Nigerian Compass Archive for November 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gunmen kidnap two women in Akwa Ibom

Osun verdict: Akala, Oni visit Oyinlola

Halliburton scam: Oil workers call for release of arrested members

Again, FG defends economy, says no going back on Vision 20:2020

Anambra threatens to sack striking lecturers

N18,000 minimum wage not feasible, says Fayemi

I will have the last laugh, insists Uduaghan

Akala mustn’t run in 2011, 'Alaafin', Ladoja, Arisekola, Folarin, others tell Jonathan

Daggash: Jonathan will be sworn-in on May 29

Saturday, November 27, 2010

2011: ANPP, 16 other parties set to checkmate PDP

N/Assembly uncovers N750 billion unspent budget funds, says Bankole

2011: Atiku’s democratic credentials will ensure victory for him, Turaki Vanguard

ANPP is the greatest victim of election rigging, laments Onu

You can’t suspend, intimidate us, PDP lawmakers tell Fayemi

ANPP set to produce new manifesto, constitution, says Onu

2011: Why I wanted to wrestle power from Jonathan, by Saraki

Ogun 2011: Olurin rubbishes consensus arrangement

Aregbesola takes oath of office, freezes Osun account

Nnamani, Soludo, Ekweremadu favoured as Atiku’s running mate

Jonathan’s campaigners, group fault Atiku as consensus candidate

Dont attack my opponents, warns Jonathan

Consensus: Obasanjo laughter hypocritical —Atiku

IBB urges supporters to be steadfast

Saraki makes triumphal entry into Ilorin

Nwodo congratulates Sokoto governor, regrets Appeal Court ruling on Osun

Musharraf counsels against divisive politics

Nigerians react to Appeal Court judgement declaring Aregbesola winner

AREGBESOLA WINS, TO BE SWORN IN SATURDAY

Friday, November 26, 2010

Appeal Court voids Oyinlola's victory, orders Aregbesola's swearing-in

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Give Jega a chance, Buhari tells Nigerians

Today is judgement day for Oyinlola, Aregbesola

NEC okays Sovereign Wealth Fund

Neither Atiku nor Jonathan can intimidate me, says Ribadu

FG settles PHCN workers with N53b

How police killed monarch in error, by AIG

‘Lagos Port arms can sink a nation in three hours’

Council of State ratifies N18,000 minimum wage

Jonathan: Atiku is a traitor

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jonathan to present 2011 Budget proposal next week

Reps probe N23b peace-keeping votes, summon Defence Minister

FG awards N36b power, roads contracts

NLC warns governors over new minimum wage

Pension fund hits N1.5t

Senators split over President’s request to borrow $3.702b

EFCC arrests NIMASA DG, others over N1.5b fraud

Protest over unpaid salaries, allowances ground NASS

Atiku is ignorant of economy, says FG

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Britain instituted rigging culture in Nigeria, says INEC

Rerun polls: Delta elders accuse EFCC of mischief over Uduaghan

N22.5b suit: Ask Jimoh Ibrahim to retract advertorials, Union Bank urges court

Nigerian judges not good enough, says NJC report

Vision 20:2020 to gulp N32 trillion

Anxiety in Senate over Budget 2011 delay

CBN forecloses bailout for oil marketers

Jonathan vs Atiku: Fireworks start

NASS, presidential, gov polls hold April 2, 9, 16

Monday, November 22, 2010

N2.6b scandal: Siemens to pay FG N7b fine

Constitution amendment: Speakers back National Assembly

Kaduna Refinery shut after pipeline damage

Police arrest 170 in sect-linked killings

Man to die by hanging for kidnapping

Some Nigerian judges are corrupt, says Soyinka

Monarch assassinated

Ibori’s wife, Nkoyo, jailed for five years in London

The man 'Turaki'

Atiku is North’s choice

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Delta: Uduaghan goes spiritual to reclaim mandate

ACN to INEC: Audit polling booths ahead of 2011

Overcrowding causes chaos at Jeddah airport

JTF adopts new strategy, lobby traditional rulers over regrouped militants

After 14 weeks of strike, Lagos doctors resume

No room for 'illegal' consensus candidates, vows INEC

Gowon raises alarm over decay in education

Reps order SEC to reverse Okereke-Onyiuke’s sack

IBB, Atiku, others are deceivers, says Sambo

Factional Christian organisation emerges, insists on zoning

I’m in touch with Henry Ohah, says captured militant leader

US wants aggressive investigation of Iran shipment

Militants claim responsibility for blowing up pipeline conveying crude to Kaduna refinery

Sabotage of 2011 poll will lead to anarchy – Tofa

I will crush all demonic opposition, Uduaghan tells Clark, Ogboru

Arewa youths petition INEC over Uyo Federal Constituency seat

PDP senators: No going back on party’s NEC membership

Union Bank moves to take over NICON Insurance

Etiebet, others move to replace Tafida as Jonathan’s campaign manager

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Henry Okah loses bail bid

France imports N540bn goods from Nigeria

Edo: Anger as irate youths raze palace chief’s house

Plateau boils again, suspected Fulanis kill two

Nwodo Launches New Reform Agenda for PDP

Police seal off Ekiti council offices

HOW WE BUCTHERED GIRL FOR N15,000

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anti-Babangida protesters storm Ibadan

ICC begins probe of crimes in Nigeria, Honduras

Police rescue 33 passengers from robbers in Lagos

Jonathan reads riot act to Niger Delta criminals

NASS may drop offensive clause in Electoral Act

SSS recovers wired bomb vehicle, military items

FIFA slams three-year ban on Amos Adamu

Anarchy in Ekiti councils

Kaduna Gov: Jonathan is God’s candidate

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jonathan ’ll chase away poverty, says Sambo

Composition of ACN caretaker committees sparks bloody battle in Ekiti

‘Nigeria not under pressure to report Iran to UN’

Oyo PDP crisis: Balogun, Ladoja, Adeojo, others may leave party if…

Oni, 60-year-old Lagos pilgrim, dies in Saudi

Olokola LNG project to employ 15,000

Power will stabilise by April, says Jonathan

Soldier killed, others injured in JTF attack on militant camps

Uduaghan: Clark, others can’t stop my re-election

Jonathan tasks ‘present generation’ on sacrifice

N100m scam: Bankole saves committee chair

Presidential system of govt is evil, anti-people, says Awujale

Isiaka: I’II defend Ogun West mandate till the last

Jonathan plans bumper package for sportsmen, women, lauds Falcons

Coker remains Ogun Speaker, says court

EFCC raises alarm over hackers’ hijack of website

Uduaghan won’t return as governor, vows Clark

Hoodlums sack Imam, faithfuls at praying ground

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Exxon Mobil offshore platform attacked in Akwa Ibom

Govs move against Electoral Act amendment

PIB to be passed into law by December, says Sambo

Iran: Arms seized in Nigeria a ‘misunderstanding’

Afolabi succeeds Oronsaye as Head of Service

Excess Crude Account depleted from $20b to $1.16b in three years

Ringim redeploys 21 AIGs

Court reverses Oni’s sack as Cadbury MD

Hajj: 10 Nigerians die in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Edo signs MoU for power project

FG may switch from bitumen to concrete road construction

Union Bank shareholders challenge Sanusi’s power to hire, fire directors

Arms importation: Nigeria reports Iran to UN today

We’ll resist lawmakers’ plan to hijack parties’ NECs, vows ACN

Gunmen abduct four at Port Harcourt funeral

Nigerians under PDP bondage, says Oshiomhole

Alao-Akala dares Lam Adesina, Ladoja

MAN: 80,000 jobs lost to import, trading

Saturday, November 13, 2010

2011: PDP presidential aspirant demands decorum from rivals

Uduaghan: Falana, ex-CLO boss fault judgment

Ladoja, Balogun, Adeojo may part ways

Plateau Police arrest 20 robbers, decry arms build-up

Shekarau, Fashola, others demand peaceful election

No crack in PDP, says Jonathan

Jonathan: I’ll be president in 2011

How 11 year-old girl was raped, infected with HIV

Northern consensus candidate: IBB, Atiku, Gusau, Saraki to collapse campaign structures

LIBERTY BECOMES AWOLOWO STADIUM

Shekarau berates nation’s leadership, prepares for 2011

ALGON disowns Ondo, Edo Ekiti LG caretakers

Osun PDP carpets ACN over alleged attacks on judges

Jonathan decries contract inflation

Police dismiss officers over free for all

Nigeria reports Iran to UN over seized arms

Oshiomhole promises better deal for Edo workers

Dynamite, petrol bomb rock Bayelsa, Delta

Thursday, November 11, 2010

House rejects SEC’s audit report on NSE

Enugu: Chime fights back at Appeal Court, gets injunction against Nwodo

FG orders NDDC to return N1.8t coaster roads funds to ministry

Senate rejects motion to immortalise Saro-Wiwa

Forgery: Police line up witnesses against Aregbesola

Where is Uduaghan?

Oyo lawmaker’s security aides killed in dawn attack

Policemen in show of shame in Lagos

President, deputy to take oath at NASS

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Suspects’ absence stalls Siemens bribery trial

2011: Fail and be suspended, Commonwealth tells Nigeria

PDP loses three senators to opposition parties

NLC, TUC warning strike paralyses states

Ciroma, Northern leaders meet CAN over Jonathan

FG okays $230m for INEC’s machines

How Okah organised Abuja, Warri bombings, by SSS

Workers’ strike turns bloody

Delta: Intrigues begin

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Ex-minister, Rep, others under probe over murder of PDP chief

Sharing of positions tear Ekiti ACN apart

FG seeks Senate approval to borrow N550b

Reps plot to hijack parties from governors

Tenure elongation: PDP kicks as FG moves against Nyako, Imoke Sylva, others

Constitution amendment: NASS takes case to Supreme Court

Atiku: I ’ll emerge as North’s consensus candidate

Strike begins as Labour decides today

Monday, November 08, 2010

Govt, NLC talks deadlocked

Constitution Amendment: Court declares National Assembly action illegal

INEC rules out army for 2011 polls

FG, states disagree over DMO funding

Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in Akwa Ibom

North disagrees on choice of consensus candidate

Protest in Anglican Church over women ordination as bishop

Enugu PDP: Chime, Nwodo in fight to the finish

'Okada' robbers snatch N50m from Delta Chief Accountant

Sunday, November 07, 2010

FG approves N500b for SMEs

Illegal arms importation: Iran ready to assist FG

INEC’s 132,000 DDC machines to arrive Dec 12

Why private firms can’t compete with PHCN, by BPE boss

Alleged contract scam: Reps threaten NNDC boss with arrest

Minimum wage: NLC insists on nationwide strike

ACN is party of fraudsters, says Nwodo

Ekwueme joins Jonathan/Sambo team

States got N1t in six months

I can’t fix minimum wage unilaterally – Jonathan

Apapa arms import: Security agents make more discoveries

Nigerians want issue driven campaigns, Nwodo tells aspirants

PDP factions trade words over anti-Akala rally in Ogbomoso

Why I dissolved Ekiti local councils, by Fayemi

Politician drags Ringim, others to court over assault

2011: Olurin divides Ogun West elders

Ohanaeze dares North over Jonathan

Saturday, November 06, 2010

2011: Move to suspend Nwodo thickens

Friday, November 05, 2010

Two feared dead in anti-Akala’s PDP rally

Daniel’s ex-press aide Adedayo lied, says Ogun govt

No going back on warning strike, say TUC, NLC

North may shift decision on consensus candidate

HOW COULD THIS BOY HANG HIMSELF?

FG plans N1.5tr on Police

Danjuma, others advise Jonathan to strengthen security, Niger Delta amnesty

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Supreme Court dismisses suit against VP

No minimum wage yet, says Oshiomhole

Mark: Senate set to pass Petroleum Industry Bill

Council of State ratifies Ringim as IGP

Jonathan leads Buhari, Ribadu, others in opinion poll

FG deports 700 'Boko Haram' members to Niger, Chad

Reps throw out President’s request on Electoral Act

Activists threaten Fashola over doctors’ strike

Pension for military rulers: Senate warns coup plotters

Oshiomhole, others react to Reps resolution freezing Ekiti council funds

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Oshiomhole, others react to Reps resolution freezin Ekiti council funds

ANPP Reps buy presidential nomination form for Shekarau

Govs’ Forum: I’m not bothered by critics’ attacks, says Daniel

Jonathan, Nwodo worry over PDP’s fate in South-West

FG okays N31 billion for power projects

Business transparency: World Bank ranks Nigeria 137

Explosions rock Delta Govt House

SSS quizzes governorship aspirant over threat texts to Akpabio

NASS okays pension for Ironsi, Gowon, IBB, others

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

How to reduce road accidents, by Sambo

Oil wells: Supreme Court strikes out Rivers' suit against Akwa Ibom

Results will be declared at polling units, says Jonathan

FG releases N5.4 b for power subsidy

SEC sues ex-Union Bank MD, others over N30.4b scam

Governors’ Forum: Daniel’s emergence inevitable, say Suswam, Sylva

ACN, Fayose kick as Reps stop Ekiti allocation

Jonathan to IBB, Atiku: Blackmail won’t work

Monday, November 01, 2010

Mob kills four suspected ritualists

N5.2b fraud: You must face trial, court tells Ugbane

Court reserves judgement in Aregbesola’s appeal against Oyinlola

FirstBank reports N40.7b profit before tax in nine months

Again, Jega explains delay in procurement of voter registration machines

Ekiti council chairmen dare Fayemi

Governors’ Forum chairmanship: Why we picked Daniel, by Akpabio

Zoning didn’t die with Yar’Adua, insists Ciroma

INSECURITY: FG to deploy submarines, helicopters in Niger Delta

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lake Chad faces extinction, says Jonathan

Nigeria to earn N1 trillion annually from Non-oil export in 2020

UN peacekeeping: Ministers, NNPC boss render accounts before Reps

Presidency denies plot to relocate ministries to Lagos

19 die in Ondo auto crash

Akpabio makes case for state police

I knew I would outlive Abacha, says Obasanjo

British Gas set to pull out of Nigeria