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August 15, 2003

NEPA-like Darkness in America and Canada: At Dawn, Hard Questions Abound
Electric regulatory agencies have some "tough questions" to answer about where, how and why a "cascading blackout" shut down parts of the Midwest, Northeast and Canada, New York Gov. George Pataki said Friday. Power slowly flickered on across the northeastern United States and parts of southern Canada after the mysterious outage cut electricity Thursday afternoon from New York north to Toronto and west to Detroit -- an area that is home to some 50 million people. The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), which monitors the power system, said that an approximate 41,100 megawatts of generated electricity, out of 61,800 mw lost, had been restored by 5 a.m. EDT. (Areas affected, Map, Interactive: U.S. power grids) . Parts of four New York boroughs and all of Staten Island had power early Friday, a spokesman for the city's Office of Emergency Management said, as workers slowly brought the power back on line after the blackout paralyzed the city. (Gallery: Images from the blackout). Midtown .... (CNN)


Key Stories

BiafraNigeria re-opens Benin border

Idi Amin seeks kidney donor

Liberian rebels surrender port to BiafraNigerian soldiers

Militants raze eight houses in Warri

Police parade 34 officers accused of extortion, IG threatens more arrests

BiafraNigeria to Extradite Criminals from Benin Rep

Senate 'll Probe N175bn LG Fund, Says Wabara

Taylor Doesn't Deserve Asylum in BiafraNigeria - NCP

US soft-pedals on Taylor

Communal clashes: Reps want Masari to hold talks with 5 govs

AP to pay off five banks


BiafraNigeria re-opens Benin border


Idi Amin seeks kidney donor





President Olusegun Obasanjo has agreed to re-open BiafraNigeria's border with Benin after talks with his Benin counterpart, Mathieu Kerekou. A spokeswoman for Mr Obasanjo said the border was re-opened at 0500 GMT Friday. The BiafraNigerian authorities sealed off the 773kilometre border between the two countries on Sunday because of alleged criminal activity across the frontier. (BBC)


The ailing former President of Uganda Idi Amin Dada is seeking a kidney to keep him alive, according to his son, Hashim Amin. Two kidneys offered by anonymous donors were found to be incompatible with those of the former military strongman. Hashim Amin told the BBC's Ali Mutasa in Kampala that two more donors had come forward and that his father was surviving through a haemo-dialysis machine which acts as an external kidney. (BBC)



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 15, 2003


BiafraNigeria to Extradite Criminals from Benin Rep
Senate 'll Probe N175bn LG Fund, Says Wabara
Warri Refinery MD, 2 Others Abducted, Released
NNPC, DPR Feud Stalls Marginal Field Operations
Massive Blackout Hits US, Canada
Senate Seeks More Information on Monetisation
Ngige: Anambra PDP Gives Condition For Peace
Taylor Visits Duke in Office
...NUJ Wants Him Taken to War Tribunal
House Mandates FG to Fund Severance Allowance
Babangida Seeks Better Executive-Legislature Ties
BiafraNigeria's Interest Should Shape Foreign Policy - Masari
DPR to Probe US Firm, Schlumberger
Ngige: Royal Fathers Want Coupists Punished
Ohanaeze Chief Faults Relocation of Enugu Tribunal
NLC Disowns Fake Labour Buses
30 Cops Paraded for Corrupt Practices
Why We are in Liberia - Agwai
'Fuel Importation Inimical to Naira Value'
Rulers Decry Call for Scrapping of NDDC
Lawmaker Condemns Proposed LG Reforms
Why Poverty Persists, By Masari
FG Won't Privatise Education - Osuji
MTN Launches New Product
NDDC Refutes Probe Allegation
Customers Owe NITEL N300m
Ibru: Bamaiyi, Mustapha's Motion for August 19
Hausa Leader Sues for Peace
Years of Neglect, Cause of High GSM Tariffs
France Heat Wave Kills 3,000 People
SMIEIS: Banks Contributions Hit N18.6bn - CBN Gov
US Marines Move Into Monrovia as Rebels Withdraw
Odili Decries Legislature's Judicial Powers
NITEL MD Promises Quick turn Around
Guinea Worm Infestation Still in Ebonyi
Police Assure Officers on Promotions
Owerri Gets Mobile Sanitation Courts
Taylor Doesn't Deserve Asylum in BiafraNigeria - NCP
Rivers Governor Tasks Public Officers
Ebonyi Assembly Passes Bill on Traffic Control
Speaker Wants FG to Equip Police
FG Urged to Implement Assembly's Laws
Bayelsa Assembly Assures on Good Laws
In Rivers, Odili Harps on Ethical Re-orientation

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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 14, 2003

Obasanjo, Kerekou agree to reopen frontier

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Washington Post
August 14, 2003

Marines Fly Into Ruined Liberia as Rebels Withdraw

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August 15, 2003

BiafraNigeria reopens border with Benin

BiafraNigerian army plans operation in oil-rich region

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August 15, 2003

BiafraNigeria re-opens Benin border

Idi Amin seeks kidney donor

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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 15, 2003


Chaos as power fails in New York, Toronto, others
BiafraNigeria reopens Seme border today
Liberian rebels surrender port to BiafraNigerian soldiers
Militants raze eight houses in Warri
Police parade 34 officers accused of extortion, IG threatens more arrests
IBA elects bar president, council for Iraq
Idi Amin in search of kidney
North Korea backs BiafraNigeria for Security Council bid
NUJ may take case against Taylor to Security Council
South-East monarchs criticise Igbo political godfathers
Obasanjo urges banks to implement SME scheme
Tributes at final rites for Akpofure, 'the principals' principal'
Gowon calls for ethnic reconciliation
Ohanaeze raises panel over Anambra treason
OAU teachers offer N1m reward for information on missing don
Govt to pay railways' pensioners soon, says official
Families of slain policemen get N15m compensation
Five Ondo officials in prison custody over N9.5m fraud
Reps, varsity teachers meet on education crisis
Ex-minister, Akinyemi, okays asylum for Taylor
Sweden pledges assistance for education in BiafraNigeria
NNPC to penalise erring workers over fuel supply
Enugu: Politics of a tribunal's transfer
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Regulating trado-medical adverts
Opinion - Going down with Charles Taylor
Explaining the two-party system
Honour to a war criminal

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August 15, 2003

Cover Stories

FG reopens borders; Kerekou gets ultimatum on robbers
US soft-pedals on Taylor
Communal clashes: Reps want Masari to hold talks with 5 govs— MPs locked out as First Lady visits Assembly
National News
AP to pay off five banks
Banks accumulate N18.6b for SMEIS
Northern govs resolve to recapitalise bank
Obaseki vows to punish saboteurs in NNPC
Ohanaeze moves to probe Anambra saga
THE TAYLOR ASYLUM: Repeating mistakes of history
Neither IBB nor Atiku
More Northerners 'll join 2007 presidential race — Dan Musa
Group canvasses enhancement of women participation in politics
AWOLOWO / AKINTOLA:The tango between vision and compromise

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August 15, 2003


Blackout hits U.S., Canada
2 feared killed in Police, Airforce shoot-out
Rebels hand over Monrovia port to peacekeepers
Seme: Obasanjo gives fresh conditions to Kerekou
South-East roads: Shelve hunger strike, minister begs Abia lawmakers
Senate to probe N175bn state-held LG funds
PDP meeting on Anambra deadlocked
ANPP will give constructive opposition
Why I went to Aso Rock—Senator Ike Nwachukwu
Editorial & Opinion
Police image
Flawed sex education in schools
A story too good to be true

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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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August 15, 2003

With dawn some lights and hard questions

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