Tribune News Archive for August 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Glo: People-centric, ruling the world at 5

This woman went to market in Cotonou but was murdered in cold blood, her goods carted away

Saudi Arabia introduces cash, jewelry declaration for visitors

Robbers lay siege to Itoikin-Epe-Ajah highway, snatch several cars

FRSC to enforce use of helmets by motorcyclists

Lagos to replace commercial motorcycles with tricycles

Fashola satisfied with progress of repair works on 3rd mainland bridge

I’ll not accept ministerial post, says Akeredolu, NBA President

Five persons feared dead in Ogun

Yahooboyz now target e-Gold accounts

Jitters in Ondo LP over Ekiti tribunal verdict

Turai not controlling Yar’Adua - Presidency

NLC president lashes governors over unpaid workers pension

Niger Delta: Militants give condition for peace

FG to sack teachers

Panic in Aso Rock over Yar’Adua’s health condition - How Yar’Adua dribbled aides to make Saudi trip

No going back on Dariye, Bot-Mang probe - Plateau Govt

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Picks Woman As VP

Robbers Attack Luxury Buses, Kill 15 Traders

We Didn’t Kill Our Own Man - UNIBEN

Fashola Vows To Conduct Election In 37 LCDAs

ICPC To Probe Varsity Exams

Ekiti Tribunal Verdict Can’t Stand Test Of Time - Fayemi

Seven Dead As Truck Rams Into Shops

You’re Marginalizing Us, YCE Tells FG

Jamb Releases 2008 MPCE Results In Six Days

OPC/NURTW Clash: Police Arrest 115 - 50 OPC Members Still Missing

We’re Ready For The World - Oyinlola

Court Remands Ladoja In EFCC Custody Till Wednesday

Niger Gov Escapes Death; Lawmaker, Top Officials Drowned

Pressure Mounts On Yar’Adua To Sack Okiro - Police Officers, Emirs Lead Campaign

Ige’s Murder: Accused Witness, Keyamo’s Brother, Says He Lied, Apologises

When Will A Christian Be Gov Of Lagos?

Northerners Are Not Parasites

Night Clubs Where Ladies Dance Naked

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Of Mark and peace pact with detractors

‘Nigeria not after economic gains from Liberia’

Let democracy prevail in Ekiti

Need a friend? Keep a dog - Breeder

PDP, Obasanjo, Atiku, problems of 2007 elections - Iwu

Come back to Niger Delta, MEND tells Julius Berger

Woman escapes murder attempt - Hubby, 4 suspected hired killers arrested

LG bosses use illegal taxes to steal funds - FIRS

MASSOB’s sit-at-home order stalls activities in Abia - Ebonyi, Imo residents defy order

5 killed in Anambra communal clash - 27 families displaced

OPC, drivers clash in Ibadan

Gunmen kidnap LG boss, demand N150m rasom

Buhari shuns ANPP reconciliation committee

We now have 20 million subscribers - Globacom

Banks lost N7.3bn to internet fraudsters in 5yrs

Govs, Babatope, PDP chieftains, others laud Oni’s victory

PHCN explains another Ibadan power outage

Nigerian economy still suffering - NES

AIB to release report of past crashes

‘Army now friendlier, more proactive’

Senior doctors wade into Lagos NMA crisis

Charles Taylor fingered in Thomas Sankara’s death

New CDS, service chiefs assume office

Lagos employs 5,000 students for vacation jobs

Intercontinental Wapic Insurance declares 10k dividend

Jubilation as tribunal declares Oni as Ekiti gov - Judgment shocking, surprising -Fayemi, AC

FG, Lagos head for showdown over LG polls - You can’t conduct LG polls in 37 areas - FG -Nothing can stop us -Lagos

Divorce 82 wives or leave Nupe land - Monarch tells man with 86 wives

Ladoja arrested

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nyako: A governor’s exploits at 65

Fears, realities of re-run gov elections

Beliefs and African intellectuals

Daniel comforts Ogun pensioners

The PDP’S Coup Allegation

Yar’Adua in good health - FG

FG moves to promote mass literacy

UBEC investigates N280m scandal

Muslims urged to look out for new moon

Varsity workers begin nationwide strike Sept 12

S/East govs ask for one more state

NAFDAC discovers fake baby food

50,000 Bakassi returnees land in A/Ibom

FCMB records N20.52 billion profit - Proposes 50k dividend per share

1 dies, 9 hospitalised after amala meal

Reps, BPE on collision course over sale of N/Assembly complex in Lagos

Conduct Tribunal can prosecute president, others - Momoh

AC chides FG/Siemens contract deal

Ripples at Ibadan Poly over rector’s retirement

CBN gives condition for opening new banks

Globacom partners Benue, Rivers, Bayelsa govts

I’m not in support of plead bargain - Farida

Rivers is safe - Israeli envoy

I’m not barred from politics - el-Rufai

FCTA impounds vehicles with beggars

Lawyers scramble for free condoms at conference

Share prices respond to FG’s intervention

Tribunal nullifies Ekiti senator’s election - Gov Oni, Fayemi know fate today

Gunmen kill UNIBEN deputy registrar

33 illegal varsities in Nigeria - NUC

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Why PDP won C/Rivers re-run gov election

Ekiti tribunal: Waiting for the judgment day

The N100 million dinner for Obama

Why Civil Defence Corps are being trained along with ICPC, EFCC - Abolurin

The Police Delilah Squad

The Nasiru Arab affair

Kogi varsity lecturers threaten strike

Oni ’ll be victorious at tribunal - Aide - AC condemns gov’s statement

Fashola inaugurates taxis by private investors

NAFDAC destroyed N24bn worth of products in 7 yrs - Akunyili

Foreign investors arrive Lagos for Clinton climate project

2 accounting firms merge, form Baker Tilly Nigeria

Imoke sworn-in for fresh 4-year term

Starcomms made N17.4bn turnover in 6 months

7 INEC commissioners bow out

Robbers attack soldiers in Enugu, snatch General’s car

BPE, NITEL/Mtel consortium set to sign deal

Ekiti govt awards N6.3bn road contract

ARCO constitutes board of directors

Abuja’ll get Hajj building in 2009 - Modibbo

Jimoh Ibrahim buys National Mirror newspaper

Journalist sues NNPC, Ajuonoma over assault

CBN cancels common accounting year ends for banks

FG approves new scheme of service for lab scientists, technologists

MTN inaugurates community phone in Maiduguri

Nigerians among best in the world - Akingbola

ICPC’ll go spiritual to fight corruption - Ayoola

Security men take over Ekiti - Ahead tomorrow’s tribunal judgment

Ex-LG bosses can’t account for N3.3 trillion - EFCC

Retired service chiefs to hand over tomorrrow

FG pegs price movement of shares - Sets up panel on stock market

Utilising indigenous arts and crafts for economic empowerment

Are the gods dead?

The exit of Musharraf

Monday, August 25, 2008

Will peace return to Ohanaeze Ndigbo?

Why cement prices are still high - Minister

The Ohakim phenomenon

Ekiti OPC chairman arraigned - As govt denies involvement in his arrest

MASSOB asks Igbo to stay at home on Thursday

Akunyili decries attacks on NAFDAC officials

80 million Nigerians are poor - Minister

Village, compound heads in Ibadan at loggerheads

Building collapse: FG mandates builders to insure projects

INEC issues Imoke certificate of return

Gunmen seize oil vessel, kidnap 8 crew members

Coup allegation: 25 oppositon parties give PDP ultimatum

Nigeria generates N15.6bn from airports yearly - Minister

CBN withdraws N10bn from circulation

Margaret Thatcher suffering from mental problem - Daughter

FAAN boss tasks African countries on aviation traffic

Reps’ll not bury power probe report - Speaker

2 Kids found dead inside vehicle in Lagos

NECO closes centre in Ibadan

NITEL/Mtel gets new core investor next year

ICAN president warns FG on proposed VAT increment

NLC wades into BA, workers crisis

WHO commends NAFDAC pharmacovigilance centres

Why Agagu appealed against tribunal’s judgment - Commissioner

5 killed in Lagos bank robbery - 14 arrested over another robbery

FG worried over stock market - To hold emergency meeting with NSE, others

N1.5 trillion not remitted to FG’s coffers - Speaker

Confusion in military - New service chiefs yet to take over - Ex-CDS, service chiefs still in uniform

‘Sound education, veritable tool for development'

Alkali vs Nas

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Are all Nigerians corrupt?

EFCC’s property forfeiture bill

Niger revenue board suspends 3 workers over alleged fraud

No plan to impeach Osunbor - Edo Speaker

9 jostle for UNIBEN VC job

NDLEA boss advocates stiffer penalty for drug offenders

N/Assembly plans stakeholders’ meeting on 2009 budget

‘N/Assembly can’t interfere in police demotions’

ICPC to involve private sector in corruption battle

FG releases N3.2bn for barracks rehabilitation

Conoil made N75bn turnover in 6 months

Downturn in stock market to continue until ... Experts

Imoke wins again as C/River gov

71 die in plane crash, again

Nigerian politicians lack integrity - Cleric

Airline opreators commend NAMA

Take your destiny in your hands, Mamora tells Bakassi people

Corrupt leaders should be jailed for life - Ayoola

Dokubo-Asari raises alarm over threat to life

Another ThisDay journalist shot

JAMB scores self high on conduct of exams

Stockbrokers laud Zenith Bank’s performance

FG to sustain battle against intolerance

CBN threatens to withdraw some micro-finance banks’ licences

11 EFCC officials dismissed over fraud, forgery

CBN, Customs, others conduct illegal recruitments - FCC

Nigerians to face more kerosene scarcity - All 6 kerosene depots shut in Lagos

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A misgoverned governor

Let Nigeria pray for seven days - Prophet F.O. Solanke

Alaye of Ode-Remo not dead - Olori Folasade

Fashola charges African leaders on uniform structure of property transactions

Activist wants report on Edem’s probe made public

Nothing can come between us and the people - Fashola - Gives further insight on Coroner’s law

Activists call for transparency in HIV/AIDS funding

Cross River polls: Imoke set for victory

Edo PDP: Anenih faction denies plot to impeach Gov Osunbor

Islamic scholar, Akilapa is dead

Gas flaring: No definite end date - Minister

Delta communities frown at Chevron Oil

Nigeria/Ghana must merge economic forces - Obanikoro

Oyo SSG may be dropped

Changes in military normal - Presidency

How infighting caused service chiefs’ sack

Senators, Reps in last minute rush for BBA show

Friday, August 22, 2008

Subscribers Commend Glo 3G Plus Services

MEND Divided Over Ultimatum Given To Bayelsa, Rivers States On 13% Derivation

Female Corps Member Donates N1m Borehole To School

NOA Workers Reject Political Directors

Oba, Dons, Others Make Osun Honour’s List

How I Secured My Release - Kidnapped OSOPADEC Boss

16 Die In Auto Crashes

Gov Goje Reports IG To Yar’Adua

8 Feared Dead In Factory Tragedy

Niger Delta States Set To Refocus NDDC

Fayose Petitions Ekiti CP Over Comment - Demands N10 million, Apology

...NSCDC Deploys 5,000 Men

Obama: EFCC goes after donors, storms Lagos

Bank Workers Groan Under Deposit Targets: Thousands To Lose Jobs - Experts Speak On Danger Ahead

Court Okays C/River Re-run Guber Poll

Igbo Agbale And The Proposed Aerodrome In Osun

RE: World Varsity Rating

C’River Re-Run Election: The Odds Favour Imoke

Thursday, August 21, 2008

How I'll defeat my opponents - Imoke

I won’t leave abandoned project for my successor - Gov. Idris

Issues in public audit

Between Siasia and Belgium’s Tokunbos

Kerosene Scarcity

NDDC inaugurates N23bn road project

Midnight fire destroys Benin shopping complex

Leave your wives or ..., JNI warns man with 80 wives

FG should declare holiday for traditional festival - Group

Court decides on C/River re-run election today

NURTW/FRSC face-off may disrupt Osun festival

Obanikoro charges Nigerians on patriotism

Julius Berger shareholders beg N/Delta militants - Bolaji Johnson steps down as chairman

FG to partner Northern govs on power

Shareholders disagree over choice of Wema Bank chairman

FG to review Obasanjo’s $8.3bn railway contract

NMA calls for increased funding of health sector

OOU suspends 5 students

FCC releases guidelines for recruitment

Firm to generate 470mw of electricity in 3 months

Police arrest Ekiti OPC chairman over alleged robbery

Friends want panel set up on Ogundeji’s murder

Witness to ThisDay journalist’s murder speaks

69-yr-old allegedly nabbed with cocaine at airport

Stop travelling abroad for medical treatment - Monarch

NDE to recruit unemployed graduates, school leavers

B-E-W-A-R-E! How fraudsters use our GSM numbers to commit crimes - Nigerians

Okereke-Onyiuke must return N100m donation - EFCC - Passport seized, returned

Militants, again, kidnap Ondo govt officials, others

How Yar’Adua informed service chiefs of their removal - 16 Generals to go

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ondo: One tribunal verdict, two appeals

Suntai and the challenges in Taraba

Niger Delta: For President Yar’Adua’s attention

Where will you hide your mother?

Paying more for everything

‘Nigeria needs more refineries’

We didn’t kill Ogundeji - Police

Adenuga bags SERA award

Importers drag AP Moller, others to court - Over alleged exploitation

FG orders recruitment of 3,000 workers

Court grants NDDC boss bail

INEC stops resident commissioner from conducting C/River gov election

No going back on Ribadu, others’ demotion - Okiro

Commissioner-nominee’s son kidnapped in Bayelsa

Alphonsus Agborh, Asaba

Omoyeni returns as Wema Bank MD - Resumes Sept 1

Yoruba monarchs set to stop installation of Iyalode

Delta House passes another N15bn supplementary budget

Army flags off 2008 inter bridge competition

Motorcyclists to carry licences from January

Ohakim heads national gas review committee

Reps to stop power contract with Siemens

Landing aids in 14 airports calibrated

Black marketers take over Ekiti NNPC mega station

Family petitions IG over murder

Okereke-Onyiuke in trouble over Obama - EFCC quizzes her

...Yar’Adua removes service chiefs - Retires Azazi, Yusuf, Adekeye

Why Yar’Adua may delay cabinet reshuffle

PDP raises coup alarm: PDP is heading for disaster - AC, ANPP, CNPP

Nigeria And Olympics Gold Medals

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Of Odili’s birthday and schemings for 2011

Osun politics in EFCC’s dock

Imoke and the drive for rural development

Nigerian Army: Repositioning for sustainable development

Resettling the Bakassi people

LAUTECH, CCMIS set to begin refurbishment of abandoned aircraft

Fashola signs N275bn infrastructural bill into law

NDLEA nabs 2 drug suspects at Lagos airport

FG warns civil servants against corruption

Ekiti PDP crisis: Oni, Fayose in war of words

17 injured as cultists clash in Niger

Soldiers kill 2 militants, arrest 20

Those indicted in probes will face the law, NASS insists

Yar’Adua, Ogbulafor, others in Cross River to campaign for Imoke

Foreign varsity admission racket dupes Nigerians

NLC rejects salary increase for lawmakers

Adedoja warns govts over neglect of pensioners, workers

Ogun to establish N6bn power station

Editors condemn Ogundeji’s murder

Zambian president dies of stroke

Lawson’s claim, a blackmail - Alake

Oyo lawmakers clamour for Ibadan state

Osun PDP chieftain arraigned over assault

‘Huge salaries, incentives dangerous to banking industry’

Suspected vandals damage Agip pipeline in Delta

2 clerics arrested in Ogun

Nigeria grabs first medal - at Beijing Olympics - Gets gold or silver on Saturday - Meets Argentina, again, in final

Nigeria’s airspace is unsafe - Airline owners raise alarm

National Assembly begins staff audit

Blackout worsens - Manufacturers, others lament - Ibadan in darkness for 2 weeks

Monday, August 18, 2008

Probes have distracted N/Assembly - Lai Mohammed

FG’s fresh assault on illegal migration

Curbing the menace of child trafficking

FRSC’s war against traffic obstruction

Just in time for lunch

FG and the Virgin Nigeria issue

Power crisis: FG set to partner with private investors

Firm paid N168m for job not done - Niger panel told

50 soldiers deployed in Agbor

Medical experts identify cause of man’s death - Inside palace

Soludo blames low economic growth on poor entrepreneural skills

Glo emerges best in telecoms awards

Minna conjoined twins die

EFCC investigates Aregbesola’s corruption allegation in petition

Senate counters El-Rufai

Gunmen kill another ThisDay journalist

Court remands NDDC boss in police custody

Delta govt house burgled

OOU suspends students’ union

Fashola challenges FRSC marshals

Nigeria gets first Papal Nuncio

Unilorin postpones post-UME test in Lagos

Jonathan backs Bayelsa power probe

Yar’Adua formally scraps office of Chief of Staff - Names new Solicitor-General

EFCC: Reps leadership clears Bankole, others

NUC to introduce institutional accreditation in varsity system - Okojie

Traders in Anambra protest illegal extortion

Tribunal orders recount of re-run Kogi gov’s election

Robbers kill policemen, free suspects at police station

Fuel price increase: Prepare for battle, NLC tells FG

Controversy over N12.5bn alleged fraud: Commissioner, perm secs involved? - Allegation unfounded - Govt

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Implementing Yar’Adua’s 7-point agenda

Amaechi’s giant strides in office

Give Nigeria a break

Publishing Banks’ Interest Rates

NNPC mega station, part of deregulation success – Minister

Agagu, Mimiko trade words over appeals

Minister warns consultants on establishment of youth development centres

I never planned to seize power after Abacha’s death - Bamaiyi

Ekiti to build independent power plant

Investment laws on infrastructure obsolete - BPE

‘Illiteracy, threat to Vision 2020’

Security beefed up around Abia gov

Bankole cautions legislators on impeachment

IBB shuts out well-wishers at 67th birthday

AP’s N110bn offer opens today

Kwara govt distributes N4.9m equipment to fish farmers

FRSC boss orders driver to undertake psychiatric test

FG to punish illegal petrol dealers

EFCC contributed to our success - NSCDC

Expert charges banks on IPP

Flood: 100 houses submerged in Osun

North launches economic drive

Bakassi: Nigeria’s sitting on keg of gunpowder – Akintola

‘Pneumonia deadlier than AIDS’

We’ll sustain our global expansion scheme – Oceanic Bank

You can’t ban El-Rufai from public office

Reps shun holidays over committee positions

‘Telephone tariffs in Nigeria highest in Africa’

N1.4bn found in judges’ secret account - N185m contract awarded to fake firm - Judge, others face trial

Tribunal’s judgement will determine Ekiti’s future - Fayose

Saturday, August 16, 2008

PDP’s romance with rule of law: A flash in the pan?

When Chief Accountant of IBB Hospital fathered Minna’s first conjoined twins

Kidnapped Julius Berger employees released

Military pensioners laud Yar’Adua - Lament non-payment of 6 years pension arrears

Oyo govt will not marginalise any area - Arapaja

SON alerts on adulterated cement

Cross River Assembly warns against campaign of calumny in re-run election

Fake eye-drops, major cause of blindness - Dora Akunyili

Rumble in LP over lists of Ondo cabinet appointments

TUC says no to fuel prices increase

Fayose is a misfit - Ekiti PDP

Bakassi indigenes treated like goats - Akintola

US-based Nigerian expert rots in Agodi Prison

Obasanjo’s minister awarded 7km road for N3.4b , 50km Benin-Shagamu road awarded at N7.5b - ICPC begins probe of Berger, RCC, others

N800m contract scandal hits House of Reps

Council funds: Chairmen indict govs

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bakassi: Britain Lauds Nigeria

Lagos Govt Acquires Biometric Equipment To Check Fraud

IBB Gives Recipe For Peace In Niger Delta - At Odili’s Birthday

ICPC Arrests Four Customs Officers

Bakassi: Cleric Chides Yar’Adua

Glo Clocks Five, Thanks Nigerians

Re-run Election: Wayas Backs Imoke

Butchers Alert FCT Minister On Impending Epidemic

Suspected Hired Killer Arrested In Osun

Lagos Governor’s Office Burgled - N3m Recovered

FG To Spend $20 Billion On Implementation Of APRM In Four Years

Again, no Nigerian varsity ranked among Top 500

ICPC Arrests Prisons’ Chief - For Defrauding 150 Job Applicants

PEF Scandal: EFCC Recovers Jeeps From Traditional Rulers - Perm Sec, Security Chiefs Also

Trade Union Opposes Proposed Fuel Price Hike

A Leadership Culture Takes Root In Cross River

Couple Electrocuted - PHCN Refuses To Take Responsibility

Thursday, August 14, 2008

‘Ondo tribunal ruling, a ruse’

Information: NCIC’s recipe for development

Between nudity and dignity

Armed robbers prefer ancient crowns to modern ones – Olokuku

Ajumogobia’s Excellence

Jose: Good night to the Newspaperman

Violence mars Ondo NULGE election

Olubadan to honour 22 Nigerians - As coronation anniversary begins today

NDLEA arrests 3 suspected drug traffickers at Abuja airport

Bakassi: FG puts Imo, Bayelsa, others on alert

Residents flee as 5 die in communal clash in Imo

FG set to trasfer BASA account to NCAA

Corruption: EFCC, ICPC swoop on LGs

Alleged NPA scam: EFCC may arrest more

Mimiko files counter appeal at Akure tribunal

Woman stabs husband to death in Lagos

JFF destroys 3 more illegal refineries

ICPC to prosecute Osun discipline corps boss over alleged fraud

Area boys hold Oni hostage in Ado-Ekiti

Only qualified teachers’ll benefit from salary structure - Kogi govt

INEC has no power to order fresh congress - Akala

NSE sells FG’s shares in Sheraton

Yar’Adua, Oni task women on HIV/AIDS

JAMB ‘best candidate’ arrested over robbery

Nigeria needs N51.8bn on education annually - Modibbo

FG earmarks $1bn to end gas flaring

Legislators lament ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun

10,000 megawatts of electricity not feasible in 2010 - FG

Senators in hot words over Ribadu, others’ demotion

Soyinka, others to sue OBJ over library materials

BAKASSI: Militants force FG to shift handover venue - From Abana to Calabar -We’ll report Cameroun to UN if... -FG

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

PDP: The long battle to tame Obasanjo

‘Dissolution of committees and Reps’ grumblings’

Oni and roads to the hearts of Ekiti people

Breastfeeding: Best possible start to life - Experts

The cookies of obj presidential library

Ogere: trailer drivers, again?

‘Ribadu’s demotion’ll affect corruption war’

N/Delta crisis takes toll on Federation Account

Deployment of officers won’t affect probes - EFCC

Private sector stinks - EFCC

NLC vows to resist FG’s plan to increase fuel price

Ekiti AC lawyer arrested over alleged attack on church

NDIC moves to strengthen depositors’ confidence in banking sector

Truck crushes 3 pupils in Ogun

US visa lottery ends Sept. 30

AC asks FG to defer handover

Zenith Bank declares N50bn profit

Okiro moves PEF vehicles to Force headquarters

Waziri seeks international support for EFCC

Illegal oil bunkering: 14 Filipinos absent in court

Obasanjo policies unfavourable to North - Tahir

Lagos to present document on building regulation soon

Shift from oil and gas, path to national development - Envoy

NSCDC foils crude oil theft

Oyo CP orders DPO to fish out rapists - Govt condemns act

Agagu files 185 grounds of appeal against judgment

‘Education standard in Nigeria affecting media industry’

Senate passes N2.6 trillion amended budget

Senate wades into Ribadu, others’ demotion - Summons Okiro, Osayande

Speaker, Deputy under pressure over House committees

BAKASSI: Going...Going...Gone! - Senate, Reps okay handover today - Issues as Nigeria hands over oil-rich peninsula

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

‘Our governors impoverish the North’

‘Adedibu wanted me to be Oyo gov, but... - Adedoja’

Does Nigeria care about her citizens?

This man is a wonderful player - 1st singles, 2nd, twins, 3rd, triplets and now...


The demotion of ribadu and others

W/Bank approves master plan for WAGP project

Diamond Bank declares N16.2bn profit

GTB appoints 4 new directors

INEC didn’t order fresh congress in Oyo - PDP

Teachers suspend strike indefinitely - Urge govs to keep faith with agreement

Glo, MTN, Zain, others to cut text tariffs

Fire guts biscuit factory in Kano

FG grounds Virgin Nigeria operations - Virgin Nigeria agrees to relocate

ICPC seeks power to prosecute offenders

Customs impounds 120 containers of fake drug

CBN to hire private firm for currency distribution

Kwara poly sacks 50

20-Yr-old commits suicide in Abia

‘N/Assembly can’t pass 2008 budget until ...’

Fuel scarcity looms over closure of tank farms - DAPPMA

Contrabands: Customs seals off 4 warehouses

Return home, Fashola charges Nigerians in diaspora

4 St. Annes’ students raped in Ibadan

Women more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

Clark wades into Ondo SSG, militants’ crisis

Lecturers stop sandwich programme at colleges

NLC, NUPENG, MAN oppose planned fuel price hike

Workers present N33,396 minimum wage request to FG

Court grants Bode George, others bail

Handover Eve: FG beefs up security in Bakassi - No one has told us of handover -Monarch - Bakassi is gone forever -FG

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yuguda not eyeing 2011 yet - Deputy

‘Senate and new initiative on budgeting’

Another look at Waziri’s Assets Forfeiture Bill

Building collapse: Will Building Code be the saving grace?

Nigerians as illegal aliens

The coup in mauritania

Nigeria is spiritually sick - Cleric

Strike: NUT national executive meets today

JTF hunts for suspect over illegal oil bunkering

Rivers govt orders closure of illegal refinery

FG to begin flood, erosion control projects in Kwara

Fears over power probe report heighten

Ekiti Assembly probes LG bosses

Stir in Presidency over MEND’s threat

Groundnut seller dies in Kano collapsed building

Govt needs 39,239 teachers yearly - Minister

Donors yet to redeem N2bn for OBJ’s presidential library

Obi decries abandonment of electricity project in Anambra

Poor health indices blamed on inadequate infrastructure in hospitals

Navy explains ejection of retired officers

FCT seeks autonomy on tax

‘Why there is polio resurgence among Nigerians’

One party state dangerous for Nigeria - Methodist Church

We’ve not relocated to MMA2 - Virgin Nigeria

Glo begins fixed line services in Lagos, Abuja

Ekiti PDP: Fayose’s faction fixes dates for ward, LG congresses - ’It’s sheer illegality’

Use force on N/Delta militants - Amaechi

FG approves 12.5% increase for pensioners

Reps discover N400bn in hidden accounts

Court hears Bode George’s bail application today

Prepare for fuel price hike in January - FG tells Nigerians

SANGO-ABEOKUTA EXPRESSWAY - Commuters groan under deplorable condition

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why we want to change corps members’ uniform - NYSC DG

Secretaries fault Bankole over committee dissolution

Ex-Ondo CJ faults govt on appointment of election tribunal members

Opposition parties to participate in Lagos LG poll

Nigeria loses N11.5bn to essential oil import

Pastor drowns during baptism

200 injured as building collapses in Kano

NAMA runs 190 generators daily - MD

FG set to tackle high cost of diesel, kerosene scarcity

NDDC presents regional development master plan to UN

INEC delimitation: Kwara demands for more constituencies

Diamond Bank’s earnings hit N60.4bn

UBA boss canvasses for PPP on infrastructure development

Sultan charges traditional rulers

Unilorin VC appeals to FG

FG stops domestic flights from international wing of Lagos Airport

Girl, 15, drags PDP chiefs to court over rape

Daniel inaugurates energy council

‘My plan to reposition AD’

Fairness, equality in ethnocentric Nigeria

Ferguson and virus Nigeriana

Oil Block: From $2billion to $5 million!

FG’s share in Sheraton for listing at Stock Exchange

PDP strategises to retain C/River, Ondo

Fire razes Onitsha Spare Parts Market

Fraudsters are using my name - Adeboye

FG concludes plan to hand over Bakassi to Cameroun - Handover ceremony holds Thursday

Why FG may reverse demotion of Ribadu, others

We’re investigating Obasanjo - ICPC - Says list of corrupt ex-govs coming

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Visiting the Niger Delta Region

Masses groan - As kerosene scarcity bites harder

Ex-NUJ president’s home, 200 others face demolition

Fishing can provide 5 million jobs

First Bank kicks off Big Splash Promo

N42 billion cement plant for Sokoto

Lame walk at Redeemed convention - ... as it planted average of 7 churches per day in one year

IGP deploys 3 officers to probe killing of IIJ student by SARS in Osogbo

Collapsed building kills three kids in Ibadan - Landlady refuses to move: I have nowhere to go, she says

35-yr-old lady raped to death in Bayelsa

Commission summons ex-FRCN chief over N539m

Zamfara Assembly set to probe ex-gov Sani

Community calls for disbandment of JTF

Shell is in Nigeria to stay - MD

Rumpus in NIPSS over demotion of Ribadu

The forces against kerosene - Why prices won’t come down soon

Police to MEND: Come to Abuja and die - Mount surveillance on FCT

Friday, August 08, 2008

Professor Akinjogbin is dead

Ekiti ALGON Denies Frustrating Conduct Of LG Polls

Treason: Court Refuses Okah Bail

Nigeria Loses N20b To Flood Annually - Director

Modibbo Kick-Starts Abuja Rail Transportation Development

24 Years After: Ekiti Govt Set To Fill Vacant Traditional Stool

Fayose Can’t Mar Our Party - PDP

I Won’t Share Govt. Money - Gov Amaechi

Horse Trading Begins Over Reconstitution Of H/ Committees

Things Are Bound To Happen - Adeboye

Bakassi Indigenes Sue Aondoakaa Over Contempt

N100bn Contract scam: Bode George remanded in EFCC custody

Rumble In The Villa - Over Plot To Remove NSA

Election Petition Tribunals: NJC Begins Probe Of Judges

N93.9m Scam: Boni Haruna, Aide Get N200m Bail

Life Gets Harder For Lagosians Over Third Mainland Bridge

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Has opposition succumbed in Enugu?

Towards credible elections in Nigeria

Vision 2020’s many impairments

2008 Oka Day: Galaxy of celebrations in Ondo

The education of General Aminu-kano

Police’s cctv that doesn’t work

Minister commends NUT, governors on TSS

NSCDC members in certificate forgery scandal

EFCC invites 4 Osun AC lawmakers

Yar’Adua extols Jose’s virtues

N94m fraud: Haruna knows fate today

Yar’Adua urges Senate to confirm Shonekan for ICRC

Warri refinery begins production of kerosene, diesel

Kano spent N15bn on pensioners - Shekarau

36 Babies born at Redeemed convention

Zain will lead telecoms industry in 2 years - CEO

Nigerian journalist paralysed at Beijing Olympics

We’re carrying obsolete arms, Customs boss laments

Kidnap of Delta SSG’s dad: Ex-legislator disowns son

N/Assembly to involve ethnic groups in passage of budgets

Lagos embarks on e-health project

4 million Nigerians have sickle cell - Minister

Ramadan: NSCIA raises committee on moon sighting

Tribune NUJ honours Oyinlola’s aide, 2 others

Shekarau presents laptops to journalists

We don’t determine interest rates for banks – CBN

Shonekan nominated to head ICRC

1,461 Nigerians languish in British prisons

We may retain Ribadu at NIPSS if... - Okiro

Atiku under pressure to return to PDP

How Bode George was arrested - Over N85bn NPA fund - Moved to Lagos, may be arraigned today

‘Tribunal sitting shouldn’t exceed 6 months’

As Ekiti legislature comes alive again...

An unsung scholar and Nigeria’s foreign policy

Benue: Boosting rice production for the nation

Zain? welcome sanity

Collapsed buildings as a metaphor

Don canvasses for attitudinal change among Nigerians - To check menace of fake drugs

Varsities spend N8bn on diesel yearly - VC

Atiku lauds PDP over decisions on BOT

FG to build N341m space research complex

Police investigate man’s death at Lagos construction site

Lagos govt seals off Zenith Bank building

Why failed banks’ depositors’ funds are still trapped - NDIC

‘Zain invested $3bn in Nigeria in 2 years’

Xmas, Sallah gifts may land you in jail, ICPC warns govt officials

Adeboye assures Nigeria of peace if...

Fake cement now in circulation

Ogun govt pays N1.2bn gratuities

WAEC explains high cost of forms

FG may grant varsities partial autonomy

World Bank to monitor its N396bn investments in Nigeria

Lagos LG poll will hold on October 11 - LASIEC— no, it won’t hold - PDP

1,129 students get N103m scholarship in Ekiti

Union Bank offer’ll enrich investors - Ebong

Why I lost EFCC job during Obasanjo’s administration - Waziri

‘Nigeria needs 20 million housing units’

Fayose drags Ekiti PDP to court

Area boys set bank ablaze in Lagos

Teachers salary increased by 27.5% - Govs, NUT reach agreement

EFCC plans new offensive against corruption

Ribadu’s case worsens - Faces expulsion from Kuru; Demoted officers still wear old ranks, may head for court

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Vision 2020 not realistic - Rep

The campaign of calumny against NIPOST

Global food crisis 40 million West Africans suffer malnutrition - ECOWAS chiefs

The unlucky yan dabin

Lagos’ new criminal justice system

FG commends NAFDAC boss

Access Bank declares N19bn profit

Breastfeeding, foundation for growth - Mrs. Fashola

Foundation sets $3m for agriculture

We’re not responsible for kidnappings in Ondo - MEND

Virgin Nigeria battles FAAN over relocation

Nigeria confers citizenship on 170

Zain will benefit Nigerians - CEO

Fear grips Bayelsa communities over military search

RCCG to ordain 1,000 new pastors

3rd Mainland Bridge: Woman relocates to family house - To beat traffic jam - Abandons husband, children

CBN orders banks to publish lending, deposit rates

AP set for N110bn public offer

Rivers demands N25m each from telecom companies

Aviation workers protest salary increase by British Airways

Dep gov, SSG save Oyo Speaker from impeachment

Corruption is killing Nigeria - APRM report - Our Vision 2020 will tackle it, says Yar’Adua

Kidnappers of Delta SSG’s father offered us N.5m to keep him - Suspects

Glo extends service to rural areas

Yar’Adua approves deployment of per m sec

Tribune NUJ honours Oyinlola’s media adviser tomorrow

Court remands ex-Adamawa gov in EFCC custody

OBJ’s job on the line - PDP set to reconstitute BOT

Reps ask FG to review workers’ minimum wage

Police demote Nuhu Ribadu, 139 others - Late Haz Iwendi also demoted

Monday, August 04, 2008

Issues on Reps’ committees dissolution

Mark’s triumphant entry into Benue

Return of mobile tailoring in Lagos

Nigerian Armed Forces vs Martians

Israel after olmert

Fashola dissolves 57 councils excos

ASUU resumes parley with FG over sacked Unilorin dons

EFCC arrests Adamawa lawmaker

NNPC to seek external funding for joint venture projects

Oceanic Bank opens office in Sao Tome

National tax policy ‘ll spur economic growth - FIRS boss

More eulogies for Jose

We’ll not succumb to blackmail - Ondo govt

2 killed, many injured as PDP factions clash in Kogi

Residents flee as soldiers invade Bayelsa community

LG tribunal: Edo PDP faction protests judgment - My life is under threat - Judge

Commissioner lauds Tribune journalists

Nigeria hits 53m phone lines

Nigeria loses $15m daily to gas flaring - Senate

Oyo police boss seeks journalists’ support

Tanker drivers protest in Ibadan - Over alleged police extortion

Yar’Adua approves joint military patrol of Lagos

CPC raids Coca-cola

Cross River gov polls: INEC may fix date next week

Militants give Julius Berger 24 hrs to quit Abuja

Transcorp insists on ownership of NITEL

Judge’s death stalls trial of ex-Adamawa gov

How govt officials collected N22m bribe from applicants - During Immigration, Prisons recruitment - 5 officials in ICPC net

Aregbesola files 31-ground appeal against Oyinlola’s tribunal victory

Closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge: We left home at 5.00 a.m., arrived offices at 10.00 a.m. - Workers; Transport fares increase by 1000% - Many commuters stranded

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Militants detain 9 PDP chiefs in Ondo - They’re out to blackamil us - PDP

AC chides critics of Akande

illegal bunkering: 14 Filipinos get bail

Ateke Tom asks 2 militant groups to stop fighting

Lagos arrests 8 ogogoro brewers

It’s dangerous for Nigeria to hold on to Bakassi - Adekeye

PDP UK, S/West caucus, holds annual lecture, awards September 27

Eulogies for Fajuyi at memorial lecture

Ogun traders urged to utilise ultra-modern markets

Kwara House passes bill on UBE

Lagos seeks N275bn bond for infrastructural development

Dropout rate has reduced - OAU

Oyinlola, Oni others mourn Jose

Governance: Mark’s ‘sermon’ to Northern governors

Analysing Ibom’s unity project

Wasted! How 17-year-old labourer died demolishing building



Reps Committee: Don’t travel for now, Bankole tells loyalists

Zain earned $3.5bn in 6 months - As customer base exceeds 50 million milestone

International crime fighters storm Nigeria

Gunmen kill 2, abduct 2 Frenchmen in Rivers

EFCC to arraign Boni Haruna today

Ekiti PDP intact, crisis-free - Govt

Agagu, Mimiko trade accusations over state resources

Police recover arms, ammunition in Lagos operation

How OBJ approved disputed $50m oil block to Chinese firm - DPR chief

Ahead August 14 handover: Nigerians quit Bakassi

Lagos, most expensive city in Africa - Survey - 30th in the world

3rd Mainland Bridge: We’re in trouble today - Lagosians lament

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Speaking truth to power: A Challenge of a Revolutionary Church?

Olympics: Senate, FG and Gimba’s no jamboree stance

Truck drivers finally vacate Lagos-Ibadan expressway

NHIS squares up to corruption

Ogun may disband NURTW over crisis

MTN rolls out fixed services in Ibadan group tells Fayose to stay off Ekiti politics

EI don’t believe in Teachers’ Special Scale - Sylva

Fraudster jailed 24 years for duping kolanut seller

Not yet uhuru for Mimiko... - Says Prophet, who predicted his victory

Mixed reactions trail Ondo election judgment

Rival militant groups clash at Port Harcourt dockyard

Babatunde Jose dead, buried - Nigerians pour encomiums

Ekiti crisis: Inside details of what fayose, Oni told OBJ

FG set to shut Shell out

Third mainland bridge: Lagos stands still - Commuters, motorists groan

Do deal, go to jail - EFCC warns ministers

Friday, August 01, 2008

Office Holders Shouldn’t Take National Honours - Lam

Sultan, Onaiyekan To Preside At Inter-Religious Meeting

Adekeye Wants US Assistance In Space Technology For Navy

How Sokoto CJ Ran Into Trouble

FIRS Launches Campaign On Tax Payment

Ekiti PDP Crisis: I Can’t Be Ignored - Fayose

Ogun NURTW Crisis: Police Arrest 8

‘Why We Changed National War College’s Name’

Kingmaker Killed, Two Others Shot In Osun

South West Govs, Obas Meet On Yoruba Unity

Court Orders Release of Bafarawa’s International Passport

Etteh’s Group Fights Back - Over Dissolution Of House Committee

Bakassi Handover Irreversible - FG

Autocrash: Pregnant Woman, 3 Children, 32 Others Killed - 19 Julius Berger Casual Workers Involved

How Ex-Dep Gov’s Daughter Arranged Own Kidnap - Okiro

The Cleansing At The EFCC

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