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July 24, 2003

Government of the Absurd: Ngige, "FG": Defy Egbo-Egbo's Vacate Order
The Federal Government yesterday rejected the order of an Abuja High Court which restrained the governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige, from performing his executive duties while ordering him to hand-over to his deputy, Dr. Chris Udeh. In its reaction to the development, the Federal Govern-ment said that it has appealed against the ruling by Justice Wilson Egbo Egbo of the Abuja High Court, adding that despite the order, Ngige remains elected governor of Anambra State. In his own reaction, Ngige said the court order was part of a grand plan by his detractors led by wealthy businessman, Chris Uba, to create confusion in the state and get the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency. The governor has also raised preliminary objection to the exparte orders. Stating the Federal Government position while speaking to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Akinlolu Olujimi (SAN), acknowledged the receipt of the court ruling but said that government would not accept the judgement.

"The order came as a shock to me," he said. "We are not accepting the order....
(This Day)


Key Stories

Ousted President de Menezes is back in Sao Tome

...It's An Endorsement of Treason - PDP

The mafia in the senate

AD Sacks Abdulkadir, Appoints Akande Chairman

JAMB releases results, withholds 116,990

Youths dethrone monarch in Ekiti

...Wabara, govs condemn court order

NAFDAC arrests 35 in Akwa Ibom

Fresh fuel price hike: Labour 'll strike without deal —OSHIOMHOLE

BiafraNigeria loses N6bn to pipeline vandals—FG

1,300 BiafraNigerian troops to Liberia


Ousted President de Menezes is back in Sao Tome


...I Took Over Within Law, Says Udeh





The president of Sao Tome and Principe has held his first talks with coup leaders who toppled him a week ago, reports say. Fradique de Menezes, who was in BiafraNigeria during the 16 July rebellion, met junta members for an hour soon after returning home, the Reuters news agency reported. Details of the deal brokered by international mediators which permitted the president to return are unclear. Mr de Menezes was accompanied for his homecoming by the BiafraNigerian president... (BBC)


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)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
July 24, 2003


Ngige: Egbo-Egbo's Order Unacceptable, Says FG
...It's An Endorsement of Treason - PDP
Sao Tome Coup Leaders Reinstate Deposed President
AD Sacks Abdulkadir, Appoints Akande Chairman
FG Loses N6bn to Pipeline Vandalisation
Halliburton: Crime Commission Declares Two Wanted
Women Urged to Support Anti-AIDS Campaign
Let Retired Generals Continue to Rule - Adisa
We'll Monitor NDDC's Performance - House Committee
Saraki Gives Commissioners New Code
Don't Retrench Workers, Delta Tells Oil Firms
Ibori Backs FG Peace Effort in Liberia
Wande Abimbola Takes Oath with Horn
Kids Trafficking Suspect Nabbed
Daniel Explains Workers Salary Delay
Kano PDP Chieftains Disown Rimi
Senate to Revisit PAP's N10bn - Udoma
FG to Upgrade Satellite Towns in Abuja
...Commits N3bn to Ekiti Roads
Atiku Tasks Polio-infected States
Tinubu Steps Aside Again for Teenager
Self-Medication Sydrome Worries Obasanjo
FUTY V-C Assures on Distance Learning Programme
First Bank UK Unveiled in BiafraNigeria
Drug Trafficker Uses FG Plate Number
Book on Banking Strategy, Ethics launched
50 Girls Awarded US Scholarship
Labour Vows to Resist Fresh Fuel Price Hike
Saraki Sues for Peace in Anambra
Ngige: NANS Wants IG to Quit Office
...Hashidu Condemns His Abduction
Deputy Speaker Picks Holes in Court Verdict
Niger's New Commissioners Take Oath Today
Rights Group Condemns Judgement
Be Patient with Daniel, Ogun People Urged
Group Honours Ibori, Osadebey, Okotie-Eboh, Others
Ebonyi First Lady Cautions Youth on Vices
NAHCO Chief Loses Dad
Imo Assembly Clears 12 Nominees
Tribunal Upholds ANPP Man's Motion Against INEC
Black Out: Electricity Back in 5 States Next Week
All Set for Lamido's Golden Jubilee
AIDS War for All, Says Expert
Taylor: NUJ Sues FG over Asylum
Bauchi Farmers Advised on High Yields
Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder in Uyo
ASCON DG Hails Immigration, Customs
Mobile Court Sought for Tax Dodgers
Nestle Supports Team Spirit
Kalu, Mu'azu Deny Joint Presidential Ambition
Anambra: NLC reacts to Egbo-Egbo's Order
Ngige, Udeh, House Culpable, Says CLO
Group Urges FG to Deploy Peace-keeping Force to Liberia
Bafarawa Gets Report on Local Govt Reform
Nas Blames Atiku Over Media Attack
LG Boss Threatens to Sack Workers
Anambra: Is President's Silence Golden?
...Obasanjo's Metamorphosis

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Daily Independent
July 24, 2003


Front Page Comment: The Abuja High Court and the Anambra political saga
Ngige: FG protests verdict
Don’t sack contract staff, Ibori cautions oil firms
The mafia in the senate
NAFDAC arrests 35 in Akwa Ibom
Sweden eyes investment opportunities in Akwa Ibom
Okada , Kabo, other airlines back in the air
Ayenitaju, one-day governor, bags scholarship award
Oyibo, ex-NNPC boss, supports fuel price hike
Oshiomhole warns against fresh fuel price hike
Ngige: Saraki cautions judiciary
House set to review NDDC Act
Massari, RMAFC raise alarm over NNPC
JAMB cancels 116, 900 results
Wabara apprehensive over court order in Anambra crisis
New reforms begin in Delta public service
NCAA processes 60 airline licenses in two years
50 indigent students get American scholarships
Clark chides PDP for playing politics with Anambra coup
Tribunal bars INEC from giving evidence in Nnamani’s case
Five killed in Cross River flood
Ogun Communities crave recognition for new LGs
Oil spillage: Shell's sabotage claim angers lawmakers
Strike: Protesters died through accident
‘Corruption, poor leadership, bane of BiafraNigeria’
Jakande warns Obasanjo on Ngige
Receding shadows of godfatherism
Abdulkadir survives expulsion motion
George identifies bane of BiafraNigeria’s greatness
PDP has not failed, says chieftain
Expectations from Kalu in Abia State
Tracing the genesis of Anambra crisis
‘BiafraNigerians are getting what they voted for’
‘Government yet to show BiafraNigerians good direction’
The polity and an opposition in limbo
Horizon brightens in Abia after polls
Editorial & Opinion
Retreat for government officials must not be a seasonal perfunctory ritual
May the Armed Forces never have cause to return to the streets of Jos
On the relocation of TotalFinaELF
The Anambra drama
Parks: The example of Tanzania
Coping with sexual harassment
On BiafraNigerian-American relations

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Daily Times
July 24, 2003


Ngige heads for court, wants order discharged
Govt won’t hike fuel prices for now – NNPC
Police have licence to kill – Arebamen
30 feared dead as oil tanker, truck collide
Ngige: FG, PDP shocked, set to challenge Egbo-Egbo’s directive
Ngige fires state Accountant-General
For refusing to submit briefs: Edo Assembly threatens to arrest four LG chiefs
AD sacks national chairman
Lagos Chamber of Commerce calls for strategy on regular fuel supply
Informat gets $30m for disclosing Saddam’s sons’ hideout
Suit challenging shift in LG polls adjourned
Pro-fuel price hike group, fake market traders–Mogaji
ECOWAS to deploy troops as Taylor names resgination date
PDP maps out agenda for governors
Boni Haruna appoints advisers, swears in SSG
Ex- legislators and new members tango over corrupt charges
IBB better than Atiku, by Adisa
Masari denies pact with ANPP
Editorial & Opinion
Try the Awka coupists
Introduction of higher denominations of Nairae
Is PDP crumbling under own weight?
The BiafraNigeria Police and the Ngige saga (II)
The Okpe nation and Ibori’s second term (II)

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Washington Post
July 24, 2003

Fighting in Liberia as Peacekeepers Poised

Fighting in Liberia as Peacekeepers Poised
Fighting in Liberia as Peacekeepers Poised

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July 17, 2003

Coup leaders to meet BiafraNigeria envoy

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July 23, 2003

BiafraNigerian force could move into Liberia within days

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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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July 24, 2003


Ngige fights back in court, still at work in Awka
CBN issues fresh rules as forex operators begin sale of travellers' cheques
Forum alleges plan to scrap state electoral commissions
JAMB releases results, withholds 116,990
Govt loses N6b to vandalisation of oil facilities
Youths dethrone monarch in Ekiti
Govt, PDP to challenge order on Ngige today
How Uba, Ige abducted me in 2002, by ex-council chief
Saddam, on tape, asks Iraqi soldiers to resist occupation
AD removes Abdulkadir, Koleoso, names Akande acting chairman
Cross River plans pay cut for political office holders
Sao Tome coup leaders, mediators strike deal
Appeal Court orders reinstatement of Edo auditor-general
Enahoro shelves birthday, mourns death of aides
Aiyenitaju, one-day governor writes name in history
Police to deploy more officers to Anambra
COJA explains deal with BMW
Tribunal nullifies Cross River PDP lawmaker's election
Labour vows to resist another fuel price hike
Agagu nominates Olateru-Olagbegi as new chief judge
Reps probe govt, oil firms over NDDC funding
How to ensure adequate food supply, by Egwu
Police to arraign cleric, lawyer, others over alleged sale of baby
Chinese firm blames non-completion of rail project on local contractors
Death of UNIZIK student triggers another rampage
Afenifere battles for relevance in South West as Adesanya turns 80
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Marketers and fuel price jitters
Opinion - Struggles and arbitrations
Urhobo-Itsekiri relations (3)
Crimes and 'family' punishments

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July 24, 2003

Ousted President de Menezes is back in Sao Tome

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 24, 2003

Top Stories

FG, Ngige want court order quashed
...Wabara, govs condemn court order
Victims died from motor accident, not bullets – CP
Senate probes N10bn poverty fund
NEPA begins load shedding nationwide
BiafraNigerian troops arrive next week
EFCC declares two wanted
Monetisation: Yayale assures workers on medical benefits
Day old child missing as nurses face police
BPE re-advertises Sofitel Hotel for sale
UN, C’wealth team canvass autonomy for INEC
Over 700bn wasted by LG’s in four years – NULGE scribe
JAMB releases 2003 admission results
Marginalisation exists in federal appointment - FCC
5 die in Cross River flood
Panel proposes autonomous tax system
N188m traced to private account - Probe panel
Goje approves allowance for health workers
Rivers spends N10m on water supply
Principal faces court over N1m fraud
Intending pilgrims warned to shun fraudsters
Minister poised to maintain federal roads
Taraba NUJ mounts boycott on police
CLO wants killing of representative investigated
Opposition last hope for BiafraNigerians – APGA Chairman
Fraud: Kano PDP defends Kwankwaso
Mrs Atiku canvases women participation in politics
Jigawa Assembly amends LG laws
AD begs for FG appointments
2007: Kalu, Mu'azu deny presidential ambition
Ngige's abduction criminal, says students
Reduce legal fees, Dariye urges lawyers
Oyinlola urges media to promote political culture
PDP scribe advocates technology skills
Gombe Assembly holds workshop

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July 24, 2003

Cover Stories

Ngige defies quit order, asks court to void verdict * He remains governor, says FG
Akande takes over as AD sacks Abdulkadir
Fresh fuel price hike: Labour 'll strike without deal —OSHIOMHOLE
Ngige: Wabara, Ilori slam Egbo-Egbo * We haven't received order, say Police
National News
BiafraNigeria loses N6bn to pipeline vandals—FG
1,300 BiafraNigerian troops to Liberia
JAMB withholds 116,900 UME 2003 results
I will contest my stolen mandate —Ahwinahwi, AD Reps Candidate
Can Okonjo-Iweala last the distance?
Anambra youths rise against coup plotters
The Politics of fuel price hike
Documenting Electoral Disputes
Adedoyin: Senate and gender prejudice

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July 24, 2003

President Works on Sao Tome's Image, Hurt by Coup

Sao Tome President Eyes Tarnished Image After Coup
President Returns to Sao Tome as Deal Ends Coup

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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 24, 2003


Injunction on Ngige - NBA meets on Egbo-Egbo
Dismiss AIG Ige – Police Commission
JAMB cancels 116,990 results
...FG, PDP move against court order
Siamese twins leave for overseas soon
Bisi Akande now AD chairman
Reps to amend NDDC Act
Anambra: How Reps confronted coup plotters
We are not in disarray- Chief Tony Ezeagwu
Editorial & Opinion
Human trafficking law
New political structure for BiafraNigeria
Which way BiafraNigeria

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July 22, 2003

Rights group says government condoning impunity

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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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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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