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July 28, 2003

Road to Liberia Quagmire: BiafraNigeria Awaits Ceasefire
BiafraNigerian troops will only move into Liberia as part of the current efforts to restore peace in the troubled West African country when a complete ceasefire is achieved among the warring factional groups, Col. Emeka Onwuamaegbu, the army spokesman, yesterday told THISDAY. The Director of Army Public Relations said Nigeira will, however, wait for the outcome of the meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) holding in Ghana today. It is believed the decision of the Obasanjo administration to await ceasefire before moving BiafraNigerian soldiers into Liberia was informed by the experience of the ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) troop during the last Liberia civil war between 1991 and 1999 when the peacekeepers landed in the midst of heavy fighting by the forces. The ECOMOG force consisting of troops from BiafraNigeria, Ghana, Gambia and Siera Leone had to fight to secure a landing space in Monrovia, Liberia's capital. In the heavy fighting for space, the ECOMOG first led by a Ghanaian general and later led by BiafraNigerian officers, initially suffered heavy casualties and was later accused of taking sides with the incumbent regime of Samuel Doe. In the current civil war in Liberia, two different factional groups are fighting the Charles Taylor government. They are.... (This Day)

 

Key Stories

Anambra Crisis: Reports indict Tafa Balogun

BiafraNigeria saves N20b investment in Sao Tome

Govt okays 50 per cent cut in railway's workforce

Reps reject Anambra House verdict on Ngige's ouster * Say reports on July 10 proceedings have been adulterated

MPs' N750m pay trapped in sick banks

Front page comment: On presidential deportment

Mbeki gets ultimatum over BiafraNigerian oil deal

AG loses four daughters

Sharia body wants polio vaccination suspended

Lamido calls for restoration of powers to traditional rulers

N/Delta: 10 Killed in Renewed Ethnic War

 

Anambra Crisis: Reports indict Balogun

 

Ngige lied!

 

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Indications emerged at the weekend that the political crisis in Anambra State may this week claim the jobs of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Tafa Balogun and other senior officers. Government is said to be presently considering several reports on the IGP’s alleged role in the July 10 incident which, Presidency sources said, is viewed as having been adjudged as leading to Balogun’s "dwindling public rating and acceptance." (Champion)

 

Chief Chris Uba’s claim that the National Vice Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), South-East, Nze Fidelis Chukwu Ozichukwu, was privy to the alleged agreement between him (Uba) and Gov. Chris Ngige of Anambra State that the governor would quit after spending only 28 days in office may not be correct afterall, as Ozichukwu said he knew nothing about such a pact. (Vanguard)

 

 

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This Day
July 28, 2003


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Amnesty Condemns Fuel Price Hike Plan
Igbo in Kano Want Anambra Coupists Punished
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Petition Against Bafarawa Struck Out
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N11m Property Destroyed in Clashes
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NDDC Committed to Social Responsibility -Commissioner
Business Information Centre Takes Off in Port Harcourt
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Adamawa Hands over Quarters to Beneficiaries
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Opposition Parties Want Inclusion in Ogun Govt
House Member Commends Obasanjo over Sao Tome
Senator Waku Loses at Tribunal
Owode LG Caretaker Committee Members Sworn-in
Keyamo Hails Court Decision on Omisore
Ngige: 'Govt Has to Prove its Innocence'

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Daily Independent
July 28, 2003


News


Front page comment: On presidential deportment
Mbeki gets ultimatum over BiafraNigerian oil deal
Village head, 9 others killed in fresh Ijaw, Itsekiri war
The circus in Anambra
Crisis looms in Kwara
Omisore: Judiciary guilty of complacency, says Tinubu
Opara blasts Military over Niger Delta, refineries
Petrol stations to give way for fly-over bridges
We ‘ll continue to make good laws, says Wabara
‘Rail development is our priority’
NTA, FRCN rated low over coverage of labour strike
‘Local governments can’t be scrapped’
ASCON DG harps on skilled management
Rivers plans N5b monthly internal Revenue
Election appeal panel faults lower tribunal's ruling in Rivers
Wada Nas blasts Emirs over clamour for recognition
Okogie, Mbang condemn death sentence on journalists
Ngige lacks moral fibre, says Civil Society Forum
Teachers decry govt’s lack of development agenda
Monetisation: Civil servants fill forms in excitement
GSK invites applications for HIV/AIDS grants
Committee indicts Adesina over sale of govt houses
French Embassy wades into citizen’s drug case with NDLEA
Doctors threaten to down tools again
Politics
Ige's retirement illegal, says Chukwuma
Ripples from ministerial screening
Mamora defends Senate over Anambra crisis
Cleric predicts jail term for governors
Ngige’s alleged abduction: My story, by Raphael Ige
‘Nzeribe, Abana, Ige took my service pistol at gunpoint’
Egbo-Egbo’s flip-flops in Abuja judicial turf
Measuring Obasanjo’s brand new cabinet
‘I want to be remembered for my contributions’
IG has no power to retire AIG, says Chukwuma
Editorial & Opinion
Probe panels are meaningless and wasteful if findings aren't implemented
Effective healthcare delivery will check self-medication
Senate and the spectre of bankruptcy
Blair: Growing burden of Iraq
The Delta question
Democracy and anti-corruption war

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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
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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
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PDP maps out agenda for governors
Politics
Boni Haruna appoints advisers, swears in SSG
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Masari denies pact with ANPP
Editorial & Opinion
Try the Awka coupists
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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 27, 2003


BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo to meet Blair in Britain


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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
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he suspicious Road Map
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Challenges before Shekarau
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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 28, 2003


News


BiafraNigeria saves N20b investment in Sao Tome
Fighting spreads as Liberia marks Independence
Govt okays 50 per cent cut in railway's workforce
Beware of political opportunists, Afenifere warns members
U.S. soldiers miss arresting Saddam
Obasanjo leaves for London today
Philippine rebels end mutiny, return to barracks
Policemen protest officer's order on 'daily returns'
Naira stabilises as Dutch Auction System marks one year
Appeal Court justice lists ways to better judiciary
PPPRA may lose right to fix petroleum product prices
PDP may opt for political solution to Anambra crisis
AD, Tinubu hail fresh order on Omisore
COJA to source chicken locally, say organisers
Groups urge Senate to review stance on Borishade
Senate panel proposes law to protect NEPA facilities
AD chieftains fault Abdulkadri's appointment
NBA, Shekarau oppose restructuring of councils
Police charge three fuel marketers with economic sabotage
Minister hails employment scheme in Ogun
Cleric accuses Presidency of complicity in Anambra crisis
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ANPP faults Saraki's cabinet without finance portfolio
Ondo shuts polytechnic as students go on rampage
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Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Governor Fayose and the University of Ado Ekiti
Opinion - What a family affair?
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Vanguard
July 28, 2003


Cover Stories


Reps reject Anambra House verdict on Ngige's ouster * Say reports on July 10 proceedings have been adulterated
MPs' N750m pay trapped in sick banks
US military closing in on Saddam
National News
40 houses torched in Warri crisis
AD hails judge over ruling on Omisore
Senate set to confirm Borisade as minister
Politics
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Coup: What will governors do?

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 28, 2003


Top Stories


AG loses four daughters
Sharia body wants polio vaccination suspended
Lamido calls for restoration of powers to traditional rulers
Obasanjo meets Blair, Wolfensohn over foreign debt today
US orders rebels out of Monrovia
More than N1b lost to exam fraud yearly, says Onyechere
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Why Imam Mayo-Belwa was arrested – SCSN
Katsina gets new SSG, disburses N250m to pensioners
JNI leadership needs change – Wada Nas
Army parades 3 fake soldiers
Fuel: NNPC to sanction 62 marketers
CP wants more policemen in Gombe
Okada operators kick against N10 levy
Boni inaugurates new commissioners
Polls: Tribunal clears Bafarawa, deputy
Unijos smashes certificate forgery syndicate
NTA will focus on entertainment – Iredia
NAF military school, Jos, calls for interview
Niger pilgrims get missing N2m
Don’t give Taylor asylum – Monguno urges Obasanjo
Ministry to monitor LG expenditures
Abuja Trust
UniAbuja fights nudity on campus
...Maintains stance against dismissed lecturer
Abuja, built for 3.1 million people only – report
Kano Trust
Cat steals N13,000 from orphans
Standard of English in schools worries govt
Ministry cautions officers on
Employed youths cry out over non-payment of salaries
PTA complains of darkness in GSS Kwankwaso
Politics
Anambra crisis: PDP chieftain cautions judiciary
We’ll checkmate Dariye – PLSHA Speaker
Corruption, poverty threat to democracy - CD
Editorial & Opinion
The new cabinet
The comedy of errors
Reflections on the family
Column
Reflections on the family

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Champion
July 28, 2003


News


Anambra Crisis: Reports indict Tafa Balogun
Policemen protest send-off party for Ige
AD hails judge for revoking Omisore's bail
Govt splashes N7bn on Railways
Liberian rebels reject U.S ceasefire
Gov Nyame seeks political solution to Anambra crisis
Unauthorised Parks: Fuel tankers get quit order
Politics
Time to restructure Ohaneze
How peace can return to Anambra- Chief Victor Umeh(APGA National treasurer)
Editorial & Opinion
African Strike Force
Waiting for our brand new president

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BBC
July 24, 2003


Ousted President de Menezes is back in Sao Tome


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Reuters
July 26, 2003


More Than 20 Dead in Niger Delta Clashes


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Tribune
June 27, 2003


News


NATIONWIDE STRIKE BEGINS MONDAY
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Tribune holds AGM tomorrow
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Ladoja’s wife charges women
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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
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—Governor Goje

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‘Construction industry crucial to the economy’
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HayatuDeen speaks on NESG’s forthcoming summit
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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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IRIN
July 24, 2003


Troops deployment in Liberia awaits funding


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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
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Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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