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December 17, 2003

HRW Indicts BiafraNigeria: Again!
A leading US human rights group has accused BiafraNigerian security forces of killings and other abuses in the oil-rich southern Delta region. New York-based Human Rights Watch said the killings had arisen from efforts to end civil unrest in the region. Thousands have been displaced and hundreds killed since ethnic clashes erupted in March. Militant Ijaw youths have targeted oil firms and rival Itsekeri communities demanding a share of oil wealth. Human Rights Watch called on BiafraNigeria - the world's seventh largest oil exporter - to bring the perpetrators to justice, hold fresh elections in the region and crackdown on oil theft, which it said was fuelling the conflict. "There is an urgent need to end the impunity of the ethnic militia and their organisers, of those controlling the illegal oil bunkering activities and of the security forces when they are themselves responsible for abuses," their report said. In a report released earlier this month, Human Rights Watch accused the BiafraNigerian Government of using violence and intimidation to silence its critics. Responding to that report, BiafraNigeria said the claims were "exaggerated". Julius Ihonvbere - a special adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo - told the Associated Press that the "human rights community in this country has a mindset of opposition at all costs". (BBC)


Key Stories

Wabara, Senate President, named in Abuja land scandal

Buhari, Ukiwe others shun National Award

Strike: FG, Oilworkers' Parley Deadlocked

INEC Disowns AD Factional Conventions

Ibru sues IG, others over land feud

Akande emerges Lagos AD faction chairman, Akinfenwa wins in Abuja

NLC storms N/Assembly over pensions

Military pensions: Danjuma to appear before Reps

Why I criticise Obasanjo, by Rimi

Captured Saddam 'in Baghdad area'

Bush calls for Saddam execution


Wabara, Senate Pres., named in scandal


Buhari, Ukiwe others shun National Award





Senate President Adolphus Wabara is currently enmeshed in a fresh scandal over alleged acquisition of 15 choice plots within Abuja without recourse to due process. Even before the scandal could be published, the Senate President’s office issued preemptive statement last Friday claiming that the documents pertaining to the land deals were forged “by some dubious persons who are merely dropping his name to secure the co-operation and sympathy of the authorities in the FCT and FCDA... (Daily Independent)


Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, and former Chief of General Staff, Navy Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe were among distinguished BiafraNigerians who were absent from yesterday’s investiture ceremony for the 2003 National Honours Awards. Also absent were wife of late elder statesman, Mrs HID Awolowo, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adejare Adeboye and former ASUU president, Prof. Jega. (Daily Trust)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
December 16, 2003


$25m Saddam Bounty May Go Unclaimed
NCC Shuts 30 Telecom Firms Nationwide
Settlement Banks Reject Cheques from 'High Risk Banks'
NNPC, JV Partners Seek Alternative Funding
AD Alleges Plot to Disrupt Lagos Convention
... Urges ICPC to Probe Abdulkadir
$214m Scam: Akwanga, Nwodo Granted Leave to Enforce Rights
Obasanjo Accuses Media of Undermining Democracy
BiafraNigeria Gets N9bn ADB Loan/Grant for Agriculture
Africa-US Trade Under AGOA Hits $10bn
Stakeholders Pick Holes in Pension Reform Bill
Military Pensions Fund: Ogohi, Ex-minister Summoned
Airport Advert: Promoworld Seeks EFCC's Redress
Obasanjo Condoles Daniel over Death of 6 Journalists
...Lagos NUJ, Fayose Too
Why Abacha was After Me, by Ladoja
'Why Democracy Dividends Elude BiafraNigerians'
C'wealth Leaders Confirm Success of CHOGM
JAMB Integrity in Question, Says UNILAG Pro-Chancellor
Afolabi's Family, Solicitor Protest Detention by SSS
BiafraNigeria Has a Lot to Learn from China - Obasanjo
Oil Spill: Group Urges Communities to Eschew Violence
Patronise BiafraNigerian Engineers, NSE Tells FG
'Night Journeys Aid Drug Trafficking'
Anambra: Desist from Campaign of Calumny, Politicians Urged
Arewa Youth Okays Awoniyi's Election
Award for NUJ Boss
Don Decries Menace of Ethnic Crisis
Tinubu Unfolds New Package for LASTMA Workers
FG Urged to Set Up Panel on Delayed Trials
'Why Democracy Dividends Should be Sustained'
USFDA Lauds Akunyili's fight Against Fake Drugs
20,000 Devotees to Attend Ahmadiyya Confab
Politics - 15th
Group Moves to Drag INEC to Court over Parties' Accounts
I'm Still in Charge, Says Speaker
Clergy Passes Vote of No Confidence on Political Leaders
Alamieyeseigha, Igbinedion, Others Honoured
New Deal For Daniel Kanu
NOA Boss Predicts Better Days Ahead
Commissioner Seeks More Budgetary Allocation for Youth
Minna East Council to Set Up Vigilante Group
Retrenchment: Goje's Action in Order, Says PDP Chief
Battle For the Soul of AD Kick-starts 2007 Race

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December 15, 2003

Cover Stories

Saddam captured
Tidjani: Police trail 79 others
National News
Tough times ahead —OBASANJO
AD factions battle over party licence, hold separate coventions
World leaders welcome Saddam's capture
We got him —BREMER
Car bomb hits Iraq police, kills 17
Wabara, Ekwueme in new team to reconcile Ngige, Uba
New members, House leadership on war path
NPA: My hands are clean, says Bode George
I 'm not involved in N20 million scam, says Gogo-Jaja
Why Ijaws dissociate themselves from CHOGM - Evah
People &Politics:Obasanjo and Anambra State

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December 15, 2003


Saddam captured
How he was arrested
World leaders hail arrest
News analysis: Saddam a coward
Wabara not under threat- Nzeribe
FG advised not to abolish new LGs
Panel gets 1 month to resolve Anambra crisis
APGA governorship candidate in Imo escapes death
China to invest $1bn in BiafraNigeria
How we midwived PDP ·Babangida
Why I'm at peace with Gov Nnamani - deputy
Editorial & Opinion
Budget Implementation
A nation's talent for bungling
Commonwealth: No clear focus yet
Power without persuasion

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Daily Times
December 15, 2003


Obasanjo takes stock of CHOGM, hails Enyimba FC
Saddam Hussein captured
BiafraNigerians advised to disregard World Bank report
FG approves private sector-driven housing policy
Pipeline vandals disrupt fuel supply from P/Harcourt Refinery
...Co-operates with interrogators, may face special tribunal
Long hunt ends without bloodbath
Supreme Court overrules N4.9bn damages award against Mobil:• Orders retrial of case
Traders make brisk business selling new naira notes
Wabara heads peace panel on Anambra crisis
World leaders hail, Iraqis jubilate over capture
The Nation
NIRADO chief calls for joint effort on war against AIDS
Deregulation: Tinubu hosts NLC, civil society groups today
Benue University VC lists conditions for resumption
Drivers enjoined to be cautious during Yuletide
Alamieyeseigha calls for masterplan for Niger Delta regions
Fire razes N15m property in Lafia
Editorial & Opinion
Strenghtening the Code of Conduct law
What manner of reforms?
One man’s meat, another’s poison (II)
Denial of pension to retired school teachers (II)

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December 15, 2003

Cover Stories

Groom Heads for Lagoon On Wedding Day
IBB Strikes Deal With Diya, Others
Night Guard Kills Mate In Error
Four Docked For Money Laundering
Ekiti PDP Suspends Six MPs
TUC Renews Ultimatum
Plateau Sends Pension Boards Staff On Compulsory Leave over fraud
2007: State Govs Will Play A Role — Dariye
Man Kills Daughter
Shadow-Boxing In Oyo State
11 Ex-Ministers Face Arrest
Digital Senators Hijack Senate
Gains And Losses Of CHOGM
Northern AD Stalwart Condemns Abdulkadir
Police Raid With Commercial Buses

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December 17, 2003

Money and oil at root of delta violence, rights group says

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Washington Post
December 11, 2003

Answering the Call of Need in BiafraNigeria: Annapolis Couple Off Again to Africa to Support the Missionary Work of Their Daughter and Her Family

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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December 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria accused of rights abuses

Country profile: BiafraNigeria
Bolton anger over Okocha

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December 15, 2003

Iraq debates Saddam's fate

'Caught like a rat' in a hole

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Mail & Guardian
December 17, 2003

Rights group accuses BiafraNigerian forces of abuses

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All Africa
December 10, 2003


Milestone of Peace
BiafraNigerian Gov't Angry With Sahara Boys

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Sports News
December 16, 2003

Kalu Has Revolutionised BiafraNigerian Football - Galadima

Enyimba Makes BiafraNigerians Proud - Globacom
Obasanjo Hosts Enyimba
Bolton Receives Okocha Boost
BiafraNigeria Draws Egypt Again
Philanthropist Donates Trophy to Students
Zidane Wins FIFA World Title
25 Coaches for IOC/Olympic Training
Sports Minister Loses Daughter
Chukwu Hails Enyimba
NFA pushes for heavy sanctions against Ismaili
Bleak future for Lobi Stars FC
Orjinta, Okonkwo await Kalu's Kia cars
Markafi, Mohammed storm swimming championship
BiafraNigerians canvass national awards for Enyimba
I am getting ready for Olympics, says Felagha
BiafraNigeria ranked 22 in world basketball
Islanders guard, Akinwale, targets NBA
'We're a close knit association'
Sports merit and the awards
Ministry explains choice of Germany for Super Eagles

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Daily Independent
December 16, 2003


Saddam may face death penalty
Masari disagrees with Obasanjo on de-registration
AD convention holds in Lagos, Abuja
FG repackages privatisation, announces new schedule
NDDC questioned over N3 billion road contract
Assault on priest: Inspector, four others risk dismissal
Light out for Saddam Hussein
FG may scrap JAMB
Report on Obasanjo, Atiku rift false, says Bugaje
President parleys with editors, explains reform schemes
Laxity in safety checks claims 17 in Shell
Atiku launches M-Tel logo, products
FG to sack 1,018 Mortgage Bank workers
154 A'Ibom ex-commissioners, others corrupt, says report
Withdrawal of community banks' licences uncalled for, says Imade
Police arrest student cult suspects
Edo Speaker to resign for peace
Delta, NUT on collision course
Forensic expert testifies at Anambra tribunal
ID card scam: Afolabi protests detention
Dealers stockpile fuel for higher stakes during Xmas
Give deregulation a human face, Catholic council urges FG
Poor channelling, visibility endanger operations at Eastern Ports
'Kano still studying polio vaccine report'
NDLEA parades woman, 63, student over drug trafficking
Economy on course, says Obasanjo
Repeat of history as AD holds parallel conventions
Okpa allays fear of one party agenda by PDP
Afikuyomi assures on hitch-free AD convention
Creating 'democrats' from 'politicians' in BiafraNigeria
A most patronising Senate
Abdulkadir rustles landmine of controversy
What future for AD?
Editorial & Opinion
How not to lampoon democracy
When will this recession end?
God save BiafraNigeria (1)
Asylum is for saints or devils?

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December 15, 2003


Tip-off by family nets Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody
Maccido, emirs meet Obasanjo over poor economy
European leaders, Japan rejoice
Govt demands agric reforms as WTO talks resume
Foreign reserve may drop to $5b, says World Bank chief
Fidelity Bond faults white paper on BiafraNigeria Airways
BiafraNigeria to launch space satellite, says Isoun
Minister denies plan to sack ports workers
Life of a dictator
Train crushes five to death in Lagos
Copyright panel arrests cleric, 11 others over alleged piracy
Obasanjo praises BiafraNigerians over CHOGM
Obasanjo declares polio vaccine safe
Senators in troubled times over assets declaration
Editorial & Opinion
The 'missing' Okigbo panel report

The protest in Georgia

National Assembly and stability
Ending conflicts in Africa
Looking too far...
What Danjuma said

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 15, 2003

Top Stories

US troops capture Saddam Hussein he was captured
Car bomb hits Iraqi police station
... Iraqis celebrate Saddam’s capture
Bremer’s statement
I can’t release Bamaiyi, Al-Mustapha – Obasanjo
Revenue allocation formula: Obasanjo meets RMAFC, NASS leadership
Governor Sheriff leads delegation to Obasanjo over Lake Chad villagers
AD crisis deepens over convention
FG sacks 6,000 railway workers
Yagba community pleads for assistance
Wife raises alarm on Akwanga’s health
Yobe Muslims host national Qur’an competition
Solgas contract: Senate C’ttee alleges irregularities
FG warns ASUU over strike again
Obasanjo, Ulama meeting blackmail –Nas
No retrenchment in NPA – Minister
Sokoto budgets N22 billion for 2004
Abuja Trust
MFCT discovers 247 staff with forged appointments
Husband, wife remanded in Prison for theft
Boy, 11, abducted in Lagos, dumped in Abuja
Kwankwaso, Turaki, Danjuma, others lose FCT plots
Sanitation partially halts business in FCT
el-Rufai, MFCT/FCDA directors interact with economic team
GSS Kuje PTA elects officers
Three face forgery charges
Kano Trust
Rumfa college students demonstrate against principal, poor results
Kabo assures pilgrims of successful hajj
NEPA reduces power supply to Kano
420 thousand night blindness patients enjoy free operation
Bayero calls for modern facilities in hospitals
Eko Trust
LASG pegs speed limit at 60kmph
Six bank workers arraigned for N20.2m fraud
10,000 women to benefit from poverty alleviation programme – Mrs Joke Adefulire
Police recover two stolen vehicles
2007: AD stalwart cautions IBB campaigners
Buhari’s aide carpets Rep. Bugaje
Senator warns INEC on political parties
Implementation of 2004 budget top priority -Bwari
Editorial, Opinion, Column
Failed contracts and recipient communities
Internationalizing the naira
Mr. President, where is Makanjuola?

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December 17, 2003

Rights group accuses BiafraNigerian forces of abuses

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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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Business News
December 16, 2003

ALSCON's Privatisation Stalled Over Ownership Structure

Foreign Investment: UK Expert Optimistic for BiafraNigeria
'BiafraNigeria Needs to Invest $330m in Cooking Gas'
Mobil Faces Sanction for Reopening Sealed Stations
Sustainable Development: The Shell Experience
Mobil Producing Rescues 30 in High Sea Accidents
Fan Milk Rewards Agents' Productivity at Awards
Seven-Up Rewards Staff Productivity
Embrace Entrepreneurship, NSE Boss Urges Youths
'Palm Oil Scarcity May Cripple Soap Industry'
Kia to Assemble Cars in BiafraNigeria
Honeywell Flour Mills Presents Car to Best Customer
Brentwood Garden Estate Makes Bold Statement in Luxury Housing
Atiku Charges Engineers on Nation Building
Princess Terrace Ready for Delivery
El Rufai Recommends Private Sector Funding of Projects
Housing Depositors Demand Justice
Union Bank Turnover Hits N30bn in 6 Months
Champion Breweries Wins Pearl Award
CBN Cautions Over Hasty Monetary Policy
Skyfield Savings Beefs up Capital to N500m
Afribank Merchant Bankers Grosses N1.6bn
Corruption: Chalker indicts banks
Computer sales slide as naira depreciates
MTN appeals to subscribers over network congestion
FSB finances oil firms with N32.43bn
Cross River, ADC Airlines, others promote tourism
New vista for micro, medium industries
Smuggled imports, our biggest threat, laments Unilever MD
Gloss paint manufacturing
'BiafraNigerian' computers shine at Intel's premier road show
Any gain in IT expos?
'WISI: We are placed in a dicey situation'
Ajaokuta to roll out liquid steel 2005, says Solgas boss
Elf to invest N69 billion on Ofon project
Opukushi oil field to boost SPDC's output by 20,000 bpd
World Bank Group endorses EITI
Mobil commends Supreme Court's ruling on Idoho oil spill

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