Nigerian Compass Archive for September 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UBA set to issue N35 billion bond

Coker, Egbetokun factions bicker over Ogun Assembly accounts

Abia government may charge ex-deputy governor, Akomas, for kidnapping

SEC plans sale of NSE for 2012

FG warns electricity workers over strike threat

How we escaped from Lagos collapsed building, by survivors

Jonathan asks NASS to amend Electoral Act

Presidency orders Ringim to rescue 15 kidnapped pupils

Jonathan denies lockout of Igbo leaders at summit

Lagos Speaker set to challenge Fashola, awaits party clearance

Nigeria has nothing to celebrate at 50, says Soyinka

Monday, September 27, 2010

Oyo PDP seeks prayers for good leaders

N1.3b fraud: I gave Nyame N101m cash, witness insists

Three-storey building collapses in Lagos

Jonathan to launch N10b mass transit scheme

FG names committee to monitor public spending

NASS bars Jega from making more requests

Zoning: Jonathan attacks Saraki over sister’s ambition

Sunday, September 26, 2010

2011: Ogun West PDP picks Gboyega Isiaka as consensus candidate

Ladoja: I’m ready to die for Oyo

Nigeria at 50 news stories

Ribadu to Nigerians: Vote sound, upright leader in 2011

PDP is a calamity, says Buhari

Tafawa-Balewa: We shall not fail

Halliburton scam: Julius Berger offers $26m compensation to Federal Government

Nwodo: PDP candidate is the next President

Friday, September 24, 2010

FG earmarks N600m to host science competition

NYSC: Stiffer penalty awaits fake corps members

ICSAN holds annual conference

First Bank restructures for improved customer service

Customs revenue rises to N14 bn at Tincan

FG spends N135bn on nine road projects

Jonathan meets UN scribe, absent at gala night

Widows fume over death of Nigerian referee

Mohammed Abacha joins Buhari's party

EFCC BEGINS MASS RAID OF ‘corrupt’ politicians

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2011: Akwa Ibom police command to deploy 7,000 personnel

No result announced in error will stand, says Jega

Strike: Lagos employs new doctors

Fadairo: Court injunction against Ogun PDP is fake

New pay for federal workers begins this month

Reps to probe N1.5b power projects

CBN to announce buyers of seven troubled banks next month

EFCC, ICPC, SSS to screen PDP aspirants

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Elections may hold in April

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ExxonMobil pioneers use of Nigeria-made pipes

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oyo NURTW crisis: Interim police report fingers 'Eleweomo'

Onu succeeds Ume-Ezeoke as ANPP chairman

INEC seeks establishment of Electoral Offenders Tribunal

Saraki justifies choice of daughter as gov

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Police arrest Sogboma George’s suspected killers

Police summon Oyo NURTW leaders

Jonathan declares

IBB, Gusau, Atiku plan North’s consensus candidate

Good Luck to Nigeria

One dies, two injured as building collapses in Ibadan

Ondo PDP Chair escapes death

Bauchi PDP disowns FCT Minister

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Atiku writes Jonathan, other PDP delegates

Education-for-all unattainable by 2015, says FG

How Kaduna police averted 'Boko Haram' invasion

Gowon: Nigerians will decide Babangida’s fate

Oyo NURTW crisis claims more casualties

Babalola resigns, more ministers to go

FG withdraws charges against ex-NERC commissioners

Sanusi fixes single-digit lending take-off for Dec

Jonathan: On your marks...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nwodo assures PDP NEC of level playing field

Appeal Court fixes September 23 for adoption of appeals and motions on Ekiti

Murder of SSS official, family members: 23-year-old son confesses to crime

FG blames Soludo for nation’s economic woes

PDP grants Atiku waiver, releases guidelines for primaries

Jonathan charges military on defence intelligence

Falae, Utomi accuse PDP of planning tenure elongation

Oyo NURTW crisis: Eleweomo’s men killed in dawn attack

Battle for Aso Rock begins

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Idris threatens INEC over tenure extension, may sue Jega, others

How I was offered N25m to alter Funsho Williams’ result, by Seriki

PHCN privatisation: Electricity workers ready for showdown with government

FRSC introduces new driver’s licence, number plate October 1

LAUTECH: FG inaugurates panel on assets, liabilities

Egbetokun, Coker factions in war of words over sitting

Nigeria may buy one million tonnes of Thai rice

Seven years after, man regains freedom from Kirikiri

Babangida storms Abuja with 7,300 campaigners

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jonathan snubs Ojukwu

Nigeria loses $100 billion investment over oil industry reform

Politicians flee, seek police protection after abduction of ex-commissioner

Service Chiefs pledge to defend democracy

2011: A vote for Jonathan is recipe for anarchy, disintegration, says Dokpesi

N1t stock market debts: CBN threatens 21 banks

SSS operative, wife, three kids murdered

'Boko Haram' removed me from office, says Onovo

Jonathan denies hounding opponents with EFCC

Anambra PDP crisis worsens

APGA, ANPP kick against Elechi’s move to secure N20b bond

Constitution amendment: NASS breaks 50-year jinx, says Ekweremadu

FG blasts ex-U.S. envoy over comments on Nigeria

$12.4b oil windfall: Six civil society groups sue AG, CBN

Jonathan forecasts 10% economic growth by 2012

Alao-Akala, Ladoja crisis deepens

Police face crisis over Ringim’s appointment as IG

Presidential race: Jonathan begins campaign in South-West

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Leadership crisis: Community leader assassinated

2011: Nnewi youths vow to fight godfatherism, thuggery

Rep escapes attack

Anambra: Prove allegation of threat to life, Ngige tells self disqualified tribunal

Ondo 2007: Presidency orders probe of fake security report

South-East backs North for presidency

2011: Gusau quits as NSA

2011: Yoruba race will support Babangida –Olajide

Gunmen kidnap Edo Psychiatric hospital boss, husband

Report on Stock Exchange N11b fraud to be ready in 6 weeks —Arunma Oteh

Imo faults EFCC over arrest of four officials

New IG, Ringim lobbies superior DIGs to serve under him

NFF scandal: Aides indict Lulu, Ogunjobi, others

2011: Declare now, Igbo group tells Jonathan

NNPC restates plan for more refineries

South –South traditional leaders synergize for free, fair polls

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ondo LP chair: I was invited over alleged fake security report

Elechi sacks council chief

Security beef-up in Kano over Boko Haram

Mixed reactions trail Jonathan’s comment on US pastor’s plan to burn Qur’an

Nnamani relocates to Enugu to battle Chime

Tale of two Ringims

Presidential race: Gusau set to challenge Jonathan, others

Ladoja, 'Alaafin', Olubadan, Lam reject Akala’s car gifts

Defence Minister: Removal of service chiefs perfect

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Eid Messages: Oshiomhole, Idris, Ekiti deputy governor greet Muslims

South-South leaders suspend Dokpesi

Students disrupt IBB rally in Ogun

Osogbo kingmakers pick Oyetunji as 'Ataoja'

FEC okays N4.56t for 2011 Budget

14 die as bus, trailer collide on Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

ACN, 'Afenifere', Sagay, Umeh, others knock INEC timetable

‘The worst is over in Ogun’

Jonathan sacks Onovo, Dambazau, Dike, others

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Balogun: No PDP exco in Oyo

$180m Halliburton scam: FG failed to produce suspects in court

Suswam: I didn’t forge my WAEC certificate

NBA raises alarm over Electoral Act

Cocaine haul: Court dismisses foreigners, others’ objection

Dangote secures NSE’s approval on N2.13 trillion Cement listing

Canadian, Indian and Irish firms to manage power grid

Ogun is greater than any individual, says Speaker

NASS, presidential, gov polls hold Jan 15, 22, 29

Monday, September 06, 2010

2011: Jonathan kick-starts campaign September 18

200 die at police roadblocks nationwide, say activists

Fresh crisis brews in Lagos PDP

Ataoja stool: ‘Aspirant bribes kingmakers’

I’ll defeat Jonathan, Babangida, Buhari, Tofa boasts

Man tells how two-month-old daughter was consumed by fire in Ibafo accident

INEC acquires 120,000 machines, begins voter registration Oct

Why we suspended Egbetokun, others, by Ogun Speaker

The slaughter slab called Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Four killed, scores injured in Ibafo auto crash

Minister rallies support for Jonathan to secure PDP ticket

ANPP crisis deepens as faction heads for court

Assembly drills Plateau commissioner over alleged diversion of N3.7 billion

DMO DG: Nigeria still re-paying loans obtained 50 years ago

At last, Adesida takes seat as 46th 'Deji'

AES, Oando, MRS set to bid for power privatisation projects

2011: Jonathan, Babangida split Igbo in US

Amaechi, Yuguda, Ohakim, Goje: We don’t fear EFCC

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Terry G survives ghastly car accident

Presidential Committee denies media report on power rotation in Plateau

Globacom presents Glo 1 to Port Harcourt

Kwara 2011: Stakeholders call for technocrat as governor

Ojougboh’s senatorial ambition receives support

Brain diseases linked to nerve cell junction defects

Catholic priest saga: Ohakim, wife apologise to Imo people

...Kalu plans return to PPA for presidency

2011 polls: Police train forensic, DNA scientists

Ohakim’s ex-comm kidnapped

Ngige: Anambra Election Tribunal disqualifies self

Pilgrimage: FG Conducts exams for 600 medical personnel

Ogun East picks Senate form for Daniel

2011: US govt. gives Nigeria combat helicopters

OBJ, liability to Jonathan, says Atiku

This is Nigeria

Utomi to announce bid in October

Oyinlola: Lack of transparency bane of development

Presidential Committee denies media reports

Tofa joins presidential race again

Thursday, September 02, 2010

IBB is not joining ANPP, says aide

Buhari to Nigerians: Bring corrupt leaders to book

PDP disowns guidelines for party primaries

ANPP sets up transition committee as Ume-Ezoke quits Sept 6

Zoning is PDP arrangement, not national agenda, says Soyinka

Kaita on zoning: PDP heading for destruction

FG owes NDDC N500 billion

Robbers kill six policemen, vigilance group members

INEC to Oni, Nyako, Sylva, others: S’Court will decide

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Oba Akiolu, Ikuforiji in closed door meeting over N46 billion appropriations

Lagos clamps down on erring 'Okada' riders

Breach the peace and face the law, Alao-Akala threatens 'Tokyo'

PDP denies ‘gang-up’ against govs

No cash backing for INEC’s N87 billion budget

Agagu petitions Jonathan over fake SSS reports in Ondo

2011: Thugs risk N2 million fine, two-year jail term

Protest as community fingers Obasanjo, LUTH in land grab

Presidential race: Babangida, Nwodo in secret meeting

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ume-Ezeoke is PDP agent, says ANPP Transition Committee

Lagos alerts residents of impending ocean surge

African leaders proffer solution to foreign carriers’ domination

2011 presidential race: Governors no threat to Jonathan, says Aba Aji

World Bank slams Nigerian banks over poor lending to real sector

‘Nigeria faces disaster if it doesn’t provide for the next generation’

PHCN: AFC, UBA, Goldman Sachs, others apply for consultancy

ACN: PDP is a disaster

Presidential race: Northern elders back IBB, Saraki