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Tribune News Archive for December 2008Rss

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Single-term governors perform better - Ishola

Cabinet reshuffle won't help Yar'Adua - Yakassai

Yar’Adua and the war on corruption

What Nigerians should expect in 2009 - Prophets

The Real Ekaette

The Sagamu Robbery

Oyinlola congratulates Tribune new appointees

Wearing of helmet: FRSC insists on Jan 1 deadline

The Bells wins international laurel

Agagu signs N95bn appropriation bill into law

Lagos Assembly passes appropriation bill into law

NAFDAC embarks on markets sensitisation

Naval chief charges promoted officers

Idris appoints Kogi acting CJ, promotes aide

Kogi budgets N77.6bn for 2009

Akala drums support for monarch

Slain corper’s parents reject NYSC monetary compensation

Confusion at Ekiti Assembly - Lawmakers attempt to break mace during budget presentation

24 Hours to New Year: Generator fume kills 12 - Police inspector commits suicide - 3 killed as PDP members clash in Ogun

EFCC arrests priest over 419

Monday, December 29, 2008

FG charges NDDC on N/Delta development

CBN warns banks on returns of interest rates

Defence ministry contradicts self over 2008 budget

Share prices rise in the capital market

‘Oyo national honours recipients deserving’

Bayelsa to produce 500 million table fishes in 2009 - Gov.

No going back on Jan 9 deadline for helmets - FRSC

‘LASTMA generated N300m in one year’

Senate: In search of millennium-pace for bills passage

Cabinet reshuffle: Question marks on new ministers

SAN: Privilege or right?

Nigerian military’s quest for security transformation

Civil Service University Of Corruption

Yar’Adua’s New Cabinet

Passion Four Band wins Calabar parade

Oyinlola alerts public on fraudsters’ activities

Why more states are desirable – Mark

Akala congratulates Tribune’s new Editor-in-Chief

Oni presents staff of office to monarch

AD re-elects Koleosho as national chairman

Court to decide Fani-Kayode’s fate tomorrow

Osemawe marks first coronation anniversary

Ogunpa market inferno: Traders blame government - It’s unfortunate - Govt

Man, wife, 3 kids die in auto crash - Ram survives

Police mount surveillance on Ribadu - To prevent him from sneaking out - He’s not a hero - Police

Yar’Adua asks Mark, Idris to resolve Kogi ministerial logjam

Igbinedion: Open letter to Yar’Adua, Waziri

APRM: Between Nigeria’s peer review and NPOA’s implementation

Lawal Is Raring To Go

Ghana’s General Eelection

Olugbo-elect promises to reign with fear of God

FG withheld 98 per cent allocations to NEMA in 2008 - Senate

FG ’ll guard against NLC strike - Minister

Sultan charges political leaders on accountability

Bankole distributes 36 transformers to constituency

Calabar Glo promo winners receive prizes

Global financial crisis: Employees may lose jobs - Experts

‘Nigerian Army ready, well-equipped’

EFCC begins manhunt for Vaswsani brothers - Over alleged N4bn fraud

2008 to increase by one second - Experts

Why Buhari, Atiku lost at Supreme Court - Justice Akintan

Oyo-Ogbomoso road contract awarded - Alao-Akala

Ekaette pledges completion of East-West road

Zamfara revokes N297m High Court contract

Saraki signs varsity bill into law

Israeli assault on Hamas kills 230

Ghanaians await presidential run-off election results

NCC, NetVisa to end phone theft in Nigeria

Edo speaker allays fear on LG dissolution

LG boss escapes death, accuses Gbolarumi - Electorate revolted against him - Gbolarumi - We’ll treat both as suspects, says Police

Again, fire razes Ogunpa market

Ribadu’s name removed from police force list

Lagos N275bn bond goes public

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Temitope Prayer Group Touches Lives

Six Die In Boxing Day Fire Tragedy

JTF Kills 3 Militants, Arrest 4 In Bayelsa

Ibogun Olaogun Day: PDP Govs Shun OBJ - As Party Gives Condition For Amosun’s Return

Benue To Restrict Political Officers From Travelling Abroad

Politics Is Not Dirty; People Make It So

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Illegality on waterways dangerous to national security - Chief of Defence Staff

‘NASS’ll ensure that petrol, kerosene, others’ prices crash'sh’

Challenges of anti-retroviral drugs’ distribution

Bush and the thief of Baghdad

Immunity Clause and Corruption

Rivers budgets N432bn for 2009

NMC scores Ondo best in Maths

Daniel signs 2009 appropriation bill into law

SEC allays fear on shares dematerialisation

Task force official’s raid Lagos markets

Imo govt directs IMSU VC to proceed on leave

Oyo promises 27.5% salary increase for teachers

CNPP condemns Ribadu’s dismissal

Bayelsa Water Resources Commissioner is dead

Corruption: Ex-govs are unduly harrassed - Makarfi

FG sets up committee on Jos crisis

Abia spends N3bn on infrastructure

Mrs. Amaechi tours charity homes in P/Harcourt

Oyo govt, NESG sign MoU on education

Senate assures on constitution, 2009 budget

NUC calls for support of Nigerian experts abroad

Ilesa stands still for Aregbesola

Tribuneman named Reporter of the Year

Lagosians jubilate over free transportation

Oceanic Registrars wins quality management award

Awolowo praises Olatunji as he quits as Tribune MD

Yar’Adua: We will redeem Nigeria in 2009 - Govs, others counsel Nigerians at Xmas

Army promotes 533

Senators, Reps to spend N783m on refreshments in 2009 - N13bn on local, foreign trips

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

FROM THE SENATE: Senate’s end of year gift to ministries, agencies

‘Why Nigeria bungled Chinese rail project’

Ride on Akunyili

Controversy trails Sagamu killing - My wife was not an armed robber - husband : We have nothing to hide - Ogun police insit

Dukku’s missed dunk

The Space Pipe Dream

Pilgrims airlift: Bankole leaves for Saudi Arabia

Travellers face hard time as fuel scarcity hits Kogi

Ekiti to revive traditional court system

Rivers to host Soyinka, Atiku, others

Akinjide, Ishola trade words over Akala

Ondo SSG faults FG’s approach to N/Delta problems

Immunity clause, not a misnomer - IBB

Ajasin’s children condemn Fasoranti over comments

Coup in Guinea after president’s death - Yar’Adua condemns coup

Intercontinental Bank to open branches in China, US next year

Total discovers oil in South East

Army/police patrol begins in Oyo January

Workers to serve as loan guarantors in Osun

Forex dealers patronise black market

IYC charges government on militants

2009 budget: N8.5b not adequate for university pensioners - Reps

More millionaires emerge from MTN Treasure Hunt

ANPP accuses Oyo govt of sabotaging education standard -It is a national challenge - Govt

CDS bans use of siren, horsewhip by soldiers

My regrets as finance minister - Usman

Fani-Kayode remanded in prison custody

30 burn to death, again, in auto accidents

Yar’Adua names Ekaette Niger Delta minister

Ribadu dismissed - Offences: Insubordination, lack of respect, dereliction etc

Jos crisis: Jang on the threshold of history?

Monday, December 22, 2008

FROM THE SENATE - Senate’s end of year gift to ministries, agencies

See those laughing at Ribadu

Respite in Ondo as Agagu battles water scarcity

President Yar'adua Vs ASSU

Bringing Back The House Of Chiefs?

Kwara NDLEA flags-off drug awareness campaign

We’ll sustain media-govt relationship -Edo dep gov

AD faction seeks INEC recognition

Glo MMS contest begins

2009 budget: DICON needs additional N6bn - Reps

Osotimehin, Hong assume duties in health ministry

Kidnapped Delta chief found dead

Constitution review to be selective -Ekweremadu

Nigeria’s foreign reserves drop to $55bn

SEC appoints 2 more market makers

ANPP plans stakeholders meeting on Gov Shinkari

Oni swears-in Ekiti LG chairmen

OSOPADEC earmarks N30m to support the aged

CD wants fresh probe of Ige’s murder

A/Ibom seeks to break world record with mammoth choir

Osun Assembly sergeant-at-arms slumps, dies

Omole faults Nigeria’s education system

Airlines hike fares on domestic routes

FG begs Nigerians over poor infrastructure

Lagos govt urges motorists to cooperate with LASTMA

NITEL workers threaten showdown with FG

Robbers kill 2 soldiers, injure others -9 footballers, 2 coaches burn to death

Yar’Adua charges national award recipients

Fani-Kayode arrested - Over N230m laundering -To be arraigned today -Let him have access to his lawyers -Abayomi

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Niger Bridge now safe, NEMA assures

The power of a Christian response

PHCN vs Pythons

EFCC'S New Energy

OAU inaugurates radio station

Oceanic wins consumer bank of the year

50 benefit from Kwara housing scheme

FRSC arrests 200 drivers for overloading

AC accuses Aondoakaa of partisanship

Senator demands removal of LGs from 1999 constitution

Kaduna gov seeks support for Amaechi

Senate summons due process DG over NEMA helicopter

Adeboye condemns activities of fraudsters

Robbers raid Alaba Lawson’s residence, kill guard

No plan to reduce fuel price - NNPC

Aviation committee reaffirms Jan 2 deadline

Ogun Assembly passes 2009 budget

NIPOST boss blames poor mail delivery on address system

Murtala Mohammed Foundation donates to Jos crisis victims

Oshiomhole, Akeredolu differ on plea bargaining

Russian firm signs MoU on Olokola FTZ

Peace returns to Ondo oil producing areas

JUSUN strike: Detainees go spiritual

CBN approves new board for Spring Bank

PDP wins all chairmanship seats in Ekiti - Loses 2 councillorship seats to Fayose -It’s a phoney election -AC

Why Nigerian pilgrims are yet to return from Mecca -FG

N32bn Fraud: EFCC declares el-Rufai wanted - Why EFCC can’t arrest him -Counsel

Saturday, December 20, 2008

2008: How Nigerians died

Unemployment, bane of national development - Cleric

ZOOMmobile rewards subscribers with gifts - Slashes phone prices

Again, armed robbers attack bank in Ogun

Contract award: Delta releases new guideline

Allow crime in your area and be doomed - Lagos CP to DPOs

Adejumo raps Bode Amao over comments on Oyo govt's policy

Akinjide, Ladoja, Oyelese, others on the wrong side of history - Kolapo Ishola

Oyo senatorial seat: Rep declares interest in Folarin’s seat

Nigeria is my home - Benin Republic President

Edo police foil robbery attack on bank, kill one

Lame walk at Redeemed Congress

I won’t honour EFCC invitation - El-Rufai

Police arrest 17 during Ekiti LG polls

Bank workers raise alarm over insurance policies - Say job not worth dying for -OPC to guard banks now

Security operatives to flush out corrupt lecturers - Yar’Adua

Friday, December 19, 2008

Oshiomhole’s CPS Buried

Banks Close Down In Osun Over Fear Of Robbery Attack

Oyo Pilgrims Return 24 Dec. One Dies In Holy Land

Security Agents Uncover Militants Training Camp

Ekiti Gov, AC In Conflict Over LG Poll

Soun Tackles Alaafin Over Beaded Crown

Armed Robbers Will Continue Their Free Reign Unless - Former AIG, Osanaiye

Why Dora Akunyili Lost Health Ministry

Robbers Invade Akure, Kill Policeman

Petrol tanker drivers call off strike

Mad Rush To Exhaust 2008 Budgetary Allocations

Ribadu Withdraws Suit Against AGF, Okiro, EFCC

N3.2b Scam: EFCC Quizzes Jim Ovia, Zenith MD

We Made Mistake In Ibori’s Trial — Britain

Nigerians And New Year Expectations

When 35-year-old Butcher Lost 5 kids In One Day

How I made 1,000 prisoners to regain freedom

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Protests in Ekiti as LG polls hold tomorrow

N3.2bn Fraud: EFCC launches manhunt for bank MD

More intrigues as Ekitis go to LG polls tomorrow

Bukola Saraki: 46 hearty cheers to a people’s governor

Maduekwe’s mortar diplomacy

The Jos bestiality

‘Igbo lost N50bn in Jos crisis’

C/River awards contract to tackle erosion

Lions donates N5bn building to UCH

Akala asks PDP to call Balogun to order

Again, police kill driver in Lagos

At last, Bank PHB acquires Spring Bank

Why we are looking for el-Rufai - EFCC

S/West govs condemn Jos crisis

Igbinedion convicted, fined N3.5m

Mrs. Daniel donates cash to cancer patients

Oyo inaugurates valuation court

Yar’Adua orders restructure of armed forces

Unidentified institution supplied fake corps members to NYSC - Bomoi

Fuel queues return to Lagos

Daniel advocates taxing powers for states

Edo to partner US on development

Supreme Court judgment vindicates Obasanjo - Senator Ogunwale

Shun crime money, Goodluck urges youths

Supreme Court judgment on Yar’Adua, sign of a failed state - Soyinka

We’re not ready to pass 2009 budget now - Reps

Prepare for nationwide strike from January - NLC - Demands for N52,200 minimum wage - NPA sacks 9,000 workers

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Constituents beg us for contracts - Bauchi Speaker

Yar’Adua and the battle against ‘immunity clause’

Judiciary, media and mandate of Abians

Mrs. Ekpiwhre’s space shuttle

Before the Ekiti LG elections

Terrorists killed 6 pastors in Jos crisis - CAN

Political stability necessary for research - UNILAG VC

Glo offers subscribers 95% call discounts

We recovered N15.36bn stolen funds in 12 months - ICPC boss

Ondo House dissolves NULGE executives

Lagos begins intra-city rail service next year

85% of companies in Nigeria unregistered - NISER

Commissioner suspends 20 civil servants - For allegedly leaking official secret

FG orders police to hand over suspected terrorists to SSS

Ministerial nominee disagrees with Yar’Adua over immunity clause

37 babies delivered in 2 days - At Holy Ghost Congress

Tanker drivers threaten strike - Over alleged extortion

Mugabe blasts Ojo Maduekwe, Nigeria

FG to send troops to Somalia in 2009

Anambra to start Microsoft academy in 50 secondary schools

You lied, Yar’Adua tells Senate

2009: Nigerians need clear plan - Utomi

Niger govt, NUT set for showdown over SSCE exams

NAFDAC holds sensitisation campaign in Osun markets

NNPC to partner AP on refinery construction

Cholera kills 8 in Niger

Senate passes N3tr 2009 budget

N2.3bn car scam: Reps’ probe panel submits report today - I’ve not been indicted, says Bankole

EFCC returns N430m to victims of capital market fraud

9 Years After: Yar’Adua names petroleum minister - Gives new ministers portfolios, reshuffles cabinet

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Seek redress, compensation, CPC charges My Pikin victims

IG gives more reasons for Ribadu’s demotion

NBA blasts judiciary - Says ‘Nigerians have lost confidence in judiciary’

Nigerians will experience joy - Adeboye

EFCC arrests 3 bank executives over N3.2bn scam

‘There’s now need for quick passage of HYPADEC bill’

As NASS faces new bill on food security...

Still on the Jos violence

River Niger: Will Yar’Adua break the jinx?

Tottenham vs Hotspurs

Brutal Murder of the Nureini - Five

Doctors strike: 20 die in Abia hospital

‘70% of Nigerian food is derived from cassava’

Again, 2 kids die after taking My Pikin in Osun

Senate uncovers N3tr extra-budgetary spending in 2009 budget

Why we devalued the naira - Soludo

Jos mayhem, a madness - Sultan

EFCC raises alarm over destabilisation plot

Mark, Chukwumerije disagree on ‘bow and go’

Lagos gets tough on tax defaulters

Aondoakaa opens up on $30m bribery allegation

Arrested Filipino burkerers now with EFCC

Oshiomhole defends Yar’Adua on N/Delta

Ogbulafor uncovers plans to impersonate him

Lagos imports special BRT buses for physically-challenged

NCAA warns British Airways over arrival time

NPA workers protest in Lagos

300 Illegal refineries in Niger Delta - Defence chief

36 Nigerians died in Mecca - Bankole - Says 25 accident victims in Saudi hospitals

Soyinka, others get national merit awards

N2.3bn Car Scam: Bankole, deputy indicted - As EFCC submits report to presidency - It’s a lie, says Bankole’s aide

Monday, December 15, 2008

Politics of Shinkafi’s defection to PDP

Jos violence: Calling it what it really is

2008 Hajj: How travel agency failed intending pilgrims

Campbell’s jingle bells

fao: lies, bloody lies

FG to rehabilitate Biafra’s civil war bunker

ICPC investigates 100 in Kogi

Yar’Adua inaugurates electrification project in Obudu Ranch

Yar’Adua, Reps caucus disagrees on NDDC

Dictionary drops Xtian words

Poorly managed economy, hindrance to development – Oyinlola

Shekarau dispels rumours of defection to PDP

NNPC holds FG, states to ransom over federation account

Gunmen kidnap gov’s aide’s daughter

Ogun bank robbery: We killed female gang leader, police insist

New ministers get portfolios tomorrow

Police recover Tribune Controller’s car

PDP chieftain faults AC on Ekiti LG polls

Corps members, assets that must be protected – Yar’Adua

JTF kills suspected armed robber in Delta

Appeal Court upholds Shagaya’s election

48 companies drag down NSE’s value

Lagos exempts transit vehicles from MOT

Man kills brother in Kogi

Group asks IG to probe Sagamu robbery incident

Ekiti gov adamant, vows to conduct LG polls

Senate may pass 2009 budget tomorrow

PDP: AC lawmakers plot Ekiti gov’s impeachment - It’s a lie -AC

10 killed, 40 injured - As robbers raid 5 banks

Democracy: Ghana takes further steps ahead of Nigeria

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Benue: Politics of new state creation

Rekindling people’s hope with 2009 budget

HRH nnaji and chieftaincy titles

Youths and the face of crime

NEMA poised for war against traffic offenders

Why Nigeria is yet to achieve free and fair election - Iwu

NSE president advises capital market investors

Amaechi charges Rivers PDP on performance

Editors laud NPAN over ombudsman

BankPHB, Spring Bank merger will be concluded this year - Abiola

Ministerial nominee: Senate, Kogi senators under pressure

Lagos set to eject Obalende tenantse

Don’t sell your properties, Akala, Soun tell Yoruba in Jos

Democracy will remain under threat until ... - Akeredolu

Fashola charges organised private sector

Nigeria lost N177bn to falling oil price

Kwara begins milk distribution to pupils

Stakeholders charge Nigerians on anti-corruption war

Car purchase scam: Reps wave olive branch

Robbers attack Tribune controller, snatch car

MPC to moderate rising inflation rate

Ondo resettled 250 street children in 4 yrs — Commissioner

NACCIMA raises concern over rising cost of governance

I’m a grassroots politician, Akala tells opponents

Idris leads medical experts team on US trip

Funds force N/Assembly to suspend constitution review

Economy in trouble, FG admits

Stop LG polls in Ekiti - AC tells Yar'Adua

Sack workers with HIV, face sanctions - Yar’Adua tells companies

Saturday, December 13, 2008

NNPC urged to reinstate sacked staff

Poly Ibadan releases admission lists - Announces resumption date

Jos crisis: Families search for loved ones

CCN condemns insecurity of lives in Oyo, Jos - As Akala visits Jos

Minority judgement judges are courageous - Chris Uche, SAN

Energy matters:Between bombs and electricity

Gov Shinkafi’s defection was collective wish of Zamfara people - Wife

Awujale lauds Adenuga at ‘Ojude Oba’

New Obong of Calabar takes coronation oath in church

Pilgrims return aboard Med-View Airlines

Bizman killed by gunmen in Ibadan

2009, year of frustrations, says Oyedepo

FG extends close of government business till Dec 30

Plot against Okiro thickens

Robbers strike in Lagos - Kill two policemen - 14 invade bank with bombs, explosives

Oshiomhole’s CPS, PA die in auto crash

CBN Ready To Checkmate Inflation

Friday, December 12, 2008

NDIC, Refunds December 2005 Monthly Pension

How Yar’Adua won: 1st Appeal - Yar’Adua 4, Buhari 3 - 2nd Appeal - Yar’Adua 6, Atiku 1

Utomi Calls For Immunity Clause Removal

ACD Suspends Party’s National Secretary

Lagos, China Sign MoU On Friendship City, Industrial Park

Jos Killings: Corps Member Laments Death Of Colleagues

3 PDP Councillorship Candidates Perish In Auto Accident

Woman Robbery Gang Leader Shot Dead

Olatawura buried amidst encomiums in Ikole-Ekiti

AC Disagrees With Judgement

It Was A Landmark Judgment - Akala

Ogun Commends Verdict

Supreme Court Ruling: A Lost Chance to Salvage Democracy - Atiku

Join Hands With Yar’Adua - Kogi Gov

Ohakim And The Power Of Dream

Budget 2009: In Search Of A New Experience

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I don’t regret my support for Abacha - Edozie, CDC chairman

Nigeria’s railway revival: Pains of a lost opportunity

The remarkable strides of Scout association

From Jos with tears: Anger, wailing as slain corps member goes home

The Rising Costs Of Governance

Honeywell projects 43 kobo dividend payout in 2011

Saraki swears in new SSG

Police parade suspected killer of 5 Ekiti children

Benin President, Emir of Katsina for OAU honorary awards

Global financial crisis: Virgin Nigeria to sack workers

Makinwa emerges best perfoming LG boss

Prof. Mabogunje to address editors in Owerri

Daniel not deducting from LG allocations - Govte

OAU lauds Tribune over DAME

Buhari/Atiku vs Yar’Adua: Police deploy 7,000 for Supreme Court judgment

Legal luminaries extol Olatawura’s virtues

Ejigbo council distributes free uniforms to pupils

Achievers varsity VC commends Owo LG boss

Police commissioner charges journalists

Lagos to immunise 3.9 million children

Senate rejects ministerial nominee - Defers confirmation of another - “It’s difficult to probe into his intellectual fibre”

Adeboye, Gani, 273 others bag national honours

Falling naira: Senate summons Soludo, finance minister, others

Ribadu storms EFCC, fails to meet Waziri

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Afenifere: New leadership, new challenges

Aliyu’s thesis on credible elections

Kolade: God’s gift to Nigeria

JUDGES AND MANGO-MANGO

Nigeria and Falling Oil Price

FG to tackle youth unemployment in 2009

NDLEA arrests 860 drug suspects in S/South

No winner in Ghana’s presidential election - Run-off on Dec 28

7 physically-challenged persons die in inferno

Shonekan wants 25% of annual budgets for education sector

FG, states, LGs to share N532.6bn cost of NPoA implementation

Yar’Adua tasks stakeholders on education sector problems

Again, Oceanic Bank wins bank of the year awarde

35 feared dead in boat accident

NSE, banks on collision course over margin loans

FEC approves $90m loan for health projects

Court declares PDP winner of Abia senatorial seat

Africa’s problems are satanic - Oyedepo

Ibadan indigenes accuse Akala

Daniel calls for patience on Ijebu state

Yar’Adua inaugurates Armed Forces emblem

NLC writes Yar’Adua over Ribadu

Sallah celebrations stall hearings on Daniel’s application

2 killed as NURTW factions clash in Ondo

Orji presents N60.5bn Appropriation Bill

Tension in Ekiti over LG polls

Buhari/Atiku vs Yar’Adua: Supreme Court decides tomorrow

Bees cause fresh pandemonium in Jos

Yar’Adua wants immunity clause removed

Kwara to establish N1bn science village

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Mediocrity as a norm

BRIGG’S BLINDING BRILLIANCE

Nigeria under robbers’ siege

Chams unveils second digital malls in Abuja

Army raises alarm over attacks on soldiers

N2.3bn Reps car purchase scam, a hoax - Lawmaker

Passengers injured as vehicles collide in Ibadan

Human right situation in Nigeria still worrisome - CD

Sosoliso still owes crash victims’ families N1.3bne

Constitution amendment: We won’t hold retreat abroad - Committee

EFCC recovers $5.6bn, blames judiciary

IG’s PSO burnt to death - While preparing breakfast

Oyo PDP faction condemns reconciliatory moves

Anambra to reposition 150 schools

LG boss declares interest in Oyinlola’s seat in 2011 - We’ve not been informed - PDP

Man bags 7 years for pipeline vandalism

5 killed in community clashes in Rivers

RTEAN seeks FG’s intervention on Benin-Ore road

Ibadan state difficult to accomplish - Folarin

Why Olubadan opposed village heads – Alao-Akala

Ogbemudia threatens to pull out of Edo PDP peace talks

World Bank launches new anti-corruption campaign

3 more Nigerians die in Mecca

Fall in oil prices: Nigerians to lose jobs in 2009 - Economists

Robbers raid CP’s house, kill mobile policeman

Yar’Adua may stall 2009 budget - Over inability to constitute full cabinet - Many ministries can’t defend allocations

Monday, December 08, 2008

$8.3bn rail project: When Reps visit China

Of corruption, press and impostors

Seven months without power supply - Residents beg to be let out of stone age

Eye tests as antidotes to corruption

Jos: the slain corps members

Fight against crimes, Amaechi charges Muslims

Jang cautions ethnic groups on Jos crisis

Akpabio expresses worry over falling oil prices

CIBN reads Riot Act to bankers

NDLEA arrests 277 drug traffickers in Kaduna

Yar’Adua not serious about electoral reform - AC

Oyinlola preaches religious tolerance

Fashola, Tinubu preach religious tolerancee

Ladoja casts doubt on Oyo PDP reconciliation - He is selfish, says Akala

Policeman kills Okada rider for carrying 2 passengers

HND students now to get B.Tech degree - Minister

CPP calls for national conference on constitution amendment

Crisis rocks Zamfara ANPP over party leadership

Etisalat offers 20% free airtime in seasonal promo

ARG not formed to rival Afenifere - Coordinator

Kwara opposition urged to close ranks

Yar’Adua celebrates sallah in Katsina

Iwuanyanwu makes case for development of rural areas

Obi promises healthy environment in Anambra

EU plans investment for Niger Delta in 2009

Enahoro calls for return of house of chiefs

Jos Mayhem: Plateau govt to prosecute 500 - Relaxes curfew

Constitution Review: Lawmakers plan London trip

EFCC arrests national honours awardee over N700m fraud

Panel recommends Ribadu for dismissal

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Much Ado about gale of sack in Kwara

Shehu Musa: Powerful but ordinary

Gains of Germany’s tango with Nigeria

NNPC staff, others win cars at Glo concert in P/Harcourt

‘We’ll not accept female gov in Kwara for 2011’

HANDEF spends N4m on physically-challenged persons

Police arrest two inter-state robbers in Ekiti

Idris releases N9m for LG pensioners

Jolapamo: Customs dares federal high court

Saraki tasks leaders on nation building

Clark condemns Jos crisis

Olubadan congratulates Muslims

Fayose plans to disrupt Ekiti LG polls - Dep gov - It’s a lie, says Fayose

Senate to review N300bn capital allocation to ministries, parastatals

Islamic clerics disagree on Sallah date

Oni charges Ekiti lawmakers over constituency fund

CNPP berates Yar’Adua

Surgeons blame FG over health facilities

Reps to commence review of 2004 Pension Act

NAFDAC charges Nigerians

Anenih, Osunbor, Ogbemudia meet over Edo PDP crisis

Supreme Court reinstates dismissed army officer

Police kill 2 suspected robbers in Akure

Controversy trails choice of director of Edo hospital board

CBN moves to rescue falling naira

Mark, Bankole, govs, others counsel Muslims at Eid-el-Kabir

FG explains huge deficit in 2009 budget

Constitution Review - State, LG creations, others top agenda - As N/Assembly begins amendment process

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Aregbesola and the 2007 lesson

Day Akala brought life back into 81-year-old abandoned hospital

Group commends ICPC boss

Fraud in FCTA: Authority orders compulsory eye test for staff

Doctors should specialise in community medicine - Dr Ogbalu

Kinsmen appeal to Yar’Adua, Niger president over Hammani Tidjani

Jos Crisis: Danjuma wants role of security agents investigated

Alaafin, others disagree with Oyo State govt over law review

Robbers kill policeman in Ibadan, injure others - LG boss escapes assassination in Ibadan - Government assures on security

Yar’Adua bemoans Jos crisis

Eid-el-Kabir: Southern muslims dump Sultan Say: You’re not leading us aright, we’re praying tomorrow; today is Arafat - No, you must pray today, says Sultan

Akala disowns SSG’s advert

Friday, December 05, 2008

‘Relocation Of College ‘ll Not Distrupt Academic Calendar’

MTN Warns Subscribers On Fraudulent Text Messages

10, 000 Dismissed Policemen To Be Recalled - Parry Osayande

Ekiti PDP Sets Up 16 Committees For LG Polls

Arrest Of Robber: Residents Panic Over Reprisal Attack

Oshiomhole Condemns Jos Killings - Warns On Continued Collection Of Illegal Levies

Aviation Body Calls For Probe Of Hajj Committee

Why I Left ANPP - Gov Shinkafi

Ed-el-kabir: Traffic Gridlocks Take Over Lagos

Nba Demands Compensation For Victims Of My Pikin Teething Mixture - Company, Nafdac, Distibutor Should Pay

Police Take Positions As Tension Grips Minna

Ribadu Fights Back

Eid-el-kabir, Xmas Blues: Abuja Prostitutes Buy Celebrities’ Phone Numbers - Reps, N10,000; Senators, N20,000; FEC Members, N50,000

Yar’adua, State Governors May Clash Over 2009 Budget - Federal Allocation In Contention

2009 Budget: Reps Suspend Plenary

Standard Of Governance: How Imoke Moves On

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Yar’Adua, NASS and budget implementation problem

Providing dividends of democracy through service

We don’t have the power to increase VAT now — FIRS boss

Tafida Runs With Ohuruogu

The Growing Powers Of Robbers

Ondo govt suspends OSOPADEC board member - ‘I’ve resigned my appointment’

We’re not a bully - Army

Why we renovated Adeoyo hospital - Akala

P/Harcourt subscribers to win cars, others in Glo Win ‘N’ Rule promo

Mark blames Jos crisis on political class

NITEL staff protest over salary

US envoy signs MoU to establish American Corner

Industrialist, Adebowale Electricals, is dead - Sosan, Tinubu mourn

Forex market remains shut, awaits CBN’s intervention

Reps set for fresh showdown over car purchase scam

PDP Secretariat: PDP political office holders to donate 15% salaries

Muslim clerics condemn Jos crisis

S/South govs to float economic summit

Police arrest 2 robbery suspects inside lagoon

Yar’Adua promises to eradicate malaria

FG owes us N69.9bn - Oil marketers

Amaechi declares Friday work-free in Rivers

Fake tomato pastes discovered in Lagos

N/Assembly, FG on collision course over budget implementation

Again, Ribadu shuns police disciplinary panel

Banks shun security meeting in Oyo - Panic in Ogun over alleged bank robbery

Jos Crisis: Police commissioner, others removed - Defence chief, IG visit scenes of crisis - As Jang meets Yar’Adua

I may return to awolowo, but... - Atiku

Reps’s fact-finding tour on education

Osunbor was his own godfather

Okiro’s vision to bequeath a people’s police to Nigeria

Governor Jang’s Underbelly

The Killer Teething Syrup

Special teachers to receive 15 per cent incentive in Lagos

My Pikin: NAFDAC imports 100 doses of antidote

Kwara earmarks N650m for agriculture

Privatisation: FG to sanction defaulting acquirers of public companies

Gowon to lead ECOWAS election observers to Ghana

We recovered N13m from robbers - Ogun CP

Senate confirms Akunyili, Egwu, others as ministers

Court adjourns Fayemi’s appeal to Jan 13

N1.9 trillion budget deficit to be financed from non-oil revenue - Reps

Protesters disrupt activities at Oyo secretariat

Jemide assumes duty as new FHA acting MD

Soyinka to deliver 2008 Auchi festival lecture

Agagu spends N227m on eye sugeries

Daniel to tackle road problems

Saraki signs debt securities issuance bill into law

‘10,000 Kogi indigenes evacuated from Plateau

‘Lagos’ll need to generate N17.39bn monthly in 2009’

Crown: CCII accuses Alaafin - Don’t link me with it - Alaafin

Jos Crisis: Makinde blames FG

AD faction disowns Abuja unity convention

Zamfara gov defects to PDP Friday

Ribadu raises alarm over threat to life - It’s a lie - Police - Ribadu faces police disciplinary committee today

2009 Budget may lead to inflation - Experts warn FG

Jos crisis: Yar’Adua meets Jang today - Senate sets up probe panel

Banks close for fear of robbery attacks - We’re coming to raid you, robbers write banks -Police ill-equipped to tackle robbers -We are on top of situation -Police

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Daniel, Iyabo and the Ogbomoso incident

Course 30 and the intrigues at NIPSS

AJUMOGOBIA Meets His Match

Between WAEC And NECO

15 arraigned over examination malpractices in Ilorin

FG to refund N4 trillion into federation account

Ribadu’s trial, a result of brilliant performance - Kolade

Kaduna govt sponsors 120 students to study in Sudan

C’River exco retreat: Imoke tasks MDAS

Police to quiz 3 women over death of 5 girls

STI congratulates Tribune on DAME award

2 to hang for murder - 3 policemen face murder charge

Tension in Ibadan over alleged planned robbery

My Pikin: NAFDAC reports killer drug to Senate

Yayale charges perm secs

191 intending pilgrims miss hajj in Kwara

Shareholders call for closure of Dunlop - Over non-payment of dividends

Federal high court opens in Anambra

‘Chemical Ali,’ Saddam Hussein’s cousin, sentenced to death

Oceanic Bank opens 15 more branches in Anambra state

Poor reading culture starts from home - Oyo NLA Chairperson

Ex-Ondo civil service commission member drags Agagu to court

N/Delta: We recommended 50% derivation fund - Princewill

Market fraud cases yielded N65b recovery in 4 years – IST

Tribunal upholds Idris’ election

No plan to impose state of emergency - Plateau govt

No cause for alarm over falling oil prices - FG

2009 Budget: FG to fight crime in Lagos, Ibadan, others - Pensioners to get N93.7bn - Power sector gets N88.5bn, N/Delta, N77.12bn

Persecuting the African child

When Nigerian Army abandoned guns to save lives

HIV in the National Assembly

Anti-corruption:The Ondo Example

Victims nab robbery gang’s leader

Okiro takes over probe of attempt to kill NSCDC boss

Osunbor returned 175 vehicles - aide

FG signs N35 billion contract for dredging of River Niger

HID charges corps members on nation buildingst

GTB denies money laundering allegation

Judiciary workers begin nationwide strike - Kano CRAN dissociates from action

FG seeks out-of-court settlement of dispute with states - Over Federation Account

2009 Budget: Controversy trails FG’s decision on N/Assembly’s allocation

Court adjourns Osun gov appeals to 2009

Probe of car purchase scam: Bribery allegation rocks House of Reps

Traders protest as Ogun govt seals off Kuto shopping complex

Oceanic Bank to construct model estates in Ogun

Fear grips Ibadan residents over planned demolition of houses

Niger Delta committee recommends 25% derivation

Glo congratulates D’Banj on MTV awards

Military pensions board warned over 30-year arrears

250,000 children are living with HIV - Expert

Court adjourns hearing on Ladoja’s case to Dec 17

5 kids die inside dad’s car booth

5 feared dead as policemen attack protesters

Yar’Adua stops inauguration of LG bosses in Plateau

DAME Award: Tribune 1st, Guardian 2nd, Punch 3rd

Kogi gov vs Audu: Tribunal delivers judgment today

Jos Mayhem: 16 mercenaries from Niger Republic arrested - Bankole saves dep speaker from lynching - 3 corps members died, NYSC DG confirms

Monday, December 01, 2008

Lagos/Ibadan express way of terror