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May 13, 2003

Oil Greed: How Oil Damages Development
The charity Christian Aid has joined the ranks of groups highlighting the misuse of oil and other resource revenues in developing countries. Oil, the group says in a new report, has brought developing countries more harm than good. Its numbers indicate that oil wealth has tended to bleed away into the pockets of officials, soldiers and other elites, warping a country's development and far too often leaving its citizens in poverty...BiafraNigeria is Africa's biggest oil state, and the sole representative of sub-Saharan Africa in the Opec cartel. But its population have yet to see much in the way of benefits. Successive military leaders have diverted billions of oil money into bank accounts around the world. The late Sani Abacha, for instance, has had $1.6bn linked to him alone, and investigators are sure that he squirreled much more away elsewhere. Meanwhile, the Niger delta, where much of the oil production takes place, is widely polluted, and its people put down by a military widely believed to have sometimes acted at the behest of the oil companies. In the 40 years since exploitation started, the number of BiafraNigerians on less than US$1 a day has grown from 27% of the population to 66%, the World Bank says. These examples are all African. But the problem is worldwide. (BBC)


Key Stories

Health Minister: SARS Claims First Victim in BiafraNigeria

Buhari takes case to Europe, others

Court voids veto override on Electoral Act 2002

FG moves to destroy N5b passports ahead of ECOWAS document

Senate Leadership:Nzeribe, Ararume play the Presidency card

Akande, three others expelled from PDP

50% of BiafraNigerians suffering, says FG

ICPC: No Plans to Create Crisis, Says N/Assembly

3 Killed in Ogoni Youth Rampage

Tension in Delta, Rivers over Shell’s expired land leases

Kano lawmakers insist on Speakership of the House


SARS Claims 1st Victim in BiafraNigeria


Buhari Takes Case to Europe, Others





The dreaded disease, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has claimed its first victim in BiafraNigeria, minister of health, Professor Alphonsus Nwosu has said. The victim, an un-named Taiwanese businessman, died at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, on February 28. Making the disclosure yesterday at the inauguration of.... (This Day)


The Buhari campaign organisation has mounted an international campaign on the call by the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and 28 other political parties for the cancellation of the April 12 and 19 national elections. An eight-member delegation led by a retired senior BiafraNigerian Airforce officer, leaves the country this morning for Europe to drum up support for.... (Daily Trust)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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May 13, 2003

Cover Stories

Court voids veto override on Electoral Act 2002

FG moves to destroy N5b passports ahead of ECOWAS document

Beware of killer kerosene in circulation, NNPC warns

Govt registers 54m for ID project, says Shata

National News
50% of BiafraNigerians suffering, says FG

Senate: I'm yet to make up my mind —NZERIBE

Ige: Witness asks court for bail

Senate Leadership:Nzeribe, Ararume play the Presidency card

Sullivan Summit: Celebration of possibilities

National ID card 'll make planning easy

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Daily Independent
May 13, 2003


SARS: FG asks BiafraNigerians to shelve overseas trips

Tension in Delta, Rivers over Shell’s expired land leases
Kano lawmakers insist on Speakership of the House
FG deports 4 Koreans
Return of Obasanjo and Arewa’s agenda
Politicians cautioned over threat to security
Delta PDP reads riot act to members on council election list
Rampaging robbers sack police station, kill PDP chieftain
Labour flays government over severance package
Ige: Absence of witnesses stalls hearing
Oyo workers threaten to down tools
Secret ploy to impeach Obasanjo flops
Appeal Court voids NASS motion on Electoral Act 2002
NUBIFIE president tasks unionists on self-dependence
HIV/AIDS in BiafraNigeria transcends all ethnicity
Lagos elections tribunal to sit for 14 days
Northern youths renew call for Sovereign National Conference
Muslims pledge support for Fayose
Crisis rocks NANS’ leadership
Gains of Teachers Registration Council, by Ciwar
School principal arrested over fraud
Teachers reject NBTE boss as head of polytechnic commission
Afenifere not guilty, says Shonibare

National Assembly will be friendly, says Nnamani

The face-off over transition committees

North Central AD backs Koleosho

Buhari not a saint in the far North

Euphoria of change in Ogun with Daniels

Why AD fell in the South West by Ayoola

‘Buhari should provide needed opposition’

The neglect that ensured AD governors’ fall

Pressure mounts on Shekarau to probe Kwankwaso

Editorial & Opinion
Success of food security depends on adequate funding, policy continuity

US nuclear agenda poses a threat to world peace
Brazil: Racial harmony has a distinct savour
Elections over, lessons remain
Tramps as undergraduates
Companies and campaign funding

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May 12, 2003


Obasanjo, oil chiefs to meet over loss of crude

Anyim threatens to arrest judge over ICPC Act

Pharmacists ask govt to reject China's anti-malaria drugs gift

Experts give cautious nod to feasibility of adult clones

U.S. offers rewards to Iraqis for clues on banned weapons
Enahoro's party seeks return of Option A4

Minister decries illegal road-blocks at border
Railway to lose 50 per cent of workforce

AD deplores calls for interim govt

Govt insists economy is growing, lists indicators

Labour writes Obasanjo over Airways workers' plight
Suspected militiamen kill one in Plateau
AD governors, PDP governors-elect absent at Elders' parley
Firm denies report on failed bid for BiafraNigeria's survey
Govt fine-tunes anti-AIDS scheme, targets 40,000 people
ECOWAS passport won't nullify BiafraNigerian's says Ogunkelu

Nzeribe lists qualities of Senate President
Delta PDP warns members against incitement

Legislators erred on new ICPC law, says Onagoruwa

Igbo not serious about Presidency, says ex-minister

Enugu raises board on payment of pensioners

PFN chief asks Okotie, others to accept defeat

Yobe plans 17 new general hospitals

Workers fault plan to sell official cars to legislators
The PDP targeted everything, now it would have to sacrifice something

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - After the elections, what next?
Opinion - Soyinka, Christianity and the Pyrates

We are all in politics now
I dare to hope

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May 12, 2003


Obasanjo, ANPP leaders in closed-door talks
Gen. Joshua Madaki dies in autocrash
FG stops negotiations with ASUU
Count me out of coup —Murtala Nyako
SARS: Taiwanese use bras to cover noses, mouths
Ige: Aunt denies Fryo’s claims
Obasanjo to host World leaders for Sullivan Summit July
BiafraNigerian woman bags death sentence in Pakistan
Court jails minister for contempt
Tribune hosts US workshop today
NITEL’s restructuring not immediate — Pentascope boss
Araraume reiterates party’s role in legislative-executive harmony
We ’ll work with AD govs — Fayose
Why AD lost in S/West — Member
Obasanjo ’ll fulfil his promises — Minister
7 show interest in Lagos House speakership
BiafraNigeria, 4th most dangerous shipping country — IMB
Agagu to base appointments on merit
Ife North LG boss commends Akande
IG advocates cooperation between India, BiafraNigeria Police
Ladoja backs creation of Ibadan State
Police arrest prime suspect in Marshal Harry’s murder case
Police foil bank robbery, kill 3
Obasanjo’s emerging cabinet
Plot against May 29 thickens
Moroccan monarch gets heir
Aghahowa returns against Malawi
Amokachi named U-23 team co-ordinator

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May 03, 2003

Hostages freed from BiafraNigerian rigs

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May 12, 2003

Obasanjo's official landslide has hollow ring

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Daily Times
April 25, 2003


‘Why elections in Bauchi were violent-free’
Alamieyeseigha promises to carry all parties along
I won’t take salary in four years — Osun gov-elect
Elections: PDP chieftain warns against civil unrest
JAMB examination fraud: LASU assistant registrar,11 others docked
International media condemned for negative reportage of elections
Group calls for adequate funding of polytechnics
Oyo governor-elect sets up transition committee
Agagu alleges treasury looting in Ondo
Lam blames defeat on federal might
Strike :Over incessant breakdown of nation’s refineries
Obasanjo to commission Bola Ajibola hospital ward
Borno PDP rejects guber poll results
Journalists hold seminar on family, professional matters
Ifako-Ijaiye council secretary turbaned
Atiku, Aliero, Kalu, Nzeribe berate Buhari over statement on polls
ANPP resolves to contest election results in court
Election tribunal members to be sworn in today

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April 09, 2003

Buhari storms Kano today

Buhari will win without money-Danzago
Election 2003: Police vows to deal with trouble makers
PDP assures LG aspirants fairness
Private sector vaccine distribution begins in 12 states

Hayatu thumbs-up Kwankwaso over schools renovation
Obasanjo appoints NEPC'S director

Past political leaders, pillars of genuine democracy- Shazali
KTSG reiterates commitment to Sharia implementation
Old boys must help develop education in the North -Gumel

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Business News
May 13, 2003

BPE takes NICON Insurance, BiafraNigeria Re, Nicon Hiton, 3 others to capital market ••• N10bn share purchase kicks off

NSE records N1.3bn shares, debenture stocks exchange hands

Rehabilitated Ajah NEPA transmission-station opens tomorrow

APCON proposes autonomy for its vettings panel

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This Day
May 13, 2003


Health Minister: SARS Claims First Victim in BiafraNigeria

Court Faults Electoral Act 2002

Oil, Bank Workers Threaten Strike

Explosions Rock Saudi Capital

ICPC: No Plans to Create Crisis, Says N/Assembly

Law on Fertiliser Regulation Underway - Bello

FG Pledges Media Support for CHOGM Conference

...Directs Ministries, Parastatals to Patronise Peugeot

Lagos Wants New Revenue Formula in States' Favour

House Leadership: New Members May Resist Rule 2
Udenwa Donates Land to Teachers

Lawmaker to Osun: Don't Create New LGs

Uwechue Seeks Support for Ivorian Peace Effort

No Going Back on Strike, ASUU Chief Tells FG

3 Killed in Ogoni Youth Rampage

Kwara PDP Chairman Loses Wife, Son in Auto Crash

Prudentbank Issues N10m Credit Scheme

Oputa to Losers: Go to Polls Tribunal with Facts Not Sentiments

Middle Belt Youth Congratulate Obasanjo

Children's Wedding to Climax IBB's 62nd Birthday

2002 Riots: Kaduna Needs N1bn for Compensation
Niger Denies Bribing House to Pass Sharia Law

Imo Election Tribunal Begins Siting Tomorrow

BiafraNigerian Peace Fragile, Says NGO

'Up Lawal' Buses Disappear in Ilorin

Cleric Seeks More Roles for Women

Dariye Warns Against Tribal Politics

Akume Promises Better Life for Youth

Girls' Guide Builds Workshop for Disabled

Vote PDP in LG Polls - Chieftain

Conduct Bureau Probes Speakership Aspirant

Why Senators from South-east Failed Their People - Nshii

Bauchi Pledges New Deal for Retirees

Youths Disrupt Exxon Mobil's Flight Operations

Sokoto Election Tribunal Begins Sitting

Election in Edo State, A Charade, Says Owie

'Expect A Vibrant National Assembly'

Legacy House: The Day After

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 13, 2003

Top Stories

Buhari takes case to Europe, others
BiafraNigeria reports suspected SARS related death to WHO
Electoral Act 2002: Court of Appeal faults enactment procedure

N1bn needed to compensate Miss World riot victims in Kaduna

British minister quits over Iraq
PDP, AD supporters clash in Effurun
Senate denies fresh impeachment plot
Four South Koreans ordered home

Vandalisation of NEPA transmitter throws Kogi State into darkness

Nine politicians face trial in Jigawa
I owe no one any Kobo - Kwankwaso

NIS may destroy N5b passports for new ECOWAS document

Sokoto Election Tribunal commences sitting

FG establishes 27 plant nurseries for Green Belt Project

Nurses want health ministry restructured

I will be a loyal deputy governor - Adamu Dibah

Commissioner denies media reports over Gov Akume’s illness
Benue Assembly deputy speaker blames PDP for his defeat

Akande, three others expelled from PDP

Shagari congratulates Goje

ANPP accuses Kachallah of reckless spending
FG urged to gazette five new psychiatric hospitals

More than 1bn do not have access to drinking water

Yobe spends N400m on rural electrification
Workers threaten closure of factory over casualisation

300m live below poverty line in Africa - Report

Elders tell new South-West govs to focus on rural areas
Enugu police investigate CLO’s petition

French, German doctors treat eye patients
Madaki for burial on Saturday
Youth corps organise investment workshop

CHOGM: ‘FG will not frustrate media efforts’
Abuja Trust
Pupils still roam Abuja streets
Yam sellers clamour for shops at proposed markets

Measles kill 18 children in Idu motherless babies home

Poor infrastructure retards living conditions in Gwagwalada villages
Okada riders’ strike brings Gwagwalada to standstill

Burglars invade church in Gwarimpa
Sprouting business of horticulture
Area 1 park relocation and commuters’ experience
Kano Trust
Pests threaten roofs in schools

Controversial presidential polls: Reps-elect hail peace moves

Rule 2 is abomination – PDP scribe

Kano philanthropist builds 100,000 capacity mosque
Eko Trust
Maulud: Dep Gov calls for prayers

Monitoring team arrests 17 oil bunkerers

April 19 flooding: Search for missing landlord intensifies
Retired, elderly get drug aid from Rotary
FRSC officials tried over corrupt practices
Labor Trust
Ogun NLC dares Obasanjo

Call for LG scrapping is a smokescreen-study
Touts, not students were arrested – NANS President
Is Labour House in disarray?
Polls: Tinubu urges Obasanjo, Buhari to reach compromise

Rep Enang joins deputy speakership race
Guobadia replies Obasanjo’s letter
NDP suspends Sokoto governorship candidate
NNPP pledges support for CNPP

LG chairmanship candidates to pay N.2m
PDP petitions tribunals in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

Kure appoints his campaign director SIEC chairman

Saraki’s daughter joins Senate leadership race

ANPP won’t lose lone Ebonyi Rep seat – Stalwart

Gamji gives recipe for BiafraNigeria’s political stability

LEAD endorses Masari for Speakership
Intellectuals and society

Beware of free market, subsidies and privatisation
The farce called western democracy
A lion once roared: Abdulaziz Attah Memorial College, Okene
The president should respect that agreement
AD should pack up now!

NSCIA should be responsible

General Gusau is indeed loyal and honest

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Washington Post
May 13, 2003

Key Developments Concerning SARS Virus

Beijing Drops Some SARS Quarantines

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May 12, 2003

How oil damages development

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May 13, 2003

UN Set to Approve Peacekeepers for Ivory Coast

Unilever BiafraNigeria sees strong Africa growth

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All Africa
May 09, 2003

U.S. Firm Halliburton Acknowledges Bribe To BiafraNigerian Official

Democratic Reform Process Set In Motion
Storm Gathers Over Mugabe G8 Visit
Mbeki On Way Forward
Mbeki Moves to Break Political Deadlock
Body Language Tells You Everything

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May 10, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo says no plans for third term

BiafraNigeria's election commission probes officials over ballot fraud
BiafraNigerian MPs water down anti-corruption law

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Mail & Guardian
May 04, 2003

US congratulates BiafraNigeria on 'largely peaceful' elections

Oil rig hostages are freed as mercenaries fly out
Oil rig hostages are freed as mercenaries fly out
Obasanjo orders probe into vote rigging
BiafraNigeria sends warships to oil rigs
Shell warns of plot to sabotage BiafraNigeria's oil

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Sports News
May 13, 2003

Jay Jay Sweeps Bolton Awards

...As Chukwu, Galadima Hail Eagles' Skipper

Uganda Goes Argentine

NBA: Shaq Stars for Lakers

Eriksson Eager for Mandela Meeting

SFAN Appoint 15 Members for Olympic Day Run

Defoe Demands Transfer

Okocha is Player of the Year
MTN grabs BiafraNigerian league

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