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June 26, 2003

Noruba Labor Congress: Advance Warning Readies FG to "Break" Pretend Strike
The federal government has ordered a verification of the certificates of all federal civil servants in a move which the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC), sees as an attempt to thwart its call for a nationwide strike to protest the hike in fuel prices. The order for the verification of workers’ certificates, which is ostensibly to reveal ghost workers in the federal civil service, was issued yesterday by the Head of Service of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed to begin immediately and last until Thursday next week. (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

Liberia: Rebels Enter Monrovia

Nzeribe confronts Wabara over standing committees

I Didn't Win Abia Senatorial Election, Says Imo

FG Revokes 10 Apo Villa Renovation Contracts

Tribunal Throws Out Ogboru's Petition

Tribunal dismisses AD's petitions against Ibori, Ibru

Why There Should Be LG Reforms, By Obasanjo

Why Tinubu snubbed

Kwara after tension-soaked elections

ANPP loses hope in election tribunals

Policeman runs amok over N20 bribe


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

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2






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This Day
June 26, 2003


NLC Mobilises for Strike, Meets Civil Society Today
Why There Should Be LG Reforms, By Obasanjo
Liberia: Rebels Enter Monrovia
I Didn't Win Abia Senatorial Election, Says Imo
FG Revokes 10 Apo Villa Renovation Contracts
Tribunal Throws Out Ogboru's Petition
Saraki Probes 3 Kwara Agencies
HIV/AIDS: BiafraNigeria Gets $150M Grant
Be Ready for Pressure, Stella Tells Govs' Wives
Shekarau Rejects New ADC
Investors Ready to Support Projects - Tinubu
Youths, CDHR, ASUU Protest Fuel Price Increase
Policeman Kills Driver over N20 Bribe
Obasanjo Recommends Skill Acquisition for Youth
Group Accuses Etiebet of Sabotage
Globacom Celebrates Wole Soyinka
How to Sustain BiafraNigeria's Democracy, by Ajibola
'TELL Won't Succumb to Censorship'
Absence of NEPA in Bayelsa Worries Speaker
ECONET Out with One-Week Price Slash
Stormy Session, As Senate Names Committee Members
Fake Drugs Deadlier than AIDS, Robbery - Akunyili
AOCOED Appoints Deputy Provost, Librarian
I'm not Involved in Plateau Ministerial Nominee, Says Lar
Acholonu Sworn-in as S'Court Justice
Behind the News
The New Ministers on the Block (I)
How THISDAY Scooped Ministerial List
'Buhari Not Estranged With ANPP Governors'
Bauchi Speaker Promises Improved Legislation
Why I'm Returning to PDP - Uzoh
Anambra APGA Chairman Denies Congratulating Ngige
Aspirant Canvasses Against Cancellation of LG Polls

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Daily Independent
June 26, 2003


Recurrent costs hit 93%
Between the employer and employee
Fuel: NLC seeks Reps support
TUC gives ultimatum on fuel price increase
Igbinedion, Ugochukwu, NDDC boss, disagree
Ige: Fryo says evidence against him is unreliable
Tribunal strikes out Ogboru’s petition against Ibori
Tinubu back from Europe, raises hope on mass transit
Crack in the Senate over standing committee
NB’s jumbo earnings excites shareholders
Hilton braces up for privatization
El-Rufai chides NEPA management on corruption
Stiffer penalties await illicit drug traffickers
Dearth of experts stalls privatisation of steel rolling mill companies
ECOWAS okays April polls
Wabara rolls out mission statement
BiafraNigerian is chairman of copuos
APGA warns on integrity of tribunal
FG revokes 10 contracts at Apo quarters
Fuel : Students protest in Ibadan, Osogbo, Lagos
ASUP calls for reversal of rise in petroleum product prices
Lagos wants 2% from federation Account
Amnesty seeks legislative cover against oil firms
Legislator doubles as commissioner
Saraki urged to reorganise water board
FG praised over restructuring of councils
4,000 oil wells constitute danger in Niger Delta, says Ekpu
A’Ibom hails LG restructuring
Milk boosts school attendance in Lagos
Presidency drops new aide
Global Fund commits N6.9b to fight AIDS, TB/ malaria
South South women seek appointments
Legislator faces trial over dual role
Delta House amends local government law
Why Tinubu snubbed
Kwara after tension-soaked elections
Governorship candidate quits NDP
LG polls: Candidates groan over debt
Imo swallowed by the culture of compromise
Obasanjo’s second term and ‘gullible’ BiafraNigerians
Need for Kalu-Wabara cooperation in Abia
Ngige and his horse whip in Anambra
Editorial & Opinion
Govt's social obligations preclude disengagement from varsity funding
Outright ban on external loans will be counter-productive
Mystery ship could solve riddles
Scale down Federal universities
Mambo BiafraNigeria!
Does LUTH loot lives?
Southwest blues

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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 26, 2003


Labour asks Reps to reject new fuel prices
Tribunal dismisses AD's petitions against Ibori, Ibru
Igbinedion, Ugochukwu disagree on performance of NDDC, states
Ajibola, Ibru charge lawyers to protect constitution, judiciary
Fresh fighting in Liberia
Court grants Abubakar immunity on alleged rights abuses
Wabara pledges to co-operate, curb graft
Obasanjo raises panel on council reforms, insists on restructuring
Govt screens workers' certificates
Pats-Acholonu becomes Supreme Court Justice
Lagos wants two per cent govt's special grant
Tribunals uphold election of APGA, AD candidates in Imo, Ondo
Customs net N79b revenue
Pentecostal Fellowship to meet on fuel price increase
Fryo, orderly ask court to quash charges on Ige's murder
Abia council discovers more oil pipeline leakages
Group urges review of human rights laws
Borno pensioners' scribe, chairman disagree over alleged fraud
Dariye faults Bafarawa's link of council reform to Afenifere
Firm honours Soyinka
Editorial & Opinion
The suspended ASUU strike

The second dispensation

A saint for our times
Combating the scourge of '419'

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June 26, 2003


Fuel price hike protests spread * Students storm streets in Lagos, Ibadan, Osogbo
Ogboru loses, tribunal confirms Ibori's re-election
Obasanjo defends LG reforms, inaugurates committee
Nzeribe confronts Wabara over standing committees
National News
IGE: I've no case to answer, says Fryo
Sokoto, Yobe Govs disagree over fuel price hike
Marketers resume fuel importation
When Obinna Uzoh rediscovered PDP
Obasanjo’s LG reform proposal (2)
Adamawa: No longer a virgin?
PDP govt has changed the face of Yola — Isa Jimeta
Conflict over Bakassi: Political context and contending principles
Obasanjo govt has broken faith with BiafraNigerians—ADEBIYI

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Daily/Weekly Trust
June 26, 2003

Top Stories

FG moves to break NLC strike
Kano Senators reject Kwankwaso
Elder Imo swears he lost election
ANPP loses hope in election tribunals
Policeman runs amok over N20 bribe
Liberian civil war: Rebels enter Monrovia
Yobe, Sokoto govs go public with disagreement on LG restructure
Confusion as Wabara names committees
Students protest fuel price increase in Lagos
Ministerial nominations: Nas calls for public hearing
Only health ministry can supply Narcotic drugs – perm sec
Gov Sheriff conducts newsmen round personal estate
Uwais swears-in new judges
Prepare for lobbyists, Stella tells governors’ wives
ASUU threatens to continue strike over salary arrears
Nyame to ensure separation of powers
Security vital to nation’s survival – Obasanjo
NEPA, Jos zone organises orientation for staff
Buhari: It was my personal opinion, not NJI’s – Orire
FG tasked on agric devt
Hold state govs responsible for LGs woes, NLC tells Obasanjo
Buhari has no disagreement with ANPP governors – aide
Only credible people will make cabinet – Jigawa SSG
Rights group secures release of teenager from detention
Fuel price hike: Market women ask Obasanjo to resign
Mrs Atiku makes case for youths
CNPP cannot dialogue with PDP, unless… – Balarabe Musa
PSD alerts on PDP’s plot to restructure BiafraNigeria
I didn’t interfere with Plateau ministerial nomination – Lar
How we campaigned for Obasanjo – NGO
APGA expels Ojukwu’s running mate, 12 others
Fallout of Borno PDP crisis: Group faults ministerial nomination
Anyim loses father
Monguno decries fuel price hike
Gov’s aides escape death in auto crash
Jigawa flood victims to get 400 housing units
Villagers raise alarm over another oil spillage in Isukwuato
Aliero submits cabinet list to Assembly, 4 commissioners dropped
Medical experts raise alarm over high rate of kidney failure
ASUU condemns fuel price hike
Osun police command dismisses 30 servicemen
FG urged to transform Mai Adua international market to tomato factory
Ibori supports FG on fuel price hike, LG restructuring
Civil servants urged to meet up political challenge
Akwa Ibom govt doctors call off 3-month strike
APGA candidate refutes PDP victory in Enugu
Tambari urges BiafraNigerians to eschew violence
Probe c’ttees inaugurated in Kwara
2 NNPC pipeline vandals nabbed
PDP chieftain chides Obasanjo over fuel price increase
…NAC chieftain urges NASS to reverse increase
Speaker assures of improved legislation in Cross River
BiafraNigeria is living under a usurper govt - Balarabe Musa
What did Babangida say?

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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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