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 March 23, 2003




Advancing American forces in Iraq have suffered dozens of casualties...Iraqi TV has broadcast pictures of at least four dead American soldiers and several prisoners...The film is said to have been shot in Nasiriya - where the Americans say they are meeting tougher than expected resistance, and have reported four dead and 50 wounded. (BBC)

US marines in Umm Qasr in southern Iraq have overwhelmed what is thought to be 120 Iraqi Republican Guards. (BBC)


French oil company Elf has scaled back operations in BiafraNigeria's oil-rich western Niger Delta, amid increasing tribal violence in the area. Some production facilities were shut down and employees evacuated after at least four people were reported killed in an attack on a company facility. The US oil company Chevron Texaco has suspended operations in the delta. Anglo-Dutch company Shell said it had deferred production of 175,000 barrels per day - out of a capacity of more than 1m barrels - and had warned customers of delays in deliveries of crude. Villagers fleeing the violence say dozens of people have been killed in clashes between soldiers and rival gangs..... (BBC)




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


March 23, 2003


Anti-War Protests Spread Around The World
TotalFinaElf Evacuates Oilfield In Delta
Politicians Spend Fortune To Raise Funds
'Legislators Oppose Us Because We Rejected Their Nominees Into ICPC'
NIPOST Proffers Alternative To Cash Transactions
I Don't Support Obasanjo On South-South, Says Buhari
Refocussing The ICPC Law
Marshall Harry: Police Gun Down Suspected Killer
Election Must Hold As Schedule, Says Makarfi
Buhari wants Re-scheduled Debate
Gov. Lawal Allege Sabotage By Rivals
Group Tasks INEC On Elections
Saddam: The Sadman of Baghdad
Bush: Beating Dad's War Drums
World Leaders Condemn US War Against Iraq
France, South Korean Differ On US-Iraq War
Late Monarch, Acholonu Laid To Rest
WTO Allays Fear Of Possible Economic Downturn On Tourism
Group organise voter's Education programme
Workshops Chat Way For National Peace
The Trouble With Oyo PDP, By Akinjide
"We Understand The Sufferings Of Delta People" - Ogboru
'Legislators Oppose Us Because We Rejected Their Nominees Into ICPC'
The Trouble With Oyo PDP, By Akinjide
Women Break Down Party Barriers To Support Their Candidates
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial The Cost of Illegal Immigration
Opinion INEC And The Elections
Lent: A time to conquer sin
The Guardian, ASUU and other matters

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March 23, 2003

Oil giants in BiafraNigeria retreat

Iraqis mount stiff resistance
Eyewitness: Firefight at Umm Qasr

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March 23, 2003

BiafraNigerian Oil Facilities Threatened

BiafraNigerian militants threaten to blow up oil facilities

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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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This Day
March 23, 2003


Iraq: US, BiafraNigeria Trade Harsh Words
FG May Prosecute Buhari over PTF
Treason: Court Orders Ogboru's Trial
65 Killed in Fresh Jos Crisis
Demonstrators Denounce British Involvement in Iraqi War
...Protests Spread to Madrid, U.S
UN Stockpiles Food Near Iraq, Awaits Refugee Influx
Iraqi TV Declares Saddam in Control
Explosions Rock Baghdad as Coalition Forces Advance
Corporate BiafraNigeria Defends Donation for Obasanjo's Re-election
Medicine Dealers Endorse FG's War on Fake Drugs
'Our Problems in Anambra are Man-Made'
Legislator Tasks Colleagues on Anti-graft Law
'Why Prisoners Must Vote'
Obasanjo's Aide Assures on Good Governance
NITEL Management Meets Union over Strike
NDP to Ensure Smooth Democratic Process
Military, Punching Bag of Politicians - Abdullahi
Court Stops INEC from Adjusting Anambra PDP Candidates' List
2003: I'll Reposition Niger Delta, Says Buhari
AD Bigwigs Absent at Fund Raising
GKS Holds Doctrinal Bible Lecture
'Why S/West Now Supports Obasanjo'
Senatorial Candidate Assures Constituency of Quality Representation
PDP Panel Annuls Ekiti South Constituency Result
NTA Director Canvasses PR Practice for BiafraNigerian Army
Museveni, Lukman, 5 Others Win Zik Award
Court Nullifies Contempt Charge on Eletu Odibo
Afenifere Seeks End to Itsekiri, Ijaw Impasse
New Telecom Device Introduced in Port Harcourt
Obasanjo to Commission Protea Hotel, Abuja
Kanu Heart Foundation Draws Hold Tomorrow
12 Volatile States...Why They May Explode! - Centres of Incipient Storm
Summit on Violence: A Belated Move?
Power Without Glory
Why I am Running for House of Reps - Ihedioha
CAN's Sacrifice for Democracy
Peace In a Time of War

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March 23, 2003

Cover Stories

Stop the war!
US-Iraq war: Chip of the old bloc
Saddam: The shattered myths
National News
Oguguo, Nnaji seek support for Ayogu
Indigeneship: Ladoja replies Lam Adesina
Guber election: AD puts Uzodinma’s candidature on hold
Ibori: Clark alleges gang-up over ex-convict twist
APGA set to preside over region of rising sun
Africa’s irrelevance in world geo-politics--Seeking the bubble reputation
Why Obasanjo now?
Justice Gummi’s confidential report: Matters arising
Marshal Harry: Lessons on political violence
INEC deploys IT massively as proof against rigging
Registration for ‘BiafraNigerian-Chadians
Our leaders and indifference to maintenance culture
Chaos: Only first columnists can save us from fifth columnists— Organised labour
Least educated senator says Idiagbon gave him financial break
My Kind of man: Women are architects of own problems
The perfect entrance
Vista: The game only rich men play

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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 23, 2003

BiafraNigerian Oil Facilities Threatened

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March 23, 2003

BiafraNigerian fighters capture multinational oil sites as unrest spreads

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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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Sports News
March 23, 2003

Donetsk Blocks Okoronkwo's Premiership Move

Premiership: Arsenal Seeks Revival Against Everton
WC2010: Okorocha Promises to Raise $6bn
Ganguly Rules out Changes Against Australia
All African Games: IRS Acquires Six More Aircraft
IBF Repairs 'Botched' Job on scoring in 35 minutes
ABRAKA Polo: Patrons, Players, Fans Await New Date
Tribute to Kurt 'The System' Walter
Cadbury Cup: Zonal Skirmishes Begins in Kano
Augusta: War May Alter Protest Plan
English Premiership: Kanu Faces Yobo, As Arsenal, Everton Clash
Van Nistelrooy Sends Man Utd On Top
Amadin Tennis Sisters: Trailing The World's Tennis Family
Battle of Blantyre: Gabros boss tips Eagles, as Chukwu shuns comment
Hayatou sure of Athens 2004
SCSA must match words with action
Cadbury Cup: Clubs tee off tourney, as sponsor honours legends

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Business News
March 23, 2003

Banks: The Surging Credit Risk Menace

How to attain rural telephony, by Otuya, Intercellular's director of corporate communications
Gains of GSM in Kwara

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