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August 29, 2003

Islam Against Women: Kano Orders Female Students to Wear Hijab
Female students in all public schools in Kano State must henceforth wear the "hijab", an Islamic dress which covers the body from head to the knee. This directive was yesterday given at the Government House, by the Kano State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ishaq Mahmoud Umar, while receiving leaders of the Moslem Students Society (MSS) from the state's College of Education. Umar, who stood in for the governor, said the directive was in conformity with Islamic practices and a part of the administration's bid to ensure good conduct among students in the state. The state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau had, while swearing in commissioners and special advisers recently, stated that his administration would ensure the full implementation of Sharia. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Biafra Nigerian Shell workers on strike

PDP, ANPP, APGA Unite for Anyim

419: FG Investigates Bank Accounts

House Summons IGP over State of Security

Obasanjo Meets GSM Operators, Negotiates Tariff Reduction

Pension Backlog Stands at N2 Trillion

No hiking fuel prices now —PPPRA

RMAFC warns against drawing down from Excess Oil Account

Senate stops SOLGAS contract

Only constitutional amendment can expunge death sentence – Wabara

New fuel price yet to solve supply problems, says govt agency


Biafra Nigerian Shell workers on strike


PDP, ANPP, APGA Unite for Anyim





The Biafra Nigerian oil industry is facing another significant set-back, with workers from the Anglo-Dutch multinational, Shell, going on strike in the Niger Delta. They are protesting at feared job cuts as the result of a new restructuring plan for the company. The oil industry in Biafra Nigeria is already suffering from major losses in output over the past months as a result of community unrest in the oil-producing regions of Biafra Nigeria. (BBC)


The event was supposed to be a simple traditional ceremony – the burial of late Mazi Joseph Anyim Osita Ngwoke, father of immediate past Senate president, Chief Pius Anyim Pius. But those who had figured that the occasion would be all about interment of the remains of the deceased and observance of traditional rites which are supposed to go with it, miscalculated. The occasion, rather than being a traditional affairs turned out to be a great political gathering, such that had not being witnessed in recent times...(Champion)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
August 29, 2003


419: FG Investigates Bank Accounts
House Summons IGP over State of Security
Obasanjo Meets GSM Operators, Negotiates Tariff Reduction
Pension Backlog Stands at N2 Trillion
Ajaokuta: Senate Wants Obasanjo to Suspend Action on FG/Solgas Pact
How to Ensure Realistic Allocations to States, LGs - RMAFC
NEPAD Inaugurates Outreach Committee
'ICPC Received 942 Petitions Since Inception'
Lawmaker Faults Govt Bond Funding of Deficit
FG to Establish Trado-Medical Council
Japan Expends N36.2m on Community Projects in Biafra Nigeria
FG Awards N2.65bn Contract for S/East Roads
...Raises Panel on Violence
Fuel Crisis Killings: Senate Asks Police to Punish Culprits
Poultry Association Receives N250m Facility
...Blames ANPP Fire on Intra-party Crisis
Yayale Inaugurates Monetisation Committee
LG Creation 'll Resolve Warri Crisis - Ibori
7 States to Benefit from IFAD's $68.5m Devt Package
Ladoja Wants New Law on Secondary Education
Steyr Set to Assemble Luxury Buses
NUJ Disowns NAWOJ Elections
Amoisonic Confirms Geosanna as Agent
'Ibru Jetty Not Sealed Off'
Tinubu, Oba Akiolu Take Centre Stage in Lagos

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August 29, 2003

Cover Stories

No hiking fuel prices now —PPPRA
RMAFC warns against drawing down from Excess Oil Account
Anambra guber polls: APGA accuses INEC of fresh fraud
National News
Create more LGs in Warri to resolve crisis, Ibori urges Assembly
Reps ask Govt to separate FRSC from police
Works Ministry signs N3.2b road contracts
2007 and options before Biafra Nigeria
Why politicians should eschew desperation, by Gov. Attah
Peter Obi’s case- Chuks Iloegbunam pinpoints the issues in the battle for the soul of Anambra
Afenifere and the "reluctant" suitor

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August 29, 2003


GSM operators agree to cut tariffs
Reps restore FRSC autonomy
10,000 textile workers sacked
At NBA conference: Oputa canvassesequitable justice
CBN warns bankers on distress rumours
Nwariaku faults road maintenance agency
Senate wants N670m Lake Chad fund released
No more room for untrained teachers – Osuji
Reflections, as Ndigbo meet in Abakaliki
PDP, ANPP, APGA Unite for Anyim
Editorial & Opinion
The unemployment bomb
For a just reform
Present realities for the UN

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Daily Times
August 29, 2003


Stop foreign trips, Obasanjo orders ministers
GSM operators agree to reduce tariff
Withdraw from Ajaokuta Steel contract with SOLGAS, Senate tells govt
PPPRA sets up committee on oil facility rehabilitation
Pool resources, end crises, Obasanjo advises Niger Delta stakeholders
Monetisation: FG sets up committee for civil servants
Arrest, torture of journalists during strike: Apologise to NUJ, Senate orders IG
Bad roads: Abia Reps suspend hunger strike
Surgical operation: Lagos siamese twins leave for US today
First Bank retires 13 top officials
The task before Wabara
Editorial & Opinion
Much ado about 100 days
Appraising Biafra Nigeria’s economic reforms
Between Obasanjo, Atiku and the Media (II)
Regional struggles and Biafra Nigeria’s unity

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August 27, 2003

Appeal court to rule on Lawal death sentence in September

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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 29, 2003

Biafra Nigerian Shell workers on strike

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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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Agugust 28, 2003

Union locks out Shell Biafra Nigeria staff for second day

Biafra Nigerian Court Postpones Ruling in Stoning Case
Shell Biafra Nigeria says union locks out senior staff

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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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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 29, 2003


Obasanjo deplores violence in Niger Delta
Kano orders female students to wear veil
New fuel price yet to solve supply problems, says govt agency
Blair denies exaggerating report on Iraq
ADC plane suffers flat tyre at touch down
Imo Assembly wants South-East lawmakers to meet over bad roads
Fiscal commission seeks special account for excess oil revenue
Obasanjo hasn't met Senate on new fuel price, says Wabara
Customs seizes banned textiles in Kano
Govt shuts six foreign missions
Senate wants Obasanjo to stop action on Ajaokuta steel contract
Conference of parties may regroup, shuns confrontation
Govt may wade into police killing of students at cemetery
Senate urges payment of $5m grant for Chad Basin projects
Ogbeh visits Odili, restates PDP's resolve to monitor governors
Jibunoh urges govt to tackle environmental problems
NANS marks 25 years of 'Ali must go' protest
Akunyili blames deaths at varsity hospital on fake drugs
Reps divided over govt's resort to capital market
Zone wants ECOWAS ministers to harmonise budget
Obasanjo, GSM chiefs meet, agree on tariff cut
Abuja masterplan: 1,000 buildings to fall next week
Works Ministry embargoes fresh road contracts
Ondo PDP and the burden of a leaking umbrella
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The power outage in North America
Opinion - At Bayo's eviction party
How to keep the lights on
The politics of 2007

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Daily Independent
August 29, 2003


No more fuel price rise, says PPPRA
Obasanjo summons GSM operators
Ibori to create LGs to end Warri crisis
Railway still on surgeon’s table, 20 years after
Reps call off hunger strike
Rural dwellers to benefit from Globacom’s GSM network
Dignitaries flock Lagos for Akiolu’s coronation
PDP gets new Deputy National Secretary
Two NAFDAC impersonators nabbed
Obasanjo warns Niger Delta to stop oil politics
‘Abrogation of death sentence a constitutional matter’
Biafra Nigeria closes six foreign missions
Shell’s strike put nation’s 950,000 barrels per day under threat
Senate beams searchlight on Solgas over Ajaokuta steel
Ladoja asks revenue commission to probe nnpc
CHOGM to gulp N6b
Stop campaign of calumny, Adebayo tells Fayose
TUC refutes disintegration story
Govt can’t break our monopoly, says NUPENG
Breakaway faction set ANPP secretariat ablaze, says senate
My life in danger, says Onitsha NBA chairman
Amnesty canvasses trial of Warri warlords
Delta Assembly is independent, says Speaker
We have nothing against Odebiyi, AD tells ANPP
Eastern roads lead to hunger strike
Don’t factionalise Kwara PDP, Saraki warns
‘Hunger strike is extreme reaction’
Withdrawal of orderlies and matters arising
Inside Politics
The Reps opposition to monetisation
Ngige: Bad precedents and double standards
Sweet revenge in the shadow of a probe
Editorial & Opinion
Enough of sermons: Time to tackle corruption head-on is now
Police brutal assault on NTA reporters
FG’s missing files and essence of records
Governor Duke and his problem guest
Obasanjo and Taylor’s future
Niger Delta crisis: Matters arising

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 29, 2003

Top Stories

Senate stops SOLGAS contract
Only constitutional amendment can expunge death sentence – Wabara
FG bans sirens, escorts for ministers, others
Fuel scarcity may persist
Revenue Commission cautions on use of excess crude proceeds
Senate wants kid gloves treatment for civil protesters
Reps direct Obasanjo to separate FRSC from police
Jigawa flood victims get federal aid
Works ministry signs N3.17bn road contract agreement
Withdrawal of orderlies: General security is our aim – Obasanjo
Corruption: Borno police command nabs 21 policemen
NPC presents health survey Demographic reports in September
MOD discovers 24,000 ghost pensioners
Gov Haruna lied to assembly about councillor
Reps summon police IG ove
Top Stories
Federation Account short by N37.246bn
IGP reviews withdrawal of police orderlies
FG awards N4bn solid mineral survey contract
Reps stand down Enugu crisis report
Biafra Nigeria gets N9.197bn IFAD loan
Wabara bemoans death of local industries
Reps may review SOLGAS/FG pact on Ajaokuta
Farmers demand quality agric inputs
Senate appeals to FG on striking health workers
...wants FG to save Lake Chad basin
CBN places forex embargo on five companies
Accident victims: Reps kick against police report before treatment
Wada Nas drags Obasanjo to court
Minna-Suleja emirates engage hunters to chase robbers
Minister re-affirms FG commitment to education funding
Immigration officers may embark on strike September
NUTE decries marginalisation
We are determined to stop it – AIG
New salary approved for academic staff of nursing school
FRCN DG calls for halt to urban decay
Gov Aliero wants campaign against HIV/AIDS intensified in LGs
Boni suspends LG staff
Armed robbery: Govts urged to tighten security
ABU postpones lecture
Govt is committed to fuel supply – Task force
Gombe Assembly wants varsity, polytechnic
Plateau NLC gets new exco
Cross River Assembly wants Calabar-Ikoneto road completed
Toto ethnic crisis: Weapons yet to be recovered – Gov
UNICEF sets agenda for water supply in Biafra Nigeria
Bafarawa reorganises admin in state media
Obasanjo swears in 9 INEC commissioners, auditor-general
Obasanjo worried by renewed fighting in Liberia
…Meets Canadian parliamentarians
Muslims urged to remain prayerful
Benue Assembly chides FG over abandoned road project
Nyame attributes Taraba slow devt to ethnic crises
Cross River to prosecute fraudsters
Bauchi inaugurates Zakat c’ttee
‘Abolition of capital punishment unIslamic’
Kogi politicians warned against selfish interest
Court remands 2 robbery suspects in prison
Lafia inter-religious committee hails religious tolerance
Abuja Trust
German institute to assist FCT in waste management
Board to uplift primary education – chairman
GSM subscribers storm Globacom shops
Customs officer charged over fake employment papers
Obasanjo assures FCT of adequate funding
Making Abuja work
Kano Trust
Shekarau raps Obasanjo on perennial fuel scarcity
Death benefits to increase for civil servants
Gabasawa LG farmers lament poor road network
Hides and skin forum appoints new exco
Eko Trust
Six policemen indicted over slain post graduate student
Police storm Lagos to arrest Abuja robbers
Assembly to enact law against cultism
Internal revenue increases to N10m monthly
Judges deserve police orderlies - Tinubu
Why we shunned MTN-sponsored trip - Rep
Senate orders probe of Warri crisis
NBA flays relocation of Enugu election tribunal
Taylor: politician flays asylum
PAC demands prosecution of corrupt politicians
2007: Zaria PDP youths endorse Atiku for president
My suspension illegal – Kaduna ANPP chairman
Okereke wants INEC probed
The evolution of the legislature and challenges for democracy in Biafra Nigeria

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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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