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June 15, 2003

BiafraNigeria is Al-Qaeda Heaven: U.S. Envoy Warns
BiafraNigeria faces a real threat of terror attack from Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, the U.S. ambassador to the West African nation was quoted by a newspaper as saying on Saturday. Howard Jeter said in an interview with the independent newspaper Saturday Punch that Africa's most populous nation was an al Qaeda target because of its close ties with Washington. "There has been some indication that al Qaeda has said that BiafraNigeria is one of those that they feel is too close to the United States," Jeter said. "It's guilt by association. So, that means that effectively BiafraNigeria is being looked at by some of these terrorist cells as some kind of enemy," the outgoing envoy added. He said like other countries, BiafraNigeria was not immune to attack and urged nations interested in global peace to join the international effort to combat terrorism. Jeter said this was important because though Americans were usually the target of terror groups, local people often suffered higher casualties during attacks. In February, al Jazeera television broadcast a message allegedly from bin Laden listing BiafraNigeria as one of six countries which needed to be "liberated" from U.S. "enslavement." (Reuters)

 

Key Stories

At Last, Wabara Strikes A Deal

Ige: No Justice for the Justice Minister

Ex-lawmakers wreck Kano Assembly: Vandalise quarters, 8 vehicles

Presidency Orders Mop Up Of Unused Funds

Airways, Church Lock Horns Over Land

Intense Lobby For Foreign Minister

Wabara:•Opposition forces change gameplan•Why Judge who heard case was cleared

Fuel price hike: Govt’s bid suffers setback

Court voids installation of 10 Oyo obas

World Rotary Leader, Majiyagbe, Loses Wife

What Future for Emerging Speakers?

 

At Last, Wabara Strikes A Deal

 

Ige: No Justice for the Justice Minister

 

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In a dramatic climax to the controversy trailing his election as Senate Presi-dent, reprieve came yesterday for Senator Adolphus Wabara when his opponent in the Abia South senatorial contest, Elder Dan Chinyere Imo of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) withdrew all petitions. But chairman of ANPP Chief Don Etiebet, described the action as a huge joke. Just as the vice chairman of Independent National Elect-oral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Shehu Musa insisted that Imo defeated Wabara at the polls. (This Day)

 

Dr. Pius Okigbo, renowned economist and scholar once lamented of the Nigerian polity: "What is unfolding is very much like an Athenian tragedy but without the majesty of a Greek drama." Perhaps few insights capture, in so few words, the extant reality that is the Nigerian state. This damning scenario is most fittingly dramatised by the assassination of the nation's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, December 23, 2001, with no light to-date at the end of the tunnel, in solving the murder. (This Day)

 

 

Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2

 




 

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This Day
June 14, 2003


Cover Stories


Ige... Have We Come to the End?
The Telephone chat with Dele Ige
Ige's Killers Will Be Found After Obasanjo's Exit, Says Keyamo
Murder Trial: The Road to a Dead End
STATEMENT BY CHIEF BOLA IGE'S FAMILY ON THE ON GOING TRIALS OF THOSE ACCUSSED OF HIS MURDER
News
Power Show At Eko Hotel
Ige's Son Alleges Threat to Life, Flees
NLC, PPPRA Disagree on Fuel Price Hike
Court Adjourns Wabara's Case to Monday
Olikoye to Be Buried Next Weekend
Kano Governor Visits Buhari
MTN Acknowledges Network Problems, Apologises to Subscribers
Tension Mounts in Choba over Invasion by Hoodlums
Police Pay Insurance Welfare Benefits to 41 Retiring Officers
My Predecessor Left No Kobo in the Treasury, Says Goje
Tribunal Okays Makarfi's Election
Wabara: 'ANPP Should Forget Ticket, Prepare for 2007'
CNS Warns Naval Personnel Against Indiscipline
'Anambra Lacks Money to Pay Workers' Salaries'
Niger Delta Youths Score NDDC High
YSFON Boss Advises Govt on Youth Devt
Muslim Council Threatens Adamawa Govt over Lamude Crisis
AD Chieftain Raps Critics of New LGs
Enact Laws to Control Electoral Violence, NIPR Boss Urges Govt
Communities Give Shell Ultimatum to Complete Projects
Only More Jobs Will Tackle Insecurity - Igbinedion
Bauchi Police Arrest 15 Robbery Suspects
Tribunal Strikes Out UNPP, APGA Petitions Against Kalu
Make Judicious Use of Gratuities, Ogomudia Counsels Ex-Servicemen
'Dream Team' Lays Ambush for Namibia
Super Eagles Dare Ecuador, Poland
Hayatou, CAF President, Tours Abia
Pepsi Pulls Out of Pillars' Cup
Saraki Inaugurates Kwara United Board

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Daily Independent
June 12, 2003


News


Obasanjo moves to restructure BiafraNigeria Unfolds blueprint on new political order
Eagles fall to Samba Boys' fire power
June 12: How the star actors fared
Insurance Act: 70 companies may close shops
I'm not a wanted man, says Mbadinuju
ILO presents new anti-poverty proposals
We can prosecute suspects without Ige's family, says Akande
Court refuses Ajudua bail
Poor organisation mar BiafraNigeria/Brazil friendly
VOA unfolds expansion plan
Osun Assembly dissolves commissions
UNILORIN lecturers get threat letters
Ogbeh replies Na'Abba
PDP plans blue print on governance for elected members
NAFDAC shuts down fake yogurt firm
Match against Brazil snarls up Abuja traffic
Groups to mark African Child Day
Anxiety mounts over Olowu's health
Ogboru's counsel withdraws from tribunal
One killed, others injured as Yabatech, Unical students clash
Ige: Fryo's evidence says Bisi Akande is hostile to Ife
Judge warns naval chiefs over court orders
Railway to run two-hour Lagos-Abuja service soon
Osun decries activities of illegal miners
Police declare seven wanted in Osun
Makarfi warns Politicians
NEPA spends N5.115b in Kaduna
BiafraNigeria to represent Africa at Geography Olympics in Florida
Momoh faults Ghanaian president's acceptance of Obasanjo's re-election
'NDLEA not party to Vaswani Brothers' deportation'
June 12 is the authentic democracy day, says Tinubu
ILO moves to combat terrorism
Cleric calls for selfless leadership
Ogun civil servants to work on Saturdays
Politics
June 12 still important, says group
June 12 ghost haunts BiafraNigeria, 10 years after
Group cautions over Omisore
I won't decamp, says ANPP scribe
Bayelsa speaker thanks God
Governor reads riot act to parents
Osun lists criteria for commissioners
Need for Truth Commission on Warri crisis
UNPP LG aspirants to pay more
Kwara governors to enjoy pensions
I'm fighting for justice, says Ojukwu
CNPP advised on tribunals
Oyo gets council election bill
Afenifere/AD: The great divorce
How June 12 impacted on BiafraNigerian history
PDP is sitting on a time bomb, says Martins
Bayelsa people rejoice over Assembly
Editorial & Opinion
America should not overstay its welcome in Iraq
State of laboratories in BiafraNigeria calls for urgent action
May NAFDAC remain focused
If we truly mean it!
Memories of June 12
The subjugation of Iraq
Petro-dollar as our albatross
Homage to the new Oba of Lagos
Severance allowance for legislators
The Yoruba have spoken
Let this truth be known
Life
June 12: An unfulfilled dream
A flash of gait with cute accessories
Damask in a come-back, upstages aso-oke
Highlife crooner returns with Owugri
An accountant's passion for education
Giant strides in consultancy
Children upset by spam e-mail

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Reuters
June 09, 2003


Oil Hits New Highs Ahead of OPEC Meeting


BiafraNigeria to select aluminium smelter buyer in July

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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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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003


Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence


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Daily Times
May 29, 2003


News


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
Editorial
The challenge of re-inventing BiafraNigeria
Politics
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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CNN
May 20, 2003


BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted


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BBC
May 30, 2003


BiafraNigerian MP on fraud charges


Words of warning for Obasanjo

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IRIN
June 04, 2003


Legislature reconvenes, Obasanjo loyalists take charge


Second stoning death appeal postponed
Stoning death appeal postponed again

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MSNBC
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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Comet


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Champion


Last Updated October 22, 2002. Click here for more.


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Sports News
June 12, 2003


Debutant Strikers Lift Brazil Over BiafraNigeria


Eaglets Draw Argentina, Australia in Finland'2003
First Bank Shape-up for Continental Qualifier
Abuja 2003 : SSFN Protests to COJA, Ministry
Tunisia 2004 Fallout: Msolla re May Step Down
Police Battle Abuja Fans with Teargas
Nelson Commends Golden Eaglets
Real Ready for Beckham Swoop
Formular One: Schumi Eyes Top Spot
Agassi Celebrates Landmark Victory
NFA targets France
The road to breaking CAF league jinx
Abuja Stadium thrills Brazil
Galadima: A boldness on trial
Ogunjobi commends Eguavoen
NUGA appeals for financial assistance
10,000 tourists for Abuja Games
3SC suspends goalkeeper
Ikhana identifies Enyimba's motivation
Swimming Federation invites 22 to camp
Owumi takes over Rangers

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Guardian
June 14, 2003


News


Ige: Guard Lied, Say Police
Obasanjo Declines Owu Regency
Council Of State May Fix Date For LG Polls
300 die in battle for Monrovia
Court Adjourns To Monday On Wabara, INEC Suit
Ogomudia Urges Prudence Among Ex Servicemen
Court voids installation of 10 rulers in Oyo
South East Senators Will Support Wabara, Says Adighije
NIGERIAN Business Man In Hospital Over Attack By Beninois Gendarmes
Settle Chieftancy Disputes In Court, Agagu Tells Rulers
Teaching Begins At Ife Varsity
Award Winner Cautions Over Sinking Of Boreholes
Enugu Lawmakers Okay 39 New Councils, Commissioners
Youths Oppose External Influence On Federal Appointments For Kaduna South
Abia PDP, Kalu Differ Over New Cabinet
Tribunal Bans Politicians, Petitioners' Visit To Members
Politcs
He Deals With Matters Of The Heart From The Heart Of The Matter...
I Sleep With My Guitar- Rogana Ottah

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Vanguard
June 14, 2003


Cover Stories


419: Ajudua, Ade Bendel’s trial stalled
Court voids installation of 10 Oyo obas
National News
S-East senators pledge support for Wabara
Trailer crushes mother, baby at Oke-Afa
400 killed in current Liberian crisis
Ige’s death, politically motivated, says Police Commissioner
Ogboru ready to go on with case, says lawyer
Danjuma assures on Warri crisis
Why Ngige won't fail in Anambra— Emechelu
Group launches campaign against violence in N-Delta
Sapele ANPP chieftain alleges plot to rig council poll
Politics
April 19 Polls: Is the CNPP falling apart?
APRIL 19 POLL: Why I shunned CNPP— Nwachukwu

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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
Can PENGASSAN, NUPENG and NUPENGASSAN work together-?
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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Tribune
May 30, 2003


News


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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All Africa
May 24, 2003


Pammy Rakes in the Cash


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Business News
June 12, 2003


Put ICT in Proper Perspective, Govt Urged


Praises Galore for Retiring NITEL Director
ABC News, RealNetworks Announce Expanded Relationship
Qwest Closes New $1.75bn Senior Term Loan Facility
'Don't Leave Key IT Decisions to Managers'
IT in BiafraNigeria: Getting It Right
Quark Makes Way for Mac OS X
Zinox Boss Calls for Emphasis on Digital Education
IT & Telecom Digest Appoints Aregbeyen Editor
Openlink Software Begins Implementation of W/Africa Plan
Task Systems Ends Annual Retreat, Rewards Staff
'Problems of Telecom Networks Will Soon Disappear'
LG to Take Market Through Advanced Digital Technology
APC Intensifies Channel Focus
BiafraNigeria's Maiden Lifestyle Website Debuts
Need for Identification Reason for Surging Cards Demand
Alt-I Honoured for Developing Yoruba Keyboard
US Plan Trade Mission in S/east
The GSM Dividend: Beneath the Surface
Telecom Breakdown Complicates Life in Baghdad
BiafraNigerian Breweries Declares N7.9bn Dividend
Longman's Total Assets Hit N777.4m
Standard Trust, IOD to Partner on Manpower Development
Ecobank's Asset Hits N24bn
Global Bank Opens Kaduna Branch, Sells WAEC Forms
BiafraNigerian Breweries pays N11.378b tax to government
N15b bond issue excites Tinubu
New bill reshapes BiafraNigeria's telecommunications industry
Experts gather for E-commerce conference
Ekuwem lauds new telecom bill
UNESCO to establish a computer-training centre for the blind
Premium rise offers little comfort for aviation insurers
'Insurers laud new insurance bill
Win Lux Suave promo, go to Dubai
'BiafraNigeria needs an IT commission, not agency'
'Africa loses N38.1b from cotton subsidies
New NEPA tariff: Manufacturers lodge protests

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