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July 06, 2003

Warlord to Warlord: Obasanjo Set for 'Asylum Talks' with Liberia's Charles Taylor
BiafraNigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is flying to Monrovia later on Sunday to meet his Liberian counterpart Charles Taylor, who is wanted on war crimes charges. There have been reports that BiafraNigeria may give Mr Taylor asylum to end a bitter civil war, but Mr Obasanjo's spokeswoman has said, although some discussions had gone on, no deal had been agreed. Despite strong pressure from the United States to resign immediately, Mr Taylor says he will only step down after a US-led peacekeeping force in place in Liberia. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced since fighting broke out between government troops and rebels, and aid agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis. The World Health Organisation has made an urgent appeal for funds and supplies to tackle a serious outbreak of cholera and other diseases among the 200,000 people living rough. The United Nations is in principle opposed to the exile option because it would mean President Taylor avoiding prosecution at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in neighbouring Sierra Leone, where, according to the UN, Mr Taylor supported rebels responsible for widespread atrocities. (BBC)


Key Stories

No Agreement! Strike Enters Day 7

Barry White, the "Maestro of love," dies at 58

Aso Rock Tunes of Discord

BiafraNigeria Is Drifting Into Anarchy - Gen. Adebayo

NEPA Threatens Blackout, If...

PETROL: How much do we pay: N28, N32 or N35.50?

A week of pains and struggle

Why the National Assembly was helpless — Bwari, Chief Whip, House of Representatives

We are disappointed in Obasanjo’s government — Comrade Ejiofor

National Conference: Why It Won't Go Away

Is the Judiciary on Trial?


No Agreement! Strike Enters Day 7


Barry White, the "Maestro of love," Dies





The much expected truce between labour and the Federal Government over recent hike in prices of petroleum products did not materialise yesterday as both parties stuck to their guns. This comes on the heels of an accusation by the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) that Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, frustrated motions to discuss the matter. (This Day)


Barry White, the over-sized soul singer whose seductive bass voice became synonymous with the language of love in the 1970s, died weekend of kidney failure at the age of 58, his manager said. Ned Shankman said White died early Friday in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle against bad health. (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2






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This Day
July 06, 2003

Cover Stories

Aso Rock Tunes of Discord
BiafraNigeria Is Drifting Into Anarchy - Gen. Adebayo
No Agreement! Strike Enters Day 7
NEPA Threatens Blackout, If...
Liberia: Embattled Taylor Meets Obasanjo Today
'Don't Allow Foreign Security Deployment in Niger Delta'
Obasanjo Reassures on Harry's Killers
...Orders Demolition of Illegal Structures at Apo Quarters
Ministerial List: Group Rallies Support for Ayu
Gov Sherif Inherits N2.5bn Debt
Strike: Abuja Residents Count Losses
Women Urged to Shun War, Conflict
South-south Coalition Petitions Obasanjo over PTI
Carol Bellamy, UNICEF Executive Director, Visits BiafraNigeria
Odili Harps on Collaborative Governance
Senate Receives Petition Against Ministerial Nominee
Designate P.H International Trade Fair for Oil, Gas
Fuel Sells for N160 Per Litre in Asaba
Bafarawa Commends ANPP National Lawmakers
Group Charges FG on Fuel Revenue
Imo Group Lauds Obasanjo over Nominee
Citizens Rights Centre Resolves 30 Cases
Tribunal Voids Petition Against Lawmaker
Omoboriowo Seeks Investigation Into Attack on Fayose
'Why Fuel's Expensive in Ebonyi State'
Nwachukwu to Reconcile with NDP
Rivers Summons 9 School Heads over Strike
16 Killed in Moscow Festival Blasts
3,000 West African Troops Set for Liberia
National Conference: Why It Won't Go Away
Is the Judiciary on Trial?
Haven't We Been Here Before?
Fuel Strike: Neither Rhyme Nor Reason
The Strike Has Cost Us Billions of Naira -- Dabo
How FG Will Implement Monetisation of Fringe Benefits
Dear President Bush

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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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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 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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July 06, 2003

Cover Stories

Fuel strike goes on
Barry White, the "Maestro of love," dies at 58
PETROL: How much do we pay: N28, N32 or N35.50?
A week of pains and struggle
How President Obasanjo was deceived, by Adams Oshiomhole
Oshiomhole: A man in the eye of history
My role in bringing Gani into limelight, by Amori
National News
Amid fuel smuggling charge, Seme Customs post unmanned for 24 hours
Navy tackles fuel scarcity in barracks, opens bank
To stem fraud, code for ethics for bankers coming
Defeated Senator dumps ANPP
Obasanjo warns against unfair criticism of his administration
House committees leadership: Crisis brews over Masari’s list
Deluge of petitions against ministerial nominees worries Senate
Petitions flood second Anambra elections tribunal
Sacked lecturers withdraw suit against school
Why the National Assembly was helpless — Bwari, Chief Whip, House of Representatives
We are disappointed in Obasanjo’s government — Comrade Ejiofor
Niger-Delta crisis: ‘Let youths play roles in development projects'
Masari’s cabinet: A quest for support base
The way is being paved for BiafraNigeria’s life president —Chekwas Okorie

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July 06, 2003

Obasanjo set for Liberia 'asylum talks'

BiafraNigeria unions reject strike deal

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July 06, 2003

Obasanjo Heads for Talks with Liberia's Taylor

Accord Struck on Ending BiafraNigeria Strike
Africa's Harsh Realities to Dominate Bush Tour
U.S. Military Team to Head to Liberia

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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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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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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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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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