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June 27, 2003

Dim Ojukwu Tightens Legal Noose on Yoruba Warlord: Court Summons Obasanjo
The presidential election tribunal sitting in Abuja, yesterday ordered President Olusegun Obasanjo to appear on Monday, July 7, 2003, to give testimony in an election petition filed by the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and his party. Dim Ojukwu and APGA contend that Chief Obasanjo was not eligible to contest the 2003 presidential election because he ruled the country from 1976 to 1979 and from May 29, 1999 to 2003, because it contravened Sect-ion 137 of the 1999 constitution and urged the tribunal to nullify the presidential election. However, when Justice George Oguntade who signed the court process asked President Obasanjo’s counsel, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), if his client would appear as summoned, he gave assurance to the court that President Obasanjo will not refuse or disobey court order to appear. "If he wants my client to appear before this court, he would come. When Oputa panel summoned him, he went," (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

Marshall Harry's suspected killers for trial today

Expatriate Oil Workers Kidnapped in Delta

Labour Orders Banks, Airspace, Schools Closed

Govt orders ex-ministers to quit quarters

Ministerial nominees: Senate invites petitions

Obasanjo names Gana, Maduekwe, Agabi, 12 others special advisers

Buhari loses bid to stop Obasanjo's counter-motion

Election Appeal Tribunals: Can They Deliver Justice?

ANPP, UNPP urge debate on council reform, fuel price

Cameroun's star footballer, Foe, dies during match

Margaret Thatcher's husband, Denis, dies at 88


M. Harry's Suspected Killers for Trial


Expatriate Oil Workers Kidnapped





The seven suspects held over the killing in March 2003 of the leading All BiafraNigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) chieftain, Dr. Marshall Isokrari Harry will be tried today at the Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja. The high profile political leader was believed to have been assassinated by seven unknown gunmen at his Garki, Abuja residence near the Federal Capital Territory's police command headquarters. (Guardian)


Three expatriate oil workers, a German and two Philippines, have been kidnapped and held hostage by some yet to be identified armed bandits who have promptly demanded N25 million ransom for their freedom. The kidnap of the workers operating on a Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC) oil field, came just as Ijaws have given the oil company two weeks ultimatum to fulfill its promise... (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 27, 2003


Labour Orders Banks, Airspace, Schools Closed
Bush Calls on Taylor to Resign
Expatriate Oil Workers Kidnapped in Delta
6 Ex-Ministers Now SAs
NNPC Fire: Security Chief Suspects Sabotage
Ministerial Screening: Senate Demands Petition from the Public
EU Election Report: ANPP Senators Stage Walk-out over Debate
NULGE Absolves Councils over Corruption Charge
LG Reforms Okay, Says Adebajo-Fraser
Election Tribunal Summons Obasanjo, MD Yusufu
Official Quarters: Quit Order on Ex-ministers
Fuel Price Hike: Aviation Workers Mobilise for Strike
House Debates Obasanjo's Inaugural Speech
Tinubu Swears in 18 Commissioners, 6 Advisers Today
NITEL Owed N55 Billion Nationwide
Justify Fuel Price Hike, FG Urged
Sanusi Backs Fuel Price Increase
Insurer Assures Premium Won't Go Up
Cross River Budgets N185m for Assembly Complex Renovation
NUJ Flays FG over Tell Mop-up
4 Poly Students Quizzed over Arson, Attempted Murder
Group Hails Obasanjo for Nominating Adebayo
Police Alert on Fake Currency in Kwara, Oyo
Ngige Denies Plans to Sack Workers
Leaders Urged to Accommodate the Poor
NRC Assures on North Eastern Rail Service
Kwande Commends Removal of Subsidy on fuel
Lawmaker Advises NDDC
Excess Crude Reserve Account Richer by N8.3bn
Obasanjo Signs Meteorological Bill into Law
LAUTECH V-C Commended over New Doctors
Kind Holds 2nd Young Women's Programme
Speaker Calls for Legislative-Executive Rapport
Election Appeal Tribunals: Can They Deliver Justice?
Abaribe Ordered to Produce Kalu's Initiation Photo
Election Petitions Threaten Anambra Speaker's Position
Lamido Accused of Subversive Activities
Group Urges Improved Relations with Ndigbo

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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 27, 2003


Govt threatens reprisal as Labour insists on strike
ANPP, UNPP urge debate on council reform, fuel price
Buhari loses bid to stop Obasanjo's counter-motion
Cameroun's star footballer, Foe, dies during match
Margaret Thatcher's husband, Denis, dies at 88
Rivers seeks extra 13% oil fund
Hoodlums kill soldier in Ondo
Govt transfers N8.333b excess crude oil fund
Marshall Harry's suspected killers for trial today
Tinubu seeks scrapping of petroleum equalisation fund
Oil communities rulers welcome council reform
Marketers charge above new prices for diesel, petrol
Suspected youths kidnap expatriates in Delta
Obasanjo names Gana, Agabi, Okorocha, others special advisers
ANPP senators walk out of session over polls debate
Transporters condemn fuel price increase
Rights group may sue govt over council reform
Child-Care Trust plans N74m plastic surgery for deformed children
Braithwaite gives partial nod to Obasanjo's ministerial list
U.S. awards scholarships to 50 disabled Enugu students
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Virginity test in a Lagos school
Opinion - Laugh with Baba Iyabo
Still on Bola Ige
How do you repair a broken bottle?

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June 27, 2003

Cover Stories

Fuel: Labour insists on Monday nationwide strike
Govt orders ex-ministers to quit quarters
Ministerial nominees: Senate invites petitions
Obasanjo names Gana, Maduekwe, Agabi, 12 others special advisers
National News
AD, YCE flay Obasanjo on fuel price hike
Afenifere rejects fuel price hike, backs labour
NLNG begins gas export to US
NULGE accuses ALGON of N5.56b fraud
National Assembly is not a village meeting —Akau, Chairman N/A Service Commission
Conflict over Bakassi: Political context and contending principles
OBASANJO'S 30 DAYS IN OFFICE Ministerial nomination jolts political establishment
atiku abubakar and his future

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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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