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June 17, 2003

17 MASSOB Members Murdered: Nigerian Police Responsible for Killings
The leadership of Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday alleged that the police in Onitsha killed 17 of its members when its secretariat at Nkpor, near Onitsha, was allegedly raided by the police. MASSOB also claimed that 11 of its members were wounded during the raid, just as it declared 24 others missing. According to Mr. Uchenna Madu, the movement's Onitsha provincial secretary who led a delegation of the ten members to Vanguard office, the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at their Nkpor secretariat. Madu said that the leadership of MASSOB in the province had been to the respective homes of the alleged missing members but they could not be located. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Fuel fears prompt Lagos chaos

Wabara: ANPP rejects Imo's withdrawal

Obasanjo Juggles Ministerial List

ASUU Suspends Strike

Another Legislator Dragged Before Crime Commission

Igbo Assembly Warns Against Victimisation, Carpets Kalu

Ogboru asks tribunal to invite Ibori

Ransome-Kuti's remains arrive home for burial

New senate and stability of leadership

Wabara and INEC’s perfidy

Banks’offshore branches worry experts


Fuel Fears Prompt Lagos Chaos


Wabara: Imo's Withdrawal Rejected





The threat of higher fuel prices has provoked panic-buying and traffic jams in Lagos, BiafraNigeria. BiafraNigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Sunday that his government is considering cutting fuel subsidies. The money spent on keeping petrol cheap, he said, would be better spent on better education and healthcare for the poor. But BiafraNigeria's trade unions are opposed to fuel price rises... (BBC)


The last may not have been heard about the weekend’s decision of Elder Dan Imo of the ANPP to withdraw his suit challenging the election of Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara from Abia South, with his (Imo’s) party — ANPP, rejecting what it called unilateral withdrawal of the suit, while his lawyer and that of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), insisted yesterday that they would continue with the case. (Vanguard)



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This Day
June 17, 2003


Obasanjo Juggles Ministerial List
ASUU Suspends Strike
THISDAY Sponsors MKO Abiola Prize
Fuel Price Hike: PPPRA Lobbies Organised Private Sector
Another Legislator Dragged Before Crime Commission
Buhari's Petition Lacks Merit - Obasanjo
Why Energy Sector is Overhauled, by Obasanjo
IG Sets Up Highway Crime Prevention Taskforce
5 Killed in Fresh Warri Crisis
Niger Moves to Slash Public Officers' Pay
FG Urged to Revive Petro-Chemical Sector
Kalu Threatens to Sack Staff over Women in Trousers
'Adamawa PDP Ministerial Nominees List Ready'
Don't Sell Fuel Above N26, Court Tells Dealers
Saraki Pledges to Improve Quality of Life
African Govts Urged to Consider Kids' Needs
NGO Sues Customs over Book Seizure
Deputy Gov to Perm Secs: Be Loyal
LUTH Receives Olikoye's Body
Jigawa SSG, HOS Take Oath
Ebonyi Chief Judge Sets 18 Prisoners Free
2 Killed, 9 Injured in Succession Tussle
Selection of New Olowu Put on Hold
Gov's Wife Commends Glaxosmithkline
Dariye Urges Lawmakers to Work for Devt
Kwara to Make Agriculture Priority
Office Holders Told to Identify Roles
Cleric Pleads for Govt's Assistance
Niger Holds LG Election Next Year
Igbinedion Clarifies Edo Debt Profile
Nnamani Swears in New Commissioners
Lions Club Donates Borehole to Hospital
Fayose Warns Civil Servants on NITEL Bills
Edo LG Transition Committees Dissolved
Northern Politicians Tasked on Youth Unemployment
ASUU: Administrator Suggests Way Out of Strike
Igbo Assembly Warns Against Victimisation, Carpets Kalu
ECOWAS Parliament Endorses BiafraNigeria's Election, Chides EU
Ojikutu Tasks Ogbeh on Devt Agenda
South-east Youth Make Case for Enduring Democracy
Between Insurance and Politics

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Daily Independent
June 17, 2003


ASUU calls off strike
Carnegie gives N512m grants to UNIJOS, OAU
Olikoye’s body arrives Lagos; burial on Friday
INEC and the problem of transparency
Fuel may cost N37 per litre
Banks’offshore branches worry experts
Lagos owes Highway Managers seven months salary
‘CBN Governor has not resigned’
Delay in appointing ministers stalls evacuation of BiafraNigerians from Liberia
Four perm secs sacked for corruption
Troubles not yet over for Wabara
Petroleum diversion: NNPC imposes heavy penalty
Bandits invade Terry Waya’s Abuja residence
Two feared killed in Kaduna drivers’ protest
Party supremacy: PDP extracts promise from lawmakers
Anambra INEC staff flee office as tribunal’s ultimatum ends
Fear of demolition grips Abuja suburbs
Niger Delta rulers battle FG over N144.32bn ‘debt’
Niger Delta: ‘Operation climate change’ scares oil firms
AIDS pandemic sweeps through Rivers
‘emphasis workers’ condition’
Why we asked Lawal to return vehicles, by Saraki
Lagos PAC chieftains declare for PDP
Fawehinmi decries press role in ICPC imbroglio
Why Imo abandons case against Wabara
Parties after the April and May elections
Make PDP accountable, media urged
Rivers ANPP alleges invasion of secretariat by thugs
June 12 forces insist on national conference
Politics of dissolution of state electoral bodies
Of corruption and the 2003 general elections
Professionals should go into politics, says Alatishe
‘Uncertain LG poll timetable unfortunate’
Editorial & Opinion
Monitoring construction sites can check incidence of building collapse
Existing universities could be expanded and new ones created
Geoffrey Robertson, the UN and Sankoh
Accounting profession in this era of tax consultants
Game plan for a W/African Bank
Enlightenment for productivity

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June 17, 2003

Fuel fears prompt Lagos chaos

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June 17, 2003

Transocean says downtime, BiafraNigeria hurt 2nd quarter

Transocean says Q2 revenue hit by downtime, BiafraNigeria
U.S. Envoy Says BiafraNigeria Vulnerable to Al Qaeda

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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 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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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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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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June 17, 2003


Six months after, ASUU calls off strike
Presidential polls fraud-free, Obasanjo tells tribunal
Dan Imo's counsel, INEC to continue suit against Wabara
Experts okay liberalisation of fuel marketing
Sharon raises doubts on peace plan for Palestine
Marketers raise fuel prices in Lagos ahead of planned increase
Obasanjo orders agencies to create awareness on birth registration
NUC cautions against award of overseas degrees
Govt evacuates nationals from Liberia
Police destroy shrine over attempted killing of Delta monarch
Pharmacists fault deadline for withdrawal of unregistered drugs
Group wants govt to resettle disaster victims 23 years after
EU, 28 nations sign anti-smoking treaty
Osun protests alleged employment imbalance in Ladoke Akintola Varsity
Cross River, Benue cry against boundary decree
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Public officers and the ghost of corruption
Opinion - Zenith Digest: A critique
Urhobos and the Warri crisis
The plight of kerosene explosion victims

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June 17, 2003

Cover Stories

Wabara: ANPP rejects Imo's withdrawal
Obasanjo urges court to dismiss Buhari's suit
FG seeks ILO's assistance on unemployment
Ogboru asks tribunal to invite Ibori
National News
Ransome-Kuti's remains arrive home for burial
ASUU suspends strike
CBN Gov has not resigned, says Ede
New senate and stability of leadership
June 12: An unforgetable date
Wabara and INEC’s perfidy

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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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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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Sports News
June 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Angola gamble

BiafraNigeria in Olympic danger
Ghanaian Fans Rate Aghahowa over Okocha
Eagles Commence Training for Angola
Wimbledon: Hewitt, Serena Top Seeds
UEFA League: Man Utd, Arsenal Seeded
Cameroon Names Confederation Cup Squad
Abbey Hopes for Better Contract
Barca Ready for Beckham

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