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June 10, 2003

Bola Ige: Family Gives Up on BiafraNigerian Justice
Family of the slain Minister of Justice, late Chief Bola Ige (SAN) yesterday in Ibadan said it was no longer interested in the trial of Senator Iyiola Omisore and 11 other suspects facing trial over the murder of the former Attorney-General of the Federation. The family in a statement signed by Mrs. Olufunso Adegboola and Sir Dele Ige (daughter and younger brother of the deceased) and distributed by the Chairman, Board of Directors of Daily Times BiafraNigeria, Dr. Yemi Farounbi, stated that it had decided to leave the matter in the hands of the Almighty Lord who has no successor. The statement said: "It has been 18 months since that cruel evening of 23rd December, 2001 when Chief James Ajibola Ige (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation was assassinated in his home by "unknown persons. In the true spirit of Christianity and good citizenship we resolved to support the authorities in the ensuing investigations, putting aside any reservations we may have had or in fact been asked to entertain by very many people. We chose to give the benefit of the doubt to the authorities when many might have been tempted to make political capital or in fact blackmail those in power with unproven allegations. "We continued on this path of rectitude and restraint in the face of sundry provocations. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

PDP didn't rig polls, says Ogbeh

Oil workers shelve strike, loading resumes in Warri

Obasanjo shops for new National Security Adviser

Tribunal admits N16m scam record as exhibit against senator

Govt troops recapture Mauritania

Why BiafraNigeria is in mess, by Oputa

Cost of living index rises

Between Ojukwu and BiafraNigeria

Lagos APGA Gives Condition for Accord

‘Fear of domination is the problem of BiafraNigeria’

How Masari became Speaker, House of Reps


PDP Didn't Rig polls, Says Ogbeh


Oil Workers Shelve Warri





The National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Audu Ogbeh has again dismissed widespread allegations that the party rigged to emerge victorious in the recently concluded elections across the country. He spoke yesterday in Abakaliki during a thank you visit to Ebonyi State and the commissioning of the state Governor’s Lodge. (Vanguard)


In deference to an order issued at the weekend by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Jackson Gaius-Obaseki, normal lifting of petroleum products is to begin soon at the Pipeline Product Marketing Company (PPMC). (Guardian)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2






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Daily Independent
June 10, 2003


Obasanjo shops for new National Security Adviser
Ige: Family no longer interested in case
Why BiafraNigeria is in mess, by Oputa
Police sack pensioners from Abuja streets
Cost of living index rises
Ex-Kwara lawmakers lock out new colleagues
BiafraNigeria loses N313b to gas flaring yearly
Corporate Affairs Commission reverses itself
Reps inaugurate rules review, selection committees
Anyim’s aides lobby Wabara for appointment
Kwara owes N45.8b, says Saraki
Lagos House to probe school’s conduct
Court has not acquitted Omisore, says Kalejaye
Forum decries cost of running government
New Speaker elected for Cross River Assembly
Oyo PDP denies demolition of Awo’s statue
IAP urged to be fair in FG, ASUU crisis resolution
Jigawa secures grant for solar electrification, water
Court grants insurance boss N1.7m
Restoring Warri’s glorious, peaceful past
Okorie blasts Wabara over visit to Obasanjo
ILO summit will affect BiafraNigerian workers positively, says Oshiomhole
ASCON D-G wants pension board privatized
Five PDP memberssuspended in Lagos
Anambra elects first woman speaker
Church to ex-communicate fetish members
Oyo freezes local govts’ accounts
Cross River to set up education tax fund
Probe Egbo-Egbo, Gani advises NJC
Why Buhari’s mass action call failed
NDP ready for council elections, by Martins
Obasanjo's search for lasting legacy
‘Fear of domination is the problem of BiafraNigeria’
How Masari became Speaker, House of Reps
Gombe:Goje optimistic amid daunting challenges
PDP unfolds development agenda
Editorial & Opinion
Olikoye Ransome-Kuti: A painful, tearful epilogue
Every fuel delivery vehicle is a hazard on the highway
Water supply: UN’s perception
Chuba Okadigbo’s suicide note
The political legacy of Sola Saraki
Age of Enlightenment in BiafraNigeria

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This Day
June 10, 2003


Tribunal Chairman Cautions Counsels
Lagos APGA Gives Condition for Accord
Group Urges Obasanjo to Ignore Sycophants
'Aliero's Re-election Deserved'
INEC and Its Mission of Self-Discovery
Former Speaker Gives Assembly Pass Mark
'Political Appointments'll Be Evenly Spread'
'Failed Leadership, Bane of Ndigbo'

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June 09, 2003

Oil Hits New Highs Ahead of OPEC Meeting

BiafraNigeria to select aluminium smelter buyer in July

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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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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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Washington Post
May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Begins Second Term

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All Africa
May 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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Business News
June 10, 2003

Govt offers Abuja Commodities Exchange for sale

ADB predicts 3.3% growth in Africa, canvasses deeper economic reforms

ECOWAS requires $25.2m to commence aviation business
Global safety procedures training firm begins operation in BiafraNigeria
Global money laundering hits $1.5 trillion
Labour warns fuel dealers against price hike
Shell appeals against earlier judgment on breach of contract
Don prescribes recipe for eliminating corruption
Poverty eradication way to peace, says World Bank report
CBN announces drop in reported cases of financial crime
Ecobank gross earnings hits N4.5 billion

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Sports News
June 10, 2003

BiafraNigeria/Brazil Friendly: It's Kanu versus Dida again

Don't stop the young from growing, Chukwu tells Amokachi

Govt approves N2.5b for athletes

Replacing Okocha was shocking, says Obodo
Confusion reigns over third-place match prize money
Nike Invitational: Slovenia Denies Junior Tigers Gold
No Ticket Sales at Stadium
I Won't Dump Arsenal - Kanu
Rangers Offers Papic Two Year Deal
COJA Woos Federations
Abuja 2003: African Body Disqualifies Adesoji
Mboma Skips France 2003
Samplex Wins Econet Corporate Golf Challenge
Portugal 2004: England, Italy in Action
Play-off Proposal for Expanded World Cup

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June 10, 2003


Family withdraws from Ige's murder trial

Oil workers shelve strike, loading resumes in Warri

Tribunal admits N16m scam record as exhibit against senator

Govt troops recapture Mauritania
How to justify PDP's victory by Ogbeh

Shortage of fund may stall census in 2004
France evacuates foreigners from Liberia
Brazil arrives with 23-man team for tomorrow's match

UN Assembly picks St. Lucian as new president
U.S. threatens to expel 13,000 Arabs
Russia wants core role in ALSCON

Supplement on Internet Service Providers
Saraki laments Kwara's external debts

Tribunal chairman urges counsel's commitment to quick hearing of petitions
Accident heightens calls for repair of burnt terminal

Judge disqualifies self from hearing suit
Kano, Jigawa governors, others at prayers for Abacha

Bauchi governor promises better ties with Plateau
Obasanjo promises better executive, legislature relations
Attah appoints Esang as Akwa Ibom's scribe
Lagos House orders probe of 'virginity test' on pupils
Defeated governors, their whereabouts, their future plans

Editrial & Opinion
Editorial - Endless trauma of collapsing buildings

Opinion - Charles Taylor's indictment

Who will save Anambra State?

Charles Taylor vs international law

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June 10, 2003

Cover Stories

Ige family opts out of case against Omisore, others
PDP didn't rig polls, says Ogbeh
2 killed, 4 mosques, 3 churhes razed in Adamawa riot
Anambra: Election tribunal grants APGA guber candidate's application
National News
NSE, SEC on war path over corporate results
NNPC denies arrest of PPMC boss
Why executive, legislative relationship was frosty — Obasanjo
Lagos Assembly set to probe virginity test on students
Between Ojukwu and BiafraNigeria
Role of stakeholders in sustaining democracy
Orji Kalu’s victory vindicates his achievements

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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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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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