Nigerian Compass Archive for August 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

IBB cautions Obasanjo

Orji has betrayed 'Ndigbo', says APGA chair, Umeh

Ayu declares intention to vie for Presidency in 2011

Saraki, Goubadia worry over January polls

CNPP: Over $20 billion oil money squandered in three years

How Patience won S’East for Jonathan

World Bank gives Nigeria clean bill of health

FG to complete privatisation of PHCN next year

NDDC in multi-billion naira contract scam

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Atiku will get PDP waiver this week, says Turaki Vanguard

2011: Ayu joins presidential race

Jonathan tasks Folarin, Adeseun to reconcile with Alao-Akala

PDP: Nobody can suspend me in Benue -Akume

Akwa Ibom oppositions have cloned my number – Akpabio

Prostitutes flood Benue from Abuja

Seven best stress-fighting foods

Fasehun restates presidential pardon for Al-Mustapha

Presidency moves to amend new Electoral Act

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cholera victims cases now 7,000, dead toll 353

Passenger collapses, vomits blood at MMA2

Court remands four in prison over political violence

NDLEA rules out hijack of recruitment process by drug barons

Bauchi Govt. spends N4b on construction of boreholes

Nwodo sues for peace in Delta PDP

2011: Jega tests NIGCOMSAT’s DDCM, withholds comments

Examination scandal rocks Lagos varsity

Ex-minister in house grab scandal: EFCC searches for buyer of Tafa Balogun's Abuja N2b mansion, as probe of former IGP’s loot leads to more sordid deals

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Again, reinstated Oyo lawmakers boycott sitting

Bond: ‘Ogun ready for public debate with Assembly’

FG sabotaging SIM card registration, says MTN

FG to launch new N50 note in September

Why we shelved strike, by PHCN staff

N11b fraud: Ikazoboh sacks 95 at NSE

Police arrest two for attempting to kill Otedola

Jonathan launches road map on power, receives rousing reception

Presidential race: Dokpesi, Adiukwu-Bakare, Oyovbaire lead IBB’s team

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Police, relatives can’t find remains of ex-militant leader, Soboma George

FCT Minister assures Nigerians of equal treatment in land allocation

2011: Imoke stresses governors’ influence on Jonathan’s presidency, polity

ICPC grills 22 Plateau lawmakers over N880m constituency project funds

N364b fraud: Akingbola knows fate August 30

FG okays 70-year retirement age for professors

CBN gives banks Sept 1 deadline to recover N1t stock market debts

Bloodbath as five policemen, four robbers die in shoot-out

2011: Jonathan, Babangida, Saraki divide PDP governors

Presidential race: ACN topshots snub Atiku in Lagos

FCTA resumes land allocation

FG approves building of entry plazas at borders

NASS hails NCAA over Nigeria’s CAT One attainment

19 PDP governors support Jonathan, says Abba-Aji

Ogun kicks as lawmakers list conditions for N100b bond approval

Aspirant’s guard murdered in Bauchi, as police kill four militants in Rivers, Edo

Onyiuke’s sack: Stock market lost N291 billion in 17 days

I won’t postpone 2011 elections, says Jega

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2011: Jonathan talks tough

Thieves invade National Assembly

Federal Government reverses decision to sell Kainji, Shiroro

Boy, 12, held for killing stepmother with granddad’s dane gun

I didn’t broker any meeting between my boss and Atiku, says Jonathan’s aide

Fashola reshuffles exco, drops Ajiboso, Olanrewaju

N346 billion fraud: EFCC stalls hearing of Akingbola’s bail bid

ACN to Jonathan: Spare a thought for suffering Nigerians

Monday, August 23, 2010

South Africans lead bid for eight troubled Nigerian banks

We’ve already spent N250b on fuel subsidy this year, says PPPRA

NBA sues Mark, Bankole, others over Jumbo pay

2011: 26 PDP governors sign ‘win or sink’ letter

We're on top of Bauchi cholera outbreak, says minister

Sacked Rep: Bankole, others lawless

Atiku set to sue PDP over waiver

SEC DG spent N200m on hotel bills, N100m on foreign trips, says group

NUPENG threatens strike over sabotage

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ebonyi to clampdown on illegal schools

FG, US-based Nigerians hold Nigeria’s golden jubilee abroad

Teen sex can hurt school performance

North-West agitates for 2011 presidency

Ondo, PDP bicker over withdrawal of varsity’s licence

For denying him sex, MOPOL Commander sacks corporal from barracks

Kutis, Soyinka for Hall of Fame

Orji takes over Abia PDP structure

2011: Jonathan considers Sambo for president

Tension in Edo over Ohordua kingship

Ex-opponent back Alao-Akala for second term

Monarchs are God’s representatives, says Emir of Ilorin

Nobody can stop Atiku’s re-entry to PDP, says Bamanga Tukur

Police rescue two Chinese from kidnappers in Ogun

Court stops NFF election

Justice Belgore dies at 74

President signs 2010 Electoral Act

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fresh N3.7b fraud rocks Plateau

Blame Jonathan if 2011 polls fail, say Reps

Ogun is on the right track, say 'Awujale', others

Ohakim inuagurates panel to brobe Udenwa’s tenure

Cholera death toll rises to 231 in Borno, Adamawa, Kano, others

Shareholders of Union, Oceanic, others sue Sanusi over planned sale

Rampaging bandits kill 10 in dawn raid

2011: Jonathan is a Northerner, says FCT Minister

Nigerians spend N95t to fuel generators

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FEC approves N1.28b Abuja rail project

Six council chairmen take Kebbi governor before ICPC

Shell raises alarm over fresh attacks on facilities

‘Jonathan to declare presidential ambition after party guidelines’

Ogun lawmakers to deliberate on bond, supplementary budget next week

U.S. angry over China’s military assistance to Nigeria

Ex-soldier beats pregnant wife to death over cell phone

Dipo Dina: Police parade suspect who drove slain politician’s car across the border

Jega: I can’t guarantee 2011 elections

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Waziri, US officials meet on financial crimes

Justice Minister faults deportation of Vaswani brothers

Court stops FG from extraditing American

NASS to veto Jonathan’s delayed assent to INEC budget

Iyabo Obasanjo snubs Bankole at book launch

Gunmen attack police station, kill inspector

Atiku is not a PDP member, Nyako insists

2011 presidency: Saraki, Goje, Suswam, Yuguda divide North

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lagos auto crash: ‘My pregnant wife was burnt to ashes’

Supreme Court will determine my tenure, says Oni

2011 presidency: Atiku threatens to sue PDP over waiver

FG approves two new ports for Rivers

Teachers’ strike: Oyo NURTW withdraws vehicles from roads today

McCulley is U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

Strike: Oyo bows to teachers’ demands

Court grants Ogun PDP’s fresh application against Nwodo

N202m fraud: Skye Bank officials, others docked

PDP NEC position on zoning confusing, says Babangida

68 perish in Lagos, Edo multiple road crashes

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nwodo ignores Delta PDP chapter chair

PPPRA, NUPENG sign MoU on development of downstream sector

Police, 'Tokyo', 'Eleweomo' trade blames over Thursday’s killing in Ibadan

Mum over NNPC’s debt as FAAC shares N704b

How Jonathan’s govt can succeed, by CNPP

Ogun Assembly set to approve N100b bond

Obasanjo, S’West govs meet over Jonathan

Saturday, August 14, 2010

NIS acquires patrol boat, trains over 100 men for fraud detection

IGR diversion: ANSEPA introduces Pay Direct Account System

PTDF sends 500 Nigerian students abroad on scholarship

Policeman kills self, shoots DPO over N50,000 theft

Belly bulge can be deadly

Obama makes clear support for ground zero mosque

ANPP fixes convention for September

Orji chooses new Abia PDP executives

Jonathan’s ambition: Obasanjo, governors in crucial talks

Friday, August 13, 2010

Police arrest armed gang with machine gun, charms in Delta

Ekweremadu applauds PDP resolution of zoning debate

Ogun voters want Bankole recalled

UK deports 124 Nigerians

Jonathan tasks military on protection of democracy

SNG faction suspends Bakare, others

Atiku not a PDP member, says Alkali

Court remands Akingbola in EFCC custody

PDP Govs to Jonathan: Sack Nwodo, get ticket

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Court restrains EFCC, police from arresting Ndidi Okereke-Onyiuke

FG pledges improved power supply, petroleum products

Ota Bridge: Reps divided over minister’s invitation

Reps okay N87b for INEC

NASS full of thorns, turbulence, says Anyim

Why we ‘off-loaded’ Bankole on our flight, by British Airways

Oyo NURTW crisis: 'Tokyo'’s supporter killed in Ibadan

Govt picks Adesida as 'Deji'

2011: IBB, Atiku kick as PDP backs Jonathan

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Reps divided over INEC budget

Police seize 61 suspects over NURTW crisis in Ibadan

Babangida seeks prayer for leaders ‘who’ll respect agreements’

50th anniversary: President unveils Countdown Clock

Collapsed building, truck kill nine in Abuja

Courts stop Nwodo from sacking Ogun, Abia excos

Akure kingmakers pick Adegoroye as Deji

My ordeal is political, says Okereke-Onyiuke

2011: Jonathan to use Yar’Adua’s ticket

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2011: Akpabio set to drop deputy

2011: No Jonathan, no sex, says women group

Jonathan requests approval to borrow N664b external loan

Again, NURTW members unleash violence on Ibadan

Ogun PDP holds mega rally

Senate approves N87.7b for INEC

Nnamani, Nwobodo, Ezeife, others gang up against Jonathan

President okays N525b for national grid

Nwodo is a mistake, say PDP governors

Monday, August 09, 2010

I’m not under pressure to rig election, says Jonathan

Muslims to look out for moon

Senate, House committees insist on appearance of parties in NSE crisis

Senate: Jega’s request, an embarrassment

CBN partners AGRA to stimulate agric financing

N89 billion budget: I’ll account for every kobo, says Jega

Akande: Opposition will defeat PDP in 2011

I’m alive, hale and hearty, says Obasanjo

Nwodo dismisses govs’ threat to dump PDP

Sunday, August 08, 2010

2011: Jonathan restates pledge to deliver credible polls

S’East leaders meet over presidency

CNPP lauds sack of Okereke-Onyiuke

Power generation hits 3,804 megawatts

NURTW crisis: More violence in Ibadan

Bajomo, Ajanaku, Soboyede, Anisulowo, Alausa: Nwodo’s directive on Ogun PDP won’t stand

Civil servants sue FG over promotion, competency tests

Balarabe Musa: Power must shift to the North

12 governors set to defect from PDP

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Ribadu urges youths to wrest power from IBB, Buhari, Atiku, others

Ogun PDP leaders head for court over harmonisation of party exco

Five crushed to death by NSCDC official in Enugu

Nigeria not doing enough to combat terrorism –US

Fresh voter register will be counter-productive –Iwu

2011: Group urges senator to seek reelection

Nigerian elected into Catholic’s world governing body

Anambra traders’ crisis over money deepens

Fighting cancer, diabetes, others with food

Friday, August 06, 2010

Degree disparity: JAMB boss exempts self

‘Why govt. deposed Deji’

Osogbo monarch laid to rest in his palace

Our exco intact, says Ogun PDP

LG polls: Ohakim shuts markets, shops

2011: INEC to recruit 360, 000 for voters’ register

Fresh violence erupts in Bauchi

NSE: Reps summon Oteh, Dangote, Okereke-Onyiuke, others

Why Akingbola returned to Nigeria

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Deposed 'Deji' loses bid to reclaim throne

Court orders Akingbola’s detention

34 years after, 'Ataoja' passes on

‘Jonathan will run on joint ticket with Sambo’

FG to auction marginal fields to local oil firms

Onyiuke kicks as security agents storm Exchange

My victory is sure, insists Omisore

Obasanjo, Buhari, Babangida steal show at Niger governor’s book launch

Pandemonium in Edo over sighting of 'Jesus' apparition

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

EFCC, ICPC officials storm Imo over deductions from councils’ accounts

FEC approves N250m compendium contract on 'Nigeria at 50'

2011: Kidnapping fever grips S’East politicians

INEC: Jega didn’t ask for N84b

Irate youths kill three in Delta community over oil largesse

N30m fraud: Fleeing oil firm GM arrested in Cameroun

EFCC quizzes Akingbola, seizes international passport

SEC fires Okereke-Onyiuke over NSE crisis

PDP sacks Abia exco to pave way for Orji

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Oyo NURTW crisis: 'Tokyo' wants Police Commissioner jailed

My UBA story, by Elumelu

Jega’s request: Senate holds emergency session on Tuesday

Ondo govt: Deposed 'Deji' can’t come back

Waziri sends EFCC operatives after Akingbola

Fawehinmi’s son, Mohammed, sues First Trustees over father’s estate

Danger! Third Mainland Bridge cracking

N11 billion NSE scam: Senate summons Dangote, Okereke-Onyiuke

Jonathan: Lar warns Northern governors

Monday, August 02, 2010

Deposed Deji's wife makes U-turn, begs govt, kingmakers

Ondo monarch deposed

NJI Administrator in alleged N6.5 billion fraud

Agbakoba sues NASS over constitution amendment

Stock market loses N66b over N11b fraud allegations

Violent attacks: Soldiers storm Yenagoa

Abia Deputy Governor impeached

Ekweremadu:N84b for polls outrageous

Zoning: PDP decides IBB, Jonathan’s fate tomorrow

2011 presidential race: IBB, Atiku, Ciroma, hold crucial meeting

Dangote, Okereke-Onyiuke bicker over NSE DG

Chelsea Clinton weds at exclusive New York estate

Ex-militants on the rampage in Warri

Ondo bye -election: PDP kicks as INEC declares Labour candidate winner

N89b Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: FG threatens Bi-Courtney

Sudan deports 400 Nigerians

PIB will not victimise IOCs, says Oniwon

FG, 'Ooni' wade into LAUTECH crisis

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Reps endorse approves sack of 71 ex-NDLEA officers

Ondo: Violence mars election in Ilaje

Five mind-blowing benefits of exercise

2011: Students clash over Jang’s candidature

N9b scam: Rep urges EFCC to make probe outcome public

PDP concedes 50 per cent of structure to Orji

Software piracy allegation: Tinubu’s a chronic liar –Iwu

UN, US funded agencies warn against fresh voter register

Jonathan to declare ambition in August