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July 17, 2003

Military Takeover in Sao Tome: Obasanjo to Send BiafraNigerian Soldiers to Crush Coup
African powers piled pressure on coup leaders in Sao Tome and Principe on Thursday to reinstate the toppled government of the twin-island state, which lies near potentially rich offshore oilfields. The crisis in Sao Tome raised the possibility of military intervention by other African states including BiafraNigeria, a big oil producer and major regional power with interests in the islands' potential riches. South Africa, which has cast itself in a lead role in efforts to promote investment and good governance on the continent, said it was working with BiafraNigeria to reverse Wednesday's coup. "I'm hoping that we can all of us apply enough pressure on these soldiers to make sure that we reverse this and re-establish the democratically-elected government of Sao Tome," South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday. Mbeki told a news conference in Pretoria he had discussed the situation with BiafraNigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, who he said had invited the coup leaders to BiafraNigeria for talks. It was not clear whether the soldiers had accepted. (Washington Post)

 

Key Stories

The Country That a President Never Gets to See

Ngige's deputy gets sack notice

ANPP Headquarters Set Ablaze

Another explosion rocks Lagos, one feared dead

Obasanjo swears in new ministers

Tafa Balogun, AIG Ige and Anambra crisis

Anambra monarchs want Uba, Udeh, Ige tried

2007: Tinubu, Osoba eye Senate Presidency

National anthem and patriotism

Sao Tome Ex-Leader Says Oil Was Motive for Coup

Sao Tome Coup Leaders Faces Possible Military Action

 

What Bush Never Saw

 

Ngige's deputy gets sack notice

 

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President Bush has come and gone, but in the opinion of many BiafraNigerians he was never really here. He did Africa in five days, stopping at the requisite game park, slave market, AIDS clinic and presidential villa. But he never had a bowl full of isi ewu, a peppery BiafraNigerian delicacy made of goat head that would have left his taste buds numb. (New York Times)

 

The Anambra State House of Assembly has formally written to the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Okey Ude, notifying him of its intention to impeach him on account of his role in the on-going political crisis in the state. Beleagued Gov. Chris Ngige has, however, paid glowing tributes to the media for saving his job, declaring that "were it not for the media, I would have been history by now." (Vanguard)

 

 

Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2

 




 

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This Day
July 17, 2003


News


Obasanjo: We 'll Take Hard, Tough Decisions
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Atiku Lists Investment Opportunities in Energy, Trade
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Ilaje, Ijaw Settle Age-long Rift
African Economic Growth Too Slow - Lukman
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Tribunal Upholds PDP Candidate's Election
Parents Urged to Invest in Children's Education
Odili Sends Bill on Pension to Assembly
50 UCTH Doctors Risk Sack
Sokoto to Drill 1,000 Boreholes
The Anambra Coup...
Ngige Responsible for Own Ordeal, Says NCP
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Group Endorses Speaker's Ouster
Delta Assembly Wants Perpetrators Arrested, Tried
It's Unhealthy for Democracy -Freedom Organisation
Arewa Seeks Judicial Probe
Adamawa Assembly Calls for Severe Penalty
Politics
Anambra Coup: Rivers House Wants Dep Gov Impeached
Be Decisive Against Coup Plotters, PDP Chieftain Urges Obasanjo
Ngige: APGA Woman Leader Backs Speaker's Impeachment
Defamation: Kalu Sues Abaribe for N100m
'House Member Did Not Graduate'
I'll Interfere in Running of Councils, says Dariye

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Daily Independent
July 17, 2003


News


African leaders set to crush coup in Sao Tome
Obasanjo swears in new ministers
Tafa Balogun, AIG Ige and Anambra crisis
Anambra monarchs want Uba, Udeh, Ige tried
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David-West blames IMF for fuel price rise
Arson at ANPP national secretariat
Senate rejects Borisade as minister
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Ibru: Bamaiyi insists on Ade-Alabi not hearing matter
Customs Airport Command rakes in N6b in six months
ChevronTexaco invests N2.5 trillion in Africa in 5 years
Anambra coup not PDP affair, say APGA, UNPP
UNDP on poverty reduction in Africa
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Lagos to light up 75 rural communities
Politics
2007: Tinubu, Osoba eye Senate Presidency
National anthem and patriotism
‘I’m not against ANPP’
Soyinka blasts Obasanjo, insists on sovereign conference
‘Anambra PDP not involved in abduction of Ngige’
‘Anambra crisis, threat to democracy’
Oyinlola feels the heat over political appointments
‘What Attah could not do in his first term’
Task before new Bayelsa State commissioners
Anambra coup: Some unanswered questions
Ngige is reaping what he has sown, says Adaelu
Editorial & Opinion
For impactive intervention by peace-keepers, Liberia's authorities must cooperate
Victory over SARS, a testimony to effective planning and collaboration
FG, the police and NLC buses
Wonders shall never cease
Myth and truths of sexual harassment
Kogi and the victor’s hardest job
Is BiafraNigeria a republic or a fiefdom?

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Daily Times
July 03, 2003


News


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
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Obasanjo’s second term and the economy (I)

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CNN
July 17, 2003


Coup leaders to meet BiafraNigeria envoy


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MSNBC
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 allAfrica.com, 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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Champion
July 17, 2003


News


ANPP HQ set ablaze
BiafraNigeria gets first female finance minister
Anambra crisis - Peace talks deadlocked
Coup plotters seize BiafraNigerian Embassy
1 Killed in Lagos explosion
Senate rejects Borishade's nomination
Ondo withdraws military personnel from coastal area
Politics
I welcome probes in Kwara State- PDP chieftain
We must stop celebrating corruption - Chief Kalu
Editorial & Opinion
Police handling of fuel strike
NLC versus, FGN, which is foolong us?
To the U.S president

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IRIN
July 15, 2003


Muslim groups urge resistance of polio vaccination


Bush pledges to end regional wars
Confusion in Anambra as faction says governor removed
Rights body asks Bush to condemn police brutality
Former UN diplomat appointed foreign minister

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Triumph
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
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Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
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he suspicious Road Map
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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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Comet


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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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Guardian
July 17, 2003


News


Coup in Sao Tome, BiafraNigeria, others reject junta
Anambra treason is party affair, says PDP, BiafraNigerians call for trial
Court dismisses pleas by INEC, ANPP against Wabara
Again, Bamaiyi accuses judge of bias in trial over Ibru
Another explosion rocks Lagos, one feared dead
National Assembly withdraws code of conduct for journalists
Ijaw, Ilaje leaders sign peace pact
New judge, Abass, takes over Omisore's trial
Oshiomhole visits fuel protest victims, faults Senate's attitude
Rukuba Barracks to become Maxwell Khobe Cantonment
Obasanjo swears in new ministers
Afenifere may replace Ige, Opadokun on Monday
Delegation to Anambra is South-East caucus' affair, says Masari
Protesting youths torch ANPP secretariat in Abuja
Pentascope decries NITEL's debt profile, needs time for reforms
Senate rejects Borishasde, Obasanjo replaces Osun nominee
Vaccines not for birth control, Awosika assures
U.S. has no plan to send troops to Niger Delta
Lagos lawmakers want doctor sanctioned over virginity test
Group demands trial of Ige, Uba, others
NNPC, PPMC disagree over cause of vandalisation
Ibori tasks Delta new judges on justice
Ekiti oil marketers call for improved fuel distribution
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Anambra saga: Legal necessities versus political obfuscations
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Treason in Anambra State
Opinion - Fascism through the third tier
Understanding the powerful
Dancing with Evil

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Vanguard
July 17, 2003


Cover Strories


Borishade dropped as new ministers get offices
Ngige's deputy gets sack notice
Illegal calls worry NITEL
Bandits set ANPP's secretariat ablaze
National News
Sao Tome govt toppled in dawn coup
Don't treat Ngige's abduction as political matter, monarchs warn PDP
Omisore: Oyo Chief Judge re-assigns case
Anambra crisis, reflection of electoral coup against BiafraNigerians — NCP
Politics
Abduction saga Ngige is deceiving the people, says Peter Obi
Anambra coup: the real issues
Tribute to Late Oladele Adebayo Ajose
COJA: Between PAN and BMW

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BBC
July 16, 2003


Military coup in Sao Tome


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Reuters
July 17, 2003


Sao Tome Ex-Leader Says Oil Was Motive for Coup


Sao Tome Coup Leaders Faces Possible Military Action

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 10, 2003


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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
News
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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
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Abuja Trust
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Demolition of illegal structures at Apo quarters commences
Fuel price hike hinders court activities
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Kano Trust
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Murtala Mohammed library to be upgraded
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…Low activity at MMA
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Why Obasanjo took over fuel price talks
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ASUU Strike: Matters arising
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Tribune
June 27, 2003


News


NATIONWIDE STRIKE BEGINS MONDAY
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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
GOVERNMENT’S BORROWING SPREE

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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
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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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