The Punch News Archive for September 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NEWS UPDATE: FG, ASUU resume negotiation in Abuja

Nigerian soldier killed in Darfur, two Kenyans policemen injured

Judge declines jurisdiction in Jang versus Plateau students‘ suit

Senate invites Sanusi, Waziri, Aondoaaka to explain removal of banks‘ CEOs

AC criticises PDP‘s violent ward congress in Anambra

Pharmaceutical society faults FG over pay disparity

NEWS UPDATE: Supreme Court refers Ohakim election petition to appeal court

UN chief hails Nigeria‘s peacekeeping efforts in Darfur

China‘s CNOOC evasive about talks on $30bn proposed oil deal

MEND names Soyinka, ex-military officers as mediators

NEWS UPDATE: Nigeria‘s ex-goalkeeper, Best Ogedengbe, is dead

Monday, September 28, 2009

Nigeria earns N1.83tn from crude oil exports in six months

Insecurity: Onovo summons police commissioners

‘More than 80% militants have embraced amnesty’

Ex-militant leaders place more demands before FG

Politicians are stockpiling arms – Boyloaf

Ribadu supported third term bid, says Ibori

Bayo Ohu: NMA investigates doctors

Violence mars Anambra PDP ward congresses

NEWS UPDATE: Convicted ex-UN peacekeepers moved from Agodi prisons

80% of Nigerian militants accept amnesty -Boyloaf

Chavez proposes Africa-South America mining firm

Zimbabwe court rules activist can‘t be prosecuted

Ekiti election tribunal adjourns as AC witness displays severed leg

Nigerien leader wants more power in legislative poll

Solicitor-General advises state govts on justice reform

NAP set for 2010 governorship election in Anambra

6,000 megawatts possible in December - Electricity workers

We resolved 75-year-old boundary dispute for development – Mediator

Ekiti has 50,000 workers on its payroll -Gov. Oni

Andy Uba’s tenure revalidation bid suffers setback

NEWS UPDATE: Absence of judge stalls suit against Dangote‘s NSE presidency

... reiterates need for banking sector shake-up

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Police foil kidnap attempt, kill three suspects, arrest two

NDI ignores Iwu, invites Ghana’s electoral chief for Senate panel’s retreat

... prepares charges against four bank chiefs

EFCC returns N74m to ‘Africa for Obama’ donors

MSS: Resident doctors begin strike on Wednesday

Cultism: Police arrest 10 councillors in C’River

Ribadu declared his assets

NSE: Court hears suit to nullify Dangote’s election today

Night travelling: 18 die on Lokoja-Abuja road

Veteran journalist, Peter Ajayi, dies of liver cancer at 73

Stakeholders decry non-release of mining regulation

Action Congress urges Nigerians to boycott Sony products

Woman, 22, delivers baby without eyes, ears, nose

Makinde calls for proper funding of education

Traders defy Oyinlola’s directive on illegal stalls

Oshiomhole urges police to apprehend commercial bus driver‘s killers

Edo pays stranded hospital patients‘ N6.5m medical bills

18 die in night crash on Lokoja-Abuja road

Jang has no intention to dump PDP – Commissioner

NEWS UPDATE: Woman loses N96m to ATM fraud, CBN warns on obsolete machines

NEWS UPDATE: I didn‘t attend PDP‘s NEC meeting - Ondo governor

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Militants charge FG on rehab centres as Imoke laments slow arms surrender

Tragedy: Trailer crushes pregnant woman, four others in Lagos

Failed Banks’ N188bn debt: Senate confronts CBN, EFCC

Ibori is a double convict – Ribadu

Gunman kills prominent monarch in Rivers

Bread prices may rise by 20% – Master bakers

Absence at Isemin burial, not politically motivated – Attah

Anambra 2010: Obi derides Soludo’s promise to create jobs

War against corruption alive – Aondoakaa

Release my son, 90-year-old mother of Kaduna ssg appeals to kidnappers

Yar’Adua’s absence at UN summit worries US, others

Amnesty: Militant kingpin, Togo, 200 others surrender in Delta

Ex-militants call for skill acquisition centres

1,400 Bakassi militants surrender arms in Cross River

Obi dismisses Soludo‘s job creation promise

UK declines to rule out military force against Iran

Segun Arinze becomes AGN president

NEWS UPDATE: Truck kills 10 persons in Lagos

I was miserable while dating Dan Foster – Linda Ikeji

Exhumed corpse remains fresh 27 years after it was buried

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ijaw want JTF withdrawn as militants protest in Yenagoa

UK court adds to Ibori’s troubles

Group hinges success of anti-corruption war on Iwu’s sacking

Retrenchment: ASCSN threatens to report INEC to ILO

Anambra PDP congress: World Bank cancels visit

Bayo Ohu buried, police to rely on informants

Ohakim can’t sack me – ASUU president

MSM postpones national political summit

CBN appoints four new EDs for Union Bank

Boko Haram’s plan to storm Kano Prisons uncovered

U.S reopens embassy in South Africa

NEWS UPDATE: Tears flow freely as slain journalist, Bayo Ohu, is buried

World Bank delegation cancels planned visit to Anambra

Ohakim can’t dismiss me – ASUU President

Ogun LG boss, others receive salaries, contract fees six years after tenure

Ghana gets $1.2 bln cocoa trade loan-AfDB

Group hinges success of anti-corruption war on Iwu’s removal

Appeal Tribunal confirms nullification Plateau LG chairman‘s election

NEWS UPDATE: Flying Eagles ready to confront Venezuela -Siasia

NEWS UPDATES: Militants seized Yenagoa, attack shops

Who wins Project Fame?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

FG, N’Delta leaders disagree on amnesty

Insecurity, our greatest challenge – Yar’Adua

Release SSG unconditionally now, ACF, CAN tell abductors

MSS: Be ready for showdown – PSN, others tell FG

Only councillors travelled to Dubai with their money –Ogun LG boss

‘Yar’Adua has lost the battle against corruption‘ – NBA

Oshiomhole to intervene in FG, ASUU face-off

Tears flow as slain journalist begins final journey

NEWS UPDATE: PDP excludes Andy Uba from Anambra 2010 plan

Al-Qaeda threat forced closure of U.S embassy

S‘African plane crashes into school playground

Naira stands firm as CBN meets forex demand

Niger Delta amnesty programme on course - Maduekwe

Plateau PDP crisis: Lar threatens legal action against pilgrims boss

Niger NUT ignores nationwide strike

Ogun FRSC arrests 13,000 traffic offenders in eight months

Ebonyi approves draft bill on internal security

AIDS vaccine results promising -UN

Board warns Abuja residents against indiscriminate dumping of refuse

Group petitions national headquarters over evacuation of the destitute

NEWS UPDATE: NLC calls for quick resolution of ASUU strike

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

France, Mark, governors flay murder of journalist

Sanusi, Lemo list measures to end credit crunch

ASUU strike may derail Vision 2020 –NNRA DG

Assassination of journalists and need for caution

Killers beat our security strategies — Community leader

Fears over poisonous apples

ASUU strike: Bishop urges parents to protest FG’s insensitivity

South-South governors may withdraw from FG’s amnesty

NEWS UPDATES: CD challenges journalists to find Bayo Ohu‘s killers

Three Ogun LGs to jointly tackle robbery attacks

World food output must rise 70 per cent by 2050 - FAO

Senator Kennedy wins top UN refugee award

Sultan challenges Islamic scholars on sectarian harmony

NEWS UPDATES: Minister, others stranded in aircraft, as inaugural flight lands at Akwa Ibom airport

S‘Africa unions seek state control of central bank

Controversial Egyptian candidate loses UNESCO vote

Bharti says MTN transaction will comply with Indian new takeover rules

Armed youths disrupt NUJ election in Bayelsa

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Student condemns plot to kidnap ministers

Controversy trails scrapping of REA by minister

NUJ demands coroner’s inquest

Soyinka berates police over slain journalist

Bayo Ohu: 48 hours after, no clue yet

Reps’ committee opposes cremation of Nigerian corpses in China

Aondoakaa alleges plans to cause misunderstanding

Kaduna SSG’s kidnappers demand N40m ransom

London court declines to bar Nigerians from trial of Ibori’s associates

Nigeria lost N380bn to waivers under Obasanjo – Reps

NEWS UPDATE: UK court declines to stop Punch, others from reporting trial of Ibori‘s associates

NEWS UPDATE: NUJ asks journalists to join investigation of Bayo Ohu‘s murder, writes IG

Soludo promises to lift Anambra

Bharti makes final concessions on MTN deal

Threat forces U.S to shut facilities in South Africa

Gunmen kidnap Kaduna SSG

Nigeria 2009: Akunyili to meet AIT, NTA on broadcast rights

NIFOR director advocates creation of oil palm ministry

Ebonyi NUJ condemns Ohu‘s murder

TRCN registers 731,800 teachers

Rep criticises defections by elected officers

IMF unveils $21.5 mln Comoros package to support growth

NEWS UPDATE: Italian judge delays judgment on suspension of NNPC/Agip Joint Venture Agreements

Monday, September 21, 2009

How we sought Nobel Peace Prize for Gani – Soyinka

Stella Obasanjo’s surgeon bags one-year jail term, 120,000 Euros fine

Jakande, Alile, Magoro, others owe N11.2bn – FMBN

NBA, NGE challenge police on journalist’s murder

‘Police should investigate Ohu’s profile’

Robbers tie bishop, wife, son - Take away SUV, cross, valuables

732 Nigerians in Chinese prisons –Perm Sec

No extension of amnesty programme – FG

Passengers escape death in tanker inferno

UK court bars media from reporting Ibori‘s case

Yar’Adua returns to Saudi Arabia

Six feared drowned in Lagos beach

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ibori: I did not receive any letter from Met police – AGF

Eid-el-Fitri: Yar’Adua, Bankole, Tinubu, Makinde, govs urge peace, tolerance

Halliburton: France, Switzerland turn down Nigeria’s request

Okocha tells Uduaghan to recover Delta’s shares

FG begins selection of permanent secretaries on Wednesday

N’Delta: Over 7,000 militants embrace amnesty, drop arms

‘We didn’t engage police in shoot-out’

Stakeholders call for caution as amnesty programme continues

Boko Haram plans to attack C’River – CAN

How PDP can be defeated in future elections — Ajimobi

Ekiti reduces emoluments of political office-holders by 50 per cent

Mimiko, PDP disagree over Ondo bye-election

Why illegal structures at Bodija market were demolished - LG boss

ANPP wants Bayelsa‘s debt probed

Police arraign 34-year-old for murder of nonagenarian

Osun partners with EU to construct N459million toilet facilities

AGF denies conflict with EFCC

Gunmen kill journalist in Lagos

NEWS UPDATE: CNPP threatens mass protest to force Aondoakaa out of office

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We were forced to approve loans – Credit officers

Ibori: EFCC, Aondoakaa on fresh collision course

Let virtues of Islam endure beyond Ramadan – Governors urge Muslims

CBN debunks claims of instability in uncleared banks

Kidnapping: Police rescue 6-yr-old boy, arrest suspect

Yar’Adua shuns United Nations summits – Report

Insecurity: FG, NACCIMMA agree on registration of phone SIMs

FG bans screening of N5.7bn science fiction movie, District 9

Poor ecological management causes natural disasters -SEMA boss

UN probes use of its vehicles in Somalia suicide attack

IMF chief predicts global recovery in early 2010

Aondoakaa leaves London hotel abruptly after deluge of protest calls

Yar‘Adua to shun UN General Assembly, lunch with Obama

NEWS UPDATES: Bank chiefs barred from leaving the country

Friday, September 18, 2009

I broke down in tears when doctors told me I had an enlarged kidney – Paul ‘Play’ Dairo

Extend amnesty till March 2010 or no deal – Tompolo

I could not complete secondary school because my parents divorced – Gani Adams

Father of Sagamu sextuplets in tears as children depart hospital motherless

Gani: Afenifere carpets Onovo over Ribadu’s visit denial

Shiite sect, police clash leaves six dead, 60 injured in Zaria

‘75% fail WAEC English, Mathematics’

ASUP boss slumps as Ibadanpoly workers sign undertaking to resume

NANS urges FG to resume negotiations with ASUU

NEWS UPDATE: PDP clears Soludo, 30 others for Anambra governorship primaries

Fitch rates Rivers State ‘B+‘/‘AA

U.S, developing nations to share swine flu vaccine

Ghana applies for $2bn Chinese loan

Amosun files appeal against Ogun tribunal’s judgment

NEWS UPDATE: United States confirms withdrawal of Adeniran‘s acceptance as Nigeria‘s ambassador

Thursday, September 17, 2009

‘Drug peddlers take over Abuja recreational centres’

Bail: Ebong, Obieri, Nwosu, others set free

Gani: I don‘t believe Ribadu came to Nigeria -IG

ASUU: Three students arrested for plotting ministers’ kidnap

‘Why I gave eight monarchs instruments of office in two weeks’

Ekiti tribunal adjourns till Sept. 28

Man found dead inside his car

Amnesty: Yar’Adua urges NDDC’s chiefs to rehabilitate militants

FG declares Monday, Tuesday as public holidays

Nigerians with fake travel documents face 10-year ban –British High Commissioner

Virgin Nigeria drops Branson’s brand

NEWS UPDATES: Yar‘Adua drops minister from Anambra PDP congress committee

Chris Uba moves to sustain hold on Anambra PDP

Ogun commences integration of 600 traditional birth attendants

SUBEB chairman warns Ondo teachers

African parliament will check dictatorship in Africa - VP

Zamfara govt releases N10m to victims of flood

Ebonyi adopts Vision 20:2020 strategies

Inflation slows to 11 per cent - NBS

Toxic waste: Nigerian-born UN rapporteur indicts UK firm in Cote d‘Ivoire dumping

Turai Yar‘Adua signs agreement with IAEA on cancer control in Nigeria

Kaduna VIOs commence ``ember months‘‘ campaign

NEWS UPDATE: Fresh cholera outbreak threatens Adamawa - NEMA

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

EFCC: Two years on, no progress in ex-governors’ trials

Militants shun disarmament in Delta

Audit: 14 banks to know fate October

Polio cases have declined

Ibru meets bail conditions, released by EFCC

River Niger: IYC warns FG against dredging without EIA

Ekweremadu assures Nigerians on FOI bill

Perform or quit, Rep tells new NDDC board

Lawyer petitions Yar’Adua on Aondoakaa, calls for his removal

Senate to conclude constitution review before 2011 poll – Ekweremadu

NEWS UPDATE: Clark, Brume stand surety for Cecilia Ibru

PDP screens 47 Anambra guber aspirants

Turai Yar‘Adua calls for use of nuclear medicine in cancer treatment

Bida Fed Poly spends N90m on projects

Kaduna processes 4,500 pilgrims‘ visas

Niger Republic crisis threaten existence of ECOWAS – Ekweremadu

Commander urges marshals to shun corruption

Audit report on banks out in October -Sanusi

NEWS UPDATE: Banks, stockbrokers engaged in irresponsible behaviour - Sanusi

Sallah: Kano urges FRSC to ensure free flow of traffic

‘Bank crisis lessons not learned’

NEWS UPDATE: MEND extends truce by 30 days

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Uzoma Okere: Court to rule on Arogundade’s stay of proceedings

EFCC recovers additional N18bn

Gani buried in golden casket

Nwosu, former FinBank CEO,

Three million Nigerians are HIV-positive — Expert

N85bn NPA scam: Court reserves judgment indefinitely

ADCs: IG orders withdrawal of officers above DSP rank

N’Delta: Uneasy calm as MEND’s deadline expires

Constitution review: Our committee’s work under threat —Ekweremadu

Same firm made Michael Jackson, Gani’s caskets

S‘West APGA backs Obi, disowns Okorie‘s convention

Factional leader calls for dissolution Adamawa PDP exco

ASUU strike claims two UI doctorate students

Senate constitution review committee’s work under threat- Ekweremadu

NEWS UPDATE: Gani buried amid solidarity songs

Journalists, friends mourn late police PRO

Mass retrenchment looms at INEC – Iwu

Court reserves date for final addresses in Bode George‘s case

Approval of MTN, Bharti deal uncertain before Dec 2009 - South African regulator

Second-hand smoking can cause liver disease - Scientists

At Gani‘s lying-in-state, students ask govs to beg Yar‘Adua, ASUU on strike

Top S‘African firm targets Nigerian banks

NEWS UPDATE: Bank chiefs may return to court for variation of bail conditions

Monday, September 14, 2009

‘We can’t confirm Akingbola’s whereabouts’

Gani goes home today

Why militants refuse to surrender in Delta – Clark

N’Delta: Fears heighten as MEND’s deadline expires

‘Aondoakaa not fit to be AGF’

Court grants bail to Ibru, Ebong, others

Son asks Yar’Adua to sack Egwu over ASUU strike

What Gani told me before he died — Son-in-law

Ikechukwu Uche injured, ruled out for eight months

U.S will lead global economic reform - Obama

Indian government implements austerity measures

NEWS UPDATES: 6,000 megawatts can’t guarantee stable power supply - PHCN official

NANS, Ekiti AG, NBA bid Gani farewell

Chinua Achebe joins faculty at American university

Ondo to set up diagnostic centre, foundation in Gani’s honour

WAEC, NECO blacklist five schools in Kano

Kano pays N104m compensation for Saudi university land

PDP governorship aspirants in Anambra step up campaigns

Obama to demand tougher banking regulation

Scientists make breakthrough in cancer treatment

Mimiko weeps as Gani’s body arrives Akure stadium

Sunny Ade, others thrill mammoth crowd at Gani’s rites of passage in Akure

NEWS UPDATES: Court asks Cecilia Ibru, Ebong, Adigwe, Ololo to produce high-profile sureties

I’m in the UK – Akingbola

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vision 20-20: Nigeria needs $10bn annually for power sector – Babalola

Ibori, others: Sack Aondoakaa now, CNPP tells Yar’Adua

Removal of oil subsidy, an invitation to revolution — Bishop

Amnesty: Yar’Adua’s emissaries meet Tompolo

Fawehinmi chambers: Alumni plan special burial

Mimiko asks siblings to stop mourning

He inspired me to study law — Police boss

Nothing can bring Gani’s, IBB’s families together — Widow

AC seeks probe of contract bazaar at INEC

Sunny Ade, Olu Maintain, Lord of Ajasa to perform at Gani‘s burial

Emeka Etiaba declares for PPA

Mimiko asks Gani’s siblings to stop mourning as body arrives Akure

Islamic bank to be established soon in Nigeria - Ajibola.

Sacking of bank chiefs is a northern agenda –PFN

Enahoro, Buhari, Atiku, others honour Gani at mega summit

NEWS UPDATES: Abbe leads high-powered delegation to talks with Tompolo

NEWS UPDATES: Serena Williams berates official, loses match for conduct violation

NEWS UPDATES: U.S warns against Camerounian scams

NEWS UPDATES: Ogboni fraternity wants cancer institute in Gani’s honour

Juju scare: Gov’s security aides arrest 2 suspects

Gani’s ideals will outlive him – Veterinarians

ac charges government on health care delivery

Ngige slams inec over poor voters’ revalidation exercise

NEWS UPDATES: African commission stops Libya from executing 20 Nigerians

We’ll mourn him fighting – Dokubo-Asari

…He’s our own version of Indian Mahatma Ghandi – LP

State govt declares Monday work-free to honour Gani

Chime expresses concern over poor nutrition among children

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Power: FG doles out N21bn to Kano electricity coy

Amnesty: Yar’Adua sends emissaries to Tompolo

Why we did not arrest Ribadu – Police

Police kill 2 bank robbers in Ogun

Ondo monarchs to attend burial in defiance of tradition

Cause of suicide by Bayelsa top official yet unknown

SSS parades 12 kidnap suspects in Anambra

Tinapa is debt-free – Sanusi

Police arrest company officials for duping seminar participants N3m

Edo institutes N25m grant for Gani

Angry Argentine fans hack football federation‘s website

Uncertainty over Bayelsa Permanent Secretary‘s death

London to host Michael Jackson tribute concert in June 2010

Cultism: Imoke threatens to dismiss aides

Patients groan over Ogun, health workers‘ dispute

Ngige slams INEC‘s revalidation exercise

NEWS UPDATE: Aondoakaa is embarrassing Nigeria over VMobile shares scandal - Utomi

NULGE advocates constitution review for better administration

Tinapa is debt-free - Sanusi

Mimiko declares Monday work-free for Gani, hides cost of burial

Friday, September 11, 2009

I am not responsible for the breakup of Kingsley Ogoro’s marriage

Soludo picks form for Anambra governorship

I am unhappy Gani will not be at my wedding – 29-year-old daughter

We have not cleared Ibori, Tinubu, Attah – EFCC

Akpoyibo puts police on red alert for ‘ember months’

FCT compiles debtors’ list, sets up revenue courts

Ekiti rerun: Oni, PDP oppose video evidence

Alleged N500m scam threatens railway’s revival

First plane to land in A’Ibom airport Sept. 23 –Akpabio

Strike: Obasanjo tells FG, ASUU to stop grandstanding

Police arrest three Ibadan Poly students

Protest: Police arrest three Ibadan poly students

Boko Haram: Oritsejafor, others donate N2m to families of victims

Germany backs ECOWAS AIDS prevention efforts

FG to support Akwa Ibom Airport project - Minister

Adeboye leads prayers at UN General Asembly

NEWS UPDATE: Stock exchange declined by 9.01 per cent in August - Report

Uniform salary negates principle of university autonomy –NANS

NEWS UPDATE: Two police officers, five others arrested over kidnap of Bayelsa commissioner‘s mother

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Amnesty: Militant leaders, others meet in Delta Saturday

Shares scam: SEC begins probe of NSE, capital market operators

Ribadu sneaks into Nigeria

How we escaped death during Ekiti rerun —Observers

ASUU: FG gives condition for reopening negotiations

PDP denies adopting Soludo for Anambra governorship

Stop shedding crocodile tears for Gani — Fasanmi

‘Don‘t spend taxpayers‘ money on me’

UNILORIN student commits suicide

FG ready to resume negotiation with ASUU - Minister

Nigerians to honour Gani in London

Gani is a national hero-Fashola

FCT new land charges are irreversible -Aliero

Militant leader begs Yar’Adua for security

Soludo silent on governorship ambition

Sack Iwu before Anambra guber election - CNPP tells Yar’Adua


Influential U.S senator urges Yar‘Adua to expand Niger Delta amnesty

NEWS UPDATES: Family of late INEC staff petitions IGP

NEWS UPDATES: FEC approves N930m for Ministry of Foreign Affairs communication project

NEWSUPDATES...............Siasia releases 21-man Flying Eagles list for World cup.

Siasia releases 21-man Flying Eagles list for World cup

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

CBN action may crash property values – Estate valuers

NECO releases SSCE 2009 results

Drama as lawmaker slaps security man at N’Assembly

Fawehinmi rejected my advice on national honour —Uwais

EFCC quizzes Okereke-Onyiuke, others over Transcorp’s debt

I may recommend Ibori for trial — Sanusi

‘I am a beneficiary of his philanthropic gestures’

He had immortalised himself — Solanke

Police deploy 1,300 men in Ondo ahead of burial

‘Gani once disguised as a woman to defend students in court’

NBA, others bid Fawehinmi farewell

Economic crisis worsens violence against women –UN official

NECO releases 2009 SSCE results, Enugu, Akwa Ibom top examination malpractice list

Bharti, MTN reach preliminary accord on merger

Nawaz Sharif met Osama five times - Ex-Pakistani intelligence agent

ASUU strike: NANS threaten to disrupt independence celebrations

NEWS UPDATES: Rep slaps security detail at National Assembly, Speaker orders probe

Tens of thousands of Chinese rush to wed on lucky ”999” day

Gani has immortalised himself - Solanke

Sosliso, ADC air crash victims‘ families to be compensated soon -FG

Nigeria not among top 10 reformers in World Bank‘s Doing Business 2010 report

A‘Ibom assembly passes N75.6bn supplementary bill

World Bank under fire for anti-social security report


NEWS UPDATES: Fuel prices to go up in November -FG

NEWS UPDATES: World Bank under fire for anti-social security report

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Gani’s cook, secretary tried to poison him — Son

MSS: Resident doctors begin strike on Sept. 30

Ibori’s govt used shares as collateral for private loan

‘How returning officer truncated collation of Ido/Osi results’

Assembly Arcade named after Gani

Ekiti tribunal declares Monday, Tuesday free for Gani

Gani prefered to keep away from judges —Belgore

Amnesty: Militants’ protest continues in Bayelsa

‘Gani, an ultimate manager of resources’

Sagamu sextuplets: OOUTH, SOS Village seek support for survivors

Council suspends appointment process for UNIBEN VC

Ogun Information Commissioner resigns

Gani was a rare breed - Anyim

NEWS UPDATE: Resident doctors to resume strike Sept 30

NAKSS disowns fake members

NEWS UPDATE: Sony Corporation ridicules Nigerians, ex-president in new movie


Africa needs 10,000 weather stations - WMO

Mammoth crowd at Gani‘s office, as corpse arrives for lying-in-state

NEWS UPDATE: Gani did not die in vain -CACOL

NEWS UPDATE: OPEC quota decision depends on oil price - Lukman

NEWS UPDATE: Gani‘s children arrive lying-in-state venue, body still being expected

NEWS UPDATES: Armed riot policemen beseige Gani’s office

NEWS UPDATES: Lying-in-State shifts to Ikeja office

Monday, September 07, 2009

British forensic expert tenders 11 documents at tribunal

‘Gani had 1,000 indigent Nigerians on his firm’s monthly payroll’

Money laundering: EFCC to prosecute errant stockbrokers

Gani begins final journey

N’Assembly beefs up security

Police raise the alarm over ‘mobile phone guns’

Church worker, girlfriend arrested for kidnapping

Govt officials, policemen flee as militants strike in Bayelsa

NAFDAC advocates death penalty for fake manufacturers

Gani was a rascal in secondary school – Classmate

Day street beggars bid Gani farewell

Hundreds pay tribute to Gani at lying-in-state

NEWS UPDATES: Hundreds pay tribute to Gani at lying-in-state

NEWS UPDATES: Management denies selling Ben Tv

NEWS UPDATES: Atiku asks FG to immortalise Gani

NEWS UPDATES: Govt officials, policemen flee as militants go on the rampage in Bayelsa

NEWS UPDATES: Immigration arrests Ghanaians, Nigerian over passport fraud

NEWS UPDATES: EFCC to investigate stockbrokers over bank frauds

NEWS UPDATES: 65 Nigerians electrocuted in 2007/2008 -NERC

NEWS UPDATES: Gani‘s death has denied us of food - Blind beggars

NEWS UPDATES: National Assembly beefs up security

NEWS UPDATES: Youths protest removal of Bini indigene from UNIBEN’s governing council

NEWS UPDATES: Police in Ogun set up anti-extortion teams

NEWS UPDATES: Ogun House of Assembly writes finance minister over bond, loans

NEWS UPDATES: Award Gani posthumous national honour -Buhari

Irish minister in Sudan to press for hostage release

Raiders kill 20 as political tensions mount in south Sudan

22 persons die in Kogi accident

Senate seeks closer ties with France

N’Delta: Protesters seize Shell production platform

NEWS UPDATES: Italy-based Nigerians want Amodu sacked

NEWS UPDATES: Sympathisers throng Gani‘s residence for lying-in-state

NEWS UPDATES: Wailing as Gani‘s corpse arrives Lagos residence

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Don’t depend on FG for water supply, minister tells states

CBN, NDIC complete special audit of banks

Gani for burial Sept. 15

Don faults FG’s interference in Lagos LGs

Strike: ASUP alleges plot to sack teachers

Militant commander surrenders gunboats, fighters, weapons

The N600m office complex Gani built but never worked in

A good man has gone – Ribadu

sets up panel to probe bribery allegation during Ekiti rerun

ICPC summons more ministry officials over N1bn ERP fund

NEWS UPDATE: Gani warned me not to forget the masses - Mimiko

NEWS UPDATES: Floods displace 100,000 Nigerians - NEMA

NEWS UPDATE: Nigeria scores second goal

NEWS UPDATE: NBA calls for removal of a judge over ethical misconduct

NEWS UPDATES: Shocking: Tunisia scores equaliser after Nigeria‘s 24th minute goal

NEWS UPDATES:Abdulsalami, NBA Minna mourn Gani’s death

NEWS UPDATES: Gani’s death, a national tragedy - Jang

NEWS UPDATES: Gani‘s death, a big loss to poor Nigerians -Alaafin

NEWS UPDATE: Shell loses 360,000 barrels to flow station shutdown

NEWS UPDATES: Super Eagles line-up against Tunisia

NEWS UPDATE: NBA, Lagos, Ondo form joint burial committee for Gani

NEWS UPDATE: Anxiety in Enugu PDP over delayed primaries result

NEWS UPDATE: Gani to be buried Sept 15 in Ondo – Family

NEWS UPDATE:How to immortalise Gani - Senator Saraki

Saturday, September 05, 2009

EFCC prepares fresh charges against ex-bank chiefs

Why Gani can’t be buried within 24 hours

Ogunsua gets staff of office, 15 years after

Political reform: Uwais report not sacrosanct – Senator

Fear in Bayelsa over militants’ protest

My husband contracted cancer in IBB’s cell –Wife

Yar’Adua, Mark, NBA, others mourn Gani

Man excretes cocaine worth N18m

NEWS UPDATE:Gani’s death, a great national loss - Yar’Adua

NEWS UPDATE:Gani fought a good fight -NBA president

NEWS UPDATES: Gani’s Death a Great Loss to Nigeria - Waziri

NEWS UPDATES:Gabon riots forces Total to evacuate staff

NEWS UPDATES: Carry on the fight in my absence –Gani tells family, Nigerians

NEWS UPDATE: Gani’s death saddens me - Ribadu

NEWS UPDATE: Yar‘adua demands victory from Super Eagles

NEWS UPDATES:Gani’s cancer spread to liver, brain – Daughter

NEWS UPDATES: Prominent Nigerians offer condolences to Gani’s family, Ozekhome weeps

NEWS UPDATES: Bayelsa militants’ guns belong to Cameroun –MEND

NEWS UPDATE:Gani raised standard of legal profession – Akunyili

NEWS UPDATE:Gani may be buried beside mother in Ondo

NEWS UPDATE: Traffic snarl on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

NEWS UPDATES: Etiaba quits APGA, says party is dead

I don’t have cancer – KWAM 1

BREAKING NEWS: Shock, grief greet Gani Fawehinmi‘s death

NEWS UPDATES:Enahoro mourns Gani‘s death, Action Congress asks FG to immortalise him

Friday, September 04, 2009

Banks’ shake-up: Oceanic Bank’s jets flown into hiding

Real reason we parted ways with Tuface – Kenny Ogungbe

53 lawyers in courtroom battle for ex-bank chiefs’ bail

Hostages in the Hermit Kingdom

I am not a dupe, Franca Brown cries out

Why we chose only one Nigerian artiste to perform at this year’s MAMA event –Alex Okosi

Lagos threatens to sanction defaulting contractors

Osun governorship: Aregbesola tenders election results

ASUU strike grounds economy of varsity communities

NEWS UPDATES: Bellview offers ticket refund to stranded passengers

NEWS UPDATES: Aregbesola tenders election results

NEWS UPDATES: Federal university chancellors urge FG, ASUU to resume negotiation

NEWS UPDATES: Oil wells: Jonathan, Imoke, Akpabio holds peace talk

NEWS UPDATES: Defaulting Lagos contractors to face sanctions

NEWS UPDATES: Nigeria, Benin Republic groups agree to end child quarry labour

NEWS UPDATES: NYSC to build N400m lodges for corps members

NEWS UPDATES: Fashola advocates closer economic ties between Nigeria, France

NEWS UPDATES: IMF MD warns against world leaders against dumping fiscal policies

NEWS UPDATES: NCAA bars Bellview from Lagos-London ticket sale

MID-DAY UPDATES: Court fixes Sept 14 for ruling on bank chiefs‘bail

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Nigeria needs N24tn to meet MDGs target in 2015

N420bn bailout: Reps may demand emergency bill from Executive

Two Oyo commissioners clash over party leadership

Adegbite, Agbaje, others want INEC restructured

Farah Dagogo, 3,000 militants accept amnesty

Bail applications: Bank chiefs know fate today

Group petitions A-G over death of Baba Suwe’s wife

‘Criminals received national awards in the past’

EVENING UPDATES: MEND commander, Farah Dagogo, 3,000 fighters accept amnesty

MID-DAY UPDATES: A‘ Ibom seeks NNPC’s co-operation on establishment of seaport

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Boko Haram: PFN to hold memorial service

FEC awards N29.5bn contracts for Sagamu-Benin Road, textbooks, others

Jackson’s remains to be buried today

N420bn bailout: You goofed, CBN gov tells Reps

NPC warns of impending population explosion

Auto dealer alleges loss of N3.2m to spiritualist

Constitution review: Uwais’ report sacrosanct — CNPP

EFCC arrests estate developer over N700m fraud

Nigeria now free of guinea worm – Gowon

Committee intensifies efforts to secure Tompolo’s surrender

EVENING UPDATES: Reps, Sanusi disagree on N420bn bailout for five banks

EVENING UPDATES: FG may stop sharing of excess revenues, as NASS gets Sovereign Wealth Fund bill

The charges against the bank chiefs

MID-DAY UPDATES: Nigeria’s foreign reserves drop by $1.8bn -CBN

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Baba Suwe’s wife, Moladun, dies

‘ASUU has over-used strike option’

ASUU strike: Students seek Egwu, Onosode’s removal

Bandits rob banks with mass transit vehicle

Developer, agents defraud 152 persons of over N40m

Quality of Oyo road projects shoddy — AC, others

Principal slumps, dies trying to cash salary

Constitution review: Uwais report not binding — Senate committee

Reps summon Sanusi over banks’ shake-up

NABTEB withholds 3,883 results over exam malpractices

Amnesty: FG mounts pressure on Tompolo

EVENING UPDATES: Senate may dump Uwais committee report

AFTERNOON UPDATES: Controversy trails death of popular Yoruba actress, Monsurat Omidina

MID-DAY UPDATES: Obi asks Yar‘Adua to convene summit on shakeup in banks

Monday, August 31, 2009

Knocks for Soludo over CBN, EFCC revelations

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