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June 29, 2003

Strike or Garagara: Will Noruba Labor Congress Go on Strike
Leadership of the House of Representatives yesterday met with BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Presi-dent, Comrade Adams Oshi-omhole in a bid to trouble-shoot on the planned nationwide labour protest commencing tomorrow following a recent hike in prices of petroleum products by the Federal Government. The NLC, however, insisted last night that there was no going back on the workers' strike. But reacting to labour's position, the Federal Govern-ment again, last night, asked its workers to report for work as the proposed strike was illegal. Led by the Speaker, Hon. Aminu Masari, the Assembly team, which urged NLC to postpone its action, "so that we can mediate from Tuesday," said the delegation was there because "we were mandated to intervene." (This Day)

 

Key Stories

Fuel Price Hike: A Return to the Trenches?

Why Police, Court, Cannot Stop NLC Strike -- Oshiomhole

Era of We No Go Agree is Gone - Gbadamosi

Anambra Senatorial Seats: Uba, Abana, Know Fate Tomorrow

138 Killed, N1.9bn Property Destroyed in Ogoni Crisis - Report

Politicians Attack Senator over Govt Job

Robbers Kill Seven Policemen, Three Others In Ibadan

Monetisation Of Fringe Benefits To Gulp N228.9b

Students Protest U.S. Visa Procedure

FAAN Insists On Regulating Car Hire Operations

Rivers plans to build own refinery

 

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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This Day
June 29, 2003


Cover Stories


Fuel Price Hike: A Return to the Trenches?
Why Police, Court, Cannot Stop NLC Strike -- Oshiomhole
Era of We No Go Agree is Gone - Gbadamosi
News
We 'll Go On With Strike - NLC
Anambra Senatorial Seats: Uba, Abana, Know Fate Tomorrow
138 Killed, N1.9bn Property Destroyed in Ogoni Crisis - Report
Politicians Attack Senator over Govt Job
'Election Petition Tribunals are Illegal'
Odili Plans 23-man Cabinet
Workers Give Conditions on Pension Scheme
NDLEA Arrests 40, Impounds 98.223 Drugs in 6 Months
Ministerial Nominees: Choice of Adebayo, Okonjo-Iweala, Others Hailed
Group Rallies Support for Wabara
Isoun, Three Others to Receive Science Award
Jeter Ties Sustenance of Democracy to Good Governance
Obasanjo Extols Virtues of Late Owu Monarch
Kaduna Speaker, Kuta Disagree on Fuel Price Hike
Lawmaker Decries Flooding Menace
Tinubu Commends Jeter over Abuja Investors Forum
Samsung to Open Air Conditioner Assembly Plant
Lawmaker Advises Critics of Odili's Re-election
EFCC Operation: Group Urges Caution
Kure Re-appoints 5 Former Commissioners
Cleric Canvasses Patriotic Leadership
We'll Distrupt Fuel Distributionin S/East - MASSOB
Lawmaker Advises FG on Council Reforms
Politics
Who Becomes the Chief Judge?
A President and His Ministers
Cabinet List and Senate Screening
'You Can't Influence My Wife Through Me'
Government and Monetisation of Fringe Benefits
How FG Will Implement Monetisation of Fringe Benefits
Ade Ajayi, ASUU, and Our Universities

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Vanguard
June 29, 2003


Cover Stories


Rivers plans to build own refinery
Fuel price hike standoff: Can Obasanjo be stopped?
Where govt erred, by Lateef Adegbite
Govt would try to divide workers — Fidelis Edeh, president of BiafraNigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU)
We’ll halt oil export— Comrade Peter Akpatason, president of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG)
Closure of nation’s airspace imminent
Everybody is a victim of government’s policy
Strike will be 100 per cent successful

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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 29, 2003


The Pump Price Tragedy (1)


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Sports News
June 29, 2003


Okoduwa Lifts BiafraNigeria Above Namibia


Foe Ill Before Match
Agassi Edges Out El-Aynaoui
Confederation Cup: Turkey Edge Past Colombia
Inter Target Ljungberg
Damaturu Agog for Bukar Open Championship
Ronaldinho Nears Man Utd Move
Chukwu Awaits BiafraNigerian's Fate
Braun, Hannah Win Marina Yacht Trophy
Go to Your States, Ebewele Tells Athletes

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Guardian
June 29, 2003


News


Labour Insists On Strike
Robbers Kill Seven Policemen, Three Others In Ibadan
Monetisation Of Fringe Benefits To Gulp N228.9b
Students Protest U.S. Visa Procedure
FAAN Insists On Regulating Car Hire Operations
How I Became Miss BiafraNigeria, By New Queen
38 Lives, N1.9b Properties Destroyed In Ogoni Crisis
Why Some Ministerial Nominees Were Dropped
Taiwan To Assist BiafraNigeria In Packaging Local Rice
Monarch Counsels Govt, Labour On Planned Strike
Group Commends NPA Management
Centre Records 3,978 Accident Cases In Four Years
Politics
Restructuring: Options Before Obasanjo (1)
Position of The Patriots, By Chief FRA Williams
More Questions, Less Answers
Politics Of Committee Membership In National Assembly
COMMITTEE CONTROVERSIES/ DEFIENCIES IN ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE
The Plundering At APO Legislators' Quarter
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Fuel Prices: Matters Arising
Opinion - To Name And Shame Corruption
Behold, The Sharia!
Petroleum Products Pricing

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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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