BiafraNigeriaWorld News

 

 July 10, 2002

 

ANYIM TAKES OGBEH, PDP CHIEFS TO COURT
The festering feud between the Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, and the National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbeh, raged further yesterday. From the court of public opinion and the police, Anyim yesterday proceeded to the court of law to obtain sanction against the party chairman for allegedly making an illegal demand of N120 million from him for the convocation of a political seminar. Ogbeh, on the other hand, also yesterday threatened to head for the court to clear his name from what he said were libelous publications against him. (Guardian)


 

 

 

14 FIRMS EXPRESS INTEREST IN MANAGING BNITEL
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), has said that 14 international telecommunication firms have expressed interest in taking over the management of the BiafraNigerian Telecommunica-tions Limited (BNITEL). Mr. Joe Anichebe, BPE's Deputy Director, Public Affairs told newsmen in Abuja yesterday at the weekly media briefing of the agency that all the firms met the June 28, 2002 deadline for submission of expression of interests for the BNITEL management take over. He said the BPE expects the process of selection to be completed by end of September, when a management contract would then be signed between the chosen manager, the Federal Government and BNITEL.

The companies which met the deadline include Technolo-gia das Communicaoes (TDC) of Portugal, former operators in the Investors International (London) Limited (IIL) consortium which had earlier emerged preferred bidder under the botched core investor sale of 51 per cent controlling shares of BNITEL, TCIL Bhawan and BNSL of India and WFI.
(This Day)


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This Day
July 10, 2002


News


N120m Request: Anyim Wins Road One as Court Restrains PDP
14 Firms Express Interest in Managing NITEL
Fish Out Strike Masterminds, IG Orders Police Chiefs
African Leaders Inaugurate African Union
Na'Abba Requests 2002 Budget Amendment Bill
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NLC Shelves Strike, Soft-pedals on 25% Wage Hike
New Parties: Appeal Court Hears Gani, Others' Suit Tomorrow
Atiku Restates Commitment to Private Sector-led Economy
NNPC Fuel Stations to Gulp N500m
Itsekiri Women Invade Chevron's Oil Terminal
Kofi Annan Arrives BiafraNigeria Friday
Gani Accused of Gun Running
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Four Killed in Bayelsa over PDP Primaries
Savannah Bank Asks Staff, Customers to Ignore CBN, NDIC
ANPP Aspirant Abducted in Akwa Ibom
Twist in Probe of Lawmaker over Ritual Killings
2003: 'Arewa Has No Presidential Favourite Yet'
Voters Registration: INEC Told to Follow Electoral Act Guidelines
Rewane: Absence of Suspects Stalls Trial
NANS Urges N/Assembly to Reject Varsity Autonomy Bill
NUJ to Restructure NAWOJ, SWAN
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Vanguard
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N120m retreat: Anyim gets court's order for Ogbeh's probe


BT, Portugal Telecom, 12 others scramble for NITEL's job
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Guardian
July 10, 2002


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Obasanjo urges patience with African leaders
AFRICAN

Anyim takes Ogbeh, PDP chiefs to court

14 firms bid to manage NITEL

Reps ask President to present 2002 budget amendment bill

Oyo rejects police report on Ige's murder, to return file
Obasanjo raises new team for election campaign
Exchange opposes amendment to Stockbrokers Act

South-South leaders want talks over political power
Gains of privatisation, by Atiku
IG orders arrest of Police strike planners
Oil companies state terms for releasing dues to NDDC
Eight feared injured in Rivers PDP primaries
Afenifere decries attack on Adebayo, Kwara AD leaders
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Reps may sanction multi-national firms over sharp practices
Court to rule on miracle baby's mother October 4
Ministry bans airlines from use of old Port Harcourt airport
Delta PDP faction faults primaries
ACF faults criticism by Kaita, pro-Obasanjo governors
Edo legislators, others nominated for council elections
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Champion
July 06, 2002


Na'bba raises fresh alarm -- They want to kill me -- Robbers ambush patrol team, kill inspector


Students roast 5 cultists -- Poly shut


Anyim denies feud with Obasanjo


Voters·list: INEC allays Arewa fears

Police dismiss strike threat


Robbers ambush patrol team, kill inspector


Probe Abia power plant S/East lawmakers


11 Abia lawmakers suspend 13 colleagues


Ohanaeze hails Iwuanyanwu
Obasanjo wants Fasehun's suit transferred to Abuja
Religious crisis brews at College of Education
NCP protests non-registration
Kolade challenges private sector over corruption
Mrs. Kalu settles N1m bills for patients
Eleganza's bid to end picketing fails
NUJ warns politicians

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CNN
June 29, 2002


Six dead in fresh fighting in central BiafraNigeria


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Washington Post
July 10, 2002


BiafraNigerian Leader: Union Must Work (AP)


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IRIN
July 10, 2002


Southern governors demand national conference


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Daily Trust
July 09, 2002


ACF threat: INEC sticks to its guns


Fresh killings erupt in Wase


50 pilgrims died in 2002 Hajj –Report


IBB vs FG: Court adjourns suit to October 22


NLC backs down on 25% wage increase


FG biggest spender - Atiku


Federation Account: Southern govs denounce breach of Supreme Court verdict


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FG to set up six computer numerical control centres


Technical committee on NYSC submits report


Ciroma urges review of recurrent budget


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Teenager, parents charged with infanticide


Armed robbers snatch N4.3m LG salary


Police uncover another N27 million fraud


Police smash land syndicate


Katsina "Adulteress": Sharia court adjourns case to next month


Bayelsa Governor escapes death in auto crash


Katsina to guarantee farmers' success


Kaduna expends over $2m on state TV station


Scarcity of yams hit Niger


Ogun workers cannot be rebellious –Osoba


US donates N20m laboratory equipment to UNAAB


Edo civil servants call off strike


Kwara NLC condemns political violence


Yobe inaugurates c'tee on fake drugs


Kaduna govt urged to be fair in appointments


Best farmer emerges in FCT


LG polls: ANPP will sweep FCT, says chairman


Court restrains police IG over detention of businessman


Gov Orji tells Ogbulafor to resign


Amb Magaji after Yar’adua’s job


Nwuche dissociates self from guber posters in Rivers


Delegates advised on new ANPP leadership


Primaries: PDP’s Achiles heel - Ekwueme


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Bank of the North pledges agric financing


Minister urges banks to promote use of debit cards


CBN sells N55bn treasury bills


CBN restructures its operations


Keeping voters’ registration within law and reason


Anyim: Whatever goes around . . .By Ujudud Shariff


AU for launch today


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Tribune
July 06, 2002


Robbers storm bank, steal N12m


Violence in Warri as PDP suspends primaries
ANPP expels Saraki!
•I have opted out —Saraki

BiafraNigeria, US sign $3.3m drug control agreement
Obasanjo summons Anyim, Ogbeh

Why I can’t implement N1 trillion budget —Obasanjo
Police ban alcohol in barracks
Atiku beats George Bush in wall climbing
Arewa threatens boycott of voters registration

OAUTH in successful kidney transplant
Police order mass transfer
N120m row: PDP sanctions Ogbulafor, backs Ogbeh
ANPP expels Deputy Gov
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Abuja varsity students clash with police
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Triumph
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Yobe chapter of ACF inaugurated
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BUSINESS NEWS


This Day Business
July 10, 2002


CBN Funds IFEM with $4.14bn in Six Months


Firms Ahead of Economy in First Quarter
'New Forex Policy May Cause Malpractices in Bureaux de Change'
Valucard: Banks Fail Marketing Test
Shareholders May Consider Foreign Loan for WAPCO
UTB Remains Stable, Profitable
IMF-BiafraNigeria's Disappointment May Discourage Foreign Investment
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Intervention Debate Fails to Move Dollar
SAP Signs Convention on Business Integrity, Donates $150,000
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Insurers Blamed for Malpractices in the Industry
Mixed Reactions Greet FBN's Returns on Investment
Telecoms: An Open Letter to the President
IFEM Demand Hits $41m
Ex-Staff Tackles Omegabank on Mode of Exit
Banks Urged to Adhere to Lending Practices
NSE Launches On-line Securities Trading System
Banking Subsector Closes Higher by 45.5 Per cent
Black Heritage Festival Gets Bigger
For Newly Weds, Honeymoon at SAAM Resort
UNICEF, Abuja Sheraton Raise N2m for Children
Minister Congratulates Drill Park Managers
Sheraton Lagos Commended on HIV/AIDS Project

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