Nigerian Compass Archive for December 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bayelsa rally turns bloody

Shekarau brands politicians as fraudulent

NASS: Daniel, Bankole, 40 aspirants face PDP screening panel in Ogun

CD chairman assassinated

Four die as bus rams into Third Mainland Bridge

Saraki proposes N68 billion budget

Jonathan endorses Amaechi’s re-election

INEC to spend N78m on generators

Jos crisis: Northern Christians talk tough

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bafarawa rules out ACN/CPC alliance

Russia ties $1 billion investment plan in Nigeria to free, fair polls

Police face fresh crisis over ‘selective’ promotion

Scores killed, houses razed in reprisal attack on Ogoni community

Akala’s men reject fresh congresses

Jos: Sultan, Oritsejafor call for white paper

Customs’ N900m Insurance Policy fund held in NICON

Obasanjo collapses at church service

North has no consensus candidate, says Saraki

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ogun East monarchs endorse Daniel for Senate

Civil servants take over Ogun councils

Why Delta governorship rerun cannot hold Jan 6, by ACN

Oil hovers above $91 per barrel

Ojukwu’s rumoured death unfortunate, says Umeh

Chime, Akala kick as PDP dissolves Oyo, Enugu excos

We’re fed up with Jos crisis, says Bankole

JTF offers N10m for information on Togo

Jos bomb blasts: Security beef up in Abuja

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Orji commends Abia stakeholders as state varsity reopens

Balarabe Musa seeks total reform of electoral process

2011: Atiku challenges Jonathan to national debate

Buhari vows to build power stations

Jonathan to Atiku: Stop this desperation

Ojukwu is alive, says Obi

N18,000 minimum wage too small, says Nyako

I will never defect to ACN, says Bankole

Soldiers take over Jos

Friday, December 24, 2010

322 persons died in road crashes, says FRSC boss

Atiku is blackmailing Jonathan, says campaign organisation

Harry Akande: Obasanjo is ‘very, very vindictive’

‘Why we revolted against ACN’

Mark, Daniel, others preach peace at Xmas

CHRISTMAS EVE TRAGEDY: SERIAL BLASTS, ARSON IN JOS, BORNO

Kidnappers release businessman after collecting N2m

Stop creating tension, Ooni charges politicians

Aregbesola, an impostor —Omisore

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jega on Delta rerun: I’ll be firm, fair, forthright

Omisore tackles judiciary

2011 election: Buhari, Tinubu in secret talks

14 die in Delta auto crash

Election may affect 2011 budget, says Aganga

Ojukwu flown to UK amid tight security

Obama praises Jonathan over Cote d’Ivoire

G15 members meet Fadairo, screening panel

PDP floors AC in Lagos Assembly poll

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

NNPC shuts Warri, Kaduna, PH refineries

FG knew about Ige’s murder, says Adebanjo

Senate may not pass 2011 budget, says Mark

Enahoro’s death marks the end of Nigeria’s golden era, says Obasanjo

Fed Govt raises new universities to nine, each gets N1.5b

Two ministers quit cabinet, Adedoja takes charge of Sports

Chartered flight won’t lift 'Barrister'’s body from London

PDP disowns website opinion poll

Ekiti bye-election: One feared dead

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Senators doubtful about 2011 Budget

Abuja car bomb suspects denied bail

PDP, ACN, LP battle for Ekiti Assembly seat today

ACN talks tough on 2011, retains Akande as party chair

Monarchs, others condemn ex-Ogun CPS at book launch

Senate okays N225b loan by FG

S’South, N’Central leaders want Atiku, others out of PDP

Odumegwu-Ojukwu on life support at UNTH

11 years after: Lagos Court frees Danbaba, Yakubu

ANPP picks holes in Jonathan’s 2011 Appropriation Bill

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fayemi presents N74b budget to Ekiti Assembly

Jonathan launches own book, kicks off awareness campaign

Money laundering: Court discharges Chukwumerije, monarch as Kalu’s sureties

Halliburton scandal: Saipem offers $30 million to settle Nigeria’s case

INEC raises fears over security in 2011 polls

PZ, Wilmar to invest N8.2b in palm oil refinery in Nigeria

How policemen kidnapped, raped 16-year-old girl, by commission

2011: My joker will shock Jonathan, says Atiku

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Senate turns down exclusion of military from strategic training

Oyo guber race: Oyelese, Adeojo pick nomination forms

Ekiti bye-election: Sambo leads PDP in mother-of-all rally

Securing DDC machines at airports not our duty, says INEC

JTF seizes Togo’s nine-year-old son, sister

Akande, Shekarau in war of words over ANPP leadership structure

Turaki Vanguard: Atiku not desperate to be President

Nigerians stranded, as snow grounds European airports

585 S’West delegates to vote for Jonathan

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2011: Impose candidates, get shock, Delta community warns PDP

Useni’s in-law kidnapped

Why Tinapa won’t work, by Duke

Protests as Domkat Bali becomes paramount ruler

FG to relocate Lagos residents in flood prone areas

Ooni, Alaafin, in public embrace at Olofa’s coronation

Drama, intrigues at Soyinka’s town hall meeting

American legislators get 0.2 % of budget

844 North delegates back Jonathan

Supreme Court sacks Osun council Chairmen

2011: Jonathan visits Ojukwu, lobbies Igbo

PEF settles marketers’ N24b for bridging of products

2011: Farida Waziri beefs up security

Akingbola loses bid to travel to UK

Daniel challenges Osoba to public debate

Why we can’t meet LASU’s demands—Fashola

SIKIRU AYINDE (BARRISTER) BALOGUN 1948 - 2010: His last moments

SOFTWARE PUTS PASTOR CHRIS IN EFCC TROUBLE

Thursday, December 16, 2010

NCPC stops 6,000 Rome-bound pilgrims

Amaechi gives priority to education, works in Rivers’ N414 billion budget

FG shifts launch of NigeriaSat-2, NigeriaSat-x in Russia to 2011

Police have failed Nigerians, says IGP Ringim

Assassins on the rampage in Delta

Reps dump NEC membership clause, pass Electoral Act

Security agents disrupt PHCN workers’ protest

Governor, musicians mourn ‘Father of Fuji’ 'Barrister'

Jonathan: I ’ll deal with Atiku

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Seven soldiers, policeman killed in Delta – JTF

Alao-Akala to Tinubu, Ladoja, Adesina, Balogun, others: Forget 2011

FEC approves N139 billion contracts

Drama as Enugu REC rejects Chime’s gift

Fed Govt targets power, job creation in N4.2 trillion budget

Akunyili joins APGA, quits FEC

Amosun’s rally turns bloody as Ogun ACN thugs shoot two teenagers

Presidency, PRONACO, eminent Nigerians mourn ‘last of the titans’ Enahoro

Presidential Race: IBB, Atiku threaten Jonathan

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oil bunkering on the decline in N’Delta, says naval chief

Akinjide: NASS members are treasury looters

I won’t dissolve Osun councils, says Aregbesola

‘Akala must account for N340 billion state funds’

There are ghost officers in police, says IG

Governors stop PDP NEC meeting

I have no money to give you, Jega tells political parties

Jonathan proposes N4.2 trillion for 2011

Electoral Act: Senate bows to pressure, throws out Section 87

2011: Beware of self-acclaimed Awoists, Daniel warns electorate

Jonathan: I have no intention to scrap 6-3-3-4, monotechnics

FG drops charges against Cheney, Halliburton

Dubai court orders Ibori’s extradition to UK

Amended Electoral Act ‘toxic’, say governors

Monday, December 13, 2010

‘INEC won’t extend voter registration’

Atiku is no match for Jonathan, says Olubolade

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Suswam, Yakowa knock Ciroma committee over Atiku

SEC directors petition Jonathan, NASS over ‘illegal’ recruitment

Again, Rivers gets Fitch’s B+ rating

FG, states, councils share N407b for November

Kwara 2011: Saraki insists on daughter as governor

Enugu PDP crisis: Chime, Nwodo loyalists hold parallel rallies

Unity Bank, GTHomes, others to finance N10b Lekki District project

Theft of DDC machines: FG deploys military to ports

Governors plot ‘Samson’s Option’ over Electoral Act

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Meningitis kills 1,720 people in West Africa, says Onyebuchi

The pains my wife went through, by Oshiomhole

2011: Obasanjo, Daniel, JMK, others in secret meeting

Jonathan endorses Ameachi for second term

Cleric bemoans illegal travelings by Nigerians

CPC: Abacha alleges marginalisation in Kano congress

2011: Shekarau, Tofa, Akande, Birma jostle for ANPP presidential ticket

ACN can’t win Ogun – Daniel

PDP governors, Assemblymen lobby Senate to reject amendment

Elechi blames ASUU for varsities’ woes

Waziri counsels Nigerians on 2011 polls

No plan to move against Cheney, says Clinton

Jonathan pledges role for monarchs

How Pfizer plotted against Nigeria-Wikileaks

Group faults Babangida on campaign style

Atiku faults Electoral Bill's many clauses

Police arrest 28 in Ekiti raid

Oyo police chief, Balogun trade words over Alao-Akala

Thursday, December 09, 2010

‘Nigeria’s security challenges over in seven months’

I’m for national unity, says Babangida

2011: Governors’ Forum to meet soon on Electoral Act

Jonathan to present 2011 Budget to NASS on Tuesday

FG faults Wikileaks’ report on Nigeria

Anambra businessman kidnapped, N500m ransom demanded

I will contest against Fashola, says Ikuforiji

Confusion trails stolen DDC machines as INEC denies ownership

Lawmakers not bigger than governors, says Amaechi

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Court dismisses Dokpesi’s suit against SSS

Fayemi sends commissioner-nominees’ list to Assembly

Declare your allowances, salaries, Senate tells other arms of govt

Nigeria is going broke, says Atiku

ANPP pulls out of Unity Govt

IBB is confused, says Jonathan

Melaye outsmarts securitymen, sits in chamber

10 days to daughter’s wedding, Oshiomhole’s wife passes on

2011: PDP lawmakers to get automatic tickets

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Protests trail ACN congresses in Lagos, members call for cancellation

Mob disrupts Buhari’s rally in Bayelsa

ECOWAS suspends Cote d’Ivoire, asks Gbagbo to quit

Ballot papers: INEC shortlists 20 firms

Sanusi lectures Reps on budget deficits

IBB may quit PDP

FG charges former U.S. VP, Cheney, over bribery

Tinubu’s foreign accounts case to be reopened

NEC membership: PDP lawmakers threaten showdown with Nwodo

Monday, December 06, 2010

Clark shifts ground, pledges to work for PDP candidate

Enugu PDP crisis: Appeal Court panel disbanded

Obasanjo/Fayose clash: Agbekoya, PDP, LP chiefs react

Killer of Best will be brought to justice, Akpoyibo assures

FG scraps specialised varsities, monotechnics

LPPC suspends Aondoakaa for two years

Melaye, five others storm NASS to reclaim offices

N60 realised from nomination forms: PDP zonal, state chapters to share N12.4

Anenih to Atiku: No vacancy in Aso Rock

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Three killed in police, Boko Haram shoot-out in Maiduguri

Six-man UN team due in Nigeria for arms inspection

2011 elections will be credible, insists Jega

Woman, 65, kidnapped in Akure

Shekarau betrayed me, cries Harry Akande

I’m not after Jonathan’s seat, says Sambo

JTF buried victims of onslaught, community alleges

Ladoja’s ambition threatens anti-Akala ‘coalition’

Obasanjo to Fayose: You are a bastard

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Nigeria’s leadership role in Sudan excites UNAMID Commander

Delta rerun: Uduaghan’s supporters regroup to battle Clark

Ex-militants condemn John Togo

Why Nigeria is not in G20, by Okonji-Iweala

Allegations of corruption can’t force me out – Atiku

N2 million bribery scandal rocks Ebonyi Assembly

Nigerian pilgrims protest in Saudi Arabia

Police quiz PDP boss over monarch’s death

Atiku Abubakar’s running mate: South-East aspirants lobby IBB, Ekwueme

Friday, December 03, 2010

Fake police woman nabbed in Lagos

Court bailiffs nab tenant with human skull

Septuagenarian hacked to death in Oyo

Eight killed in Plateau fresh attack

Court restrains INEC from importing DDC machines

Army frees Akure mutinous soldiers

Dasuki, daughter, son at war

Atiku is not North’s candidate, says Sambo

Perm Sec offers to return Halliburton's $7.5m 'gift'

Thursday, December 02, 2010

JTF continues search for militant ‘warlord’ Togo

Reps seek EFCC, ICPC merger, state police

FG: 2011 Budget will address past flaws

Reps chicken out on Sanusi, Aganga

FG queries Arunma Oteh over Okereke-Onyiuke’s sack

FIFA okays Russia for 2018 World Cup

Chris Uba, Metuh exchange blows at Owerri Airport

25 die in Lagos, Ijebu-Ode road crashes

254 PDP Reps back Jonathan for 2011

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Bakare blasts Obasanjo, says ex-President is kingpin of electoral fraudsters

PDP Reps reject Nwodo’s plea to drop Electoral Bill

18 burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan road crash

25% overhead spending: Sanusi refuses to apologise to Senate

Edo to spend N105.9b in 2011

Senate: Jonathan has no power to grant automatic ticket

Defence chief reads riot act to militants

Jubilation as court knocks out zoning suit

INEC may print ballot papers in United States

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2011: Don’t delude yourself about winning Ogun, Daniel warns can

Gunmen on the rampage in A’ Ibom

Atiku attacks Jonathan over lifting of ban on 'tokunbo' cars, other items

Jonathan picks Aderemi to replace Ayoola as ICPC chair

N787m fraud: Witness fingers UBEC directors

WikiLeaks: Nigeria not pulling weight in Commonwealth, Qadhafi an eccentric

Court told how Bayelsa commissioner, others embezzled N2b state fund

FG, states, councils shared N3.70 trillion in 21 months

N6.1 billion SIM card budget causes row in Reps