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Tribune News Archive for February 2009Rss

Friday, February 27, 2009

Disabled People Want 10% Of Political Appointments

NYSC Mobilises 74,000 For 2009 Orientation

Riot: Bauchi Govt Faults CAN’s Claim

Youths Want Rep Recalled

Police Label ‘Gabonese’ Fraudster

Shinkafi’s Aide Denies Sponsoring Thugs

NSDC Clamps Down On Illegal Security Firms

ANPP Warns Yuguda Against Defection To PDP

Gwadabe, Abba Dabo, Others Bag FG Board Appointments

Soldiers Raid Militants’ Camp, Kill Seven

Suspension Of Ekiti Exco: Acting

Ekiti Gov Election Re-run: On Abuja Agreement I Stand -Fayose - PDP Reconciliation Move Deadlocked

Tension In Adamawa - As Religious Crisis Looms

Yar’Adua Positions Strategists For 2011 - As PDP Dismisses Automatic Tickets For Candidates

Mimiko: President Made My Election Possible - Lawmakers Poised For War Over Frozen Accounts

Please, Don’t Let My Sextuplets Die - Father Of Babies Whose Wife Died After Childbirth

2007: Embattled govs, their (mis)fortunes

Between Oshiomhole and Osunbor

Ritualists on rampage



ICPC re-arraigns Lafiaji, former NDLEA boss - Begins campaign against corruption in Oyo schools

AC, PDP trade words over alleged attack on Ekiti Ag Speaker

MEND: We killed 6 soldiers - It’s a lie - JTF

Lagos pays N5bn outstanding gratuities

PDP meeting with Fayose not deadlocked - Oyinlola - Warns Osun AC against blackmail

Yar’Adua, Mimiko to hold talks

FG to ground debtor airlines

Shun vices, Yar’Adua admonishes youths

FG gives reasons for delay in N70bn textile intervention fund

Woman found with missing Lagos twins in Kebbi

18 corps members died during service

Lagos, Rivers appoint Afribank as revenue collector

ICAN advocates stiff punishment for Procurement Act offenders

Sambo signs N153bn budget into law

Niger police arrest 68 protesters

Ooni plans to upgrade Baales in Ife - Extols El-Kanemi’s virtues

Ohakim loses at Appeal Court

FG warns insurance firms

Nigeria on course to achieve MDGs - President’s aide

‘Adamawa spent N50m on land compensation in 2yrs’

Anambra govt warns contractors

Yar’Adua has no power to remove Iwu - Senators - Electoral offenders must face the law, says Jonathan

N2.3bn Car Scam: House of Reps suspends member

FG endorses deregulation of oil sector - Sets up committee to work out plan and time-frame - Approves 25% reduction in cost of stock transaction, 5% rebate on excise duty on commodities

Jos crisis: Govt to renovate victims houses

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Teachers’ strike paralyses schools in South West

Echoes from stakeholders meeting on Niger Delta

As Ogun PDP elders bare fangs on 15 lawmakers...

Soludo’s limitations in Nigeria’s economic crisis

Would you marry a Nigerian or foreign wife?


Senate invites aviation minister over $61.65m loan

Ekiti acting Speaker alleges threat to life

EFCC arraigns 6 Ghanaians, Nigerian over oil theft

Plan to impeach Yuguda uncovered

NNPC signs $1.69bn agreement for upstream projects

6 feared killed in Ugbo community crisis

Militants shoot at Agip helicopter, many injured

PDP in crucial meeting with Fayose

SEC, CBN cautioned on capital market

Transcorp lost N16bn in 2008 - Okereke-Onyiuke

We’ll demolish illegal structures in Akure - Mimiko - Freezes LG accounts

Ikenne LG boss bags award

Ondo govt dissolves boards

Police promote 3,178 inspectors to ASP

UK justice secretary hit by internet fraudsters from Nigeria

Army set to solve accommodation problems

Market values up by N85bn on NSE

Edo police arrest 5 kids for stealing bus

Appeal Court affirms Delta Speaker’s election

Orji condemns crisis in H/Assembly

NUT drags Imo govt to court

Global Economic Crisis: FG rejects foreign loans - ‘Borrowing ’ll hurt Nigeria’ - CBN axe dangles on erring bureaux de change operators

15 killed in cult clashes - Police confirm 8

FEC meeting deadlocked - Over electoral reforms - Sets up committee to advise on the Uwais report - Nigeria wins first round of dispute with GIHL over Ajaokuta - FG to punish those who stole classified documents on Ajaokuta

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nigerian workers deserve better deal —Hon Uboh

‘Afenifere should be open to all Yoruba’

Way out of Nigeria’s economic crisis



Nigeria, Ethiopia seek stronger ties

Buhari congratulates Mimiko, calls for speedy electoral reform

New NAMA boss assumes office

Yar’Adua approves N6bn for agric research

Senate ready to grant EFCC prosecuting power

Doctors battle to save sextuplets - Mother buried

Normalcy returns to Bauchi

FG’ll privatise 4 airports - Minister

No plan to increase GSM tariff - NCC

Fresh N1.8bn traced to Kalu, EFCC alleges - As Atiku replies him

Reps move to control Yar’Adua’s powers

Lagos spends N900m on bursary, scholarship awards

2020: S/Court set to resolve Anambra gov logjam

Appeal Court justice withdraws from Daniel/ Amosun’s case

Ekiti AC chairman escapes lynching - It’s a lie - Chairman

Orji congratulates Mimiko, mourns Shehu of Borno

Akpabio advocates rule of law in funds allocation

JTF lauds conviction of 13 Filipinos over bunkering

Akunyili commences meetings with telecoms operators

Oyinlola, Aliyu advise on global meltdown

Uduaghan allays teachers’ fear

40 million Nigerian youths unemployed - FG - Plans summit on youth unemployment - 80% Nigerian graduates unemployable - Education Minister

We want to build a modern state - Mimiko pledges at inauguration - LP urges Yar’Adua to forget seven-point agenda

Auditors raise alarm on Nigerian banks - “We doubt their state of health”

Teachers resume nationwide strike March 1 - Lagos teachers begin today

Monday, February 23, 2009

PPA congratulates Mimiko

It’s a triumph for workers - NLC

Oshiomhole, Fashola commend judgment

Atiku, CNPP hail judgment

We accept the verdict - PDP

Lawmakers welcome judgment

Security operatives take over NAMA premises

Ogun: Between legislators and executive

Mimiko’s long walk to victory

Rebranding Myths and realities

How Dakingari banned all medical referrals



N300m pension saga: Goje loses in court

Oyinlola, Fayose in secret meeting

Akunyili reaffirms stand on re-branding project

Rousing welcome for Oni in Ekiti

Shehu of Borno buried - As Alaafin commiserates with Borno govt

Ijaw reject census result

Airspace’ll remain open - NAMA

Ports decongestion: Task force threatens to open containers

FG promises military pensioners

Kwara set to implement teachers’ salary scale - As teachers in the West vow to begin strike tomorrow

Nigerians beg FG over high cost of cement

Police in fresh security deal with N/Delta ministry

3 feared dead as youths, soldiers clash in Delta

Again, Reps set to adjourn

NEC approves N303bn for power supply

Bauchi riot displaces 5,000 people - Red Cross

Mimiko makes it - Wins, weeps at Appeal Court - To be sworn in as Ondo State gov today - Residents take to the streets jubilating - I accept the verdict - Agagu - Mimiko freezes all govt accounts - Verdict’ll cause tension, instability - PDP

Stock market values rise by N18bn

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Abia House and politics of impeachment plot

Govt and school ownership

‘Mental problems, as common as hypertension, diabetes’



Adequate welfare package vital for police performance - Okiro

Fashola calls for review of varsity curricular

ASUU-AAU kicks against imposition of VC

Oyo AC suspends Adedoja -I was not given a fair hearing - Adedoja

We’ll cooperate with acting gov - Ekiti Speaker

Ekiti AC crisis deepens over political appointments

Oyinlola charges immigration against child trafficking

Yar’Adua begins amendment of Land Use Act

Soldiers kill 2 militants - 2 kidnapped in Delta

Egwu draws 4-point agenda on education

Ex-NAMA MD’s aides caught stealing files

Omission of maritime sector may hamper success of seven-point agenda - Jolapamo

CBN declines control of banks’ interest rates

S/West teachers may commence strike Wednesday

Examination malpractice breeds cultists - Rivers govt

Akunyili calls for review of UNICEF’s report

YCE commends HID over Afenifere

Lagos PDP condemns Obanikoro’s comments

Be more patriotic, Yar’Adua charges political elite

Air traffic engineers warm up for strike

Bureauracy may affect govt procurement act - MD NPA

Fayose gives Oni conditions - To return as gov - Holds secret meeting with AC lawmakers

Bauchi Crisis: Police confirm 11 dead - 7 arrested

Ondo Governorship Tussle: Judgment day for 2 Seguns

Mother of sextuplets dies

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shekarau’s UNN award: Honour well deserved

In Ondo, the sun shines on people’s health

Alleged kidnap: Counsel flays continued detention of suspect

Itsekiri group condemns marginalisation

South-South leaders want appointments into oil and gas sector re-visited

Oke-Ogun lawmakers to caution N/Assembly on tobacco control bill

Shehu of Borno dies in Egypt

Sending troop to Somalia is difficult - Defence Minister

Kidnapping in Nigeria attributed to bad governance

Speaker tasks NBA on good governance

Gunmen invade LP leader’s residence

Oni flags off campaign tomorrow

FEC to discuss electoral reform report Wednesday

Ekiti: Pressure on Fayose - Ogbulafor, Aliero, Oyinlola, Tinubu, Daniel, Lagos oba court him - His demands

Bauchi boils: Soldiers parade streets - Churches, mosques burnt - Four dead, 30 injured - Curfew imposed

R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: Battle for Soludo’s job hots up

Woman delivers sextuplets - First in Nigeria

Friday, February 20, 2009

Oshiomhole To Prosecute FG Over Tax Evasion

Akunyili, UN Envoy In Verbal War

Borno Threatens To Sack 2,899 Striking Workers

Helmet: FRSC, Okada Riders At Dagger Drawn

Election Petition: NJC Suspends Judge Indefinitely

Strike: Court Restrains Osun NUT

Arik Boss In SSS Net - Over Ticket Racketeering

Tofa Slams Yar’Adua’s Govt

Battle For The Soul Of Ekiti Begins

NBA Rejects Iwu As INEC Boss

FG May Revoke Import Licences Of Cement Manufacturers - Anger over MAN’s Action

Atiku Bounces Back - Revives PDM

How FAAN MD, Others Escaped Purge - Fear of Uncertainty Grips Workers

OBJ Boys Regroup To Ambush Yar'Adua

LAUTECH Teaching Hospital collapses - five workers trapped

Towards Knowledge-Based Economic Community In Africa

Yemi Farounbi: Honour Well Deserved

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Adedoja: One appointment, many implications

2011: PDP govs’ search for power

Of religion, poverty and witchcraft

Ibeshe road residents cry out: When will it be our turn?



Cultists kill 2 students in Edo

NAMA MD, 15 aviation directors sacked - Workers threaten to paralyse operations over salary discrepancies

FG must shed economic powers - Oyinlola

FG, states to raise $5bn to reposition energy sector

CBN’ll restore Savannah Bank’s operating licence

Drop in FAAN revenue worries N/Assembly

INEC ready to conduct re-run in Ekiti - Iwu

Appeal Court upholds Niger gov’s election

AC raises alarm over Oni’s statement

Teachers begin strike in Bayelsa - They’re not fair - Gov

LASEPA seals off fake liquor company in Lagos

Economic crisis: Ogun suspends pilgrimage sponsorship

I never insulted foreign minister - Ambassador

Dismissed police officers to be tried for mutiny

We are not involved in Ogoni attack - Shell

Okiro threatens to sanction erring officers

Pay cut for political office holders in Abia

N1bn annual allocation not enough for poverty eradication - NAPEP boss

Senate passes bill on state of nation address

Ogun dep gov denies plan to impeach Daniel

Constitution review: Reps set for debate Tuesday

Plateau gov raises fresh alarm - Over planned attack on Jos

Oni: We lost to red biro - No, you lost to INEC’s arbitrary vote allocation -AC - Crisis hits Ekiti AC over appointments - It’s not true -Spokesman -Acting gov against constitutional reasoning -AC - AC’s outcry, sign of self-defeat and d

Agagu vs Mimiko: 5,000 Policemen deployed for judgment

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Abia: Aftermath of a long-awaited verdict

2011: Emerging scenario in Osun

The UN and Obasanjo’s ‘rehabilitation’

Preserving Adamu Yusuf’s legacies



Oyo chief dies of gunshot wounds

NDLEA arrested 14 drug suspects at Lagos airport in 18 months

Ogun Deputy Speaker suspended

Bank scam: 2 Directors, 4 top officials to refund N17bn

Police not a tribal organisation - Okiro

Senators recommend 80yrs retirement age for Supreme Court justices

Bode George : Defence counsel accuses witness

Court commences hearing on Fayose’s case

Police ban rallies, campaigns in Ondo - Ahead Appeal Court ruling on gov poll

11 Northern states face desertification

Fire razes village in Taraba

Sokoto gov cautions LGs against embezzlement

Dualisation of Asaba-Ogwashi-Ughelli road commences

Imo govt to float N40bn bond

Ukwuani LG embarks on N360m bridge project

Abia House members in free-for-all

Yar’Adua swears in new minister

AD commends Afenifere’s reconciliatory moves

Equities dip by N58bn on NSE

Yar’Adua appoints caretakers for NERC

N/Assembly passes 2009 budget

Toxic waste in Lagos - From the UK -We are on top of the situation -SON

Confusion in Ekiti: Acting speaker dissolves cabinet -Status quo remains -Acting gov -Acting speaker is a jester -PDP lawmakers - Commissioners surplus to requirement -AC lawmaker

Jimoh Ibrahim advises FG on falling naira - As bureaux de change operators call emergency meeting

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

When the president came calling

Golden Condoms For Athletes

The N52,000 Minimum Wage Debate

Akala, a unique leader - LG boss

LASU students protest illegal fee

Pfizer appeals against court’s judgment

Oyo Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader impeached

I don’t need moneybags for second term - Obi

Nigeria should go back to cocoa production - Obada

FG suspends NECO registrar

CMD confirms outbreak of Lassa fever in Abuja, Nasarawa

Corruption: APBN seeks media support

Security beefed up in Niger - Ahead appeal tribunal judgment

Falling Naira: Parallel market booms

How victory music stopped for Oni: As Appeal Court nullifies his election - Orders fresh election in 10 LGs -Speaker sworn in as acting governor - Verdict not a setback for me -Oni -We have been vindicated -Fayemi - It’s victory against anti-democr

Senate probes OBJ’s govt over $120m World Bank loan

FG removes Bank guarantee requirement for exporters

Monday, February 16, 2009

Why Senate probed el-Rufai - Ayogu Eze

Lagos PDP: Unending search for oneness

Atiku and the future of Nigerian politics

Welcome to Mararaba

Between St Geidam and Valentine

Jonah Jang’s Alarm

AC set to discipline Adedoja over appointment - Allegation not clear – Adedoja

I’m a lucky man at 61 - Agagu

Sultan denies claim on Bill Gates

Atiku links socio-economic woes to poor leadership

Global meltdown threatens vision 2020 - FG

Why I support death penalty for kidnappers - Amaechi

Akunyili, Turai reject UNICEF's statistics on Nigeria

Workers set for showdown with Lagos govt - Over furniture allowance

How N88.2bn debt relief gain was spent - FG

Yar’Adua’s aide tackles Atiku over comments

NDE set to engage unemployed foreign returnees

FG will give Lagos attention - Yayale

Teachers’ tribunal coming

Lagos govt employed 15,712 in 2yrs

Why oil firms may not resume operation in N/Delta

Telecoms Act ’ll be ready soon –Senate

Past investment in science, technology, a waste - Jonathan

Prosecution witness testifies in EFCC/NPA case

Obi assures on quick dispensation of justice

NIGCOMSAT: FG stops servicing of $200m loan

How OBJ’s govt abandoned £1m silos in Lagos

No salary cut - FG

2011 Elections: Senators demand automatic tickets

Only divine intervention can revive stock market - NSE president

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Gunmen abduct ex-Attorney General on Valentine eve

Passengers suffer extortion at MMA

I was not quizzed in US –Tinubu

Nigeria’s oil production drops

N2.3bn scam: ICPC launches fresh probe ...Quizzes lawmakers, PAN chairman

Of CBN, wonder banks and subscribers

Tut-tut, Tutu

Forestalling another teachers’ strike

No increment in pay structure, S/East govs tell workers

We’ll resist attempt to form parallel PDP in Plateau - PDP chairman

EFCC drops Ancor in South West - Launches Anti-Corruption Revolution (ANCOR) tomorrow

CBN tightens noose on forex trading

Govs yet to declare assets - In-fighting rocks Conduct Bureau

Appeal Court judgment: PDP, AC trade words - As Oni, Fayemi know fate tomorrow

Supreme Court revokes Abacha’s land

Pray for smooth transition in 2011- Oyinlola

‘E-payment’ll improve govt efficiency, reduce corruption’

Cultivation of Indian hemp by youths worries NDLEA

Home-made armoured carrier soon

Thugs disrupt reception for Edwin Clark

Allocation: Rep makes case for Lagos

Police to retire 25 officers next month

NBTE accredits Eleyele cooperative college

NNPC ordered to remit N100bn into Federation Account

2011: Yar’Adua, IBB in fresh accord - IBB to nominate 3 key presidential appointees

Labour set for war with FG - Over salary cut - S/East govs rule out salary increase for workers

Global economic crisis will last 7 years - Adeboye -Says corrupt office holders may die young

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lessons from the Yenagoa declaration

Chime vs Nnamani: How army captain threw Enugu village into crisis - Retired Naval officer severely beaten

Kaduna set to stop Okada business

236 councillors back Daniel

Indian beats Nigerian prostitute to a pulp

JTF recovers ammunition from robbers

Plot to stop second term bid of Gov. Jang uncovered

My Pikin: US experts have been invited —NAFDAC boss

Nigeria has never had mentally prepared leaders — Atiku

29-year-old amputee demands N4 million compensation from police

Osunbor supporters drop suit against Anenih loyalists

Gombe assembly bans sale of firewood

2.5 million condoms consumed on Valentine Day

Budget delay unsettles presidency - NASS still harmonising budget

Man dies inside Cocoa House elevator - Decomposed body found after three days

2011: Govs change delegate system - Aim at total control - To reduce elected delegates - Proposal to affect Special Advisers, Commissioners

Why I built N130m gov’s lodge - Zamfara LG boss

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ogun Govt Confirms New Monarch For Ado-Odo

‘LG Workers Should Shun Politics’

Sokoto Accuses Bafarawa’s Administration Of Withholding N677.256m Sultanate Fund

Nigeria Is Largest Importer Of Rice - US

Labour Poised For Showdown With FG over Minimum Wage

Reps Scamper For EFCC Report - House Set To Debate Report On Car Purchase Scam

Money ‘Doublers,’ GSM Fraudsters Invade Abuja

Balarabe Musa, Falana, Others Decry Reckless Spending In Govt

FG Dismisses Akunyili’s “Rebranding Nigeria” Project

‘Police Requires N2.6 tn To Implement Yussuf’s Recommendations’

El-Rufai To Appear In Court Over Land Allocation

Uneasy Calm In Jos Over Rumour Of Al-Qaeda Attack - Muslim Ummah, Govt Trade Blame

Economic Meltdown: FG Slashes Workers’ Pay - Records N120b Revenue Loss In January - Crude Oil Delivery For February, March Suffers Setback

Yar'Adua, PDP Govs On Collision Course - Over Automatic Second Term Ticket

NAN Boss Lauds ANN Achievements

The Pains Of NYSC

Edo police killings: Police launch manhunt for robbers

Lagos ports reopen after 3-day strike

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Obasanjo, Atiku, Buhari are birds of a feather —Oyedokun

Yar’Adua, unspent funds and Vision 2020

Gov. Goje’s 45-minute wedding party

In love with the Yar’adua babes

much ado about valentine’s day

Foiled attack on SPDC: JTF arrests 12 - Kidnap: Security agents arrest 4 in Ondo

Ports decongestion: FG’s ultimatum not possible - Experts

Speakers chide Senate, Reps over crisis

RMAFC okays pay cut for political office holders

FG realises N3.11tr from bond

Ogun set to return schools to original owners

Don’t impose more tax burden on manufacturers - NLC tells FG

Delta CP escapes robbers’ attack

Nigeria should forget Vision 2020 - W/Bank

FG may withhold allocations to non-performing sectors

15 killed in 4 tragedies - Trailer crushes 7 on Lagos-Ibadan expressway - Policeman, robbers kill 4 - 4, on okadas, die fleeing from policemen

Plot to impeach Ekiti Speaker foiled

They want to arrest me - Fayose raises fresh alarm - He’s disturbed by guilty conscience - Govt

NCC threatens GSM operators over performance

Nigeria, Switzerland move to repatriate more looted funds

2011: Group endorses Lamido for second term

FCMB renovates public school in Jigawa

Ondo gov case: OPC, NSCDC warn trouble makers

BOT: PDP govs in fresh move against OBJ

Tension in Jos - Over alleged fresh attack

Afenifere reunites - Enough is Enough, says HID - Meetings to now hold in Ikenne

NigComSat: Reps summon telecoms operators

We wanted to topple Shagari’s govt in ‘82, but...- IBB

2011: Battle for soul of Kaduna PDP

Abortion: The need for education

What was your first job abroad?



JTF, militants clash in Warri

New CBN forex policy forces naira down - As crisis hits interbank market

Ribadu abandons motion in court

DPO, DCO, DTO, 6 others shot dead in Edo

Auditor General queries INEC over N466m

Tribune gets new Group Political Editor

N70bn textile intervention fund is late - Manufacturers

2011: Yar’Adua’s camp intact - Nwite

N19.5 billion Aviation fund: Fani-Kayode escapes ban e

We never planned N80bn rice importation - FG

FG to phase out primary, JSS curricula

Plateau PDP crisis deepens - Plan to form parallel secretariat uncovered

Politicians welcome pay cut

Chinese govt donates anti-malaria drugs to Nigeria

Strike: Anambra NLC places workers on alert

Umaru Dikko accuses political office holders of stealinge

Robbers raid bank at UNAAB - Kill 2

Globacom, a responsible corporate entity - Army chief

Investors lose N63bn on NSE

Tertiary institutions challenged in Benue

Abia gov wins at Appeal Court

Reps leader threatens to sue Bankole - Over Power Probe Report

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: How govs plan to give Yar’Adua second term ticket - Also, first term govs in 2011 - Propose nine amendments to party’s constitution - PDP plans mini convention

FG, customs agents raise committee on port charges

Monday, February 09, 2009

‘Awo’s Committee of Friends brought me into politics’

Obasanjo, Atiku’s rapprochement and 2011 race

The tragicomedy of a nation

Road Tax: Revenue collectors, motorists on war path - They’re oppressive and crude - Motorists - No one is above the law - Police



Assembly wades into Lagos govt, teachers face-off

Mark blasts govt functionaries over lateness to events

IYC wants N/Delta govts to account for N500tr

Workers lock out SUPEP senior officials in Delta

NUC approves Kwara State university

No major recruitment in N/Delta Ministry for now - Ekaette

Appeal Court judgment: Ekiti govt appeals for calm

Oil workers begin strike over kidnappings

Osun govt, Ooni agree to elevate Ogunsua of Modakeke

Lagos records N3.68tr GDP

‘Why global economic crisis affects Nigeria’

Nwanze bows out as UNIBEN VC - Controversy greets acting VC’s appointment

‘AC’ll wax stronger if Atiku leaves’

Okada riders protest against use of helmets in Sokoto

Transaction on NSE records 1.3% growth

Global economic recession takes toll on pension investments

Court takes final address in PTDF scam suit

Pastor docked for making false statement to police

Akala sacks commissioner, swears-in new one - My sack, no big deal –Lawal

Ex-Edo lawmaker sues Oshiomhole, 4 others

Customs agents shut down Lagos ports

Confusion in Yar’Adua’s camp - Over 2011 - It’s too early to talk about 2011 - Aide

Global Economic Crunch: Nigeria loses N812bn - FG to give N70bn to textile industry, March - Rules out bailout for banks - CBN moves to save Naira - As Soludo, Muktar assure on 2009 budget

Yar’Adua resumes, receives briefing on budget

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Kogi House, councillors and politics of money

Yar’Adua: As 2011 beckons...

Agenda for constitution review

How generator fumes killed 12



Adedoja assaulted after visiting Lam

Importers abandon containers at Lagos ports

Customs arrests 4 suspected human traffickers

FG summons Julius Berger, 34 others

Court deposes traditional ruler

Delta approves new salary structure for teachers

Court voids police prosecution fiat on Kenny Martins, others

P/Harcourt, Kano radar equipment pass factory test

EFCC arrests Ladoja’s wife over fraud

Cement prices go up

Global economic crisis: FG set for returning Nigerians - Minister

Violence in Ekiti over traditional stool

Oyinlola lambasts critics of Obasanjo/Atiku peace moves

Jang set to reshuffle cabinet

5 arrested over foiled attack on Shell facility

UNIBEN crisis: FG inaugurates governing council tomorrow

Akunyili tours govt outfits in Lagos

Tinubu opposes creation of more states

AC, PDP trade words over Osun budget

I didn’t meet Atiku - Nyako

E-payment: Federal workers jittery - Risk jail over spending guidelines by AGF - Only 7 out of 28 ministries have paid Jan salaries - Process should be suspended - NLC

Reps in fresh plot to remove Bankole

How Yar’Adua spent his leave - Exclusive details - Resumes today

Global Meltdown: Banks engage in sharp practices

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Budget 2009: Reps to “follow the money?”

Police housing scheme must not die - Okiro

YIF to stage Yoruba World Week

Gas leakage: Fleeing Ughoton indigenes yet to return

Court has vacated order on our cheques - Ondo govt

ECOWAS lists six priority areas for 2009

Oshiomhole set to probe LGs in Edo

Bakassi: Imoke hands over houses to displaced Nigerians

Akpabio wins Nehemiah award

“Ancient” Syriac bible found in Cyprus

Why I support new NAFDAC DG - Akunyili

We didn’t snub Jonathan - FRSC

Court endorses sale of 1004 flats

Ijaw youths to Bayelsa govt: Demolish militia camps

ACF faults FG, Plateau govt panels on Jos crisis

N2.3 billion car scam: Reps’ leadership for trial - Traditional rulers, others in trouble - As EFCC traces loot beneficiaries

IMF says advanced economies already in depression

Friday, February 06, 2009

Mum Speaks About Octuplets' Birth

Enugu Awards Contracts For 182km Roads

Ajimobi Exonerates Lam Adesina Over Adedoja’s Defection

Why I Appealed Against Tribunal’s Judgment - Ekiti Gov Candidate

Oyo Obas’ Imbroglio: Akala Chides Press For Orchestrating Crisis

Customs Hands Over Recovered Arms To Police

Court Remands Electricity Boss, Six Commissioners

Niger Delta Calls for Dissolution Of NNPC Board

Robbers Raid Hospital - Cart Away N1m

2011: Ladoja, Akinjide Move To Stop Akala

Savannah Bank: CBN May Not Go To Supreme Court

You’re Incompetent, Gov. Lampoons National Assembly Members

Probe Of GSM Crisis: Reps Probe Panel Report Indicts NCC - Recommends Prosecution Of Officials

Yar’Adua’s Men Block VP - As Activities Nose-dive In The Villa

Ex-minister’s Wife Regains Freedom - N25m Ransom Allegedly Paid

The Problem With Removing The Immunity Clause

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Much Ado about a president’s leave

Opposition now part of Ekiti govt - Oni

What hope for Africa under Gaddafi?


On Killer Customs Men

States shun FRSC’s directive on crash helmets

Ondo: NJC reviews court order

Entitlements: INEC retirees seek FG’s intervention

EFCC storms councils in Delta

African leaders, citizens charged

EFCC pays N3m damages to illegal detention victim

Nigeria gets $90m fresh W/Bank loan

CBN warns against high forex demand

Reps probe NNPC, CBN over N14.625tr scam

FG reconstitutes board of teaching hospitals

Tension in House of Reps - As member defies Speaker

Edo set to standardise schools

5 policemen injured in Ekiti crisis

Senate Leader Denies Meeting with Adedoja

AC Reps split over constitution amendment

Nigeria’s earnings from produce export jump to N50.6 bn

‘Home theatre’ turns into pump action rifles at Ijebu Ode

Union Bank director advocates PPP

Sacked Agip workers protest, seize company’s ferry

Woman dies, 5 injured in auto crash

Robbers attack MTN base station, kill guard

18 babies escape death - As fire guts UBTH special care baby unit

Senate can’t intimidate me - el-Rufai - Files fresh suits against EFCC, CBN

Palliative Measures: Kerosene, diesel to cost less

Court orders re-opening of Savannah Bank - CBN, NDIC ordered to pay N100m as damages - Nwobodo assures investors

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Yar’Adua’s politics of board appointments

Innocent woman puts to bed in prison



Soludo reassures on Nigerian economy

‘Parents, industry cause exams malpractices’

Oyo police arrest pipeline vandals

Ekiti dep speaker compelled to appear in court

E-payment stalls activities in army, police

Senate set to resolve crisis over constitution amendment

Iwu, APGA chiefs trade forgery accusations

Stock market value rises by N110bn

Senate to probe N231bn illegal deductions from Federation Account

Lagos records over-subscription in N50bn bond

IBB forecloses return as president

Virgin Nigeria’s debt rises to N53bn - No cause for alarm - Virgin

EFCC arrests Owan, others over alleged fraud

FG approves N7.5bn loan to fight polio

Ekiti govt to create 250,000 jobs

FG set to build aircraft maintenance hangar

We’ll make Edo investors’ haven - Oshiomhole

PDP suspends 10 in S/East over indiscipline

You’re marginalising us, Itsekiri tell FG, Delta govt

Land dispute: Offa accuses Kwara govt of favouritism: We’re impartial – Govt

Ondo govt condemns court order - EFCC clears Agagu on N17bn contracts

Ex-minister’s wife, electoral commissioner kidnapped

Senate rejects bid to ban el-Rufai from politics - Recommends him for investigation

FG rules out salary increase - Rolls out palliative measures soon -Says, We’ll step on toes to reshapen the economy

Teachers give S/West govts 21-day ultimatum

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Senate and custom’s N90 billion income

Mamman Ali in the eyes of associates

Ekiti: The return of voodoo politics

Need designer bags, shoes?

The Goat Squad of Ilorin

Legislators’ face-off

Yobe dep gov weeps at swearing in

Abia monarchs in police net over attempted murder

Yar’Adua not thinking of 2011 yet - PDP

How Bode George’s board inflated contracts - Witness

South-West teachers gear up for indefinite strike

HID to reconcile Afenifere members - Fasoranti

Reps to reform operations of Nigerian embassies

‘Obasanjo/Atiku feud destroyed NIPSS’

Senate, Reps may pass 2009 harmonised budget today

Stock market: Transaction values up by N119bn

Experts lambast SEC over stock market crisis

FRSC redeploys senior officers

Driver kills 90-year-old man in Ibadan

FG assures on second Niger bridge project

British Airways cancels flight over bad weather

Constitution amendment: Lagos speaker berates NASS

Aide: Ekiti crisis, unholy alliance to rubbish Oni - Allegation is baseless - AC chairman, Fayose

PDP defends Akala over traditional titles

Ooni installed as Uniosun chancellor - Oyinlola bags honorary degree

Representatives of Unilorin at Zain Africa Challenge emerge

‘House not behind constitution review court action’

Akala appoints AC gov candidate as - commissioner - He must explain -Lam -He is on his own -AC

Plateau gov: They want to kill me - “Some assassins had been hired from Sudan to trail me to the United States and eliminate me.”

OBJ, 3,645 others lose lands in Abuja - Lands allocated by el-Rufai 30 days to his exit to be reviewed - Senate

EFCC nabs businessman over N17.7bn fraud

Monday, February 02, 2009

Oyinlola: The peacemaker at 58

Tale of an aborted dream

These 16-year-old quadruplets are extroverts

Professor Akunyili professes

Obasanjo/Atiku: In Whose Interest?

Mixed reactions greet House group’s court action

Stockbrokers owe banks N338bn - Al-Faki

‘Why Agagu is confident of victory at Appeal Court’

Robbers shoot banker for claiming to be policeman

Jobi-Fele urges Nigerians to emulate Gowon

Ekiti govt rescinds decision on university of education

PDP can’t dislodge AC in Lagos in 2011- Olajumoke

Bode George: Counsel, witness disagree in court

Railway service to begin December - FG

Only coalition of progressives can defeat PDP - Falae

Fuel price should be N68 - FG

NIM congratulates Tribune MD

FG to review duty on juice, beverages

Aliyu denies rift with Kure

AD factions reconcile

FTS teachers storm Lagos secretariat over job loss - We’re looking into it - Govt

Gunmen kill notorious Rivers cult leader

Nigeria to launch $500m satellites

AU Authority set to replace AU Commission

UN, Lagos partner on security

Okiro lambasts banks over poor security

Oyinlola, Akala, Daniel win at Appeal Court

Nigeria’s economy critical - FG

Govs draw succession plan for Yar’Adua

Constitution amendment: N/Assembly revisits Mantu report

Appeal Court hears Aregbesola's petition today

Sunday, February 01, 2009

‘Violence in Ekiti are a prelude to 2011’

Between Lamido and EFCC

Learning from America’s political success

‘We are training the public on fire prevention’

Shall we fold our arms till fire consumes us?

Troubling Tukur

Tasks before Obama

Reps seek court’s pronouncement - Over constitution amendment logjam

FAAN set to upgrade P/Harcourt airport facilities

Reps’ allegation against NCC ridiculous - Ndukwe

Bill Gates visits Nigeria today

2 die in Lagos fire incident

PHCN postpones decision on fate of 71,000 workers

Yar’Adua reconstitutes economic team

FG meets PENGASSAN, NUPENG today over strike

Rioting: Ekiti govt imposes curfew on Ikere

Borishade, Fani-Kayode, others to refund N5.4bn - Senate

PPPRA appears PPPRA appears before Senate today - Over fuel price

ILO promises support for Nigeria

Sheathe your swords, Akindele counsels Yoruba monarchs - Survives robbers’ attack

We’ll revitalise health sector —Osotimehin

Medicine dealer, lecturer win car, bike in Glo Win & Rule

Why N/Delta technical report is delayed ––Jonathan

Sheriff Guards appeal to Oyo govt over impending eviction

Agagu assures on completion of road projects in Ondo

Bayelsa govt to access N500m housing fund loan

Lawyers serve as bribe couriers for corrupt public officers - EFCC - Accuses SANs of frustrating anti-graft war

Investors lost N1.92 trillion in January

Banks plan merger, acquisition - To beat global credit crunch

Yar’Adua tightens hold on power - Launches bid for 2011 election

FG, National Assembly persecuting me - el-Rufai