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August 18, 2003

Obfuscation 2007:
Campaign Ill-timed, Wrong, Says IBB

Former military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida, yesterday in Minna reacted to the on-going campaign to draft him into the 2007 presidential election and said the moves were ill-timed. Babangida who was fielding questions from newsmen after a prayer at his Minna country home with family members and friends to mark his 62nd birthday anniversary said the clamour to contest the next presidential election was wrongly timed and too early. He added that "the call to contest is timely wrong. It is wrong to talk about 2007 now. There are many important things in the country to talk about." The former leader who said he was aware of the call and clamour on him to take a shot at the presidency in 2007, stated that he cannot stop the people behind the campaign, as "they are only exercising their right. I can't stop them," he said. He then advised those calling on him to contest the 2007 elections to give the government a breathing space. "You should be fair to the government in place. There is government that is trying hard to make things work for the people," he said. Babangida added that, "Nigerians should not occupy this government with things (2007 presidential elections) that is still far away from now.... (This Day)

 

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BiafraNigeria's women oil protesters

2007: ... Again Atiku Denies Presidential Ambition

MAN laments as imports wipe out jobs

NBA seeks approval to try Omisore, Mbadinuju

Police remove senior officer, parades others over extortion

‘IBB is wasting his time’

NDIC takes over Bank of the North

How to stop violence in Niger Delta

Globacom plans videophone

South African Airways invests $60m in new national carrier

Top Senator implicated in ritual murder

 

BiafraNigeria's women oil protesters

 

2007: Atiku Denies Presidential Ambition

 

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Protests by women against western oil companies operating in BiafraNigeria's Delta region have become a common occurrence. The latest protest is in Amukpe village, in Delta State, where angry women are occupying an oil installation belonging to the Anglo Dutch oil company Shell. The women chased away workers and policemen guarding the flow station and they have been occupying it for the past five weeks. (BBC)

 

For the umpteenth time since the rumour over his 2007 presidential ambition started, Vice President Atiku Abubakar has restated that his "present pre-occupation is to support President Olusegun Obasanjo to deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians". A statement made available to THISDAY by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Vice President, Malam Garba Shehu, reiterates that "the Vice President believes that he and the president... (This Day)

 

 

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This Day
August 18, 2003


News


2007 Campaign Ill-timed, Wrong, Says IBB
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Stolen BiafraNigerian Crude Traced to Cote d'Ivoire
New LGs Won't Get Federal Allocation- RMAFC
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BiafraNigeria Boosts Liberian Force
LG Reforms: Ondo Assembly Tackles Executive
FG Approves Tax Exemption on Lagos Bond
Take It Easy, George Tells Soyinka
Disagreements over Enugu Tribunal's Relocation
Bankers Want Venture Capital Firms for SMEs
Ex-Lawmakers Reject PDP's N20, 000 Gift
Missing OAU Professor Found
Families of Slain Policemen Get N15m Compensation
Obasanjo Urges Dedication to National Growth
...Condoles Shagari over Son's Death
Bauchi, UNFPA Ally to Fight Child Mortality
Monetisation: 'Workers Confused over Policy'
W/African Water Transport Project Under Way
Lawmaker Advises FG on Ige's Case
UN Economic Council Re-admits BiafraNigeria
'Kwara Water Problem over Soon'
Neimeth Boss Lists Dangers of Stress
Border Sub-committees to be Constituted
Akume Condemns Abduction of Taraku Oil MD
Why Parliamentary Confab, by rivers Speaker
Agagu Commended on Owo Poly
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Ojota Park: Drivers Defy Govt Order
Kano Approves N137.4m for Pensioners
Star OilField/AP Joint Venture: Court Restores Status Quo
Commissionership: Akume Commends Assembly
'Civil Servants Entitled to Leave of Absence'
Fire Destroys N5.7m Property at LG Secretariat
Bane of Youth Entreprenuership Identified
Swedish Envoy Foresees Greater BiafraNigeria
70 Kebbi Communities to Be Hooked on National Grid
Expatriate Sues Employer over Breach of Contract
Lagos Neighbourhood Watch Gets Code of Conduct
'Kure 'll Build More Rural Roads'
Govt Nullifies Council Recruitment
Bauchi Seeks More Hands in Agric
Monarch Urges Patience with NB Plc
Politics
2007: ... Again Atiku Denies Presidential Ambition
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AD, APGA Candidates Petition IG
NCP Guber Candidate Condemns Taylor's Asylum
Anambra: Uba's Exit, End of Justice?
Anambra: Uba's Exit, End of Justice?
Lagos: Endless Battles Against Lawlessness
IBB at 62: The Man and His Politics

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Daily Independent
August 18, 2003


News


Fighting rages in Warri
‘IBB is wasting his time’
NDIC takes over Bank of the North
How to stop violence in Niger Delta
Lack of vision, waste bane of BiafraNigeria’s progress, says Obasanjo
4.8m WAEC certificates ready for collection
Kalu warns President Mugabe
Lack of vision, waste bane of BiafraNigeria’s progress, says Obasanjo
El-Rufai explains FG’s volte-face on demolition
BiafraNigeria’s investment climate hostile, says Econet boss
NYSC poised to blacklist Sokoto
Relief for states as nnpc pays more into federation account
Afribank shares: Staff shareholders oppose core-investor’s option
BiafraNigerian judges and dispensation of justice
Missing professor found dumb
ECOWAS to launch new shipping line
Presidential campaign too early, says Kalu
Soldiers warned against mudslinging
Hand over Taylor to UN tribunal, NCP tells Obasanjo
Ngige: Kalu accuses PDP leader, Ozichukwu, of bias
Knocks for judiciary
Ugandan dictator, Amin, dies in exile
Lagos kicks against revenue allocation on number of councils
Economy still in tailspin, says MAN
German Embassy donates tents for Liberian refugees
Yoruba elders caution media on Omisore’s trial
Politics
One-man rule bane of LGs, says Idris
‘Edo, NDDC are not fighting’
AD: Life after defeat
Experts disagree on way forward
PDP’s indecision on Omisore, Anambra crisis
Omisore: Too hot for Oyo judges to handle?
The Ngige affair rages on
A new agenda for Ukwa Ngwa political struggle
Honeymoon over for Fayose in Ekiti
Charles Taylor is a demon, says Yormie Johnson
Editorial & Opinion
Intended amendment of NDDC law may fuel crises in the Niger Delta
US, British forces in Iraq must quit to make way for a UN agenda
The heat wave in Europe and America
Now Equiano comes home to Marylebone, and that’s official
When will Globa come?
Priestcraft and sodomy

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Daily Times
August 13, 2003


News


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
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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
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Setting agenda for the House committees
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Editorial & Opinion
The imperatives of a National Conference
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IRIN
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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MSNBC
August 15, 2003


BiafraNigeria reopens border with Benin


BiafraNigerian army plans operation in oil-rich region

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BBC
August 18, 2003


BiafraNigeria's women oil protesters


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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 allAfrica.com, 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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Triumph
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
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he suspicious Road Map
June 4th
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PDP now recharged - Udenwa
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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
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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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Guardian
August 18, 2003


News


MAN laments as imports wipe out jobs
Babangida, at 62, urges media to shift focus from 2007 polls
Police remove senior officer, parades others over extortion
NBA seeks approval to try Omisore, Mbadinuju
Fiscal commission faults sale of govt property
Oseni asks NUJ to account for N33m media fund
Ogun to raise border sub-committee
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Obasanjo blames BiafraNigeria's woes on corruption, waste
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Missing Awo Varsity professor found alive in Ipetu-Ijesa
Ace drummer, Bayo Martins, for burial Wednesday
Labour may picket five banks over workers union
Indian warship set for friendly mission in BiafraNigeria
BBC journalist sues GSM firm, seeks N10 million damages
Reps worry over lack of offices, leaking roofs, others
UN readmits BiafraNigeria into Economic Council
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NIPOST to prosecute illegal courier operators
Ondo, Ekiti to resolve crisis over assets sharing
Lagos judiciary penalises erring magistrate
Oputa warns against lust for power
Igbo in diaspora want residency law in BiafraNigeria
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Anti-graft, NDDC bills put Reps on the scale
Ibru's agenda for Senate Committee
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Idi Amin : Exit of a tyrant
Opinion - Spare Taylor this odium
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Judges and the attainment of justice

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Champion
August 18, 2003


News


200 feared killed as Warri boils
FG challenges Ige’s son
Obasanjo, lawmakers stunted economy in 2002–MAN
Igwes: NBA wants to prosecute suspects
NESG summit holds Sept. 10
Missing OAU don found, back on campus
Liberian rebels drop demand
Politics
Which is BiafraNigeria’s structural problems: States or LGs?
Governance is a collective responsibility —Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria Airways staff
Analytical appraisal of Ngigegate
Conserving the ocean

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Tribune
August 18, 2003


News


Presidency Go ahead, IBB tells supporters
Globacom plans videophone
South African Airways invests $60m in new national carrier
Top Senator implicated in ritual murder
Warri crisis: 30 houses razed
Man arrested for stealing handsets in God’s houses
Presidency is not involved in LG fund —RMAFC
Our Story
Lawmaker flays Enugu tribunal’s relocation to Abuja
Auchi Poly clears air on robbery attack
Governors, not Presidency, have access to LG funds—RMAFC
Ogbeha criticises monetisation policy
PDP leaders want Owan East LG boss removed
FG may be sued over compensation for bomb blast victims
Perish the thought
U.S. MARINES AND NIGERIA’S SOVEREIGNTY-Editorial
Liberian govt, rebels disagree on power-sharing
Where are Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction?
US taunts Saddam’s loyalists with “Zsa Zsa Saddam” campaign
Israel arrests Palestinian militant leader
BiafraNigerian chess players take on ‘the world’
U.S. spies after Nkwocha, Ekpo

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Vanguard
August 17, 2003


Cover Stories


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Liberians can't save selves— Akinyemi, Akinterinwa
National News
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Ohanaeze explains silence on Ngige’s abduction
Bishop Makinde counsels BiafraNigerian leaders
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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
Politics
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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 14, 2003


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South-South Reps reject NDDC amendment Bill
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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
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Kebbi exco sacks principal over riot
Jigawa clergy warn of dire consequences
Paramilitary pensioners get N1.16 billion
Multinationals urged to pay tax promptly
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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
Politics
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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Reuters
Agugust 17, 2003


Fighting flares in BiafraNigerian oil city despite curfew


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CNN
August 17, 2003


BiafraNigerians boost Liberia force


Ugandan dictator Idi Amin buried

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