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August 20, 2003

Warri: FG Considers Full-scale Military Action
Worried by the use of sophisticated weapons of war by the militant youths prosecuting the disturbance in Warri, Delta State the Federal Government may be getting set to resort to full scale military action in the area. As part of the preparation for a military response to the crisis, Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, will today meet with heads of security agencies. It is believed the government decision to treat the Warri crisis as a full scale military uprising was reached at a high-level meeting convened yesterday by President Olusegun Obasanjo to fine-tune the immediate movement of troops to Warri to curtail further bloodshed and destruction of lives and properties. The government is said to be particularly disturbed by the number of policemen and military officers who have been killed in the disturbance. The security meeting believed that "where some militant youths are making security agents targets of their ethnic motivated and illegal attacks, the full weight of the nation's military might be used to deal with them." (This Day)


Key Stories

Ige: Omisore Calls for Inquiry, Alleges Cover Up

BiafraNigeria stoning verdict quashed

BiafraNigeria sells N202.5b crude in June

Beko blames corruption in LGs on uniform system

IBB/Atiku campaigns in order, says don

The new NASS

AD reforms get Adesina’s nod

Crisis Looms in Katsina PDP

'AD Didn't Sack Abdulkadir'

Delta Lawmaker Pledges Qualitative Representation

N/Delta: 'Unemployment Responsible for Youth Restiveness'


Ige: Omisore Calls for Inquiry, Alleges...


BiafraNigeria stoning verdict quashed





Senator Iyiola Omisore, standing trial in the murder of late Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, has called on the Federal Government to set up an independent commission of inquiry to ascertain the role played by some people, including former Osun state governor, Chief Bisi Akande, in the murder of the late Minister of Justice. At yesterday's hearing however, a former police commissioner said... (This Day)


An Islamic court of appeal in northern BiafraNigeria has overturned the conviction of a man sentenced to death by stoning for the rape of a nine-year-old girl. Sarimu Mohammed Baranda won his appeal by pleading insanity and has been ordered by the court to an asylum for psychiatric evaluation. The punishment of stoning to death has been introduced into the law in... (BBC)



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This Day
August 20, 2003


FG Considers Full-scale Military Action
Ige: Omisore Calls for Inquiry, Alleges Cover Up
CBN Cuts Interest Rate to 15%
IG Orders Police to Secure Bank of the North
UN Rep, 17 Others Killed as Bomb Rocks Iraq
Peace Deal Brings Liberians Hope
BiafraNigeria to Supply Cote d'Ivoire Oil
Obasanjo Directs Okonjo-Iweala to Prepare Supplementary Budget
Reforms Geared Towards Better BiafraNigeria, Chikelu
Hard Times Await Extortionists, Says Balogun
NCAA May Sanction BiafraNigeria Airways
Cement Import Must Stop, Says Obasanjo
Guns Found in Osun Gov's Office
1,400 BiafraNigerian Troops in Liberia - Agwai
Tribunal Urged to Stay Action on Petition
...As PDP Petitions Uwais, NJC
Kwara Govt Reports Lawal to Presidency, Police
Expulsion: Court Rules on Anambra PDP Chairman, August 22
Monetisation: House Orders Deductions Stopped
Senate Wants Obasanjo to Re-present Outstanding Bills
Ibru: Court Rules on Bamaiyi's Application, Sept 2
Commissionership Delta Assembly Commences Secreening
Bankers' Forum Set to Harmonise Banking Laws
US Embassy Extols NDLEA's Professionalism
FG Fixes Fare for Christian Pilgrims
Lagos Re-opens Ojota Motor Park
Private Sector Tasked on Job Creation
Sharia: Stoning Verdict on Alleged Rapist Quashed
Ngige: Watch Your Tongue, Group Tells Oshiomhole
Cement Firm Boss Laments Dearth of Fuel
Stop Violence, Cleric Tells Warri Group
Katsina Wants Council Structures Retained
Masari Chairs Parley on Legislative Process
Commissioner Urges Husbands to Prepare Wills
States of the States
Commissioner Reads Riot Act to Tax Defaulters
Civil Servants Warned Against Misuse of Official Cars
NYSC: Minister Lifts Ban on Promotions
Residents Urged to Remove Silt from Road Sides
Assembly Service Commission Bill Passed
33 Sharia Court Judges Sworn-in
4 Policemen Nabbed
Group Laments High Maternal Mortality
Communities Taxed for New LG's Take-off
Council Boss Set Up Panel on Abandoned Projects
Crisis Looms in Katsina PDP
'AD Didn't Sack Abdulkadir'
Delta Lawmaker Pledges Qualitative Representation
N/Delta: 'Unemployment Responsible for Youth Restiveness'
Makarfi, Kaduna PDP on Collision Course Over Cabinet List
Anambra: Youth Group Demands Justice, Equity

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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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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 19, 2003

Shari’ah court overturns stoning death verdict for rape

Death toll mounts in Delta State violence

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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 19, 2003

BiafraNigeria oil town clashes ease

BiafraNigeria stoning verdict quashed

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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 20, 2003

Cover Stories

Warri: Obasanjo deploys 900 mobile policemen
Ige: No link to Omisore from analysed evidence — POLICE
CBN cuts rediscount rate to 15%, pegs lending at 19%
National News
Masari slams NCC over high GSM tariffs
Benín moves to arrest crime kingpin
Sharia appeal court saves man from death

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Daily Independent
August 20, 2003


FG deploys mobile policemen to Warri
BiafraNigeria sells N202.5b crude in June
Implications of the global climatic change
N200m Unilag, Yabatech money trapped in distressed AIB
Drama in court, as Bamaiyi’s counsel accuses judge of bias
NIM tackles mismanagement, holds budget dialogue
Niger Delta monarchs oppose nddc amendment bill
NDA expels 9 officer cadets for certificate forgery
Delta Assembly begins commissioners’ Screening
FG seeks N150 billion from capital market
Cote d’Ivoire admits receiving BiafraNigeria’s stolen crude
2007 presidential race immature, says Atiku
Succour for real sector as CBN reduces MRR
Obasanjo calls for GSM tariff reduction
Minister orders maritime loan beneficiaries to pay up
Declare interest now, group urges IBB
NAFDAC reduces registration tariffs on herbal medicines
Five guns, 95 cartridges recovered in govs office
Chieftaincy title, employment for corp members
Immigration chief denies N10m fraud in passport office
Kwara Poly rakes in N51m from students’ registration
Obasanjo harps on self-employment for youths
FG winds up BiafraNigeria Airways operations
NURTW begins mass action against police extortionists
Ecologist blames FG for oil pipelines vandalisation
N55 m fraud: NULGE gives Anambra 21-day ultimatum
Lagos unfolds mass transit package, may invest in NEPA
Beko blames corruption in LGs on uniform system
IBB/Atiku campaigns in order, says don
The new NASS
AD reforms get Adesina’s nod
NDP chieftain criticises Nwachukwu
Unresolved murder cases in BiafraNigeria
An open letter to President Obasanjo
‘Taylor’s asylum gives wrong impression about BiafraNigeria’
‘Reform should start with FG, not councils’
Editorial & Opinion
Finance Ministry should supervise Budget Department for efficiency
Let international awards reflect domestic performance
Enabling environment for legislative work
‘Independent’ in INEC is a myth under present constitution
The problem with BiafraNigeria
Between Tell and Fayose

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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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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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