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July 01, 2003

Ojukwu/Igbo Majority Declare Ohanaeze Dead: INA is New Igbo Umbrella Group
A major crack has emerged in Igbo leadership with a demand by Ikemba Nnewi Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu and some of his top political associates for the dissolution of the umbrella socio-cultural organisation of the ethnic stock, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Their demand was, however, swiftly dismissed as "wishful thinking" by Justice Eze Ozobu, the national chairman of the group. Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who was the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the recent general elections, and his associates made their demand at a meeting of the nascent Igbo National Assembly (INA) in Aba at the weekend. The INA wants to play the role for which Ohanaeze was set up, and to pave way for this, it urged the latter's chieftains to wind it up. Chief Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who announced the INA's demand on Sunday, stated that Ohanaeze ceased to exist from that day because "it has been a setback to Ndigbo." He told the large crowd at the Enitona Hotel, venue of the event, that INA should meet immediately to draw its constitution and pick national executives. (Guardian)


Key Stories

'Four dead' in BiafraNigeria strike

Oshiomhole: Why Refineries Don't Work

Igwes: Mbadinuju's commissioner, 11 others charged with murder

Ojukwu, Tinubu back labour

Again, U.S. advises against travel to BiafraNigeria

Ebonyi, A/Ibom, Benue, Delta, Plateau Workers Join Strike

Oil Communities Allege Harassment by Oil Firm, Police

Etiebet Accuses PDP of Plot to Destabilise ANPP

Crippling strike halts nation’s march

20 perish in Ondo autocrash

Oil prices rise following strike over hike in fuel prices


'Four dead' in BiafraNigeria Strike


Oshiomhole: Why Refineries Don't Work





BiafraNigerian police at first confirmed, and then denied, reports that they killed four people when they fired on crowds during a general strike over massive fuel price rises on Monday. They have again used teargas against strikers outside a government building in the capital, Abuja, while protesters in the biggest city, Lagos, have erected burning barricades. Union leaders said the strike would continue despite President Olusegun Obasanjo's promise to... (BBC)


President of the NLC, Comrade Adams Oshio-mhole, has said that the nation's oil refineries are not operating at optimal capacity due to what he alleged, as a conspiracy between the NNPC and oil marketers. Oshiomhole who spoke yesterday in Abuja at a rally to flag off the nationwide strike called by the NLC to protest the latest increase in fuel prices said: "The NNPC and the oil marketers have conspired to make sure the refineries do not... (This Day)



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This Day
June 30, 2003


FG, Labour Talks Deadlocked
Fuel: N/Assembly to Broker Acceptable Prices - Masari
Liberia: Taylor Gives Condition to Step Down
CBN to Punish Banks for ATM Fraud
Accenture to Manage MTS Network Roll Out
Strike: Ex-parte Order Unconstitutional, Says NCP
Tribunal to Hear Obi's Motion in Anambra
Hashidu Accounts for 'Missing' Govt Vehicles
Assassination Threat: Shango's Allegation Untrue - Benue Govt
Strike: Groups Caution on Hijack by Hoodlums
Police Warn against Breach of Peace
'How to Avert Today's Strike'
Pro-strike Leaflets Flood Ogun
Students, Labour Leaders Mobilise for Strike in Kwara
Communities Threaten Shell over Land Lease
I'm Ready to Face Anti-graft Panel, Says Hashidu
Bayelsa Civil Servants to Enjoy Internet Facilities
Akume's Counsel Faults Unongo's Petition
Assembly Wants Contract Procedures Overhauled
Delta Set to Sell Transport Firm
We'll Make Education Priority - Gombe SSG
Strike: ABU ASUU Expels 17 Erring Dons
'AD Boss Nomination Disappointing'
Bayelsa to Fish out Ghost Workers
'Don't Sell Fuel Above N40'
Parents Role in Curbing Cultism, By UNILORIN VC
N5m Osoba Gift Tears Traders Apart
My Emergence, An Act of God - Female Speaker
LG Boss Refutes Serial Killer's Report
States of the States
Resource Control 'll Kill BiafraNigeria, Says Ekwensi
How BiafraNigeria Can Gain from AGOA - Expert
Union Seeks Shake-up in Kwara Water Corporation
FG Urged to Re-award Road Contract
Akande Seeks Support for Anti-Graft Crusade
Govt Creates 3 Ministries
Pay Attention to Spiritual Growth, Cleric Tells Leaders
MOAN Holds Seminar on Double Taxation
Osun Owes N2.13bn Local Debt - Oyinlola
Road Project: 4 Firms Get N43m
Group Plans Home-made GSM Handsets
Speaker Tasks Journalists on Nation's Unity
Muslim Group Wants Old Petroleum Prices Back
Group Endorses NLC action Against FG over Fuel Price
Speaker Seeks Newsmen's Co-operation
LG Reforms: Four Panels Established
Group Hails Wabara, Imo Peace Accord
Saraki Canvasses Support for Kwara Ministerial Nominees
S/East Group Backs Wabara
Akinyele Blames Buhari Over Attacks on IBB
'Soldiers Attack on Community Politically Motivated'
Ogun Speaker Assures on Sound Executive/Legislature Relationship
Gombe AD Crisis Deepens
Fuel Price Hike: Any Hope of a Truce?
'There 'll Be No More Legislature/Executive Face-off'
'My Return 'll Reconcile PDP Factions in Anambra'

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June 30, 2003

Cover Stories

Nationwide protests against fuel price hike begins — Eleventh hour labour, govt talks deadlocked
Govt's stand on N40 per litre sterile, says Onosode
Court order against strike unconstitutional —GANI
National News
Obasanjo may not complete second term, says Balarabe Musa
Coalition mobilises Abeokuta
IG beefs up security to check hijack of strike by hoodlums
Akinyele faults labour's directive to workers
NLC divides BiafraNigeria into two zones for effective protest against fuel price hike
The problem with the Obasanjo administration
As NLC’s "strike" charade starts today...
What is good for Telecoms should be good for petroleum
Malam Shekarau’s date with history in Kano

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Daily Independent
June 26, 2003


Recurrent costs hit 93%
Between the employer and employee
Fuel: NLC seeks Reps support
TUC gives ultimatum on fuel price increase
Igbinedion, Ugochukwu, NDDC boss, disagree
Ige: Fryo says evidence against him is unreliable
Tribunal strikes out Ogboru’s petition against Ibori
Tinubu back from Europe, raises hope on mass transit
Crack in the Senate over standing committee
NB’s jumbo earnings excites shareholders
Hilton braces up for privatization
El-Rufai chides NEPA management on corruption
Stiffer penalties await illicit drug traffickers
Dearth of experts stalls privatisation of steel rolling mill companies
ECOWAS okays April polls
Wabara rolls out mission statement
BiafraNigerian is chairman of copuos
APGA warns on integrity of tribunal
FG revokes 10 contracts at Apo quarters
Fuel : Students protest in Ibadan, Osogbo, Lagos
ASUP calls for reversal of rise in petroleum product prices
Lagos wants 2% from federation Account
Amnesty seeks legislative cover against oil firms
Legislator doubles as commissioner
Saraki urged to reorganise water board
FG praised over restructuring of councils
4,000 oil wells constitute danger in Niger Delta, says Ekpu
A’Ibom hails LG restructuring
Milk boosts school attendance in Lagos
Presidency drops new aide
Global Fund commits N6.9b to fight AIDS, TB/ malaria
South South women seek appointments
Legislator faces trial over dual role
Delta House amends local government law
Why Tinubu snubbed
Kwara after tension-soaked elections
Governorship candidate quits NDP
LG polls: Candidates groan over debt
Imo swallowed by the culture of compromise
Obasanjo’s second term and ‘gullible’ BiafraNigerians
Need for Kalu-Wabara cooperation in Abia
Ngige and his horse whip in Anambra
Editorial & Opinion
Govt's social obligations preclude disengagement from varsity funding
Outright ban on external loans will be counter-productive
Mystery ship could solve riddles
Scale down Federal universities
Mambo BiafraNigeria!
Does LUTH loot lives?
Southwest blues

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Daily Times
June 18, 2003


14 policemen paraded over N40,000 extortion
FG explains opposition to Ibekwe’s bail application
80 yrs old Baale’s case: Police seize case file
Resist fuel price hike, CDHR tells BiafraNigerians
Anti-tobacco bill under way
FG probes N43 billion bribe allegation against Halliburton
Benue SIEC shifts council elections
Lagos Assembly confirms Tunji Bello, seven others more as commissioners
CBN governor indicts bank directors
Liberian rebels, govt sign ceasefire deal
NTA chairman explains Obasanjo’s proposed fuel price increase
Charles Taylor cedes power to interim government
Olikoye Ransome-Kuti simple to a fault – Odukoya
Tribunal quashes fourpetitions against ANPP lawmakers
Shun selfishness, Okogie tells BiafraNigerian leaders
State governors push for scrapping of 774 LGs
Police allegedly kill 17 MASSOB members
Council polls may not hold on June 21
Robbers kill police chief, three others in Niger
Wabara gets Abia ANPP’s backing
Utilise foreign partners in oil sector, banks told
Activists unite for democracy
Wabara, Imo saga: The intrigues, the fallout

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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's president starts second term with pledge to act against poverty and corruption

Obasanjo sworn in as BiafraNigerian president
Youths march against Obasanjo in BiafraNigerian city

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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003

Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence

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All Africa
May 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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Business News
June 29, 2003

The Pump Price Tragedy (1)

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June 30, 2003


Govt, Labour talks collapse, strike begins

How Council of State debated fuel prices increase, restructuring
Police arraign suspects over murder of Onitsha NBA chief
Delta creates three new ministries
UN, ECOWAS meet Obasanjo, seek end to Liberian crisis
Police chiefs meet, order tight security
Accenture, telecom firms sign N1b turn-around pact
14 die in Ondo auto crash
Father Ofei, liberation theologist, dies at 51
Palestinian militant groups suspend violence
Kwara, Delta workers set for strike
Odili says smugglers are behind queues in Rivers State
Cleric faults court action over Labour's strike
Osun teachers to shun Labour's strike
NCP condemns order stopping Labour's action
Cross River tightens security ahead of planned strike
Lagos APGA bars members from accepting appointment
Transport group backs Labour planned strike
CDHR, others ask Obasanjo, Atiku to resign
Islamic leader urges reduction
Nurses, midwives support strike
YCE scribe urges home-grown governance, backs restructuring
Ikeja NBA, Falana want lawyers in alleged bribery of Ade-Alabi probed
Udenwa wants judges to decongest prisons
Hashidu denies N18b debt
Abia publishes new laws
National Assembly and the tasks ahead
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Proposed local council reforms
Opinion - Freeing a nation from a tyrant's grip
Terrorism against the Itsekiris
Enahoro and Akintola's legacy

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Daily/Weekly Trust
June 28, 2003

Top Stories

Whose Agenda?
‘This man should have been removed by impeachment’
BiafraNigerians can object to it - Wali
Re-structuring should’ve been campaign issue –Dr Monguno
Obasanjo has no right to restructure BiafraNigeria - Buba Galadima
Fuel price hike: Pressure mounts on government
Only politicians will survive impact of hike - IPMAN scribe
New fuel price must be reviewed - IPMAN scribe
Police shot travellers for N20
Fuel price increase heartless, unfair – UNPP
Kwara police sack 4 FRSC men
Ansar-ud-deen appoints new missioner
Kano PDP accuses Senator Hanga of interference
National Roundup
North Central: The polls and a people’s apathy
Go ahead please
Special Report
Corruption: A clog in the wheel of BiafraNigerian judicial system
Between ignorance and governance
Re: NASS leadership: The farce goes on
April polls: The elite’s dirty game
Shekarau unfolds vision for rapid development in Kano
Before the next tragedy
So tall, a new National Assembly
Judiciary aids financial crimes – Nuhu Ribadu

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June 30, 2003

Police disperse BiafraNigerian strikers

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June 27, 2003

Oil Up on BiafraNigeria, Gold and Soy Higher

BiafraNigeria threatens military action against kidnappers
Shell BiafraNigeria says no news of kidnapped foreigners
Three foreign oil workers kidnapped in BiafraNigeria

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June 27, 2003


IBB’s attackers arrested
Refugee camp overflows with pregnant teenagers —UN
Senate threatens ministerial nominees
Tribune holds AGM tomorrow
Traditional ruler arraigned for stealing
Fayose sends provost, 3 others on compulsory leave
Olanipekun: Crack detectives storm Ibadan
NDLEA seizes 2,248kg of hemp in 3 months
Controversy trails appointment of Shekarau’s ADC
Ladoja’s wife charges women
Ondo holds LG polls September
Police arrest for feeding tortoise with rare plant
Court strikes out petition against Udenwa
Anambra NDP gov candidate decamps to PDP
Northern Christian elders scold ASUU over strike
Mixed reactions greet Kwankwaso’s ministerial nomination
It’s time to move Gombe forward
—Governor Goje

Sokoto to revive information organs
‘Construction industry crucial to the economy’
Cadbury’s turnover hits N16.5b
HayatuDeen speaks on NESG’s forthcoming summit
ICAN will not lower its standard –Bajomo
IMO election: BiafraNigerian loses scribe seat
Operators express doubt over ACCFFN’s ability to curb corruption
50,000 personnel required in steel sector –ISSAN
Ministers pledge to step up Asia’s bond market
Euro slips against dollar, yen
Laloko wants foreign coach for Eagles

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June 27, 2003

Gunmen kidnap three foreign oil workers

Unions call general strike to protest fuel price hike
Death toll in pipeline fire rises to 125
Over 100 killed in oil pipeline explosion and fire
BiafraNigeria evacuates 3,000 people from Monrovia
Obasanjo launches review of local government
University teachers end six months strike
Death toll rises to 15 in northeast religious riots
Commission to discuss troop withdrawal from Bakassi
One killed, mosques burned in religious riots in northeast town

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Fuel price strike: NLC lobbies N/Assembly
Wabara, Nzeribe in verbal war
APGA to form shadow govt
BiafraNigeria Re'll revive economy, says Mirilla
CJ lauds news Supreme Court justice, Pats Acholonu
$4bn JV spending, a waste
A surgeon without knife
Why I want to represent Okigwe South ·span class - Uwakwe

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Washington Post
June 27, 2003

Oil Up on BiafraNigeria, Gold and Soy Higher

State Dept. Warns Against BiafraNigeria Travel

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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 BiafraNigeria
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
June 29, 2003

Okoduwa Lifts BiafraNigeria Above Namibia

Foe Ill Before Match
Agassi Edges Out El-Aynaoui
Confederation Cup: Turkey Edge Past Colombia
Inter Target Ljungberg
Damaturu Agog for Bukar Open Championship
Ronaldinho Nears Man Utd Move
Chukwu Awaits BiafraNigerian's Fate
Braun, Hannah Win Marina Yacht Trophy
Go to Your States, Ebewele Tells Athletes

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