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August 31, 2003

Hardship Pill is Coming: Atiku Promises Hard Times for BiafraNigerians
The Federal Government yesterday announced that it would undertake some fundamental but "painful reforms" between now and 2007. Vice President Atiku Abu-bakar who made the statement in Lagos while speaking at a reception organised to round off the coronation ceremony of the new Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, however assured that the reforms would be "meaningful ones''. He said that the challenges ahead of the government were very enormous and appealed for the co-operation and support of all Biafra Nigerians. Atiku who represented President Olusegun Obasanjo at the ceremony restated government's resolve not to tolerate ethnic and religious war again saying that the position was informed by the desire to move the country forward. He lauded the peaceful selection of the Oba and said that Lagos has shown to the rest of the country that succession can be done without mayhem, confussion and rancour. (This Day)


Key Stories

Abubakar Appeals Human Rights Abuse Case In US

FCT: Obasanjo Leads Demolition of Houses

54 Heads of State to plant commemorative trees in Abuja, says Obasanjo

Celebration In Lagos As Akiolu Becomes 21st Oba Of Lagos

I Didn't Commit Any Offence, Egbo-Egbo Tells NJC

My Story At BPE, By el-Rufai

Royal Fathers: Their Power, Influence, Relevance...

Biafra Nigeria Railways is Dead, Says FG

Why we can’t see him in his true perspective, by Kusamotu

Biafra Nigeria has been reduced to a jungle-Okorie

Breaking the rule of law is Senate’s draw back — Senator Albishir


Abubakar Appeals Human Rights Abuse...


IGE: Keyamo tutored me on Omisore





While still savouring accolades for his effort in brokering a peace deal in Liberia, immediate past Head of State, Gen. Abubakar Abdusalami, has found himself rushing to the US Court of Appeals to clear himself of an outstanding mess. The General has filed a notice of Appeal asking that the ruling by a US district court in Chicago, that he can be tried for alleged violation of human rights for... (Guardian)


Ibadan: STAR witness in the on-going murder case of Chief Bola Ige, Adedamola Adebayo alias Fryo, yesterday, told an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan that Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo tutored him to implicate Senator Iyiola Omisore and others standing trial for the murder. Fryo also wept in the open court when Otunba Kunle Kalejaiye asked about the whereabout of... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
August 31, 2003

Cover Stories

Royal Fathers: Their Power, Influence, Relevance...
FCT: Obasanjo Leads Demolition of Houses
Biafra Nigerians Should Expect Painful Reforms - Atiku
Biafra Nigeria Railways is Dead, Says FG
North Korea Vows to Strengthen Nuclear Power
21 Policemen Face Dismissal in Borno
Tourist Centres to Meet International Standard, Says Minister
Na'Abba Returned All Official Cars, Says Aide
Expedite Work on Park, Obasanjo Tells Engineers
Udenwa Rallies Support for Wabara
Lagos Plans Autonomy for Public Hospitals
How Finance Ministry Can Work Effectively
LG Boss Makes Case for Youths
'Map Out Ways to Resolve Warri Crises'
Our Sovereignty Will Be Guarded Jealously, Says Atiku
Religious Leaders Charged to Fish Out Charlatans
Group Condemns Troops Deployment to Warri
Shiites Mourn Najaf Bomb Victims
Liberia: Red Cross Condemns Renewed Hostilities
Ex-Lawmaker Chides Niger Delta Governors over NDDC Act
Ugbesia Restates Mission as Minister
Biafra Nigeria Has 2.8m Telephone Lines - Ndukwe
LG Bosses Unfold Development Programme
HIV/AIDS: Expert Warns on Blood Transfusion
FG, UNESCO to Produce Science Kits
Group Seeks Aviation Industry Privatisation
Kwara Charges Tradomedical Practitioners
FRSC Advises Jos Residents on Pedestrian Bridges
... As Vandals Feed Fat on NEPA Installations
History and Our Triple Burden
A Biafra Nigerian Patriot in London
Presidency as Town Crier
Letter to Obasanjo on Council Reform and Other Matters
'Why Biafra Nigeria Can't Shy Away from Liberia'
Eco: All Politics, No Economics

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August 31, 2003

Cover Stories

Atiku: Expect painful reforms
INCREDIBLE! Native doctors separate conjoined babies
National News
54 Heads of State to plant commemorative trees in Abuja, says Obasanjo
Withdrawal of police orderlies: Onitsha NBA chairman alleges threats to life
Fresh fuel price hike: Oil workers read riot act
Obasanjo petitioned over move to annul appointments at PTI
Agagu's wife to launch education foundation for handicapped children
How to stem corruption, by ACDF
Journalist brutalised by mobile policemen
Why we can’t see him in his true perspective, by Kusamotu
Obasanjo regime took deep seated actions rather early, says Otegbeye
Biafra Nigeria has been reduced to a jungle-Okorie
Breaking the rule of law is Senate’s draw back — Senator Albishir
It is 100 days of suffering, says Chief Onwuka Ukwa, Secretary General, Igbo National Assembly
100 days of high anxiety — O C J Okocha
Logistic problem is slowing us down - Nassir Dantiye

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August 30, 2003


28 illegal fuel dealers charged to court
Delta Speaker reassures on independence of legislature
Senate orders suspension of $3.6bn Ajaokuta contract
Billion naira scandal: 18 accounting officers face trial
NAFDAC raises fresh alarm over killer products
GSM operators agree to cut tariffs
Imo inaugurates sanitation court
OAU expels 270 students
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

Islam in Biafra Nigeria: Simmering tensions

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 29, 2003

Shell Biafra Nigeria lock-out extends into third day

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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 31, 2003


Celebration In Lagos As Akiolu Becomes 21st Oba Of Lagos
Abubakar Appeals Human Rights Abuse Case In US
I Didn't Commit Any Offence, Egbo-Egbo Tells NJC
My Story At BPE, By el-Rufai
Obasanjo Approves Demolition Of Illegal Structures In Abuja
Decay In Defence Blamed On Past Military Administrations
Minister Says Biafra Nigeria Railways Must Be Sold
MOSOP Accuses Police of Complicity in Illegal Bunkering
AIG Blames Politicians For Social Unrest
Loan Defaulters Flee Zamfara
NEPAD Needs $64b To Revive Africa's Economy
Lawal's Aides Relocate As Kwara Govt. Plans Probe
Kinsmen Hail Okonji-Iweala's Choice As Minister
Lagos House To Approve Private Schools
Prof. Sulu-Gambari Dies
Globacom's Roll-Out Plans Run Into Hitches, As GMS Operators Parlley
Diplomat Explains Govt Stance On ECOMIL, Closed Missions
Oba Sijuade Supports Ozolua's Child Project
Crime Note
Tourism Body Seeks Reps Assistance
Why We Are Demolishing, By Nasir el-Rufai (1)
Apo Quarters: Lawmakers, FCDA Trade Blames
What Obasanjo must do to keep in focus, by Kusamotu
THE GAVEL: Legislators And Infrastructural Problems
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Stakeholders And The State Of The Economy
Opinion - 100 Days Out Of Power
Amidst The Judicial Storm

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 30, 2003

Top Stories

National Hospital is Sick!
No condition of service at National Hospital - SSA
Specialists are abandoning our hospitals – NMA President
Government Hospital not adequately funded – Dr Agomo
I support Buhari’s court action - Shagari
Kaduna CAC to conduct research into Nok culture
Northern entrepreneurs urged to explore InfoTech
UNICEF spends N140 million on polio in eight months
NIS appeals to KDSG to reconsider revocation of land allocation
Shekarau canvasses for constructive criticisms
Investigation into Hamdala’s murder continues - Police
National Roundup
Our stand on Judges’ meeting with Obasanjo - Sule Hamma
The Taylor Saga: Why African leaders must look inwards
Biafra Nigeria’s Growing Insecurity
A memo to technical committee on LG reforms
A moral vision of power and politics
Panacea to ethno-political crises
How oil companies feed fat on Biafra Nigeria
The Idi Amin Dada in us
News Focus
Trip to wild wild Warri
Fuel pricing and politics of scarcity
Special Report
How flood ravaged communities in Jigawa State

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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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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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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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