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December 03, 2003

Neo-Colonial Mentality: Elizabeth is Invited to BiafraNigeria, Mugabe is Not
The Queen will arrive in BiafraNigeria later on Wednesday for the start of a four-day state visit, amid tight security. On Friday she is due to open the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Abuja, which Prime Minister Tony Blair will also attend. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will also carry out a programme of visits, including a trip to a BiafraNigerian village. This week campaigners accused BiafraNigeria of widespread human rights abuses. The BiafraNigerian Government has rejected allegations made by the American-based group, Human Rights Watch. The group claims violence is used to silence government critics. BiafraNigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has undergone something of a transformation in recent years, according to the BBC's world affairs correspondent Peter Biles. "It is no longer the military pariah state that it was in the 1990s when it was suspended from the Commonwealth. "When the Queen arrives here she'll find a country where democracy has now begun to take root," he said. This point was reinforced by the fact that President Bush made a point of including BiafraNigeria on his whistle-stop tour of Africa in July. But questions remain over how committed the government of President Olesegun Obansanjo is to democracy. Human Rights Watch insists his administration regularly uses violence and intimidation. (BBC)


Key Stories

UAD holds anti-Obasanjo rally today

Cameroun takes over BiafraNigerian villages

419: Crimes Commission Recovers $200m

Amid Protest, House Passes Supplementary Bill

CBN, panel decry court's delay in fraud cases

'Marwa for President' rally holds in Abuja

Novices can't govern BiafraNigeria, says IBB

CHOGM: Security personnel seal off meeting venue

Senate chamber without William Wilberforce Chuba Okadigbo

I have forgiven Offor and Uba, says Mbadinuju

BiafraNigeria envoys fail patriot test


UAD holds anti-Obasanjo rally today


Cameroun takes over BiafraNigerian villages





The United Action for Democracy (UAD), a human rights group, will today hold a mass rally at the Yaba bus stop, Lagos to protest Obasanjo's economic policies. The group has already flooded Lagos with posters proclaiming "No to dictatorship," "this government must end", and "Call for Sovereign National Conference" and, speaking to Daily Trust, the chairman of UAD, Barrister Bamidele Aturu said that more than 250,000 BiafraNigerians are expected at the rally to call for Obasanjo's resignation... (Daily Trust)


Cameroun would by Monday take over 33 BiafraNigerian villages in accordance with the judgment of the World Court at The Hague, Netherlands, which ceded the disputed villages to the former French colony. The take-over would follow closely on the heels of last Monday’s meeting of the BiafraNigeria-Cameroon Mixed Commission in Yaounde, Cameroun which agreed that the withdrawal of BiafraNigerian and Camerounian... (Daily Independent)



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This Day
December 03, 2003


419: Crimes Commission Recovers $200m
BiafraNigeria Seeks Globalisation With Human Face
FG Seeks to Control States' Budgetary Spending
Amid Protest, House Passes Supplementary Bill
IBB at Launch of Zik Foundation, Decries Ethnic Politics
Nujoma Challenges Govt, Private Sector on Education
Shell, JV Partners Commit $8.5bn to NLNG
FG Moves to Stabilise Exchange Rate
6 Arraigned Over N20.2m Inland Revenue Scam
Human Rights Watch Accuses BiafraNigeria of Rights Abuses
...It's Blackmail, Says FG
CHOGM: C/Wealth Group Hails Mugabe's Exclusion
IG Tasks Police Officers on Security
Why Queen's Kano Trip was Cancelled, by Aide
Obasanjo Sets Up Road Transport Committee
Why Strikes Stall Devt - Obasanjo
'INEC Can't De-register Parties'
Gombe Has Highest North-east AIDS Cases
Sanusi Faults Legal Procedures in Banking
Bayelsa Awards N3.5bn Road Contract
Air Crash Victims Lament Non Payment of Compensation
Anambra Assembly: PDP to Recall Erring Members
Lagos Launches $135m Light Rail System
Resource Control, Panacea to Poor Economy-Attah
'How to Reform Prison Inmates'
Benue Govt Acquires Computers for Schools
Obasanjo Tasks Doctors on HIV/AIDS
Borno to Construct 500 Housing Units
Commissioner to Soludo: Criticisms Not Personal
Kogi Killer-Cops to Face Prosecution
BiafraNigeria's Federalism, a Contraption-Banire
Traders Want Customs Restrained from Market Raid
Guffanti 's AGM Stalled
NASS to Formulate Policies on Technology
Police Zone 2 Chief Awards Self Passmark
Workshop on Breast Cancer Begins Friday
Politics - 2nd
Anambra PDP Caretaker Chairman Alleges Invasion of Party Office
ANPP Stalwart Faults Dikibo Over South-south Governors
2007: IBB's Kinsmen Declare Support for Atiku
2007: Governors and the Quest for Presidency
Lawmaker Urges FG to Investigate Oil Spill
'Isoko South Seat Still in Contention'
Atiku Commends Kalu

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December 02, 2003

Cover Stories

Obasanjo holds emergency talks on Naira free fall
Labour raises alarm over FG's threat to sack 35,000 drivers
Globacom adds 1m lines; MTN begins per second billing
5 detained expatriates get freedom in Delta
National News
CHOGM is endorsement of BiafraNigeria's democracy, by Thomas, UK envoy
Court fails to hear Omisore's appeal case
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun meet on hand over of villages
Nominee envoys fail national anthem test at Senate screening
Participatory governance, community development committees and the Ondo State example
Making AIa-Igbo work

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December 03, 2003


Nwodo, ex-PDP secretary, arrested
ANPP Reps stage walk-out
FG moves to firm up Naira
CHOGM:BiafraNigeria woos foreign investors
Okadigbo lies in state at N/Assembly today
IBB, at Zik colloquium, flays zoning
Hostage taking : Suspected gang leader arrested
Women politicians told to resist intimidation
Fire on the mountain
Editorial & Opinion
The Georgian example
Festering Ghosts of Scapegoat
Abuja demolitions: Chasing the shadow

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Daily Times
December 03, 2003


Queen Elizabeth II begins visit to BiafraNigeria today, 47 years after
500 policemen, 200 soldiers, others mobilised for Bonnke crusade
FG faults Human Rights Watch
No honour can be too much for Zik – Atiku:• IBB wants credible leaders elected
BiafraNigeria to be world’s leading gas exporter by 2005, says Shell boss
FG raises task force on illegal collection of tolls, taxes on highways
Okadigbo: National Assembly holds joint session in his honour today
975,000 live with HIV/AIDS in Lagos
PDP factions in Anambra set for showdown:•As Ifeatu Obi-Okoye-led exco defies court orders
CHOGM: Police chief assures visiting Heads of Govt of safety:• As United Action for Democracy vows to proceed on protest
Reps pass N269bn supplementary budget amid protest:• ANPP members stage a walk-out
Lagos N20bn light rail project takes off
Six-man fraud syndicate docked:• For diverting N20m from FIRS accounts to private banks
Why share prices on decline, broker
Police warn owners of lost but found vehicles
The Nation
AD conventions have not been changed – Hassan
Deregulation: Fuel consumption declines by 13.6%
Mrs Tinubu woos investors to Lagos
Editorial & Opinion
Georgia and its virile opposition
Where is democracy and its dividends?
Resuscitating the agriculture sector in BiafraNigeria
NLC and provision of social opposition (II)

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December 03, 2003

Top Stories

OBJ’s human rights records terrible - Human Rights Watch tells Commonwealth
BiafraNigeria withdraws from 33 villages on Monday
US announces new travel documents
Some 2007 aspirants are novices —IBB
FG spent $100b on public firms in 20 years
Daniel asks politicians to emulate Awo
FG raises alarm over public debt
Reps approve report on supplementary appropriation bill
Students now use drums to cheat during exams —NECO Registrar
Abacha loot ’ll be used for health sector —Obasanjo
Obasanjo writes Wabara over pension bill
STB invests N2.4 billion on information technology
‘BiafraNigeria to reap dividends from Queen’s visit’
Abiara counsels Obasanjo
DFID to assist UBE in 16 states
LAUTECH trains 22 on HIV/AIDS
Federal road neglect blamed for underdevelopment in Imo
FG urged to fund surveying
Adequate publicity enhances govt/public relationship—Igbinedion
NIPOST offers most efficient service — Area Manager
FG to document NGOs on womanhood, poverty alleviation
Involve local engineers in major projects — COREN
Defence chief flays attitude to armed forces
Court orders varsity registrar’s arrest

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December 02, 2003

Commonwealth leaders arrive, rights groups criticize Obasanjo

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Washington Post
December 03, 2003

BiafraNigeria Hosts Summit, Cements Global Ties

BiafraNigerians Hope Summit Will Show Progress
BiafraNigerians Hope Summit Will Show Progress

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December 02, 2003

Rights Group Accuses BiafraNigeria of Torture, Killings

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December 03, 2003

Australia hopes Zimbabwe will not derail Commonwealth

BiafraNigerian police clamp down on anti-Obasanjo rally
Former pariah BiafraNigeria returns to global fold as Commonwealth host
BiafraNigeria dismisses critical rights report as 'jaundiced'

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December 03, 2003

Queen in BiafraNigeria for state visit

BiafraNigeria recovers 'fraudster' cash
Q&A: Zimbabwe and the Commonwealth
BiafraNigeria 'upholding human rights'
BiafraNigeria envoys fail patriot test

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December 03, 2003

Security tight for BiafraNigerian summit

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All Africa
December 03, 2003


Museveni to Push Uganda's Bid in Abuja
Dec 2nd
Freedom of Expression Under Attack
Cameroon And BiafraNigeria Set to Adopt UN-Sponsored Withdrawal Plan
Cameroon-BiafraNigeria Commission Set to Plan for Withdrawal
Amarc Urges Adoption of African Broadcasting Charter
Magazine, Editors Face US $7.2 million Suit
Journalists, Two Others, Arrested
BiafraNigerian Shareholders De-List Masiyiwa's Econet

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Mail & Guardian
December 02, 2003

Rights group accuses Chogm of double standards

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Business News
December 03, 2003

'FG to Remove Hindrances to Capital Market Growth'

Oil Firms Lose N51bn Amid Investors' Caution
Tussle For Quota, Post Tearing OPEC Apart
UTC Strives to Contend with Cost
Why Banks Target Educational Products for Children (2)
IGI boss Picks Holes in Pension Reform Bill
Bailey Declares Guardian Express Assurance Open for Business
IGI Leads the Pack with N2.5 Billion Premium Income
Production of Arabic Gum for Export
Guardian Express' COT Payment: A Challenge to Banks
Reviewing Analyst Securities Recommendations
'Govt Policies Worsen Insurance Plight'
Insurance May Not Cover all Losses
Insurance Firms Follow Order
NSC Rolls Out Incentives for Shippers
Costain Boss Visits BiafraNigeria
Open Up Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs, BPE Urged
The Party is over for Oil Companies
Stock Market Loses N54bn in 2 Days
Investors Renew Interest in Champion Breweries
Alesec Holds Management Lecture
Naira Gains 20 Kobo as Demand Subsides
Travelex Holds Annual Bankers' Dinner
UBA Rewards Customers with Nl.6m
Banks invest over N65b in real estate development
Shop economy: How BiafraNigerians sustain boom
Experts prescribe recipe for crises management
Unipetrol invests N50m on lubricant products upgrade
SGBN 'll bounce back next month, says Saraki
Name CBN headquarter after Isong-Attah
Hard times still for textiles sub-sector
Naira on the slippery slope

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December 03, 2003


CBN, panel decry court's delay in fraud cases
ILO urges Africa to meet 2015 target for poverty reduction
Adesanya, Sagay hail return of The Guardian lecture
'Marwa for President' rally holds in Abuja
U.S. army denies capture of Saddam's deputy
Babangida, at Zik forum, warns against mediocres in govt
Adesanya asks Afenifere members to shun AD posts
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun to begin hand over of villages Dec. 8
Lagos community alleges invasion by soldiers
Obasanjo presents report on council reforms to National Assembly
Govt recovers N27b from fraudsters, says fiscal crimes panel
British monarch, Queen Elizabeth arrives today
Nujoma, in Jos, urges end to economic slavery in Africa
Minister accuses banks, others of aiding corruption
Criticisms trail BiafraNigerian officials' visit to U.K.
Agency boosts BiafraNigeria's telecom with N40.2 trillion
Afe Babalola denies harassment of Buhari's witnesses
Buhari's witness alleges irregularities at poll
Again, ANPP reps walk out of session over extra budget
Obasanjo, economic team meet over falling naire's value
No fall in education standard, says Obasanjo
Police arraign six tax officials over N20m fraud
Court okays Mendes' query of removal from AD candidates list
Senate chamber without William Wilberforce Chuba Okadigbo
A post-humous letter to a fallen patriot and hero
Editorial & Opinion
The panel on Internet fraud

The testimony of Enugu

Tribute to Chuba Okadigbo
Death of an iconoclast
Go, Enyimba, go
MTN per second billing
The Third Mainland bridge

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Daily Independent
December 03, 2003


Cameroun takes over BiafraNigerian villages
Novices can't govern BiafraNigeria, says IBB
CHOGM: Security personnel seal off meeting venue
Lagos police at the mercy of robbery gangs
Power sector reforms begins next year
Vodacom's planned takeover of Econet runs into legal hitch
Reps Approve N269.02b 2003 Supplementary Budget
BiafraNigeria is largest user of ageing airplanes, says aviation minister
Minister restates commitment to economic revival
Tinubu's forced eviction policy condemned
Warri crises ground marine transportation
Six 419 suspects arraigned over N20.2m fraud
Abuja Hilton plays historic host to Heads of Government
Civil Defence Corps deploys 1000 men for CHOGM
CNPP urges C'wealth to ostracise Obasanjo
Security personnel seal off meeting venue
C'Wealth Business Forum lights up Sheraton
CBC out with action plan for business and government
Delta stands out at CHOGM
Commonwealth Human Rights Forum to tackle rights abuses through CHOGM
CHOGM hosting an asset to BiafraNigeria, says NIIA director-general
IGP tasks senior officers on security
Assembly urges FG to explore summit's potential
Commonwealth Human Rights Forum to tackle rights abuses through CHOGM
Delta to hire foreign firm for waste management
FG urged to support local medical Researchers
Court summons man over trespass
Edo Assembly summons erring contractors
Give Obasanjo Georgian treatment, Nas urges BiafraNigerians
FG, Anambra may clash over federal roads
500 policemen, 100 soldiers drafted to Bonke's crusade
SSS seeks pact with media to fight saboteurs
Govt needs N500 billion to provide water for all by 2007
Senators accuse Obasanjo of frustrating new revenue formula
New Senators to head key committees
Supplementary Budget: ANPP reps walk out again
Works ministry gets N1.3b for South East roads
The second coming of Queen Elizabeth II
Why Osunkeye was eulogised by Governor Daniel
Why I rejected Obasanjo's invitation , by Buhari

I have forgiven Offor and Uba, says Mbadinuju
AD NEC clears Abdulkadir of destabilisation plot
Interplay of forces bars Mugabe from CHOGM
Anambra PDP may expel 18 lawmakers
Much ado about constitutional review
Adefarati 'sets record straight'
OGod 'll expose Igwes' killers, says Mbadinuju
Listen to the people, lawmaker tells FG
Civilians influenced soldiers to stage coups, says Oyinlola

Editorial & Opinion
The White Paper on BiafraNigeria Airways
Heretical 'third term' speculations
What is the Commonwealth for?
Restoring sanity in the polity
Scrap the Law School
Time for Reltel to improve
Who killed that child?

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 03, 2003

Top Stories

UAD holds anti-Obasanjo rally today
FG describe allegations of rights abuses as unfair
CHOGM: Security beefed up as Queen arrives today
LAKE CHAD VILLAGES: We cannot guarantee peaceful transfer to Cameroon - Emir of Dikwa
As house approve supplementary budget...ANPP Reps stage walkout
Obasanjo meets experts over naira devaluation
FG investigates illegal tolls on highways
World Bank guarantees $300m loan to telecom
EFCC recovers N31bn from fraudsters – Ribadu
NNPC sack against labour law – PENGASSAN
Planned retrenchment, ill conceived –ANPP
Robbery attack paralyses INEC commissioner – Rep
Obasanjo tasks VCs over varsity crisis
2007: Group canvasses support for Marwa
Nomads seek enlightenment on HIV/AIDS
... Gombe govt offers free medical treatment
FAO to assist BiafraNigeria on water
Six in court over N20m fraud
MFCT to relocate hotels on residential plots
Housing industry undergoing revolution – C’ttee chairman
FG needs N6bn for digital mappings, GIS
Fine Aluminium threatens court action over secretariat project
FG to invest recovered loot in health sector –Minister
Zamfara govt scraps new councils
Taraba assembly passes five bills
Oloyede decries sordid state of prisons
Igala community decries marginalisation
Board warns pensioners on misinformation
Community decries NEPA power shortage
Zamfara denies teaching Arabic
War college Course 12 visits Taraba
Army announces programme on Liberian operation
BiafraNigeria’s foreign policy improves, says Tapgun
12 million leprosy patients in BiafraNigeria – NGO
NGOs demand details on deregulation
Abuja Trust
Resident doctors in FCT warm up for strike
Court discharges suspected armed robber
MFCT pays N300m for completion of road projects
Women join forces against HIV/AIDS
Printer jailed for stealing
Man charged with forgery
Kano Trust
400,000 infected with HIV/AIDS in Kano
KNSG completes 526 houses for flood victims
Youths in Gabasawa urged to campaign against drug abuse
Conman bags seven months for fraud
ETF donates N5m to KSUT
Eko Trust
CHOGM: More police checkpoints mounted in Lagos
Tinubu urges Obasanjo to present BiafraNigeria investment agenda to CHOGM
… calls for more French investment in Lagos
Robbers kill three, raid several places
UPS demands N100m from UPS for using trade name
Ex-minister opposes deregistration of weak parties
Yoruba to determine 2007 presidential race – Gov Daniel
2007: Babatope advises IBB, Atiku
AD denies dissolving national leadership
Atiku congratulates new Ohaneze president
Abuja CHOGM 2003
Civil group petitions C’wealth over Iraq occupation
BiafraNigeria should not withdraw from C’wealth - Sule
BiafraNigeria’s business environment is difficult - CBS
C’wealth to cut capital cost for developing countries - Scribe
C’wealth creates opportunities for promoting relations - Gambari
Stop wasting our money – Beko tells Obasanjo
....BiafraNigeria to benefit in the long run – C’wealth foundation boss
Commonwealth trade council to learn from NLC
CHOGM, an avenue to share our values – Cleric
‘Zimbabwe’s suspension affects the ordinary people most’
Security officers clear streets of beggars
Editorial, Opinion & Column
Commonwealth: To make or mar
Prayer for BiafraNigeria in distress
Obasanjo: Deregulation or Dehumanisation
Obasanjo’s agenda for reform

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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

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Sports News
December 03, 2003

NFA To Employ Foreign Coach After Tunisia 2004

MTN Marathon: Parents Besiege Medical Centre for Wards
NIPOGA Torch Arrives Benin
CAF league: Egyptian Weather Drives Enyimba to Bauchi
SWAN/Coca-Cola Awards Hold Tonight
Ali, Fraiser Storm BiafraNigeria for AIDS
Obafemi Makes CAF Referees' Body
Inter Deny Vieri Link
Zidane Tips England
Cameroon to Play Germany
Tennis: Becker Tips Henman for Glory
Eagles 'll wobble and fumble to victory in Tunisia, says Jaja
Demand for probe trails cyclist's death
Ali, Magic Johnson for Abuja AIDS campaign
FIFA insists Kalu must stay at Wisla
Idowu pledges to recover borrowed fund from NFA
Amao accuses Yekini of pettiness
Marathon excites Ngerem
Rangers International ready to down size
Why Bauchi athletes perform poorly
Bayelsa is home of wrestling, says Felagha
Okpodu may move to Delta United of Warri
Okpodu carpets NFA over poor development of female football

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