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July 29, 2003

BiafraNigerians Remember General J.T.U. Aguiyi Ironsi: As Questions Linger About his Murderers
General Ironsi is being remembered as a fine military officer whose career was marked with numerous firsts. Aguiyi Ironsi, was born in 1924 in Umuahia, Igboland. Ironsi was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1960 and in 1961 headed the Nigerian contingent in the United Nations Force in the Congo. He returned for a tour of duty in the Congo as the Commander of the entire United Nations peace-keeping force with the rank of Brigadier-General. As the most senior serving indigenous military officer, Major-General Ironsi became the head of the Nigerian Army in February, 1965. His murderers are said to be men jealous of his accomplishments. Many continue to ask when Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma and his co-conspirators will be tried for their roles in the cold-blooded murder of Africa’s finest military officer and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of Nigeria, General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi. (BNW)


Key Stories

Court throws out Obasanjo’s objection

Women seize oil site in protest

Arrests in 'Adam' torso case

Govt asks NNPC to pay $22 per barrel for domestic crude

BiafraNigeria may delay troops' deployment to Liberia

INEC: April Elections Flawed

Anambra Coup, PDP's Achilles' Heel

Black oil scarcity to cost 500,000 jobs —OSHIOMHOLE

APGA joins call for IG's removal

UNPP drags Uba to ICPC over alleged N7bn fraud

OMPADEC N6billion fraud: Where’s Eric Opia?


Court throws out Obasanjo’s objection


Women seize oil site in protest





The Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday ruled that the petition of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, against President Olusegun Obasanjo was competent, properly filed and complied with the provisions of the Election Act. Delivering ruling in an application for a preliminary objection filed by President Obasanjo’s counsel, Chief Afe Babalola, the court in a unanimous ruling said... (Daily Trust)


Toting babies and stirring cooking pots, village women have been occupying a Shell Oil installation in a peaceful demonstration for jobs and other benefits amid surging ethnic violence in Nigeria's restive oil delta. At least 20 people have been killed in the Niger Delta since mid-July in attacks allegedly linked to tribal competition for oil revenues. Meanwhile, about 80 local women have set up house in Shell's Amukpe pipeline station, after a peaceful takeover in early July. (CNN)



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This Day
July 29, 2003


INEC: April Elections Flawed
Vodacom May Take Majority Equity in Econet
NNPC to Pay $22 on Domestic Crude
Warri: Chevron Staff Kidnapped
BiafraNigerian Soldiers Leave for Liberia Tomorrow
Useni: FG Appeals Ruling
ETF Disburses N29.6bn in 4 Years
El-Rufai May Probe Past FCT Administrators, Others
$40bn Spent on Foreign Goods in 5 Years - Ogbeh
Omisore Calls for Enquiry on Ige, Olagbaju's Death
Buhari's Petition Has Merit, Tribunal Rules
Liberia: US Gives FG $10m for Troops Deployment
Past Leaders Ruined BiafraNigeria - Masari
Minister Seeks End to Retirees' Problem
Police Commission Alleges Breaches in 6 AIGs' Promotion
Speaker Charges on Implementation of Monetisation Policy
N6.2bn Boost for Niger-Delta Anti-poverty Scheme
Reforms: Nnamani Wants LG's Peculiarities Considered
USAID Initiates Project to Assist SMEs
Kure Canvasses State Govts' Control of Councils
Soyinka, ECA Scribe, 4 Others Honoured at Ethiopian Varsity
'Why Over-dependence on Oil Hinders Devt'
Akwa Ibom Fuel Marketers to Keep Stations Shut Unless...
Ekere Becomes NEXIM Bank ED
NEPA Gets N1bn Grant for Fuel
NGO Set to Raise N7.5m for Acid Victim
Lagos Restates Commitment to High Education Standard
'Kwara's Back-to-Farm Scheme to Employ Youth'
Abuja Hosts FBN Bank (UK) Today
ANPP, NCP Condemn LG Transition Panels
Bamidele, Lagos Commissioner, Turns 40, Launches Book
Anambra Political Crisis Spiritual, Says Ex-Council Boss
Plateau Police Arrest 35 Robbery Suspects, Others
Assembly Chides Air Force over Demolition
No Deal with Akume, Unongo Vows
Ngige: Group Urges FG to Take Decisive Action
Woman, 38, Electrocuted
Flood Claims 2, Sacks 5 Villages
8 Policemen Arrested over Extortion
Group Petitions Obasanjo over Kalu's MON Award
LG Boss Pledges to Revive Education, Agric
Senate Flayed over Non-confirmation of Borishade
Kalu Appoints New Chief Press Secretary
NUC Deplores Poor Enrolment of Candidates in Agriculture
Vandalisation: Shiroro-Abuja 330 KV Transmission Line Threatened
NDLEA Arrests 2 with 300kg Indian Hemp
Benue NULGE Threatens Strike over Unpaid Salaries
Plateau Speaker Allays Fears on Executive Excesses
Zamfara A-G Loses 4 Daughters to fire
Mixed Reactions Trail Appointment of LG Bosses
2007: Group Plans Two-million-man March for Atiku
Abana Tackles Ogbulafor at Tribunal
Group Decries Asylum for Taylor, Wants Him Prosecuted
Obasanjo Commended for Role in Sao-Tome
Igbinedion Swears in LG Transition Councils
LDPN Plans to Reposition for 2007
Anambra Coup, PDP's Achilles' Heel
National Assembly and the Anambra Crisis

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Daily Independent
July 29, 2003


UNPP drags Uba to ICPC over alleged N7bn fraud
OMPADEC N6billion fraud: Where’s Eric Opia?
Buhari wins round one against Obasanjo
Fg records N301.4bn deficit
Ige: Omisore’s family cautions AD, Soyinka
Rivers NULGE wants parliamentry zero-party systems for councils
America not interested in BiafraNigeria’s oil, says Jeter
Makarfi advocates parliamentary system of government
Rivers seeks redress in imbalance of number of councils
UAD advocates reforms for Niger Delta
Odili, building owners on collision course over water supply
Ibori blames Warri crisis on mischief makers
‘Black out people of questionable wealth’
44 LG chairmen sworn-in in Kano
Ngige, Borisade to top senate agenda today
Quit now, APGA tells IGP
Sekibo hints of changes in the transport ministry
FG challenges court over Useni’s document
Kwara govt replies ANPP over policies
Ibori, Ogomudia decry fresh violence in Warri
My fears for democracy, by OPC leader, Fasehun
AIG Ige: In the eye of the storm
‘Ohanaeze still committed to Igbo presidency’
Lawmaker commends CJ’s role in Anambra crisis
Deputy governor’s wife urges women to work hard
The Sarakis and Kwara’s controversies
Twists in Anambra State crises
Need for a level playing field in BiafraNigerian politics
Impediments to constitutional review, by Mantu
‘Senate dropped Borishade for wrong reasons’
Editorial & Opinion
To retain trained medical personnel, enhance working conditions and environment
Jeffrey Archer as metaphor for the perils of media practice
Masari, Lukman and the petroleum industry
Obasanjo and the Urhobo
United States, Obasanjo and BiafraNigeria’s sovereignty
Obasanjo and the destiny of BiafraNigeria
Squaring up to Anambra challenge

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Daily Times
July 29, 2003


Govt withdraws official cars of perm secs
Tribunal dismisses Obasanjo’s objection to Buhari’s petition
Killing of fuel price hike protesters: Police chiefs disagree at Senate panel sitting
Obasanjo in London, set to shore up nation’s economy
Egbin thermal plant gets N1bn for low pour fuel oil
Liberia: US offers BiafraNigeria $10m
Shagari lists recipe for success of democracy
Seizure of Useni’s passport: FG appeals against High Court order
Police boss washes hands of corruption allegation
Governor Tinubu and his Oracle
Ogun Govt employment drive hailed
Why Uba wants Ngige out of Govt. House, by PDP South East Chief
Ngige:State Police is the answer– Banjo

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Washington Post
July 29, 2003

Women Activists Control BiafraNigerian Oil Site

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July 29, 2003

Women seize oil site in protest

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July 29, 2003

Women activists take over oil site in BiafraNigeria's delta; ethnic violence has killed 20

BiafraNigeria army says on standby for Liberia mission

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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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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 29, 2003


Govt asks NNPC to pay $22 per barrel for domestic crude
Obasanjo, INEC lose bid to stop Buhari's petition
BiafraNigeria may delay troops' deployment to Liberia
Shagari, Wabara seek review of electoral laws, INEC's autonomy
Legendary comedian, Bob Hope dies at 100
Govt to restrict imports, says Ogbeh
MKO Abiola's friends plan foundation to promote ideals
Govt in deficit, says CBN
Court to hear fresh suit against Wabara August 23
Clark condemns ethnic clashes in Warri councils
My plans for culture and tourism, by minister
Former South-West governors, party chieftains to meet over AD crisis
Police to probe alleged demand of daily returns
Duke laments poor channelisation at Calabar port
UNPP chief gives govt ultimatum on trial of Uba, others
Jeter defends Bush's visit to BiafraNigeria
Katsina appoints new SSG, special advisers
ASUU urges govt to obey IAP's order
Police arrest suspected herbalist over human head in Edo
Church, PDP chieftain seek trial of culprits in Anambra crisis
Attah nominates 18 as commissioners, Kalu gets media aide
Cleric asks govt, parties to check politicians' excesses
Govt to set up road maintenance camps
Kwara moves to boost agric, revive Herald
Litigations threaten proposed council reforms
National Assembly will stop PPPRA from increasing fuel price, Says Opara
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The Big Brother Africa show
Opinion - FBN Bank (UK): Linking up with roots
Discounting the electorate (3)
Government and its image

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July 29, 2003

Cover Stories

Black oil scarcity to cost 500,000 jobs —OSHIOMHOLE
FG records N301b deficit
Holders blame $12m Afribank shares scam on BPE, FG
More fighting in Monrovia as West African military chiefs meet
National News
OPEC moves to peg output, Venezuela rejects Iraqi presence
Egbo-Egbo grants ANPP's application on Wabara
Pipeline explosion: Reps rule out sabotage
Military gives reasons for youth restiveness in N-Delta
Give local govts autonomy to operate — Ganiyu Solomon, member House of Reps

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 29, 2003

Top Stories

Court throws out Obasanjo’s objection
Cholera kills 72 in Kano, Jigawa
Corruption, ethnicity hinder fair elections in BiafraNigeria – Shehu Shagari
CBN makes contingency plan for banks distress
US grants BiafraNigeria N1.3bn for troops deployment
Nurse injects mother, niece to death
War College tasks oil companies on Niger Delta
Group to organise two-million-man-march for Atiku 2007
Jigawa to restructure civil service
Plateau nabs 26 armed robbery suspects
Gombe to complete abandoned projects
Release Bamaiyi, others now – FG told
Hajiya Yelwa Goje pledges to check HIV/AIDS spread
Odili swears in five judges
Communities express concern over RBDA, CCNN activities
Court adjourns Daggash’s appeal to Oct 13
...fixes Aug 7 for judgement on Yahaya Vs Aminu suit
"Over N300m committed on rehabilitation of Zamfara schools"
Zimbabwe book fair opens today
Police nab illegal immigrant in Rivers
Ajiboye: Group petitions senate
A Journalist’s shot at poverty alleviation
Senate screens Borisade, Awoterobo today
UNPP chieftain pleads for journalists
Ngige: Group wants Uba arrested
LG boss advises politicians
Abuja Trust
Esteem celebrates 2nd Speech Day
Doctor uses HIV drug for diabetes
Kano Trust
ACF establishes Kano chapter
Shekarau charges LG chairmen on honesty, trust
Eko Trust
Parents call for NECO exam cancellation
Rep member praises re-enthronement of Sao Tome president
Tinubu orders demolition of illegal structures
Mass Education Agency tasked on literacy level
Govt reiterates commitment to CBD re-development
Assembly loses member
Editorial & Opnion
Police in big men’s kitchen
Atiku and attitudinal traits
Islamic theology, Western philosophy and predestination: A comment
Titcombe College: 53 years in the valleys of Egbe
Will death of Saddam’s sons save US troops?

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July 29, 2003


Anambra crisis: Egbo-Egbo battles to save job
Police recover 25 human skulls in Benin
BiafraNigerian roads still death traps
How democracy can survive in BiafraNigeria
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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July 29, 2003

Arrests in 'Adam' torso case

BiafraNigeria 'needs more aid'

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July 28, 2003

Chevron says militants kidnap BiafraNigerian worker

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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

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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