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Tribune News Archive for March 2009Rss

Monday, March 30, 2009

Why oil subsidy must be removed - Gov. Saraki

Do politicians know the constitution?

After Italy, Nigerian prostitutes target Netherlands

POVERTY IN ASO ROCK ZOO

NASARAWA'S MILLIONAIRE LIONS

Lagos may seal off US embassy warehouse, 15 others

OPC warns against attempt on Tinubu’s life

Court remands actress in prison

Kwara govt releases N820.5m to LGs

Port Harcourt to receive special police attention

Plateau PDP faction alleges plot to kill Lar, Useni, Mantu, others - We don’t have the report yet - Police

We’re finding it difficult to address poverty - Yar’Adua

Security tightens at Bode George’s trial

Afribank MD’s mother regains freedom

Odili denies plotting against Yar’Adua

Halliburton bribery case: Switzerland to give Britain documents

Senate orders PPMC to pay FIRS N783m in 4 weeks

Reps insist on unravelling N16.7m govt press contract scam

Court adjourns indefinitely on Imo governorship suit

Police rescue 2 Spanish nationals from kidnappers

Why Nigeria may not attain EFA, MDG goals by 2015 -FG

God has ordained another tenure for Oni - Monarch

Justice will prevail in Osun - Lagos govt

FG moves to decongest Lagos ports

Indiscipline, bane of development in North - Dakingari

6 arrested for ingesting 488 wraps of cocaine

Ogbulafor battles to avert removal - As PDP elders renew bid to remove him

Economic Meltdown: No bank ’ll fail - FG

Appeal Court Verdict: Oyinlola: I’m ready for next battle Aregbesola: I’m vindicated - Court dismisses Dina’s petition against Daniel

N3bn scandal: EFCC arrests Customs assistant comptroller-general

Sunday, March 29, 2009

‘PDP can’t win one ward in Ekiti’

Echoes from Arewa Forum

A requiem for my town

... And the Good Samaritan died - Murdered in cold blood

NO ‘GBOSA’ FOR OMOSA

MIMIKO AND ONDO LGS

Navy to inaugurate 38-metre warships

PDP chieftains move to woo Ohakim back to PDP

No clear plan for national development - Minister

Jos crisis: Commission invites Gowon, Lar, Dariye

DAN raises alarm over increasing number of fast-food joints

PDP: Ekiti re-run: AC plans to destabilise the state - They are crying wolf where there is none - AC

PDP senators, reps plan motion on federal board appointments

5 die in Bayelsa boat accidents - Soldier kills 2 in Kaduna

TUC condemns airlines, concessionaires over N8.5bn debt We don’t owe any debt - Arik

Minimum wage: It’s N52,200 or nothing - Labour

Niger Delta: JTF raises security alarm - It’s a ploy to raid our communities - Ijaw leader

Jimoh Ibrahim picks holes in rebranding project

Alleged destabilisation plot: Quiz PDP officials, AC urges police

Spain pledges support for peace in West Africa

Kwara govt to procure N1.5bn fertilisers

Mimiko rescues accident victims

Don’t go on strike, group advises NLC

Keyamo sues Reps - Over car deal

IGP solicits for team work in police

FG to mop up N22.6bn ETF funds

Kidnappers of Afribank MD’s mum demand N50m ransom

Judgment day for Oyinlola, Aregbesola

Interest Rates: Banks ’ll sabotage CBN’s policy -Experts - As Nigeria’s crude oil earnings drop by 50%

VASWANI BROTHERS: EFCC summons ex-Customs boss - Yar’Adua to receive report on Indian businessmen today - Commission may confiscate their properties to offset N3bn duties

Constitution Review: S/South splits over state creation - As demand for new states may be ignored

Saturday, March 28, 2009

First Lady SAN and the Baroness

Ikoyi properties of tears?

Fashola gives recipe for proper rebranding

Globacom chairman, Adenuga loses sister

EFCC, ICPC to monitor sale of fertiliser in Niger State

FG reiterates commitment to small scale industries

Probe Reality TV inferno - Osun PDP

BRT: More corridors to be opened - LAMATA boss

South-South region to host economic investment forum soon

Strike: Oyo NUT scribe alleges threat to life

Nigeria’s education sector under-funded - Oshiomhole

Defection: 16 parties support Yuguda

I can’t trade off my principles for perks of office - Oni

Jos stands still for Gbong Gwom

2011: Plot to replace Jonathan thickens

Afribank MD’s mother kidnapped

Osun PDP leaders fast ahead Appeal Court verdict

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mimiko, Ondo LGs and simmering war

Happiness, religiosity and corruption

Dead nurse still earns pay in Kogi

BETWEEN IKEDI AND IKEDIA

POWER PROJECT: THE KWARA EXAMPLE

Insurance firm tops performance chart on NSE

Oshiomhole, Edo Assembly on collision course over budget - Oba of Benin condemns Assembly’s decision

PHCN workers protest FG’s decision in Kano

I can’t increase teachers’ pay - Alao-Akala

Son to hang for killing dad

Go after militants, Sylva tells police

Inadequate gas supply, threat to 6,000mw target - Minister

JTF raises alarm over militants’ planned attacks

Naira appreciates as CBN meets 90% forex demand

Opposition Reps raise committee on electoral reform

Police explain robbers’ attack on Delta CP’s convoy

Beninoise president honours Ooni, wife

Cleric who sucked students’ private parts disappears from police custody

Ekiti youths organise one-million-man march for Oni

Health scheme for tertiary institution students kicks off July

Olapade Agoro arraigned

Monarch seeks compensation from FG over acquired community land

N36bn fraud: Senator kicks against trial in Abuja

Odu’a commends Akunyili

Crisis erupts in Niger over Quran interpretation

Pensioners sell Indian hemp in Abuja - Pensions board

Capital Market Crisis: SEC wants tax incentives as bailout

AP Shares Price Manipulation: NSE suspends Anenih son’s company - As Nigeria lost $720m in 4 months over Soku Gas Plant closure

N3bn Fraud: EFCC arrests 2 Customs comptrollers

Reps oppose withdrawal of police escorts

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sambo vs Makarfi: Towards 2011

What next on power probe report?

Re-branding and the nation

Where do you prefer? Home or abroad?

ARISE O COMPATRIOTS!

BANKS AND 'DEMARKETING'

Eko Rice hits market soon

US envoy advises Nigerians on agric

Ekiti re-run: PDP chides AC over violent attacks - PDP, a bunch of liars - AC

Police escort: FG lists beneficiaries

Meningitis claimed 131 lives in Kano, Bauchi in 4 months

Osun political office holders to lose 10% pay

Edo PDP: Ogbemudia, Akhigbe faction to settle rift with Anenih

Dollar crash: Market operators count losses

Nigerian lady dies in the desert giving birth

Oyinlola, Aregbesola know fate on Monday

How to achieve stable exchange rate, strong naira - Experts

Bird flu: NGO begins campaign in Borno

We have no apology for 419 victims - Mark

Reps invite NNPC, Shell bosses

Police assure Adamawa citizens of security

Hunters kill buffalo in Ibadan

Automatic ticket: PDP reverses self

Oyo TUC commends Akala, HOS

Gombe, MDGs to spend N2bn on projects

Counsel denies arrest of NAHCON commissioner by ICPC

Imo lawmakers want second term for Iwu

Death toll in Lagos collapsed building hits 11 - Landlords of collapsed buildings now to face trial

HID, our greatest success factor - Tribune publisher

Constituency Projects: Senators, Reps get N60bn - Power probe report not yet ready

NLC, TUC insist on wage increase

Reps and same sex marriage arguments

Of Fayose’s declaration and Ekiti re-run

Oni’s temporary relocation to the ‘Villa

Apprentice blinds colleague: Granted amnesty

A MEDICAL FEAT

FCT: ALIERO'S SOLUTION TO CRIME

Yar’Adua loses elder sister

FMC, Abia nurses embark on strike - Over arrest of nurse

Global meltdown: Pay cut for politicians, a fallacy - ASUU

Value of equities drops by N65bn on NSE

Rainstorm renders hundreds homeless in Ibadan

AD demands for probe - Over plots to destabilise Nigeria, kill Tinubu

Building collapses in Lagos

Money laundering: Court resumes Fani-Kayode’s trial

Global economic crisis: FG may prioritise MDAs’ expenses

Senate wants suspects in Halliburton bribery scandal exposed

OBJ sacked me with handwritten letter - Osomo

Yar’Adua to launch PDP campaign in Ekiti

PDP threatens to sue AC

Monarch, 4 others arrested over communal clash

AD urged to unite

Oil workers call off planned strike

My victory for all Imo people - Ohakim

Teachers must be disciplined - Gov Aliyu

Two arrested for forging Lagos documents

N/Delta crisis: FG must review contentious laws - Amaechi

Man rapes 4-yr-old girl

PDP Senators, Reps may get automatic ticket

Experts laud CBN policy on interest rate

Council of State rejects scrapping of SIECs - Approves all draft bills on electoral reforms

Nigeria has not borrowed enough — DMO

Monday, March 23, 2009

Of electoral committee report and White Paper

When AC took Ibadan by storm

Ekiti and its pandora’s box

ANICHEBE'S GOOD LUCK

FIGHTING CORRUPTION FROM OUTSIDE

Economic crisis: Imo to adopt agric revival programme

Intercontinental Bank begins 20th anniversary today

AC slams PDP for dismissing plot to kill Tinubu

PDP alleges plot by AC to scuttle Ekiti gov re-run - Accusation, mere ranting - AC

Silos contracts: Reps invite agric minister

Yar’Adua petitioned over appointment of NDDC commissioner

CBN hiding truth about banking industry - ACF

Appeal Court judgment: Police deploy 6,000 men in Owerri

Free-for-all at PDP reconciliation meeting

I never said dissolution of LGs can’t be reversed - Mimiko

NEMA to provide 200 housing units for C/River landslide victims

We’ll satisfy EFCC’s requirements - Vaswani brothers

Amaechi removes commissioner

Imo signs N25bn road contract

Oyo NUJ, NIPR congratulate Alao-Akala

Nigeria’ll survive global meltdown - Yuguda

FRSC appeals to media on accident reporting

Kogi LG pension board worker arrested over alleged corruption

National Centre for Women Development gets new DG

Burglars invade Eso commission secretariat

Alleged Destabilisation Plot: Security agencies begin probe - Alleged plot, a ruse - AC

Dollar crashes against Naira - Soludo meets bank chiefs today

DEREGULATION: FG moves to avert strike - Meets industrial unions - As oil marketers down tools from today

I’ll soon sack some workers - Minister

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Litigious Agbaso, the law and Ohakim’s mandate

Will death penalty stop kidnapping?

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The Ife consumer forum in retrospect

Crowther Varsity VC charges students

Minister probes N1.5bn allocation for generator fuel

2001: Mu’azu joins Gombe guber race

Defection: ANPP expels Yuguda

Ex-Milad, Customs boss, 3 others eye Gbong-Gwom stool

EFCC after us for ulterior motive/Vaswani Brothers

PDP lashes at Akande, says AC is a secret cult

EFCC must try Obasanjo now, Wabara, Balarabe Musa insist

FG meets trade unions on Wednesday - Fuel scarcity hits P/Harcourt

INEC official in police net over illegal possession of electoral materials - ...Ekiti CP confirms arrest

12 Nigerians killed, 128 jailed in Malabo

Friday, March 20, 2009

Much ado about electoral reforms

In support of Rebranding Nigeria

Why Niger govt won UBE award

INVISIBLE PHCN

FOR A PEACEFUL ELECTION IN EKITI

Ekiti re-run: Fayose’s ex-deputy, others promise victory for Oni - Fayose condemns Oni’s aide

FG to spend N34bn on NYSC

NLC gives Ekiti govt 21-day ultimatum

FG approves N117.03bn for 6,000mw electricity

Awo Centenary: Annan delivers lecture today

Stop fraud or go to jail, Waziri warns fraudsters

FG summons emergency meeting of labour unions

Be worthy ambassadors, HID tells corps members

Robbers kill 6 policemen in Kano

AC warns against rigging in Ekiti gov re-run - Condemns planned deployment of troops

10 battle for Olupo stool

Paycut to affect N1.2 trillion allowances of political office hoders - RMAFC

FCT minister sacks 3 directors

Monarch, 5 others feared dead in Delta

Lagos takes over Oworonsoki jetty

Mark condemns critics of electoral reforms

Gunmen kill 43-yr-old man

N300m pension: Court okays RMAFC’s defence against Goje, deputy

Manslaughter: Court orders arrest of ex-beauty queen, Fiberesima

ICPC arrests NAHCON official

Reps in another rowdy session - Over Ondo LGs, Power Probe report

OBJ explodes - Says, I’m ready for trial

Court sacks Osun LG chairmen - State electoral commission heads for S/Court - Ondo LGs: FG insists on due process

FG extends Okiro’s tenure

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Edo PDP: Of Anenih, Osunbor’s reconciliation

A governor’s defection and babel of voices

High cost of bad governance in Nigeria

Funfair of a trial

HOW IWU SAVED NIGERIA

ELECTORAL REFORM HALF MEASURES

Robbers attack man, cart away N1m

Kwara govt accuses PHCN of sabotage

Pharmaceutical society calls for board’s reconstitution

Ogun: NLC not happy with delay of govt/teachers parley

Death sentence for kidnappers in Anambra

Diverse economies ‘ll solve economic meltdown - Oyinlola

Nigeria chooses 15 firms for gas exploration

Mimiko: No going back on dissolution of LGs - PDP denies instigating emergency rule

Health workers begin nationwide strike today

Why Fayose can’t work with me -Oni - Police deny withdrawing Fayose’s security aides

We won’t end strike until... - Oyo teachers

Uduaghan woos Italian firm on power supply

NDDC completes 13 projects

Probe attack on Yar’Adua, Jang’s convoys - Group

Bauchi spends N4bn on water project

FG sacks national human rights boss

Fuel crisis looms, as IPMAN accuses NNPC

Ondo crisis: Opposition reps walk out in protest

Professionalism enhances optimum job performance - APBN boss

Awo Centenary: Annan delivers lecture tomorrow

Lagos bomb blast: More danger looms

Ekiti gov re-run holds April 25

Pensioners in trouble - N3.1bn fund trapped at capital market

FEC approves employment plan for one million youths

Politics on the Plateau: PDP’s gain, AC’s loss

‘INEC must be free from govt intervention’

The realities in South West politics

Growing concern over commercial motorcyclists and their rough ride

DARIYE’S DISAPPEARING ACTS

NIGERIAN ARMY AND SALAUDEEN

Oyinlola charges Xtians on youth development

Ohakim relishes emergence of 3 senior advocates from Imo

Sokoto: NAFDAC arrested 32 drug hawkers in one year

Oyo health workers threaten strike - We’re looking into your demands - Govt

Kwara, others selected for rice production

Rivers threatens contractors over schools construction

Niger govt orders probe of MDGs contracts

Kwara introduces e-vehicle registration

Yar’Adua unveils logo, slogan for rebranding

Court dismisses My Pikin manufacturers’ bail application

Fayose, a liability - Ekiti PDP

Group backs Yuguda’s planned defection to PDP

Enugu govt moves to improve transportation

Sokoto dep gov loses mum

2 NNPC staff members, 4 others arrested for vandalism

25-yr-old delivered of conjoined twins

Peak Merchant, Fortune, Triumph Banks agree to pay depositors’ funds

6,000mw: Minister can’t supply work plan

CBN to inject $200m into forex

And the winner is ... Alao-Akala - I bear no grudge against my litigants -Alao-Akala - Judges merely glossed over tribunal findings -ANPP chairman

Ekiti acting gov promises full implementation of 2009 budget - As PDP caucus disowns acting Speaker over ultimatum to acting gov

Monday, March 16, 2009

Abia and ripples of cabinet dissolution

The Re-brand Nigeria blitzkrieg

When Kwara received varsity licence

MONARCHS MIX IT UP

NIGER PDP ELDER'S COUNSEL

Contractor alleges inflation of contract by council

Lassa fever kills 55 in Edo

‘We’ll begin process of arrest of ex-information ministers’

Concession: FG to give out P/Harcourt international airport

Edo PDP chairman: Ogbemudia, Akhigbe tackle Osunbor

Why we cut political appointees, others’ salaries

Stock market crisis: SEC calls for alternative dispute resolution

Minister, senators meet today over planned labour protests

Ekiti: Why I can’t support Oni - Fayose

Oil firms owe N6bn PEF - Senate vows to amend tax laws

Retired CPs refuse to quit - Seek extra 3 months

CBN laments proliferation of credit bureaux

Sales of govt houses in order - SGF

Shinkafi reshuffles cabinet

Okonjo-Iweala urges Nigeria to diversify economy

Suntai reaffirms stand on cultural values

Lagos govt appeals to public on facilities

Why Bayelsa is stagnant - Sylva

West African central bank not feasible now - WAMI

‘Ekiti governorship election re-run’ll spring surprises’

Yar’Adua approves conferment of police medals on 35

PDP may lose S/West - Ogbulafor

Police beef up security in Oyo - As Appeal Court decides Akala, Ajimobi’s fate today

FG shortlists 3 for Soludo’s job - Moves to reclaim CBN gov’s official residence

Confusion in Ondo over LGs

Plateau: Unending search for peace

Ebeano: Still a long road to unity

Vision 2020: Facts or fantasy?

Ogun at 33 and OGD’s development agenda

OKIRO’S PAINTED WOMEN

Nigeria’s low quality graduates

Fashola to host S/West govs, monarchs

Nigerians charged over global financial crisis

$13.9m debt may mar 2009 hajj operations

Ekiti acting gov reads Riot Act to politicians

Congestion may end in 30 days - NPA boss

Rimi disagrees with appointment of INEC chairman by president

Senate invites labour minister, NLC president, others

Electoral reforms: Senators insist on constitution amendment

Dariye seeks re-absorption into PDP

Re-branding FG unveils logo tomorrow

Atiku, Buhari, others meet over North’s development

Don flays leaders over unproductive ventures

Monarch charges Nigerians on fight against corruption

MTN alerts subscribers against fraudsters

AC demands total reform of electoral system

LASUTH operates 7 blind patients

Wema Bank boss seeks support for CBN

Oyo CP explains problems of police

Ibadan residents panic over robbery attacks

Amaechi advises P/Harcourt people

Naira now 200 to dollar

Mimiko escapes death

Federation Account records N36bn deficit

GLOBAL MELTDOWN: Crises in banks worsen - Customers find it difficult to withdraw - Banks intensify sharp practices - Embark on staff rationalisation

Akala vs Ajimobi: Uneasy calm in Oyo ahead tomorrow’s judgment - There is no problem - Police

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Who appoints INEC Chairman?

Oke-Imesi: Ekitiland where Ijesa dialect thrives

Umukoko residents petition IGP over harassment

Kano allocates land for waste processing plant

Reps condemn killing of Nigerian in Belgium

Kidnapped 7-year-old lg boss’ son released

Senate set to revive textile industries - Adedibu

Commission reduction: Protesters storm Premier Lotto

Beechcraft 1900D crash: Panel indicts Air Traffic Controllers

Battle for Oyo, Osun: PDP ll be sacked - AC - They are dreamers, busy bodies - Oyinlola/Akala

As US’ banks recover: Nigeria’s stock market rebound will take time - Experts

Anenih, Osunbor end feud over PDP chairmanship

3 AIGs jostle for Okiro’s job

Police Equipment Foundation: FG faces $30m legal battle in New York

Electoral Reforms: TUC, NLC demand original Uwais report - Vow to resist deregulation - Insist on N52,200 minimum wage

Ekiti: PDP, AC trade words over Oye killing

Friday, March 13, 2009

TSVANGIRAI AND NIGERIAN POLITICIANS

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ANPP: Battles of a crumbling party

A message for the president

Anglican Church blames FG over crises in North

No plan to sell unity schools - FG

Okiro promotes 76 inspectors in Niger

GNU, unnecessary contraption - Masari

Police to review cases of disengaged officers, men

Lagos teachers may call off strike

FG directs MDAs over earnings, remittances to Federation Account

Court okays moves to probe Iwu

Customs can’t stop smuggling - CG

Oyinlola v Aregbesola: Appeal Court admitted no evidence on Wednesday - Oyinlola’s aide

Mixed reactions greet FG’s White Paper on electoral reform

NPA: EFCC brings head of panel to testify in court

Kwara govt issues white paper on Share/Tsaragi boundary dispute

MTN, banks plan mobile bankinge

INEC goes to S’Court over Imo gov election

S/West govs converge on Osogbo

‘5 million Nigerians suffer from kidney problems’

MAN appeals to FG over N70bn textile intervention fund

Gunmen abduct LG chairman’s son in Edo - Police arrest 14 suspected kidnappers, 135 cultists

9 out of 10 Nigerian graduates unemployed - W/Bank study

Enahoro, Buhari, Balarabe, others to float mega party

Electoral Reform: Independent candidature ’ll weaken party process - Fayemi

Labour insists on salary increase

Fake products flood markets - Nigerians in danger

2011: Opposition parties strategise against PDP

NCAA advises pilots, airlines on weather

Contending forces in Ekiti gov re-run poll

Politicians must learn to accept defeat – Sambo

Ekiti: Still on the magic of red biro

Four siblings born blind

SPIES AND BROTHERHOOD OF LOOTERS

SACK MAURICE IWU NOW

Senate invites SGF over sales of govt houses

Reps invite Sarumi, Nweke, Pepple - Over scam in govt press

HID charges wives of politicians

Group raises security alarm

Mimiko, Ondo PDP lawmakers meet in Abuja

FG harmonises JTF

We won’t cut salaries, Uduaghan assures workers

Ogun peace parley fails to hold

CNPP sues EFCC over N30bn INEC fraud

Why I dissolved LGs - Mimiko - Mimiko is inviting anarchy, says Labour minister

INEC queries Ekiti electoral commissioner - Over alleged registration of minors

Calls for arrest of Fayose unfortunate - Aide - It’s a cheap propaganda - PDP

‘Mimiko’s electoral victory, people’s expectation’

Senator protests treatment by US customs, immigration service

Violence mars Fayemi’s campaign at Usi- Ekiti

Embrace horticulture, Nigerians urged

War against corruption started in 2000 - Ayoola

We’ll unmask attackers of Yar’Adua’s convoy - Jang

US deports 57 Nigerians

Capital market crisis: Reps lose 70% investment

2009 budget: Experts predict hard times for Nigeria - No cause for alarm - Senate

We can’t increase salary - FG

ELECTORAL REFORMS: FG scraps state electoral commissions - Unbundles INEC into 3 commissions - Endorses open secret ballot system - Approves independent candidature - Endorses political parties registration and regulatory commission

Appeal Court concludes hearing in Aregbesola/Oyinlola case - Reserves judgment indefinitely

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Group pleads with Akpabio over 10th Anniversary Hotel

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NASS management of controversy

Tackling Lagos port congestion

Abuja demolitions: ‘FCT minister should remember he was sometime poor like us’

Re-branding Nigeria as gratuitous wastage

Kaduna govt uncovers plan to stop Zaria water project

Ogbulafor’s intervention unsettles anti-Daniel lawmakers

‘Attitudinal change crucial for organisational growth’

Ondo govt alleges invasion plans by LG bosses

NCE approves new curriculum for secondary schools

FG shops for new investors for NITEL/Mtel

Assets declaration: Conduct tribunal can’t try me - Ribadu

Senate explains lull in constitution review process

AC plans to kill Oni, Lawal, Odeyemi, others - PDP - They’re confused - AC

Niger Delta: Ateke, Dokubo killed over 2,000 - Rivers Gov

Emir of Fika dies at 77

Imo Assembly suspends 2 members

Glo Laffta Fest excites subscribers

EFCC appoints new counsel in Fayose’s trial

Delta govt charges FG on dredging of Escravos Bar

Jigawa begins meningitis vaccination

Sambo woos opponents, hails judiciary

Tourist drowns at Gurara Falls

Ekiti govt imposes curfew on Oye-Ekiti

Akala vs Ajimobi: Court reserves judgment - Oyinlola/Aregbesola’s continues today

Yar’Adua signs N3.1 trillion 2009 budget

DEREGULATION: Labour declares protest rallies - Nationwide strike may follow

INEC unveils 2011 election calendar May 29

Monday, March 09, 2009

‘My performance will bring me back’

Orji, PPA’s ‘spiritual’ revel over appeal victory

Nigerians abroad and job losses

Papa Ali in the Soup

Crisis in Guinea-Bissau

Non-issuance of certificates to students worries Akpabio

AC calls for redeployment of Ekiti CP

Oni’ll win again - Ex deputy Speaker

Global financial meltdown may cause unrests in Africa - AfDB

Trans-national crime: Mark calls for cooperation

Ghana set to boost trade ties with Nigeria

Minister decries state of security in Oyo

AC, PDP trade words over violence in Ekiti

Ohakim makes overtures to Araraume over Imo guber case - It’s not true - Ohakim

Ekiti acting gov releases Fayose’s cars

Nigeria obtains fresh $90m loan from World Bank

Akinola, Etsu Nupe sue for peace

NGO to deploy 940 observers for Ekiti re-run

Bankole seeks closer ties between Nigeria, Finland

Create more centres, UME candidates tell JAMB

Kwara CJ makes case for women

CBN urged to create Islamic banking department

3 suspected robbers killed in Lagos

Implement Supreme Court decision on Ugbo crisis, chiefs tell Mimiko

SON arrests makers of fake helmets in Abuja

$56,000: My story - Alao-Akala’s daughter

Plot to remove Ogbulafor thickens

Ondo Speaker, others locked out

Yar’Adua’s convoy stoned in Jos - Lar’s, other dignitaries’ vehicles smashed - It’s high level of irresponsibility - Govt

Deregulation: NLC, TUC decide today

Sunday, March 08, 2009

2011: Odds against Enugu gov’s second term

Ondo State and politics of dissolution of LGs

Yar’Adua, NLC and nothing but the truth

Okada accidents drop in Borno

CHILUBA COPS IT

TOXIC ELECTRONICS IN NIGERIA

National strike: We will mobilise against Labour, NUT - Group

Eid-el-Malud: Yar’Adua, Bankole, Saraki, Fashola, others charge Muslims

Enahoro meets political leaders on mega party today

I’ve made my mark in Ondo - Agagu

PAN to produce cheap cars for Nigerians

We’re not arrested by EFCC - Vaswani brothers

Security agents trail Lebanese kidnappers

PDP yet to implement agreement on Ekiti - Fayose

Airlines begin payment of N5bn debt

INEC confirms Koleoso as AD chairman

Yar’Adua frowns on food importation

Bauchi LG boss for trial over N240m scam - ICPC

Activities paralysed in Jos over death of Gbong Gwom

Reps invite NNPC boss

Kogi workers to write promotional exams

FG to spend N36bn on River Niger dredging

Katagum politicians back Yuguda’s return to PDP

CBN releases guidelines on Sharia banking

Oni’s probe, a welcome development - AC - AC lacks understanding of court ruling - PDP

Electoral reform may not work if ... - Fashola

South South Reps canvass for true federalism

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

Deregulation: FG ignores NLC, TUC

ECONOMIC MELTDOWN: More trouble for shareholders - As companies may not pay dividends

Gov’s daughter loses $56,000, car to robbers - As police kill 3 suspected robbers in Ibadan

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Who is afraid of Fani-Kayode?

When Bankole launches global database for Nigerians in Diaspora

Ex-Ghanaian president expresses fear on Africa’s attainment of MDGs

Ogun PDP House of Reps caucus mobilises for Gbenga Daniel

Hunter kills man who turned to monkey

‘Oyo will assist rainstorm disaster victims’

Ekiti: OSF pledges to work for Oni’s victory

LG: DPA backs Mimiko

Nine final year varsity students die in auto crash

Akinjide’s group dares Akala

Row over voters’ register: Ekiti community absolves leader, INEC official of complicity...Voters re-registration, normal routine - INEC

President’s aides under probe over board appointments

Council of States, speakers, PDP caucus to review Electoral Reforms report

EFCC arrests Vaswani brothers - Over $1.6b scam

FG moves to end teachers’ strike

Economic Crisis: States, LGs can’t pay salaries - Govs rush to Abuja - Austerity measures imminent

Impeachment moves against Yuguda: Plotters disagree

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Awo: A political fervour that would not die

Morality and capital punishment

The secret of Awo’s glasses

CONTRABAND COUNTRY

Making Will Compulsory

LG boss arrested over DPO’s murder

Court adjourns Bode George, others’ case till March 11

NERC ex-boss’s counsel writes Yar’Adua

Odeyemi, Fayemi parley on Ekiti governorship re-run

FG to create 1m jobs in 2009 - Minister

Our case against Agagu - EFCC

NAFDAC arraigns My Pikin manufacturers

Babatope, Bongos Ikwue, others named chairmen, members of parastatals, agencies

Bankole decries Ogun crisis

FG may ground debtor airlines today

Meningitis claims 30 in Niger, Yobe

Ogun gets new CP

My arrest, political - Agagu

Constitution Amendment: Mark disagrees with Soyinka

It’s Awo’s centenary - Family, friends, associates celebrate the Sage

LG bosses dare Mimiko, vow to stay put - Senate summons Mimiko, others

Ondo: South West PDP and quest for power in 2011

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

PDP BOT: Obasanjo and the governors’ chess game

Awo: The centenary of a Sage

UEFA TROPHY IN LAGOS

JUSTICES' RETIREMENT AGE

Ikenne LG boss bags award

Black market booms as naira slips further

Bankole orders trial of Amusan

Man beats pregnant wife to death

Edo PDP faction denies plans to unseat Oshiomhole

Reps pass confidence vote on Iwu

Govs call emergency meeting over teachers strike

Stock market records N312bn loss in 3 days

Meningitis kills 20 in Kaduna - Bauchi confirms 51 dead

Gov re-run: Ekiti senators back Fayose - As Okemesi PDP settles rift

Mimiko Dissolves Ondo LGs

Awo centenary birthday holds tomorrow

16-yr-old commits suicide over lover

House to probe e-passport contract

Nigerian banks ’ll survive economic crisis - Soludo reiterates

Ogun crisis deepens - Commissioner sacked, another beaten - H/Assembly adjourns indefinitely

Agagu arrested - Over N25bn scam

Ekiti: INEC official, 2 others caught altering voters register - Hoodlums attack ex-dep gov

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

‘Red biro, now an issue in Ekiti politics’

Timi of Ede: Epitome of intellectual kingship

Angry youths shut museum

Villains in the Villa

STRENGTHENING THE EFCC

Yar’Adua removes PHCN boss, directors

FG declares Monday public holiday

NABTEB releases Nov/Dec exams results

Dismantle roadblocks, Sylva tells soldiers

Data on President Obama’s helicopter leaked

Lagos govt appeals to teachers

Ekiti AC, PDP trade words over attack on monarch’s palace

FG grants importers of contraband 100% concession

EFCC raids NERC office over alleged fresh N2bn fraud

2 Ogun lawmakers suspended

Petroleum minister in fresh trouble - Queried over $5bn JVC fund

Meningitis kills 22 more people in Gombe

Zain earned $7bn in 2008

... Seeks amendment to education tax laws

Senate in rowdy session over Iwu

INEC set for election re-run in Ekiti - Consults security agencies, party leaders

AWO CENTENARY LECTURE: National Assembly can’t review constitution -Soyinka -Says, Nigeria not yet a nation -Awo would’ve transformed Nigeria -Ayo Banjo -I’ll sustain Awo’s legacy in Ondo -Mimiko

N2.3bn car scam: Reps clear Bankole, Nafada

Monday, March 02, 2009

Tripatite war over energy funds misappropriation

Fayose and politics of Ekiti re-run election

Constitution review: Another wasted opportunity

Water scarcity hits Northern states - Residents groan in Jos

LENT AND TREASURY LOOTERS

CBN: MANAGING THE BANKING SECTOR

CBN tasked on external reserve’s interest

Mimiko, House members set to work together

...Militants group warns hostage takers, vandals

Minister: FG not at war with militants - Amaechi calls for more troops, gunboats

Enugu teachers join strike

FG assures on health care delivery

Task force destroys N50m fake drugs in Lagos

Redefine your priorities, Nigerians told

Okada operators to get free crash helmets in Ekiti

Yar’Adua, EU condemn assassination of G/Bissau president

Soldiers kill 2 suspected bandits

Transaction value on NSE drops by N155bn

Ondo NURTW warns members

Awolowo Centenary: Soyinka delivers lecture today

Abuja residents rate Glo Rock ‘N’ Rule biggest, best

Ecobank lauds Nigeria’s healthcare delivery

Institute donates to Anambra varsity

Poly matriculates 5,500 students

Tribunal begins hearing on Ogboru/Uduaghan case today

Bayelsa gov’s aide quits

Bauchi safe for corps members - NYSC DG

2009 budget is with Yar’Adua - President’s aide, NASS

Lagos may sack striking teachers - Oyo teachers beat up erring principal - Rivers, Kebbi back out of strike

Subsidy Removal: Petroleum minister in trouble - Over handling of deregulation policy - Hard times await commuters - FG to probe petroleum sector, price regime - FG, Labour meeting called off - NLC, TUC meet to strategise

New Shehu of Borno emerges

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Abia PDP: Unity at last for a devided house?

Robbers take over in Ibadan: Woman shot during bank robbery dies at UCH - Raid Akobo for six hours uninterrupted - Remove worshipper’s wedding bands at Sunday service - Hunt fun spots

Between the police and Mr. Briggs

Desecrating Democracy

Fashola reaffirms stand on Lagos people

Kumapayi land tussle: Family seeks stay of execution

Mark challenges varsities on national development

FRCN sues Oyo govt over property

Ondo govt orders investigation into Ugbonla crisis - Installation of new Olugbo in top gear

2011: Ex-govs, senators at war

Ondo PDP condemns freezing of LG accounts -They are mischievous - Govt

Workers, host communities get 10% equity in Eleme petrochemical, FSFC

AC, PDP factions plot against Oshiomhole

Ekiti acting gov orders release of Fayose’s vehicles

Interest rates increase to 16.91%

Yar’Adua charged on 2011 elections

Toxic waste dumping: Reps invite SON DG, Customs

5 killed as cultists clash

Militants threaten to sabotage trans-sahara gas pipe project

No plan to reduce tariffs now - MTN

FG to upgrade 7 specialist hospitals

‘Oni will win re-run election’

Plateau AC suspends chairman

NAPEP may face funding problem

Egwu faults cancellation of common entrance exam

Yar’Adua yet to receive 2009 budget - Aide

Awo clocks 100 on Friday

FG, workers set for showdown - Labour vows to resist deregulation by all means -May shun today’s meeting with FG

N2.3bn scam: Etteh group moves to remove Bankole - House to probe failed rail projects