Nigerian Compass Archive for April 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

EFCC’s legal battle against Ibori suffers setback

Awujale: Yoruba didn’t benefit from Obasanjo’s eight-year rule

Alison-Madueke lists deregulation, speedy passage of PIB as priorities

Electricity workers issue 21-day ultimatum to Fed Govt

Senate directs probe of Yerima over marriage to minor

Two policemen to die by hanging for killing UNIPORT student

Falae, Utomi, Adebanjo, others vow to sack PDP

Jonathan sends Iwu on pre-disengagement leave

Visa fraud: Catholic priest dupes 120 of N36m

Women storm NASS to protest Yerima’s marriage to teenager

Rimi: 56 suspects arrested

Judge denies MASSOB leader Uwazurike bail

Put your house in order, Jonathan tells Health Minister

Seven injured as pro, anti-Ibori forces clash in Delta

Collapsed building: Victims still trapped

‘In the interest of my children, please forgive me’

How Aso Rock breakfast meeting saved Ogbulafor

Monday, April 26, 2010

FG to divest 25 per cent stake in Transcorp

Keep Agbami oilfield proceeds in Nigeria, court orders Statoil

Clark descends on PDP leadership, says Ogbulafor-led NWC corrupt

AC needs deliverance, says Oyinlola

DPR, NPDC directors, others redeployed

‘Find my husband’s killers now’

Oceanic Bank battles Aero Contractors over N30b debt

‘Please don’t let me die, I’m becoming weak’

Despite court order, PDP NEC vows to meet

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Auto accidents claim 13 in Edo, Enugu, Ogun

Drama as minister weeps over appointment

MEND distances self from Ibori

Dahiru lied, says PDP

Jonathan vows to fight corruption

SSS arrests Dokubo-Asari at Seme

Babangida: Yoruba ’ll support my presidential ambition

Mimiko to Obasanjo: You can’t capture Ondo

Gunmen kill another journalist in dusk attack

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ensure credible elections, PDP leadership urged

Dina: Why police have kept mum -DIG

Ladoja, Adeojo clash over governorship ambition

EFCC to interrogate Fashola’s deputy, commissioners

Police reopen murder case against Ohakim's aide

Yar’Adua undergoes voice therapy as Atiku visits

Diet can reduce brain disease –Study

Volcanic ash: Nigerian businesses count losses

Don’t contest in 2011, Obasanjo tells Jonathan

Surrender to EFCC, Clark tells Ibori

Banks jittery over NSA thumbs-down on CBN reforms

Friday, April 23, 2010

UTME: JAMB releases inconclusive results

Nigeria needs a leader like Daniel, says Kaunda

Anambra elections second best in history- FG

Ibori flees abroad?

Presidential Committee indicts Ribadu

Suspended PDP members to face disciplinary committee

Dad: We all loved Dagrin, but God loves him more

Jonathan, PDP Govs head for showdown

Power projects contracts bazaar: Speaker Bankole in N5.2b scam

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chime in court, decries graft allegation against Ogbulafor

First Trustees, others to administer Gani Fawehinmi’s Will

Anambra, Imo residents shocked after gunmen attacks

AC, Lamido bicker over Iwu

Jail break: Senate moves to overhaul prisons

ANPP Reps oppose $915m loan, stage walk-out

Ibori: Residents flee Oghara, as militants prepare for showdown

Jonathan signs N4.6t Budget, Oil Bill into law

PDP suspends Odili, Nnamani, 17 others

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Appeal Court upholds Amaechi’s election

Goodluck signs N4.6t 2010 Budget today

Constitution amendment to be ready soon, says Mark

FG to unfold power blueprint in 30 days

Ogbulafor vows to defend integrity in court

Ibori: Detectives comb Delta, militants threaten war

Adamawa PDP bars Atiku from rejoining party

Jos: Fresh alarm over plot to unleash mayhem tomorrow

10 policemen killed as gunmen sack checkpoints

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

N44b scam: FG orders Onovo to arrest Ibori

Reps stall constitution review

NEC proposes Sovereign Wealth Fund to manage excess crude

Drama as Emordi refuses to leave Senate

Heroin: Grandmother, others held at Lagos airport

Why Jonathan is unwilling to sign N4.608t 2010 Budget

Jos: Nine feared killed as villagers, herdsmen clash

EFCC arrests Afribank chair, directors over N70b fraud

15 inmates killed, scores injured in Kaduna jail break attempt

Police chiefs escape death as militants flee with Ibori

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Minister’s brother escapes abduction

Two killed in fresh attack in Jos

Shekarau backs independent candidacy, removal of immunity clause

Jonathan orders Ogbulafor to end Oyo PDP crisis in seven days

Labour gives FG two-week ultimatum over salaries

European airlines test flights in deadly ash

Dunlop investors lose N4.12b, threaten court action

Mega party: Buhari, Atiku are traitors, says Balarabe Musa

NNPC to invest N25b in 50 mega stations

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lagos NDM members defect to PDP

IBB to Atiku: Shut up

Collapsed building kills 17 in Edo

Darkness encourages lies, study finds

EFCC begins manhunt for Ibori, arrests 10 LG bosses

ALLEGED CORRUPTION: ICPC to arraign Ogbulafor this week

Atiku: AC, ANPP, APGA lack internal democracy

Gomez, others to sue CJN over award of SANship

Customs arrest toxic ship’s captain, official

CBN keeps interest rate at 6 per cent

Court removes Orangun of Ila from throne

No court order stops EFCC from arresting Ibori

UK-based Nigerian’s three kids fail DNA tests

Why reserve FCT ministry for North? –Adebanjo

Friday, April 16, 2010

2011 polls campaign hots up: IBB, Atiku in war of words

FG, states, LGs share N284b

Thursday, April 15, 2010

No alternative to deregulation, says NNPC

Pastor, wife killed in Bauchi

Jonathan assures on establishment of Diaspora Commission

Ciroma warns EXCOF against invocation of Section 144

Lagos Assembly sets up new committee to probe Fashola

Toxic-laden vessel held in Lagos

Thousands stranded in Lagos as volcanic ash shuts down European airspace

Jonathan declares emergency in power sector, to re-kit police

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Come out of hiding now, EFCC tells Ibori

Quake in West China kills 400, buries more

2011: Atiku storms PDP, meets Ogbulafor, others

I may contest in 2011, says Jonathan

Mass burial for Ondo crash victims

Senators mourn Wada, Dukku

2011: Buhari urges Nigerians to rise against electoral fraud

Nigeria, U.S., others set four-year target to secure delicate nuclear materials

Shell shuts down 100,000 bpd output at offshore field

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Police deploy 200 anti-terrorist officers to South-East

Asset declaration: Code of Conduct to arraign erring ministers

Boko Haram: Court orders FG, Borno, IG to pay N100m compensation

IBB: 2011 polls’ll make or mar Nigeria’s democracy

FG probes N5b NDDC contracts scam

22 perish in Ondo auto crash

EFCC declares Ibori wanted over N44b scam

Tension grips Senate over choice of VP

U.S. to aid Nigeria’s nuclear project

Monday, April 12, 2010

Anti-graft war: There won’t be sacred cow, says AGF

Terror suspect AbdulMutallab goes to court today

Tycoon’s son held over Oceanic Bank’s website fraud

Ghana woos Nigerian businesses with juicy incentives

S’Court Justice to Akeredolu: You are free to walk out

Jonathan to dismantle INEC before 2011 polls

Women group carpets Yerima over marriage to 13-yr-old

Ondo Speaker, ex-Chief Whip, others dump PDP for LP

NNPC boss assures of steady gas supply for power generation

Sunday, April 11, 2010

PDP beats ANPP to second position in FCT council polls

Why we are rehabilitating Lagos ports, by NPA chief

Senate to probe NNPC finances under Barkindo

FG revokes N65b Abuja Airport runway contract

Court orders sale of NICON property over N1.5 billion debt

Five die in Lagos explosion

Move to replace Ogbulafor with Egwu unsettles PDP

Triple honour for 'Nigerian Compass' at 'Golden Pen' Awards

2011 presidential election: Jonathan, others can contest – Arewa

5 million women rally to hold for Shekarau in Abuja

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lawmakers suspend secretary, one other

Quit partisan politics, Shetima tells Albishir

N5 million women rally to hold for Shekarau in Abuja

Large turn out of voters in FCT elections

Uduaghan to FRSC: Be tough on convoy drivers

Eat eggs at breakfast to cut daily calories

Polish president, 95 others die in plane crash

Israel blacklists MASSOB as terrorist group

Atiku’s defection to PDP: Buhari, Falae, Utomi, others meet

Friday, April 09, 2010

North is holding Yoruba nation down – Tokunbo Ajasin

A-looter-continua: How Tafa Balogun's loot was re-looted

As Jonathan meets Obama tomorrow: Who's in charge in Nigeria?

Pirates attack passenger vessel in Cross River

Agreement with US will improve relationship – FG

Police withdraw security aides of sacked Ondo ‘speaker’, others

Ooni, others meet Jonathan, demand true federalism

2011 Presidency: Critics can’t stop IBB

Four expatriates kidnapped in Port Harcourt

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Oyo PDP: Go to blazes, Akinjide tells Ladoja, Folarin, Adeojo, Balogun, others

Works ministers warn workers, highway engineers

New NNPC GMD reaffirms commitment to reform

Three council chairmen sacked in Bauchi

Martins-Kuye’s PA arrested over N45 million fraud

2011: Atiku, Gusau, others visit Acting President

Abubakar Rimi: Police arrest 15 suspects

Drama as 15 lawmakers impeach Ondo Speaker

Why Obama may not meet Jonathan, by U.S. Official

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

AFRAA worries over EU blacklisting of African airlines

Man, 28, kills mum

Okonjo-Iweala makes case for youths

FMBN seeks $1.5b from Chinese, Korean investors for housing development

$180m Halliburton scam: Probe not closed, says EFCC chair

Reps, FAAN tackle BPP over runway N64b cost

Rimi: Nigeria no longer safe, say Buhari, NBA

Jonathan to ministers: Perform or be sacked

2011: Atiku, Kaita, others back in PDP

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

FG awards N8.6b contract for Apapa bridge, truck park

Obasanjo: You’ll have adversaries, but...

NNPC: Jonathan sacks Barkindo

Homesick Ribadu accuses EFCC of non-performance

Why I visited Yar’Adua, by Oyedepo

New ministers and their portfolios

Jonathan takes charge of Power Ministry

Rimi: IG may sack Kano CP, Area Commander

Court okays move to impeach Yar’Adua

BREAKING NEWS: Jonathan sacks Barkindo

Monday, April 05, 2010

Jonathan to Onovo: Probe death now

The Rimi we knew, by IBB, Jakande, Atiku, Balarabe Musa, Adebanjo, others

‘Three minutes after admission, Rimi died’

Protesters tear Alao-Akala’s posters in Ibadan

Death painful, a monumental loss – Oni, Oyinlola

Space shuttle Discovery, seven astronauts blast off

‘Removal of Iwu will affect 2011 elections’

US Court fines Benz makers over deals with Nigerians

Obasanjo, Danjuma in hide and seek at Lagos Airport

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Balarabe, others to work with Mega Party

Nigeria, U.S. sign deal on electoral reform, power, Niger Delta, tomorrow

Easter Messages from prominent Nigerians

Gaddafi: No plan to close Nigeria’s embassy in Libya

FirstBank may pay N1.3b to Longe

Ex-gov fingered in plot to bribe Osun, Ekiti tribunals

Yar’Adua: CNPP wants ministers-designate to invoke Section 144

Nigerian footballer killed in Dublin

CBN: Wema, Islamic banks may get ‘regional’ licences

Saturday, April 03, 2010

2011: Reps promise electoral reforms

EFCC detains Adamawa commissioner, LG boss over N25m fraud

Abia 2011: Kalu’s deputy set to dump PPA for AC

APGA crisis: Ojukwu begs Iwu to recognise Umeh

2011: Northern governors mandate Suswam to shop for presidential candidate

Assets disposal: EFCC set to probe Ribadu upon return

Can you be fat and disease-free?

Seven feared killed as police, youths clash in Lagos

2011: Buhari, Tinubu to fly new party’s flag

Bauchi commissioners resign

Mega party:Balarabe disowns group

U.S report indicts FG, judiciary over graft

Arik Air to send damaged aircraft to Germany

Elite conspire against electoral reforms –Amaechi

Family of four arrested at MMIA for cocaine trafficking

Enwerem’s widows demand DNA test on children

How Tinubu eased Atiku out of AC

North demands Finance, Petroleum ministeries

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Keyamo to appear in court over contempt

2011 polls will benefit from constitution amendment, says Mark

High Court remands Jos killing suspects

Bank debts: EFCC recovers N450 billion

Obi talks tough, swears-in 16 commissioners

Pro-Iwu group storms NASS

NNPC rejects FG’s plan to privatise refineries

Terror attack: Security beef up in Calabar

I’m still consulting on 2011, says Babangida

Guard your utterances, Jonathan tells Gaddafi, other rulers

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bankole to EFCC, ICPC: You’re a disappointment

Senator Wada dies at 54

Kwara suspends SSG, two others

Guide your utterances, Jonathan tells Gaddafi, other rulers

North must rule till 2015, says Arewa

Senate confirms Yar’Adua, Akunyili, Olubolade, 35 others as ministers

U.S: Importation of fuel by Nigeria senseless

Omar, labour leaders storm INEC, NASS in protest rally

Terror attack: 95 escape death as man rams car into Arik plane