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Tribune News Archive for May 2009Rss

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Don’t scapegoat Jonathan

Ibadan, where are thy industries?

16-year-old solves 300 years maths puzzle

Oyo commissioner charges LGs on child right

Obama: PDP disowns Bello Muhammed

Foreign investors to resuscitate Ogun Dairy Farm with $9m

Zamfara Islamic Scholars lament decline of Sharia

JTF now ‘Operation Restore Hope’

Assembly rerun in Ahoada West: Youth group warns against rigging

Fashola says no intention to tax churches

“Tompolo planned to acquire gun-ships, bombs, rocket-launchers”

Aggrieved PDP leaders can’t stop Akala’s second term -Adeleke

Judges shy away from election petition cases -Bulkachuwa

Loss of oil wells has made Cross River technically insolvent - Imoke

Submit your handing over notes - Kebbi House orders Aliero

Soludo’s successor: Anxiety mounts in the financial sector…as lawmakers, analysts call for federal character

CNCR drags EFCC to court

Thursday, May 28, 2009

FG to compensate families of electrocuted victims

Ekiti deputy speaker on the run - Police

‘Alasoadura, you’re on your own’

Niger gov disowns 2011 campaign group

Plane crash claims 2 in Kaduna

29-Year-old American fathers 21 children

Oyinlola, others warn Tinubu over ‘expasionist project’

Yuguda sacks commissioner, 911 aides, others

PHCN opens offices to customers on Democracy Day

‘Lack of continuity, bane of development’

LG boss commends Kanu Heart Foundation

Iyabo Obasanjo’s statement political –Ogun elders

NBTE boss condemns NYSC on monotechnic graduates

Gombe files N591bn suit against tobacco companies

Bode George: Power outage stalls trial

EKROMA denies collecting N500m from ex-acting gov

7 arraigned over alleged kidnap

INEC to establish six zonal directorates...Says Nigeria can’t achieve perfect democracy in 10 years

2 yrs of Yar’Adua as PDP’s scorecard

Yar’Adua is OBJ’s mistake - Ade-Ajayi

Re-branding and Ekiti rerun

Meeting farmers’ needs to boost food production



Again, 22 die in Kano auto crash

Osun govt wants Aregbesola’s N20bn suit dismissed

I won’t kidnap lawmakers as Ribadu did - EFCC boss Farida Waziri fires back at predecessor

DEMOCRACY @ 10: I’ll deliver on 10,000mw by 2011 - Yar’Adua

DEMOCRACY @ 10: Opposition leaders want pariah status for Nigeria, Seek audience with Obama in Ghana - It’s conspiracy against Yar’Adua - PDP

Reps set to push for Maduekwe’s sack - Over sales of Nigerian House in US

We haven’t done badly in 10 yrs - Makarfi

A Mid-Term Assessment

The Anikulapo on our roads



Electorate ‘ll determine survival of democracy - Lar

Fashola, Ohakim, Amaechi make case for children

Wema Bank gets new managing director

N250m bribe scandal: FCID to quiz 50 INEC staff

Economic meltdown: London enterpreneurs hold summit in Nigeria

Yar’Adua orders audit of aviation agencies

FMBN issues N100bn bond to finance FG houses

Kidnappers, terrorists in A/Ibom face life imprisonment

Senate queries minister over Gemade, son’s appointments in FHA

N/Delta: Community bans visitors

AP shares saga: SEC, underwriters maintain stand before Reps panel

Tony Elumelu, others’ arrest, a national disgrace - Bishop

Military pensions board appeals to pensioners

My life is threatened - Chief Taiwo Alimi

FEC moves to reposition education - DFID earmarks £20m for states

FRCN ‘ll soon get better - DG

Pfizer: Kano sets up trustees to manage $75m compensation

Makarfi sues for peace in N/Delta

Deal directly with us, Ondo women urge Chevron

N1tr oil subsidy goes to govt cabal - IPMAN

Children, aged to enjoy free health care in Kano

Alleged Transcorp N15bn fraud: GMD, 2 others remanded

Budget crisis: Reps threaten Yar’Adua with impeachment

Finish off Niger Delta militants, Arewa charges Yar’Adua - As policemen kill Ken, Tompolo’s aide - 6,000 oil workers lose job to crisis

Nobody born of woman can do anything to me - Iwu

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CNPP and unending internal crisis

2011: Odds against Yuguda’s second term ambition

Prioritising children’s welfare

We’ll open up new districts - FCT Minister



Financial meltdown: African finance ministers meet

US firm to partner Oyo on power project

3 die as police, robbers clash in Lagos

Obama nominates Hispanic woman to S/Court

EFCC recovered N50bn in 11 months - Waziri

Reps resolve to probe foreign minister - Over $24m US house sale proceeds

2009 Budget not implementable - Finance Minister

Court grants CNPP’s prayers on Aregbesola

2011: Police warn politicians in Bauchi

Police deny withdrawal of Ekiti Speaker’s security

FG signs N90bn concession agreement on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Kwara re-awards Erin-Ile dam project

JTF repels militants’ attack on Total platform

Fertiliser distribution: Gov Suntai warns saboteurs

el-Rufai drags EFCC, FCT minister, others to court

Senate disagrees with Petroleum Ministry - Over implementation of gas masterplan

Abia PDP decries assassination attempt on Abaribe

SEC poised to overhaul capital market - To oversee demutualisation of the NSE and its de-linking with CSCS

Textile industry: FG to give fresh N100bn intervention fund - To build 4 textile power plants

FIRS begins online tax payment

You’re wicked, Akinola tells politicians

INEC unveils 2011 elections timetable Friday - Says officials in Ekiti rerun won’t be punished

Politicians ‘hijack’ Niger Delta crisis - As mafia pushes for Jonathan’s replacement in 2011 - 2011 is in God’s hands -VP - Police invade Odi, arrest militant leader - Tompolo’s camp destroyed, aide arrested, soldiers searc

Police on red alert over terrorists attack

Reps have no power to stop ASUU strike - President

Monday, May 25, 2009

Reps’ debate on Niger Delta ‘war’

Yar’Adua, Shema and intrigues in Kastina PDP

British MPs’ scandal and Nigerian experience

Baby factories still thrive in Abia



HID bags Sardauna leadership award

Police avert crisis in Zaria, arrest 70

Mutiny: Lawyer alleges maltreatment in detention

Expulsion of Fulani nomads: We’re vindicated - Plateau govt

Oyo teachers may forfeit March salary - Govt

Embattled NERC boss, 6 others drag FG to court

Court determines Ribadu’s case June 24

Yar’Adua summons minister over row in varsities

Crisis scuttles Democracy Day in Delta

Driver of missing Lagos lawmaker arrested

N/Delta: US Senate calls for cessation of military offensive

Okah’s trial: Judge upturns colleague’s order

FG gets tough on privatisation saboteurs

Imbibe dialogue, women charged

Niger govt loses N2.7bn to ghost workers

Kogi teachers dare government - Refuse to call off strike

Kano vs. Pfizer case: Court adjourns till July 27

Ekiti rally: Police arrest seven

PDP, Mark, Bankole meeting fails to hold

N/Assembly, states to pass laws on economy diversification

Senator escapes kidnap attempt - Police orderly killed

Soludo’s successor: Senator writes Yar’Adua - Over Federal Character principle

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: Tompolo’s boys blow up Chevron pipeline - JTF recovers soldier’s rifle, blood-stained uniform from shrine - Confirms death of 2 lieutenants; Bankole, Akpabio differ - Senate, service chiefs meet behind closed doors, Diette-

2011: Buhari’s presidential posters flood Kano

How taskforce men beat father of five to death

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My worry over Ekiti rerun - PDP Chieftain

Onoh’s exit and future of Enugu politics

For FG’s attention before 2011


Lessons from the Ekiti Governorship rerun

Obama’s visit: Nigeria is lagging behind - AC

CIBN boss presents scorecard

Lagos begins distribution of ID cards to pupils

Zamfara not broke - Commissioner

Ajaokuta ‘ll soon bounce back - Adeboye

Ondo govt approves 27.5% TSS

INEC disowns Koleoso as AD chairman - It is fraudulent —Koleoso

Budget implementation: Reps invite science minister

Four jostle to succeed Customs boss

Yar’Adua dismisses automatic tickets for govs, lawmakers

FG accuses NITEL staff of sabotage

Glo alerts public to fake promo website

Govs sign MoU with Havard on capacity building

Ondo contract review panel, a witchhunt - PDP

Nigeria’s good for business - Fela Durotoye

We ‘ll override Presidency on electoral reform - Folarin

Aviation: Passenger traffic drops by 40%

CBN set to reverse decision on ATMs

Niger Delta crisis: NEMA distributes relief materials to displaced persons

Users of GSM to enjoy lower tariff soon

Pregnant women, sick people not for 2009 hajj

CBN to flood economy with dollars - Liberalises Forex

FG tactically deregulates prices of fuel

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: Military extends operation to Rivers - Militant leader, Nana Sele killed - 14 hostages released - FG orders establishment of military bases at militants’ camps

FG to overhaul SEC - Scouts for new boss

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2009: Another budget of controversy

God: The ultimate policy maker



N/Delta crisis should be blamed on FG - Ofeimun

AC wants access to electoral materials - Fayemi

Drama, as judge orders lawyer’s arrest -In Court room

N500m fraud: Court grants Zenon oil contractor bail

Why we are on strike - ASUU

Market indicators up by 2.70%

Banks deposits hit N8.7trn NDIC

Cameroun supplies Nigeria electricity -Nyako

18-month-old baby allegedly raped to death

N250m bribe: FCID asks INEC to release director for questioning

N850m fraud: Court remands UBEC chiefs, foreigner in EFCC custody

AGPMPN boss knocks FG’s promise of on 6,000 megawatts

Rivers N5bn fraud: Court grants stay of proceeding

Why fake drugs flood Nigerian markets - Pharmasist

Mark calls for standing Armed Forces for ECOWAS

NAFDAC shuts pharmaceutical factory in Kano

Group tasks Yar’Adua on Halliburton

Leadership: INEC asks AD to maintain status quo

PSC, police on collision course - Over recall of Abacha’s aide

Ogboru vs Uduaghan: ‘Ibori’s aide hijacked electoral materials’

N/Delta crisis: Maduekwe, N/Delta govs to meet

Halliburton: Ex-IG, MD Yusufu, quizzed

FG borrowed N1.7 trillion in three years

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: Wanted, dead or alive -JTF searches for militant leader, ‘Tompolo’ -Militant leader’s house blown up -US calls for peaceful resolution -Delta govt sets up welfare committee -Let military operation extend to Rivers, Ba

Dead policemen’s relatives storm Abuja -As EFCC holds on to N700m insurance fund

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Will the opposition accept Oni’s olive branch?

Yar’Adua doesn’t take advice - Wambai

Ekiti rerun and rebranding project

I feigned being born-again to marry my husband - Ex-External Affairs Minister’s wife



Lagos approves N10bn to rehabilitate public schools

Reps probes multibillion Naira Customs’ stalled project

I left N3.9bn in Ekiti treasury -Former acting governor

35 petrol ships arrive Lagos ports -PPMC

Shareholders approve GTB performance in 2008

NITEL/M-tel for sale September -BPE

You must pay tax, Lagos tells pastors, imams

Yar'adua retires Auditor-General of the Federation

Constitution review: Fresh crisis hits N/Assembly

Ex-minister quizzed over Halliburton scandal

N250m bribe: FCID takes over probe of INEC staff

Awolowo rejoices with Alao-Akala’s aide

21 family members die in Kano auto crash

Two students die during protest in Bauchi

Indonesian military plane crashes - 98 killed

FG lifts embargo on mining titles

Consolidated Breweries pays N7.65 dividend

Police recover cache of arms in Edo

Catholic priests sexually abused thousands of children in Ireland -Report

Court orders retrial of petition against senator

Forgers of NCE, primary school certificates nabbed in Zamfara

£210bn looted in Nigeria since 1960 -EFCC

Budget implementation probe: Obaseki, Barkindo, Kupolokun shun Reps

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: We lose N8.7bn daily -FG -Soldiers begin manhunt for militants -Delta govt in security council meeting -Senate orders committee to investigate cause(s) - FG’s military offensive, mere peacekeeping option -Bankole

N30m fraud: Kwara suspends LG education secretaries, others

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ondo PDP and schemings for 2013 governorship

Undercurrents of Niger Delta crisis

Nigerian nightmare and Zigilisation

Nigeria will eradicate polio by 2010 - Bill Gates Foundation



Ban corrupt public officers, FG urged

Fashola signs court of arbitration bill into law

NAFDAC closes NGO for selling fake drugs

JTF, militants clash continue in Warri

2006 census: Lagos files petition before tribunal

Coronation of Shehu of Borno: 100 monarchs to attend

Senate approves 10 per cent pay cut for members

Bank consolidation: NDIC pays N52.73bn to depositors of liquidated banks

No discussion on Jos crisis, until... - Sultan

Osun retrial: 12 SANs appear for PDP, AC

Police begin manhunt for Ekiti deputy speaker

Oyo House confirms appointment of CJ

ICAN expels 400 members for corrupt practices

Kenny Martins in fresh trouble over N100m property

Fuel: FG loses N920m at N65 per litre

Oceanic Bank MD charges FG on alternative power supply

W/Bank to spend $250m on agriculture in Nigeria

Auditor-General lobbies for tenure extension

FG, Senate head for showdown over NDDC posts

Ogo Oluwa LG boss presents budget

Ripples in Ondo Assembly over clearance of commissioner-nominee

Halliburton: 3 ex-heads of state implicated - To be invited for questioning

FG withdraws N3bn from AfDB to finance budget - Nigerian economy in danger - IMF

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: Yar’Adua snubs Jonathan - Reps to probe oil companies - Blame OBJ, S/Court for the crisis - Nwabueze - Delta lawmakers call for ceasefire - Anglican Church wants pragmatic solution

Buhari carpets Yar’Adua

AC calls for restraint in N/Delta military offensive

Monday, May 18, 2009

‘Why we believe in Mimiko’

A gov’s kinsmen and scheming for second term

A non-philosophical meaning of Orile-Ede

Widow under fire for exhuming idol from in-law’s land



Global financial meltdown hampers common currency for W/Africa

Lingering fuel scarcity amazes ports operators

Fashola appeals to Lagosians on refuse disposal

Edo AC, PDP lawmakers at war over assembly seat

Fake fertiliser floods Niger

FG summons SSANU, stakeholders over varsity workers’ strike

Halliburton scandal: Pressure mounts on panel

N5.26bn scam: Elumelu, others remanded in Kuje prison

Reps dare Yar’Adua over 2009 budget

N6bn electrification scam: Suspect threatens to expose presidency official

Osun PDP, AC in verbal war - As tribunal begins retrial

MAN appeals to FG on fuel subsidy

‘Second term, not Fashola’s agenda’

N850m fraud: Court remands UBEC chiefs, others in EFCC custody

We can’t build a country on hatred - Obi

PDP, AC trade words over attack on chieftains

‘Yar’Adua’s bills may hasten constitution amendment’

ICPC exposes corrupt deals in Customs

Ladoja withdraws suit against Oyo govt - Files new one

Yar’Adua can’t lead Nigeria - Jakande

EFCC quizzes Ndukwe, NCC boss

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: Manhunt for Ijaw leaders - Dokubo-Asari escapes arrest -Resign now, MEND tells VP - No hiding place for criminal elements -Defence Hq -Princewill, chairman, N/Delta sub-committee, resigns Crisis may spread to Bayelsa

N52,200 minimum wage: Hope rises for workers - FG, labour set to agree -NLC suspends protest rallies

Sunday, May 17, 2009

PDP’ll bounce back in Ondo - Akin-Deko

Borno 2011: Contending forces for Sheriff’s office

Dangote, Otedola and vanity of life

Do you have to close your eyes while praying?


Handling The Mutineers

Global economic meltdown: FG, MTN collaborate on job creation

AC made unnecessary noise over Ekiti rerun - Omisore

Kingship tussle: 25 houses burnt, 8 killed in Edo

Sultan charges traditional rulers on peace, harmony

Yar’Adua directs NPC to develop new productivity policy

Varsity workers give final ultimatum on strike

Niger Delta crisis: Victims recount experience

N6bn scam: EFCC to declare more suspects wanted

Yar’Adua, PDP administration berated

Encourage your children to join school clubs, Sosan advises

Delta gov expresses satisfaction with hospital equipment

AC condemns NASS members’ involvement in N6 billion REA scam

36 years MMA2 deal: FG denies involvement

AC not sincere on Ekiti rerun - PDP

Saraki charges stakeholders on education, poverty level

Allowances: NAAE gives NAMA one-week ultimatum

Bankers lose salaries to ‘pay as you go’

Ekiti rerun bribery scandal: Police report clears INEC officers - Fresh N27m scam rocks INEC

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: FG considers end-it-all offensive - More troops may be deployed -This is genocide -Group -FIFA inspection team stays away from Warri centre

Reps probe sale of Customs properties in Abuja, 11 states - Past Comptrollers- General appear Tuesday

Friday, May 15, 2009

Performance: Is N/Assembly guilty as charged?

Madunagu: Salute to persistence and courage

The Pain of Pleasure

Strenghtening Family Values

Ekiti rerun: PDP calls for full investigation into arrest of INEC staff

CNPP explains opposition to retrial of Osun gov election petition

Forged police report: IG must fish out the culprits - Senate

Taxation: Lagos laments default by professionals

FG may soon stop export of crude oil - Lukman

RT Briscoe pays N226.9m dividend - Pays 1:5 bonus shares

Reps split over land use bill

FCT to generate N120bn from property tax - Minister

EFCC appeals ruling on Vaswani brothers’ account

N450bn underpayment: Govs give NNPC 30 days to begin refund

How Nigerian banks survived meltdown - Former CIBN Chief

YCE president appeals to Oni, Fayemi

15 alleged cop-killer robbers arrested in Kano

Global meltdown: Reps warn against free trade

Pfizer to pay $75m compensation to Kano

NLC now to assess performance of governors

Militants hijack ship in Delta

Edo pdp, ac at loggerheads over assembly seat

Don’t campaign for 2011 now, Mark cautions PDP

Yar'Adua is unconvincing - Fayemi

Paris Club debt commission: CBN ordered to refund N4.3bn

Power probe: OBJ, Imoke, Agagu not guilty - Reps

C-O-N-F-E-S-S-I-O-N: We can’t implement budget - Yar’Adua - Considers dropping some projects

Minimum wage: FG, labour set up committee

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ekiti: Issues on continued struggle by opposition

As Osun forgery scandal reverberates in the Senate...

Re-branding the Akwa Ibom style

Fela Comes to Judgement in Ilorin

The Resurgence Of Fuel Crisis

Police kill 4 kidnap suspects in Anambra - As gunmen kidnap engineer

JTF kills 5 militants in Delta

Forgery: CNPP sues Okiro, Appeal Court president

Zenith emerges best bank in Ghana

Delta AC crisis: Okocha seeks return of his ‘gift’

CP orders arrest of police inspector

`Senate in crisis over alleged bribe by oil companies - 10 senators to face probe

75-year-old woman undergoes surgery to boost sex life

AC ‘ll fail at tribunal - Oni

N31bn missing in Customs - AGF

Reps on collision course with Yar’Adua - Over poor implementation of 2009 budget

Legal battle over Iganna chieftaincy title resumes Monday

Mimiko begins implementation of blueprint on health care

Iyabo Obasanjo has failed - Ogun LG boss

Workers rally shifts to Asaba tomorrow

EFCC arrests, detains Transcorp boss, two others - Over N15bn fraud

Ooni, Sultan, 19 other traditional rulers for coronation of Gbong Gwon

Constitution review: Benue summit makes case for LGs

Intimidation: Lagos to dismiss KAI officials

Fashola appeals to NLC

Alao-Akala replies critics on foreign trips

Marketers resume importation of fuel

Cracks within labour - Leaders secretly meeting with FG, workers allege - abour leaders are liars - FG

Halliburton, Ekiti rerun, fuel scarcity: Yar’Adua insincere - Nigerians speak

N6bn scam: EFCC arraigns Elumelu, Ugbane, others today

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Senate, NIPSS and decaying infrastructure

Remembering Baderinwa Alabi

Why the late Emir of Katsina always wore two watches



Intercontinental Bank wins 4 CBN awards

Police arrest old woman, 2 others, over kidnapping

Lagos releases N10bn to Julius Berger for Badagry expressway

2nd term: Oyo councillors’ forum adopts Alao-Akala

Refuse collectors threaten strike in Anambra

N1.7bn contract scam: I never evaded arrest - UBEC official

Tension in Lagos over planned labour rallies

Fani-Kayode: EFCC asks court to stay proceedings

Court says police can quiz Aregbesola

Community sacks Dangote firm

Akwa Ibom gets 186 oil wells

Commuters groan, as IPMAN strike enters day 3

How civil servants swindled Kogi govt for 5 yrs - Probe report

Kebbi people drag Aliero to Court - Over alleged multi-billion Naira fraud

Group charges Oni

‘2011: No plan to replace Jonathan’

FG to sell holdings in 6 public corporations

Islamic sect drags ruler to court in Minna

EFCC shuns Senate over arrested Senator

Nigeria to borrow from World Bank - To Finance budget deficit

Akpabio seeks partnership with professionals

Salary Increase/Deregulation: Labour begins nationwide rallies - Police warn labour unions - Senate insists on deregulation

N6bn scam: EFCC to arrest more lawmakers - Reps dump Hon. Elumelu, others

Fuel crisis to end in 2 weeks, says Yar’Adua - Blames marketers for resisting deregulation; Halliburton: Indicted Nigerians won’t be spared - To investigate complaints on Ekiti rerun - Why he insists on appointing INEC boss

9 die, 19 injured in auto crash in Ore

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rumbling in Benue Assembly

Can the economic summit be a turning point?

Plight of 8-yr-old raped, infected with HIV/AIDS



Traditional ruler fingered in Niger religious crisis

Man arrested for attempting to kill wife

Yar’Adua to inaugurate Nigeria’s radar project

Trailer crushes 5 to death in Sango-Ota

Police sergeant, six others, nabbed for pipeline theft

Ekiti rerun: PDP calls for comprehensive investigation of bribery allegation

Investors gain N192bn on NSE

Oil block controversy: Only Supreme Court can decide - A/Ibom govt

APGA: Court Orders Okiro To Probe Iwu

Ladoja’s probe: Akala wants court to strike out suit

Ribadu’s rank was reverted, not demoted, IGP tells court

AC South West leaders assure of victory at court

‘CBN ‘ll meet world standard’

Okebukola calls for creation of distance learning agency

Contributory pension scheme fund hits N1tr

PDP has failed Nigerians - Anglican church

N6bn fraud: EFCC witness indicts aviation officials

Man with rocket launcher arraigned

No plan to reverse salary increment - Oni

Bankole urges NLC to shelve planned strike

Lagos doctors call off strike

Oil price decline: Nigeria lost N6trn - FG; Fuel scarcity requires radical measures - Kokori

National Assembly has performed woefully - Yar’Adua

N6bn scam: Elumelu, others surrender - Detained by EFFC - May face trial this week - As EFCC moves to seize ex-Gov Kalu’s properties

N250m bribe: INEC holds emergency meeting today

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Politics of Kwara Chief Judge removal

Nigeria’s muddled elections

Accidents: Between FRSC and haulage trucks


FG and access to information

Planned protest rallies: FG appeals to NLC - Promises to meet workers demand

FG, states may clash over unpaid bills

Economic meltdown: FG charged on import duties

ANPP abolishes consensus candidature

No going back on MAN congress - National president

MDAs, firms owe FG N260bn tax revenue

NEMA calls for evacuation of 50 families in Gombe

Yar’Adua advised on credible election

We didn’t bribe INEC officials in Ido-Osi - PDP

Why we expelled Fulanis - Plateau govt

SERVICOM tasks NYSC on improved services at orientation camps

AAU charges African leaders on higher education - UNILORIN VC emerges president

Bankole assures Alaafin, others on state creation

Electoral reform: PDP alleges plans to heat up polity

PDP is not afraid of megaparty - Wali

Suswam cautions against pull-him-down syndrome

Drug barons out to destroy youths - Oyinlola

Ekiti rerun: AC accuses Akunyili of inconsistency

N200 theft: Man to spend one month in jail

Probe panel: Ladoja drags Alao-Akala to court

New 37 federal controllers of works set for duty

Fuel crisis: Housewives, children, now emergency hawkers

CBN governorship race: Yuguda, Okonjo-Iweala out - Experts warn Yar’Adua on Soludo’s successor - Lending rate hits 29%

Govt agency spends N.5bn on travels - Another N71m on phone calls in one year

N6 billion scam: Yar’Adua shocked by report

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Graham-Douglas, elder statesman, turns 70

Female anatomy: Gold or grime?

Yobe gov to drag corrupt LGs before EFCC, ICPC

UNAD Senate suspends academic activities

Ido-Osi election result not falsified - Famuyibo

Ogoni youths protest against Italian firm

South Africa swears in Zuma as new president

9 decomposed bodies found in Nworie River

Sambo promises kidnappers hell

Amaechi raps NDDC on projects in Rivers

Ejigbo LG legislators set for UK study tour

EFCC arraigns corps member over N4m ATM fraud

27 die in two auto accidents

Yar’Adua deserves sympathy, not criticism - ACF

Awo’s rejection, cause of Nigeria’s backwardness - Cleric

Thugs attack governor - Injured ADC flown abroad

Q1 market analysis report: First Bank, Zenith, Intercontinental, UBA dominate market share

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Constitution amendment can’t solve Nigeria’s problems - Bamigboye

Chime, Nnamani and Enugu guber poll

Nigerians in diaspora and 2011 elections

200 years: Fombina Emirate celebrates



Court adjourns poultry farmers’ suit till June

Uwais report: Civil societies, labour plan mass action

Jonathan commends Nigeria, Cuba relations - Seeks support for UN seat

We’ll stop kidnapping, IG assures Senate

Withdrawal of orderlies from judges: Reps asks FG to rescind decision

Ekiti rerun: A big shame to democracy - ANPP...Truth has prevailed - PDP

Global economy has fallen into recession - IMF - Worst period not yet over -Mark

Oil spill ravages Jonathan’s community in Bayelsa

Shagari doubts Nigeria’s democracy

FG threatens to sack petition writers in Customs

Mamora worries over Ekiti rerun results

Three intending NDA cadets die after 3.3km race

NANS, NAPS, FG set for showdown - Over exclusion of monotechnics from NYSC scheme

Meningitis death toll rises above 2,000

Daniel, Agagu, Ogbulafor congratulate Oni

Atiku mourns Onoh, Mohammed

Reps reject voting rights for Nigerians abroad

Lagos govt blasts doctors for picketing its health facilities

2010: PPA woos Gov Obi

Lack of planning, bane of development - Don

‘Lack of political will bane of pharmaceutical regulation’

Road to my victory tortuous - Oni - Acting Speaker declared wanted -FG regrets rerun violence

NNPC fails Nigerians - As fuel scarcity persists -FG insensitive to Nigerians’ plight -Arewa

Fresh tension in Niger Delta over amnesty deal - ’FG needs amnesty, not militants’

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

‘PDP’ll sweep Anambra polls in 2010’

Dariye and Plateau AC’s fusion with PDP

Adedoja: Exit of a beautiful mind

Religious crisis looms in Ososa



Doctors’ strike: Lagos may sack guild chairman

FRSC impounds 3,000 motorcycles in Kano

Utomi charges Yar’Adua on NDDC appointments

FG plans crackdown on pirates at Alaba Market

Kogi rerun petition: Appeal Court reserves ruling

Kwara CJ sacked

How FG can achieve 6,000MWs in 2009 - Ex-minister

Bode George: Counsel complains of intimidation by police

Economy: Experts predict gloomy, hard times for Nigerians

Aregbesola slams N20bn suit on IG, Osun govt

Reps threaten to arrest minister

Oceanic forum: Experts seek global attention for food security

Bayero makes case for police

NDDC seeks partnership with states, Niger Delta ministry

Pfizer: Court adjourns case May 18

Ministry of commerce fraud: Kwara govt inaugurates committee

Senate panel okays cbn’s measures to address Naira’s crash

Ogun House wants Daniel to reverse commissioner’s appointment

Katsina govt bans caning in schools

Lagos House hammers commissioner

Ondo House clears commissioner of wrongdoing

4 UBEC staffers arrested - Over N1.7bn plastic chair contract

Fuel: No price increase -Senate -Summons minister, NNPC GMD, PPPRA, marketers -Reps committee probes $32bn fuel scandal

EKITI GOVERNORSHIP: Oni wins again! -To be sworn in today -Rowdy session at state collation centre -We won’t let you down -PDP - Result, travesty of justice -AC

Oyo probe panel: Ladoja directs Akala to represent him - No, you must carry your cross -Akala

Monday, May 04, 2009

2011 and the unfolding scenario in Akwa Ibom

Why I’ve not joined Yuguda in PDP - Dep. Gov

Dilemma over political reform

Between Lagos drivers and N250,000 fine

Bankole's grouse with World Bank

Fake pastor arrested for murder

Ekiti: INEC accredits NBA, TMG,13 others as observers

EFCC to apply for order to extradite el-Rufai Wednesday

Group calls for Iwu, Okiro’s removal

Saraki seeks House permission to sack CJ

Alleged police report forgery: Okiro sets up probe panel

Ekiti Rerun Latest: Court restrains SS, police from harassing Fayose

Fresh crisis imminent in Lagos PDP

Fuel scarcity: Three die in Minna, Ibadan

Ekiti rerun latest: Akunyili tasks Adebayo on fair play

Ekiti Rerun Latest: Soyinka warns against rigging

Awo’s patronal holds Saturday

Yar’Adua deserves understanding - PDP chieftain

Drug trafficking: Court convicts 14

EFCC arraigns lawyer over extortion

Market leaders want Obi’s aide sacked

Prevent rigging, avert catastrophe - ARP

EFCC accuses Iyabo-Obasanjo, others of stalling trial

Ekiti rerun: Oni’s failure ’ll be disastrous for Ekiti - Famuyibo

Oshiomhole seeks life imprisonment for kidnappers

PDP alleges plan by AC to use Ebiras for crisis - PDP is a metaphor of illegality - AC

Ekiti Rerun Latest: AC, PDP in war of words over Oye

Danger looms in Nigeria’s financial sector - Soludo

Ekiti REC resumes amidst tight security - Rerun holds in Oye wards today

DEAD STUDENT: Ekiti acting Speaker must be prosecuted - Family - They are politicising an unfortunate incident - Acting Speaker - AC chieftain kills 3 in another auto accident

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Ondo LGs: A dissolution too many

Mystery over woman bitten to death

‘Ekiti crisis, invitation for military coup’

Science, technology, solutions to economic problems - Minister

Mixed reaction greets OBJ’s visit to Jigawa

Opposition reps set for constitution amendment

Curb prostitution in banking industry, primate charges CBN

Bankole re-assures on improved power supply

Nigeria hosts Lake Chad Basin council of ministers

Lawyers continue court boycott in Kwara

Experts fault CBN’s clean health bill for banks

OBJ, PDP crisis of confidence deepens

...Seeks assurance of fair play from REC

Fayose should be ignored - Oni

People can’t be fooled for ever - Lam Adesina

Ekiti Rerun Latest: This is a good ground for Electoral Reform - Baraje

Alaafin counsels monarchs on leadership

FG to review agreement with Bi-courtney over MMIA

Group asks N/Assembly to probe Wema Bank crisis

Health ministry allays fear on pork’

Abide by rules, DG charges NTI students

Election Tribunal: Petitioner turns down INEC’s request on materials

1 million sustain industrial accidents daily - ILO

Excess crude fund: FG shared N119bn in April

Vaswanis out on campaign of calumny - EFCC

Ekiti Rerun: AC gave out N150m bribes - Oni alleges - Allegation, irresponsible - AC - Soldiers deployed in Ekiti

PDP alleges plan by AC to invade Oye with arms and ammunition - PDP is in the throes of death - AC

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Don’t they have any shame?

Nigeria, where it is a vice to keep to time

Okilo eulogised at state burial

Speaker denies arrest by EFCC

FG may scrap office of Permanent Secretary

Yar’Adua sends seven electoral reform bills to NASS

OBAT cautions against storing fuel at homes

Defection: Bauchi Speaker supports Yuguda

No deadlock in Ekiti - Bankole

NTDC to probe airlines over crew rest

Federal, state officials meet over youth question

400 Ex-Biafran soldiers die

Plateau AC set to dissolve into PDP

Ekiti: Akunyili, Obada reply AC

Satisfy your conscience and your God - Yar’Adua tells Adebayo

Who, what scared Ekiti REC?

INEC fixes May 5 for rerun election in Oye Ekiti

Thursday, April 30, 2009

No state of emergency in Ekiti state - PDP: As Oni storms Abuja with party exco

FG tasks new economic committee

‘7-point agenda predicated on 8-year period’

Technical, vocational education critical to vision 2020 - Minister

Group flays govt’s handling of Adebayo’s travail

AC insists its candidate won

Ekiti crisis splits Reps

FG, states, LGs to pool N1.2tr for police reform

Assets declaration: Ribadu must face trial - Code of Conduct

Senate wades into Dangote, Otedola war

Senate committee describes industrial sector ‘failed sector’

Electoral reform vital to national development - Prof. Osibajo

The Ekiti governorship rerun and its lessons

May Day: Highlighting plight of Nigerian workers

Delta fishes out youths from the Creeks

Protest and go to Jail


I bear no grudge against anybody - Daniel - Says Bankole, others must show concern about Ogun

FG awards contracts for 26 new highways

EFCC, Microsoft sign MoU to curb internet crimes, piracy

Police Smash Kaduna Kidnap Syndicate

Ile-Ife bank robbery: Police arrest 2 suspects

Nigeria is swine-flu free - Osotimehin

Youth unemployment: W/Bank slams Nigeria

Nigeria indebted to Southern minorities – Lar’

ETF fund: ‘FG’s decision against private varsities unjust’

NNPC blames major marketers for fuel crisis

Fleeing Ekiti acting Speaker in fatal accident - Kills 200 - Level student

EKITI: FG raises security alert - Plans crackdown on suspected troublemakers - Fayose escapes arrest; Iwu must face trial - Soyinka, Thugs disrupt prayer session for Oni

May Day: Yar’Adua, govs sympathise with workers - Beg for more patience