The Punch News Archive for November 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

ICPC investigates Customs over N2.5bn

... CAN, AC condemn action ...PDP calls for caution

Tension mounts in Anambra, Abia over Jos killings

Why foreign military intervention may be necessary in Nigeria– US analysts

Assassins on the prowl in Minna, kill policeman

Edo Lodge looting: Police trail other suspects

Policy reversal: N20bn investment under threat

Plateau crisis: Soldiers get shoot-on-sight order

Robbers lay siege in Benin-Sagamu Expressway

Friday, November 28, 2008

Controversy trails heir apparent’s death in detention

Auto crash: Governor’s wife, others escape death

Eight die in Lagos clash, police dismiss constable

...Yar’Adua orders Jang to halt violence

Jos boils again

How S’African guards saved Mumbai hostages

NAFDAC adopts public enlightenment approach

Kidnappers force closure of Bayelsa schools

Ribadu left three-page handover note – Waziri

Crime: Oyo plans joint military/police patrol

Ondo accident victims’ relatives besiege hospital

Osunbor left N9.2bn deficit in Edo – Report

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Four policemen, two others killed in Ibadan robbery

I was never investigated by EFCC —Egwu

Killer baby mixture: NAFDAC seals chemical company, insists two died in UCH

N’Assembly budget may be slashed by 50%

Lagos suspends restriction of movement on Saturday

‘Three million Nigerians may live with HIV by 2010’

NDLEA destroys N500m hemp

I am ready to step on toes — Oshiomhole

Trailer rams into market, kills 25 persons

We have no information on Ribadu, police activities – Reps

Yar’Adua, world leaders condemn Mumbai terror attacks

Leadership publisher, others arraigned for defamation

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

‘EFCC under Waziri recovered N10bn stolen funds’

LUTH, UCH take on NAFDAC over killer baby drug

Drama in Senate as Chukwumerije accuses ministerial nominee of subtle ‘bribery’

Leave Ribadu alone, court tells Okiro, PSC

Bring Ribadu’s persecutors to justice

Robbers on the loose in Ibadan

Police dismiss constable for shooting four LASU students

Oyo demands probe of N4.7bn allocation to fake LG

Generator fumes kill man, three family members

The deaths we cannot ignore

Assault: Judge fixes Feb 23 for suit against Rear Admiral

There’re people with HIV in N’Assembly – Osotimehin

Budget: Nigeria may defy OPEC quota

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Controversy trails traders’ protest against Iyabo Obasanjo

Ribadu faces Police panel on December 4

Panic over killer baby teething mixture

‘Over 69 million Nigerians live below poverty level’

Reps flay defence ministry over shoddy handling of 2008 budget –No comment — Minister

Ribadu is a national hero — Ogunshola

George: ‘Ministry gave NPA board contract approval limits’

‘Constitutional review begins in 2009’

‘Blame bad leadership for House of Reps crisis’

FG sets up task force to tackle oil theft

NPAN seeks collaboration with BON on FOI bill

Monday, November 24, 2008

Assault: Uzoma fails to appear before   naval panel - Says she’s being frustrated

N2.3bn car scandal: Reps panel to submit three reports

Presidency orders release of certificate to Ribadu

Tracking device leads to arrest of 16 suspects

Fashola honours 15 gallant policemen

Appeal tribunal strikes out petitions against Amaechi

Money laundering: Metropolitan Police yet to return evidence on Ibori — FG

I’m ready for Iyabo Obasanjo in open debate – Commissioner

Court grants Nnamani permission to attend UN session

CJN warns judges against abuse of judicial powers

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Police yet to locate kidnapped septuagenarian

EFCC seeks to recover N62.18bn from ex-governors

Graduation:NBA, others flay FG for stopping Ribadu

‘How Obasanjo wasted billions in agric sector’

We’ll protest nude, Bayelsa women warn

US hotel plans $12m project for Gateway

FG won’t influence passage of FOI Bill —Solicitor-General

CBAN boss wants EFCC, ICPC to probe NigComSat

162m Euro hospital contract not under probe – Senate

Human trafficking: Immigration nabs kingpin, 18 victims

Saturday, November 22, 2008

… Gani flays FG over action

N2.3bn car scandal: SSS investigates secret tape on Bankole

Security operatives whisk away Ribadu

N2.3bn car deal: Why we are fighting Bankole –Rep

UMCAA honours Momoh, Ogunshola, others

Child trafficking: George denies allegation

LASTMA rip–off saga: Lagos releases report of investigation

How to restore sanity in N’Delta—Police high command

Lagos to phase out 40,000 molue

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lagos allays fears of likely sinking of Lekki

Iyabo attends PDP crisis parley, Daniel absent

Police spend N102m on dogs, N16m to feed horses

Prison congestion: NBA proposes on-the-spot trial

How Okonjo-Iweala, Ezekwesili, others can help Nigeria –UN adviser

Military court martial: Okah’s family, MEND disagree

Robbers raid bank in Lagos, kill two, cart away large sum

EFCC may arrest director for negligence of duty

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Senate screens Akunyili, three others

FG may revoke $8bn rail contract

One killed, 14 injured in Oyo, Osun, Delta

How EFCC detained FIRS boss, husband – Source

Return govt property within 24 hours, Oshiomhole tells Osunbor

Nigeria’s economy under threat as oil falls below $50 a barrel

NITEL probes SAT-3 failure, restores service

Soludo’s appointment divides Reps

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ministerial screening begins today

NIPSS clears Ribadu, Briggs for graduation on Saturday

Reps berate Presidency over shelved budget

Farmers blame food crisis on Obasanjo

Reps flay Ghana over trade practices

Victim of naval ratings’ assault back in hospital

Britain warns drug traffickers of severe penalties

UK announces £148m health programme for Nigeria

NPAN moves to establish press Ombudsman

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Money laundering: Fayose knows fate on Dec 18

Poor accounting stalls NITEL privatisation – BPE

N2.3bn car scandal: Drama as new group demands detailed probe

Daniel, Iyabo Obasanjo report face-off to Senate

Accident: Oyo reads the Riot Act to tanker drivers

Lagos CCTV project faces delay

Naval ratings’ assault: Utomi asks Arogundade to resign

Leave Leadership newspaper editors alone, NGE tells SSS

Six soldiers sentenced to life imprisonment for arming militants

Excess crude account hits $20bn –RMAFC

EFCC seeks arrest of Ibori’s associate

Yar’Adua postpones 2009 budget presentation

Monday, November 17, 2008

UI not among best 20 in Africa – Yar’Adua

PDP moves to sanction Iyabo Obasanjo

Senate gets ministerial list - Lukman, Akunyili, Egwu, 10 others nominated

N’Delta crisis: Activist drags FG to court over 13% derivation

Oshiomhole yet to receive official cars

EFCC handover: Ribadu replies Waziri

Sagana attack: Three bodies still missing

UK pledges another £100m for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

AC, police disagree over extra-judicial killings

Militants release hijacked ship

No plan to reduce petrol price –FG

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Militants hijack ship, abduct crew in Delta

Governor becomes school teacher

Reps committee discovers N134.3bn debt by oil firms

11 die in Lagos road accidents

Controversy trails Daniel, Iyabo-Obasanjo face-off

15,000 illegal land owners shun title ratification

Ogun targets Ibadan, Lagos wastes for fertiliser

Reps summon NigComSat boss over NigSat-1

SSS, police quiz Leadership over story on Yar’Adua’s health

Panel to probe Rear Admiral, six naval ratings begins sitting today

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Obama slams lobbyists

NDLEA impounds 700 bags of cannabis

Nigeria records 12,400 cases of measles – WHO

Anxiety in Bayelsa over security

Okiro, Oshiomhole meet in Benin

Iwu splits NANS

Daniel, Obasanjo-Bello clash at Akala’s daughter’s wedding

...Operatives arrest 22 Filipinos for oil bunkering

JTF, militants in five-hour shoot-out

EFCC closes in on Rivers officials

At last, Enugu lawmakers make London trip

Why we fought Obasanjo – Na’Abba

Friday, November 14, 2008

Yar’Adua pardons man on death row for 22 years

Enugu’s power drunk policemen under fire

Officials loot Edo governor’s lodge in Abuja

Obama set to eradicate malaria

Police parade 12 robbers in Lagos

Illegal toll: Two hospitalised in Benin as groups clash

Cabinet reshuffle: Fear of media leaks delay ministerial list

Vandals want to destroy Niger bridge –NEMA

Hillary Clinton may emerge US secretary of state

PDP rakes in billions at fundraiser

N2.3bn car scandal: Reps disown activist, threaten court action

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yar’Adua approves disbursement of N10bn rice fund

Fashola charges NPAN to reform media sector

Naval ratings go wild again, kill policeman

Nigerians tasked over music education at book launch

AGF orders Okiro to stay action on Albashir’s case

German doctors cure HIV patient with bone marrow

Olugbo: Govt warns rivals against breach of peace

Mark’s adviser dies at Senate retreat

25 New SANs emerge

N2.3bn car scandal: How Rep offered me N1m to blackmail Bankole –Activist

Oshiomhole freezes Edo accounts

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Politicians harass election petitions tribunal judges — Appeal court president

Navy summons Rear Admiral to DHQ over assault on lady

Oshiomhole takes over in Edo

Global financial crisis: WHO predicts drop in foreign assistance

Military recorded 94,000 cases of HIV/AIDS in five years — MOD

N’Delta: Security agencies mull emergence of militant camps

Oshiomhole’s victory, signal to international community —Fashola

‘PDP can’t rule Nigeria for long’

ANPP Reps accuse Yar’Adua of planning secret budget

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Assault: Reps condemn naval ratings’ action

Six states delay power emergency – Governors’ Forum

I now have a brother governor – Fashola

NBA, Akinjide, others commend verdict

Celebration in Benin as Osunbor accepts judgment

All hail Governor Oshiomhole

Party secretariat: AC flays PDP’s N50m levy on governors

Lagos needs partnership, not aid — Fashola

Child mortality: Yar’Adua worried over nation’s ranking

It’s zero tolerance for kidnappers —Sylva

Oshiomhole’s victory, triumph of democracy – NLC

N2.3bn car scandal: Reps’ panel writes bank, FIRS

Yar’Adua seeks speedy passage of electoral reform laws

Police beat journalist to coma with horsewhips

Appeal court declares Adams Oshiomhole Edo State Governor

Monday, November 10, 2008

Code of Conduct Bureau clears ministerial nominees

Osunbor, Oshiomhole know fate today

EFCC arrests Terry Waya

Lagos bans governors, others from use of siren

Assault: Admiral not fit to hold rank –Victim’s father

Bankole urges support for N’Delta

Nigeria, Germany to cooperate in education, climate changes

N’Delta: Dike summons JTF commanders to Abuja

N50m levy: PDP govs may pay through proxies — Investigation

Yar’Adua asks African leaders to end poverty

MEND releases Ukrainian, three Nigerian hostages

Sunday, November 09, 2008

S’African immigration official humiliates Nigerian senators, ex-envoy

Assault: Naval authorities lied – Victim

INEC queries missing N50m in PDP accounts

Buhari writes Obama, tasks Nigerians over democracy

Vehicle scandal: NANS set for showdown with Bankole

N16trn mismanaged under Obasanjo — Don

Ladoja‘s aides cry foul over unpaid salaries

African Commission probes Nigeria’s human rights records

Governor flays FG on foreign reserves

Nigerian group seeks Obama’s amnesty

Lessons from Obama‘s election for Nigeria

Saturday, November 08, 2008

How to guard against Internet fraud

How Nigeria loses N1.022tn to import of power generators –Okoigun

Bank chiefs in N350m fraud

EFCC, ICPC at war

Okere saga: More trouble for naval ratings

Obama: Nigerian leaders must apologise to the people—Omole

FG deploys fresh troops in N’ Delta

Police arrest 91 robbery suspects, kill 42

Panel searches Dariye’s house

Two die in road mishap

Minister raises the alarm over accident rate

Protest over Lagos ambassadorial nominee

Friday, November 07, 2008

US economy needs quick action – Obama

Atiku returns, remains in AC

Bushmeat can cause health problems – US scientists

EFCC, ICPC to quiz Bankole, others over Reps car scandal

EFCC yet to refund N74m Obama fund to donors

Russians, Chinese hack Obama’s computers

Bush, Obama to meet on Monday

Two die, two injured as Plateau governor escapes death

Five naval ratings, others feared dead in Bayelsa

Don’t molest civilians –Army boss warns soldiers

N32bn fraud: Court remands Indian businessman in EFCC custody

Brutalised lady sues Navy, demands N100m damages

Yar’Adua seeks more foreign direct investment

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Supplementary budget: NA seeks N10.4bn for pensions

Ribadu yet to receive demotion letter

Senate queries naval chief over assault on lady

Reps to review laws on deployment of troops

Ogbulafor queries Alao-Akala

Obama’s victory not for the black race — Ayoola

Ekaette may head N’Delta ministry

House of Assembly cannot punish judges – Court rules

Obama has leapfrogged us into third millennium — Soyinka

N2.3bn car scandal: Group accuses six lawmakers

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

N2.3bn car scandal: Keyamo’s documents are fake – N’Assembly, PAN

President-elect for inauguration on Jan. 20

Yar’Adua, Motlanthe, others congratulate Obama

Mimiko advises Agagu to emulate McCain

12 groups call for Iwu‘s removal

Obama’s victory’ll reduce ethnic, racial discrimination — dons, cleric

...Victory, positive development for democracy — NBA, Olanipekun, others

‘Obama’s emergence challenges the world’

Rivers, MEND disagree over alleged murder plan

FG adopts new budget implementation measures

More knocks for PDP over N50m request from govs

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama wins by a landslide

Iwu faults US electoral system

Nigerians react to naval ratings‘ assault on lady

Nuclear power project: ‘Nigeria won’t use expatriates’

ICPC raises panel to probe Reps’ N2.3bn car scandal

Obama in early lead

Commission recommends stiffer penalty for rapists

Police arrest two men for rape

Ember Months: Two students feared killed

N’Delta: FG gives conditions for troop pull out

Akingbola warns against oversimplification of meltdown

FG set to probe Obasanjo’s waivers

Borishade, Iyayi, others must refund N4.5bn — Senate

The hour is here. Will Florida again determine the next occupant of the White House?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Rejection of notebooks political —Bankole

PDP under fire over N10bn fund raiser

Police want to stop my graduation from NIPSS – Ribadu

D–Day: Obama carries lead into last hour

Foreigners now rob freely on highways

US urges Nigeria to operate ‘true democracy’

NIC president seeks court‘s inclusion in constitution

Reps, PTDF in fresh row over N3.4bn expenditure

Briggs: Presidency sets up committee on Sankey

Policeman kills cyclist over alleged N20 bribe

Armed robbers lay siege to Lagos

Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ministerial list: Yar’Adua snubs PDP

Eight states disagree on FG’s power to collect VAT

We’re ready for probe – Bankole, others

N’Delta: Amaechi canvasses more jobs for youths

Kidnappings: Senator seeks monarch’s intervention

Why Yoruba must depart from ‘mainstream politics’ — Afenifere

EFCC takes credit for naira’s stability

NCCE harmonises standards with UBE curricula

Delay of cases: NBA seeks reduction of appeal court President’s power

Poll: US on the threshold of history

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Obama backers gleeful, McCain’s glum –Poll

Fresh scandal rocks Reps

Minister’s aide, lawyer in N22m scam

Somali rape victim, 13, stoned to death

Orji warns kidnappers to leave Abia

Uncertainty over new ministerial list

Nigeria anti-graft drive threatened –Financial Times of London

Uproar at Onne port over charges

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