The Punch News Archive for June 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

When newspapers became ministerial list

Polio eradication

Collapsed building kills two

We are against subsidy removal – CAN chief, groups

NDDC, India provide free health care

Daily Times: Court orders IG to produce Anosike brothers

Oyo probes Alao-Akala’s contracts

Bankole’s family denies accused

HIV test for pregnant women

Sacked electoral officers sue Amosun

Warning strike: Reps seek dialogue with electricity workers

FRCN boss cautions journalists on FoI Act

National Health bill: Groups call for President’s assent

Lagos Assembly screens nominees

College provost kidnapped, orderly shot dead

Lightning: 12 farmers feared dead

‘Extend rail to S’South’

Islam encourages western education —Group

Police fault Tokyo’s claim on Oyo NURTW casualties

Bad roads: Aregbesola blames FG

NAFDAC impounds cloned drugs

FG will endorse review of revenue formula – Ajimobi

NDLEA destroys 11,242kg of hard drugs in Kaduna

A’Ibom justifies motorcycle ban

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monarchs score Oshiomhole high

Ajimobi commiserates with victims of Ibadan flood

‘Pay N18,000 to workers’

Group urges dialogue with Boko Haram

Admission fraud

Ondo JNC slams Lakemfa over conspiracy allegation

Oyedepo wants varsities’ curriculum reviewed

Police arrest 20 over Onitsha clash

CJ frees 38 prisoners

Deposed monarch shuns court ruling, stays in palace

Lawyers must be exemplary to enhance governance – NBA

INEC, stakeholders meet

Oyo NURTW: ‘200 killed’

Arewa youths condemn recycling ministers

FERMA to begin maintenance on Third Mainland Bridge

Teachers’ employment

Climate change

Firm donates N46m patrol vans to police

Bayelsa lawmakers on war path over House committees

LASU students protest

Jonathan visits Malabo

Minimum wage: No plan to sack workers – Kano

Okonkwo tasks Jonathan, govs over good governance

Bomb blasts: Don charges media to expose sponsors

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bi-Courtney starts work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

We have traitors – Monarch

Free varsity education unrealistic – VCs

Obasanjo warns against economic growth without jobs

Boko Haram kills three

ICPC alleges N71bn fraud in global health funding

Erosion: Assembly seeks intervention

Immigration deports 10 Malians

Presidential election: Tribunal dismisses HDP’s application

Retain performing ministers – Sagay

Foundation registers 40,000 widows

No recount of ballot papers

Regional armed violence seminar

Fuel subsidy: Experts criticise govs

Boko Haram: CNPP advises against negotiation

Jonathan, ninth most popular leader on social media

Again, court orders Ataoja to vacate throne

Akwa-Ibom gov poll: Appellate court shifts battle to Sept 28

Polytechnic pensioners kick against disbursement of pension fund …demand payment of N18,000 minimum

Caretaker committee: 176 Ekiti councillors in court

Delta speaker seeks support

Firm sues Lebanese company

Murder: ACN leaders freed

Employment: Two arrested in Ekiti

Education key to endding drug abuse

FG commited to provide scholarships

Contractors battle DESOPADEC over unpaid debts

Illicit drugs: NDLEA seeks communities’ support

Corpses of three flood victims recovered in Ibadan

Gunmen seize Ijaw monarch in Rivers

Sunday, June 26, 2011

2015: Ekiti PDP unite

Filth: Support Aregbesola —ACN

Gov releases N179m for scholarship

Okigwe North: ‘INEC yet to issue election certificate’

Ondo: Workers end strike

Haliru has lifted PDP – Aide

Reviving Rivers economy our greatest challenge –Amaechi

Ekiti ACN, PDP differ over arrested INEC officials

‘Sign pending bills’

Drop your weapons, youth group tells Boko Haram

Plea bargaining: Activist seeks legislation to check abuse by EFCC

Divine intervention needed to achieve Vision 2020 – ANPP

Tokyo’s daughter alleges plot to eliminate father

Senator expresses concern over rising insecurity

Controversy trails composition of Osun contract committee

Ministers: Ohaneze warns against pulling down Igbo nominees

One killed in Anambra

NURTW: Auxilliary’s aides arrested

Libel: Ex-gov, Audu, sues Kogi, asks for N1bn

We need radical change in budgeting – Mark

States bound to pay minimum wage –Oshiomhole

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lorry crushes four motorcyclists in Osun

Nigerians control $3.2bn drug market in Africa — UN report

USAID, NGOs partner on election petition monitoring

Ajimobi, Alao-Akala’s aides at loggerheads again

Kwara will fall to ACN — Tinubu

Friday, June 24, 2011

Two killed, NYSC quarters, houses burnt in Anambra communal attacks

Woman in court for aiding N1.8m fraud

Delta speaker seeks NASS improvement

Fraud: Court adjourns case against Bankole’s brother

Baby factories: FG slams S’East, seeks protection for children

Security guard, friend arraigned over transformer cable theft

DFID commits N12.65bn to health care in Nigeria

Man arraigned for issuing dud cheque

Five arraigned for stealing container

Lagos assembly: Coroner tops list of bills awaiting passage

Minimum wage: Group calls for restraint

Assembly approves merger of three Ekiti varsities

New OAU V-C unveils programmes

Royal family seeks dethronement of new Ikole monarch

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Missionary school owners sue Amosun

Police intensify search for kidnapped REC’s daughter

PDP chief defends Olubolade

NIPR commends NAN

Neighbour to Neighbour turns NGO

N4bn cocaine: Court Delivers judgment

Security: Bishop canvasses church-police partnership

UNIJOS: Court orders inauguration of new VC

Gov aspirant denies withdrawing suit

Students blame lecturer for UNAD stampede

Feud in Senate over Majority Leader slot

Ekiti employs 5,000 youths

Kano to decongest roads

Flooding: NEMA urges measures

Loan defaulters fear ICPC

Policeman dies of alleged hunger, exhaustion

Gov appeals to FCE to admit Kano indegines

Don blames unemployment for Boko Haram uprising

‘Anglican Church Nigeria won’t ordain gay priests’

Boko Haram: Agencies failing in intelligence gathering —Fayemi

Power sharing: Wrong leaders responsible for S’West’s misfortune – Ex-minister

Navy restates commitment to national security

Strike paralyses Ondo

Benue tackles FG, others in ECOWAS court

Seven INEC officials arrested

Osun inaugurates environmental sanitation

I was not detained by ICPC – NDDC MD

PSN raises the alarm over dearth of pharmacists

Court strikes out $50bn suit against NACA, NAFDAC, others

Bankole demands apology from EFCC for ‘public humiliation’

Don’t fail Nigeria —CJN

Kidnapping: 30 suspects arrested

Contraceptives can reduce maternal mortality – USAID

‘We’ll reclaim our mandate’

Terrorism: Empower youths — Group

Yoruba forum warns Boko Haram, others over killings

Oke’s mother released

‘Why security agencies have difficulties in curbing terrorism’

God wants me to make impact on Nigerians —Jonathan

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PSC promotes 8,602 policemen

Make Presidency model of efficiency, Jonathan tells staff

Osun: ACN slams PDP over Jonathan’s cabinet

JAMB plans review of biometric system

Bello prepares exit note as PDP chairman

North-East senators reject PDP’s zoning, wants Majority Leader

FG gets $225m to fight HIV/AIDS

INEC not interested in de-registering weak parties

Family petitions IG over member’s death

Shake-up in Ogun civil service, AG, others retired

Olashore decries poor health care delivery

Ogun: One killed, others injured as okada riders clash

‘Ill-gotten wealth responsible for violence’

Sacking: Oyo, Alao-Akala in war of words

Herdsmen kill pregnant woman in Ekiti community

Intolerance of opposition parties caused Akwa Ibom violence —Witness

Developer in EFCC’s net

National library suspends seven

Curbing cyber crimes in Nigeria difficult – Experts

Ministerial list may arrive Senate on Friday

Kwankwaso appoints Okorocha’s aide, others

Jonathan appoints Otunla as new Accountant-General

HOS, ex-Kano gov list bane of public service

Osundare faults Jonathan’s ‘bring back book’ project

Ministers: Plateau group faults petition against nominee

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ministers: We prefer attachment of portfolios to nominations —Mark

Building collapse kills 2

Illegal arms: ECOWAS calls for vigilance

Cabinet: ‘PDP trivialising serious business’

Okorocha slashes school fees

Boko Haram: Jonathan meets security chiefs

Ekiti vows to recover stolen fund

‘Post petition on wall’

World Hydrography Day

‘Illegal arms in Nigeria, enough to destabilise Africa’

‘We’ll restore internal democracy in PDP’

YCE seeks top political offices for S’West

Minimum wage: Group threatens to sue recalcitrant governors

Abducted court president freed

‘Primary school children now cultivate Indian hemp farms’

USAID provides $56m

Kwankwaso to access N1.9bn UBE fund

CDHR asks IG to probe death of security guard

Oshiomhole sacks ADC

Seadogs calls for prosecution of fraudulent INEC officials

‘Reps-elect not qualified to contest election’

Project positive change —Gambia envoy

Ekiti: TUC declares teachers’ strike illegal

Akpabio, opposition trade blames over election violence

Jonathan seeks prayers

NURTW: We will step on big toes – Panel

Monday, June 20, 2011

Suspect for medical test

Science competition

Jonathan approves S’ Court appointment

Residents pray for rain

‘Sucide bombing not Islamic’

We need more naval presence in Ogun —Amosun

Senate to allocate committees based on Standing Orders

Ex-LG bosses to give account

Forgery: Court adjourns Igbeke’s trial

Security: Lagos Assembly approves N700m for armoured vehicles

Motherhood: UNICEF lauds Ondo

50 bishops for Obiefuna’s burial

Bombing: Ogun police place men on red alert

Violence: FG raises the alarm over displaced persons

Nwugo park calm

Farmers lament food price

C’River ratifies N1.7bn road contract

Lagos deputy gov canvasses review of federal character

‘Submit asset declaration forms’

‘Why local govts are not performing’

Customs intercepts $110,060 in container

Bayelsa to build 16 schools

Oyo, Osun meet over LAUTECH crisis

Group raises empowerment fund

N49m fraud: Accused pleads to repay victims

Call for sacking: Agents of destabilisation at work — Rector

Akinjide chairs committee

Seven die, 16 injured in Ibadan auto crash

Kidnappers yet to release pdp legal adviser’s mother

D-G tasks varsities over intellectual property

JCI holds schools’ seminar

Induction for Delta legislators

Police arrest 600 motorcyclists in Kogi

15 million couples get contraceptives in six years

Agency tackles sickle cell

N90.7m council scam: Accused person hospitalised

INEC denies visitors entry into premises

Sunday, June 19, 2011

‘Fadairo is not Ogun PDP Chair’

Ajimobi appoints Adegbite

OSEMA charges Osun residents

Ibadan Poly reopened

Polytechnic workers call for rector’s sack

Onitsha: Discovered corpses attract angry reactions

TMC urges Jonathan, govs to entrench good governance

Police arrest two fake journalsits in PH

Bomb blast: Security beefed up at UNIPORT convocation

Emulate Oyedepo, gov urges Nigerians

Kwara gov summons contractor

Navy vows to end criminality in N’Delta

Speaker charges NBA on bills

NDDC boss released on bail

ACF attributes violence to intelligence failure

Afe Babalola blames rising insecurity on unemployment

ACN ’ll justify electoral victory’

‘Appoint journalist as minister’

Ministers: Group sets criteria

Islamic banking long over due – Adegbite

Corrupt leaders living dangerous lifestyle – Cleric

Gov, activist condemn police hqtrs’ bombing

Traditional council: Ibadan indigenes hail rotational chairmanship

Commissioners: ACN, PDP disagree

Edo: Protesting motocylists attack police station, free detainees

Be a model to your children, Jonathan tells fathers

OPC canvasses community policing

Activists, EFCC differ over asset declaration by Waziri

Seadogs laments national challenges as Soyinka clocks 77

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Agip begins mapping project, donates equipment to universities

Bayelsa, Korean firm sign pact to create jobs

Consumers owe Ikeja PHCN N12bn

Why special court should try anti-graft cases — Ajibola

FRSC, Guinness partner on safe driving habit

Badagry chiefs protest non-payment of salaries

Security beefed up at Lagos airport following Abuja bomb blast

TUC tasks FG on retraining of security agents

NEMA warns residents to keep 500 metres away from smoke-emitting rock

Food security: ECOWAS to conclude work on draft pilot project in 2013

Oshiomhole appoints new SSG

Friday, June 17, 2011

NGO partners NAPTIP to tackle human trafficking

Man arraigned for forging signature on cheque

Group worries over continued pollution in N’Delta

Bayelsa: Shell spends N103m to train 95 youths

NFVCB moves to save Nollywood

German court bans abortion protests outside centres

Tenants get jail term for obstructing implementation of court order

Turkey to take aid across the Syrian border–Minister

EU mulls tough sanctions on Syria

‘Sexting’ lawmaker Weiner to quit

Two convicted for defrauding man of N3.5m

US urges Myanmar to end hostilities

Indian graft campaigner threatens new protest

No special monitoring for Croatia after joining EU

‘Armchair general’ Zawahiri lacks network of bin Laden –US official

Thursday, June 16, 2011

‘Bomb blasts political’

‘Explosion has grave implication’

LGs empower 120

1.2million blind Nigeria

NUJ, CAN condemn blasts

Timeline of bomb explosions

Stop bomb blasts, Mark charges security agencies

Minimum wage: ACN tackles S’South govs

Abuja bomb blasts: Nigerians react

Ogun development rest on agric —Amosun

Anambra needs N35bn for water

Ekiti awards N899m road contracts

Gbajabiamila, Sagay, Falana condemn blast

NLC gives Amosun ultimatum over minimum wage

‘Be prepared for challenges’

BUK receives N3bn grant

Erubami advises Jonathan on appointment of ministers

More govs, Daniel, NESG lament Aderinokun’s death

AAUA matriculates 2,829

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ex-gov loses 191 cows

Oyo LG chairmen’s term expires

Corps members’ abductors reduce ransom to N10m

Agbakoba tasks N’Assembly over true federalism

ICPC whistleblowers raise N2m to fight corruption

Oyo secures re-sit exam for LAUTECH medical students

Police foil attack

‘Nigerians among best students’

Lawyers, ALGON differ over new revenue formula campaign

Lagos workers pledge support

Comptroller canvasses prison decongestion

‘Dearth of ophthalmologists, bane of eye care in Nigeria’

Bi-Courtney appoints spokesman

Tambuwal, others eulogise Omatseye at book presentation

Nigeria’s 1.3million persons displaced

Robbers raid lawmaker’s home

NBA faults FHC Chief Judge’s visit to EFCC

ACN fracas

Kaduna ACN accuses govt of diverting fertiliser

Confusion as fire guts filling station

Rubber development

Osun Assembly mandates Aregbesola to dissolve boards

Fayemi appoints CPS, others

‘Assist less-privileged’

OOU: Ogun police dispel fear of insecurity

Gov sacks FG agencies

Jonathan, Obi greet Kukah

Making Akure a model city, our goal —Mimiko

Osun House defends Aregbesola

CLO tasks public officials over good governance

Minimum wage, Alao-Akala’s landmine buried on my way –Ajimobi

Airforce acquires fighter jet, inaugurates quarters

Election tribunal: Kwara ACN denies plan to withdraw petition

NAPTIP prosecutes 111 for human trafficking

Strike: 20,000 Kadpoly students to march on Abuja

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Battle for S’West: Group rallies support for Obasanjo

Egypt Air increases Nigeria flight

Soludo, Obi urge wealthy indigenes to adopt Anambra schools

Ogoni youths cry foul over pipeline jobs

N75.5bn scam: Ex-works minister, others granted bail

Fayemi to resuscitate College of Education law

C’River to host Liverpool varsity

Probe: Oni demands inclusion of TI, NBA, others

N14m overpayment in Kano

Imoke, Amaechi ask FG to review Land Use Act

‘We’ll rusticate recalcitrant students’

Lawmaker fights rats, mosquitoes

Imoke warns against deforestation

FG to complete sale of power firms in 2012

Mimiko appoints Accountant-General

‘Review revenue sharing formula’

Court dismisses suit against planned sale of Intercontinental Bank

Environment: Don warns against increased emission

Court disqualifies Delta speaker after serving term

NURTW: UI students oppose proscription, call for panel

Termination of appointment: Nigerian sues British Council, director

Relocation: LAUTECH medical students confused

Ogun Christian, Islamic groups, differ on return of schools

Court dissolves 79 marriages

Kwara tertiary institutions

Sagamu, Ewekoro youths unite

Bomb scare in Ibadan

Joint inter-agency training reduces clashes – COAS

Mamora calls for devolution of powers

National chairmanship to dominate PDP NWC’s meeting

Cost of governance fuels poverty in Nigeria – Cleric

NCPC targets 30,000 pilgrims, seeks BASA with Israel

‘INEC has eliminated multiple registration’

Nigerians must insist on financial reports – NASB

N’ Assembly must redeem battered image – Civil society groups

Monday, June 13, 2011

Speed up construction of coastal road – S’South govs

Anambra gets female Speaker

Police discover N2bn Indian hemp farm in Ondo

Contaminated water causes scare in Lagos

Fayemi decries child rape

ACN compiles commissioner nominees in Osun

C’River threatens to dethrone biased traditional rulers

Zoning: Oni, ex-lawmaker blame ACN for S’West loss

June 12: Activists insist on honour for Abiola

Nysc D-G in Rivers over kidnapped corps members

C’River lawmaker berates colleagues

Road accident: 37 die in five months

FG distributes 360 laptops

‘Allow RMFAC to determine your pay’

Edo gets new commissioners

Kebbi constructs N2.5bn road

Murder: Police investigator ignorant of defence grounds

We will only be influenced by hard facts

Allottees beg Kwankwaso

Confusion trails June 12 holiday in Lagos schools

Residents lament robberies

Sunday, June 12, 2011

NAFDAC promises sanitation

‘June 12, May 29 controversy unnecessary’

June 12: Prominent Nigerians demand good governance, true federalism

Gov’s wife hails emergence of female speaker

‘4.7m employees in pension scheme’

Imoke decries poor development in S’South

Gombe Assembly passed 44 bills

Ibadan chief lauds Oyo workers for shelving strike

Benin monarch sounds tough

‘Our services are not free’

Ogun ex-speaker challenges assembly sittings

UNICEF donates bicycles

Ndoma-Egba is Senate Majority Leader

Ekiti monarch hails Danjuma’s philanthropic gesture

Amaechi, aides in traffic drama

Confab on information

Orelope-Adefulire lauds MFM

Piracy: C’ Rivers donates gunboat to Navy

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kidnapping: Uneasy calm envelopes Bayelsa community

Ifo people allege neglect, seek six LCDAs

Firm stresses importance of milk

DPR, police arrest six ‘illegal’ kerosene dealers

Nigeria can be Islamic banking hub in Africa — Sanusi

Friday, June 10, 2011

Delta: INEC confused over Burutu Constituency

Build on gains of general elections, group urges politicians

Unions petition EFCC over FAAN-Maevis agreement

Pupils on the rampage in Ilorin

Man arraigned for issuing N6m dud cheques

Amaechi vows to sack corrupt public officials

Bishop attributes Nigeria’s stagnation to corrupt politicians

Tribunal: Akpabio raises the alarm over alleged plot to eliminate witnesses

OORBDA warns Lagos, Ogun residents of impending flood

CCB officials visit Ekiti to verify Fayemi’s assets

NASS power configuration dangerous –Fasehun

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Youths sieze oil workers

Adigwe, Ololo secure bail for N200m

Executive, legislature rapport, good

Fake Camerounians doctors arrested over unregistered Chinese drug


I inherited N4.8bn debt from Alao-Akala –Ajimobi

‘Yam eating responsible for multiple births in Ekiti’

Seven Energy committed to development

Traffic agency dismisses 40 officers

Fashola charges permanent secretaries on commitment

Saraki canvasses reduction in cost of governance

Uduaghan tasks media

50,000write NECO exam

Badagry killings: We have addressed the issue – IGP

Oyo assembly: Inauguration shifted again

Imoke mourns veteran journalist

Edo Speaker’s mother trapped as flood overruns Benin

FG reappoints FRSC boss

Odu’a fetes motherless children

HIV/AIDS prevention rate still low –Expert

Delta moves to boost IGR

Kano court restrains Igbo factional leader

Ondo: 5,000 to enjoy NDDC free health service

Ilorin stampede: ACN demands probe

Imoke signs six bills to accelerate development

Stop embezzling public funds, cleric tells politicians

Ogun raises task force to combat flooding

Assembly, ACN differ on minority leader’s position

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Gunmen kill policemen in Rivers

‘Wrong to relegate S’West’

Amnesty committee not solution to N’Delta problems – MEND

Court dismisses suit against planned sale of Bank PHB

No frivolous adjournments – Panel

Boy, 14, rescued

Fayemi sends council directors, treasurers on compulsory leave

Nigerians should learn from Bankole’s travails – lawmaker

Group calls for independent LGs account

CNPP boss arrested over unpaid hotel bill

COREN warns govts against abandoning projects

Prioritise moral education –Don

We must perform – Uduaghan

June 12: Omoruyi urges political restructuring

Piracy: Imoke wants more resources for Navy

Bomb victims for S’Africa

Ministerial list: Jonathan must not appoint old men – Babatope

‘Fix the road’

Maternal mortality: Agency deploys 3,500 midwives in rural areas

Threat to forests worries Oshiomhole

538 suspects arrested in FCT

C’River: ACN warns minority leader against defection

Fayemi inaugurates security device, donates 25 vans

FG parleys Ogun over malaria control

Assembly raises committee on bomb

You must be forthright to perform your duty —Ringim

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

NURTW condemns crisis in Oyo chapter

Ololo: Court adjourns ruling on bail application

Engineers constitute committee on building collapse

EU partners Ekiti

Motorists clash over motor park

Experts advocate reduction in checkpoints along borders

‘Environmental disorder reflects poverty’

Group commends Anyim’s appointment

Vulnerable children get N5m

Adeyemi doubts media ability to implement FoI law

Sagay expresses mixed feelings over Tambuwal’s election

NASSI wants states’ IPP

‘Lagos Assembly, veritable research centre’

IG canvasses special secruity grant for Lagos

500 for cancer screening

Reposition education – Jakande

‘Step on toes’

70 corpers for foreign training

Farmer remanded for incest

CCB urges office holders to emulate Fayemi

Onitsha drug dealers allege plot to close market

Strike: NUPENG, NNPC meet

unizik lecturers to teach Igbo in Chinese varsity

C’River: Speaker vows to stop communal clashes

PCRC tasks police over informants’ identity

ICPC sets up internal body to fight corruption

GM, others arrested over looting of Ogun Stadium

Oyinlola’s administration spelt disaster for Osun – ACN

Ship building: Nigerian Navy partners European firm

Candidate warns detractors

Sokoto spends N439m on Ramadan

Anambra spends N3bn on water

Medical students’ leader killed in Ibadan violence

NANS calls for end to bomb blasts, insecurity

Kwankwaso vows to probe Shekarau if...

Nigeria has major role in battle against AIDS – Jonathan

Monday, June 06, 2011

Corper bags chieftaincy title

‘Our appointments not for personal enrichment’

Why Nigerians abroad are scared of coming home – Group

‘Reinforce anti-corruption agencies’

Bamidele tasks lawmakers

NAFDAC takes campaign against fake drugs to rural areas

Food poisoning: Katsina sets up panel

Seek supernatural help, Adeboye urges artistes

Waziri visits Abuja’s CJ, mission unknown

NDLEA’s documentation guidelines

Speakership: South-West PDP leaders lament loss

Pharmaceutical shops shut in Akwa Ibom

Sokoto recruits 350 teachers

Be catalyst of development, Kwara Speaker urges legislators

Assembly speakers emerge in Ekiti, Edo, others

30 suspected fraudsters arrested

Kwankwaso revokes land allocation

‘Don’t politicise ministerial appointments’

Hospital condition worries Kwankwaso

‘Beware of Ibadan-Ife Road’

Osun against water satchets

NDDC MD, Ugwuoha, others beg ICPC

Profile of new Reps’ Speaker

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Ondo spends N600m on schools

Ex-commissioner lauds Chevron

PDP chapter blames Oyinlola

Expert wants construction board

Lagos safety commission now backed by law – DG

Imoke urges NASS to legislate in public interest

FoI Act: NEITI commends Jonathan

13 Oyo lawmakers’ resolutions unconstitutional —Speaker

Tough screening awaits guests

Illegal auction: Group tasks IG

Lab scientists to fill gap

ERA, OPC task Lagos residents

Lawyer protests Jonathan’s alleged offer to NBA boss

ICPC quizes NDDC boss

Tourism: Lagos taxi drivers get code of conduct

Counsel petitions CJ over alleged delay

Kwara ACN condemns threat to life of tribunal secretary

Long queues over kerosene

Activists renew call for immortalisation of Kudirat Abiola

Uduaghan seeks executive-legislature dialogue

CRUTECH lecturers threaten strike

Ekiti to tackle environmental pollution, erosion

Osun cabinet: PDP is looking for relevance – ACN

‘Fulfill your promises’

NBA branch petitions national president over alleged imposition

Group lauds Mimiko

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Post-election violence: Arewa youths task govt on refugee welfare

UNN staff, students mourn ex-NIPR president

Fasehun, Durosinmi-Etti task FG on erring contractors

NPAN to Govs: Domesticate FOI Act now

Ikuforiji re-elected speaker as Lagos inaugurates 7th Assembly

Shoreline, five others win spdc award

NLNG reconstitutes advisory board for prizes

PHCN Ikeja blacklists indebted contractor

Friday, June 03, 2011

Fund commodities export sector – Maximus

Gambari tasks Ahmed over good governance

Asari-Dokubo declines political appointment

Cancer: Experts corroborate WHO report on cell-phone

Our position on GNU remains unchanged – ACN

95% of Nigerians ignorant about safety, security – Experts

Open-secret ballot: Court refuses request of pro-zoning legislators

10 appear in court for stealing N15m car paint

NDDC donates security equipment to police command

Bishop hails Jonathan, says enough of attacks on Christians

Refugees reject Kaduna govt’s N15,000 cash assistance

‘I signed primary result under duress’

States lack resources to implement minimum wage act – Amaechi

Okada rider arraigned for assaulting constable

Beyond a self-serving National Assembly

Robbery: Fayemi promises to arrest hoodlums, pays victims’ bills

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Don’t be power drunk, CJN warns Auta

FoI Hall of Fame ... FoI Fall of Fame ... FoI Hall of Fame

ICPC arrests ex-Oyo AG

Don raises the alarm on desertification

Protest: Poly students beg Ajimobi, school authority

Alleged rape: Court may revoke monarch’s bail

‘Create single transport ministry’

Expose corrupt public office holders, CCB urges Nigerians

Pensioners threaten to picket bank ... over irregular payment

Iwo PDP supports exco

Boko Haram burns building

Speakership: Group makes case for Edo Central

NIPOST retirees reject payment of one month arrears

Oyo drivers on strike

Solanke makes case for reading, indigenous languages

Salam emerges Osun Speaker

NMA harps on PHC

Nation building: South Sudan seeks Nigeria’s help

Oyo lawmakers sack council chairmen, dissolve OYSIEC, others

‘Law school in Bayelsa is strategic’

Badagry killings: Fashola proposes decentralisation of Police

EU decries absence of structure in ECOWAS

Contract Scam: Reps clear Etteh

Domesticate FoI Act’ —CLO

‘Transform Nigeria’

Speakership: Jonathan, PDP NWC to meet lawmakers again

Operators increase fares

Fayemi gives contractor ultimatum

INEC disowns planned ‘celebration’ of Jega

Defence Chief commends Navy

FUTA targets N5bn for infrastructure

Cabinet: PDP urges prayer for Aregbesola

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

‘Integrate faith, academic’

Group condemns Badagry killings

Displaced Bakassi indigenes reject resettlement camp

N’Delta coalition cautions Jonathan on choice of appointees

Court stops Dairo from acting as Ondo PDP boss

Teenage girls form anti-rape vanguard in Sokoto

Court vacates orders

Filling stations bow to DPR in Bayelsa

Boko Haram claims responsibility for Bauchi bombings

JAMB announces new date for 2011 exams

BSN marks KJV anniversary

Ajimobi engages labour

Graft: Court grants Nnamani bail

Salam may be Osun Speaker

Reps endorse money laundering report

Lagos CJ frees inmates

Swiss court convicts former Nigerian envoy for rape

Union canvasses payment of benefits by defunct firms

INEC tackles ACN over general elections


NBA marks legal week

Rufai urges FG to reduce bureaucratic bottleneck

Kidnap: Gunmen demand 15m in Delta

RCCG tasks political office holders

‘Edo commissioners’ list defective’

PENGASSAN laments worsening security situation

Atiku, Fayemi, lawyers hail signing of FoI bill

Mimiko warns on cancer

APGA hails Ayim’s appointment

‘Learn from Alao-Akala’s pitfall’

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