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August 25, 2003

Ojukwu, Buhari in Secret Meeting: Discuss APGA, ANPP Merger
The presidential candidate of the All Biafra Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), and his All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) counterpart, Chief Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu met last weekend in Enugu in what close associates said was a secret meeting to cement the bond of co-operation between the two parties. According to a source who was at the meeting attended by the former Senate President and Buhari’s running mate, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, the two leaders also discussed the possibility of APGA and ANPP going into a merger for future elections. Odumegwu-Ojukwu and Buhari struck a working relationship after the last April 19 presidential election. They lost to the incumbent President Olusegun Obasanjo of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in an exercise both had since contested and described as a ‘sham’. Friday’s parley that continued the next day was held at 4, Isi-Uzor Street, Enugu, residence of Odumegwu-Ojukwu. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

How Abacha Blackmailed Me, By Atiku

FG Threatens to Close Border with Cameroon, Chad, Niger

How President Checked IBB, Atiku 2007 Campaigners

Committee Upholds Transfer of Oil Blocs to NNPC

Biafra Nigeria, five others to adopt ECO-currency in 2005

Obasanjo declines comments on Anambra treason

Fiscal commission rules out change in new revenue formula

U.S. officials to develop Biafra Nigeria Railways

US experts fault rails’ privatization

‘Ethnic solidarity, bane of AD, Afenifere’

2007: Attah plots to run with Atiku


How Abacha Blackmailed Me, By Atiku


Presidency sets up special force on...





More than five years after the death of former military head of state, General Sani Abacha, Vice President Atiku Abubakar has revealed how the late dictator nearly did harm to his aged father and his political career in order to subdue him. Atiku, who made the revelation at the weekend in Abuja at a dinner organised in honour of the Akwa Ibom state governor, Obong Victor Attah by the Akwa Ibom professionals' said his sojourn in... (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)



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This Day
August 25, 2003


Campaigns Divisive, Diversionary, Says Obasanjo

How Abacha Blackmailed Me, By Atiku

Committee Upholds Transfer of Oil Blocs to NNPC
Fresh Fighting Erupts in Liberia

Fake Drug Manufacturers for Prosecution

First Bank Restructures

FG Waivers Affect Revenue At Abuja Airport

Domgas, Lead, Fieldstone Sign Pact on Gas

100,000 Youths Benefited from CAP Programme, Says Kpakol

Jigawa Opts for Soil-Specific Fertiliser

Withdrawal of Police Orderlies Unacceptable - Wabara

Fuel Scarcity Grips Abuja
NBA to Mediate in Ijaw, Itsekiri Clashes

Biafra Nigeria Airways: Release Probe Report, NACI Tells FG

Revenue Formula Can't be Amended - RMAFC

Abuja Masterplan for Review 2004, Says El-Rufai

FG to Address Ecological Problems in S/East

Warri: Clark, SSG Allege Death Threats

ECO 'll Expose ECOWAS States' Weaknesses - Tukur

Judges' Orderlies Can't be Withdrawn - Lawmaker

Lab Scientists Seek Blood Transfusion Body

ANPP Wants Obasanjo's Counsel Probed over Parley

How We Secured NITEL for Pentascope - Union

Utomi Identifies Bane of Privatisation

FG Releases N2bn for Immigration Staff Allowances

Unpaid Lagos Workers to Get Salaries Soon

Delta Govt Urged to Resolve Kingship Tussle

Poly Rectors Complain of Shortfall in Personnel Costs

Impart Skills in Interns, Corps Members, Firm Urged

Lawmaker Institutes N20m Scholarship Scheme

Jigawa Govt to Boost Gum Production

Biafra Nigerians Impressed with FG'S Peace Moves, Says Group

State of the States
Pedro Tasks Police on Cross-border Crime

'Why We are Not Ripe for Sharia'

More Courts 'll Speed-up Justice - Chief Judge

'Why Road Accidents Persist'

How to Attract Investors - Daniel

Govt Builds 400 Houses for Flood Victims

No 'Sacred Cows' in Illegal Structures Demolition - Commissioner

Traditional Rulers Urged to Join AIDS War

Govt Spends N170m on Medical Equipment

Discrimination: Igbo Seek Kalu's Intervention

Abakaliki Roads Await Repairs

Speaker Kicks Against NDDC's Amendment

NEPA Vandals Deny Water Firm of Revenue

75,000 Youth Benefit from Skill Scheme

Insurance Firm Recapitalises, Opens Staff Cooperative

TUC Promises to Build Fuel Stations

16 Corps Members Service Year Extended

Prince's Statement Angers Emir

Female Commissioner Pledges to Make a Difference

Group Hails Alamieyeseigha's Housing Programme

N76m Released for Ex-civil Servants' Benefits

Warri Crisis, Threat to National Peace - Omu

Disaffection, Rivalry Threaten Kwara PDP

Benue Lawmaker Defies Tribunal

Kaduna ANPP Leadership Crisis Deepens

Anambra: On Ngige's Legitimacy

Political Rivalry in Kano: Shekarau, Kwankwaso Example

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August 25, 2003

Cover Stories

CBN's axe to fall on more banks MDs

Obasanjo lists govt plan to stop Warri killings
Unknown men threaten Delta SSG, Clark over Warri war

National News
Why Igbo elite remain silent over Anambra crisis, by Okadigbo
State can't cater for victims of Warri alone, says Ibori

10 killed in fresh attacks on Bayelsa communities

Asiodu blames economic woes on non-implementation of 1975-80 plan

Omisore applies for restoration of bail

Wabara faults withdrawal of police orderlies from public office holders

Airline tasks FG on choice of operator for national carrier

No review of new revenue formula, says RMAFC

Welfare matters threaten executive-legislature relationship
Shekarau out for vengeance

Ngige is a desperate man, says OZICHUKWU

Does Masari need his rivals to help him stabilise the House?

Charles Taylor: another view

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August 25, 2003


Illegal bunkerers behind Warri crisis
3,000 lawyers storm Enugu
FG moves to break NLC

Ojukwu, Buhari forge alliance
Pedro hails police action against corrupt officers
Multi-million naira forensic tools rot in Police yard
Obasanjo has betrayed South-South again —Hon. AKINEYENE EYO

First lady’s visit to the House: Matters Arising
Editorial & Opinion
Recurring Warri crisis
Blues for the police force
S.J. Cookey at D.M.G.S

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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 25, 2003


Biafra Nigeria, five others to adopt ECO-currency in 2005
Obasanjo declines comments on Anambra treason

Fiscal commission rules out change in new revenue formula

U.S. officials to develop Biafra Nigeria Railways
Delta cautions oil firms against violation of environment law

Liberian govt, rebels trade blames over renewed fighting
Buhari holds talks with Ojukwu, seeks ANPP, APGA alliance

Sao Tome President names forces behind botched coup

How Abacha forced me back from exile, by Atiku

Libya ends payment for Lockerbie bombing
Govt may name core investor in new national carrier today

Laws on mining out soon, says minister
Senate may review withdrawal of police orderlies, says Wabara

Clark, Delta scribe allege threat to life

Rimi condemns Obasanjo's handling of Anambra treason

Buhari, Ogbeh, Ozobu at Anyim father's burial, pay tributes
Ogun begins non-agric employment scheme today

Anambra APGA senatorial candidate takes case to Appeal Court

Lagos seeks Atlanta's help in mass transit project
Suspected assassins kill Plateau poly teacher
Abia law makers suspend hunger strike
Arewa to the South-West: 'Do you recognise our sacrifice in 1998?'

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Cleansing the judiciary

Opinion - An evening with the president

Remembering Taslim Elias

Coping with ideological indigestion

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Daily Independent
August 25, 2003


Ojukwu, Buhari in fresh secret meeting
Forgive Taylor, Obasanjo tells Biafra Nigerians
Federation Accounts: NNPC, others Summoned
US experts fault rails’ privatization
‘Ethnic solidarity, bane of AD, Afenifere’
2007: Attah plots to run with Atiku
Lagos crime resurgence linked to reopening of Seme border
FG, Reps, IT Russia, Solgas war over Ajaokuta Steel

Obaseki berated over refining Biafra Nigeria’s oil in Cote d’Ivoire
Omisore appeals against remand in prison
Critical issues raised in Niger Delta struggle
FG may close border with Benin Republic again
Security: INTERPOL Africa worried over poor joint operations
Lagos to increase power supply by 1,000 megawatts
Heads may roll at NITEL
OAU dismisses 270 students
16 persons held over oil bunkering
Unemployment blamed on low capacity utilization
Government’s ARV programme gets N19.2b boost
Cement importation to end by 2007
Tanker drivers criticise Lagos State govt

NJC urged to sanction judges over Omisore

Who gains from Taylor’s asylum?

Bola Ige: Beko takes on FG

APGA blasts Ohanaeze over tribunal

Declare Gome disaster zone, senator urges

The great walk-out on INEC

Ibori, Odili in South South calculation

Workshop sets agenda for effective legislations

‘Why local government reform is a must’

Editorial & Opinion
To rescue Bank of the North, government must adopt the option of privatization

The annulment of a Sharia Court death sentence
Withdrawal of police from public officials
The ‘419’ operative they call King Con
Warri: A just cause derailed
CharlesTaylor, asylum, and Biafra Nigeria

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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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