Nigerian Compass Archive for January 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oppose Jonathan, divide Nigeria–Lamido

Senate toaccelerate passage of the Pension Act Amendment Bill – Mark

Violence erupts in Warri, one dead, houses torched

Osun senatorial election: PDP panel bars Omisore

Belgore’s firm, ICPC renew war over Nwude’s billions

Ondo PDP tells police to investigate allegation

MEND threatens ‘all out war’

Tears as slain Gubio, Sheriff, others are buried

Female undergrads, mothers battle soldiers in Jos

Friday, January 28, 2011

Philippino, 50, impregnates 13-year-old Nigerian maid’s sister

Folarin picks PDP senatorial ticket

Workers protest as Alpha Beta moves into Lagos councils

Bloody day in Borno

Delegates protest imposition of Mariam Ali in Delta

Police arrest18 over Bauchi killings

Man kills brother over cattle straw

Smart Adeyemi picks PDP senatorial ticket

Landlord kills tenant over N300 PHCN bill

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oshiomhole sacks two commissioners, another resigns over ACN injustices

‘S’East must produce president in 2015’

Oni petitions NJC, seeks review of Appeal Court judgement

Jubilation as INEC gives nomination form to Isiaka

Uduaghan angry with Obi over bullet-proof cars

Aganga defends Jega’s N6.6b request

‘We won’t write off NITEL’s N11.7b debt’

Customs seize N2.45b cocaine at Lagos Port

April 9 Presidential Election: Jonathan divides North

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Voter Registration Tragedy: Thugs kill INEC official

Balarabe Musa: PRP desperate to win Kaduna

Bauchi lawmakers impeach Speaker

INEC insists on January 15 deadline for party primaries

Reps kick over ministry’s N622.5m request for foreign, local trips

Lamido: Arewa can’t stop Jonathan

Power generation hits 3,800 megawatt

Boko Haram: Soldiers on red alert in Borno

CBN warns banks over 1% interest paid on savings

Thugs kill INEC official

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Missing INEC machines found in Anambra shrines

No salaries, allowances for Melaye, others, says Bankole

PDP, Senate dare INEC over primaries

Edo PDP accuses Oshiomhole, Igbinedion of manipulating voter registration

EFCC finds N800m in civil servant’s accounts

CBN moves against inflation, raises lending rates by .25%

Sultan, Oritsejafor to govt: Arrest incessant violence in Jos, Maiduguri

Jonathan proposes new law for National Minimum Wage

Imo youths blockade Chinese oil firm over non-compliance with court order

Monday, January 24, 2011

Chime to pro-Nwodo forces: I am untouchable

Court orders Fayemi to pay sacked commission’s chairman, others

Kerosene shortage bites harder in Ondo

Footballer arrested with N42m heroine at Lagos airport

Uduaghan sacks 80 aides

We can’t fix National Assembly constituency allowance, says RMAFC

Police arrest Lagos council chair, others with INEC machines

Twin babies sold for N940,000 in Onitsha

How Jonathan was almost schemed out of presidency

Buhari tips Tunde Bakare as running mate

Jos crisis: FG resettles 5000 victims in Bauchi

CBN worries over spate of raids on Edo banks

Kidnappers abduct businessman in Kwara, demand N300m ransom

Nigerians call for extension, fault lamination of cards for president, VP, governors

Fayose:Fayemi must honour our agreement on Ekiti Central

Enugu PDP Crisis: More troubles for Chime, Ekweremadu

WikiLeaks: Fears of unrest stopped Yar’Adua’s second kidney transplant

Presidential election: Jonathan is our candidate, say S’East, S’South governors

Gov’s aide on the run over hijacked INEC machine

Friday, January 21, 2011

INEC is desefranchising Lagosians says Fashola

Quattar’s Prime Minister in Abuja, confers with Jonathan

Bode George loses appeal

Daniel approves new salary package for medical workers

Tofa: Why I lost ANPP ticket

Fayemi faces impeachment as eight ACN lawmakers set to dump the party

Police bar Senate President, Speaker, others from using siren

Ojukwu still on life support in UK

Atiku meets with opposition parties

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Arsonists threaten to burn Nwodo’s house

16 burnt in Benin-Ore Road crash

Voters pay N200 for ink, ‘express’ registration

My husband demands for sex always, woman tells court

Without security, Nigeria is doomed, says Amaechi

Ekwunife: NASS may review Electoral Act again for April polls

N15b fraud: Appeal Court dismisses Bafarawa’s applications to stop trial

Protest in Lagos as ACN drops Fashola’s running mate, Sosan

Three policemen shot dead in P’Harcourt

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Invasion of Cote d’Ivoire imminent as AU mediation fails

SEC confirms Onyema NSE DG

Govs move against Yayale,Orubebe, Gbagi, others

Importers lose billions as congestion hits Lagos Ports

Contractors swindle police of N9b

April polls: Politicians vote N1m per thug in Bayelsa

DDC machine: Three shot, one missing in Ebonyi

Ekiti ACN crisis: Ojudu warns ‘lazy’ godfathers

April polls: Bankole, Oseni in secret meeting

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why Nwodo was sacked, by Jonathan

N21b fraud: Ohakim, Udenwa crisis deepens

Methylated spirit may damage scanners, warns INEC

Okah slumps in court

Ekiti ACN members: We won’t accept imposition

I.B.M. Haruna, Atiku, Shekarau, Ribadu differ on Jonathan

Indian firm to invest N300b in Nigerian power plants

‘We’ll resist imposition of Ahmadu Ali’s wife’

NSE suspends 50 firms

Monday, January 17, 2011

Govs’ verdict: Jonathan’s opponents ’ll be crushed

Missing INEC machines resurface with fake names

Ringim orders prosecution of 40 cult groups’ members over Edo killings

Eleweomo: Oyo court strikes out Folarin’s bail application

Nwodo: Igbo leaders disown Chime, Ekweremadu, Metu

Ekiti ACN members protest imposition of candidates

Tinubu must be tried for perjury, says Oni

Five killed in fresh Jos violence

Expectant mother killed, others injured in Rivers cult groups’ clash

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Akinjide is living in the past, says Ribadu

Edo ACN primaries: North, South senatorial aspirants protest

MASSOB set to reclaim S’East for APGA

Protesting worshippers seal off church over pastor’s transfer

Achebe: Godfatherism will kill April elections

335 former workers sue Skye Bank over unpaid allowances

Chime, others: Nwodo must go now

Jonathan: Without unity, Nigeria is doomed

INEC machine rejects Obasanjo’s fingerprint

Saturday, January 15, 2011

U.S. commends Nigeria on power sector reform

Yewa-Awori indigenes threaten ACN with protest vote over Amosun

President Jonathan lays wreath in honour of fallen heroes

Let me be, defeated PDP senator tells opposition parties

Minimum wage: NLC may resume strike January ending – Omar

Enugu: Chime, Ekweremade, other’s ticket threatened

Jonathan reaches out to Atiku, Ciroma, others

Protests as voters’ registration falters

Ribadu not even fit for governor, says Akinjide

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vote for Jonathan in April, Oni pleads

Community, police face-off claims five

PDP voids Akpabio’s nomination

‘Politicians plan to hijack voters’ registration exercise’

No godfathers in Imo, says commissioner

Shekarau, Akande, others cleared

Protests as Ajimobi emerges Oyo ACN guber candidate

Ribadu emerges ACN candidate

We are humbled by victory – Jonathan, Sambo

Thursday, January 13, 2011

And the winner is...Jonathan

I’ll work with my opponents, says Ogun PDP governorship candidate

Oyelese to Akala: Step aside and get soft landing or …

Five killed, scores injured in Edo ACN primaries

EFCC drags ex-NIMASA DG to court

Eleweomo: Folarin, three others released, as police withdraw charges

U.S agency, NDLEA intercept N1.1b cocaine at Tin Can

INEC disowns Lagos ACN primaries

Five soldiers arrested over Jos killings

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Abiola vs OBJ: ‘Ex-president should not be part of illegality’

N1.6b suit: Flour Mills shareholders bicker over sale of shares

ANPP: We’ll give Nigerians a credible presidential candidate

INEC disowns Clark’s factional PDP governorship primaries

Akala: I’ll break re-election jinx

Court sacks Nwodo

Obasanjo knew Yar’Adua would die in office, says Atiku

30 years after impeachment, Balarabe Musa picks Kaduna governorship form

Jonathan, Atiku: On your marks, set...

88 vessels to discharge rice, used vehicles in January

Jos: 18 killed, scores wounded in midnight raid

Trouble looms in Senate over Constitution Amendment

Kidnappers shoot Anambra Bishop in error, kill driver

Jonathan, Atiku cleared

Voter registration: Corps members shut down INEC headquarters

Oyo: Oyelese storms court over today’s guber primaries

Ogun PDP petitions Federal High Court CJ, NJC

Ogun ACN chair escapes lynching in free-for-all

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

No second term for Alao-Akala, Oyelese insists

Monday, January 10, 2011

INEC approves 8,465 DDCMs, polling units for Lagos

Police to deploy 6,000 officers for PDP convention

Akinlaja gets Ondo LP House of Reps ticket

Chime, Nwodo crisis: No end in sight

PDP founding fathers move against Atiku

Presidential race: Nwodo talks tough

Orji, Yuguda, Suntai, Kwankwanso, Imoke, Ahmed pick tickets

Jonathan promises ‘People’s Constitution’

‘Withdrawal’ clause in ACN form causes tension

Sunday, January 09, 2011

ACN, LP accord in Ekiti heading for the rocks

INEC threatens to cancel parties’ primaries in Anambra

Voter registration: Agoro, NGO fault FG over closure of schools

‘Atiku is enemy of South-South’

Ondo LP aspirant beaten with charms

16 perish in Ibadan auto crash

Plot to replace Fashola’s deputy deepens ACN crisis

Abiola’s daughter to Obasanjo: You can’t annul my mandate

Amaechi, Wamakko, Isiaka, Aliyu, Akpabio, others win

Saturday, January 08, 2011

INEC to Ogboru: Uduaghan won fair and square

Jonathan, Atiku in last push for victory

Bob, Ekaette, Udoh, Eyiboh others lose PDP NASS tickets

Agagu, Olajumoke, Ogunniya to fly PDP’s flag in Ondo senatorial race

Ohakim gives 48 hours ultimatum to deputy to resign

Ghali Na’Abba’s senatorial bid suffers setback

Enugu PDP crisis: Chime’s faction set to dump PDP

Shekarau’s campaign coordinator escapes assassination in Ebonyi

Delta re-run: Group tasks INEC on Modified Open Ballot System

Friday, January 07, 2011

SIX die as supporters of Alaibe, Sylva clash

Oceanic Bank gets over N200b from AMCON

Monarch escapes kidnap in Ondo

Defections: No shaking, says Gemade

Two Osun Reps get re-election tickets

Akunyili, Nzeribe, Emordi win APGA Senate tickets

Eight Assembly members lose re-election bid in Taraba

Daniel dusts them all

Uduaghan Wins

Thursday, January 06, 2011

2011 Budget: FG reiterates commitment to accountability

Bafarawa picks ACN presidential form

Saraki, PDP guber aspirants in secret talks

Zoning: Jonathan, Atiku know fate Jan 10

Two feared dead in Delta rerun

PDP primaries: Bankole disagrees with Obasanjo

Public, private schools’ resumption postponed over voter registration

Folarin: Olubadan, Omisore, Mamora, Ladoja, others storm Agodi Prisons

Bomb scare rocks Lagos

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Presidency dismisses claims of N500m donation by six governors

Economy: FG accuses Atiku of distorting facts

Ebonyi lawmakers moves to impeach Elechi

Ahmadu Ali’s wife disrupts Delta PDP screening

ACN candidate’s house burnt in Kwara violence

Fashola gets re-election ticket

Olubadan-in-Council, CCII meet today

Oyo PDP crisis: Obasanjo, Akala, others storm Abuja

Oseni weeps as Daniel brokers peace

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Cote d’Ivoire: Gbagbo, Quattara head for truce

Member sues PDP over Atiku

Kwara PDP chief suspended over comment on Saraki

Nigerian jailed for gun-running in U.S.

Trouble brews over federal allocation to Bayelsa

INEC: Prominent Nigerians to serve as returning officers in 2011

Senate Leader, three others remanded over Eleweomo’s murder

Bomb rocks INEC office

Defend your budget, Atiku tells Federal Govt

Monday, January 03, 2011

Politicians exchange blows at PDP secretariat

Cancel toll gates now, Lekki residents tell Fashola

30,000 policemen in Delta for governorship rerun

Eleweomo: Police quiz Senate Leader

Daewoo to build Nigeria’s $734 million coal power plant

Policeman shot dead in Borno

Tanker explosion kills five in Ekiti

PDP: Saraki’s exit, good riddance to bad rubbish

Bombings: Panic in Lagos over ‘dangerous’ text message

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Kwara: Saraki parts way with son, Bukola

American agents finger ‘desperate’ politicians

Shun discrimination, Jonathan urges Nigerians

Jonathan may be Nigeria’s last President, if..., N’Delta youths threaten

CNPP raises alarm over depletion of Excess Crude Account

‘Niyi Adebayo not Buhari’s running mate’

Gunmen burn another church in Maiduguri

Oyo CPC chairman, six others perish in auto crash

Folarin seeks independent probe of Eleweomo’s death

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Screening shocker: PDP panel disqualifies Bankole’s opponents

Obama condemns terrorism in Nigeria, Egypt

Same bombs used in Abuja, Jos–Jonathan

Bombings: FG may seek external help, says Defence Minister

Akwa Ibom presents N309 billion 2011 budget

Community, police in face-off in Osun

My battle with Oshiomhole will be like David and Goliath – Imansuangbon

Jonathan urges African leaders to respect sanctity of the ballot box

Oyo crisis: Folarin refutes claim of arrest

Friday, December 31, 2010

Eleweomo’s three widows: Our husband’s killers must be punished

I’ve been rumoured dead seven times —Obasanjo

Jonathan, Mark, Daniel, others offer new year goodwill

TWO BOMB EXPLOSIONS IN ABUJA

Akande faults NURTW's involvement in politics

Police arrest Folarin’s aides over Eleweomo’s murder

2011: We are at a critical juncture, says Daniel

Mass burial for Jos bomb blast victims

Dignatories honour Ayinde Barrister at prayer session