The Nation Archive for January 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jonathan: death sad, painful, untimely

Fashola condoles with Enahoro’s, igp’s families

IGP’s wife buried in Kano

The atmosphere in court yesterday

Sentence will appease Abiola family, say lawyers

al-Mustapha, Sofolahan: The road to conviction

Jonathan didn’t contest AU chair, says Abati

Fed Govt sends ex-militants abroad for varsity education

Kano, Yobe review curfew

Teachers hail Ajimobi

Osun to take census of elderly

Lagos begins replacement of old number plates

Foundation awards N2m scholarship to Ondo students

Court deposes Ekiti monarch after 24 years

Trader crushed to death in Ibadan

Oyo rerun: INEC fixes Feb 11 for supplementary poll

Taming Lagos traffic with Light Rail

Oshiomhole to IGP: be strong

Wada takes over in Kogi

Court dethrones Obong of Calabar

Al-Mustapha, Shofolahan sentenced to death by hanging

Candidate who wins case on court judgment steps into shoes of invalidly nominated opponent

ASUU blames FG over Boko Haram killings

Why Jonathan opted out of AU chairmanship - Presidency

New IGP's wife dies

Strong earthquake hits Peru's coastline

Senegal’s body confirms Wade's bid for third term

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Adamawa acting governor sacks political appointees

Uwais panel recommends public screening of judges

Supreme Court’s verdict throws PDP into crisis

Borno must compensate us, says church

Supreme Court verdict: Nothing has changed in Sokoto, says Acting Governor

Boko Haram: UN, AU back Jonathan

We won’t bow to pressure over subsidy cash probe, say Reps

Asset declaration: Shekarau, ex-Customs boss, others face trial Feb 9

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants remain a regional threat

‘Customs role in arms control is complementary’

Guns, guns everywhere...

Kogi stalemate: Sambo meets Wada, Acting Governor, others

Boko Haram: Two killed in Kano attack

Makinde: Nigerian Mathematician in Diaspora wins AU Science award

Gunmen kill policeman in Kaduna

Benin President elected as AU Chairman

Boko Haram: Don't employ foreign agents - David West

Ekiti to establish auto mart, mechanic villages

African leaders meet for first post-Gaddafi summit

Hamas leader goes back to Jordan

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Supreme Court ruling is a temporary setback, says Sylva

Insecurity: Nigeria needs state police now - Abia Attorney-General

Imoke's candidature not forfeited - PDP

NLNG in talks to raise $1 bln to buy six ships

Bayelsa Gov appoints new SSG

Anyim, S/East govs kick over killings

Jonathan may run for AU chair

Kogi: Wada heads for court

11suspected Boko Haram members killed in Maiduguri


Eleven Boko Haram members killed in Maiduguri

South East governors, leaders angry over killings of Ndigbo

Islamic sect storms police station, gunfight erupts

Violence in Senegal after court clears Wade

Boko Haram to continue attacks for sharia

Friday, January 27, 2012

25 Boko Haram suspects arrested in Enugu

Ikeja bomb blasts 10th anniversary Tinubu, victims’ families flay FG for failing to fulfil promises

‘My people are suffering from hunger and diseases’

Doctors should not play politics with their job

High drama as two governors emerge in Kogi

...Olanipekun, Falana condemn ‘judicial rascality’

Their emergency Excellencies

How Supreme Court altered political calculations in Kogi, Bayelsa, others

Lawyers express divergent views on judgment

Boko Haram says no negotiation with Fed Govt

NLC’s website hacked

Cross River, Bayelsa, Adamawa Speakers sworn in acting governors

...FG directs Assembly Speakers to take over

Supreme Court sacks five governors

Attracting God’s presence in your home (2)

Sacked Governors: Its illegal to handover to a Speaker - Agabi

Imoke vacates office

When two veterinarians say ‘I do’

Supreme Court ruling temporary setback - Sylva

Gunmen kill 15 traders in Katsina

Boko Haram leader rules out negotiation with government

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court sacks five governors

Bomb attack kills 26 in Baghdad

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Babangida: I won’t seek elective office agains

Why Jonathan chose Abubakar

Anxiety as five governors know fate today

Boko Haram: Police arrest 180 Chadian mercenaries

10 burnt to death in Bauch road crash

Goodluck Jonathan (You’ll need it)

The Abubakar I know, by Igini

‘Ringim’s sack a distraction‘

Suswam urges for support for police chief

Plateau worried

Abubakar: North’s CAN kicks as Arewa youths hail

How to curb Boko Haram, by Zamfara governor

Jonathan: no basis for talks with Boko Haram

Police chief promises break from the past

Celebrating silver jubilee in style

Jonathan challenges Boko Haram to state demands

German engineer kidnapped in Kano

Explosion injures five in Kano

Court to hear Sylva’s application Friday

Court adjourns hearing in Akwa Ibom poll dispute

Boko Haram strikes fear across Africa - UN

Kano blasts: Police arrest 200, mostly Chadian 'mercinaries'

Egyptian protesters plan sit-in until army leaves

Bill Gates pledges $750m to AIDS fund

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Petrol still sells for N150 per litre in Bauchi

El-Rufai to Jonathan: Fish out Boko Haram in govt

From Edet to Ringim: a tale of controversial IGPs

‘Ringim, six DIGs’ forced retirement long overdue’

Corps members seek redeployment from North

Can Abubakar triumph over Boko Haram?

Ringim falls at the feet of history

Kano youths overrun police station

Why he was picked

Ringim kicked out

Nine dead in foiled bank robbery

Makarfi offers to help solve security challenges

Lagos council rehabilitates 21 roads

Fed Poly hails Fayemi over bus donation

Navy proposes N6.5b to fuel NNS Thunder, four Atlas ships

Finally, some spine in fight against Boko Haram

Farewell Ringim

After the battle

Ajimobi urges Fed Govt to subsidise agric inputs

Osun refunds N12m to Muslim pilgrims

New Federal Varsity to be student-centred

Jonathan appoints acting IG

Court adjourns hearing in Akpabio’s, Udoedehe’s case

Egyptians mark anniversary of popular revolt

Boko Haram got al Qaeda bomb training – Niger minister

Islamic sect overrun Kano police station

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mass burial for victims

Should the world rescue Nigeria from the brink ?

Army Chief to Fed Govt: don’t negotiate with Boko Haram

US to modernise security agencies

National Conference a must, says Soyinka

Guns boom in Kano

Nigeria crisis hurts PZ Cussons

Global bank reforms too soft, says Sanusi

Dangote donates N18.7m to Kaduna, Gombe refugees

SEC okays Union Bank’s Rights Issue extension

Oil majors fret over declining investment in exploration

Alison-Madueke clears air on petrol consumption controversy

Explosions at police station

US, Nigeria Commission meets

Jonathan set to drop IG Ringim, DIGs

Lagosians hail withdrawal of soldiers from streets

Appeal Court orders Makarfi inaugurated as Senator

Deploy ICT to tackle terrorism, Senate tells minister

Sylva asks Supreme Court to declare him PDP candidate

Commuters bemoan gridlock on Lagos road

Boko Haram: U.S to modernize Nigeria’s security system

Orubebe’s home bombed, looted

Alison-Madueke’s absence stalls budget defence

UNN honours Achebe, Edeh

Former Gaddafi's stronghold revolts against Tripoli

Boko Haram killed 935 people since 2009 - report

JTF, Boko Haram clash in Kano

The Nation legislative summit postponed

Monday, January 23, 2012

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan once hailed as man of destiny

Soyinka: don’t reduce anti-fuel subsidy removal protests to ethnicity

US, Nigeria brainstorm on Boko Haram

Aregbesola, Chime mourn slain reporter

‘ Send Lagos soldiers to North’

‘Nigeria’s existence is threatened’

Attackers wore police uniforms

NLC to Fed Govt: stop these killings

Emir leads prayer for peace

Police arrest 185 Kano bombings suspects

My agony, by woman searching for husband’s body

Police: 10 bomb-laden vehicles found in Kano

Duke returns to PDP, Imoke picks guber ticket

NLC urges FG to overhaul security agencies

U.S, Nigeria brainstorm on Boko Haram

Legislative summit postponed

Airlines to spend N350m on flight trackers

Police kill four Boko Haram members in Maiduguri

Former U-20 star’s family escape Kano blasts

EU poised to ban Iran oil imports

Blackberry-maker CEOs step down

Sunday, January 22, 2012

SSS, police tighten security in Niger

Ohanaeze urges governors to evacuate Igbo from North

Ki-Moon condemns Kano mayhem

Sultan: it’s inhuman, unacceptable

Soldier, policeman, eight others killed in Bauchi

Death toll may hit 250 in Kano bombings

Baptist Convention: prosecute Ringim over Sokoto’s escape

‘Education is solution to sect’s crisis’

Boko Haram pushing for war, says minister

Rights Commission sympathises with Channels

ICPC to float toll-free calls for whistle-blowers

EFCC invites 38 oil marketers over N1.3tr subsidy cash

Soldiers take over Kano streets

Governors mourn slain Channels’ man

Senator, Rep condemn reporter’s death

International Criminal Court urged to stop killings

Death toll in Kano attacks hits 178

Bombings: Police, SSS beef up security in Niger

PDP suspends Bayelsa governorship rally

Blasts rock Bauchi churches

U.S attack kills Somali insurgent

Government relaxes Kano curfew

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ajimobi, David-West condemn deployment of soldiers in Lagos

Tension in Onitsha over ejection of Yoruba, Hausa traders

Ojukwu to be buried March 2

Britain, Canada, France, others condemn attacks

Ekweremadu, Gowon, Shonekan flay killings

Jonathan, Fashola, Mark, Tambuwal others condole with Channels TV

ACN blames Fed Govt for inaction

Untold story of Kabiru Sokoto

Panic in Yenagoa over twin explosions

KANO BOMB BLASTS Death toll hits 162

Kano blasts: Death toll now 125

Panic over twin blasts in Bayelsa

Kano blasts: Jonathan condoles with Channels TV, other victims

Ravalomanana finalises Madagascar return

Benue governorship poll: Tribunal to rule on motion Monday

Cruise ship firm faces U.S lawsuit

Friday, January 20, 2012

Madalla bomb suspect’s escape: Ringim’s fate hangs in the balance as 24-hr ultimatum expires

Boko Haram: Scores feared dead in Kano multiple explosions

Who’s missing Super Eagles?

Ogun first lady tasks women on development

Ondo LP chieftain resigns appointment

Controversy over arrest of 23 MASSOB members

Gunmen kidnap American in Warri

Niger Deltans urge Jonathan to take drastic action against Boko Haram, sponsors

...Police have no right to ban protests __ Legal experts

... it’s not true, Lagos maintains stand

Save Nigeria Group calls off ‘Victory Rally’

Fashola requested for soldiers since 2010, FG insists

Diezani raises panel on oil industry reforms

Date with Seun Kuti on state of Nigeria

Saint Paul makes a debut with No Dulling video

Jaywon to release videos soon

2face expecting baby number 6

Daddy Showkey, Tony Tetuila resurface

Why I won’t give up dancing

Yemi Olowolabi set to give mother a befitting rite of passage

Gbenga Ashafa, Otunba Abayomi Ogunnusi give back

Benin-Ore-Shagamu Express: Between facts and fiction

A captive president

Multiple bomb blasts in Kano

Power generation to hit 6,000MW this year-Nnaji

Lagos government condemns assault on Nwabueze, others

NFF hails Maigari's appointment into FIFA committee

Ojukwu’s funeral starts March 1

ICC sets date for decision on Kenyan suspects

I’m 19 and he is 35, is it proper for me to get married to him?

The misery and curious economics of fuel subsidy removal

‘How subsidy strike affected us’

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lagos to DHQ: show proof of your claim

Senate to probe escape of Boko Haram suspect

Soldiers in Lagos part of security patrol team, says DHQ

Police tear-gas Nwabueze, Braithwaite, Kalu, others

N50m reward on Boko Haram suspect’s head

Rep berates police over Boko Hraram suspect’s escape

N151b pension scam uncovered through EFCC, says task force chief

EFCC can’t audit NNPC, says Senate

NNPC not authorised to deduct subsidy, says Okonjo-Iweala

The Big Protest: War of attrition begins

Subsidy crisis: Reps seek review of petroleum pricing laws

Our pains, by gunshot victims

Attacks under Ringim

Save Nigeria Group to Jonathan: sack IGP, others now

Hafiz Ringim: An era ending on a controversial note

Enugu denies detaining labour leader

Uduaghan warns Christians against retaliation

Boko Haram’s disappearing and infiltrating acts

150 displaced in Ebonyi communal crisis

The MRI of a nation

16 youths arraigned for alleged attack on emir’s palace

Lagos seeks NRC’s co-operation on drainage expansion

Niger revokes contract for NYSC orientation camp

Ruling on Ondo local govt case for March 21

Fashola cautions transporters, traders on price increase

ASUU will call-off strike on Monday- Minister

Umar wants Biu, others punished

Army in Lagos: Police disperse protesters

Senate approves 2012-15 fiscal framework

Kebbi lawmaker dies

Suicide blast kills six at Afghan airport

Pakistan PM stands firm in contempt row

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why PHCN workers were transferred, by minister

Bankers’ Committee signs sustainable banking pact

World Bank cuts Nigeria, others’ growth rate

Nigeria loses N207b to fuel price strike

FEC okays oil payments, solid minerals audit

Subsidy: ‘Nigeria pays daily for 24m litres of unaccounted fuel’

Mutilated body of hunchback dumped in bush

‘It’s imperialistic’

Lagos ACN urges Jonathan to withdraw soldiers

Aregbesola to Fed Govt: soldiers’ deployment alarming dangerous

Soyinka: Biu the torturer

Zakari Biu: Fate of a controversial cop

Ogbeh advises Jonathan to set up ‘major’ enquiry

ACN protests troops in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna

Boko Haram suspect: IG Ringim in trouble

UNILAG introduces degree programme in terrorism

Minister queries IGP over bombing suspect's escape

Senate approves 70 years retirement age for professors

Subsidy strike costs Nigeria’s economy $1.2b

Attackers kill five foreign tourists in Ethiopia

Fire razes building, kills three in Ibadan

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why we deployed soldiers in Lagos, by Defence minister

Armed soldiers still on guard at Ojota

Work resumes with soldiers still on Lagos roads

Ashafa urges withdrawal of soldiers

Save Nigeria Group threatens court action

Traditional, religious leaders flay Fed Govt

Senate backs EFCC probe of oil subsidy

Hold IG Ringim responsible, says Falana

Xmas Day bombing suspect in dramatic escape

Alleged subsidy fraud: Customs indicts NNPC

Businesses resume in Kano

Fuel sells for N140 in Taraba

Niger violent protest politically motivated, says govt

Kwara police parade boy, 13, others for alleged arson

Kwara governorship battle shifts to Supreme Court

JTF arrests six ‘high profile’ Boko Haram suspects

Borno explains N100m payment to Boko Haram leader Yusuf’s in-laws

Aprill polls: Cross River REC Igini urges parties to stick to rules

Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Maiduguri

Resign now, Senator tells Alison-Madueke

CBN sees interest rates on hold

‘Strike highlights Africa’s investment risks’

Zenon: we got no fuel subsidy

Free cervical screening for women

Group hails Alaafin on 41st coronation anniversary

Gowon backs Jonathan’s handling of subsidy, security

Subsidy: Suswam to sack 9,000 workers

Why govt survived the strike, by Jonathan

Lawyer criticises President over soldiers’ occupation of Lagos

Attacks on Christians disturbing, says Archbishop of Canterbury

No to military occupation

Unhelpful sectionalism

Harassment in Egypt

‘Govt ignored environmental concerns’

ACN chieftain rejects appointment

Activists reject N97 petrol pump price

Amnesty International seeks release of labour activists

FSR and government’s resort to blackmail (I)

State of emergency by any other name

Adamawa poll shifted to Feb 4

Why we paid N100m to Yusuf's in-law - Borno government

Al Qaeda kidnaps Algerian governor

Gunmen kill policeman in Mubi

Niger to pursue nuclear plans

Monday, January 16, 2012

ACN condemns troops deployment

Disgraceful assault on democracy

Braithwaite, Nwabueze, Balarabe Musa kick

Protesters dare soldiers

Activists accuse Jonathan of misusing army

My movement curtailed, says Falana

Fashola: protesters didn’t break law

Troops deployment in Lagos provocative, says Soyinka

How the truce between Jonathan, Labour was brokered

Fashola to Jonathan: recall troops deployed in Lagos

Labour rejects N97

PPPRA urges marketers to sell fuel at N97

N97 pump price unacceptable, says Ajakaye

Lessons from the protest

Activists: on N65 we stand

‘NLC, TUC wrong to have suspended strike ’

David-West, Balarabe accuse Labour of betrayal

A diminished Presidency

Subsidy protests: Peace in our time

CAN, Kano Muslims tour churches

Kano NLC stages street protest

Toni Nadal: The man who motivates Rafa

NCC should set up responsive dispute resolution system

Fashola faults deployemnt of soldiers on Lagos streets

Labour suspends strike

Labour, civil society stage rally in Kano

NLC suspends strike

Workers stay away, businesses re-open in Port Harcourt

Afenifere deplores presence of soldiers in Lagos

Motorists besiege fuel station in Edo

Protests: Armed soldiers deployed to Lagos

Sunday, January 15, 2012

President seeks understanding of Nigerians on deregulation

EFCC to probe fuel subsidy payments

Petrol is N97 per litre

Babangida praises protesters’ maturity

Balarabe Musa, Southern Kaduna group disagree on street protest

Labour resumes strike today

NLC, TUC: why Labour, Fed Govt talks collapsed

will it fall apart or can it hold?

Subsidy stifles private investment, says envoy

‘Economy’s growth is stalled’

On the trail of protesters

Atiku urges Fed Govt, labour to resolve dispute

Northern governors deny rumour of planned attack on Christians

Xmas Day bombing: Police retrieve laptop, documents from Boko Haram suspect

Mark, Fed Govt team brainstorm on new proposal

Govt is after me, says Bakare

Daudu, Agbakoba to Jonathan: you can’t fight the people and win

Steer clear of Oyo, Ajimobi, ACN warn hoodlums

Why Ondo NLC, TUC backed out of protests

ANPP insists Jonathan must revert to N65 per litre

CNPP to labour: don’t sell your conscience

ACN decries ‘sectionalisation’ of subsidy protests

Novartis to cut 2,000 US jobs

China’s rail system tested as massive migration begins

Italy bond auction fails to match Spain success

Air France-KLM unveils turnaround plan

S&P praises ECB crisis measures

Wall Street slips on Eurozone downgrades

Activists urge CBN to release documents on alleged corruption

How we sustained power stability, by CEO

Uncertainty phase of the Great Protests

Jonathan’s loss

Mark, FG team propose new option to labour

President to address Nigerians on petrol price crisis

Keshi to cut back AFCON TV role

Subsidy: FG, Labour to continue talks

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Soldiers arrest ex-PTD driver for alleged gun running

Deregulate CBN now -Falana

Adoke denies alleged secret accounts, asks IGP to probe claims

I have not given up on Nigeria -Buhari

Police arrest suspect in Borno Gov’s Lodge

Strike continues as FG, Labour talks end in deadlock

‘They held me hostage, buried strange corpse in my house’

Protest shouldn’t end until there is a change, insists ACN UK

Sullivan Chime’s hammer against protesters

One killed, market set ablaze in Benue

Now, Okon counts the blessings of baby boomers

When Goodluck is not enough

The harmattan of venom

Nigerians besiege markets, banks to stock up food

Fire guts part of National Assembly

El Baradei pulls out of Egyptian presidency race

Subsidy removal: hoarding and bloating information

Return of schools to missionaries in Anambra

A President and crisis of confidence

Jonathan’s budding intolerance

A stitch in time

Between subsidy, the mob and governors

Catholic bishop advocates policy with human face

Lawmaker criticises FG’s threat to civil servants

Institute calls for dialogue

Fashola says dialogues, a step forward

‘Remove fuel subsidy over three years’

Fuel subsidy battle goes cyber

‘Jonathan can’t cut salaries

Okonjo-Iweala takes subsidy campaign to Facebook, Twitter

Battle for Nigerian hearts

Why Labour cannot afford to fail

Counting the economic cost

Political cost of fuel subsidy removal

How Jonathan’s government works

Liberia gets IFAD $24.9m loan to revitalise cocoa, coffee

South Africans await travel alert on Nigeria

‘Removal of fuel subsidy right and timely’

How KPMG unmasked corruption at NNPC

Diesel deregulation: Points to ponder

‘I‘ve not only hung my boots, I have thrown them out’

‘Choreography is a spiritual exercise’

Music as weapon of mass protest

Giving meaning to landscapes

Brand Equity as an Asset

Muhammad Ali The greatest @ 70

Subsidy: FG, Labour seek way out of crisis

Suicide attack on Iraqi pilgrims

Six die in Italian ship accident

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bayelsa Pdp chair denies blaming Inec

Boko Haram: security agencies raise panel to probe governor, northern politicians

OPS urges Labour to embrace dialogue

Petrol tankers unable to deliver to Nigeria

Subsidy war: Expect mother of all strikes from Monday –– Labour

Nasfat supports Nigerians on fuel protest

‘Proceeds of removed oil subsidy ‘ll go into private pockets’

Ondo ACN in UK flays oil subsidy removal

Deregulate the CBN now —Falana

Aregbesola urges military to be loyal to constitution

Chime sues for peace, explains ban on public protest

Anenih, other PDP chiefs pressure Tambuwal on House decision

Embrace dialogue, Akpabio tells NLC

‘Nigeria has no business with poverty’

Bakare, Falana, Utomi: We reject economic fallacies


Subsidy protest: Traders shun NLC, TUC in Edo

Day five: Organizers suspend Lagos rally, await FG’s response

Subsidy talks fruitful, strikes continue - Labour

Police threaten to arrest those who burn tyres on highways

Revert price of petrol to N65, says Fayemi

PENGASSAN to shut down upstream oil sector

Ajimobi to hoodlums: hijack fuel subsidy protest, face the music

ACN accuses Fed Govt of plotting to declare emergency in Lagos

Strike will be over soon, says Mark

Labour leaders stand on N65, says NLC President

Govt/Labour talks deadlocked