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Tribune News Archive for April 2015Rss

Monday, April 20, 2015

US insists on visa restriction for election offenders

Ondo outbreak not due to Ebola, infectious organism —FG

Gunmen kill 7 in Taraba

Walk for Buhari: Man arrives Abuja amidst cheers

Rivers PDP sweeps House of Assembly seats

Federal appointments split Delta APC

Jonathan, wife mourn Chukwumerije

Benue NLC threatens to sanction workers over strike

Nigeria needs inclusive institutions, leadership to succeed —Ezekewsili

Buhari promises to resume search for oil in the North

Ex- militants request continuity of amnesty programme under Buhari

PDP wins 20 seats in Bayelsa in 24-man assembly

Stop witch hunting Kashamu, Ogun youths tell OBJ

12 NASS winners receive Certificates of Return from INEC

Court to decide stockbroker’s suit against Oyedepo May 27

Ogun TESCOM appoints another batch of 35 principals, VPs

APC heads for tribunal over result of Delta governorship

African youths should adopt Jonathan as role model —Leadership Centre

Lanlehin, Ilaka, 10 others file election petitions in Oyo

Elechi’s son, 5 LP candidates challenge nass polls in Ebonyi

US commends Nigeria Police for successful polls

Smart Adeyemi heads for tribunal over Kogi West senatorial poll

Family petitions cp over death of member in police custody

Jega must supervise April 25 supplementary election —Abia govt

Soldier killed crossing road to ease self

Stockbrokers woo SEC over reinvestment of uncliamed dividends

African sectors offer growth opportunities for SMEs —DHL

Court affirms ICPC’s powers to declare ex-NSCDC official wanted

Ebonyi Assembly freezes accounts of 13 LGs, 64 centres

Sterling Bank’s Q1 pretax profit rises 14%

Impunity, cause of PDP’s downfall —Senate Leader

Probate officer sentenced for stealing public funds

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Plateau gov-elect alleges plan to sell government properties

2015 election results, silent revolution —Bauchi REC

Man, 25, bags 6 months jail term for acquiring multiple PVCs

Air traffic controllers embark on strike tomorrow

PDP writes INEC, alleges APC plans to tamper with ballot papers

Overbilling of customers: NERC goes tough on Abuja discos

45 killed in communal clash in Benue

Boy, 14, arrested for stabbing 18-yr-old girl to death

My social contract with Rivers people, my bond —Wike

3 die, 6 injured in Lagos auto crash, building collapse

LG chairman kidnapped in Rivers

‘OPC hugely contributed to the peaceful polls’

Arewa chieftain lauds Aregbesola over APC victory in S/West

INEC presents certificates of return in Nassarawa, Taraba, Abia

‘Lead in character and conduct’

Imalefalafia residents congratulate Ajimobi

Friday, April 17, 2015

Why PDP failed to rule for 60 years —Ogbulafor

Orekoya kids: We’ll soon arrest other suspects —Police

Glo offers 200% bonus airtime to customers

Saraki denies receiving money from petroleum minister for APC

Restriction of movement during sanitation stays in Lagos, court rules

Ogboru heads for tribunal

S/Court sacks Rep member over defection

Indonesia may execute Nigerians, others this month

Elected N/A members absent at INEC presentation of certificates in Osun

Ibadan Baales congratulate Ajimobi

Aimiuwu, ex-NIMN president, is dead

INEC fixes next Saturday for conduct of inconclusive polls in Cross River

INEC presents Kwankwaso, Ganduje with certificates of return

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tambuwal raises the alarm over unaccounted crude oil earnings

Fire guts Mamman Kotangora building in Lagos

Prevalence of fake lawyers affecting legal profession —CJN

Lebanese, son of a millionaire transporter, others arrested for robbery

PDP accuses APC of destabilisation plot

CNPP urges Buhari to probe MDAs

Aviation CEOs ordered to prepare handover notes for May 29

Lamido sets up transition committee

Okonjo-Iweala, Okumagba, others chart roadmap for market growth

UBA records 35% profit growth in Q1 2015

Nigeria’s democratic process in danger —INEC

Only 35% voters participated in Ondo State assembly election —INEC

Crisis hits NECO as group protests appointment of new registrar

Ex-Rep lambasts APC chieftain over Lagos chairman

Collapsed Synagogue building foundation was strong, witness insistsayomide

Follow path of genuine reconciliation, Yuguda tells Bauchi people

140,000 APC votes voided in Edo —Oshiomhole •Apc candidates are bad losers —PDP chieftain

INEC to conclude Imo governorship election April 25

Ribadu pledges to contribute to national development

Kogi NASS election winners get certificates of return

Buhari denies chasing Customs, NSCDC bosses from his Daura home

Rivers election petition tribunal relocates to Abuja

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chibok girls ‘seen with Boko Haram in Gwoza’

Chibok girls are well, alive —Journalist

Ambassadors demand their rescue before May 29

Reps urge FG to rescue Chibok girls before May 29

Nigerians should be hopeful —Saraki

Declare me winner, Okorocha tells INEC

Jonathan saved Nigeria from crisis, catastrophe —Mark

Soyinka, Utomi, Okei-Odumakin task Buhari on missing Chibok girls

Lamido, Sheriff, Kalu in close-door meeting

Akwa Ibom election free, fair —INEC observers

Violence as factional TUC enforces strike in Osun

No new Ebola case in Lagos —Govt

Obey congratulates Buhari, Amosun, Ajimobi, Ambode, others

Yoruba, source of APC's success in elections —Al-Makura

Ogun governorship election free, fair —IPAC

Taraba guber run-up election to hold April 25 —INEC

Bomb scare in Jigawa

Rivers people have spoken with one voice —Wike’s aide

Domestic observers fault calls for cancellation of Rivers, Akwa Ibom guber polls

NSCDC boss reviews corps’ performance

Delta APC rejects results, calls for outright cancellation

Ugwuanyi pledges to consolidate on Chime’s achievements

Post-election crisis claims 9 in Taraba

Kwara LP candidate blames defeat on party agents

Police clears APGA candidate of ballot snatching offence

Kogi PDP to challenge election results in 4 constituencies

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rivers election, victory for people —PDP chair

Taraba governorship election inconclusive

INEC, security personnel robbed us of victory in Lagos, Adamawa, Ogun, others —PDP

Ibori’s daughter wins Ethiope West poll

Kashamu congratulates Tinubu, Amosun

Social media responsible for our defeat in Ogun —SDP

PDP demands cancellation of Imo election

Olugbo-in-council condemns rumour mongers

Unite Nigerians, Christians urge Buhari

Tambuwal can’t be gov, Dahiru tells court

APC wins 17 of 26 H/Assembly seats in Ogun

Daunting challenges ahead for governors-elect —Saraki

APC clears Jigawa

Why I will not accept Nasarawa governorship poll’s result —Maku

INEC reschedules House of Assembly election in Edo council

US urges aggrieved politicians to utilise judicial option

Kano defeated governorship candidate congratulates gov-elect

We’ll not go to tribunal —Suswam

Kwara PDP governorship candidate concedes defeat, congratulates Ahmed

My defeat, will of Allah —Bauchi PDP gov candidate

We did our best for Niger —Aliyu

PDP victory confirms supremacy in Delta —Uduaghan

Change has finally come –el-Rufai

Shettima wins Borno

I’ll not abandon Kwankwaso’s projects —Kano gov-elect

Al-Makura dedicates victory to Nasarawa people

Jubilations as INEC declares Wike gov-elect

Ayade wins Cross River

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Desmond Elliot, Lai Mohammed’s son, others win in Lagos

3 feared killed as APC/PDP supporters clash in Lagos

Amosun re-elected Ogun gov

PDP wins 25 out of 26 Ekiti assembly seats

APC wins 24 out of 26 legislative seats in Osun

PDP gets 21 seats as APC gets 5 in Ondo

Gaidam wins second term in Yobe

PDP leading in 18 LGs in Rivers

PDP leading in Plateau, as INEC releases results in 15 LGs

Tension in Abia as PDP, APGA disrupt result collation

Tambuwal wins Sokoto governorship seat

Al-Makura in early lead in Nasarawa

PDP wins 5 out of 7 constituencies in Gombe

Ortom of APC in comfortable lead in Benue

APC wins Bauchi governorship

el-Rufai, Masari win in Kaduna, Katsina

APC leading in 7 out of 12 LGs released in Adamawa

APC guber candidate, Bello in clear lead in Niger

PDP in early lead in Delta

Ahmed wins in Kwara

Dankwambo wins in Gombe

PDP wins Ebonyi governorship

PDP leading in 9 LGs in C’River

APC wins in Kano

We’ll challenge Ogun result —GNICO

Bamidele donates N.5m to victorious PDP candidate

My defeat,betrayal by associates —Suswam

8 arrested in Kwara for protesting APC’s victory

APC House of Assembly candidate petitions INEC

38-yr-old man slumps, dies during accreditation in Bauchi

We have interest in Nigerian democracy —EU

One party system not good for Nigeria —Gov Aliyu

INEC re-schedules election in Anambra 4 LGs

Nigerians in diaspora laud conduct of elections

APC commends INEC on cancellation of results in Ilaje

Security operatives rescue abducted INEC officers

Enugu APC governorship candidate rejects result

Yari warns against unlawful celebration of election victory

Urhoghide wins Edo South Senate seat

Olugbo denies involvement in electoral malpractices

66 violent incidents recorded nationwide in Saturday polls —INEC

PDP’ll never die —BoT secretary

3 feared dead, properties damaged as APC, PDP supporters clash in Ife

INEC shifts state assembly election in Katsina LG to April 18 —REC

‘Gale of defections, not healthy for democracy’

We’re not going back to creeks —Ateke Tom

Baraje makes case for Kwara on Senate presidency

Rep commends INEC on electoral process

Observers condemn Rivers elections

NATCOM Consortium pays N29.6bn balance for Nitel, Mtel

Terminal operators caution NSC boss over derogatory comments

StarTimes enhances Digital TV access with new channels

Dangote taps into cement import ban in Cameroon

CWG grows 2014 gross margin to 20%

Abuja DISCO says no tariff reduction for residential customers

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Election: Jubilation in Ado Ekiti as Assembly election results trickle in

Deltans defy rain to cast votes, as soldiers impound commissioner’s, others’ vehicles

Card reader failure embarrassing —Oshiomhole

Violence, card reader failure in Anambra, Enugu

Shema warns against post-election violence

Politicians lament low turn-out in Kwara

Low voters’ turn-out in Kano, Benue

Yuguda urges voters to accept outcome peacefully

Card readers: Success story in Taraba

Geidam assures of 98 per cent victory over PDP

I will concede defeat if I lose election —Ribadu

The election was orderly—Mimiko

Assembly election peaceful in Ekiti

Polls peaceful in Ibadan

I’m satisfied, confident of winning —Ladoja

SDP will win Oyo State —Dep gov candidate

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ilaka alleges malpractices in March 28 poll

6, 050  candidates to contest today’s elections —INEC

Amaechi, Speaker not involved in road accident —Commissioner

Police deploy 3 CPs in Benue

‘Oba Akiolu spoke to us as friends’

APC victory at polls, fulfillment of Awo’s wish —Chieftain

Elections: Uneasy calm in Rivers, Imo, Oyo

1 killed in Lagos APC/ PDP clash

Oronto Douglas’s legacies will speak for him —Brother

Tornado levels US town, kills 1, dozens trapped

NSCDC to deploy 2,000 personnel in Lagos

Pensioners want Buhari to address pension issues

SURE-P trains 92 interns in Osun

Hillary Clinton declares presidential ambition tomorrow

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Christians are new martyrs —Pope

Ekiti: Let peace prevail in Ekiti, group tells APC

Ekiti: PDP, APC trade accusations over shot protesters

IGP deploys more policemen in Rivers ahead election

Arsonists set Baptist Church ablaze, kill pastor’s daughter

APC wooing our members with fake promises —PDP

Gbemi Saraki, Olawoyin join APC

LP, Mega Party governorship candidates defect to APC in Plateau

Useni, Dariye, others dump PDP

Ekiti senator, Ayo Arise, dumps PDP

I’m still in PDP —Ekweremadu

Ayiri, Eselemor dump PDP for APC

Kwara PDP leaders defect to APC

My deputy has right to defect —Lamido

PDP bigwigs in Benue join APC’s camp

Niger APC receives PDP defectors

DSS warns against inciting statements ahead elections

INEC sacks 2 electoral officers in Edo

9 suspects still in police detention over presidential election in Lagos

Don’t mortgage your statutory roles, APC warns security agents, INEC

Monday, April 06, 2015

Ondo: Oke, Odu, Isijola, others may dump PDP for APC

TAN’s support boosts Agbaje’s chances in Lagos —Group

13 governorship candidates adopt Gov Ahmed in Kwara

No North/South-West gang-up against Jonathan —PDP chieftain

APC, PDP lock horns in Delta, Rivers, Ondo

NSCDC warns hoodlums ahead of April 11 poll

Jigawa dep gov defects to APC

Four senators in race for Senate president seat

Presidency orders withdrawal of security personnel from politicians

No going back on card readers for Saturday elections, INEC insists

We’ve lost 55 members to election violence in Rivers —APC

Buhari’s victory silenced doomsayers —Gowon

Emulate Jonathan, Anenih urges aggrieved politicians

APC planning to rig in Ogun —GNICO

Police parades 91 suspects in Ondo

NDLEA arrests 6 drug traffickers at Lagos airport

Israel pledges to support Buhari in fight against corruption

APC victory is independence renewed —S/West APC

Avoid sycophants, set up formidable team, Ozekhome advises Buhari

We must build Lagos together —Ambode

13 slaughtered as Boko Haram attacks Borno

Be conscious of your voting right, group urges electorate

Buhari a man of history —Itsekiri leader

Sunday, April 05, 2015

CITN tasks Buhari on tax policy implementation

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Over 10 billboards destroyed by hoodlums in Warri, APC alleges

Put Nigeria first always, Mark urges at Easter

‘Buhari’s victory, a giant leap for democracy’

Geidam re-opens Mai Idrissa

IPAC flays call for the removal of INEC officials in Akwa Ibom

Change movement recommends Senator Folarin for gov

Jonathan wants sacrifice for peace, unity

Group plans heroic welcome for Jonathan

NSCIA sets agenda for Buhari, hails Jonathan

Jonathan, Buhari are true nationalists —Ex-Rep

I’ll restore free treatment for PLWHA—Ladoja

Presidential poll: Jonathan, Nigeria’s sacrificial lamb—Kumuyi

Fayose preaches humanity

Nigerians should thank God —Oshiomhole

Catholic church offers free medicare, donates food items to IDPs

Ajimobi felicitates with Christians

APC urges Nigerians to unite for national rebirth

Amosun, Daniel preach peace at Easter

Olubadan celebrates Easter with Christians

Friday, April 03, 2015

We were rejected by Nigerians —Lamido

Workers, others desert PDP headquarters

Buhari’s victory cost me my son —Man

Shell denies shutting facilities over possible attack from militants

I am the agent of change in Oyo State —Folarin

Suswam felicitates with Christians

Easter tragedy: 3 burn to death in auto crash, fire razes store

10 gov candidates declare support for Ambode

Easter: Remain peaceful, united, PDP tells Nigerians

Buhari’ll perform within 2 years —Ex-commissioner

Buhari’s victory, a new dawn for Nigeria —Ex-gov candidate

APC condemns terrorist attack at Kenyan University College

Be tolerant, forgiving, ACF charges Nigerians at Easter

Jonathan’s, Buhari’s conduct, lesson for sustainable democracy —Amaechi

We’re upgrading graduate teachers —Ajimobi

Thursday, April 02, 2015

US consul general calls for non-violent governorship election

Atiku calls for unity at Easter

NIMET warns against April dust spell

US committed to working with Buhari, says Kerry

Jonathan has set new democratic standard —Senate Leader •Congratulates Buhari

Buhari’ll fulfill campaign promises —APC chieftain

Fashola meets Lagos NURTW over Ambode

Bishop Idowu Fearon appointed Secretary General of Anglican Communion

APC-led FG will soar Ogun fortunes —Amosun

Ogun releases N1.5bn for payment of salary deductions

Mbaka congratulates Buhari, urges him to tackle corruption, unemployment

S/West PDP promises ‘strong, well-organised opposition’ •Lauds Jonathan

Jonathan demonstrated political civility —MOSOP

FRSC deploys 34,000 personnel, 455 vehicles for Easter patrol

Why PDP will retain Abia —Abaribe

Suswam congratulates Buhari, Jonathan

Fayose lifts curfew

Omisore loses at Appeal Court, heads for S/Court

Clark blasts Oshiomhole over demolition of UNIBEN’s staff quarters

NASS lauds first phase of general election

Election victory celebrations causing deaths on highways —FRSC

Ex-PDP boss cautions Ekiti APC spokesman

Accident claims 10, as APC supporters celebrate in Borno

Policeman shoots Buhari’s supporter in Yola

Senator Ogunwale congratulates Buhari

Good Friday: ‘Nigerians should reflect on Christ’s passion’

Naira firms 2% on parallel market

Access Bank extends CSR to Eko Atlantic beach polo

CWG rewards Unilag, University of Douala best graduating students

Will of people supreme —Akeredolu

Man dumps deceased girlfriend in pit toilet

Edo holds victory procession, concert for Buhari

Group congratulates Buhari, urges inclusive politics

We lost 2 officers to gunmen in 1 week —Rivers traffic agency

YABATECH floats mortgage bank

Former IGP Dikko Yusuf dies, buried •Jonathan, Buhari, Mark, Atiku mourn

4 Emirates staff arraigned over $1.6m alleged theft

NOA hails Nigerians over peaceful elections

Ajimobi visits suspected kidnappers’ den •As CP orders community leaders to fish out DPO’s killers

No regret supporting Jonathan —Afenifere

French president, Buhari in telephone conversation

Buhari felicitates with Nigerians at Easter

FG cautions Nigerians over jungle justice for Boko Haram members

Septuagenarian laments killing of 28-yr-old son by soldier in Bauchi

Election loss, our redefining moment —Mu’azu •Hails Jonathan, Buhari

Jonathan has given a boost to democracy in Africa —UN envoy

Implement confab report, Falae urges Buhari

National peace committee on elections commends police professionalism

Ajimobi chides Alao-Akala, Ladoja over Buhari’s posters •I don’t need Buhari to sack you from office —Ladoja

LP won’t merge with any party —Alao-Akala

Vote massively for Accord Party on April 11, Ladoja charges Oyo people

Folarin promises care for the aged