Tribune News Archive for February 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mark, Ooni, Sultan, others to grace installation of new Timi

Bamaiyi: Court rejects video evidence

NURTW members attack teacher in Ibadan

Akala’s aide, BCOS officials to face ICPC Wednesday

Senatorial candidate docked for forgery

Nigeria wasted oil boom opportunities - IMF

Banks donate 26 armoured vehicles to police

Tribunal decides acting Kogi gov’s fate today

Court stops Oyo PDP congress - We will go ahead - Adedibu

Senate moves to stop doctors’ strike

Obasanjo’s former ADC for burial Saturday

Adamawa acting gov appoints aides

Afe charges police on allegation of bribery

Odili’s nephew released

FG reviews tax incentives

INEC fixes April 12 for fresh election in Adamawa

We erred over PPA’s petition - Osun tribunal

Lagos LG polls: Stakeholders oppose House’s move to recognise 20 LGs

NDE charges Nigerians

N/Assembly to assist FG on water provision

Lagos demolishes houses on drainage channels - Sacks 52 KAI workers for extortion

Military uncovers plot to cause mayhem - Over presidential tribunal judgment - Tribunal's verdict has vindicated me -Iwu

Police kill 50 in Kogi - In reprisal attack - 4 killed, 29 houses burnt in Ibadan

Tribunal okays Amaechi as governor

‘OBJ shouldn’t quit as PDP BOT chairman’

Reps in anti-corruption drive

Civil service or evil service?


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tribunal annuls elections of 3 PDP lawmakers

Tribunal set to rule on Oyo gov election

Skye Bank lists N20bn worth of shares

Detention camp: Police dock doctor, nurse for procuring abortion

Court jails fake police woman

Militants abduct woman, toddlers

Jubilations in Lokoja, Owerri - Kogi AC keeps mum

3 Senior Advocates hail judgment

Judgment unfortunate - Musa

Mark, Effiong react to victory

Plateau, Yobe govs retain seats

HID charges mothers on immunisation

Senators hail tribunal verdict

Yar’Adua victory, a verdict of hope - Lagos govt

`Omor sugar factory takes off

NSCDC plans sensitisation workshop with Anambra

Monarch commends FG on NSCDC

BRT buses to become operational in Lagos next month

Ekiti requires N27bn to renovate schools

Osun grants N6.1m loan to 610 women

S/East traditional rulers clamour for more states

Judgment, good for democracy - Nigerians in S/Africa

It’s a victory for all Nigerians - Jonathan

Yar'Adua's Victory: Buhari, Atiku reject tribunal's verdict - Head for Supreme Court - I'm vindicated - Obasanjo

Nyako loses seat - Speaker sworn in as acting gov

Politics of Akpabio’s aide’s resignation

Obasanjo: Burden of life after power

Why Nigeria must move on

Joy as hope rises for sickle cell patients

Accident Victims and Hospitals

Monday, February 25, 2008

Adedibu, Olunloyo emerge PDP national delegates

Benue monarchs, politicians storm Abuja for David Mark

Airline foils drug importation

Stock market capitalisation hit N13 trillion in 2007 - SEC

Bamaiyi’s suit stalled

JUTH sacks 60 doctors over strike

Fire guts Lagos Auditor-General’s office

Court dethrones Ogun monarch

Senate declares support for Mark

FG loses bid to stop ASUU strike

Adedibu, Arapaja hold parallel LG congresses - It’s an internal arrangement - Adedibu - Mapo is accredited centre - Arapaja

Glo appoints acting COO for Broad Access

Suit seeking to stop fresh election on Kogi acting gov stalled

We didn’t sponsor thugs to disrupt tribunal sitting - Kwara govt

Osun workers embark on strike, again

Kaduna refinery to begin work this week - NNPC

Bayelsa community demands N2bn compensation over military invasion - We’re not aware of any invasion -Military

Lagos PDP LG congresses fail to hold

Stockbroker in court over N12.5m fraud

FG commiserates with Benson’s family

Ajimobi, Akala to file final address today

Uneasy calm in Abia - As tribunal removes gov - Replaces him with Ugochukwu, PDP candidate

News Analysis: Before the tribunal speaks

Judgment day for Yar'Adua, Buhari, Atiku - Tribunal's judgment begins at 10:00am - IG threatens to deal with trouble makers

I will appeal judgment against Mark - Abubakar

Edo PDP Chairmanship: Godfathers in final showdown

FROM THE SENATE: Gas flaring - Senate reads out the Riot Act

Nurturing Peace: The Yuguda Example

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kure’s brother quizzed over contracts

My education certificates are intact - Idris

Delta now peaceful - Uduaghan

Minister seeks greater ties among health organisations over HIV/AIDS

Yar’Adua not sincere about corruption fight - Falana

Crisis looms in PDP over choice of next chairman

Olunloyo denies signing letter on PDP congresses

Man, caught with 2.4kg of cocaine, ingested 66 wraps

PHCN workers jailed 10yrs for bribery

Odili’s nephew abducted

NITEL/Mtel owes N80bn - Workers

Daniel, Bankole eulogise late Ogun monarch

Oasis to increase capital to N5 bn

NYSC laments fake corps member, arrest seven in Lagos

Glo launches commercial 3G services

Abia: No case of poliomyelitis since 1999 - WHO

Police kill suspected robber in Gwagwalada

Anenih defends Yar’Adua over justices’ appointment

FG, Britain to partner on research and development

Lagos to acquire N4bn boat hotel

Wema Bank shareholders suit against CBN for Thursday

Nigerians groan as cement price hits N2,200 - Affects house rent in Lagos

3 senators jostle for Mark's job - Yar'Adua, Jonathan, others declare support for him - Bankole, senators in solidarity visit

Panic grips Yar'Adua's supporters - Over tomorrow's judgment

Tribunal decides Abia gov’s fate today

NDP’s quagmire of factional crises

Kebbi: As Appeal Court set for ruling

Lessons from Buhari, Uwais polemics

‘Morocco’ residents in Bauchi recount agony four years after eviction

CHIEF TOS BENSON (1917 — 2008)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ohakim raises alarm on plans to assassinate him

Three family members lose life - As vehicle plunges into river

Women who eat meat, dairy are less at risk of breast cancer - Study

Body of Benchers sets fresh hurdles for lawyers

‘I have confidence in judiciary’

INC, IYC threaten action on Henry Okah

Nigerian govt is our partner in Africa-Bush

JTF cracks down on illegal oil bunkerers - Arrests 14 suspects

Another detention camp in Ibadan - 90 inmates released

NIREC calls for vigorous pursuit of anti-corruption campaign

Lagos energy city project to gulp N228bn

Lawmaker advises on multiple taxation

Illegal detention camp: Parents rally support for operator

Group drums support for former Kogi governor

Mother of four crushed by fish company truck

US biz group lauds NITEL sale reversal

When learned fellows regrouped for academic excellence

Aregbesola, Oyinlola trade accusations

TOS: FG sets up Publicity Committee

Fire guts Ogun CPS’s official residence

PDP drops Omilani as zonal vice chairman

Yar’Adua under pressure to back Anyim

Mark: The verdict, the journey so far and shape of things to come

Labouring in vain

Why I bathe newborn babies with yam flour, palm oil and black soap - Sherry Alagbo

Friday, February 22, 2008

Court Orders FG To Allow Access To Detained MEND Leaders

HID Prescribes Herbal Cure For HIV/AIDS

Traders Lose Goods To Midnight Fire

Alaafin Charges Obas On Community Policing

CNPP Condemns Pay Rise For Senators, Reps

Ciroma Committee Intervenes In Oyo PDP Congress Crisis

Four Killed In NURTW Clash In Lagos

HIV: Know Your Status, Fight Against Stigma - Soyinka

You Lied Under Oath, Oyinlola Accuses Aregbesola

NYSC Confirms Missing Certificates

I’m A Victim of OBJ’s Vindictiveness

Mike Okonkwo Essay Competition Begins

Govt Fuelling Niger Delta Crisis - Group

Fashola Inaugurates Panel To Probe Saula’s Killing

Modibbo’s In-Law Takes Over Health Secretariat

Baruwa’s Counsel Protests His Continued Detention

Ogun Gov’s Wife Tasks Women On Nation Building

Osun To Establish Unesco Institute On Black Culture

Kidnappers Release Agip Senior Official

Alaibe Seeks Media Support For Niger Delta

I Have No Problem With Alake - Alaba Lawson

Lawmakers Move To Sack Iwu

Reps Plan To Reconcile OBJ, Atiku, IBB, Buhari, Others

Ahead Of Presidential Tribunal Judgment: Buhari, Atiku Prepare For Another Election - Buhari Reconciles With ANPP - Atiku Returns Today

Police Declare Mark’s Opponent Wanted

I’d Have Performed Better In Ekiti - Fayemi

Thursday, February 21, 2008

NAICOM clears air over recapitalisation of insurance firms

Mark condoles with Army over Giwa-Amu’s death

Protests in Ikere-Ekiti over relocation of college

Police accuse Okah of coup plot, gun running

Yar’Adua apologises to Speaker - Over exclusion from PDP meeting

Fire razes police barracks - 500 families displaced

Visafone rolls out in 12 states

CBN calls on Nigerians to maximise N50bn CBN agriculture loan

How documents in Mark’s election were falsified - INEC

CBN sacks 10 over N400m fraud

Lagos in danger over illegal sand mining - Fashola

PENCOM targets N1.7 trillion pension fund

Contract with Ibori’s firms clean - Chevron MD

Sultan sues for peace among Nigeria’s tribes

FAAN threatens govt agencies over debt

FG takes steps to settle boundary disputes in Osun/Ondo

Olu of Ilaro joins ancestors

NULGE accuses Nasarawa govt of diverting LG funds - It is not true - Govt

Oyinlola assures UNESCO over establishment of institute

14 arraigned over illegal detention camp in Ibadan

Passengers stranded at Lagos airport over bad weather

Heads to roll in NYSC - Over missing certificates

Yar'Adua knows fate Tuesday

PDP's congresses of selection - Fracas in Delta, Ali's wife held hostage - Boycott in Lagos, irregularities in P/Harcourt

Doctors insist on nationwide strike - Strike may commence March 1

Can the centre still hold in Bayelsa PDP?

Gradual extinction of elder statesmen

Election petitions: Let the tribunal work

National assembly and fuel price hike

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2 Nigerian pilgrims defect in Israel

FG explains low statutory allocations in January

Poly lecturers give FG 21-day ultimatum

No election in S/West PDP congresses - Adedibu

Falana to defend MEND leader in court

Oceanic Bank targets middle class with products

No plan for military base in Africa - George Bush

Intercontinental, Wema, FCMB, FirstInland boosted banking industry in 2007 - CBN

Aviation workers protest proposed sale of airports

Senate, Reps pass harmonised N2.8 trillion budget - Bar FG from spending excess crude without approval

Convention: PDP may appoint caretaker committee for Delta

Ekiti govt to recruit 1,000 workers - As Assembly passes N81bn budget

Anambra House passes motion on Igbo language

NDLEA foils cocaine importation at Lagos airport

ICPC investigates LGs on alleged corrupt practices

PDP chairmanship: Our vote is not free - Saraki

Govt can’t do without traditional rulers —Sultan

Plateau dep gov canvasses for adequate monitoring of education funds

Hoodlums invade Kwara tribunal - Attack DPP witnesses

Police ban political rallies in Imo

Why we revoked sale of NITEL - As workers hold rallies, laud FG

Nigerians to pay more for electricity from next month

Yar'Adua plots against Buhari, Atiku

At last, Igbinedion leaves EFCC custody

Of AC and Gamawa’s suspension

Niger: Towards crisis-free LG elections

NTA and erosion of the Nigerian pride

OAU’s effort towards building patriotic, hardworking future leaders


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Police arrest Islamic teacher for torturing student to death

Bamaiyi opens defence

Obasanjo, Adeboye, Shonekan celebrate Osile at 70

Reps wade into FG, Virgin Nigeria face-off

FG underfunds joint venture operations by N5bn - Shell

Oil company worker killed in Port Harcourt

Minister orders FAAN to hand over domestic airport operations

TRANSCORP recalls N35m Jan salary of Mtel staff

Skye Bank's public offer closes today

ICPC quizzes Adedibu’s son, others for 9 hrs

US airline suspends flight to Nigeria - Over rising cost of aviation fuel

Ifon-Osun people reject new monarch

Access Bank returns N100bn to investors

Yar’Adua queries senate, Reps over 2008 budget

`NOA begins sensitisation campaign on MDGs in Kogi

10 political parties drag Kogi govt to court

Akunyili appointed member of US pharmaceutical committee

Okah, militant leader, shot dead - MEND - It’s not true, says FG

Obong of Calabar is dead

PDP to field Idris as Kogi gov candidate

FRCN DG debunks allegations

FG orders probe of NNPC, customs, FIRS - Over missing funds

Scandal! NYSC certificate booklets missing

Nigeria hands over town to Niger

Yar'Adua orders immediate payment of N18bn soldiers salary arrears

In search of peace in Niger-Delta

Nigeria and democratic governance: The historical and expected roles of traditional rulers (I)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Agodi prisons: 9 arraigned over jailbreak

Aregbesola’s petition suffers setback

Kebbi govt dispels rumour against Dakingari

Rep cries to IGP over ejection threat

You must answer charges against you - Court tells Bamaiyi

Judgment in Edo gov election fixed for March 20

Police arrest 19 over Ibadan detention camp

Bayelsa speaker impeached amid crisis

Crisis looms in Warri over chieftaincy stool

Court relaxes Igbinedion’s bail conditions: Ibori’s trial adjourned to March 5

Yar’Adua apologises to Nigerians over energy crisis

Fire razes school in Kaduna

Osun govt approves appointment of new Olufon of Ifon-Osun

Youths fume over alleged plan to replace Idris as PDP candidate

NDYM drags FG to court - Over withheld N274.2bn

NACAN advocates manpower building at airports

Military pensioners assured of prompt payment of entitlements

Why accident emergency centre of LUTH was closed - CMD

NJC rejects Lakanmi as Oyo CJ

NIPOST to review Stamp Duty Act

Oyo govt bans quack doctors, auxilliary nurses

Reps reject revocation of NITEL sale - Presidency summons senators - NSE suspends Transcorp shares

BOT Chairmanship: No plan to amend constitution to remove OBJ - Ahmadu Ali, Says OBJ'll be chairman till 2010

ICPC quizzes Duke, wife, again - Freezes wife's 12 bank accounts

Giwa-Amu, ex-ADC to Obasanjo, dies in auto crash

Why Atiku won’t return to PDP - Kwande

Opposition can’t intimidate me - Kogi Ag Gov

How God saved us from collapsed building - Survivors

$10 /16 Billion: The cost of darkness?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mark, CPP extol TOS Benson's virtues

Nigeria Air Force, committed to safe air - CAS

Past leaders responsible for high poverty rate in Nigeria - Ihonvbere

Banks to pay life insurance to policemen

UCH moves to fish out ghost workers

Daniel names new SSG

Idris begins re-election campaign

SEC warns Nigerians against private placement

ASUU begins warning strike

BPE has not sold national monuments – DG

Price of fish may go up - As trawler operators abandon sea

FG no longer interested in bonded ports –BPE

FG leads war against rural poverty

Power station may be ready soon - SPDC boss

Akala charges women on birth registration

Bishop Adelakun speaks on proposed varsity

National Chairmanship: SouthEast PDP shortlists 3

APGA is moving forward without Ojukwu, Obi - Okorie

Jonathan denies supporting any candidate in Bayelsa

Senator begs PDP leaders over intra-party crisis

Group asks Oshiomhole to explain relationship with Igbinedion

7,000 delegates for PDP national convention

Soldiers grumble over N6bn salary arrears

FG, Senate head for showdown - Over revocation of sale of NITEL - As fear grips investors

Poverty still high in Nigeria - IMF

OBJ, Yar’Adua in new rapproachment

National honour: Credit to new Senate leadership

Investing in a better tomorrow

32-year-old commercial driver felled by stray bullet - Three weeks to his wedding


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Amaechi seeks permanent solutions to Port Harcourt city

Traders lament as fire guts another Lagos market

Church leader arrested over alleged N30million fraud

Sambawa submits form for PDP deputy chairman

Imo, Abia govs in cross-over bid to PDP - Lobby Senators

Anambra PDP Moves Against Andy Uba

Two burnt to death, 13 others seriously injured in autocrash

MEND accuses Nigeria, Angola of illegal extradition of Henry Okah

Adedibu denies report on Egwu

Nigerian graduates unemployable - Prof Soludo

OBJ, Anenih war gets messier...As OBJ campaigns for Egwu

Samuel Adegbite Foundation gives scholarships

Sultan calls for political tolerance

Rivers moves to create awareness on free medical programmes

Sylva promises peaceful LG polls

Oni assures judiciary of better welfare

Akala, Rasaki eulogise TOS Benson

OGD supports removal of immunity clause

Kwara Poly expels 63

15 persons killed in Onitsha auto crash

Teachers in Rivers threaten strike action

You can’t remove me as BOT chairman - Obasanjo

Nigerian Senator in Green Card marriage scandal

FG reverses sale of NITEL, Mtel to Transcorp

Ugwuoke’s bid to make the corpse walk

When the Senate gave DSC confidence vote

Friday, February 15, 2008

Yar’Adua Admonishes Corps Members On Employment

Ibadan Elders, Adedoja, End Feud

TOS Benson To Be Buried Feb. 29

Court Sends Nnamani, Others Back To Prison

Father Of Baby In Collapsed Building Develops Mental Illness

Elf Shuts Out 2000 Workers

Six Die In Lagos Auto Crash

Why We Can’t Fix LG Election Date - LASIEC

ICPC Official Intercepts Money Extorted From Motorist

Yar’Adua To Sign Budget Next Week

PDP Convention: Tension Mounts In OBJ’s Camp - It’s A Beer Parlour Talk - PDP

Provide Services That Will Better Humanity, Cleric Urges Nigerians

Commissioner Offers To Support Orphans

SSS Quizes Indian Over Terrorism

Army Chief Defends Peace-Keeping Effort

Sharia: 46 Await Amputation

FG Set To Submit Periodic Report On Child’s Rights

Nigeria’s Poverty Level Still High Despite Economic Growth – IMF

PDP Needs To Be Restructured - Ogbuewu

Senate President’s Wife Takes Medicare Campaign To Abia

David Mark’s Election: INEC Staff Arrested For Falsification

Nigeria Lost N53bn To Pipeline Vandalisation In Two Years - NNPC

PDP Convention: War in OBJ's Home - Iyabo Tackles Father's Candidate

Illegal Detention Camp: Inmates Raped, Tortured To Death

Gov. Yuguda’s ‘Homecoming’ To Ikenne

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Death, a great loss to Nigeria - Speaker

TOS Benson’s last moment - I’ve lost a worthy partner - Wife

UCH at loss over dead patient’s identity

NDIC set to pay Trade Bank’s shareholders

Kidnapped TASUED students union leader found

Fayemi, Oni in war of words

Diarrhoea kills 5 in Onitsha, 50 hospitalised

Corper, pupil, poly students among Ebonyi robbery victims

PDP chairmanship: We’ve not endorsed any aspirant - NU

PDP suspends Bayelsa speaker, 5 others

Ibadan can’t host PDP convention now - Adedibu

Oba Olashore clocks 73 on Monday

Mark kicks against increase in petrol price

Reps reject CFR honour for Speaker

Workers resume at Ikeja High Court

‘FG’s revamping of teaching hospitals should be enhanced’

Our cancer equipment functional - LUTH CMD

NYSC sanctions 23 corps members in Ogun

KAI boss vows to arrest council boss over Ojodu clash

It’s a great loss - Adedibu

He was a great lawyer - Akinjide

Kogi gov's election holds March 29

N300bn Abacha loot still trapped in London: Paul Ogwuma, ex-CBN gov, going blind - Gwarzo, Abacha's NSA, suffers from Alzheimer

Igbinedion deserted; Fails to meet bail condition, May spend weekend in prison - Rejects food in prison

Lagos collapsed building death toll rises: Hits 12 - 2-day-old baby survives

Waiting on the tribunal in Ondo

Dynamics of Yar’Adua’s 7- point agenda

Of politics and its bread of sorrow

We did not misappropriate police fund - Kenny Martins


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

7 govs in secret meeting in Abuja

NLNG signs N375m deal with Zenith, First banks

Election: IG to deploy 300 policemen to Kogi

Igbinedion battles to regain freedom

Detained ex-DIG gets bail

Police Equipment Fund: Martins’ lawyers fail to stop Reps’ probe

FG closes Chinese firm in Abuja

Senate to investigate murder of Nigerian in Malaysia

CBN threatens micro-finance banks over monthly returns

FG seeks evidence in UK to try Araraume - as tribunal throws out case against him

Budget: N/Assembly sets up harmonisation committee

Man killed in Ibadan 3 weeks to wedding

LGs want allocation direct from Federation Account

Probe NNPC, PPMC workers over pipeline vandalism - Lawmaker

Building collapses, kills pregnant woman in Lagos

Judiciary workers suspend strike

Nigeria gets first gas blueprint

Onabanjo, a true follower of Awolowo - Daniel

Sale of Delta, Ajaokuta Steel fraudulent - Lawmaker

TASUED students union president kidnapped

SEC freezes Cadbury directors' shares

ICPC names Adedibu’s son in Mapo Hall contract scandal - To be quizzed in Abuja next week - They have nothing to hide, says Adedibu

Ali, govs, others angry - Over PDP convention panel lists; Party may reconstitute committee

Shell suspends retrenchment exercise

Yar’Adua, rule of law and Nigeria’s future

Akpabio: A friend or foe?

Restricting Importation Of Used Computers

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NECO blacklists 12 schools in Niger

Why emergency in power sector is on hold - FG

MTN places shares in Private Placement

Tribunal okays Nasarawa gov’s election

Idris begins strategising for March 12 election

I’m not afraid of removal of immunity clause - Jang

Yar’Adua sends delegation to Chad

Violence in Lekki over chieftaincy stool

Nigerian banks’ profits still low - CBN

Arms deal: Army council okays retirement of general

Why FG embarked on ID card scheme - DG

Purchase of N244m cars : I’m not under probe - Speaker

Abandoned Sam Mbakwe airport to be resuscitated

Osun electoral reform commitee begins sitting

First Bank’s market capitalisation hits N1 trillion

Nigeria set to receive Mandela’s wife

PHCN pays N9bn yearly to electricity firm

Crisis rocks Bayelsa PDP

Rivers PDP cancels results of primaries in 11 LGs

Rivers AC chairman suspended

Fire razes market in Ibadan

Senate jacks up 2008 budget to N2.9 trillion - Blames Yar’Adua for the delay

INEC okays PDP’s national convention - North endorses Izuogu as consensus chairman

Robbers, again, storm bank, kill 11

Gidado Idris, ex-SGF, rejects national honour

My style of politics, similar to dad’s but...

Theatrics of Kogi re-election drama

Ekiti AC and emergency rule option


Monday, February 11, 2008

NSE DG calls for prudence among govs

AC, PDP re-open talks over GNU

Man, 20, stabs mother to death - For preventing him from smoking Indian hemp

Awo’s ideology will guide me as gov - Yuguda

LG creation to top constitution review agenda - Mark

Edo govt approves N120m to buy armoured vehicles for police

Crisis looms between Urhobo, Ijaw

86-yr-old barred from pilgrimage

Nigerian woman jailed in UK for cocaine smuggling

Yar’Adua assures Lagos on FG property

Strike imminent in varsities

Gov, minister disagree over FG, Virgin Nigeria face-off

FG admits neglect of N/Delta

Gunmen kill 2 naval men in Port Harcourt

Pregnant woman, ‘engineer’ arrested with drugs at Lagos airport

I’m seeking re-election to rescue Kogi – Audu

Gunmen kill accountant in Kogi

Security beefed up in Nasarawa - As tribunal delivers judgments today

NDDC tasks stakeholders on implementation of regional masterplan

Osun govt pledges to support Duro Ladipo Foundation

Fashola challenges FG on electoral reform

Ibori, Igbinedion get bail

Uncertainty over PDP convention

Robbers kill 10 in bank raid - 8 in critical condition

FG redefines Nigeria’s foreign policy

Plateau LG polls in controversy racket

Of LG aspirants and Lagos AC’s requirements

People’s misfortune triggers genuine happiness - Study

Compensating Ikeja Bomb Blasts’ Victims

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I am not eyeing Yar’Adua’s job - David Mark

FG approves N5.6 billion for civil service college project

NDLEA nabs 7 with cocaine in Abuja airport

Fashola urges FG to immortalise Beko

Rivers PDP adopts option A4 for LG primaries

Reps urge FG to release NDDC funds

How aviation ministry official contributed to FG, Virgin Nigeria impasse

Oceanic Bank pays N21.2bn dividend to shareholders

Nigerians spend N1.3trillion on rice annually

FG assures Nigerians over re-introduction of toll on highways

Obasanjo does not hate Bankole - Adebibu

Katsina gov’s wife solicits support for recycling plant

Mark asked to help Nigerians in Libyan prisons

Lagos to build more schools with N6bn

Opposition threatens to drag Kogi ag. gov to court

FG to launch new energy policy Wednesday

EU donates $20m for polio eradication

Yar’Adua tasks universities in MDGs

NIS begins repatriation of refugees

Privatisation of PHCN hasty - Lukman

Anambra finance commissioner alleges threat to life

Nigerian leaders have embezzled $400bn - EFCC

2,000 workers to go as Dangote Transport winds up

Yar’Adua shuns govs - Over election tribunals - He won’t intervene, says PDP

Egypt are African champions, again •Win cup 6th time

How NEPAD will alleviate poverty - Ononuju

Constitution Review: Beyond immunity clause

Elements in post-conflict transformation

Meet Victoria Kokobi, Indian hemp dealer who disguised as garri merchant


Saturday, February 09, 2008

South-South Reps reject N444.6bn security funds for the region

Small investors shut out of capital market

Product importation continues until..., says NNPC

Gov Aliyu visits Awolowo’s home

NDLEA nets female drug baron in Zamfara

Anxiety over LG poll in Plateau: Election postponed; Advisory c’mittees’ tenure extended; INEC officials abandon office

FG set to reposition Ministry of Finance

Suswam’s aide loses wife, two brothers in auto crash

Pharmaceutical industries lose $46bn to counterfeit drugs - Akunyili

Fashola, Babangida call for increased funding of states, LGs

Kogi acting gov refutes media reports on Idris

LASG to distribute sterilizing units to battle HIV

Anti-snake venom company in Gombe soon

Ogun immortalises Onabanjo with a book

Al-Mustapha’s brother cries out over threat to life

Two robbery suspects burnt in Makurdi

Akwa Ibom petitions Yar’Adua, N/Assembly over oil wells

Aladja Steel, now worth more than $30m - Senator Arise

‘Declare Niger-Delta area a war zone’

Poverty, unemployment are Niger Delta problems - Amaechi

Yar’Adua, Mark, governors watch as OBJ, Bankole embrace

PDP chairmanship race: Ozobia may emerge consensus candidate

ull Story

Nigerians to pay more for electricity - Lukman

Yerima sucessfully and faithfully implemented Sharia

Man, 31, survives robbers’ seven gunshots

Friday, February 08, 2008

Osadebe, Famous Musician, Buried

Ekiti Needs N7.5b To Prosecute Micro-credit Scheme

Bayelsa Spends N12bn On Access Roads

Jonathan, Bankole, Others Proffer Solution To N/Delta Crises

Railway Pensioners Give FG 41-day Ultimatum

We Will Be Open In Our Mission - Justice Eso

Tribunal Strikes Out Mark’s Application

Three Shot Dead As Edo Police Recover N120m From Robbers

Reps Apologise To Nigerians Over Budget Delay

FG Warns Ambassadors-Designate Against Fraud

Senate Committee Asks IG To Arrest Yar’adua, NNPC Boss

NUJ Offers Car, Cash To Best Journalist

FG Tasks Youths, Women On HIV/AIDS

It’s Illegal For Kogi Ag. Gov To Keep Idris’ Appointees – AC

Ogun Immortalises Onabanjo

VPI Is About Serving Humanity - Mark

Vote Anyim As My Birthday Gift - Sen. Ndoma Egba

Nsukka Residents Rush For Voter Cards - In Anticipation Of Fresh Guber Election

Niger Vows To Conduct Crisis-free Local Government Poll

Crisis Rocks Katsina PDP

North Plans Solution To Power Outages

Kidnappers Free Lulu-Briggs’ Wife, Abduct Professor Of Medicine

Kogi: Ag Gov, Okiro Spit Fire

Govs Jittery As Judges Shun Bribes

Police Inspector, 2 Others Killed In Fresh Kano Crisis

Man Kills 75-year-old Mum Over N100

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Fire razes Balogun market, again - Destroys 2 buildings

Leadership, bane of Nigeria’s growth - Yar’Adua

Era of fuel scarcity is over - NNPC boss

Striking judiciary workers lock out Appeal Court judge, others

UCH bars pensioners

Celtel to rebrand - Ligali joins board

Banks fail to meet deadline for bullet-proof bullion vans

Don’t merge EFCC, ICPC - Akanbi

Mother of 4 nabbed with cocaine at Lagos airport

UBA floats Europe affiliate

Senate faults FG’s take-over of NICON Insurance

Esuruoso, Balogun of Egbaland, is dead

Traditional rulers are in support of electoral reforms - Ooni

Union Bank public offer out next month

Anambra approves N3m for Osadebe’s burial

British bishop condemns gay marriage, priesthood

Nigeria police excel in UN operations

FCTA to review mass housing land allocations

Senate advises Yar’Adua on diplomatic ties with African leaders

Police Community Relations Committee crucial to peace - Katsina gov

Nigerian leaders are hypocrites - Ibrahim Gambari

Okiro seizes 400 Police Equipment Fund vehicles

PDP out with convention committee list - Bode George heads committee; Ciroma to head screening panel

Idris rains curses on opponents - “Those who engage in bringing people down would reap the fruits of their labour” - He can’t win any election in Kogi, says Audu

Reps plan to stop PPPRA from fixing fuel prices

‘How due process works in Ekiti’

Brighter days await women in politics

A cheap way to die

For Oyinlola, a bouquet of prayers at 57 salvation’


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ekiti govt plans to impose candidates at PDP congress - Fayose - It’s a lie - State govt

No plan to sell airports - FG

Plateau LG poll: Candidates allege substitution of names

Benue judiciary workers join strike

FG sets up school management committees in states

UCH stresses commitment to amputee baby’s care

Aviation fuel scarcity hits Lagos airport

ICPC quizzes Oyo Acct General, commissioners - Over Mapo Hall project - ICPC on fact-finding mission – Oyo govt

NDIC seeks N/Assembly’s assistance on failed banks’ debtors

We won’t meet with judiciary workers under duress - FG

I’m not worried over nullification of my election - Oyo Majority Leader

Saraki signs 2008 appropriation bill

I support removal of immunity clause - Oyinlola

Crisis looms at Bristow Helicopters

NAFDAC boss highlights implication of drug counterfeiting

We have provided support for 98,124 HIV/AIDS victims - IHVN

‘Agric research vital for economic development’

Akinola, others preach submission to God at Lent

Monarch suspends chief over alleged disrespect

Sailors protest killing of crew members

Again, Senate refuses to pass budget

Plane’s gear fails during landing - 88 passengers inside plane

Speaker takes over as gov in Kogi: Appeal court okays Idris’ removal - Mixed reactions over judgment - AC, Afenifere, lawyers commend judiciary

Reps summon 4 govs, ex-ministers, CBN, others - Over $16bn spent on power sector

Ondo: The changing realities at election tribunal

NASS and the ‘scammers’ within

PDP chair and OBJ’s pollution

Youth development: How far can Yar’Adua go?


crutech’s ASUU passes vote of no confidence on VC

ASUU, NDU governing council at war over N72m grant

6-3-3-4 education system still in force - NERDC

Idris, Audu know fate today

N300m electrification project: We did not follow due process - Ex-Niger Commissioner

Tu Face, Lagos police meet over threat to life

CBN expresses concern over higher inflation

We didn’t stop Olubadan’s salary - Oyo govt; It’s not true, says Olubadan

Reps approve new salary for Yar’Adua, VP, others - Obasanjo, Atiku to benefit

Another Nigerian soldier dies in Darfur

I lost money in failed banks –Soludo

Hold political class responsible for problems in Nigeria - Oyinlola

FG approves N2bn for road reconstruction in Jigawa, Bauchi

Wema Bank keeps mum over suit against it

Afenifere expresses worry over appointments by Yar’Adua

Niger House passes bill on dissolution of 17 LGs

How I was disenfranchised in 2007 elections - Ondo LP candidate

UCH in dilemma over accident victim’s identity

NIS launches e-passport in Ogun

Ladoja’s supporters in police net over bye-election

Imo commissioner worried over male students dropout rate

Chevron drills for oil, gas in Lagos

Yar’Adua, Fashola meet over judiciary workers strike - As strike enters 3rd day

Election Tribunal: Yar’Adua knows fate soon, as Tribunal set for judgment - How Iwu received 128m ballot papers after election

Senate to give EFCC, ICPC more powers

Senate and the gas flaring challenge

PDP national convention and emerging realities

Edwin Clark versus ex-governors

OGD’s investment drive to Hong Kong


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Women sets self ablaze over hairdo allowance

No third term clause in new constitution - Senate

Kano pension fund received N4.4bn in 2 years

Minister cautions indigenes over Kano economic problem

NCE students to enjoy monthly salary in Zamfara

Dokubo threatens FG over ‘expired’ N243bn

Emir’s son disappears with N8.2m contract money

I regret my association with Obasanjo - Kwande

No aviation money is missing - Fani-Kayode

FG cancels concessions to oil firms

One killed, 5 churches burnt in Bauchi communal clash

OOU reduces fees

Customs impounds container of expired drugs

Modibbo calls for stiff law to protect women

Police to build 2,000 houses

Education sector reforms crucial in emerging world order - Osunbor

Power crisis to continue over delay in NIPP funding - Experts

FG, states to share $4bn excess crude

Skye Bank holds Ibadan investors’ forum

Tension as Appeal Court rules on Kogi gov tomorrow

Olubadan approves elevation of Adedibu to Asipa

109 apply for Ahmadu Ali, others’ jobs

Workers’ strike paralyses courts nationwide - Their demands unrealistic, says CJN

Atiku, Iwu in war of words - You are inciting Nigerians – Iwu

Igbinedion remanded in EFCC custody again

Did South Africa print April polls ballot papers?

The Yoruba in post-Obasanjo tenure

Ekiti lawmakers and ‘no’ politics

Bizman in bank loan repayment palaver - As fire destroys investment


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Oceanic bank boss charges African leaders on infrastructural development

Yar’Adua, Obasanjo renew ‘pact’

FG to give succour to HIV/AIDS orphans

Abuja to host West African magistrates’ conference

Abia police lay siege to former CJ over govt property

Ex-ICPC boss wants FG to finance corruption war

NAFDAC recovers N1.3m drugs in Kogi

Unilorin sacked lecturers: ASUU rules out further negotiation with FG

Customs suspends Panalpina, John Holt, 76 others

NDIC, CBN set to liquidate failed community banks

Yar’Adua will rule till 2015 - Ali

Minor shake-up in the army

Police arrest late Ogun SSG’s driver for manslaughter

PDP has informed us about new convention date

Telecom operators’ bad services to end soon - Ernest Ndukwe

SEC threatens companies over certificate delay

Delta commissions e-passport

Man arrested with cocaine after wedding ceremony

Communal clash: 100 persons missing

FG names Olowo’s palace national monument

Down, out - 10-man Ghana humble Super Eagles

Senate to quiz ex-minister, others over missing N17.5bn

How INEC awarded votes to Yar’Adua, others - Atiku ignorant of law

States get N12bn refund from FG

‘I was misquoted over Ekiti gov election’

Bankole and the new House

The rule of law or lawlessness?

Yelwa Crisis: Retired police officer turns refugee - Loses house to rioters’ act

Elected officers and jumbo pay

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Reps laud rapid transformation of Apapa Port

Tribunal adjourns sitting on Abubakar’s petition against Mark

Tsav cautions critics of OBJ

I won’t impose any candidate on the people - Amaechi

‘Tough time awaits militants in N/Delta’

JTF foils pirates’ attack in PH

AD crisis deepens - As factions engage in verbal warfare

Ladoja/Ajimobi’s romance collapses?

We’ll resist imposition of PDP chairman - Apugo

N5.5bn scam: I have no deal with Ukachukwu - Akpabio

US donates N120m equipment to Warri hospital

NGO tackles low school enrolment in S/East

Adamawa varsity shut

Zamfara approves new salary for lecturers

Why we allowed okada riders to carry women in Zamfara

Cost of foodstuff soars in Kano

‘Shari’a officers not in confrontation with police’

Palaces: Borno govt assures emirs

Adamawa spends N1.2bn on science equipment

We need technology to survive, says former CBN boss

Abia gov supports removal of immunity clause

Abacha loot: Police chief paid millions to bail prime suspect - Suspect re-arrested, moved to Abuja

Obasanjo faces fresh trouble in PDP - On zoning tussle

Aso Rock panics: Over tribunal’s outcome - Ex-govs under close watch

I am Adedibu’s disciple - OBJ

Re: Alaafin’s claims of supremacy

Goodluck Jonathan at his dad’s burial: But for my father’s disciplinary cane, I wouldn’t have gone to school

Friday, February 01, 2008

Ebonyi Seeks To Evolve Model Capital City

First Bank Signs MOU With Chinese Bank

ICPC Arraigns LG Boss Over N11.82m

EFCC Probes Oyo LGs

Six Die, 14 Injured In Auto Crash

Senate Seat: Mantu Under Pressure To Vie Again

Rep By-election Threatens AC Accord In Oyo

Mother, 3 Kids, 5 Others Die In Auto Crash

Ex-Speaker Wants President, Govs To Account For Security Votes

‘Imo, Abia Top Applicants Into Federal Civil Service’

N/A To Pass 2008 Budget On Tuesday

Dean Urges Benue People To Support Their Leaders

NDLEA Arrests 40 Drug Suspects In Katsina

NDDC Begins Work On Shore Protection In Rivers

Pollution: Senate Committee Gives NBC 2-Week Ultimatum

Chime Warns Against Illegal Associations In Enugu PDP

Budget Delay'll Soon Be Over - Bankole

Oyo Govt Gives New Condition For Teachers’ Promotion

Bayelsa Spends N50m Monthly On Electricity

Group: Ekiti Out To Scuttle Tribunal Judgment - Allegation Baseless - Gov

Yar’Adua Proposes Meeting On Gulf Of Guinea Guard Force

Raid On Canaanland: Oyedepo Gives Robbers 24 Hours To Surrender

Presidential Election Ballot Papers Delivered June 1 - Atiku

OBJ Warns Govs - Jittery Over Kingibe, Anenih - Lobbies To Move PDP Convention To S/West

Oil Thieves Roasted In Port Harcourt

The New Face Of Leadership At The House Of Reps

I Never Thought I’d Be King - New Timi

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Police arrest ministry officials over vandalism of tractors

Hausa merchant saves 9 year-old boy from kidnapper

Lecturer arrested over rape

World leaders to attend Clark’s 80th birthday

FG ’ll no longer tolerate violence in N/Delta - Mark

Korea seeks military cooperation with Nigeria

Bank PHB launches new product

Shell reduces operation in N/Delta

Nigerians use 190m condoms in one year

I’m ready for your probe, says Ladoja - You’re jittery - Akala

Oceanic Bank gets new executive director

Uncertainty over February 16 LG poll in Plateau

NAFDAC, UNICEF, Benue team up to tackle goitre

Subject future political office holders to psychiatric test - Gen Temlong

PDP-NWC resolves Lagos PDP crisis - Favours Williams as chairman

Army inaugurates transformation committee

Fire razes Sasa market in Ibadan

INEC sacks lawyer over wrong representation

Yar’Adua refuses to spend security votes in 6 months

Forensic experts begin work in Ekiti

Wema Bank boss assures workers of job security

FG withdraws money laundering charges against Dariye

Iwu’s Interrogation: Atiku has lost his case - Yar’Adua

Abacha loot latest: Foreign currencies disappear - Muhammed Abacha quizzed, Commissioner of Police in trouble

Airlines get 2 months ultimatum to pay crash victims

Issues as Reps visit Apapa Port

Obasanjo is Nigeria’s most corrupt president - Balarabe Musa

Yar’Adua’s order on cement importation

‘Going on pilgrimage not guarantee for salvation’

Fraudsters in the National Assembly?

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