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August 06, 2003

US Interest in BiafraNigeria: Pressure Mounts on FG to Admit US Marines to Niger-Delta
The Federal Government is under pressure to deploy United States Marines to the troubled Niger Delta region to protect American oil companies' installations. Gov. Diepreye Alamieyesegha of Bayelsa State, who dropped the hint in Yenagoa at a meeting with stakeholders on sea piracy and oil pipeline vandalisation, said the Federal Government had lost patience with the spate of crises in the region and was getting frustrated with measures introduced to curtail the scourge. The forum was attended by Gov. James Ibori of Delta State and his deputy, Chief Ben Elue; Prof. Turner Isoun, Science and Technology Minister; Chief Brodrick Bozimo, Police Affairs Minister; Dr. Abiye Sekibo, Transport Minister; President, Ijaw National Congress (INC), Prof. Kimse Okoko; royal fathers and retired generals among others. "Recent pronouncements by the Federal Government indicate that government has lost all patience with the spate of vandalisations against oil installations and is increasingly getting frustrated with measures introduced to curtail the threat. Even the Americans are asking to be ... (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Presidency: Taylor May Turn Down Asylum Offer

I warned PDP over Omisore, says Ogbeh

Anglican Church Faces Split Over Gay U.S. Bishop

Police and protests in a democracy

Kalu asks Ngige to arrest Uba, others

Omisore: Oyo chief judge re-assigns case

AD faction threatens to expel Tinubu, defeated colleagues

BiafraNigeria blacklisted over financial crimes

INEC Investigates N270m Grant to Parties

Tinubu to Obasanjo, Soyinka: Don't Trivialise Ige's Death

Obasanjo seeks reduction in allocation to NDDC states


Taylor May Turn Down Asylum Offer


I warned PDP over Omisore, says Ogbeh





There are fresh indications that President Charles Taylor of Liberia may turn down the offer of political asylum granted him by BiafraNigeria. Senior special assistant to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Public Communications, Dr. Stanley Macebuh, who dropped the hint yesterday while briefing state House correspondents said, "Mr. Taylor, at present time, is saying that he will not be willing to leave Liberia if the international court will not withdraw the charges against him." But Taylor also yesterday told South African President Mbeki... (This Day)


National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbeh, has revealed how he raised objections to the senatorial candidacy of the embattled former Osun State deputy governor, Iyiola Omisore, in the last general election. Omisore is standing trial for the December 23, 2001 murder of the then Attorney General of the Federation, Chief James Ajibola Ige. Now a senator on the PDP's platform, Omisore was declared winner of the election to the Senate of the Federal Republic while... (Guardian)



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This Day
August 06, 2003


Lessons of Sao Tome Coup, By Obasanjo
Presidency: Taylor May Turn Down Asylum Offer
MTN Moves to Douse Concerns over Forex Outflows
INEC Investigates N270m Grant to Parties
Tinubu to Obasanjo, Soyinka: Don't Trivialise Ige's Death
...Suspects Complain of Conspiracy in Trial
Trial of Bamaiyi, Others Stalled Again
NLC Decries FG's Inability to Enforce New Fuel Price
Senate Set to Amend Financial Crimes Law
BPE to Ensure Successful Completion of Transactions - Bala
Obasanjo Seeks Reduction in Financial Commitment to NDDC
Obasanjo Meets Leaders of Political Parties Today
House Seeks Publication of Distressed Banks
LG Reforms: Nnamani Proposes Locality Devt System
Cultists on Rampage in Port Harcourt
...Kill 2 in Kwara Poly Again
'Obasanjo Has Not Withdrawn Borisade's Nomination'
Minister Seeks Release of N740m to Agric
FG Fixes Deadline for Prototype Houses
Makarfi Appoints 36 Aides
Abana Rejects Senate Report on Anambra Crisis
FG to Spend N48m on Science Equipment
Gombe Sends Commissioners' List to Assembly
Osun Gets 8 Advisers
FG Urged to Build Niger Town
LG Pleads for Local, Foreign Assistance
Election Tribunal: Ruler Backs Odili's Appeal
BiafraNigerians Assured of HiPACT Educational Programme
Robbers Attack THISDAY Foreign News Editor
Resourcery, Nanoteq Parley on Security Solutions
Fake Drugs: NAFDAC Probes Teaching Hospitals
Cleric Lists Lipede's 31-year-reign Achievements
Shun Monetary Interest, SAN Advises Young Lawyers
Gombe Retires 18, Appoints 22 Perm Secs
Don't Grant Taylor Asylum, ASUU Chief Tells FG
Niger Delta Youths Petition Obasanjo over PTI Jobs
Can National Assembly Ensure Free, Fair Elections?
Tribunal Dismisses Ngige's Application for Stay of Proceedings
2007: Group Canvasses Support for Atiku
APLP Wants LG Committee Dissolved

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Daily Independent
August 06, 2003


Taylor rejects asylum
Police and protests in a democracy
Deadline for road contractors
Ijaw, security operatives rally to prevent further bloodshed in Delta
Awuse's deputy appointed Odili's Special Adviser
Kalu urges Ngige to solely prosecute his abductors
Lagos declares “war” on tankers, tows 66
Tension in Kwara Poly as three more students are shot dead
Reject military coups, sagay urges africa Union
Mixed feelings over GSM operations
Advertisers of baby foods risk sanctions
House to monitor foreign oil firms
BPE will be more thorough, says new dg
FG signs N5.2 billion Itigidi Bridge contract
NBA advocates arms for all
Ngige: Why Justice Ministry is vetting commission’s report
Health providers responsible for spread of HIV/AIDS
AD probes transfer of leadership from Abdulkadir to Koleoso
Obasanjo asks Supreme Court to quash Appeal tribunal’s verdict
Ibori dispels insinuations on clashes in Warri
‘Be epitome of discipline, selfless ambition’
No leadership crisis in AD, says Tinubu
Expert identifies cause of infertility in women
Nnamani canvasses low overhead expenses for proposed LG system
Scrap states, says Adegbite
Political process in the throes of apathy
My meeting with IBB’s men, Fasehun
Abdulkadir disappointed us, AD lawmaker
‘Your outburst is unwarranted’
Ige’s letter to Obasanjo
Ige’s death and matters arising
Soyinka, Obasanjo exchanged words over the unsolved riddle of the murder of Chief Bola Ige
Obasanjo replies: Why are you fabricating lies?
Borishade, Senate and the president’s insistence
Complaints of slow pace trail Idris
‘Anambra incident highlights PDP’s contradictions.’
Ngige can no longer govern Anambra, says Asuzu
Editorial & Opinion
Urgent concerted and concrete steps are needed to contain piracy
Furniture importation undermines made-in-BiafraNigeria campaign efforts
NBC must bark and bite
We must remove all vestiges of the sudan from BiafraNigeria
Be vigilant
Liberia and Israel compared

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Daily Times
August 06, 2003


AD faction threatens to expel Tinubu, defeated colleagues
Obasanjo seeks reduction in allocation to NDDC states
Christian leaders to discuss HIV/AIDS
Court restrains police on arrest of bakery chiefs
Oshiomhole asks FG to pay compensation on those killed during fuel price strike
National Assembly to check foreign firms control of nation’s oil sector
‘Complete job in two weeks or get contract terminated’
Lack of rain: Emir urges Moslems to seek God’s face
Council of State endorses FG’s peace efforts in Liberia
Governor, Attorney-General can restore peace in Anambra, says Kalu
Attempt on Ibru’s life: Court adjourns Bamaiyi, others’ trial
New judge appointed for Omisore’s trial
NUJ calls on land subscribers
Unsafe water kills 5.3m persons in BiafraNigeria yearly
Rimi cautions against abolition of capital punishment
Senate sets agenda through committees
Editorial & Opinion
The menace of extra-judicial killings
Between Obasanjo and Wole Soyinka
Path to prosperity in Osun State (II)
Iraq, America and France

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Washington Post
August 06, 2003

Taylor to Resign Liberian Presidency Thursday

Anglican Church Faces Split Over Gay U.S. Bishop

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August 06, 2003

BiafraNigeria troops to move into Liberia capital -source

BiafraNigerian firm seeks release of kidnapped Briton
BiafraNigeria not ready to pull out of oil-rich Bakassi

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August 05, 2003

New judge for top BiafraNigeria case

Troops beef up Liberia mission

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Mail & Guardian
July 31, 2003

Oil thieves 'bleed BiafraNigeria dry'

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July 31, 2003

Women pledge to continue Shell protest

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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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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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August 06, 2003


I warned PDP over Omisore, says Ogbeh
Doubt mounts over Taylor's exit asylum in BiafraNigeria
Obasanjo faults bills, seeks amendment of NDDC act
Govt may privatise airways' subsidiaries
Poor GSM services may linger
Cameroun demands withdrawal of BiafraNigerian troops from Bakassi
Again, Bamaiyi's lawyer absent at Ibru's case
Justice Sanda takes over Ige's murder trial
Bhutto, husband get jail term for money laundering
Palestine quits talks with Israel
Police parade 26 year-old robbery kingpin in Lagos
BiafraNigeria blacklisted again over financial crimes
Tribunal strikes out Ngige's application against Obi's petition
Lagos impounds 66 petrol tankers
Rivers Assembly okays pension for governor, deputy
Rep, others task BiafraNigerians a sharia legal system
Another pipeline fire in Abia
Obasanjo seeks Senate's nod for military pact with Sao Tome
Try your abductors, Kalu tells Ngige
Senate holds special session on welfare
IG summons police chiefs to Abuja
Afenifere denies backing any aspirant for 2007 presidency
Beyond National Assembly oversight functions
Senate: Waiting for the egg heads
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Bongo's anti-democratic gambit
Opinion - The stasis since May 29
Charles Taylor in Krees Imodibie's country

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August 06, 2003

Cover Stories

‘Pressure on FG to admit US marines to Niger-Delta’
Kalu asks Ngige to arrest Uba, others
Omisore: Oyo chief judge re-assigns case
Nnamani wants regional content in LG administration
National News
Liberia: More BiafraNigerian soldiers arrive Monrovia - Council of State backs Obasanjo
BiafraNigeria loses N76b to aviation sector
Refineries, NEPA not for highest bidder—BPE
Security reports did not favour continuation of strike — NUPENG President
Lessons from Anambra’s political debacle
The House In Review:- Inauguration pains and Masari’s conspiracy-containing ways
Power supply has greatly improved—ARARUME

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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
21 coys invest N10bn in Calabar free zone
Buhari’s petition: Hearing begins Sept 25
BiafraNigerian troops land in Monrovia

No distress in the banking sector – CIBN
Plateau Appeal Court decides Jang’s petition Thursday

FG unveils new economic agenda

Obasanjo asked to sign privatisation Bill

Obasanjo appoints four perm secs
NUC releases varsity ranking, accreditation results

Borno sets up committees on budget reviews/white paper

FG awards N365b Kano-Katsina-Jigawa road contract
14 die in auto crash in Gboko
Borno spends N2m to de-worm children
AIDS: Obasanjo cautions against stigmatisation

Petroleum task force justifies black markets in the north

Jigawa farmers groan over fertiliser scarcity
FG to conduct road users’ census
Christian pilgrimage not mere jamboree - CPC chairman

Sokoto CP reads riot act to criminals
Gombe NURTW tasks FG over highway robberies
Kogi govt urged to reverse Oba’s appointment

Kano govt probes land allocation, encroachment

Rep tasks FG on Gusau-Sokoto road
Leaders blamed for North’s educational backwardness

FG urged to refund N1.2b to Muslim pilgrims
NLC acts as alternative govt – Aminu

Kwami-West LG to tackle agric, education, health

Ebonyi High Court judges commence annual vacation
Chairman pleads for more funds for polytechnics
Osun govt to pay WAEC/NECO fees for students
NLC, Senate question alleged

Nasarawa govt calls for abrogation of local councils
Why BiafraNigerians are disenchanted - Ogbeh

Borisade: Community seeks God’s intervention

Commissioner defends appointment of ANPP candidates
Ndayako lauds presentations on LG review
Idomas in UK decry marginalisation in FEC
Abuja Trust
11 escape from burning bus
MFCT threatens to demolish sub-standard structures

AEPB spends N20m monthly on street cleaning

Low number of Christian pilgrims worries minister

Estate agent in court over N1.9m

FCDA scribe host gov Alamieyeseigha

ARRAHMAN School graduates pupils
Sharia conference opens in Abuja
Kano Trust
Deputy gov gives reasons why Kano industries collapse
Residents want Albasu-Hamdalla road rehabilitated
Shekarau revokes land allocation
Eko Trust
Illegal structures along Murtala airport for demolition

Thailand offers Lagos assistance on HIV/AIDS
Festac Town: Degradation of a dream
3 killed as Eyo masquerades clash
Labour Trust
Govt inaugurates c’ttee for review of labour laws

LAWMA renders over 2000 jobless
Civil servants chide state govts over union dues

Berger workers seek NLC intervention over deductions for strike
TUC begs FG for recognition
APLP calls for dissolution of LG reform c’ttee
…Commission offers recipe for Local Councils

Don blames leaders for BiafraNigeria woes

Tribunal nullifies Assembly polls

Ngige commends Igbo community for support

Rep tasks FG on Gusau-Sokoto road

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August 06, 2003


BiafraNigeria blacklisted over financial crimes
Taylor may reject asylum in BiafraNigeria
Ngige: Ubah’s camp stalls debate at Senate
LG reforms: 36 Speakers dare Obasanjo
Ibadan Poly certificate not for sale
Gov Kalu seeks more fund for police
Obasanjo, Buhari return to court Sept. 25
Afenifere, Tinubu battle for AD’s soul
Local government: Structure yearning for reform
Editorial & Opinion
Katsina’s Egyptian doctors
CLO, Ngige and Catholic bishops
Democracy: The BiafraNigerian perspective

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Agugust 06, 2003

Anglican Church Faces Split Over Gay U.S. Bishop

Peacekeepers Prepare to Deploy in Monrovia
BiafraNigeria Troops to Move Into Liberia Capital - Source
Liberia Asks World Court to Annul Taylor Charges

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August 06, 2003


CBN denies compiling list of distressed banks
Tribune holds AGM tomorrow
Another judge for Ige’s murder trial
Ige: Osun Vanguard wants NJC to probe judge’s withdrawal
CLO wants extortion in Osun police command probed

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August 05, 2003

Obasanjo launches new HIV/AIDS policy

Oil thieves siphon 300,000 barrels daily, says governor
25 die in renewed Delta violence, women seize oil facility

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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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