Nigerian Compass Archive for February 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

CD flays tuition increase in Anambra

I’ll work till the last day says Daniel

Anambra CJ, NBA on war path

Osun PDP wants Mohammed probed over comments

‘Emenike’s name not in PDP register’

Jonathan in Lagos, Obasanjo declines comment on Bode George

I bear no grudges, says Bode George

INEC to appeal verdict against guber polls in Bayelsa, others

Tinubu calls President a traitor, liar, drunkard

Friday, February 25, 2011

George breathes air of freedom today

Court okays witness testimony in Bayelsa’s alleged N2b fraud

Court strikes out Union Bank’s N22.5b suit against Jimoh Ibrahim, NICCON

39 feared dead in Minna-Suleja road accident

Oba of Benin decries state of Benin-Ore road

ACF: We didn't remove Haruna, he quit

Jonathan pledges revolution in petroleum, maritime sectors

Katsina-Alu, Salami feud: NBA warns of anarchy


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Anti-terrorism bill gets Reps’ nod

Federal Government threatens to stop militants’ allowances

Babangida’s men take over Arewa Forum

MTN denies leaking information on Salami’s calls

Ogun PDP: Obasanjo, Olurin fail to get stay of execution

Nigerian jailed over £1.3 million theft in UK

Fashola rejects Tinubu’s order to sack striking doctors

War in Ibadan as police, drivers clash

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Police quiz Yarima over unrest in Zamfara

Senate approves MD, ED for NDIC

Army may recruit repentant ex-militants, says COAS

Six Nigerians charged for $30 million medicare fraud in U.S.

ACF fires Haruna, names Aliko Mohammed as successor

ACN leaders are deceivers, says Daniel

Sack striking doctors, Tinubu orders Fashola

Senate okays plans to borrow N204.8b foreign loans

No election in Sokoto, Kogi, C’River, Bayelsa, Adamawa

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mimiko commissions N780m Fawehinmi Diagnostic Centre

Bayelsa: Alaibe queries N21b allocation to Govt House

Ijaw Congress president shot in Port Harcourt

Ogun guber tussle: Court to rule Feb. 28

Babangida: Jonathan can’t contest in 2015

NASS passes N18,000 minimum wage bill

Scores wounded as ACPN, PDP members clash in Ilorin

18 feared killed in fresh Jos attack

Appeal Court phone scandal: Intrigue begins

Monday, February 21, 2011

Imposition: Ex-Ogun SSG, ACN chieftains escape lynching

Suit against Akala’s re-election suffers setback

Six Boko Haram members killed in Borno, Yobe

Federal Government to revive Ajaokuta steel, Itakpe iron-ore mining firms

I’ll hand over to Isiaka, vows Daniel

Sanusi rejects IMF’s advice to weaken Naira

INEC dares PDP, CPC, insists on Uba, Abacha

Explosions rock Bayelsa

Salami, Tinubu’s men named in Appeal Court phone scandal

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jonathan to campaign council: Go after IBB, Atiku, Gusau

Nomination crisis: 26 PDP Assembly candidates flay INEC

Ojukwu’s wish for S’East, by Obi

Three killed as police, villagers clash in Kano

Muslim leaders back emergency rule in Plateau

Lecturer, Canada-based man killed in Rivers

Remote-controlled device to curb container, fuel theft invented

Daewoo wins $250m Nigeria’s gas project

Candidates’ list: $3 million bribe causes row in INEC

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Alaibe flags off campaign, promises to be Servant Leader

Ibibio reaffirm support for Akpabio

Abia accuses ex-Gov of destabilisation plot

Orji tells Jonathan to steer clear of Kalu

Obasanjo was a mistake in 1999 -Ango Abdullahi

Omisore remains PDP candidate for Osun east – INEC

US offers to help kick out Gbagbo

Northern rulers may reject Buhari

Police free suspects in N1.7b seized cash scandal

Friday, February 18, 2011

CNPP may adopt consensus guber candidate in Ogun

NLC calls off picketing of Union Bank

Akingbola asks court to strike out charges against him

Actor asks court to jail Segun Arinze, others

‘We won’t negotiate with Boko Haram’

Court removes Ataoja of Osogbo

Nwabueze, community church at war

Heads to roll in Labour, Health Ministries

Ladoja's Campaign Shakes Oyo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yayale Ahmed: Vote out irresponsible govt

N60b debts: Contractors to lay off 10,000 workers

Daniel saves Obasanjo from Osuntokun’s salvo at Omoluabi lecture

Robbers kill police Inspector in Gombe

67 million Nigerians registered for April polls

PDP will retain Kwara, boasts Saraki

Ciroma, others not sincere, says Ribadu

Protesting students torch Ambrose Ali varsity building

INEC, courts make ‘fast’ money from candidates’ list

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Again, Jonathan begs NASS on Anti-terrorism, Anti- Money Laundering Bills

INEC list: Court ‘ll expose Obasanjo group’s lies, says Isiaka

NLC/UBN: Depositors call for Jonathan, Sanusi’s intervention

Daniel, ex-NUC boss task administrators on tertiary education funding

Rivers stampede: Police boss fingers presidential guards

FG ratifies $440.3m power contracts

Appeal Court reinstates Ebebi as Bayelsa Dep Gov

Nigerians return home as UK unemployment rises

Obasanjo, Buhari, Gowon, IBB to lose N1.2b allowance

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Seven feared dead in Jos

Court stops Anpp’s guber candidate in Niger

Why ACN imposes candidates for elections, by Tinubu

FG’s import policy is ‘tragedy of our time,’ says Fashola

Salami drops suit against Katsina-Alu

North must produce President, insists Ciroma

Confusion as INEC makes U-turn on Chime

Ogun PDP: Obasanjo, going, going...

$32b missing in Nigeria

Adenuga, Dangote, Otudeko to lead Jonathan’s campaign

Monday, February 14, 2011

Minister, NYSC DG disagree on 2011 Budget

Abacha is Kano CPC governorship candidate

INEC delists Chime, Ekweremadu, Ayogu Eze

Jega’s verdict: Politicians are difficult

Customers groan as NLC halts activities at Union Bank

Lagos commissioner resigns over ACN crisis

Jubilation in Ibadan as court clears Alao-Akala

Adoke, EFCC disagree on Halliburton scandal

Adenuga, Dangote, Otudekoto lead Jonathan’s campaign

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fire claims mother, three daughters in Bauchi

Royal rumble in Edo as Akenzua seeks N600 million damages from Igbinedion

Kaduna rally: VP under fire over ‘shoddy’ mobilisation

NLC set for final showdown with Union Bank

Agric Ministry’s N148 billion2010 Budget unspent

Waku exposes plot to embarrass Katsina-Alu

Four injured as ACN, LP clash in Ondo

Ogun PDP: Obasanjo ‘ll be disgraced in April

EFCC to release ‘sensitive’ documents on candidates

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Militants free captive sailors after 16 days

Oyo bars food vendors from schools

Edo PDP accuses Oshiomhole of plot to withhold workers’ March salary

Mysterious fire kills ex-Olugbo, wife, three kids

Amosun counters aide, denies quitting A C N

US-based Nigerians welcome appointment to new varsities

Conduct Bureau to reopen Ribadu's trial

35 yrs after, Nigerians are losing memory of Murtala, says family

Scores die at Jonathan’s rally in Rivers

Friday, February 11, 2011

Marwa accuses Nyako of buying voters’ cards for N200

Tafa Balogun's loot lands ex-minister in trouble

INEC list: Tension mounts in Abia

FG: No plan to change location of new federal universities

Six die in Anambra auto crash

Ogun list: Isiaka asks INEC, PDP to respect rule of law

FBI, Nigeria partner on terrorism

Mubarak quits at last

Obasanjo fights Jonathan, PDP

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Federal Government warns against raising oil benchmark above $65

NJC backs Katsina-Alu’s action on Salami

Confusion as court okays Folarin’s man as Oyo Dep Speaker

Nigerian girl dies after buttock-enhancing surgery in U.S.

Protest over Ekiti varsity relocation turns bloody

Poisoned food scare causes pandemonium in Ibadan

Court stops Metuh as PDP zonal chair

Rigging gone with 2007 elections, says Jega

Jonathan, Obasanjo, Daniel, Anenih in crucial meeting

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Reps flay Jonathan over 2010 Budget

INEC to display voter register March 2

ICPC chairman: Senate rejects Aderemi

Delta N20b loan: Obi to refund N6b

Ibidapo-Obe, eight others appointed as VCs for new varsities

Senate orders arrest of Transport Minister

NJC queries Salami over Ekiti election

Ladoja: For advising Obasanjo, he vowed to ruin me

Court to Obasanjo, Olurin, others: Your list is illegal

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

NCC awards SIM Card Registration contract to seven firms

Ekiti ACN crisis deepens

Wealth creation: Chartered accountants make case for private sector

New varsities political, says ASUU

Igbinedion faces 66-count charge in absentia

Third review of 1999 Constitution completed

NLC storms NASS over minimum wage

Salami sues Katsina-Alu, Adoke, others

Obasanjo plots to impose Iyabo as Senate President

Monday, February 07, 2011

Falana sues NJC over Salami’s appointment

Federal Government to issue C of O within 30 days

Senate seeks N500b to reposition education sector

No hiding place for terrorists, says Jonathan

Borno: Boko Haram gives condition for peace

Govs’ Platform: Journalists’ Rendezvous hosts Ladoja

N25 billion theft: EFCC to arraign Igbinedion today

Fayose, Arise, others make INEC list

With $70 billion, Mubarak is world’s richest dictator

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Judiciary crisis deepens

N70m recapitalisation: NSE suspends 20 stockbrokers

INEC to begin collection of candidates’ forms tomorrow

20 parties endorse Shekarau for president

FG evacuates 1,069 Nigerians from Egypt

Akwa Ibom: Akpabio, Udoedehe, others to clash in TV debate

INEC clears Alao-Akala, Ladoja, Ajimobi for April polls

N45m‘daily’fraud rocks FCT Ministry

Daniel: Obasanjo, Olurin, others working against Jonathan, PDP

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Idris reconciles with Smart Adeyemi

NPC flays INEC’s delisting of 20 political parties

Abia’s commissioner sues Police for N100m

‘Folarin’s romance with Tinubu cost him PDP ticket’

Lagos doctors resume strike

Anti-Uwazuruike crisis splits massob

Aondoakaa halted anti-graft probe –Wikileaks

Riverine communities seek extension of voters registration

Judiciary in crisis

Friday, February 04, 2011

Guobadia dies at 79

12 hours to go, INEC deploys more DDC machines

Beware of Atiku’s antics, Northern group tells Jonathan

Gbemisola won’t succeed me, Saraki insists

Ohakim dumps deputy, picks new running mate

Jonathan, others honour Enahoro at burial

Yar’Adua govt pressured UK to drop charges against Ibori, says Wikileaks

Audit report alleges rip-off of govt by NNPC

SSS seizes N1.7 billion cash at Lagos Airport

Thursday, February 03, 2011

FG set to launch new National Tax Policy

Niger Delta: John Togo vows to resume attack in seven days

Reps angry with Federal Government over oil benchmark

Muslim women hold pro-security agents’ rally, seek ceasefire in Jos

Senator quizzed over monarch’s death

PDP chair murdered

Obasanjo ’ll become irrelevant after April, says Lekan Balogun

533 Nigerians arrive from Egypt

55 million register for April polls, says INEC

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

PDP: Obasanjo’s list to INEC forged

Jonathan woos Turkish investors with Petroleum Bill

Ringim laments Boko Haram challenge

Kano: Mohammed Abacha sues CPC, INEC, Buhari

Lagos airport, four others to get new terminals

SSS arrests seven militants in Rivers

Nigerians scramble to leave Egypt as battle turns bloody

Buhari not a serious candidate, says ACN

N25b scandal: EFCC files 58 charges against Igbinedion

43 political parties meet INEC deadline

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Turkish firm to build turbines plant in Nigeria

FG urges court to dismiss suit against Jega’s appointment

Policemen seal off Bauchi Assembly

Demuren: N11.6 billion BASA fund idle at CBN

Amaechi’s aide held for threatening gov’s life

‘Desperate’ politicians, not Boko Haram, killed my brother, insists Sheriff

Emergency won’t work in Plateau, says Jang

Labour: April elections will make or mar Nigeria

Monday, January 31, 2011

Political killings: Sambo summons security chiefs

Arms shipment: Court strikes out case against Iranian, frees three other suspects

Buhari picks Bakare as running mate

Soldiers must go now, insist Plateau women

Stampede in Lagos banks over CBN deadline on account update

Court stops PDP from fielding Chime

Daniel, Abiola-Edewor, Isiaka make PDP list

Jonathan opposes emergency rule in Plateau

Lagos car dealer kills U.S.-based mother