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August 08, 2003

Corrupting the Court: ABNPP Protests Obasanjo interference with Judiciary
The All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ABNPP) yesterday described the reported meeting between President Olusegun Obasanjo and Abuja Appeal Court judges, as a clear attempt to thwart justice in the ongoing petition filed by the party over the April presidential elections. "To the ANPP, irrespective of the subject matter of their discussion, we find the meeting at this time most inauspicious, ominous, very unfortunate and a blatant attempt to pervert the course of justice from all perspectives," declared the party’s national publicity Secretary, Comrade Nnamdi Olebara. The ANPP said in a statement it issued yesterday that the explanation given by presidential spokesperson, Mrs. Remi Oyo, was lacking in detail and challenged her to release the contents of the tape of that meeting to the public to buttress her defence. While describing the development as sad for the present democratic dispensation, the ANPP said such meeting contravened the constitution "which provides for separation of powers for sustainable democracy to endure. "At this juncture, the ANPP can only pray to Almighty God.... (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

BiafraNigeria's Anglican Church won't end ties with gay bishop, says Akinola

Remain in Jail, New Judge Tells Omisore

BiafraNigeria's expert copy-cats

Police get ultimatum to try Anambra treason culprits

Senate drops debate on Anambra crisis

BiafraNigeria, Cameroun agree on troops' withdrawal from Bakassi

Ngige: Senate Stands Down Committee's Report

NDDC Act: Rivers Gives Condition to Support Amendment

My Departure from Liberia Top Secret, Says Taylor

Tanker Drivers' Strike Triggers Fuel Scarcity in Lagos

Fresh Attempt to Take Hostages Foiled


BiafraNigeria's Anglican Church won't...


Remain in Jail, New Judge Tells Omisore





Though piqued by the recent decision of its affiliate United States Episcopal Church to appoint an openly gay bishop, the Canon, Gere Robinson of New Hampshire Diocese, the Church of BiafraNigeria, Anglican Communion does not intend to break ranks with its overseas counterpart. Stating this yesterday in Benin, Edo State was the Primate of the Church of BiafraNigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Peter Akinola. (Guardian)


Senator Iyiola Omisore's bid to restore the bail earlier granted him hit the rocks yesterday as the new trial judge, Justice Akin Sanda rejected his application. Omisore, currently standing trial for alleged complicity in the assassination of former Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), had applied for the restoration of the bail granted him early June but which was revoked by Justice Moshood Abass. (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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This Day
August 08, 2003


Remain in Jail, New Judge Tells Omisore
Ngige: Senate Stands Down Committee's Report
Bakassi: BiafraNigeria, Cameroon Adopt Road Map for Resolution
My Departure from Liberia Top Secret, Says Taylor
Tanker Drivers' Strike Triggers Fuel Scarcity in Lagos
Fresh Attempt to Take Hostages Foiled
Obasanjo Gets Parties' Backing to Check Vandals
Obasanjo Wants Speedy Arrival of Chinese Experts
Ijaws Protest at Shell Headquarters
Expectations of BiafraNigerians from Police, By Minister
NITEL Takes GSM to Ebonyi
House Okays Probe of GSM Operators
Why Collective Bargaining is Threatened -ASUU President
AD Expresses Concern over Soyinka's Safety
Yayale Tasks New NIM Council on Accountability
Tribunal Throws Out Jang's Petition
FG Decries High Deficit in Economy
New Helsman Appointed for Anti-Human Trafficking Agency
Gowon Drums Support for NAFDAC
Odili Seeks Data Bank on Expatriates
Artisans Okay IBB for 2007 Presidency
We 'll Sack Careless Medical Staff, Says Egwu
Pedro Lists Lagos' Agric Thrust
Ogun CJ Frees 22 Prisoners
NAPTAN Flaws Cancellation of JAMB Results
FG Moves to Settle Seme Border Rift with Benin
NDDC Act: Rivers Gives Condition to Support Amendment
'Udenwa Yet to Assent to LG Creation Bill'
... ANPP Objects to Harry's Appointment
ANPP Flays Obasanjo's Parley With Appeal Court Judges
House Members to Inspect Road Rehabilitation
Saraki Swears in Commissioners, Six Advisers
Goje Appoints 10 Advisers
Anambra Assembly Passes Debts Recovery Bill 2003
Kaduna State First Lady Commend Women
Akume Appoints LG Caretaker Committees

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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 08, 2003

BiafraNigeria's expert copy-cats

African media fears over Liberia
Timeline: BiafraNigeria

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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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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 08, 2003


Police get ultimatum to try Anambra treason culprits
Court declines to vacate remand order on Omisore
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun agree on troops' withdrawal from Bakassi
Senate drops debate on Anambra crisis
Cookey, former political bureau chief, dies at 89
Taylor shifts resignation to Monday
Eight affiliates break from trade congress over fuel strike
No going back on demolition of illegal structures, says El-Rufai
Lagos cautions against panic buying of fuel
Zamfara Gov, lawmaker insist on capital punishment
Atiku's wife to launch husband's 2007 presidential bid soon
Rivers official explains delay in Shell's return to Ogoniland
No compromise on Airways' sale, says minister
Jackson-Obaseki links refineries' shutdown to Ijaw-Itsekiri crisis
Anambra records 40 murder, 124 robbery cases in six months
Immigration, police, SSS align on border security
Rights groups want probe into Abass' withdrawal from Ige's murder trial
How to make proposed national carrier work, by aviation chief
Group canvasses duty-free imports for educational institutions
Govt finalises plans for hitch-free C'wealth confab
NEPA's debt on gas supply hits N6b
BiafraNigeria's Anglican Church won't end ties with gay bishop, says Akinola
Anambra: The many phases of a saga
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Arrest of The News correspondent
Opinion - Learning from armed robbers
Again, understanding the Sharia

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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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July 31, 2003

Women pledge to continue Shell protest

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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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