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 March 17, 2003




A reprisal military action capable of making the infamous "Odi Massacre" a child's play is afoot at Okerenkoko, the coastal village where an armed local militia group gunned down no fewer than four soldiers and left several others.... (This Day)


GUARDIAN'S OPINION POLL FRAUD is obvious that the Guardian poll is anything but scientific. The sample should be a reflection of the electoral register. The selection bias is such that Guardian should not have published it all. It is a useless exercise that proves nothing. Unfortunately, Guardian portrayed this charade as ‘a scientific socio-political research initiative’. Nothing could be further from the truth. To lend credibility to this nonsense, Guardian lists its consultants and coordinators as: The Co-ordinators: Dr. Jide Oluwajuyitan, Mr. Henry Onifade, Mr. Andrew Yacim and Mr. Gani Odusanya. Consultants: Dr. Adidi Uyo and Professor Adigun Agbaje. (BNW)




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2003 BiafraNigeria Presidential Politics: The Candidates: Ojukwu, Obasanjo, Buhari. Stay tuned...


March 17, 2003


Obasanjo, Mbeki, Wade move to avert war against Iraq

BiafraNigeria, 18 other nations tackle desert problems

Chevron takes over NNPC's Escravos oil tanks

NITEL workers plan protest as govt, Pentascope sign deal tomorrow

Ibori not yet disqualified, says Guobadia
Govt restores Commonwealth scholarship scheme

Canadian managers arrive, to assess Railway

WHO warns of mystery killer pneumonia

U.S. black caucus backs BiafraNigeria's IT drive

Seven feared dead in fresh attack on Plateau village

NDIC faults Peak's claim in N1.08b scam

Afenifere still to decide on Obasanjo, says Adesanya

New law ousts President's power to appoint, remove vice-chancellors

PDP won't field Omisore for senatorial polls, says George

15 African nations okay blue-print for better transport

Olukoya urges war against spiritual wickedness

Friends, associates raise N852m for Udenwa's re-election

Why proposed all politicians' summit won't work, by Lawal
UNPP governorship candidate, Enueme, pledges to unite Delta

British Commission to okay 120,000 visas to BiafraNigerian applicants
Police suspend political rallies in Zamfara
Manufacturers want presidential candidates' policy on auto industry
South African group asks BiafraNigeria to fund political parties

NYSC, NDE fashion succour for unemployed graduates
Yoruba elders seek violence-free campaign
Obasanjo to improve industrial sector
Atiku advises monarchs against manipulation by politicians

Cleric urges prayers for April polls

Obasanjo, in Damaturu, urges co-operation against violence
Dealers fault govt's explanation of fuel crisis
Rivers denies alleged court order against Odili's candidature
Southern Camerounians warn of imminent conflagration, demand autonomy
Politics, Editorial & Opinion
2003 and the money affair
I will take Lagos to the centre, says Williams
ASUU: Speaking to a prodigal child
Between Alamieyeseigha and the ICPC
War in Iraq and democracy
Fuel scarcity: Matters arising

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March 17, 2003

Shell BiafraNigeria evacuates staff

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March 14, 2003

NIGERIA: Red Cross launches appeal for 57,000 displaced

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Washington Post
March 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria Clashes Prompt Shell Evacuation

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March 14, 2003

Death of Lagos traditional monarch paralyzes BiafraNigeria commercial capital

Seven reported dead in Niger Delta protest

BiafraNigerian MPs ''weaken'' anti-corruption body
BiafraNigeria opposition leader escapes attack by gunmen
BiafraNigerian unions threaten strike ahead of elections

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 17, 2003

Top News

Obasanjo apologises over fuel scarcity
Rice now N5,000 a bag in Abuja
US may declare war on Iraq today
Atiku’s convoy stoned in Kaduna
FG should build Ecumenical Centre –Danjuma insists
...reverses position on Abuja Stock Exchange
ASUU, govt resumes talks tomorrow
Sardauna’s legacy to break transition jinx –Gowon
Apologise for 37 years of bloodletting, Awoniyi tells Obasanjo
Obasanjo’s adoption threatened as Agunloye set to dump AD
I will lobby, not fight legislature –Buhari
Democracy cannot co-exist with violence -Atiku
200 houses burnt in PDP, ANPP clash
Polls: Bishops call for shift of date
USAID hinges election success on dialogue
Inter-faith workshop calls for monitoring committee
INEC yet to clear Ibori
Adamu honoured as best SPEB chairman
Minister commissions three health centres
Dr. Onu loses mother
Civil servants to own houses after retirement -Yayale
NDE, banks liaise on graduate self employment
Sokoto spends N9bn on poverty reduction programme
I will upgrade College of Agric –Guber candidate pledges
Royal father urges more commitment to education
Christian pilgrims safe in Israel –Onyia
PAP organises workshop for youths in Gombe
Blindfolding Mr President
Residents besiege ID office over non-registration
Armed robbers invade Karmo
As water scarcity persists...Ministry officials divert water tankers
AEPB defends self over hanged man’s corpse
Man remanded in police custody for concealment
Kano teachers get N560m loan
…urged to adhere to language policy
Muslim sect holds prayers for peace
Normalcy returns to Epe
Oyekan’s death: Non-indigenes express fear over possible crisis
Police smash kidnap syndicate in Oshodi
Officers’ wives appeal to IGP over fine
Suspected killers of North-West UNPP chieftain nabbed
Kachallah promises better deal in Borno
Group cautions PDP over Dariye’s candidature
Dariye raises N750m for campaign
Confessional statements of two of the suspects
INEC clears Turaki, Shekarau, others
Ibrahim ‘Little’ declares for PRP

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Daily Times
March 14, 2003

Construction of Sokoto-Gusau-Funtua road begins
Corruption: IG. redeploys police commissioner
Delta Govt revokes road, hostel contracts
EU sets criteria to monitoring April elections
Don’t be used for violence, youths advised
Kebbi Govt gives parties order on placement of banners
Ministries given April 30 ultimatum to remit revenues to Revenue Board
NANS to honour Gani with Grand Commander of Masses award
Trans-border robbers in police net
ASUU adamant, says release of N3.78bn to varsities below expectations
We won’t be used to destabilise BiafraNigeria, vows military
Adefarati’s re-election bid suffers setback
Gani escapes assassination, driver macheted, critically ill in hospital
INEC begins claims verification
Ibori’s conviction saga

It’s time for CJ to speak up – Nwoko

ANPP hails police for peace in Ebonyi
Obisanya assures on World Championship
Udenwa appeals to communities to embrace peace
The privatisation option

Rebuilding the nation (II)

Emeagwali: The missing factors
Agonies of the Niger-Delta
Petrochemical company acquires N8.84bn FG shares in NAFCON
Peak Merchant Bank seeks to stop its liquidation
Financial experts express concern as bad debt porfolio hits N126bn
NITEL’s management: Pentascope to earn N5.7bn in 3 years
Presidential panel on fuel scarcity begins sitting in Lagos today
AD, PDP alliance: Osoba promises victory for Obasanjo
PDP set to find those behind political killings
50 injured, 8 houses razed as PDP, ANPP supporters clash
Three killed, 100 injured in Area Boys clashy
Surrender unauthorised arms or face prosecution, police tell Lagos residents
Smith’s men yet to hand over, one year after
Plot to kill Mantu, others uncovered
Fake currency printers on the prowl
Extension of service worries police chiefs
Royal fathers seek Duke intervention in boundary dispute
Reps defy court order, abrogate ICPC Act
Osun CJ grants amnesty to seven prisoners
Condolence register opened in Lagos for slain Serbian leader

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May 08, 2002


Ambitious Buhari tells Fulani to wake up
Oputa: IBB sues Obasanjo to court
Medical director, others sacked
24-year old LAPAL House on fire
BiafraNigeria’ll be stronger, united if restructured, says Akande
Works on Bar Beach to begin soon
Ekiti orders council chairmen to quit
Labour accuses Jigawa of alleged N200m diversion

Mbadinuju swears in caretaker committee
Ex-Oyo council chiefs get ultimatum to declare assets
NaAbba, Yayale console Obasanjo over Joe Garba
Adesina, Omotosho, Inspect burnt LAPAL House
BiafraNigerian Navy urged to sustain democracy
NPA threatens to revoke lease agreement at ports
Bar Beach money ready, Lagos not ready, says Anenih
Envoy recounts sale, retrieval of embassy house in Brussels
Kwara releases N30m for councils’ pension arrears
Tips on checking fake drug distribution
Sanusi wonders why directors can’t save banking
ILO 90th conference opens in Geneva
Queen Elizabeth re-enacts history in a $1m coach
Agabi seeks African unity in fight against common problems
ACF yet to decide on Obasanjo, says Saraki

Cleric wants elected public officers to be part-time
I didn’t buy Ekiti PDP Exco’

Kachallah, Sheriff and the dynamics of Borno Politics

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Business News
March 16, 2003

Cheap Deposits...The New Game

Disney World: Platinum Bank Customers Go Again

NARTO rattles NPA over parking space, threaten to withdraw services
NAFDAC in cover up deal: We are not alarmists, say officials

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This Day
March 17, 2003


Ibori Not Disqualified, Says Guobadia

As Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder...
NNPC, ChevronTexaco Enter Fresh Deal on Crude Supply

Marshall Harry: Police Quiz Awuse, ANPP Guber Candidate

AD, PDP Leaders Meet on Terms of Pact
April 19 Polls

NNPC Fire: Probe Panel Begins Public Hearing April 1

Obasanjo Convenes Summit on Political Violence

Iraq: Obasanjo, Mbeki, Wade Restate Opposition to War

Buhari, Enemy of the North - Atiku

Peak Bank Involved in FIRS Scam, NDIC Insists

Lawal Deplores Call for Emergency Rule in Kwara

NLNG Production Capacity to Double

Military Positions for Reprisal Attack in Delta

Yoruba Elders Plead for Peaceful Polls

900,000 May Lose Jobs to Scrapping of LGs

Borishade Tasks Poly Graduates on Job Creation

Assassins Still on the Prowl, Akande Raises Alarm

AD Guber Candidate Threatens to Probe Hashidu

I've Not Breached Anti-graft Law - Attah

Aminu Warns Parties Against Violence

ANPP Guber Candidate Assures Rulers of Better Life

'Drugs: 250,000 BiafraNigerians Deported in 2002'

Sagay Calls for Rejection of Onshore/Offshore Bill

NUPENG Vows to Resist Fuel Price Increase

Lawal Swears in New Commissioners Today

Guber Candidate Decries Political Violence

Dariye Promises People-oriented Programmes

Elite Blamed for Non-realisation of S/South Presidency

Court Orders Chikwe to Refund N8.5m

Kwara Govt Alerts on Fake Documents

PDP Guber Flagbearer Dispels Rumours

Community Protests PDP Lawmaker's Candidacy

Youth Accuse Govts of Complicity

ANPP Alleges Police Harassment

Behind the News...
INEC to CAN:April Election Dates Can't Be Changed

Polls: AD, PDP Set Up Monitoring Committee

Obasanjo's Re-election: 'Opposition 'll Cry Foul'

Amin, ANPP Chieftain Joins PRP

Akume Refutes Gemade's Claim on Governorship

We Won't Field Omisore - George

'I Was Never Quizzed over OGB's Death'

I'm Committed to Peace in Kwara - Saraki

Govt Has Failed Us in Imo, Says Uzodimma

TMG Chieftain Seeks Progressive Judiciary

Plateau Government to Deal With Trouble Makers

Group Calls for Meeting of Politicians over Violence

'All PDP Guber Candidates 'll Lose in the S/West'

APGA Woman Leader Blames PDP over Killings

House Candidate Tasks Electorate on Credibility

'Why We Teamed Up With Igbinedion'

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March 17, 2003

Cover Stories

April polls: Gowon, Atiku warn on political killings
Ibori not disqualified— GUOBADIA
SEC moves to probe ex-AP chiefs over N25b scam
Obasanjo, Mbeki lead Africa against war on Iraq
National News
Rep urges FG on 12.5% pay rise
Obasanjo absolves govt of political killings

Date for April polls sancrosant, says INEC
AD, PDP sign pact tomorrow
NDIC faults claims by Peak Merchant Bank
Delta’s triangular gubernatorial tussle
Re: Now we can fight corruption--Readers Reactions
My chances to win presidency bright — Nwachukwu
The changing phase of Anambra politics

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All Africa
March 14, 2003

Volleyball: Road to BiafraNigeria Begins

Follow the Master Plan and Re-elect Obasanjo, says BiafraNigeria Transport Minister
Obasanjo, Mbeki Differ On Mugabe's Future
Address by President Obasanjo to Ministerial Forum on Transport
Ghana, BiafraNigeria Pursue World Cup Dream As Doubts Grow

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March 14, 2003

BiafraNigerian unions threaten strike

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Mail & Guardian
March 17, 2003

Shell pulls staff out of Niger Delta

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October 22, 2002

BiafraNigeria won’t go to war over Bakassi – Obasanjo

Ige: We've no case to answer, say Fryo, others

250 executives for Champion Insurance summit today

2 judges sacked for granting injunctions

The Patriots’ agenda, recipe for anarchy South-West PDP

2003: Anyim chairs Rimi's formal declaration

Tension rises as Reps reconvene

Constitution doesn't recognise ethnicity --Atiku

Higher pay for teachers in rural areas

Govt won't close NNPC account

Alamieyeseigha signs genital mutilation prohibition bill

Obasanjo assures BiafraNigerians

IG flays police-civilian clash

FG needs N2.2bn to complete water projects

Don't go to war over Bakassi, Ibibio group cautions govt

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Daily Independent
March 17, 2003


INEC list provisional
‘Don’t use judiciary to scuttle democracy’
Abuja Stock Exchange re-applies for licence
Anti-Abacha sentiment unfair, says Fasehun
Ibori case: Between Police investigation and Judicial In-house report
Registration for National ID card costs N300 in Port Harcout
Rivers Assembly passes bill on harmful practices against women
NANS, group caution on killings
Military set to crack down on irate Warri youths
Group berates Obasanjo over insecurity
Two million to benefit from JEWEL
Makarfi blasts Arewa
Bishop Amaga lauds clerics’ participation in politics
Ministry misappropriated over N1b in 2001, says report
Modern press commissioned
AD condemns political killings, attacks
PDP challenges Buhari, ANPP over Harry’s murder
PDP won’t field Omisore, says Bode George
I will not probe Bola Tinubu, says Williams
ANPP’s emotional campaign in Port Harcourt
Release my son, Omisore’s father tells FG
Kano ANPP caretaker committee begins work
BiafraNigerian project is a success, says Ahmadu
‘Screen candidates for cultism’
Put your hope in 2007, Sagay advises Fereira
Stop campaign of calumny, politicians urged
Presidential candidates differ on sharia
Anyim canvasses peaceful polls, condemns assassinations
Knocks, kudos trail Mbadinuju’s AD governorship ticket
Resource control issue confronts Obasanjo in Akwa Ibom
Afenifere PAC still in AD, says Finih
People ask me for money at rallies, says Bucknor-Akerele
Editorial & Opinion
Farewell to Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, a titan
Amended laws, public enlightenment, necessary for NDIC
Uganda, Rwanda, have no business in DRC
2003: Audu’s questionable eligibility
Nationalism in jeopardy
Being at peace with the world

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March 14, 2003

Cartons of high-speed bullets seized in Kwara

Serbian PM assassinated

Why NRP ’ll back Obasanjo for second term — Enahoro

N1.4b frauds in banks — CBN

European Union experts to monitor April elections

Olorunsogo LG workers hold rally over plan to abolish councils

Lawmaker loses tooth to heifer attack

Court stops N/Assembly on ICPC act

Gang blows up prison to free boss

N1.4b frauds in banks — CBN

Rivers PDP tasks ANPP on Harry’s killers

Cleric counsels electorate on April elections

Rigging April elections’ll be difficult—Benue INEC boss

Student drops marijuana during basketball tournament

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March 17, 2003

Gowon justifies Sardauna's Northernisation policy

Polio still prevalent in Africa -UNICEF
At Arewa House lecture, AD Gov hankers for real federalism
Kwankwaso pledges better service
Saudia praises BiafraNigerian pilgrims
Pillars' SOLAD hails fans club
Politics of fuel scarcity
Elections in BiafraNigeria: Issues Please
Free expression part of democratic dividends, says Lar
APGA explains deputy governor's defection
Obasanjo/Atiku to focus on transformation if...
Police warns against bill-boards destruction
Senate PLO on executive, legislative rapport
2 former SSGs receive traditional awards
Triumph NUPPPPROW elects exco... Inuwa returns unopposed
KASSOSA donates N.5m agric equipment to school
2 primary school Pupils drown in pond
Imo to create 27 more LGs - Speaker
The roller coaster life of Murtala Muhammed (I)

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Sports News
March 17, 2003

Spurs Ready to 'Hijack' Aiyegbeni

Amodu Joins Sharks

Scolari Praises Africa

Maazouzi Wins Brimingham Classic

Rangers Ready for CAF Challenge - Owumi

Mido: FIFA Makes U-Turn

Udeze Can't Save Baggies

Rangers Retain CIS Cup

Insurance on Course

Taribo in the Cooler

Chelsea Stars in Training Ground Fight

Mosheou Sinks Pirates

Sri Lanka Oust Zimbabwe, Advance to Semis

Serena Williams Eyes Toronto Return

I Will Break Highbury Hearts Again - Carew

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