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July 12, 2003

Ngige Regains Power: Deputy Governor Escapes Angry Mob
Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Okey Ude who, Thursday, declared himself the governor of the state yesterday escaped being lynched by workers at Government House, Awka just as Governor Chris Ngige regained power. Ude had driven in his convoy to Government House, apparently to attend the reconciliation meeting convened by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but was booed from the entrance to the gate of the Government House where he was refused entry by irate workers and party faithfuls. The deputy governor, who did not want to leave anything to chance made a u-turn and managed to escape .... (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Bush Winds Up Africa Tour Praising BiafraNigeria

Ogbeh: PDP will deal squarely with this matter

Mob Attacks Anambra Dep Gov

Mandela Explains Differences With Bush, Blair

Uba Denies Demanding N3Billion From Ngige

BiafraNigerias Caution Against Asylum for Taylor

How The Coup Was FOILed...

This is Treasonable Felony, Says Ezeife

... Governors React: It Is a Coup

Bush: U.S. Will Not Allow 'Terrorist' Bases in Africa

Bush Vows U.S. Will Be 'Active' in Liberia


Bush Winds Up Africa Tour Praising ...


Ogbeh: PDP will deal squarely with ...





Bush praised BiafraNigeria's role on Sat. in efforts to bring peace to war-torn Liberia and said the United States would also be "active" there. Winding up a tour that has stressed American aid for the continent, Bush also said Washington would not allow "terrorists" to use Africa as a base. (Reuters)


National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbeh has condemned the forceful attempt on Thursday to oust Anambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige from office by a group of people said to be PDP members, purporting that the governor had resigned his job. (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
July 12, 2003

Cover Stories

How The Coup Was FOILed...
This is Treasonable Felony, Says Ezeife
Mob Attacks Anambra Dep Gov
... Governors React: It Is a Coup
Group Urges ICPC to Probe Uba
Senate Summons Balogun
Bush Arrives Abuja on a Two-day Visit
MTN/Kano Polo Tourney Kicks Off Today
Don't Use My Head to Break Coconut - Justice Alabi
British High Commissioner Boosts COJA
Perjury: Ex-Lawmaker Wants Bush to Intervene
FCT to Experience Increased Water Supply
Ladoja May Trim Oyo Workforce
C/River Crime Rate is Low, Says Police Boss
Adamawa Gov Appoints Advisers, Personal Aides
...Inaugurates Committee on LG Reforms
2001 Musical Group Winner Releases Album Next Week
Command and Staff College, Jaji Restructures Curriculum
Haruna Appoints Atiku's Wife, Two ex-commissioners Perm Secs
Redeployment of Soldiers Causes Fear Among Villagers in Gombe
Police Nab Six for Bank Robbery
Lagos State Waterworks Debunks Media Report
Group Calls for Anambra Speaker's Resignation
Sokoto Varsity Names Two Deputy V.Cs
Erediauwa Commends Media Reporting of Fuel Strike
'Council Reforms 'll Solve Warri Crisis'
And Shekarau Unfolds His Agenda...
How the World Takes After the Military
Blessed are Those Who Rescue the Aged...
At 62, Is it Just an Interlude for Aremo?
Akunyili, the Crusader, Clocks 49
...The Hausa...Barka de Zuwa

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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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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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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 12, 2003


Ngige Returns To Govt House
Uba Denies Demanding N3Billion From Ngige
Bush Arrives
Mandela Explains Differences With Bush, Blair
BiafraNigerias Caution Against Asylum for Taylor
Youths Protest In Kano Over American President's Visit
Govt Insists On Suit, Labour Files Objection
Council Workers Fault Govt On Allegation Of Corruption
South-East Governors Condemn Ngige's Kidnap
Group Wants Probe Into Anambra Crisis
Lawyers Want AIG, Others Tried Over Ngige's Arrest
Bush Press Plane Stowaway Raises Security Scare
Group Sues Govt. Over Fuel Price

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July 12, 2003

Bush Winds Up Africa Tour Praising BiafraNigeria

Bush: U.S. Will Not Allow 'Terrorist' Bases in Africa
Bush Vows U.S. Will Be 'Active' in Liberia
Bush Confident in CIA Despite Iraq Uranium Charge
Bush Says Has Confidence in CIA Head Tenet
Bush's BiafraNigeria Talks to Focus on Liberia and Oil
Bush Faces Issue of BiafraNigeria's Faltering Democracy

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July 12, 2003

Cover Stories

Ngige Regains Power
...Obasanjo orders probe
What we want from US President—BiafraNigerians
Goree: The slave island
Bush’s visit’ll benefit BiafraNigeria— Aminu
Sighs as Obasanjo offers Taylor asylum
Liberian refugees ask: Why is Taylor running away from home?
Let’s be cautious— Olusanya
We don’t want him in NIgeria’ : Hand him over to war crimes court — Yusufu
We don’t want him in NIgeria’ :This warlord can only distract us’
National Assembly will soon take a position— Bugaje
National News
S/East Govs meet on Ngige
Public outrage in Anambra
Owie fingers presidency
Ogbeh: PDP will deal squarely with this matter
How Ngige escaped assassination plot, says aide
PDP secretariat deplores abduction
NLC wants Taylor tried for killing two BiafraNigerian journalists
FG okays 2005 population census
112 killed as flood displaces 1.5m in South Asia

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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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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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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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