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Tribune News Archive for June 2009Rss

Monday, June 29, 2009

How economic meltdown affects govt operations - Niger commissioner

Has peace finally returned to Oyo PDP?

The incarceration of a masquerade

Confession of a mother: I have not known peace since I dumped her



FG may restructure licensing procedure in broadcast industry

Osun to host US trade delegation

Constitution amendment: Reps shift debate to next week

Edo Assembly suspends minority whip

FOI bill still alive - Reps - As committees commence further action tomorrow

Niger Delta crisis: Oil price rises to $71 per barrel

600,000 Job seekers jostle for 50 vacancies in NCAA

Due process: FG to prosecute offending ministries, departments

Attempt on Adesanya’s life: Court rejects convict’s bail application

Lagos collapsed building: Experts blame old age, salinity - As death toll rises

Constitution amendment: Northern senators in fresh plot against South

Partnership: Vietnamese govt sends delegation to N/Delta

Why FG revoked Korean oil company’s licence - Lawyer

Declare Bauchi lawmakers’ seats vacant - ANPP tells INEC

Ekiti best brains to form my cabinet - Oni

‘80% of FMC Makurdi patients are HIV positive’

Bring Yar’Adua under your control, Danmusa tells pdp

Non-registered hotels will be shut down – Okiro

Suspects recount how Rewane was murdered

More buildings may collapse in Lagos – Commissioner

FG establishes Turkish-Nigeria Business Council

Blood oath scandal: Ogun lawmaker admits - Says gov forced him - No, I’m not involved - Daniel

N2.2trn deductions: Lagos, Rivers, 18 others return to Supreme Court - As FG’s domestic debt hits N2.579trn

Amnesty: FG offers militants N1bn per camp - MEND - No cash for arms; we only promised freedom - FG - MEND invites thugs, robbers, pirates for amnesty largesse - Attacks Shell facility at Forcados, claims killing 23 soldiers - No soldier was killed - JTF

Senate summons ASUU officials, Egwu over strike

UBTH to start stem cell transplant for sickle cell patients

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Politics of the ‘Plateau Project’

Oil, violence and Niger Delta crisis

Communities where pupils, teachers sit on bare floor



NLC supports amnesty to militants

I ‘ll not resign from office - Bauchi dep gov

SEC drags Afroil’s MD to EFCC over N185.2m shares fraud

PDP begs Niger Delta militants to accept amnesty

Strike: NUT declares support for ASUU

Multiple strikes: UI sends staff, students on compulsory vacation

Amnesty: I’m happy with militants’ position - Yar’Adua

Ogun crisis: House denies plan to impeach Daniel

Halliburton: FG won’t sweep scam under carpet - Minister

Osun forgery scandal: Detectives storm Osogbo

Lagos frowns on rate of agbo concoction consumption

No condition attached to Okah’s release - Committee

Police indicted over drug trafficking

Fayemi calls for movement against rigging

3 killed for allegedly stealing male genital organ

Chevron, Lagos collaborate on medical incinerator

Lawyer begins battle for Tokyo’s release

AC worried over worsening situation in Nigeria

Oil well: Why we rejected OBJ’s political solution - A/Ibom govt

Ethnic clash looms between Ijaws, Itsekiris

Varsity system will collapse, SSANU warns - Begins total strike today - PENGASSAN threatens to join strike

States, LGs face harder times - As CBN restricts banks’ lending rates to them

North trades IGP seat for Customs top job

Methodist prelate predicts doom’s day for Nigeria - Says, PDP govt ’ll throw country into darkness, jail tax evading religious leaders

Stakeholders plan to report BPE to Yar’Adua over NITEL/MTEL privatisation

‘Unauthorised govt agencies sit on PAN board‘

Saturday, June 27, 2009

House of Reps’ scorecard under Yar’Adua’s presidency

What Apostle Jemigbon told his cousin before passing on

Community sends SOS to IG over kidnapping

Okada operations banned in Abia State

ANPP, AC members join PDP in Afijio

NABTEB opens office in Ibadan

Amnesty not for freedom fighters - MEND

Yar’Adua, Mark honour Durojaiye’s wife

Freedom Radio vice chairman arrested

Jackson: Foul play ruled out

Plot to impeach Governor Daniel thickens

Impeachment: Yuguda shops for new deputy

Multi-million naira “ IBB for President” souvenirs rot in Niger Govt House

Amnesty:Niger Delta militants seek talks with Yar’Adua

FG dumped agreement with ASUU - Ayo Banjo

Friday, June 26, 2009

N/Delta Militants Divided Over N50bn Package - Yar’Adua May Shelve Visit To Bayelsa, Bin Laden Surrenders Weapons To JTF, Military Presence Remains, Amnesty Begins August 6

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Senate defends amnesty for militants

Confusion over new Lagos airport access gate charges

Reps query Yar’Adua over selective implementation of project

‘10,000 Nigerian teenage girls held as sex slaves in Morocco, Tunisia’

FG commences monetisation arrears payment

We’ll tame inflation in 2010 budget - FG - Begins preparation for 2010 budget

Ondo lawmakers tackle Mimiko on LG administration

Militants’ action raises crude oil price to $69.35 per barrel

Dismissal: Ribadu knows fate today

FG refutes granting amnesty to Diya, Gwadabe, others

Bauchi crisis: Yuguda threatens to resign - As House moves to impeach deputy gov

Diamond Bank voted African bank of the year

Ogun LG boss, House committee in war of words

Task force impounds truck loaded with fertiliser

We employed only 308 workers in 2008 - FCSC

ICPC quizzes official of Ogun Assembly

House of Assembly crisis: Niger govt, PDP beg IBB

FG to introduce stiffer sanctions against pilgrims

2 burnt to death in Ikire fire incident

Ban on loan: Traditional rulers flay Ogun House resolution

Fresh controversy hits NDDC board appointments

AD: Still in search of peace

Between Akpabio and Attah

Bauchi farmers network for bumper harvests



Yar’Adua, beneficiary of gbajue tactics - Soyinka - Accuses FG of genocide in the N/Delta - Soldiers killed 6,000 Ijaws - Community leader

Awo, sophisticated and polished leader - Fashola - Commissions Awo Museum and Institute of Government and Public Policy

Henry Okah, Tompolo, others get amnesty

King of pop, Michael Jackson is dead - Died of Cardiac Arrest, aged 50

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why electoral reform may fail - Former minister

Benue 2011: Between Suswam and the opposition

Understanding the travails of a chief servant



Food poisoning: CPC warns against consumption of chemically-treated seeds

Why Oni won rerun in Ekiti - Minister

Niger Delta crisis: Nigeria loses 1.3m barrels of crude oil daily - NNPC

One dies in NDLEA, Indian hemp sellers’ clash

Osun to finance N3bn Akoda-Osogbo federal road

Judge’s absence stalls Ribadu’s case

Sambo denies being molested by youths

Oni appoints new Chief of Staff

2011: Senators, Reps to get automatic ticket in Zamfara

SSANU to join varsity strike

Ekiti rerun: Oni wants Fayemi’s case dismissed, files cross petition

Police brutalise journalists again in Delta

W/Bank releases $11 million for airports

Petition: Aregbesola seeks to replace Adrian Forty

ASUU carpets Education Minister, - As strike paralyses activities at varsities, - Strike ‘ll protect students’ future - Rivers ASUU chairman

Fresh crisis threatens Shell’s peace offer in Ogoniland

45-year-old teacher detained for having sex with student

NPA scam: George explains non-compliance with regulations

FG owes N7bn on industrial attachment allowance —ITF

Presidency orders search of arrested ships, - Ukraine aircraft may be released soon

NDLEA seizes N7.4m, 239kg of drugs at Lagos airport

2009 budget implementation: Reps set to tackle Yar’Adua, again

Abacha coup plot: FG to pardon Diya, 67 others, - Yar’Adua to brief council of state today

Poisonous rice arrives Nigeria - Sighted in some markets, - NAFDAC raises alarm over adulterated palm oil

N50bn amnesty budget: Minister offered to bribe us - Militants, - Say, we didn’t promise to surrender arms, - Allegation unfounded - Minister, - Dokubo not arrested - Yar’Adua, - President ordered his release - Aide

2009 budget: Performance, yardstick for 2011 politics - Bankole

Ogun NLC, TUC, JNC appeal to H/Assembly

EFCC detains VC, bursar over N500m fraud

Diamond Bank rewards customers

PAN seeks protection for ‘Nigerian’ vehicles

Niger House crisis: PDP fingers IBB

Mixed reactions greet policy on foreign takeover of banks

Yar’Adua inaugurates boards of parastatal agencies today

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lagos and its meetings of development

House of Reps and mounting scandals

Media ownership and sympathetic journalism

From Cameroun with love: This woman drank contaminated water to befriend Fulanis



We’re all winners - Gov Idris

Tokyo, others arraigned in Ibadan

I served Nigeria diligently - Bode George

N6bn REA scam: EFCC fails to re-arraign Elumelu, others

Osun redeploys non-teaching staff

Edo LG boss, 2 lawmakers in row - Over sharing of N8.5m NGC largesse

Ribadu faces extradition as tribunal fixes trial for Sept 23

Lagos is committed to free, qualitative education - Fashola

Oyo House declares Assembly seat vacant

‘Global economic meltdown will strengthen Nigeria’

Market capitalisation drops by 2.5%

WASU backs ASUU, flays militants

Alleged forgery: Police quiz Aregbesola’s lawyer

Strike: FG rebuffs ASUU -Says, agreement not binding

We’ll surrender Friday -Bin Laden, Ateke Tom, Boyloaf, other militants pledge, As JTF arrests 9 militants

Spain backs Nigeria for UN security council seat

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ohakim, Imo House and a pact of peace

Ondo: Opposition schemings and NDDC appointment

Culture and quest for development

Zamfara tackles mineral development



N6.5bn scam: Borishade, Eider ask court to dismiss EFCC’s evidence

Police arrest 4 illegal bunkerers in Lagos

Armed groups approach us to lay down arms - JTF

Plateau House set to resist relocation of federal establishments

NASU strike paralyses activities at UI

NURTW boss warns members against use of arms

IBB/Mukoro reconciliation: Oyinlola carpets Nyiam

Lawmaker begins N1.5m youth empowerment scheme

Reps crisis records new twist

FG’s committee justifies amnesty to militants

Robbers kill two policemen, two others

Niger Delta leaders blamed for crisis in the region

Rebranding: Uduaghan shuts out top govt functionaries

Bauchi workers begin strike

Obj, Ladoja never agreed on 2011 for Akala — Oyo PDP

Osun Assembly passes 2 bills

Plateau traditional ruler arrested for gunrunning

N15bn scam: Court grants Transcorps chiefs bail

No going back on Biafra - MASSOB

Challenges are acid tests to us - Yar’Adua

Lagos imposes tax on food consumption, services

FG shortlists 5 for IGP

ASUU begins indefinite strike, -Senate berates govt over strike

67 containers with arms seized in Calabar, -We’ve not checked contents —Navy

Court of Appeal upholds Kogi gov’s election

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ogun House, OGD and stakeholders’ ‘verdicts’

S/East and PDP’s quest for ‘occupation’

That El-Rufai’s ‘term paper’ on Yar’Adua

Democratic dividends: Assessing Sambo’s performance at the grassroots



NDLEA calls for improved security

Lagos seeks to collect ports fees

Eight countries to assist Nigeria on energy crisis

Only God can remove me — Niger gov

Bankole seeks support for national reforms

Senate, AGF meet over Halliburton scam

Kano impounded weapons meant for N/Delta militants - JTF

Kogi governorship: Idris, Audu know fate today

Ogun bond crisis: Rep backs Daniel

Firm denies link with militant leader, Tompolo

Vision 20:2020 not realisable -UN

Oyo CP keeps mum on Tokyo

Forget 7-point agenda, face power, Yar’Adua charged

Ibadan poly lecturers suspend strike

Opposition parties move against PDP’s tactics

11 arrested for contravening liquor law

NDDC slot: Ondo communities, groups differ

Ooni, Oyinlola pledge support for Bankole

FCT, NYSC registers 200 emergency volunteers

Yar’Adua tasks Muslims on peace

Oni hails PDP’s victory in Lagos by-election

NDDC board: Yar’Adua rejects Jonathan, Ogbulafor, others’ nominees

Nigeria lost N182.24bn in 3 months, -FG to audit FIRS, Customs, NNPC

Amnesty deal threatened,- Militants dare Yar’Adua, may shun FG -Move to Rivers, destroy Shell facilities

Budget: Yar’Adua dares National Assembly

Saturday, June 20, 2009

In Finland, there are no grey areas

Controversies mar Ibeju/Lekki election

Olokola seaport road to gulp N26b - Daniel

Military Peugeot cars waste in Kaduna

House actions retrogressive — Awujale

‘Yuguda not interested in ousting his deputy’

10 Nigerian sailors kidnapped in Somalia return

Speakers want Almajiri rehabilitated

Why I reconcilled with IBB — Mukoro, -As Oyinlola speaks on his peace-making effort

ATM fraud rises: Nigerians groan

Don’t come here, Gbaramatu people warn militants

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Missing links in June 12 celebrations

Democracy Day celebrations - Undercurrents of Reps’ crisis

Tradition of same gender marriage in Igboland

When Niger hosted SSGs’ retreat



VC worried over poor ranking of Nigerian varsities

IBB denies plot to remove Niger gov

Adultery: Court dismisses allegation against NOUN boss

Power: Nigeria needs nuclear energy - Expert

Yar’Adua’s supporters attack el-Rufai

Oyo NURTW boss, Tokyo moved to SARS

Ogun House summons commissioner, auditor- general, accountant-general

FG to generate additional 6,000 megawatts from coal

Ekiti deputy speaker threatens to sue Oni’s aides

Jos crisis: Gowon, others opt to appear before Ajibola panel - Commission decries Hausa/Fulani’s attitude

Global financial crisis worsens poverty in Nigeria -FG

Wema Bank gets new chairman

Electricity: NNPC, Shell, Agip, Total sign agreement with IPP firm

Yar’Adua visits son-in-law

CNPP knocks Yar’Adua on World Bank borrowings

Nigerian maritime at risk, Reps told

N10m fraud: CNPP demands FCT Minister’s resignation

Our laws are not implemented - Abia House laments

SPDC confirms attack on facilities

EFCC arraigns Taraba civil service commission boss

Police killed Modebayo Awosika -Court

Alleged fraud: Reps’ principal officers for probe

Bloody protest - Two killed, many injured as students protest -VC removed -Adekunle Ajasin varsity closed

Kano arms importation: Yar’Adua orders investigation - More people arrested -Investigation revealed plane heading for N/Delta

Yar’Adua’s amnesty details out Thursday

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still on Yar’Adua, NASS’s imbroglio

They are blackmailing me with EFCC - Tinubu

Of federal character and quota system

The ABU controversy



Customs reform: FG seeks assistance from foreign bodies

No going back on strike, SSAUTHRIAI insists

Yar’Adua summons meeting on amnesty for militants

Trafficking: 10,000 Nigerians trapped in Libya, Morocco - NAPTIP

Police arrest kidnappers of Ondo commissioner, perm sec’s wives

FG boosts food security with N200bn

Crisis: Yar’Adua summons Bankole

Ekiti govt threatens to proscribe transport unions

CNPP lauds S’Court judgment on Ilorin sacked lecturers

Bond is key to Ogun prosperity - Daniel - As more criticisms trail House’s decision

N230m money laundering: Court adjourns ex-minister’s suit indefinitely

Minister proposes community policing to solve Niger Delta crisis

Blind mother, 4 children receive free eye surgery

Fees: Law students appeal to Yar’Adua

FG to mandate banks to charge 5% interest

Police alert public to fake currency circulation in Osun

One killed, many injured in Niger free-for-all

PAN accuses Oyo govt of imposition of levies

Yar’Adua: PDP berates NBA president

FG to buy 25 locomotives for NRC

AC condemns arrest of Ekiti deputy speaker

Stock: Investors lose N100bn

IBB, others plot Niger gov’s removal

Aircraft with arms impounded in Kano - 4 crew members and Nigerians arrested -Military investigates

Edo PDP chairman, son, others die in auto crash

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bayelsa and politics of lax security

Adedibu: Will the centre still hold in Oyo PDP?

It is alleged

A community swimming in crisis


NDLEA is winning drug war - Niger Commander

Blame Nigerian leaders for Niger Delta crisis - RCCG

FG worried by rising cost of building materials

Students protest poor standard of education

Ondo officials’ wives regain freedom

Fuel subsidy gulped N1.15 trillion in 2008 - NNPC

Aregbesola’s N20bn suit: Court dismisses Osun govt’s objection

FG must expose list of militants’backers - AC

Ogun House ban on loan: Decision is political - Daniel

Amnesty: We don’t trust Ateke - Rivers govt

Confusion in Ekiti as RTEAN, NURTW clash

Lagos treats 2,500 people

EFCC invites UI VC

Nigeria’s teenage pregnancies rise

JTF dismisses alleged extra-judicial killings by soldiers

Ogun House threatens to arrest state AG

Sacked lecturers: We’re yet to receive court order - Unilorin

Senate to probe N70bn textile intervention fund

I will not relent in the struggle - Ekiti Deputy Speaker

Nigeria moves up in US rating on human trafficking

Group chides Tinubu

Flood sacks Lagos

Senate, Reps share N1bn constitutional amendment fund

We’ll ground Nigeria - NLC threatens Yar’Adua -Accuses FG of hidden agenda on 2011 elections

Niger new speaker resigns - Ma’ali now speaker

Ekiti and the burden of two-face democrats

Living the life of a cultural ambassador


Students tasked on globalisation of business ideas

Ekiti PDP wants strict screening of election observers

Unilorin lecturers: NBA commends Supreme Court

House N700m scandal: Group warns Reps

Kogi to arrest roaming school-age children

Ogun govt to issue N60bn development bond

Oyo NURTW crisis: We’ll decide Tokyo’s fate today — Deputy

FG admits hiccups in e-payment

Jonathan canvasses Nigeria’s position on global job crisis

Drug trafficking: 60-year-old cripple sentenced to 12 months imprisonment

Global job crisis shouldn’t become Africa’s — Nigeria tells ILO

Intercontinental Bank Verve Card adjudged best -11 banks place orders

Lagos govt lobbies parents to stop pornography

Navy, police, NIMASA accused of fueling N/Delta crisis

Economic meltdown: Minister accuses developed countries

Plateau AC threatens members over defection

Osun Assembly condemns Oyo Assembly on LAUTECH

Sacked lecturers: ASUU wants FG to compel Unilorin to implement judgment

NAFDAC to purchase anti-drug counterfeiting testing equipment

Borno: Police deny attack on Islamic sect

NITEL management gets 10-wk ultimatum

Fleeing Ekiti deputy speaker arrested

Ondo commissioner’s wife, perm sec’s wife kidnapped -As LP, PDP supporters clash

Militants threaten to disrupt U-17 World Cup -MEND is only seeking relevance —LOC, -Militants blow up Chevron flow station, -Our hurricane ’ll soon move to A/Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers, Ondo, Edo —Militants, -Pressure mounts on FG to drop li

I am ready to surrender - Ateke Tom

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Why religious violence persists in northern Nigeria

The race of Idris’life: 29 courses in 29 months



Nigerian insurance industry, weakest in the world - Expert

Removal plot: House Whip absolves self of fraudulent act

Declare June 12 Democracy Day, AD tasks Yar’Adua

Kingship tussle: Another bloody clash looms in Edo

Ekiti AC, PDP in war of words over June 12

Offensive in N/Delta will harden militants - Cleric

Security agents avert pipeline disaster in Lagos

ILO warns Nigeria against salary, wage cut

Rainstorm kills one, destroys houses in Zamfara

Reps meet Jang over Wase crisis

‘Governors Forum signed MoU with Harvard varsity’

FCTA to demolish 500 structures

Kano international market to gulp N466 million

Osun gives mandate on salary payments

Nigerian stock market still strong - BGL

$15.5m compensation, a vindication of Saro-Wiwa, others - MOSOP chief

FG concludes plans to appoint new SEC DG

600 Bauchi traders share N500m loan

NITEL committee takes over today

I don’t want any chieftaincy title now - Bankole

FG plans to end rice importation

FAAC endorses audit of NNPC’s N1.155trn subsidy claims - We’ll verify claims -FG

NIGER DELTA: JTF begins land containment - Moves in more armoured tanks -Indigenes flee Bayelsa community -Offensive ’ll harden militants -Cleric

Constitution Review exercise dead - The role of the North

Reps probe of NNPC needless - Ajuonuma

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Of June 12 and goodly heritage

Careless parents, abused kids

Asiwaju of Ife dies at 88

Police declare Niger Speaker, 6 others wanted

Ogun police declare tanker driver wanted

UNILORIN: ASUU chairman calls for moderate celebration

Ogun ALGON condemns House resolution

One dies in Abia communal clash

Poly dismisses staff for use of police to dehumanise student

JTF rolls out tanks in Warri

Militants plot against N/Delta states - Ogoni elite give condition overr Shell’s $15.5m compensation

Northernisation policy exposed - Forces truncate Senate probe of Federal Character violation

Planned removal of House leaders: Plotters relocate to London with signature list

Friday, June 12, 2009

Gainers and losers of June 12 debacle

Oni and the rerun in Ekiti

‘Abiola wanted freedom at any cost’



JTF recovers N400m crude oil from bunkerers

FG to unbundle NITEL/Mtel for privatization

Ban on loans: Nine Ogun lawmakers, Adebanjo condemn House position

Alleged corruption: PDP tells Tinubu to address issues

2011: Division in PDP worries Ogbulafor

Rain paralyses activities in Lagos, Ebonyi

Ekiti: Uneasy calm over appointments into Oni’s cabinet - As PDP urges deputy speaker to come out

FEC approves N348bn for power projects

Electoral reform, a last opportunity - Wayas

18 shot as Islamic sect members, security agents clash in Maiduguri

OBJ brokers truce between Ladoja, Alao-Akala

Court fixes July 8 for el-Rufai’s plea

Lagos declares June 12 holiday

Aregbesola’s case adjourned till 23 June

In death, Olunloyo pleads for Adedibu

ANN vs Beulah: Court grants order for extension of time

Lautech remains joint property of Oyo, Osun - Oyinlola

States not remitting tax into federation account -FIRS - As FG, states meet on dwindling revenue

Why Yar’Adua can’t perform - Balarabe Musa

Supreme Court dismisses suit against Obi

Reps set to remove House Leader, Whip

FG ’ll expose sponsors of N/Delta militants - PDP

Nigerian banks are weak - Fitch - Developing countries need N107.9trn to survive economic meltdown - W/Bank

NNPC failed to remit N368bn in 9 years; Oil lifting granted companies without due process - Monies paid to non-existent companies - NNPC paid self $50.2 million ‘performance balance’ - House of Reps committee probe reveals

Oronsanye named new Head of Service

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PDP: A recourse to Nas in taming opposition

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Reps intensify efforts to remove principal officers

Oil prices soar above $71 per barrel

Divorce: Gbenga Obasanjo back in court

PDP prevents disclosure of militant’s sponsors - ANPP - It’s not true - PDP

INEC overrules PDP over plan to dissolve Zamfara exco

Oyo PDP disowns Tokyo

Police arrest 19 robbers, kidnappers in Anambra

NAICOM, PenCom warn pension fund administrators

Market capitalisation drops by N107bn

PDP summons ministers for stocktaking

Move to cripple govt: Ogun House incurs condemnation

Economic audit: Six airlines may be grounded

New management takes over in Wema Bank

Akunyili grilled at Chicago Airport

N5.2bn electrification scam: Proceedings stalled

N/Delta leaders warn against military invasion

Customs retirees protest non-payment of gratuity

NCAA cautions airlines on review of fares

I’m not in hiding - Aregbesola

Ribadu shuns Code of Conduct tribunal

NNPC lost $1.87bn in 4yrs - Reps

Tinubu dares EFCC - Says I’m not afraid - The law should take its course on any issue - Aregbesola

EFCC vs Fani-Kayode: Court rules June 17

As Daniel, Ogun Assembly take case to Senate...

Diya, Abacha and the ghost of June 12



JTF recovers bodies of 18 soldiers - Militants blow up Chevron flow station

North plots total takeover - Wants IGP, head of service, clerk of NASS positions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

We did not split, inflate contract - Bode George

Release Okah in exchange for Briton - MEND

Pepple bows out as head of service

LAUTECH: Oyo, Osun may end joint ownership

13 years after, Shell pays Ogoni families N2bn

Lagos spent N3.2bn on slums in two years

Tompolo hasn’t escaped - JTF

Massive shake up in federal ministries

Bank customers groan under ATM dupes

Okoye, ERC member, blasts Yar’Adua on reform bills

First Bank retirees protest poor allowance

Why primary health care suffers - Osotimehin

Court to rule on bail applications of Transcorp officials June 22

Virgin Atlantic concludes plans to pull out of Virgin Nigeria

Forged police report: Aregbesola, 2 SANs, others go into hiding - Another attempt by PDP to do a dirty job - AC - Yar’Adua orders Okiro to expose culprits

State govs charged on passage of fiscal responsibility bill

Kogi teachers suspend strike

Police arrest Oyo NURTW leader, Tokyo

3 kids kidnapped in A/Ibom - Monarch killed, another kidnapped in Abia

Niger suspends 34 officials of education ministry

‘Ending opposition politics in Gombe

2009 Budget: Between Yar’Adua and lawmakers

Democracy at 10: A half-full cup

‘Rebranding project is a fraud’



Niger House Speaker impeached

6,000mw: FG may not meet deadline - Minister

19 years after: Mukoro, Orkar coup plotter, returns - Begs IBB

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: Reps consider reducing FG’s power - Plan to return Nigeria to ‘true’ federalism

NDIC hands over Savannah Bank to owners

Monday, June 08, 2009

‘We must improve power generation by 2011 - Folarin

2011: Fashola and the burden of opposition

Rethinking the Lekki-Epe Expressway toll charges

‘Come up North’, Goje challenges Lagos/Ibadan press



Leadership is Nigeria’s problem - Maitama Sule

SSS arrests suspected kidnappers

Smuggler dies during clash with Customs

NPA scam: Bode George opens defence today

Be patient with Yar’Adua - Gov Saraki

NBTE warns poly, monotechnics against proliferation of courses

Withdrawal of petition: ANPP candidate faults Amosun, counsel

Robbery/kidnapping: Anambra gov appeals to IG

Airlines to lose $500m to economic meltdown

Ekiti Assembly orders probe of ALGON fund

Oil producing status: Yar’Adua meets C/River delegation today

Aginighan stresses need for accountability

FG strategises on inclusive education

Alleged assassination attempt: Ekiti govt, deputy speaker exchange words

Forged police report: Police trail suspects

N/Delta: FG urged to withdraw soldiers

Accept Sanusi’s advice, prune 7-point agenda, CNPP tells Yar’Adua

June 12 annulment: Oshiomhole, Falana to deliver lectures

Osun lawmakers pass vote of confidence on speaker

Capital punishment won’t help EFCC - Farida

N250m bribe: Ekiti PDP replies critics

Militants are frustrating power distribution - FG laments

Africa’s economy ’ll be worse this year - ADB

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FUND: Senate, Reps want to share N1bn

Oyo NURTW boss, Tokyo, declared wanted

In search of solution to Africa’s political problems

First Ladies: Power without responsibility?


EFCC and the recovered N50 billion

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Babcock varsity produces 22 first class graduates

Reps tasked to recover $5.1b owed FG by oil majors

Benue teachers resume work today

Former Plateau Speaker wins re-run

Displaced Bakassi women seek help

HND teachers in Lagos protest lack of promotion

Second Niger Bridge project suffers fresh set back

Kumuyi faults military action in N/Delta

Yar’Adua, Obasanjo lament crises in varsity system

N/Delta crisis will heighten environmental degradation, poverty - Minister

Reps to urge YarÁdua to withdraw electoral reform bills

AVCNU backs post-UME exams

Quality condoms, good defence against HIV - FMOH

NCAA begins economic audit of local airlines

EFCC arraigns 4 NAHCO officals, contractor over N195m scam

Customs agents protest Muhtar’s directive

Rep scores Yar’Adua low on democracy

Health minister declares war on tobacco

Ataoja thanks Tribune for debunking rumour

CNPP reaffirms June 12 as democracy day

S/East senators, reps protest marginalisation in Appeal Court nominations

Millions of naira electrification project equipment rot away

Retrenchment: Unions, banks set for showdown

Tompolo in Ukraine - Vows to be back stronger, Yar’Adua scrutinises backers’ list, snubs S/South gov - Militants threaten to blow up trillion naira gas pipe project

We won’t reduce 7-point agenda - FG

The Mathematics of election in Nigeria

Delivering dividends of democracy in Ibarapa Central

I wasn’t arrested - Tokyo

Akwa Ibom SSG sheds more light on flyover, Tropicana projects

Progressives own S/ West - Ogunwale

Why NJC should not make input in choosing INEC boss - Ozehkome

Probe: Air France did not replace instruments on 447

Abduction: Lagos lawmaker still in hospital two weeks after freedom

Politician diverts NAPEP’s N250m fund

Edo PDP chieftain kidnapped

2011 presidential race: Shekarau urged to contest

Politics of Oyo NURTW crisis

PDP suspends Attah

Pressure on S/West govs to draft OPC against kidnappers

US snubs Nigeria over Halliburton probe details

Kidnapped Briton rejects freedom - To remain in camp till Okah gains freedom

Osun judiciary,tribunal deny AC allegation

Friday, June 05, 2009

Oceanic Bank reaffirms commitment to environmental protection

Thursday, June 04, 2009

‘We won’t leave Plateau AC for PDP’

Party system: Many cooks, tasteless menu

Reconciling Ekiti people

In Ondo, the blind see



NPC submits 2006 Census data to Yar’Adua

NCAA threatens to shut Kaduna airport

Democracy: Na’Abba, others task Reps

Orji, lawmakers agree to patner on crime control

EFCC arraigns doctor for issuing dud cheque

Investors lose N154bn on NSE

Customs, CBN differ over N23bn CISS funds

ASUU protests OOU VC’s sack

IMF moves to resolve global economic crisis

Militants are no match for us - JTF

Robbers kill two in Ota

Crime control: Police commissioner stresses policy, army collaboration

NBA faults Aondoakaa on Akeredolu

Why we don’t disclose suspects’ names - ICPC boss

Quadruplets, blessings from God - Mrs. Alao-Akala

Edo govt closes 8 private schools over tax evasion

Oyo Assembly insists on 2-year tenure for LG chairmen

N/Delta: FG to offer loans to repentant militants

Lam Adesina condemns rebranding project

N5.2bn scam: EFCC re-arrests Elumelu, Ugbane, others

New CBN gov must embrace continuity - Experts

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: S/South gov, General under probe, For having links with militants , Military operation aimed at armed criminals - Yar’Adua

Osun PDP petitions CP over Aregbesola

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Why Abia is on debtors’ roll - Orji

European leagues and Nigerian ‘supporters’

Idris on Mount Moriah



Tribuneman, 8 others bag Belz African Media fellows

N75m fraud: Woman jailed for defrauding general

FG moves to abate students’ poor performance in public exams

Halliburton: Panel detains Etete, Obaseki

Fashola calls for diversification of economy

Court gives NDIC access to N1.14bn Fortune Bank’s fund

Police Commissioner wants court to compel his promotion

Robbers sack banks in Nnewi, kill seven

Banning of Buhari’s jingle: NBC, Buhari trade accusations

We’re committed to rule of law - EFCC

First Bank Big Splash draw holds in Lagos today

Baptist scribe tasks Alao-Akala on even distribution of resources

2011 elections: Disband INEC now, NAP tells FG

FG approves N25.3bn for power

Samuel Adebayo presents scorecard after 200 days

Forged police report: Oyinlola challenges AC to call authors as witnesses

GSM services: FG loses N200bn to waivers in 5yrs - Reps

Ogun House orders LG member committee to refund salaries

N/Delta crisis: Delta govt, traditional rulers in peace talks

10 injured as NURTW members clash in Ibadan

187 inmates escape from Enugu prisons - One killed, 36 raped

Dollar crashes against Naira - As Senate confirms Sanusi as CBN gov

Yar’Adua has betrayed us - Militants, Plead with Nigerians for forgiveness

States, LGs can’t print money - CBN

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A govt’s policy and the people’s ire

Nigeria can’t be rebranded, unless... - Tsav

Governor Alao-Akala at 59

Nigeria governors’ working visit to US



‘No Nigerian on board French ill-fated plane’- As airline releases victims list

N/Delta: Atiku insists on dialogue

HID Awolowo charges Alao-Akala at 59

Osun election petition: Parties insist on pre-trial conference

Govt revokes Oshiomhole, deputy’s C of Os

Poultry farmers’ suit against Oyo govt fixed for June 17

Missing plane: Wreckage spotted floating in ocean

External interference orchestrated Ogun crisis -Daniel

FG may not achieve 6,000mw in December - NERC

CCII advocates Ibadan State creation

CBN governorship: Senate screens Sanusi today

Ekiti rerun: Fayemi submits 270-page petition before tribunal

Constitution Review: Senators, Reps in crucial meeting

Plateau election tribunal sacks two LG chairmen

Former Chief of Army Staff is dead

Money laundering: Obi writes Okiro

Sokoto secures N10bn loan for farmers

N/Delta crisis: Ondo community sends SOS to Mimiko

Labour minister charges varsities

Ogun PDP tackles ANPP over allegation

NBTE approves new courses for Ibadan Poly

Reps back Globacom’s bid for NITEL

EFCC files fresh 158-count charge against Elumelu, Ugbane, others

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: Military now in firm control - Service chiefs, As Navy kills 7 militants

228 people feared dead in plane crash

Monday, June 01, 2009

Nigerian press and constitutional development

When community groans under government’s neglect



Show visionary leadership, AC tells Yar’Adua

Community earmarks N512m for security

Electoral system needs overhauling - Group

Lack of transparency, bane of Rivers progress -Amaechi

One killed in NURTW factions’ clash

Synod cautions FG on Niger Delta

CBN governorship: Senate gets Sanusi’s name

NLC seeks 20m Nigerian signatures for electoral reform

Workers can’t get new minimum wage now - FG

N5.2bn scandal: Court grants Elumelu, Ugbane, others bail

Life insurance benefits are tremendous - Experts

Cabinet reshuffle: CNPP commends Yuguda

Lagos civil servants write promotion exams

Auchi residents cry to Oshiomhole over erosion menace

W.Afri.Tel exhibition begins today in Lagos -As Glo storms exhibition with products

Rigging, Nigeria’s greatest challenge - Obi

We’ll take over Lagos from AC -PDP

‘How we shared prostitution proceeds’

N1.5bn scam: Judge declines application for variation in bail conditions

Global meltdown: ADB provides N373bn liquidity - As credit portfolio in Nigeria hits $1.2bn

NAFDAC nabs clearing agent - Over fake malaria drugs

Ekiti rerun: Tribunal begins sitting -Masterminds of rerun violence should face felony charge -Iwu

NIGER DELTA CRISIS: JTF unmasks Tompolo’s backers - Politicians, Ijaw leaders, traditional rulers, oil companies staff implicated -Documents in Yar’Adua’s possession -JTF averts attack on Shell facility, arrests 2 suspected militants

FG revokes sale of NITEL/MTEL to Transcorp

We have spent N200m on projects - LG boss

Sunday, May 31, 2009

‘Speakers should relocate to Niger Delta, if...’

Of Nigeria and one-party state

The bane of NDLEA

Democracy and the Nigerian question



Kogi ASUSS passes vote of no confidence on commissioner

Visafone hits 2.9m subscriber base

Olubadan’s new palace to cost N4bn

Money politics, bane of development - Aliyu

Bill compelling FG to remit taxes to states underway

Oyo govt enlists Intercontinental Bank’s support

Meeting with Obama: I’m not plotting against Yar’Adua, says Buhari

Reps query police on N2.57b project fund

Appointment of CBN gov: Lawmaker calls for caution

14-yr-old Nigerian emerges best in African Olympiad

Communities condemn militants in Niger Delta

Group calls for probe of Ogun lawmakers

Ijaw leaders raise fund for displaced persons

Niger Delta: Ihonvbere gives panacea to end militancy

Alao-Akala charges rotary club

Kwara Arts and Culture director suspended

MTN rewards Baba Sala, Samanja, others

N/Delta crisis: Folarin calls for caution

Sokoto newspaper GM turbaned

Dakingari bans thuggery in Kebbi

Enahoro, Buhari, Falae, Ojukwu launch mega party June 12 - Plan mass action on electoral reform

Robbers invaded Ibadan, snatched 18 cars in 2 days

R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: NIGER DELTA: How FG made Tompolo - The OBJ connection - JTF destroys militants’ camp in Rivers

CNPP berates Yar’Adua, PDP over public order act