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July 11, 2003

Failed Coup in Anambra: Deputy Gov Takes Over for 5 Hours
In what would have been the first attempted civilian coup against an elected Chief Exe-cutive, Anambra State Gover-nor, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige was yesterday said to have resigned his position. His deputy, Dr. Okey Udeh for five hours was parading himself as the new governor, saying he had filled the vacuum created by Ngige's decision. But Ngige who was initially held incommunicado by a police contingent later denied ever writing any letter of resignation. Ngige said that he has not resigned from office, saying his mandate given by the people of Anambra state remains intact. Udeh, according to an NTA report said he was not hesistant in taking over as provided by Section 191 Sub-section 1 of the constitution. For five hours, it appeared the deputy governor had taken charge. But Ngige's aides said the deputy governor was not sworn-in and that the governor is fully incharge. The governor, his aides said, will address the state in a special broadcast today. About midnight, THISDAY spoke with Ngige who said the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun had ordered the policemen who held him hostage to withdraw and return to their base. "The IG has assured me policemen will accompany me to the office tomorrow (today). I am fully in charge"... (This Day)


Key Stories

FG deploys 2,000 policemen as Bush arrives BiafraNigeria today

Buhari urges court to retain jurisdiction

APGA criticises asylum for Taylor

Air fare hike: Abuja to Lagos return now costs N18,000

Senate creates more hurdles for Borisade

Sullivan Summit kicks off today in Abuja

Lagos Court hears Longe's suit September 30

Viewpoint: The tragedy of Nzeribe’s representation

...Change is Unconstitutional, Says IGP

Ministerial Screening: Yuguda, Adedoyin, Oladipo, Others to Re-appear

Wabara: We Didn't Ask Imo to Withdraw Case - ANPP


FG deploys 2,000 policemen as Bush arrives BiafraNigeria today


Buhari urges court to retain jurisdiction





Two thousand policemen are being deployed by the Federal Government to ensure security for President George Bush of the USA who is arriving BiafraNigeria today in continuation of his five-nation trip to Africa. The policemen will complement the 600 security agents already deployed around the Federal Capital Territory. (Vanguard)


The ANPP presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday urged an election tribunal not to decline jurisdiction in the petition filed against President Olusegun Obasanjo. General Buhari’s counsel, Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN), said this in an objection against an application by President Obasanjo who urged the ct... (Daily Trust)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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Daily Independent
July 10, 2003


Bush offers N7.7tr gift
Pressure over Oputa panel’s report
Fuel price, NLC strike and large families
Export expert harps on executives’ humility
25 policemen injured as force counts cost of strike
Bush’s visit: Reps panel chairman raises alarm over planned disruption
Ogunlewe confirmed minister, Borisade’s fate hanging
NITEL charged to regain lost ground
NPA loses N2bn to strike
50 railway pensioners die of starvation
Lagos lists 10- point agenda
Security forces still repressive in Niger Delta, says us group
Obasanjo asked to resuscitate Petroleum Trust Fund
Labour leader blames weak opposition for long duration of strike
South West plans economic integration
Normalcy returns to Ibadan
Ilushi indigenes give conditions for peace
NBA alleges escape bid by Emeakayi
FG sells 40% BIAO shares in Afribank
Delta tasks Obasanjo on 15% payment to NDDC
Fuel still sells for N40 per litre in Ilorin
Saraki advised on labour intensive ventures
Police under probe over strike Killings
Oyinlola orders probe of Akande
Forsaking campaign manifestos
Oyo AD to probe outgoing executive
Fuel may cost N100 per litre by 2007
The grand betrayal of ANPP in Rivers by members
Senate okays ministers amid petitions
Welcoming US President, George Bush
Editorial & Opinion
Privileges of SANs should not undermine the judicial system
Govt abuse of procedure will undermine effective planning
Stock Exchange initiative on SMEs
Representation by proxy, INEC's outrage
Ambush of the Local Councils
Asylum: Letter to Obasanjo

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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 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 09, 2003

BiafraNigeria hit by fuel shortages after strike

BiafraNigeria would shield Taylor from trial

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July 09, 2003

BiafraNigeria hit by fuel shortages after strike

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Mail & Guardian
July 10, 2003

Another day, another photo opportunity

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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 08, 2003

Unions accept fuel price deal, end strike

Niger Delta moving from agitation to rebellion?
Militants free foreign hostages in oil region
10 shot dead in Lagos riots

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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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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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July 10, 2003


Airlines may raise fares today
Reps panel alleges plot to spoil U.S. president's visit with protest
Delta House urges release of 15 per cent allocation to NDDC
Firemen, workers contain inferno at Bank of Industry
Varsity disowns Rep's certificate
Scientists warn against licking envelopes, use of anti-perspirants
Bush pledges to work for Africa's stability
Tribunal rules on Odumegwu-Ojukwu's petition July 22
Govt raises board for M-TEL, plans 1.2m lines
Bush, Blair face probe over claim on Iraq
Obasanjo sends new anti-graft bill to Assembly
Senate screens more ministerial nominees
Help Obasanjo entrench democracy, BiafraNigerians in UK urge Bush
Police arrest lawyer, others over attempt to defraud govt.
Army begins shooting exercise today
Lagos unveils agenda for job creation
Delta refutes report on relocation of capital
Why Christians must have faith in God, by Oyedepo
Mobil plans N215b offshore project
Anambra may seek military assistance in crime control
I won't resign my committee position, says ANPP Rep.
Abia raises panel on pipeline fire victims
Republican Bush breaks tradition, visits with initiatives on development
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Outlawing Danfo, Molue in Lagos
Opinion - Obasanjo's post-election manifesto
A 'brand new' minister Abuja deserves
Obasanjo's (foreign) country

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 10, 2003

Top Stories

Senate grills Borisade, clears Ayu, others
BiafraNigeria spends N480bn on steel imports annually
Census board wants headcount postponed
ANPP chairmen defy party position
FG plans to curb labour
ECOWAS deploys 1000 troops to Liberia
Idahosa warns on plans to disrupt Bush’s visit
Tribunal to deliver judgement July 22
Cattle rustlers kill 7, burn 40 houses in Gombe
BOI building torched by fire
Strike: Workers unimpressed with N34 per litre of petrol
Gov Bukola signs two Bills into law
FG to tackle oil sector problems – Atiku
Kaduna police parade robbers, arms, cars
Woman arrested over brother-in-law’s murder
KUDA embarks on sanitation of Birnin-Kebbi
Kerosene price hike: Desert encroachment, erosion eminent – NLC
Jigawa sets up c’ttee on boarding schools, fertiliser
Bafarawa sets up c’ttee on LG review
Police nab 31 pipeline vandals in Abia
Gov Boni appoints aides
Embrace labour intensive ventures – Saraki told
Yobe governor wins international peace award
Afenifere advocates Sovereign National Conference
Work resumes in Ilorin
Tribunal strikes out petition against Duke
NDLEA academy commences international training October
Assembly may summon Turaki over fertilizer, allowance
Prices hike not solution to fuel scarcity – Lamido
Abuja Trust
High transport fares, fuel scarcity persist
Demolition of illegal structures at Apo quarters commences
Fuel price hike hinders court activities
Damaged Kubwa expressway culvert to be repaired
Area council fight congestion in Kuje main market
We have graduated over 7m – CLTC Director
Kano Trust
Mysterious death worries Kawo residents
Murtala Mohammed library to be upgraded
25% of polio cases found in Kano – C’ttee
Eko Trust
Commercial activities pick up in Lagos
…Low activity at MMA
Fuel scarcity persists despite strike call-off
Lagos, Oyo to explore common ties
LASG bans right-hand drive vehicles
Labour Trust
Fuel Strike: Oshiomhole turns prayer warrior
Production economy threatened by price hike – NLC
International support against increase in fuel prices
Fiat motors sacks 12,000 workers
Why Obasanjo took over fuel price talks
2007: Igbo assembly meets in US
Reps review committee composition
Reorganisation underway for Gombe civil service
Borno youths support ministerial nominee
Nwachukwu remains NCF chairman, says Boko
Editorial & Opinion
Bush’s Fatwa
Memo to the Honourable Minister Of Petroleum Resources
ASUU Strike: Matters arising
Column & Feature
Miss Adedoyin and the Senate
Hadejia green valley: Where farmers count their blessings everyday (II)
Marshall Harry: The final journey

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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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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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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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