Nigerian Compass Archive for June 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Adamawa PDP rejects Atiku’s re-entry application

Presidency refutes EFCC claim on N2.3 billion House scam report

Anambra AC chair shot, hospitalised

Nigeria’s 50th anniversary summit in London a national disgrace, say NLC, AC

Court sacks first class Ondo monarch

Halliburton: Technip hit with N50.7b fine over Nigeria bribery

Drama in Bauchi as Gadi resumes

Deposed 'Deji' and estranged wife, when the going was good

London Police raid Tafida’s home

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ekiti female teacher shot at police checkpoint

Crisis over selection of new Deji of Akure

Bauchi appeals against reinstatement of deputy governor

Controversy trails removal of subsidy on kerosene

Jonathan, Nwodo, 18 governors in London for Nigeria’s Golden Jubilee Summit

Nigeria, others to partake in G8 $7.3b facility

NASS to cut 2010 budget by 45 per cent

Photos don't lie

Gunmen kill two as lawmaker escapes death

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quit PPA now, group advices Orji

‘Government alone should not fund pilgrimage’

Food poisoning: KWADP okays new storage device

Blood pressure drugs raise cancer risk

I’m not a security threat, says Aondoakaa

Jonathan seeks inclusion in G-20

Fight against human trafficking: UN rates Nigeria high

Abia 2011: Orji to dump PPA for APGA

Jonathan can run for presidency –ACF

Friday, June 25, 2010

41 corps members to repeat service year in Lagos

Group accuses Fashola, House of cover-up in alleged LASAA fraud

Immigration arrests 43 alien sex-workers in Kano

Court reinstates Bauchi Deputy Governor

Suspended Reps regroup

Bankole: I’ll not respond to Mark’s statement

Two Nigerian kids drown in U.S.

Police rescue abducted Briton

EFCC quizzes Demuren, NCAA boss

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reps demand revenue allocation formula from Jonathan

No party sentiments in 2011, says Jonathan

2011: Northern Elders’ Assembly mobilises governors, legislators to support zoning

Senate confirms Jega, six INEC commissioners

AC kicks as Bayelsa lawmakers impeach deputy governor

Ogun denies N30 billion land scam

Danger! Berger Bridge faces imminent collapse

2011: 'Arewa' insists on zoning, Northern candidate

Withdrawal of amended copies of Constitution: Mark dares Bankole

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Police poor remuneration worries Osayande

Sao Tome and Principe wants FG to extend $30m loan’s tenor to 30 years

Constitution: Bankole orders withdrawal of amended copies

Democracy has come to stay, says Army chief

Presidency is about performance, not zoning, says Buhari

Weak transmission threatens 6,000mw target

I am not for sale, says Jega

Wounded Rep flown abroad

Soyinka: Nigeria is at a breaking point

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We’ll resist attempts to stall NDDC projects in Edo, says Oshiomhole

Respect rotational presidency, Ishola Williams tells Jonathan

Jonathan jets out to Canada to confer with G-8 leaders

Why my administration has not allocated land in Abuja, by FCT Minister

Panel begins sitting on Bayelsa Deputy Gov’s impeachment

Northern Christians asks leaders from the region to forget 2011

Poisoned maize flood Nigerian market, says IITA

Senate probes illegal allowances, World Cup trip

House crisis: Reps in bloody battle

Monday, June 21, 2010

ICPC files fresh charges against Ogbulafor, two others

After $283.5m loss, South Africa’s Telkom may quit Nigeria

Dunlop sets N10b bailout condition to reverse shutdown

Ex-NDLEA chair Lafiaji jailed 16 years

N9 billion scam: I won’t spare House leaders, says Waziri

Jonathan names Nnaji Adviser on Power

Chukwumerije carpets Obasanjo over second Niger bridge

Jonathan: I will give Nigerians transparent governance

Nigeria needs $6 billion annually to improve power supply

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bankole jittery over impeachment

I will soon decide on 2011, says Jonathan

FG approves enhanced welfare package for electricity workers

Rain distrupts social, economic activities in Lagos

ICPC nabs Rivers’ Health Commissioner, Perm Sec, AG over N5b contract scam

AC: Senators, Reps are looters

Daniel, Arisekola, others bid Odutola farewell

PDP chief shot dead in church

‘HND not equivalent to varsity degree’

I lied against Daniel over killer squad, says ex-Ogun commissioner

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Groups support Kogi deputy governor’s ambition for 2011

Child rights not protected in Nigeria – Amaziatu

PPA opens secretariats in Akwa Ibom

PDP, LP disagree over review of Ondo election tribunal judgement

‘Over-ambitious Abuja politicians behind Oyo Assembly crisis’

Controlling diabetes prevents mental decline

Tinubu’s company blacklisted for failing to remit collected fees

PDP divided over Jonathan’s ambition –BOT member

Anti-Bankole posters: Speaker orders arrest of printers

Friday, June 18, 2010

NDDC boss links growth in Niger Delta to human capital

PDP chieftains petition President over attack on Assembly

Your vote ‘ll count in 2010, Jonathan’s wife tells Nigerians

US gulf oil crisis weakens opposition to Nigeria's PIB

PDP okays Yuguda, Shinkafi, others for 2011 polls

Scam artists steal N11b from former MILAD, politician

Police gun found at Ondo robbery scene

Contracts scandal in the house: 22 Reps drag Bankole to EFCC

Abia to partner China on development

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lam warns Oyo lawmakers against re-enacting 1962 ‘Wild, Wild, West’ civil strive

Cocaine-in-sandals man, three others held at Lagos airport

Child marriage: Yerima asks NAPTIP to halt investigation

Anambra guber poll: INEC admits inflating Ngige’s score by 10,000 votes

PIB: Nigeria may lose $40b investments, warns Shell

My mandate lasts till 2013, says Oni

Wema Bank petitions EFCC over N2.8b loan scam

Nwodo succeeds Ogbulafor as PDP chairman [mohammed

Robbers blow banks with dynamites, kill five

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reps accuse Bankole of N9 billion fraud

3000 Niger Delta ex-militants seek refuge in Ghana

NBA’ll sue lawmakers on chattered flight to World Cup, says Akeredolu

Fight against corruption must go beyond rhetorics, says ICPC

Ogun denies diversion of N30b excess crude fund

PDP NWC approves waiver for Nwodo

Adesina seeks N10b damages for deposition, banishment

FG directs minister to re-award second Niger Bridge contract

NPA’s floating dock submerges in Lagos

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

World Cup: Nigerian jailed for robbery in S’Africa

NNPC, Pan Ocean, PHCN seal gas purchase deal

Power reform: Jonathan sets up Action Committee, Task Force

N2.3b car scam: Bankole, Nafada, EFCC, others sued

North will unite over 2011, says Babangida

'Deji': Five years after, Adelabu lays claim to stool

FAAC creates excess revenue account

Governors divided over funding of Sovereign Wealth

Constitution: Mark hands amendment bill to Speakers

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ibori: UAE in a fix over extradition

Prominent Akure indigenes want psychiatric test for next 'Deji'

2011: APGA, AC, ANPP disagree on handover date

Imo Job Centre in N18.4 million Dubai job scandal

Jega: Uwais is frustrated, says Jonathan

2010 budget: Senators oppose N1b allocation to David Mark

N5.2b REA scam: Elumelu, Ugbane know fate July 5

Siemens: EFCC summons ex-minister, others

Mark: Nigeria needs N100t for infrastructural investment

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A hungry journalist is a dangerous one, says Museveni

Coalition gives Presidency 10-day ultimatum over N2.3b Reps car scam

NDLEA nabs herbalist, ex-convict, others at Lagos airport

Paris Club debt exit: FG releases council funds

Gbemi Saraki escapes death as four gunmen invade residence

Two killed as gunmen abduct Rivers monarch

Intercontinental, Sani Dangote in court over N14.2b debt

Muazu lifts Eagles’ spirits with $50,000

2010 Budget: Row over N360m for each Senator

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Imo: Udenwa may be probed over uncompleted projects

Edo women place curse on robbers, kidnappers

MASSOB introduces Biafran currency

Tenure extension plot is thickening –Falae

Impeachment: Let the law take its course –Bankole

Reports on commemoration of June 12, 1993 election anniversary

Failure to brush teeth linked to heart disease

Nigeria in impressive 1–0 loss to Argentina

I won’t abandon my ambition if PDP does not field me –IBB

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ore Falomo: Abiola told me he was a dead man already

MKO had a special place in my heart -IBB

George, others oppose EFCC’s bid in court

Ebebi sues Bayelsa House, Chief Judge over impeachment plot

Deposed 'Deji' banished to Owo, estranged wife’s home town

NASS seizes Etteh, Melaye, others car plate numbers

Rivers civil service commission boss shot dead

Northern elite meet over Jonathan

Sad World Cup for Mandela

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Man impregnates 12-year-old daughter in Lagos

'Deji' of Akure deposed, arrested

US sues Nigerian ‘man of God’ over $2.3m deal

Daniel inducted Fellow of Academy of Engineering

Oba of Benin leads spiritual warfare against robbers, kidnappers

June 12 annulment, a clear injustice, says Buhari

Nnamani, Masari, el-Rufai, others fault Yuguda over comment on PDP reform

Bankole threatens opponents with security reports

Enyeama, Martins, Taiwo vow to stop Argentina

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Zain may spark up price war in Nigeria, others

Deji ’ll be prosecuted, says Onovo

House crisis: Reps give Bankole ultimatum to resign

Senate calls for petition against Jega

21 monarchs sue FG over N500b NDDC fund

Kidnapping: Jonathan gives Police Affairs Minister marching order

Reactions to the appointment of Attahiru Jega as INEC chair

Oyo crisis: Police guard pro-impeachment lawmakers

Eight die in renewed Jos violence, Warri checkpoint shooting

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

U.S. mobilises support to fix Nigeria’s electric power problem

Court jails magician for cheating

Ekiti workers protest, disrupt Obas’ meeting

Chevron worker in police net over attempted kidnap of bank director’s son

Spiritualists, herbalists, naked women to curse robbers, kidnappers in Edo

Deji’s planned deposition splits Akure chiefs

Otudeko may drop suit against Zain

Oshiomhole, Jakande, Adebanjo, others hail Jega’s appointment as INEC boss

Thugs sack Oyo Assembly

Monday, June 07, 2010

House crisis: Reps send SOS to Jonathan, security operatives

FG’ll cut project costs, says Jonathan

Stop subsidising fuel, CBN gov tells FG

INEC chairman: Jonathan, NCS meet

PDP members must be loyal to Jonathan, says Daniel

N100m gone in Lagos dawn inferno

Falae, Fasoranti, others: 'Deji' must go now

N2.3b scam: EFCC set to prosecute House leadership

Chief Imam, 17 others killed in bloody clashes

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Plot to remove Oyo Speaker thickens

2011: Nigeria is greater than any individual, says Mark

Reps plot fresh moves against Bankole

No room for dissidents in Ogun PDP, says Daniel

Wema Bank recovers N21 billion debt, gives customers new deal

NAPIMS, Mobil bicker over N56.375 billion oil project

Bayelsa crisis: Lawmakers plot against Sylva, Ebebi

Federal Govt may sue NASS over 2010 Budget

I’m ready to step on toes again, says Ribadu

Saturday, June 05, 2010

2011: Tiv debunks plan to vote against Doma

Shekarau commissions N1.4 billion Women Development Centre

Bureaucracy almost stalled post-amnesty process –Alaibe

2011: Group to mobilise 60 million votes for Jonathan

PDP set to concede to reforms

Nigerians no longer searched at US airports – Envoy

Govt queries 'Deji' over misconduct

Yar’Adua’s ADC was planted against him –Northern leaders

Obasanjo to Jonathan: Reopen PTDF case against Atiku

2011: Men who'll make or mar Jonathan, IBB

Friday, June 04, 2010

UAE offers to try Ibori

Pastor defiles wife’s 13-year-old sister

SNG, others ask Jonathan to order fresh voter register

Sokoto: Supreme Court orders Appeal Court to stay judgment

IGP orders surveillance on Deji of Akure

2011: Lagos AC in dilemma, as Fashola, Agbaje consider PDP option

Ghanaian imports arms, ammunition

2011: Man who'll make or mar Jonathan, IBB

Ribadu gets heroic welcome

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ijebu-Ife mayhem: 16 suspects arraigned in court over ACP’s murder

Sambo bemoans poverty among youths

Reps endorse new Constitution

Women groups vow to defend lady who stabbed lover to death

Food poison, rainstorm kill six in Ekiti, Sokoto

N4 billion leased hqtrs: Otudeko sues Zain

Ondo Obas suspend 'Deji'

Why I didn’t sack Service Chiefs, by Jonathan

Bankole sacks opponents as committee chairmen

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Bayelsa: Sylva, Ebebi crisis deepens

Another building collapses in Lagos, kills one, injures two

UK court convicts Ibori’s mistress

FEC: Seven-point agenda a success

Senators say yes to new constitution

NNPC intensifies exploration activities in Chad Basin

NAWOJ, NCWS, others protest Akure monarch’s street brawl

15 years after, court frees suspect in Rewane’s murder case

Lawmaker in shouting match with Bankole

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Jonathan seeks credit lines for Nigerian firms from France

Siemens scam: Makoju, two others face EFCC interrogators

Sambo orders reinstatement of Reform Group members

INEC raises alarm over 2011 elections

UK jury convicts Ibori’s sister for laundering N15.2b

South Korea names Nigeria globalisation ally in Africa

Jonathan returns 2010 Budget to National Assembly for rework

Kingmakers meet over 'Deji' of Akure today

Libya executes 18 Nigerians, others by firing squad

Monday, May 31, 2010

Power: FG woos Russian investors

FG eyes N300b from non-oil products this year

Why food, energy, financial crises persist in ECOWAS region, by FG

Don’t stretch your luck too far, Olabayo warns Jonathan

Scientists ‘develop’ vaccine for breast cancer

Jonathan is best suited to be President in 2011, says Aondoakaa

NDDC board battles MD over N46b contracts

12 years after, IBB wants FG to immortalise Abiola

'Deji' of Akure in bloody street brawl