indication of inflation in exhibit – Witness

N/Delta Ministry: New minister may not be from Niger Delta - Jonathan

FG, states can’t account for N13.6 trillion - Revenue Commission

Soludo predicts bleak future for world economy

Ex-govs stall new ministerial list - Demand for cabinet seats

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

‘Plateau House ‘ll sanction SIEC members, if...’

The environment and natural disasters

Where is this baby?

Don’t Ring his Bell

Nigeria and FIFA u-17 World cup

Bankole raises alarm over destabilisation plot

Ex-VC advocates 3-rank structure for varsity teachers

Clark urges political leaders to emulate Awolowo, others

EFCC operatives quiz Reps

Oyo PDP leadership rejects faction’s demand

Prosecution calls first witness against Bode George, others

Pension fund hits N980bn

FG to spend N2.6tr in 2009

We’ll probe death of soldiers in Darfur -Yar’Adua

FG begins audit of varsity workers

Foreigners may take over stock market if... -NSE

Court dismisses LP lawmakers’ application over Ondo LG poll

Day-old baby found in polythene bag

6 die in Benin-Agbor road crash

Stockbrokers meet on credit loss at capital market

200m to vote in US presidential polls

Tinubu, Osoba consider return to AD

Victims of ADC crash yet to receive compensation

Return to economic planning, panacea to economic problem - Falae

JTF foils youths’ plan to attack Shell facility

8 robbers die attempting to snatch bullion van

Reps, Keyamo in war of words - Over car purchase

Policemen shun Okiro’s order - Still mount road blocks

Ribadu drags Okiro to court over demotion

Yar’Adua sacks 20 ministers

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why President Yar’Adua must hurry up

Many worries of a nation

Behold, bumper harvest of babies! - As childless woman delivers quadruplets

Nigeria’s Insulated Economy

The Fascist Provost

We’ve initiated developmental programmes - Oyinlola

We didn’t launder money for Abia - UBA

Hajj: Kwara to disqualify the sick

SON impounds 60 trucks of suspected fake goods

McCain, Palin camps’ rift deepens

Ibadan elders storm Senate, demand state

Police hunt for lecturer in UNIBEN registrar’s murder

Senate factions trade accusations over NASS clerk

US reviews visa policy

Bode George, others re-arraigned

Banks facilitate money laundering - EFCC

Military Pensions Board gets new spokesman

Ogun Assembly passes N6.8bn appropriation bill - To fund power projects

Edo PDP faction dissociates self from threats on judicial officers’ lives

Books on IBB, OBJ govts published

AU commends Yar’Adua on good governance

Court asks The News ED to serve OBJ summons

Customs meets manufacturers on new duty charges

Kogi acting PDP chairman suspended - ’It’s a lie’

Court fixes Jan. 19 for judgment on Sylva’s election - Court can’t choose candidate for us - PDP

Customs boss in paternity row

NSE moves to boost share prices - Lifts ceiling on price movement

Bank deposits hit N5.34tr in 2007 - NDIC

Tension in Reps over car purchase - Integrity Group backs probe of leadership

Monday, October 27, 2008

Senate vs el-Rufai: Where lies the truth?

A look into Nigeria’s future without oil

How road construction claimed 30-year-old in Bauchi

Enugu Martian Lawmakers

Banishment as Punishment

Modibbo inaugurates committee on public parks

Appeal Court adjourns indefinitely on Gambari’s suit

Trailer crushes 4 in Osun

Oyo PDP members threaten to dump reconciliation We’re committed to peace - Akala

Nigerian leaders lack ideas — Gana

Nigerian Navy at crossroads - CNS

Robbers cart away church harvest proceeds

EFCC set to try 10 ex-govs

Confusion as Lagos govt closes Apapa-Oshodi expressway for repairs

High fever kills 130 in Jigawa

Gunmen kill female corps member few weeks to wedding

US foils plot to assassinate Obama -McCain warns: Dems’ll control Washington if Obama wins - Obama leads in five key states Bush won in 2004

I’m not barred from recontesting – Mafimisebi

LG boss abducts, marries another man’s wife

My rift with Alake over — Daniel

Maasaba: Court summons Sharia commission, AG, police

FG approves N30bn for ETF intervention scheme

Reps probe N5 trillion N/Delta fund

Dangote sues media houses for libel

Keyamo’s allegations: We have more serious issues at hand

FAAN gives airlines ultimatum over N8bn debts

Peugeot writes EFCC over Reps’ car scandal

Sliding oil price: FG panics, seeks survival strategy

Okiro laments level of corruption in Nigeria - Calls for anti-corruption units in govt

NDIC: Only 4 banks are sound - 17 satisfactory - Says N10bn frauds, forgeries recorded in banks last year

Ooni celebrates Olojo festival

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Realising Vision 20-2020

2007:As Edo still awaits Appeal Court ruling...

Senate: Revisiting the banking consolidation

The Senate and FOI bill


Obasanjo’s govt wasted N27bn on boreholes - Minister

Businessman’s abductors reduce ransom from N150m to N2.5m

Bauchi ’ll no longer rely on federal grants - Yuguda

Delimitation of constituency ‘ll be implemented in 2011- Iwu

Fire guts Kaduna market

I’ll win Nov 4 election - McCain

Ibadan State: Olubadan, others storm Senate today

Reconciliation: PDP makes progress in Oyo

Osun govt raps Aregbesola

FAAN loses billions to airlines

Niger gov to deliver UI lecture

NACCIMA meets on economy Wednesday

Reverend King moved to Maiduguri prisons

FG submits $5.4bn power project budget to N/Assembly - Yar’Adua to present 2009 budget this week

FG accuses varsity teachers of promoting cultism - It’s an irresponsible statement - ASUU

Nigerian banks in trouble over global economic meldtown

Senators angry with Yar’Adua

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Beyond party interest in the US: Colin Powell’s angle

Celebrating Nigeria’s 48th Independence with moribund national monuments

Ikoyi passport office sets standard

Group calls for release of detained Ekiti OPC boss

Ogun begins work on trailer park

PDP on Atiku’s mind

Health commissioners demand healthcare agencies

“We’ll make Lagos hot for criminals”

OPC breaks Lagos’ sanitation order, dares Sosan

Task force demolishes over 1,000 stalls in Ikorodu market

FG stops work on Ijebu-Ode, Oyo township water project

JTF arrests 3 over attack on SPDC

EFCC arrests banker, undergraduates over marriage scam

Investigate me - Abia gov tells EFCC

Kudos, knocks for IGP over removal of road blocks

Gen Adebayo should be Yoruba leader - Olunloyo

Agbakoba: Supreme Court judgement on Amaechi, most radical - As Amaechi demands gas proceeds from FG

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lagos PDP Members Decry Development In Party

Lagosians Embrace Community-based Health Insurance Scheme

Olatawura’s Burial Holds Dec. 12 - Fasae Condoles With Family

Keyamo Petitions EFCC Over NASS Missing N.5b

Seven-year-Old Shoots Friend Dead

Lagos Reduces Flooding As Residents Ask For Improved Intervention

How North Can Attain Economic, Political Greatness - Nafada

‘60,000 Nigerian Albinos Have Severe Skin Cancer’

House Committee Lauds Improvement In Airports Operations

US Election: More Republicans Endorse Obama

Juju Scare: Ekiti Govt Shuts School Indefinitely

Militants In Niger Delta Are Armed Robbers, Criminals - Gov Amaechi

NNPC, DPR Probe: Ministers, Directors Face Panel

Remove All Checkpoints Now - Okiro

N5.4bn Scam: Nnamani Wants Charges Quashed

Between Keyamo And House Of Representatives

Kaduna Intra-City Train Service Forces Down Food Prices

Questions about Nigerian stock market

golf, anyone?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cabinet reshuffle: Still waiting for Yar’Adua

Zamfara: A planned defection and its controversies

Day Nigerians stood up against poverty

Bank chiefs laud Tribune repackaging

Minister raises alarm over desert encroachment

NEMA writes FG over state of Onitsha bridge

Nigeria’s improvement on corruption, startling - World Bank

We’re not bothered by boycott threat - Ekiti SIEC chairman

Ekiti to fill 7 vacant traditional stools

Funding alone can’t develop varsities - Yar’Adua

Etisalat rolls out service in 7 cities

CBN arrests 5 suspected currency hawkers

Agagu carpets power probe report

Stockbroker slumps, dies in Lagos

Probe banks, AC tells N/Assembly, EFCC

Gani Adams makes case for traditional religion

Oyo to proffer scientific method to waste problem

Committee seeks funds for aviation sector

Advert agency to launch national clearance certificate

Customs raises alarm over Nigerian borders

Yar’Adua sends fresh supplementary budget to N/Assembly

My husband killed in my presence - Babalola’s widow

HID, a blessing to Nigeria - Adams

Alaafin faults police on arms claims

Daniel, Alake end rift - Primate Akinola, others reconcile them

Senate to investigate N400bn unspent budget

We won’t negotiate with militants - Rivers govt

Buhari/Atiku vs Yar’Adua: Supreme Court keeps mum on judgment date

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Giant strides of a local government

Hypocrisy: The language of Nigerians

World Sight Day: How surgery changed blind patients’ lives

Achebe and Patriotism

On the protesting Soldiers

Anambra: Kidnapped couple regains freedom

Police kill 25-year-old man, injure another in Bayelsa

NDIC to pay failed bank depositors

Maasaba rejects bail

‘Nigerian varsities need N566bn to be among top 20 worldwide’

Price of sugar may fall - BUA set to flood market with product

Senate defers debate on FCT probe report

NSE to be restructured for profitmaking

EFCC tasks Senate on immunity clause

Warn your chiefs, Ogun govt tells Alake

US polls: 12 days to go - Obama leads in early votes

Court proceeds with Al-Mustapha, others’ case

Ahmadiyya opens conference, addresses food crisis

Niger gov’s aide dies from generating set explosion

N/Delta: Amaechi Seeks 50% Derivation

How Nigeria can achieve Vision 2020 objectives - Experts

Cornerstone Insurance declares 3 kobo dividend

Senate makes U-turn on ‘mutiny’ soldiers

Local contractors ask FG to pay N3 trillion debt

FG to pay N88 bn monetisation arrears to workers

FG asks to pump money into economy

Yar’Adua moves to save Nigerians on death row abroad - Sends minister to Indonesia

Supreme Court set to deliver judgment

Babalola, ex-SDP deputy national chairman, murdered

ICPC to probe govs - Creates special office for investigation

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why I won't probe Akume - Suswam

Ekiti PDP: Where peace remains elusive

EFCC: Before we all fall victim

The return of elendu

Justice amaize’s ‘bombed’ residence

No honorary award during UNIJOS convocation - VC

Amaechi rewards Nigeria’s best teacher with N1m

Edo AC denies celebrating victory on Appeal Court’s judgment

Unilorin hospital doctors begin strike - To protest attack on colleague

Use stolen money for pilgrimage, go to hell - ICPC boss

AC, PDP in war of words over Ekiti SIEC

EFCC quizzes Bayelsa’s Chief of Staff, commissioners over money laundering

Pathologists collect blood samples of Beech Craft crew’s families

NITD boss commends Awo’s foresight on education

Bad roads nationwide: My hands are tied - Minister

Health fund: EFCC drops charges against ex-minister, others

New appointments in Tribune

NAFDAC bans 40 drugs from market

Ismail, ex-NIESV president, buried

2 lovers die in Lagos fire

Micro-finance can eliminate poverty - Cecilia Ibru

I won’t quit under pressure – Iwu

1,440 children die daily in Nigeria

Alaafin visits LGs, seeks support for govt

Nigerian mapping system inaccurate - Cartographers

Ondo commission bars ex-monarch from recontesting Olugbo stool

Global financial crisis: 20 million to lose jobs - ILO

No new ministers until after budget

Smoke cigarettes in public, pay N50,000 fine - Reps

Banks may recapitalise - Soludo, others

Monday, October 20, 2008

May this cup pass over Ondo State

Respite for teenagers rescued from captors’ den

Bello Haliru Muhammed’s vision

Mass failure in SSSCE

Court grants Maasaba bail

Nigeria earned $300bn from oil in 30 yrs - FG

540 human trafficking victims rescued in 7 months - NAPTIP

Nigeria loses $5.1b to environmental degradation yearly - World Bank

Security report indicts N/Assembly Clerk

Yar’Adua making consultations over cabinet reshuffle - Baraje

Ex-INEC boss, Guobadia, alleges threat to life

Cult rivalry claims one student at OOU

Olojo festival begins in Ile-Ife

I thank Awolowo for my education - Gov. Akala

Kwara to float N30bn bond

Medical practitioners tasked on reality of climate change

Ex-Edo gov decries state of roads

Cuba to build anti-malaria vaccine plant in Nigeria

‘Alake/Daniel feud, challenge of communication gap’

UBA named Nigeria’s largest firm - Dangote Sugar, most profitable

Students sue Lagos govt for N500m

Rufus Giwa poly workers begin strike

Man, wife kidnapped in Anambra

MTN offers support to NESG

Why EFCC can’t probe senator over N1.5b assets

EFCC re-arraigns Ladoja - Reduces charges from 33 to 10

Senate begins probe of EFCC - To meet Waziri tomorrow

Mark, Ekweremadu disagree over constitution review

Financial Crisis: Your money is safe in banks - CBN tells Nigerians - FG rules out bailout for stock market

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Southern agenda for constitution amendment

Obama’s America and Nov 4 election

Giving back to the people: Rep empowers constituency for business

Yar’Adua: Chemistry and Carpentry

Sunmola, the philanthropist

N/Delta crisis: Ministry, technical committee not the solution - Nzeribe

We’ve list of all bad roads in Nigeria - FRSC boss

Osun bomb blast: 2 AC chieftains arrested

Execution of developmental programmes, road to peace - ECOWAS Commission boss

Egba chiefs assure of resolution of Alake, Ogun govt’s face-off

Yar’Adua approves N200m for renovation of speaker’s house

Labour blames banks for crisis in stock market

Economic growth rate bad for Vision 2020 - Ohuabunwa

FG names Oceanic Bank best in poverty eradication

Pirates kill 2, take 108 hostages

Malaria kills 401 in Katsina

Ogun to commence installation of traffic light system

Why Nigerian airlines can’t merge - Experts

Why power generation, distribution are poor - FG

Winners of Glo’s Mr. and Mrs. Rock ‘n’ Rule now to get BMW, N3m

Lagos, Buenos Aires sign MoU on business relationship

Air traffic controllers woo FG over welfare package

Kaduna women rise against domestic violence

I’ll return to school after my tenure - Ekiti dep gov

Why Nigerian roads are still bad - Minister

Crisis rocks committee on Niger Delta

Global Financial Crisis: Soludo, finance minister, others meet Senate tomorrow

Northern hawks move to scuttle constitution amendment

New faction emerges in ANPP - As group asks Ume-Ezeoke ,Kumo, Yerima to withdraw nomination

Yar’Adua in dilemma - As new ministerial list continues to change

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Political equilibrium: Raila Odinga’s accord with Gbenga Daniel

The trek from Mecca, the death, the grave that made Oke-Eri popular

Hoteliers frown at Lagos’ new tax policy

PRONACO faults Yar’Adua on Niger Delta

Graduate shot dead in Ijebu-Ode

FCT minister approves N2.6b for computer education

Ogun State exco confirms Oladunjoye as Ambassador

Breast Cancer: Women urged to embrace self examination

Fertiliser: ACF cautions on subsidy removal

Fake spiritualists dupe widow of N40 million ...Court bars EFCC from arresting suspects

Why I didn’t honour ICPC summons - Ehindero

Ex-CJN, Belgore, weeps for Olatawura - Others eulogise him

Adedibu tackles Arapaja over Oyo South Senatorial meeting

Drama as FG, Mauritania trade words over coup in Mauritania

Oyo PDP reconciliation hits the rock

Cabinet reshuffle: Pressure on Yar’Adua over Okonjo-Iweala

JTF arrests oil bunkerers with N300m diesel

Friday, October 17, 2008

NITEL Confirms Disruption In Sat-3 Service

Traditional Ruler Canvasses For Constitutional Role

Gov’s Wife counsels on HIV Status

HID Praises US Doctors, Calls For More Help

Justice Olatawura Is Dead

Woman Petitions IG Over Child’s Seizure By In-law

UNESCO Meeting Ends,Oyinlola, African Countries Grateful

Glo, A National Model - Abia Gov

Igwes’ Murder : Police Arraign Two Suspects

How Police Aborted Robbery Operation At Airport

PDP’s Overture To Atiku: Ploy To Weaken Opposition - Kwande

2008 Amended Budget: Presidency Responsible For Delay - NASS

Global Economic Crisis: FG Considers Downward Review Of 2009 Budget - Bank Chiefs, Experts Differ On Economy

PDP Set To Battle Lagos Over Council Election

ASUU Reads Riot Act To Varsity Over Fawehinmi

When Information Matters Most In Rivers

Bayelsa Assembly And Its Rollercoaster Probe

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lagos: One LG poll, many questions

What lies ahead for South Africa?

Why samuel peter lost

Addressing the poverty question

Police begin investigation of N295m fraud cases

PDP blackmailing Atiku over defection - AC

A.G. Leventis Foundation donates N28.75m to OAU

Mark explains admission of Palestine into IPU

2 die as okada riders protest in Ogun

Cuba sponsors 149 Nigerians in varsities

Fela’s 70th posthumous birthday celebration begins

FG removes health care agency’s boss

Man, 38, kills wife for refusing him sex

PPPRA scribe, 2 others named in N334bn fraud - EFCC begins probe

Lagosians lament over planned closure of Apapa-Oshodi road

Oceanic Bank boots Delta micro credit progamme with 200m

3 suspected robbers killed, 4 others arrested

Ondo govt didn’t instigate us against Fawehinmi - AAU

Jakande tasks political leaders on politics of ideology

One killed as fire razes tanker in Delta

No plan to sell NNPC units - BPE boss

NULGE Week celebration begins today

Ogun commissioner lists factors for sustaining progress

ICPC arrests anti-corruption volunteer corps coordinator

Stockbrokers run out of business - Begin retrenchment of workers

Soldiers sink militants’ boats - Many militants killed - Smugglers kill customs officer, 52 arrested

How Colonel paid $1m wrongly into Commander’s account

FG: No salary increase for workers - Says fuel subsidy no more feasible - No comment for now -Labour

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Reps: Blazing the trail in public accountability and probity

Unveiling Senate’s welfare scheme

Safeguarding Nigerian roads

Day PHCN, customers parleyed on new project


Renaming abuja streets

Fuel scarcity looms as tanker drivers protest bad roads

Ethnic crisis: Anglican church sues for peace among members

I’ve repaid my car loan - Mimiko

Court refuses Maasaba bail

Talk of global food crisis misleading - Obasanjo

Auto crash claims 6 in Ibadan

FG admits collapse in education sector - Tasks NGOs, CSOs on resuscitation

FG, N/Assembly resolve differences over 2008 amended budget

22 die after drinking ogogoro in Lagos - NAFDAC

Nigerians urged to visit dctors early

Odu’a begins trade fair in Osogbo October 28

Senate to probe trial of soldiers for mutiny

Churches offer prayers for Alaafin’s birthday

Govt policy, energy, our challenges - NCC boss

Airport police nabs undergraduate for kidnapping Lebanese passenger

Pensioners protest delay in payment of arrears

Opposition parties berate Lagos LG polls

Julius Berger resumes work in Port Harcourt

Senate moves to scrap FERMA

Yar’Adua, ministers hold emergency meeting on budget tomorrow

Oil workers protest over planned sale of PPMC, NGC - Give FG ultimatum

EFCC boss raises alarm

Lagosians to face another hardship - As govt closes Apapa-Oshodi road for 120 days

Lagos LG polls meant for grassroots development - Mohammed

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Niger: Another season of floods

Guilt of effective governance: Between NASS and Yar’Adua

The land of my fathers

Day LG scribe empowered constituency with scholarship,other awards


My house is bigger than yours

Ibadan poly ASUP charges Oyo govt on appointment of rector

Jehovah Witnesses hold convention

SON destroys N161m goods

BAT Foundation, CLAP institute projects in Oyo

‘Why Atiku’s PDP posters flooded Kaduna’

Zenith emerges best Global Bank in Africa

Court orders Gbenga Obasanjo, wife to file final address

Expert stresses need for regular eye check-up

Appeal Court hears Ondo gov petitions Nov. 10

Airlines cry out over cost of aviation fuel

Women will bring development as leaders - Prof. Ogunseye

Rawlings commends Yar’Adua on judiciary

Bishop Akintayo is dead

Money laundering: EFCC files 44 fresh charges against Igbinedion

Police parade suspected passport racketeers

UI students protest continue

$5.9bn gas project probe: Uduaghan absolves Delta govt

AC slams PDP for seeking to woo Zamfara gov

ICAN asks EFCC, ICPC to probe LGs over N3 trillion allocation

LP queries Agagu on unspent projects fund - Repay your car loan, Ondo govt tells Mimiko

Ex-govs still have cases to answer - EFCC

Edo dep gov, others quizzed - Over explosion in judge’s home

UNESCO approves two institutes for Nigeria

Financial Crisis: Stock Exchange may close down - As stockbrokers plan to go on recess

Monday, October 13, 2008

Andy Uba: Time to move on

Again, I do thee wed..., Benue Gov tells wife

Mental illnesses and diagnoses

Political lesson from South Africa

Why PDP chose Yar’Adua - Maduekwe

Air traffic engineers raise alarm over shortage of manpower

‘ICPC prosecuted 328 in 8 yrs’

WFE asks stock exchanges to remain operational

I have no quarrel with Ooni, Soun - Alaafin

Cleric urges Nigerians to pray for saviour

Students shut UI over hike in fees

Obasanjo rejects power probe report

We are not probing Obasanjo - EFCC

HID praises visiting American doctors

Alake, Ogun govt exchange words

Nigerian to deliver Emerging Scholar lecture in US

Mark assures of clearance of new ministers

We did not beg Ladoja for forgiveness - Adedibu’s family

Nigeria, others to face oil challenge - CBN

Mu’azu asked me to make illegal withdrawals - Ex-Commissioner

Rivers people express optimism on development conference

Senate probes NNPC, Chevron over $5.9m gas project

Poverty eradication: Industrialists plan to create 10 million jobs annually

NDDC scandal: Traditional doctor remanded in prison

Oceanic Bank to finance infrastructure in North

Robbers kill 4 policemen in Lagos raids

Financial Crisis: N700bn trapped in private placements

Edo AC, PDP supporters clash at Appeal Court

Cabinet Reshuffle: OBJ counsels Yar’Adua

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Achieving lasting peace in Niger Delta

Please link us up with the rest of the state - Community cries out to Oyo govt

Ume-Ezeoke and Son Ltd?

Good night to the gentle broadcaster

Osunbor calls for repatriation of stolen Benin artifacts

Afforestation: Kwara to cultivate 100 hectares of land

We can deal with the situation in N/Delta - JTF

FG approves public service rules

Senator Adeyemi commends Modibbo for naming streets after HID, others

Monetisation arrears: FG to begin payment of varsity workers this year

UNESCO decides on Soyinka/Oyinlola face-off today

Muslims set up committee to harmonise festivals

Flood renders 1,000 homeless in Kwara

EFCC’s allegations are baseless - Rivers govt

LCCI allays fears over global financial crisis

Free surgery begins at Dideolu Hospital today

Daniel, Alake, Bakare advocate re-building of Egba heritage

5 die in Lagos–Ibadan road auto crash

Protesters storm Anglican church in Benin

Power probe: AC demands probe of Obasanjo

Uniosun’ll tap local technology to develop society

SPDC warns contractors on pipeline vandalism

ANPP reconciliation committee seeks dialogue with Buhari

We’ll join protests against calls for scrapping of LGs - Ekiti NULGE

Why Ibadan is dirty - Oyo commissioner

CBN disowns banks over bailout fund - World stock exchanges meet in Italy

ICPC: How ex-gov used fake firm to loot - Trial begins today

Southern senators adopt agenda for constitution amendment

Protests greet Lagos LG polls’ results - As AC wins all seats

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ekiti politics, separating the men from the boys

Encourage development financing, FG urged

Arapaja attributes opposition’s electoral success to PDP

FAAN closes Kaduna Airport tomorrow

Rawlings arrives P/H today

You are on your own - Yar’Adua warns pilgrims

ICPC serves final summon on Ehindero ...Set for his arrest

Southern, Northern senators disagree over LG status

Global financial crisis: Nigerian banks ready to absorb shock - Soludo

Reps set to probe OBJ’s $18bn rail project

Why we abstained - Lagosians

Lagos LG Poll: Low turnout, lateness mar elections - Process okay -Fashola - AC candidates happy - One shot in Ojota

Why ministerial list is delayed

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dideolu Hospital Offers Free Medical, Surgical Services

Capenter Remanded For Rape

Internet Access To Expand As Main One Cable Project Begins

Igwe Achebe holds seventh Ofala, laments poverty level in Nigeria

Exam Malpractices, National Embarrassment - Don

Utomi Charges For Value-Driven Varsity System

Oyo Govt Threatens To Sue Afenifere

Oyo To Declare Emergency In Education Sector, If…

OPC Kills Six In Abeokuta - As Police Arrest Four Robbers

How To Live Long - Commissioner

How NPA Squandered N453.6 bn, Senate Told

Lagos Council Poll: AC On Solo Run

Robbers Again On Rampage In Ibadan - Security Man, Meat Seller, Feared Dead

House Committees’ Reconstitution: How Govs, Godfathers Arm-twisted Bankole - Members Laud Spread Of Appointments

Shonekan Backs Probe Of Obasanjo

Understanding Financial Profile Of Abia

Father Of Three Gunned Down By Police On Eve Of Independence Day

Traditional rulers crucial to grass roots development - Royal father

Thursday, October 09, 2008

On Yewa/Awori’s 2011 ambition

The police and extortionists

World mental health day

FG unveils 5-year action plan against blindness

Maasaba not detained in old Minna prisons - Prisons authorities

Intercontinental Bank makes N12.8bn profit in 9 months

Reps power probe committee submits report

PDP not desperate to win LG poll - Oni

CBN releases guidelines for licensing credit bureaus

Yar’Adua fit to rule - ACF

LAUTECH hospital workers on strike

5 Army officers indict ‘mutiny’ soldiers

NUPENG, PENGASSAN give FG 14-day ultimatum

Borishade, Iyayi, others remanded in EFCC custody - NAHCO MD re-arrested

NGO donates N.2m to students

Fashola gives account of stewardship

Job creation, Nigeria’s greatest challenge - NLC

I was never quizzed over Edo explosion - NDDC chief

Oni inaugurates 14 boards, parastatals

Olubadan pledges support for programmes on social morality

Ikenne LG adjudged best in sports development

SEC queries NSE over appointment of market makers

We’ll deal with non-performers - Akala

ICPC didn’t arrest me - Oyo TESCOM boss

NPA squandered N453.6bn in 8 years - Minister

Stock Market Crisis: Bailout fund hits N1 trillion - As 4 more banks inject N400bn

At last, Bankole releases House committees list

All set for Lagos LG polls - Govt restricts movement - CJ sets up LG election tribunals

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Nigeria’s foreign relations: Gains or pains?

Ekiti AC and the price of arrogance

UCH announces failure of HIV experiment

Court orders prosecution to give additional statement in Al-Mustapha’s case

Private sector advised to participate in Rivers development conference

VC explains Unilorin hike in tuition fees

Ogbulafor summons Lagos PDP stakeholders

‘World loses N1 trillion annually to blindness’

Ibori has no case, EFCC tells Appeal Court

Truck drivers protest at Lagos port

FG may sue airlines over N8bn debts

Ekiti Assembly suspends LG chairmen - Confirms SIEC members

N/Assembly postpones constitution amendment indefinitely

Nobel prize awarded for fluorescent jellyfish protein

Docked nursing mother collapses in court

Bankole reads Riot Act to Reps

NDIC withdraws case against Jimoh Ibrahim

Usman, Soludo, others to brief Senate over global financial crisis

Invest in ETI, earn dividends from 25 countries - Ecobank MD

Vision 2020: NESG advocates public, private sector cooperation

Lagos govt gives N2bn texbooks to students

Sultan, permanent leader of Muslims in Nigeria - Arisekola

Shareholders laud Neimeth

Stock Market Crisis: N600bn bailout too small - Experts - As IMF foresees slow recovery

EFCC arrests NAHCO boss - Re-arrests Borishade, Iyayi - Releases Rivers SSG

Edo bombing: IG orders full investigation

Robbers raid banks in Lagos - Kill 2, injure many

Bringing out potentials of students via social and academic programmes

NDLEA arrests 9 suspects at Abuja airport

Bank PHB shareholders approve acquisition of Spring Bank

LG poll: Confusion as Lagos PDP candidates protest - ANPP opts out of election

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

‘We need more time to succeed’

We will soon bring back SDP - Hon. Babale

The industrial revolution in Abia

Kung fu Diplomacy

The Lagos cctv project

Security agents arrest suspected hoodlums

Buildings under construction must be insured - FCT Minister

Nigerians condemn amendment of 1999 Constitution

Israeli ambassador charges Nigerians on farming

PPA candidate withdraws case against Bankole at Appeal Court

Pilgrims board stops 23 pregnant women from performing hajj

Prosecution drops 2 charges against Maasaba

Free medical, surgical services hold at Dideolu Hospital

Man kills friend over bottle of beer

Court strikes out Osun AC’s application

NGO to award scholarship to Oyo students

3 Japanese win Nobel Prize for subatomic physics research

ICPC begins review of varsities’ exam procedures

UBEC to establish 965 libraries annually - Mohammed

JAMB boss reads Riot Act on conduct of post-MPCE exams

Ministerial list: Yar’Adua keeps security agencies waiting

Senate gets fresh ambassadorial list

More insurance companies to go - NAICOM

Obasanjo’s govt wasted N3 trillion - Reps

Edo election tribunal chairman’s residence bombed

Give the police their due

NAFDAC and power of prosecution

Army accuses 4 officers of stealing peacekeeping funds

Monday, October 06, 2008

Of Senate and committee re-composition panic

On Teachers Salary Scale (TSS)

Xtianlympics: Bringing people to Christ through sports

Senate to probe UBE accounts

NLC faults FG on Vision 2020

EFCC arraigns 2 over fraud

Child trafficking: Police arrest 4 hospital staff

NAN director, 3 others sacked over financial irregularities

Christ Embassy pastor arrested over N3m fraud

Judge transfers Maasaba’s suit to magistrate court

Female banker, 12-yr-old killed in Lagos bank robbery

French, German scientists win Nobel Prize for Medicine

Ohiwerei for Tribune retreat

Lagos gives houses to 376 civil servants

Lagos govt seizes fake drugs worth N80m

2 lawyers arraigned over extortion, defamation

Kwara poly sacks 3 lecturers

FCTA creates new unit to maintain HID, others’ streets

FAAN seeks assistance for airports development

‘Genuine military pensioners have been recorded’

‘Don’t put NDDC under N/Delta ministry’

NSE DG berates N/Assembly over e-transaction

How we shared N50m Bauchi money – Witness

North has world’s highest number of illiterate children - World Bank

Investment in telecoms hits N1.3 trillion - Yar’Adua

Yar’Adua has no vision for education - NLC

PDP withdraws from Lagos LG polls - Nothing will stop us - LASIEC

We’ll convert refuse in Ibadan to ethanol - Oyo govt

Sunday, October 05, 2008

My regret as Anambra governor - Ezeife

The business of democracy in Nigeria

Day NCC’s sledge hammer descended on book pirates

Briggs is not a Brigand

Cracks in the unity government

‘Bauchi has 156,000 HIV/AIDS patients’

Some intending Christian pilgrims ‘ll be disqualified - Commission

Yar’Adua not committed to rule of law - CNPP

Waziri charges EFCC officials on discipline

Firm gets NERC licence to generate 50mw of electricity

Editors condemn alteration of FOI bill

Militants release 19, hold 3 hostages

YCE charges N/Assembly on election petitions

Audu abandons polls recount in Kogi

North can never catch up with South - Balarabe Musa

African leaders charged on development

Osun govt promises Chinese investors

FG to involve youths in policy formulation, implementation

AC blasts FG over N400 billion unspent budget

Daniel donates N5m to Adesanya project

Politicians meet tomorrow over constitution review, summit

Kwara plans another commercial farm

New ministry’ll resolve Niger Delta crisis - Amaechi

FRSC partners NOA on road safety

Ogun partners US doctors on free medical service

General Malu flown abroad in air ambulance

Global financial crisis: CBN, SEC, NSE, others plan crucial talks

1 million Nigerians are blind - Research

Buhari’s convoy in auto crash - Many loyalists in critical condition - As he warns Supreme Court justices

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Alaafin, a peculiar royal father

More garlands for the matriarch ...As Modibbo celebrates HID, Atiku, Soyinka, Folawiyo, others

Stop distracting Gov Suswam, Uhondo warned

Ekiti in diaspora sue for peace in Ekiti State

LG boss receives award

Diette-Spiff wants govt, communities partnership in sustainable development

Gov Amaechi makes case for Niger Delta ministry

Bishop, church minister in court over abortion for female member

Arapaja, Ige, Ibadan traditional council mourn Olunloyo, Olukanmi

Yar’Adua opens northern summit tomorrow

Female mobile phone operator in police net over robbery

Osunbor, Anenih in crucial talks

Cabinet shake-up: Oyo political appointees visit spiritualists

Lagos LG poll: Tinubu, Fashola battle ready

Two hostages released, six more abducted

Friday, October 03, 2008

Uduaghan Hands Over 65 More Cabs

Hoteliers Kick Against New Tax In Lagos

FG Denies Plan For New National Telecoms Carrier

Alaafin Speaks On Making Palace National Monument

Maritime Labour Officers Seek FG’s Protection

Controversy Trails Independence Day Advertorial In Ekiti

Pastor Escapes Death, Boy Arrested For Stabbing Mate

LG Boss, 15 Others Arrested In Shoot-out

ICPC Quizzes Oyo, Federal Pension, Poly Officials

Seven Ladies Hypnotised, Robbed In Hotel

Ogun Monarchs Reject Report On Reclassification

Malu’s Condition Worsens, May Be Flown To London

Danjuma, Others Lobby Reps To Reclaim Oil Blocs

Cabinet Shake Up: Yar’Adua To Drop Sychophant Ministers

Anenih: Yar’Adua Will Win At Supreme Court - ...Says No one Should prevail On Buhari

Wanted: A Council For Church Music

Customers besiege banks for cash

Senate may reject ministerial list over federal character principle

Bayelsa govt probes alleged N150m scam

Kwara: Health workers warned over malaria programme

‘Any tribe in Niger Delta can head new ministry’

10 arrested over adulteration of petroleum products

Don’t underestimate Nigerians, Lar tells politicians

Awo’s legacies, challenge to Nigerian leaders - Osunbor

S/West govs want more resources for states, LGs

No Rivers account is frozen - Govt

George warns S/West governors - As Oladipo condemns Obasanjo’s critics

10 injured as Osun PDP factions clash

Thursday, October 02, 2008

‘We’ll replicate Lagos transportation success in Oyo’

As NEPAD takes steps on food security...

The police and Edem’s trial

Daniel’s hand of unity across the Niger

Nigeria, we fail thee

The oath of secrecy

FRSC begins re-certification of convoy drivers

Mimiko won’t retrench workers - LP

JTF gives self pass mark

N4.8bn VON station to be ready in 2009 - Jijiwa

Man stabbed to death over N100 recharge card

Why Akala visited Ladoja on Sallah day

Court throws out Lagos PDP suit against govt

EFCC now a national institution - FG

2010 US visa lottery begins

Why I’ve not replied Buhari - Yar’Adua

250 candidates to contest Lagos LG polls

Awo, best leader to ever emerge - Nigerians

Mbeki/Zuma war: A case study for Nigerians

When the “big boys” came calling

NUC and half-baked Dons

Plateau : Of opposition, LG election and judicial inquiry

Only true federalism will end N/Delta debacle

ICPC quizzes 2 CRIN officials

Dansadau resigns from ANPP

Fashola charges Nigerians

Niger govt , Napep partner to reduce poverty

We'll fufil our promises to Edo people - Osunbor

Ekiti govt to employ 4,000 youths

Yar’Adua to open Abuja ICT summit on Monday

Oni hails Afe Babalola over establishment of varsity

Democracy necessary for development – Adeyemi

Daniel, Oni free prisoners on independence day

18 die in Enugu auto crash

Money laundering: EFCC, Rivers govt disagree

Oyo gov’s aide admonishes youths

OBJ angry, blasts rumour mongers

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Godwin the terrible

48 years of (in)dependence

Okiro decries low-level database in Nigeria

Obasanjo arrives from Libya, wishes Nigeria well at 48

168 killed in Indian temple stampede

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nigeria at 48: Still which way?

Why proliferation of churches hasn’t yielded desired result - Prophet Itasanmi

Bridge collapses, 9 injured

Senators appraise Nigeria at 48

Ijaw elders advise FG on Niger Delta

NDLEA arrests 2 at Lagos airport

Senate set to amend CBN Act

Jonathan blasts NIPSS boss over comments

Akala pays Sallah visit to Ladoja

Lagos govt suspends coroner law

Delta IPMAN protests inadequate supply of products

‘Remember the sacrifices of the founding fathers’

FRSC arrests 1,025 during Eid-el-Fitri

Firm donates 1,000 helmets to Ogun FRSC

Foundation makes case for indigent students

We must face the future with optimism - Fashola

‘6,314 civil servants promoted in Kwara in 4 yrs’

Ensure free, fair LG poll, Lagos politicians urged

Police arrest 2 over manufacturing of illegal arms

Experts blame banks, FG over crisis in stock market

We’ve recovered N400bn unspent budget - Yar’Adua

FG calls for lifting of food trade barriers

Nigeria at 48: We are suffering - Nigerians lament - NLC boss, Buhari, Utomi, Oshiomhole, others speak