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August 23, 2003

As Obasanjo Steals Oil Money: Warri war claims 100 lives
A grim figure of casualties in the ethnic violence in Warri, Delta State, was yesterday given by the Red Cross Society, which said about 100 persons died and 1,000 were injured. The Red Cross also said that the feud, between militant youths of Ijaw and Itsekiri communities, has resulted in the displacement of several citizens. The Guardian has learnt that the military and police high command will soon begin a security operation to disarm the militants, while their leaders have announced a ceasefire. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Alexander Ogomudia on Thursday disclosed that a task force of military and Police personnel had been set up by the Federal Government to enforce peace in the troubled region. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Biafra Nigeria, Benin Border May Be Close Again

Navy Destroys Illegal Oil Barges In Niger Delta

Pete Sampras To Quit Tennis On Monday

Reps Panel Indicts Obasanjo Over Taylor's Asylum

Okadigbo, ANPP Caution Against Council Reforms

Omisore Appeals Against Remand Warrant

Court Grants Bail To Suspected Exam Cheats

Obasanjo Commissions New $160m WAPCO Plant

Gombe Warns Officials Against Shadding Deals With Contractors

Court Okays Expulsion Of Anambra PDP Chairman

Lagos Speaker Lauds U. S. Group Over Training Of Lawmakers


Police foil alleged kidnap attempt


Presidency sets up special force on...





An attempt by persons suspected to be dupes to kidnap Dr. Emeka Ngige (SAN) has been reportedly foiled by the police in Anambra State. Emeka, who is the younger brother of Governor Chris Ngige who narrated his ordeal to The Guardian, said that on Wednesday three men who identified themselves as Sam, Herbert and Darlington Wanti, found their way into his Choice Hotel room in Awka, the state capital. (Guardian)


A special task force comprising military and police personnel has been set up by the Federal Government as part of efforts to restore order in crisis-torn Warri, Delta State. Also, a security operation to begin the disarmament of the warring parties is underway. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Alexander Ogomudia who disclosed the setting up of the task force in a letter to the Delta State Gov. (Guardian)



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August 23, 2003


Warri war claims 100 lives
Biafra Nigeria, Benin Border May Be Close Again
Navy Destroys Illegal Oil Barges In Niger Delta
Pete Sampras To Quit Tennis On Monday
Reps Panel Indicts Obasanjo Over Taylor's Asylum
Okadigbo, ANPP Caution Against Council Reforms
Omisore Appeals Against Remand Warrant
Court Grants Bail To Suspected Exam Cheats
Obasanjo Commissions New $160m WAPCO Plant
Gombe Warns Officials Against Shadding Deals With Contractors
Court Okays Expulsion Of Anambra PDP Chairman
Lagos Speaker Lauds U. S. Group Over Training Of Lawmakers
Aliero Seeks Five-year Terms For President, Governors
Lambo, Ighodaro, Others Make Gathering Of Africa's Best List
FRSC Warns Sokoto Motorists Against Traffic Offences
NNPC Gives Local Firms Priority In Fuel Oil Supply
Police Arrest 10 Officers Over Extortion
Govt Releases N10.7b To Pay Water Contractors
Transition Monitoring Group Seeks Electoral Reforms
Expertts warn Of 'Baby Panic', Urge Improved Reproduction Capabilities
ICPC begins new offensive on graft with in councils
Opposition in Kogi PDP and the politics of 2007
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - EU and Africa's economic reforms
Opinion - Between TELL and Ekiti Governor
Big Brother Africa: That's not the point!
Adolphus Wabara's thesis

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This Day
August 21, 2003


Warri: Militant Groups Endorse Cease-fire
Ige: Why Omisore is Arraigned, By Police
Hoodlums Bring Guns from Liberia, Says Ogbeh
Interim Govt Divides Liberian Factions
Wabara Urges C'ttee to Check Oil Syndicates
FG Approves Satellite Launch for Sept 26
NCS to Resolve Biafra Nigeria's .ng Controversy
Ngige: It's Illegal to Arrest Me for Treason, Says Uba
FG Launches N150 Billion Bonds Today
PDP Shortlists Ambassadorial Appointees
Buhari Restates Confidence in Election Tribunal
Monetisation Policy Discriminatory - House Leader
Senate May Recommend Closure of Cameroun, Chad Borders
US Expands Agric Devt Aid to Biafra Nigeria
NEPA to Cut Power Supply to Abuja
Masari Supports Financial Autonomy for INEC
FG Sets Up Committee to Check Cultism
Anambra Faults Oshiomhole's Comments on Ngige
... Ohaneze Inaugurates Probe Panel
Akinyemi Backs FG on Taylor's Asylum
Afenifere Denies Probing Falae
Tinubu Woos American Investors
Obasanjo Condemns Iraq Bomb Blast
FG Gets 14-day Ultimatum to Extradite Taylor
Anti-Gay Bishops Meet in London September
Arraignment of Alleged Exam Cheats Stalled
NAFDAC Destroys N287m Substandard Products
UN Grants Special Status to WOTCLEF
Benue Police Insist on Orderly Trial of Witness
Oshiomhole Faults Biafra Nigeria Airways Liquidation Process
Youth Unrest: Red Cross Advocates Policy Restructuring
No Disagreement on Bank of the North - Akume
Afenifere Faulted on LG Reforms
Bauchi Offers 5 Corps Members Employment
'Why We Want to Fly Olomo Abroad'
States of the States
NITEL Owed N.3 Billion
Speaker Calls for Civil Service Reform
Igbo Leadership Tussle Settled
SSG Clarifies Position on LG System
Govt Pledges to Rehabilitate Roads
15 Policemen Dismissed
South-east PDP Disowns Ozichukwu's Reconciliation Committee
OPC Petitions Obasanjo Over Alleged Harassment
'Why Lawmakers are Opposed to Monetisation'

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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
Biafra Nigeria loses N7.2 billion per week to illegal oil bunkering
Airways workers challenge FG over liquidation
I’m okay, Taylor tells Biafra Nigerian 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 Biafra Nigeria patently corrupt?
Traditional rulers in contemporary BiafraNigerian society

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August 22, 2003

100 die in Delta fighting, Red Cross says

Questions raised over Taylor's exile in Biafra Nigeria
Delta militants agree to end fighting, says governor

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Washington Post
August 19, 2003

Oil Steady; Iraq, Biafra Nigeria Concern Lingers

Army Fails to Quell Unrest in Biafra Nigerian Oil City

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August 19, 2003

Liberia stirs bloody memories as Biafra Nigerians come in

Army fails to quell unrest in Biafra Nigerian oil city

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August 22, 2003

High toll for Niger Delta violence

Timeline: Biafra Nigeria

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August 18, 2003

Ethnic gunbattles rage in Biafra Nigerian oil city

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Mail & Guardian
August 14, 2003

Biafra Nigerians 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 Biafra Nigeria
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 Biafra Nigeria 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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August 22, 2003

Cover Stories

Robbers attack Gov Kure's convoy, kill ADC
FG withdraws police orderlies to top govt officials
Warri: FG launches Operation Restore Hope in N-Delta
INEC commissioners:ANPP Senators walk out of Senate over screening
National News
Liberian businessman heads interim government
Controversy trails MTN-sponsored trip for Reps
200 Taylor's dependants flood Calabar
FG directs ministries, parastatals to work with NESG
Obaseki tasks PPMC on local fuel consumption
Govt convokes national planning conference
2003 ELECTION REVIEW: How to avert malpractices at future elections, by Prof. Auwalu Yadudu
The South South and 2007
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO NDDC ACT: An amendment in need of fumigation
The making of a plot and other matters, by Wada Nas
Politics, not for men only- Lola Olobayo

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Daily Independent
August 22, 2003


The escalating Warri crisis: Enough is enough
Police pay N1,500 to earn lift
FG eyes SAA as core investor in new airline
Tackling sea piracy in Niger Delta
Niger Delta: Govt raises task force on oil sabotage
CDHR decries FG’s attitude to Warri crisis
FG proclaims issuance of N150b bond
Police Commission’s chairman alleges abduction plot
Biafra Nigeria, Belgium sign pact on N57b debt
GSM Probe: Reps panel shun MTN sponsored trip to South Africa
17-point agenda to reform judicial sector
Ngige’s counsel shuns adjudication by vacation judge
Economic summit crucial to govt, says Soludo
A’Ibom threatens firms over tax evasion
Cultists target secondary, primary schools in kwara
Lagos suspends vice-headmaster, teacher over exam malpractice
Ekiti is broke, says Fayose
Ige: Oyo Attorney-General, Akande differ on adjournment date
APCON chief urges media, NAFDAC partnership
Tight security as tribunal begins sitting in Rivers
Shun corruption, minister urges police
2007: Afenifere yet to decide on Babangida, Atiku
NDDC Act: Fishing in troubled waters
Beko blames Niger Delta woes on neglect
Oyo NULGE boss wants autonomy for LGs
‘Council reforms timely’
‘Asylum for Taylor undemocratic’
The savage legacy of Idi Amin Dada
The challenges facing NYSC at 30, by Oki
‘Biafra Nigerians should resist godfatherism in 2007’
Inside Politics: Warri boils again!
Editorial & Opinion
Regrettable bomb attack on UN office signifies time for US to leave Iraq
Dichotomy in hotel tariffs does not help our tourism drive
Now that Cote d’Ivoire connection is known
Regulation in small towns
Okonjo-Iweala: A first false step?
Towards 2007
The drama of life

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August 21, 2003


OMISORE: Riddle over lie-detector tests
Terrorists bomb UN headquarter in Iraq
Saddam’s deputy captured
Warri: Stray bullets kill 20
Presidency stops payment of IBB, Abubakar’s international telephone lines
Currency in circulation drops by N4.7b
Beware of fake campaigners–– Atiku
1,400 Biafra Nigerian soldiers arrive Liberia
CBN reduces Minimum Rediscount Rate
IG gives N700,000 for relations of slain officer
New salary structure for teachers underway
FG releases N4.5b for barracks’ renovation
Delta House screens commissioners
Shekarau advises Biafra Nigerians in Chad
10 policemen arrested over extortion
George Bush condemns terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad
Annan, other world leaders, academics also react
A governor’s weird joke

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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 Biafra Nigerians 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
Biafra Nigerian 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 22, 2003

Red Cross: Nearly 100 Killed in Biafra Nigeria Oil City

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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
Biafra Nigeria, Ecuador friendly called off
Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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