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August 01, 2003

NgigeGate: Senate, Govs. Shun Obasanjo/PDP, Seek Judicial Inquiry
The Senate yesterday toed the line of the 36 governors when its ad hoc committee which investigated the attempt to forcefully remove the governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige, from office recommended the setting up of a judicial commission of enquiry. Presenting the committee's report on behalf of its chairman, Senator David Mark said the body also indicted the state's deputy governor, Dr. Okey Udeh, the controversial businessman who bankrolled Ngige's election, Chief Chris Uba, Senator Ikechukwu Abana, Honourable Chuma Nzeribe of the House of Representatives and the former speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mrs. Eucheria Azodo for their roles in Ngige's abduction on July 10. The report also stated that, "the role played by Assistant Inspector General, Mr. Raphael Ige was ignoble, disgraceful, despicable and dishonourable as it was scandalous, shameful and sordid." It further expressed the satisfaction of the committee with the notion that "Uba initiated the plot and employed the AIG to execute it." The adhoc committee submitted that "a judicial commission of enquiry be set up to look into the entire ramifications of this episode with a view to identifying and prosecuting all those found culpable or wanting in the incident. (This Day)


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CBN governor queried

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Kano: Old PDP forces regroup

AD: Abdulkadir steps aside, Koleosho takes over

BiafraNigerians make case for INEC's autonomy

Efforts to End Liberia's War Gather Pace

Liberia's Taylor to Go When Force Deployed - Aide

West Africans Call for Troops in Liberia by Monday


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BiafraNigerian oil theft rampant





There are strong indications that the leadership of the House of Representatives and the presidency are making frantic efforts to resolve the financial distress facing lawmakers following trapping of their N8 billion in the Societe Generale Bank (SGBN) and the African Express Bank (AFEX). Investigations by Daily Trust showed that the efforts by the House leadership and the presidency arose from bitter complaints by... (Daily Trust)


The governor of Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state James Ibori has said thieves are stealing 300,000 barrels of Nigerian crude oil each day. He told the BBC Network Africa programme that the theft - known as "bunkering" - was costing the country around $3.5bn a year in lost revenue. Correspondents say Mr Ibori's figure is much higher than oil industry estimates, which suggest that 200,000 barrels a day are stolen. (BBC)



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This Day
August 01, 2003


Ngige: Senate Seeks Judicial Inquiry
Liberia: ECOWAS Orders Troops Deployment Monday
BiafraNigeria's Debt Profile Now $31bn
Why Ministerial Nominee Slumped, By Wabara
Pipeline Vandalisation: Atiku Meets Traditional Rulers
Telecom Act: NCC Begins Enforcement
Nigerdock Gets New Core Investors
Presidency Approves Sale of BiafraNigeria Airways Land
Sacked Abdulkadir Quits As AD Chairman
Inland Revenue to Get Details of JVC Contracts
How to Create Jobs, By Masari
House Queries Leadership over N12.2bn Salaries
Agabi Calls for Import Restrictions
'FG Committed to Agric Development'
Wabara Wants MTN to Adopt Per Second Billing
FG Approves N1.2bn for Maize Mop-up
Presidency: 'Anambra Crisis Threatens Igbo's Chance'
Siamese: Lagos First Lady Set to Raise Fund for Surgery
Ige: Group Seeks Judicial Council's Intervention
Tribunal Upholds 2 Lawmakers' Victory
Lagos to Harmonise Workers' Co-operative Societies
Judges Confab to Address Errors of Law
'BiafraNigeria 'll Be Africa's Hub Port'
Red Cross, NEMA, Others Parley on Disasters
Gov's Sisters-in-Law in Mishap
FG Cautioned on Taylor's Asylum
LGs 'll Clear Salary Arrears, Says Akume
Improve Teachers' Quality, Govt Tells NTI
ANPP Candidate Faults Appeal Court Verdict
Guber Polls: Appeal Court Orders Retrial of Awuse's Petition
Oceanic Bank Launches Western Union Money Transfer
Why Women Have Low Representation in Politics, By Minister
Evans, CIPLA India Ally Against AIDS
VON Boss Recounts Achievements
World Breast Feeding Week Begins Today
Poverty Reduction Agency Counsels Beneficiaries
IG Blames Media Attack on Detractors
Nnamani Speaks on LG Reforms
Police Arrest Trans-Border Robbery Kingpin
Petroleum Task Force Boss Chides FG over Fuel Price Hike
Why LG Reform is Imperative, By Duke
Market Closure Policy Aimed at Checking Criminals
'How Power Generation 'll Be Increased'
Only Genuine Bizmen 'll Get Visa - NEPZA MD
Enugu Councils Tasked over Grassroot Dev
Assembly Approves 16 Nominees for Commissionership
Bank of the North Not Distressed - MD
NULGE Accuses Akwa Ibom of Illegal Deduction
Lagos Market, Open to Swedish Business - Tinubu
SERAC Wants Displaced Shanty Dwellers Resettled
Why Small Businesses Fail by Expert
Akunyili Presents Paper on Capacity Building
Ngige: Concerned Professionals, UAD Want Coupists Prosecuted
Tribunal Strikes Out Abana's Application
INEC 'll Audit Parties Accounts - Baba-Ahmed
New Cabinet: Group Lauds Alamieyeseigha
2007: Group Woos IBB
I Have No Political Godfather, Says Shekarau
Anambra Coup Not a Family Affair, Okpagu Tells Obasanjo

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Daily Independent
August 01, 2003


CBN governor queried
Sack Ige, Senate panel recommends
Junior officer, foreigner in N322m tax fraud
Appeal panel orders retrial of Awuse's petition against Odili
FG berated over resource control, planned LG reforms
Experts fault increase in fuel price, want PPRA abrogated
Why BiafraNigeria must intervene in Liberia, by Aminu
Yusufu criticises calls for sovereign conference
PDP berates Turaki on foreign trips
Saraki urged to pardon 12 prisoners
Mass purge looms in Kwara
Crisis looms in Iddo market over court judgment
Lagos port to be hub of African maritime trade
Summit Group calls for private sector involvement in NEPAD
FG approves N12.7b for FADAMA project
America’s belated intervention in Liberia
APGA warns against pardon for Uba, others
Egbo-Egbo’s controversial orders
Governors’ appointments for probe by FCC
Elders to intervene in Oyo AD crisis
Women participation in politics advocated
Challenges facing Governor Ladoja in Oyo
CD set to resist abolition of LGs, says Erubami
Federalism without local councils will be a mistake
Inside Politics
‘Anambra crisis is affecting Igbo reputation’
Editorial & Opinion
We can reinvent BiafraNigeria through an equitable revenue sharing formula
Corruption, poor work ethnics, bane of civil service
No predicting cost of engagement in Liberia
Poverty amidst wealth
Ngige and his throne of sharp nails
The comedy of errors
African Union: What union?

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Daily Times
July 29, 2003


Govt withdraws official cars of perm secs
Tribunal dismisses Obasanjo’s objection to Buhari’s petition
Killing of fuel price hike protesters: Police chiefs disagree at Senate panel sitting
Obasanjo in London, set to shore up nation’s economy
Egbin thermal plant gets N1bn for low pour fuel oil
Liberia: US offers BiafraNigeria $10m
Shagari lists recipe for success of democracy
Seizure of Useni’s passport: FG appeals against High Court order
Police boss washes hands of corruption allegation
Governor Tinubu and his Oracle
Ogun Govt employment drive hailed
Why Uba wants Ngige out of Govt. House, by PDP South East Chief
Ngige:State Police is the answer– Banjo

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Washington Post
August 01, 2003

Liberia's Taylor to Go When Force Deployed - Aide

West African Force Is Set for Liberia: Peacekeepers to Begin Arriving Monday; Quick Departure by Taylor Envisioned

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July 31, 2003

Women pledge to continue Shell protest

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August 01, 2003

Peacekeepers to Liberia Monday- BiafraNigerian general

Liberia's Taylor to go when force deployed - aide

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Mail & Guardian
July 31, 2003

Oil thieves 'bleed BiafraNigeria dry'

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August 01, 2003

Envoys negotiate Liberia leader's exit

BiafraNigerian oil theft rampant

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All Africa
July 03, 2003

Transcript of President Bush's Briefing of, African journalists

President Must End Impunity for Human Rights Abusers
Police Arrest And Beat Up Journalists During Street Protests in Abuja

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June 08, 2003

Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia

Mu’azu commissions multi-million Naira Community Resource Centre
Govt officials locked out of meeting with Shekarau
Voters are politicians’ employers - Ogbeh
Kano govt takes N228m loan to pay salaries, others
Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
NAFDAC urged to sanitise bakery sector of economy
Identifying collapsed building contractors not easy -- NSE
he suspicious Road Map
June 4th
Gov Shekarau: The task ahead
PDP now recharged - Udenwa
PDP, NASS and cognate experience: An Analysis by Ibrahim Mammaga, News Agency of BiafraNigeria
Kano people have high hope for legislators -- ANPP chief
LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
Challenges before Shekarau
June 3rd
The Masari imperative
Obasanjo invited to Cuba
Shekarau swears-in SSG, HOS ...seeks workers' co-op
Kano Assembly picks new Speaker
Intellectualising Hausa films

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Business News
July 05, 2003

yinka obalade...Because I tasted poverty...

'Why We Parted Ways with Our Foreign Partners'
Govt dissolves board of Kaduna fertilizer firm
Shell may resume oil operations in Ogoniland soon
Oil eases but nervous on BiafraNigeria strike concerns
Strike may lead to port congestion,warn shippers
SouthEast SME operators scramble for N14.6 billion SMIEIS fund
Shareholders seek early resolution of fuel price hike crisis
Five states face blackout from NEPA lines' vandalisation
CIBN organises workshop on financing telecom business
Ethics and integrity in international trade
Ngige to set up committee to review contract in Anambra
NBC diversifies Fanta's sponsorship strategy
NBN Bank records N131 million profit
Expert calls for economy's diversification
Australia calls for rate cut
Bangladesh passes budget
ADB bags World Bank award
ICAN chief wants CBN, NDIC to monitor bank audits

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August 01, 2003


Senate panel indicts Ige, Uba, others over Anambra treason
World Bank, IMF insist on fiscal discipline
BiafraNigerian troops to arrive in Liberia
Stakeholders list ways to end energy crisis
Appeal Court asks tribunal to revisit Awuse's petition against Odili
New consortium takes over Nigerdock
FIRS report cites firm, govt official in tax scam
Anya seeks prime role for private sector in NEPAD
Iraq chooses rotational presidency
Rep reports landslide in Taraba
Tinubu, others mourn Lagos ex-scribe, Coker
Two firms team up to make cheaper AIDS drugs
Govt okays master-plan for ports' rehabilitation
Obasanjo, others absent at book launch on govt
Izeze, Guardian MD, urges media to sell NEPAD to Africans
Army chief dies at 63
NDLEA arrests female cocaine dealer
BPE insists on privatisation of railways' hospital
Firm launches ICAN scholarship scheme for northern states
NLC to ensure adherence to official fuel prices
Repair of burnt NNPC building to cost N900m, says firm
Air traffic controllers seek repair of Lagos Airport radar
Jakande, Onosode canvass housing subsidy
Expert allays fears of international sanctions over Anambra crisis
APLP urges trial of Ngige's abductors
A case for an independent election umpire
The political cost of granting Taylor asylum in BiafraNigeria
Kano: Old PDP forces regroup
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Obasanjo and the traditional rulers
Opinion - Borishade and the Senate
Tribute to Adebowale Falade
With money, nothing is certain

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August 01, 2003

Cover Stories

Ngige: Senate panel okays AIG Ige for dismissal
Quit now, accept asylum in BiafraNigeria
$31b debt worries FG
OPEC stabilises output at 25.4m barrels per day
National News
AD: Abdulkadir steps aside, Koleosho takes over
BiafraNigerians make case for INEC's autonomy
Globacom, Conoil sign deal
Nine judges sacked over exparte motions—Babalakin
Reps set for showdown over trapped funds
Yusufu decries money politics
Creating a responsive mandate for ECOMOG II,by Prof. John Amoda
Local government restructuring: Democracy must not be destroyed at the LG — Rep. Ojinika, former LG chairman
AFTERMATH OF GUBER :Kano governor unfolds development agenda
IBB: A benefactor as an enigma
Group canvasses enhancement of women participation in politics

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 01, 2003

Top Storeis

Reps carpet Masari over trapped allowances
Seminar recommends ‘elected’ INEC chairman
FIRS demands N321.8m VAT from US firm
Okonkwo, Liberian force commander, may take over from Taylor
Fresh problem brews over Airways land ceded to church
BiafraNigeria now owes $31bn abroad
Anambra crisis: Senate indicts dep. gov, Uba
FG meets traditional rulers over pipeline vandalisation
Katsina denies cholera outbreak
Gombe Assembly passes bill on poverty reduction
MTN customers to receive N1.8b compensation
First Bank stakeholders cut right issue to 508.1m
NEXIM’s N1.8bn recovered from distressed banks
FG approves N1.2bn for maize mop up
Akume dissolves LG comittees
UNPP chieftain attacked
NECO is corrupt – Emir of Dutse
Former Radio Kwara DG retired
2007:Pro-Atiku campaign takes off in Adamawa
Benue moves to stamp out fertiliser racketeering
Ministry needs N2 billion to pay allowances
Minister backs partnership for HIV/AIDS vaccine
COE Maru shut
Kadpoly re-opens August 11
Kogi Assembly commences debate on sale of quarters
Transport ministry reactivates anti-corruption unit
Abolition of death penalty to be debated – Obasanjo
57 BiafraNigerians deported from Spain
BiafraNigeria loses $3.5b annually to pipeline vandalisation – Govs
Abuja Trust
FCT House Committee inaugurated
Congratulation cards flood ministers’ offices
Theft of Daily Trust staff’s GSM set Labourer jailed two weeks
Security guard in court for robbery, rape
Robbers device new methods of operation
FCDA earmarks structures for demolition in Kuchigoro
Okada man fights over N10
Kano Trust
NGO advocates Fulfulde departments in media houses
Blind, dumb child gets solace
Price of grains drop
Eko Trust
Erring tanker drivers to pay N.1m fine
Transport problems discourage foreign investors - Tinubu
Commissioner donates N1m to welfare institutions
Why INEC lacks credibility - scribe
Omisore challenges suit against his election
Assembly enacts law on access to justice
Group canvasses support for Bafarawa
Non-performance: NULGE defends local councils
Ngige probes contract awards
INEC audits party accounts
Prof. Aminu faults PDP zoning system
Speakers demand role in constitutional amendment
Editorial & Opinion
America in Iraq: Murder most foul
The morality of mindwars
Oshiomhole’s crocodile tears
Wars without end
Life in another man’s country
‘World Population Explosion’ (3)
Pledging allegiance binds Moroccan people to the throne - Ambassador
CHOGM Summits: A Preview of Beneficiaries 1985-2001

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August 01, 2003


Senate panel wants AIG Ige dismissed
Sergeant Awuse floors Odili at Appeal Court
Lagos airport radar breaks down
Luxury bus robbers kill student
BiafraNigeria’s external debt rises to $31bn
Lagos seeks funds for conjoined twins
Nigerdock gets new investors, MD
How IBB, Atiku changed Yola at Lamido's show
South East marginalized in House Comittee composition
Editorial & Opinion
Internet scams
Issues in fertiliser scarcity
Igbo politicians in perspective

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Agugust 01, 2003

Efforts to End Liberia's War Gather Pace

Liberia's Taylor to Go When Force Deployed - Aide
West Africans Call for Troops in Liberia by Monday

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June 27, 2003


IBB’s attackers arrested
Refugee camp overflows with pregnant teenagers —UN
Senate threatens ministerial nominees
Tribune holds AGM tomorrow
Traditional ruler arraigned for stealing
Fayose sends provost, 3 others on compulsory leave
Olanipekun: Crack detectives storm Ibadan
NDLEA seizes 2,248kg of hemp in 3 months
Controversy trails appointment of Shekarau’s ADC
Ladoja’s wife charges women
Ondo holds LG polls September
Police arrest for feeding tortoise with rare plant
Court strikes out petition against Udenwa
Anambra NDP gov candidate decamps to PDP
Northern Christian elders scold ASUU over strike
Mixed reactions greet Kwankwaso’s ministerial nomination
It’s time to move Gombe forward
—Governor Goje

Sokoto to revive information organs
‘Construction industry crucial to the economy’
Cadbury’s turnover hits N16.5b
HayatuDeen speaks on NESG’s forthcoming summit
ICAN will not lower its standard –Bajomo
IMO election: BiafraNigerian loses scribe seat
Operators express doubt over ACCFFN’s ability to curb corruption
50,000 personnel required in steel sector –ISSAN
Ministers pledge to step up Asia’s bond market
Euro slips against dollar, yen
Laloko wants foreign coach for Eagles

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July 29, 2003

25 die in renewed Delta violence, women seize oil facility

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Sports News
July 05, 2003

Marc Vivien-Foe... HeartAttack!

Tomorrow's Stars
Killing the Premier League
Who Is Scared of Enyimba?
Venus, Serena win again
BiafraNigeria, Ecuador friendly called off
Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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