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June 25, 2003

Opposition Mounts: APGA Threatens to Form Alternative Govt
National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has declared that the party would constitute an alternative government at the federal and state levels to act as an effective opposition to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking yesterday at a ceremony in Abuja to mark the party’s first anniversary, Chief Okorie said the party would take this action if it loses its legal action presently before the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the general elections conducted by INEC. The party’s suit at the apex court is premised on the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the Electoral Act 2002, with the party saying that consequent upon the ruling, it was legally wrong for INEC to have conducted the April elections on the basis of a non-existing law. But, Chief Okorie in his welcome speech at the anniversary ceremony attended by the party’s presidential candidate, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and ANPP national chairman, Chief Don Etiebet, said APGA would constitute an alternative government one week after losing the court case, including naming a cabinet. (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

NLC Okays Indefinite Strike Monday

Mass Action: Okadigbo Leads Delegation to EU, US

Buhari wants Obasanjo's reply dismissed, court rules tomorrow

ASUU queries N88b vote for refineries' repair

Bankers, Attah, Ibori back fuel price increase

Govt earns N57.6b from privatisation scheme

Pipeline Explosion: Kalu Rules Out Compensation, Blames Traditional Rulers

Ugochukwu Reappointed NDDC Chairman

Security, Necessary Evil, Says Obasanjo

Reps summon Obaseki, Gbadamosi

Obasanjo is an imperial conqueror – Balarabe Musa


NLC Okays Indefinite Strike Monday


Mass Action: Okadigbo Leads Delegation





NLC yesterday announced an indefinite strike and mass protest beginning from next Monday to protest the new price regime for petroleum products. The strike and protest approved by the National Executive Council of NLC will involve all workers in private and public sectors. The leadership of the congress was mandated to mobilise the civil society, market women, students among others in a peaceful protest. (This Day)


As part of its mass action to protest the outcome of the April 19 presidential election and its decision not to recognise Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as President, based on the result of the election, the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has sent a delegation to the United States and the European Union to explain the party's stance and drum support from the international community. (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
June 25, 2003


Senate Begins Screening, Demands Asset Declaration
NLC Okays Indefinite Strike Monday
N68bn Made from Privatisation, Says El-Rufai
Obasanjo Promises Civil Service Reform
Pipeline Explosion: Kalu Rules Out Compensation, Blames Traditional Rulers
Mass Action: Okadigbo Leads Delegation to EU, US
Ugochukwu Reappointed NDDC Chairman
Security, Necessary Evil, Says Obasanjo
Judge Pleads for Faith in Election Tribunal
NNPC Fire: Probe Panel Begins Public Hearing
Atiku for US-Africa Summit
'CBN FOREX Utilisation Largely for Raw Material Importation'
Oyinlola Probes N100m Borehole Contract
Saraki Decries LGs' Reckless Spending
Judge Threatens Arrest of Naval Chief Over Court Order
NYSC: FG Tasks Banks' on Job Creation
Obasanjo Greets Erediauwa at 80
Daniel Submits Commissioners List to House
Ondo Holds LG Election, September
NLNG Exports Liquefied Gas to US
New Fuel Prices 'll Discourage Smuggling, Says Senator
Fuel Price Hike Unacceptable, Says Freedom Organisation
Nigerdock Sacks 300 Workers
Editor's Snatched Car Recovered
Assembly Approves Ibori's 15 Advisers
Group Rejects Postponement of LG Election
Court Sentences 15 Lagos Residents Over Refuse
Women Account for 58% of AIDS Cases in Africa
NNPC Boss Greets Erediauwa at 80
Cleric Condemns Fuel Price Hike
Udenwa Pledges to Recognise Experience
Army Chief Off to US
Guinness Chief Seeks More Investment on Youth
Discordant Tunes Greet Council Reform
History of LG Reforms

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Daily Independent
June 23, 2003


Atiku: I’m 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’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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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 25, 2003


Labour rejects new fuel prices, begins strike Monday
Buhari wants Obasanjo's reply dismissed, court rules tomorrow
ASUU queries N88b vote for refineries' repair
Bankers, Attah, Ibori back fuel price increase
Govt earns N57.6b from privatisation scheme
BiafraNigerian inventor, Gilbert, shines at global contest
U.S., Europe disagree on genetically modified foods
Airlines may raise fares as aviation fuel hits N41
Obasanjo urges better security system
Senate confirms receiving ministerial list
Police arrest 12 over assault on Babangida
Reps summon Gaius-Obaseki, Gbadamosi, others over fuel
How to stop crude oil's theft, by Shell chief
FCT rep dies
Gunmen kill Mobil chief
Ilaje flee Warri
Anyim loses father
Tribunal dismisses Jang's suit against Dariye
China fights SARS with $243 million
Shinkafi seeks credible ministers
Bayelsa's ex-chief judge urges self accounting judiciary
Eight Anambra National Assembly members want tribunal reconstituted
Govt may restructure FCT
Oyinlola summons ex-commissioner over N100m borehole rigs
Rivers House moves to check traffic congestion in Port Harcourt
A revenge mission called council reforms
Time for a Conference is now, says Otite
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Improving the rate of birth registration
Opinion - Council reforms sans elections
Will Atiku make it to 2007?
Y'hello, network busy indeed!

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Daily/Weekly Trust
June 25, 2003

Top Stories

Workers go on strike Monday
Reps summon Obaseki, Gbadamosi
APGA threatens to form alternative govt
NNPC, NEPA, others owe N1.03 trillion
Obasanjo is an imperial conqueror – Balarabe Musa
Six British troops killed, 8 injured in Iraq
No going back on civil service reforms – Obasanjo
Israel arrests 150 in West Bank raid
Tribunal upholds Dariye’s election
New faces in government
Police deny arresting ANPP supporters
Obasanjo approves aides for Atiku
58 per cent of HIV positive Africans are women - ALF
NASS has not done enough - Dansadau
Broad band in Jigawa is a good investment – NOA
UBE is a success – SPEB boss
10 killed in accident along Kankia-Kano road
Luxury bus owners lambast FG over poor highways
Atiku leaves for US
Kebbi may retrench civil servants
Jigawa establishes 54 junior secondary schools
UNIMAID gets seven professors
1,400 persons apply for commissionership in Ogun
Gov Ladoja assigns portfolios to new commissioners
NACOMYO urges wealthy Muslims to promote Islam
Gov Idris tasks Kogi civil servants
Ige: Suspects want case quashed
Yobe to assist college of accountancy
Tribunal defies INEC over Ussa assembly election
LG reforms: Council of State did not usurp NASS powers - Lawmaker
Stop LG reforms, CAPP tells Obasanjo
Obasanjo must perform to avert crises - Kwara UNPP guber candidate

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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’s 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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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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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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