Nigerian Compass Archive for July 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Drama as Bankole assaults governor, minister, others

Nigeria spends N600b on fuel imports

Buhari: Rotation of presidency undemocratic

LAUTECH: Oyinlola meets Alao-Akala today

Voter register: Jega gives FG two weeks to provide N74b

No deal with S’West governors over zoning, IBB, says Obasanjo

2011: Osun PDP stakeholders storm Abuja to protest imposition of Omisore

2011: Security reports scare Babangida from Ibadan rally

Angry Mark sacks committee over illegal screening of NCC board members

2011 election: Oyinlola declares for Senate

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2011: Jega jacks up voters registration budget to N82b

2011: Jega jerks up voters registration budget to N82b

2011: Jega jacks up voter register budget to N82b

Alao-Akala to lawyers: Allow votes to count in today’s election

FG approves N130b to refinance manufacturing sector

2011: IBB storms Ibadan today

Gunmen attack Sylva’s aide, kill one

NUC threatens to withdraw LAUTECH licence

Jonathan must run, say Mark, Benue lawmakers

New banking reforms may scrap company registrars

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Reps move to examine NDDC accounts

2011: Jonathan pledges litigation-free elections

Why we ordered election for INEC, by Senate

Oyinlola dismisses Oyo’s claim on LAUTECH Visitor

Bandits with rocket launchers, bombs on the rampage

Sagay: Legislators bleed Nigeria, earn more than Obama

2011: Security agents abort pro-zoning rally in Kaduna

Warri, Kaduna, Port Harcourt refineries now working, says NNPC boss

Oritsejafor tasks FG on new pension scheme administration

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ex-governor Nyame appears before Taraba commision of enquiry

Soludo: Akunyili angry with me because she lost PDP ticket in Anambra

N630.7b fraud: Senate to probe Lands, Housing Minister

Alleged N7b scam: Groups plan anti-Bankole protest

Kidnappers strike in church, seize govt official

Man mistakes son for lion, kills him

International drug syndicate smashed in Lagos with N4 billion cocaine

LAUTECH crisis: Akala kicks as Oyinlola dissolves Council

2011: S’South leaders, govs back Jonathan

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Enugu police rescue kidnapped banker, foil another attempt

Electoral violence: Reform yourself first, Edo PDP tells Oshiomhole

Yobe governor threatens commissioners

AP shareholders: Dangote files stay of execution over contempt proceedings

Fed Govt releases N5b to PHCN workers

Solvency: NNPC yet to submit proof of FG indebtedness, annual accounts to Senate

Anambra youths burn suspected kidnappers’ properties

Dangote moves to stop NSE council meeting today

Nwodo: PDP Constitution undemocratic, hijacked

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Our arrest was politically motivated -Ogun officials

PDP youths petition Jonathan, IG, others over alleged unlawful arrest

PFN chides proponents of zoning, calls for emergence of credible leaders

Be sincere in handling zoning, PDP leaders told

Sleep, best way to get energy

Catholic Knight caught in sex trap

Nigerian emerges Obama’s trade adviser

2011: Orji lists demands for joining PDP

Mark, Bankole, others to Jega: We won't shift election dates

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kaduna gets new commissioners

PHCN pole kills Evangelist

INEC’ll conduct credible election in 2011

Ex-militant leaders relocate to Abuja,warn northern leaders

Nwodo, others seal return deal with Orji

Jega seeks better ties with civil societies

Explosion rocks Ebebi’s house

Go to hell, I've won 2011 polls, Alao-Akala tells opposition

Bloody day in Edo, as police, students clash

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Arrest me if you can, Attah dares EFCC

N15b fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-governor Adamu, 11 others

Relatives search for missing victims of Delta collapsed building

7,000 jobs coming as NNPC sites refinery in Bayelsa

Buhari: I will win in 2011

Jonathan charges national award recipients to be agents of change

Why Igbo are kidnappers, by Ohakim

Akala: Why kill 'Alaafin' when I can depose him?

I need N70 billion for voter register, says Jega

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You’re biased, Oshiomhole tells EFCC

Fresh strike looms as FG, NUPENG talks deadlock

Nwodo: No automatic delegates for govs in 2011

Ogun sues EFCC over interference

FEC approves N581m executive cars for police

Don’t deceive Nigerians, Jonathan warns INEC Commissioners

N36 billion broadband cable takes off in Lagos

NASS cuts N466b from 2010 Budget

Kidnapper kills colleague over N5 million ransom

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Saraki backs deregulation, seeks workers’ understanding

Jonathan seeks N237b for Niger Delta

Reps disagree over amended constitution

Jega cautions RECs, reveals why elections are not credible

Supreme Court: Jonathan sends two names to Senate

Pension funds: We’ve remitted N1.4 billion to PFAs, says Ogun

Soyinka threatens to withdraw MEND membership

Mystery as Nigerian-born couple deliver white baby

Sanusi: Govs, senators, others ruin banking sector

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ekiti PDP decries invasion of Appeal Court premises

2011: Northern youths plan civil disobedience over zoning

Oil steadies at $76, as investors mull economic data

Bauchi Rep dumps ANPP for Buhari’s CPC

Afe Babalola’s mum dies at 114

With 23m Internet users, Nigeria leads Egypt, S’Africa

PDP’s ‘first 11’ will win 2011 elections, says Nwodo

Oyo crisis: Obasanjo, Akala, Akinjide, others in secret meeting

Kidnapping: Police transfer 5,000 from Abia, Anambra

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kidnappers free abducted journalists

Saturday, July 17, 2010

FG reiterates commitment to improve on non-oil export

Kalu lobbies to take over Abia PDP structure

18 killed in Ondo auto crash

Seven killed in fresh attack in Jos

CBN bailout: N1b not enough for airlines – Pilot

Big hips ‘impair’ women’s memory –Study

2011 presidency: Sports personalities back Jonathan

Confusion over whereabouts of Action Congress’ registration certificate

Presidency orders rescreaning of INEC commissioners'

Friday, July 16, 2010

FG to boost non-oil export

Insecurity: Babangida calls for state police

Court ruling can’t stand — Oni

Abduction: NUJ, PMAN appeal to kidnappers

Supreme Court upholds Ohakim, Aliyu’s elections

Court strikes out turbaning case against Ekiti Dep gov.

Four feared killed in Abeokuta flood

PPA still intact, Akerele tells INEC

2011: Gowon advices Nigerians to pray

Thursday, July 15, 2010

PDP targets Lagos, Edo in 2011

Suspected cult members injure PDP faithful in ambush

Three FirstBank EDs resign

Again, Orji floors Ugochukwu

Senate orders investigation into NNPC’s financial status

CBN on rescued banks: Owners will decide

Obama: Corruption is Nigeria’s greatest problem

DPOs in South East may lose jobs over kidnappings

2011 Presidency: Jonathan, IBB, Buhari cause stir in Kaduna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FG rejects minister’s classification of NNPC as insolvent

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Saraki, Danjuma, Lar, others kick against North over PDP zoning

At 50, there is nothing to celebrate, says Waziri

Kidnapping: Fed Govt invites Israeli MOSSAD

Ogun indigenes urge lawmakers to approve N100b bond

NPA workers give notice of two-day warning strike

NSE Presidency: Court summons Dangote, Okereke-Onyiuke, Igbinosun over contempt charges

2011: Don’t anoint any aspirant, PDP warns state excos

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SNG chief raises alarm over plot to kill members

DPR seals NNPC mega station, others

Govs’ Forum condemns abduction of journalists

NNPC demands N1.1t from FG to pay N450b debt

14 justices appointed for Court of Appeal, eight for FCT High Court

No deal, Onovo tells journalists’ kidnappers

Oshiomhole backs Sanusi on banking reforms

Six feared dead as religious crisis rocks Taraba

2011: 'Arewa' youth rally turns bloody in Bauchi

Monday, July 12, 2010

N’Delta unrest has greater impact on oil than OPEC, says US

Switzerland to return more Abacha loots to Nigeria

LAUTECH: Osun takes Oyo to S’ Court

Sani Lulu’s mother kidnapped

Kalu: I left PDP gallantly, I’m returning gallantly

FG gets N750 billion for power project

'Olubadan' snubs Alao-Akala

IGP orders special team to rescue NUJ chair, others

Bandits ambush policemen, kill four

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Reps summons SGF over pension verification exercise

Senators at war with Kogi Gov for siting refinery in Igala land

Ibori uses Delta State as collateral for N40 billion loan, says CBN Governor

Union Bank shareholders sue Sanusi, others over planned sale of troubled banks

Police arrest two over plot to assassinate Emir of Kano

Kalu defects to PDP today

Tension mounts in Imo over S’Court judgement

CBN denies classification of banks as gamblers

Iniesta fires Spain to World Cup trophy

NUJ chair, secretary, five others abducted

MEND accuses FG of raising false alarm

Former Kogi governor, Audu, supports Jonathan for 2011 presidency

Etisalat hits 4 million active subscribers

Pro-Jonathan group promises to unite PDP factions in Oyo

Telkom names Raseroka Multi-Links Telkom’s Acting CEO

Abia police uncover plot to destabilise state

US-based Nigerian kills wife with baseball bat

World Cup: Holland, Spain in historic final

Jonathan considers Plan B for 2011: Atiku-Ogiadhome ticket

Friday, July 09, 2010

Mother, daughter fight over lover-boy

NAFDAC to pay N.9bn for shutting firm

NMA strike: FG votes N74.59 bn for doctors’ arrears – Wogu

Alao-Akala denies storming out of PDP meeting

Toun Oni’s mum faints

We’re ready to damn FIFA, says Sports Minister

UN calls for more clean up work of Zamfara

Bankole, EFCC boss, at war

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Successful ex-militants receive certificates

Oguntade: EFCC, ICPC can’t fight corruption

FG starts implementation of report on Police Reform

Orji to deputy: You are disloyal

2011: Obasanjo, Daniel in secret meeting

Jonathan wants further amendment to 2010 Appropriation, Supplementary budgets

Police destroy 30 kidnap camps in Abia

Oyo PDP crisis: Akala walks out on Nwodo, others

Senate: Our decision on Constitution final

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Kalu may return to PDP next week

House crisis: Progressives storm PDP secretariat

Okunrounmu: For eight years, Obasanjo opposed Senate’s move to honour Abiola

No zoning in PDP, insists Nwodo

Constitution: Speakers return amended document to NASS

Solar plane takes off for 24-hour test flight

FG seeks Akingbola’s extradition from Britain

Nigeria is corrupt and violent, says Achebe

Drama as militants shut down Abuja

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Alleged N9b scam: Progressives’ leaders visit ICPC

NUPENG gives FG 21-day ultimatum to repair roads

EFCC summons Lulu, others

AC slams Federal Government’s ‘flip-flop’ policy on NFF, Eagles

LUTH contractor held for possession of 66 babies’ corpses

Bharti votes $600m for Nigerian operations

Aganga: No modalities yet for Sovereign Wealth Fund

Money laundering: Moves to bug lines unsettle Senators

2011: Jonathan warns military

Monday, July 05, 2010

Oshiomhole inaugurates five blocks of 30 bullet-proof classrooms

AC to merge with other political parties, says Lai Mohammed

Lagos, NNPC, China firm plan N1.2 trillion refinery in Lekki

Alleged corruption: Eso wants NJC scrapped

150 firms to draw N150b from industry revival funds

ANPP moves to tackle defectors, insists on written undertakings

Kidnapped PDP chair: I trekked for nine Kilometres in the bush

Jonathan makes U-turn on Eagles ban

Shell to pay N15 billion for oil spill in Rivers

Sunday, July 04, 2010

First Bank battles two banks, others over alleged fake cheque

Arik Air to inject 1000 megawatts into national grid

NASS plans to make drug counterfeiting non-bailable offence

N55m bribery scandal: ICPC takes Wabara, Osuji to Supreme Court

Folarin to Nigerians: Forget state creation for now

Poly workers begin one week warning strike

Lar: If there is no Nigeria, there is no President

NFF board sacks Lulu, Ogunjobi, Uchegbulem

PDP chair kidnapped

Saturday, July 03, 2010

2011: Only death can stop IBB from running -Group

Nigeria at 50: FG presents budget breakdown

Obasanjo invokes prayers for Onovo to tackle crime

Jonathan seeks special fund for ECOWAS Bank

LAUTECH: Oyinlola warns Alao-Akala

Iwu submits handover note to Jega, SGF

Ojukwu, Kalu on the war path over Orji’s defection to APGA

2011: Emirs divided over Jonathan

Friday, July 02, 2010

Jonathan can contest - Nwodo

Two-year withdrawal crisis: FG , FIFA at war

Acquire skills to demand for your rights -CCG

FG agrees to partner mining investors

N100m suit: Court restrains Custom from selling consignment

Anglican priest derobed

Fresh oil spill pollutes Delta communities

Demuren: I leave my detractors to God

Cars stolen at Police headquarters

Thursday, July 01, 2010

'PDP National Convention never approved zoning’

Reps grill Aviation Minister over airports

Senate, Reps differ over Heads of State remunerations

Daniel insists on N100 billion bond

Chukwumerije: I’m leaving PPA for lacking internal democracy

Flying car hits market next year, 70 buyers show interest

FG to revive textile industry, infrastructure with N600b

Tafida accuses Britain of abandoning Nigeria

2011: Jonathan divides Northern leaders

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Senate to set up committee on states creation

Obasanjo denies discussion, closed-door meeting with Bankole

CBN issues fresh guidelines for state bonds

Amaechi: Governors will decide PDP presidential candidate in 2011

Fresh crisis, as Oyo evacuates indigenes from LAUTECH

FEC stops states from executing federal projects without approval

Tasks before new INEC chair, by Jonathan

26 die in Lagos, Adamawa communal clashes

World Cup disaster: FG bans Super Eagles for two years