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Tribune News Archive for July 2009Rss

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ekiti Senatorial rerun: Another ordeal too soon

BCOS: When a veteran takes charge - Adds 2 new FM stations



HID counsels Ogun youth corps members

Ekiti senatorial rerun: TMG tasks police, others on security

Nigerians condemn sectarian crisis in North

Lar enjoins Plateau residents to embrace peace

NSE presidency: I am not battling with Dangote - Otudeko

Tokyo’s bail attempt suffers setback

Why lawmakers, others are against Daniel - Imeko/Afon LG boss

Okah visits militant camps in Niger Delta

Police arrest suspected fraudster in Lagos

Yar’Adua is leading Nigeria on the path of revolution - Buhari

Yar’Adua orders govs to move against Islamic extremists

Teacher sues FG over new curriculum on technology in schools

10 escape death, one dies as building collapses in Abuja

Naira slides further against dollar

Meltdown: Nigerian economy ‘ll not go into recession - Expert

N232 million fraud: Court remands vc, others in prison

Health: FG warns Lambo, others against corruption

FRSC introduces free vehicle checks

Strike paralyses activities at Rufus Giwa poly

15 passengers injured in luxury bus accident

More structures demolished in Ibadan

We’ve reached consensus with ASUU - FG

Sack Lukman, Barkindo now - Senate orders Yar’Adua

TERROR STRIKE: Fear grips Abuja over Boko Haram - Security reports indicate group may strike today - Aso Rock Villa, Eagle Square under security watch - Civil servants sent home before closing time - Taliban leader, Yusuf killed - As police discover ho

At last, Reps endorse bill to immortalise MKO Abiola

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

APGA ‘ll retain Anambra gov seat in 2010 - Okorie

Atiku, PDP and a denied return

Salvaging the education sector

Father, 66, abandons daughter in front of hospital



LCDAs: FG considers options to battle Lagos

We acted within statutory powers on oil wells – Boundary commission

Reps approve Yar’Adua’s $10m loan request for Sao Tome

Nigeria loses N132bn to malaria - Expert

Woman beheads own baby - Eats body parts, brain

Computer literacy: Oyo give ultimatum to teachers

Agagu faults Ondo govt’s contracts review report

Reps to probe $120m World Bank mining loan

FG may inject fund into NITEL before privatisation - BPE

Tokyo heads for high court to seek bail

Fajuyi volunteered to die with Ironsi - Adedipe

Awujale lauds Adenuga - As 43rd Gloworld opens in Ijebu Ode

NSCDC plans against kidnappers in Niger

Yar’Adua approves new directors for FERMA

EFCC has no witness against Ibori – Counsel

Court fixes August 5 for ruling on Transcorp MD, others

Oshiomhole suspends Oredo LG boss - Over alleged financial impropriety

Court threatens to enforce arrest of Spring Bank MD

S/South senators want petroleum minister sacked

Power Sector: Reps ask Yar’Adua to declare state of emergency

5 ministers shun FEC briefing - As govt records poor budget implementation

CBN begins audit of banks - Sanusi condemns corporate prostitution by banks - N5, N10, N20, N50 out in polymer October

Again, hundreds killed in Maiduguri - Taliban leader says ‘No surrender’ - We’ll bring him down - Army - Islamic militant’s house, mosque demolished - 60 arrested in Gombe, Kano - Policemen mobilised in Niger - Governors Forum

Yar’Adua bows to N/Assembly - Reps drop impeachment threat

Jang must resign or else... - Dasuki

2011: Between Chime and Ekweremadu

Obama’s Cairo advocacy

When Saraki brought ‘Big Brother’ to Kwara State



Why Nigeria must tap into space science, technology - NASRDA boss

Petroleum reform bill: Foreign oil firms caution FG

FG proposes N70bn pension payment in 2010

Plateau crisis: Babangida exonerates self

‘Awolowo, one of greatest leaders in Nigeria’

Rivers community set for showdown with oil firm

Hillary Clinton due in Nigeria, six other African countries, next month

Ondo: Committee indicts Agagu over award of contracts

EFCC vs Ibori: FG blasts London court for tough conditions on Okonkwo

N271m fraud: Mass literacy boss, others know fate today

No contract awarded for second Niger bridge - Works minister

10 new Glo millionaires collect cheques in Enugu

Vacation stalls hearing of Ladoja’s suit

Sectarian violence: Reps summon security chiefs

Bauchi/Borno crisis: NEMA distributes relief materials to victims

Court restrains NCS from stopping Intercity cargo

Mega Summit Movement flays FG over electoral reform

American envoy advises on environmental protection

Nigerdock: Reps to probe N1.72 bn privatisation proceeds

Ekiti senatorial rerun: AC asks court to stop conduct of election

Election petitions: Aregbesola’s counsel accuse police

N15bn fraud: Transcorp MD, others beg court for bail variation - EFCC objects

Sectarian Violence: FG orders defence chiefs to crush Talibans

57 LGs/LCDAs: I ’ll deal with Fashola... - Yar’Adua - As traditional rulers back Lagos gov

Yar’Adua requests National Assembly’s approval for N153bn

Monday, July 27, 2009

‘Why states suffer underdevelopment’

Ministers and Yar’Adua’s 7-point agenda

Child rights and witchcraft-related abuse

Fear rules Borno despite arrest of terrorists



Solanke seeks change in method of appointment of judges

Ribadu was OBJ’s political weapon - Waziri

FG remains committed to improved power supply - Yar’Adua

CJ withdraws from Ribadu’s dismissal suit

Religious crisis: Security beefed up in Jos, Gombe

Access Bank vs AP: Court decides jurisdiction August 4

Fake copies of petroleum bill in circulation - Senate

Northern govs decry region’s backwardness

Reps beg ASUU to suspend strike

Nigeria’s population now 157m - SRFH

Nigeria needs 30% of annual budget for education - Emordi

Kano vs Pfizer: Govt concludes out-of-court arrangement

Yar’Adua leading Nigeria to a one-party state - AC

PDP gives state govs ultimatum to submit mid-term report

Oni gives account of N4.3bn MDGs funds

‘NGDI, factor for 7-point agenda’

AC is planning to eliminate our witnesses - Osun PDP - PDP intimidating us - AC

EFCC boss warns office holders

Negotiation: Militants pick Soyinka, Amaechi as their representatives

57 Lgs/ LCDAs: FG drags Lagos to Supreme Court - As ultimatum expires today - Lagosians condemn FG over decision

Hundreds killed in Maiduguri, Kano, Yobe, Bauchi - As religious crisis spreads - 50 Talibans, 5 policemen also slain, IG claims - Security beefed up in Jos, Gombe

2011 Elections: INEC admits serious deficiencies in existing electoral constituencies

Sunday, July 26, 2009

WAEC blacklists 66 schools in Edo

$35m AP debt: CBN gives Access Bank clean bill

Damming of River Niger: PHCN expresses fear

Ekiti commissioner-nominees: Oni retains five, seeks clearance for 11 fresh names

Jos crisis: Why we won’t appear before Ajibola commission - Dasuki

I’ll name Kwara next gov by December - Olusola Saraki

Duty payment fraud: Six arraigned for colluding with Customs accountant

JAMB commencess 2009/2010 varsity admissions

CBN gets tough on banks’ employees

Amnesty: South-South govs call for understanding

6,000 MW: FG inaugurates budget implementation committee - CNPP says it is a mirage

Ekiti senatorial rerun: Arise challenges AC on N400m allegation

S/South states to float $100m wealth fund

NDDC board: Ondo PDP asks Senate to drop nominee - Enikuomehin remains Ondo nominee - Ehinlanwo

Yar’Adua sends name of SEC new boss to Senate

Yar’Adua, PDP have failed Nigeria - Ndume

Federal Character: CBN, ministries move to avert Senate’s indictment

FG to boost power generation by 7.5mw

Controversy hits Senate, Reps over N1bn constitution amendment fund

Gunmen kill Benue TUC chairman - 2 days after labour rally

Bayelsa and fresh threat of impeachment

Why Nigeria must change for the better

Abuja: Two years after ban on okada

Abacha’s vision 2010


Nigeria needs $100bn to fix infrastructure - FG

No going back on 57 LGs - Fashola replies Yar’Adua - PDP backs Yar’Adua; AC says it is sabotage - ’37 LCDAs chairmen, councillors risk jail’ - How AG leaked Yar’Adua’s letter to the press.

Politicians in secret meeting to destabilise Nigeria - INEC

200 killed in Bauchi religious crisis - Govt imposes curfew - Allah has fought for us - Yuguda

Our stand on the ADVAN Newspaper sales figures

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Obasanjo’s failure, Bankole’s remedy

M-I-R-A-C-L-E! Man cured of insanity after 17 years

No ban on Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Ogun NAWOJ holds week

Orji commends Yar’Adua on Onovo

Lagos closes MFM church, others

Benue TUC chairman shot dead

Orji lambasts kidnappers

Ogun crisis will be over in two weeks - PDP elders

New cabinet: Niger gov under pressure

Opposition lawmakers in Oyo set to defect

We backed Ohakim for gov because he promised to join PDP - OBJ -Yar'Adua,Ekwueme, Lar, Saraki witness his defection

Halliburton: British Lawyer swindles Nigerians of $30m - Abacha’s cousin on the run over $20m aircraft purchase

ASUU crisis: Professors set to quit for another union

Contest Petroleum Industry Bill at Nass, Yar’Adua tells S/South govs

Atlas Cove: No apologies, MEND tells S\West

Threat to amnesty: Yar’Adua set to meet S/South govs - ’My govt’s intentions misunderstood’ - ’I didn’t treat S/South issue as a Northerner’

Friday, July 24, 2009

Amnesty: FG Takes Campaign Abroad...Knocks, kudos For S/South Govs Over Pull-out Threat

Thursday, July 23, 2009

‘Action Alliance will win Oyo in 2011’

Scorecard of North East senators

Another perspective on the Alausa saga

Giving back to the people : Osun LG bosses’ wives empower the less-privilegedr



Demolition exercise claims more structures in Ibadan

Fayemi wins round one, as tribunal nullifies Oni’s cross-petition

Court reverses removal of Kwara CJ

FG needs N42 trillion to meet housing needs

N271m scam: Judge’s absence stalls Olagunju, others’ trial

Reps query Ekaette over Julius Berger’s N2bn debt

Margin loans will invite distress in banking sector -Experts

Jakande advises leaders at 80 -Says no alternative to free education

2010 budget: FG to focus on necessary projects

Reps, ASUU meeting deadlocked

AfDB grants $150m to UBA

Cancer centre gets N6bn donations

Ogun: Customs generated N562m in 3 months

Gov’s aide refutes claim on security vote

Lawmakers assure on state creation before 2011

Fake personnel, bane of NSCDC -Abolurin

Ex-CJ’s husband kidnapped in Bayelsa

Alao-Akala threatens to expose fake Awoists

Re-branding project, exercise in futility -Soyinka

820 firms shut down in Nigeria -MAN

Yar’Adua to launch Vision 2020 document Oct 1

Aregbesola, Oyinlola’s counsel in verbal war - As Osun re-trial begins

Shareholders pour encomiums on HID Awolowo, ANN Plc management - As Tribune holds AGM -Gives scholarship to 3 undergraduates

Stop taking foreign loans - Reps tell Yar’Adua -Foreign debt now $3.8bn

Okiro: I’m not owing any failed bank -Threatens to sue NDIC; retires today -Onovo is new IGP

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Politics of Ohakim’s planned defection

Reps, Yar’Adua and impeachment threat

Akinlotan: Enough is enough

When bad boys take over



Bauchi lawmakers/dep gov’s impasse: NBA calls for caution

‘150 nurses died in A/Ibom in one year’

Jakande blames Shagari, Buhari over botched metroline project

Shareholders decry underwriters’ N70bn default to AP

Aluko links global economic crisis to the US

Gbamaratu monarch, communities slam N101bn suit against FG

Wailings as railways reclaims land in Ibadan

Angola leads Nigeria in oil production - As Nigeria loses 300,00 barrels per day

World Bank threatens to withdraw fund to states - Over poor implementation of projects

Tribune AGM holds today

Senate passes bill to establish climate commission

NDDC: Ondo senators oppose Enikuemehin’s nomination

‘Civil war, a blessing’

Fire razes Kano GSM village

Capital market okays N17bn bond for Kwara

Meltdown: Courier Industry may face collapse

I have no criminal record - Oyo NURTW BOSS

Ekiti govt is visiting its frustrations on workers - AC - AC leaders are jobless people - PDP

24 die in Benue auto crash

Maduekwe seeks end to female genital mutilation

Again, ASUU shuns meeting with FG - As labour vows to resist deregulation

FG proposes N1 trillion deficit in 2010 budget

Okiro owes failed bank N166m - NDIC - It’s a personal deal - Police - Reps summon him

At Awo lecture: Enahoro calls for self-determination - Students want Awo’s philosophy taught in schools

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Boosting youth empowerment

Gov’s wife donates fertilisers, seedlings to farmers

Egwu deserves encomiums


Atlas Cove: David-West criticises YCE

Sales of FG houses: Senate orders probe of committee

Ekiti tribunal dismisses Fayemi’s application

Succession struggle causes ripples in police

Indebtedness : AP, Access Bank trade accusations

Odeyemi dissolves Ekiti Assembly’s committees

512 kidnapped so far in Nigeria - Minister

Impeachment : Court grants Bauchi dep gov’s prayer

FG splits NITEL into 6 units

Steel workers picket ministry over N3bn unpaid salary

NYSC uncovers syndicates’ hideout

Yar'Adua orders Okiro to act on petition against Oyo NURTW boss

Senate increases NDDC budget to N128bn

IBB appears before Ajibola panel

Ban on tobacco: FG may lose N10bn revenue - BAT

Nigerians laud Jakande at 80

Reps oppose bid to immortalise MKO Abiola

Task force intercepts truck of diverted fertiliser in Niger

Govt releases programmes for Yar’Adua’s visit to Imo

Politicians plan to boycott PDP rallies in Taraba

Ondo oil communities condemn attack on Atlas Cove

FG, ASUU hold emergency meeting today

‘Awo is second to none in Nigeria’- Dignitaries celebrate the sage at centennial lecture - Tribune AGM holds tomorrow

Accept deregulation or fuel price hike - FG tells labour

18 die in auto crashes - 3 policemen die after Yar’Adua’s visit to Bayelsa

Monday, July 20, 2009

INEC and 10 years of democracy

University access without qualified teachers

‘I laugh when people say the president is slow’



Jos crisis: Nakande, others shun inquiry commission

EFCC vs Fernandez: Court puts ruling on hold

Reps discover ‘missing’ N26.4bn NDDC fund

EFCC arraigns art gallery DG, 4 others over N1bn fraud

Edo moves to halt kidnappings, launches ‘Operation Thunder Storm’

Ondo judicial workers protest CJ, CR lingering crisis

NDLEA arrests engineer, trader, with 2.45kg of cocaine

Fashola, religious leaders disagree over tax

Again, stock market loses N125 billion

SSANU is blackmailing us - FG - Says no plans to introduce tuition fee in varsities

IGP raises alarm on crime rate in South East - Blames judge for releasing most wanted criminal

Adedibu wants state of emergency in power sector

Ekiti deputy gov clears air on fund allocation

Analysis of election materials: Tribunal grants Oyinlola’s application

Tobacco ban will be guided by health, economic factors - Mark

Tokyo collapsed in prison - Counsel

Crisis looms in Ekiti Assembly over plans to impeach speaker

Police confim release of kidnapped woman, daughter in Minna

Shagari makes case for Bankole

Mysterious ‘tiger’ causes tension in Benin

Health workers’ strike claims 7 in Bauchi

Nigeria’s external debts hit $3.6 billion

RMAFC can’t cut our salary - Oshiomhole

Militants’ days are numbered - Yar’Adua - Says your people will expose you

Awo’s Centennial lecture begins at OAU today - Tribune AGM holds Thursday

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hurdles before North-West PDP

Demolition: Between el-Rufai and Aliero

Awolowo: Classic model to Nigerian youths



NPoA: FG asks states, LGs to include projects in 2010 budgets

Lagos to expand Lagos-Badagry road to 10 lanes

SEC, operators join hands on new capital market rules

Opposition re-strategises against PDP

CNPP moves to avert Yar’Adua’s impeachment

Bayelsa senators may shun Yar’Adua’s visit - Say, we’ve not been invited - As state PDP crisis worsens

Senators jittery over imminent committee reshuffle

Bankers use TAR rating to woo customers

TUC rallies support for NMA, SSAUTHRIAI’s demands

Budget 2010 ready in December - FG - Ministries, departments, agencies can’t implement budget

Building collapses in Ogbomoso, kills 4

Gulder Ultimate Search VI: 10 contestants head for Omodo forest

Plateau to implement RMAFC new remuneration package

FG appoints Skye Bank to pay monetised arrears

AC dissociates self from proposed mega party

Unilorin to produce bio-fuel, diesel

Amaechi warns crisis-prone communities

Lagos maritime companies yet to beef up security

JCI honours Tribune

Attack on Atlas Cove: YCE to meet Yar’Adua

Health workers’ strike: Bauchi govt soft pedals

Strike: FG is using propaganda - ASUU

Nigeria applies to US for el-Rufai’s extradition

FG plans N180,000 tuition fees in varsities - SSANU alleges - Rejects FG’s 40% salary increase

Niger Delta: MEND sings new song

Saturday, July 18, 2009

NYSC: Time for a rethink

2 months after gruesome death Killer(s) of Sapele youth leader yet to be found - Family accuses police of lackadaisical attitude - Investigation is on - Police

2011 presidential poll Buhari set to pull surprises

Groups hail Senator Ogunwale’s defection to AC

2011: Group tells Smart Adeyemi to forget 2nd term

Adedibu never performed blood oath on us - Ayilara

Jos: Customs intercept bail of army uniforms

Why Jang, party shunned reconciliation meeting

Six hospitalised in gov’s convoy’s auto crash

Two human parts dealers set ablaze in Abeokuta

The Reformed PDP hits back at Balogun

Shut up, PDP tells Bisi Akande

AU’s rejection of ICJ warrant on Al-Beshir, suspicious - NBA

As IGP bows out this week: Yar’Adua keeps Okiro’s successor waiting

Amnesty package: Nigerians knock FG

Niger Delta: Major shake-up likely in Defence High Command

Federal Character: Senate summons CBN gov, EFCC, aviation ministry, FCT over violations

Friday, July 17, 2009

Amnesty Package: Militants To Get N20,000 Each Monthly - N1,500 For Food daily - 10,000 To Be Affected

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Come to The Gambia - Envoy

Ibadan poly lecturers take case to Oyo House

Salary cut: RMAFC deploys commissioners in states

Ogun tribunal admits guber election results

Operators make case for fewer banks

Bauchi: Court halts impeachment process against deputy gov

Oyo set to boost industry, technology

Atiku wants next elections held in 2010

FG to restructure NYSC

65-yr-old blind Indian hemp dealer arrested

2009 budget: Reps shun invitation to public hearing

Go back to classrooms or lose public sympathy, Mark urges ASUU

N/Delta crisis will end soon - Jonathan

Sokoto govt refunds N280m UBEC fund

FG set to overhaul industrial sector with N500bn

Ibru: Judge’s absence stalls Al-Mustapha’s trial

Stakeholders, Lagos govt disagree over consumption tax

Nothing wrong in using human heads as roadblocks — Charles Taylor

Collusion with drug barons: Heads to roll in NDLEA

Education reform: Oyo commissioner seeks public cooperation

Plateau crisis: Jang shuns peace talks

Values dip by N164bn on the NSE

Customs accuses govt officials, their wives of smuggling

We ’ll fight FG to a standstill - NLC vows

Remittances: Hard times await Nigerians, banks, - Nigerians abroad sent home N1.5 trillion in 2008 - World Bank

Don’t drag us into criminal matter, tribunal tells Aregbesola

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kogi: A speaker and unsettled dust in the House

The limit of official privilege

‘Rich Nigerians must cooperate to fight criminality’

NAWOJ sensitises public on girl-child education

Probe of Jos crisis: Gowon meets Ajibola panel in camera

Glo presents prizes to winners in ‘Text 4 millions’ promo

North not responsible for N/Delta crises - Arewa

Yar’Adua replies critics of Non-Aligned Movement

Women protest planned demolition in P/Harcourt

Police arrest traditional ruler in Lagos

Contractor confesses bribing Borishade - EFCC

I never said I won’t run for second term - Amaechi

Tokyo: IPO’s death won’t affect trial - Oyo CP

Police kill one, arrest 2 kidnappers in Abia

Bayelsa teachers commence strike

Atlas cove: Fashola convenes security meeting

CBN tightens noose on banks

Iranian plane crashes, kills 168 passengers on board

PDP wades into impeachment threat on Yar’Adua

CBN to guarantee inter-bank placement by PFAs

Oil wells: A/Ibom heads for Supreme Court

MEND threatens to cancel 60-day ceasefire, - You can’t dictate to us - FG

JAMB releases results, withholds 11,105

Investors wealth declines by N162bn on NSE

Sack of Kwara CJ: AGF, NJC disagree in court

RMAFC slashes govs’, deputies’, others’ pay, - Measure takes effect July

Constitution Amendment: North agitates for resource control, - Supports creation of more states

Ekiti election petition tribunal begins sitting - Strikes out IG’s petition against Fayemi



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ANPP, Ume-Ezeoke and opposition to PDP government

As extradition axe dangles on el-Rufai, Ribadu...

Of road expansion agenda in FCT

As criminals take over in Jigawa...

FG grants UNIBEN N5.5bn to upgrade facilities

70-yr-old woman kidnapped in Delta

We can’t afford 150% salary increase for workers - PHCN

Enwerem: Court restrains sons from selling property

Traders alert Anambra govt to fake revenue collectors

Uniosun VC tasks education stakeholders

Arik Airline luggage handler convicted of theft

PDP, AC, ANPP others have become secret cults - Iwu

Absence of prosecution witness stalls Kudirat’s murder trial

FG unfolds new employment policy

Paris Club debt commission: CBN snubs FAAC

Be wary of bad policies, shareholders warn CBN gov

Thief caught in gov’s bedroom

Osun govt elevates Modakeke monarch

Tokyo: Court awaits DPP’s advice

26 African countries badly hit by global financial crisis - ADB

Nigerians condemn militants over attack on Atlas Cove

Group commends FG over amnesty to militants

Ibom power plant comences operation September

Alao-Akala awards contract for public toilets

Borno PDP crisis deepens

How MEND blew up Atlas Cove, - Nigerians condemn attack

FG recorded N17bn budget deficit in June, - As Reps threaten to impeach Yar’Adua

FG to increase workers’ salaries, - Sets up committee on minimum wage

Ekiti multiple murder: Okondo, Fayose’s aide, granted bail

Monday, July 13, 2009

2011: PDP and agitation for automatic tickets

What does SSANU want?

Okrika: Choice materials for all seasons



‘Why Awolowo is unique’

N18.5bn bond causes uproar in Imo

Oni canvasses support for measures to increase IGR

MDGs: Reps accuse FG of starving ministries

‘FG will improve standard of living in Niger Delta’

Kufuor, Ekwueme task Nigerians on anti-graft war

I paid N5m to secure my release - Kidnapped businessman

Senate tackles PIC over N400bn houses’ sale fund

Fuel scarcity looms in Ondo, Ekiti, Osun

ANPP condemns INEC over Yuguda, others’ defection to PDP

NNPC assures effective product distribution

FG confers citizenship on 26 US, UK citizens

‘Kano, P/Harcourt multi-billion naira radar projects on course’

N/Delta govs urged to clear air on presidential amnesty, resource control

Kogi gov travels to Russia

Alaba Job tasks faithful on politics

‘Why we stopped admission of foreigners at IIJ’

FG unveils new strategic health development plan

Budget performance: Lagos posts 68 per cent half-year review

NNPC to embark on estate development

Reps may probe minister over N120m wedding party, - I didn’t spend such amount - Minister

FG releases Okah, - I can’t guarantee peace in the Niger Delta - Okah, - We’re ready for talks with Yar’Adua - MEND

MEND blows up Atlas Cove in Lagos, - 5 feared dead, - Fuel scarcity looms, - NNPC says no cause for alarm, - Alaibe, others condemn attack

Strike: We shall not succumb - ASUU

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Oni urges NULGE to flush out ghost workers

Amnesty, not panacea for N/Delta problem - Reps’ Minority Leader

PDP: X-raying a party’s grip on a geopolitical zone

Providing jobs to Bauchi youths and women



NSITF: Court summons bank’s MD over alleged default

Lam, Alao-Akala bicker over governance in Oyo

Obama’s presence would have dignified corruption, electoral fraud - Soyinka

NMN commends Mark, Ooni, Alaafin, Alake on coastal guards bill

NSCDC arrests 10 at PCE exam, - As rain disturbs in Ibadan

Intervention fund: ETF technical team to visit UI

NAICOM, NNPC to raise local content in oil and gas insurance

Oni keeps mum on cabinet appointments

Aregbesola’s lawyer accuses police of plot to rope him

Impeachment plot: Sylva seeks PDP’s intervention

NIMASA, NLNG quarrel over N32bn debt

Over 500 buildings bulldozed in Abuja

Gov Shinkafi deserves second term - Aide

OGD, theatre practitioners pay tribute to late Ogunde

Group leader lauds Yar’Adua over Omatseye’s appointment

NEMA boss warns on climate-induced disasters

Varsity strike: CNPP faults education minister

Bugaje slams clerics over election rigging

FG blamed for shift in gas flaring deadline

Armed robbers attack University of Ilorin

No end to our strike until ... - ASUU

BLACK SUNDAY: Trailer crushes 10 on Lokoja-Abuja road, - Husband, wife, mother-in-law die in Lagos, - 4 trapped in collapsed building in Osun

Failed banks: Hope rises for depositors, - As Senate committee tasks EFCC on recovery of N53.3bn

Why PDP rejected Atiku, - ...Says he betrayed Yar’Adua’s family

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Oceanic Bank deepens Nigeria/China trade relations with Beijing office

OOU: The rot of a university - What we are doing to clear the rot - Kawonise

Court rules on 12-year-old land dispute

N/Delta militants are recalcitrant - Aluko

Amuwo LG boss’ aide warns detractors

SUN Deputy MD loses mum

Etinam seeks amendment of college’s constitution

I should contribute to deciding who succeeds me - Shekarau

Obama to Africa: End tyranny, corruption

IGP Post: AIG abandons duty post for one week

MEND attacks repaired Chevron facility

Assault story: Assailant flees, surety arrested

Gov bankrolls high profile wedding with N200m

First Bank, Zenith, Oceanic, IB Plc, UBA are Nigeria’s top banks - The Banker magazine

N53bn debt: Failed bank directors dare Senate

Friday, July 10, 2009

IBB ‘Boys’ Take Over NDDC - The Inside Details

Thursday, July 09, 2009

N/Central senators’ scorecard

Politicking without finesse

Kidnapping: Abia combats new crime wave


FRSC solicits Tribune’s support

NPA: Bode George not afraid of Anenih - Aborode

Bauchi PDP set for reconciliation

DPA asks Fashola to probe allegations of harassment of LASTMA officials

Death penalty: Bayelsa gov reaffairms existing laws

Election tribunal upholds Uduaghan’s election

300 Nigerians in Ghanaian prisons - Obanikoro

Sylva raises alarm over impeachment plot - As court sacks PDP lawmaker

Impeachment: Bauchi speaker states reasons for dissolution of panel

Strikes: FG calls for ILO interventions

Agagu maintained secret accounts, commissioner insists

Fraudsters on rampage in Kogi

Anti-smoking legislation coming - FG

Kidnappers release Alao-Akala’s aide

Most Nigerian drug manufacturing companies not WHO-certified – NAFDAC boss

Expert charges human resources, public relations professionals

Bond: Pension administrators, workers support Ogun govt

Mrs. Williams, a true mother to all of us - Fashola

Tension as Rep condemns Bankole, Nafada on Jos crisis

Ogun to drag newspaper to Ombudsman over publication

Opposition parties write Obama on corruption in Nigeria

Niger Delta crisis: Nigeria lost N5.3bn - NNPC

Lagos to demolish 293 houses

Bode George, Kalu, Ladoja, Dariye, 52 others looted N243bn -EFCC

Police amend charges against Tokyo, others - Illegal possession of amunition included

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Gadi: Battling for his political life

Will Fashola break Jakande’s record in Lagos?

Ekiti rerun: The futility of media trials

Osun police, give me my son’s corpse - Daniel



Again, Jang reshuffles cabinet

200 awaiting trial inmates in Niger prisons -NBA

ASUU strike: Nigeria is postponing evil day -Oshiomhole

Presidency proposes 5-yr renewable term for INEC boss

UI gets foreign support for new PG programme

Yar’Adua may face impeachment -Ndume

Illegal crude oil lifting: Reps ask foreign company to pay N14bn

Another building collapses in Lagos

Kidnapping: Senate summons security chiefs, minister

Kogi gov sacks 5 commissioners, one weeps

EFCC seeks court’s permission to paste charge sheet on el-Rufai’s house

Police smash land racketeers in Abuja

Yar’Adua appoints Alaibe adviser on Niger Delta

Okocha vs Uduaghan: Tibunal gives judgment today

Staff, funding, problems of Nigerian varsities -OAU VC

Rain sacks Ikere residents, destroys buildings

RMAFC accuses FG, states, LGs of violating remuneration policy

Chief of Naval Staff, others escape death

ECOWAS, China to partner Osun on development

Aviation fund: My ministry has only N3.5 bn - Minister

PDP asks NBA to call Akeredolu to order

Yar’Adua jets out to Italy - For G-8 meeting

MEND bombs Shell, Agip pipelines

Failed banks’ directors lobby Senate - As experts call for their trial -Nigerians are the worst debtors in the world -NDIC

Ekiti: PDP loses another Senate seat

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ekiti: Much ado about Ido-Osi results

Zuma Steel: Obstacles to a national monument



Lagos gets tough on fake vehicle documents

CBN cuts key rate to 6%

Militancy: Region thrown into darkness

2011: PDP ’ll win in Ogun - ALGON

Nigeria loses $200m annually to foreign treatments - Osotimehin

Secret accounts: Ondo House invites 2 commissioners

2011: Fani-Kayode declares intention for Osun gov

N/Delta: Operators lament high project costs

We never demanded for N177bn - ASUU

Bauchi dep gov’s house for demolition

Forgery: PDP drags Lagos judge to NJC

Chieftaincy crisis: Ido people ask Alao-Akala to intervene

FG moves to solve integrity problem in insurance industry

Oyo set to demolish illegal petrol stations, telecoms masts

War against drugs: Don blames police, politicians

Ekiti NUJ joins strike, disowns NLC over BSES

Philanthropist gives free medical services to A/Ibom people

Development: Benue seeks partnership with South Africa

8 Corps members die in Kogi, Borno

Defectors are killing democracy in Nigeria - Ambassador Kwande

Sharia: Woman gets 10 strokes in Kano

Lawyers share stolen billions with looters - EFCC boss

Automatic tickets: PDP govs move against Senators

Senate exposes debtors of failed banks - For owing N53.3bn -Senate committee members receive death threat messages

Banks margin loan exposure is N1 trillion - NSE

Monday, July 06, 2009

The man of God and mass hysteria

Mad year: When corn failed to bring down foodstuff prices



Lagos requires N3.5 trillion for 1 million housing units -Expert

Monetisation: Federal media workers threaten strike

Group set to kick-start campaign for Yar’Adua’s second term

Ekiti AC, PDP trade words over cabinet appointments

Labour minister assures on employment, wealth creation

Halliburton: FG ’ll bring culprits to book -Aondoakaa

Work commences on Lagos-Ibadan expressway August -Yar’Adua

Gov Idris suspends 19 accountants over fraud

Oyinlola gives Aregbesola nod to call forensic expert

Woman excretes 42 wraps of cocaine at Kano airport - NDLEA arrests another six in Lagos

Appointment of Koinyan as NDDC helmsman divides Bayelsa

2011: Ondo politicians form group

We’ll resolve varsity crises this week -FG

Houses for all not attainable -Reps

Militants hijack chemical vessel in Delta

Power outage paralyses activities at NSE

$43m contracts: Reps accuse Total of falsifying figures

342,483 candidates to sit for MPCE on Saturday

PDP leadership resists Atiku’s return

Alleged rape: Kwara board member detained

Shekarau, Buhari, others battle to control ANPP

Michael Jackson may be buried without his brain today

40 die in boat accident - 2 brothers killed by lorry driver

Ex-govs plot to kill VP -Ijaw group alleges -Calls for Iwu’s arrest

Economic meltdown: World Bank predicts doom - Says, no hope of recovery this year - As oil price drops to $64

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Still on a decade of democracy

H-O-R-R-O-R: How Barca -Man U match claimed man’s life



Economic crisis: Nigerian economy to recover in 2011

I’m not afraid to appear in court - Ribadu

Budget delay affects NPA’s operations

‘Tompolo no longer a wanted criminal’

African govts urged to keep external reserves in Africa

FG realised $51.638m from ports concession in three years

Yar’Adua’s men, Buhari on war path

MEND disowns Clark, promises to combine dialogue with attacks

President Yar’Adua visits Ogun today

Nigeria to export yam to The Gambia

FG to generate 340 megawatts from Gurara Dam

Osun AC legislators sue Assembly over composition of OSSIEC

Mobitel must refund N194m to FG - EFCC

Again, militants attack Shell oil well

I didn’t operate secret accounts - Agagu

AC rigging tactics influenced appeal court’s judgment - PDP - Prepare for more shock - AC

Pastors should pay tax - Abiara

We’ve done well in Edo - Oshiomhole

FG releases N3bn for constituency projects

Police arrest 10 car dealers in Ibadan

Police kill 3 robbers in warri

We were offered bribes to rig elections - Iwu

ASUU demands N177bn salaries per annum - FG - Govt plans enhanced salary package

Panic withdrawals hit banks - Over controversial TAR rating - Nigerian banking sector under pressure - Fitch - External reserves drop to $44.8bn

OAU hosts two-day Awo centenary dialogue

Saturday, July 04, 2009

When the gods go hungry

Lagelu LG House Leader removed

Awesome Treasurer holds cervical cancer screening

‘25 million people affected, as Lake Chad Basin shrinks’

N/Delta: 23 more militants embrace amnesty

We may attack Trans Saharan gas pipeline - Militants

N715m scandal: Groups call for former NDDC Chairman’s arrest, prosecution

ICPC nabs fake investigator in Ibadan

Oath: Alausa’s claim is baseless - LG boss

Misappropriation of fund: Security reports clear Niger gov

Adeboye dissociates self from text on untimely death

Bank workers behind ATM fraud - Victims

Alleged Kogi salary inflation: Two GMs indicted

Expensive Yam: ABSUTH director bought tuber of yam for N1,500

2011: How Yar'Adua will emerge - Presidency, PDP strategise

More Orkar coupists resurface - Endorse IBB/Mukoro parley

Friday, July 03, 2009

Aftermath of economic meltdown: Govs abandon States for Abuja, Lagos, abroad

S/West senators: Whose agenda?

Former Unilorin VC and theory of dubious victory

Wamakko honours civil servants



Reactions trail ex-NDDC boss, Edem’s revelation

Jonathan would have been killed before 2007 election - Iwu

ASUU strike: NANS demonstrates in Kano

A/Ibom govt endorses FG’s amnesty for militants

Benin beautification: CBN, UBA, PHCN buildings, others for demolition

Group alerts on inmminent crisis in Niger

Impeachment: Bauchi CJ reconstitutes panel

Senate passes Gas Flaring Bill, 2010 now deadline

Glo to create 103 millionaires

12 die in auto crashes

Loss of oil wells: 11 C/River N/A members embark on hunger strike

Embrace FG’s amnesty, Arewa, oil workers tell militants

Another Aregbesola’s lawyer in trouble

Niger Delta: Stakeholders give condition for acceptance of amnesty

Rainstorm: Mimiko gives N50m to victims

Martins Yellowe, ex-senator dies - Mark mourns

LAUTECH: Oyo House insists on disengagement

Amnesty: Uduaghan asks Clark to prevail on militants

Senate to meet CBN governor over banks’ rating

Amnesty a ruse, unconstitutional - Dokubo-Asari

NECO boss dismisses N5bn fraud allegation

2011: PDP senators demand automatic tickets

Govs are looting LG funds - Workers cry out - Want autonomy for LGs

RMAFC slashes Yar’Adua’s, Jonathan’s allowances - Senators, Reps also affected - Wants all Personal Assistants sacked

Reps prepares agenda for constitutional amendment

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Gogwim: One defection, many controversies

Snippets from presentation of PDP flag to Yuguda

Killing Nigeria’s education sector

NGO founder vs traditional chiefs: When will peace return to Omi-Adio?



Amnesty: Okah’s wife doubts FG’s sincerity

Oil wells controvery: Court to fix judgment date, July 29

Akwa Ibom executive council re-constituted

Court upholds Dep Senate President’s election

Granting of amnesty may not solve Niger Delta problem - Cleric

Akindele vs ANN Plc: Court rejects Anglican cleric’s report

Daniel, Chinese governor, perform foundation laying of industrial park

Okrika, Eleme communities threatened by water pollution - study

Killing of five policemen: Police move to arrest killers

FG uncovers fake employment syndicate

Police arrest student over N29m ATM fraud - As CBN extends deadline on removal of off-site ATMs

Former Tribune MD, Olatunji, advises youths

FG meets 3 ASUU demands as strike continues

Oath taking: Ogun lawmaker carpets Alausa

Senate seeks to break NNPC’s monopoly

Senate okays additional N22.7bn for FCT roads

Alleged forgery: Court adopts addresses July 8

Lagos, high risk state for polio - Commissioner

Yemeni airline banned for servicing EU-based jets

Impeachment: Gadi replies Bauchi House

Divorce: Duro Soleye, wife, opt for out-of-court settlement

2011 elections: We’ll co-opt civil servants - INEC

Aftermath of crisis: N/Delta communities slam N100bn suit on FG

Ex-NDDC boss paid me N715m to restore his manhood - Herbalist - My manhood has never stopped working, I repeat, it has never stopped working - Edem

Obama okays amnesty for militants