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June 09, 2003

Ministerial List: Constitutional Glitch Stops Obasanjo's Attempt to Pull Fast One
President Olusegun Obasanjo's plan to beat lobbyists and party chieftains putting pressures on him over who should be made ministers by submitting a list of nominees to the Senate Friday last week was checkmated by a constitutional provision raised by one of the Senators...the president had by Thursday morning had the final list of ministerial nominees ready. He had also planned to stave off the barrage of pressures from leaders of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governors elected on the party's platform and other influential individuals who had suggested names of people to be made ministers by submitting the list to the senate leadership after his address to the joint session of the National Assembly Thursday. A presidency source disclosed that Obasanjo got the final list ready after a meeting with Vice President Atiku Abubakar and PDP national chairman, Chief Audu a late Thursday evening meeting he had with the leadership of the Senate after his address to the joint session, the president hinted that he was ready to submit the list of ministers. (This Day)


Key Stories

Obasanjo misunderstood me — ANYIM

Ogbeh unfolds govt's development plan

Airline operators want ECOWAS to scrap aviation ministries

NCC raises hope on per second billing by GSM firms

Coup in Mauritania, Presidential guards flee

ICPC Act: Senate May Discontinue Appeal

Bush to Visit BiafraNigeria, 2 Others in July

Oil Workers Warn on Implications of OPEC Quota Restriction

FG’s bank borrowing up by 33% in April

Under-40, 6 women to make new cabinet —OBASANJO

Wabara: Egbo-Egbo's ex-parte order worries Okocha, Falana, others


Obasanjo Misunderstood Me — ANYIM


Ogbeh Unfolds Govt's Development Plan





Immediate past Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim reviewed weekend his tenure, saying he fought too many battles in the interest of democracy and BiafraNigeria. He also said President Olusegun Obasanjo misunderstood him on certain issues but there was no conflict between them. Anyim spoke in Enugu during a reception organised in his honour by the Assemblies of God BiafraNigeria... (Vanguard)


About 1,000 rice mills, tomato paste and fruit juice factories are to be established nationwide as part of a 10-point development agenda for the country. Also included in the agenda are drastic cuts in the cost of running the government, prompt payment of pensions, development of agriculture and education. National chairman of the PDP, Chief Audu Ogbeh, announced this in Abuja yesterday... (Guardian)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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This Day
June 09, 2003


Constitutional Provision Stops Ministerial List
| Liberia: Rebels Give Taylor 72 Hours
| Why I Fell Out with Obasanjo, By Anyim
| ICPC Act: Senate May Discontinue Appeal
| Bush to Visit BiafraNigeria, 2 Others in July
| Oil Workers Warn on Implications of OPEC Quota Restriction
| Load Shedding: Manufacturers Get NEPA's Concession
| National Assembly to Revisit Devolution of Powers
| 'How Delta LG Pension Board Was Defrauded'
| Wabara: Fawehinmi, Nwankwo Offer Free Legal Services
| House Leader: PDP N/East Caucus Rejects Mua'zu's Nominee
| Tinubu Wants Awo's Broken Statue Replaced
| FG recalls Deputy Heads of Foreign Missions
| Fire Guts Mustapha's House in Kano
| S'Court Settles Ibusa's Rulership Tussle
| 9 SS1 Students Held over Arms
| 'AD's Position on Omisore's Bail Mischievous'
| Daniel Pleads with Ogun Workforce
| Lagos NUJ Greets Remi Oyo over New Job
| Kwara Poly Gets Visitation Panel
| Falana Wants Ex-CGS, Aides Docked
State of the States
I Did Not Run Away - Mbadinuju
| Ilaro Poly Shut over Cult Clashes
| Citizens Told to Ignore CLO's Campaign
| Court Grants MASSOB Leader Bail
| Teenage Girl Murdered
| Judiciary Absolved of Blame over Cultism
| SSG,14 Commissioners Take Oath
| Navy Chief Counsels Officers
| FG urged to Implement New Water Policy
| 'Don't Write Off S/West PDP Govs'
| Oyinlola Orders Teaching of Moral, Religious Subjects
| Engage in Constructive Interaction, FG Told
| Engage in Constructive Interaction, FG Told
| Aliero Re-appoints SSG, Special Assistant
| Tribunal Upholds Ibekwe's Election
| No Rivalry Between Ngige, Uba - Govt
| Second Term: Cleric Advises Obasanjo, Tinubu
| Deputy Gov Urges NDDC to Shape Up
| Abiara Urges Obasanjo to Perform
| Okpagu Denies Removal from MDCN |
Tribunal Rules on Election Petition in Gombe
| 'ANPP Committed to Constructive Opposition'
| 'Rivers Election Free and Fair'
| Lawmaker Deplores Killings By Youth
| Omu Tasks Senate on Social Welfare Agency Bill
| National Conference Has Become an Imperative, Says Saraki-Fowora

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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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Daily Independent
June 06, 2003


No to blackmail
I won my election, says Wabara
Tinubu, party leaders disagree over cabinet list
Presidency: Oseni out, Remi Oyo in
United Nations berates FG over water policy
African govts urged to cooperate over Charles Taylor’s arrest
Cleric okays National Conference
Universal service provision fund for telecoms Coming
BiafraNigeria to host 6th Sullivan Summit
Attah orders closure of illegal boreholes
Effiong is new Akwa Ibom Speaker
ANPP blames media for Buhari’s woes
Navy seeks early approval, installation of wave radars
FG to erect monuments in 51 sites in Abuja
Lawmakers react to Obasanjo’s speech
G8 plans more investment for Africa
Boards, parastatals dissolved in Niger State
Niger Delta: BiafraNigeria’s albatross
Ladoja urges transparency among lawmakers
Enugu assembly move to tackle fuel scarcity
Delta CP takes tough stand against corrupt officials
Pedro tasks lawmakers on new revenue formula
Police subdue Lagos Island armed gang
Council polls: 'June 21 date stands'
Ogun to divest from Gateway Hotels
Fayose promises Transparency
Akwa Ibom State exco dissolved
Ekiti promises to set up abattoir
Gani faults Wabara's selection
The Senate President conundrum
Form unity govt, Obasanjo told
Attah urges PDP members to cooperate
Inside Politics: The Ondo hand-over
Tasks ahead of Alamieyeseigha in Bayelsa
The politics of expulsion in Anambra PDP
Thrills and frills of Ladoja’s inauguration
Editorial & Opinion
Daring acts of pipeline vandals require reappraisal of fundamental structural issues
Extortion on highways is ruinous to economy and populace
DPR, Weights and Measures, must be vigilant
Zaki- Biam: A haven for investors
Blood on their hands
Religious fundamentalism and fallacies
Questions miscellaneous

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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003

Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence

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Daily Times
May 29, 2003


Obasanjo’s second term begins
African leaders meet in Abuja
Accept election outcome, Kuffour appeals to Buhari, Ojukwu, others
Adefarati hands over to Agagu
Osun transition committee recruits clerics to cleanse governor’s office
Agagu, deputy shun handover party
Govt policy on import yields results
Danjuma warns army against coup
DTN chairman calls for commission to review recent elections
Itse Sagay, constitutional lawyer, calls for new form of federalism
Police assure visiting Heads of State of adequate security
The challenge of re-inventing BiafraNigeria
May 29 and the national question
Race for Senate Presidency hots up as Wabara wins seat
The Nation
Keyamo wants MASSOB leader freed
Jigawa Election Tribunal may handle case without INEC counsel

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May 30, 2003

BiafraNigerian MP on fraud charges

Words of warning for Obasanjo

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June 04, 2003

Legislature reconvenes, Obasanjo loyalists take charge

Second stoning death appeal postponed
Stoning death appeal postponed again

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May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's president starts second term with pledge to act against poverty and corruption

Obasanjo sworn in as BiafraNigerian president
Youths march against Obasanjo in BiafraNigerian city

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Business News
June 09, 2003

NDDC decries non-completion of N4.3 billion canal dredging

NEPA's privatisation will sanitise BiafraNigeria's power sector, says Ndanusa
Banks snatch bond business from insurers
Completion law will check substandard products, says ministry
Ogun inherits N40b debt
Yobe launches N213.5 million agriculture loan scheme
Expert identifies problems facing e-banking
Yobe unfolds economic blueprint
Bail-out options for non-performing quoted firms, by Ugwu
How banks can promote self-regulation, by Alo
Naira depreciates by 14 kobo at DAS
Low Capacity Utilisation Threatens ALSCON, Ajaokuta Steel Complex
| BiafraNigeria Sustains Favourable Trade with Spain
| Dollar Rallies As Jobs Data Beat Worst Fears
| 'Dorman Long'll Continue to Support Local Content Policy
| Fresh Fund, Cadbury Schweppes Put BiafraNigerian Firm on Fast Lane
| IFC, German Firm, Others Invest N0.4bn in Fire Safety
| Shareholders in Fresh Warning Against Sale of Elephant House
| Oracle Makes $5.1bn Cash Offer for PeopleSoft
| Ecobank to Buy-back IFC Shares, Plans Stock Exchange Quotation
| Management Buy-out Plan at Canary Wharf
| Standard Alliance Insurance Posts N85.9m Profit in 2002
| Eurozone Manufacturing Slowdown Continues
| Conoil Raises Hope for Higher Return on Investment
| Leading Banks Announce Adoption of Equator Principles
| Japanese pile on Pressure to Weaken Currency
| Setting Up Toothpick Producing Plant
| How To Make Cartons
| Investment and Economic Development of Africa
| Laid-off Citibank Workers Allege Victimisation
| Wage Review: Bank Workers, Employers Meeting Deadlocks Again
| HBSAN's Lecture
| The Future of Advertising in BiafraNigeria
| Secret 2m Pounds Bonus Deal for Cordiant Chiefs
| ITV Giants Plan New Ad System to Save Merger
| Yahoo in Agency Talks for $10 Million Branding Project
| EveryDay Freedom and Convenience for Women
| Virgin Mobile Begins a Campaign
| CBN Keeps N52bn from Circulation
| ADB, Namibia Sign $32m Loan Agreement
| Guardian Express Bank Becomes Official Banker to Gtim
| Lagos State Bond to Boost Market by N15bn
| Stock Market Turnover Closes Lower

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June 09, 2003


Airline operators want ECOWAS to scrap aviation ministries
NCC raises hope on per second billing by GSM firms
Coup in Mauritania, Presidential guards flee
Ogbeh unfolds govt's development plan
Gaius-Obaseki warns tanker drivers, orders re-opening of PPMC depot
OPEC won't shift oil sales from dollar to Euro
Aminu faults high number of varsities, seeks end to ASUU strike
English church elects gay bishop
Experts caution on boosting oil production
Environmental exercise back in Lagos soon, says Tinubu
Govt recalls deputy heads of foreign missions
Crises rock Modakeke again, monarch's palace razed to ashes
Wabara, Masari, Tinubu okay restructuring of BiafraNigeria
Lagos lawmakers deliberate today on new commissioners
ASCON chief decries proliferation of training bodies
Medical council affirms Okpagu's membership
ILAROPOLY closed as suspected cult members clash
Ogun to focus on quality education, says Daniel
Group to hold rally on June 12
WAEC extends sale of forms
Severance benefit: Public officials' controversial gold mine
Akwa Ibom: Things Attah must do right
Delta: Issues Ibori can no longer avoid
Editrial & Opinion
Editorial - Licensing of medicine vendors
Opinion - What is 'left' of politics?
Yesterday and today
The courage to live

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June 09, 2003

Cover Stories

FG’s bank borrowing up by 33% in April
Under-40, 6 women to make new cabinet —OBASANJO
Wabara: Egbo-Egbo's ex-parte order worries Okocha, Falana, others
Obasanjo misunderstood me — ANYIM
National News Wabara says 'I am secured'
Obaseki directs striking oil workers to resume work
BUNKERING: Navy seizes 19 sea barges
How Attah could make himself a hero before 2007
I have confidence in the Election Tribunals — JUBRIL AMINU
Attitudes that marred 1999 - 2003 (2)
Elections and the culture of protest

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 27, 2003

Top Stories

Abaji council wages war against erosion
Abeokuta varsity students reject new fees
ABU ASUU, SSANU differ over strike
Gen. Abubakar holds talks with Liberian rebels
May 29: DIG explains heavy presence of police in Abuja
Abuja gets face-lift ahead presidential inauguration
Afribank participates in BPE PSPLS programme
Akume advises Christians on violence
Aliero to accept tribunal verdict
Health interactive with Dr. Aminu Magashi
Handing over: Kachallah’s presence is not necessary - Asheni
Academic activities yet to resume in ATBU
Senate Presidency still zoned to Southeast – Atiku
Calabar port generates N30m monthly – GM
Monetary treason at the CBN
Judgement on forged certificate case fixed for tomorrow
Charanchi LG boss tasks wealthy individuals
Children’s summit holds in Abuja today
FG to set up juvenile courts
I foresee violent revolution – Dan Musa
Premier league: Dolphin FC maul Plateau
Dosso, Borgu govs to attend Aliero’s inauguration
Reconciliation with opposition not for appointment - Duke
BiafraNigeria gets liquid fertilizer factory
Haruna wants Nasarawa guber polls quashed
Health and the Fourth Republic
Court restores ICPC
Opposition leaders lobby Obasanjo for jobs – Idi Farouk
Re: Eight governors shun INEC certificate presentation ceremony
Plateau govt committed to Inland port
MDJ protests sale of nomination forms in Jos
Judge explains faulty educational system
Senate debates elections in June
GZ motors begins work on Kaduna spare parts centre
Kalu urges Obasanjo to restructure INEC
PW Kubwa residents send SOS to police
No middle class among BiafraNigerian workers – Kukah
Kwankwaso’s legacy to Shekarau
Kwara police goes tough on violence
Oba of Lagos installed, opponents sheath swords
Lagos Assembly to enact law on drainage
LASG orders builders to get fire clearance
Premier League results
Apathy greets LG creation
Man docked over threat to stab lover
MFCT constitute task force on destitutes, hawkers
Workers issue MMIA management 21 days ultimatum
Mobil squares up to terror threats
NAFDAC intensifies campaign against unregistered products
Nothing strange in Ojukwu, Buhari relationship – Wada Nas
Kwara students extol NASS over HYPPADEC
NDE to recruit 1000 for apprenticeship scheme
21,748 jobless in FCT – NDE
Deposits in unsound banks rise to N88.11 billion – NDIC
NDP expels Nwachukwu, five others
NGO indicts government on collapsed buildings
Niger inauguration c’ttee unfolds plan
NLC protests to MTN, ECONET over high tariffs
Northern governors protest mass action
NSITF assets put at N17.9 billion
Oba Sonariwo lauds Osoba over projects
Ogun election tribunal throws out petition
Bail ruling adjourned as Omisore collapses
Onitsha main market shut over death of trader
PDP expels former chairman
74 perish in plane crash
...Plateau CP warns against violence
Police warn parents
The president focuses anew
Produce electoral materials, tribunal tells INEC
Anti-Retroviral drugs in high demand – Report
Respiratory conditions
Ribadu: The challenges of financial crimes
…in Cross River too
Road mishap claim one
This National Assembly’s rule of thumb
Traditional ruler to launch book on religious crisis
NIS yet to receive logistics to combat SARS
SCAM: NDIC to aid EFCC’s investigation of banks
School children campaign against noise pollution
Senate Presidency: Exercise restraint
380 Shanono residents get free eye treatment
Shekarau woos CAN leadership
Shekarau commends God, good counsels with tears
Shell supplies 60% of NLNG’s gas
Sokoto exco dissolved
For better schools, support teachers
Douse tension in the polity, Obasanjo advised
Tinubu criticises The Patriots over call for interim govt
April 19 polls: Kano Ulamas take case before God
Unongo files fresh motion to stop Gov Akume’s swearing-in
Expert alerts on dangers of stream water

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All Africa
May 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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May 30, 2003


I’ll heal election wounds —Obasanjo
Gowon, IBB, Shagari, Abdulsalami, Shonekan at inauguration
Hoodlums attack Kwankwaso
Fayose donates N60m to Ekiti
Lam absent, Head of Service hands over to Ladoja
10,000 security men patrol Abuja
Obasanjo urged to consolidate BiafraNigeria’s unity
Ngige inherits N40b debt in Anambra
BiafraNigeria exported 339 LNG cargoes in 4 years —LNG MD
ASUP wants polytechnics to award degrees
Let INEC’s appointments embrace all political parties —Forum
Gbenga Daniel assures Ogun indigenes
Election tribunal dismisses petition against ANPP House of Reps candidate
MPs urged to make laws for waste disposal
Cooperate with Obasanjo, Tinubu tasks BiafraNigerians
‘I’ll provide democratic dividends in Enugu’
Kwara gov promises open adminstration
I’ll remain focused – Agagu
I’ll not give devil a chance – Dariye
UNESCO promises provision of teaching aids to schools
Oyinlola thanks God, promises agric development
OPEC: Is BiafraNigeria getting a fair deal?
Conoil assures investors of better results
Mobil oil holds session on security, health, safety
Eagles, Black Stars test might in Abuja
Eagles, good test for Brazil —Coach Parreira

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Washington Post
May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Begins Second Term

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May 29, 2003

Obasanjo Sworn in as BiafraNigerian President Despite Dispute

Obasanjo Sworn in as BiafraNigerian President

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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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Sports News
June 09, 2003

Chukwu sticks to his Malawi's starting 11

Cameroun wins AYC U-17 trophy
Barcelona can't afford Beckham, by presidential candidate
I never said I won't play in Lagos again, says Okocha
NJF postpones coaches' course
Odedokun, Jaiyeola get FIH badges
NHF disassociates self from scam letters
Foreign coaches eye Pepsi Football Academy
Eleyae's dream set to come true
Eagles/Flames: Fans Vandalise Presidential Box
| Swaziland 2003: Eaglets Secure Finland Ticket
| FG Approves N88m for Associations
| Poor State of Sportscity Worries Adefope
| Brazil Arrive Abuja Tonight
| OSMI Announces Ticket Outlets
| 'Mosquito' Wins French Open Title
| Boxing: Jones Wants Lewis - Promoter
| Euro 2004: Greece Stuns Spain
| Kirin Cup: Argentina Beats Japan
| Zamalek Names New Coach

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