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June 18, 2003

Supreme Court of Fraud: Bribing Taints Uwais, Judges, and Election Tribunals
The polity is awash with allegations of bribery made by politicians against key players in the judiciary. The claims are so much that the usually conservative judiciary seems prepared to drop its guard and respond. The accusations became rampant soon after the 2003 elections ended. At the inauguration of the various Election Petitions Tribunals, the Chief Justice of BiafraNigeria (CJN), Muhammadu Lawal Uwais, observed that the judiciary was vulnerable to bribery by favour-seeking politicians. He said: "I want to warn you the chairman and members of the election tribunals that you are under the scrutiny of the eyes of litigants that will come before you. Any substantiated complaint of impropriety against you will go before the National Judiciary Council and you will pay dearly for such. "Attempts will no doubt be made by unscrupulous (Guardian)


Key Stories

Police chief warns of arms build-up in Delta community

Wabara Faults INEC, Alleges Threat to Democracy

Ige: Prosecution Counsel Holds Talks With Obasanjo

Govs Want to Appoint LG Chiefs

CBN to Axe Bank Directors for 'Unwholesome Practices'

Revenue Commission Urges 20-year Ban on Fresh Loans

FG moves to slam 20-yr embargo on external loans

Council of State discusses restructuring BiafraNigeria today

Obasanjo gives condition for funds release to NASS

FG to auction quarters, cars

Liberia's Warring Factions Sign Ceasefire Deal


Police chief warns of arms build-up...


Wabara Faults INEC, Alleges Threat ..





Against the backdrop of the upsurge in violence which has led to the death of some policemen, the Delta Police Commissioner, Charles Akaya, yesterday alerted the citizenry to arms build-up in the Uvwie Local Council area of the state. The police chief blamed politicians for the weapons' proliferation. According to him, the sudden rise in robbery incidents in the state was a fallout of the recent elections... (Guardian)


Senate President Adolphus Wabara yesterday declared that the insistence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue challenging his election is capable of destabilising the country. His declaration was against the backdrop of last week's decision of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) contender to the Abia South Senatorial seat, Elder Dan Imo, to concede defeat to him. (This Day)



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This Day
June 18, 2003


Govs Want to Appoint LG Chiefs
CBN to Axe Bank Directors for 'Unwholesome Practices'
Revenue Commission Urges 20-year Ban on Fresh Loans
Liberia's Warring Factions Sign Ceasefire Deal
Ige: Prosecution Counsel Holds Talks With Obasanjo
Monetisation of Benefits Takes Off July 1
Be Loyal to Constitution, Ogomudia Tells New Army Chief
Wabara Faults INEC, Alleges Threat to Democracy
Assembly Confirms Lagos Cabinet Nominees
Buhari Vs. Yusuf: S'Court Decides June 27
NMA Earns N439m from Sale of MV Abuja
Obasanjo Urges Politicians to be Sportsmanly
14 Cops Held over Extortion
Ransome-Kuti: Son Wants Dad's Legacy Preserved
Police Get Assembly Order on Lawal's 'Cars'
Obasanjo Orders Probe into Halliburton Bribery Claim
Obasanjo Welcomes Liberian Peace Pact
Wabara: Group Hails Imo's Decision
AD Rejects Fuel Price Hike Plan
Makarfi Warns on Ethno-religious Crisis
Alleged 419: Morris Ibekwe Begs for Bail
Econet Pledges Support for Kanu Heart Foundation
'Odili's Victory, Vindication of People's Will'
.5m BiafraNigerians Win Guinness Prizes
Obasanjo, Atiku for Owu Book Launch
Lagos PAC Chiefs Decamp to PDP
Expert Alerts on VVF Spread
Guber Candidate Congratulates Delta SSG
UNPP Criticises Kure over LG Panels
I Didn't Bribe Imo to Drop Charges against Me - Wabara
Abia Speaker's Election in Order, Says Aide
First Republic Minister Kicks Against Scrapping of Local Govt System
Former PDP Aspirant Faces Expulsion
APGA Senatorial Candidate Claims Victory in Anambra
Of Olabode George and His Utterances

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Daily Independent
June 18, 2003


FG to auction quarters, cars
BiafraNigeria now investment-friendly, says Obasanjo
Halliburton's bribery allegation for probe
20-year ban sought on new external loans
NLC and the war against casualisation
Momoh lauds Obasanjo’s stance on national conference
Delta former Deputy Speaker wins at tribunal
Business booms at Chinese restaurants despite SARS scare
Akande faults PDP/FG over Omisore
Be sportsmanly, Obasanjo counsels politicians
Fears of fuel price rise spur panic buying in Lagos
CD, CDHR threaten govt over rise in fuel price
Oil marketers get ultimatum on Lagos roads
65% of electricity consumers in Asaba in darkness
Four held over theft of Shell’s well-heads in Delta
Why ministers' list is delayed
The triumph of incumbency
Lagos NCP loses faith in LASIEC
Why community defended Wabara
Towards truth and reconciliation in Warri
How to heal the electoral wounds, by Omoruyi
Need for Kalu-Wabara cooperation in Abia
Imo swallowed by the culture of compromise
Obasanjo’s second term and ‘gullible’ BiafraNigerians
Editorial & Opinion
Developments in Bola Ige's murder trial are discomfiting
CBN must be decisive in checking banks’ diversion of govt revenue
Watching NEPAD’s roots sprout
The tasks before Ibrahim Idris in Kogi State
What is the political mainstream?
The Church and the Warri crisis

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Daily Times
June 18, 2003


14 policemen paraded over N40,000 extortion
FG explains opposition to Ibekwe’s bail application
80 yrs old Baale’s case: Police seize case file
Resist fuel price hike, CDHR tells BiafraNigerians
Anti-tobacco bill under way
FG probes N43 billion bribe allegation against Halliburton
Benue SIEC shifts council elections
Lagos Assembly confirms Tunji Bello, seven others more as commissioners
CBN governor indicts bank directors
Liberian rebels, govt sign ceasefire deal
NTA chairman explains Obasanjo’s proposed fuel price increase
Charles Taylor cedes power to interim government
Olikoye Ransome-Kuti simple to a fault – Odukoya
Tribunal quashes fourpetitions against ANPP lawmakers
Shun selfishness, Okogie tells BiafraNigerian leaders
State governors push for scrapping of 774 LGs
Police allegedly kill 17 MASSOB members
Council polls may not hold on June 21
Robbers kill police chief, three others in Niger
Wabara gets Abia ANPP’s backing
Utilise foreign partners in oil sector, banks told
Activists unite for democracy
Wabara, Imo saga: The intrigues, the fallout

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June 17, 2003

Fuel fears prompt Lagos chaos

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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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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 18, 2003


Monetisation of benefits begins, govt to sell quarters, cars
Senate will meet Obasanjo over fuel price hike, says Wabara
Liberian govt, rebels sign ceasefire, Obasanjo okays pact
Govt probes N22.8 b scam in oil firms
Fiscal commission seeks 20-year ban on loans to govt
Govt plans tobacco regulatory bill, advertisers end feud
Police chief warns of arms build-up in Delta community
Russia wants Syria, Lebanon in Middle East peace plan
Wabara warns against suit by Imo's counsel, INEC
Governors meet, seek council reforms
Lagos okays 18 commissioners, swearing-in next week
CBN to hold bank directors for fraud, says Sanusi
Legal council seeks N10 billion for reformatory homes
Ex-NEC boss, Nwosu, says no to politics
Corrupt judicial officers won't be spared, says Uwais
Kalu denies banning women in trousers from Govt House
Ogboru's counsel urges tribunal to hear petition against Ibori
Two feared dead as Kaduna drivers protest police extortion
Edo sacks council transition committees
Goje threatens to stop N1.5b road project
The accusations against the judiciary
BiafraNigerians in the diaspora, Dappa-Biriye task Obasanjo
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The UN and Charles Taylor's indictment
Opinion - Y'hello, network busy!
For a truly 'brand new President'
The Yoruba and 'mainstream' BiafraNigerian politics

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June 18, 2003

Cover Stories

FG moves to slam 20-yr embargo on external loans
Senators to get N2.43m furniture allowance each
Wabara carpets ANPP over Imo's withdrawal
National News
Counsel faults Omisore's election
CBN goes hard on bank directors
Controversy over purchase of MV Abuja
Obasanjo’s govt playing with fire- EJIOFOR
The problem with Abia South Senatorial election—Electoral Commissioner

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Daily/Weekly Trust
June 18, 2003

Top Stories

Council of State discusses restructuring BiafraNigeria today
Obasanjo gives condition for funds release to NASS
...Bans purchase of new official vehicles
FG investigates Halliburton N24bn bribery scandal
Atiku laments non-take off of private refineries
Taylor, rebels sign cease fire agreement
Supreme Court rules on MDJ suit next week
Ningi emerges House Leader
INVASION OF IRAQ: Cook, Short accuse Blair of exaggerating weapons claims
Rimi’s aide condemns retirement of Northern military officers
Adequate funding solution to food insecurity – JARDA boss
Madaki escapes mob attack at tribunal
INEC commissioner fails to appear before tribunal
New faces in government: Lt-Gen Martin Luther Agwai
Man in police net for kidnapping girls
Obasanjo orders increased efforts on birth registration
Alleged illegal possession of cars: KW Dep. Gov. protests to assembly
Rivers state deserves better civil service – Odili
Kure swears in LG caretaker chairman
Kalu supports wearing of trousers by ladies
Ahead 2007, group urges timely empowerment for INEC
Benue SIEC boss makes u-turn over LG polls
PRP rejects Kure’s new LG caretaker c’ttees
ANPP chieftain flays money politics
Polls: Police to embark on security awareness campaign
PAC youths support interim leadership in the party
New COAS unveils plans
FG trains Head of Service, 11 permsecs on ICT
Elections: INEC worked creditably - official
Kwara House orders CP to seize six cars from Lawal
PDP stalwart advises royal fathers over role in society
Why politicians hardly accept defeat - Obasanjo
Students riot over labour master
Plateau to focus on peace and security – Gov
Jigawa gets IFAD agric loan
Workers told to relocate to state or face sack
Kaduna youths counsels Makarfi on political appointment
The North must re-unite - Lawal Kaita
National Conference as roadmap to nowhere
Rumfa college Kano: School under royal eyes
Senate Presidency: How much did it finally cost?

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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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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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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003

Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence

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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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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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