BiafraNigeriaWorld News


 July 10, 2002


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)




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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July 08, 2002

BiafraNigerian woman fights death sentence

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July 02, 2002

BiafraNigerian army deploys in force in tense Warri town

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Foreign Debt Reduction: Abuja Alleges Sabotage By Germany

IBB VS. Obasanjo: Government Replaces Lead Counsel in Case

US Oil Firms Mount Pressure On BiafraNigeria to Quit OPEC

Police Arraign 638 Discharged Soldiers

Islam Does Not Forbid Registration of Married Women - Imam

N120m Request: Anyim Writes IG, Wants Ogbeh Prosecuted

Thirty-Six States Owe $7.2bn Foreign Debts

Oil Workers May Begin 'Solidarity' Strike

2003: IBB Still Keeps Sealed Lips

President Obasanjo's Appointment of Auditor-General Raises Dust

New Partnership with BiafraNigeria

President Obasanjo Warns Military Against Corruption

NGO Brings International Criminal Court to Abuja

Jurisdiction: Court Rules Today On Speaker's Suit

PDP Leader Condemns Use of Thugs

Settle Judges, Workers' Salary Arrears - Mbadinuju Told

Centre Claims Success On HIV Drug

Onikeke Eyes Boxing Title

Politicians Shun Abiola's Family

Woman Delivers Strange Baby in Lagos

ECOWAS Abuja Session Adopts Female Parliamentary Association

Students Burn Rivals to Death

Adamawa Court Registrars' Strike Persists

Obasanjo Warns Military Against Corruption

Government FM Radio Takes Off in Kano

Sokoto Wants Increase in Petroleum Products Allocation

Women Group Benefit From NOIC in Kano

Gen. Williams Joins Calls for State Police

Pass Exam Or Be Redeployed, Sani Warns Sharia Judges

Voters' Registration: Governor Yar'adua Blames INEC for Difficulties

Drainage in Birnin Kebbi to Gulp N600m

Two Feared Dead in Taraba PDP Primaries

Bauchi Lawmaker in N10m Contract to Supply Human Heads - Cso

We Will Quit ACF for Obasanjo - Lawal Kaita

Man Demands Death Sentence for Blasphemy

Registration: Gani's NCP Sues INEC

Armed Thugs Invade PDP Secretariat

Police Tackle Cult Groups in Rivers

Belo-Osagie Wants Ceremonial for Old Eagles

Bola Ige: Investigate Obasanjo's Human Rights Record, Says Nas

Archbishop Frowns At Rising Cases of Unresolved Assassinations

NRC: Government Signs Pact With China, Germany

World Bank Chief Cautions On Power Sector Reform

2003: Aso Rock Becomes All Comers' Affairs

Dreams Come Alive At Film Forum

Voters' Registration: North Won't Boycott Exercise - Lawal Kaita

Immortalise Abiola's Name, Adesanya, Kanu, Others Tell Obasanjo

Osoba Denies AD Governors' Meeting With Obasanjo

Black Africa's New Gospel of Reconciliation

Voters Materials Arrive Saturday, Says INEC

Ogun Workers Won't Join Labour Congress Strike

Kano State Governor Explains Disappearance of Pyramids

I Have No Agenda to Islamise University, says Prof. Abdulraheem

Kano District Agog As MTN Polo Tournament Hits Off

BiafraNigeria At a Perilous Threshold

I Am Not Shinkafi's Candidate, says Dansadau

Many Troubles of a "Jihadist" Vice Chancellor

Sexuality Education is a Necessity, says Prof Fafunwa

Kano Governor Kwankwaso's Grudge With History

Universal Basic Education Introduces New Programmes for Schools

Chairmanship Aspirant Carpets Makarfi's Critics

All People's Party: the Journey So Far Under Yusuf Ali

2003 Presidency: People's Party Ponders South-East/North Ticket

Errand Boy Forges Gov. Sani's Signature

Chief Imam Joins Chairmanship Race

GSM: MTN Communications Ltd. Tariffs May Jump

Katsina District PDP Endorses Yar'adua for Second Term

Gov. Yar'adua Wants Me Out of Office, says Deputy Gov. Jikamshi

NITEL Appoints New GM for Lagos

Karu, Others Get ABG Cable Satellite

MTN Communications Records N2.9 Bn Loss

School Director Advocates Computer Training for Teachers

Former Super Eagles Technical Adviser Not In Running for Manager Position

Scholarships in Aid of Needy Citizens

How Civil Servants Survive in Abuja

Development Program Woos Federal Capital Farmers

Police Arraign 638 Discharged Soldiers

Crisis Mars PDP Primaries in Gwagwalada

Road Safety Corps Gets Phone Aid to Control Traffic

Federal Capital Police Get Three New Area Commands

Obasanjo, Atiku: What Went Wrong at FEC Meeting?

Rivers State: PDP Releases Results of Primaries

AD Threatens to Expel Deputy Governor Bucknor-Akerele

UNPP to End PDP Misrule in Benue, says Alh. Usman

Polls: No PDP Primaries in Enugu, Nassarawa

Education Needs Stakeholders, Ngos' Contributions

Citizens Urged to Preserve Nation's Culture

Adamawa Court Registrars' Strike Persists

Aspirant Allays Fears Over Number of Contestants

Lawyer Predicts Collapse of PDP

NGO Canvasses for Greater Participation of Women in Politics

Electricity Supply Restored in Bayelsa

Gemade Foresees Problems for PDP

Area Boys Mob Okocha

Akinwande Takes On Witherspoon

Bridge As Death Trap

Robber Goes Crazy During Confession

Ogogoro Joints Police Begin Demolition

Hotel Support Introduces Discount

Man Settles Enstranged Wife

Ex-Council Boss Tasks New Parties

Chairmanship Aspirant in Certificate Forgery

Man Threatens to Kill Biz Partner

Baales to Fight Crime

Robbers Terrorise Estate

Robbers Raid Redeemed Church

Hoodlums Rape Pupils At Agege

GSM Subscribers Now Get Wider Coverage

INEC Assures Northerners On Voters Register

Management Dismisses Ethnic Agenda At UMTH

NITEL Appoints New GM for Lagos

Karu Others Get ABG Cable Satellite

MTN Records N2.9 Bn Loss

GSM Subscribers Now Get Wider Coverage

School Director Advocates Computer Training for Teachers

Scholarships in Aid of Needy Citizens

How Civil Servants Survive in Abuja

ADP Woos FCT Farmers

FCT Police Get Three New Area Commands

Obasanjo, Atiku: What Went Wrong?

Rivers PDP Releases Results of Primaries

AD Threatens to Expel Bucknor-Akerele

UNPP to End PDP Misrule in Benue - Alh. Usman

INEC Assures Northerners On Voters Register

Crisis Mars PDP Primaries in Gwagwalada

FRSC Gets Phone Aid to Control Traffic

LG Polls: No PDP Primaries in Enugu, Nassarawa

Of the Media, Democracy And Buhari

The Imminent Voters' Registration Scam

Education Needs Stakeholders, NGOs' Contributions - Ganduje

Citizens Urged to Preserve Nation's Culture

Management Dismisses Ethnic Agenda At UMTH

Akume Increases Traditional Rulers' Pay

Sani Donates N250,000 Toward Blind Association's Headquarters Building

Bauchi Hoteliers Seek N800m Loan

Royal Father Urges Enlightenment On Voters' Registration

NUJ Losses Two Officers in Ghastly Motor Accident

Fourteen Feared Drowned in Ikorodu Lagoon

LG Polls: INEC Can't Change Date - Guobadia

Polo Player in Coma, After Fall

Making the Mining Corporation Work Again

Kalu Sends Commissioners' List to Assembly

Debt Relief Carrot Dangled

Presidential Ticket: ANPP May Favour South-South

Lagos PDP Guber Aspirants Are Not Fraudsters - Ojikutu

More Coaches Line-Up for Eagles' Job

Kwara PDP Gives Conditions to Saraki's Supporters

The Burden On Banks

Anyim Decries Spate of Violence in Ebonyi

Edo Workers Suspend Strike

Succession Tussle Hots Up in Prisons Service

Shift of Council Polls Will Truncate Democracy-Ad

Guinness Floats Blueprint for Football

Royal Father Urges Sanctity Among Citizens

Forum Urges Understanding With NDDC

Government, States Share N124.8 Bn in June

Airlines Set to Commence Direct Flights to S/Africa

Science Academy Holds Sir Kashim Ibrahim Lecture

Customs, Delta, Navy Chase Volleyball Title

Rotary Club to Engage in Adult Education

Why Violence Marred PDP Primaries, By Dikibo

Katsina Buys N600m Fertilisers

Lawmaker Seeks Guobadia's Resignation

Aliko Dangote And the Nation Condition

Delta May Slash Workers' Pay

Econet, NSE Launch E-Business Platform Tomorrow

Anyim's Allegations Against Ogbeh Vindictive, Says Aide

Cleric Chides Second Term Seeking Governors

Akume Raises Traditional Rulers' Pay

Trader, Student Beheaded in Akure

GSM Licence: Time for CIL to Fight Back

Towards Building a New Nation

Corruption, Major Cause of Injustice Against Women - Minister

Aspirant Stresses Need for Technological Development

Kaduna NUJ Mourns Late Chairman, Scribe

We'll Probe Balogun Market Fire - Tinubu

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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

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

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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Sports News
July 10, 2002


Onigbinde's tale of woe
This Day
Yobo Seals E5m Everton Deal
Onigbinde Shuns Ogunjobi's Return Order
Akwuegbu on Trial with Esperance
Lawal Arrives Bulgaria for Levski Deal
B/Faso Appoints New Coaches
Bello-Osagie Lauds Akiga's Stand on Age-cheats
BiafraNigerian Contingent to Converge in Germany
Major Shake-up in Bafana Bafana Squad
Lewis Ponders Retirement

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This Day
July 10, 2002


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
Atiku to Oversee Anenih, Heads Reconciliation Think-tank
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
2003: South-south Intensifies Campaign for Presidency
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
ANPP Aspirant Opposes Zoning Formula
Fresh PDP Primaries Hold in Imo Today
65% of Drugs in BiafraNigeria Fake, Says Don
Bafyau Commends Saraki's Decision to Dump ANPP
Emir Seeks All-Party Summit
Watch NEPAD, UNPP Chief Tells African Leaders
63,000 HIV Positive in Jigawa
Rivers Varsity Needs N24bn to Survive
Sharia: Court Grants Lawyer Leave to Serve Agabi, AGS Summons
First Lady to Sponsor Film on Children
PDP Chieftain Chides Na'Abba over Attack on Obasanjo
'Political Office Not a Do-or-Die Affair'
Allegations of Impersonation Won't Stop My Campaign - Awolowo
Bayelsa: ANPP Questions Electoral Commission Composition
'PDP Can't Produce Igbo President'
When Southern Governors Took on FG
Can Anyim Win His Many Battles?

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July 10, 2002

Cover Stories

N120m retreat: Anyim gets court's order for Ogbeh's probe

BT, Portugal Telecom, 12 others scramble for NITEL's job
African Heads of State launch African Union
Budget 2002: Na'Abba writes ObasanjolAsks amendment to be submitted for legislation

National News

Rewane: Justice Ogunmekan orders prisons boss to produce suspects

Why elders hold sway in Yorubaland — Adewale Thompson

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July 10, 2002


Obasanjo urges patience with African leaders

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
Police deploy new officers for Lagos anti-crime war
Beauty queen, Darego, stresses virtues of self-confidence
Govt needs N4.9b for distance learning scheme
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
Accept appeal panel's verdict, Ogbulafor urges aspirants
Labour shelves strike over pay rise
Editorial -- After the World Cup...
Opinion -- Knocking on anarchy's door
Speak, General, speak

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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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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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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

FG to spend N30.6bn on varsities this year

FG to set up six computer numerical control centres

Technical committee on NYSC submits report

Ciroma urges review of recurrent budget

100 DAYS OF FIRE-FOR-FIRE: Police lose 23 men, 10 weapons to robbers

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

Why British investors shun BiafraNigeria

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

Reviewing the G8 summit

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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
Police stop planned AD rally in Plateau
BiafraNigeria not qualified for debt relief —World Bank
Abuja varsity students clash with police

Abuja varsity students clash with police
Sit up or be fired, Lam tells political appointees
From the LGA's
From the States

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June 27, 2002

Why Jigawa is judged cash-strapped ---Findings

FG approves BPE's 2001 audited accounts
Kano ANPP sacks Danzago as deputy chairman
BiafraNigeria to join the Intn'l Organisation for Migration
Agabi stalls hearing in Abacha suit
OIC meeting begins in Khartoum
Minister solicits British investment in water resources
We cherish good neighbourliness, says Army chief
Yobe chapter of ACF inaugurated
Small-scale  credit scheme gets N100m
NIIA boss wants women to exploit own virtues

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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
How Adequate Is N350m Share Capital for an Insurer
Gold Link Insurance Posts N637.7m Premium
Intervention Debate Fails to Move Dollar
SAP Signs Convention on Business Integrity, Donates $150,000
CBN to Introduce Risk-based Regulatory Framework
Insurers May Opt for Merger to Meet Capital Base
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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