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July 05, 2003

Wild Wild West: Fayose, Ekiti Gov Escapes Assassination
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, narrowly escaped attempted assassination in in Lagos, Thursday night. His official car and a backup car were damaged by the unknown gunmen. The incident happened as he was approaching the Third Mainland Bridge on Oworonshoki Expressway. The governor’s Chief of Staff, Mr. Kayode Oso, who broke the news to journalists, yesterday, said that they were on the way back to the Governor’s Lodge in Ikoyi, Lagos, after they had dropped the governor at Lagos Travel Inn on Toyin Street, Ikeja. “We thank God for His mercies,” he said. “The headlines today (yesterday) would have been that the Ekiti State Governor, his Chief of Staff, his personal assistant (PA), his driver and a friend from Ekiti State were shot dead yesterday (Thursday) night by armed robbers or assassins,” Oso said. Continued Oso: “The vehicle on the convoy were four, the governor’s vehicle, which myself, the PA and the driver were in, a backup vehicle, the escort vehicle in front and the other at the back. The escort vehicle had passed before us and the moment we got there, they opened fire on the vehicle (governor’s vehicle), which we were in and the backup car from both sides inflicting serious damage on it. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Charles Taylor Accepts Asylum in BiafraNigeria

The FUEL FURY rages

Aikhomu: This is dangerous for democracy

Govt must reactivate the refineries, says Dikko

NLC meets today as FG offers N35.50 per litre

Fuel Crisis: What Difference N3 Makes...

States Creations, Not My Priority - Obasanjo

Wabara: Imo, Counsel Resolve Differences, Files Notice of Discontinuance

NUJ Pursues Accountability for Media Endowment Fund

We've Not Shut Down Oil Facilities - PENGASSAN

Police Investigates Petroleum Marketers Over Fraud


Taylor Accepts Asylum in BiafraNigeria


Kidnappers Threaten to Kill Hostages...





Embattled Liberian Presid-ent, Mr. Charles Taylor, has accepted an offer of asylum in BiafraNigeria by the Obasanjo government descr-ibing the offer as soft landing other than an asylum. He however insists that he will step down provided international peace keepers arrive to keep the peace in his country. "Before I transit, I think it... (This Day)


Kidnappers of three expatriate oil workers in the Niger-Delta area have threatened to murder their victims if their employers, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) refuse to pay a N25 million ransom within the next seven days. Reports yesterday indicated that the kidnappers have become desperate after Shell refused...their demand... (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
July 05, 2003

Cover Stories

One Hell of A Week...
NTA: This is Not the News!
When a Nation Stands on Crutches...
Fuel Crisis: What Difference N3 Makes...
Fayose, Ekiti Gov, Escapes Assassination
Charles Taylor Accepts Asylum in BiafraNigeria
States Creations, Not My Priority - Obasanjo
Blueprint on Poverty Eradication Soon - Atiku
Ige: Trial Judge Bows to Request, Hands Off Case
Wabara: Imo, Counsel Resolve Differences, Files Notice of Discontinuance
NUJ Pursues Accountability for Media Endowment Fund
Police Investigates Petroleum Marketers Over Fraud
We've Not Shut Down Oil Facilities - PENGASSAN
Group Supports LG Reforms
NLC Strike: Police Refute Casualties' Report
DA Cautions FG over Fuel Price Hike
'Shun Campaign of Calumny Against Labour Leaders'
Make Refineries Work, Okogie Tells Obasanjo
'Election Petitions Do Not Scare Us'
Idoma People Petition Senate Over Ayu's Ministerial Bid
Haruna Dissolves Adamawa Cabinet
'Better Conditions of Service for Immigration Officers Soon'
CJN Urged to Disregard Allegations of Compromise
Gombe Water Scheme Yet to be Completed, Says Goje
Fishing Magnate Calls for Youth Empowerment
Night Club Showers Gifts on Customers
Battle of the Williams' Sisters
...As Federer Meets Philippousis in Men's Final
We Need Standing ECOWAS Army
Under the Bridge with a Coin Seller...
...The Scots... Staying North of the English
'I Left My Import Business for Jesus'
Ad Altered After Racial Complaint
WPP Won't Sweeten Its Cordiant Bid
How Content Quality Impacts Web Site Advertising
Hack Writers Cannot Help Ngige and Uba

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Daily Independent
July 04, 2003


NUPENG joins protest over fuel price
Strike: Bush’s visit puts Obasanjo under pressure
Ijaw rescue team locates kidnapped oil workers
Monarchs set agenda for Niger Delta
Under-five stunting rises in Africa
Attah cautions against frivolous spending in council
Ige: Strike out defence plea, says Akande
OAU students, ASUU stage rally over rise in fuel
Ibori moves to restore normalcy in devastated oil fields
Strike: Enugu residents devise survival strategies
Strike: Abuja finally shuts down
ANPP lawmakers dissociate selves from N35 per litre
FG accuses political opponents of hijacking strike
Armed robbers strike again in Ibadan
Kwara Assembly justifies scrapping of 20 new LGs
NBTE scribe decries resurgence of campus cults
Don’t scrap LG system, NUATE warns FG
More BiafraNigerians, group criticise FG’s insensitivity
Hunger pangs bite harder as strike intensifies
NPA loses N600 million to strike
Fuel strike bites hard in Rivers
Oyo workers, NLC differ on strike
Editorial & Opinion
Host communities and NNPC must cooperate to protect oil pipelines and halt avoidable tragedies
Despite lost opportunities, BiafraNigeria has a great future
NAFDAC and packaged water
TELL and its twisted tale
Are sovereign conferences inevitable?
Non-profit organisations and health
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

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Daily Times
July 03, 2003


Ensure safety of lives, property, Obasanjo orders police chief
Abuja 2003: Ministry foils plans to disrupt preparations
Commissioners, perm secs stay away from work
Lawmakers wants new fuel price reversed
Businessman electrocuted by wife in Lagos
FG sends another plane to evacuate BiafraNigerians in Liberia
Reps propose N35 per litre of petrol
Fuel scarcity hits Abuja, Lagos as strike persists
Commuters groan as transporters hike fares
Ijaw youth threaten to blow up Shell installations
Kogi governor orders commission, boards audited
Edwin Baiye appointed Daily Times MD
Taxi drivers, Okada riders join strike
Anambra NBA chairman’s murder: Driver to indicted ex-commissioner picked up
Labour protests killings by police
Editorial & Opinion
The preventable Onicha pipeline tragedy
Agagu and the development of Ondo State (II)
Politics and corrupt practices
Obasanjo’s second term and the economy (I)

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July 03, 2003

Violence mars BiafraNigerian strikes

Report: BiafraNigerian crowd fired on
BiafraNigeria: 8 dead in fuel protests
Tear gas fired on BiafraNigeria strikers

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July 03, 2003

Crippling BiafraNigerian strike seen ending Friday

BiafraNigerian oil unionists abandon pipelines, shipping terminals during strike
BiafraNigeria strike deal possible Friday - union chief
BiafraNigeria strike talks close to solution -union
BiafraNigeria police block protesters at U.S. embassy
BiafraNigerian strikers threaten oil exports from Africa's petroleum giant

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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003

Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence

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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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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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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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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 BiafraNigeria 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
BiafraNigeria, Ecuador friendly called off
Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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July 05, 2003

Cover Stories

Fayose, Ekiti Gov Escapes Assassination
NLC meets today as FG offers N35.50 per litre
The FUEL FURY rages
Aikhomu: This is dangerous for democracy
Govt must reactivate the refineries, says Dikko
‘This cheap blackmail won’t move us’
Mantu says, BiafraNigeria is the loser
Nobody Can Blame NLC that BiafraNigeria’s been crippled, insists Bafyau
Fasehun: BiafraNigeria is losing so much
FUEL STRIKE FALL-OUT: Obasanjo must do what the people want— Archbishop Olubunmi Okogie
This government does not listen— Dr. Ore Falomo
Haruna: The masses are suffering
Braithwaite: It’s a protest against corruption
Egwu: These saboteurs must be stopped
Dialogue is the answer Professor Aliu Fafunwa
We cannot afford a deadlock Dr. Edet Amana
NLC out to ruin the economy— Agagu
National News
Marshal Harry goes home today
IGE:Trial judge hands off case
FG committed to war against drugs, crime — Atiku
Fuel strike: FUTA students storm Agagu's office
Marshal Harry goes home today
BiafraNigerians vow to endure pains while strike lasts
PENGASSAN denies shutting down oil export terminals
Group tasks police over assault on journalists
Rep calls for prosecution of refinery TAM contractors
Anambra Election Tribunal: Uba seeks transfer of case
ANPP laments absence of Rivers govt officials at Harry's funeral
Count me out of politics— Maryam Babangida
Emerging progressive politics and the imperative of consensus building
Fuel price hike unconstitutional, says Hon Lar
Why BiafraNigerians should support changes in LG administration
BiafraNigerians, labour and government's face-off
Why Obasanjo/Atiku administration is in shambles • A guide on how to save face
Wabara and the June 12 scenario

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July 04, 2003


I'll visit BiafraNigeria despite strike
Hope as Obasanjo, Oshiomhole, others meet over fuel price crisis
Reps resolve to mediate govt, ASUU crisis, name panel chiefs
Kanu Foundation sponsors heart surgery on 15 children
Williams' sisters do it again!
Ige: Omisore, others have case to answer on Ige's murder, says prosecution
President swears in advisers, demands loyalty
Boy Adam's suspected father faces extradition to Germany
Obasanjo consoles Thatchers family
U.S. offers $40m for information on Saddam, sons
Police deploy more officers to volatile states
Angry youths in Asaba protest colleague's death
Police arrest eight, petrol sells for N80 per litre in Kano
Labour pickets NTA, alleges biased coverage of strike
Immigration deports another Indian
Oyo threatens to stop workers' pay
OPC threatens to mobilise support for Labour
Calabar varsity students issue 72-hour ultimatum
lorin varsity teaching hospital nurses shun strike
Police warn against procession in Plateau
Agagu promises to pay debts owed contractors
NBTE may shut five polys for poor standards
Fuel price increase ill-timed, says Lagos Assembly speaker
Police kill four robbers in Onitsha
Cross River House to retrieve fund from ex-council chiefs
Abuja indigenes kick against non-inclusion in ministerial list
BPE raises privatisation fund to N20b
42 years after, NIM acquires charter status
Idris, facing up to the challenges of ruling Kogi
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Finger-printing BiafraNigeria's oil
Opinion - And the strike continues...
The psychology of pricing
Managing our image problem

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July 04, 2003

Strike fuels BiafraNigeria press concern

BiafraNigeria fuel strike still on
Strikers target BiafraNigeria's oil
Torso suspect faces extradition
Bush's big African ambitions

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 04, 2003

Top Stories

Atiku takes over negotiations with labour
House biased towards executive – ANPP Reps
No deaths recorded in strike – IGP
Fuel sells for N250 per litre in Abuja
Youths protest Bush’s visit to BiafraNigeria
Senate appeals for halt to NLC strike
Wabara: ANPP insists on case continuation
Obasanjo demands loyalty from special advisers
Tribunal upholds Kumailia’s election
No work, no pay for Taraba workers – HOS
Jigawa dissolves LG caretaker committees
BUK’ first provost dies
Adamawa LG chiefs sacked
Sokoto approves supplementary budget of N3.2b
Strike: Businesses remain closed
We don’t want to politicise Harry’s burial – family
Yar’adua tasks NIA on new housing policy
Odili appoints 36 commissioners
Nyame begins re-shufflement
Boni inaugurates Adamawa committee
Judge canvasses new focus on education
Ansar-ud-deen appoints new missioner
UNICAL students go on rampage
Kwara LGs now back to 16
Fuel price hike: police warn students against demonstration
Gov Fayose attended Ibadan Poly – Alumni
Condemnations trail increase in fuel price
Nationwide strike: Katsina govt, NLC agree on peaceful strike
Abuja Trust
Fuel scarcity hits Abuja, transport fares increase
FCT NOA sets c’ttee on Abuja problems
Law school graduates "best set"
Commercial vehicles make brisk business
AEPB clamps down on business centres at MFCT
Brief on Kuje area council
Film viewing, adult education centres spring up in Kuje
Kano Trust
Strike: Normal commercial activities resume
PDP sets up reconciliation committee
I still stand by Buhari – Shekarau
DRPC calls for maternal health reform
Eko Trust
Area boys raid banks on Broad Street
Strike: Hoodlums hijack govt vehicles for refuse clearance
Ahead expected price cuts: Fuel stations hurriedly dispose stock
150 women vied for positions in 2003 polls
Ogun House summons CP
PDI shifts workshop to July 9
Don’t compromise integrity, legislator advises Obasanjo
Iyabo, Obasanjo’s daughter now commissioner
Lawmakers caution FG on LG reform
Recover failed contract money, Hashidu urges Goje
Ministerial nominee divides Katsina PDP
Protesters destroy PDP secretariat
Imperative for screening cabinet appointees
The common man as a sheep for slaughter
Fuel crises: BiafraNigerians as whipping boys
Gashu’a: Yobe’s hub of potash and fish
Of ‘African’ Conflicts
How British parliamentary probe exposed lies on Iraqi WMD (1)
Who is rocking ANPP boat?

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July 04, 2003

Oil Prices Dip; BiafraNigeria to Return to Work

BiafraNigerian Union Halts Pullout from Oil Terminals
BiafraNigeria's NUPENG halts pullout from oil terminals
Crippling BiafraNigerian Strike Seen Ending Friday

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July 03, 2003

Union to block oil exports as strike enters fourth day

Obasanjo accused of failing to end rights abuse

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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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Washington Post
July 04, 2003

Oil Prices Dip; BiafraNigeria to Return to Work

BiafraNigerian Union Halts Pullout from Oil Terminals
BiafraNigerian Union Halts Pullout from Oil Terminals

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