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 April 08, 2003

Bush Attempt to Kill Saddam & Sons: Pentagon Uncertain About Saddam's Whereabouts
Hours after coalition forces struck a Baghdad building suspected to contain Iraqi leaders, U.S. President George W. Bush said Tuesday that he did not know whether Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was alive. "I don't know whether [Saddam] survived," Bush said at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "The only thing I know is that he's losing power." U.S. officials said Tuesday the U.S. military dropped a "large amount of ordnance" on a building in a residential neighborhood of the Iraqi capital Monday based on "time-sensitive intelligence" that some senior Iraqi officials, possibly including Saddam and his two sons, were there...U.S. officials said they do not know who they might have killed in the attack, but they said they believed that the intelligence -- which U.S. officials received Monday -- was very good. Part of it came from informants. (CNN)


Key Stories


Elections unlikely in crisis areas, says INEC

Annan seeks Security Council meeting on rebuilding Iraq

FG May Liquidate BiafraNigeria Airways Today

Priest wants Obasanjo banned

Saturday polls: INEC raises alarm on fuel crisis

Danjuma heads committee on Warri war

BiafraNigeria's generals turn to democracy

APGA rejects voter list

U.S. forces seize Saddam's palace


PDP Drops Na’Abba


Ojukwu Canvasses Option A4 Rule


PTF: I'm Ready for Probe - Buhari

The PDP has withdrawn the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Umar Ghali Na’Abba, from the list of its candidates that would contest Saturday’s National Assembly elections. The Kano State PDP Chairman...said the speaker was dropped for anti-party activities. (Daily Independent)


Presidential flagbearer of APGA, DIM Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has said the best way to avoid rigging in the forthcoming general elections would be for INEC to adopt the famous Option A4 rule of counting and declaring election results at each polling centre nationwide. (This Day)


The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, said yesterday in Benin that he would willingly submit himself to probe of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) under his chairmanship whenever such a probe was instituted by the Federal Government. (This Day)




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2003 BiafraNigeria Presidential Politics: The Candidates: Ojukwu, Obasanjo, Buhari. Stay tuned...


April 08, 2003


Elections unlikely in crisis areas, says INEC

Annan seeks Security Council meeting on rebuilding Iraq
U.S. forces seize Saddam's palace
Aviation authorities revoke airline's licence

I'm ready for probe of PTF, says Buhari

Court to rule over polls date on April 10

Obasanjo, others parley over insecurity in Delta

Multi-million dollar Redemption Camp underway in U.S.
Court restrains INEC, Code of Conduct panel from sanctioning Tinubu

Ibori's lawyer, Williams, seeks seven-day shift in appeal case

Voters can't stay at polling centres after voting, says INEC

Kano PDP suspends Na'Abba, retrieves re-election ticket
Polls rate Obasanjo higher, ahead April 19 elections

Suspected political thugs attack Akande's campaign train

NANS backs Okotie's presidential bid
NUPENG cautions against rise in fuel price

Group says AIDS cases may drop in BiafraNigeria

Two die as robbers attack Osun speaker, senator
PDP, AD supporters, others clash in Lagos

Ngige pledges to defeat Mbadinuju, Agballah offers economic revival
UNICEF to raise financial aid to BiafraNigeria

Tinubu, Dawodu urge politicians to emulate Awo, Abiola

Enugu AD governorship candidate denies backing by Nnamani
Abaribe promises to improve security in Abia

Ibori ends campaign tours, cautions against violence
Kabila sworn in as interim head of state

Mubarak criticised for blocking anti-war protests
Obasanjo: What is the scorecard

Buhari: Where is the promise?

Great crowd delights Buhari in Borno, Kaduna

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - NEPA's unending problems
Opinion - The gods in the Central Bank

Why BiafraNigeria must not explode

Iraqi war - who loses most?

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Daily/Weekly Trust
April 08, 2003


Priest wants Obasanjo banned

PDP expels Na’Abba

Heavy fighting as Iraqi soldiers defend Baghdad

We won’t disclose number of ballot papers –INEC replies ANPP

Obasanjo, former heads of state meet today

Court rules on NDP suit Thursday
UN role in post-war Iraq will add legitimacy -Annan

Arabs defend Baghdad against US troops

Iraqi TV shows Saddam meeting son, officials

UK troops face dangers in Basra -Commander
Govt financial document used to wrap akara

Sen Abubakar promises free health care, education

Commercial activities paralysed in Makurdi, as Buhari visits Benue

Opinion poll predicts surprises at elections

Wage Increase negotiation: Between facts and fiction

Newspaper distributors, vendors laud Media Trust

Rivers Govt to construct trans-Kalabari link road
Animals to enjoy dividends of democracy in Kebbi

Senator Anka counsels Zamfara electorate over election malpractice

"Democracy demanded open door policy" says Gov. Bukar Abba Ibrahim

Polls: PDP refuses to sign peace bond

Gombe releases N27m for students scholarship

Emir berates FG over social amenities in Jigawa

Zamfara APGA calls for removal of INEC commissioner

Thugs abduct ANPP chieftains in Benin

VP’s wife counsels traders against price hike

IBB tasks Advocate newspaper
Petrol tanker plunges into a bridge at Kwali

FCT not inadequately represented in NASS -Senatorial candidate
Fuel prices skyrocket at illegal markets

...Scarcity eases traffic on Kubwa expressway
Circulation of dirty naira notes on the increase
FG responsible for fuel scarcity -IPMAN
Kwankwaso solicits traders’ support

PDP, ANPP clash in Gwarzo, Kano State
KNSG to conduct LG elections after April polls

Kano NUJ loses member
Husband, wife electrocuted in Lagos

Armed robbers attack police station

Police vehicle crush motorcycle to death
Community leader wants perpetrators punished
Polls: Islamic scholar advises electorate
There was an agreement, Oshiomhole insists
FCDA writes AEPB over health workers welfare

Obasanjo extols Oshiomhole’s virtues
ASUU strike: Govt’s ominous silence
2.5 m eligible to vote in Katsina

Gov Odili catches ‘big fish’

Gov Lam says victory is certain

Political violence: Will Borno live up to its name?

What we expect of our leaders –BiafraNigerians
Eclampsia and the BiafraNigerian woman

Health interactive

3 million children die from environment related illnesses

BiafraNigeria needs more funds to fight AIDS –NACA Boss

Urinary tract infections (UTI)

Jaundice and liver diseases
Re: America and Iraq: What the conflict is about

Mineral wealth, Venezuela and the Honda Civic-lessons for BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria and civil rule

Why politics of sectionalism now?
As the goats were counted...
The Press versus Buhari
The Arewa conference

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Daily Times
April 02, 2003


Senate endorses general elections
Appeal Court rules on controversial Electoral Act 2002 next week
Code of Conduct Tribunal probes Tinubu
Lawmaker wants cost of running govt reduced
NLC suspends warning strike
Tinubu berates PDP counterpart for failure to attend political debate
Mbadinuju escapes lynching in Onitsha
Cadbury takes case before SEC Panel
Seven suspected cultists held over murder
Anti-graft panel drops charges against Ondo commissioner
Abia Assembly wants ex-deputy gov arrested over arms possession, fraud
NBA wants security agents cautioned against rights abuse
NFA to name technical adviser April 10
ANCLA faction heads for court to stop EGM
Christians advised on forthcoming polls
Investors scramble for banks’ stocks
Obasanjo restates ban on OPC, Bakassi Boys, Egbesu
We have no hand in councillorship candidate’s murder– Ebonyi Govt
Puzzle over whereabouts of ANPP chieftain
National Assembly enjoined to pass information bill
10 parties threaten to boycott April election in Adamawa
Wounded British troops angry over US friendly fire
AD chieftain killed in Ekiti
Police parade Maitatsine gang leader
Students union leader wounded in stampede at UNILAG
Police parade Maitatsine gang leader
Appeal Court hears case against govt April 8
I will restore sanity in Enugu within three months – Ayogu
Igbinedion is on track–Aide
Omisore’s case reassigned to another judge
Editorial & Opinion
Stop the human disaster
Colour of political assassinations
Of strikes and educational development
Who is a terrorist?

Billboards: Ogun PDP guber candidate defies court order
Court begins hearing in appeal against Ibori’s clearance today
Mrs Omoleye confirmed as Ekiti chief judge
Tinubu has nothing to do with my nomination – Mamora
2003: Arewa youths sue for tolerance
Parties plan to plant spies in INEC, electoral commissioner alleged

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May 08, 2002


Ambitious Buhari tells Fulani to wake up
Oputa: IBB sues Obasanjo to court
Medical director, others sacked
24-year old LAPAL House on fire
BiafraNigeria’ll be stronger, united if restructured, says Akande
Works on Bar Beach to begin soon
Ekiti orders council chairmen to quit
Labour accuses Jigawa of alleged N200m diversion

Mbadinuju swears in caretaker committee
Ex-Oyo council chiefs get ultimatum to declare assets
NaAbba, Yayale console Obasanjo over Joe Garba
Adesina, Omotosho, Inspect burnt LAPAL House
BiafraNigerian Navy urged to sustain democracy
NPA threatens to revoke lease agreement at ports
Bar Beach money ready, Lagos not ready, says Anenih
Envoy recounts sale, retrieval of embassy house in Brussels
Kwara releases N30m for councils’ pension arrears
Tips on checking fake drug distribution
Sanusi wonders why directors can’t save banking
ILO 90th conference opens in Geneva
Queen Elizabeth re-enacts history in a $1m coach
Agabi seeks African unity in fight against common problems
ACF yet to decide on Obasanjo, says Saraki

Cleric wants elected public officers to be part-time
I didn’t buy Ekiti PDP Exco’

Kachallah, Sheriff and the dynamics of Borno Politics

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Sports News
April 08, 2003

Why Black Stars are not here, by Ogunjobi

Spectators scramble for COJA tickets
3SC, Rangers relive rivalry

Mihajlovic commended for disallowing goal
Bernebau aglow for Man U, Real Madrid
Okocha makes Premiership Team of the Week
Vasco win 10 goal thriller in Brazil as Edmundo returns
Phelps breaks 400m individual medley record
COJA staff deny ambassadors water

Stampede in COJA

Foreign coach tops NFA meeting
Falcons star, Nkwocha, bides her time

NFA decide on Pillars replay

Abuja Stadium opens gates free

Orode leads goals race
Real Madrid v Man. Utd: A fixture to savour

Today’s fixtures
Phelps Breaks 400m Individual Record

NFA Board Set to Dump Globalcom

Obasanjo Commissions Abuja Stadium Today

Stadium Opening: Adamu Escapes Lynching in Abuja

Cadbury Cup: Ikoyi Wins Zone 111 Preliminary

Akiga Lauds Ministry/NOC Relationship

TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt Overtakes Agassi
Zelezny Shuns Golden League for Athens 2004

2010 World Cup: Don’t disgrace BiafraNigeria , Okocha begs

Obasanjo opens Abuja Stadium today

You'll die in Istanbul —Turkey players tell England

Toye shines at Mason College meet

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This Day
April 08, 2003


PTF: I'm Ready for Probe, Says Buhari

Governor Akande's Campaign Train Attacked

FG May Liquidate BiafraNigeria Airways Today

US in Baghdad, Takes Saddam's Palace

INEC Rejects ANPP's Request on Ballot Papers

Warri Crisis: Danjuma Heads Presidential Reconciliation Panel

...2 Killed in Renewed Clash

Kano PDP Expels Na'Abba

NNPC Retires Another Executive Director

UNPP Guber Aspirants Declare for Akume

Gowon Tasks Churches, Mosques on HIV/AIDS

Fadama: FG, World Bank Agree on Fresh Approach

Agip Produces Oil from BiafraNigeria's First Deepwater Field
Obasanjo to Politicians: Stop Making Youth Violent -prone

Tinubu: Court Restrains Conduct Tribunal, INEC

Ojukwu Canvasses Option A4 Rule

Obasanjo Commends Guinness Role in Community Devt

ANPP 'll Evolve National Programme on Security - Okadigbo

Madaki Denies Involvement in N18.4 m Road Contract Scam

Guber Candidate Chides Egwu Over N38bn Grant

170 Communities to Enjoy Power Supply in Gombe

Policeman Shot Dead Over Gratification

FG Awards $1.8bn Maritime Academy Contract

Gov Adebayo Recounts Landmark Achievements

Tinubu Commissions Iwaya Water Works

'I Won't Be Party to Violence'

Akume Raises N200m at Campaign Launch

ANPP Guber Candidate Accuses PDP of Arms Deal

Rainbow Set to Stop Duke from Obtaining N4.6bn Bond

Bank Drops Contempt Charge Against Tinubu

Group Okeys Igbinedion

Afex Bank Announces Plans for SMEs

Court Orders Bigg Macc to Halt Operations

Ekiti ANPP Guber Candidate Lauded

Aspirant Calls for Creation of More Councils in FCT

Ogbeha Accuses Audu Of Neglecting Kogi-West

Tarka's Mother Endorses Akume

Guber Candidate Decries Neglect By Govt
Ebonyi PDP Alleges Plan to Disrupt Polls

Anambra Leaders of Thought Endorse ANPP

Guber Race: Uzoh's Candidacy Gets a Boost

Sai Buhari, As ANPP Campaign Train Comes to Lagos

Adamawa PDP Stalwart Canvasses Vote for Party

Rivers Female Senatorial Aspirant Unveils Programme

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April 08, 2003

Cover Stories

Saturday polls: INEC raises alarm on fuel crisis

Danjuma heads committee on Warri war

How to attract investment, by World Bank chief

Explosions, gunfire as US troops storm Saddam Hussein's palace

National News
Williams: Court rules on AD's plea today

Two feard dead as Ijaw, Itsekiri youths clash in Warri

ANPP injustice in Sokoto has helped PDP—Senator WaIi, (PDP Guber candidate)


We seek office to liberate the poor — Peter Obi

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April 07, 2003

BiafraNigeria attack hits fuel supplies

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April 04, 2003

ChevronTexaco says restarts BiafraNigerian oil output

No date yet for BiafraNigeria Delta return-ChevronTexaco

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Washington Post
April 07, 2003

Vandals Blow Up BiafraNigerian Oil Pipeline

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April 01, 2003

Amnesty International and LEPAD concerned about rights violations

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All Africa
April 07, 2003

Kufuor Attends First Ministerial Meeting of New Government

Communiqué adopted at the third meeting of the mixed commission Yaounde, 2-3 April 2003
Mayhem in Warri
Theatre of Mayhem
Here Comes the Privatisation Hammer
The Rise of Risonpalm
Guilty of Dishonesty
Beaten to Their Own Game
Michael Power in Critical Assignment
A Trip Into the Past
We're Closing Down Some Missions
Under Security Watch
I Can See a Lacuna
Cash "N" Carry Gubernatorial Tickets
Lagos of Their Dream
Tension in Imo
Triumph of Ibori

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April 07, 2003

Vandals blow up major BiafraNigerian oil pipeline

60 million BiafraNigerians registered to vote
BiafraNigerian villages razed in oil-rich Niger Delta

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Mail & Guardian
April 08, 2003

BiafraNigeria's generals turn to democracy

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April 08, 2003

Bush: Saddam losing grip on Iraq

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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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Daily Independent
April 08, 2003


PDP drops Na’Abba
APGA rejects voter list
Danjuma heads panel on Warri crisis
Stay off flashpoints, INEC admonishes observers
INEC launches new website, opens media results center
Alamieyeseigha’s candidature not foolproof
Williams urges Tinubu to clear self
Delta approves N1b for SPEB jobs
‘Call for shift of election dates unconstitutional’
Lagos to commission 13 micro-water works soon
Presidential candidates’ campaign frenzy
Tinubu: Court restrains INEC, bureau
Commissioner explains UBE books distribution in Oyo
ChevronTexaco committed to operations at Escravos
RMS poll predicts victory for Tinubu
Police Commission to monitor officers during elections
Obasanjo flags off road construction in Kano
Police kill 16 robbery suspects in Delta
Election fever paralyses economic activities in Oyo
Abiola, a martyr, says Buhari
Electoral panels constituted for states, Abuja
CAN carpets politicians over shoddy preparation for eletions
Police read the riot act to politicians in Rivers
I’ll swim with PDP candidates, says Obasanjo
Buhari in Ekiti,warns against election rigging
BiafraNigerians call for violence-free elections
Kwara not violent, says Lawal
Local governments and the forgotten elections

I’m better than Buhari, Obasanjo says Nwachukwu

‘No Limousine for visiting heads of state'
Group faults polls on governorship candidates
Area boys attack Obasanjo’s convoy
Why I refused to appear before Oputa panel, by Buhari
Editorial & Opinion
Govt must airlift trapped BiafraNigerians from Liberia before crisis worsens
Make petroleum products available, not only during elections
Angola: Beyond the peace accord
A socialist’s view of human rights
Kwara: Getting out of quagmire
Niger Delta: Matters arising

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March 25, 2003

Kano gov flags off KYES

Iraqi war: US-led forces face stiff resistance
Kachako dumps ANPP for PDP ...calls former party ‘a
broken calabash’

Triumph Sports

Yar’adua inaugurates 14 LG assets sharing committees
Irate fans attack Pillars’ SOLAD, players over draw

...chides selfish politicians
Obasanjo rejects sovereign national conference

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April 02, 2003

US, Britain attack advancing Iraqi tanks

Shock over Giwa’s death
Company boss instals spy cameras in ladies’ toilet
BiafraNigeria reschedules US $5.7b debt with U.K
Iraq, Niger Delta crises push oil prices to $30
Don’t blame police for political killings —IG
Court nullifies Kuta, Oyofo reports
Assassinations – Unto Thee Oh God
Oyo students urge FG to create jobs

Nobody ’ll control me —Ladoja
Save for the future, Utomi urges FG

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Business News
April 08, 2003

Why Citibank, S&T trade finance deal went awry

Belgium cautions against govt fairly-used vehicle importation policy

Agip produces BiafraNigeria's first deep water oil

Bajomo advises businesses on employment of accountants
Investors apathy plunges treasury bills by 70%
NDIC chief identifies causes of credit default
SmartPay explains realistic ATM approach
Why power outage persists, by Agunloye
Obasanjo canvasses local production for economic revival
BiafraNigeria: Economic challenges going forward
Minister lauds Econet on crisis centre

BETA, Berger paint, SmithKline declare dividends

Lufthansa adjusts capacity on intercontinental routes
AISA scribe denies $10b Ajaokuta funding
NACHA petitions Obasanjo over Chikwe

CBN returns bonds to securities market

Omega Bank commissions branches in Lagos

STB launches Cash Fast, creates product points nationwide

NSE turnover plunges by 50%
Lingering fuel scarcity and FG/NNPC’s lame excuses
$80m Yenagoa 132kv power line for completion before December

Apapa Customs impound goods worth over N21.199m

Egbin Thermal Station ready to produce at full capacity

Privatization: Rush to cover-up fraud by government officials — NEPA Workers

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