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August 26, 2003

Chief Crook Says Crook Council 'll Punish Crooks: Judicial Council 'll Punish Judges
Chief Justice of the Fede-ration, Hon. Justice Muh-ammad Lawal Uwais yesterday restated the resolve of the National Judicial Council to deal with judges who abuse the power of granting ex-parte injunctions, even as he said the disciplinary committee of the Body of Benchers is facing a lot of obstacles. Similarly, the president of the Biafra Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has said that some lawyers have been suspended from practice for periods ranging from one to two years while others have their names struck off the roll by the disciplinary committee of the Body of Benchers for professional misconduct. Both spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2003 annual general conference of the Biafra Nigerian Bar Association which kicked off in Enugu yesterday. Uwais who was represented by Hon. Justice Niki Tobi said that the number of complaints of professional misconduct before the disciplinary ... (This Day)


Key Stories

Govt renews search for oil in Chad Basin

Govt loses N149b oil revenue to Warri war

Auto accident kills 15 on Kaduna-Abuja road

Zamfara ANPP sets up committee to recover poverty alleviation loans

Reps solicit Canada’s support for debt

Britain wades into Niger Delta crisis

Search for a vibrant NBA

Ngige: NBA berates Presidency

Reps give Speaker 4-day ultimatum

Obasanjo blames Warri crisis on illegal bunkerers

ECOWAS currency takes off in 2005


Govt renews search for oil in Chad Basin


Govt loses N149b oil revenue to Warri war





After 26 years of fruitless search for crude oil in the Chad Basin, the Federal Government, which has not foreclosed the presence of the commodity in commercial quantity in the region, has reviewed its strategy. The current approach, which started in March this year, has led to the aggregation of data from past exploration exercises for analysis in Pakistan. Seven oil service companies and the Biafra Nigerian National... (Guardian)


The Biafra Nigerian economy has suffered deferred oil revenue of $1,167,125,000 (about N149,392,000,000) over the last five months on account of the incessant crises in Warri and environs which forced oil majors to shut-in production in the area. Also,10 sailors from Senegal, Gambia and Ivory Coast have been arrested by the Biafra Nigerian Navy during an operation to halt oil smuggling from the strife-torn... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
August 26, 2003


Uwais: Judicial Council 'll Punish Judges

Unipetrol Acquires Gaslink

Why I'm For W/African Integration - Obasanjo

Liberian Rebels Kill Civilians

Udeh's Impeachment Panel Begins Sitting

INEC: ANPP Challenges New Appointments

Liberians Commend Biafra Nigerian Govt

Warri: British Envoy Wants Security Thightened

Group Warns About Worsening Unemployment

Bail: Omisore Appeals

Lawmaker Protests Statement By Emir's Son

Govt Services to be On-line by 2008 - Atiku

Security Aides Withdrawal: APGA Accuses FG of Ill Motive

FG to Reduce Role in Pilgrimages

IBB: Sharing of Campaign Offices Splits AD

Kure to Accord Security Priority

Extortion: 236 Police Officers Face Dismissal

Nnamani Calls for National Confab

Warri: Ex-Commissioner Condemns Call for Emergency Rule

'Airways Liquidation Best for the Country'

AD Chief Faults LG Reforms

Kerosene Victims: Release Probe Report, Edo Govt Told

Lawmaker Attributes Peace to Democracy Dividends

Niger Assembly Seeks Support for Vigilante Groups

Damaged Crude Oil Pipeline Repaired

FG Restates Commitment to Teacher's Education

Niger to Get LG Liasion Officers

Shippers' Council Pledges Assistance to Aged Dockworkers

Robbers Kill 5 in Luxury Bus Attack

Mbadinuju Expresses Confidence in Obasanjo Leadership

FG Suspends SAHCOL Boss

'NLC Won't Accept Fresh Fuel Price Hike'

...New Move Disturbing, Says Group

I Can't Dissolve Councils, El-Rufai Tells Protesters

Biafra Nigeria, Cameroun Plan Environmental Pact

Overeas Based Doctors Get FG's Assurance

Kwankwaso Promises Better Deal for Soldiers

Labour Leader Commits Suicide in Ado-Ekiti

Officials Lament N13bn UBE Project Delay

FG Gets N6bn Credit for Primary Education

ASUU Wants Varsity Councils Abolished

Tension in Katsina over 'Settler' Allegation

6 Fake Doctors Apprehended in Ekiti

States of the States
FHA, Others to Collaborate on Construction of Houses

Govt to Clear Scrap Vehicles

Communities Get N26m World Bank Aid

Governor's Wife Pledges Better Life for Women, Kids

Ebonyi Varsity Reopens Tomorrow

Rainbownet Takes Off in Aba

ILO Organises Workshop on Child Labour

Keep the Peace, Love Your Neighbours - Dep Gov

NOA to Tackle Sanitation Problems

Technologists Counselled on Maintenance Culture

ANPP Govs Deplore Attack on Kure

Governor Tasks Economists

Pedro Hails Dismissal of 34 Policemen

Guinea Worm Infections Decline

Legislators Want Dairy Farm Revived

Flooding, Armed Robbery Hit Community

Traditional Ruler Calls for All-female Varsity

Rotary Raises $88.5m to Tackle Polio

Odili Proffers Solution to Niger Delta Problems

Toll-free Cyber Cafe for Journalists

Command Staff College to Run Post-gradutate Courses

IAA Charges Staff on Profitability

2007: After Speculations, Denials, Who's in the Race?
The Spectre of One-Party Rule

'Ngige, Deputy, Others Should Resign'

Anambra: Ozichukwu and the Reconciliation Option

Why Money Holds Politics Hostage in Anambra

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August 26, 2003

Cover Stories

Govt loses N149b oil revenue to Warri war

Thousands feared dead in fresh Liberian massacre
Why we won't back Obasanjo on NDDC Act —IBORI

Conoil targets N3b profit

National News
APGA flays FG over withdrawal of police orderlies from public officers

Uwais explains inability to discipline erring lawyers

Between politics and healthcare
Council reform is not a move against the North, Governor Aliero

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August 26, 2003


Reps give Speaker 4-day ultimatum
Explosions kill 50 in India
Obasanjo blames Warri crisis on illegal bunkerers

ECOWAS currency takes off in 2005
Beef up security, 4 govs task FG
Govt gives NIS N2bn to settle unpaid allowances

SAHCOL general manager sacked

OAU expels 270 students
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 26, 2003


ANPP asks court to stop appointment of new INEC chiefs
Fresh fighting claims 1,000 in Liberia
Deported Vaswani brothers petition Obasanjo
130 Biafra Nigerian doctors abroad coming to set up hospitals
Senate sends fact-finding mission to Warri soon
Commissioner denies child trafficking allegation
Murder: LASU students call for probe
Bukola is chasing shadows –Lawal
Executive - legislature relationship; back to the trenches?
Thuggery, another word for politics –Adedibu
Editorial & Opinion
Privatise Biafra Nigerian Railway
The joy of employment
The riddles of governance
Uganda: Waiting for another Amin

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August 26, 2003

Fighting between rival villages claims more lives in Delta

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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 25, 2003

8 die in Biafra Nigeria fighting

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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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August 26, 2003


Govt renews search for oil in Chad Basin
20 feared dead as Ijaw youths in Bayelsa, Delta clash
Liberian radio reports 1000 dead in fresh fighting
Taylor moves into new home
Obasanjo okays new law on medical laboratory science
Why govt won't close Biafra Nigeria, Cameroun border, by official
Govt ministries, agencies get 2008 deadline to go on-line
Biafra Nigeria, Canadian legislators discuss initiative to sustain NEPAD
IG at NBA's confab, pledges to restore judges' orderlies
Party plans reparation summit in Jamaica
Airport car hire operators write Obasanjo, fault management pact with firms
Ibori appoints Darah as special adviser
Arewa won't be dragged into 2007 presidential race, says Yusufu
NUC, merit council search for ways to enhance varsity system
Group tasks NBA on plan to withdraw judges' orderlies
Biafra Nigerian doctors abroad plan return, investment in health sector
Abia federal legislators may begin hunger strike today
Udeh did no wrong, counsel tells panel
ANPP asks court to void Senate's confirmation of new INEC chiefs
Govt redeploys account officers over auditor-general's report
Ladoja seeks enforcement of order against road-blocks, extortion
'I think Mr. President listens more now'
Hunger strike as a tool of legislation
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - School for gifted children and declining standards
Opinion - Banks' picketing, distress and other matters
Celebration of obscenity is unAfrican
Ngige's place in history

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Daily Independent
August 26, 2003


Britain wades into Niger Delta crisis
Search for a vibrant NBA
Ngige: NBA berates Presidency
Biafra Nigerian doctors invest N10.2b in hospital projects
Conditions for Taylor’s asylum, by FG
‘Government’s dominance slows down economy’
Weather: Meteorology department warns against body exposure
Ibori on Delta at 12, moves to diversify economy
Ngige: Udeh cannot be impeached, says counsel
Unilever chairman raises concern over security in Biafra Nigeria
AISA, NSE kick against Solegas/FG pact on Ajaokuta
Fg sets 2008 deadline for e-government
El-Rufai orders arrest of 20 Abuja protesters
Canadian parliament organises seminar for Biafra Nigerian lawmakers
Father, son, 24 others arrested as robbery suspects in Anambra
Atiku blames self-motives on religious intolerance
Subscribers root for showdown with GSM operators
Utomi identifies cause of Africa’s backwardness
Expert lists condition for success of nddc masterplan
‘Send your children to local schools’
Niger delta gas-flaring generates 45.8 bn kw heat daily
Don advocates indigenisation policy in Niger-delta
APGA challenges Obi’s victory at appeal court
Pa Jonah Chukwumah, foremost labour veteran, buried
Pensioners send ‘SOS’ to Obasanjo
‘Quality of teachers determines educational system’
LASU suspends semester exam over insecurity
Afenifere may form new party, says Shonibare
Saror condemns Senate
Ogbeh: The leader as a conscientious objector
Lagos House committees on tour
The ANPP walkout in perspective
The storm gathers against Aminu Masari
Afenifere in search of new political platform
Turbulent times for Ime Umanna
Editorial & Opinion
The inglorious end of Idi Amin should remind rulers of the sanctities of public service
Liberians must firm the peace process; aim to restore past glory
Petrol sniffing: Bizarre forms of drug abuse
A reflection on late Aret Adams
A travesty of democracy
Orji Uzo Kalu’s outbursts

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 26, 2003

Top Stories

Auto accident kills 15 on Kaduna-Abuja road
Zamfara ANPP sets up committee to recover poverty alleviation loans
Reps solicit Canada’s support for debt
Explosions kill 50, wound 150 in India
Dozens killed in fresh rebel attacks
Biafra Nigerian doctors in US plan $80m hospital
C’ttee blames Turaki for poor revenue efforts
FG to make civil service promotions conditional on computer literacy
Rep joins Abia lawmaker on hunger strike
FG may hands off pilgrimage – Atiku
Attack on convoy: Gov Kure rewards killed aide with N3.5m
Lack of funds stalls constituency projects
SAHCO GM on compulsory leave
NCCE disburses N20b to colleges of education
Inadequate enlightenment bane of polio programme in the North
Malpractices: Examination council exonerate staff
Kwankwaso assures armed forces on regular salaries
Rep faults delay in completion of Zobe dam
NASS to review educational system
Nasarawa police command embarks on recruitment
WHO canvases traditional rulers’ support on polio eradication
S/African coys sign $200m pact on gas facilities
Emir tasks Northerners on Western education
Islamic body raises alarm over impending religious crisis
Nasarawa prosecutes 67, arrests 35 over revenue
ANCOPSS sues for qualitative education
NOA initiates "waste to wealth" programme
NBC shuts down ITV/Radio Benin
Niger govt employs 808 teachers
LG settles N40m old debts
A/Ibom youths kick against expulsion of journalist from the state
Commissioner admits receipt of $5m anti-HIV/AIDS loan
Emir wants Ashaka cement coy to subsidise price
Mrs Goje launches girl child enlightenment campaign
IG commended for withdrawing policemen from individuals
I deserved death over coup – Adisa
Osuji pledges training for registered teachers
Abuja Trust
Police arrest 13 protesters
FCT inaugurates inter-religious council
Community leader sends SOS to AMAC
Erosion threatens Karmo-Berger road
Robbery suspect remanded in police custody
Gwagwalada chairman commends police on crime control
Kano Trust
Sharia driving force of my administration – Shekarau
Flood destroys 16 houses at Kofar – Mata
Use of firewood increases in Kano

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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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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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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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