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 March 28, 2003




About three years after he was indicted by the Senate, over an alleged financial indiscretion, former Senate President, Senator Chuba Okadigbo, yesterday got a legal reprieve from the Federal High Court Abuja, which quashed the basis of the indictment. The Upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, had on July 18, 2000 wielded the big stick against.... (Guardian)


U.S. President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, steadfast partners in the war in Iraq, declared Thursday there was steady progress in the campaign to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein and dismissed questions on whether that effort was taking longer than expected. "This isn't a matter of (a) timetable, it's a matter of victory," Bush said, declaring the war would last "however long it takes to win." (CNN)




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


March 28, 2003


U.S., Iraq trade accusations of war crimes
Court quashes Kuta panel report on Okadigbo, others

Anti-graft panel report on 15 govs, ministers out soon, says Akanbi

Govt, Britain sign N724b debt rescheduling pact

Govt declares seaports security zones, shuts business centres

Gulf War 11 threatens rich monuments, say experts
Protest at Giwa's home town as corporate BiafraNigeria mourns

Renowned politician, G.B.A. Akinyede, passes on at 80

NLNG plans N162b sixth plant

Nwuruku, Ngele flee to police over murder of ANPP members
Forensic reports on Harry may be out next week

Race hots up for Lagos monarch's throne
Govt okays N3 billion water scheme for Gombe

Minister alerts on imported Dutch eggs
Ebonyi buys Ekwueme's hotel at N196.8m
Lagos commissioner faults Williams' claims over Lagos road projects

NEPA blames load-shedding on Warri crisis

Fiscal commission wants NNPC to disclose cost of fuel importation
ASUU, SSANU caution varsity commission over talks with govt
NLC strike may not affect private sector

Oil reserve may hit 33b barrels by December, says Lukman
Govt summons Camerounian official over Bakassi

Ooni assures Obasanjo of South West support

Tinubu alerts of post-Gulf War depression

Election will hold as schedule, Agabi
U.S. donates N170m electoral materials, Jeter urges positive attitude
How to live a long life, by Oyedepo

Dawodu faults Tinubu's policies, points way froward

Court rules in Ibori's joinder application April 1
Ogbeh admits pressure to drop candidates
Rufus Giwa dies in car crash

Niger Delta monarchs fault Buhari's pledge to scrap NDDC
Enugu: Politics and the syndrome of godfatherism

The issue of corruption has become political, says Okpere
Aturu' agenda to industrialise Lagos

Editorial & Opinion
Cleaning up the filth in Lagos

Iraq: What the conflict is about

Taking BiafraNigerians for a ride

Duplicitous diplomacy

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March 26, 2003

BiafraNigeria rattles oil markets

Turmoil in BiafraNigeria's oil town

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March 28, 2003

UPDATE 1-Oil climbs on fear of long war, BiafraNigeria outage

OPEC on Alert for Possible Oil Glut
Oil Firms Wait to Resume BiafraNigerian Output

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March 24, 2003

Shell evacuates four more oil facilities as Niger Delta crisis deepens

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March 27, 2003

Ijaw militants say halting fighting

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 27, 2003

Top News

US bombs market in Baghdad, kills 15

Presidential Debate: Buhari, Ojukwu differ on Sharia

Polls: Reps to amend Electoral Act

We’ll not be intimidated by US –FG

Rufus Giwa is dead

Islam, Christianity, religions of peace –Buhari
Al Jazeera shows video of two dead British soldiers

More than 500 Iraqi civilians wounded in Nassiriya

Iraq war "not legitimate" in international law -Austrian President

America sidesteps report on Baghdad market attack

US troops incur heavy equipment loses near Najaf
No end in sight to BiafraNigeria’s oil disruptions -Oil multinationals

2001 Lagos kerosene explosion: Victims get N75m compensation

North will support Igbos for President in 2007 if…Dr. Tahir

ACF marks third anniversary

Oshiomhole turns 50

Police to prosecute sponsors of political violence –IGP

Baro-Minna rail line receives N250m from FG

Fire claims pregnant woman, two children

NAF votes money for HIV/AIDS control

Gombe Assembly passes LG council amendment bill

Eddie Iroh institutes yearly award to school

Arab league position on war against Iraq shameful –Zakzaky

Govt to study committees’ report on peace

Workshop identifies cause of poor political outings by women

Gov accuses FG of causing poverty

SOBA old boys holds AGM
Water shortage hits Minna
Saudi seeks land in FCT for Arabic college

Kubwa police trackdown 3 robbery suspects

NAFDAC clamps down on packaged products producers in FCT
Man in court over breach of trust

Christian group campaigns against unlawful sex

Stakeholder condemns demolitions in FCT
Kano INEC detects 5% error in voters register

Makwawala farmers send SOS to Kwankwaso
Kano emir urges police to ensure peace in BiafraNigeria
...Calls for introduction of skill acquisition in Islamiyyah schools
Kano free maternity scheme on course, says official
Ikorodu disaster: Lagos govt stalls compensation bid
Workers set for strike over 12.5% pay rise

Fishing communities get N20m grant

NLC names caretakers for Lagos council
PDP guber candidate faults Kogi governor over salaries
INEC flays ANPP’s allegation over voters’ register
Lafiagi accuses aggrieved members of forgery

Edo PDP stalwart decamps to ANPP

List of gubernatorial and senatorial candidates
ANPP alleges attacks by PDP in Kaduna

Edo NDP flags off guber campaign

Polls: Candidate cautions FG over INEC

Shun violence, speaker tells youths
Buhari is the Messiah we’ve been waiting for –Isma’ila Sani
America and Iraq: What the conflict is about
The revolt of humanity
Policing BiafraNigeria

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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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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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This Day
March 28, 2003


Anti-graft Panel Probes 15 Govs, Says Akanbi

Warri: BiafraNigeria Loses 40% Crude, Says Lukman

This War Won't End Until We Get Saddam, Says Bush
INEC: 64m Voters for Release Next Week
April Polls

Lagos Obaship: Eligible Princes Requested to Apply

NNPC, JV Partners to Spend $1.2bn on LNG Train 6

Revenue Commission Wants New Crude Allocation to NNPC

AD Has Betrayed Osun People -Ooni of Ife

Illegal Arms Factory Operator Nabbed in Ilorin

Warri: 3 Ijaw Youths Killed in Ambush

FG Convert NBTE to Poly Commission

Court Quashes Kuta Report

China Plans Hydro Power Stations

Giwa: Protests in Oke-Agbe over Death

...MAN, Wema Bank Condole Family

Tax Evasion, a BiafraNigerian Problem, Says Institute

Odili's Convoy Attacked Again

Women are for Nation-building - Stella Obasanjo

Oyo Moves to Check Illegal Importation of Auto Glass

Infotech 'll Boost Tourism, Says Gana

Court Restrains BPE on BiafraNigerian Machine Tool

Ciroma Urges UK to Promote Investment in BiafraNigeria

Abuja Traders to Receive Original Allocation Letters

3 Buildings Razed by Fire

Odili's Convoy Attacked Again

Women are for Nation-building - Stella Obasanjo

Oyo Moves to Check Illegal Importation of Auto Glass

Infotech 'll Boost Tourism, Says Gana

Ciroma Urges UK to Promote Investment in BiafraNigeria

Court Restrains BPE on BiafraNigerian Machine Tool

Abuja Traders to Receive Original Allocation Letters

3 Buildings Razed by Fire

Jigawa Agog as New Emir Is Turbaned

Investigate Culprits Behind Ibori's Ex-convict Saga, IG Told

Parties Decry High Processing Fees

Mbadinuju Appoints 21 New Commissioners

Police Arrest 7 Bandits at BiafraNigerian Ports

Niger Delta: Don Decries Lack of Dev

Hizbullahi Prays for Peaceful Polls

Fuel Import Disgraceful, Says DA

Naval Personnel Urged to Shun Partisan Politics

IWS Stresses Need for Charity

Ondo Plans Advanced Level Programme

Youths Advised Against Political Violence

Politics Extra... Ahead General Elections
How Isu Lost Running Mate Slot - Egwu

Embrace Peace, Ogbeh Urges Plateau

ANPP Flagbearer Promises Industrialisation

I'm Not Opposed to New States - Obasanjo

Tinubu Refutes Sack Rumour

April 19 Election Date in Bad Faith, Says Okogie

Ex-Convict Saga: No Hard Feeling - Ibori

Akinyede, Foremost Zikist, Dies at 81

Soldiers Won't Monitor April Polls

US Group Mobilises BiafraNigerians to Monitor Elections

Tinubu Assures Obasanjo of Victory in S/West

Second Term: Green Light for Osoba, Audu, Others

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March 28, 2003

Cover Stories

Senate scam: Court voids Kuta, Oyofo reports

Obasanjo orders service chiefs to halt Ijaw war

64m BiafraNigerians registered for April polls, says INEC

Iraq: Bush admits Saddam may not bow so soon l350 civilians killed in one week

National News
Akanbi accuses National Assembly of repealing ICPC Act for selfish reasons

Island Maternity Hospital to be commissioned today

NDP presidential candidate pledges to improve economy

FG asked to reduce crude oil allocation to NNPC

The alliance between AD and PDP, by Bode George, PDP National Vice Chairman, South West

Kayode Samuel and BiafraNigerian factor

Lagos guber race When AD, PDP, others slugged it out at Sheraton

ANPP will revive BiafraNigeria, says Chief Tunde Taiwo

Why I’m running for the senate —Ukachukwu

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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 28, 2003

Bush, Blair: No timetable for war

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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 27, 2003


PDP rejects ballot papers
Shell shuts western operations
Ige: Omisore remanded in prison
NDLEA declares war on expatriates over hard drugs
Railway workers appeal to FG over 2003 budget
PDP, ‘the other party’ and the third alternative
Judge hands off proceedings against comptroller-general
Kwankwaso approves car loan for teachers
Omisore broke news of Ige’s death to me, says police commissioner
Production suspended at Warri refinery
We’ll resist attempt to scrap NDDC, Delta traditional rulers warn
Ibori begins campaign
‘Anti-corruption campaign, a smoke-screen’
UNILAG students urged to stay away from campus

Obasanjo lists impediments to reforms
Idika Kalu disappointed over AD pact with PDP

NDP rejects royal lobby for Attah
Political dynasties in BiafraNigeria

Zamfara gov to appear in court

Reject PDP for destroying education, Fawehinmi urges

I won’t step down, says Lulu-Briggs

Yakasai dares Na’Abba in Kano

’NCP ’ll build federal roads in Lagos’

Police in Jigawa deny allegation of bias

Lagos Afenifere split and Williams’ calculations

Nwobodo, Nnamani in war of words

Why Obasanjo can’t hold rally in Kaduna, by Makarfi

Editorial & Opinion
To check violence, ensure transparency and level playing field
Illegal pharmacy outlets are a menace to public health

Re-stream Egbin thermal station
The elections are here
Leave Ekiti PDP alone
Police and public relations role

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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 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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