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June 21, 2003

BiafraNigerian Pipeline Fire: Over 100 Killed
A BiafraNigerian oil pipeline punctured by thieves has exploded killing villagers scavenging for fuel, community leaders and hospital workers said on Saturday. Hospital officials have confirmed four deaths, but community leaders put the number of dead at scores, many burned beyond recognition. Scores of others suffered severe burns. The explosion in the southeast of the country happened on June 13 at Amaokwe Oghughe village, about 35 miles north of the Abia state capital Umuahia. It only became known two days ago when the first victims arrived at Umuahia hospitals. Some residents said the fire was still burning and police had sealed off the scene. The pipeline is owned by BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corp. (Reuters)


Key Stories

Wabara seeks N10 million damages from INEC over electoral victory

Virginity test doctor opens up: I’ve learnt my lesson in a bitter way

At Last, FG Increases Fuel Prices

Olanipekun, Lawyer Who Got Bail for Abiola, Murdered

Strike is Mutiny, Ogohi Warns Armed Forces

Eulogies As Ransome Kuti's Body Is Buried

Rimi in secret talks with Obasanjo

Fuel Price Hits N40 per litre

ANPP, APGA, Bafyau reject hike

2007: Plot Against Atiku Thickens

... Ogbeh Backs Govt


Wabara Sues INEC for N10 Million


Virginity Test Doctor Opens Up





Senate President Adolphus Wabara, embroiled in a legal battle with the All BiafraNigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) over the circumstances surrounding his emergence as the winner of the April 12 polls, yesterday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to pay him N10 million for delaying his declaration as the winner. (Guardian)


BiafraNigerians woke up recently to hear of the controversy surrounding a virginity test carried out on secondary school students in a particular school in Lagos. Ever since, the issue has continued to attract comments. And only two days back, the five-man committee set up by the Lagos State House of Assembly to investigate the virginity test scandal, asked for an... (Vanguard)



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This Day
June 21, 2003

Cover Stories

The Virginity Test Scandal
'Doctors Don't Examine People with Their Clothes On'
'My Client was Only Naive'
'I Never Told Anyone to Conduct a Virginity Test'
'I Can Only Pray that I Would Be Sane'
'The Doctor... Held My Pant and Tried to Remove It'
'I am Taking Them on Because My Girl was Traumatised'
At Last, FG Increases Fuel Prices
2007: Plot Against Atiku Thickens
Pipeline Explosion: 100 Burnt to Death
Olanipekun, Lawyer Who Got Bail for Abiola, Murdered
Strike is Mutiny, Ogohi Warns Armed Forces
Obasanjo, Rimi in Closed-Door Meeting
Ransome-Kuti Goes Home in Simplicity
Alamieyeseigha Sacks Council Chairmen
Don't Appoint Adebayo Minister, Ekiti Group Urges Obasanjo
Duke Flags Off Urban Renewal Programme
IG Institutes Annual Academic Excellence Award in Unilag
I Did Not Win Fraudulently, Says Wabara
Inter Party Peace Parley Holds Today
Rotary Plans Water Scheme for Oke-Afa
SA Armoured Protection Company Explores Possibilities of BiafraNigerian Factory
Delta Dissolves LG Transition Committees
Judiciary Workers Sue FG, States over Financial Autonomy
LG Polls: Candidates Express Concern Over Postponement
Gombe Head of Service Allays Fears of Retirement
'Why ASUU Strike Was Suspended'
Folawiyo Calls For Change in Education System
Sampras, Kournikova, Seles others Missing in Action
Ferguson Blames Posh over Beckham's Travail
Magnificent Cameroon Humble Brazil
Lewis Ready for Klitschko
The Ghost of Mohammed Lawal
'How to Make Office Holders Accountable'
'We Will Have to Be Careful with Our Utterances'
Attah: Bits People Ought to Know
For Fayose, a Memorable Inauguration

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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 21, 2003

'BiafraNigerian Environment Still Virgin For Productive Business'

Poundo Yam And Potato Flour As FOREX Earners
SuccessDigest Organises Business Opportunity Expo

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June 21, 2003


Fuel Price Hits N40 per litre
Gunmen Kill Olanipekun, Oyo's Ex-Commissioner
The Church's Under Satanic Attack,Says Akinola
Wabara seeks N10 million damages from INEC over electoral victory
Eulogies As Ransome Kuti's Body Is Buried
Olaleye, Driver, Survive Death In Car Booth
Ogohi Pulls Out Of Military, Warns Soldiers Against Politics
Govt Okays Admission Of 5,000 More Liberian Refugees
Immigration Denies Role In Foreign Investors' Economic Crimes

Udenwa To Apply 'No Work, No Pay' Policy
Elf May Shut Oil Field In Delta
A Country Boy At Heart
A Tribute To My Teacher, Olikoye Ransome-Kuti
At 77,Rau's Lonely, Independent

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June 21, 2003

Cover Stories

Petrol Now N40 per litre,NLC says NO!
Olanipekun (SAN) assassinated
Virginity test doctor opens up: I’ve learnt my lesson in a bitter way
Virginity Test Controversy
National News
Ransome-Kuti Buried
Rimi in secret talks with Obasanjo
ANPP, APGA, Bafyau reject hike
... Ogbeh Backs Govt
NLC says no to increase
Wabara to ANPP: Blame Guobadia, not me
Atiku uncovers media plot against him
100 feared dead in oil pipeline fire
Wabara/Imo fence mending: How the deal was sealed
Why ANPP won’t accept this charade— Etiebet
As NCS okays fuel hike: Eminent BiafraNigerians warn FG

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June 21, 2003

Many Feared Dead in BiafraNigerian Pipeline Fire

Gunmen Kill Ally of BiafraNigerian President
Past partners cloud BiafraNigeria-Sao Tome oil sale

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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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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 21, 2003

Brazil:France To Play BiafraNigeria For Less

'Play Good Football, Get Our Support'
NEPA Foots Fregene's Medical Bills
Dolphins Revival Continues As Enyimba Storms Port Harcourt
Memories: Wimbledon, a tournament like no other
Hayatou Salutes BiafraNigerian Football At Stakeholders Night
Missing The World Cup Was Shattering - Akanji
Battle of Queens in Calabar
Shooting Stars Under Pressure

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