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August 14, 2003

U.S. Marines Enter Liberia to Boost ECOMIL: As Rebels Surrender Key Port
Liberian rebels have officially handed over the capital's looting-ravaged port to a BiafraNigerian-led peacekeeping force after 200 U.S. troops arrived to support the operation. At noon Thursday, members of the rebel group Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) handed over Monrovia's port area to the leader of the mainly BiafraNigerian ECOMIL peace force, Brig. Gen Festus Okonkwo. The handover came during a short ceremony attended by the U.S. ambassador and the leading rebel in the city. "We have no reason to doubt the credibility of the Americans, and we have no reason to doubt the credibility of the peacekeepers, so we will leave as we have said. I'm leaving right now," said rebel commander Sekou Fofana. "We are committed to the peace process," he said after the ceremony, held on a nearby bridge. The U.S. troops arrived in nine helicopters. They will assist BiafraNigerian peacekeepers and help stabilize the situation to make way for humanitarian aid, Pentagon officials said. (Gallery: U.S. Marines arrive at airport) The U.S. contingent includes a .... (CNN)


Key Stories

BiafraNigeria rejects US bid to handover Taylor for trial

'GSM Operators Need $6bn for Effective Coverage'

Senate summons CBN gov

Why Vandals Attack NEPA Equipment, By MAN

Warri: 2 Villages Razed in Fresh Clash

Distress: Senate to Summon CBN Governor

U.S., Britain, Libya reach truce over Lockerbie bombing

Govt deploys more troops to Liberia

INEC drops 10 commissioners, appoints new ones

GSM: We’ll not lower tariff for now – Econet boss

South-South Reps reject NDDC amendment Bill


BiafraNigeria rejects US bid to handover Taylor


Egbo-Egbo takes over Uba, others' cases





BiafraNigeria rejected, yesterday, US call for the extradition of Liberia’s former president, Mr. Charles Taylor, who is on asylum in Calabar, to face war crime charges in Sierra leone. Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Olu Adeniji, declared in Abuja that Nigeria would not succumb to intimidation from any country. "BiafraNigeria will not be harassed by anybody about the indictment, and that is final," Adeniji told... (Vanguard)


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 14, 2003


'GSM Operators Need $6bn for Effective Coverage'
Presidency Gags Taylor, Tightens His Security
Why Vandals Attack NEPA Equipment, By MAN
Warri: 2 Villages Razed in Fresh Clash
Distress: Senate to Summon CBN Governor
Obasanjo Seeks Senate Confirmation for 10 INEC Commissioners
FG Approves N4bn for Roads Rehabilitation
South-south Caucus Seeks 25% Funding for NDDC
House Wants 50 % Subsidy on Fertilizer
UNESCO Boosts Water Resources with N3m
Ngige: Chris Uba Flees to America
Petroleum Saboteurs in for Hard Times - Gaius-Obaseki
Idle Road Engineers to Go, Says Works Minister
Siamese Twins: US Hospital to Perform Surgery Free
Improper Packaging, Bane of SME Funding
Fuel Depot Without Parking Lots to Pay N10m Fine
Cement Import Won't Stop By 2006 - WAPCO Boss
UITH Doctors Begin Strike
Judge Proffers Solution to Socio-Economic Problems
Pension Board Staff Arraigned over N90m Theft
Cultism: Police, Kwara Poly Trade Blames
Community Cries Out over Missing Don
FG Releases Relief Materials to Ebonyi
Ngige to Introduce Free Malaria Treatment
Hope Rises for Kerosene Blast Victims
Man Wins Buddie's Peugeot 206
ANPP Fire: Etiebet Blames Politicians, Police
Osun Proposes Supplementary Budget
Niger-Delta Youths Advised Against Violence
Yar'Adua Counsels New Commissioners
I'm a Victim of Political Vendetta, Says Kachallah
3 Killed in Ikorodu Riot
The Anambra Conundrum: Is Political Solution the Answer?
2007: IBB Not Our Candidate, Says AD
Omoboriowo Chides Fayose's Critics

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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
BiafraNigeria loses N7.2 billion per week to illegal oil bunkering
Airways workers challenge FG over liquidation
I’m okay, Taylor tells BiafraNigerian 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 BiafraNigeria patently corrupt?
Traditional rulers in contemporary BiafraNigerian society

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August 13, 2003

Obasanjo, Kerekou to meet over closed borders

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Washington Post
August 14, 2003

Marines Fly Into Ruined Liberia as Rebels Withdraw

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August 12, 2003

No immediate breakthrough in BiafraNigeria-Benin talks

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August 12, 2003

Taylor's new BiafraNigerian home

BiafraNigeria 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 14, 2003

BiafraNigerians fret over their new neighbour

Bush says he won't go after Taylor

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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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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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August 14, 2003


BiafraNigeria records first birth through a surrogate mother
U.S., Britain, Libya reach truce over Lockerbie bombing
Govt deploys more troops to Liberia
CBN suspends another bank from Clearing House
Senate panel plans legislative institute
Ace drummer, Bayo Martins, dies in Germany
Delta Assembly, South-South caucus query plan to amend NDDC Act
Committee faults claims of local cure for HIV/AIDS
U.S varsity to pay medical bills for Lagos siamese twins
'Mystery' gunfire causes panic in Warri
Ngige, PDP chief disagree over political solution to Anambra treason
Obasanjo to commission N25b cement plant in Ogun
NBA annual general conference to hold August 24 to 29
Anambra House faults call for state of emergency over Anambra crisis
AD, Afenifere fault council reforms, stress national confab
Police prosecute two pensions board workers over N90.8m fraud
Community petitions Obasanjo, IG over missing varsity professor
Odili threatens to sack govt officials over cult activities
NDDC denies alleged probe of officials over N880m fraud
Senate may summon CBN chief over bank distress
Govt to re-focus foreign policy
Confusion in Senate over Nzeribe's suspension
Minister restates govt's resolve to reform prisons
Oyo denies interfering in Ige's murder trial
Yar'adua swears in cabinet members
'The Anambra matter can only be resolved within ambit of law'
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The Seme border closure
Opinion - Enslavers and their critics
Distress signals in the banking industry
One wedding and two deaths

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August 14, 2003

Cover Stories

BiafraNigeria rejects US bid to handover Taylor for trial
Education, agriculture remain Reps' priorities, says Masari
INEC drops 10 commissioners, appoints new ones
National News
Afenifere declares planned council reforms 'unconstitutional, undemocratic'
Senate clears Nzeribe
S-South Reps condemn NDDC Amendment Bill
Igbo politics gone to the dogs, says Barth Nnaji
Closure of Seme Border
Ogun goes back to the roots
Documenting Electoral Disputes(2)

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August 14, 2003


Taylor moved to presidential lodge
Presidency, Senate may clash over Apo quarters
...Assembly insists on punishment for Uba, others
Anambra crisis: PDP chieftain absolves Obasanjo, self
Federal roads: Abia lawmakers begin hunger strike Monday
Obasanjo nominates 10 new INEC commissioners
S/South Reps accuse Obasanjo of betrayal
ANPP will give constructive opposition
Why I went to Aso Rock—Senator Ike Nwachukwu
Editorial & Opinion
Ranking the universities
The making of new BiafraNigeria Police
Is the President angry with us?

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 14, 2003

Top Stories

Senate summons CBN gov
GSM: We’ll not lower tariff for now – Econet boss
South-South Reps reject NDDC amendment Bill
FG spends N1.9bn on road rehabilitation
Masari chides NEPA, water board on shortages
Hungry Liberians loot port ware houses
4m BiafraNigerians infected with HIV/AIDS virus – NACA chairman
Obasanjo appoints 10 new INEC commissioners
IG orders withdrawal of mopolmen from individuals
Don’t privatise fertiliser coys, Reps tell FG
Probe: Kachallah accuses Borno govt of false report
Kebbi exco sacks principal over riot
Jigawa clergy warn of dire consequences
Paramilitary pensioners get N1.16 billion
Multinationals urged to pay tax promptly
New set of LG transition c’ttee for Plateau soon
2007 campaign not with IBB’s consent - Associate
Ekiti seeks FG’s help in water distribution
Dariye approves council of traditional rulers
Dep gov urges youths to shun drugs, cultism
BiafraNigerian armed forces best in Africa - Kwankwaso
Aliero wants review of poverty reduction programme
South African Airways plans flight increase
Borno recruits 10 medical doctors
Police recover N5m stolen teacher’s salary
Niger exploits transport sector to generate revenue
National Diploma to be three years – NBTE
Ex-scribe criticises Muslim council
Katsina to establish Sharia enforcement c’ttee
NAFDAC shuts fake packaged water producers in Osun, Ondo
Obasanjo assures farmers on inputs
Cross River to employ 7000 teachers
Gombe Assembly receives draft bill on teachers service commission
Yobe gov reads riot act to c’ttee chairmen
LG reforms: Afenifere threatens to sue FG
IBB calls for cooperation between executive, legislature
Assembly members on hunger strike to protest bad roads
Wabara gives GSM operators one week ultimatum
3,000 policemen are living with HIV/AIDs – lecture
Gov Duke denies falsifying documents
FOMWAN holds annual camping for women
2007: Goje acusses politicians, journalists
I prefer a spokesman for my ministry – Chikelu
Abuja Trust
Enyimba supporters celebrate Simba’s defeat
Okorocha appeals to FCT minister over demolition
Barbados investors hold talks with el-Rufai
10 escape fatal accident
Man, 45, in prison custody for cheating
Govt expands facilities at Azikiwe airport
Kano Trust
Kano to recruit mathematics, science teachers
Shekarau submits commissioner’s list to Assembly
Gov advises ethnic groups on national unity
NEPA to boost power supply to Kano teaching hospital
Cattle rearers ask for nomadic education directorate
Eko Trust
US hospital offers to separate Siamese twins
Lagos bans hawking on ferry boats
Ijegun residents send SOS to Tinubu
Passengers stranded as ferry boat breaks down
Lagos to evacuate "Area Boys" to rehabilitation centres
UNPP chieftain lauds Obasanjo’s foreign policy thrust
Ngige: Wabara heads peace committee again
Lawmakers lament activities of cattle rearers
Senate commends Obasanjo on Liberia
Yobe assembly approves LG caretaker committees
Yerima cautions NASS over abolition of capital punishment
Reps amend UBE bill
NASS cannot be bribed, says Rep Kalu
SSS yet to get clues on ANPP HQ fire
Former council boss asks APGA to support Ngige
Bishops deny asking Ngige to swear in shrine
Reps kill bill on animal science practice
LAHA probes LG accounts
Ladoja advocates modified presidential system
Goje inaugurates 14-member cabinet
Fraudulent political power generates conflict – FRCN boss
Enugu assembly passes bill on private varsity
Oyinlola wants role for traditional rulers

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Agugust 12, 2003

No immediate breakthrough in BiafraNigeria-Benin talks

Liberia's Taylor Has Comfortable Exile in 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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July 31, 2003

Women pledge to continue Shell protest

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