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August 19, 2003

Ngige’s Diaspora Support group Comes under FBI/IRS Investigations for Money Laundering: ASA-USA Bank Account(s) Impounded
BNW has learned that bank accounts belonging to a group that calls itself the Anambra State Association, USA (ASA-USA) has been impounded by the US government. The group and its leaders are suspected of engaging in money laundering. ASA-USA and its president have been at the forefront of support for the corrupt Chris Ngige government in Anambra State of Biafra Nigeria. Just a few weeks ago.... (BNW)


Key Stories

Death toll rises as carnage continues in Warri

Ige's death retaliatory, police chief tells court

Omisore has case to answer –Police

Afenifere to probe Falae, Adeyeye over Babangida

Police launches manhunt for Umanna

LG reform: Afenifere heads for court

Hand over Taylor for trial, M.D Yusuf tells govt

Oil Steady; Iraq, BiafraNigeria Concern Lingers

Army Fails to Quell Unrest in BiafraNigerian Oil City

Monetisation policy: The battle from the Senate

Northern governors wrecked Bank of the North, say Wada Nas, others


Death toll rises as carnage continues...


Ige's death retaliatory - police chief





Bitter ethnic fighting continued yesterday in Warri, Delta State, raising the death toll to 30. Senate President Adolphus Wabara yesterday said four committees of the legislative chamber would investigate the crisis, while the state governor, James Ibori, has cut short his yearly vacation in the United States. He is expected to arrive in Nigeria tomorrow. The fighting, which began last Friday, has also resulted in... (Guardian)


The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Adejo, yesterday told Justice Akin Sanda of Oyo State High Court that reports showed that the death of the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), was a retaliatory action by Ife/Modakeke. Adejo, led in evidence by the lead prosecution counsel, Chief Debo Akande... (Daily Independent)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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Daily Independent
August 19, 2003


Ige's death retaliatory, police chief tells court
Warri ethnic clashes spread
US outage and the great lesson
Northern governors wrecked Bank of the North, say Wada Nas, others
Police launches manhunt for Umanna
LG reform: Afenifere heads for court
Hand over Taylor for trial, M.D Yusuf tells govt
NCC to begin rural telecom scheme
Saraki’s bank, two others in distress, say CBN, NDIC
Gas flaring: FG, Senate, Reps disagree on deadline
FG inaugurates Cocoa Board
Niger Delta unrest pushes oil multinationals offshore
ASUU boss pleads with FG over unpaid salaries
Nnamani goes to court over relocation of Enugu tribunal
Parents, guardians of detained JAMB candidates besiege FCID
SMEs are backbone of the economy, says German envoy
NDDC denies order for 2000 housing units
Itsekiri opposes separate councils for Ijaw, Urhobo
I will re-launch environmental sanitation, says Saraki
Seven states meet terms for World Bank largesse
Finance expert advocates prudent management
Abaribe, Kalu resume legal battle
2007: IBB yet to speak, says Onabule
Politics of pipeline vandalisation
Expert identifies aids to effective legislature
Adesina agrees with AD reforms
The triumph of Nzeribe in new Senate
Marginalisation bane of Edo, says Ikhariale
Why AD members are rooting for Babangida
‘Constitutional role for traditional rulers undemocratic’
Editorial & Opinion
FG reduction of workforce inevitable but must be transparent and decisive
FRSC should leave road construction monitoring
The gospel of ethnic reconciliation
BiafraNigerian media: A call to patriotic nationalism
El-Rufai: From privatisation to demolition
Between electronic and print media
The NDDC question

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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 18, 2003

Renewed ethnic clashes kill 20 in southern oil town

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Washington Post
August 19, 2003

Oil Steady; Iraq, BiafraNigeria Concern Lingers

Army Fails to Quell Unrest in BiafraNigerian Oil City

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August 19, 2003

Liberia stirs bloody memories as BiafraNigerians come in

Army fails to quell unrest in BiafraNigerian oil city

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August 18, 2003

Battle rages in BiafraNigeria's Delta

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August 18, 2003

Ethnic gunbattles rage in BiafraNigerian oil city

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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 19, 2003


Death toll rises as carnage continues in Warri
Afenifere to probe Falae, Adeyeye over Babangida
Liberian govt, rebels sign peace pact
Abia legislators begin hunger strike to protest bad roads
Taylor's family moves to new home
Reps demand end to gas flaring by 2004
NUC to enforce closure order on satellite campuses
Shell names new MD as den Berg moves
ANPP sues govt over nomination of new INEC chiefs
Minister vows to recover debts owed by shipping companies
Gov Ngige asks court to dismiss Chris Uba's suit
Reps panel summons Customs' ex-boss over alleged fraud
Minister wades into IG, police commission rift over officers' promotion
Omisore has case to answer over Ige, say police
Oyo denies receipt of NBA's request to try Omisore
Why we met Obasanjo, by South-West lawmakers
Nnamani challenges relocation of Enugu tribunal to Abuja
Ngige's aide queries composition of panel to resolve Anambra treason
Zamfara governor forecloses zoning for 2007 presidential race
Central Bank advises depositors against panic withdrawal
Ogbeh forecloses fresh action on Omisore, Anambra treason
Monetisation policy: The battle from the Senate
I don't have to live in Government House, says Sheriff
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The relocation of Enugu election tribunal
Opinion - Big Brother BiafraNigeria
2007: Obasanjo's options
IBB for president

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August 19, 2003


Omisore has case to answer –Police
Eaglets set to thrash Argentina today
Robbers abduct bank manager in Anambra
Liberian rebels okay size of interim govt
Warri: SSG’s house razed, Shell shuts offices
CBN confirms SGBN, AIB distressed
NSITF adopts new claims payment regime
Liberian rebels drop demand
Senate: Actual work begins
Governance is a collective responsibility —Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam
Editorial & Opinion
Psychiatric test for leaders
The waiting game
An analytical appraisal of Ngigegate

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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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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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