Nigerian Compass Archive for February 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

'National confab 'll empower Boko Haram against North'

FAA to raise pilot qualifications standard

Odemwingie: Rwanda will go down 2-0

N325.5b to be injected into petrochemical plants – Aganga

Congress: Uduaghan calls PDP reconciliatory meeting

Dangote assures Nigeria on cement availability

TASUED: ACN leaders rise against Amosun

Sovereign National Conference: Soyinka, Nwabueze, Balarabe Musa, others are anarchists, says Senate

Ojukwu: Dokubo-Asari withdraws from burial

N13b ‘salary’ scandal rocks Petroleum Ministry

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thai police quiz three more Iranians over bomb plot

Anger over Aregbesola's plan to scrap College of Education

Eagles plan big for ‘Battle of Kigali’

PIB will promote economic growth, says Amaechi

Kwara judicial workers on CJ: No retreat, no surrender

Odumegwu-Ojukwu begins final journey

Ibori pleads guilty

Three policemen killed in Adamawa

Obasanjo planned to kill me, says Oba Akiolu

FG’s 52% allocation is abnormal, says Aliyu

Alison-Madueke plans stakeholders' retreat on refineries

Oyo PDP: Akinjide, Ladoja, Arapaja, Adeojo, Oyelese, others in crucial meetings

Mugabe's former teacher claims to be the world's oldest man at 115-years-old (and the secret to his long life is being nice to the dictator!)

CBN dares NASS over 2012 Budget

Don’t arm-twist judiciary, PDP warns Fayemi

Islamic Bank to invest N960 billion in Nigeria

Edo gov race: Oshiomhole panics, visits opponent

Imoke returns to Govt House

Eight killed, 38 injured in Jos church bombing

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Battle of Rwanda: Keshi unveils 11 Home-based stars

As a child, I wanted to be a doctor -Femi Adeyinka

Saturday, February 25, 2012

NURTW to Ajimobi: You‘ll set Oyo on fire if…

DPO kills one, damages four cars, making calls while driving

Ezeigbo Controversy: Eze Nri defends Uwazurike’s title

Police ignore court, occupy Owerri property

MASSOB, Army bicker over burnt motorcycles

Low turnout at Cross River guber poll as Bakassi indigenes protest

Boko Haram: 12 die in Gombe, cop killed in Kaduna

Mandela 'stable' after operation

Aregbesola is clueless, his government a disaster –Osun PDP chieftain

Woman pours feaces on rival in banking hall

Friday, February 24, 2012

EFCC slams N6.5b fraud charges against Sylva

Zambia’s class of ’93 finally rest in peace

Supreme Court sacks Dakingari, Kebbi governor

Nigerian-owned US company wins new Kenyan oil blocks

Ahmed signs Kwara budget to law

Adamu loses CAS appeal against FIFA ban

Yul Edochie steps up

Waje: How my parents’ separation affected my life

Woman slaughters daughters, to cast out DEMONS

11 days after demolishing church, Amosun's bulldozer crashes into taxi

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mimiko signs 2012 appropriation bill into law

Drogba says he’ll play at AFCON 2013

Yobo, Osaze assure of early arrival

Don't destroy Ogun, TASUED students urge Amosun

Tribunal: Amaechi floors Omehia

Oyo lawmakers reject Ajimobi’s OYSIEC nominees

Six policemen killed in Kano, Niger

Anenih: I won't join issues with Oshiomhole

Ex-lawmaker: Fayemi, ACN leaders are fake progressives

N1.6b scam: EFCC lied against me, says Ibori

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Busted! Finnish President's husband caught admiring more than just the food at royal dinner

Proposed amendment on election litigation suffers setback

Explosions rock Kano as JTF arrests four Boko Haram suspects

Obi, Akinkugbe, Falae, Gbonigi, others back Mimiko's re-election

Police arrest 110 miscreants over Lagos Island mayhem

Monarch: Emeka, not Sylvester, is Ojukwu's first son

Amosun constitutes all Muslims OGSIEC

Fuel scarcity: Senate summons Iweala, Madueke, Oniwon

Oni: Fayemi orders arrest of journalist

Zakari Biu dismissed

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

EFCC arraigns bursar over N252.9m scam

Kanu motivates Eagles against Rwanda

Keshi denies rift with Mikel

Nigeria 'll conduct elections without police presence, says Jonathan

Boko Haram: Security beef up in Borno

Lent starts today

Why Nigeria can't produce 4m bpd, by Shell

MASSOB dismisses Ojukwu's second son's Ikemba II title

Court to Amosun, lawmakers: Don't scrap TASUED

Anenih to Oshiomhole: You are a drowning gov

Monday, February 20, 2012

Piracy: Navy begins ‘Exercise Obangame' next Monday

Boy is world’s first to survive being born with heart outside his body

Nursery nurse played dead to end brutal attack that left her with such horrific injuries that her own mother did not recognise her

Alleged N25b misappropriation: Akala asks Oyo court to quash charges

Perpetrators of violence must be prosecuted, says Akpabio

Bank sacks workers through text messages

Four killed in renewed Lagos NURTW clash

Tribunal dismisses Akpanudoedehe's petition

Ikemba II: Igbo leaders reject Ojukwu's second son

Jonathan: 2015 aspirants should leave my govt

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cross River guber poll: HURIWA, others warn EFCC on blackmailers

Ojukwu lived, died for the less privileged, his people

Ladoja is a crowd puller, will soon return to PDP, says Oladipo

Govs, monarchs, others grace Oba Erediauwa’s daughter’s wedding in Edo

Edo PDP to Oshiomhole: Stop dragging students into partisan politics

ANPP kicks as INEC declares Wamakko winner

Kwara civil servants in bribe-for-promotion scam

Oni: Fayemi lied on road projects

Controversy over Ojukwu's Nov 4, 1933 birthday

Bombers strike in Niger

Saturday, February 18, 2012

20 years of the English Premiership League

2015: S/South, S/East, Middle Belt move to retain power

Abia assures on befitting burial for Ojukwu

State Police will reduce crime rate –Lawyer

Boko Haram: Christians benefited more from donations-Kwankwaso

‘Amosun is a bad loser, bad winner’

Death of suspected cult member sparks violence in Delta

Like Lawrence Anini, Boko Haram’ll soon die

Whitney goes home at 48

Tanker fire kills scores, burns 35 cars

Friday, February 17, 2012

Rivers: Amaechi unveils new tax management software

Sambo warns against indolence in Police, inaugurates committee

PDP Chieftain to Waku: You’re seeking relevance

No good coach will ignore ‘The Yak’

Warri ‘snake girl’ story, a hoax

Appeal court overeulled on ellection petitions

‘No proposal yet’

Why I turned down nude role –Omoni Oboli

Robbers invade Ogun gov’s office

Where is my daddy?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jonathan reassures on power supply, charges youths

Emenalo under pressure at Chelsea

Aiyegbeni, Kaita return to Eagles

SNC will cause more problems for Nigerians, say Reps

Senate approves Lola Abiola for NDIC, five RECs

Jail-break: 25 prison inmates re-arrested in Kogi

15 die in Onitsha auto crash

How Boko Haram forced us to revive G6 Summit, by FCT Minister

EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode for money laundering

Ogun Assembly to Amosun: You can’t scrap TASUED

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PDP warned against further romance with Tinubu

We won’t mismanage N1.3t loan, says FG

Ondo, PDP differ on N27 billion bond

Furore as Kwara cancels teachers’ recruitment

Soldiers find, detonate car bomb in Maiduguri

EU votes N4 billioin for migration project in Nigeria

Tears as TASUED student is buried

Senate confirms Larmode as EFCC chair

EFCC apologises to Daniel

35 years on, NNPC defends first budget before NASS

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rwanda game: Mikel may be dropped

Nigeria seeks fresh N95b loan from Islamic bank

Naira rises against dollar as House probes fuel imports

Dickson sworn-in as Bayelsa gov

Isiaka to Amosun: Show better discretion

Ohanaeze Ndigbo tackles Bianca over Ojukwu

‘N1 trillion projects smuggled into 2012 Budget by MDAs’

Senate kicks against Sovereign National Conference

TASUED students shut down Ogun Secretariat

Perjury: Salami must face criminal trial, court rules

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bayelsa, Oyo polls: PDP’s reconciliation is working, says Folarin

Bayelsa: Atiku, Aliyu congratulate Dickson, PDP

Kuffor, others for Mimiko's third anniversary

IGP withdraws police guards from individuals, corporate entities

Federal Government to seize sites of collapsed buildings

Suicide bombing: Security agents shoot director at Kaduna Govt House

16 die in Lagos rainstorm, Kogi road crash

Alao-Akala: Ajimobi afraid to conduct Oyo LG polls

112.52 million Nigerians live below poverty line

Amosun revokes Abraham’s Tabernacle’s C of O

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ex-NDDC Commissioner defends integrity

CBN floats fraud prevention committee for cash-less policy

Solarin's 'son' in one-man protest against TASUED scrapping

Rep wants short term for Ribadu, others

World mourns 'pop-soul diva' Whitney Houston

TASUED students demand commissioner's sack

Ondo raises alarm over fake audit report

Gowon, Muhammed, Obasanjo, Dimka and the Feb 13 coup

Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s assault on education

Dickson is Bayelsa gov

Saturday, February 11, 2012

PDP humbles ACN in Reps rerun in Oyo

Obi assures of sustained relationship with China

Classic finals whet the appetite

Akpabio urges Nigerians to study Ojukwu

Niger rejects Libya’s call for extradition of Gaddafi’s son

Wages of broken home

Amosun, Ogun and economics of war

IGP Abubakar: I want to make a difference

Low turnout at Bayelsa’s guber polls

Cleric explodes!: Amosun runs govt of rascals

Friday, February 10, 2012

Onitsha Killer cop dismissed by Police, remanded in prison

Delta: Brewing trouble with direct labour

“Forever music and I”

I dumped football for music —KCee

SSS re-arrests Kabiru Sokoto

Amosun bulldozes Daniel’s father’s church

Eagles camp bubbles, as Keshi clocks 50

Daniel’s trial: Court summons EFCC operatives over alleged infraction

PDP cautions Aregbesola against illegalities

ICPC quizzes Taraba officials over failed contract

Imoke charges Obudu people on job creation

Bayelsa guber polls hold, says INEC

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Harry 1 - Taxman 0! : Redknapp over the moon as jury finds him NOT GUILTY of taking £189,000 in 'bungs' after epic FIVE YEAR probe

Soyinka, Agbeyegbe urge court to nullify 1999 Constitution

Girlfriend egged on gang member to spark massive brawl between rivals armed with chilling arsenal of weapons

Four killed as NURTW factions clash in Lagos

Scrapping of TASUED, abuse of power, say Adebanjo, PPN

PDP kicks as Ekiti Assembly scraps Minority Leader’s position

Jonathan: I ’ll continue to celebrate Dangote

Angry husbands storm police station, protest transfer of wives

Senate: Post-UTME candidate to pay N6,000

Ogun police defy IGP

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Reps to probe Amnesty programme over MEND

Ejection:Aviation journalists may be barred from covering Jonathan's arrival

PPPRA Director keeps mum on fuel importation status

Senate clears Maduekwe, Arapaja, Oluwateru, others as ambassadors

Confusion hits Ogun as Amosun scraps TASUED

Redknapp not guilty

Amosun dishonours Awolowo, Solarin’s memories

‘African countries lose billions of dollars due to trade barriers’

FG to Boko Haram: You've ruined North's economy

ACN disowns Ribadu

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Adamawa elections: I was not disturbed, says Nyako

Lagos confab: Delegates bicker over communique

Lecturers vow to shut down polytechnic over re-appointment of governing council

Subsidy: Customs, CBN in hot argument

Man arrested at Abuja Federal Secretariat

Reps angry over NCC's N75m budget to replace toilet doors

NASS orders NAFDAC, NDLEA, SON back to ports

Jonathan, Fayemi, Afe Babalola, Atiku, Oni, Akinjide, Afenifere mourn Aluko

Jonathan appoints Ribadu as head of Petroleum Task Force

Explosions rock Kaduna

Monday, February 06, 2012

Dead fish, health problems emerge as Chevron rig continues to burn

Mimiko: I will turn Ore to Sunshine City

PDP berates Fayemi over LG caretaker committees

Cross River LP re-affirms Adegoke as flagbearer

Insecurity: MASSOB opens refugee camps for returnees

MEND: JTF can't stop us

Sylva flees to Ghana

Clark, Nwabueze, Falae, Balarabe Musa, others: We must restructure Nigeria now

Police kill robbery suspects in Delta shrine

Okupe: Obasanjo will lead PDP to destruction

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Arewa group: al-Mustapha’s conviction a conspiracy

Boko Haram : Ngige commends Obi's role in preventing reprisal killings

Kogi: JP guber candidate declares support for Wada

Reps assure Nigerians on subsidy probe

Mark: I will defend Nigeria's unity with my blood

Abang's ambition hangs in the balance, as 5,000 supporters declare for Imoke

MEND resurrects, attacks Agip facilities

Calabar kingmakers reinstate sacked Obong

Ajimobi will fail in 2015, say Akala, Adeojo, Akinjide, Arapaja, Folarin, Oyelese, Balogun

10 days after sack, Nyako returns as gov

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Dead conductor: LASTMA hands over three supected officers to the Police

NANS to Fashola: Reverse LASU fees hike or risk students wrath

al-Mustapha: Emir of Kazaure is not speaking for the north, says Yerima

‘Cashless policy will put an end to fraud’

I want to be remembered for sweet highlife music, says Victor Olaiya

DESAILLY: France’s serene strongman

Girl sells baby to widow for N20, 000

UK store sacks Nigerian guard who caught a thief

Sylva attacks Jonathan

Massive turnout at Adamawa guber polls

Friday, February 03, 2012

News

Imansuangbon, Ihovbere pick PDP nomination forms

Cross River elders forum drums support for Imoke

Jose: I'll go back to chelsea

Uwazuruike vows to deal with fake MASSOB members

Lagos NURTW gang war claims seven

Robbers bomb Police station in Ajaokuta

How I refined fuji music —Ayinde

I’m not desperate but ambitious —Bimbo Thomas

Kwara's N70b rice deal sparks row

Fuel subsidy payments: Reps pannel summons Ahmadu ALi

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Abia to establish refinery in Ukwa

Why SNC is no solution to Nigeria's problems - Ex-NBA boss

Anger in Anambra as Boko Haram victims get mass burial

Boko Haram: Judge threatens to strike out charges against Ndume

Amaechi signs two bills into law

Fashola, Fayemi, Ajimobi to FG: Empower states

Court stops Ekiti council polls

Abiola's daughter, Tinubu's son fight over Law School election

LASTMA official kills Lagos conductor over N50

Customs to spend N2.4b on fuel, water, food, welfare

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Mimiko: LP ’ll defeat opposition parties

Illegal oil bunkering: Benue Chief, four others paraded in Delta

Jonathan meets PDP govs

NUPENG calls off strike as NNPC brokers peace

Total MD confused over mix-up in subsidy payment

ASUU suspends strike

Certificate forgery: Lagos DPP yet to decide on Customs boss

Court okays extradition of Nigerian to U.S. over N126 million fraud

Budget: Jonathan bars ministers from lobbying NASS

North okays Sovereign National Conference