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Tribune News Archive for December 2009Rss

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Twists in Kogi senatorial race

Who is afraid of EFCC?

NDDC: Tackling development challenges in the creeks



Anambra FADAMA sells 3000 kgs of rice

Immigration acquires speedboat for surveillance in Cross River

DSIDP to employ 6,000 youths in Delta

Protest rocks Ire-Ekiti community over monarch’s demotion

Police ban use of fireworks during Xmas, New Year

Court stops Daniel, commission of inquiry over Ijebu-Ife crisis

Deregulation can’t start next year - PENGASSAN

FG to probe 90m litres fuel scam

Adeboye visits Ado-Ekiti, Ibadan Dec. 25-26

FG planning to arrest Atiku - Mega Party - We are not aware of plot - FG

Price of cement to remain high - FG

UNFPA, govts lauded on improved health system

Governor Sheriff commends Nigerian Airforce

Lagos urges caution during Yuletide celebrations

Bankole tasks Xtians on Xmas - As Onovo urges them to emulate Christ

Nurses in Oyo govt hospitals threaten strike

Nigeria loses N7bn to China annually

Court to rule on Al-Mustapha, others’ application Jan 28

Workers to earn living wage from next year - Minister

Maryam Babangida is well - Brother

Niger, Anambra present 2010 budgets - Osun Assembly passes 2010 Appropriation Bill

Anambra: We may cancel gov election - INEC - Registers 3 new parties

Nasarawa: Death toll hits 50 - 500 displaced, 100 houses burnt

el-Rufai suspends planned return to Nigeria - We are expecting him - EFCC

Trouble looms in Niger Delta - FG - Vows to deal with criminal elements - Jonathan stops S/South leaders’ meeting

Monday, December 21, 2009

Yobe ANPP and internal wranglings

Yar’Adua’s ill health has affected governance- Na’Abba

Religion vs science: Imperative of a dialogue

Penson fund: OAU management, staff unions in unending face off



Jesus’ birth, a lesson in humility - Alao-Akala

FG releases N906m to Niger govt for MDGs projects

Why we dismissed female staff member - NDLEA

EFCC lacks transparency - Reps

500 rendered homeless in bauchi as govt demolish 50 houses

Minister debunks claim on sale of Shell

BPE hands over SAHCOL to new owners

2010 budget: Senate cautions against poor performance

Xmas: Food prices escalate as traders complain of low patronage

FG, Lagos govt’s intervention halts our strike – NUPENG

Sack of 962 OOU workers: SSANU threatens national strike

NUC issues licence to Ekiti for University of Science and Technology

Ekiti govt plans to curb election rigging

‘Expansion of Kano roads meant to ease congestion’

Deregulation: NNPC to become full operator 2010

INEC inaugurates Anambra 2010 election monitoring board today

FG declares Thursday 24, Friday 25, public holidays

Ijebu-Ife mayhem: Police deny using live ammunition to quell crisis

FRCN staff protest overstay of directors

No law mandates submission of quarterly report to Reps - EFCC

Amaechi blames Ambassador Ajuru’s killing on porous security

Fuel scarcity to persist - IPMAN blames govt - PENGASSAN threatens strike - FG meets oil workers today

Kia Rio, other prizes won at Tribune’s promo draw

Yar’Adua: South plots to divide North in 2011

SACK: We ’ll shut down banks - Bank workers threaten - Oceanic Bank sacks 1,500

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We must follow the constitution on Yar’Adua’s health - Lar

2011: Alao-Akala’s race against history in Oyo

Testimonies, truth and religious experience

Cop’s reward for gallantry



2011: You’re not an issue, Alao-Akala tells Ajimobi

Osun East rerun: Aregbesola faults INEC

Senate probes sack of NDLEA female officer for marrying driver

Yar’Adua’s health: ‘Nigerians should be properly informed’

Ibadan people cautioned on Alao-Akala’s second term ambition

Reinstatement of Unilorin 49, democracy at work - NANS

More policemen drafted to troubled Okene LGA

‘Yar’Adua sickness won’t put Nigeria in danger’

Fresh crisis looms over alleged secret concession of three airports

Interswitch, Valucard battle in court over ownership of Verve

Kia Rio, other prizes for grabs as Tribune holds draw today

Conoil moves to strengthen market share

S/South commissioners call for subsidy from ecological fund

EFCC eases out 28 policemen

Give Nigerians daily update on Yar’Adua’s health - AC

Nigeria set to adopt global accounting standards

PDP wins Kebbi Central Senatorial bye-election

‘Call PDP NEC, Ogbulafor to order’

DAAR Communications sues FG over plan to withdraw licence

Why North lacks strong media - Wada Maida

Detectives arrest man for alleged murder

Banks to sack 5,000 this week - As W/Bank endorses CBN’s bank reform

Fuel crisis worsens - As NUPENG down tools nationwide today - Fuel hawkers take over in Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abuja

Renewed attack: Armed soldiers stationed in Warri - Ex-militants call for caution

ECOWAS leaders to replace Yar’Adua as chairman - ‘His tenure, the worst ever’ - Presidency confused over supplementary budget

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nigerian Press Council bill: Saving the media from opprobrium

Why more kids now have renal failure, leukemia, hypertension - The junk food, environment connection

Imo govt charges EU on rural communities

Chiefs protest non-inclusion in Olubadan line

Gov Akala assures of crisis-free Xmas

NSE commends N/Assembly on Nigerian content bill

Akpabio, a five-star performer - Ex-MILAD

NDLEA targets Brazil cocaine route

EFCC docks Kema Chikwe’s husband over N140m land deal

Imoke presents budget, predicts tough times

Fuel scarcity: NNPC calls for support of stakeholders

Abuja court restrains police from arresting Oladunjoye

Mixed reactions greet Intercontinental Bank workers’ layoff

Yar’Adua: Goodluck Jonathan must take over now - Attah

2010 budget: Presidency votes N250m to fight termites - N450m for vehicle maintenance, N500m as miscellaneous - Senate queries proposals, returns budget copy to Presidency

Yar’Adua’s illness fallout: MEND blows up pipeline - Nothing to confirm attack - JTF

77 ex-Customs staff members die waiting for pension

Friday, December 18, 2009

Drug Traffickers Bag 17 Years Jail Term

Why Fuel Scarcity May Persist Till 2010

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Reviving Football and sporting culture

Restoring professionalism to the broadcast media



Budget presentation: Senate committee turns back ministry officials

Oni reads Riot Act to road contractor

NUT pleads for downgraded school principals

Ora-Igbomina clash: Police arraign 17 in Osun

Police pay N48.3m to families of deceased officers

Yar’Adua orders IGP to provide security for corps members

Reps threaten to revoke N2bn Customs building

Suspected thugs unleash terror on protesting health workers

I voted for Oni in Ekiti rerun - AC witness

Bode George to spend Xmas in jail - As Appeal Court dismisses his bail application

Rescued banks: CBN receives interests from potential bidders - Approves investors to trade with Lagos N50 bn bond

Afenifere mourns Otegbeye, as Fasoranti leads delegates to burial

Elders Council lacks power to suspend me - Oladunjoye

Yuguda submits N88 bn budget to Bauchi Assembly

Nigerians at ‘losing end’ of telecoms operators’ promos

INEC tasks politicians, stakeholders on electoral process

ASUSS demands autonomy from NUT

Oyo commissioner for education lauds BATN/BATIA

IITA, Sierra Leone inaugurate cassava processing centres

NCP okays N1.4bn benefits for SAHCOL workers

Ondo approves amendment to civil procedure rules

Fuel scarcity spreads, transport fares hiked

Court frees Ibori, - Quashes 170-count charge of money laundering, - EFCC appeals judgment

FG lying about Yar’Adua’s health - Arewa

ANAMBRA: Soludo is PDP’s candidate, Supreme Court rules, - Plot against me has failed – Soludo, - PDP ’ll sweep Anambra State –Ogbulafor, - I ’ll ensure Obi’s return – Ojukwu

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ikuforiji’s challenge and ripples in Lagos politics

Jonathan is no impediment to the North - Saleh

Ken Nnamani and video conferencing

Why Nigerians in Germany may not travel home for Christmas



Hoodlums disrupt NUT elections - Sprays white substance on people

Nigerian named Applied Research Chemist of the year

4 inmates attempted to break jail in Kano - Prisons controller

Court of Appeal upholds Ondo Speaker, 3 others’ elections

Dead man, 59 others arraigned before Code of Conduct Tribunal

Borno to inaugurate N3.8bn road maintenance plants

HIV/AIDS prevalence rate drops in Delta

N200 billion suit: Court dismisses Akingbola’s companies suit against EFCC

Vandalism of pipeline aggravates fuel scarcity in Lagos

Reps, BPE DG in war of words over alleged N3.5bn fraud

FG inaugurates five committees on post-amnesty in Niger Delta

Controversy over missing corpse at UCH

Market women appeal to Oba of Benin to pardon Igbinedion

Man, 25, arrested for alleged murder of a Pastor

Refusal to pay taxes, contributing factor to educational failure- Lamido

Tribunal rejects PDP witness’s exhibit - reads Riot acts to journalists

Anambra empowers disabled NDE graduates

Court quashes Spring Bank’s acquisition by Bank PHB

Why we backed deregulation - NLC

AC loses another seat in Osun Assembly

RCCG plans 72 hours prayer for Africa

Govs are strangulating judiciary - New CJN, Katsina-Alu

Nigerians want Yar’Adua to remain president - FG - Hand over, save Nigeria from stagnation - NANS tells Yar’Adua - Take supplementary budget to Yar’Adua for assent - CNPP derides Aondoakaa

N15bn scam: EFCC arraigns Bafarawa, 8 others

Anambra: Soludo loses at Appeal Court - Another court orders retrial of Ohakim’s case - We won’t take ruling lightly - PDP - Imo Professionals commend verdict, seek end to litigation

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Suswam: Chances in 2011 guber polls

Press Council bill not out to gag the press- Dabiri

Still on Ibadan State

Meet Gift, Nigeria’s first tank crew(wo)man



Kumuyi ministers at RCCG’s Holy Ghost congress

Akwa Ibom inaugurates independent power project

Over 20,000 applicants jostle for NSCDC job in Abuja

Cadbury Nigeria, again, debunks relocation rumour

Bank distress: CBN to scrap universal banking

Constitution review: Senate leader, NCP boss bicker over report

We can’t achieve 6,000mw - FG

Oil thieves threaten reprisal against soldiers - Over destruction of illegal refineries

Again, 3 police officers killed in Ogun

Otudeko succeeds Mutallab as FirstBank’s chairman

BA workers’ planned strike: Hard times await Nigerian passengers

Eviction begins on CT2, Zakki voted out

Bauchi community petitions NDLEA over drug baron

NLC president calls for implementation of TSS in Oyo State

18 people hospitalised over fire disaster

We are yet to build united, indivisible nation - Former ICPC boss

Ijebu-Ife mayhem: Judicial commission of inquiry begins sitting

Anambra JUSUN calls for state Attorney-General’s resignation

Analogue-digital transmission: ‘2012 deadline may fail’

INEC seeks vacation of order against reruns in Osun

Fuel scarcity: Long queues return in Lagos, Ibadan - There is 40-day supply reserve - NNPC - NLC committee in confusion over deregulation

Job creation: We have failed Nigerians - FG - To create 4 million jobs next year

Anambra 2010: Appeal Court reaffirms suspension of Soludo as PDP’s candidate - Remits Ohakim’s case to Federal High Court

Yar’Adua can rule from sickbed - Aondoakaa - Group demands his removal over corruption allegation - As 100 countries pray for president’s recovery

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oni, Aluko re-union: New issues on future of Ekiti politics

Issues as FG appoints new Auditor General

Unilorin and her critics

Nigerian doctors, UNIZIK honour Akpabio



Probe financial aspect of U-17 World Cup - AC

ECOWAS CoDS approve stand-by force structure

Array of SANs makes appearance at Ekiti tribunal

Ijebu-Ife mayhem: Councillors reject bribe to impeach LG boss

Call for Yar’Adua ‘s resignation, unwarranted - Sen. Alkali

Fire guts spare parts market in Kano

EFCC amends charges against ex-Bank PHB, Spring Bank MDs

Why indiscipline persisted in police - Osayande

Ladoja’s brother loses two wives in accident

Bode George: Court to deliver ruling on bail Thursday

More winners emerge in Tribune’s Read & Win promo

Gov Idris presents N78.455bn budget proposal

Oni’s aide charges journalists on professionalism - As Mimiko commends role of media in democracy

BPE directs liquidator to pay NITEL workers’ salary arrears

No more satellite campuses for colleges of education - NCCE

Egg consumption reduces risk of breast cancer - Expert

Fayose appeals against court’s ruling

Ex-councillors threaten showdown over Bafarawa’s arrest

Appeal Court removes PDP lawmaker in Edo

FinBank remits over N40bn to CBN

NAFDAC impounds fake salt in Zamfara

Don’t distract Fashola, Mark warns - Lagos lawmakers boycott public sitting - Group warns against Fashola’s impeachment

call for Yar’Adua’s resignation - PDP alleges - PDP is chasing shadows - AC

Anambra 2010: Soludo knows fate tomorrow - S/Court takes over case Thursday

CONSTITUTION REVIEW: On true federalism we stand - Fashola advocates special status for Lagos - Suswam calls for stay of immunity clause

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Moving into the new year



Journalists tasked on professionalism

Arewa youths call for Bafarawa’s release

Only 20% of serving policemen are able to build personal houses - survey

Multilinks donates items, holds party for the motherless

‘Fayrouz, champagne of soft drinks in Nigeria’

Preach eternity, cleric charges pastors

Minister under pressure to license pilot with eye problem

My critics are uneducated - Shekarau

US labour dept set aside $7.95m for projects in Nigeria

Prayer for Yar’Adua’s health to feature at RCCG convention

Victims of ATM fraud sue CBN, others for N50bn

Nigeria Police rebrand human rights section

FG to upgrade MINILS to varsity degree-awarding institute

Continue to pray for Yar’Adua - Mimiko

Community protests imposition of traditional ruler

Committee indicts Delta State chief judge

Jigawa gov orders sale of fertiliser to farmers

Customers eulogise NIPOST for service delivery

Yar’Adua’s health: Ijaw leaders caution rumour mongers - Ekiti PDP chieftain wants Nigerians to pray for Yar’Adua

Cocoa farmers receive foreign support

Police avert clash as NCC operatives raid Kano

BANKS’ LOSSES: Shareholders to lose dividends for 5 years - Depositors’ funds safe - CBN

Plot to impeach David Mark unfolds

Ladoja’s supporters buried amidst wailing

Yar’Adua’s worse condition stalls Turai’s return - More family members relocate to Saudi Arabia - Northern traditional rulers, politicians set up committee on president’s health - May extract commitment from Jonathan

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Court of Appeal: As leadership changes

‘Problem of NYSC, artificial’

‘Nigerians need to pray more for the President’

Samaritan group feasts the less priviledged

Pensioners lament delay in arrears payment

Ogun PDP commiserates with police over Omolodun’s death

Five govs, three countries to participate in Calabar carnival - Churches to close early

Ijaw group commends Akpabio

Oyo PDP reconciliation latest: Sacked LG chairmen challenge Ladoja over case withdrawal

Ijebu East LG boss resumes, signs staff salaries

Jigawa businessman kidnapped

PDP is holding Nigeria to ransom - Atiku, Tinubu

FG evolves long term measures to tackle education problem

EFCC traces N5.55b houses to Bafarawa

Auto crash: 19 Ladoja loyalists, three others burn to death

The battle for Lagos - Tax issues, road contracts tear Tinubu, Fashola apart

Sule Lamido ill, may be flown abroad - It’s not true - Govt

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nigeria, Chad To Strengthen Bilateral Relations

Yar’Adua’s Repeated Coughs Worry Saudi Doctors

Thursday, December 10, 2009

‘2011 will determine future of democracy in this country’

Yar’Adua’s ailment: Another season of anomie

Oyo PDP: Is anybody still aggrieved?

When the old need the young



Ijebu-Ife mayhem: LG boss calls for assistance for displaced people

Rights activists raise alarm over threat to members’ lives

Michael Imodu Labour Institute trains 1,200 workers

Lagos govt arraigns 11 nude dancers, - To renovate Epe General Hospital

Children lament non-passage of child rights bill

Senate approves viremens of N31.037 billion for MDA’s

Oil price rebounds, shots up excess crude fund

Call for Yar’Adua’s resignation: Masari faces PDP’s sanction

Odunewu advocates treason charge for perpetrators of electoral malpractices

Revenue allocation formula, illegal - RMAFC boss, - Seeks abolition of states, LGs joint account

Tribune rewards readers in S/South, S/East

Oyo residents to pay N700 monthly for refuse collection

Tribune NUJ to honour Runsewe, others

AP shares: Court adjourns Dangote’s motion to Dec 17

Ondo Assembly returns N27bn supplementary budget bill to Mimiko

Jos crisis: Panel chairman absent at inaugural sitting

Council chairmen in Bauchi remain suspended - Speaker

Niger govt to provide electricity in 40 communities

High-level Lead in paints, threat to children - Study

EFCC vs Nnamani: Court adjourns till Feb 16

Bankole condoles IG, CP on murder of area commander

Bafarawa stole N15bn, not N5bn – EFCC, - N700m fraud: EFCC slams 64 fresh charges against UBEC directors, others

New minimum wage for workers in 2010 – FG assures

N12bn transferred into Akingbola’s account before CBN’s intervention - Intercontinental Bank, - As CBN orders banks to publish unaudited reports quarterly

2010: INEC can’t stop PDP in Anambra – Jonathan vows

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Of Bankole and Ogun PDP

Yar’Adua’s health: The burden of a reluctant Vice- President

The call for Yar’Adua to resign

Lagos Judiciary: A feminine kingdom?


A budget of misplaced prioritiES

‘Nigeria records 10,000 cases of cervical cancer yearly’

EFCC vs Ladoja: Court fixes Feb 4 to hear application

FG to partner private investors on road, housing

Nigeria’s oil export to Indonesia rises by 50%

Ondo PDP rejects bye-election result

Ijebu-Ife mayhem: AIG orders demarcation of murder scene

Banks in Ijebuland embark on strike

Confusion over planned resumption of Ekiti election tribunal

Political will, necessary to fight corruption - Ayoola

Bank chiefs, debtors won’t be spared - FG

Fashola lights Africa’s tallest Christmas tree today

Another police officer shot dead by rioters in Lagos

Rivers House sacks LG council, calls for fresh election

Oni, Northern govs mourn former internal affairs minister, Tahir

‘Truly independent electoral body, antidote for free, fair election’

Dangote Flour boosts profit by 400 per cent - As Kajola Investment pays N2.50 dividend

FG to remove disparity between varsity, polys

Academic activities resume at LASU

Baggage handlers in Europe urge passengers to pack less luggage

Corruption: Protesters storm streets in Jakarta

EFCC arrests ex-Gov Bafarawa - Accuses him of stealing N5bn in Sokoto

Anambra 2010: No candidate for PDP yet - INEC - Releases names of candidates for 25 parties - Confirms Uba as LP candidate

Arrest el-Rufai, Ribadu, Nigeria Police signal Interpol

FEC: We don't know when Yar'Adua 'll return - Turai coming to fix daughter's wedding - Gov, politicians fuelling crisis on Yar'Adua's health - Lar

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Yar’Adua’s health: A criss-cross of fury and prayer

Oshiomhole, Anenih and Edo 2011

Issues about Osun senatorial rerun

Tsunami as OOU sheds 962 staff


‘Awo, symbol of selfless service to humanity’

Libya deports another 161 Nigerians

Lagos to enhance operational efficiency of security officers - Commissioner

My Pikin mixture: Producer urges court to re-open factory

Salaries: NPAN charges NUJ to name defaulting companies

AC urges Nigerians to pray for Yar’Adua

LittleBigSouls partners Health Ministry, WHO in prevention of premature babies’ death

How Nigeria can address rot in education sector - Oyo NUT scribe

Robbers strike again in Ibadan

4 injured at PDP rally in Ibadan

NCP approves N3bn to pay salaries for NITEL workers

The crippled vow to frustrate Taraba govt

Govs, senators storm Ilesa for Omisore’s campaign

Ijebu-Ife mayhem: Ogun govt set up probe panel - Commiserates with the family of slain ACP

Poor road projects: Reps summon Berger, Setraco, others

Ondo bye-election: Reps probe colleagues over alleged ballot snatching

Tension as embattled Bayelsa PDP chairman submits fresh aspirants list

Anambra PDP primaries’ results altered in Abuja - Nwite

Zain to increase access to telecom, affordability

Ex-minister, Ibrahim Tahir, dies at 71

Investors’ wealth depletes by N78bn at NSE

N10bn scam: Audit report indicts Akingbola, others - Judiciary advocates massive purge in banking sector - Oceanic Bank recovers N41bn

FG to build N3.5bn houses for Jonathan, Mark, Bankole - VP canvasses improved budget implementation

Saraki denies owing N8.4bn

YAR’ADUA: Turai arrives any moment from now - S/West govs, traditional rulers declare 3-day fasting for Yar’Adua - Set up committee on Yoruba unity - AC Reps offer suggestions on Yar’Adua

Monday, December 07, 2009

Oyo PDP is passing through a process of reconciliation - Ilaka

Bode George, bail and will of judiciary

Yar’Adua’s health and leadership complexities

Reliving Bauchi’s contributions to FIFA U-17 World Cup



Tribune, nucleus of conscience of people - Oni

Osun senatorial rerun: 4 S/West govs for PDP rally in Ilesa today - PDP victory, a forgone conclusion - Oladipo

Anambra 2010: INEC names monitoring board

164 Nigerians deported from Libya

Bayelsa political crisis deepens - As electoral commission screens candidates amidst protest

Banking crisis: FG wades in

PDP accuses Oshiomhole of withholding N500m LG funds - Allegations are false - Oshiomhole’s aide

How Amnesty programme can succeed - Aondoakaa

Akingbola: EFCC prays court to strike out N200bn suit

Braithwaite defends G-53 over call on Yar’Adua to resign

2009, year of economic turbulence, trauma - FG

9,000 Niger Deltans benefit from Shell’s programme against HIV/AIDS

PPA members join APGA in Anambra

Safer airspace: NAMA takes delivery of navigational equipment

Lagos police investigate theft of 3-day-old baby

lagos pension scheme to be operational in 2010

Parties get N18m for Jigawa LG poll

Varsity funding: BIU VC calls for amendment of ETF, PTDF laws

358,980 benefit from Lagos hypertension and diabetes screening programme

Yoruba Language may be lost in 10 years - Alao-Akala warns

Alleged fraud: Bayelsa govt denies invitation by EFCC

Deregulation ’ll take off anytime now - FG insists - It ’ll hasten bloody revolution –Gbonigi - Fuel ’ll remain scarce until ... - IPMAN

Niger Deltans strategise - Govs, politicians make overtures to Jonathan - VP turns back emissaries

Security: Lagos procures N3bn helicopters

CALL FOR YAR’ADUA’S RESIGNATION: Turai, PDP can’t dictate to us - NBA - You’re mischievous - Mark - Yar’Adua family not divided - Sibling - President has violated constitution - Nnamani

Sunday, December 06, 2009

2011: Fashola’s ambition and the powers that be

Yar’Adua: Beyond the call for resignation

Wanted: Women of substance

N1.6m ATM fraud: Customer drags bank to court


Conform with societal values, Speaker charges ex-militants

Ekiti to inject N200m into clay industry - Approves Prince Jimoh as new Olosan

Yuletide: FRSC recorded 16,278 deaths in 3 yrs- Warns against road traffic violation

Oil spill: Community demands compensation from Shell

Nigeria can’t develop amidst chaos, industrial crises - Labour Minister

Food production: FG gives out N300m to 140 corps members

NBA calls for practical steps in electoral reform process

2010 FCT budget: Education’ll get 40 per cent share - Aliero

Aftermath of killings: Residents desert Ijebu-Ife

Constitution amendment: Senate dumps state creation, resource control

Anambra 2010: APGA replaces Obi as gov candidate

Call for Yar’Adua’s resignation, wicked - Keffi Old Boys

15-year-old wins Bible quiz

Pray for Yar’Adua, cleric charges Nigerians

Lagos DPP alleged of aiding criminality

2013: No vacancy in Ekiti Govt House - PDP - As Senator Aluko rejoins party

Climate change: Reps task FG to press for $150bn compensation

OPC condemns calls for VP’s resignation

Don identifies crucial factors for national food security

HID bags award for selfless service

YAR’ADUA: Saudi hospital flies in experts from US, Europe - Plans to stabilise him for journey back home

Banks’ shareholders head for court - Over CBN’s proposed plan to sell troubled banks - Unity Bank moves to recapitalise - I didn’t misappropriate funds - Akingbola

Nigeria’s Kevin Chuwang wins Big Brother Africa - Plus $.2m prize money

Kill Jonathan, face break up - Pastor Bakare explodes - Advises Yar’Adua to resign - My brother will not resign - Yar’Adua’s sister

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bankole’s fabled billionaire travels

DEFORESTATION: Can Copenhagen save Nigeria from the precipice?

RCCG elders pray for Yar’Adua, others

Presidential candidates should undergo medical test - PDP chieftain

Tribune readers win prizes in Kaduna

Yar’Adua: Group seeks withdrawal of traditional title from Masari

EU to support Nigeria’s energy sector with N460 million

Exam malpractices:Delta dismisses principal, de-recognises school

Media Information Service: NGC, Entec sign gas supply pact

Shell establishes 150 businesses in Nigeria - ...Provides healthcare facilities for communities

Deposition of Jagun Olubadan irreversible - Olubadan-in-Council - I remain Jagun -Chief Gbade Ishola

Jonathan refuses to endorse merit award list - says, “ I have no power to do so”

Aftermath police boss killing: Police/community in bloody clash

Arewa group lambasts El-Rufa’i over Yar’Adua

Policeman kills okada rider - ACP killed - Houses Burnt - Civilian casualties uncertain

Why Yar’Adua does not hand over to Jonathan

Ondo bye-election: Police quiz senator, Reps - Election peaceful

Friday, December 04, 2009

Police Arrest Two For Baby’s Kidnap

Why Govs Opposed Yar’Adua’s Resignation

‘Nigerians abroad must be practically involved in governance’

Fashola should be challenged to do more - Speaker

Pray for those who wish Yar’Adua dead

Will BBA’s $.2m come to a Nigerian?



Bayelsa accidents claimed 150 in 2008 - FRSC

Zamfara judicial commission orders shari’a judges back to work - As Katsina govt urged to negotiate with JUSUN

Delta reserves 5% vacancies for disabled persons

Police seize 420 bags of Indian hemp in Edo - Arrest 12 suspected cult members

Shekarau hinges Nigeria’s progress on improved electricity, fuel supply

Economists plan policy dialogue with FG

Ondo, Bayelsa yet to benefit from $13.5m NDLDP - UNDP

IG okays deployment of anti-riot policemen in Okene

Tribune bags another award on fire protection

Protesting students sack LG in Ekiti

LG boss espouses virtues of Tribune

Power and water: Emir challenges FG

8 ex-militants arrested in Bayelsa for extortion

World Bank, NIFAA collaborate on $280m malaria programme

NAFDAC docks woman for importing fake baby soaps

N400m agriculture project abandoned in Gombe

NAMA warns debtor airlines to pay up

Rerun: REC warns against manhandling of INEC officials

LASU labour unions call for VC’s suspension

Publisher condemns call for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Bad weather prevents pilgrims from landing in Ilorin

Anambra: INEC rejects Soludo - Soludo’s emergence divine - Ogbulafor - Andy Uba cleared for Labour Party

Don’t disrupt zoning system - North warns - We stand by constitution - N/Assembly - Watch your comments on Yar’Adua, Atiku cautions politicians

26 management staff quit Intercontinental Bank

US worried over Yar’Adua’s health - We’re waiting for doctor’s report - FG - Govs meet over president’s health; Consult VP today - AC blasts FEC, says it is unprincipled

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Oshiomhole can’t stamp godfatherism from politics - Ugbesia

2011: Who takes over from Gov Saraki?

Trials, tribulations and triumphs of the Tribune

Death trap on Lagos-Ibadan road


2010: Enugu proposes N67.8bn

Policeman kills wife, commits suicide

Ogun PDP threatens to suspend Bankole

Mischievous politicians behind Yar’Adua’s rumoured death - PDP scribe

FG releases N320bn for MDGs projects in 3 yrs

N15bn NEXIM Bank loan: Senate asks EFCC to arrest defaulters

Tribuneman wins Indonesian writing contest

Benin monarch protests aircraft noise

Alao-Akala, Olubadan in fresh crisis over deposed chief - I remain Jagun Balogun of Ibadanland - Ishola

HIV/AIDS: Intending couples to undergo test in Bauchi

Former Gov. Mu’azu loses father in Saudi Arabia

Shareholders raise alarm over Wema, Unity banks

Dabiri-Erewa expresses concern over criminalising Nigerians in China

Commissioner faults Ngige’s comments on donor agencies

Senatorial rerun: VC denies alleged closure of OAU

Budget 2009 releases hit 50 per cent, says FG

Daniel settles rift with Ogun lawmakers

88 journalists killed in 2009 - Report

Oyo newspaper vendors congratulate HID Awolowo

Unpaid salaries: FG asks ASUU, NASU to meet varsities’ councils - Inaugurates implementation monitoring committee

SSAUTHRIAI threatens strike over disparities in salary with NASU

Mass sack at OOU - 962 staff affected

EFCC arrests 4 Intercontinental Bank chiefs - For paying N12bn to Akingbola - Re-arraigns ex-FinBank MD, Nwosu

WAEC worries over failure rate in English, Mathematics

Yar’Adua may not return this year - He ’ll return soon –Ogbulafor insists - Only prayer can save Yar’Adua – Anenih - PDP prays for him - President won’t resign – FEC - Call for Yar’Adua’s resignation

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Brewing war in Bayelsa over 2012 governorship race

Obasanjo, Nnamani on the road to effective leadership

Encouraging young Nigerian writers

Shekarau, Kumuyi preach peace, at crusade



Nigerian pilgrims suffer delay in S/Arabia

LFTZ: Lagos pays N785m as compensation

FG lied over N70bn for NITEL/Mtel staff - SSACTAC President

Yar’Adua: We must uphold 1999 Constitution - PPA

Rerun: Bankole to lead PDP campaign in Ondo

Yar’Adua’s ailment: PDP cannot gag Nigerians - AC

Fire guts NNPC depot in Warri

AIDS patients protest with coffin at World AIDS Day celebration

Court begins hearing in Bode George, others’ appeal

Delta to demolish illegal structures under PHCN lines

409 northern Christian pilgrims arrive Israel

NSE transactions dip by 0.9 per cent

AC berates Ekiti govt over sack threat to medical workers - Talk when you have valuable contributions - Govt

Divorce: Eucharia Anunobi’s husband finally makes appearance

Voters’ list review: DPA expresses concern

Medical workers unions commence strike

Abia, C/River govts lament prevalence of HIV/AIDS

France to spend 677 million euros on Nigeria

EFCC nabs Indian businessman through girlfriend

PDP wades into Senate-Reps’ feud

Anambra: Soludo not PDP’s candidate yet - Court - Ex-CBN gov laments insecurity in Anambra

Yar’Adua has ‘northernised’ Nigeria - Sagay, Ijaw group

Nigeria lacks credible leaders - Yayale - As Soyinka knocks FG over Vision 2020

Yar’Adua’s family divided over resignation bid - He must resign - Mum - No, he’s fit to continue - Turai - Resign now, el-Rufai, Nnamani, Masari, Falae, 50 others tell Yar’Adua - Security tightened at Aso Rock - Ogbulafor