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August 07, 2003

Bakassi Peninsula: BiafraNigeria Prepares to Hand Over Disputed Oil-Rich Territory
BiafraNigeria has said it will not hand over the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon for at least three years. The border region was awarded to neighbouring Cameroon by the International Court of Justice last year. BiafraNigeria refused to accept the ruling on the Bakassi Peninsula, and the two sides have been holding a series of bilateral meetings to resolve the issue. Speaking after a meeting in Cameroon, the head of the BiafraNigerian delegation Prince Bola Ajibola told the BBC's Network Africa programme that the countries had agreed to deal with their border dispute sector by sector. He said BiafraNigerian troops would leave the Lake Chad area, at the northern end of their 1,800 kilometre border, in December. But the head of the Cameroonian delegation, Amadou Ali, .... (BBC)

BiafraNigeria 'does not reject' Bakassi ruling


Key Stories

UN warns Liberia leader to leave

Ojukwu challenges Anambra people

Don’t be deceived, IG tells scramblers for his job

FG: Expect Buoyant Economy In 10 Years

Anambra CJ Raises Panel to Probe Dep Gov

Ngige writes Obasanjo, Police, demands trial of Uba, others

BiafraNigeria can't meet OPEC quota, says CBN

Obasanjo met judges over land only – Aide

PENGASSAN gives NNPC, multinationals ultimatum

FG plans new economic agenda

Udeh faces impeachment


UN warns Liberia leader to leave


Ojukwu challenges Anambra people





A senior UN official has warned the Liberian President Charles Taylor to leave the country while he can. Jacques Klein, the UN special representative for Liberia, warned that if Mr Taylor stayed in the country, he risked being arrested on war crimes charges. Mr Taylor appears to be preparing to leave Liberia to take asylum in Nigeria, but correspondents say he is notorious for changing his mind. He has cancelled plans to formally announce his resignation to parliament on Thursday before stepping down on Monday, his spokesman told the AFP news agency. (BBC)


Ikemba Nnewi and APGA presidential candidate in the last general election, Chief Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu has called on the people of Anambra State to stand by the truth to ensure that the state is salvaged from the hands of those he described as crooks who want to rubbish the state. Ojukwu also criticed some unnamed Igbo traditional rulers describing them as political prostitutes out only to enrich their pockets. Ojukwu who addressed the Igbo National Assembly emergency session which was to review the political crisis in Anambra State said that time has come for the Igbos and Anambra... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
August 07, 2003


FG: Expect Buoyant Economy In 10 Years
Anambra CJ Raises Panel to Probe Dep Gov
NEPA Owes N6bn on Gas Supply, Says El-Rufai
Liberia Wants Charges against Taylor Quashed
PENGASSAN Decries Oil Firms Globalisation Policy
BiafraNigeria Records $4bn Trade Deficit With US
Obasanjo's Parley with Appeal Court Judges Not on Polls - Presidency
Bakassi: Resolution of Dispute on Track, Says Ajibola
Senate Drills FCDA Secretary over Accommodation
We Would Have Aborted Abacha's Coup - Wabara
House Reconstitutes Constitution Review Committee
IG, Officers Meet over Security
Health Workers Strike: Senate Appeals for Restraint
Capital Punishment Motion Divides House
5 INEC Chiefs Elevated
Commissioner Wants Appropriated Govt Property Recovered
No Hidden Agenda in LG Reforms - NOA Boss
Ngige: Court Orders Substituted Service
Adamawa Urged to Institute Staff Saving Scheme
Electricity Workers' Kick Against NEPA Privatisation
Ogun, WAPCO in Water Conservation Pact
... To Provide Facilities at First Journalists' Estate
Lagos to Introduce Educational Reforms
Varsity, Students Settle Worship Rift Out of Court
66 Fuel Tankers Seized over Illegal Parking
USAID Worried over Kid Mortality Rate
Guinea Worm Cases Decrease in Ebonyi
Attah's 16-member Cabinet Sworn in
No Discrimination Against Muslims, Says CAN
Fuel Scarcity Persists in Edo
N5.2 bn Bridge Contract Awarded in C/River
Senators Seek Wabara's Intervention on Welfare
FG to Make Education Relevant - Osuji
'Indiscipline in Civil Service Alarming'
Ekiti Threatens to Sack Workers
Workers Reject Retrenchment
Benue Ready to Assist NASME
Ngige: Moghalu Calls for Public Enquiry
Plateau AD in Fresh Crisis
Ibori Urges Youth to Shun Violence
Rights Group Reiterates Support for Obasanjo
Group Cautions Against Maligning Kalu
Akume Appoints New SSG, Retains Chief of Staff
Ngige: 'Political Solution Inadequate'

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Daily Independent
August 07, 2003


FG plans new economic agenda
Obasanjo seeks aid on ruptured pipelines
Udeh faces impeachment
Saving life through breastfeeding
Aides woo NGOs to support Balogun
Election appeal: Odili backs down on Supreme Court
Heroic welcome for Tonie Emordi
‘Sit up or get sacked’, Lagos tells health workers
Oshiomhole faults FG’s monetisation policy
Senate drags feet on Anambra crisis
My seat is not vacant, says Tafa Balogun 1
My seat is not vacant, says Tafa Balogun 2
Handover: N300m spent on security
‘Third Republic’ legislators beg for severance allowances
Reps reconstitute Constitution review panel
Spillage: Rivers community demands N120m from shell
Sekibo wants obstacles to maritime trade removed
Militant youths terrorise landlords, tenants in Effurun
Bungled by a floating political tradition
Resign now, Bucknor-Akerele tells Ngige
Don’t scrap LGs, NULGE boss warns
Scrap states, says Dozie Ikedife
‘Anambra crisis in line with PDP strategy’
DSM calls for labour party
NCP may sue inec over siec
Ojukwu, others disappointed as Enugu tribunal fails to sit
The Senate’s half-baked report on Ngige-gate
Uproar over INEC’s plan to scrap SIECs
FG has hidden agenda in council reform, says Prof. Sagay
Need for electoral law reform
Editorial & Opinion
Shielding anarchists from the law would be a most unhealthy precedent
Let present leaders prove they are better than their predecessors
NNPC, mega-stations, and privatization
And David Jesse reigned
Learning from the legacy of Tanzania’s Nyerere
Igbo politics and hollywood movie
The smell of betrayal
srael compared

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Daily Times
August 07, 2003


Don’t be deceived, IG tells scramblers for his job
Govt, party chiefs, diplomats meet on pipeline vandalisation
Economy needs 10 years to recover – Okonjo-Iweala
Buhari’s case against Obasanjo: Presidency denies summoning judges
54 heads of governments to attend Commonwealth meeting in Abuja
Making HIV/AIDS policy workable
UME, PCE candidates may write same exam by 2005
Zenith earmarks N54million for charity
2007: Afenifere denies picking IBB as AD flagbearer
FG signs N5 bn road contract for Rivers
Man, children burnt in fuel pipeline fire
Four arrested for selling nregistered pure water
Ngige questions IG over delay in abductors’ prosecution
Osomo chides housing contractors for non-performance
NEPA raises power generation to 3,000mw
Oshiomhole condemns continued importation of fuel
Ige: Group hails judge’s withdrawal from case
LAHA seeks compensation for victims of fuel price protest
Lawmaker sends SOS to Obasanjo
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria and examination frauds
Ige: We must be careful
Iraq, America and France (II)
On Anambra Liberation

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Washington Post
August 07, 2003

Peacekeeping Forces Arrive in Monrovia

African Peacekeepers to Move Into Liberian Capital

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August 07, 2003

Taylor says he will leave Monday

West Africa's mixed peacekeeping record
African peacekeepers to move into Liberian capital
Liberia's Taylor says will resign on Monday
Liberia's Taylor leaving ''sooner than expected''-minister
Liberia's president choosing successor between two close allies
Liberia's leader cancels plans to personally notify lawmakers of his intent to resign
Liberia's Taylor unlikely to make resign address-VP

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August 07, 2003

UN warns Liberia leader to leave

African anger over gay bishop
BiafraNigeria stalls on Bakassi
British hostage rescued in BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria 'does not reject' Bakassi ruling
BiafraNigerian Anglicans denounce gay bishop

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Mail & Guardian
August 07, 2003

Taylor resents pressure to leave Liberia

Taylor skips his resignation speech
BiafraNigeria won't negotiate over Taylor's war crimes
Taylor counting on BiafraNigeria's protection

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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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August 07, 2003


Ngige writes Obasanjo, Police, demands trial of Uba, others
BiafraNigeria can't meet OPEC quota, says CBN
JAMB plans to merge varsity, poly exams
Agency renews bid to monitor oil export at terminals
Anambra raises panel to probe deputy governor
UN seeks $69m aid for Liberia
Italian scientists clone horse
Obasanjo denies meeting judges over ruling
BiafraNigerian troops to remain in Bakassi, says Ajibola
NAFDAC, SON to renew crackdown on bakers, fake goods' producers
Govt moves to ensure local production of anti-retroviral drugs
Britain spends N500m on scholarship in BiafraNigeria, says official
Expert urges developing countries to embrace WTO's ideals
New constitution may take off in 2007
Govt unveils new economic plan
Issues and perspectives in local council reform and restructuring
History of local council reforms
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Terror on the highways
Opinion - Two truthful fictions
UI and the Law School results

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August 07, 2003

Cover Stories

Govt gives condition for Charles Taylor's asylum — As he makes farewell address to parliament today
Ngige petitions IG on July 10 abduction
Economic boom coming in 10 years *Says Okonjo-Iweala
National News
NEPA owes N6b unpaid gas bills
Ojukwu challenges Anambra people
Anambra Chief Judge moves to probe deputy gov
Akintola fought for the Yoruba people
"Your Excellency, the IG is hungry"!
Documenting Electoral Disputes

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 07, 2003

Top Stories

Obasanjo met judges over land only – Aide
PENGASSAN gives NNPC, multinationals ultimatum
Third Republic Reps send SOS to Senate
Bakassi: BiafraNigeria to withdraw troops after demarcation – Ajibola
BPE says NEPA, NITEL scare investors
Seven US marines arrive Monrovia
IGP cautions commissioners on threats to democracy
Senate proposes national employment agenda
Abduction saga: Ngige chides IGP
Ogomudia explains BiafraNigeria’s response to sub-regional crises
NRC embarks on expansion programme
Three in police net over N6m theft in Bassa
Gombe gets ten new special advisers
Vandalisation: Obasanjo solicits assistance of diplomatic community, politicians
Works minister reads riot act to contractors
Labour unions vital in governance – Yayale
Minister raps elites over education in north
Katsina sells 100 houses to civil servants
ABU holds matriculation ceremony Aug 9
Provide accommodation to courts, Jigawa CJ urges govt
Civil servants complain of neglect in Adamawa
Only 30% of Jigawa workers report to work – HOS
Barewa old boys to honour excellence
FG may deploy ALSCON’s infrastructure for public use
Abuja Trust
FCT PDP lobbies El-Rufai over appointment
New Berger bridge open to traffic
Two escape lyching over theft
NYSC D-G tasks corps members on self-reliance
Ex-minister gives self pass mark
Fake dentist in court for forgery
Kano Trust
Trailer crushes two to death
Gov Shekarau appoints permanent secretaries
Kano frontline female politician dies
Eko Trust
Lagos demolishes illegal billboards, banners
Contractors get two week ultimatum
LASUTH mortuary poses health dangers
Forum canvasses new zoning formula
Rep alleges police harassment on members
INEC launches book on Shehu Musa
NASS and challenges of responsibility
Column & Opinion
Where has all the money gone to?
Washington talks: The big cover-up for Israeli repression
Obasanjo in Ajaokuta
The negative transformation of Kaduna

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August 07, 2003


Tanker drivers down tools
FG adopts 10-yr economic blueprint
Ritual killers rattle Imo residents
Cultists kill 2 golfers in PH, 22 arrested
Anambra crisis: Balogun admits police image dented
...Impeachment process begins on deputy gov
Abia NURTW warns fuel dealers
Ihonvbere lists way forward for BiafraNigeria
How to make LGs viable — Hon. Raph Okeke
Editorial & Opinion
JAMB results
CNPP and Bush’s visit to BiafraNigeria
New political structure for BiafraNigeria

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Agugust 07, 2003

African Peacekeepers to Move Into Liberian Capital

Kidnapped British oil man freed in south BiafraNigeria

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August 07, 2003


Anambra Crisis Latest : Ngige orders Uba’s arrest
US announces new visa policy
My appointment sanctioned by God —Tafa Balogun
NUPENG begins strike
NLNG, Spain sign deal on gas purchase
NEPA hits 3,000 megawatts
Taylor delivers farewell speech today
Why we picked Omisore—Ife/Ijesha PDP
Conjoined twins for separation in US
Third Republic lawmakers demand severance allowance
JAMB may conduct same exams for varsity, poly
Why FG wants to restructure LGs
Open university begins maiden session Sept
UN decries population growth rates
Tribunal upholds election of Isa Mohammed
Govts charged to exploit capital market
Govts charged to exploit capital market
MPN, meeting the needs of oil producing communities
Wealthy Northerners urged to invest in education
Education ‘II be my priority—LG boss
Iraqi weapons expert buried
When journalists were taught what to teach
Premier League Promotion Bid Shooting Stars remain focused — Onigbinde
Israel oils roadmap with release of prisoners
No plan to drop Chukwu—NFA boardmember

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August 06, 2003

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Obasanjo reveals military pact with Sao Tome

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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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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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