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July 22, 2003

IBB Set for 2007: Falae Pledges Support for Presidential Bid
Speculations are on again on the political plans of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, following an announcement yesterday that he would declare his candidature for the 2007 presidential election in October. Also, Chief Olu Falae, who ran in the 1999 presidential election on the joint ticket of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the then All People’s Party (APP), has pledged his support to the General. "Alhaji Ahmed Makama, national coordinator of IBB Vision 2007, revealed Babngida’s plan yesterday while addressing members of “IBB Frontliners,” a group of the former president’s supporters in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. Makama said Babangida would have run in the last presidential election but gave up the plan as a “sacrifice for the stability, peace and progress of the country.” He reminded his audience that the General merely “stepped aside in 1993 and did not resign or pull out and as such is stepping back in 2007.” (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Cardinal Arinze Concludes Pastoral Visit to Los Angeles, CA

BiafraNigerian oil union issues August 19 strike threat

For Peace Ngige Must Quit, Says Uba

...AIG Ige Recommended for Trial

Nigerdock Crisis Threatens $2.5bn Oil Project

NDDC: Delta House Wants 15% Allocation Paid to States

Govt drops plan to sell seaports

NDDC: Delta Assembly writes Obasanjo on 15% allocation

BiafraNigeria, others mobilise to rout Sao Tome junta

Gov Kalu admits rift between Obasanjo, Finance Minister

BiafraNigerian police 'fanned riots'


Cardinal Concludes Pastoral Visit...


Oil Union Issues Aug. 19 Strike Threat





His Eminence Cardinal Francis Arinze wrapped up his pastoral visit to southern California today, July 20 2003. Today will go down in the history of Nd’Igbo in southern California, as the day Igbo one-Nigeria apologists went into hiding. In a subtle message, His Eminence Cardinal Arinze through his Gospel told Nd’Igbo that you couldn’t be a good Christian without being a good Igbo first. (BNW)


A major BiafraNigerian oil union has threatened to strike on August 19 because it says several companies have been foot-dragging on pay negotiations. "We gave an ultimatum...with regard to the non-implementation of collective bargaining by some companies in the industry," Bayo Olowoshile, Acting Secretary General of PENGASSAN told Reuters on Tuesday. "Some of the companies have been foot-dragging." (Reuters)



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 22, 2003


For Peace Ngige Must Quit, Says Uba
...AIG Ige Recommended for Trial
Nigerdock Crisis Threatens $2.5bn Oil Project
NDDC: Delta House Wants 15% Allocation Paid to States
Fire: NNPC Demands N2.5bn from NICON
Opara Decries State of Water Supply
Sao Tome: Obasanjo Consults UN
Commission Condemns Killing of 2 Students
Group Commends New Finance Minister
Lawmaker Wants Econet Probed
Kwankwaso Probe for Probity, Says Shekarau
Lagos Plans to Fly Siamese Twins Abroad
New Aviation Minister Urged to Check Capital Flight
Senate Opens Fresh Talks with ASUU
Pay Up N2bn Fertiliser Fund Debt, States Told
FG Assures Housing Fund Depositors
8 Die in Lagos Auto Crash
Imodibie's Kinsmen Kick Against Taylor's Asylum
Ministers Assume Office, Pledge Commitment to Reforms
Afenifere to Decide on AD August 4
3 Foreigners, 2 Others Arraigned for Drug Offences
Ayu Takes Over at Internal Affairs Ministry
UNIZIK Students Protest Fees Hike
Ogbemudia Heads Edo LG Reforms Committee
Bayelsa to Restructure Council Administration -SSG
Akume Retains Agerzua as CPS
Ebonyi to Penalise Rulers over Communal Clashes
Gombe Auditor General Retired
'Suspension of NLC Strike Timely'
Mode of Political Appointments Rejected
Group Calls for Ngige's Removal, Trial
Polls: Rest Case in God, Defeated Candidates Urged
Ngige: PDP Won't Compromise, Says Ozichukwu
Church Calls for Joint Efforts Against Corruption
LG Reforms: NOA Chief Assures on Enlightenment
Women Urged to be Virtuous
Ebonyi Water Corp Gets N2.5m for Diesel
Lamido Stresses Need for Peaceful Co-existence
UNILAG Resource Board Opens Courses
CAN Raises Alarm over Prowling 'Doctors'
Gombe Audits Civil Service Personnel
Illegal Market Structures to Go in Imo
LG Reforms Timely, Says Lawyer
Bauchi Moves to Check Water Scarcity
Emir Canvasses Better Deal for Teachers
Haruna Sues for Peace, Unity
GSK Hosts Big Bang Prize Winners
Akume Commends Media Appointments
Jubilation as Tribunal Voids House Election in Enugu
Council Reform: Benue to Appoint Liaison Officers
Prosecute Anambra Coup Plotters, Says Babalola
Police Move to Broker Peace in Uvwie Council
Anambra: Need for New Law on Campaign Financing

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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 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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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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July 22, 2003


Govt drops plan to sell seaports
Uba admits being fooled, insists on Ngige's ouster
Heavy fighting in Liberia, 50 feared dead
Gowon faults N8.8 billion ports contract
Olisemeka wants Obasanjo to allow professionals run foreign ministry
Siamese twins may be separated in U.S.
Delta Assembly wants govt to pay 15 per cent oil fund
Rights commission seeks compensation, trial over murder of Nsukka students
BiafraNigeria Institute Management honours Abebe
Idi Amin's condition worsens
NNPC blames fire incident on power surge
Tribunal nullifies PDP Rep's election in Enugu
Three foreigners, others arraigned over alleged hard drug deal
Afe Babalola wants Anambra culprits punished
Delta Deputy Speaker, lawyer fault handling of Anambra crisis
Urhobo group urges Ibori to improve on performance
Borno pensioners ask govt to pay arrears
Edo group gives N1.4 million to accident victims
Delta communities protest alleged oil firm's relocation
I was interrogated by police, says Mbadinuju
Ibori urges Urhobo youths to emulate Darah, Onabrakpeya, others
New education ministers assume duties, seek support
Envoy seeks better deal for BiafraNigerians
Police in Delta warn against attack on officer
Rivers moves against water scarcity in Port Harcourt
Promises, expectations and tasks before new ministers
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Preventing early deaths
Opinion - Must bank workers unionise?
The bother about 'Big Brother Africa'
Urhobo-Itsekiri relations

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July 22, 2003

Cover Stories

Ngige: Panel okays actors' trial; Uba petitions Obasanjo
NDDC: Delta Assembly writes Obasanjo on 15% allocation
BiafraNigeria, others mobilise to rout Sao Tome junta
National News
Gov Kalu admits rift between Obasanjo, Finance Minister
FG moves to restore relations with labour
Govt offers to buy surplus grain from bumper harvest
Lagos Govt to fly conjoined twins abroad for separation
The godfather phenomenon :Uba’s sand castle crumbling?

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July 22, 2003

BiafraNigerian oil union issues August 19 strike threat

Envoys Meet Junta Leaders on Africa's Sao Tome

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July 21, 2003

BiafraNigerian police 'fanned riots'

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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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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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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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