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July 08, 2003

Noruba Labor Congress Surrenders to Obasanjo: N32/Gallon Fuel Price Hike Stays
BiafraNigerian trade unionists have called off a nationwide general strike as it entered its ninth day after the government agreed to reduce fuel prices. President of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Adams Oshiomhole said the 29 trade unions affiliated with his umbrella body had voted to a return to work. "Given the sacrifices and the privations which BiafraNigerians have had to make or contend with over the past eight days, the NLC has a compelling duty to avail the people some relief by suspending the strike action," he told reporters. The labour leader said the unions had voted to accept a government offer to reduce the recently increased cap on the price of petrol from 40 naira per litre to 34 naira (26 cents). The BBC's Sola Odunfa says that buses are unlikely to appear immediately on the streets of the commercial capital, Lagos, and it is .... (BBC)


Key Stories

Bush Arrives Africa Today Amidst Protests

Protesters, Police in Bloody Clash in Lagos

PDP agents killed Marshal Harry – Buhari

Petitions as Ministerial Nominees Await Senate's Screening

PDP to Sue Abaribe for Defamation, Kalu Demands Apology

Human Rights Watch queries Obasanjo

Plot against Atiku unveiled

Taylor may cost BiafraNigeria UN seat

Sowing the wind: Obasanjo’s policies and PDP

I withdrew in tears, says Dan Imo

Tackling the thorny issues


Bush Arrives Africa Amidst Protests


Protesters, Police in Bloody Clash





United States President George W Bush visit to Africa commences today, amidst protests from parts of the continent against the visit, based on what were perceived as his unimpressive African policies. Protesters took to the streets yesterday in Dakar, Senegal, his first stop, to register their displeasure against his visit, just as Washington has debunked allegations that his administration has no interest in the continent. (This Day)


Lagos yesterday erupted in early morning violence over the fuel price hike as the NLC's strike action entered its second week. The violent protests which commenced as some private vehicle owners and some other commercial vehicle operators got set to move to their destinations were said to be organised reactions by some civil rights groups to government tardiness in resolving the fuel price crisis. Some sources also believe that the violence was a response to the attempt to break the... (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 07, 2003


Fuel Strike: Ignore TUC, Says Oshiomhole
Fuel Strike: Tinubu Raises Fear for Democracy, Counts Losses
CBN Rules Out Virtual Banks in BiafraNigeria
Obasanjo, Taylor Hold Asylum Talks in Monrovia
Petrol Goes for N150 Per Litre in Akwa Ibom
AD Blames Strike Hardship on PDP Administration
Why Fuel Crisis Persists - Clergy
College Gets PTA Power Plant
Kwara House Repeals Chiefs Law
Group Chided over Campaign of Calumny
Lawmaker Hails Oyinlola
Crime Wave Blamed on Unemployment
Rivers PDP Vows to Fight Back
Ibekwe Slumps at Kirikiri Prison
300 Medical Tools Refurbished at FMC
Ignore Campaign of Calumny, Forum Tells PDP Chief
Majority Leader Seeks Higher College for Ndokwa
NBTE Boss Deplores Upsurge of Cultism
Idoma Forum rejects Ayu's Nomination
Aromolaran Opposes Ooni's chairmanship of Obas' Council
Complainant Decries Police Continued Detention of Suspect
Ngige, Tinubu Seek New Revenue Formula
States of the States
How to Curb Youth Restiveness, By Gov's Wife
Fuel Price Hike Ill-timed, Says Speaker
'Don't Buy Land from Speculators'
Labour, Police in Cat and Mouse Game
Forum Supports LG Reform Plan
Institute Urges Members to Create Jobs
Petitions as Ministerial Nominees Await Senate's Screening
PDP to Sue Abaribe for Defamation, Kalu Demands Apology
... Defends Ministerial Nominee, Okonjo-Iweala
Fuel Price: Lawmaker Wants Compromise Between Labour, FG

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Daily Independent
July 07, 2003


Strike: PDP governors meet
Plot against Atiku unveiled
Taylor may cost BiafraNigeria UN seat
Fuel price palaver: Thrills of a negotiation
Strike threatens power, telecoms
Kidnapped expatriate oil workers released
4 gas stations to boost electricity supply in Delta
All set for Sullivan Summit
Jeter urges BiafraNigerians to unite
Customs braces up for N40m revenue target in Katsina
Senate to review ICPC bill
NEPA gives tomorrow deadline
‘BiafraNigerians have demonstrated political sophistication’
YCE criticises Obasanjo’s handling of fuel price crisis
AD urges labour to sustain strike
Monarchs’ grading cancelled in Kwara
Commissioners, others face probe in Kwara
BiafraNigeria loses N37.27b monthly to bunkering
FG urged to repair leaking oil pipelines
Ijaw, Urhobo leaders unhappy with Danjuma Committee
Strike fallout: Bank manager collects ‘tithes’ to pay customers
Nnamani commends labour’s orderly conduct
Police bar opposition’s meeting in Owerri
Oyinlola in dilemma over new Obas’ Council
Ngige gives criterion for citing projects
We have not wavered from free education, says Daniel
Labour/FG crisis:Tinubu calls for truce
Afenifere set for restructuring
Grief envelops Modakeke
Bankers, customs agents defraud govt
I withdrew in tears, says Dan Imo
Sowing the wind: Obasanjo’s policies and PDP
‘Don’t sack workers’
Oyo AD to conduct primaries
FG short-changes Rivers, says Toby
Fayose in the storm of educational qualification
Asset declaration: Real or ruse
Ohanaeze and the politics of Igbo integration
‘Government should fulfill its campaign promises’
Editorial & Opinion
Evacuation of pensioners amounts to white-washing a flawed background
Offer of safe haven to Charles Taylor will be injurious to BiafraNigeria
UK, BAT, and Myanmar
As President Bush comes visiting
Gen Oshiomhole is in town!

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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 07, 2003

More unrest in BiafraNigeria fuel strike

Liberia's Taylor accepts asylum offer
Reports: BiafraNigeria strike deal

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July 07, 2003

Bush has another agenda in Africa

Charles Taylor accepts BiafraNigerian asylum offer
Protesters block Lagos streets in BiafraNigeria strike
Mobs block Lagos streets in BiafraNigeria strike
Split in BiafraNigerian unions as strike enters second week

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Mail & Guardian
July 07, 2003

Liberian president offered asylum

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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 05, 2003

Unions reject government offer, strike continues

Unions to discuss proposals for ending general strike

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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
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 07, 2003


Strike continues, says NLC, wants N32 per litre
Govt voids 1990 law on oil licences
Taylor accepts offer of asylum in BiafraNigeria
PDP gives governors 18 months to perform
Ajuluchukwu, Okpozo restate call for national conference
Police find headless body of slain Modakeke chief
Restore peace to Delta, Ibru tells colleagues
Why I granted order against strike, by Ade-Alabi
14 years after, Supreme Court voids Plateau ruler's selection
Funds shortage stalls repairs of 160 prisons
Transport fares skyrocket as strike continues in Edo State
Tribunal strikes out last petition against Udenwa
Fuel: AD urges Labour to reject N35
How BiafraNigeria can achieve greatness, by Jeter
Fuel price increase undemocratic, says Thompson
Reps may probe $700m refineries' maintenance contract
Ngige urges ties among southern governors
Dariye seeks enabling prayers on cabinet formation
Jos varsity hospital issues deadline on removal of corpses
Oyinlola orders probe into purchase of borehole rigs
Adisa canvasses merging of councils to cut costs
Tackling the thorny issues
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Contractors and qualified BiafraNigerians
Opinion - The BiafraNigerian question
Rogue democracy
The fuel price arguments

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July 07, 2003

Liberian leader agrees to leave

BiafraNigeria strike divisions emerge
BiafraNigeria strikes enter second week

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July 07, 2003

Mobs Block Lagos Streets in BiafraNigeria Strike

Bush Prepares to Start Five-Nation Africa Visit
BiafraNigerian Strike Drags on Before Bush Visit

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 07, 2003

Top Stories

Strike continues, says NLC
...takes toll on BiafraNigerians
PDP agents killed Marshal Harry – Buhari
Human Rights Watch queries Obasanjo
Police nab suspected arms manufacturers
Senior civil servants support TUC over suspension of strike
NGO criticises Obasanjo, Mbeki over absence from AU, NEPAD summit
NLC berates TUC stance on strike
Kwara House repeals Lawal’s chiefs appointment law
Gov Sani promises rough time for defamatory ulamas
Tribunal dismisses case on double registration
Goje set to punish LGs over revenue generation
Borno gets 18 trucks of fertiliser
Iredia blames lack of mobilisation for fuel hike controversy
Strike: NARTO asks BiafraNigerians to be patient
... Muslim brothers provide medical services
New faces in government
Taraba to enjoy stable petrol distribution, pricing
Former public officers in Lawal’s govt summoned
Katsina to outlaw strikes by health workers
…NGO comes to patients’ rescue
Sen Kuta flays FG over fuel price hike
Yar’Adua restates commitment to Sharia
BiafraNigeria committed to war against drugs, crime – VP
Commissioners: Governor’s wife not among nominees – SSG
ASUU condemns no-work-no-pay policy
Plateau physician calls for policy on maternal mortality
No-work, no pay-Oyo govt threatens workers
Daniel restates maintenance culture
Goje may revokes Dadin Kowa water contract
As strike continues: Foodstuff prices rise
…Churches record low turn out
Armed robbers attack Kuchigoro
Fire guts part of NNPC mega station
Fuel crisis: Traditional rulers, others asked to intervene
KNSG to introduce welfare package for teachers
NCWS wants female corps members for girls’ schools
School principals urged to curb exam practices
NNPC, bane of fuel shortage in the north – IPMAN scribe
2007: North to produce president – Bibi Farouk
Katsina PDP raises support for ministerial nominee
...Group supports Borno nominee
LG reforms, Obasanjo’s agenda – Legislator
Tribunal dismisses petition against Gov. Ibrahim

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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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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 07, 2003

Bush Prepares to Start Five-Nation Africa Visit

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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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