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Tribune News Archive for May 2011Rss

Monday, May 30, 2011

Communities laud cement firm over new plant

FIFA suspends Bin Hammam, Jack Warner •Clears Blatter •Hammam withdraws from Presidential election

Lawal Akapo Street wins MTN/Lagos Street Soccer Championship

Nigerien officials to handle Nigeria, Argentina match

Argentina arrives for Guinness The Match

Ljubicic targets Nadal

Yar’Adua widow laments menace of street kids

Oyo people in Kaduna task Ajimobi

Ogun Water Corporation appeals to community over generator replacement

Bail us out of blackout, Odeomu community cries out

Onikoyi tasks govt on pipe borne water

Residents lament bad state of Sango-Ijoko road

Windstorm causes havoc in Kirfi community

Tears as slain Ganagana is laid to rest

Abule Iroko needs public schools

Ajilete begs Amosun to curb building failure

Ekiti prays

Idoani and politics of retrogression

Challenges before Senator Ajimobi

Oyo State, four years under ‘broda Bayo’


Join hands with me, Dakingari urges

People’s well-being will be my priority — Suswam

Uduaghan solicits support from Delta citizens

Sea of red as Kano people celebrate Aminu Kano

Amaechi sets people’s welfare agenda in new dispensation •Odili storms Amaechi’s inauguration

Court restrains CBN, Sanusi

Minister hails signing of budget, Sovereign Wealth Fund

Alao-Akala denies sneaking out of Nigeria

Ahmed assures Kwara people of all-inclusive administration

Akpabio promises to work with opposition

Jang promises to sustain peace in Plateau

Why there is no funfair in Kaduna -Yakowa

I’ll lead by example -Lamido

Fashola to strengthen tax, environmental, security laws

Our journey to restoration has begun -Ajimobi

Fayemi congratulates Jonathan, calls for more allocation for states

Imo has been liberated -Okorocha

Borno gov sworn in amidst tight security

We’ll provide free education, health in Ogun –Amosun •Renames Ijebu-Ode Stadium after Dipo Dina

10bn loan: Bankole for EFCC, Tuesday

I’ll continue to run accountable govt -Chime

Budget 2011: FG releases N963bn capital votes

Yuguda offers N20m to slain corpers’ families

I’ll never, never let you down -Jonathan •President lists areas of priority

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ex-Coach hails W-Cup plans for Falcons

Okorocha inspects Imo sport facilities

Musa, Utaka arrive tomorrow

Eagles’ to play safe against Argentina - Siasia

The train has taken off

A word for Jonathan on choice of new ministers

Rich nation, poor people: What has democracy got to do with it?

As governors take oath of office today

Daniel hasn’t run away - Aide

2011 elections most expensive since independence - Gov Aliyu

Mimiko commutes 3 death sentences, pardons 14 prisoners

Dividends of democracy: Jonathan tasks PDP leadership

PDP caused its political misfortune in Southwest - Alao-Akala

Group refutes Omisore’s claim on presidential election

Rainfall: Flood looms in Lagos as govt warns residents to quit tributaries

30 killed in Ilorin stampede

Bomb scare in Akwa Ibom as police deploy 7000 for Akpabio’s inauguration

Nigeria needs total restructuring to achieve economic growth - Soludo

We are set for inauguration - Defence Minister

All set for Ajimobi’s inauguration•As ACN, Alaafin, others share cows, foodstuffs, drinks

New Alakenne installed

Tension in PDP over ministerial nominations •Party leaders angry with Jonathan •Over nomination of non members, ‘indolent’ partymen •Condemn inclusion of NPLF, Atiku, Ibori’s associates

Please, pray for me - Jonathan •As security heightens in Abuja for his inauguration

Yobo In Everton’s Web

FIFA House Of Commotion: Blatter Faces Probe

Nigerian Football Crisis Why NSC Intervened - Ekeji

Eagles Arrive For Argentina, Ethiopia

Why I Want To Be Speaker - Akande-Adeola

Political Genocide In Benue Must Be Stopped - Paul Unongo

Noisy Stomach

Pimples On Face

I Am Fat

Yeni Kuti @ 50

Kashamu Buruji, What Next?

Leah Abiara Pipes Down

Christine Lagarde New Iron Lady Set To Head IMF

Of Budget Delay, Implementation And National Planning

As Race For Benue Speaker Intensifies...

I Caught My Best Friend On My Girlfriend

I Always Wonder Why Men Think Actresses Are Sex Objects - Princess Yemi Olatunde

I Didn’t Do Collabo With D’Banj - Tope Alabi

‘I Only Want Challenging Roles Now’

My First Love Is Music - Tee Mac

Her Parents Are Hostile To My Decision

What Do I Do To Win Back His Trust?

Lonely Hearts

‘I See Mum In My Wife Everyday’

Celebrating 2011 Children’s Day

Nigeria’s Democracy At 12

TNL Expresses Concern Over Faking Of Toyota Spare Parts

New Version Of Logan MCV Now In Nigeria

Great Wall’s Wingle Pickup Sales Soar In Nigeria, Globally

Woman Delivers Seven Babies In 12 Months?

Daniel Frees 10 Prisoners

Corruption: NJC Recommends Judge For Dismissal

Akpabio Unfolds Plans For Indigent Students

UNICEF Wants Quick Assent To Health Bill

Bankole’s Brother Arraigned Over N2.8m Fraud

16,336 Ex-Militants Trained Under Amnesty Programme

Jonathan Signs 2011 Appropriation And NSIA Bills

Akinade Has Finished His Course - Oyedepo

I Will Not misuse My opportunity To Enhance Lives - Ajimobi

Robbers Kill Police Inspector, Wound Corporal At Sango Ota

Pensioners’ Case Against Oyo Govt Adjourned To June 13

Jonathan May Retain 28 Ministers

Alleged Rape: Court Orders Monarch’s Arrest

26 People, Including Nursing Mother Feared Dead In Fire Incident

Ex-militant Leader Tackles Police Chief Over Alleged N.2m Bribe

EFCC To Arrest 3 Outgoing Govs

Friday, May 27, 2011

Oil cartels fighting Jonathan’s reforms - Minister

Lagos killings: Uneasy calm in Badagry •As police hold emergency meeting •Police lone survivor dies

Special Olympics athletes begin camping in Ogun

Argentina storms Abuja Sunday

George Weah, Bwalya storm Nigeria for Kanu

Thursday, May 26, 2011

FIFA: Jack Warner, Hammam accused of offering $40,000 bribe

South Africa drops 2020 Olympics bid

Scrabble tourney holds in Lagos tomorrow

Nigerian Polo team for world tournament

Litramed donates books to Simeon Adebo Library

Ile-Zik residents bemoan hoodlums activities

Jibowu-Fadeyi residents crave more police presence

NGOs, LASG sensitise communities to malaria

Excitement in Ajegunle school over Airtel’s donation

Crisis brews in Lagos abattoir market

Navy donates wheelchairs, other items to communities

Kwankwaso tasked on security, infrastructure

Group expresses confidence in Ajimobi

Post-election violence panel: Group warns against rejection of Lemu’s headship

Embrace good governance, UNIFEMGA tells Nigerian leaders •Tasks them on justice, equity, fair play

PHCN, what is our offence at Sawmill?

Ogun ACN must stick to its gun

Of malnutrition among Nigerian children

The threat of Islamic fundamentalism

The child’s right in Islam

My sister, I feel you

Good marital life: The Islamic antidote

Equality of men and women in Islam


Ahmadiyya chief condemns killing of corps members

Ex-IMF chief moved to luxury New York apartment

Concessioning: Our ports now safer — Customs

Ex-Gov Nnamani docked, charged with stealing N2.5bn

OBJ, govs responsible for PDP woeful performance in S/West - Oyedokun

FERMA to spend N2.2bn on rehabilitation of 37 Niger roads

Agbekoya makes case for agricultural development in South

Nyako clears air on Adamawa ministerial list

Lagos passes Tenancy Bill

Crisis in health sector deepens over Health Bill

Governor’s aide, 6 others die in auto crash

Onabanjo, Kawonise resign from OOU governing council

Uduaghan defends new tax regime in Delta

Women in diaspora task Jonathan on insecurity •Insist on 35% women representation

Nasarawa gov-elect’s wife tasks parents, govts on child challenges

Ajimobi’s wife congratulates children

Gov Uduaghan condemns child slavery

5Oil cartels fighting Jonathan’s reforms - Minister

Withdrawal/lodgment limits: Senate directs Sanusi to submit quarterly report

Oyo lifts sanction on NURTW

I was the guinea pig of 2011 elections - Jonathan •Worries about high turnover of ministers •Cancels trip to France

Lagos killings: Uneasy calm in Badagry•As police hold emergency meeting•Police lone survivor dies

N10bn scam: Bankole writes EFCC, begs to appear Tuesday

FG wants tribunal to declare election winners

NASS positions: ACN divided over choice of minority leaders

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enyimba, Pillars play for Jonathan

Woods: I'll be ready for US Open

NFF approves Faro for national teams

Anichebe declares war

FIFA probes Jack Warner, Hammam •Ahead Presidential Election

Orita-Mefa residents appeal for completion of road project

Gbagi residents task govt on good roads

Beware of swindlers victim warns Nigerians

Farmers pray against flooding

LAGBUS boss decries state of Oshodi Sango road

Firm presents draft plan of East-West coastal road

Lagos asked to reopen morgues

Send this policeman packing •Residents task Fashola

Communities benefit from medical, educational facilities

AGPMPN boss stresses importance of family physician

UCH revitalises its pharmacy department

Jonathan should focus on education

Senator Ajimobi, prioritise education


Why garden eggs is good for ulcer patientsBy Sade Oguntola

To whom much is given...

A night with Labaran Maku

Sometimes these men deserve what they get


US seeks increased intervention in Zamfara lead poisoning

LG boss commends Aregbesola for slashing UNIOSUN fees

Former BankPHB chief, others get bail

Election: Ex-corps members besiege INEC office over unpaid allowance

Choose your leaders wisely, Bankole tells reps-elect

Aviation unions warn Jonathan over appointment of non-professional •Threatens to down tools

5 arraigned for murder of 12-yr-old in Minna

Opposition leaders invited to Aliyu’s inauguration

2 killed in renewed NURTW clashes in Ibadan, Saki

JAMB earmarks 2,823 exam centres for 2011 UTME

Man docked for impregnating mad woman

I’ve no power over family farmlands —Ooni

Naval rating beats man to death in Benue

Kaduna investigates election crisis, vows to punish culprits

FG charges senator with forgery

Why I want to lead Senate again —Mark

We’ve taken Ogun to the level of stability - Daniel

NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel, 300 sniffer dogs for Jonathan’s inauguration •FRSC deploys 815 personnel

Conduct bureau quizzes Lagos dep gov, SSG, others

No basis for strike, PEF tells staff

Tribunal to rule on Jonathan’s inauguration tomorow

FG rolls out of new national ID card June

BADAGRY KILLINGS: Army, Police order investigation •ACN slams Army, Police over incident •Army denies involvement •Death toll rises in Delta pipeline explosion

Jonathan asks ministers to remain in office •Why Oghiadomhe may be dropped

Reps jack up NASS budget by N30bn •Approve N23bn for Executive

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nigerians urged to be involved in political process

Rivers Assembly grants approval for N100bn loan

Pension arrears: Ajaokuta Steel Company pensioners appeal to FG

FG destroys amnesty arms today

FG doles out N1.7bn to 16 UBE best performing states

Aggrieved youths disrupt installation of district head in Niger

Edo FA award: Ikhana not happy with exclusion

Heartland lauds Okorocha

Odemwingie eyes new bumper deal at West Brom

...As Kazan recalls Martins from Birmingham

OAU splashes scholarship, cash gifts on athletes

Judge postpones ruling on ex-NFF chieftains’ case

Labour Union commends Adedoja

Messi: I just want to beat United •We'll find solution to Messi – Ferguson

New cabinet ready 2 weeks after my inauguration — Jonathan•Says NYSC’ll stay

Senate confirms two nominees for S/Court

I’ve left a legacy of peace in Oyo —Alao-Akala •Swears in 242 JPs

EFCC re-arrests ex-Enugu gov, quizzes bank MD over N795m strange transfer

Journalists foil attempt to shoot colleague in Edo

Group carpets Tinubu over comment on A/Ibom election

Senate presidency: Northern Senators endorse David Mark

Senate approves harmonised FOI Bill

Jonathan slashes 2011 budget by N500m

Police to deploy 10,000 for Jonathan’s inauguration

Alao-Akala puts ownership of LAUTECH into gazette

South Africa, Nigeria partner on tourism promotion

200 Brazilians for 2011 Talking Drum Festival

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2011: Kola-George decries trafficking of Nigeria’s cultural patrimony

BA’s N60m boost to SMEs

Lagos to spend N1.5 billion on Ikorodu-Mile 12 road

Sale of oil facility: Communities warn against fake representatives

NUJ chief tasks on selfless leadership

Emir of Bauchi assures NGOs of support

Irepodun LG boss hails INEC

Calabar South LG boss pledges adherence to budget

Atakunmosa West LG to renovate health centres

Ona-Ara LG farmers get fertilisers

1983’s Ondo riots incomparable with 2011 killings in the North

A new dawn in Nigeria, end of election malpractice

Another drama of pain

Akpabio: Fast-tracking Akwa Ibom’s  future

Oyo Governorship seat: Why not leave Ajimobi alone?


Arrest of guber candidate: ACN accuses police of victimisation

Steer clear of Ajimobi’s inauguration, Oyo CP tells hoodlums

Soldiers on the rampage in Lagos

N10bn loan: EFCC summons Bankole for questioning

We’ve not set limit on lodgment, withdrawal –CBN

Plane crashes in Kaduna, kill two

Police corporal detained for impregnating 12-yr-old

Court grants ex-FinBank chief, others N50m bail

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nsofor to quit West Ham for Stoke

‘Flying Eagles 'll excel in Colombia’

MP names Giggs as injunction footballer

Kanu storms Ghana to honour Essien

Taiwo picked in French Ligue 1 best eleven

NFF has no legal backing

Akerele becomes Friends of Rugby Vice-Chairman

Nigerian referees are upright - Okubule


Don’t crown Alepata, Alaafin warns Alao-Akala

N6.5b aviation scam: EFCC accuses Borishade’s aide of delaying trial

CBN to keep interest rate at 7.5%

Ondo PDP crisis deepens

Tribunal grants CPC leave to inspect election materials •INEC staff arrested

May 29: Presidential inauguration to gulp N850m - SGF

Amaechi emerges Governors’ Forum chairman

Toying with the common man’s life

Jonathan, providing visionary leadership - Ban Ki-Moon

8 die in Tiv/Fulani clash in Benue •It’s only 2 –Police

Court stops severance pay for Alao-Akala, aides

Senate presidency: North East senators dump Goje

FG to stop rice, fertiliser, sugar importation by 2015

Presidential Election: Tribunal throws out CPC’s application on election materials’ evaluation

Panic grips president’s aides over ministerial list

Medical workers threaten nationwide strike •Over passage of health bill •Tell Jonathan not to sign the bill •Accuse doctors of marginalisation

Ilaje community urges Mimiko to complete Ilumeje road

Ajegunle people urged to embrace peace

Residents want town hall completed

LAWMA begins clearing of waste from water bodies

Council boss warns against dumping of refuse in drains

Goje’s wife presents two ambulances to communities

Tula community appeals to PHCN to replace damaged poles

Aba-Ibeji residents decry govt insensitivity

200 benefit from malaria treatment in Osogbo

Shun chieftaincy, traditional titles, church tells Christians

Testimonies and success stories on Moringa

Prof Jega has made history

Aftermath of general election, task ahead

Managing relationships (II)

Choosing the next ministers

Post-election violence: Reconciling the bereaved with Nigeria

Tapping into the best online investment programme








Gunmen kill patent medicine seller in Ibadan

Police sergeant sentenced to death for murder

‘FG to upgrade maritime academy to varsity’

Let corps members serve in their zones, CAN tells FG

NLC holds NEC today, set to sack General Secretary

Delta gov election tribunal rejects Ogboru’s petition


Plateau Assembly may wind up without passing 2011 budget

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Man United celebrates Premeirship victory in style

Chelsea sacks Ancelotti

Adedoja appeals for peace in Nigerian football crisis

Eagles' return delights Ayila

UNICEF scores South-West high on provision of safe drinking water

Tenant in court for allegedly dumping son’s corpse at landlord’s doorsteps

‘Hand-washing can prevent under-five mortality’

Polythene bags, water satchets cause soil degradation - KADP

Sagamu Youth Council congratulates Amosun

Communities in Ado-Odo unhappy with bad roads

Corps member provides free healthcare services to community

Fadama farmers cautioned against misuse of loans

Motorcycle operators get deadline on registration

May 29: Mbieri community goes spiritual

Sos on implementation of review on pension rate

Congrats, Alhaji Aremu, a seasoned administrator

Clash at Fadeyi: Count NURTW out

2011 elections and enemies of Nigeria


Labour tasks Jega to re-orientate politicians against corruption

Licensed electrical contractors hail FG on planned privatisation of PHCN

Alaafin wants Alao-Akala, commissioner, chief jailed for contempt

Jonathan needs prayers to succeed -Campaign coordinators

Ekiti doctors go on indefinite strike over tax, CONMESS

Benue killings: ACN accuses Jonathan of insensitivity

Foreign investors to develop Ekiti tourism sector with N2bn

Varsity workers threaten strike over retirement age

NUC boss lauds exit of basic education from ETF’s intervention

Drop litigation against Ajimobi, Oyo ANPP tells PDP

Transfer your loyalty to Amosun, Daniel appeals to loyalists •Dedicates church in honour of his father

Appointment of SANs: LPPC fixes meeting for May 27 •Meeting may shift to June 1 -Source

Jonathan to launch new Abuja transport scheme tomorrow

Senate President: Mark represents the best -Tsav

Key posts: Mark, NASS berated for excluding new comers

FG ready to repair damaged roads nationwide

Jonathan tasks tourism practitioners

FG to defend rights of albinos, vulnerable groups - Minister

FG targets N1.3trn savings from refineries’ rehabilitation

FG spends N1 trillion on personnel cost annually -SGF

Jimoh Ibrahim’s company takes over Oceanic Bank Sao Tome

Appointments: Don’t give in to godfathers’ pressure •Bishop charges Jonathan •As HID bags Diocesan Merit Award

Akume, 16 others quizzed by SSS in Abuja

Banks rush to beat CBN’s deadline on NUBAN

SENATE PRESIDENCY: Mark, Goje divide PDP, northern senators •As Northern senators decide tomorrow

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fight for survival as Premiership ends

Yobo lobbies Everton

Obuh proposes world tour •U-20 W/Cup

Eucharia survives FA hammer

Ahead ties against Argentina, Ethiopia: Siasia reads Riot Act

Why I’ll marry Fayose again - Wife

I was so useful in father’s farm that I started school at 10 - Ayokunle, incoming General Secretary of the Nigerian Baptist Convention

Electricity, fuel shortages cause water scarcity in Yola

Save us from epidemic, Ibafo residents cry out

Ajegunle/Araromi residents solicit govt assistance on drainage system

Fear in Atobaje over ‘deadly’ canal

The Terminator Turns Kennedy: Arnold Schwarzenegger separates from wife of 25 years Maria Kennedy Shriver due to sexcapades

Why I'm not planning to remarry now - Saidi Balogun

Shina Peller celebrates birthday

Femi Otedola’s smart move

Admiral Oni hits 60 in style

Jega’s wife, Hadiza, steps out

Great Women Awards gather momentum

'AIYESAN' premieres next month

Issa Rufai parts with Okiki music

No anti-piracy activities in Nigeria in 2010

OGD’s eight-year revolution in Ogun State

The Abhuere I know

Yakowa’s ride to Sir Kashim Ibrahim House

Alao-Akala insists on payment of N18,000 minimum wage

Sambo promises govs-elect FG’s cooperation

FG unveils East-West Road plan in Bayelsa

April poll: CPC challenges Smart Adeyemi’s victory at tribunal

Unemployment: FG told to create 25 million jobs

New cabinet: Why Akala steered clear

LAUTECH hospital first among equals -Alao-Akala

Election violence: 84 churches burnt -Anglican synod

Ajimobi’s mother assures Oyo people

Muraina brightens hope of becoming Reps Speaker •How he swayed members attention at retreats

I’m tired of prison -Al-Mustapha

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara inaugurated

...Again, the world refuses to end

Ibori’s wife must refund N1.3bn in 1yr - Court Orders •To sell London House.

Cement should't cost more than N700 -Manufacturer •exposes cabal behind price hike

Friday, May 20, 2011

Adedoja Urges Falcons To Forget Ghana Debacle

Cardiff To Decide Olofinjana’s Fate Soon

FIFA Presidency: No Decision To Oppose Blatter -Amadu

‘’As Keshi, Owolabi Plead For Him’’

Communities Appeal To State Govt Over Industrial Pollution

Save Us From Fire Outbreak, Ibafo Residents Tell Amosun

‘Fashola Committed To Human Capital Development’

Aboru Commercial Motorcyclists Decry Police Extortion

There Is Manifest Crack In The North - Prof. Bogoro

Zoning Should Not Be Compromised On Senate Presidency - ACF Chieftain

She Can’t Take The Heat No More

This Actress And Scandals!

No Marital Vow For This Singer

Big Tummy

Penis Discharge

Baby Boy For Fati Bello

Yinka Ladoja Mellows Down

Wild Rumor Trails Allistair Soyode

Cooking Thrice A Day Was Strange To Me When I Got Married - Dr Catherine Olufunke Falade

Of Lagos PDP, Lost Dream And Path Of Redemption

Without Female Admirers, You Are Not An Actor - Micheal Okon

Day Desmond Elliot Wept For Dagrin

Poverty Is Pushing Many Into Music - Jomix

Jossy Evicted, Others Know Fate Sunday

I Will Soon Become A Fashion Designer - Grace Amah

Who Should Be My Wife?

I Don’t Want To Hurt Him

How Can I Persuade Him?

FG Urged To Fast-track Railway Operations Nationwide

28 Motorists Arrested Over Unregistered Vehicles

Alliance Autos Introduces All-new Renault Duster •Adjudged Best 4x4 For Nigerian Terrain

Fashola To Commission New 10mw Power Project

Group Honours Alao-Akala With Legacy Nite

600 Nigeria Police Peacekeepers Protest In Lagos Over Unpaid Allowances

Former Minority Leader Carpets ACN On Revenue Formula

Belgore Accuses PDP Of Doctoring Ballot Papers

ANPP Gov Candidate Drags Kwankwaso To Tribunal

Politics Not A Do-Or-Die Affair -Akande-Adeola

I’ll Win Elections In Akwa-Ibom 10 Times Over -Akpabio

PDP Suspends Paul Unongo

Court Rules On Former Bank Chief’s Bail Application May 24

FG Frowns On Ex-US Envoy’s Stand On Nigeria

Inauguration: Jonathan, Private Sector Players, Others Parley

Don’t Play Spoiler Role Against South-West - Reps Tell Igbo Lawmakers

‘The World Ends Today’

Race For Disgraced IMF MD’s Successor Begins

HID Bemoans Dying Zeal For God Among Christians •Church To Be Named After Her

Jonathan To Chart Course For New Ministers

Security Agencies, NJC Panel Probe Mysterious Mtn Lines

Ministerial List: Over 80 per cent Nominees Fail Integrity Test

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Leave outgoing govs alone •Jonathan tells govs-elect •Says he will govern without bias •Nigerian leaders should shun corruption -Maitama Yusuf, Anyaoku, Rev. Father Kukah

NJC probe: Call logs are genuine •NSA tells panel probing Salami, others

Again, bomb explosions rock Maiduguri •10 killed in Boko Haram’s attacks

Marseille bids for Emenike

NFF dismisses NANF’s new Football Association

As Odemwingie battles Toure, Song for African Player Award

FIFA Presidency: English FA snubs Blatter

Siasia drops Osaze from Argentina, Ethiopia games

Ofunama people send SOS to Oshiomhole

Benin monarch suspends traditional ruler

Bishi/Emmanuel community at risk of epidemic

Muslim professionals charged on societal development

UNIFEMGA holds lecture on uprising in Arab world

The health and power of a nation

Should they die in vain?

President Jonathan: Matters pending for your attention

As we take another chance

Islamic perception of worship

Why HIV patients can easily break their bones


Embattled Strauss-Khan resigns as IMF chief

Ekiti govt sets aside N33bn for rural farmers •MAN tasks FG on multiple taxation

Tribune Politics editor buries dad

‘Abia is in a hurry to develop’

Shekarau inaugurates N5bn water project

Exam malpractice:BUK expels 49 students

Onyema reels off NSE’s new growth strategy

‘Over 6,000 persons screened for breast cancer in Edo’

Osun police recover 6 stolen cars

Delta: Police rescue bank manager from kidnappers

We will improve on pilgrimages -Jonathan

June 2012 deadline: BON warns broadcast stations

Borno PDP women reject nomination of Inna Ciroma

Alleged forgery: Ekiti senator denies report of arrest

Agbi named Ondo PDP interim committee chairman

Fayemi charges new Ekiti perm secs on performance

Lagos procures N74bn external loans •Generates N3bn on Land Use Charge

Ajimobi debunks claim of dual citizenship

Akingbola: EFCC, NBA file petition against trial judge

FG orders probe of kerosene scarcity in the country •Accuses marketers of profiteering

Controversy trails consideration of PIB at H/Reps •As minister assures of its passage

Christians live in perpetual fear of death in the North •Says Bishop of Gusau, at Remo Anglican Synod •Gowon, Danjuma, Daniel, others storm Ikenne today for formal opening session

Kalorgu people decry redundancy among youths

Yoruba community in Lokoja greets Jonathan

The bodies in a freezer

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Taiwo completes AC Milan medical •Signs three-year contract

'No plan to sack her" - Green

Don't sack Eucharia - Ladipo warns NFF

Nigeria drops to 39 in FIFA rankings

Eagles’ 30-man squad out next week

Maternal deaths still high in Nigeria - Expert •Malaria kills 4,500 pregnant women in Nigeria yearly -Ogun Health Commissioner

Kano gov-elect alerts INEC to ANPP’s plan to distort ballot papers

Nigeria-Cameroon Mixed Commission decries plight of Bakassi returnees

Military declares Colonel Dauda Ajao fake

‘Ajaokuta transmission station upgrade almost ready’

Good governance, tonic for Nigeria’s turn around - EU envoy

NAPEN chairman cautions President Jonathan on govt of national unity

Rape: Osun traditional ruler arraigned in court

Reps in rowdy session over PIB

Lagos: 9,253 people tested positive to HIV in 1year

Akingbola’s arrest by EFCC illegal -Court •NBA president, Daudu, walks out on judge

NYSC won’t be scrapped -DG •As evacuated corpers from Lagos refuse to return to North

Al-Qaeda names Egyptian militant, Adel, as interim chief

Don’t marginalise S/West •Fasehun tells PDP

N5bn needed for 40% reduction of illiteracy by 2015 -Commission

Bakers decry arbitrary increase of flour prices

Panic in Ado-Ekiti as thunder strikes labourer dead

SON’ll soon eradicate substandard goods from Nigeria -DG

Maternal deaths still high in Nigeria - Expert

I have done my best to uplift Oyo State -Alao-Akala

Probe sale of govt properties, Alaafin tells Ajimobi •It’s a welcome development -Govt

FG advised to tackle poverty, unemployment

Oyo gov election: PDP heads for tribunal •Accuses Ajimobi of having dual citizenship

Jonathan defends large cabinet •Says it’s a constitutional matter

NJC probe: Panel to summon National Security Adviser •Over alleged call logs implicating judges •Allegation, mere fabrication -Salami •As PDP kicks against Salami’s headship of presidential tribunal

Aladeowo/Abanla community lauds Ajimobi, asks for amenities

Underdevelopment: Ilumeje people appeal to Mimiko

South-South gets N800m from FG for FADAMA III project

Arabambi plans 100 days in office with Ayedaade communities

Area boys are giving us headache —Fadeyi, Jibowu residents cry out

Why we embark on community service —Lions Club boss

Badagry community welcomes Pinnacle Company

Daily intake of Opaeyin may give you oral cancer … 230 people benefit from free oral cancer screening

Muslim clerics urged to be vanguards for family planning

Sickle cell anaemia


Abuse of leadership

President Jonathan should be security conscious

Re: Nigeria’s beautiful ones

Suffering from PMS? Try foods rich in B vitamins

What to miss about the National Assembly

ACN victories and South-West conquerors

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fregene’s wife pleads with NFF

Argentina friendly: Siasia submits Eagles’ list

Home-based Eagles' job not ideal for Siasia -Tunde Disu

Ethiopia match more important than Argentina

I need a break from football -Odemwingie

MTN/Lagos Street Soccer enters Round 32

FA warns Ferguson over Webb comments

Sunshine wants NPL to investigate Dolphins' allegations

Kwara sports stakeholders back Olarinoye

CAF unveils 2014 W/Cup qualifying format

Maintain hygiene to keep ulcers at bay

Alao-Akala charges Ajimobi on revenue generation

John Togo feared dead •JTF not aware of alleged surrender of John Togo -Spokesman

Elections tribunal: Bankole calls for fresh election

Theft: EFCC arraigns Atuche, others

US pledges to support FG on basic education

Gowon, Danjuma, Daniel, eminent Nigerians storm Ikenne •As HID Awolowo hosts Remo Anglican Synod

Jonathan blames declining education standard on abysmal reading culture

FG to build N4bn power sub-station in Ebonyi

Jonathan pledges to fulfil electoral promises •Says FG may hands off primary, secondary education

65-yr-old docked for burning in-laws’ house

Lagos revenue on land falls by N2bn

JAMB reads Riot Act to UTME coordinators

SERAP drags FG to ECOWAS court •Over death of corps members in post-election violence

Kogi 2012: Okun people vow to work with party that ‘ll meet their aspirations

Nestoil completes NGC-Alaoji pipeline construction

Ondo PDP suspends Agagu, dissolves state exco •Our antagonists unknown to party -Suspended exco chairman

Mining office has granted 7,550 licences so far –Minister •As W/Bank tasks FG on mining sector

Maritime workers threaten strike over PICOMSS agency

Amnesty: Dokubo-Asari makes u-turn

N/Assembly passes sovereign wealth fund

Post-election violence: 172 charged to court in Kano -CP

I may take laws into my own hands if ... -Father of drowned children

Reps move against CBN’s withdrawal policy •Say Nigeria not ripe for it

Speakership: Reps change voting pattern •Dump e-voting for open secret ballot

Salami heads presidential election tribunal •Oni, Oyinlola tackle Salami at NJC probe panel today

SAT initiates joint tourism marketing agreement

Deplace Fun City club promotes domestic tourism

Nigeria, significant tourism market for Africa—Foreign tourist •Tourism stakeholders laud Nigeria at ATM

Antigua-Barbuda to replicate La Campagne Tropicana Resort

Ibadan indigenes in Kaduna sue for peace

Ifon community beckons on industrialists

ACLMF congratulates Fashola over re-election

Community laments poor road facility

Denro-Ishasi bridge may collapse, residents warn

Community leader tasks Katsina govt on road construction

Elected politicians tasked on development project

Group urges Jonathan to tackle almajiri menace

Save us from Lagos NITEL/NIPOST Co-operative Society

Letter to Major-General Buhari

A word for Senator Ajimobi


Edo Central: Between triumph and Anenih

Oke Ogun and political calculations


Monday, May 16, 2011

Umudike community appeals to Abia govt on drainage

Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro communities agree on Sayawa Chiefdom

Move closer to God, cleric urges elected officials

Lagos drivers advised to embrace peace

Adhere strictly to your manifestoes —Imam urges politicians

Expert blames rural backwardness on non-patronage of MFBs

Oke-Ogun leaders task Ajimobi on infrastructure

Enforce ban on highway hawking, motorists, commuters tell LASG

KUDA to involve traditional rulers in environmetal campaign

Okpanam community gets new traditional rulership title

The healing power of Moringa

Re: The devil is in ballot collating

An open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan

Managing relationships (1)

A case for Nigerian youths

Ivory coast without Gbagbo

Tapping into online messaging wealth


NASS aides nominate Tribune for award

Aggrieved PDP members in Ondo attack state secretariat

Akoko-Edo PDP protests marginalisation over ministerial appointment

Post-election violence: Zamfara gov-elect wants FG to punish perpetrators

Miscreants, restless youths behind post-election violence - Aliyu

Bauchi court remands 41 suspects over post-election violence

Jonathan visits Kwara today

Africa’s clamour for UN permanent seat gets a boost

Mark commends outgoing National Assembly

Abiara asks for more compensation for slain corps members’ families

Disregard ministerial list from Oyo, PDP chieftain tells Jonathan •Oyelese’s dilemma best understood -Alao-Akala

EU blasts 80 countries for criminalising same-sex relations •Calls for an end to sexual rights violations

FG promises new lease of life for Nigerian families

Alleged N5.4bn fraud: Oni calls for release of White Paper •Apply formally for it, govt tells Oni

Senate presidency: You’re ignorant of our rules, Mark tells critics

CPC alleges sinister plot by PDP to arrest chieftains •We’re not aware of any such plan -Presidency

CDS warns on spillover of N/Africa crisis to ECOWAS sub-region

ASUU rejects appointment of new VCs •Tasks FG on 2009 FG/ASUU agreement

3 killed as area boys unleash terror on Lagos

S/South Reps caucus swells support for Ajibola

Gowon, Danjuma, Daniel, eminent Nigerians storm Ikenne •As HID Awolowo hosts Remo Anglican Synod

Govs-elect can’t freeze state accounts -AGF

Jonathan orders review of foreign policy •Wants price of cement reduced in one month

KATSINA-ALU’S SUCCESSOR: Fresh rumblings in judiciary

FP pix

Enyimba to play Al Hilal, others in Champions League

Sports sector to generate employment for Nigerian youths - Adedoja

Odemwingie is fantastic - Hodgson

Maradona to coach in Dubai

Fight for shirt against Argentina -Maigari urges home-based Eagles

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saraki advocates party discipline as yardstick for appointments •As Kwara gov-elect reiterates commitment to party framework

Renewed agitations on zoning has vindicated me - IBB •Says Nigeria’ll be doomed without zoning

Group advises Jonathan on agric, energy, security

2011 elections: Mimiko commends Nigerian Air Forces

Ogun govt, school proprietors at loggerheads over JSSCE

World Bank releases N29m to procure vehicles for Jigawa malaria programme

Alleged forgery: Court orders arrest of Senator Igbeke

Plateau’ll regain its lost glory - Pastor Adeboye

‘Research’ll aid nation building’

Review policy on importation of second-hand goods, FG urged

Jonathan pays tribute to Mrs Katsina-Alu

Abducted wife of SSA to Gov Uduaghan rescued •JTF intensifies onslaught against John Togo-led militants

NYSC needs reviewing, not scrapping -Atiku

Minister scores NSCDC high on April elections’ duties

Crisis looms in PDP over FG appointments

I’ll implement reports on Bauchi crises –Yuguda

Igbo govs, political leaders meet

PDP berates CPC over post-election violence

Benue ACN gov candidate accuses Suswam of killing aide •Allegation absurd -Govt

Yuguda must pay for post-election violence -Makinde

World Bank commends Ondo govt on transformation

‘EFCC saved foreign investors from losing $12bn to fraudsters’

Rainstorm renders students homeless

Cross River govt warns against illegal structures at residential areas

Council advocates clean drainage to boost effect of insecticide-treated nets

Fears in Isheri over court’s rulling on land

Oke-Badan health facility moribund six months after commissioning - Residents

Kerosene scarcity: Firewood, charcoal sellers make brisk business in Onitsha

Reconstruction work creates gridlock on Lagos-Badagry road

RTEAN chairman tasks Kwankwaso’s govt

Rainstorm destroys property in Patani

Motorists, commuters want LASTMA officials checked

What a senseless sense?

Buhari owes Nigerians explanations

An open letter to Oyo governor-elect


Zoning: ACN, PDP unite in search of Speaker •Main contenders shift lobby to venues of NASS retreat •As Sambo parleys Reps-elect, sells Jonathan’s new agenda

Budget: FG contemplates supplementary budget

NJC PROBE: Panel receives jurists’, ACN leaders’ phone conversations

Saturday, May 14, 2011

We are battle-ready for Sunshine Stars - Amoo

Tornadoes 'll spring surprises - Tenger

Keshi tackles Amokachi

Manchester erupts in victory songs ...United wins record 19th League title, City lifts FA Cup

‘This is time for Jonathan to write his name in gold’

A wife is a reflection of who the husband is -Oyo FIDA chairperson

Olukokun commends Gov Idris

Price of kerosine rises by 175 per cent in Port Harcourt

Communities in Owode crave creation of local council

Meteorologist advises coastal communities against flooding

Corps member conducts free eye screening on 500 pupils

Etsu Nupe charges youths on community development

Epidemic looms in Aba as refuse mounts

500,000 million Nigerians displaced by flood — NEMA

Igbekhue community secondary school to be re-opened after 26 years

Gridlock at Agbokojo as police extort road users

Plight of the child-witch

Why I no longer wear wrist watch -Edmund Obilo

Top celebs storm Pa Olanihun’s 85th birthday

Prince Kayode and Toyin Kolade renew love

Ibikunle Amosun pampers mother-in-law

Prof Paul Ojeih, in low spirit

Glo rewards outstanding partners

Runsewe endorses Saidi Balogun’s movie, Eti Keta .As Union Bank, LUBCON, others show support

Malaika, Pasuma, Artquake, to headline SDC

KSA bags Life Time Award in Arts

That Ondo PDP will rise again

Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro crisis over soon - Yuguda

Political leaders counsel Kwankwaso

Learn from Arab world, Muslims advise Jonathan

Ajimobi ’ll discourage street begging - Disabled president

Senate Presidency: South East senators, Ugbesia endorse Mark

Ondo PDP crisis: Minister’s suspension to be lifted Tuesday

What really happened in Uganda - Presidency

Jonathan to commission Kwara university

Fulfill your electoral promises to the people, Alaafin charges new Oyo govt

Lagos revs up work on Lagos rail system

Don’t appoint Ohakim minister - Kinsmen

US cancels visa lottery

FG uncovers plot to derail Jonathan’s inauguration

Ministerial appointment: Security reports indict 3 ex-govs •Jonathan to shock Nigerians

Friday, May 13, 2011

Shogunro Residents Task Govt On Land Abandonment

Kingmaker Kicks Against Selection Of New Monarch

‘Urban Slums In Nigeria, Most Vulnerable

Isale-Abese community Appeals To Amosun Over Collapsed Bridge

Come Home And Invest, Amere Indigenes Urged

Perpetrators Of Post-election Violence Must Be Punished - Gen. Dogonyaro

I Would Be Better-Off If I Was Not A Minister —Borishade

Actress In Trouble Over Posture

Actress Loses Husband Finally

This Actress And Her Daughter!

Palpitations In Chest

I Need HIV TestI will appreciate it

Wole Arisekola Moves Again

Ajimobi Absent From Victory Party

Alaba Lawson Bounces Back

I Don’t Support Joint Account ‘Cos A Man Can Take Another Wife - Dr(Mrs) Tinuola Abiola Oshodi, First Female National President, Society Of Gynaecology And Obstetrics Of Nigeria

Sambo And Northern Challenge

I’m Crazy About Wrist Watches — D1

I Don't Have Issues With Baba Dee —Goldie

As Big Brother Amplified Progresses...

It’s Music Or Nothing

‘My Acting Career Is To Fulfil Childhood Fantasy’

‘My Sister Took Over Mum’s Role ‘Cos She Died Year I Met My Wife’

•Nigeria’s First Sub-compact Car To Use Gasoline Direct Injection Hyundai Motors Launches 2012 Accent

Transporters Seek Permanent Solution To Fuel Crisis

Expert Makes Move For CNG-powered Vehicles

70 Boko Haram Suspects Moved To Kirikiri •Kill Police Inspector, District Head •Security Beefed Up

Those Who Will Not Make Jonathan's Cabinet •As Women Lobbyists Mount Pressure On First Lady

Marseille ’ll Appeal Taiwo Ban -Club Boss

Falcons Storm Ghana With Stars

Give Me WAFU Cup As Parting Gift •Gov. Daniel Charges Eagles

Siasia Goes For First Trophy

I Need No Excuse, Give Me The Cup -Siasia Tells Eagles

Peace Committee Recommends Creation Of Chiefdom In Bauchi Community

Plateau Varsity Re-opens After 4 -Year Closure

Passengers Protest At Lagos Airport

APGA Chieftain Escapes Death

Senator-Elect, Ex-Gov Dariye Debunks Rigging Allegation

Saraki, Dakingari Receive Certificates Of Return

Kwara Election Tribunal Grants PDP Concession

JTF Intensifies Search For John Togo

Corps Members Group Temporarily Withdraws From Service

NAFDAC: Nigerians Charged On Improvement Of Health Sector

Jega Admonishes Elected Public Officers

Salami Condoles With Katsina-Alu

OBJ Orders Defence Minister To Beg Ondo PDP •‘Non-performance of PDP governors, Reason For Failure At Polls’

Ekiti PDP Caucus Rejects List Of Nominees For Federal Posts •Calls For Transparency

Parade of suspects by police unlawful, say human rights groups

EFCC Declares Atuche, Akingbola’s Wife Wanted Over N56b Fraud

Senate Presidency: North Central Senators Forum Endorses Mark

FG To Spend N500m On Jonathan’s Inauguration

Speakership: Adeola Akande Set To Battle Ajibola

Thursday, May 12, 2011

SANs award adjourned indefinitely over CJN’s wife’s death

CPs now to stay only 6 months in troubled states

Speakership: PDP S/West endorses Ajibola

LAUTECH students congratulate Aregbesola, Ajimobi, call for reduction in fees

Collapsed building kills 2, injures 3 in Bauchi

Lawyer drags Jonathan, AGF to court over NYSC scheme •Wants NYSC decree abrogated

Court reinstates sacked appeal court chief registrar

FG, states, LGs shared N309.94bn in April

INEC staff dies of food poisoning in Zamfara

NLC president cautions against increasing electricity tariff

Foreign countries adopt 142 Lagos orphans

Zamfara gov-elect pledges to improve living standard of citizens

NCP approves payment of N2.7bn ALSCON staff’s claim

OPC founder, Fasehun, asks lawmakers-elect to amend NYSC Act

Ethno-religious crises: US seeks collaboration with Lagos, religious leaders

Daniel inaugurates tallest building in Abeokuta

Sustain our legacy, Alao-Akala tells Ajimobi •Challenges him to probe his administration

Transition: Alao-Akala is frustrating our efforts - Ajimobi •No plan to thwart transition - Govt

Theft: Prosecutor insists convict must forfeit property

Pastor dies as car plunges into gully

3 children drown in church’s well in Rivers

Jega wants N/Assembly to review Electoral Act

Senate presidency: No contest - Senate

Mob attacks Jonathan in Uganda, one killed

front pix

Siasia dismisses Odemwingie's two-match ban report

Hodgson’s arrival threatens my career - Odemwingie

Lagos bids for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

NFF: Argentina coming with 'A' team • Organisers happy with NFF’s plan

Why I joined AC Milan - Taiwo • Handed one match ban

Clear your drainage, Kano people advised

FRSC blames local authorities for thriving road side trading in FCT

Cost of kerosene soars in Enugu

Fuel scarcity keeps tailors out of business

Medical practictioner calls for sensitisation on use of mosquito treated nets

Give succour to victims of rainstorm - Council chairman tells Kogi govt

Jubilation, as company constructs classrooms for host communities

‘Develop Ilogbo-Eremi heritage site to boost tourism’

Ota residents want Lagos-Abeokuta road revisited

Groups admonish Ajimobi on good governance

Fulfil electoral pledges, UNIFEMGA, MMPN tell politicians

Dawn of a new era in Kwara State

Between Jonathan’s ‘Bring Back the Book’and reality

Education: A mirage in Nigeria?

Terror in Maiduguri

Mutual consultation

When really does a tenure end/start?

Temporary marriage: Its illegality in Islam

Whoever is worshipping Bin Laden...


FG lacks power to raise panel on post-election crisis - Buhari Campaign Organisation

More trouble for Bankole •ICPC probes him, others over N10bn loan •As Speaker survives Reps’ plot to remove him

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

16th NSF: FCT rewards athletes

Enyeama may join Lille

FIFA asks English FA to explain

Corruption Allegation: They are out to destroy me - Hayatou

Nigeria vs Ghana WAFU Cup semi-final: Siasia wary of Black Stars • It's going to be tough - Ghana's coach

ECOWAS health ministers want action on non-communicable diseases

‘Mental illness is not synonymous with being mad’

Scientists explain why bitters help with impotence

Goodluck’s and Koroma’s visits to Obudu

Nigeria’s beautiful ones


Kwara gov election: Forensic experts permitted to inspect electoral materials

Give royal fathers due respect, group charges Ajimobi •Tasks him on creation of Ibadan state

Man, 29, hangs self over HIV/AIDS status

Nigerian legislature yet to occupy its rightful place - Lagos Speaker

Kogi: Election petitioners assured of fairness, justice

Ooni lays OAU ‘Knowledge Park’ foundation

Imoke supports Jonathan for investigating post-election mayhem

Jega promises improvement on INEC’s performance

Prices of bread soar by 10 per cent in Bauchi

Oyo govt approves N18,000 minimum wage

Ekiti govt sacks state varsities’ VCs, provost

Post-election violence: Edo Assembly charges Jonathan

Teachers withdraw suit against Ekiti govt, NUT

Election petition tribunal begins sitting in Akwa Ibom •ACN yet to file petition against Akpabio

Aregbesola mourns Southwark mayor, Tayo Situ

ICAN inducts 1,494 new members, seeks transparency in profession

School bus fire: 3 pupils die in Ibadan

We’ll give road infrastructure top priority - FG

Police arrest most wanted criminal in Nigeria

Nigerian Mayor of Southwark Borough dies in London

New PDP chairman to emerge in 2012

3 killed in multiple accidents on Lagos/Ibadan expressway

POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE: Panel demands protection, free hand •Jonathan wants report in 6 weeks

SENATE PRESIDENCY: Senate clears coast for Mark •Moves to amend standing orders •Only ranking senators eligible to occupy high offices •Senators Forum endorses Mark

Bankole in trouble •Faces suspension over House fund


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2018,2022 W/Cup votes: England indicts Hayatou, others •Blatter asks for evidence

Jonathan lights 17th Sports Festival torch

Flying Eagles lose to New Zealand’s U-20

Nigeria, Argentina match: Odemwingie, Emenike to lead Eagles attack

150 players for NDDC tennis tourney

NIgeria Women League resumes May 21

Lagos/MTN Street Soccer Championship Mascot for unveiling on Sunday

Premier League resumes ...As NPL postpones Bukola/Sunshine match

Maigari: Expect more good results from Nigerian football

Okomu National Park : Home of endangered wildlife

NCPC opens zonal offices

Arabian Travel Market 2011: Nigeria’s talking drum, cultures attracted the world

Emulate Alao-Akala, LG boss advises

Katagum LG promises people-oriented projects

Ikom LG boss seeks support for Imoke

LG boss advises on infrastructure

NULGE chief calls for creation of more LGs

Fulfill your electoral promises•Oganla people task Ajimobi

Amuletigbo residents want schools rehabilitated, potable water

Onikoyi, Alepata admonish on rural development

Appoint fresh graduates as commissioners, Ajimobi urged

Odo Osun residents decry neglect

Raising the standard of education

Senate Presidency: A vote for David Mark…

Get women involved in positions - MINILS boss

Alao-Akala remains committed to people’s welfare - Wife

Start plans for 2015 elections now, observers tell Nigeria

Edo election tribunal warns litigants against inducement •Plateau tribunal asks REC to make election materials available for inspection

Sambo to launch UN decade of action on road safety •National policy on emergency management underway

Amosun’s victory predestined - UNAAB VC

Ajimobi solicits support, cooperation of elected candidates

Kwara Central: Tribunal okays ACN’s demand for forensic analysis

Elections: Zuma commends Nigeria

Remains of drowned corps members recovered in Bayelsa

Fuel scarcity: Long queues return to Borno

Jega hints at creation of additional polling units

Investigate Ogboru - Delta govt •It’s a campaign of calumny - Ogboru

Dignitaries pay condolence visits to Katsina-Alu

Mimiko commiserates with CJN, sends delegation to Benue

Halliburton: EFCC files fresh charges against Obasanjo’s aide

GNU: Resign before taking up appointment, ACN tells members

EFCC arraigns 4 former FinBank executives•Akingbola’s late arrival stalls arraignment

Oyo govt not indebted to any bank - Alao-Akala

Senate presidency: Northern govs, Middle Belt senators endorse Mark

Yuguda sacks 1,000 political appointees

Four banks’ll not make recapitalisation - CBN gov

How ex-minister, 15 others stole N75.7bn –EFCC •As trials begin today

Beware: Paracetamol linked to blood cancers •Experts call for caution

The real problem of Edo PDP

The goal of parenting

Monday, May 09, 2011

Nigerians commiserate with Katsina-Alu

FG begins probe of corps members’ killings •Inaugurates 22-member panel

IAP staff petitions Minister of Labour over tenure policy

Oyo workers ’ll enjoy N18,000 minimum wage from May 1 - Alao-Akala •Says governance remains potent until last admissible date •It is morally wrong - Governor-elect

Akingbola, others to be arraigned over theft charges today

Mark, Fashola, Yuguda, others receive certificates of return

No more foreign loan for Nigeria - DMO

Lagos-Badagry highway reaches 40% completion

Jega deserves national honour, group tells FG

Post-election crisis: Ekiti to facilitate redeployment of corps members

6 docked for political violence in Osun

120 shortlisted for appointment in Niger

Jonathan congratulates Ajimobi

YCE calls for review of NYSC scheme

NYSC should not be scrapped - Abdul Ningi

School pupils escape death in fire accident

NANS gives Yuguda 72-hour ultimatum to retract statement on slain corps members

Withheld Burutu II election result: Residents warn INEC of dire consequences

Petrol tanker explodes, kills 2 at PPMC depot

Protesting students ground Ikere-Ekiti

Alleged ritual killing: Niger police arrest 4 suspects

Gov election: Borno govt dares PDP to go to court

Inauguration match cancelled

Ideye shines in France •May play Europa League next season

Amuneke, Ugbade tipped for Eaglets' job

CAF Champions League: We played under pressure - Emordi

Nsofor undecided about future

Don’t impose leader on Oyo NURTW, Ajimobi counselled

Adere community wants collapsed bridge repaired

Coker, Orile, Aguda communities embark on sanitation •Commend council chairman

NURTW crisis: Ex-scribe alert Ajimobi

Imesi–Ile community wants town’s post office expanded

Give us street sweepers, traders tell Amosun

Oba Erediuwa: Ruler with distinction

Open letter to Buhari

Of killed corps members


The awesome power of letting go (5)

Slain corps members: Yuguda goofed

How Akpabio humiliated opposition

Oral cancer: What does sex have to do with it?


Police kill suspected robber in Niger •Recover stolen Prado jeep

UCH begins free cancer screening

Let’s see the Awo in you •Cleric tasks ACN govs, govs-elect

2011 ELECTIONS: We’ll meet in court •PDP tells opposition •Political class worked against 2011 presidential election - CPC

Salami, Appeal Court justices open up on call logs •Accuse Oni of invading their privacy •NJC probe panel adjourns in honour of CJN’s wife

In another four years

April polls sent signals of political stability in Nigeria - Fashola

Fregene cries out for help •Bedridden in Sapele

Ferguson : We deserve the title

West Brom to reward Odemwingie

Adebayor: I didn't exist at Man City

Milan confirms interest in Taye Taiwo

Road maintenance: Aba Efun, Aba Igbira communities laud Afe Babalola

65-year-old man loses house to fire

Miscreants take over marked buildings in Oke-Odo

Ensure even distribution of dividends of democracy, Amosun told

Kano Eze Ndigbo tasks Kwankwaso on security

Victims of Epe fire disaster appeal to Fashola

Traders in Challenge debunk report on defeated politician

Save us from land grabbers• Aiyeteju community urges Fashola

Driver hits woman while escaping from FRSC

Election crisis: Fulani cry for help

Kudos to Oyo State Police Command

Jonathan: A president worthy of emulation

Twin problems of oil spillage, gas flaring

A time for frank talk


Security: FG redirects deportation from Lagos to Ilorin

Killers of corps members will not be spared -Yuguda

Belgore alleges plan to burn INEC office in Ilorin

Leadership crisis: NJC panel may not succeed - Ex-Court of Appeal president

Why Okorocha won Imo gov seat -APGA

Wife of Abia CAN chairman escapes from kidnappers

Cleric wants NYSC scheme reformed

Fear grips Bayelsa public officers •As Sylva signs anti-corruption bil

Make welfare of Imo people top priority, CNPP tells Okorocha

2 kids found dead in mother’s freezer

Ajimobi warns Alao-Akala against approving minimum wage for workers •Our commitment to it remains sacrosanct -Govt

Mark, Suswam, others get INEC certificate today

Afe Babalola hinges credible elections on job provision

Oyo commissioner escapes death •It is unfounded allegation -Gov’s aide •It is a case of assault -Oyo CP

‘ECOWAS trade liberalisation meant to boost trade in W/Africa’

Over 500 militants accept amnesty in Edo

NANS tasks FG on stable power supply

PDP wins Bauchi supplementary polls

OAU VC: 14 professors in final round of interview

Women lobby for 15 ministerial positions, 35 per cent of federal appointments

‘Nigeria recorded $2.3bn non-oil export in 2010’

Patronal service for Awo today

Katsina-Alu escapes death, loses wife •Tree falls, kills CJN’s wife in his compound

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Buhari seeks cancellation, rerun in 20 states •Files petition; lines up 151 witnesses •Ex-NBA president leads Jonathan’s legal team

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Enyimba 'll overrun Ittihad - Johnson

Siasia plans to capture Messi

Ghana can't stop Falcons - Emoedofu

Eagles maul Niger 4-0

Man United 'll fall

Duplicate the Royal Wedding inspired look: Get married like a princess

At 14, I hawked ball pens, chewing sticks, in Ghana to survive— Ishola, Gen Sec, Baptist Convention

Structured behaviour of Nigerians more important than development of infrastructure — Ekpotu

Why I stepped down for Ashafa — Sen. Mamora

We are young in age, not at heart - Triple J. Plus

Why some men like it big - Deola Layade

EWAN congratulates Senator Biola Ajimobi

Currency jets out to UK •Begs fans, praises Akala, congratulates Ajimobi

45th Havana holds in June •Non-stop action for charity

Glo raises Vunon stake •As Ruggedman, others hit Yola

In memory of slain NYSC members

Gbemi Saraki’s milestone after April 26

The president’s foot soldiers

Delta and gubernatorial election

Oyo govt flags off training of 24,750 youths on wealth creation

Boat mishap claims two corps members in Bayelsa

Akala planned big for Oyo politics - LG boss

Yakowa moves to rehabilitate displaced persons

Group accuses Ekiti govt of spending over N2bn on election •Set to petition EFCC, ICPC

PDP South-West restrategises for 2015

Conspiracy against Lagos Speaker thickens

Retreat fall-out: Why Jonathan, PDP opted for Muraina Ajibola as Speaker

2011 UTME: JAMB rescinds decision on website closure

Ondo PDP: Party wades into crisis, Kayode’s suspension to be rescinded

Pray for wisdom for Ajimobi, Olubadan urges

Ohakim’s billboards pulled down amidst jubilation in Owerri

Okorocha dusts Ohakim in Imo •President Jonathan congratulates him •Ohakim bows, says ‘I wish him well’

EFCC probes judge over N10b bribe in Igbinedion’s trial •Rejects Akingbola’s £14m plea bargain

PDP drags Buhari to tribunal •Moves to nullify 6m CPC votes •To prove underage voting, voter intimidation, rigging in his stronghold

Friday, May 06, 2011

6 Die In Bank Robbery, Bomb Blast In Gombe

Stop Exposing Corps Members To Danger - Yuguda

Kwara ACN Senatorial Candidate Drags Gov Saraki To Election Tribunal

NDLEA Seeks 15-Year Sentence For Drug Offenders

2011 Polls: NGOs Give INEC Pass Mark

Imo: Late Arrival Of Materials Mar Election In Oguta LG • As 3 Other LGs Hold Election

Reps Speaker: Old, New Members Rally Support For Muraina Ajibola

Intense Lobby Over Ministerial, Ambassadorial Positions

Diya Congratulates Jonathan, Jega

Niger Threatens Eagles

Sunshine Cries Foul

Siasia Hails Sunday Rotimi

Emenike Heads To Court Over Age Row

Again, Osaze Named England’s Best

Audi Drives Sales In Luxury Segment•To Release Two Limited Edition Models

ABC Automobile Targets African Market

Council Focuses On Road Construction

We’ll Make Security Hallmark Of Our Administration - Borno Governor-elect

I Support Buhari’s Decision To Stop Running For President —Yakassai

Remi Adiukwu, What Next?

Friends Fete Abiola Ajimobi

Dahiru Mangal Remembers Late Yar’Adua

‘Language Was Initially A Barrier In My Marriage’

I Miss Omoladun Kenkelewu Sexually - Baba Suwe

Here Comes BBA Amplified

Nkiru Sylvanus Searches For Talents

‘Who Deserves To Be A Millionaire’ Rewards Solarin’s Widow

Star Quest Bands Explode With Debut Original Performances

Am I On The Right Track

Jobi-Fele: A Man Tall In Brain And Integrity

Controversies Trail Sack Of Bayelsa LG Chairman

Incessant Crisis In Bogoro, Tafawa Balewa LGAs, Major Concern - Bauchi Govt

Oshiomhole Commiserates With Egbemode, Congratulates Winners Chapel

Kwara Govt Dispels ACPN Rumour On Workers’ Victimisation

9 Die In Separate Accidents In Ibadan

Osun Police Alert Public On New Robbery Device

N147b Fraud: EFCC Detains Atuche, Sends Interpol After Akingbola's wife

Buhari Heads For Tribunal •Iyabo Obasanjo, Bankole Too

Ogun ACN accuses Daniel of selling government property •We’ve not sold any property – Govt

Jonathan clocks 1 year in office, thanks Nigerians

Power supply will be stable soon - Sambo

CBN gov allays fears over future of sick banks

Road crashes cause deaths of young people in Nigeria, other countries - PRI

Obasanjo says time running out for sit-tight leaders in Africa

Ogun ACN accuses Daniel of selling government propertyWe’ve not sold any property – Govt

ACN alerts INEC to plan to burn Makurdi office

My suspension a pathetic ruse, illegal - Defence minister

Imo West senatorial seat: Supreme Court sacks Izunaso, enthrones Uzodinma

Bomb blasts: Stern security measure for Abuja coming soon

Bauchi State assembly election: Collation officers absent

Ijesa PDP members raise the alarm on insecurity of life and property•They are being pursued by their wickedness - ACN

UI’s committed to sustainable development - VC

Delta: Ogboru raises two legal teams against Uduaghan

I won’t reconcile with Gov Saraki — Dr Olusola Saraki

Angry youths block Doma from entering Govt House

UTME: No going back on biometric screening of candidates — JAMB

Ashimolowo charges Christians to get set for new phase of harvest

National Mirror publisher takes over Newswatch

Don’t bribe tribunal, NBA warns lawyers

Bin Laden’s deputy outlines plan to strike Britain

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Save us from miscreants •Ojodu Berger residents

Motorists want barricade back on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

Robbers raid Ibafo RCCG •Steal N.5m building fund

Agbeni traders need environmental officers

Ishawo residents allege vandalism of fuel pipeline

Rotary Club donates N6million toilets in Abeokuta

Communities cry for restoration of electricity

Give us functional ATM, community begs banks

Abaniseloluwa residents lament poor state of road

Fire guts Baale of Ofese residence

Bin Laden’s death: MURIC harps on justice

April polls: MAN commends Jonathan, INEC over credible elections

Osama bin Laden’s liquidation

Resuscitating our Minbar

Yuguda’s dangerous slip

Temporary marriage: Its illegitimacy in Islam

Imo: 10,000 policemen for supplementary elections •4 INEC staff suspended •Judge absent from suit to stop elections •We are ready -INEC

How Akingbola, wife, associate stole N47bn in 3 months -EFCC •Says, ex-minister, ex-INEC staff stole N7.6bn

Zoning: N/Central, S/West get Senate president’s, Speaker’s slots •S/East may get SGF, N/East chairman, PDP •Coast clears for David Mark to return as Senate president



Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Oyo civil servants pledge loyalty to Ajimobi

Police declare ProShare MD, Femi Awoyemi, wanted •Police are being used to harass my staff - MD

Ex-bank chief, wife stole N100bn depositors’ funds —EFCC •As Akingbola’s arraignment fails to hold

South-West jostles for PDP national chairman slot

Election: INEC compiles data of corps members •Police arraign 352 suspects in Katsina, over electoral offence

Judiciary is key to human rights protection - Katsina-Alu

Rep drags INEC, PDP to court over substitution of name

Post-elections: Rating agency warns Nigeria over economic reforms

FEC ratifies N46bn contracts to upgrade Azikiwe, Aminu Kano airports

Pensioners drag Alao-Akala to court

Nigerians to buy ACT malaria drug for N80 -Health minister

Court remands Assembly member-elect over homicide in Bauchi

Niger East senatorial election results: cpc heads for tribunal

NJC probe: Group warns against cover-up

Court to rule on Falana’s N500m suit against NAMA June 9

INEC fixes mop-up H/Assembly election in Delta tomorrow

We have tranformed Ibadan -Alao-Akala

How to grow the nation’s economy, by diplomat

NPL sends staff packing

WAFU Cup: 15 Eagles in camp

London 2012: Nigeria ’ll be ruthless -Ndanusa

Yakubu ready to dump Everton

Nothing can stop our Olympics ticket -Eguavoen

Adenekan community decries government insensitivity

Pupils, parents condemn forceful take over of land

NURTW clash: Drivers operate in fear •Call for Ajimobi’s intervention

14-yr-old, 3 others, arrested for bunkering

Election failure: Don’t vent anger on us

Scarcity of water hits Agbowo community

Don’t let us down, communities tell elected politicians

Ebute Meta residents want street parties banned

Ikorodu communities appeal to PHCN, state govt on electricity

Africa has made progress in malaria control - WHO

‘Generator exhaust can trigger asthma attack’

Honey, an alternative to hormone replacement therapy

Adewole: Celebrating a scholar

In another four yearsBy Kunle Oderemi


Bin Laden: FG beefs up security at airports •As service chiefs meet in Abuja •Abuja residents panic over threat SMS •US refuses to release photos of Bin Laden’s burial

Zoning: Jonathan summons Mark to Obudu •South-West bounces back to reckoning •South-East govs mobilise against OBJ

Ilero seeks govt support for agriculture

Yobo on permanent deal with Fernabahce

I'll restore Togo's lost glory -Keshi

Osaze set to create history at West Brom

I'm ready for any challenge -Obuh

Don't expect too much from me

F/Eagles' defence is faulty -Emoedofu

Yakubu’s future in jeopardy

Mikel wants to play against Man United

We've finally tamed Cameroun -Okoro

Edo Commissioner lauds Dream Team, F/Eagles

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Havoc cooking with firewood does to your health

Akpabio inaugurates multimillion naira Cinemaplex in Uyo

Tasks before president, govs-elect

ATM opens with over 2,000 exhibitors

Ayedire LG boss lauds gov

Community woos gov over amenities

Rep donates classrooms, books to schools

Give us fire-fighting vehicle - Council chief

Adewale tasks committee members

Aba North constructs new roads, health centres

Ososami residents task Ajimobi on governance

Community goes spiritual over robbery, underdevelopment

FG urged to dualise Ikirun-Otan-Iresi Ekiti road

PHCN, solve Asejire/Agodi electricity problem

Environmental degredation or sustainability?

Corps members as sacrificial lambs

Ibikunle Amosu: The task of re-building Ogun State

Tunisia: The audacity of change


Traditional rulers, others task Ajimobi on fairness

NUC tasks varsity bursars on prudent resource management

Oyo govt decries incessant attacks on citizens •As police refute media report on NURTW clash •NURTW member killed in Ibadan

EFCC to arraign Akingbola, other ex-bank chiefs today

Oyo NASS election tribunal receives 7 petitions

Pay your tax, Anglican bishop tells members

Police arrest notorious armed robber in Lagos

Litigation against INEC: Action Alliance denies being sponsored

Gombe CPC gov candidate heads for tribunal

Kwankwaso charges losers, sets up transition committees

Amosun writes Daniel, sets up transition committee

‘ACN’ll not turn down ministerial offer from Jonathan' •Ribadu warned against defecting to CPC

Senate assures on passage of PIB

Post-election violence: Reps promise legislative intervention

Man stabs friend to death in Minna

Amalar, antimalaria drugs not banned -WHO

FDI in Africa to reach $150bn by 2015 -Report

Accord Party Rep-elect escapes assassination

Drug syndicate conceals 3,200kg of cocaine in candles

Oyo council of obas: The battle from the beginning

FG pegs carrying capacity of 9 new varsities at 500 students

President Jonathan to sign 2011 budget

US may release photos of bin Laden’s burial

IMF predicts higher inflation for Nigeria, other African countries •We’re already implementing fiscal reforms -FG

Alaafin loses Obas’ council chairmanship •As Oyo House of Assembly amends law on rotation •Olubadan to be next chairman •No comment -Alaafin

‘ Cooperate with government’

Monday, May 02, 2011

Early morning inferno destroys property in Kabba

APGA gathers more evidence for election tribunal in Yobe

Drug abuse reponsible for political killings -NDLEA boss

Slain corps members: Yuguda’s comment unfortunate -Anglican bishop •I was misquoted -Bauchi gov

Why INEC holds Imo guber election behind schedule

‘Rabies claims 55,000 lives annually’

No plan to hike fuel price, says NNPC •Fuel scarcity witnessed in some parts of the north

Jonathan reassures women on 35% representation

Post-election violence: Osun buries slain corps members

I don’t intend to negotiate plea bargain deal -Akingbola

800,000 UTME candidates won’t get admissions - Okebukola

Prophet Elijah Akinade for burial May 27

Gov election, one of the worst in history -Gombe ANPP gov candidate

NTDC boss lauds Jonathan over choice of Obudu for retreat

Corruption: Ex-minister advocates creation of special courts

Katsina: NLC boss urges gov to redeem pledge

Ajimobi’s election: Managers desert motor parks

Imo: Ohakim, Okorocha strategise ahead May 6 rerun

Alao-Akala condemns Ajimobi’s statement on planned treasury looting

Daniel urges OGSIEG not to conduct LG polls on May 21

There’s no need for govt of national unity now - Yakasai

Arrest Buhari now, youths tell Jonathan

Jonathan may retain 12 ministers

Zoning: North-East, North-Central battle for Senate president slot • Race for Speakership hots up

Farmers commend Delta govt for subsidising fertiliser

Oye-Ekiti people receive dividends of democracy

Man stabs stepbrother to death in Lafia

Academy, Mosafuneto residents bemoan PHCN services

Biakpan calls for provision of infrastructure

First rainfall in Gombe wreaks havoc

Royal Shekinah Suites to channel River Atikeke

Don’t encroach on Air Force land, community warned

Yoruba leader in Kano tasks Oyo gov-elect

Residents of Ewasede, suburb of Benin City, cry for help

Small and medium scale agric enterprises (2)

2011 elections: April of wisdom

2011 polls: Jega has set a standard

Nigeria’s future is bright

The awesome power of letting go (4)

Africa and the Egyptian revolution

South Sudan: The birth of a new nation?

The journey to success


Bin Laden is DEAD

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Falcons, Black Queens play 1-1 draw

Milan banks on Taye Taiwo

This is our 'Goodluck' Cup -Adedoja

Jonathan congratulates Flying Eagles

AFRICA YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP: Nigeria rules Africa again •Beats Cameroun 3-2

WASSU unfolds plan for school games

FIFA Presidency: South America backs Blatter

Arsenal rocks Man Utd’s title ambition

Egypt beats Mali to win bronze

Jonathan considers ministers from ACN, LP, APGA •As zoning battle rages in Abuja •Don’t be vindictive, president tells new govs, lawmakers

We want mechanic workshop relocated - Idi-Ose residents

Focus more on slum areas, Fashola told

Bank assures of more assistance to communities

Community leader tasks lawmaker-elect

Ohordua gets new Onojie

Agbowo slum comes alive with solar power

Motorists decry multiple road blocks

...As environmentalist calls for enforcement of convention, recommendations

Osun communities advised on clean environment

Dos and don’ts of public service

Educational backwardness in Nigeria

Political violence: What the North should realise


Farewell to Awo’s daughter


Prophet Akinade is dead

PDP raises alarm over antics of opposition

Establish special courts to try economic crimes, FG urged

Kwara NLC wants pensioners to benefit from N18,000 new wage

Daniel tells Ogun workers to support Amosun

It’s an offence not to pay N18,000 to workers -Lamido

Aftermath of 2011 elections: Progressive, opposition leaders meet

AAUA mourns slain corps member

Oshiomhole hails Jonathan over successful polls

Arms proliferation worries Kaduna govt

Kwara CPC gov candidate promises to work with gov-elect

Minimum wage: Fashola advocates urgent constitutional amendment to avert crisis

Uduaghan, Mimiko, Aregbesola assures on payment of minimum wage •Kaduna workers plead for N18,000 minimum wage

N18,000 minimum wage‘ll cause inflation -NUPENG boss

Ajimobi assures workers of better deal •ACN’ll not intervene in Ajimobi’s govt -Lam

Aliyu chides perpetrators of post-election violence

Makarfi appeals to supporters for calm

INEC ad hoc staff escape mob attack in Bayelsa

Union lists conditions for privatising power sector

Credible armed forces, tool for projecting foreign policies -Minister

Small scale business: FG deploys $500m bonds to enhance growth

Election petition tribunals begin sitting this week

MAY DAY: Fulfill your promises to avoid danger •Labour advises Jonathan

CBN faces dilemma over 5 sick banks •Banks yet to attract new investors •Election spending: CBN battles liquidity in financial system

Foreign investors chided for cheating