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Tribune News Archive for April 2009Rss

Monday, April 27, 2009

Agitators for constitutional role for monarchs cautioned

Economic meltdown: Maduekwe seeks assistance for Africa

2 die in Edo auto crashes

NDDC: Group warns against imposition of candidate

Why Kenny Martins was declared wanted - Police

Nigeria labour laws are defective - Minister

Fire razes NNPC facility in Warri

Poverty alleviation: W/Bank not sincere with us - Bankole

Group opens up on Aregbesola’s inauguration pamphlet

Fuel scarcity hits Ibadan

Mutiny: 27 soldiers sentenced to life imprisonment

Glo rules, as Imo trade fair ends

Landslide forces community to relocate in Taraba

More heads to roll at OOU

MP gives free eye treatment

Oyo PDP faction opens secretariat

Lagos plans malaria indicator survey in 5 LGs

Teachers’ strike stalls students’ resumption in Kogi

Market capitalisation drops by N1bn

Nigeria gets world standard postal codes

Released British hostage: Minister wanted us to take ransom - MEND - They’re fake MEND - FG

Court unfreezes Vaswani brothers’ accounts - Restrains immigration, minister from confiscating business premises

GOVERNORSHIP RERUN: No winner yet - INEC - Yar’Adua, Goodluck, N/A leadership, security chiefs, Iwu meet over Ekiti deadlock - Uneasy calm in Oye; AC desperate to clinch power - PDP; Don’t announce fake result, AC charges electoral commissione

Air crashes: Senate orders payment of compensation to victims’ families

‘Reps have no record of agitation for state creation’

Between 2011 and Yar’Adua’s charge to aspirants

Perspectives in re-branding Nigeria

OOU: Reclaiming a dimming glory

Oshiomhole’s fashionable militancy

Killing Nigerians in E/Guinea

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Imperatives of electoral reforms

The gods as barriers to development



NRC to acquire 29 new locomotives

Airport project: Saraki gives contractor ultimatum

Anambra gov distributes drugs to hospitals

‘We’ll continue to campaign for Yar’Adua’

Enahoro, top politicians to meet in Lagos

NEMA coordinator, kids die in auto crash

Police rescue Scottish from kidnappers

Plateau Speaker denies plot to impeach Jang

Global crisis: Africa’s recovery to be slower - AfDB

Crisis looms in Ososa

Bayelsa PDP chieftain kidnapped

2011: Arewa youths seek support for Yar’Adua

ECWA condemns religious crisis in North

Varsities to absorb schools of nursing

Niger PDP integrates 6,000 members into its fold

Alao-Akala commends religious leaders

Veda hits market with SIM card installable feature

PDP poised to rid self of Godfatherism

FUTA crisis may end soon

Oyo NUT appeals to Alao-Akala

Local contractors protest over EGTL project

Awolowo, greatest Nigerian leader ever - Senate - Advocates improved funding of NIPSS

Round tripping: Scarcity of Forex hits banks

GOVERNORSHIP RERUN: Okiro relocates to Ekiti - Takes over security at Oye ahead today’s rerun election - PDP calls for arrest of Fayemi, Adebayo - AC alleges malpractices in Ido-Osi election; threatens war on INEC if... - 8 arrested with 10 guns -

NEWS ANALYSIS: EKITI - The ding-dong continues

Saturday, April 25, 2009

O Lord, what a country!

Nigeria is safe for investment - Gen. Alwali

Amuwo Odofin LG boss praises Fawehinmi

Free for all at Ibadan Recreation Club

MDGs endangered by global financial crisis - World Bank

Malaria kills 12 in Oyo

Malaria : WHO to grant Nigeria $.1m

Kano FRSC nabs fake staff

Nigeria’s economic development depends on South-South region - Bankole

PDP South West queries Akeredolu over alleged forged report

Summit: South-South will no longer be taken for a ride - Amaechi

Bauchi: Muazu shuns probe panel

ICPC restates commitment to probe of ex-govt officials

Soldiers, militants in bloody battle in Rivers, Delta

Ekiti election: PDP, AC claim victory

South-South leaders’ visit to Aso Rock: The inside story

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ekiti: The contest and issues in contention

Strengthening the nation’s democracy

Yar’adua: please, be happy

Unutilised ETF grants

Self-examination, way out of corruption - Eso

Customs, NAFDAC destroy N35m frozen poultry

Deploy troops in Nigeria-Benin-Niger border - Senate tells FG

S/Africa election: ANC in early lead

Glo shines at South-South economic summit

Fashola promotes Eyo festival

Edo govt freezes LG’s accounts

Ekiti rerun: AC accuses INEC of non-accreditation of credible observers

NSE suspends 3 stockbroking firms

LASTMA officials kill one, injure 2

Non-deployment of soldiers in Ekiti: AC commends Yar’Adua

Taskforce shuts 7 hospitals in Oyo

FG promises 2 million jobs in 2 yrs

Immigration redeploys 10 ACGs, others

Yar’Adua committed to aviation development - Minister

OOU gets ag. VC

Damage of street lights pole’ll attract fine in C/River - Imoke

40 benefit from limp corrective surgery in Lagos

‘Doctors are leaving Imo for other states’

AC in UK expresses optimism over Fayemi’s victory

Wards creation: Rivers SIEC warns communities

FG determined to solve S/South problems - Yar’Adua

COMPENSATION: Sosoliso, ADC duped victims’ families of $9.45m -Demuren - No, we didn’t -Sosoliso

Ekiti Rerun: Politicians pile pressure on Iwu -PDP, AC in last-minute campaign -Ekiti not motor park for thugs -Jonathan - Oyinlola, executive tailor of fake army uniform -AC -Everything about Tinubu is fake -Oyinlola

Tribunal fixes April 30 for ruling on Ribadu

Why we want Savannah State created - Sen Hambagda

2011: Niger PDP’s nod for Aliyu’s second term

Ekiti: 10 reasons Fayemi must win

Man caught having sex with mad woman



Election petitions: Gov Aliyu wins again

Glo,Dangote sign telecoms pact

Nigeria’s independence, a paperwork -Cleric

Salary cut: LG bosses shun parley with RMAFC

Expert advises on fight against corruption

PDP raps AC over alleged forged police report

Nigeria good for doing business - World Bank

AC is desperate over Ekiti rerun - Oyinlola

Towards Ekiti rerun: Why we need military in Ekiti rerun - PDP chieftain

N/Delta: Julius Berger ordered to refund N6.1bn

Ministers reject Yar’Adua’s bills

Veda computers hit market with SIM card installable features

65-yr-old man murdered in Delta

Towards Ekiti rerun: Blame Fayose for any violence - Oni’s aide

OOU sends VC, 3 others on compulsory leave

Ibru: Court fixes May 8 for adoption of final addresses

IMSU shut indefinitely

Militants, JTF clash in Rivers - JTF kills 2

World is facing recession - IMF

Ex-Zenon Oil workers arraigned over N500m fraud

At last, Ogun House reconvenes

AP Shares Scandal: Reps threaten to arrest Otedola, SEC, Afribank bosses

2011 Elections: Yar’Adua dribbles Nigerians - Begins plan for second term

We must remain focused on Halliburton case - NLC

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fayemi ’ll win Ekiti guber rerun - Campaign Coordinator

2011 and intrigues of Jonah’s endorsement in Plateau

Ekiti Rerun: Open letter to the IG

Ooni visits Republic of Benin



FG to upgrade facilities at 6 varsities, NDA, others with N42bn

Court to rule on freezing of Vaswani brothers’ accounts by EFCC on Monday

Police arrest 28 miscreants in Katsina

Oyo PDP crisis deepens, parallel secretariat formed

Forgery: PDP challenges Aregbesola

Ogun House takes case to Senate

Senate invites finance minister, customs boss

Glo shifts Laffta Fest to Sunday

Yar’Adua approves payment of backlog of monetisation arrears to workers

Don’t play politics with Fajuyi’s name, family warns AC

‘Delta has 71 sites of undetonated mines’

Erosion: Obi presents N30m cheque to community

Lagos General Hospital acquires diagnosis equipment

Tribune promises support for group of twins

Delta unveils uniform schemes of work for schools

Tanker drivers call off strike - Pays N2.7m fine to Lagos govt

Lagos donates 12 vehicles to NPS

FG begins employment creation process

Benue varsity in confusion over death of lecturer

ICAN charges National Assembly on anti-corruption crusade

Halliburton: US to provide evidence on indicted Nigerians – Aondoakaa

Atiku campaigns for Fayemi - PDP wants election postponed —AC - They’re a bunch of clowns —PDP -We’ll prosecute troublemakers —Okiro

EFCC arrests Dangote - Slams 121-count charge on NERC boss, others

Savannah Bank begs CBN, NDIC for bailout - As Wema Bank gets new core investors

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our plight in Oyo Assembly - ANPP lawmaker

PDP and plans to sweep Abia polls in 2011

Ekiti AC: A party and its absurd campaigns

‘Black is in’

EFCC'S anti-corruption fighters

Upsurge in rape and defilement cases

Yar’Adua moves to end fuel scarcity

Battle to remove Ogbulafor shifts to court this week

Re-branding Rep drums support for Akunyili

Agriculture, solution to global economic meltdown - Gov Ohakim

FG advised on workers’ salary

Eyo festival: Preparations reach climax

‘Air Force ready to protect Nigeria anytime’

90 million jobs needed in 2010 -ILO

PDP plans to disrupt transmissions -AC -AC is renowned for fabricating lies -PDP

Ekiti gov rerun: Strip us of police protection, Fayose tells IG

Forgery: PDP charges police to quiz Aregbesola, counsel

Senegalese military officers visit DEPOWA

EFCC foils internet scam deals

Saraki has transformed Kwara - Aide

Groups call for creation of 2 states from Oyo

Kaduna Kidnap: Rotary says it won’t pay N20m ransom

FG concludes plans to review faulty concessions in FAAN

Bauchi sets up commission of inquiry on religious crisis

Pfizer case: Court adjourns to April 28

We won’t apologise to you, AC tells Aondoakaa

Rerun: INEC schedules meetings with Ekiti traditional rulers, party leaders

Yar’Adua’s govt lacks creativity - NBA

We won’t politicise electoral reform - Yar’Adua pledges at PDP convention - Warns on 2011 elections, OBJ absent

Vaswani brothers, 28 Indian staff deported - Indicted Customs officers for prosecution - Govt’s action is precipitate -Vaswanis

Ekiti rerun: Yar’Adua to round off PDP campaign Thursday - As PDP, AC trade fresh accusations

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Issues as PDP holds special convention

Between PDP and Atiku’s jibes

Re-electing Segun Oni as Governor

NDDC: New twists as lobby heightens



Alleged missing fishermen in Ondo found alive

No plan to impeach Yuguda - Bauchi Speaker

FG to replace NRC

FG unveils plans to revitalise manufacturing sector

AC criticises PDP over statement on 2011 elections

Kidnappers of Canadian lady demand N20m ransom

Ekiti gov rerun: Fayose attacked at Are-Ekiti

Kwara: Saraki tips daughter for 2011 gov race?

Why Yar’Adua is being criticised - Ex-aide

FG, states, LGs receive low allocations

FG cuts president, VP, others’ salaries by 20%

Fuel scarcity looms

Police seal off Edo PDP secretariat

602,221 benefit from Lagos free healthcare policy

Education: Mimiko promises Ondo people

Protests threaten PDP convention

Ekiti gov rerun: AC, PDP trade words

FG urges Czech Republic to revisit stalled aircraft contract

Crisis rocks Ondo PDP

Awolowo lauded for leading constructive opposition - Ndume

FG, firm to install $12.8m weather radars

Yar’Adua approves deportation of Vaswani brothers - Customs for probe - President should follow due process - Staff

Osun Appeal Court Verdict: Police commence probe into alleged forged report

Federation Account: NNPC underpays FG by N450bn - GMD queried - As excess crude fund depletes

Nigeria’s debts hit N3.6tr

Saturday, April 18, 2009

DIG Adeoye retires gracefully

U-m-u-a-h-i-a: Home to relics of Nigeria’s civil war

PDP chieftain urges Ladoja to contest in 2011

10-lane Lagos-Badagry expressway, ferry services now top priority - Fashola

I am not harbouring thugs - Famuyibo

Yuguda’s defection to PDP, end of ANPP in Bauchi - Aide

Oyo indigenes in diaspora declare support for Akala’s second term

Alaibe hands N45bn NDDC account over to acting MD

Oyo traditional council crisis - Court strikes out motion by Soun

COUNTDOWN TO EKITI RE-RUN: Oni congratulates Okemesi, Ilawe, Omuo

Gov, VP draw battle line over NDDC - Set to submit different nominees to Yar’Adua - List goes to Senate this week

Fuel scarcity hits Kaduna - Petrol sells for N1,000 a gallon

COUNTDOWN TO EKITI RE-RUN: My advice for Segun Oni - Fayose

Polio: Don’t release information to the press - FG

Halliburton: Yar’Adua to publish list of bribe takers

Police report forged - Okiro; IG is playing politics - AC, I have nothing to say - Aregbesola’s lawyer

COUNTDOWN TO EKITI RE-RUN: Eight arrested over possession of arms

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How constitution can be amended - Mantu

Yuguda, PDP and a defection

Ekiti election rerun and hatchet writers

How ex-finance director was murdered

Yuguda is not a Jaguda

G20: Yar’Adua’s lamentation

Obasanjo commends Olubadan on development

Alleged plot to kill Tinubu, totally false - Police

Ministerial committee uncovers N6.6m scam in unity schools

Second term for Jang: Plateau Assembly absolves self

Ekiti gov rerun: PDP chides ARG for endorsing Fayemi

Halliburton: NBA to sue FG over indicted Nigerians

Gwada crisis not religious - Gov Aliyu

Ondo House confirms 17 commissioners

N/Delta: FG may seek loan to survive if ... - Ekaette

Amnesty may not solve N/Delta crisis - Tinubu

AP shares scam: SEC bans Anenih’s son

AMA examination now holds tomorrow

FG seeks Swiss assistance to end gas flaring

‘Police not connected with Tafa Balogun’s prosecution’

FG sets up committee for reorganisation of Customs

‘Nigeria loses N21.6bn annually to mental illnesses’

Utomi praises Glo, others on South South summit

Shehu Shagari varsity to take off in 2010

You are bad advisers, Akala tells Ibadan elders

Yar’Adua orders recall of sacked 15 NYSC directors

Kano announces interim hajj fares

Uwais report: Buhari, Falae, Dokpesi, others begin collection of 20 million signatures

Global meltdown: Nigerians ’ll suffer shock - FG

EFCC can’t extradite me - el-Rufai - NBA president to defend him

AC has brought fake election observers to Ekiti - PDP - PDP has lost out in the contest - AC

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More opposition govs will defect to PDP - Baraje

Adopting Delta’s model of youth empowerment

Hideout discovered in a forest

Remain focused, Ladoja counsels Alao-Akala

NDDC board: Ondo threatens to halt inauguration

Fayemi takes campaign train to Igede-Ekiti

NDLEA discovers 3kg of cocaine in garri - Another 7.5kg of cannabis in palm oil

Police to prosecute NURTW members over crisis

Oyo CP orders release of 5 suspects

24 Nigerian sailors, boat men deported from Equatorial Guinea

More reactions trail SEC’s report

Illegal minerals export: Senate report indicts Julius Berger - Allegations untrue - Julius Berger

Police arrest bank manager over N40m fraud

Ekiti: AC wants to use judiciary to stop rerun - PDP - PDP has nothing to offer - AC

Woman bursar murdered by lover

Intercontinental Bank investing in future leaders - Akingbola

Lagos records 67% budget performance

2 corpses discovered in barbing shop in Lagos

Adeyemi charges Yoruba in Kogi

More Nigerians mourn late Mrs. Kumuyi

Kwara govt commits N2.5m to train account staff

Imoke inuagurates council of elders forum

Ministry worries over delay of passage of mining bill

Man arrested over alleged plan to kidnap uncle

Lagos-Ibadan expressway to be concessioned

PDP Convention: Yar’Adua slashes budget from N400m to N100m

FRAUD ALLEGATION: el-Rufai ’ll be extradited - EFCC; FG sets up committee on Halliburton bribe scandal - Govt not transparent over Halliburton saga - NBA

FG begins prosecution of operators of illegal varsities

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

'Ogun Assembly crisis informed by 2011 election'

2011: Who holds the ace in Kwara?

NYSC and the unity of Nigeria

How 19 people died on Palm Sunday in Makurdi



NIPP approves N15bn for power projects

Stock crisis: DG NSE blames banks

11 Ogun lawmakers sue Bankole

FG sets up police reform implementation committee

Plateau PDP gives Jang second term ticket

Enahoro moves to end Ogun crisis - Condemns plan to destroy mega party initiative

Halliburton: We won’t cover up any indicted person - FG

11 Banks floats credit bureau company

Ekiti gov rerun: OPC warns against multiple voting

Yuguda finally dumps ANPP, calls for peace - Dep gov boycotts ceremony

Kumuyi’s wife for burial April 24

Ondo NULGE orders members to resume

Forbes top 2,000 companies: Intercontinental, UBA, First Bank make list

Military presence ’ll undermine Ekiti rerun - TMG

Take over of Ogun Assembly: Reps await Senate’s concurrence

PDP vows to recapture S/East states

Fani Kayode: Williams, Keyamo trade accusations over publication of court documents

FG begins national survey on employment next week

National health plan ready soon - Osotimehin

Activities grounded at Ebonyi teaching hospital

Religious riots: 110 arraigned in Minna

How FG shared excess crude fund - Rivers, A/Ibom, Delta, Bayelsa share N40.2bn

Ekiti gov rerun: Fayemi, Fayose brought thugs, arms into Ekiti with fathers’ burials - Oni - Kill your father to commit atrocity - Fayemi - INEC to deploy 7 RECs for rerun

16-yr-old girl, Edem, emerges JAMB’s best UME candidate

Monday, April 13, 2009

Anambra: Implications of staggered election

Ekiti: Let the good work continue...

Brothers at war in Oyo over ‘government’property

The striker in football house

Playing politics of distraction

Osotimehin, Blair, others to speak on malaria

Woman, 68, Undergoes Knee Surgery In Rivers

Tax regime: Doctors begin 14-day strike in Edo

Don’t rejoice over Forty’s death, Aregbesola tells Osun govt

Halliburton: AC demands Aondoakaa’s sack

Helmet: FRSC impounded 57,150 in 3 mths

Robbery suspects attempt to bribe army officer

Jonathan, Oyinlola condole with Kumuyi

Yuguda defects to PDP today - Police uncover plot to cause trouble

Mixed feelings trail proposed unified JAMB exams

Yar’Adua Foundation warns on spread of HIV/AIDS

Minister appeals to justice ministry to decongest prisons

ECOWAS seeks better working condition for West Africa workers

Igbo language may vanish - Okorocha

200,000 Lagosians benefit from free diabetes, cancer screening

Strike: Mimiko appeals to NULGE

Oshiomhole to sign budget today

Groups deny dumping agitation for Oke-Ogun State

IG’s wife pays condolence visit to Yar’Adua’s family

Ekiti gov rerun: PDP seeks release of gun runners - AC - Allegation, another game of deception by AC - PDP

N/Assembly ambushes electoral reform bills

Bleak Easter - 13 family members, 24 others die in auto crashes - Naval rating, 20 militants killed - Churches burnt, cars damaged, many injured

NDLEA nabs 9 drug traffickers at Lagos airport

Sunday, April 12, 2009

We must not allow kidnapping to fester - Akpabio

Letter to Yakubu Gowon (1)

When soldier ran amok killed 2

Brothels and the meltdown

Two wrongs of EFCC and doctors

Sultan calls for reform of education system

Reactions trail alleged plans by Mobil to relocate from Akwa Ibom

Jang alleges fresh plots to destabilise Plateau

Lagos to demolish 1,923 buildings

FG asssures Nigerians on 2009 budget

FG asks ministers, others to reorganise information departments

Customs foils bid to ‘fly out’ containers from Lagos port

Oil communities raise alarm over missing fishermen

Awolowo, Soyinka, Kuti named brand ambassadors for Ogun

Stock market crisis: SEC to step up surveillance, compliance rules

I’m ready to face EFCC, FG in court - el-Rufai

EASTER MESSAGE!: Death, ressurection of Jesus, a rallying point - Amaechi

Monarch calls on politicians to give peace on chance

‘Removal of Atiku’s security aides, vindictive’

Police threaten strike in Bauchi

Osotimehin flags off free medical care for pregnant women, children

‘Re-branding must begin at family level’

Justify your elections, Suntai tells assembly speakers

Hypertensive disorders account for 20% of pregnancy problems - UNICEF

...As Nigerians express mixed feelings

Amnesty for militants: Uduaghan tasks media

FG may reconsider Soludo for second term

Amaechi, Odili at war over NDDC appointment - Ada George, Opara, Nwuche, Mitee, Princewill in the race

PDP CONVENTION: Ogbulafor, 3 others face sack - As Yar’Adua plans to reorganise party

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tribute to Aunty Tolu, the kind-hearted disciplinarian

Amazing story of a white man who is an Ifa devotee

Yuguda’s defection: CNPP pledges support

Olashore tasks ICSAN on professional practice

FG seeks communities’ support - At Okuku day

Delta State university embraces ICPC’s integrity education programme

‘Change from your wicked ways’

Oyinlola pleads against violence

Orji advises Xtians to pray for Nigeria

Shun greed, imbibe peace, Adelegan, Adesina urge leaders

...As Bankole tasks Nigerians on meltdown

Fashola advocates tolerance at Easter

Power generation: Nigeria partners World Energy Council

CBN Gov Seat: Let my people decide - Yuguda

Yar’Adua’s 2011 plans unfold: - As govs, senators adopt ‘wait and see’ attitude - North backs him for second term

Five injured in hospital fire

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Re-branding Nigeria, a waste of money - Akinjide

NYSC and the crisis of relevance

How Kogi Speaker was beaten up

Clarence Olafemi and claret-drunk soldiers

Before PAN closes shop...

Kwara govt approves N4.177bn for state varsity

Kano has highest cases of human trafficking - NAPTIP

Don’t drag us into political crisis, police tell Ogun Speaker

Don’t give police false information - Court

Abuja-Lokoja Road: FG gives contractor 7-day ultimatum

Policeman kills colleague in Ilorin - Another kills beggar in Ibadan

UCH, 5 others for stem cell transplantation

Man, 37, arrested for producing fake Guinness stout

I’ll resist Obi’s re-election - Ngige

Police arrest suspected AC thugs in Ekiti - It is a ploy to tarnish our image -AC

Another 8 die in auto crashes

Ex-bank official arraigned for N40m fraud

Oyo, Lagos on collision course - Over upsurge of destitute in Ibadan

Daniel, Alao-Akala congratulate Christians

NTA goes digital October 1

UME results out Tuesday

Pro-Daniel lawmakers sue Ogun Speaker

Magistrate detained for assaulting orderly

CIPSMN commends Tribune titles

Union Bank donates N50m to Lagos State security fund - Bags KADCCIMA, CBN awards

Court nullifies Rep’s election

Printer remanded in prison - For allegedly stealing Aregbesola’s inauguration programme

2011: Yar’Adua ’ll determine his fate -Senators - Dismiss worries over is health

Atiku’s security detail withdrawn

Ekiti rerun: AC’s challenge of verdict, an admission of defeat - PDP - Concentrate on your campaigns -AC

Snippets from Yar’Adua, others’ visit to Ekiti

Obasanjo’s albatross

Two 4-year-old friends missing... found dead



Ekiti artisans disown protest against micro-credit agency

Police arrest 3 suspected ritualists

Oyo govt demolishes structures in Ibadan

Edo commissioner’s wife regains freedom

Police arrest 30 protesters in Ibadan - As policeman shoots 30-yr-old man

Vaswani brothers to build vehicle assembly plant

Ekiti rerun: PDP afraid of defeat - Tinubu

Woman, 31, conceals 450g hemp under fufu meal

Ekiti rerun: AC accuses PDP of destroying monarch’s palace - Allegation, a campaign of perfidy – PDP

AC accuses PDP of attempting to silence critic-senators - As PDP backs Bankole, flays AC

Oshiomhole, Edo Assembly end face-off - Lawmakers pass N74.9bn 2009 budget

Intercontinental Bank has enough capital - RENCAP

Court restrains Ondo LG bosses

FG to seize properties of fraud suspects

CBN threatens to sanction policy violators

France to spend N13.4bn in Nigeria in 6 years

Adesanya: Court sentences Sofolahan, Mohammed to 59-yr imprisonment

Delta State varsity embraces ICPC’s integrity education programme

CCII, Nosfom condemned 1999 Constitution on state creation

FG declares tomorrow, Monday public holidays

30% of Northern youths are almajiris - NGO

Inflation rate ’ll remain high till... - CBN - Nigeria’s external reserves drop to $47bn

Petrol may cost less than N65 - FG hints

$150m Halliburton bribe trapped in Zurich - FG

Share price manipulation: NSE threatens to suspend brokers - As market value drops by N8bn

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Re-branding Nigerian politics

PDP: intrigues behind special convention

Oshiomhole and politics of water in Edo

When birth-control defies human wisdom



Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Why there is peace in Kano - Akunyili

Investigate attack on Kogi Speaker - AC

TRACON project: Lagos airport radar now operational

Kidnappers demand N12m to release Edo commissioner’s wife - As group protests kidnappings, killings

Yar’Adua replaces 6 NNPC directors

SEC begins probe into alleged manipulation of AP’s shares

Court stops FG from revoking oil block contract

Sheriff opposes UNFPA figures on maternal mortality

PFN kicks against Lagos edict on churches

FG begins privatisation of SAHCOL

Senate committee identifies problem of tertiary education

268 died in road accidents in Lagos in one year

10-yr-old girl escapes from kidnappers’ den

Seek employment in maritime sector, minister advises youths

Economic meltdown: There won’t be job losses - Yar’Adua

NAHCo records N4.4bn turnover - Set to pay dividends

Bayero tasks judiciary on justice delivery

Ogun Speaker accusses Daniel of withholding Assembly’s fund - Allegation, untrue - Govt

Halliburton Bribe Scandal: Nigerian culprits ‘ll be named soon - FG

Bellview,Virgin Nigeria pass international safety audit

FG to release guidelines for disbursement of N200bn - For commercial farming

Lay down your arms, Sylva urges militants

Afenifere sets up peace committee

Countdown to Ekiti gov rerun: AC full of hypocrites - PDP - PDP, a shameless party - AC

MEGA PARTY: AC, ANPP in merger talks - PDP is dead - Atiku

Monday, April 06, 2009

We’ll get it right on constitution review - Rep

The philosophical meaning of Orile Ede

ATD: Benefitting from Awolowo’s philosophy



Police alert public on presence on ritualists, kidnappers

3 Suspected killer-policemen arrested in Ife

UNIBEN crisis escalates as council names acting VC

Market capitalisation rises by N1bn

Court grants travel permit to Fayose

Cash-strapped US communities resort to printing own currencies u

Court joins Iwu, INEC as parties in 25bn fraud case

Again, 11 die in auto crash

Remain focused, HID tells Daniel

Plateau govt gives new Gbong Gwom Jos letter of recognition

Let’s correct society ill, Tribune publisher charges

Lamido expresses concern over justice delivery

FRSC to clamp down on drunken drivers, motorcyclists

EFCC set to probe agric centre

Ngige gets N20m damages over libel

Group seeks security for Amaechi

Militants shun Yar’Adua’s amnesty offer - Attacks boat in Bayelsa

Again, court nullifies ex-Plateau Speaker’s election

Alcatel assures Globacom on contract execution

FG to encourage local manufacturers of gas cylinders

International community worried over polio in Nigeria

FG to maintain N/Assembly buildings with N3bn

Atiku, a hopeless politician - PDP - No regrets condemning PDP - Atiku

Ekiti Rerun: PDP plans to rig with fake army officers - AC - It’s a cheap lie - Oyinlola, Alao-Akala

New national development plan ready August - FG

Abia: Intrigues, scheming for 2011

Yar’Adua can’t be faulted on Ondo - Labour Minister

Tenure extension: A case for Soludo



Osun: PDP accuses AC of plotting judicial coup

Customs buries N11m frozen poultry in Lagos

Ekiti gov rerun: AC not against deployment of soldiers - Fayemi - Oni’ll win again - Former Chief Whip

Fani-Kayode petitions judge

‘Banks are killing SMEs’

Mega party: Enahoro to meet leaders in Lagos - Amalgamation ’ll break PDP monopoly - Atiku

No evidence of explosives on board crashed Boeing - FBI

Editors call for quick passage of FOI Bill

Eso panel report: Sagay slams Odili, Sekibo

4 killed as okada riders clash with policemen in Osun - Road accident claims 2 in Abia

Again, building collapses in Lagos

Auction of African arts holds tomorrow in London

FG orders purchase of 25 locomotives

Dariye’s return to PDP unsettles Plateau AC

Mimiko promises to develop coastal region

Vendors lament police extortions

Oba of Lagos appeals to Niger Delta militants

E-payment, best for government business — Kwara commissioner

2nd term: Communities pledge support for Imoke

2 handbag snatchers arrested

Osun Speaker elected member of African Commonwealth parliamentary

19 die in auto crash

Disparity in salaries: Workers set for nationwide strike

Terrorists plan attacks on Lagos - US - Target embassies - Security beefed up

You’ve performed below expectations, senators tell Yar’Adua

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Making Mr President more voluble

Economic recession: Odds against women

Bauchi power plant to cost N15bn

Man, brother, 2 sons sentenced to death

Court blocks Odili’s suit on White Paper

Tight security stops malpractices at UME centres

KPMG survey: GTB, Zenith, Intercontinental top

De-marketing: Stockbrokers finger old generation banks

Senate launches 8-point agenda for Yar’Adua

Niger: Students protest ban on handsets

Bauchi lawmakers return Yuguda’s jeeps

One killed, three injured in JTF, militant clash

Teachers’ strike fall-out: 19-year-old rapes 9-year-old - Another rape victim for burial today

UME: Teacher arrested in Abuja for impersonation

••• As Tinubu warns PDP against rigging, use of military

Ekiti re-run: Yar’Adua prays against AC - As PDP leadership endorses Oni - Ekiti will not accept military expedition during re-run - AC

Osun: Disquiet as another scandal breaks - Over Aregbesola’s inauguration booklet

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Power probe: The ding dong and politics of darkness

Gbenga Daniel: Vision and vagaries

Oyinlola vs Aregbesola - Justice waited 12 mins for water



Jigawa govt approves N60m to buy fertiliser

Sokoto govt restates commitment to food security

We’ll continue to rebuild schools - Obi

Court orders hearing of Amosun’s petition against Daniel

We didn’t influence election of Gbong Gwom Jos - Plateau govt

AC is planning to kill me - Ekiti PDP chieftain - He is imagining it - AC

Oshiomhole’s tax regime, invitation to anarchy — ASUU

Vision 2020: Yar’Adua seeks ties with editors

Financial crisis: Group to review capital market

JSS 3 exams enrolment: Edo APSON accuses govt - Blame APSON for irregularity - Govt

Reps may take over Ogun Assembly

PHCN workers promise 12,000 megawatts in 2010

Ekiti rerun: More knocks for Adebayo over comments

Gov Aliyu’s election: ANPP governorship candidate wants court to reverse judgment

Lagos to buy 5 buses for campaign against child abuse

We’ve spent N80bn on federal roads -A/Ibom gov

FAAN holds emergency mock exercise

Group urges Edo House to review 2009 budget

I’m not interested in second term - Amaechi

Lagos extends school calendar for SSS III students

PDP throws OBJ’s position open - Approves Lafiagi as chairman, convention committee

World Bank, IMF plan to destroy labour -NLC

Governorship Rerun: Yar’Adua, Goodluck, Mark storm Ekiti for Oni - They want to kill me -Fayose - Fayose is frustrated, depressed -PDP

Presidency offers to grant amnesty to militants - White Paper on Eso: Odili, Sekibo for probe -Ilorin-Ibadan, Benin-Sagamu, Abuja-Kano roads for concessioning

Okogwu and illegal Nigerians

Harassment of Journalists

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Untold story of legal tussle for Imo gov seat

Towards resolution of Amaechi/Odili crisis

Nigeria’s penchant for buzz words

Amazing! Woman gives birth 3 months after set of twins

Ogun FMC doctors on strike - Over colleague’s arrest by EFCC

FG begins review of civil service training guidelines

Economic meltdown ‘ll not affect 2009 budget - Uduaghan

Fayose hits back at Oni - Court rules on his application to travel abroad April 6

6,000 to be employed on gas project in Bayelsa

UK launches new visa system for Nigerian students

Bode George: NPA board flouted due process - Witness

Lagos magistrates protest over plan to abolish nomenclature

Rebranding Nigeria, an internal project - FG

Ignore AC, Aregbesola - CNPP tells Appeal Court

Ekiti workers threaten strike over salary review

Akunyili denies condemning Nigerians abroad

PDP has become a monster - Kwande

NNDC, firm sign MoU on oil exploration - In the North

Ekiti CNPP kicks against accreditation for governorship re-run

We’re creating an economy of impact -S/South govs

Police launch manhunt for ritualists in Niger

Agriculture, critical to millennium development goals - Gov Obi

NSE lists Courtville’s N7.5bn shares

Abia Assembly passes N30bn bond bill

IG: Religious crisis looms in Niger - 7 members of a religious sect arrested - State govt holds emergency meeting

Nigerian stock market ranked worst among 89 world exchanges - Why banks share prices are crashing

HALLIBURTON: EFCC begins probe, quizzes Nigerian suspects

Senate begins amendment of ICPC Act

Obasanjo’s shield against shame

Fiberesima: Shaming the judiciary