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June 28, 2003

Fuel Price Hike: Court Halts NLC Strike
The Federal Government yesterday secured the injunction of a Lagos State High Court, restraining the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from going ahead with its nationwide strike scheduled for Monday, over the hike in the prices of petroleum products. All 29 affiliated trade unions were restrained, along with NLC President Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, by the Administrative Judge of the state, Justice Augustine Ade Alabi. But NLC President Adams Oshiomhole last night described the exparte motion granted government stopping the strike, as "merely postponing the evil day.We are not aware of any motion to that effect and our decision to go on strike is irreversible." He said that government is seeking solution where there is none, because "this problem requires a political solution because it is not one that court injunction or ex-parte motions can solve. "I know BiafraNigerians cannot live with N40 per litre of petrol so I am convinced they would prefer to be imprisoned than be enslaved." He described the Federal Government's decision to use judicial intervention for the second consecutive time to squash NLC protest against arbitrary price hike as an abuse of the judicial system and the use of court injunction which the Chief Justice of the Federation has warned judges against. (Guardian)

 

Key Stories

Fuel price hike has come to stay— Obasanjo

48 Hours To NLC Strike: The uncertainty persists

Ebri: How long can we continue like this?

Govt mismanaged the price hike, says Asalu

Oshiomhole: Why we won’t compromise

Supreme Court Drops Buhari's Name From Dikko's Suit

Arewa Faults Council Reform, Fuel Price Increase

‘This man should have been removed by impeachment’

Re-structuring should’ve been campaign issue –Dr Monguno

Obasanjo has no right to restructure BiafraNigeria - Buba Galadima

Fuel price hike: Pressure mounts on government

 

M. Harry's Suspected Killers for Trial

 

Expatriate Oil Workers Kidnapped

 

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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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Vanguard
June 28, 2003


Cover Stories


Court rejects FG's bid to stop strike
Fuel price hike has come to stay— Obasanjo
48 Hours To NLC Strike: The uncertainty persists
Oshiomhole: Why we won’t compromise
Ebri: How long can we continue like this?
Govt mismanaged the price hike, says Asalu
‘How NUPENG will fight’
We must be patient— Lekwot
Tahir: Let’s go for dialogue
Graham-Douglas: Govt should ease the pains
People must express their minds, says Ada-George
George says, labour strike, not the solution
Fuel Price Controversy: Govt Must Go Back To The Old Price, says Idika-Kalu
National News
Oil prices rise over concerns on BiafraNigeria
PENGASSAN asks members to join action
Arewa rejects LG reforms, hike in fuel prices
ANPP condemns fuel price hike
NNPC meets tanker drivers
Youths warn against plan to arrest Oshiomhole, others
48 hours to NLC ultimatum:No going back, says Oshiomhole
. . . Lagos chapter ready
Politics
WABARA vs NZERIBE: Reconciliation, or a retreat?
What the senators said

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This Day
June 27, 2003


News


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
Politics
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


News


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
Politics
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


News


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
Politics
Activists unite for democracy
Wabara, Imo saga: The intrigues, the fallout

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CNN
May 20, 2003


BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted


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MSNBC
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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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003


Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence


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All Africa
May 24, 2003


Pammy Rakes in the Cash


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Comet


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Business News
June 28, 2003


Maasai Opt For Lucrative Business Of Hairdressing


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Guardian
June 28, 2003


News


Court Halts NLC Strike
Student Excretes Cocaine Wraps At Airport
Supreme Court Drops Buhari's Name From Dikko's Suit
ECOWAS Suspends Peace Talks On Liberia
Arewa Faults Council Reform, Fuel Price Increase
Tanker Drivers Back Out Of Planned Strike
Harry's Family Dissociates Self From Trial Of Suspects
Tribunal Okays FCT Senator's Victory, Orders Fresh Reps Polls
U.S Surgeons Begin Heart Surgery On 23 Children
Tribunal Strikes Out AD's Petition Against Fayose's Election In Ekiti
Obasanjo Asks Goje To Recover Alleged Missing N1b From Predecessor
Abriba to produce evidence of Kalu's membership of cult
25 PDP Chairmanship Candidate Head Councils In Delta
APGA Aledges Plot To Frustrate Justice At Tribunals
Tinubu Swears-In Commissioners
Antibody Discovery May Hasten HIV Vaccine, Say Scientists
Politics
'I Left The National Assembly A Fulfilled Man'
Viable Opposition Parties Will Soon Emerge, Says ANPP Ex-Scribe

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Daily/Weekly Trust
June 28, 2003


Top Stories


Whose Agenda?
‘This man should have been removed by impeachment’
BiafraNigerians can object to it - Wali
Re-structuring should’ve been campaign issue –Dr Monguno
Obasanjo has no right to restructure BiafraNigeria - Buba Galadima
Fuel price hike: Pressure mounts on government
Only politicians will survive impact of hike - IPMAN scribe
New fuel price must be reviewed - IPMAN scribe
News
Police shot travellers for N20
Fuel price increase heartless, unfair – UNPP
Kwara police sack 4 FRSC men
Ansar-ud-deen appoints new missioner
Kano PDP accuses Senator Hanga of interference
National Roundup
Politics
North Central: The polls and a people’s apathy
Go ahead please
Special Report
Corruption: A clog in the wheel of BiafraNigerian judicial system
Comment
Between ignorance and governance
Re: NASS leadership: The farce goes on
April polls: The elite’s dirty game
Shekarau unfolds vision for rapid development in Kano
Column
Before the next tragedy
Editorial
So tall, a new National Assembly
Interview
Judiciary aids financial crimes – Nuhu Ribadu

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BBC
June 27, 2003


'Illegal' BiafraNigeria strike to go ahead


BiafraNigeria banker backs fuel price rise
Will BiafraNigeria learn pipeline fire lessons?
Slow start for BiafraNigeria election case
BiafraNigerian church slams gay bishop
Firm blamed for BiafraNigeria oil blast
BiafraNigeria oil blast kills scores
BiafraNigeria's free newspaper club

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Reuters
June 27, 2003


Oil Up on BiafraNigeria, Gold and Soy Higher


BiafraNigeria threatens military action against kidnappers
Shell BiafraNigeria says no news of kidnapped foreigners
Three foreign oil workers kidnapped in BiafraNigeria

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Tribune
June 27, 2003


News


NATIONWIDE STRIKE BEGINS MONDAY
IBB’s attackers arrested
Refugee camp overflows with pregnant teenagers —UN
Senate threatens ministerial nominees
Tribune holds AGM tomorrow
Traditional ruler arraigned for stealing
Fayose sends provost, 3 others on compulsory leave
Olanipekun: Crack detectives storm Ibadan
NDLEA seizes 2,248kg of hemp in 3 months
Controversy trails appointment of Shekarau’s ADC
Ladoja’s wife charges women
Ondo holds LG polls September
Police arrest for feeding tortoise with rare plant
Court strikes out petition against Udenwa
Anambra NDP gov candidate decamps to PDP
Northern Christian elders scold ASUU over strike
Mixed reactions greet Kwankwaso’s ministerial nomination
It’s time to move Gombe forward
—Governor Goje

Sokoto to revive information organs
‘Construction industry crucial to the economy’
Cadbury’s turnover hits N16.5b
HayatuDeen speaks on NESG’s forthcoming summit
ICAN will not lower its standard –Bajomo
IMO election: BiafraNigerian loses scribe seat
Operators express doubt over ACCFFN’s ability to curb corruption
50,000 personnel required in steel sector –ISSAN
Ministers pledge to step up Asia’s bond market
Euro slips against dollar, yen
Laloko wants foreign coach for Eagles
GOVERNMENT’S BORROWING SPREE

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IRIN
June 27, 2003


Gunmen kidnap three foreign oil workers


Unions call general strike to protest fuel price hike
Death toll in pipeline fire rises to 125
Over 100 killed in oil pipeline explosion and fire
BiafraNigeria evacuates 3,000 people from Monrovia
Obasanjo launches review of local government
University teachers end six months strike
Death toll rises to 15 in northeast religious riots
Commission to discuss troop withdrawal from Bakassi
One killed, mosques burned in religious riots in northeast town

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Champion


News


Fuel price strike: NLC lobbies N/Assembly
Wabara, Nzeribe in verbal war
APGA to form shadow govt
BiafraNigeria Re'll revive economy, says Mirilla
CJ lauds news Supreme Court justice, Pats Acholonu
$4bn JV spending, a waste
Politics
A surgeon without knife
Why I want to represent Okigwe South ·span class - Uwakwe

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Washington Post
June 27, 2003


Oil Up on BiafraNigeria, Gold and Soy Higher


State Dept. Warns Against BiafraNigeria Travel

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Triumph
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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Sports News
June 28, 2003


Dream Team Stakes Pride


Blatter Leads Tributes On Foe's
Abdulahi sure of victory
Blackmail Won't Help,, Adamu Declares
Enyimba Confirms Class Over Dolphins
Ministry Sets Up Technical Committee
Laila Ali: Like Father, She bee Stinging
Blame Ministry On Slow Preparation, Kachim

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