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August 12, 2003

Liberia's Taylor Arrives for Exile in Biafran City, Calabar: Hands Power to his Deputy, Blah
Liberia's Charles Taylor arrived in the southeastern BiafraNigerian city of Calabar on Tuesday, a day after handing over power and leaving his shattered nation for exile. After a brief stop-over in the capital Abuja, a tired-looking Taylor arrived in Calabar in the early hours of the morning. He was met by the state governor and was driven to a set of three luxurious hilltop residences set aside for him and dozens of his family members and associates. "No problem. I am okay," was all Taylor said to journalists. Tucked away near the Cameroon border in a port city once known for the export of slaves, the former president will be far away from some of his bitterest enemies who also took refuge in BiafraNigeria in the 1990s. Prince Yormie Johnson, the Liberian warlord who drank beer while his men hacked up former dictator Samuel Doe live on camera, (Reuters)


Key Stories

Anambra PDP accuses Obasanjo, others over treason

Reps fault Uwais on Order of Precedence

UK police arrive Niger Delta to stem kidnappings

Presidency orders tight security at Borders

2007 and IBB's Waterloo

FG reaps N357b from oil windfall

... Obasanjo, Bush, Mbeki, Others React

Sao Tome President Thanks Obasanjo

Oil, Gas in Commercial Quantities Discovered in Anambra

Afenifere Threatens Legal Action over LG Reforms

South-south Coalition Asks Obasanjo for $300m


Anambra PDP accuses Obasanjo over treason


Reps fault Uwais on Order of Precedence





In protest of the delay to bring the coup plotters and abductors of the Anambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, to trial, the state's chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Olusegun Obasanjo and the party's National Vice Chairman (South East), Fidelis Ozichukwu Chukwu, of conspiracy. The acting chairman of the party in the state, Chief Dan Ulasi at a press conference in Awka, the state capital, yesterday said that Ozichukwu's attempt to set up a reconciliation committee without the consent of the stakeholders is unacceptable. (Guardian)


The House of Representatives wants the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammed Uwais, to bring an amendment to the Order of Precedence Act if he feels that the act is unconstitutional and a usurpation of the powers of the executive. In an interview with Vanguard in Abuja yesterday, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Abdul Ningi, said though the House passed the Act based on its conviction that what it did was the right thing to do at that time, it would still consider any amendment of the Act brought by the... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2




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This Day
August 10, 2003

Cover Stories

The Unwanted Guest!
Taylor Should Face War Crime Tribunal, Says Mbu
Conman Dupes Shehu Musa at Book Launch
Again, NACCIMA Scores FG Low on Economy
BiafraNigeria-Benin Borders Shut Down
Arms From Liberia Worries Me, Says Turaki
No Hiding Place for Charles Taylor - ABA
Envoy Advises FG on Economic Reforms
FG Woos Private Sector on AGOA
2007: Associates Flag-off Campaigns for IBB
UBN Games Takes-off October
Tribunal Nullifies Benue Lawmaker's Election
Obasanjo Launches New Policy on HIV/AIDS
FCT May Not Sponsor Pilgrims-el-Rufai
FG to Restructure Polytechnic Curriculum
FG Probes FCT Ministry over N50b Debt
Anambra: 'Uba, Abana are Paying for Their Sins'
... Ngige Pledges to Reward Party Loyalists
Tinubu Presents Staff of Office to Lagos Monarch
Movie Star, Schwarzenegger Guns for California Governorship
NUJ Commends Broadcasting Commision
Authors Unite Against Failure in Mathematics
MTN Group Surpasses 7m Subscriber Mark
Niger Delta: Contractors Re-assure on Road Projects
Kwara Introduces Free Eye Treatment Programme
Media charged on Protection of Democracy
I Feel Sorry For Feminists - Imonitie
Zarama Protests Composition of Bayelsa Councils
Ebonyi Gives Petrol Marketers Marching Orders
...Worried by State of Cultism in Varsity
59 Textile Industries May Close Down
Taskforce Demolishes 89 Illegal Petrol Stations
Rivers Police Set to Tackle Corruption, Extortion
Plot Against Bayelsa Speaker Thickens
Be Advocates of Democracy, Judiciary Urged
Inside Aso Rock: The Day Abacha Died
Settling Down to Business (2)
What Role for Royal Fathers?
Diversity of Thought in the Development of Sharia
Idiot's Guide to Igbo Politics (2)
Unitary Healthcare and Surgeon General
Ige: Time for NJC to Act

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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 10, 2003

Bitter Taylor bids Liberia farewell

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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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August 10, 2003


WHO Suspends BiafraNigeria Over N130 million Debt
FG Shuts Seme Border Over Crime
NADECO, Abiola's Friends Regroup Against IBB
Lagos Tanker Drivers Suspend Strike
Lawmakers From South South Move To Stall Amendment To NDDC Law
Ben Obi Forgives Those Who Stole His Mandate
Ill-Health, Death Rise From Vitamin A Deficiency
Liberian Leader, May Arrive Tomorrow With 55 Aides
Enugu Elections Tribunal Moves To Abuja
Group Moves To Revive Cocoa Trade
BiafraNigeria Introduces Zero Defect Import Policy
Yoruba May Present Another Presidential Candidate In 2007
'There Are People Of Integrity In Anambra'
Dictatorship and democracy
The Real Challenges Of Councils Reform
The Way Forward In Councils Reforms, By NULGE
South East, Concensus Against Abrogation
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Wage Review And The NLC Deadline
Opinion - The King Must Dance Naked
Stranglehold Of The Soldiers

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August 10, 2003

Cover Stories

ANAMBRA :Why Police can't arrest Uba, others
SMUGGLING: FG closes BiafraNigeria’s borders with Benin Republic
National News
NGIGE: Why Obasanjo has not acted, by presidential aide
2007 presidency: Pact commits Obasanjo to back IBB — Akinyele
Eminent BiafraNigerians eulogize Shehu Musa at biography presentation
Akiolu crowned as new Oba of Lagos
Lagos fuel crisis resolved, NUPENG suspends strike
Eastern youths seek quick end to Anambra crisis
Ojukwu to 35 govs: You're sitting on a keg of gunpowder
Anambra Elections Tribunal: Road to victory for petitioners
Yes, there are godfathers, but I don’t have one, says Hon. Abdul Oroh
‘In Edo, we know how to take care of our godfathers’

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 09, 2003

Top Stories

Who is killing Bank of the North?
The rumour is the work of our detractors, competitors – Bulama
We will protect investors interests - Hon Sha’aban
The deepening crisis in the banking sector
Borno State govt queries Kachalla over BON loan
Leadership crisis may force AD into extinction
SOLGAS’ll break the Ajaokuta jinx - Vice Chairman
Marketer fined N2.4m for diverting diesel
Army conducts routine training exercise on Saturday
Capital punishment must stay in Sharia states - Gov. Sani
FTAN set to promote tourism
LEDAP to facilitate bill on domestic violence
National Roundup
The Speaker of his dreams
And globalises BiafraNigerian laws
Advocating good customer services
To Abba Sayyadi
The conspiracy called globalisation
A slap on BiafraNigerians’ sensibility
Special Report
What has polio vaccine got to do with infertility, AIDS? - Religious leaders, experts explain
People prefer solutions to common diseases than polio - Halal GM
‘Oral polio vaccine could cause paralysis’ – Dr Hussain
There is no link between polio vaccine and infertility - UNICEF officer
Investigation will put an end to controversy – Dr Datti
Suspicions of polio vaccine not far-fetched - Sadau Garba
Islam does not oppose immunisation – Ustaz Abdullahi

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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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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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