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November 15, 2003

Buhari and Obasanjo

Score Another for Buhari: Obasanjo loses to Buhari at Supreme Court
President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday at the Supreme Court lost his battle to terminate the petition filed by the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP’s) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, challenging his (Obasanjo’s) victory at the April 19, 2003 polls. Following the non-joinder of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a respondent in the petition filed by Buhari before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Obasanjo had raised a preliminary objection, seeking to dismiss the petition for being incompetent. According to Obasanjo’s lawyer, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), Buhari’s action was not properly brought since it failed to join the party which sponsored him (Obasanjo), that is the PDP. Babalola had argued that it was trite that any person, group, agency or body who would be affected by an action ought to be joined as a party to that action. But Buhari’s Counsel, Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN), however argued that the issue of joinder or non-joinder of a political party was a matter of choice for the petitioner. He further contended that the non-joinder of PDP did not vitiate the merit of the petition of his client neither did it cause any serious injury to it, pointing out that the Electoral Act 2002 made it clear that joinder of a political party was optional and not mandatory. In its ruling, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (Court of Appeal) held that though Buhari had failed to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a co-respondent in his petition, the said petition was competent and ought to be entertained. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Fuel Crisis Looms as Marketers Suspend Loading

Died In Penury, Bassey, Others Lament

Apologies For Ancestors Who Ate Missionary

We're Being Victimised for Supporting IBB - Adisa & Co

No plans to kill Oshiomhole – Police

Igwes’ murder: Prosecution drops names of Bakassi Boys

Help! They beheaded my brother, now, they are after me

How govt can crush these fuel smugglers

EU to execute N60 billion projects in N/Delta

USAID, Shell in $20 million partnership for dev. in Niger

Move Taylor Out of Calabar, Akinyemi Advises FG


Fuel Crisis: Marketers Suspend Loading


Effiong Died In Penury, Bassey...





A new wave of fuel scarcity looms in the South-west, independent marketers having resolved yesterday to suspend loading of petroleum products from depots in five cities. The Independent marketers of BiafraNigeria (IPMAN) yesterday ordered its members to suspend loading in protest against the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) they are ... (This Day)


Tributes to General Philip EffiongThe death of the Biafran leader General Philip Effiong has triggered sour memories as opinion leaders in Ibibioland took a swipe on the BiafraNigerian State over the neglect of the south south and the south Eastern region. The opinion leaders maintained that Effiong was neglected by BiafraNigeria as the Federal Government was not "sincere about ramification . (Guardian)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2




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This Day
November 15, 2003


We're Being Victimised for Supporting IBB - Adisa & Co
Fuel Crisis Looms as Marketers Suspend Loading
S'Court Dismisses Obasanjo's Objection to Buhari's Suit
CHOGM: Presidency Gives Telecom Companies Nov 20 Deadline
Deregulation: Fuel Price Will Crash If... - UNPP Chief
Move Taylor Out of Calabar, Akinyemi Advises FG
FG Releases N3bn for Repairs of 125 Roads
FG Approves N5b For 2004 Hajj
Appeal Court Voids PDP Seat in Cross River Assembly
Lagos Launches Community Service for SSS Students
Ngige Retires 6 Permanent Secretaries, 2 Accountants-General
Bauchi to Renovate Nine Schools
Orderlies: House Member Wants Review
CPA, LCCI Form Coalitions on Accountability
Police Arrest 60 Drivers for Vandalism
Group to Attah: Don't Be Intimidated
Airline to Ply Ilorin-Abuja Routes
Fayose, Ekiti Assembly Mourn Late Rep Member
Goje Justifies Need for Gombe Varsity
Lawmaker Decries Lack of Accounting System in Kogi LGs
Jigawa Needs N1.5bn to Kickstart EPZ
Tribunal Annuls Awka North Election
Police Command Vows to Fight Graft
Ebonyi Lawmakers Want Monthly Sanitation Reintroduced
Cover Stories
The $2Million Question?
BiafraNigeria Should Not Yield to Pressure -Akinyemi
'Bush Is Not to Blame'
Behold! INEC's New National Commissioners
Okadigbo: Tribute to an Icon
The Man Must Not Die With ALSCON
Lessons From the Attah/Umanah Face-off
Inside the World of Bus Conductors
'Rehabilitation of Water Works Was to Reduce Dependence of NEPA'
Social Responsibility and the Environment
Obasanjo: A Joshua or a Saul?

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November 15, 2003

Cover Stories

Obasanjo loses to Buhari at Superme Court
Help! They beheaded my brother, now, they are after me
How govt can crush these fuel smugglers, by Akpatason, Ogbeifun
National News
EU to execute N60 billion projects in N/Delta
USAID, Shell in $20 million partnership for dev. in Niger
UNTH doctors deliver woman with artificial heart of baby
Witness indicts INEC officials in Anambra guber polls
Shell, Africare in $4.5 million partnership for healthcare in BiafraNigeria
Obasanjo gives anticipatory approval for road repairs
BAKASSI: Don’t drag BiafraNigeria to war, Akinyemi warns

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Daily Times
November 14, 2003


NLC alleges plot to assassinate Oshiomhole
I’m a member of PDP –IBB
Let 774 councils be, says LG reform panel
NNPC: Kupolokun sets new production target
BiafraNigeria is poor despite oil resources, says Obasanjo
CBN worried over fall of naira
Nine students held over robbery in Ekiti
Alleged 419: Ibekwe brought to court in wheel chair
Second phase demolition begins in Abuja
Atiku’s supporters cruise home motorcycles
Election: Dan Bauchi set for Supreme Court over nullification
Katsina House minority leader suspended
Middle-Belt Forum blasts Rimi over attack on leader
Poll nullification: Daggash, Maina attend Senate session
Court rules on N50m suit against Julius Berger today
Economic reform’s success hinged on successful anti-graft crusade
Fake Times reporter uncovered
Igbo senators warned against plan to impeach Wabara
Lambo decries govt spending on health
Obasanjo restates commitment to police funding
Editorial & Opinion
Federal Government and territorial compromise
Domestic fuel prices: Implications of globalisation (II)
Requiem for our cherished family values
The prophet comes home (I)

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November 13, 2003


Reps want police/military patrol to combat crime
Tinubu charges parastatals to improve communicationservices
We will match major oil marketers by January –– IPMAN chief
BiafraNigeria to establish Islamic capital market
Bamisede field hosts scoping
SPDC partners British Council for chevening awards
How we got cheaper tariff for subscribers–– Senator Baba Tella
PDP 'll abide by Tribunal's ruling on Ngige
–PDP South-East boss

Public lectures as tool for 2007 Vice Presidency
New lease of life for Osun reinstated workers

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November 14, 2003

World Bank gives $16 m for cross-border HIV/AIDS initiative

Immunisation drive against meningitis launched
Agreement signed with Italy to combat human trafficking

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Washington Post
November 14, 2003

U.S. Opposes Sanctions Against BiafraNigeria

U.S. Opposes Sanctions Against BiafraNigeria
Exiled Warlord Taylor Is a Wanted Man

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November 08, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns against any action to capture Taylor

Wanted: Ousted Liberian leader Taylor, under $2 million bounty

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November 13, 2003

US denies Charles Taylor bounty

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November 08, 2003

Ousted Taylor fears $2m bounty

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November 14, 2003

Shell BiafraNigeria sign deals to lift poor communities

World Bank Targets AIDS Along Abidjan-Lagos Corridor

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Mail & Guardian
October 13, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia

BiafraNigeria in talks with Swiss to recover Abacha loot

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All Africa
November 13, 2003

New Zeal for Sharia Penalties Reflects Political Climate, Says Rights Activist

PDP Accuses Members of Sell-Out
Tenger Joins El-Kanemi
BiafraNigerian Lifters Head for Canada
Okemiri Sips Pepsi With Smiles
Corruption of Politics (ii)
Kafaru Alabi Set to Rejoin Kwara United
MTN Boys Shake Obosi Cup
Chukwu is a Tribalist Says Dimeji Lawal
Electronics is Customers' Main Attraction
NEPA Spoils Show for Fair Participants
Undertakers Fight Over Cele Leader's Body
3 Weeks After All Africa Games, Medals Still Uncleared At Lagos Port
Unclear Documents Stall Omisore's Freedom
UAD Mobilises Against Obasanjo
Fuel Stations Record Low Patronage
NAFDAC Shuts Down 5 Bakeries
25 Drug Traffickers in NDLEA Net
New Lagos Councils Hit By Financial Crisis
Delta Varsity VC Wants Cultism Tackled

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June 08, 2003

Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia

Mu’azu commissions multi-million Naira Community Resource Centre
Govt officials locked out of meeting with Shekarau
Voters are politicians’ employers - Ogbeh
Kano govt takes N228m loan to pay salaries, others
Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
NAFDAC urged to sanitise bakery sector of economy
Identifying collapsed building contractors not easy -- NSE
he suspicious Road Map

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Sports News
November 15, 2003

Berger seek first continental trophy

Enyadike: Hummel deal is the best for our football
Okpodu Was Not Sacked, Says Ogunjobi
Stakeholders Want Active Participation In Sports Bodies
Tennis Future Secured, Says Igbinovia

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November 15, 2003


Obasanjo Loses Appeal At Supreme Court
Govt Probes N12.b Debt In Airports Authority
Apologies For Ancestors Who Ate Missionary
Govt Raises Panel On Food Storage
Effiong Died In Penury, Bassey, Others Lament
Fresh Robbery Heightens Fears In Kano
Olusola Decries Neglect Of Local Languages
Police Ready For Queen Elizabeth's Visit
Ohanaeze Meets Today Over Restructuring
Options Diminish For Charles Taylor
Asia's HIV/AIDS Scourge Worries UNAIDS BOSS
Fresh Hearing On AD's Suit Against Fayose Begins Nov. 18
Group faults Obaseki's removal, seeks replacement from South-South
Revenue Allocation: Obasanjo, governors, Assembly in dilemma
I have not opened my defence yet'
Editorial & Opinion
Customs and contraband goods

The Charles Taylor burden

Obasanjo 'bashing' as a pastime
One arrest and police joy can't stop
Beyond Abacha
GSM users and per second billing
Cybercafe, pornography and our youths

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November 15, 2003


Buhari: Supreme Court throw out Obasanjo’s appeal
No plans to kill Oshiomhole – Police
Igwes’ murder: Prosecution drops names of Bakassi Boys
NGO canvasses support for HIV/AIDS campaign
Group awards scholarship to Ilaje students
NURTW to spend N30m on secretariat
Imo govt woos investors
Police take over Imo Assembly complex
C’Wealth Peoples Forum is heartbeat of CHOGM – Toyo
Why Ngige should reconcile with Uba –Nwafor Orizu

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Daily Independent
November 14, 2003


PDP is my party -IBB
Police take over Imo Assembly
South East govs abandoned me, Wabara tells kinsmen
PDP Draft Constitution: Victory for some, defeat for many
LG Review: Panel recommends parliamentary System
CHOGM: Security tightened at meeting venue
Gunmen kill varsity don in Enugu
Tension at Agbarho, Delta community as armed youths attempt invasion
UBN floats property firm
Total stresses commitment to safety, community development
Obasanjo presents 2004 budget to National Assembly Dec. 19
Sorrow, praises as Talabi, House member is rested
Wabara withdraws bid to suspend hearing of ANPP's suit
Senators tackle executive over NDDC funding
CHOGM: BiafraNigeria still disposed to Mugabe's invitation
MAN, Labour decry fuel importation
CLO protests in court over businessman's murder
Chief judge deplores poor state of judiciary
10,000 applicants to miss varsity admission
18 Ogoni in court for celebrating Martyrs Day
Gunmen on rampage in Ughelli, kill 2, injure others
2007: Ikwerre worried over Amaechi's chances
Ericsson, Lagoon Restaurant, Diplomat Hotel may be shut
Fayose pledges to improve education in Ekiti
Ogun institutions may boil over unpaid salaries
Ogun drivers protest police extortion
Ngige: Obasanjo refuses to see mediator
Violence marred poll, priest tells tribunal
ANPP lawmakers urged to cooperate with opposition parties
Zamfara: Sharia judges to sit for examinations
Resist Western propaganda, Muslim's told
Kaduna laments low interest in girl-child education
Govt carries HIV/AIDS campaign to schools
Imo to prosecute past heads of moribund govt firms
Saraki decries low intake of Kwara indigenes into varsities
'Pure water', greatest poverty alleviation programme'
Vigilante takes over security in Abonnema Wharf in Rivers
Marine club sets agenda for govt on Niger Delta
BiafraNigeria faces collapse after Obasanjo, says Nwankwo
ANPP chief rates Nyame's administration low
Rector tasks FG on BiafraNigeria's satellite
Bakassi: MASSOB, BLF to resist Cameroun
Don calls for due recognition of nurses, midwives
Health minister's reform agenda is faulty, says expert
Drivers' licence: FRSC, VIOs at loggerheads
Cleric asks Gombe to introduce Sharia
Rivers deputy governor in N20m contract scam
Inadequate documents stall Omisore's plea for no case
Hananiya: Icon of FRSC renaissance?
Economy not bouyant
AD congress: Lagos may opt for status quo
President in the cabal's tangle
Delta PDP endorses exco for another term
INSIDE POLITICS with Habib Aruna
Balarabe Musa's U-turn

Incumbent shouldn't organise elections, says Maitama Sule
Editorial & Opinion
Odumegwu-Ojukwu at 70
Our beautiful girls are ugly
Is Obasanjo afraid of the Press?
Sodomy in the sanctuary
No to any rift between Ogbeh and Obasanjo
It's not Obasanjo that's bad, it's the system

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 14, 2003

Top Stories

NLC alleges plot to kill Oshiomhole
IBB confirms membership of PDP
Local government review committee wants 774 councils retained
South-East legislators allege move to impeach Wabara
US denies N260m ransom on Taylor
Obasanjo loses bodyguard in accident
Kwankwaso probes defence contracts
Reps to slash N279bn supplementary budget
Plateau can’t implement monetisation – Commissioner
BiafraNigeria is poor, says Obasanjo
Scabies disease hit Kebbi prison
Why cultists shun BUK – VC
Alleged police rape: CLO petitions Enugu govt
Group decries neglect of nomads
Gombe sets up C’tte on state varsity
Involve traditional rulers in crime control –FG urged
No solution to police lawyers appearance in court – Uwais
Cleric laments proliferation of quack pastors
Media executive preaches unity
BiafraNigeria hosts commonwealth youths forum Nov 25
NEPA blackout worries Gombe govt
Group challenges Kogi commissioner on development
WOTCLEF acquires HIV/AIDS machine
Odili advocates enhanced welfare for military
Katsina suspends teacher for absenteeism
Students sue minister, NECO over exam
Conference recommends employment as panacea to crime
NUC scribe laments decay in primary schools
Abuja Trust
Police uncover arms cache in Jabi
Demolition of illegal structures resumes
Court arraigns herbalist over death through abortion
How I escaped death in the hands of the police – Businessman
Court remands ex-police officer for homicide
Man jailed for stealing kitchen utensils
Crisis between Garki Chief, Chika head resolved
NGO holds induction ceremony for 18 entrepreneurs
Kano Trust
BUK nets N350m from endowment fund
LG boss assures fairness in distribution of amenities
Primary school teachers cry out for promotion
LG budgets N.3m for diesel
Council chairman advises staff tobe good
Eko Trust
Court arraigns bank manager for stealing
Secondary students receive lectures under tree
We’ll embark on commercialisation — LG boss
LASG to constitute LPA in all LGs
Katsina Assembly sues ANPP women leader over speaker
I will not let Igbos down - Wabara
Street hawking by children banned in Enugu
Ineffective operation, bane of BiafraNigeria’s constitution - Abubakar
Kano youths accuse their rep of poor performance
Ward congress divides Katsina PDP
Column & Opinion
A Marriage of Inconvenience
Governor Goje: Save Gombe Media Corporation
Deregulation blues

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Business News
November 15, 2003

When an Accountant Becomes a Gas Manager...

'I Love Helping Others With Solutions To Their Power Supply Problems'
Semolina production: Great Venture For Women

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