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August 17, 2003

No Going Home for Amin: Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin Buried in Saudi Arabia
Former Ugandan military ruler Idi Amin, blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths in the 1970s, has been buried in Jeddah, according to media in Saudi Arabia. Medical officials said Amin died in a Jeddah hospital on Saturday at the age of 80, though his birth year is also listed as 1925. Amin, who had lived for years in exile in the port city, had been on life support since July 18, after slipping into a coma. Amin was buried in Jiddah's Ruwais cemetery after sunset prayers on Saturday, according to a source close to the family in the Red Sea port city. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said few people attended the funeral. "Ugandans and the Uganda government are kind of relieved," Uganda's ambassador to the United States, Edith Ssempala, told CNN. "But on the other hand, we do sympathize with the family. Idi Amin had children. He had wives. They're hurting, obviously." Ssempala denied charges from some of Amin's relatives that the Ugandan government had denied their request to bury the dictator in Uganda. "He could have been buried in Uganda," she said. "It's just when Muslims die, they are buried immediately.... (CNN)


Key Stories

Clashes in Niger Delta

The Taylor Papers: Conditions for Asylum

Distress: CBN Saves Nine Banks

53 Caught Cheating During PCE Exam

Fresh Fighting In Warri Claims Four

GUN RUNNING!:senator's sons arrested

Liberians can't save selves— Akinyemi, Akinterinwa

The Long Battle for 2007

...The Other Possible Contenders

Grappling With Dwindling External Reserve

2007: A Curious Race In A Premature Timing


Clashes in Niger Delta


The Taylor Papers: Conditions for Asylum





The authorities in Nigeria have imposed a night-time curfew in the city of Warri, in the Niger Delta, after renewed fighting between rival ethnic groups. Reports from Warri say at least three people were killed, and about 30 houses burned down, during the clashes between members of the Ijaws and Itsekiri ethnic groups. (BBC)


Former Liberian President, Mr. Charles Taylor, who was last week granted asylum in Nigeria, has been given a list of stringent conditions by the Federal Government under which he will stay in the country. This is coming on the heels of plans by Taylor's former arch-rival during the struggle to... (This Day)



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 17, 2003


Distress: CBN Saves Nine Banks
The Taylor Papers: Conditions for Asylum
Idi Amin, 80, Dies in S/Arabia
... Rebel Group Objects to Peace Agreement
JAMB Nabs 53 Exam Cheats
Designate Calabar Port for Cars, Duke Urges FG
11 Drug Traffickers Convicted
Institute Gets US Assistance on HIV/AIDS Vaccine
el-Rufai Demands Curriculum Vitae from Reporters
Bizman Charges Youths on Leadership
Highbrow Abuja Districts to Pay Water Rates
Fortune Bank not Distressed - Says MD
UK Varsities Consortium to Ensure Standards in BiafraNigeria
Group Decries Igbo Educational Apathy
Bayelsa Vows to Retrieve Property from Former Appointees
Christian Pharmacists Commend NAFDAC over Drug Control
WHO Rates Ebonyi High on Disease Control
Ngige, Others Condole Egwu over In-Law's Death
Group to Empower Delta State Communities
Obasanjo Charges Owu Indigenes on Development
LG Administration, a Disaster - Alamieyeseigha
'Be Vanguards of Equity, Truth'
Anambra to Revive Public Schools
Extortion: You're Shameless, Arabamen Tells Cops
419: Okigwe North Pleads for Ibekwe
NURTW Issues 21-day Ultimatum to FG over Police Brutality
Council Boss Assures on Projects
Kano Assembly Loses Member
Niger Delta: Youths Warn Against Troops Deployment
Restrict Liberian Immigrants, Lawmakers Advise FG
Grappling With Dwindling External Reserve
The Long Battle for 2007
...The Other Possible Contenders

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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 17, 2003

Clashes in Niger Delta

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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 17, 2003


53 Caught Cheating During PCE Exam
Fresh Fighting In Warri Claims Four
Blackout May Cost New York $750m
Idi Amin, 'Conqueror Of The British Empire' Dies
Obasanjo Celebrates Owu Day In Abeokuta
NSE President Alerts On Imminent Total Blackout
Two Indian Brothers May Face Financial Crimes Panel Over Bendel Brewery
Health Minister Wants Reform In Pharmacy Practice
Firm Donates Computers To Schools
Labour Unrest Brews At UNILAG Over Trapped Funds
Lawyer Petitions America Over Clients' Travel Papers
Kano Assemblyman Dies
Robbers Kill Policeman In Lagos
Associates Urge Obasanjo To Reconsider Vaswanis' Deportation
NURTW Threatens Strike Over Police Brutality
Govt Implements Recommendation On Kerosene Explosion
Local Operators Blame Govt For Aviation Woes
Ige: YCE Condemns Press War
Israel Promises Technical Aid To Imo State
Author Proffers Solution To Books Shortage
For Adeniji, Much Burden In The Foreign Affairs Baggage
2007: A Curious Race In A Premature Timing
South East Rises To Assert Interest in Presidency
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - BiafraNigeria's Suspension By WHO
Opinion - Idi Amin Dada (1925 - 2003)
The Death Penalty Debate
Building On Our Democracy

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August 17, 2003

Cover Stories

GUN RUNNING!:senator's sons arrested
Liberians can't save selves— Akinyemi, Akinterinwa
National News
Collect bribe and face robbery charge, Arebame tells police
Ohanaeze explains silence on Ngige’s abduction
Bishop Makinde counsels BiafraNigerian leaders
4 soldiers, 16 others killed as Warri violence rages
CBN may be compelled to publish distressed banks list
Ige: YCE urges non-interference with the judiciary
Customs lose N26m to Seme border closure, businessmen count loses
Idi Amin, former Ugandan dictator, dies, buried in Jeddah
TAYLOR: After asylum, what next?
From Doe to Taylor: The dawn of Liberia War
From Presidency to ordinary citizen in asylum
An asylum amidst hostile, friendly neighbours

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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 17, 2003

Fighting flares in BiafraNigerian oil city despite curfew

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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 17, 2003

BiafraNigerians boost Liberia force

Ugandan dictator Idi Amin buried

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