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July 23, 2003

The Godfather Fights Back: Egbo-Egbo Court Orders Ngige to Vacate Office
A Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Mr. Justice Samuel Wilson Egbo-Egbo, yesterday ordered Governor Chris Ngige of Anambra State to vacate office and hand over to his deputy, Dr. Okey Udeh. The court order however came as President Olusegun Obasanjo received the report of the Police Service Commission (PSC) on the role of its personnel in the attempt to forcefully remove Ngige from office on July 10. But Ngige who also spoke in Awka yesterday said his abduction posed a great threat to national security. Also commenting on the crisis, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Chief Emeka Ojukwu, said the Federal Government was culpable in the abduction saga. Justice Egbo's order was sequel to an ex parte application by Chief Chris Uba.... (This Day)


Key Stories

...I Took Over Within Law, Says Udeh

Ojukwu’s petition thrown out

Vandals cause BiafraNigeria blackout

BiafraNigeria deploys 2,000 troops

Current fuel prices can't guarantee supply, says PPPRA

BPE offers Afribank shares for sale today

Vital documents destroyed in secretariat fire – ANPP

Delta crises and restoration of normalcy

No guarantee against fuel scarcity – PPPRA

Idi Amin may still be tried, says Ugandan official

Liberian rebels announce ceasefire, 600 feared dead


...I Took Over Within Law, Says Udeh


Ojukwu’s petition thrown out





Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr Okey Udeh who paraded himself as the Governor of the state while the July 10 forceful abduction of governor Chris Ngige in an attempt to remove him from office lasted, yesterday said that he acted in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. In an eight-page letter he forwarded to the Clerk of the Anambra State House of Assembly as a reply to the impeachement motion... (This Day)


The battle embarked upon by All Progressives Grand Alliance Presidential candidate, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to upturn the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo of Peoples Democratic Party, came to an end yesterday in Abuja as his petition was dismissed with a N=7,500.00 cost. Delivering judgement in the case, the presiding judge, Justice Isa Ayo Salami said the order being sought by the plaintiff lacks merit... (Daily Independent)



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 23, 2003


Court Orders Ngige to Vacate Office
...I Took Over Within Law, Says Udeh
Monetization Policy to Gulp N342.2bn, Says Ekaette
Saddam's Sons Killed in Shoot-Out - US
Bala Replaces El-Rufai as BPE DG
Only Right Price Can Check Fuel Scarcity - PPPRA
Obasanjo Directs Crime Panel to Probe Sugar Firm
NNPC Flouts Law on Remittance, Says Revenue Commission
Era of Defaulting Contractors Over - Minister
Study Group Advocates New Tax Policy
Security Beef-up at AD NEC meeting
Akwa Ibom Woos Swedish Investors
Mobil Resumes Condensate Production
NIM Seeks Inclusion of Top Civil Servants
Obasanjo Links Development to Youth Entrepreneurship
2 Ministries Mismanaged N2.4bn Under Lawal - Saraki
Group Monitors Budget of 6 South-west States
Struggle for Resource Control not over Yet -Ibori
UPTH Medical Workers' Give Strike Notice
'Why Recruitments, Appointments are on Merit'
Boy, 16, Governs Lagos Today
Firm Donates N100m Vaccines to FG
Ibori Wants NNPC Privatised
N10bn Needed for Ekiti Water Projects - Minister
Dan Fodiyo Varsity Matriculates 2,926 Students
Keyamo Can't Challenge Omisore's Election - INEC
Lions Club to Build N20m Cancer Screening Centre
Egwu Advocates Agric Development Commission
FG, UNICEF, Launch Girls' Education Scheme
Adekunle Ojora Loses Dad
Ijaw Leader Prescribes Death Penalty for Pirates, Kidnappers
Reform Not Meant to Scrap LGs - Presidential Aide
NAFDAC Warns Bakers Against Bromade Use
NURTW Seeks Oil Sector Privatisation
Communal Clashes Blamed on Bitterness
Ex-IPMAN Boss Regrets Fuel Scarcity
Trade Delegation to Poland Counselled
Jama'atu Nasir Islam Expands Membership
Anambra Coup: FG Urged to Try Culprits for Treason
Monarch Commends UTB's Customer Service Policy
I'm not in Haste to Pick Commissioners -Dariye
Poly Students Protest Lecturers' Non-resumption of Classes
Police Chief Warns Trouble Makers
Women Groups Get Fertiliser Pledge
'Why Girl-Child Education Scheme Failed'
Issues in the Anambra Coup: Whither INEC, Police?
Anambra: Arrest Uba, Kalu Tells Obasanjo
Politician Commends Ibori on Peace Moves in Delta
Presidential Election Tribunal Dismisses Ojukwu's Petition
House Member Predicts Hard Times for AD
I Scored Highest Votes in Senatorial Election - Obi
'FG to Blame in Anambra Political Crisis'

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Daily Independent
July 23, 2003


Abuja court orders Ngige to cede power to deputy
Delta crises and restoration of normalcy
CAN condemns Fatwa on publisher, reporter
Monetisation to cost FG N342.2 bn
FG agrees to pay lecturers accumulated salaries
BiafraNigerians should brace up for further fuel rise, says pppra
Obasanjo urged to investigate deaths during strike
Shagari defends FG policies
ITF spends N1.5 billion on students
BiafraNigeria out of list of US aid beneficiaries
Ibori calls for privatisation of NNPC
Outrage trails closure of Unizik
‘Blame society for decay in polity’
BiafraNigeria, others collaborate on malaria resistance to drugs
Fear of Lagos bridges collapsing heightens
Asylum for Taylor okay, says Adisa
Panel uncovers N888 million fraud in Kwara
Security report indicts two council chiefs in Bayelsa
PDP youth leader testifies for APGA candidate
Ojukwu’s petition thrown out
I was misled, says deputy governor
George warns PDP governors
AIG Ige’s daredevilry
‘No rift between Daniel, party’
Anambra PDP okays Offor’s plan
‘We want to positively affect lives in Ogun’
Anambra has security problem, says Onwuteka
Editorial & Opinion
Public enlightenment and adequate supply needed to sustain N1000, N5000 notes
Installations are more secure when guarded by host communities
Coming to terms with Sanitation Law
Can vote change the ‘conjugal power structure’ in BiafraNigeria?
NBA, BiafraNigeria and restructuring
Fresh challenges for Warri club

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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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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 23, 2003


Puzzle over court's verdict in Uba's bid to unseat Ngige

Current fuel prices can't guarantee supply, says PPPRA
Liberian rebels announce ceasefire, 600 feared dead
Idi Amin may still be tried, says Ugandan official
BPE offers Afribank shares for sale today
MTN explains poor services, offers free text messages
Tribunal throws out Ojukwu's suit against Obasanjo
Govt suspends sugar firm's management over alleged fraud
Findings indicate number of stars, planets
Korean conjoined twins survive separation operation
U.S. confirms death of Saddam's sons in battle
Bala becomes BPE's boss
Panel indicts Lawal over misuse of N.7b ecological fund
House panel arrives Awka, interviews Ngige
Tax panel submits report, gives tips on laws
Aiyenitaju governs Lagos today
Obasanjo urges physicians to tackle self-medication
Mobil resumes condensate production
Suspected robbers kill police sergeant in Port Harcourt
IG decorates seven new AIGs
More AD members to get govt appointments, says Abdulkadir
Reps panel probes drop in oil revenue
US consulate names interview dates for student visas
Ransome-Kuti, others to monitor budgets in South-West states
Govt. holds seminar on post-election matters
How to ensure adequate food supply, by Egwu
Law reform boss restates need for free, fair elections
Ibori seeks commitment of health workers
Why Ohanaeze must be restructured, by Ajuluchukwu
Mudslinging as a political weapon
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The CBN warning on electronic banking
Opinion - Audacity of the lawless
NNPC and the Isuikwuato disaster
Urhobo-Itsekiri relations (2)

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July 23, 2003

Vandals cause BiafraNigeria blackout

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 23, 2003

Top Stories

Stop parading yourself as gov – Court orders Ngige
Vital documents destroyed in secretariat fire – ANPP
No guarantee against fuel scarcity – PPPRA
Polls: Court throws out APGA’s petition
BiafraNigeria deploys 2,000 troops
Senate probes ministries, parastatals over audit report
NCP offers Afribank shares for sale
Health experts dialogue on Africa’s health policy
Masari, RMAFC fault monetisation
Monetisation to cost N342.2bn - Ekaette
Traditional rulers accused of non-cooperation
Makarfi dismisses Human Rights Watch report
Fuel prices soar in Gombe
Turaki withholds salary of late comers
UNPF extends activities to Katsina
Kebbi NLC women’s wing elect exco
UDU promises priority to science education
Aliero’s media assistant loses mother
Ogori chieftain killed in Kogi, Edo border conflict
Govt’s dominance of media bane of journalists - Masari
Labour minister makes job creation priority
NITT trains 369 top transport managers
Mrs Atiku urges CIA to assist WOTCLEF
Traditional rulers don’t deserve constitutional role – Wada Nas
Yuguda told to address bad aviation policies
NASS cautioned over monetisation benefits
Turaki faults monetisation policy

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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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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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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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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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