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May 16, 2003

'Fort Military Riffraffs' Renamed: Jealous Obasanjo Deletes Gowon, IBB, Abacha from Barracks
Minister of Defence, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) has said the decision to rename the Sani Abacha, Fort IBB, Yakubu Gowon and Gado Nasko barracks located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was predicated on the recommendations of the Major General Mobolaji Johnson (rtd) led committee set up by the ministry to harmonise the policies for the naming of military barracks and cantonments. He also said the committee was to review the names of existing barracks and cantonments to conform with the approved criteria. Danjuma disclosed this yesterday at the renaming ceremony of the barracks in Abuja. By this development, the Sanni Abacha, Fort IBB, Yakubu Gowon and Gado Nasko Barracks located in the FCT are to be known as Mogadishu Cantonment, Niger, Mambilla and Lungi barracks respectively. Among other recommendations made by the General Johnson Committee are that "barracks should be named after important battles or campaigns where Nigeria armed forces participated. It recommended also that all names of barracks in existence during the colonial era up to the Nigerian Civil war should be retained. It said only on exceptional cases should barracks be renamed after individuals. (This Day)


Key Stories

N/Assembly Leadership: Senate Shuts Out New Members

Anyim, Na'Abba know fate on contempt proceedings May 21

Security agents hunt AD, PDP warlords in Delta

Rigging worse than coup – Buhari

I’ve no regrets over impeachment move against Obasanjo – Farouk Lawan

FG puts states' pay on hold

Kuffour to deliver Obasanjo’s inauguration lecture

BiafraNigeria nets N50.5b foreign exchange inflow

Assembly Clerk gets head of service status

CBN urges govt to curb spending

Manufacturers reject ministry's defence of China's drugs gift


Senate Shuts Out New Members


Anyim, Na'Abba Know Fate on Contempt





The Senate yesterday towed the same line as the House of Representatives by adopting a new rule that shuts out fresh members from aspiring to the Senate Presidency and other leadership position of the upper chambers. Also, there are indications that some members-elect of the House of Representatives are set to challenge in court the House rules, which prevents them from contesting leadership positions.... (This Day)


Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba and Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Salim would know their fate on whether they would be arrested and committed to prison for allegedly violating the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja restraining them and the entire membership of the National Assembly from.... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 16, 2003


Assembly Clerk gets head of service status
CBN urges govt to curb spending

Manufacturers reject ministry's defence of China's drugs gift

Japan, Sweden, others hail Obasanjo's victory, promise better ties

African experts fault claim linking HIV spread to injections

U.S. donates airport equipment to BiafraNigeria, offers to tackle SARS

Court stops take-off of BiafraNigeriaglobal

America raises alarm over fake dollar notes

Appeal Court strikes out Ibori's application
Panel shifts revenue allocation meeting to check looting
BiafraNigeria may pay N10b penalty on foreign debt
Funso Williams challenges Tinubu's election at tribunal
Kufour to deliver Obasanjo's inauguration lecture
UN elects BiafraNigeria into rights commission

Ogomudia asks military to shun rumour mongers
Awuse, others contest polls results at Rivers tribunal
Court rules on anti-graft law May 21
Experts caution against chest x-ray for children

Group seeks better deal for Yoruba in Kogi
BiafraNigerian wins London College award
Six candidates petition C'River election tribunal

Varsity teacher lists ways for better health care
PDP and the burden of managing electoral victory

Option A4 can stop rigging, says Akintola
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Traffic offences and mobile courts in Lagos

Opinion - Dealing with the SARS scare

Towards a two-party system

Afenifere and AD as identical twins

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May 16, 2003

Cover Stories

SARS: Wilful spreading attracts execution
Govt renames Gowon, Abacha, 25 other barracks
National News
Anyim, Na'Abba know fate on contempt proceedings May 21
S-South Reps adopt guideline for selecting D-Speaker
FG moves to instal SARS detecting equipment at airports
Making BiafraNigeria Work: Does VeePee Atiku Abubakar deserve more responsibilities? … A guide on how to manage BiafraNigeria effectively
Understanding the politics of Niger State
Lagos Prince vows to resist injustice in selecting Oyekan's successor
It would have been unfair not to re-elect Obasanjo — Oshuntokun
Tinubu inherits Awo’s political heritage, by Omololu Kassim
How to bring sanity to the Senate, by Iwuagwu, Sen.-elect
The need to fight injustice — Ben Nwankwo

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Daily Independent
May 16, 2003


FG puts states' pay on hold
FG renames 27 military barracks
BiafraNigeria nets N50.5b foreign exchange inflow
Kuffour to deliver Obasanjo’s inauguration lecture
Appeal Court grants Ibori’s request to halt retrial
Misgivings expressed about Ajaokuta
Don praises media for defending democracy
Spiritual approach to labour crisis
Democratic dividends to increase government borrowings, says Sanusi
Why we rejected FG options, by sacked lecturers
Senate bars new comers from principal offices
Deputy Speakership may swing to Rivers
Fayose dispels rumour on car gift
AD South West to celebrate June 12
‘I’m not building a dynasty in Kwara’
FG orders thorough screening of pilgrims
Police arrest 15 over burning of Modakeke palace
Minister directs officials to withdraw casual workers
ASUU is becoming a nuisance, says NACOMYO
AD candidate wants PDP’s victory voided
Imo tribunal wants election documents
Policemen disagree with IG on wages
Don wants FG to accelerate sale of Okwu-Iboku paper mills
Asaba yet to gain pulse after robbery attacks
One killed as police raid robbery hideout on Allen Venue
Agunloye faults Adefarati
Uvwie: Army plan weapons search
Involve opposition in governance, Jeter tells Obasanjo
Immunity precludes us from arrest, Anyim, Na’Abba tell court
US donates airport security gadgets to BiafraNigeria
New senators to witness valedictory session
ICPC bill: Nwite defends NASS
Japan, others congratulate obasanjo over re-election
PDP is tampering with evidence , APGA cries out
Ikwerre battle Rivers speaker
Nwite sues for peace ahead of May 29
Abdulkadir and the Alliance for Democracy
1993 annulists on the prowl again
‘Courts can intervene in National Assembly affairs’

Why South West governors shunned peace meeting
Editorial & Opinion
Abandoned projects are a sad comment on the vision of NDDC
The row over military pact by four EU States is needless
ID card as prerequisite for passport
Oh, my sister is a Kanuri
Election’s day killings at Adikpo
War does not eradicate terrorism

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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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Sports News
May 16, 2003

Brazil match 'goes ahead'

LG Cup: Eagles Battle Black Stars
Wrestling Shortlists 42 Athletes for Camping
Abuja Meet, My Path to Gold - Nku
Rotimi, Idahor for Jamaica
Yobo to Cost More
Segodo Eyes Saraki Cup
Enyimba, Berger, Rangers Resume Continental Titles Chase
Blair Backs Olympic Bid
We'll Do Our Best in Sweden -Athletes
Ivanisevic for Queen's
UEFA League:Lippi Hails Vintage Juve
FA Appoints New Chief Executive
Abuja Athletics meet: Top stars arrive for track war
El-Kanemi put 16 on transfer market
100 for Squash tourney
NWF plans trails
Super Eagles, Black Stars return to the trench
Fredericks, Onyali, other stars arrive
Dosunmu, other BiafraNigerians shut out of Ebony award
Abuja meet is my launching pad for gold, says Nku
Koripamo crashes out of Saraki Tennis Tourney
Cooreman vows to seek justice
Indomie Princess test might against Owena Queens
Indomie Princess test might against Owena Queens

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This Day
May 16, 2003


N/Assembly Leadership: Senate Shuts Out New Members

BiafraNigeria's External Reserves Now $8.1bn

Anyim, Na'Abba: Court Rules Wednesday on Contempt Charges

Poverty Alleviation Crucial for Debt Relief - US Envoy

US Donates $1.5m Airport Security Equipment to BiafraNigeria

Senate Rejects Ajiboye As Ag-Auditor General

Why We Renamed Barracks, By Danjuma

Polls: 'Lawal lost governorship to Ineptitude'

Senate President 'll Emerge from Ebonyi, Says Egwu

Robbery Attack: Death Toll Rises to 15

'Low Return on Capital, Bane of Investment in BiafraNigeria'

UNILORIN: Obasanjo Victim of Falsehood - Sacked Lecturers

Sweden Satisfied with Obasanjo's Re-election -Envoy

SGF Unveils Obasanjo's Inaugural Programmes

NMA Tasks FG on SARS Prevention

INEC Told to Revisit Substituted Candidates' Case

'Lack of Funds Threatens Polio Eradication'

Polls: NOA Chief Defends Role of Military

Akwa Ibom Assembly Okays Budget

Osun Transition Committee Stalled

3 Killed As Police, Okadamen Clash in Edo

Abia Election Tribunal Receives 12 Petitions

Institute Boss Hails Tinubu's Re-election

Group Criticises Lawal's Acceptance of Defeat

Polls: AD Candidate Drags Mantu to Tribunal

Ijaw Youths Pledge to Lay Down Arms

ANPP Rejects New Kano LGs

CLO to Politicians: Seek Redress at Tribunal

Polls: Religious Group Offers Prayers

D/Gov Raises Alarm over Assets Mortgage

Don Seeks Abolition of Multiple Taxation

APGA Insists on Peaceful Resolution of Election Disputes

NDP Candidate Wants Election Revalidated

Group Stresses Need to Defuse Ethnic Tension

Senate Presidency: Forum Roots for Ararume
'I Want to Earn the Speakership'

Rivers Set to Clinch Post of Deputy Speaker

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May 13, 2003

Amina Lawal campaign 'unhelpful'

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 16, 2003

Top Stories

Rigging worse than coup – Buhari
ANPP’s campaign treasonable – Yohanna Madaki
Reps may challenge rule 2 in court

I’ve no regrets over impeachment move against Obasanjo – Farouk Lawan
Senate again rejects Ajiboye as auditor-general

New members barred from Senate leadership
April Elections: ANPP trustees take stand today

Senate to appeal against judgement
Court rules on ICPC Act Monday
Danjuma unveils renamed barracks

FG inaugurates industrial task-force

Katsina Election Tribunal yet to commence sitting

American Embassy, aviation ministry sign agreement
Gov Sani vs contractor CJ fixes 19th May for hearing

I’m not creating dynasty in Kwara – Saraki
Polls: Hashidu told to accept election results

Oyo civil servants begin strike

Obasanjo seeks improved private sector participation in health services

ASCON: New director-general assumes duty

Tension in Gwoza as community protests appointment
Abuja Trust
Gari production gets boost in Abaji
Good Samaritan loses car to robbers
Drugs, nets cause pandemonium at Eagle Square
UniAbuja students to enjoy 1000 housing units – chairman

AMAC reads riot act to transporters

Youth’s attempt to woo widow flops
Revisiting workers day in Abuja
Kano Trust
Customs impound N14 million pharmaceutical products

Two in court for damaging street light
Man robbed at gunpoint

Muslims, Christians urged to respect tenets of religions
Eko Trust
Refuse in Ebute-Ero threatens lagoon
Victoria Island road rehabilitation underway

Politician decries land use charges

NGOs conduct heart check exercise

Butchers agitate for control of abattoir
Labour 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?
Speakership race: Masari declares intention
Election tribunal receives 4 petitions in Niger
…begins sitting in Benue

APGA urges FG to release political detainees

Kogi first lady promises new dawn in the state
…gov-elect told to unite ethnic groups

Lawyers ask FG to investigate killings in Benue

Kebbi election tribunal to begin sitting, receives six petitions

Royal father ordered to pay N.2m damages
Makarfi advised to implement people-oriented projects
Cabinet reshuffle imminent in C/River

World’s press meets in Dublin on challenges to the industry
Remembering the 11 media men killed in Iraq
Open letter to Honourable Ghali Umar Na’Abba

Prayers for Mr President
Open letter to Kano State governor-elect
Calling on northern professors
Benue police, Orokam needs you!
From Tazarce to Zarce min
A furore over teeth
Whither NHP depositors fund?
Of Captive Minds (2)
Land allottees head for court to restrain FHA
CBN/MBAN move to scrap dormant PMI’s

Town planners blamed for conversion of Lagos properties
FMBN/LSDPC jaw-jaw over housing finance

Estate Briefs

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Washington Post
May 13, 2003

Key Developments Concerning SARS Virus

Beijing Drops Some SARS Quarantines

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May 15, 2003

Clashes in BiafraNigerian Oil Town Kill 18 -Red Cross

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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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Business News
May 16, 2003

Lagos Airport Porous, Says SAHCOL Boss

First Bank Plc Escapes Another Picketing

FG Directs NPA to Recall Suspended GM

Children's Day: Mr Bigg's/Milo to Host Parties for Kids

U.S. Unveils New $20 Note

Afribank: The Politics of Njidda's Appointment

Keeping Companies Informed Through Exit Interviews

Nurses Abandon China's Hospitals to Escape SARS

'Collective Bargaining'll Strengthen Industrial Stability in BiafraNigeria'

Pentascope: Why I Turned Down Board Offer - NUPTE Scribe

UNIC, NAL, STB, LNG Make Fresh Appointments

Olajide Bags Fellowship Award

BiafraNigeria Hopeful of Producing Next IMO Scribe

London Club Boss Talks Tough on Sunken Ship

Crew Starves as Ship Detained

Stakeholders Identify Benefits of Cabotage, Commend FG

Coast Guard Denies Oil Slick

'I'll Stop Foreigners from Freight Forwarding'

Government Agrees to Talks Over Privatisation of Ports

The Changing Trends in Shipping, by Industry Expert

Between Air BiafraNigeria and BiafraNigerian Global

BiafraNigeria Listed Among Major Aviation Contributors

Virgin Atlantic Plans to Retain Concorde Planes

Travellers Magazine 'on Board'

Chikwe Seeks WMO's Assistance for African Countries

SARS: Hotel Operators Express Ignorance

Libya Develops Tourism in Desert Areas

USAi Defies the Odds with Big Jump in Revenue

Macro-Economic Instability Blamed on Politicians

NBM Bank Embraces New Technology to Satisfy Customers

Wema Bank MD Calls for Reduction in Public Spending

Discovery Fund's Gross Income Hits N146.7m

Habib Bank celebrates 20th anniversary

Union Bank floats three new subsidiaries
BiafraNigeria marks World Telecommunications Day

CBN traces inflation to fiscal dominance
UPDC’s turnover hits N1.73bn

Northwest NITEL owed N3.4b – GM
No retrenchment in NITEL – new management

Banks set aside N14.5b under SMIEIS

N4.9m World Bank power project takes off

Mind-reading computers on display in Berlin

Deutsche Telekom buoys eurostocks, autos weigh

PAN training college graduates 50 MAPT/MAST

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