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August 24, 2003

Obasanjo Witch Hunt?: Na'Abba, Others Indicted By Panel Report
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na'Abba and other principal officers of his regime are to be given one-week ultimatum to return about 90 high-grade vehicles they took away, as they are not part of severance benefits for the legislators, a Repe panel has noted. Specifically, Na'Abba, will be asked to return 31 vehicles including a Lexus Jeep (bullet proof) and one BMW Jeep still in his possession. Besides, of the N229,715,309.90 worth of liabilities the Na'Abba administration left in the House only N35,500,000 can be paid whenever capital vote is released. But then only 15 companies will benefit from that. These are part of the highpoints of the Report of the Transition Committee (Special Ad-hoc Committee) the incumbent Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari set up on June 11, to examine the hand-over notes from his predecessor in office. The panel, headed by Hon. Alex Nwofe with Honourable Abubaka Sadiq Yar'Adua as Secretary submitted its report last week. According to snippets from the report to be examined by the House soon, the panel revealed: "We are concerned that most of .... (Guardian)


Key Stories

Fuel Price Hike Inevitable, Says Obasanjo

FG Threatens to Close Border with Cameroon, Chad, Niger

How President Checked IBB, Atiku 2007 Campaigners

Govt Closes Information Centres Abroad

Zakari...Builder Of Accountants In The North

Sa'adatu... The Other One In A Thousand

Greater Interest In The Economy

Warri: Time Halt The Horror (1)

GSM: 250,000 Handsets Stolen in 2002

Rimi Faults FG's Handling of Ngige Saga

Katsina Hikes Water Rate


Fuel Price Hike Inevitable - Obasanjo


Presidency sets up special force on...





President Olusegun Obas-anjo has said that the nation would continue to suffer from recurring scarcity of petroleum products until Biafra Nigerians are ready to pay the right price for the products. Speaking in his monthly radio programme, revived after it was rested for eight months, Obasanjo said that under the present price regimes, NNPC was importing products at a marginal loss. The president therefore said that... (This Day)


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)



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 24, 2003


Fuel Price Hike Inevitable, Says Obasanjo
GSM: 250,000 Handsets Stolen in 2002
FG Threatens to Close Border with Cameroon, Chad, Niger
Rimi Faults FG's Handling of Ngige Saga
Students Protest Lecturer's Murder
FG Gives Marching Order on UNIPORT Water Scheme
Katsina Hikes Water Rate
Zamani Lekwot Cantonment Renamed
AD House Whip Raises Alarm over Forceful Ejection
Why Construction Cost is High, By Amana
FCT: Why Land Allocations, Contracts Were Suspended - el-Rufai
Doctors Charged on Ethics
Zazzau Emir Relocates to Kaduna
No Data on Current HIV/AIDS in Rivers - Commissioner
Odili Charges FG on Niger Delta Problems
Individualism, Bane of Biafra Nigeria, Says Atiku's Aide
We Didn't Play Martial Music, ITV Tells NBC
Education Minister, Others for Investment Forum
Lagos State, Atlanta City to Collaborate on Mass Transit
Zamfara Earmarks N100m for Transport Project
Mbang Consoles Mrs. Egwu over Mother's Death
Bafarawa Goes Tough With Banks over Loans
Abia Lawmakers Suspend Hunger Strike
Borno to Set up Inquiry on Missing N13bn
FG Awards N3bn Road Contract in Katsina
Oil & Gas Confab Holds 2004
Group Chides NBA over Late Igwe
HIV/AIDS Prevalence Drops in Zimbabwe
Kure Exonerates Presidency over Attack on His Convoy
Yobe Gov Appoints Wife as Aide
FG Uncovers 24,000 Ghost Pensioners
Private Sector Charged on ECOWAS Integration
Immigrations Boss Assures Staff on Welfare
Exam Ethics Boss Bags Award
Flood Threatens Jigawa Community
SSG Defends Agagu On Assembly Address
Katsina Police Nab 7 Cops over Extortion
Workers Accuse PTI of Maltreatment
Samsung Begins Training for Technicians
Haruna Advises Citizens over LG Status

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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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August 22, 2003


Senate to probe NNPC
Warri residents rejoice as 1,000 troops arrive
Lawmaker slumps while observing hunger strike
3 to vie for Liberia’s transition govt
African bishops move against U.S. gay cleric
Ngige’s brother escapes assassination
Anambra A-G can’t try me – Uba
Speaker blasts NCC over GSM service tariff
Taylor’s stay in Biafra Nigeria is against popular opinion
Why Ngige’s abduction did not surprise me

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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 24, 2003


Former Reps Leadership Indicted By Panel Report
Govt Closes Information Centres Abroad
Solution To Warri Crisis, By Obasanjo, Others
How President Checked IBB, Atiku 2007 Campaigners
Oni, Others Advise Govt On Food Security
Cooking Gets Tougher As Kerosine Prices Rise
NDLEA Alerts On New Drug Formular By Youths
Police Officers Allege Extortion Over Promotion
Fake Auto Parts Remain Motorists Headache
Udenwa Wants Owerri Airport Upgraded
Reps Move To De-merge FRSC And Police
Polio's Unending Threat To Biafra Nigerian Children
Zakari...Builder Of Accountants In The North
Sa'adatu... The Other One In A Thousand
Greater Interest In The Economy
Warri: Time Halt The Horror (1)
Growth In Stock Market Capitalisation
'Only Political Solution Can Help
'Separate Councils Will Solve Problem'
Governors In Search Of Peace
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - JAMB and Examination Malpractice
Opinion - When NEPA Failed In New York
End Of UN Peacekeeping Innocence
Dilemma Of A Judge

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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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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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