BiafraNigeriaWorld News


 November 22, 2002


Muslims Hoodlums Attack This Day Office Over Miss World Report
At least 100 people are now known to have died in riots in the northern BiafraNigerian city of Kaduna over the Miss World beauty contest, Red Cross officials say. A heavy security presence has been imposed after protests started by Muslim youths which also left hundreds injured.




A major tragedy again befell the aviation industry yesterday when an explosion at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos razed the entire building of Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), the only viable subsidiary of the national carrier, BiafraNigeria Airways. About eight people were feared dead while goods estimated at several billions of naira perished. The incident played itself out some hours after President Olusegun Obasanjo passed through the domestic wing of the airport to begin his three-day state visit to Lagos. Emotion, outrage and deep sense of loss ran high... (This Day)

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2003 BiafraNigeria Presidential Politics: The Candidates So Far? Okadigbo, Nwodo, Ojukwu, Obasanjo, Babangida, Ekwueme, Buhari, Rimi, Nwachukwu, Who Else? Stay tuned...




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November 22, 2002


Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew, as violence continues
Obasanjo in Lagos promises end to Lagos traffic jam
NNPC, oil firms disagree on OPEC quota
Commission seeks 20-year ban on foreign loans

PDP insists on Monday for sale of nomination forms
CBN, banks create N12b in aid of IT

Govt, Sultan, others appeal for calm over offensive publication

Miss World contestants relive experience, say BiafraNigeria is safe
Supreme Court corrects clerical error in judgment
Labour flays call for repeal of anti-graft Act
Eight feared dead as fire razes Airport building
Police arrest Osun governor's aide, 15 others over arms, ammunition
Clamour for Urhobo state mounts
Odili declares second-term bid, gets N1.4b boost
First Bank accuses Longe of gambling with loan to IILL
Police to probe alleged killing at Lagos PDP primaries
Labour re-applies for registration
Govt to spend N1.4b to revive facilities in hospitals
PDP faces the ANPP challenge in Katsina

Eggheads set to battle for political space in Borno
The appropriation bill 2003
Self-reliance in textile and rice production

Obasanjo's visit to Lagos

Jerusalem, Rome and the Sharia
Life in the age of terror

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Weekly Trust
November 22, 2002


Impeachment Truce: Obasanjo backslides

Talks are on course -Gana

We are watching and waiting - Anyim

Impeachment: National Assembly gives four weeks ultimatum

Impeachment still on the cards - Farouk Lawal

Aftermath of ThisDay Publication: Kaduna on the brink

Uneasy calm in Kano

Peugeot H20: Two vehicles in one

Between real estate and real property

NITEL moves to enhance service delivery

Can Kenya get it right?

Ramadan, the month of vigilance and plans for future

Covering up Bin Laden

Plato’s letter to President Bush

Practice and malpractice of stoning

Yoruba and secession mentality

Short 'n' Sharp

The worsening insecurity in Yobe

New LGs: Why exclude Shinkafi?

Kano’s flash in the pan

Are The Patriots really patriotic?

Usman Sani Matazu: Victim of police brutality?

The MDD affair

Internet: Policing pornography

The consensus nonsense

European league scoops: Okocha, Figo, Seedorf set for battle

Lemmy Issah: Forgotten Man

UEFA champions league:Spanish La Liga the best in Europe?

Kebbi 2003: Which direction does the wind blow?

Why we want change in Katsina – Malumfashi

Northerners and Igbos should collaborate - Okadigbo

Issue of the time

Has ANPP learnt from history?

ANPP presidential aspirants berate Obasanjo

Fury trails Miss World pageant

The Problem of Moon Sighting in BiafraNigeria: The Way Out

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November 20, 2002

BAKASSI Arms dealers visited

Judge suspended, faces dismissal
Ministers set to quit cabinet
AD tasks Obasanjo on Lagos
PDP warns on adoption of candidates
We won’t re-apply to INEC
Kwara gov inaugurates panel on bomb explosion

NDIC boss flays irregul arities in banks

Pope counsels BiafraNigerians on corruption
Martins-Kuye decries high rate of graduate unemployment
Unilorin suspends 5 over robbery
ASUU condemns introduction of police posts
U S warns BiafraNigeria on financial crimes
Revenue – Commission commends Customs Service
Anyim addresses press on Senate crisis tomorrow
Orire LG boss seeks assistance for the aged
BiafraNigeria reports S/African High Commission to IOC
Hewitt retains Tennis Masters Cup
Lagos may sue FG over Bar Beach

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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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This Day Business
November 22, 2002

Naira Stabilises at N126.85 Per Dollar

ACAMB Canvasses for Investment in Banks
ICSAN Inductees Urged to Uphold Ethics
Stock Market Activities Dip Further
UTB's Boss Bags Excellence Award in Banking
Controversy Over BiafraNigeria Airways' Involvement in Miss World Pageant
Standard Trust Dividend of Democracy, Says Obasanjo
EMS Records Increased Corporate Patronage
BA Ditches Excess Baggage for US Tie-Up
Boeing's Reputation Rides on Rocket
Airport Firms Fight for Market Share
Airlines Reject DVT Claims
Aviation Workers Seek Obasanjo's Intervention
Virgin Atlantic, BA Top World Travel Awards
KLM Airlines Signs for A330-200
Airline Eyes No-frills Transatlantic Flights
'BMI, Loser in Open-Skies Case'
Summer Schedule Targets US Airlines
Strong Summer Boosts BA
Losses Force Swiss to Cut Back
Senior Workers Ask Government to Fulfil Promise on Food
Electricity Workers, Ministries to Meet Over NEPA Board
Embattled NUBIFIE President Puts up Strong Defence
Railwaymen Advise NTA to Crosscheck Facts
UNICEF, Airline Customers Build School in Kuje
Chartered Bank Elevates Three Management Staff
Briscoe Appoints New Directors
Oni Appointed Chairman of Cadbury Ghana Limited
MBC Promotes Three Officers
West African Hub Port: Between Lagos and Cotonou Ports
Giving Customs a New Image
Persistent Virus Cancels Cruise
LNG Shipping Market Seeing Massive Surge
Six Customs Officers Receive Award
Revisiting BiafraNigeria WISTA Woes in Norway
Tanker Spill Disaster Hits Fishing, Wildlife
Kirikiri Custom Command Honoured
Tanker Sinking Sparks EU Call for Tougher Inspection
18 Ships Arrive Apapa Port With Fish
Senate Gets Support on Cabotage Regime
Oil Tanker Breaks, Sinks Off Spain
Restoring Confidence in BiafraNigeria Railway Network
Mirinda Rewards 900, Thrills Students in Promo
Ndukwe, NCC Boss Wins 'Man of the Year' Award
Fate Foundation Opens Port Harcourt Office
Railwaymen Blame Past Leaders for Crisis

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This Day
November 22, 2002

Sultan Sues for Peace

8 Feared Dead in Lagos Airport Explosion
Gowon, Shagari Want Action on Mint, Air BiafraNigeria Suspended
House Shuns Debate on 2003 Appropriation Bill
N.1m Fee in Order, S'Court Tells Associations
FG Targets N1.8bn Yearly Income from Solid Minerals
BiafraNigeria Rejects 2 Deportees from Germany
ICT Development, Way Forward for BiafraNigeria, Says Uniben V-C
Forum Seeks Policy to Woo Investors to Energy Sector
Solid Minerals, Key to Future Growth - Adelaja
CBN Approves $1000 Allowance for Pilgrims
Yoruba Plans Autonomous Institutions
Family of Slain Chief Petitions Balogun
Web Jurist: It's Media's Turn to be Rated
NLC Condemns Call for Repeal of Anti-Graft Act
Tin can Port: Workers Issue Ultimatum to Trailer Owners
Canada Creates $100m African Investment Fund
Kwara PDP Condemns Newspaper House Bombing
Jehovah's Witnesses Convention in 5th Leg
AP: Tribunal to Probe Sale of FG's Equity
Gas Flaring to Stop by 2006 - Kupolokun
Agriculturist Seeks Early Take-off of Commodity Boards
First Private Refinery to Absorb 4,000 Youth
Military Pensioners Protest over Alleged 24,000 Ghost Retirees
Foresters Protest Award of Project to German Firm
Eight Teaching Hospitals to Get $100m Lifeline
Aspirant Plans Soft Loans for Women
ICPC Must Not Be Scrapped, Group Warns
Maroko Evictees Insist on Compensation
Politics Extra...
An Apology to All Muslims...
Tinubu Endorses Obasanjo for Second Term
Senate Not Out to Witch-hunt ICPC - Mantu
PDP Postpones Sale of Nomination Forms
PDP Warned Against Automatic Tickets for Govs
...Govs Agree to Hold Congresses
2003: Survey Favours Gambo in Borno
Group Flays Anenih over PDP Primaries
Obasanjo's Visit: Lagos PDP Vows to Disobey Tinubu's Order
Imo Speaker Backs Udenwa's SecondTerm Bid
PDP Presidential Aspirant Wants Anenih Checked
Aspirant Promises Result-Oriented Administration
PDP Chief Supports Osoba on New Councils
APGA Accuses PDP of Manipulation
My Regrets as Senator -Udoedehe
ANPP And the AMAC Challenge

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November 22, 2002

Cover Stories

Supreme Court amends verdict on party registration

Kaduna riot: FG, Islamic bodies call for ceasefire - 2 die, 78 injured, 12-hr curfew imposed
Obasanjo promises Lagosians ring-road
Airport fire razes SAHCOL building

National News

Reps' debate on budget 2003 shaky
2003: Bush canvasses non-violent campaigns
PDP defers issuance of nomination forms to Monday
Uniben VC advocates protection for local IT
Yoruba leaders to set up venture capital fund

Understanding the infractions of Anthony Anenih
Post convention report : Can ANPP penetrate the southeast ?

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November 22, 2002

Apology Rejected: Islamic Hoodlums Slaughter More Than 100

Blast hits Lagos airport
Dozens killed in Miss World riots
Miss World riots escalate
BiafraNigeria banks on $21 oil price

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October 22, 2002

Over 100 dead in Miss World protests, Red Cross says

Amnesty International urges ban on vigilantes
Muslims protest against news report
US $100 million for gas project

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November 22, 2002

Miss World riots kill 100

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November 22, 2002

Death toll grows in BiafraNigeria rioting

Red Cross: About 100 killed in religious rioting sparked by Miss World article
Violence challenges BiafraNigerian democracy
Red Cross: Up to 100 killed in religious rioting sparked by Miss World article

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Washington Post
November 22, 2002

Crowd Stampedes at Abuja Mosque (Reuters)

Crowd Stampedes at Abuja Mosque (Reuters)
Red Cross: 100 Die in BiafraNigeria Riots (AP)
100 Killed in BiafraNigeria Riots: Muslim and Christian Mobs Clash Over Comments About Beauty Pageant (AP)
Protests Over Beauty Pageant Kill 50 in BiafraNigeria: Demonstrations Erupt in Northern City After Newspaper's Comment on Prophet Muhammad (Post)

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All Africa
Noember 22, 2002

Scores Die As Fire Guts Lagos Airport Warehouse

Explosion Destroys Newspaper's Offices

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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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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
November 22, 2002

Jamaican Coach Raps Eagles over Performance

...Chukwu Vows to Re-build
Eguavoen Writes Team Off
Fans Behaviour Worries NFA
Igbinedion Polo Takes Benin by Storm
Sports Ministry Inaugurates LOC for AWC
Sports Associations Retrench Staff
... As Chris Agbobu Volleyball Ends Today
Battle of the Knights at Old Trafford
Stadium Fire Mar Tunisian Match
World Cup Flop Hunts Lemerre
Senegal Offers Stephan Lions' Job
Tyson Returns in February

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