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Tribune News Archive for August 2009Rss

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bauchi: One speaker’s seat, many contenders

Politicians have failed the country - Olusola Saraki

Edo Assembly rerun: The show of shame

Welcome to Strabag Garden, where you can find love

PHCN WORKERS’ SALARY INCREASE

RMAFC AND REMUNERATIONS OF PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDERS

2009 hajj: Saudi Arabia writes Nigeria over prohibited items

Customs boss vows to flush out bad eggsl

NUJ, Tribune, others laud Oni over appointment of Ojo-Lanre

N1bn alleged fraud: ICPC begins arrest of education ministry officials

Mimiko returns, promises exploration of bitumen in Ondo - As Ondo PDP, govt differ on foreign trip

Carpenter, apprentice die inside septic tank

Fuel marketers paralyse flight operations, withdraw supply over indebtedness

Strike: Lawyer sues ASUU, ministers

Sylva, Alamieyeseigha on collision course over abandoned projects - As Bayelsa goes for N100bn bond

Nigeria to get $2.8bn loan from IMF

TUC cautions FG over sale of NITEL/M-Tel

Election rigging: AC accuses NOA of collaborating with PDP - Allegation, baseless - PDP

FG recorded N382.2bn deficit in second quarter

Police kill varsity student

FG begins rehabilitation of 14 teaching hospitals

2010 budget: Ogun demands N905bn projects from FG

Osun LP flays FG over ASUU strike

OBJ, others rally support for THI

Osotimehin charges medical practitioners

ANCOPSS decries under-funding of education

Alleged murder: Court restrains police from arresting Gani Adams

Nigeria loses N100bn to foreign airlines annually

Bayelsa arms haul: Presidency investigates sources of arms

Banks crisis: Heads to roll in auditing, accounting firms - As foreign investors express worry

N1.14trn non-performing loans: CBN orders deductions from banks’ earnings - Banks’ profits, dividends to reduce - We ’ll go after every debtor - Sanusi - EFCC declares Ibru’s associates wanted - Arraigns bank chiefs today

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Growing under Soyinka

Lamido charges on global peace

National honours: EFCC proposes stiffer measures for awardees

Four die, 10 injured on Lagos - Ibadan expresssway

Nothing unusual about PPA crisis - Orji

Plateau PDP crisis: Pressure on Jang, Shown to withdraw suit

Egbe Omo Yoruba (USA and Canada) elects new excos

PDP chieftain denies stealing Aregbesola's swearing-in programme

Oni appoints Wale Ojo-Lanre as CPS

Moghalu charges Anambra PDP on bickering

PAN re-opens, pays FIRS tax

Abia LG boss dragged to EFCC - for approving N1m as wife’s kitchen allowance monthly

Boko Haram tears Islamic clerics apart

Yes, I’m talking to other parties - Ajimobi

Planned sale of troubled banks: Shareholders call for Sanusi’s sack

Army commutes life sentence to seven years imprisonment

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bank Crisis, Result Of Soludo’s Romance With Bank Chiefs - Ogbeh

More Banks May Go - As Sanusi Plans Another Capitalisation - Akingbola Barred From Stock Exchange - Court Adjourns Akingbola’s suit Till Sept 4

Thursday, August 27, 2009

‘We have smoothened Oyo PDP’s rough edges’

Echoes of Lagos deputy speaker’s removal

The beans of horror - Kills one, sends 68 to the hospital in Bauchi

GOD’S LOVE FOR THE POOR

STILL ON ELECTORAL REFORMS

Globacom slashes international call rates

Odu’a turns Sketch building to shopping mall

Death of Arigidi-Akoko youth leader: Gani Adams absolves self

Police arraign Jigawa commissioner, aide

Offa poly gets $250,000 World Bank facility

Oil falls to $71 on faltering demand

Ramadan: Bauchi feeds Muslims with N50m

Ekiti gov rerun: Tribunal admits voters’ cards as exhibits from AC

CBN sack: Akingbola’s suit re-assigned

CIBN gets knocks over delay in Akingbola’s sack

FG, ASUU impasse, a national crisis - Ogbeh

Yar’Adua approves full package for 2009 Christian pilgrimage

7-point agenda has failed - NLC

Implementation of national security policy begins January – FG

FG orders security beefed up at nation’s airports

Bi-Courtney moves to Lagos-Ibadan expressway

PDP orders Jang to withdraw suit against party

N447m electrification project: Hope rises for Shiroro community

29 people make Osun 2009 award

FIRS shuts PAN over N1.29 bn unpaid tax

Teacher kills 83-year-old man - After defrauding him N1.1m

Debtor duped Wema Bank N600m - Used fake shares as collateral - Loan now N1.096bn - We can’t trace him - Bank Manager - Senate Committee chairman on Banking faults CBN’s action

Tribunal upholds Daniel’s election

Police to slam fresh charge on Aregbesola - Knows fate today on foreign trip

EFCC sets Interpol after Akingbola, others - Recovers N25.25bn from bank debtors

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Politics of Niger cabinet reshuffle

Mimiko, Agagu and Ondo accounts

National anthem and Nigerians’ allegiance

Tragedy on the Lagoon - Husband died trying to save wife of 7 days - You killed our son’, hubby’s family tells survivor wife

WHEN AC, ANPP FLOORED PDP

WITHDRAWING TV SETS FROM MINISTRIES

Daniel vs Amosun: 1,800 policemen drafted to Ogun ahead today’s judgment

We regret supporting Yar’Adua in 2007 - LP

Murder: Police invite Gani Adams - My invitation, political – Gani Adams

Don’t end ceasefire, Abbe warns mend

Ramadan: Foodstuff prices soar in Maiduguri - As cleric warns Muslim traders

Police arrest pay-or-you-die syndicate in Lagos - Kill suspected robber in Asaba

JTF foils kidnap plot, arrests 9

41 Darul Islam sect members return to Bauchi

Osun: AC witness tenders pro-PDP exhibit

Nigeria’s GDP to hit $120bn - FG

Leadership crisis engulfs Bauchi Assembly

Police peg govs’ ADC tenure to 3 years

NCC extends deadline on copyright management

Pension fund is safe - NPC DG assures

VC clears air on approved tuition fees at Kwara varsity

NJC queries Lagos judge over police report forgery

Scholarship board commends Gov Saraki

Gov Shinkafi deserves second term - ALGON

Legislature, executive on collision course in Ogbomoso North LG

Alao-Akala swears in new perm sec

Union Bank, Intercontinental, 3 others may be acquired

S/West govs demand new revenue formula, constitution

Oil sector deregulation begins October - FG

Ibru surrenders to EFCC - 24 debtors in EFCC cells - Release our clients, Adigwe’s, Nwosu’s counsel tell EFCC

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

‘I’ll quit Kebbi Govt House in 2011, if...’

Echoes from Ekiti senatorial rerun

Oath-taking in Nigerian politics

Education: We are determined to make progress - Sheriff

SOCIAL INSECURITY AND GRAFT

THE NIGERIAN BANKING SYSTEM

Civil servants protest unpaid $7.5m clothing allowance

No end to youth unemployment - UN

AUN commits N60 million to scholarship

Commissioner’s wife and daughter escape attempted kidnap

Ondo govt approves N207m monetisation for poly staff

Enugu LG elections: PDP faction raises alarm over plot to rig

Tokyo’s co-accused seek bail

Ondo lawmakers seek clarification on N117bn debt

No corps member must be posted to troubled zone - NYSC DG

50-yr-old man rapes 14-yr-old girl, infects her with HIV/AIDS

RMAFC explains cut in salaries

Senate superior to House of Reps - Gov Aliyu

FG releases N22.4m to study air quality in 6 cities

Plateau Assembly bans sale of coffin along major roads

Union Diagnostics profit hits N370m - Pays 8 kobo dividend

K1 De Ultimate not my chief - Alaafin

FG deploys 600 mobile policemen in Anambra

Osun: Tribunal takes AC witness signature as exhibit

NUT resumes strike in 19 states Tuesday

Don’t dare Yoruba people, Boko Haram sect warned

VCs are vampires - SSANU - Councils should resume negotiations with ASUU - FG

Bank debtors ’ll blame themselves - EFCC boss - Says 15 bank chiefs are in EFCC custody - Afribank’s, FinBank’s ex-MDs granted bail

Labour moves to resist oil sector deregulation

They want to kidnap me - Benue Gov cries out

Monday, August 24, 2009

‘Why Ogun West should produce governor in 2011’

Still on dissolution of Plateau PDP factions

Is Sanusi out to transform Nigeria?

Agricultural mechanisation: How far can Niger govt go?

WE ARE ALL GUILTY

STILL ON THE FG/ASUU FACE OFF

FG wants NITEL privatised within 60 days

Oyo NUT appeals to members

Lagos police arrest 4 over alleged fraud

Jos ethno-religious crisis: Dep gov worries over plight of victims

Man, 53, arraigned for raping 14-year-old girl

Yar’Adua aide defends 7-point agenda

Strike: Cleric counsels FG, ASUU

80-yr-old man, others arrested for thuggery, vandalism

Loan: Jimoh Ibrahim pays N3bn to Oceanic Bank

Assembly rerun: Edo PDP, CRPP reject result

Four killed, woman’s breast chopped off as robbers invade Awka, - Benue police uncover weapon manufacturing company

Students call for sack of education minister

Why bank executives were sacked - CBN

NBA cautions CBN, others on banking sector reform

AC cautions Ajimobi over defection plan

Lagos police investigate death of 62-year-old woman

Daru-Islam: Police complete evacuation of sect members

Tribune MMPN holds Ramadan lecture on child rights

2.3GHz licence: We’re ready to obey Yar’Adua - NCC

Handing over notes: Kebbi House gives 45-day ultimatum to Aliero - Gov Dakingari is blackmailing me - FCT Minister

Kwara varsity partners African varsities, others

Alleged embezzlement: ICPC probes ex-minister Ezekwesili

Banking reform has no Northern agenda - Presidency, - As banks’ new CEOs plan a roadshow to Europe

Stop misleading Nigerians, FG tells ASUU - As lecturers flay Unijos authorities

EFCC yet to recover N737bn - As ultimatum expires today, - Waziri takes over operations, - Debtors give up properties, N10bn recovered, - Wema Bank begins house-to-house loan recovery bid

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A senator’s battle to demystify kidnapping

North Central: A region in search of strong opposition

Lagos LCDAs: Matters arising

Apapa-Oshodi expressway: A road abandoned ...about N10 million wasted weekly

AKUNYILI’S MANY ENEMIES

HILLARY CLINTON’S EXHORTATIONS

NAFDAC shuts 2 fake water factories in Kaduna

War against corruption ’ll fail without electoral reform - ANPP

Amnesty: Notorious kidnapper surrenders arms in Rivers, - MEND’s threat unfortunate - FG

Power generation: Iranian envoy tasks FG on nuclear technology

CBN is implementing The African Report - Group

NEMA raises alarm on cholera epidemic

Bankole pleads with ASUU over strike

Confusion in Arigidi-Akoko over death of youth leader

Mount Tabieorar is my shrine – Gov Daniel

PDP forum calls for Yar’Adua’s intervention in Anambra crisis

Ekiti senatorial rerun: INEC introduced new rigging method - Fayemi

FG meets NUT, 19 states tomorrow over TSS

Virgin Nigeria, Ethiopian Airlines partner on technical service

PDP moves to take over Lagos in 2011

Land dispute: Abia govt sues for peace

FG approves 4 carriers for 2009 hajj, - Warns Nigerians illegally residing abroad

Boko Haram: FG inaugurates fresh security inquest

Group leader advises on crisis

Shareholders divided over foreign investment in Nigerian banks

Food poison kills one, 63 hospitalised

No lecturer ‘ll respect governing council’s directive - ASUU

Banks’ takeover: We ’ll resist CBN - Shareholders

Sack us, SSANU dares Yar’Adua, - FG is blackmailing us - ASUU

EFCC declares Ibru, Akingbola wanted - Spare no debtor, Yar’Adua charges EFCC boss - As crisis rocks banks

PDP incurring debt for Ekiti - AC, - AC should get busy with profitable ventures - Oni

Saturday, August 22, 2009

No court order stopping development of the waterfront - Amaechi

Youths in Taraba urged to acquire education

Funeral rites for Prince Jiboye begins

Cross River launches free medical service

Nigeria needs revolution for it to grow - Maitama Sule

Daniel inaugurates township road projects

Violence mars Akoko Edo rerun - Police arrest 9 suspected thugs

The flip side of Jack Warner’s words

Corruption in Customs: How far can Dikko go?

Mrs. Ayo Babalola dies at 67

Repent or face the wrath of God, Jang tells opposition

ETB repackages retail product offerings

Kabba-Ilorin road: Haven for armed robbers, rapists - Senator Adeyemi

2011: Anti-Jonathan group emerges - As Sylva floats ‘New Phase of Niger Delta

Militants warn FG, surrender guns, ammunition, gunboats in Bayelsa

Fleeing top bank chiefs: British police lay siege to airports - EFCC arrests two in Lagos, - SSS mounts surveillance in Nigeria, - External auditors of banks are guilty - Former ANAN president

Attah boycotts final burial rites for Isemin - As Akpabio eulogises him

Friday, August 21, 2009

MD's Sack Fallout: Bank Auditors In Trouble - Over Falsification Of Five Banks ' Accounts - Face EFCC Today - Drama At Intercontinental Bank Over Alabi's Whereabouts

Thursday, August 20, 2009

‘Only politicians have solution to electoral violence’

Reps’ path to reckoning on constitution amendment

Thank God, Iwu is not president

MRS. CLINTON’S LONG NOSE

RETHINKING FEDERALISM

Court reverses FG’s revocation of oil blocks

Drama as Ondo Assembly probes secret bank accounts

Bankers want N400bn FG’s fund converted to grants

Muslims warm up for Ramadan

Chieftaincy succession: Ekiti gives 2-yr ultimatum to regents

Ekiti AC alleges plans by PDP to implicate witnesses -Allegation lacks common sense -PDP

Daniel vs Amosun: Ogun tribunal set to deliver judgment

FG increases land rent in FCT

Woman beats 7-year-old girl to death

... PDP calls for reformation of NBA

NBA conference: Akeredolu, govs berate Nigeria’s leadership

We ’ll go back to negotiation with FG if ... -ASUU

We ’re not owing non-performing loans -Obat

Kumuyi advises on corruption

Court dismisses suit over Okeigbo kingship tussle

Jos crisis: Sultan charges panel

2010 budget: FG directs ministries to include premium cover for workers

Lecturer kills son in Delta

EFCC boss worries over abuse of public funds

ANPP picks hole in EFCC banks’ probe

Omatek to CBN: We’re not bad debtors

PDP leaders at loggerheads over Anambra leadership

70 ex-militants surrender arms, ammunition in Rivers

Bank debtors panic - Bank chiefs relocate families abroad -Buy $1 million mansion in Canada -As Afribank recovers N3bn -CBN promises to release more names -Seeks foreign, local investors for troubled banks

Manufacturers spend N1.8bn weekly on diesel -As operating cost rises

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fashola: A governor and his 100 days system

I’m not after any elective post in 2012 - Gov Idris

Giving militancy a bad name

YAR’ADUA: A CAT WITH 9 LIVES

STRIKES: ILO TO THE RESCUE?

Bank fraudsters, car robbers paraded in Ibadan

CBN sack: ACAMB pleads for caution

Controversies trail Bauchi speaker’s position

Uduaghan decries series of attacks of oil facilities

Badagry road: Fashola compensates landlords with N2bn

We have not withdrawan from Gbaramatu Kingdom - JTF

Sacked bank MDs: Insurance firms brace up for similar exercise

Police exhume head of 18-yr-old girl

Fear of ethnic clash grips Warri residents

18 Boko Haram suspects arrested in Oyo

Arewa queries FG over ASUU strike, Clinton’s visit

Police arrest 7 CBN staff in Minna - For sharing mutilated currency

Flood sacks 68 families in Minna

Mega summit movement meets tomorrow

Ekiti PDP disciplined -Rep

Ogun PDP peace meeting deadlocked

Power: FG plans 40 megawatts from Gombe Dam -Omisore

NEMA to partner Israel on rescue operation

Suspended councillors allege Benue Speaker’s involvement -I didn’t influence party’s decision –Speaker

Power shortage: Fashola advocates tax holiday for industries

Suspended banks’ shares: Market value drops by N380bn -Julius Berger threatens banks - Union Bank’s new MD reads Riot Act to staff

SEC queries NSE DG over Transcorp’s N30bn loan -Calls for Akingbola’s suspension -It’s corporate, not personal loan -Okereke-Onyiuke

EFCC gives Dangote’s, Otedola’s, firms, others ultimatum -To pay N746.8bn in 7 days or ... -Jimoh Ibrahim threatens to sue CBN

Corruption: Clinton was misinformed, FG insists

Day bishop put his calling on line for Akpabio...Hands him a key

PDP and dissolution of Plateau excos

In Jos, it’s Police and their bikes

YAR'ADUA, ASUU AND MILITANTS

THE EXIT OF CORAZON AQUINO

Full autonomy, solution to varsity crisis - Ogbu

Customs recorded N31bn in July – Outgoing Comptroller-General

Woman, 42, drops dead in hotel - …As police kill robbery suspect in Bayelsa

Why I was kidnapped - Pete Edochie

Banking tsunami: Airline chiefs jittery

Ilora chieftaincy: Ruling house sues Oyo govt, 10 others

Trouble looms for micro finance banks

Court grants Tokyo bail

SSS arrests Nwodo

FG charges new NDIC board to prevent distress in banks

Prepare to face EFCC, ICPC, Niger gov tells aides

Land dispute renders village head homeless -Petitions IGP

Nigerian Police arrest Ghanaian for killing countryman

New states ‘ll be created after 2011 elections - Reps

Youth parliament to regenerate leaders -FG

AC leaders kick against impeachment of Lagos Deputy Speaker

Nyako stresses need for judicious use of public funds

NAFDAC arrest 7 drug traffickers in Oyo

Stakeholders endorse sack of Anambra PDP

Strike: No end in sight yet - ASUU

17-year-old girl kills 30 men in 3 years - Targetted men for money, revenge and justice

6 die, 15 injured in JTF, police clash -Extra-judicial killings, threat to our ceasefire -MEND

Prominent Nigerians owe 5 banks N746.8bn -CBN -RenCap suspends Intercontinental, Oceanic, Union Banks’ ratings

EFCC arrests Union, Finbank’s ex-MDs -Indicted MDs to be declared wanted -Affected bank chiefs plan to escape abroad -Security report

Akingbola slams N50bn suit on Sanusi, CBN -Gets court’s approval to review CBN order

Monday, August 17, 2009

Putting opposition in South-South into perspective

Education and govt’s insensitivity

SEASON OF MASS ACTIONS

Boko Haram: Matters arising

Lagos Assembly impeaches dep speaker -Hon. Badmus-Olujobi now dep speaker

CBN withdraws N110.5bn from circulation

Mixed reactions trail bank MDs’ sack

Police arrest Boko Haram members in Ogun

Umar slams Yar’Adua over federal character abuse

Ekiti: AC, PDP, trade accusations over senatorial rerun - Police confirm arrest of 50

Boko Haram: FG apologises to UN over killing of leader - As Borno inaugurates investigative panel

PDP dumps Jang, inaugurates new caretaker in Plateau

NBA: AC tackles PDP, cautions lawyers

Sacked bank chiefs: NSE places full suspension on shares -Akingbola remains 2nd vice president

Pete Edochie’s kidnappers demand N10m ransom

Attack on waterways causes tension in Warri

Economic downturn is tearing marriages apart -Judge cries out

We ’ll ensure effective health care services -Osotimehin

Afe Babalola nominated for leadership award

Ogun Assembly resumes sitting today

LASU may sack 10 lecturers over examination malpractices

Sack of bank MDs: Reps in support of CBN - Bankole

Digitalisation: Idris seeks extension of 2012 deadline

2011: We are unsure of our operations -Iwu

JAMB to begin UTME next year

Why we stopped negotiation with ASUU - FG

Democracy has failed in Nigeria -NBA President -Blame military for Nigeria’s woes -Fashola -Aondoakaa, Fashola differ on seniority

SACKED BANK MDs LATEST: Billionaire owes bank N70bn - As CBN declares war on serial borrowers -Begins forensic auditing of 22 banks - Recovers N5bn loan from customer owing N18bn - Massive withdrawals at affected banks -CBN gov in crucial meeting with EFC

$659m revenue loss: NEITI report indicts NNPC, DPR, Chevron, Mobil

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Constitution: Issues of priority

Niger moves to turn waste into wealth

NIGER DELTA WOMEN GO FASTING

CUSTOMS AND NIGERIAN ‘BIG MEN’

80% of visa documents are fake - Ambassador

Police avert Igbo groups’ clash in Kano

Allegations against Agagu, harvest of lies -Ondo PDP

FG set for oil, gas sector deregulation

Mega party: Enahoro, Buhari, Atiku, others to host national summit

CBN’s approach should be subtle -Jobi-Fele

Host communities attacked Utorogu gas plant - Security sources

Afenifere worried over disunity among S/West govs

Northern elite set to produce ‘Obama’ for 2011

Union Bank, Afribank, Oceanic’s CEOs assure stakeholders

Ekiti senatorial rerun: INEC declares Arise winner-Oni hails victory -AC lambasts INEC -Observer groups absolve INEC of complicity

We’ve not stopped overseas training for workers -FG

FG may arrest illegal lottery operators this week

Edo PDP, AC trade accusations over Assembly rerun election

Boko Haram: 1,264 children orphaned

Nursing educators begin warning strike in Gombe

Fashola to partner lawmakers on development

Yar’Adua backs CBN gov

Bauchi: Lawmakers jostle for Speaker seat

NBA to provide free legal services in Oyo

Doubts over nationality of sacked sect members

Bank MDs sack: Panic withdrawals hit banks - We can handle it -CBN, Oceanic, Union -Mixed reactions trail CBN action

PDP, AC battle to control NBA -Aondoakaa, Fashola in battle royale -Akeredolu faces impeachment threat -As body holds conference today

Fraud: 22 bank chiefs indicted -Sacked 5 MDs under surveillance -May be arrested this week -Yar’Adua orders police to recover banks’ bad loans -More bank chiefs to go -CBN

Amnesty: Presidency, Tompolo, others in crucial talks -Dokubo-Asari has 4,000 rifles he must surrender -Ex-aide

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Olatunji Dare got it wrong on Iwu

When families fail from dining tables

Amnesty: JTF releases Tompolo’s aides to Alaibe

Shun unholy practices -Bishop warns youths

UNAAB gets new Pro-Chancellor

Kogi begins schools renovation

NDLEA nabs 2 over importation of narcotics

Toxic waste kills one in Abia community

Supporters of Bauchi SSG, Reps member clash

Clinton was misinformed -EFCC

MEND condemns: FG’s stance on weaponry

Soyinka describes Kano gov as last man standing

FG may not confirm Oteh as SEC DG

Police in Niger dislodge radical islamic sect - Over 3,500 arrested

Oyo re-run: Low turn-out, violence mar polls

AGAIN, BLOODY RERUN IN EKITI: AC candidate, LG boss arrested -PDP woman leader shot -Buildings, Monarch’s vehicles, several others damaged -Niyi Adebayo molested -PDP wins Oyo rerun

Sanusi pursuing ethnic agenda - Ibadan group, Shareholders group -Prosecute auditing firms - Experts tell him -My sack uncalled for - Cecilia Ibru -IB Plc MD, others assure on safety of funds

Friday, August 14, 2009

CBN Sacks 5 Bank MDs - Oceanic, Intercontinental, Union, Afribank, Finbank Affected -New Acting CEOs Take Over Immediately

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kidnapping: Time for positive action

Colour, glamour @ 2009 Okota Festival

GOVERNORS’ CHARGE TO ONOVO

ALIYU’S LAMENTATION

Forensic examination: Tribunal grants Oyinlola 21 days

ASUU: ‘Strike continues till...’

CBN gov unveils plans for private sector today

Ekiti senatorial rerun: INEC threatens to sack erring officials

My relationship with Fashola unbreakable - Tinubu

Ekiti Assembly confirms nomination of 4 commissioners

FG appoints ACG Abdullahi Mohammed to head Customs

Nigeria needs N35 trillion to tackle housing problem - MBAN

Provision seller wins N10m in Glo “Text 4 millions’ promo

‘Why militants shun arms collection centres’

PDP, Mark slam Clinton over comments on Nigerian leadership - Clinton unfair to EFCC - Waku

ICPC tasks LG chairmen on integrity

NYSC stops mobilisation of corps members to crisis areas

Ekiti senatorial rerun: Bankole canvasses support for Arise

FG denies alleged execution of Nigerians in Libya

5% allocation: Oyo govt, Olubadan-in-council set for war

NLC protest train storms Ibadan

NTA calls for improved ties with Tribune

FG reads Riot Act to importers, NAFDAC partners India - Over fake drugs

MASSOB alleges plot to attack Igbo

Bauchi dep gov removed - The struggle continues - Gadi - ANPP condemns impeachment

Vandals blow up Shell’s largest gas plant in Warri - Blown plant largest in West Africa - Members of host communities flee - Soldiers/mobile policemen mount security surveillance

Imo House probes Ohakim - Those behind allegations not serious-minded - Gov’s aide

2007 elections flawed - Iwu admits

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hearing on Ekiti governorship petition begins August 27

Osun: Another forgery rocks tribunal

MEND: Jomo Gbomo disowns Joseph Harry - Says he is an impostor

Yar’Adua signs health law October

NRC flags off rail rehabilitation exercise

Defection: PPA drags Ohakim to court, wants seat declared vacant

Forgery: Aregbesola meets bail conditons

Policeman throws tear gas inside BRT bus - As woman burns herself to death in Lagos

Woman, 24, arrested for beating 9-yr-old boy to death

PDP dissolves Plateau factional excos

We won’t honour any ASUU/FG agreement - Oyo govt

SON imposes more hurdles for local manufacturers - Holds China responsible for fake products

Why I’ll not name next Kwara gov now - Olusola Saraki

Auditor-General’s office and questions of succession

Meltdown: Optimistic visions for recovery

Sheriff: Riding on Borno’s health problems

ROBBERS ROUT MILITANTS

MORE STATES, LESS DEVELOPMENT

Yar’Adua approves deployment of 36 perm secs

Afenifere urges Clinton to convince FG on electoral reform

Constitution amendment will reposition police - Onovo

FG inaugurates regional maritime bank in Abuja

Yar’Adua reiterates commitment to youth empowerment

Somalian type of genocide imminent in Nigeria - Buhari warns

Concession airports: FAAN workers protest at Lagos airport

Government can’t implement ‘no work, no pay’ policy - ASUU

Varsities to remain shut - ASUU vows

US offers help on electoral reform, N/Delta

States to lose control over land - Govs in support - Aondoakaa

Police, worst violator of human rights - Commission

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Varsity strike: WASU gives FG 14-day ultimatum

Federal civil servants may lose September salary - Over non-submission of data form

NSE presidency: Court fixes Sept 28 for hearing on suit against Dangote

FG to declare state of emergency on employment, joblessness

NLC appeals to FG on empowerment

Mob sets PTA’s boss residence ablaze - Over alleged ritual killing

Constitution amendment: AGF urges Reps to give priority to Yar’Adua’s proposals

Ekiti Senatorial rerun: Protect your votes, AC urges supporters - As govt calls for violence-free election

O’net signs agreement with Princeton Telecoms

Kidnappers demand N100m ransom to release commissioner's mother

Constitution amendment: Iwu, Obi in war of words

Ekiti senatorial rerun: Arise alleges assassination plot by ACAllegation diversionary - AC

Lar and Plateau PDP’s hawks

As Reps begin constitution amendment...

Nigeria is not for weak hearts

The glamour, glitz of Ositelu’s 10th anniversary -Becomes Pope of Aladura Communion Worldwide

ARGUNGU: POLICEMEN AND PROSE STYLIST

NIGERIA’S HOPELESS YOUTHS

Minimum wage: Reps await presidential committee’s recommendations

Clinton’s visit: US closes Abuja Consular Section

3 killed in political thugs’ clash in Ilorin

Varsity strike: IAP begins hearing FG/NASU disputes

‘Consumption tax won’t slow down Lagos economy’

IGP warns police orderlies against unethical duties

Secret account: Ondo govt orders arrest of Agagu’s aide

Tokyo’s case adjourned till Aug 25

EFCC detains ex-Customs boss, comptroller - Over N2.5bn scam - Anxiety in Customs over who emerges new Comptroller-General

PDP mounts pressure on Mimiko, Orji, Oshiomhole to defect

Petroleum subsidy must go - NEC insists - Says Nigeria spends N1 trillion on subsidy yearly - Backs FG on ASUU strike

Osun guber tussle: Naron tribunal’s records admitted in evidence

Monday, August 10, 2009

I’ve not decided on second term - Alao-Akala

Politics of Enugu council polls

Boko Haram and the constitution

Thank God for Baby Emmanuel

TRADITIONAL COUNCILS AS GOLD MINES

BETWEEN YAR’ADUA AND FASHOLA

Yar’Adua for medical checkup

FG, states, LGs got N313bn in July

Iwu blasts Soyinka over cultism in varsity

Ekiti senatorial rerun: PDP alleges plot to kidnap members - As AC urges members to resist election riggers

Labour plans mass protest against oil sector deregulation

FG tells Oyo govt to pay teachers’check-off dues

ASUU strike: Students threaten one million-man protest

FG approves new gas plant in Delta

Otudeko rallies support for Dangote

Soyinka calls for mass action for electoral reforms

Lagos boat mishap: 15 bodies still missing

PDP will rule Oyo for 40 yrs - Alao-Akala

Constitution review: Fiscal federalism, states, LGs creation, others top agenda

Boko Haram: Traders to collaborate with security agents

My role in controversial N8.2bn NTA contract - Akunyili

Agagu left N82.8bn debt - Mimiko - It’s a ploy to discredit my administration - Agagu

Amnesty, a mismanaged venture - Tompolo

PDP tells Ladoja, Akinjide to re-apply for BOT membership

UCH explains hike in fees

STRIKE: FG/ASUU talks break down - We ’ll enforce no work no pay rule - FG

EFCC seals off Nnamani’s companies - Over alleged N5.3bn fraud

Police slam criminal charge on Aregbesola - Arraigned, released on bail - To be reporting to police everyday

Nigeria/Asia $20bn oil deal in tatters

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Boko Haram: NGO denounces administrative panel

Defence College honours Waziri, Dike, Dambazau, others

Ibadan poly students go spiritual

Nigerians abroad laud Daniel’s economic projects

‘Ohakim’s defection, sin against Imo people’

S/E opposition: Its strength, its weakness

Obstacles to the realisation of Vision 2020

Spare parts seller to join American wife soon

PDP CAN’T DEFEAT ANPP AGAIN

THE MAYHEM IN THE NORTH

Collapsed church building: Only 4 people died - Authorities

Bankole meets Ogun PDP elders

Fashanu explains alleged $2bn debt - Begs IBB

Strike: ASUU fights on, blames minister, others

Rivers not against amnesty - Gov’s aide

Why we support petroleum industry bill - TUC

Teachers alerted to illegal union

Ekiti senatorial rerun: AC drums support for candidate - Intellectuals will win for PDP - Arise

Indians to invest in Nigerian banks

14 die in auto crash - 5 killed in petrol explosion

Lagos LCDAs: Yar’Adua should go to Supreme Court - Senator

Atlas Cove, ASUU strike: Ositelu takes a swipe at FG

Finland assists Nigeria with N171m to combat human trafficking

Amnesty: Contending with the waves of politics

Michael Jackson was chemically castrated - Doctor - Offered UK doctor N132.5m to supply drugs

Alao-Akala defends foreign trips

FG probes plot to kill S/East gov

Aregbesola to be arraigned in court today - ‘Why didn’t you include police report in re-trial?’ PDP asks - Blame police - AC

‘Boko Haram members trained by soldiers’

Hillary Clinton arrives Nigeria today

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Dealing with corrupt and oppressive governments

Roadside meals to early grave?

Unity Bank reacts to RATTAWU’s allegation

Wives of abducted Kogi LG bosses held hostage, need N10m for release

Shekarau may emerge ANPP’s presidential candidate

Man drowns a week after wedding

Sotomayer takes oath as Supreme Court judge

Speaker assures on Sango-Ota bridge

Escravos : Uduaghan steps in as repair begins

Plateau PDP crisis deepens - Jang faction insists on Govt House or Secretariat

Gombe lauds killing of Boko Haram leader

AC lawmakers condemn arrest

‘How I was arrested’ - Aregbesola

PDP faults Lai Mohammed...Raises posers for Aregbesola

Security beefed up in Abuja ahead of Clinton ’s visit

I won’t expose those behind forged police report - Aregbesola

Niger Delta/sectarian strife: Nigeria leadership needs prayers,not blames - Jonathan

Friday, August 07, 2009

Aregbesola Arrested Over Forgery - Moved To Abuja - How He Was Smoked Out From Ceiling - Law Should Take Its Course - PDP; Nothing Must Happen To Him - AC

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Road accidents kill 32,000 yearly in Nigeria - WHOl

I only took palm wine, not beer, AC witness tells Osun tribunal

Don’t play politics with security, Dariye warns

Ogun to transfer 470 teachers - As A/Ibom SUBEB warns teachers

South-South elders blast FG over amnesty

Fashola blames political system for ASUU strike

Police tackle Ogun CJ on prison conjection

Alao-Akala threatens striking poly, colleges workers

Police arrest 7 suspected militants in Ibadan

Constitution review exercise ‘ll be all-encompassing - Reps

‘Amnesty take-off: Beginning of peace, development in Niger Delta

Don’t regard elections as do-or-die, politicians advised

Ekiti govt discovers 294 workers with forged/fake certificates

Soldiers ward off militants in Delta

Ekiti senatorial rerun: UNAD students advise politicians

Oladipo Smith, suspected ritualist, not related to ex-IG

LCDAs: I’m not bothered by FG’s order - Fashola

LG boss reaffirms govt commitment to poverty eradication

Lagos LCDAs: AC accuses AGF of misleading Yar’Adua

Yar’Adua okays embrace of amnesty by militants

Gunmen abduct 2 LG chairmen in Kogi - Demand N60m ransom, - Kill 3 policemen

Dangote becomes NSE president

R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D! Corruption in police - Policemen make N3bn monthly from illegal assignments, - We are not aware, say police; promise to sanction erring officers

Amnesty Militants shun collection points in Bayelsa - Police recover arms in Rivers

IGP Onovo and ‘University of Petroleum’r

Amnesty, not the solution

Tell my brothers, I died well - Slain Borno pastor

TSAVIAN THEORY OF SLOW LEADERSHIP

MAURITANIA: COUP LEADER AS PRESIDENT

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Court admits Boko Haram suspects to bail

Lagos LCDAs: AC vows to resist FG, berates PDP

Osun retrial drama: I have no signature - Witness

Aliyu and town hall initiative

Politics of Saraki’s successor

Shall we tell the president?

...And she died

AONDOAKAA’S PRISON REFORMS

LAGOS AND YAR’ADUA’S THREAT

MEND opts out of amnesty deal

Senatorial rerun: Ekiti AC accuses PDP of disrupting rally

Veteran journalists commend Tribune

el-Rufai, Kazaure trade words over Yar’Adua

Govs, IGP meet on security in South-East

Reinstated Unilorin lecturers seek full implementation of judgment

LG boss commended on Due Process

Abia LGs abandon EU buses

N/Delta militants charged as amnesty begins today - As Arewa condemns S/South leaders

Monetisation: OORBDA workers protest non-payment of arrears

Lagos LCDAs: Group takes FG, others to court

Ondo NURTW crisis deepens

CBN probes banks over forex sales to petroleum importers

Oyo govt distributes Cs-of-O

Chime, Saraki charge corps members

Market capitalisation dips by N128bn, as NSE holds AGM today

NNPC doesn’t operate with approved budget –Reps

Court issues contempt notice on Bank PHB

100,000 policemen on illegal assignments - Onovo, - Issues 7-day ultimatum for them to return - Says affected policemen will be arrested

Yoruba unity not negotiable - Says HID; meets South-West govs

Lagos LCDAs must go - FG, - Says they have been declared illegal by Lagos court, Supreme Court - Concurrent legislation from N/Assembly yet to be made - Lagos mounting propaganda

Robbers on rampage in Ogbomoso - Raid 3 banks, kill 4; police gun down 3, - As 10 die in auto crash

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Iwu and desperate ‘compatriots’

PDP, AC and the Ekiti supremacy war

To be loved, feared or both?

‘How my brother was killed’

RELOCATING THE NIGER DELTA

AUTONOMY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Police avert ethnic clash in Lagos

Ojora chieftaincy family takes over Iganmu

Onovo confirmed IGP, pledges better security

S/South govs return to amnesty

We are in Bayelsa for good - JTF

2011: Alao-Akala orders demolition of his campaign billboards

Synod calls for foolproof electoral reform

Poly Ibadan rector’s aide arrested - Over text messages

Vision 20:2020: FG asks JAMB to give concession to science students

Lokoja communal crisis spreads - Policeman killed

Court rejects Aregbesola’s bid against police arrest

Strike: ASUU/FG talks deadlocked

YCE appeals to Yar’Adua on Lagos LCDAs

Lawmakers raise alarm over attack of Nigerians by Beninoise soldiers

Edo to sanction 4 principals

Glo pioneers international MMS in Nigeria

Crisis: USAID suspends agreement with YWCA

250 children to enjoy free health care in Obalende

UNICEF commends Anambra for honouring programme agreement

Crisis looms in FOREX market

Nigeria can handle Boko Haram crisis, Reps tell international community

FG may seal off Lagos LGs - PDP warns Fashola

SECTARIAN/NIGER DELTA CRISES: Yar’Adua engages international security agencies

Another Boko Haram sect uncovered - As manhunt for Boko Haram’s sponsors continues - Kano businessman implicated - Yar’Adua orders probe into Boko Haram leader’s death

Drama as AC witness claims to be a lawyer - Can’t tell year he was called to the Bar

Monday, August 03, 2009

Reps: Firm on the road to constitution review

PDP and the Anambra conundrum

Making roads safer in Nigeria

Singapore, Dubai, where most structures are owned by Nigerians

KINDS OF HELL

THE SUSPENDED RAIL PROJECT

Pilgrimage operations: Fashola reiterates call for decentralisation

Labour crisis: Niger govt embraces dialogue

LASU admits 91,000 illegal students - NUC

Lagos LCDA: PDP asks Fashola to respect constitution

Sectarian crisis: Wives, mothers lament losses

Ekiti monarch condemns killing of 3 SARS officers

Customs impounds N94m poultry, textile goods in Ogun

Communal crisis hits Lokoja, - Accident claims 9 in Edo

Lagos councils get seized fund

Merger may kill polytechnics, colleges - Rector

Afenifere backs Lagos on councils’ creation

Strike: FG, ASUU resume negotiation

Minister advocates review of retirement age of civil servants

Polio vaccination: Niger ready to sanction erring parents

Akunyili will lose tariff reduction battle - Telecoms operators

Gbong Gwom Jos advocates abolition of discriminatory school fees

KAI officials arrest 33-yr-old woman over impersonation

Oyinlola inaugurates public procurement council

‘Atiku not behind formation of NMPP’

Ogun signs MoU with Chinese investors

Ibadan poly lecturers dare Alao-Akala

Adeboye speaks on economy, - As 2,000 were ordained deacons, deaconesses at RCCG convention

Ekiti govt official, 5 others kidnapped - Kidnappers demand N50m ransom

Top govt officials behind Boko Haram, - Police allege; say sect has 1.5 million followers, - Fear of reprisal attack grips Abuja, - Police arrest 40 suspected fundamentalists in Niger State

Northern govs blame Immigration for Boko Haram’s crisis

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Good and bad of South-East senators

Scorecard of South - East senators

FG, ASUU and autonomy

Construction project: The pain worsens for Abuja residentsThe pain worsens for Abuja residents

BEFORE DEALING WITH FASHOLA

THE LINGERING ASUU, FG FACE-OFF

FOI bill ‘ll boost fight against corruption - Waziri

Kogi reiterates stand to pay 27.5% TSS to teachers

ABCON provides eFASS infrastructure, warns members

PDP, AC trade words over Ekiti senatorial rerun

Osun PDP accuses AC of covering inadequacies

Kogi: Ojo, Lambo, others strategise for 2011

Death of 1m children under 5 years unacceptable - UNICEF tells FG

$16bn power probe: How Reps finally saved OBJ, Imoke

How we can meet 6,000 megawatts by Dec. - Minister

Don’t remain hostage of past maladministration, gov’s aide advises

Why we established NASRDA - FG

Thugs sack traditional ruler

OAU staff allegation on pension: ‘ICPC yet to conclude investigations’

CBN to shift common year end for banks

Ekiti schools’ security code becomes operational Sept

NDRI offers fresh peace agenda in Niger Delta

How FG will attain 6,000mw in December - Report

UBA records 34% rise in gross earnings

Minister warns youths against negative indoctrination

‘70 million Nigerians have no access to potable water’

Ekiti NDLEA destroys 35-acre Indian hemp plantation

Otedola, Dangote split Reps

PTI relocation: How 2011 forced Yar’Adua to beat retreat - The kitchen cabinet connection

SECTARIAN VIOLENCE: SSS deploys special squad in flash points, - We ’ll investigate death of Boko Haram leader - Police Affairs Minister

FG wants N180,000 tuition fees in varsity, SSANU insists - NAAT joins strike

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Judicial activism and weak “opposition” parties

LAUTECH Oyo, Osun on collision course

Christians urged to participate in politics

Okun politicians insist on zoning arrangement

Ex-Edo legislator denies plot to invade Akoko Edo with thugs

Clinton to talk tough with Nigeria

‘Glo’ subscribers enjoy free night calls’

Why I rejected Oni’s offer - Afe Babalola

Goat roasted with tyres can cause madness - Expert

PDP elder’s threat: We are not intimidated - Zamfara govt

Monarch charges FG, labour on ASUU strike

ICPC to investigate party donations

Boko Haram: Gombe demolishes militants’ camp

37 LCDAs: Lagos tidies up accounts

Robbers kill 20 on Sagamu/Benin Road- Trailer crushes 16 to death in Lagos, - As 11 CAC members escape death

NDDC appointments: Jonathan squares up to Yar’adua

Petroleum Bill: Amnesty Int’l, NGO’s want stakeholders consulted