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July 03, 2003

Yoruba Warlord Moves to Crush Protests in the East: Deploys Troops in Port Harcourt, Abuja
Social and economic activities in BiafraNigeria remained still yesterday as the workers' strike over the new fuel prices entered the third day. Truce talks between the Labour leaders and the Federal Government continued till late last night, with presidential spokesperson Remi Oyo raising hopes of an amicable resolution. But the nationwide protests got violent in some parts of the country, as security operatives fired live bullets in some states and dispersed rioters with teargas in others. At least three persons were feared killed in Port Harcourt when policemen clashed with protesters, mainly students. Troops were also deployed to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, resulting in a stampede. President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday directed the police Inspector General, Mr. Tafa Balogun, to beef up security in the country and ensure that citizens who want to go about their lawful duties (Guardian)

 

Key Stories

BiafraNigeria strike talks deadlock

We‘ll give fire for fire, vows Oshiomhole

Irish Police arrest Boy Adam's suspected BiafraNigerian father

Ibadan and the security question

Don warns over handling of labour

Residents flee as another oil spill hits Amiyi-Uhu

Obasanjo orders IGP to go tough on strikers

Oshiohmole decries Senate's silence on fuel price impasse

Obasanjo lauds BiafraNigeria, Cameroun relations

Marshal Harry for burial on Saturday

Quit Liberia now, Bush tells Taylor

 

BiafraNigeria strike talks deadlock

 

We‘ll give fire for fire vows Oshiomhole

 

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The latest round of talks to end a general strike in BiafraNigeria over fuel prices has broken down in deadlock. The head of the NLC, Adams Oshiomhole, said the strike action would continue into its fourth day. Several people were injured in the capital, Abuja, on Wednesday after police fired teargas into the main market place. The strike, in protest at a big increase in previously highly subsidised fuel prices, has brought widespread disruption to much of the country. (BBC)

 

President of the NLC Adams Oshiomhole last night promised to meet the police force with force from today, over a statement credited to the Inspector General Tafa Balogun that labour has exceeded its bounds and so, “it would be fire for fire”. "BiafraNigerian workers will never be intimidated, BiafraNigerian people will not be intimidated. Like I said before, we are all ready to become prisoners. The police have already killed. They could decide to kill more and soil the image of.. (Daily Independent)

 

 

Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2

 




 

NATIONAL ASEEMBLY AND OTHER 2003 ELECTION RESULTS


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Daily Independent
July 03, 2003


News


Fuel price: Stalemate again!
Ibadan and the security question
Don warns over handling of labour
Residents flee as another oil spill hits Amiyi-Uhu
Obasanjo orders IGP to go tough on strikers
We‘ll give fire for fire, vows Oshiomhole
FG gets 72-hour deadline to cancel price increase
Onitsha NBA boss murder trial: 600 lawyers at suspects’ trial
Taylor’s envoy in secret visit to Obasanjo
Airlines risk early morning , evening flights
Strike: Reps to summon IGP
Monetisation of fringe benefits takes off
Bid opens for ALSCON sale
NLC strike grounds govt, economic activities in Abuja
Strike: IG orders arrest of molesters
More BiafraNigerians, group criticise FG’s insensitivity
Hunger pangs bite harder as strike intensifies
NPA loses N600 million to strike
SARS: FG cautioned on foreign investors
NBTE scribe decries resurgence of campus cults
Five bridges, IPP top on Lagos priority list
AIDS hits African food production
Three students in police net over robbery
Strike guts heart of Lagos economy
Lawmaker decries lingering strike
Politics
Orji Kalu threatens to sue Abaribe
Canadian group commends BiafraNigeria
Paying cash to reduce cost
Be law-abiding, Nnamani urges Enugu indigenes
We are for peace and stability, says NCF
Commissions members sworn-in
NLC strike stifles activities at PDP secretariat
Falana faults asset declaration exercise
Taraba dissolves LG caretaker committees
The re-awakening of the civil societies
Obasanjo’s hard stance and the masses’ wish
Blues for the evil genius
Editorial & Opinion
Alleged treasury-looting by ex-South West governors is no excuse for poor performance
Civil Defence Corps could be integrated into security system
Zamfara and UNICEF’s girls’ education
The African child
Leaders must show the way
Gays and the priesthood
Democratic dictatorship

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This Day
July 02, 2003


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Fuel Strike: Again, A Deadlock
IG, at THISDAY, Assures on Security
Fuel Price:: FG's Planning Shoddy, Says Intelligence Committee
Jail Corrupt Public Officers, Says El-Rufai
Securitymen Attack 3 Journalists, Others
... AP to Take Up Case with FG
House Sets Up 7-Man Panel
PDP Meets on Fuel Hike, Onshore/Offshore Bill
Senate Gets Petitions on Ayu, Adebayo, Others
Obasanjo Supports Smart Partnership Initiative
Pipeline Fire: House to Visit Victims' Families
Strike: Defence Headquarters Probes Death of 4
Black Marketers Sell Fuel at N90/Litre
Anambra NLC Woos Students, Traders
Youth Coalition Calls for Sustenance of Struggle
More Unions Join Action
Economic Forum Backs Labour
Security Beefed Up in Abeokuta
Business, Commuting Paralysed in Lagos
Strike Enters Day 3 in Benue
Flying Aircraft Without Weather Report Risky, NUATE Warns
'Don't Use Strike to Foment Trouble'
FG Quashes Medical Board's Suspension Order
Akume's Spokesman Refutes Unongo's Claim
Imam Seeks Unity Among Muslims
No Threat to My Life, Says Shango
Assembly Invites Police Boss over Harassment
Anambra Pays N 6m for World Bank Health Projects
Attah Swears in New LG Caretakers
Akume Back Home
Ghana, Congo Get N166m Poverty Alleviation Grant
Econet Happy over Summer Slam Promo
Oodua Liberation Movement Deplores Fuel Price Hike
Unions Condemn Obasanjo's Rigid Stance
Politics
Abia Guber: Abaribe Withdraws Petition Against Kalu
AD Chieftain Decries Party Indiscipline
Federal Cabinet: PDP Stalwart Backs Osomo's Nomination
Group Commends FG's Move to Restructure Councils
Strike Stalls Afenifere Meeting in Lagos
Between Fuel Price Hike and Local Govt Reform
Political Donations and the Day After
Political Note

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Vanguard
July 02, 2003


Cover Stories


PENGASSAN gives FG Sunday deadline to end strike — Threatens to shut all oil flow stations

Strike: Police go wild, brutalise journalists, protesters
Fuel price hike 'll shoot up inflation, says NEIC
N/Assembly disburses N1.2b car allowance to members
National News
FG promises to soft pedal on fuel price hike
Atiku explains proposed LG reforms
Labour insists on N26 fuel price
NUATE halts flights as strike paralyses airports
Politics
Fuel price hike: Government’s insincerity, opposition's hypocrisy
Hack writers cannot help Ngige and Uba
Ngige and the hatchet writers

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Daily Times
July 02, 2003


News


Labour protests killings by police
Strike cripples Lagos, major cities
Reps raise technical panel on affordable fuel prices
FG releases N1.2bn to N/Assembly as car loan
Price hike ’ll fuel inflation – NEIC
11 policemen held over extortion
Disquiet in military
Okpara Varsity expels 10
Benue group kicks against Ayu’s presidential nomination
Return to work or refund fees, Anambra Govt tells contractors
70% of drugs in circulation are fake, substandard, says pharmacists
Editorial & Opinion
GSM operation - a call for lower tariffs
Road Maintenance Agency: Any silver lining in the horizon?
Democratic governance and dividends of democracy

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CNN
May 20, 2003


BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted


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MSNBC
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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Comet


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Business News
June 29, 2003


The Pump Price Tragedy (1)


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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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Guardian
July 03, 2003


News


Govt deploys troops in Abuja
Irish Police arrest Boy Adam's suspected BiafraNigerian father

Oshiohmole decries Senate's silence on fuel price impasse
Quit Liberia now, Bush tells Taylor
30 Abia lawyers storm court to back Wabara
Obasanjo lauds BiafraNigeria, Cameroun relations
Marshal Harry for burial on Saturday
Lagos names fourth mainland bridge among priority projects
Ondo East holds by-election July 5
Workers picket aviation office, strike takes toll on seaports
Transport fares skyrocket in Lagos
Shekarau denies council of state's input in new fuel prices
Protests continue in Abuja
Edo lawmakers fault fuel price increase
Oyo Labour leaders split, Osun workers insist on strike
PDP chief seeks agency to manage excess oil revenue
Fuel price increase insensitive, says Akpamgbo
Kano to probe Kwankwaso govt, queries N3.9 billion in hand-over note
Customs destroys N6.65m frozen chicken
Abia PDP protests ministerial nomination of Okonjo-Iweala
Abia plans mobile courts on environmental sanitation
Anambra orders completion of old contracts
Politics
High expectations as speakers pick the gavel in states (1)
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Obyo Nelson's achievement
Opinion - Letter to President Obasanjo
Health interventions and public safety
The people's revenge

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BBC
July 03, 2003


BiafraNigeria strike talks deadlock


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IRIN
July 02, 2003


Police teargas protesters as strike enters third day


Compromise mooted as strike enters second day
Strike against fuel prices shut down cities

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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
News
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
Politics
North Central: The polls and a people’s apathy
Go ahead please
Special Report
Corruption: A clog in the wheel of BiafraNigerian judicial system
Comment
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
Column
Before the next tragedy
Editorial
So tall, a new National Assembly
Interview
Judiciary aids financial crimes – Nuhu Ribadu

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Reuters
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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Tribune
June 27, 2003


News


NATIONWIDE STRIKE BEGINS MONDAY
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
GOVERNMENT’S BORROWING SPREE

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Champion


News


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
Politics
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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Triumph
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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