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Tribune News Archive for October 2009Rss

Friday, October 30, 2009

UN Commends Nigeria On Peace keeping

Bode George’s Life In Prison - Sleeps On Double-Bunk Bed - Shares Same Bathroom With Al-Mustapha - Develops High-Blood Pressure - Court To Hear Bail Application Monday

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kaduna, not mortgaged by Sambo - Yero

Shiroro’s lamentation over infrastructure

Still on the sanitisation of banking system

A governor’s large heart for widows of slain policemen



Kebbi commences e-payment

Gov’s wife advises on health care delivery

RSUT orders students to vacate campus

Looting: Reps to probe Ajaokuta steel management

Saraki sacks commissioner, reshuffles others

Police arraign AC witness’s surety for jumping bail

National park board chairman absent at inauguration

NAHCON to airlift 85,000 pilgrims this year - Amirul hajj

Ohuabunwa bemoans FG’s health policy

Kidnapping: Benue police rescue pregnant woman, child

Pa Soludo’s kidnappers want dollars ransom

Fire guts Lagos Airport Terminal 2

Alao-Akala Health Care Foundation gives financial assistance to 3

Baptist Convention to raise N1.5bn for college of Theology

6,000mw target: Transmission capacity has exceeded 6,700mw - TCN

Thugs disrupt AC meeting in Ondo

NASRDA invents electronic voting machine

Reps query minister over N4.9bn fund

NDDC to award N180bn contracts

NPAN , others hold seminar on self-regulation

2 kids die in Bayelsa after Eaglets’ match

Court sacks Senator Omisore - Orders rerun in Ife East Senatorial District within 60 days - Oyo Deputy Speaker loses seat at tribunal

Alleged N2.9bn fraud: panel indicts ex-gov Bafarawa, others - Govt pushes for their prosecution

LABOUR RALLY: Mark, Bankole flee National Assembly - Labour promises total showdown with FG over deregulation

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Judiciary has been the saviour of our democracy - SAN

Promoting personal MDGs initiative

Tribute to late Peter Ajayi

Revealed: Toyin, 19, world’s shortest woman?



Ribadu loses bid to stop trial, to appear Nov. 20

Airlines ‘ll no longer fly blind within Nigeria’s airspace - NAMA chairman

Al-Mustapha: Court rejects admission of SIP report

2011: INEC warns staff members against bribery, dishonesty

Post-amnesty: NNPC, oil firms pledge support - Egbogah to head special committee

4 arrested with 25,000 litres stolen crude oil in Bayelsa

...FG can’t unilaterally remove fuel subsidy - PENGASSAN

Deregulation: TMG urges Nigerians to join labour protest today

Court orders FG to pay N150m over illegal demolition

Buhari, Atiku, Falae, others form democratic movement - They are failed politicians - PDP

Awo still a reference point in Africa’s development - Daniel

Akingbola: Court orders firms to summon EFCC in person

Ekiti gov petition: PDP leaders did not disrupt rerun - Witnesses

Billboards: Osun flays Aregbesola

EFCC arraigns Bank PHB’s, Spring Bank’s ex-MDs

Ritual killings: Katsina police deny rumour

Osun, Cuba sign pacts on culture, health

Troubled banks: CBN begins talks with investors

Anambra: Ban on Soludo remains till ... - INEC

FG establishes centralised travel desk for MDAS

Disabled storm Lagos House, protest assault on members

We ’ll rescue Soludo’s father - IGP - Police summon Uba, others

More trouble for Bode George - Reps probe him - Lawyers file for appeal, bail

U-17 W/Cup can’t stop protest rally in Abuja - NLC - Don’t be violent, FG warns

Robbers on the rampage in Kogi, Oyo - Kill 12 people, including 5 policemen

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Deregulation: We're set for tomorrow's mother of all rallies' - NLC

Soludo’s burden of acceptability

Niger Delta: Bankole, the govs and the truth

Tribute to a generalissimo

U/17 W/C:How Bauchi got FIFA’s nod



Amnesty: FG begins dialogue with N/Delta elders

Female youth corps member strangulated to death

Judiciary workers threaten another strike

Ajibola’s commission submits report on Jos crisis

2011: Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu join forces against Yar’Adua

Impeachment: Borno speaker opens up on media reports

Police arrest two suspects on Bayo Ohu - NMA absolves colleagues of complicity

NTA: Gov Aliyu commends Awolowo’s vision, commitment

Reps lament late arrival of 2010 budget from Yar’Adua

OAUTHC designs medical equipment

Naira to exchange for N150 to $1 - CBN

Presidency shortlists 4 to replace NCC boss

EFCC in court over N2.3bn Reps’ alleged car scam

VC advises FG on food security, poverty

Glo launches prepaid 3G Plus modem

Akunyili seeks national integrated policy on security

Yar’Adua backs independence for EFCC, ICPC

Robbers, not police, killed Ogundeji, ThisDay editorial member - Coroner

Reps summon NNPC, PPMC bosses over N75m daily bribe

FG releases N200m for Adatan-Asero road dualisation

‘Television in Nigeria needs development’

Friends, relatives visit Bode George in prison - 2 years jail term too small for ex-PDP chieftain - ANPP

Soludo’s father kidnapped

US, EFCC in secret meeting - Over el-Rufai’s extradition - As America refuses extradition request from AGF - Ibori, Tinubu, Odili, Attah not yet cleared - Waziri reiterates

Monday, October 26, 2009

Politics of power shift in NASS bureaucracy

On federal roads in Lagos

6,000mw: Can Yar’Adua achieve December electricity deadline?



Kwara Assembly confirms 4 commissioner nominees

Anambra: PDP may sanction Soludo over breach of protocol

More Nigerians to die of non-communicable diseases by 2020 - Osotimehin

Experts caution Nigerians against pneumonia

Reps jittery over nuclear power project

Amnesty: PENGASSAN advocates 10-year dev plan for Niger Delta

Yar’Adua challenges el-Rufai on allegations

ETF earmarks N7.2bn to 57 varsities

3 Osun youths to serve in Nigerian parliament

Banking reform: NDIC allays depositors’ fears

Yar’Adua sends ministers out to monitor projects

Osun governorship: More aspirants collect intention form

Bank crisis: Stakeholders want CBN sanctioned

FG to prosecute 18 over collapsed buildings

NBA urges govt on ASUU strike

Ugbo chieftaincy: 3 arraigned in court - Over attempt to install monarch

Saidu Kumo tenders apology to Gombe ANPP - As NDLEA arrests 3 over Indian hemp

5,847 cases pending in high courts in Edo

Salary: Labour ultimatum not people-oriented - Ekiti govt

Industrial dispute: NLC petitions minister, IGP over use of army, police

Ogun PDP suspends ex-commissioner, 21 others over misconduct

2011: No independent candidacy - INEC

C/River’s suit against A/Ibom thrown out

Akingbola’s N50bn suit: Court orders consolidation of originating motion, objections

Bode George, others jailed 28 years - We ’ll appeal – PDP - Judgment, a masterstroke - CNPP - The law has caught bad guys - Ribadu

Sunday, October 25, 2009

‘Sani can only join the PDP if...’

As Akpabio earns Ibibio’s endorsement...

Yar’Adua and the Benue mafia

‘What Saraki has acheived in agriculture is incredible’



Virile financial system sacrosanct for realisation of Vision 20:2020 - Babalola

Anambra: Confusion in INEC over governorship poll’s preparations

Adedoja is sad in PDP government - Fayemi, - I’m happy where I am -Adedoja

Police intercept INEC materials in Osun

FG commits N2bn to teachers’ training

Airline operators want special finance package

Bauchi govt moves to curb ‘ghost workers’

Minister gives ultimatum to contractor on road project

Poly develops new technology for fufu production

Anambra: ‘Peter Obi, Ngige no match for Soludo’

Global employment crisis: FG to create one million jobs

SSANU drags FG to court of public opinion

FG ‘ll cushion effects of deregulation - Bankole

Prisons boss refutes officers’ threat to commence strike

RSUST governing council advises students, unions on crisis

Marginalisation: Ukwa/Ngwa people write Yar’Adua

Ogun health workers’ strike: We are not opposed to salary increment - Govt

Stakeholders move against bill on corporate prostitution

NBA presents amended constitution to N/Assembly

Senate receives auditor-general’s report

Poverty, food insecurity will increase HIV/AIDS spread - UNIFEM

Anambra: PDP threatens to expel rebellious aspirants

FG gets tough on oil thieves - Niger Delta youths threaten to dump amnesty

Salary: NLC/TUC gives Ekiti 14-day ultimatum

DEREGULATION: NLC takes battle to Abuja - Says FG plans to sell fuel at N104

Saturday, October 24, 2009

At Washington’s coalition for Africa

IITA should not leave - Farmers We are not - Management

Oba Olashore counsels CAC on JABU

ICPC probes LASU’s Vice Chancellor on alleged embezzlement

Remi Adiukwu-Bakare returns to PDP

Boko Haram: Government committee of enquiry submits report

NGE lauds FG on amnesty - Warns against journalists’ harassment

UI seeks N500 million for Research Lab

Desperation for husband: Lady falls victim to ritualists, loses life

Attack on Bafarawa is cowardly - Sokoto State Elders Forum

Med-View airlifts pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Ogun assures citizens of early passage of 2010 budget

EFCC hires forensic analysts to trace over N1 trillion looted from Nigerian banks

2011: Ajimobi must face primaries in AC - Lam, - I’m still in ANPP - Ajimobi, - You are not our member - ANPP

Nigeria lands FIFA chief in trouble

Yar’Adua, Nigerians shun FIFA U-17 opener

Edo PDP holds unity rally, gets new chairman

Cop Who Killed 3 In Lagos Dismissed

Mass Disqualification Of Players Looms - As Competition Begins - FIFA Insists On MRI Test

Thursday, October 22, 2009

‘Legislators are not directly responsible for physical structures’

Benue: Rumble over LG chairmanship

What do today’s women want?

Copyright infringement: How NCC, NPA’s net caught ‘big fishes’ in Lagos



I didn’t lose N15m to robbers - Ibadan poly rector

Alao-Akala’s aide consolidates interest in Osun gov

Students, staff want LASU VC removed

1 billion people ‘ll suffer hunger this year - DG, IITA

Rivers Assembly passes vote of confidence in Amaechi

NPA contract scam: Bode George knows fate Monday

FG begins implementation of N/Delta master plan, NDTC report Dec

World black mayors choose Osun for 2010 conference

Armed robbers target Ajaokuta steel workers

Oyo schools defy govt directive, levy students

Ex-militant leaders reject proposed screening of camps - Threaten to return to the creeks

Security beefed up in Delta

Poor infrastructure, threat to Vision 20:2020 - NASS

FCTA, PHCN at loggerheads over felled trees

Police arrest 8 for murder in Delta - Daughter matchets mother to death

Another 58 Nigerians deported from Dublin

Oni asks FG for help against flood disaster in Ado-Ekiti

Bank loans: Oil conglomerate to bail out troubled firms

World Bank expresses concern over Nigerian economy

Ekiti govt, AC lawmakers differ on varsity resumption

Appeal Court nullifies Rep’s election in Oyo

Bank PHB’s ex-MD in fresh N14bn scam

Deregulation will attract investors - NNPC

Tribune 60th anniversary: BCOS pledges support

RMAFC predicts doom for economy - Says, one day ... there will be no government, - Excess Crude Account drops to $7bn from $27bn

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bauchi House, LGs and abandoned projects

Understanding Kogi’s crisis of delineation

Preparing the Nigerian opposition

Incredible! - 22-year-old abducts niece for N1 million - Lands in police net



I’ve no problem with Yar’Adua - Jonathan

Anambra governorship: PDP aspirants back Soludo - As INEC promises free, fair election

2011: Ogbulafor’s order, empty threat - Kano govt

Again, police kill another civilian in Lagos

Loan: Banks blacklist domestic airlines

Ekiti tribunal: Again, AC polling agents testify against party

Corruption is our problem - PHCN boss

Two Army officers under house arrest

Customs arrests 36, as many others flee over N12.6bn duty evasion

Plateau PDP crisis: Ogbulafor, Shiluwa, NWC served with contempt notice - It’s not binding on me - Shiluwa

Construction industry experts angry with cement importation ban

NIPOST pensioners stage protest in Ibadan

Governors give ultimatum to banks over N200bn agric loan facilities

Stock value reverses again, loses N53bn

Abia killings: Youths threaten to cause trouble

Tragedy! Sperm donor passes heart defect to 9 of his offspring

el-Rufai renews passport

2011: Ijesha PDP caucus shortlists 6 guber aspirants in Osun

Cancer ’ll kill 10m people annually by 2020 - Minister

Saraki explains planned deregulation of petroleum sector - As LCCI advises FG

Oni tasks Fg on federal roads

Reps tackle China over killing of 30 Nigerians

At last, FG, ASUU sign agreement

Tribune wins international award

48 HOURS TO U-17 WORLD CUP KICK-OFF: Nigeria not ready - School children for callisthenics abandoned in barracks - 35 musicians for opening ceremonies yet to be paid - Stadium overgrown with weeds - 50 laptops for operations appropriated by top govt offi

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PDP, AC at daggers drawn over House bye-election

Issues as Reps seek immunity for lawmakers

That Nobel prize for Obama

Compensating victims of Fulani/farmers’clash



World Bank partners Bayelsa govt on rehabilitation of ex-militants

FG tasks NEXIM Bank management

NMA faults govt on treatment of gunshot victims

Osun House bans smoking in public places

Police kill 4 suspected robbers in Abia - It’s an extra-judicial killing - Relations

Oyo schools continue to charge illegal fees... as govt declares fees illegal

Steel workers, pensioners protest unpaid N6bn unpaid benefits

FG saves N40bn inflated contracts in 8 months

8 killed in Abuja-Keffi road accident

OAU bottled water out soon - VC

Fashola, Saraki, Ohakim charge outgoing corps members - 13 corps members to repeat service in Imo

Ogun PDP denies allegation of attempted murder on ex-commissioner

2009 Budget: Reps blow hot at minister over Phc

Ondo CJ laments dearth of judges - As Bauchi govt assures on conducive environment

Customs promotes 3,085 officers

Army retires 4 officers over Akure riot

Food crisis: Minister challenges experts

Ekiti: AC polling agent testifies against party

Resident doctors commence strike at UCH

You can’t intimidate us, Ogun govt tells NLC

2011: PDP will capture Lagos, Kano - Ogbulafor

Polymer scam: Reps committees probe Soludo

Bank PHB’s, Spring Bank’s ex-MDs detained - 10 banks ordered to pay N28bn to federation account

Deregulation must begin this year, FG tells IPMAN - We’ll protest to resist the policy - NLC, civil society

FG bans cement importation - Approves measures to bring down price

Monday, October 19, 2009

The battle for the soul of Oyo LG: ‘I’ll defeat Ojo in any election in Ibarapa Central’

Nigeria’s bold imprints on CPA meeting

Niger Delta and post-conflict reconstruction

New taxis: Alao-Akala re-invents transport- To boost tourism in Oyo State



DPA alerts Fashola to looming epidemic

Zamfara lawmakers set to dump ANPP

Ogun partners private developer on housing scheme

Gani’s son leads fresh battle to unravel Dele Giwa’s killers

CNPP advises Yar’Adua on anti-graft agencies

Customs begins new clearing regime to boost transparency, revenue

Oyo releases N250m for food security

2007 presidential polls: HDP candidate walks out on Appeal Court justices

Lagos Airport concessioning: Reps, Aondoakaa on warpath

Court stops Lagos consumption tax - Govt appeals ruling

Tribunal upholds Uduaghan election, again

Impeachment: Borno Speaker may resign today - Assembly shops for replacement

Gombe to promote 7,000 teachers

Ondo govt releases N200m to boost agric production

Awolowo, a great African politician - Gov Yuguda

NLC gives 14-day ultimatum to Ogun govt

CIPMN boss advocates value added deregulation

Abuja light rail ‘ll be ready by 2013 - Minister

Enugu waste management sacks 163 workers

95,000 Nigerian pilgrims to perform 2009 Hajj - FG - Airlifting commences Saturday

‘Microfinance banks ‘ll increase job oppurtunities by 2020’

More trouble for Soludo - Reps to probe him over bank debts

Deregulation: No option for now - DPR

EFCC, bank debtors meet at secret locations

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lions Governor tours Ibadan, commissions projects



FG loses N4bn in sale of SaHCol - Reps begin probe

Civil Service reforms: 10 aviation college staffers to go

Group condemns rape of corps member

Ex-Gov Ladoja’s supporters declare for Alao-Akala

NYSC scheme: Why FG introduced exclusion policy - DG

Bauchi political crisis: Police arrest 204 suspected thugs

NASS posts: Senior civil servants engage in intense lobbying

Power supply: FG can’t deliver 6,000 MW in December - Ex-power minister

Buhari, Tinubu meet over electoral reforms

NYSC votes N105m for self-help projects for corps members

10 burn in Kano auto crash - 3 die, 9 injured as building collapses in Ogun

Project Nigeria’s image positively, Fashola charges

Kwara govt, Arik Airlines partner on Ilorin airport

LAUTECH ARD vows to continue strike

NDLEA arrests corps member over drug trafficking

NigeriaSat2 for launch in 2010 - FG

We’ll achieve food security 2011 - FG

Customs impounds contraband textile materials in Ibadan

2010 budget: FG plans to slash capital project by 16%

Plateau NUT suspends strike

CNPP chieftain escapes assassination in Abuja

Excess crude fund: CBN pays $2bn to FG, states, LGs - Rivers receives $108.696m

EFCC summons 55 bank debtors today, - 800 firms, individuals owe banks N1.5trn, - FG, CBN disagree over troubled banks

One dead, 3 injured in PDP factional clash in Ogun

Alleged polymer notes scam: EFCC probes Soludo - Yar’Adua unhappy with PDP over ex-CBN gov

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Corruption: Juxtaposing UK and Nigerian politicians

I N C R E D I B L E Woman, 60, delivers 1st baby - After reaching menopause

500 PDP members defect to ANPP in Kano

Rights group tasks FG over Halliburton

ACCA tuition provider holds Open Day for members

NUPPPPROW elects national exco

Oni flags off bio-gas, cassava processing industry

Abia LG workers go spiritual

INEC postpones Gamawa bye-election

Ex Head of State, Abubakar emerges ECOWAS mediator

17 die in road accident

EFCC arrests ex Springbank MD

EFCC, CBN have sinister agenda against Cecilia Ibru - Counsel

North stands still for Sardauna

Debtors list: CBN has goofed again - Experts

2011: Fresh plot against Goodluck Jonathan

Protest in civil service over new Auditor-General

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another Jounalist Dies - Fashola expresses sadness

Banks' Biggest Debtor Latest: EFCC Arrests Ololo, Atuche - Raids Their Homes

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Peter Ajayi - A tribute

Senate and constitution amendment agenda

FG and the war against Ribadu, el-Rufai

Feeding Nigeria’s 140 million people



NCC clears Globacom to acquire NITEL

You are a liar, Bayelsa gov tells Bankole - Imoke laments losing oil wells to A/Ibom

GBC director kidnapped, 11 suspects to appear in court

Ogun dare striking workers, stops their salaries

Police report drama resurfaces at Osun gov tribunal

Bauchi Assembly gets new Speaker, replaces principal officers

Capital market operators meet bank chiefs

I’ve never borrowed a penny from any bank - Ooni

Another commissioner quits Ogun cabinet - No, we sacked her - govt

Mixed reactions greet CBN debtors’ list

Nigerian politicians lack Awo spirit - Iwu

Buhari, Falae propose 5-year tenure for INEC chairman

Suspected thugs invade Ondo House

I’m not owing Spring Bank - Anenih

Nigeria wins UN Security Council seat

Ibru: Al-Mustapha’s counsel objects admissibility of SIP report

FRCN promises adherence to mission statement

Senate approves Dantosho as Chief Judge of Federal High Court

We don’t speak for ghost workers, certificate forgers - Ekiti NULGE

FG urged to halt IITA’s movement to Tanzania

Tribune’s 60th anniversary ‘ll showcase our achievements - MD

Anambra: Court stops Soludo - No cause for alarm - PDP

DEREGULATION: FG denies Nov 1 take-off date

FG/ASUU in crucial talks - ASUU may call off strike today

N451.6BN BANK DEBTS: EFCC moves against Kola Abiola, Marwa, Otedola, Vaswani, others - As Waziri storms Lagos with 80 operatives - 10 banks owed N1trn non-performing loan

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Anambra 2010: PDP and internal ruckus

‘We’ll break constitution amendment jinx’

The farce of Senate’s transport probe

Unpaid bills: How much can hospitals take?


Our facilities are safe in Oyo - INEC

We perform surgeries with torch - Doctors

Osun tribunal: More discrepancies in Aregbesola’s exhibit

NAN boss, Oyo, charges journalists, eulogises Peter Ajayi

FG accepts recommendations to tackle N1tr banks’ debts

CBN publishes names of new bank debtors

EFCC recovers N115bn from troubled banks’ debtors

Anambra 2010: ex-PDP aspirants team up with Soludo

N4.9bn NSDC fund: Reps to quiz Sanusi, Soludo

Ekiti LG poll: Court adjourns till October 30

Akingbola in fresh N1.8bn laundering scam

Group expresses concerns over condition of Obokun LG

Middle East, Asian investors partner ETB

Lagos clears KAI officials of wrongdoing

Inadequate chicken slaughter slabs may cause flu - PAN

Impeachment plot: Allegation against Oni baseless - Aide

NAFEST opens in Minna

The secret of Ilorin: Court restrains IG, others from arresting producers

Jigawa govt approves N10bn road contracts

Oyo probes school principals over illegal fees

PHCN loses N3.2m equipment to vandals in Ekiti

Flood sacks Lagos

Deregulation: FG surrenders - Agrees to meet NLC, OPS

Nigeria may get UN security council seat today

9 DAYS TO FIFA U-17 W/CUP: Financial crisis hits LOC - Owes contractors N2bn - Spends N400m on biscuits, brooms, drinks

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The raging storm in Ekiti House of Assembly

When Goje earned honour for good governance

Effects of corruption on MDGs

IWA: Celebrating culture on foreign soil


EFCC arraigns ex-bank manager for N860m fraud

60th anniversary: Tribune solicits FRCN’s support

FG bemoans collapse of manufacturing industries

Constitution amendment: Buhari, Atiku, Falae, others to lobby senate

Osun police intercept $3.5m fake currency notes

FG bans foreign beverages at official functions

EFCC arrests ex-AD chairman, Mamman Yusuf

Murder of hunchback: Ogunwale clears self

EFCC begins probe of sacked bank chiefs, recovers N21.6bn from Transcorp

NSE lifts suspension on Bank PHB, Spring Bank shares

Sanusi at Senate - Opens can of worms

Encomiums for Ajayi as burial programmes begin

Rev King transferred to Kaduna prison - For mobilising inmates against authorities

Nigeria, den of thieves - Olunloyo

Anambra: Presidency, PDP in dilemma over Soludo - Ubas are no threat to me - Ngige

National Assembly gets new clerk

Widow files fresh suit against Nollywood actress, Ibinabo

APGA congress: Ojukwu congratulates Obi

State of new roads worries Osun Assembly

US, Britain advise FG on N/Delta

Nigeria is sinking, Ribadu warns - Asks Nigerians to rise against corrupt leadership

2010 budget: Yar’Adua cuts ministers’ powers

Oshiomhole promises final resolution of ASUU/FG rift within 2 weeks

It’s deregulation or nothing - FG calls Labour’s bluff - PENGASSAN, TUC threaten total showdown

Monday, October 12, 2009

OTEGBEYE'S LAST INTERVIEW: ‘Nigeria has a long way to go’

Making community policing effective (2)

Suri: Where the woman is king



Why oil blocks won’t be returned to Korean consortium - FG

FG seeks foreign support on N/Delta

Court upholds Shinkafi’s defection to PDP

Bank PHB, Spring Bank’s shares still on suspension

Potential shareholders stop sale of Zain Africa

Nigeria loses N419.16bn through informal trade - NEPC

States may forfeit N23.6bn ETF fund - FG

2011: Citizens hold key to their survival - Ikuforiji

Bank crisis: ICAN to discipline erring members

Anambra: 23 PDP aspirants reject Soludo - Let’s work together - Soludo

FG bows to ASUU, agrees to sign agreement

Strike: Plateau teachers, parents in free-for-all

Unity schools: Labour, ASCSN meeting deadlocked

Passport: Ribadu threatens to sue FG

‘Poor risk management, cause of bank crisis’

Funding of AC election petitions: PDP calls for probe of Lagos LGs - As AC condemns PDP LG chairmen, commissioner’s trip

Nigerian universities lack sound management teams - Onabanjo

Plot to stop Katsina-Alu as CJN thickens

Photocopies of ballot papers discovered in Aregbesola’s exhibit

Woman, 47, arrested for killing husband

Nigeria spent N150bn to import fruit juice in 12 months - As FG bans foreign trips, conferences in 2010 budget

EFCC uncovers N23bn scam in Oceanic Bank - Slams money laundering charge on Ibru, 2 others - Begins Akingbola’s extradition

Life returns as varsities reopen - NASU, SSANU shun UI

D-E-R-E-G-U-L-A-T-I-O-N : Prepare for war in November - NLC - As PENGASSAN, VOTAS warn BPE

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Biafra has come to stay - MASSOB spokesman

Yar’Adua, N/Delta and ‘unfulfilled promises’

UNIBEN VC saga: A critical analysis

Awo: Reflections on a social engineer



Nigeria will not protect offenders in foreign countries - Minister

NASU expels 6 officers in LASU - Over alleged anti-union activities

Nigeria ranks low in human development index

FG warns aviation workers against illegal strike

Soludo: Anambra PDP aspirants adopt wait-and-see attitude - PDP may face legal tussle over late submission of names

8 days to death: Otegbeye lamented over Nigeria

Hunchback’s murder: LG boss denies building ownership

Lagos 2010 budget: Commissioners lobby treasury board

Banking Crisis: Shareholders slam suits against Cbn

Advertising practitioners groan under low patronage

Otegbeye was very loyal to Awo - HID

Lagos decentralises building approval process

NIPOST bemoans low compliance with Stamp Duty Act

Ousted Guinean PM flees to Nigeria - With wound

NAMA staff to get 22 months salary arrears

Egwu expresses confidence in Nigerian youths

FCTA approves N28m to maintain solar streetlights

Clerk’s tenure elongation: Presidency, N/Assembly head for showdown

Ido Ekiti FMC decries non-accreditation of nursing school

Telecoms investment in Nigeria hits N2.7 trillion

Saraki calls for implementation of N/Delta master plan

EFCC begins manhunt for bank chiefs - Shareholders condemn banks’ rush for bond

NASU, SSANU may suspend strike Friday - NAAT calls off strike for 2 weeks

Yar’Adua shunned UN Assembly session in protest - Rep

Food crisis imminent - As NEMA alerts to drought in 11 states

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nigeria @ 49: We must keep hope alive!

Urinate in public, be damned! - Why people respond more to threats

France demands investigation into assassination of national in Nigeria

Olusheye urges Nigerian leaders to obey God

N/Assembly clerk bows out, deputy steps in

Senate to remove ambiguities in constitution

Six political thugs in Bauchi police net

3-yr-old girl raped by HIV-infected adult

Osun SUBEB issues ultimatum over ETF project

Murder of hunchback: PDP tasks AC

Japanese coy designs bullet-proof vehicles for politicians - Sales reps storm N/Assembly, Niger Delta states

Oyinlola, Ogun Elders’ Forum mourn Otegbeye

GAT takeover: Unions to shut down airspace tomorrow

EFCC raises probe panel on sacked bank chiefs - Waziri, Sanusi in secret meeting - Debtors’ list out this week

How FG banned el-Rufai, Ribadu from getting new Nigerian passports

Global warming: Koffi Annan warns of catastrophe

Friday, October 09, 2009

2011: Opposition Group Eyes Labour Party

ASUU Orders Varsities To Resume On Monday - says FG Must Not Back Out Of The Deal

Thursday, October 08, 2009

‘Why Buhari will challenge Alao-Akala in 2011’

House: A peep into future agenda

Need to de-emphasise football

‘Rev. King dey kampe’



NAFDAC threatens to close bakeries in Ondo

Yar’Adua may decide Anambra PDP gov candidate

Senate probes N300bn road contracts

ASUU strike: UNIJOS endorses suspension

Workers protest unpaid salaries at Ajaokuta

2011: PDP strengthens efforts to win Kano

Death of youth corp member causes stir among Reps

ARD threatens to withdraw services from LAUTECH hospital

World Editors Conference begins today in Copenhagen

Lawyers disagree as Osun tribunal adjourns till Monday

FG demands names of drug convicts from UK

Two die, 8 injured in Benin auto crash

CBN to mop up N75bn

Syndicate infiltrates immigration to dupe travellers

Youths dump corpse at police station in Bayelsa

Police nab man for raping sister - Recover 22 stolen vehicles

Fire kills 1-yr-old baby

Neuro-psychiatric hospital admitted 2,000 patients in 9 months

S/South relaunches struggle for resource control

Nigerians will have access to 2006 census data - NPC

Ekiti gov petition: Fayemi closes case

2011: Buhari, Atiku join forces - Hold meeting in Abuja

Nigeria ’ll collapse 2013 - MASSOB - Says Biafra, Oduduwa, Arewa ’ll emerge

Muhtar to head World Bank, IMF board

Strike: Oshiomhole is a traitor - Varsity worker - As ASUU calls off strike for 2 weeks

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Anambra PDP and its unending woes

The shame of Anambra PDP congress

Love gone wild!: Boy,17, kills woman, 35, for blocking advances to her daughter


Osun gov petition: Tribunal adjourns till today

FEC approves N170bn contracts - ASUU may call off strike this week –Egwu

Ekiti gov petition: Mixed blessings for Fayemi at tribunal

Varsity crisis: SSANU, NASU, NAAT poise for showdown with FG - Shut OAU, UNAAB gates

FG votes N200m to promote local products

Anambra: PDP moves to hold primaries, again - Youths demand Uba’s mandate - As court stops APGA

Ghanaian electoral boss defends Iwu

2 killed in Ekiti bank robbery

German held for assaulting N/Assembly staff

23m Nigerian youths unemployable - Reps

Police arrest 23 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers

NTA celebrates Golden Jubilee

Hunchback: Osun PDP commends police - As AC condemns PDP’s action

Senate rejects another electoral reform bill

Banking revolution: VC commends CBN gov

NLC wades into Dangote Cement labour dispute

NDE trains 14,865 youths in vocational skills

6,006 Nigerians win 2010 US DV lottery

‘376 Nigerian children paralysed by polio’

Israeli woman, 2 Americans win 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Mark asks FG, ASUU to resolve differences

Sacked bank MDs for trial soon - EFCC

Varsity workers plan to shut down Unilorin - For refusing to join strike

N52,000 minimum wage: Civil servants urge NLC to fight on

A-M-N-E-S-T-Y S-H-O-C-K-E-R: Some surrendered arms belong to FG - They were either stolen from the armoury or seized from soldiers - FG sets up arms verification committee - 200 ex-militants protest in Benin - Tompolo causes stir in Delta

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

IBB, Option A4 recipe and the polity

An agenda by Nigerian voters

Generating energy from waste in Ekiti

Why water supply should be privatised - Engineer Michael Ale



Health workers suspend strike, gives 3 days ultimatum

Nigeria reclaims properties in Sierra Leone

Egwu appeals to states on teachers’ salary

Ondo govt promises befitting burial for convoy’s crash victims

Five killed over chieftaincy in Kogi

Senator quizzed over murder of hunchback - Recovered hunch deposited at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital

NUT scores FG low on education

Court reconciles Keyamo, wife over children’s school

Three pregnant women die as Ogun health workers continue strike

2010 budget: Yar’Adua submits expenditure framework - We won’t allow “bow and go” budget - Senate

Senators divided over state of Southern roads

NTDC promises to assist Bash Ali

Amnesty: ECOWAS charges FG

Insurance cover: Stakeholders advocate suspension of defaulting drivers

Right Issue: Cadbury wants stockbrokers to woo investors

Folayan assumes duty in ETB

How we should run government - Amaechi

Osun LGs: Govt denies report of dissolution - LG chairmen file fresh application

Man clones Gov Uduaghan’s phone number, dupes him N7m

Yar’Adua proposes security agency for Niger Delta

Value indicators rise by 0.2%

N787m scam: EFCC slams fresh charge on UBEC directors, others

Death penalty for kidnappers - 36 govs advocate

Strike: ASUU fails to reach consensus - SSANU shuts UI gates

Bank crisis: FG pumps $2bn into economy - From excess crude reserves - As CBN debunks meeting with bank CEOs - Denies reporting bank chiefs to EFCC

Monday, October 05, 2009

Anambra: Between Soludo and PDP game plan

Ondo bye-election: Matters arising

Of Nigeria and the silent murders

Affirmative action: Balancing gender in Abia government



Retired NIPOST workers protest over N70m cooperative fund

CBN withdraws N48.9bn from circulation

FG needs N17bn for military pension arrears –Minister

Ogun directs teachers, students to resume today - Ignore the directive – ASUSS

Text 4 Millions: Glo gives out N8m, 21 cars in Lagos

Tribune wins another award

Saudi bars under-18 pilgrims over swine flu outbreak

Strike: Ali berates lecturers, says they’re not dedicated

N2.2trn illegal deductions: FG may dump out-of-court settlement

Wema Bank, a huge success - Jobi-Fele

We stopped N3.8 trn fraud in 5 year - Reps

NARD lists conditions to prevent strike

Defection: Court grants ex parte order against Yuguda

FG may create another GSM firm from Nitel/Mtel

50-year-old, Achimugu, emerges Nigeria’s best teacher

OMEP makes case for early childhood education

Climate change: Uduaghan, Fashola, Blair, 50 global leaders sign declaration

Nigeria to develop own HIV vaccine

Igbo association charges members on peaceful coexistence

Abia, no-go area for PDP - PPA

Bauchi denies death of 3 at Govt House

6 die in Ondo gov’s convoy

Inflation ’ll hit single digit soon - CBN gov - AS NSE hammers Spring Bank, BankPHB

N161m fraud: EFCC files fresh charges against Boni Haruna, 3 others

Tompolo to guard oil pipelines - Surrenders 40 bombs, 143 guns - FG to rebuild destroyed houses - Dokubo-Asari rejects amnesty - Ex-militants protest in Bayelsa

Sunday, October 04, 2009

My regrets over 2007 elections - Jimi Agbaje

Who succeeds Shekarau in 2011?

The way forward for Nigeria

Unemployment: Job scams on the rise in Lagos



China indicates interest in Nigeria’s mines, steel sector

AC condemns FG over crisis in Guinea

Botched Anambra PDP primaries: Soludo, others relocate to Abuja

There’s nothing like ethnic nationality - Belgore

FCTA raises N75bn for mass housing - Minister

Police nab three suspects over murder of hunchback woman

Lagos teachers suspend strike

ANPP to recall members in Sambo’s govt

NDLEA discovers N57.2m worth of cocaine in musical instruments

2011 elections: No automatic tickets in PDP - Chairman

Bank crisis: New CEOs resume today

Revenue board staff arrested for diverting govt money

Only an educated public can sustain democracy - Yuguda

ICPC inaugurates ACTU

No discontent in Army - Spokesman

FG accused of non-payment of premium to insurers

Odogbo barracks: Communities appeal to FG

‘INEC not responsible for APGA crisis’

Bank crisis: Minister calls for restoration of confidence in financial system

NLC warns FG against deregulation

2011 gov election: Oyinlola denies allegation of shutting out Ijesa indigenes

Cholera kills 113 in Borno

ASUU resumption: Varsities to remain shut - As SSANU, NASU, NAAT withdraw services - Health workers begin strike tomorrow

No more militants in Niger Delta - Uduaghan - We’ve not given up violent agitation - MEND

FG may take over troubled banks - As CBN begins forensic audit of affected banks - EFCC seizes sacked bank MDs’ passports

Saturday, October 03, 2009

World economic meltdown: Breakdown of man’s spiritual values

Nigeria’s Zimbabwe Hot spot for fun seekers

Banking crisis: Ship finally berths

Judge sends activist out of court for wearing Beetles T shirt

Anenih, Ogbemudia embrace for peace in Edo Pdp

Ekiti to probe road agency

G20 impoverished developing nations - Commonwealth Parliamentarians

Govt delays take-off of Afe Babalola’s varsity

Lover boy, nurse docked over lady’s death through abortion

Police ban Peace Corps of Nigeria, parade 2 police men over killing in Abuja

There is great hope for Nigeria - Olunloyo - Carpets Oyo Health commissioner

Amnesty: Alamieyeseigha talks tough - Warns adamant militants

Politicians, gov aspirants play pranks with amnesty - Boyloaf

Ibori: Nigeria, Britain set for diplomatic row

Tompolo surrenders, meets Yar’Adua - Ateke, Dagogo others rush to surrender arms as amnesty ends today

Varsities re-open Tuesday? - Midnight talks with FG successful - ASUU meets Monday

Why and how 3 bank CEOs were fired - Sanusi incurs N/Assembly wrath over action

Friday, October 02, 2009

Kudirat Abiola: Prosecution Witness Makes U-Turn

Banks Crisis Latest: CBN Sacks Spring, BankPHB, Equitorial Trust Banks MDs, - Removes All Executive Directors, - Injects N200bn Into Banks, - Unity, Wema Banks Weak, - EFCC Puts Sacked Chiefs Under Watch

Thursday, October 01, 2009

We ‘ll not be distracted by opposition: Commissioner

‘At 49, Nigeria lacks credible image’

Still on Bayo Ohu’s murder

NYSC’s changing fortunes



Oshiomhole to drag Osunbor’s aides to EFCC

131 directors fail perm sec placement exam... 78 successful candidates face selection panel

2015: NBA pledges to ‘conscript’ Akpabio into presidential race

South pacific, Indonesia quakes toll rises to 920

Make education a priority, Wale Oke tells FG

Mega party cautions AC

VP prays for Nigeria

NITEL: Workers vow to resist take-over

Libya deports another 734 Nigerians

Independence: NANS declares vote of no confidence in Yar’Adua

Lagos expresses satisfaction over Eko free health mission

CBN appoints 4 new executive directors for Oceanic Bank

Embrace development, Oni charges opposition

Nigeria @ 49: No cause for jubilation - UNAD students

Shekarau, Imoke, Sambo charge Nigerians

Nigeria @ 49: We have cause to celebrate - Aliyu

7 more Glo promo millionaires to receive cheques Sunday

Uduaghan calls for restoration of ecosystem

Police arrest Abia monarch over alleged aiding of criminals

Mimiko, Akala commute prisoners’ sentences

Yar’Adua holds talks with Ateke Tom - As govt vows to deal with unrepentant militants

Nigeria @ 49: Nigerians knock FG - Protest mars independence anniversary in Edo

Anambra: Anxiety, as PDP holds primaries today - APGA vows to shame Gov Obi

Yar’Adua breaks varsity workers’ rank - Neglects SSANU, NASU in negotiation talks