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June 23, 2003

Fuel Price Hike: Opposition Mounts Against Obasanjo
Opposition from different quarters mounted, yesterday, against the fuel price hike, even with the Federal Government insisting that there was no going back on the increase. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), ASUU, the opposition AD as well as individuals have condemned the hike. NUPENG has vowed to join any action called to oppose the fuel price hike, while the National Executive Council of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will meet tomorrow to take a decision on how to handle the situation. The Trade Union Congress (TUC) an umbrella body of all senior staff associations in the country has also scheduled a meeting for Wednesday and Thursday on the issue. Acting General Secretary of NLC, Elder Linus Ukamba said the congress President, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole would preside at the meeting where the NLC would review the situation and take appropriate actions. In the build-up to any action the NLC would take, NUPENG, the influential oil workers union has vowed that should NLC declare any action to oppose the fuel hike, it would carry such action to its logical conclusion. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Death toll in Abia pipeline explosion rises to 105

Atiku: I知 not aware of fuel price increase

Obasanjo Submits Ministerial List Today

US Confirms Bush's Visit to BiafraNigeria

Tribunal Begins Probe of N.3bn Nestle Share Scam

Makarfi Alerts on Plot to Destabilise Nation

Bayelsa Lawmakers Undergo Tutorials

Mass burial for Abia fuel fire victims

OPS asks govt to repair refineries

Iraq begins first export of fuel since US-led war

Heart specialists visit BiafraNigeria, to operate on 30 children


Death Toll in Pipeline Explosion Rises


I知 not Aware of Fuel Price Increase





Five days after an explosion on an oil pipeline in a rural community in Abia State was reported, the inferno is still raging while more persons are feared dead. According to BBC yesterday, the casualty in the Amaokwe Oghughe fire disaster has risen to 105 as against 35 and 100 other news media had reported on Saturday. (Guardian)


As the new increase in prices of petroleum products continue to generate hard feelings from BiafraNigerians, VP Atiku said yesterday he had no knowledge of the increase. Speaking with reporters at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Int'l Airport on his way to Abuja, the VP said: 的 don稚 know about the increase, you informed me. (Daily Independent)



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This Day
June 23, 2003


Obasanjo Submits Ministerial List Today
Makarfi Alerts on Plot to Destabilise Nation
New Fuel Price Irreversible, Says Atiku
US Confirms Bush's Visit to BiafraNigeria
Tribunal Begins Probe of N.3bn Nestle Share Scam
Kwara Moves Account from Trade Bank to SGBN
Strike: ASUU Urges Senate to Intervene
Wabara Dismisses Impeachment Plot
Fuel Price Hike: NARTO Begins Strike Today
Fuel Price Increase ill-timed, Says Adegbite
ASUU Faults Govt Argument
Group Urges Buhari to Quit ANPP
Abia South Senatorial Seat: ANPP Shops For Imo's Replacement
Lawmaker Dragged to Court over Perjury
BiafraNigeria-Israeli Association Calls for Truce in M/East
Civil Servants Won't Get Severance Pay, Says Tukur
Customs Seizes, Buries N1.7bn Frozen Chicken, Turkey
Police Launch Manhunt for Olanipekun's Killers
1, 400 Jostle for Appointments in Ogun
Traditional Ruler Canvasses Stronger Ties Among Yorubas
Ibori Vows to Deal with Trouble Makers
Obasanjo Urged to Rebuild BiafraNigeria Fast
Ajudua Has No Case to Answer, Court Told
We'll Recover Looted Funds, Goje Vows
Election Petition: Imo INEC May Face Contempt Charge
Kwara Poly to Resume Soon - Governor
Babangida Hails Education Foundation
'Hashidu Left N18bn Debt in Gombe'
Deputy Gov Tasks Journalists
Assembly Dissolves Petroleum Task Force
Ijaws Meet on Shell and Others
'More Roles for Women in Ebonyi Govt'
Bayelsa Speaker to Complete Abandoned House Project
ECONET Crisis Centre Goes to Wafritel 2003
Muslim Council Withdraws Ultimatum to Govt
Neimeth Subsidiary Signs Pact with Cross River
I've No Problem with Goje - Emir
Bayelsa Lawmakers Undergo Tutorials
PDP Chieftain Decries Political Intolerance
73 People Died in Polls Violence, Says CRC
Lawmaker Urges Obasanjo to Endorse Child Rights Bill
Kwarans Urged to be Patient With Govt
Osun Speaker Wants Olagbaju's Murder Case Revisited
I'll Not Succumb to Elite Blackmail, Says Dariye
Tribunal Strikes Out Suit Against Udenwa
Obasanjo Must Clamp Down On Corruption - Kokori

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Daily Independent
June 23, 2003


Atiku: I知 not aware of fuel price increase
Shell pays N115.2b tax to BiafraNigeria
LG reforms: FG warned over caretaker committee
NLC condemns increase in petroleum product prices
NCP calls for nationwide demonstration over fuel price
Kano residents condemn fuel price increase
AD, NCP, ERA call for reversal of new fuel price
NUJ criticises fuel price increase
NNPC fire: Panel begins public sitting today
Delta dissolves LG transition committees
ASUU flays increase in fuel price
Kano residents condemn fuel price increase
Transporters raise fares by 50% in warri
Declining budgetary allocation, others threaten FG water supply policy
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痴 second term and 組ullible 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痴 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痴 bail application
80 yrs old Baale痴 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痴 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痴 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誕zu 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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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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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003

Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence

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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 23, 2003


Govt plans incentives as BiafraNigerians protest new fuel prices
Supreme Court voids judgments on trademark disputes
NCC frowns at poor GSM services, wants customers compensated
Fiscal body rules out severance benefits for civil servants, okays pension
EU to measure success in W'Africa with BiafraNigeria
Death toll in Abia pipeline explosion rises to 105
Killing of Hamas leader rattles peace moves on Middle East
Erediauwa, Benin monarch, marks 80th birthday
Saddam, sons still alive, says Iraqi official
NNPC, marketers meet today, as fare soars
Transporters to withdraw vehicles
Petrol sells for N80 in Bauchi, Abia
ASUU faults govt
Group okays action, seeks better monitoring
Makarfi alleges plans to destabilise Kaduna, BiafraNigeria
Wabara refutes report of planned impeachment
PDP accepts new agenda for peace, says Nwachukwu
Govt cracks down on fraudulent importers
Ogun legislators sack House Clerk
Customs denies report of smuggling activities by diplomats
Ondo owes N15.5b in foreign debts
Shoot NEPA equipment vandals on sight, says Udenwa
Kwara Poly shops for N120 million
Niger communities to enjoy health insurance scheme
Anambra workers insist on payment of salary arrears
Refugee foundation seeks govt's financial aid
Council Reform: PDP and the danger of 'super' government
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The Ige murder trial: Matters arising
Opinion - Of wheat and chaff
The dialectics of violence
Managing BiafraNigeria's reputation

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June 23, 2003

Cover Stories

Opposition mounts against Obasanjo on fuel price hike
Mass burial for Abia fuel fire victims
OPS asks govt to repair refineries
National News
Iraq begins first export of fuel since US-led war
Heart specialists visit BiafraNigeria, to operate on 30 children
N314m share scam: Union Bank, 3 others appeal against SEC ruling
AD, ASUU denounce fuel price hike
Workers will resist Govt's attempts to unilaterally monetise benefits, warns NLC
Kwara state: Saraki/ Lawal final showdown?
Obasanjo痴 reform proposals
Bukola Saraki: Tentative steps towards sanity
BiafraNigerians should watch out for Obasanjo

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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痴 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痴 new LG caretaker c稚tees
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値l heal election wounds 涌basanjo
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痴 unity
Ngige inherits N40b debt in Anambra
BiafraNigeria exported 339 LNG cargoes in 4 years 有NG MD
ASUP wants polytechnics to award degrees
Let INEC痴 appointments embrace all political parties 友orum
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
選値l provide democratic dividends in Enugu
Kwara gov promises open adminstration
I値l remain focused Agagu
I値l 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 佑oach 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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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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