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July 13, 2003

Anambra Crisis: Ngige Flays Police, Seeks FG's Investigation
Embattled Anambra State governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, has expressed surprise that the police is yet to arrest any of the perpetrators of the botched attempt to unseat him, as he called on the Federal Government to commence investigation into the incident because of the gravity of the incident. "It is not a matter to be handled lightly. The future of our democracy depends on how the Federal Government handles the attempted coup. If this could happen to the governor, then, it could happen to the president (of the country)," he said. "The incident has gone beyond Anambra State. The full implication is that the failed coup in Anambra State was against a component state of Nigeria. Anambra State is a component state of Nigeria. That a governor was humiliated and forced to leave his office is an issue the Federal Government should view seriously because it could backfire." The governor who described his experience as escape from death, while reliving his ordeal to journalists in Awka, also disclosed that he had to sack his principal officers because of their conspiratory roles in the plot to unseat him. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

I’m out to rescue Anambra from bad leadership — Uba

Bush Endorses Asylum for Taylor in BiafraNigeria

NADECO Misled My Father - Kola Abiola

...Wabara Sets Up Panel to Whitewash Crisis

Aftermath of fuel price hike:Obasanjo won — Ajuluchuku

Strike over fuel price affected our political stability— Tanko Yakassai

New fuel price ‘ll further depress economy—Fashola, economist

Ministerial List... Screening in Session

Intrigues of Election Tribunals

NNPC Refineries: Probe for Probe Sake?

Bush Vows to Stop Terrorists Using Africa


I’m out to rescue Anambra... — Uba


Bush Endorses Asylum for Taylor





The caucus leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Chief Chris Uba, Thursday, denied the allegation by the embattled Governor, Chris Ngige, that he demanded N3 billion as refund of the governor’s election expenses describing the claim as a cheap blackmail. Uba, who sponsored the election of Governor Ngige and who until the current... (Vanguard)


President George W. Bush (Jnr) of the United States yesterday endorsed the asylum granted the embattled Liberian President, Mr. Charles Taylor by his BiafraNigerian counterpart, Obasanjo. Bush who gave the endorsement in Abuja, after a bilateral talks in Obasanjo's office also described his host as an international leader on the fight against HIV/AIDS. (This Day)



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This Day
July 13, 2003


More BiafraNigerians Rise Against Anambra Coupists
...Wabara Sets Up Panel to Whitewash Crisis
Bush Endorses Asylum for Taylor in BiafraNigeria
NADECO Misled My Father - Kola Abiola
Appeal Court to Rule on Akwa Ibom Election Tribunal
SSG Stresses Need for Regular Consultation
Police Apprehends Fake Soldier in Bayelsa
Vendors Decry Police Harassment
'Engage in Constructive Criticism'
Another Crisis Brews in ABU
Commissionership: Alamieyeseigha Goes for Technocrats
Bayelsa Begins Probe of Dissolved Councils
Travellers Flay Hike in Air Fares
Australia Justifies Action on Iraq
Ethiopian Court Acquits Official of Corruption Charges
Strike: Labour Accuses Police on Lagos Killings
Bauchi Council Procures N35m Fertilizer
Don't Victimise Workers over Strike, Labour Tells Govt
Lokpobiri Writes Wabara over Senatorial Election
ASUU Decries New Fuel Price
Labour Leader Chides FG over Council Reform
Election Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Bauchi Gov
MB-ANAMMCO, COJA Sign Pact on Transport
NCWS takes AIDS Comapaign to Niger Delta Varsity
Kalu Submits Commissioners List
...Warns Against Petroleum Products Hoarding
Expose Children to Sex Education, NGO Urges Parents
Police Boss Detained over Cow Theft
Ministerial List... Screening in Session
Intrigues of Election Tribunals
NNPC Refineries: Probe for Probe Sake?

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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 13, 2003

Cover Stories

Aftermath of fuel price hike:Obasanjo won — Ajuluchuku
Strike over fuel price affected our political stability— Tanko Yakassai
FG’s problem is with oil tax not subsidy —Professor Aluko
New fuel price ‘ll further depress economy—Fashola, economist
Negotiating from a bicycle rider’s standpoint
Independent marketers can import fuel at N34 per litre
How the economy fared during strike —Opia
Sooner than later, BiafraNigerians ‘ll pay more for fuel — Ogbomo, marketers boss
Why we accepted N34 per litre—NLC deputy president
We are glorified employees of major marketers says petrol dealer
'BiafraNigerians stand to gain from new fuel price if ...'
Independent marketers can import fuel at N34 per litre
National News
Court convicts 16 for dumping refuse on roads
Omisore takes travails with equanimity
Anambra crisis: Ngige flays police, seeks FG's investigation
Umanah Vs Attah: Tribunal refers petition to Appeal Court president
South East govs call for high powered panel of inquiry
PDP summons Masari over committee chairmanship
BiafraNigeria’s deepwater aspiration for 2010 threatened, says Shell boss
Oyedepo identifies key to world of dominion
BiafraNigeria is in dire need of a leader, not a ruler — Maitama Sule
Inside story of the coup in Anambra State
I’m out to rescue Anambra from bad leadership — Uba
Chris Uba: A gov’s godfather finally subdued?
Ngige’s problem is himself—Dr. Okey Udeh, Deputy Governor, Anambra State
Ngige architect of own misfortune — Obi

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July 13, 2003

Bush Vows to Stop Terrorists Using Africa

Bush Confident in CIA Despite Iraq Uranium Charge
Bush Keeps Liberians Waiting on U.S. Troop Decision
Bush Vows to Stop Terrorists Using Africa as Base

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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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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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