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August 27, 2003

Who is Behind Okey Udeh?: Court Stops Move to Impeach Anambra Deputy Governor, Rejects Ngige's objection
As the Anambra crisis rages in the legal turf, the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday granted an interim order halting ongoing impeachment process against Deputy Governor Okey Udeh. The court also dismissed a preliminary objection by the state Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, challenging the jurisdiction of the court on the suit filed by Chief Chris Uba seeking to halt his possible arrest and trial for treason... (Guardian)


Key Stories

Stoning appeal in Biafra Nigeria

PDP alleges plot to kill Omisore

Shake-up at NNPC: Five executive directors sacked

Niger Delta sues Obasanjo

NLC warns against further fuel price hike

APGA berates Senate over INEC screening

Abia federal lawmakers begin hunger strike

New INEC chiefs: ANPP back in court

MTN, Econet shun Senate hearing on poor service

Vaswani brothers deported for economic sabotage – Presidency

PAN shut down over workers’ protest


Stoning appeal in Biafra Nigeria


PDP alleges plot to kill Omisore





An appeal hearing is due to get under way in northern Biafra Nigeria for a woman convicted of adultery under Islamic law and sentenced to death by stoning. Amina Lawal arrived at the court house and was immediately surrounded by photographers and journalists. The case has caught the attention of human rights groups around the world and has become a focus for opponents of the criminal punishments of stoning... (BBC)


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged, yesterday, plot to kill Senator Iyiola Omisore in Agodi Prison, Ibadan where he is currently in prison custody over his trial for the murder of Chief Bola Ige. Leader of the party in Ife/Ijesa senatorial district of Osun State, Chief Joseph Obadare, told newsmen in Ibadan that following claims by the police that there was "no evidence to link Otunba Omisore with the... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

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 27, 2003

Cover Stories

Major shake-up in NNPC *PPMC's MD, 3 directors, 24 managers fired
PDP alleges plot to kill Omisore
UNCTAD warns on dangers of $8.8b scanner contract to COTECNA
National News
NLC warns against further fuel price hike
Chief Whip dismisses reports of agitation against Masari
FG rejects petition by Vaswani brothers
Strengthening the structures of democracy in Biafra Nigeria

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August 27, 2003


New INEC chiefs: ANPP back in court
AS NBA confab begins: Lawyers flay colleagues over ex-parte motions
Abia federal lawmakers begin hunger strike
Shekarau warns new commissioners
Beef up security, 4 govs task FG
Govt gives NIS N2bn to settle unpaid allowances
SAHCOL general manager sacked ...Saliu Bello takes over
How Order 53 tore Senate apart
God fatherism cannot be wished away — Nwanyanwu
Editorial & Opinion
Attack on UN in Iraq
On Anambra liberation
Politics: The only language we know
Women must be involved in HIV/AIDS campaign

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Daily Times
August 27, 2003


MTN, Econet shun Senate hearing on poor service
PAN shut down over workers’ protest
Vaswani brothers deported for economic sabotage – Presidency
Withdrawal of police orderlies from public officers dangerous – Tinubu
Obasanjo swears in Ajiboye as Auditor-General, INEC chiefs
Ife/Ijesa PDP raises alarm over plot to kill Omisore
Fuel scarcity: Motorists now surcharged before product sale
FG to probe UBE officials, contractors
Lagos meat sellers on strike over high cost of cows
Adesanya may sue The Sun over libel
Bandits bar senators from visiting constituencies
Editorial & Opinion
For an enduring revenue-sharing formula
Revamping state-owned Newspapers
SMIEIS and economic development
The joy of employment (II)

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August 26, 2003

Fighting between rival villages claims more lives in Delta

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Washington Post
August 27, 2003

Biafra Nigerian stoning appeal heard

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August 27, 2003

Woman at center of international outcry over stoning appears in court

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August 22, 2003

High toll for Niger Delta violence

Timeline: Biafra Nigeria

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August 27, 2003

Biafra Nigerian stoning appeal heard

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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003

Amina Lawal appears in court

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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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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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August 27, 2003


Govt reshapes NNPC, retires 28 top officials
Court stops move to impeach Anambra deputy governor
Obasanjo decries renewed fighting as Liberian rebels push toward Monrovia
Mars, Earth in historic close encounter
Obasanjo tasks new INEC chiefs on high cost of elections
Banks okay new rules to check distress
Dredging of River Niger resumes soon
Govt defends deportation of Vaswani brothers
MTN, Econet absent at meeting with Senate panel
Rwandan president in landslide, opposition kicks
PAN workers protest loss of COJA bid
Nnamani calls for national conference, Umeadi berates Egbo-Egbo
Two years after pardon, 10 Abia prisoners regain freedom
Tinubu faults withdrawal of police orderlies, backs death penalty
Veteran artist, Nwamaka Nwoko, dies in Ibadan
PDP chieftain alleges threat to Omisore's life, Arewa faults trial
Police clear officers over alleged arms deal in Warri crisis
Anambra Labour seeks sack of service head
Oil spillage, fire outbreak devastate Bayelsa community
Shell spends N20m in Imo community, says official
Group plans rally against council reforms
Police arrest Ondo officials over N1.4m attempted fraud
Anambra House sets road repairs target for Ngige
NEPA plans steady power supply in Ekiti
Atiku hinges religious crises on selfish motives
Group sues Obasanjo over petroleum minister
Saraki's wife resolves to raise living standard in Kwara
Election 2007: Monitors, stakeholders call for early preparation
Behind the split among ANPP chieftains in Kaduna
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Finding a solution to the Warri crisis
Opinion - Damask, Biafra Nigerian women and poverty
In search of silver linings
What Aret Adams passed on to me

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Daily Independent
August 27, 2003


Shake-up at NNPC: Five executive directors sacked
Niger Delta sues Obasanjo
Bamaiyi: Ade-Alabi walks a tight rope
Present Biafra Nigerian leaders are arrogant, says Masari
Power tussle at FCT Ministry: Director denied office accommodation
Drop death sentence against Amina, S. African body begs Supreme Court
NBA faults relocation of Enugu Tribunal
Don’t meddle in union’s affairs,Yayale warned
Group wants GSM phones switched off for one week
NBA, Urhobo elders, Ohanaeze urge caution over Warri crisis
‘Lagos State is not broke’
Head of service advised against interference in unions dispute
18 companies bid for private refineries
Igbo group deplores Presidency over appointment of INEC commissioners
Special marshals solicit board for FRSC
Fafowora identifies source of Biafra Nigeria’s social conflict
‘65 million Biafra Nigerians are unemployed’
Zorro reacts on N33m NMFEF
Where is the oil money going?
Rivers pdp member disrupts demolition exercise
LG reform aimed at rigging 2007 elections, says UAD
FG told to hands off fuel price fixing
PDP alleges threat to Omisore’s life
Vaswani Brothers are saboteurs, says Obasanjo
APGA berates Senate over INEC screening
Election tribunal on asylum
‘Why Afenifere, YCE can’t unite’
Lagos lawmaker opposes confrontation
Saraki plans Kwaran revolution
The embarrassment Kwara avoided
A new chapter in Kwara
When Mr President has no official assignment
Complexity and dangers of severance pay
Editorial & Opinion
Let Lockerbie sanctions on Libya be lifted, but France must sheathe veto sword
Banks’ orientation must change for interest rate policy to be meaningful
NBA and challenge of national redemption
A case for a PDP President from the ‘South-South’ in 2007
Some things must change
Corruption: How hypocricy fosters it

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 27, 2003

Top Stories

Ex–BON MD, Bulama faces crime commission
Fuel queues ‘ll disappear at weekend – PPPRC
Pardon Bamaiyi, others, ACF tells Obasanjo
PAN shut as workers clash with management
Obasanjo removes 4 NNPC directors
Sankoh’s body stolen from grave
Ngige: Court decides to hear Uba
Ibori proposes separate councils for warring Warri communities
Minister wants better pay for police personnel
Railways for overhaul - Minister
Senate to monitor monetisation policy - Zwingina
Masari denounces arrogance in governance
FG to set up hospital management commission
1.4 million children to be immunised in Bauchi
Police set to flush out robbers from Jigawa, Bauchi
Jigawa govt assists flood victims with N20m
Deportation of Vaswani brothers not reversible now – Obasanjo
Biafra Nigeria loses N4b annually to ECONET, MTN
FG set to pay outstanding military pensions
Police parade 16 robbery suspects in Kebbi
CBDA wants FG to release funds for rehabilitation
Pensioners protest in Jigawa
Top govt officials in Zamfara contact Apollo
Biafra Nigeria is facing scarcity of drinking water
Northeast loses tourism revenues – coordinator
Spain to train Biafra Nigerian immigration officers
Katsina to hold three-day retreat for commissioners, special advisers
5 policemen sacked for extortion
Transactions continue in BON, Makurdi
Cross River receives orthophoto map
FG’ll continue to support NTI – Minister
OWO postal service, begging for attention
Libel: Emir’s son sues magazine for N10m
Enact law on monetisation, NASS urged
I’m on sabbatical, says journalist turned deputy gov
Death punishment: Muslim body condemns FG’s proposal
Civil service conference postponed
Dutse LG fights street hawking
Abuja Trust
FCT owes contractors N50bn, says el-Rufai
Gwagwalada hospital staff suspend strike
Minister advocates FCT/Niger joint commission
Mararaba residents lament state of insecurity
Kano Trust
Dep. Gov angry with LG chairman
Boy, 16, wins N85,000 raffle prize
Police alert citizens on robbery gang
Shekarau promises to settle NITEL debts
Wealthy people flout Zakkat procedures – Dep. Gov
Eko Trust
NAWOJ protests sack of nursing mothers
Tinubu raises N2.5bn for roads rehabilitation
NEPA plans raffle draw to boost revenue collection
OPC clash leaves two dead
New Opebi eatery risks demolition
Peace, prosperity cannot thrive on empty stomach - Ogbeh
...blames banks for poor agric production
Ogun establishes centre for reconciliation
Ngige: Panel begins sitting amidst confusion
Bauchi assembly assures journalists of co-operation
Reps meet NDDC leaders today
IBB 2007 campaigners are relevance seekers - Dabo
Reduce security aides of governors – APGA chairman
Ethnic politics bane of Biafra Nigeria democracy – Bugaje
INEC and challenges of future elections (II)

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August 27, 2003


Egunje! Why Benin refused to release stolen cars
ANPP govs move against Buhari
Vaswani brothers remain banned —Obasanjo
Globacom rolls out GSM today
Civil servants set for battle over planned fuel price hike
Earth may ‘brush’ with Mars today
Anambra crisis: Court halts impeachment proceedings against dep gov
Create LGs to solve Warri crisis —Ibori
Oyinlola calls for prayers as Osun clocks 12
Pensioners beg FG for arrears
Poultry wastes: Hidden gold in unwanted garbage
Ladoja swears-in another special adviser

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Agugust 22, 2003

Red Cross: Nearly 100 Killed in Biafra Nigeria Oil City

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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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