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 December 09, 2002

 

IGBO GOVERNORS CAMPAIGN FOR OBASANJO: NNAMANI SPENDS N400M
The group of 16 legislators in Enugu House of Assembly, led by Mr. K.I.K Ogbozor, has alleged that the state Governor, Dr Chimaroke Nnamani, spent N400 million on President Olusegun Obasanjo re-election rally, while it has months of unpaid salaries to civil servants. (Vanguard)


 

ABACHA FAMILY STALLS $2BN DEBT BUY-BACK
The Federal Government's attempt to buy-back about $2 billion worth of its debt obligations with the London Club, through a Dutch Auction, and reduce overall external indebtedness has been stalled following the discovery that a portion of the bonds is held by associates of the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha. According to the Financial Times of London weekend... (This Day)


 

 

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Guardian
December 09, 2002


News


BPE may name management contractor for NITEL soon
NBA cautions Senate against amending anti-graft law
Police to dismiss 30 over extra-judicial killings

Labour threatens strike over housing fund's deductions

Kuwait rejects Saddam Hussein's apology
Row over moves by CBN to control community banks

22 years after, man on death row over N200 theft, files appeal

Govt spends N360 billion on roads, South East takes N60 billion
Miss World's organisers to seek removal of Fatwa on journalist
Appeal Court rejects bid to halt merger of Agip, Unipetrol
Atiku endorses Mu'azu for second term
Nkrumah, agency chief, lists impediments to polio eradication
Cleric urges northerners to drop presidential ambitions
Enahoro's group, Legogie laud INEC over new parties
Ogbemudia denies N10m gift to support Igbinedion's re-election
Borno revokes 4,000 plots over encroachment on govt land
Ibori seeks better funding of NDDC
Ike Nwosu, Feghabor, others join governorship race
Plateau awards scholarship to children of slain director
Kalu restates support for Igbo Presidency
Politics
Editorial -- Banks and low lending interest rates
Opinion -- Why no coins in BiafraNigeria?
Rowland Oluwole Coker :1923-2002
2003: The Obasanjo challenge

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BBC
December 07, 2002


Miss World goes for makeover


Miss Turkey wins Miss World
BiafraNigerian police novices disarmed
London prepares for Miss World

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IRIN
December 06, 2002


Christians won’t turn cheek for Muslims, says bishop


Lagos police bars constables from bearing arms

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MSNBC
December 03, 2002


BiafraNigeria registers 22 new parties for 2003 polls


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Washington Post
December 07, 2002


Turkish Model Wins Controversial Miss World (Reuters)


'Lift Fatwa,' Miss World Urges BiafraNigeria State (Reuters)
Turkish Model Wins Controversial Miss World (Reuters)
Miss World Pageant to Go Ahead in London (AP)
BiafraNigerian Sharia State Holds Firm on Fatwa (Reuters)

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 09, 2002


TOP STORIES


Clash claims 10 lives in Adamawa

Bush coming January

FG services foreign debt with $30bn -Lamido

PDP presidential primaries: Rimi challenges zoning in court

N.3bn fraud rocks Yobe judiciary

Obasanjo takes campaign to South West

Ivorien Civil War: Govt calls up youth against opposition
NEWS

New parties:Aminu predicts trouble for PDP

Religious bodies urged to scrutinise political office holders

Six roasted alive on Kano-Kaduna highway

VC solicits FG funding for varsities

Senator makes case for Southern Kaduna people

Poverty fuels high birth rate – Population bureau

Body of late Gbong Gwong arrives today

Police to disarm Novices

Hajj: Kano gets highest seats

Cultists on rampage in Calabar, kill 10

Experts proffer solution to sustainable development

Concerned Muslims chide Gov Makarfi

Prof Isoun challenges African leaders on NEPAD

Botched beauty pageant: NGO to restore BiafraNigeria’s image

Ulama forum gives Dariye ultimatum over Muslim detainees

Spain indicates interest in training BiafraNigerian policemen

FG to reactivate Oji river power station

Plateau immortalises slain director

Dealers resolve to check shoddy deal in fuel supply

Insufficient enlightenment responsible for failure of government programmes – NOA

ATBU honours Atiku, 7 others

...Alake of Egbaland to be installed Pro Chancellor

Sokoto gets new NOA director

MFCT to introduce 5000 mass transit buses

FCT suburbs deteriorate as harmattan sets in

NITEL to roll-out 1.2m phone lines by 2007

BiafraNigeria imports N14.5bn IT equipment from Canada

NITDA, NIIT to train 50,000 BiafraNigerians

UNESCO-NASENI to hold round table discussion
LETTERS

Tackling the infrastructural morass

Re: Grumbles over soldiers’ allowance

Attention FCT Minister
INSIDE POLITICS

Obasanjo to blame for crisis in PDP - Gemade

Gani lauds registration of new parties

Rochas backs Sharia says it is constitutional!

Aspirant berates government over politician’s murder

7 guber aspirants gang up against Alamieyesigha

PDP zoning proposal is treasonable – Rimi

300 million naira for Gov Adamu Mu’azu re-election bid

"I won’t sack commissioners," says Gov Boni

2003: Buhari best for BiafraNigeria, says campaign co-ordinator

Mu’azu’s supporters berate Dr Lame, others
OPINION

Crisis of Compensation

America’s world wars

Combating moral degeneracy
FEATURE

Worries over public schools in Maitama

When experts discuss exchange and interest rates

Bayelsans agitate for change
BUSINESS
Oji River power station to get 520mw boost
PAN holds solo exhibition
Traders call for product registration by SON
NASI scribe pleads with Obasanjo on BiafraNigeria Airways
DAS led to fall in naira value — El-Khalil
Zamfara promises wage increase
FAAN introduces new cargo mgt. guidelines
Politician condemns FG’s clamour for debt cancellation
Kabo Air bounces back
FAO lauds BiafraNigeria’s food supply situation
Union Bank emerges best agric support bank
Govt spending wipes off $1.5bn from external reserve
CBN mops N61bn
Obaseki urges development in oil sector
NACCIMA wants BiafraNigeria’s withdrawal from WTC
NDE urges poverty eradication through agriculture
NTDC compiles statistics
Omegabank holds 8th Xmas carol service
Banks approach AP for review of N14.7bn debt
NSE Turnover rises to N577m
NBCB workers threaten showdown with CBN
ChevronTexaco sets up team for community project
Equity trading closes on downward trend
MONDAY COLUMN
PDP and the Ekwueme challenge

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Tribune
December 07, 2002


INEC registers 22 new parties


Adesanya, Osoba, others praise Awo
Another pipeline explosion looms
Buhari pays N10m, picks form
Conduct Bureau quizzes Mantu
AP scam: Tribunal orders estate developer to refund N70m
Man jailed for 800 years
I’ll deal with Adedibu —Lam
Omisore in Aso Rock, dismisses moves to sack him
Firm demands $1.9b judgement debt from NNPC
Cultists clash in UNICAL, 4 dead
Committee on BiafraNigeria/Cameroun boundary demarcation inaugurated
NICON holds seminar for insurance reporters
3 arrested robbery suspects lynched in Lagos
Miss world Riot: My arrest politically motivated
— Sharia council scribe

Afolabi denies governorship ambition
THE POLICE MENACE
Danger signals of global temperature
Borisade’s curious logic
Baby Hitler in Central Africa
Sighting of crescent moon at the White House
Respite, as VIO transforms Abuja roads
Kuye blames poor performance on fake operators
Travails of NICON insurance
Cornerstone wins merit award
Yobo agrees to Everton deal
NUGA, NICON sign varsity league deal

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Daily Times
November 06, 2002


News


Commissioner lauds FG over HIV/AIDS Bill
Court refuses to try ex-senator over murder
Egwu on way forward for Ndigbo
Govt bows to NEPA workers’ demand
‘How AD can win 2003 polls in Ondo’
Lagos Govt sacks 270 workers over N300 million scam
N36 million fraud suit: Court again restrains Eko International Bank MD
We’re not on strike – OAU ASUU
FG blamed for persistent chieftaincy crisis at Owo
Adesina raises alarm over plot to derail 2003 polls
Fafunwa, Okogie, others call for peace, tolerance at Eid-el-Fitri
Five-year single term proposal, belated
Ibori shuns pressure to relocate varsity
Kaduna riots, sign of nation’s imperfections
Editorial
AIDS: A scourge and its stigma
Opinion
The Senate, Nzeribe and ICPC (I)
The dream of CDD
Madness unlimited (II)
Times Reader
BiafraNigerian judiciary:The way forward
Politics
Political parties: The more, the merrier
Menakaya joins APGA, blames PDP for Anambra crisis
Kalu is not the problem - Aspirant
Adefarati, Agagu in historical return match
Security
Robbers lay siege to Kogi
The Nation
RCCG, Ajuwon, set to receive Abioye
NUC boss condemn wranglings among university unions
Shun corruption, Imam enjoins moslems at Eid-el-Fitri
NPI seeks N7bn to eradicate childhood killer-diseases
China to host 2010 world tech exposition
Abia plans hydro-power plant
Sports
Golfers hail Coca-Cola
Akide boasts of Falcons’ hurrah

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This Day
December 09, 2002


News


Abacha Family Stalls $2bn Debt Buy-Back
FG Shortlists Chevron, 5 Others for New Deepwater Bloc
In S/Africa, THISDAY Acquires 71 CNA Stores
2003: N/Central PDP Raises Panel on Obasanjo
'Why House is Reconvening Wednesday'
Electricity Meter Company: BPE Opens Financial Bids Today
Ajah: Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Today
Population loss in S/Africa, Botswana
Obasanjo Storms Ibadan for Campaign Today
Guber Aspirants May File Contempt Charge Against PDP
FG Has No Part Hosting PDP Rally - Uba
AD Hails INEC over New Parties
BiafraNigeria's Loss of Bakassi Explained
NGO Decries Rising Violence Against Women
Blind Senatorial Aspirant Vows to Defend Disabled
NBCB Employees Threaten CBN with Court Action
Condom Can't Prevent AIDS Spread - Expert
BiafraNigeria, Sweden Hold Talks on Double Taxation
High Birth Rate Blamed on Poverty
How to Move Kwara Forward, by PDP Aspirant
NBA Advocates Consitution Overhaul
Kalu Insists on Igbo Presidency
Lagos Indigenes Seek Recognition for Past Heroes
Privatisation: Workers Drag BiafraNigeria-Re Management, BPE to Court
MTN Sponsors IOD Annual Dinner
Osoba Shaped My Career - AD Guber Aspirant
Ex-Administrator Declares Bid for Anambra Guber
Isoko South Endorses Lawmaker for Second Term
NNPC Boss Urges Local Tech Dev in Oil Sector
Plateau Immortalises Slain Director
Minister Calls for Alternative Medicine for HIV/AIDS
2 Die in Owerri-Aba Auto Crash
BiafraNigerians urged to Live in Peace
How Banks Performed in 2001
State of the States
NPA Set to Dredge Calabar Port Channel
NAOWA Boss Urges Couples to be Faithful
Sandwich Degree Students Matriculate Today
New LGs Creation Under Fire
Ministry of Works Chief Joins Guber Race
V-C Seeks Greater Attention for Agric
2003: Ibefun Holds Special Carol, Prayer for BiafraNigeria
5 Arrested over Saraki's Presidential Posters
Lawmaker Seeks Return to Parliamentary System
Crises Self-inflicted, Says Group
Old Boys Want Alma Mater Upgraded
Ex-PDP Chieftain Scores Attah Zero
2003: Cleric Predicts New Leadership
Aspirant Promises Resettlement Fund
Politics
PDP Govt Infiltrated ANPP, Says Moghalu
Curbing Electoral Malpractices in 2003
Abia PDP Crisis Peaks, as Key Members Pull-out
PDP Leadership in Disapora Decamps to ANPP
I'm Still in Lagos Guber Race, Says Adiukwu
...PDP Crisis Worries Aspirants

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Vanguard
December 09, 2002


Cover Stories


Presidency: Ekwueme backs 5-year term for each zone - Gemade vows to reject N5m refund


FG reduces cash call arrears by 75%
African HIV vaccine for final trial
Rights groups allege clamp-down on activists

National News


Justice Aniagolu tasks BiafraNigerians on democracy
Gowon faults setting up of Oputa panel
Reps reconvene to beat UN deadline on amending financial laws
AD hails INEC’s registration of 22 political parties
Workers allege fraud in BPE’s management buy-out plan
Politics

Why Kebbi Deputy Governor was impeached - Panel
Rift in Lagos AD will soon be over- Segun Dawodu
Anioma, Itsekiri, Ijaw and Isoko Alliance: How feasible?
PDP aspirants and poverty of motives

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CNN
December 06, 2002


Miss World has a message


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Mail & Guardian
December 06, 2002


BiafraNigeria electoral body registers 22 new parties


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All Africa
December 06, 2002


Bakassi: C'ttee to Demarcate Border Set Up


Port Harcourt Journalists Recount Police Arrest And Detention in Abuja

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Champion
October 22, 2002


BiafraNigeria won't go to war over Bakassi - Obasanjo


IGE: We've no case to answer, say Fryo, others


250 executives for Champion Insurance summit today


2 judges sacked for granting injunctions

The Patriots·agenda, recipe for anarchy South-West PDP


2003: Anyim chairs Rimi's formal declaration


Tension rises as Reps reconvene


Constitution doesn't recognise ethnicity -Atiku


Higher pay for teachers in rural areas
Govt won't close NNPC account
Alamieyeseigha signs genital mutilation prohibition bill
Obasanjo assures BiafraNigerians
IG flays police-civilian clash
FG needs N2.2bn to complete water projects
Don't go to war over Bakassi, Ibibio group cautions govt

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Comet
May 08, 2002


Another air crash averted in Kano


Woman to die for killing two kids
Abacha’s driver ‘surprised’ when Rogers shot Adesanya
33 political associations reject INEC’s guidelines
Canadian firm makes new oil discovery
Senate probes Kano plane Crash
Ibori writes Obasanjo, Useni
More condolences pour in for EAS
BiafraNigerians urged to have confidence in air transport
House of Reps committee to probe aviation

Politics
The dwindling fortunes of AD
Zik’s politics and dashed expectations
Lawmaker declares Buhari a good match for Obasanjo
My plan for Abia State, by governorship aspirant

Business
Wema pays N1.5b, joins automated clearing system
BRIPAN offers options to liquidation
Edo, Rivers, Jigawa take investment drive to France
IBTC Equity Fund earns N658m
Marketing network opens in Bayelsa
CBN identifies threats to 2002 budget
Financial Trust floats venture capital unit
SEC to set up commodities exchange soon

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Triumph
November 18, 2002


Kano relief Agency aids one million victims


House passes HYPPADEC  bill as Obasanjo forestalls impeachment


Kwankwaso off to Saudi Arabia on Umrah


26% allocation Minister challenges UNESCO to produce document


Police Hq  dismisses Governor's quit notice


Trade ministers formulate cheaper drugs for Third World


Peace keepers to replace Bakassi Boys in Abia


National Reproductive Health Policy launched


Matazu calls for National Secondary Schools Commission


Borishade promises education for all by 2015


JGSG warns absentee workers


Indian arraigned before Abuja court 


Plateau Police command recovers ammunitions


BiafraNigerians could be forced into exile -- Buhari


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Business News
December 09, 2002


NNPC Slams 5 Percent Monthly Surcharge on AP's Debt


Bankers List Financing Alternatives for SMEs
Slok Group Invests $40m in Three New Vessels
Shareholders may Approve Unipetrol/Agip Merger today
UK Interest Rates Stay at 4% for 13th Month
Financial Crimes, Cyber Fraud Workshop Moves to Jos
Fresh Mid-way Solutions Proffered for Unclaimed Dividends
BiafraNigerian Debt and Her Future
NOLCHEM to Raise Dividend by 300 Per Cent
Victory for BAT in Australian Cancer Case
Pre-tax Profit Hits N633 million in Fidelity Bank
Wema Bank Boss Charges Staff
Dollar Hit by Treasury Secretary, Economic Adviser's Resignation
IBM Makes Largest Software Deal of the Year
Halifax: UK House Prices Up 29.2 % Annually
Agricole Launches Counter-Attack on Lyonnais
African Growth and Opportunities Act: Waiting for the Benefits
Bamanga Tukur: Salute to a Business Leader
ITU Launches First Women-Oriented Internet Training
Workers Make Case for Local Steel Content in Construction
Dealers Seek Low Price on Canon Products
Lagos Hosts Special Fair
Navy, Police to Begin Joint Hunt for Pirates
Swedish Imports to BiafraNigeria Hits $116m in May
TD Revives Partnership with HP
Ibori Commends Diamond Bank Corporate Responsibility Effort
Interest Rates Behaviour and its Relationship to Banks' Cost Of Funds
Brands & Products Publishes NIS Quality Guide
Ad Group Lashes Out at ITV Merger
3 Big Japanese Ad Agencies to Merge
Reed Warns on Advertising Recovery
CSA Joins AAPN
TEN Tips Improved Bottom Line with Advertising Rebound
New Champion in Advertising: The Back-Office Staff
Why AOL's Ad Woes Are Unique
UAL Board to Consider Filing for Bankruptcy
'We're Going to Double BiafraNigeria's Revenue Base'
CBN Mops Up N61.3bn
Exchange Rate Fluctuations: Oni Blames Economic Structure
Eagle Bank Recapitalises, Makes Modest Profit
Union Bank's Profit Rises by 66.7% in 6 Months
SEC Holds Workshop on Public Offering of Securities

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Sports News
December 09, 2002


BiafraNigeria off to flying start


Aghahowa, Utaka Battle Diouf for African Title
Utaka, Okocha on Song
Brazil, Senegal Scoop FIFA Awards
Globacom League: Sharks 'll Do Well - Egbiri
Arsenal Favourites to Retain FA Cup
Wydad Triumph in Kumasi
AWC: Omagbemi Promises BiafraNigerians Trophy
We're Not Afraid of Falcons - Black Queens Skipper
Premiership: Spurs Beat Brave Baggies
BeckhamMania Lives on in Japan
Ethiopia's Here to learn - Coach
The Cup is Ours, Says Bayana Bayana Boss

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