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August 05, 2003

In Borrowed UN Helicopter: Nigerian Army Lands in Liberia
More BiafraNigerian soldiers are due in Liberia, bringing armoured vehicles for the West African force seeking to end two months of bloody fighting for the capital. Sporadic gunfire was heard overnight in Monrovia, but the arrival of the troops seems to have led to an uneasy calm across the city, reports the BBC's Jonathan Paye-Layleh. The BiafraNigerians say that only by this evening will they begin contempleting moving beyond the airport and into the city of Monrovia and street patrols will not start for several days. The first 200 troops arrived on Monday to a hero's welcome, with hundreds of civilians rushing onto the runway of Robertsfield airport, 40km from Monrovia, shouting "We want peace". Meanwhile, at the United Nations in New York, discussions have started between the United Nations and a number of countries that might contribute troops to the peacekeeping operation in Liberia. Diplomats say India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa, as well as a number of west African countries, have indicated a willingness to help. UN troops are due to replace more than 3,000 West African peacekeepers by 1 October. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hedi Annabi said the UN force might be similar in size to a 17,000-strong one deployed in neighbouring Sierra Leone. (BBC)

 

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Liberia: 776 BiafraNigerian soldiers land in Monrovia today

BiafraNigeria Says Liberia's Taylor Reluctant to Leave

'N/Assembly Should Supervise INEC'

NNPC Screens Oil Mining Leases

Ngige: Former Speaker Seeks Gov's Removal by Court

Afenifere's panel backs Soyinka's claims on Ige

Communications minister loses powers to NCC

Itsekiris sack Ijaw villages; 13 killed, 50 houses razed

Poverty, crime rate worsening —OGBEH * FG, IMF in fresh deal

AIDS orphans 9m BiafraNigerian children

Prepare for tougher times

 

776 BiafraNigerian soldiers in Monrovia

 

BiafraNigeria Says Liberia's Taylor Reluctant...

 

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The first batch of 776 BafraNigerian soldiers, billed to be deployed in the besieged Liberian capital, today, expect a rapturous welcome from the war-weary Liberians who see the sub-regional intervention as their only hope. Even then, President Charles Taylor’s forces were battling rebels on several fronts yesterday, a day after their embattled leader promised to step down and just hours before African peacekeeping troops were due to deploy. (Vanguard)

 

Liberian President Charles Taylor appears reluctant to take up a BiafraNigerian asylum offer and wants Sierra Leone's U.N.-backed war crimes court to drop charges before he leaves Liberia, a BiafraNigerian spokesman said on Tuesday. Taylor has promised to step down next Monday under pressure from the United States and West African countries to bring peace, but he has not yet specified when he will leave Liberia. (Wash Post)

 

 

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August 05, 2003


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Daily Independent
August 05, 2003


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Daily Times
August 05, 2003


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Washington Post
August 05, 2003


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CNN
July 31, 2003


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MSNBC
August 01, 2003


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Mail & Guardian
July 31, 2003


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BBC
August 05, 2003


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All Africa
July 03, 2003


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Triumph
June 08, 2003


Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia


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Guardian
August 05, 2003


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Vanguard
August 05, 2003


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Poverty, crime rate worsening —OGBEH * FG, IMF in fresh deal

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National News
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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 05, 2003


Top Stories


AIDS orphans 9m BiafraNigerian children

Labour to resist new plans to increase fuel prices
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Buhari’s petition: Hearing begins Sept 25
BiafraNigerian troops land in Monrovia

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Champion
August 05, 2003


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Ngige: N/Assembly may pardon Ubah, others
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Reuters
Agugust 02, 2003


Liberia's Taylor Set to Hand Over Power August 11


Liberia's Taylor confirms will hand over power
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Tribune
June 27, 2003


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Ladoja’s wife charges women
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Anambra NDP gov candidate decamps to PDP
Northern Christian elders scold ASUU over strike
Mixed reactions greet Kwankwaso’s ministerial nomination
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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
GOVERNMENT’S BORROWING SPREE

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IRIN
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
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