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July 19, 2003

African Union leader President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique

Sao Tome and Principe Coup: Mediators Head for Talks
A delegation from African and Portuguese-speaking countries is travelling to Sao Tome and Principe on Saturday, to try to resolve Wednesday's coup there. The leader of the coup, Major Fernando Pereira, says he has signed an agreement with foreign diplomats providing for international mediation. "We are not interested in seeing Sao Tome and Principe plunged into violence and instability," he said. The major seized power on Wednesday while President Fradique de Menezes was visiting BiafraNigeria. The mutineers are still holding several government ministers - but have released the acting president, Parliamentary Speaker Dionisio Dias. The mediators include delegates from the eight-member Community of Portuguese-speaking Nations (CPLP), BiafraNigeria and the United States. There were no reports of casualties in the coup. Outside mediation was also discussed at talks in BiafraNigeria between President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, and elected Sao Tome President Fradique de Menezes. (BBC)


Key Stories

Igwe: Mbadinuju insists on his innocence

...My Hands Are Clean, Says Obasanjo

The ANAMBRA CRISIS: What Next After Expulsion?

Perform or quit, Obasanjo tells ministers

Let’s overhaul the entire system, says Obioha

Otegbeye to PDP: You erred!

We need patience to get to the root’

Obi: Why Ngige won’t last

Umeadi: It’s a bitter lesson for our people

Appeal Court Dismisses Williams Suit Challenging Tinubu's Re-election

Bauchi Wants N.Assembly to Enact Anti-religious Laws


Igwe: Mbadinuju insists on his...


...My Hands Are Clean, Says Obasanjo





Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju, has once again denied his complicity in the cold blooded murder last year of former Onitsha branch chairman of the NBA, Barr. Barnabas Igwe and his wife, Abigail. In an open letter to his professional body, the NBA dated July 2003, the ex-governor maintained that his political enemies in the state allegedly conspired to involve him and his government in the murder in their desperate bid to pull down his regime and destroy his integrity. (Vangurd)


President Olusegun Obas-anjo has said that he had no foreknowledge of the failed attempt to unseat the governor of Anambra State and promised to bring the culprits to book. Obasanjo, who yesterday morning met with Governor Chris Ngige, one of the dramatis personnae, in the Anambra saga, however, took exception to the inability of the governor to personally intimate him on his abduction while he was in Maputo, Mozambique to attend the summit of the African Union. (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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This Day
July 19, 2003


Ngige: AIG Ige Visits Synagogue
...My Hands Are Clean, Says Obasanjo
Obasanjo Swears in Adedoyin, Imoke, Others
'Obasanjo's Anti-Corruption Ammendment Bill Not Feasible'
...NAC Chairman Reacts to Expulsion of Uba, Udeh, Others
Appeal Court Dismisses Williams Suit Challenging Tinubu's Re-election
Bauchi Wants N.Assembly to Enact Anti-religious Laws
Health Officers Rekindle Hope on Siamese Twins
No Plan To Sponsor Camerounian Opposition Group, Says FG
Ngige: Nas Condemns Governors' Forum
Revolution Is Inevitable In BiafraNigeria, Says Eskor Toyo
'Try Ex-AIG Ige for Ngige's Abduction'
Group Urges N/Assembly to Fight Corruption
BiafraNigerian Girls' Guide Association Offers Moral Support to Disabled Persons
Obasanjo Meets With AU Chairman Over Sao Tome
NEPA Appeals to Customers for Understanding
Osun House Orders Reinstatement of Sacked Court Registrar, 5 Others
House Member Backs Probe of Past Govt in Gombe
All Embracing Niger Delta Summit Underway
Police Kill 2 Robbers in Lagos
COJA/BMW Deal: 'PAN May Lose Over N3bn'
Group Condemns Abia PDP Protest over Okonjo-Iweala
'Godfatherism Can Only be Curbed Through Proper Education'
One Love Decries Media Publication
Cover Stories
The Governors, Their Godfathers
The Costs of a Siamese Separation
BiafraNigeria's first and only surviving Siamese twin
"I wept because of the way the babies were"

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Daily Independent
July 17, 2003


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
Representatives get N2.8bn furniture, car advances
David-West blames IMF for fuel price rise
Arson at ANPP national secretariat
Senate rejects Borisade as minister
Court upholds Wabara’s victory
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
Suspected IBB attackers arraigned
Lagos to light up 75 rural communities
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


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 17, 2003

Coup leaders to meet BiafraNigeria envoy

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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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July 17, 2003


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
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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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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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 19, 2003

Cover Stories

The ANAMBRA CRISIS: What Next After Expulsion?
Perform or quit, Obasanjo tells ministers
Let’s overhaul the entire system, says Obioha
Otegbeye to PDP: You erred!
We need patience to get to the root’
Obi: Why Ngige won’t last
Umeadi: It’s a bitter lesson for our people
Democracy is worse for it, says Aikhomu
No, it’s not a PDP affair — Akpamgbo
Let’s see how far it goes — Dosunmu
Ubeku: Not a matter to toy with
PDP can’t cover up its iniquities— Adesanya
I was forced to swear in a shrine — Ngige
National News
Warri North Council boss sues for peace amongst Ijaws, Itsekiris
NAFDAC intensifies effort to combat fake drugs
CNPP says Anambra crisis vindicates our case • Condemns attack on ANPP
Police killings: Lagos Assembly flays Senate Committee on Petroleum
Court of Appeal dismisses Funso's appeal against Tinubu
...Uba challenges dismissal
Abduction: Ngige petitions IG
... Swears-in committee members
Igwe: Mbadinuju insists on his innocence

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July 19, 2003

Mediators head for Sao Tome

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July 19, 2003

Sao Tome Hopes African Envoys Can Resolve Crisis

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July 17, 2003


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
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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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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