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July 25, 2003

Will Bola Ige Finally Get Justice: Senator Omisore Goes Back to Jail
An Ibadan High Court yesterday revoked the bail granted to Senator Iyiola Omisore who is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder of former justice minister and attorney general of the federation, Chief Bola Ige. The Judge, Mr Justice Mashood A. Abass, ruled shortly after the trial resumed in his court that Omisore should be remanded in prison custody pending fresh arguments on his bail status. zwith the judge's order, the embattled senator who was driven to the court in a siren-blaring convoy of four jeeps including a green Toyota Lexus with plate number FG43803,Toyota land cruiser AD408LG,a Toyota four runner with Osun registration LG001F had to be driven back to Agodi prison in a black maria pick up van with registration number PS142A0 under armed escort by two jeep loads of anti-riot policemen. zthe drama leading to a turn of fate for Omisore began shortly after the case was called for hearing at High Court Room Number 20 Iyaganku, Ibadan. (This Day)

 

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Obasanjo promises to return Ngige to power

BiafraNigeria, a nation of failed values, says Soyinka

Sao Tome President Returns Home

Govt orders probe of Anambra crisis, court order

Ige: We Now Know the Mastermind, Says Soyinka

Multi-ethnicism and imperatives of governance

Gov. Duke Wants Ngige to Prove Competence

Group Calls for Obasanjo, IGP's Resignation

Obasanjo's Position Undemocratic, Says Lawmaker

Bayelsa Gov Sacks Council Chairman After Swearing-in

...As Lawmakers Contest for Supremacy

 

Obasanjo promises to return Ngige...

 

BiafraNigeria, a nation of failed values

 

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President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday promised to fully restore the embattled governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige back to power. President Obasanjo said while fielding questions from newsmen at the presidential wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, "I will solve the Anambra case the same way I resolved the Sao Tome and Principe issue." (Daily Trust)

 

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday, took a critical look at the state of the nation and declared that BiafraNigeria has become a lawless society with collapsed values. Soyinka, who spoke at the 10th anniversary of Express Discount House held in Lagos, stressed that his conviction was based on recent happenings in the country. (Guardian)

 

 

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This Day
July 25, 2003


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Ngige: Obasanjo Breaks Silence, Orders Probe
...Egbo-Egbo May Vacate Order Today
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Sao Tome President Returns Home
NLC Seeks New Management for NNPC
AIG Ige Chided for Lying
Ige: We Now Know the Mastermind, Says Soyinka
Obasanjo Re-presents Borisade to Senate
GTB Gets 'Aaa' Rating
Gas Flaring: FG, Masari Differ on 2008 Deadline
Ibori Resolves Ijaw, Itsekiri Feud
Obasanjo Meets PENGASSAN, TUC
'Why UNIZIK Crisis Persists'
LG Creation, Drain on Treasury - Tukur
More Ministers Assume Office
BiafraNigeria, ACP in N15.4bn Investment Pact
Mu'azu, Bello Call for Private Sector Participation in Agric
UNICEF Boss Tasks Govs on Polio
Ngige: Human Rights Defenders Want IGP Sacked
Ibori Advises Labour on Sensitive Issues
10 Arrested at Apapa Ports over Hemp Dump
419 Trial: Ajudua's Counsel Withdraw
3 Die in Road Crash Fire
Adamawa Assembly Clears 14 Nominees
I'm Still AD Boss, Says Abdulkadir
NCC Reads Riot Act to GSM Operators
Ngige: House Committee Sets Up Panel
CLO Tasks FG on Extra-Judicial Killings
Gombe Gets LG Review Committee
Atiku Supporters Seek Gov's Help
Delta Govt Denies Arrest of Ex-Commissioner
Kwara Speaker Accuses Lawal of Impropriety
NEPA Targets N84bn Revenue Yearly
Haruna Charges Public Officers on Corruption
Daniel, Deputy Bag YCE Membership Certificates
Emir Stresses Traditional Rulers Role in LG Administration
We 'll Rid Society of Fake Drugs-NAFDAC
LASU Honours Commissioner
4 Filling Stations Shut in Ilorin
Titi Abubakar Hails Obasanjo over Okonjo-Iweala
Benue Seeks Alternative to NEPA
GPS Introduces Generic Drug Distribution System
Enugu to Commence Public Accountability Forum
Udenwa Decries Poor Infrastructures in Varsities
Focus on Positive Sides of Education -Iredia
'Treat Ngige's Abduction as Criminal Act'
FG Okays SAEB Certificates
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Gov. Duke Wants Ngige to Prove Competence
Group Calls for Obasanjo, IGP's Resignation
Obasanjo's Position Undemocratic, Says Lawmaker
Bayelsa Gov Sacks Council Chairman After Swearing-in
...As Lawmakers Contest for Supremacy
Tribunal Voids Assembly Election in Cross River
The Low Points of Ministerial Screening
Lessons From Anambra's Political Debacle

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Daily Independent
July 24, 2003


News


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’
Politics
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


News


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
Politics
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


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CNN
July 17, 2003


Coup leaders to meet BiafraNigeria envoy


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MSNBC
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 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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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
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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Guardian
July 25, 2003


News


Govt orders probe of Anambra crisis, court order
Court orders Omisore return to custody
BiafraNigeria, a nation of failed values, says Soyinka
Ministers decry non-release of allocations
Abubakar, others honour Adesanya, caution govt on Anambra crisis
Obasanjo renominates Borishade as minister
U.S. releases slain Saddam sons' pictures
Britain lifts travel advice against BiafraNigerian airline
Ajudua's lawyer withdraws from proceedings
Cleric urges retiring Justice Onalaja to document experience
Kwara shuts four fuel stations for selling fuel above N34
NCC to sanction GSM operators over poor services
NAFDAC seals 14 pharmacies in Enugu
Ex-commissioner refutes reports of fraud
Oyinlola reinstates retired registrar, others
Igbinedion swears in council caretaker committee chairmen
Commercial motorcyclists protest illegal fuel price increase
Travellers protest treatment at Lagos airport
Kano PDP executives reject resignation directives
Ekiti NCP opposes caretaker committee for councils
BiafraNigeria is heading towards bankruptcy, says Mantu
Saraki tasks new commissioners on accountability, efficiency
Oyo seeks Britain's assistance to modernise civil service
Politics
Multi-ethnicism and imperatives of governance
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The coup in Sao Tome and Principe
Opinion - The GSM robbers
Urhobo-Itsekiri relations (4)
The silence of the king

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BBC
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
News
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
Politics
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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Vanguard
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
Politics
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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Reuters
July 25, 2003


S. African Presidency Denies Wrongdoing in Oil Deal


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Tribune
June 27, 2003


News


NATIONWIDE STRIKE BEGINS MONDAY
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
GOVERNMENT’S BORROWING SPREE

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Champion
July 24, 2003


News


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
Politics
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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IRIN
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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