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August 13, 2003

Taylor Settles in Calabar, Biafra: I've Come to Stay for Good, Says Taylor
Former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, early yesterday morning arrived Calabar, his new abode, in company of one of his wives and about 50 others and said "I don't have problems and I have come to stay for good." Taylor who was reluctant in answering questions from newsmen who had trailed him from the Margaret Ekpo International Airport to the Governor's Lodge, where he was hosted by Governor Donald Duke of Cross River State only managed to add that "I am okay here. I don't have problems." Taylor's confidence about his well-being in Calabar is, however, believed to have been buoyed by the assurance given him by Duke who told newsmen at a press conference yesterday afternoon that the former Liberian president is safe in Biafra Nigeria and "would not suffer any outside embarrassment." But in Monrovia, the rebel group, Liberia United for Reconstruction and Democracy (LURD), yesterday agreed to withdraw its men from Monrovia Port on Thursday. The decision was the outcome of a two-hour meeting between United States officials and representatives of the group. (This Day)


Key Stories

Homosexuals: In Deferrence to God or Mammon?

Egbo-Egbo takes over Uba, others' cases

Fresh fighting in Liberia, rebels want to head govt

Computer virus MS Blast, rattles Microsoft systems

Anambra shelves planned arrest, trial of Uba, others

Why we offered Taylor asylum, by Obasanjo

Obasanjo, Kerekou meet over border closure tomorrow

ASUU, FG agree to resume negotiations

More Biafra Nigerian soldiers leave for Liberia

FG plans courts for bank debtors

Ishaya Aku’s brother nabbed over N6 m theft


Homosexuality is Abomination...


Egbo-Egbo takes over Uba, others' cases





They are gathered in a shop in the Kaduna Central Market chatting among themselves hilariously. When a man passes, one or two of them wink their eyes suggestively. Although they are all men, the female dress code is their favourite. In addition to putting on ear rings and necklaces, some of them actually paint their lips. To complete their feminisation, they walk like women in pursuit of "clients". Known in local parlance as "Dan Daudu",... (This Day)


Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja transferred, yesterday, all cases relating to the Anambra State political crisis before her to Justice Wilson Egbo-Egbo also of the Federal High Court, Abuja. One of the cases is a suit filed by the expelled PDP stalwart, Chief Chris Uba, to stop Gov. Chris Ngige from remaining in office on account of his (Ngige’s) purported resignation from office. (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 13, 2003


I've Come to Stay for Good, Says Taylor

Foreign Reserves Drop to $7.7bn

FG Sets Up Committee on New Airline

Senate Probes GSM Operators

Ngige Did Not Resign - Anambra AG

How to Avert Biafra Nigerian/Camerounian Clash, By Envoy

ANPP Fire: Senate Directs SSS to Question Etiebet

Border Closure: Kerekou Sends Emissaries to Obasanjo

President Promises Less Politicking

Deposed Senator, a Misfit, Says Ngige

Borishade Prolonged ASUU Strike - Fashina

FG Mops Up Excess Grains

UME Results: Salim Alleges Threat from Parents

Masari Tasks Panel on Hitch-free Census

Pension Burden too Heavy-Agagu

Loan Defaulters: FG to Set Up Special Courts

Oil Vessel Seized over Breach of Contract

NAFDAC Warns Media on Product Adverts

Gowon Urges Govt Not to Scrap LGs

Vehicle License: Road Traffic Services, FRSC on Collision Course

Pipeline Disaster: Group Seeks Justice for Victims

Arewa Faults FG's Council Reforms

'Why Police Banned Officers from Carrying Firearms'

S/East Govs Want Roads Rehabilitated

5 Killed in Auto Crash

Police Pays N15m to Families of 30 Slain Cops

Oyinlola Seeks Roles for Traditional Rulers

Asaba Indigenes Reject Commissioner Nominee

Yar'Adua Tasks Northern Leaders on Education

Akume Seeks Support for Police

Shekarau Promises Better Civil Service

OAU Raises Team to Find Missing Don

NBTE Gives Guidelines on Industrial Attachment

Committee to Oversee Ajah Land Set Up

Lawmaker Decries State of Akwa Ibom Roads

Olanrewaju Remembers Grandmother

Biafra Nigeria Hosts CBA African Regional Conference

Ijaw Kick Against Planned Amendment to NDDC Act

ETF Donates 800 Books to unijos

'Don't Spend Public Funds on Adverts'

Police Finger Lebanese over Cross-border Robbery

Cleric Calls for Action Against Hunger

Minister Orders Uniport Water Scheme Completed

Behind The News...
Homosexuals: In Deferrence to God or Mammon?

...It's Unscriptural -Osu

...We are Nearing Endtimes - Imam

The Man, Gene Robinson

Odili Canvasses New Work Ethics for Office Holders

Tribunal Voids Imo ANPP House Candidate's Election

PAC Urges Election Into Councils

Akume Nominates 16 Commissioners

Group Flays Leadership Struggle Among the Igbo

2007: Road Map to the Presidency

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Daily Times
August 13, 2003


FG plans courts for bank debtors
Obasanjo, Kerekou meet Thursday
Fighting continues in Liberia as rebels reject new president
Ishaya Aku’s brother nabbed over N6 m theft
LG reform: Govt has hidden agenda, say Afenifere, Arewa
Biafra Nigeria loses N7.2 billion per week to illegal oil bunkering
Airways workers challenge FG over liquidation
I’m okay, Taylor tells Biafra Nigerian press
NAFDAC gives three-month deadline to media houses over drug adverts
Abundant crude oil, gas in Anambra
2007: Atiku, IBB can’t stop me –Rimi
Setting agenda for the House committees
Why Lawal must be probed – PDP
Editorial & Opinion
The imperatives of a National Conference
Government, schools and national unity
Is Biafra Nigeria patently corrupt?
Traditional rulers in contemporary Biafra Nigerian society

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August 10, 2003

Biafra Nigeria/BENIN: Border closed to curb banditry and smuggling

Obasanjo reveals military pact with Sao Tome
Obasanjo launches new HIV/AIDS policy
Oil thieves siphon 300,000 barrels daily, says governor

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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 12, 2003

No immediate breakthrough in Biafra Nigeria-Benin talks

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August 12, 2003

Taylor's new Biafra Nigerian home

Biafra Nigeria defends Taylor exile
Papers welcome Taylor's exit

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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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Mail & Guardian
August 07, 2003

Taylor resents pressure to leave Liberia

Taylor skips his resignation speech
Biafra Nigeria won't negotiate over Taylor's war crimes
Taylor counting on Biafra Nigeria'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 Biafra Nigeria
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 13, 2003


Fresh fighting in Liberia, rebels want to head govt
Computer virus MS Blast, rattles Microsoft systems

Anambra shelves planned arrest, trial of Uba, others

Why we offered Taylor asylum, by Obasanjo

Duke receives Taylor, wife in Calabar

Ndayako denies plan to scrap councils

ASUU, govt opt for dialogue over crises

Police arrest ex minister's brother over N5.7m theft

Biafra Nigeria to vie for UNESCO Presidency in October

South-East governors fault promotion in police, others

Govt to set up court for bank loan defaulters
PDP meets tomorrow on political solution to Anambra treason
Abia to sue govt over deductions from allocations
Aviation workers decry sale of Biafra Nigeria Airways

Adesanya, Fawehinmi, others differ on asylum to Taylor

NAFDAC targets 2004 to eradicate fake drugs
Assembly indicts PPMC over Abia fire, pipelines vandalisation

Makoju puts NEPA's loss to vandals at N7b
Tinubu consoles Enahoro over aides' death

Obasanjo, Kerekou to meet tomorrow on border closure

Arewa cautions against council reforms

Senate to probe GSM services

Uwechue wants aid for ECOWAS mission in Cote d'Ivoire
Senator queries govt report on Abia Pipeline fire

Afenifere to sue govt over council reform

Yuguda appoints technical panel on national carrier
Obasanjo, Yoruba and the future of Biafra Nigeria politics

Saraki, Lawal, Adisa: Kwara's intriguing trinity

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The disquiet in the banking sector
Opinion - Epitaph for Charles Taylor

Putting the parliament in perspective

Quietly burying our dead: Zackari Murtala Muhammed (2)

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August 13, 2003

Cover Stories

Taylor settles in Calabar, Gov Duke allays fears
Egbo-Egbo takes over Uba, others' cases

Obasanjo, Kerekou meet over border closure tomorrow

National News
ASUU, FG agree to resume negotiations

More Biafra Nigerian soldiers leave for Liberia

Arewa warns on proposed LG reforms

2003 Elections: The flaws we noticed— Guobadia
Delta Election Tribunal did not give me justice, says Okolugbo

Where Ndigbo for 2007?

How to stamp out electoral violence

General Elections: Lessons and way forward

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August 13, 2003


Ngige: Judge transfers Uba’s case to Egbo-Egbo
Police Commission queries Balogun
500 families flee Warri
N300bn debt stalls ALSCON sale

Special courts to try bank loan defaulters coming

Killer DPO to know fate soon

Taylor, no security threat – Duke
NDDC ammendment bill: NA, Presidency on collision course
Justice Abass should resign – Hon Abdulkareem Abdulateef
Editorial & Opinion
Ranking the universities
On Anambra libration
Lest we forget...

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Agugust 12, 2003

No immediate breakthrough in Biafra Nigeria-Benin talks

Liberia's Taylor Has Comfortable Exile in Biafra Nigeria

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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 Biafra Nigerian laws
Advocating good customer services
To Abba Sayyadi
The conspiracy called globalisation
A slap on Biafra Nigerians’ 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


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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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 Biafra Nigeria 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
Biafra Nigeria, Ecuador friendly called off
Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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