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July 16, 2003

Casualties of the Coup: Anambra Speaker Impeached
The political crisis in Anambra State took a new dimension yesterday as the state House of Assembly impeached the speaker, Hon. (Mrs.) Eucharia Azodo, through a unanimous voice vote. In her place, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Mike Balonwu representing Onitsha North I constituency was unanimously elected by the 20 members present to lead the House. Hon. Keluo Molokwu (Awka South I constituency) was also elected the new Deputy Speaker. The House also yesterday served notice of impeachment on the state's Deputy Governor, Dr. Okey Udeh for deliberately proclaiming himself Governor of Anambra State on two occasions after the state Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige had denied having resigned as governor. The road to the impeachment of Azodo started at about 4.30pm when the house reconvened for an emergency session. The former Deputy Speaker, Mr. Mike Balonwu who took charge of proceedings said a short prayer and thereafter proclaimed the House open to proceedings and made announcements including the rezoning of principal offices of the house to make for balance in the state's power configuration. Thus, the speakership position hitherto held by Azodo .... (This Day)


Key Stories

Military coup in Sao Tome

Igwes: Obasanjo asked me to go on vacation, says Mbadinuju

Chad Strikes First Ever Oil in the South

... 35 Govs Want S'Court Judge to Head Inquiry

Marketers Canvass N40 Fuel Price

Obasanjo Drops Osun Ministerial Nominee

Domgas in $200m Lagos Gas Distribution Deal

AD will bounce back — Lai Mohammed

Osoba, road contracts and the witch hunters

The political crisis in Anambra State: Matters Arising

Abduction of Anambra governor :New evidence may influence party’s position, says Ozichukwu


Military coup in Sao Tome


Igwes: Obasanjo asked me to go...





Army officers have toppled the government of the West African island state of Sao Tome and Principe, Portuguese media reported on Wednesday. Gunshots and exploding rockets and grenades were heard around 0300 GMT and sporadic firing continued throughout the morning but there are no indications of casualties. (BBC)


The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju, has broken his silence on his purported escape from the country on account of the murder of the NBA Onitsha branch chairman and his wife, Mr and Mrs Barnabas Igwe, saying that he merely travelled out of the country on vacation on the advice of...Obasanjo. (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
July 16, 2003


Ngige: Anambra Speaker Impeached
... 35 Govs Want S'Court Judge to Head Inquiry
Marketers Canvass N40 Fuel Price
Obasanjo Drops Osun Ministerial Nominee
Domgas in $200m Lagos Gas Distribution Deal
Chad Strikes First Ever Oil in the South
PDP Wants Tougher Punishment for AIG Ige
How Ngige's CSO Refused AIG Ige's Orders
Ibori Wants Sanctions Against Culprits
Bafarawa Picks Holes in AIG's Retirement
C/River Assembly Flays Legislators
NCP Guber Candidate Backs Speaker's Impeachment
Army Restates Commitment to Democracy
Kure Attributes Crisis to Lust for Money
Rights Groups Seek Probe into Abduction
FG Okays $20m Syringe Factory for P/Harcourt
Pirates Kill Pregnant Woman
New Jet Not a Priority - Obasanjo
DSC, ALSCON Ready for Sale - BPE
Varsity Student Commits Suicide
FG Defends 50% Duty on Sugar
ETB Donates N5.3m to Curb 'Go-slow' in Lagos
UN to Fund Nigerian Troops in Liberia
Virginity Test: Assembly Wants Culprits Docked
S'Court Urged to Dismiss Ibori's Appeal
Hoodlums Take Over Abandoned NEPA Estate
Saraki Plans 11-man EXCO Exco
Haruna Expunges Ex-commissioner's Name
Duke Submits 13 Cabinet Nominees
Edo Assembly Gets Igbinedion Aides' List
Pan-Igbo Group Decries Anambra Coup
NLC Strike: Group Condemns Probe
NDLEA Arrests French National, 2 Lebanese with Cocaine
LG Reforms: Legal Practitioner Tasks N/Assembly
Ogun PDP Backs House Speaker
My Expectations from House Committees, by Masari
Books on AIDS for Presentation
Oshuntokun Takes Over at NAN, Unfolds Mission
Customs Records Another Feat in Industrial Research
Drugs Registration: NAFDAC Extends Deadline
Igbo Seek Political Jobs in Adamawa
Black-out: Bizmen Count Losses
Sijuwade Commends Indian Businessman
Nasarawa Varsity Honours Unilorin VC, Others
Anambra Coup: Any End To the Crisis?
Guber Election Petition: Odili's Counsels Disagree
I'm Not Opposed to New Councils, Says Ogun Gov
Come to Our Rescue, Daniel Urged
'We'll Improve on Legislative Standards'

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Daily Independent
July 14, 2003


Governors demand prosecution of AIG
Anambra’s foiled coup
Govt’s borrowings worsen economy, says NDIC
Controversy trails new air fare increase
Fraudulent contractsbane of healthcare delivery
Armed banditry: Armoured tanks stationed at Ogun border points
Masari denies being summoned by PDP over panel chairmen
Jang heads for Appeal Court
Ngige: Obasanjo approves Yusuf as replacement for AIG Ige
Reps member denies forging certificate
David-West tackles Obasanjo over N250b subsidy
Don’t blame me for cultism in schools, says Soyinka
Saraki bows to criticisms, relocates Kwara account to GTB
Fuel strike:YCE, Illoh criticise killings, call for compensation
Ladoja warns council chairmen against fraud
Bayelsa to dismiss erring workers
Asaba, Okwe clash not communal, says Asagba
NESG constitutes board, prepares for 10th summit
JAMB releases UME results, may cancel 10,000
Edo, Kogi govts wade into communal crisis
NASS tasked over Anambra incident
‘Abiola’s ideals should be upheld’
The Anambra question
No breaking of mace again, says Kaduna Speaker
Why CNPP shunned Labour strike, by Martins
‘State lawmakers should control LGs’
INEC admonishes Bayelsa lawmakers
Anambra: Background to the crisis
A state under the thumbs of godfathers
‘Challenges facing BiafraNigerians before 2007’
‘FG has no moral right to query councils’
Fayose confronts reality of governance
Duke extends olive branch to opposition
Editorial & Opinion
Fresh initiative on Ajaokuta plant challenges BiafraNigeria’s commitment to industrial dev
Iranian twins: a profile in heroism and courage
The renaming of Audu University
Berlusconi is the joker in the pack
COJA’s big money-wasting (BMW) scheme

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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 16, 2003

Cover Stories

Ngige: House sacks Speaker, moves to impeach Dep Gov
Probe Ngige's ouster —GOVS
Igwes: Obasanjo asked me to go on vacation, says Mbadinuju
....Senate, Reps probe abduction — As Obasanjo apologises to Wabara
National News
Obasanjo yet to buy presidential jet 2yrs after approval, says aide
Obi blames Anambra crisis on Ngige
FG, NLC accord on fuel price political —PPPRA scribe
AD will bounce back — Lai Mohammed
Osoba, road contracts and the witch hunters
The political crisis in Anambra State: Matters Arising
Abduction of Anambra governor :New evidence may influence party’s position, says Ozichukwu

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July 16, 2003

Military coup in Sao Tome

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July 14, 2003


Ngige wants abductors tried for treason
Govt retires AIG Ige over Anambra governor's abduction
ECOWAS' scribe lauds Obasanjo over asylum for Taylor
Kalu sues Abaribe for libel, claims N100m
ANPP, 10 others sue govt over shift in council polls
National Assembly issues conduct code for journalists
Saraki moves Kwara account to Guaranty Trust Bank
Iraqi council declares Saddam's overthrow day national holiday
Police arrest nine UNIPORT students over murder of colleague
Scientists discover HIV's 'hideaway
PDP, ANPP renew battle over dead lawmaker's seat, others
Senate panels plan public hearing on oil pipeline fires
Lawal returns vehicles to Kwara government
Supreme Court orders retrial of N10m libel suit
Appeal Court to hear Williams' suit against Tinubu's election today
Adebanjo, Braithwaite deplore move to unseat Ngige
SGBN to raise equity with N2 billion
Govt institutes centre after former envoy
Ekiti ex-Speaker loses petition against PDP legislator
Governors pay solidarity visit to Ngige today
Police arraign 41 over fuel price protest in Lagos
NAFDAC seizes poisonous soaps, contaminated water
Oyinlola warns council committee chiefs against corruption
Oshiomhole faults asylum for Taylor
Why they tried to kill me, by Chris Ngige
'After I emerged as gubernatorial candidate, a lot of things started happening'
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The President's ministerial nominees
Opinion - Cultism and the UNILORIN saga
A BiafraNigerian solution to HIV/AIDS

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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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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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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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