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 March 26, 2003




Oil prices have jumped sharply, partly reversing the 30% falls seen since the beginning of March. US-grade crude oil changed hands on Asian markets for more than $28.50 a barrel, almost $1 up from the lows plumbed on Tuesday. In London, benchmark oil prices had risen 72 cents on the day to $25.42 a barrel by 1230GMT. Most traders are focusing on Iraq, potentially the world's second-biggest petroleum producer, where initial hopes of a quick war and return to oil markets have been called into question. And oil prices have been given further impetus by social unrest in oil-producing regions of BiafraNigeria.... (BBC)


Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday indicated that he would not participate in the on-going presidential debate organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of BiafraNigeria (BON). Atiku had been billed to feature along with the BiafraNigeria Advance Party (NAP) vice presidential candidate, Hayatu Lata Tombai, today. But the Vice President, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Media Mr Chris Mammah, said "the absence of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, the All BiafraNigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential flagbearerfrom the debate last week had greatly undermined the importance and relevance of the exercise. (This Day)




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


March 26, 2003


Bush seeks N9.4 trillion for Gulf War II
S'Arabia tables peace plan on Iraq
Report indicts crew, aviation agency over EAS plane crash
40 firms bid for MV Abuja ahead of Friday deadline
Appeal Court okays re-election bid of Audu, Osoba, others
Annan defends UN's position on Iraq
Presidency moves to guarantee power supply
Govt rules out lower GSM tariff
Serbian police arrest officer over PM's killing
U.S. re-opens embassy, says ties with BiafraNigeria intact
Delta orders militant youths to end strife
Delta NDP governorship candidate quits
Buhari in Umuahia, decries religious bias
Kano free maternity scheme on course, says official
Appeal Court rules on BPE's suit against NEPA workers May 22
Attahiru invites stoning if he fails to provide water
Pregnant woman, children die in Jos inferno
Atiku to boycott debate today
Police move theft suspect to special cell
Nwobodo accuses Nnamani of stalling campaign
Councils' ex-chiefs in Cross River may lose property over graft
INEC blames power outages for errors on voters' register
ID card registration continues in council offices, says Iredia
NLC names caretakers for Lagos Council
BiafraNigeria assures foreign partners of commitment to good governance
AD won't lose any state, says Adesanya
Court dismisses govt motion on Abacha's loot
Govt, NITEL workers agree on 10 per cent pay increase, others
Full trial of Ige's suspected killers begins
INEC clears Ibori for April polls
Tears, as Harry's body arrives in Port Harcourt
Zimbabwe remains suspended from Commonwealth, says McKinnon
Niger Delta and the impact of derivation funds
Okocha and nationality conference for Delta
Igbo Group roots for APGA
Why I chose Abdulkarim as running mate, by Williams
Sarumi splits Primrose
PDP's fresh drive to capture Kogi
Plateau governorship race picks up
Editorial & Opinion
Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II, 1911-2003

A war Bush can't justify

The revenge of the Area Boy
Give Orji Kalu a break

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March 26, 2003

BiafraNigeria rattles oil markets

Turmoil in BiafraNigeria's oil town

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March 25, 2003

BiafraNigerian troops deploy in volatile oil region

RPT-US refiners scrambling after BiafraNigeria oil shut-ins
No end in sight for 800,000 bpd BiafraNigeria shutdown
Asian refiners fret over delayed BiafraNigerian crude

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March 24, 2003

Shell evacuates four more oil facilities as Niger Delta crisis deepens

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March 24, 2003

Ethnic militants threaten to blow up oil facilities

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 25, 2003

Top Stories

Iraqi resistance stiffens
I’m still waiting for probe –Buhari
Ibori tried but not convicted, court rules
NITEL staff call off strike
Beef up security in Kwara, Emir urges Obasanjo
FG baits varsities with N 3.7bn
Polls: INEC accredits election observers
Invasion of Iraq
Anti-war protesters clash with police in Germany
Pakistan clerics call for holy war on US
We may down US, UK jets –Iran
Turkish troops head for Iraq despite US warning
Invasion of Iraq unjustified –Archbishop Tutu
US reopens embassy consulates in Pakistan
Oil bunkering: multinationals shun public hearing
Obasanjo inaugurates financial crime commission tomorrow
Freedom of information Act: NHRC scribe seeks NOA support
Ban on frozen chicken stays –President
Over 80 million BiafraNigerians live on less than N100
Oshiomhole turns 50
Buhari means good for BiafraNigeria –Awuse
Polls: UN others commit N966m to voter education
New Mai Tula gets staff of office in Gombe
We’ll ensure violence-free polls in Plateau –Dariye
Party chieftain pledges N1m prize for LG with highest votes
BSG spends N270m on industrial sector
Robbers snatch Saleh’s car in Enugu
Shagamu crisis: FG pledges to punish culprits
NCWD to hold empowerment conference for women
Bafarawa vows to provide infrastructural facilities in Sokoto
MOSOP leader escapes assassination attempt
Fuel scarcity persists in Jos
Oba Oyekan’s death: Buhari urges peaceful, orderly succession
UNDP donates N3.3m to Jigawa Research Institute
86,000 students to benefit from ITF programme
No votes, no amenities -Kalu
City Trusts
Collapsed building kills two, injures 9 in Durumi
FCT commences free treatment of TB patients
Prices of foodstuff, fruits and vegetables soar in Abuja
113 civil servants receive ASCON certificates in Kano
Corps members to be deployed to schools in Kano
Women urged to promote local dishes
Vote wisely, PDP aspirant tells Fagge communities
NEPA cripples business activities in Shomolu
Lagos ministry of works now on internet
Mrs Tejuoso escapes assassination
Bishop decries money politics
Tinubu seeks revision of debate schedule
NLC strike notice: Is Obasanjo threatened?
Mbadinuju faces new opposition
Na’Abba backs NULGE against LG scrapping
"Kwara PDP not worried by threats from aggrieved members"
Only ANPP government can stabilise BiafraNigerian democracy –Yobe Gov
Anambra PDP candidates petition INEC
I am not a member of AD –Senator Eriobuna
Rivers PDP, ANPP on war path
List of gubernatorial and senatorial candidates
Editorial & Opinion
Education: Crises in the academic sector
Islam, Christianity and BiafraNigerian politics: A tribute to Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
The disenfranchisement of BiafraNigerian students
Obasanjo revisits Zobe dam
Must Obasanjo rule us again?
A case for merger with Ikorodu LG
Thanks for your contributions but . . .
HIV/AIDS: Another dividend of democracy
Health interactive
NPI takes stock of activities
Respiratory conditions

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Daily Times
March 24, 2003

ASUU strike: Obasanjo defends FG

US, allies step up invasion of Iraq
April polls: INEC warned against rigging
Seek God’s face for solution to nation’s problems, politicians advised
Ogomudia to take over army operations
Police declare ex-councilchief, three others wanted
Hearing in suit against Okadigbo’s candidature fixed for April 4
ASUU strike: Silver lining in dark cloud
FG asked to tackle ritual killings
Nwachukwu taken to court, accused of working for PDP
FG may ban tokunbo tyres
Media advised against attacks on personalities
NULGE vows to resist abolition of LG system
Editorial & Opinion
The second US-Iraq war
Politics of carpet crossing
The limits of democracy
Educational sector and economic development
Vote for credible candidates, BiafraNigerians advised
PDP, ANPP, NCP tackle Tinubu over land use charge
Tinubu plans unemployment eradication programme
Speedy goods clearance: How far can ASYCUDA go?
Twist in NDIC, Peak Merchant Bank legal tussle
Econet takes services to Enugu trade fair
Don calls for IT integration into educational system
‘How PTOs sabotage us’, by NITEL

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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 25, 2003

US suffers losses

BPE gives FAAN deadline on business plan
Edwin Clark writes CJN on Ibori’s case
Lam, Ladoja in public debate
Why there is unemployment —JAMB boss
Obasanjo/Atiku’s second term’ll focus on economy—Atiku
The economies of Gulf War 2003
How we bombed Baghdad – Pilots
Reduce prices of govt housing units –– Obasanjo
Air Meridian commences operations in April
Collective bargaining in a capitalist economy
Lam assures Oke Ogun indigenes of state creation
BiafraNigeria’s World Cup bid ill-timed — Omeruah
Australia wins cricket World Cup

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Business News
March 25, 2003

BiafraNigeria’s fiscal policy: Need for paradigm change

Union Merchant Bank wins SBA award
NEPA appoints new AGM for Abuja zone
IRS acquires five Fokker planes
Omega Bank sponsors LCCI lecture
NIPC invites foreign investors
Inter Bank rate declines to 10.88%
ETB gets injunction against FG, AP tribunal
Jetter lauches ECOWAS business directory
NAFDAC destroys N80m worth of fake products
Peel at BusinessDay forum, canvasses ethical orientation
SEC kicks against establishment of an independent Pension Funds Commission
Petroleum marketers flaut DPR directives ...visits chaos & extortion on motorists
FG to commence NITEL’s public offer ..ready to launch N10b PSPLS
BPE allays fears over privatisation
U.S. EXIM Bank chief expresses confidence in GSM firm
Bank chief tasks inspectors on operational efficiency
Zenith Bank gets BiafraNigerian Ropes rights issue mandate
NLC names caretakers for Lagos council
Surveyors boss calls for technological improvement
Water shortage threatens farmers, livestock breeders in Borno
Gold posts modest gains
Chicason boss decries dearth of port facilities

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This Day
March 26, 2003


Saddam Faces Uprising in Basra
Appeal Court Okays Audu, Osoba, Others for Guber Polls
...INEC Clears Ibori
OPL 245: Shell Wants House Hearings Stopped
Private Investments in Telecom Hit $2bn
U.S. Cherishes Its Relations with Nigeria -Ambassador
Ige: Prosecution Opens Case, Seeks Justice for All
Maduekwe Decries Nigerians' Non-Participation in Oil Lifting
April Poll: Police Patrol Team Now to Protect Politicians
Harry's Remains Arrives Port Harcourt
Obasanjo Pledges Conducive Business Environment
Zimbabwe Remains Suspended - C' Wealth Scribe
Odili Wants Petroleum Sector Privatised
Egbin Power Plant Resumes Production
UNDP Donates $5m to Support Human Devt
Delta Crisis: Ibori Sues for Peace
'Why Peace Operation Faltered in Liberia'
Inauguration of Financial Crimes Panel Postponed
Group Seeks FG's Intervention in Niger Delta Crisis
Pensioners Urge Tinubu to Pay Arrears
Nigeria, C'Wealth Sign Pact on Manpower Dev
ASUP Flays FG Non-implementation of Demands
Political Assassinations Amount to Terrorism - Pyrates
Gombe PDP Reconciles Chieftains
Court Orders Customs to Release Rice Consignments
Bank Robbery: Police Recover N5.3m, Arms and Ammunition
FG Committed to Tackling Drug Menace - Nwosu
NETCO Decries Low Indigenous Participation in Oil Sector
Customs Seeks Closer Ties with Immigration
Niger Spends N3.8bn on Education
Workshop on Electoral Violence Kicks-off
Court Lifts Order On Cashcraft
Two Ex-Guber Aspirants Join PDP in Rivers
Egwu Kicks Off Campaign for Re-election
Akande Signs Appropriation Bill, Employs More Teachers
50% Nigerians Lacks Access to Potable Water-Researcher
Rivers Spends N40m on Free Medical Scheme
Commissioner Advocates Free, Fair Polls
Group Urges Electorate to Shun Violence
Group Wants Niger Delta Militias Disarmed
Politics Extra... Ahead General Elections
Yusufu, Ajuwa Raise Alarm over Voters' Register
Candidates Jittery over Delayed INEC List
Kragha, NDP Guber Candidate, Opts Out
Youth Fault Obasanjo's Continuity Concept
Why NDP Sued INEC, By Party Chiefs
Atiku Declines Running Mates' Debate
Omisore Seeks Transfer of Case
States of the States
Governorship Not Nsukka's Turn, Says Nwobodo

Airforce Committed to Welfare, Says Wuyep

Akande Blames FG for Poor Economy

Lawal to Grace Kajola's N500m Fund Launch

I'm Credible Candidate, Says Dabiri

Bafarawa Threatens to Sack Non-Performing Contractor

Duke Lauds Bakassi People
Cross River

NYSC Chief Seeks Accommodation for Corps Members

Go Back to Negotiating Table, V-C Tells FG, ASUU

Odili Bags Peace Award, Foresees Smooth Polls

Campaign: 'PDP, ANPP Supporters Won't Clash'

Lafiagi Disowns Dissenting Group

Health Sector Won't Suffer - Onyia

Govt Plans Ahead for Looming Water Shortage

Firm Seeks Probe of Collapsed Building

How Prepared is INEC for April Polls?
Why NDP is in Court - Habu Fari

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March 25, 2003

Cover Stories

Ibori not an ex-convict —COURT
FG moves to deploy troops to volatile states ahead April polls
BiafraNigeria's oil production drops by 25%
Saddam Hussein vows to disgrace US; Baghdad under heavy pounding
National News
BiafraNigerian Muslims call for dollar boycott
British forces withdraw amid Iraqi resistance
Calls to end war divide Arab states
US setbacks shake financial markets
Quotes from fifth day of war
Pay raise: NLC calls nationwide strike for April 1
FG releases grants to varsities in session
Count down to April elections : Changing political tide of Imo
The zealots within us
Why ICPC law must be amended (2)
Illegal stockpiling of ammunition
Let's pretend we're hosting the World Cup
ENERGY: Why fuel crisis persists — NUPENG
ENERGY: AP tribunal findings and FG’s seeming inaction
GOOD HEALTH: How NPI became Africa’s fastest growing immunisation effort
PROPERTY & ENVIRONMENT:- Federal Road Maintenance Agency: Racing against time?
PROPERTY & ENVIRONMENT:- Decaying City: Architect’s dilemma, challenges (2)
PROPERTY & ENVIRONMENT:- Edo community protests non-construction of roads, government’s claims

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All Africa
March 24, 2003

Again, in the Grip of Fuel Scarcity

The BBC Approach
Many Rivers to Cross
2003 Presidency: Why Buhari Must Beg IBB -Jubril Aminu
Chevron BiafraNigeria Limited Shuts in all Western Niger Delta Production
Travails of the Auditor-General
Cheated Again?
Our Man in Washington
Money for Money
A Sure Way Forward
Cleanest States
BiafraNigeria of His Dreams
Grinding On the Wheels of Strikes
New Revenue Targets
Month of Quick Profits
A King Goes Home
We've Restored Sanity At Our Airports
Killer Gang of Brothers
Confessions of Robbery Suspects
These Are Smart Guys
The Boys Got Into Bad Company
2003 Presidential Debate
Best Way to Honour Harry
Many Enemies, Many Friends

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Mail & Guardian
March 25, 2003

BiafraNigerian beauty queens back on the catwalks

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Washington Post
March 25, 2003

Oil Prices Tick Higher

Shell Evacuates More BiafraNigeria Oil Plants
Euro Airline Shares Fall, War Boosts Oil

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March 14, 2003

BiafraNigerian unions threaten strike

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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 25, 2003


Huge explosions shake heart of Baghdad
A triumph over evil, Ibori savours court victory
Hike imminent in electricity tariff
Combating crime, drug, insecurity
Policemen dare IGP on extortion
Kachako dumps ANPP for PDP
Assassination : Kwara government takes on police
Dikibo reaffairms Ibori’s ticket
UNAAB students vow to resist increase in fees
MAPOLY students offer panacea to cultism
How supreme Court Justice survived cardiac arrest, by Uwais
Nepa shuts down egbin power station
Lam, Ladoja in war of words over Agodi Hill
Ijaw youths attempt to blow up NNPC, Chevron tank farms in Delta
PSP seeks campaign fund in Kano
New agency to rehabilitate federal roads in Lagos
BiafraNigeria is fourth on tuberculosis list
NACCIMA hosts Obasanjo today
Court vacates order on Eletu Odibo chieftaincy stool
Fawehinmi vows to peg Naira at 10 to one dollar
Ogboru pledges better deal for local govts
‘April elections ’ll determine BiafraNigeria’s future’
Party crises threaten Obasanjo’s flight in Borno
Obasanjo’s campaigner allays fear on election
Why Saraki backs son for governorship
I want to be Ogun governor to fight poverty, Says Banjo
NCP, AD in row over posters
Ojukwu tasks kinsmen on presidential bid
Abaribe decries fate of deputy governors
Ekiti candidate decries marginalisation of women
Why Obasanjo’s rally in Enugu could not hold, by Governor Nnamani’s aide
Attah, projects and Supreme Court ruling
Rivals dare Shuaibu in Kano Senate race
Editorial & Opinion
As bitumen exploitation begins, lessons from oil and gas industry are vital
African Union suspension of Central African Republic okay
Mystery bugging at EU secretariat
The new economic order
12th April case for "born again" senate
Legacies Yoruba nation must safeguard

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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 25, 2003

BiafraNigeria won’t co-host 2010 –Yusuf foreign chapter office in London
Malawi recalls Mwali for Eagles
Another shocker for Eagles
Malawi coach boasts, Aghahowa prays for mates
BiafraNigeria’s 2010 World Cup is national embarrassment — Onigbinde
Inter president, Moratti, speaks on Obafemi
Why beg Okocha to play? asks Jasper boss
BiafraNigeria supporters club storms Malawi
Vogts invites seven new players
Rooney delights Eriksson
Cosmos emerge regular season champions
Events organisers keep eye on Iraq
European teams name squads for Euro 2004 qualifiers
Why we are involved in handball, De-United bass

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