Nigerian Compass Archive for October 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Waziri urges courts to help anti-graft war

Judge declines to issue bench warrant on Spring bank MD, others

OBASANJO COUNTERS JONATHAN AT UN

Fire guts AIT office in Kano

Terror alert in US, UK over alleged fresh al-Qaeda plot

Rising oil price worries tax body

I’m ready for war to keep Nigeria’s unity — Danjuma

Legislator’s son in armed robbery scandal

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fayemi dissolves Ekiti councils

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Presidency has no power to scrap NSCDC, say Reps

Reps reject NCC N69.3b budget again

N2 million per delegate report causes row in PDP

Lagos deadly cargo heading for Gaza, says Israel

Daily Times: Judge stops Adoke’s bid to withdraw criminal case

Five killed, six injured as robbers empty bank’s vaults

27 die in LASUTH as doctors’ strike grinds Lagos

Court stops PDP, Nwodo from holding congresses in Enugu

Obasanjo to youths at book launch: Emulate, Abiola, Soyinka, Fawehinmi, Adenuga, others

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fed Govt debts stand at $32.2 billion

NASS passes second Constitution Alteration Bill

Imoke orders monarchs’ arrest

I can fix insecurity, says Gusau

Ekiti Deputy Speaker dies at 39

Reps intervene in police, civil defence corps crisis

Insha Allah, Akala will go, vows Gbolarunmi

50,000 PHCN workers to go in power reform

Deadly cargo arrived Apapa Port July 10

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SSS intercepts containers laden with rocket launchers

I lack powers to stop PDP governors, says Nwodo

INEC declares Anambra PDP congresses illegal

‘Jonathan remains Commander-in-Chief’

Three die as robbers, police clash in Ijebu-Ode

Lagos lawmakers to Fashola: LASU VC must go

Dangote Cement lists N2.1tr shares on NSE

Reps summon Kayode, Aganga over UN peace keeping fund

Northern leaders back Ciroma, insist on 2011 presidency

ASUU battles South-East governors over strike

Air Force redeploys senior officers

Reps mount pressure on Bankole to recall suspended members

Transfer of case file stalls Akingbola’s trial

INEC seeks extension of time

Fuel crisis looms as tanker drivers threaten strike

Scores killed in Cross River communal clash

PDP denies receiving ‘corrupt aspirants’ list from EFCC

Court gives Sanusi power to hire, fire bank MDs

Monday, October 25, 2010

11 days after abduction, Police rescue commissioner’s mum, grand-daughter

Many injured as Aero aircraft crash-lands in Lagos

Customs’ N100 million gift causes row in Reps

Yakowa under fire over comments on Babangida

IPPs produce 1,100 mw of electricity, says BPE

Fayemi sacks boards, councils of agencies

Alleged marginalisation of S’East: Agbakoba slams N1t suit on FG

I saved Obasanjo from impeachment, says Babangida

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Nigeria mishandled Abuja bomb blast –US

INEC develops special software for 2011 elections

Giade kicks against bail for urepentant drug suspects

Willbros scam: Nigeria, US head for face-off

Jonathan campaign group warns MEND to steer clear of Yorubaland

Minister embarrassed by hotel

Court rejects ‘forced marriage’ case

Group wants National Assembly to impeach Jonathan

PDP seeks probe of Court of Appeal judgements in Ekiti

Saturday, October 23, 2010

2011: Ebute counsels IBB, Saraki

Tokyo alleges threat to life, goes into hiding

ANPP may pull out of GNU

Belgore's firm, ICPC in war of words over Nwude's billions

Sylva booed as President visits Bayelsa

UPROAR OVER OSUN GUBER APPEAL PANEL

Probe: Court dismisses Ladoja’s suit against Alao-Akala

Court jail man 12 months for producing adulterated Schnapps

Lagos threatens sanction on landlords of illegal drug stores

Minister expresses worry over child hawking

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Atiku’s group hails NASS for rejecting electoral amendment bill, request for foreign loan

Reps to pass Constitution Amendment next week

Why we rejected automatic delegates bill, by Senate

Adamu’s $800,000 scam shocking, says FG

PDP youth leader, six others killed in Enugu

FCMB, GTB to acquire $187.5 million SPDC oilfield

Supreme Court may decide governorship appeal

SSS arraigns Okah, six others in secret

Jonathan: God, not North, will decide next President

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

S’East ASUU strike: Bishops, elders, monarchs intervene

Sambo: 2011 elections about jobs, economic growth

Privatisation can't solve power problems, say PHCN workers

U.S: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Bauchi, Borno unsafe

Court frees ex-FCT minister el-Rufai

Flood: N2.1b for Ogun, Lagos, Jigawa

Reps summon Aganga over poor execution of N4.6t Budget

$800,000 scam: FIFA suspends Adamu

Automatic delegates: Senate throws out President’s request

FCT signs N61b contract to develop new district

Air Force joins bid to contain 'Boko Haram' members

FG, Global Steel reconcile over Ajaokuta/NIOMCO

Jakande, Adebanjo, Falae, Utomi: PDP has failed Nigeria

Reps kick against Jonathan’s request for $4.4 billion loan

Striking Lagos doctors: We won’t give up

Senate: House of Reps can’t take over Ogun Assembly

Rowdy session in FAAC over Bayelsa concession

MEND threatens Abuja again

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Seven years after, Jonathan inaugurates N14b radar project

Reps threaten to arrest PPPRA boss

Lawyers: Concession to Bayelsa could trigger agitations from oil producing states

PDP: Like malaria, we will roll back ACN in South-West

Jonathan vows to arrest bomb blast perpetrators

Court restrains Reps from taking over Ogun Assembly

Constitution amendment: We’ve no ulterior motives, says Mark

Okah vows ‘fight to finish’ in secret diary

Jonathan: IBB, Atiku, Gusau, Saraki will fail

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nigerian Uti wins $200,000 Big Brother prize

2011: ANPP national chairman calls for one-day general elections

Presidential concession: Lagos may get oil derivation

N120m World Cup bid scam: ‘Amos Adamu, a disgrace to Nigeria’

Extradition: Ibori goes to Dubai Supreme Court

N51.6 billion exit package for NITEL/M-TEL workers

BOT chair: Obasanjo must go, insist Ladoja, others

Fayemi: Sinners won’t escape

Northerners not desperate to rule, says Babangida

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Benue youths angry with Suswan

Dangote targets 20m metric tonnes of cement by 2011

Fayemi promises new dawn in Ekiti

US professor counsels on ‘victory at any cost’ syndrome in Nigerian elections

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Why Nnamani, Masari, Dokpesi, others are opposed to Jonathan

Presidency blocks access to Aso Rock

PDP chieftains reject Reps’ take over of Ogun Assembly

No going back on May 29 handover —Jonathan

Again Boko Haram members kill policemen

Catholic Priest arrested in Abia over kidnapping

Oni goes to church, gives thanks to God

2011: Don’t expect perfect polls, says Jega

Preserve Nigeria’s unity, Sultan pleads

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fayemi to be sworn-in today

Joy in Ekiti as Appeal Court declares Fayemi Governor

Body of Benchers kick against corruption in Judiciary

Minority Leaders oppose take over of Ogun Assembly

Espionage: Two Chinese nabbed at MMIA

Lagos executive, legislative face-off: Tinubu saves Fashola

Anxiety in Ekiti as Appeal Court rules in Oni, Fayemi dispute

Tinubu, Ladoja, others flee as Akala’s men take over Olubadan’s book launch

Aganga, legislators bicker over 2010 Budget

Atiku: Obasanjo is PDP’s biggest mistake

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Obasanjo’s aide arraigned over Halliburton scam

There are drug barons in the military, says COAS

Senators pick April for 2011 elections

'Boko Haram' lists condition for peace in Borno

Rerun elections: Two more governors join suit against INEC

Kidnapping: Return or lose your C of O, Orji tells business owners

We don’t need a confused president, says Niger governor

Enugu PDP crisis deepens as Nnamani’s 'Ebeano' dumps party

FG rolls out new contract policy

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bomb blasts: Reps call for inquiry

Fraudster jailed for 120 years

Eminent Nigerians pay tribute as Fafunwa is interred

Four injured as 'Boko Haram' members torch police station

Abia to charge ex-dep gov Akomas with gun-running

At last, New Generation gets NITEL for $2.5b

Husband, wife murdered in Oyo NURTW crisis

INEC not ready for elections, says Senate

Jonathan commissions power station in Zamfara

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GE, Rolls Royce Group, Asian firms for Nigeria’s power sector forum

Amendment of Electoral Act tops agenda, as Reps resume today

Ogun 2011: Obasanjo plots Olurin/Iyabo-Obasanjo ticket

Ribadu attacks Jonathan over retirement from police

PDP is headed for destruction, says Okotie

$26b domestic debt: Okonjo-Iweala angry with FG

Barclays, HSBC, UBS, others ‘fuel corruption in Nigeria’

Monday, October 11, 2010

Labour minister seeks hike in tax to boost social security

FG earmarks N130b to settle PHCN’s staff severance allowance

My plans for tourism, security, by Saraki

River Basin Authority exonerates self over Lagos, Ogun flooding

Abuja blasts: PDP has failed the nation again, says ACN

Oyo 2011: Gbolarumi’s governorship ambition turns bloody

Police halt Babangida’s rally in Kaduna

NBA condemns withdrawal of Aondoakaa’s SAN title

Sanusi: More bank chiefs will be jailed

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Nigeria may rival Asia’s Tigers, says Aganga

Activists rally against death penalty in Lagos

PRONACO accuses Akpabio of sponsoring kidnappings

IGP, again, withdraws policemen from individuals

Don't undermine Nigeria’s unity: Lar, Gemade, Tukur, others warn Ciroma, others

ABUJA BOMB BLAST: Arewa group sues Jonathan

2011: Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Ribadu in secret meeting

S’South not afraid of war, Dokubo-Asari tells Northern leaders

1999: Nwodo backed zoning

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Lamido faults FG on ecological fund

Minister raises panel on Zik’s Mausoleum

Sambo takes campaign to Enugu

AGF fueling Anambra PDP crisis, says Nwodo

Edo PDP tackles Oshiomhole over SIEC

FG puts unemployment rate at 19.7 per cent

Man impregnates 16 -year-old daughter

Court jails Cecilia Ibru six months, seizes N190b assets

EFCC quizzes Ex-Minister over Tafa Balogun's house

Friday, October 08, 2010

Court orders Amaechi to vacate office May 29

Nigeria to sustain 7.4% growth till next year

Saraki: My presidential bid not for sectional interest

Akpabio’s in-law, Ewang’s wife abducted

ANPP chief killed

Ex-AGF Aondoakaa stripped of SAN title

Security agents: 'Al Jazeera' didn’t speak with Okah

Constitution amendment: Senate dares judiciary

Nigeria’s foreign reserves drop to $34b

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ringim relocates to Abia over insecurity

Jonathan to IBB, Atiku: Nigeria bigger than you

2011: Nwodo forecloses dissolution of any state PDP exco

FG to generate one million jobs in six months

ASUU begins three-day strike over closure of South-East varsities

Jonathan orders probe of N6.6b anniversary budget

Bomb blasts: SSS quizzes Dokpesi again over ‘new developments’

Condemnation trails North’s plot to destabilise Nigeria

Court stops NASS from amending Constitution

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Adebanjo to Soyinka: It's a disservice for you to form party

Abuja bomb blasts: Security beefed up around Lagos Airport

Nothing unusual about Nigeria’s banking crisis, says Chike Obi

Insecurity: Orji happy over Jonathan’s intervention

El-Rufai blames Nigeria’s woes on PDP

Our democracy in danger, say IBB, Gusau, Atiku, Saraki

Wema Bank seeks regional licence from CBN

Jonathan must resign now, say Northern leaders

Okah: FG wants to use me against IBB, Atiku, others

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Azazi becomes NSA

FIFA bans Nigeria indefinitely

Kaita: North ’ll make Nigeria ungovernable for Jonathan

Ladoja, Folarin, Balogun, Adeojo, Oyelese, others: Akala must go

Abuja bomb blasts: Babangida kicks as SSS arrests Dokpesi

2011: We’re ready for voter registration, says Jega

Flood displaces thousands in Ogun, Lagos

News stories on Independence Day bomb explosions

Jonathan bemoans rot in education sector

Monday, October 04, 2010

Why I want to be President, by Saraki

Pandemonium in church as gunmen abduct two

17.5m Euros bribery scam: EFCC declares two Siemens’ ex-MDs wanted

N74.4b AFC/CBN fund lies idle in U.S. Bank

Bomb blasts: Presidency is confused, says Babangida

JTF troops on red alert, tighten security around oil facilities

NDIC denies plans to raise banks’ premium

Jonathan opens emergency summit on education today

‘Seven PDP governors to defect to ANPP’

Saturday, October 02, 2010

NSCDC, Police bicker over detention of officers

Show more concern for the masses, Abuja Chief Imam tells Jonathan

Independence Day celebration news stories

Northern patriots condemn Abuja bomb explosion

Security beefed up at the Aso Villa

IBB, Atiku absent at celebration

MEND’s alert, ahead of explosions

Cheers as 15 abducted Abia pupils regain freedom

Independence Day tragedy: Bomb explosions kill 10 in Abuja

Friday, October 01, 2010

World leaders: Nigeria yet to attain greatness

NBA calls for emergency rule in Abia

Corrupt politicians can’t threaten me, says Waziri

Jonathan berates Atiku over zoning

Nigeria at 50 news reports

Aba residents flee over impending military onslaught

Parties accuse INEC of aiding ruling parties to rig

$180 million Halliburton scam: Trial of Obasanjo’s aide, others starts next week