Nigerian Compass Archive for May 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Corruption allegation: Assembly is unfair to me –Fashola

Yakasai, Tofa, Kaita react on 11 years of democracy

Stop witch-hunting me, Ewang tells EFCC

Top five cancer-causing foods

Army to investigate possession of heavy weapons by criminals

2011: Jonathan declares in July

Counterfeit drug makers to face life jail terms – NAFDAC DG

APGA: Obi, Umeh on war path over appointments

Corruption allegation: I am set to defend myself –Fashola

Friday, May 28, 2010

FCT okays new salary structure for doctors

Price of kerosine to crash soon, says minister

Yakowa dissolves cabinet, Yero sworn-in as Deputy Governor

Oyinlola’s victory, affirmation of the people’s will, says Daniel

FG approves test for teachers before employment

Jonathan pledges cooperation with West African leaders

We have interest in 2011 elections – U.S

Oyinlola floors Aregbesola, AC to appeal

Democracy Day shocker: 12 million Nigerians face hunger

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2011: Jonathan, IBB in poster war

Shun all forms of violent acts, Daniel’s wife charges children

Reps move against post-UME tests

Kaduna lawmakers confirm Yero as deputy gov

Federal Government jacks up gas price by 400%

Reps cut Bankole's quarterly allowance to N100m

Don’t appoint INEC chair, if you will run, group tells Jonathan

2011: Ogun PDP zones governorship to West

Ribadu: 139 demoted police officers can appeal, says minister

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kaduna lawmakers refuse to shift ground on confirmation of deputy governor

War in Interior Ministry as workers hold perm sec hostage

FG set to flag off post-amnesty plan

Reps dare Jonathan over Abuja Airport runway contract

Sambo heads contracts’ probe committee as FG awards N76.3b jobs

Obasanjo on homosexuality: It’s an abomination

ICPC: N45 trillion lost to corrupt leaders in 50 years

Robbers rule Lagos-Benin Expressway, burn Police vans

Siemens scam: EFCC grills ex-minister Olanrewaju

Jonathan can contest in 2011, says Masari

Police chiefs, EFCC thumb up

Buhari, Balarabe Musa laud 'Nigerian Compass'

FG protests killing of Nigerian in Poland

Zamfara stands still for Jonathan

At last, Senate swears-in Igbeke

Siemens scam: Adebayo in US hospital

Two soldiers killed as robbers raid banks

Knocks, kudos over FG’s decision on Ribadu

Monday, May 24, 2010

Democracy Day to be low-keyed, says FG

Budget 2010 may be slashed by 40 %

FAAC: FG, states, councils share N749b

Dangote denies plans to buy Arsenal stake

2011: Don’t contest, Falae advises Jonathan

Kwara: Islamic scholars kick against female governor

EFCC quizzes PDP Acting Chairman over Siemens scam

Kidnapping: Monarch, wife, son, nephew held, paraded

Gusau quits Aso Rock to oil presidential bid

Nigerian varsities now sell honorary degrees, says Jonathan

Zoning: Northern elders, Ngige attack Obasanjo

17-hour gridlock cripples Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Lawmakers query Federal Government over $2.3 billion imported locomotives

Protest as Polish police kill Nigerian in Warsaw

Dangote set to buy 16% Arsenal stake at N34b

Oil price: NASS bows to FG, to review 2010 Budget

2011 general elections: Controversy trails rerun govs’ tenure

Saturday, May 22, 2010

FG should desist from nominating IGP – Akusu-Ossai

Bankole jittery over reconstitution of House committees

AI seeks retry of Nigerian coup suspects

10 brain damaging habits to avoid

UN to try Nigeria for child rights violations

158 die in India plane crash

PDP national chairmanship: Ex-aspirants threaten court action

2011 Presidential race: Mbu, Falae, Raimi strategise for Jonathan

VP: Sambo’s choice is divine – Abia Speaker

Friday, May 21, 2010

One man, one vote, best for 2011 polls—Uduaghan

Behead Yerima if guilty of graft, says Sharia amputee

Siemens scandal gets dirtier: How Jubril Aminu, Adebayo got Bribe

Osun CJ laid to rest

Public misinformation worries Bayelsa Govt

Food scarcity looms as 10,000 traders give deadline

PDP Chair: Group want Metu to replace Ogbulafor

Agency blames fund paucity for maternal mortality

‘Concessionaires owe FAAN over N10billion’

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Court remands Kenny Martins in Prison

Uproar, as Reps shoot down two-party system

Farmer killed, policeman shot in Oyo bank raids

Malaysia to flood Nigeria with palm oil from Ghana

'Shari’ah' Council tackles CAN over federal appointments

N7.5 billion debt: NDDC threatens Shell, Chevron, Mobil, 19 others

Ogbulafor: PDP BOT meets on Monday

Gaidam, 19 other to organise ANPP’s national convention

Babangida free to contest, says Reps spokesman

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ogbulafor’s replacement not immediate, says PDP

Reps set to probe Yerima’s marriage to minor

Jonathan plans floating cities in Niger Delta

A’Ibom Speaker impeached

Siemens scam: EFCC summons three ex-ministers, others

Sambo set to declare assets

Skye, Finbank battle over N4.45b preference shares

Currency trafficking: American jailed 26 years in Lagos

Row in Senate over N5b for ghost agency

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Abia designates arms collection centres for repentant kidnappers

Presidency: Lar attacks Obasanjo on zoning

Minister orders demolition of illegal structures in Abuja

Ogbulafor’s successor: PDP in secret meeting

Father kills son, daughter for opening door for robbers

2011: Jonathan clamps down on fundraising syndicate

NASS okays Sambo as Vice-President

Universal banking: CBN, banks on collision course

Anger, shock as trailer, 'amala' kill 25

Monday, May 17, 2010

2011: Army reviews internal security operations

INEC: Only people of integrity should be appointed, says Anyaoku

Volcanic ash: Passengers’ flights delayed in Lagos, Abuja airports

VP’s nomination: Police uncover plot to destabilise Kaduna

SIM card registration in floppy start

Protests as magistrate jails journalist for contempt

VP: Senate, Reps bicker over Sambo

Jonathan orders probe of NNPC, sacks Ladan, Edevbie

2011: Aspiring lawmaker swallows N21m cocaine

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Abduction of four Lebanese: We are making progress, say police

‘20,000 Nigerians languish in UK prisons’

Senate may swear-in Igbeke tomorrow

Jonathan forecloses appointment of FCT junior minister

Anambra set to execute kidnappers

56-year-old woman delivers triplets in Lagos

Ogbulafor: PDP youths reject Obasanjo’s nominee

2010 Budget: Mix-up stalls implementation

I was surprised at my nomination, says Sambo

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Emordi: Senate goofed – Group

Militants celebrate Jonathan’s visit to Rivers

Southern Kaduna people, NANS commend Sambo’s choice as VP

Jonathan urges Nigerians to have faith in electoral system

Lack of sleep linked to early death

Igbo leaders condemn organisers of Zik symposium

Police rescue 3 foreigners from abductors

VP: Security beef up as tension mounts in Kaduna

Sambo, PDP National Chairman: Jonathan, National Assembly at loggerheads

James Ibori to be extradited to UK before Nigeria

Hunger Looms: States reject April allocations, want more

Minister wants agencies to up revenue

Senate will sacrifice its last breath for democracy, says Mark

Osun govt replies Akande on face off with workers

Daniel extols Awujale’s virtues at 76

Jonathan sends Sambo’s name to Reps

Fire guts Lagos factory

Jonathan pledges support for power projects

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Robbers storm church, hold pastor, aides hostage

Emordi: Senate overrules Appeal Court

Power outage at Lagos airport: Senate raises panel on N19.5 billion aviation intervention fund

Court of Appeal sacks Delta Speaker

Tearful Sanusi challenges banks’ stakeholders on reform

Confusion over Ogbulafor’s resignation

GTB rejects acquisition of Virgin Nigeria by Jimoh Ibrahim

Ibori arraigned in Dubai, released on bail

How Obasanjo, Danjuma dispute produced Sambo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ibori arrested in Dubai?

Jonathan appoints Sambo as VP

2011: Ex-governors pledge loyalty to Jonathan

Emordi: Appeal Court orders Senate to admit Igbeke

Senate moves to stop grants to parties

New INEC boss promises credible polls

FG names Airport road, Katsina airport after Yar’Adua

103 die, 10-year-old boy survives in Tripoli plane crash

el-Rufai arraigned, granted N100m bail

Let heavens fall, Jonathan‘ll contest in 2011, says aide

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ex-militants ask PDP, Northern Elders to ignore zoning of presidency

N700 billion: No power, agric projects to finance, says CBN

Reps vow to support Jonathan

INEC: Soyebi takes over as Acting Chairman

Panic in Warri as explosion rocks NDDC office

VP: Makarfi, Kwankwaso cause row among Northern Senators

Brown resigns as UK Prime Minister

IBB: I would have been killed over June 12

Monday, May 10, 2010

Nigeria loses N21b annually to cancellation of exams

FEC, Senate hold valedictory sessions for Yar’Adua today

SEC may send Okereke-Onyuike on forced leave

Again, power outage hits MMIA

Ibori: Lawyers in four-hour legal fireworks

N170m fraud: Ogbulafor in court, granted N5 million bail

Farmers kick as Nigeria imports 7,000 tonnes of maize

Bullion van robbers kill three policemen in Delta

VP: Babangida warns Jonathan

Sunday, May 09, 2010

VP: Battle shifts to National Assembly

Ibori: Court resumes hearing today

‘Jonathan’s presidency can’t frustrate Babangida’s ambition’

Firm slams N7b suit on Stanbic IBTC Bank over breach of agreement

Outage paralyses activities at Lagos Airport for three hours

INEC workers fault Iwu on handover

Knocks trail planned increment in electricity tariff by N2.50

Baptist Church to invite Obasanjo over clash with CAN

Police shoot one-legged bandit, arrest two wives after robbery

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Jos: Military raises alarm over proliferation of arms

Alliance against Alao-Alaka will fail – Alphonso

Aspirin boosts breast cancer survival

Yar’Adua will be remembered for long – Alaafin

Osun workers berate Akande over advice to Oyinlola

2011: No automatic tickets in Enugu – Chime

US seeks peaceful elections in Nigeria

New VP: Intrigues envelope Abuja

VP: Jonathan reaches out to Atiku

Friday, May 07, 2010

Sylva calls Jonathan pride of Niger Delta

AA chairman blasts PDP

Iwu’s removal, not end to electoral fraud – Odje

148 HIV-positive wed in Bauchi

I am still in Osun governorship race – Onigbogi

Court of Appeal refuses Bode George bail

More reactions to President Yar'Adua's death

Three Nigerians win UK polls

Race for VP hots up

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Calm in Otuoke, Jonathan’s home town

Reactions to the death of President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951 – 2010)

He was committed to electoral reforms, says Ban Ki-Moon

Obama commiserates with Jonathan, Nigerians

The President’s men

The President Nigeria needs

2011 Presidency: Now, the race gathers momentum

Jonathan: Good governance, electoral reform my priorities

Yar’Adua...the end

Yar’Adua’s last moments

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Breaking News : Yar’Adua’s last moments

Senate passes bill to stem bank failure

For Oni, victory song continues

FG bans states from obtaining foreign loans

Charges against Ribadu fictitious, says el-Rufai

Reactions to tribunal judgment affirming Oni's victory

Man, kids, mother-in-law die in Lagos inferno

Five Nigerians contest in UK polls today

External forces can’t capture Ekiti, says Oni

INEC: Why I won’t handover, by Iwu

House of Reps opts for open-secret ballot system

Ogbulafor: Let heavens fall, I won’t resign

Asset Management Firm targets N1trilion bond to rescue banks

Ahead of Ekiti tribunal judgement, parties, govt seek peace

Marriage to teenager: Aliyu attacks Yerima

One killed, several injured as drivers clash in Lagos

Buhari: I won’t relent until I become President

EFCC to arraign el-Rufai tomorrow

Obasanjo: Christian leaders, not me, need deliverance

Monday, May 03, 2010

Oyinlola, Alao-Akala bicker over sack of LAUTECH vice-chancellor

Ogbulafor must resign now, says AC

Mimiko, Fayose receive 5,000 PDP members into LP in Akure

CAN tackles Obasanjo over remarks on Jesus Christ

It’s too late to turn back on strike, says Labour

Nigeria imports $4.2b toxic machinery yearly

Ekiti rerun: Oni, Fayemi know fate tomorrow

Pandemonium as minister escapes bomb attack

Presidency 2011: North rises against Obasanjo

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I’m in a hurry to grow the economy, says Aganga

Reps mandate EFCC to recover N795b owed Customs by NNPC

Jesus Christ: AC attacks Obasanjo

New OOU VC escapes death

Falae: PDP is bereft of credible leaders

Jonathan: el-Rufai, Nnamani, Masari, Dokpesi, others launch party on Wednesday

I will invite Babangida again, says Oshiomhole

Igbinedion, Babatope, others escape air mishap

Rainstorm renders hundreds homeless in Lagos

Test Test

10 per cent equity is a fraud – Mitee

FG condemns BBC documentary on Lagos

UN Security Council to probe Jos killings

Cola drinks can cause premature aging –Study

Danjuma, Andy Uba fund PDP Reform Group

Iwu accused of backing governors against Jonathan

Presidency stalls el-Rufai’s arrest by EFCC

May Day: Jonathan promises credible elections in 2011

N44b alleged fraud: Ibori, associate flee to Ghana

Friday, April 30, 2010

How opposition saved Bankole’ — Hon. Ndume

Civil servants begin strike Monday

I won’t interfere in corruption cases, says Jonathan

JTF defuses dynamite in Delta, recover arms in Bayelsa

Bayo Ohu's widow faults Police report

I'll never sit with IBB, Mark – Soyinka

Pomp, as Daniel visits Ijebu Igbo , Ago-Iwoye

Illegal oil bunkering: Six Ghanaians jailed 96 years

Customs impound military uniforms at Lagos airport

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