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 March 22, 2003




"BiafraNigeria is a sovereign country and has a right to take a position on world issues, we must resist any attempt by anybody to undermine this sovereignty." With these words, BiafraNigeria yesterday told the United States of America that it would not succumb to any subtle intimidation.... (Guardian)

Baghdad is still reeling from a sustained air assault by coalition forces, in which the US says more than 1,000 cruise missiles were fired at the Iraqi capital in 24 hours. Fires still smouldered in the streets on Saturday after the overnight bombardment. (BBC)


Villagers fleeing violence in BiafraNigeria's oil-rich western Niger Delta say dozens of people have been killed in clashes between soldiers and rival gangs of ethnic militants. Fighting between two local communities, the Ijaw and Itsekiri, has been raging for more than a week, drawing in thousands of soldiers. The refugees described soldiers and militants burning down dozens of villages and firing indiscriminately. The violence prompted the US oil company, Chevron Texaco, to suspend operations in the region on Thursday - slashing output levels in Africa's biggest producer by 13%. Some reports said the Anglo-Dutch company Shell had also confirmed it would not be able to meet its contractual obligations on Friday. (BBC)




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


March 22, 2003


We Won't Succumb To Intimidation, BiafraNigeria Tells US
Will Smith Shuns Oscars, Artistes Plan Protests
African leaders condemn war on Iraq
Iraq Expels CNN Staff
Lagos Governorship Candidates Present Economic Blueprints
Court To Decide Ibori's Fate On Monday
Thugs Attack Duke's Convoy,Two Commissioners Injured
BPE Seeks Protection For Installations As NITEL Workers Strike Persists
Coalition Blasts Shatter Windows, Cause Panic In Iran
Cable News Networks Jostle To Cover War
Straw Defends Attacks On France
North Korea Chides U.S, Warns South On Iraq
Buhari Absent At Presidential Debate
Babcock Varsity Hosts Team
BiafraNigerians In Abidjan Protest Police Brutality
Cote d' Ivoire Engulfed In Identity Crisis
Malian Kids Receive Hard Knocks In Koranic Schools
SA Ministers Accused Over AIDS
Congolese Slide Deeper Into Despair
'How I Became Addicted To Chinese Life, By Chibundu 'By Chibundu
'Simeon Adebo Gave Me Opportunities To Excel'

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March 22, 2003

'Dozens dead' in BiafraNigeria clashes

BiafraNigerians suffer oil violence
Baghdad picks up pieces

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March 21, 2003

At least 60 reported killed as troops battle Delta militants

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March 14, 2003

BiafraNigerian unions threaten strike

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 22, 2003

Top Stories

Invasion of Iraq
Iraqi troops halt US advance near Nassiriya
US, UK soldiers die in helicopter crash
250 Iraqi soldiers surrender
1,025 arrested at anti-war rally in US

US, Turkey disagree over of airspace
. . . seeks Iraqi diplomats expulsion
US, UK shut missions in BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria accuses US of intimidation
Our port won’t fall to US, says Iraqi minister
Adopt suicide attacks, Hamas urges Iraqis
Two die, stream gets contaminated
APC expresses fear over insecurity
Senator Tafida also condemns violence
National Roundup
Letter to General Abacha
How can Buhari rescue us?
Open letter to His Excellency, Abubakar Hashidu
America’s roles in leadership changes and global crises
Mr President Sir, the queues are still here
The irony of fuel scarcity
Receive N23.99 monthly as pension
Oh Lord, another Goliath amok in the land…!
At last, something good from France
Forever in the name of Sardauna?
Ignorance bane of BiafraNigerian farmers -Nyako
Hope against hope
Don’t blame the French
More News...
Re: Re-Letter to my Muslim and Xtian Friends
Literature in Kano: Role of Creative Writers’ Forum (1)
Poetry: BUSH'S WAR
Quote of the Week
A Late Abubakar Sadiq Modibo
Who Needs Petting More?
It's mostly the woman
It's a case of who feels it, knows it
UniMaid doctor hospitalised for robbery injuries
The Seven Proud Sisters
The Boy Who Always Lies
Hello young trusters
Amazing Facts
Short ‘n’ Sharp
Police, civil society and the Damaturu experience
Weekly Trust, I am disappointed
No to political opportunists in Gumel Emirate
General Babangida has been vindicated
Journey of faith
If you Become the next first lady

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Daily Times
March 21, 2003


Police ban demonstrations, protests nationwide: To avert backlash of US/Iraqi war
Three killed, eight injued : As orgy of violence sweeps Ilorin
Why INEC withheld Ibori’s clearance – Counsel
Zone 9 Police Command set for April elections, says commissioner
Embattled Peak Merchant Bank wants NDIC suit struck out
Minister, 49 others escape death
Be wary of fifth columnists, Tinubu tells Obasanjo
Udenwa faults accusers as workers strike enters third day
Govt asked to encourage teaching of scriptures in schools
Be God fearing, cleric urges politicians
FG selects Adeyemi College of Education as centre for Open University
FRSC warns drivers against bribing marshals
NAFDAC destroys N23m fake drugs, unwholesome food items
Ogun Speaker, Obasanjo’s daughter’s names missing from voters register
Why I accepted ANPP vice presidential slot
Akarigbo indicts police over Sagamu crisis
Ige: Court condemns frequent application for adjournment
Baghdad under siege:• Pummelled by bombs • US-led ground forces move in
Ebonyi lawmakers have no hand in plot to impeach Deputy Gov –Speaker
NDDC awards N4bn dredging contract in Ondo riverine areas
Editorial & Opinion
Should the price of petrol be increased?
The judiciary and April election
Revolution from within
NNPC cash calls boost liquidity in money market
50 suspected robbers arraigned
Enugu elections, Nkanu holds the aces
Econet promotion draw holds today
NLC divided over planned strike in Osun
NTA promises adequate coverage of elections
Tinubu back home after medical treatment abroad
Pepsi team celebrates victory over Turks
Obafemi dedicates Champions League goal to family, mates
Atiku inaugurates Eminent Persons Group for World Cup 2010

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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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March 22, 2003

US bombs Saddam’s palace

Ijaw youths kill 10 soldiers
Lawal’s cousin, 2 others shot dead in Ilorin
Police ban demonstrations, protests
FG denies closing varsities for elections
Obasanjo, Buhari for presidential debate today
Plane crash averted in Calabar
The war mongers
Ige’s trial: Defence counsels’ objection stalls hearing of suit
INEC is biased against me —Ibori
Monarch indicts police over Sagamu riots
Unilorin re-opens Monday
AD N5b fund-raising dinner holds today
‘Why First Bank lost initial deposit in NITEL participation’

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Sports News
March 22, 2003

Birmingham Super Flops

Enyimba Boss Bags Award
Blatter's Sermon
Fetching Water with Baskets
BiafraNigeria's Top 10 Goals Celebrations
... As Gabros Tackles Berger In Rojenny
No Gullit For BiafraNigeria
Eaglets Duo's Man United Dreams Dashed
Birmingham 2003: Fury As BiafraNigerian Flag Is Missing
AFN, TAFAN Take Battle To Kaduna
Curtain Falls At Apapa Club Tennis
We’re focused for Champions League — Ikhana
I’m not in Lobi for money — Uwua
Delta seek upset in Kano. . . Uwua plans to cage Nationale
T’Tennis: Toriola leads
We’ll dominate the league for five years— Anyansi
Carl Lewis, king forever
War on land,war in the air,the gulf is on fire!
Are Eagles set for Malawi clash?
Can BiafraNigeria overturn FIFA’s Kayo?
. . . not priority –Kaduna FA chief
How Sierra Leone picked last ticket
Globacom BiafraNigerian premier league fixtures
The Jay Jay magic continues
Arsenal Confront Babayaro for FA Cup

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This Day
March 22, 2003

Iraq Crisis

Chirac Warns on 'Post-War' Plans
U.S. Asks Swiss to Freeze Saddam's Bank Accounts
CNN Thrown Out of Baghdad
Turkey Opens Airspace to U.S.
Navy Launches 320 Missile into Iraq
Hamas Urges Suicide Attacks on US Forces
Bush Finalises Plan to Pay for War
Arabs Protest at Iraq War, Two Killed in Yemen
Jay Garner, US General, to Succeed Saddam Hussein
Why I Won't Sign New ICPC Act - Obasanjo
ANPP, PDP Clash Again in Cross River
IG Orders Investigation into Assassination Alarm
April Polls: Election Tribunal Judges To Be Appointed Outside State of Origin
Nwobodo's Son, Others Arrested on Nnamani's Order
Court Grants Ibori's Move Against INEC
Polls Survey Rates Omoru High in Delta Guber Race
House of Assembly Candidate Unfolds Youth Programme
NBA Warns Politicians Against Use of Thugs
Lagos Guber Debate: Tinubu, Williams, Others Unfold Economic Blueprint
Anioma Leaders Express Support for Obasanjo
We are the Afenifere in PDP -Williams
Market Devices Means for Poverty Eradication
Ayogu Alerts Police IG, Guobadia on Polls
Chukwu Allays Fear over Blantyre Debacle
'Bad Orientation, Bane of Boxing Development'
Hussein's Son Cancels Belarus Trip
Is This the End of Saddam?
The World Reacts...
Tommy Ray Franks: The Man Powering the War Machine
The Politics of US/Iraqi Face-Off
'Kwara Situation is Exaggerated'
'PDP Hijacked By Demons'
Onu: In Search of Political Limelight
USP: From Advertising to Brand Management Consultancy
'There's More to PR than Media Relations'
MC&A Winds Up, New Firm Formed
Hajj: Journey of a Lifetime
Okereke-Onyiuke: Compromising the Private Sector?
Tinubu and I are Like Siamese Twins - Femi Pedro
'We are Fighting Injustice...'
Political Violence is a Shame, Says Osuala
What Internet Has Joined Together...
Buhari and His Fellow Tribal Presidents
The Igbo in Disarray
The Politricks in Kwara
Opposition and the Clear Path for Attah

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March 22, 2003

Cover Stories

US troops advance into Iraq / Missile raids continue / Oil wells on fire
INEC’s Many Troubles
Obasanjo: INEC’s role is critical now
April 19 Poll: Let ‘em face reality — Buhari
INEC should not change the April 19 date — Adebanjo
Why Catholic Church Can’t Accept April 19'
‘They’re incapable, says Fari
We’ll fight to the last man ‘— Iraqi ambassador
The genesis of a crisis
We want to neutralise Saddam — Baker
National News
Party stalwarts halt Duke’s campaign journey
Odili reassures on 1999 election promises
South East: ANPP battles PDP, APGA
Saddam sons injured, says US official
US, British forces suffer first losses as 12 die in air crash
Ex-convict Saya: Ibori knows fate on Monday
Exile Almost Ruined Me---Dan Suleiman
Fashion Flair: ... In dire need of modeling agency
Getting the best out of herbs: Health and healing values of herbal sitz bath
HERBAL: Diseases, you and your kitchen: Tapping from the abundance in nature
THIS WORLD, THIS LIFE: The mission of the Son of Man
I have enough personality to run for public office —Jemide
Show time: MBGN 2003: 24 finalists vie for top honours
Show time: Pasuma: Rich, but not ready for marriage
Saving democracy in 21 days
Why PAC/Afenifere alliance will work, by Ganiyu Dawodu
Why I’m running for the senate —Ukachukwu
Udenwa and the Opposition
Lawal’s mission to redeem Kwara
Blame politicians for political violence (2)
Onshore/Offshore Bill: Between FG and littoral states
Lawmakers erred in passing the Onshore/Offshore Bill —Omo-Eboh
Right to liberty and fair trial
Responding to political killings through the law
Principle in Kojo II vs Bonsie not limited to land matters only
Do Judges make law?

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All Africa
March 22, 2003

Northern BiafraNigerian Emir Condemns U.S. Action in Iraq

Statement on U.S. Military Assistance to BiafraNigeria
March 21, 2003
U.S. Actions Draw Criticism in Kaduna, BiafraNigeria
Kano Residents Back Saddam Hussein
Watch Out, Abuja is Already Here

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Mail & Guardian
March 22, 2003

Oil firms airlift villagers from battle-torn Niger Delta

African press vilifies Bush the 'whore'

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Washington Post
March 22, 2003

TotalFinaElf Evacuates BiafraNigeria Oilfield

Oil Prices Ease on Supply Assurances
BiafraNigerian Villagers Caught in Crossfire
BiafraNigerian Fighting Kills Scores in Delta
Troops, Tribal Fighters Clash in BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria Clashes Kill Scores, Cut Oil Output 16 Pct
Crude Prices Ease Despite Iraq Oil Fires
BiafraNigeria Says U.S. Cuts Military Aid Over Iraq Stand

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March 21, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Ogoni say ''assassins'' raid leader's home

Witnesses tell of soldiers, militants fighting in oil unrest
BiafraNigeria says U.S. cuts military aid over Iraq stand
BiafraNigeria says US cuts military aid over Iraq stand

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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 21, 2003


US/Iraq war: I-G bans public demonstrations
Iraq sets oil wells on fire
No conviction at Bwari, says Ibori’s counsel
‘Strike against Iraq is oil war’
Lagos judiciary on Easter vacation
Okolie links Ibori’s travails to stand on resource control
Police arrest killers of UNPP chieftain
Saraki faces protest votes
Fear grips Kaduna residents over US-Iraqi war
Ige: Judge warns counsel as court adjourns again
NLC suspends council executives over N12m fraud
Lawal ‘s cousin, two others killed by gunmen in Ilorin
Lai Mohammed raises alarm over militias in Kwara
‘Dawodu’s exit from AD a blessing’
We’re not missing Mbadinuju, says PDP
The epic struggle for power in Akwa Ibom
Kaduna ANPP petitions police against PDP
‘I’ll tackle Lagos environmental problems’
Between INEC and Ibori
Tirades from Danjuma, Ogbebor over Senate seat
Kano ANPP moans Amin’s dalliance with PRP
Women discuss greater participation in politics
‘NNPP will spring surprises at the polls’

Ogboru not a force to reckon with, says Ugboko
Editorial & Opinion
FG may retaliate against British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
Mobile inaugurates smokeless flare project
Discouraging exodus to Europe
How democratic is democracy?

NNPC and products distribution
An appraisal of politics in Rivers State

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March 19, 2003

KNSG determined to check unemployment, says Ganduje

Consumers owe NEPA N50bn--Threaten authority's survival
FG to peg varsity admission age at 18
How to reduce unemployment, by Borishade
Kazaure emirate decries lack of federal projects
SPORTS - KANO Pillars fans club
Jigawa: Between ANPP and the rest of us
Corruption in BiafraNigeria
DISCOURSE: Essay on war
Akume canvasses support for Obasanjo
PDP contestants allege foul play in INEC's list
Kwankwaso campaign train visits R/Gado
NEPA explains load-shedding in Kano
NULGE won't support scrapping of LGs -Comrade Sharif
Ikenne LG settles N72.5m debt
SPEB chairman bags GHF award
Kano people urged to live in peace
Adamawa govt expends N159m on hospital

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Business News
March 22, 2003

Peter Barry... How we Dis-virgined BiafraNigerian Air

Watch, Take or Steal Technology
Re-engineered NEXIM: Sure fund for focused exporters
Trade barriers cost Africa $7.1bn yearly -Report
Solid minerals sector receives boost
FG to raise funds from capital market
Gov, MTN donate to Ikot Offiong
NEPA sets up vigilance groups to guard installations

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