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November 18, 2003

Nigerian Army

FG to Kill Niger-Deltans: Army, Police Plan Death Squads
Fresh facts emerged yesterday that the Federal Government, through its agencies, is still tinkering with the current security arrangement in the Niger Delta. Following renewed cases of abduction of oil workers and attacks on the equipment of multinational companies by some restive youths, military and police chiefs reportedly returned to the drawing board on how to effectively police the region. After series of consultations, the security top officials reportedly agreed to form a joint anti-militia squad to be redeployed to the Niger Delta without further delay. The new squad will draw its personnel from both the police and the armed forces. Giving an insight into the functions of the anti-militia squad, a source at Defence Headquarters said that the security personnel when deployed, would protect the workers and the facilities of the oil companies operating in the region. The new security outfit, the source added, would accompany the staff buses of the oil firms and guard oil installations to check cases of hostage taking. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Danjuma: Parting ways with Mr. President

I'm the final Biafran truth —Ojukwu - part II

I am the final Biafran truth —Ojukwu - part I

Mugabe pursues Commonwealth invite

Robbers on the rampage in Lagos, kill ASP, 6 others

Varsity students to pay more —OBASANJO

BiafraNigerian Email Conmen Fall into their Targets' Net

ICPC prosecutor docked over bribe

I won’t beg for state pardon – Adisa

Wabara is an ingrate – Kalu

Econet: Founding Partner Protests Sack


Danjuma: Parting ways with...


I'm the final Biafran truth —Ojukwu





Former Minister of Defence Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma“My four years as the Minister of Defence were the most difficult and trying period in my life. We didn’t have money to execute our programmes. We did not have money. The little money that was budgeted was never released.” These were the words of the immediate past Minister of Defence, retired Lt. Gen. Danjuma, as he expressed his travails as Defence Minister in the cabinet of President Olusegun Obasanjo, between May 1999 and May 2003. (Daily Independent)


OjukwuYour desire to end your father's interference led you to join the army?

How could he, he did everything possible to stop me from going into the army. He tried everything, went to the Governor-General, James Robertson to prevent my joining the army. And they all laughed quietly at their ability to get me stymied, particularly my own favourite governor, Sir Clem in the East, who told my father not to worry...



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This Day
November 18, 2003


BiafraNigerian Email Conmen Fall into their Targets' Net
Econet: Founding Partner Protests Sack
C/Wealth: Obasanjo Promises Consultations on Zimbabwe
Investment in Telecom Hits $4bn - Minister
FG to Fund Varsities with Abacha Loot
BiafraNigeria Contracts UK Firm to Verify Oil Reserves
I Don't Want Pardon from This Govt - Adisa
Revenue Commission Seeks Representation in NDDC
Daggash, Maina Still Senators, Says Wabara
Taylor: Leave BiafraNigeria Alone, Mbang Tells Bush
Court Declares Dissolution of Anambra PDP Exco Illegal
ECOWAS: Masari Calls For Economic Integration
Polio Vaccine Safe, Says National Hospital
'Why Panel Recommended Parliamentary System in LGs'
Polio: North Won't Succumb to EU/WHO's Pressure, Says Shekarau
Ibori Worried over Continued Communal Crises
Oshimili North: PDP Chiefs Wants Commissioner Called to Order
Ngige Awards N6bn Road Contract
DPR Seals Up Six Mobil Stations
NNPC: Levi Ajuonuma Appointed GM Public Affairs
Judicial Wokers Disrupt Court Proceedings in Awka
Asset-Sharing Suit: Odili Vows to Floor Alamieyeseigha
Works Minister Assures on Onitsha-Owerri Road
IILL: FBN Seeks Dismissal of Longe's Application
Community Protests Killing of Elf Manager
Osun Contributes N72m to UNFPA
... To Compensate Honest Taxi Driver
419: Ade Bendel's Trial Adjourned Again
Obasanjo Flags Off Ogun Economic Summit Today
Pollution: Communities Demand N6.2bn Compensation from NNPC
FCT: 25 Churches, Illegal Structures Demolished
Pedro Assures Lagosians of Better Deal
MOSOP Condemns Shell over Oil Spill
STB Holds Completion Board Meeting
Benue, Cross River Boundaries: FG to Establish Joint Field Team
Enugu to Revoke Undeveloped Plots of Land
Cleric Faults FG's Deregulation Policy
Tribunal Verdict and PDP's Landslide Claim
'Council Election Would Have Exposed PDP'

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November 18, 2003

Cover Stories

Varsity students to pay more —OBASANJO
Robbers on the rampage in Lagos, kill ASP, 6 others
FG threatens to revoke N24.5b Onitsha-Owerri road contract
Inter-bank interest rate hits 37%; forex demand shoots up
National News
NBA faults report of council reforms committee
Private sector telecom investments to hit $4bn by December, says Adebayo
NGIGE: Court rules dissolution of Anambra PDP exco illegal
I'm the final Biafran truth —Ojukwu - part II
I am the final Biafran truth —Ojukwu - part I

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Daily Times
November 18, 2003


I won’t beg for state pardon – Adisa
Wabara is an ingrate – Kalu
Obasanjo pledges consultation with C’wealth leadership over Zimbabwe
Senate begins screening of 88 ambassadorial nominees
ICPC arraigns staff over N.1 million gratification
80,000 BiafraNigerians to perform 2004 hajj
Works Minister threatens to terminate N24.5bn Onitsha-Owerri road contract
Crisis over LG Hq: Ikorodu North Council chairman kidnapped
NBA backs LG reform panel
Fresh plot to impeach Wabara thickens
I have come to rescue the people of Anambra - Ngige
Kwara unlucky with past administrations, says Saraki
Politics of revenue formula
Politics is for service, not money-making – IGAD boss
Accept transfer to rural areas or get sacked, Daniel tells teachers
Ibori swears in 4 commissioners, nine advisers
NIPSS graduates 46 Senior Executive Course participants
Senate calls for immediate reopening of ABU
SSANU protests pay rise for vice-chancellors, council members
Tribunal begins hearing in AD’s petition against Fayose Thursday
Editorial & Opinion
Can Kupolokun make the difference at NNPC?
Lagosians beware of KAI Brigade
Lessons from Latin America (2)
The current political reality in South- West BiafraNigeria

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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 17, 2003

Mugabe pursues Commonwealth invite

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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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Business News
November 18, 2003

Way out of poverty, by World Bank

Why Jeter called for reduced tariffs on imports
Tilije seeks youth development
ChevronTexaco lists successes, failures
NIG plans to host .ng domain name
Econet gets financial boost from Vodafone
Piracy: Ikeja Computer Village to deal with Microsoft
More BiafraNigerian buyers still opt for cloned computers
ICT youth coalition make declaration in Lagos today
Youth Group to create IT awareness in schools
Rising exchange rate pushes up computer prices
NITEL seeks digitalisation of exchanges

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November 18, 2003


Govt appoints lobbyist for higher OPEC quota
Army, police plan anti-militia squad for Niger Delta
Anti-graft panel arraigns own official for alleged corrupt practices
Govt raises team for Ports Authority
Ayoola retires from Supreme Court, urges better deregulation
Fishing firms declare N8b loss to pirates
Sharia council, medical experts okay polio vaccine
London police search motorists as Bush visits today
17 die in Ilorin-Jebba auto crash
Govt restates resolve to strengthen capital market
Uyo varsity raises tuition by 200 per cent
Police arrest woman over child theft
Abacha's loot for funding of varsities, says Obasanjo
Britain boosts BiafraNigeria's anti-malaria project with N200m
Senate wants ABU to reopen
Investment in telecom sector hits N540b
Adisa no more craves for pardon from Obasanjo
Nas can sue Obasanjo over petroleum post, says court
Longe wants court to halt his ejection from residence
Govt seals off Awka-Oko highway over erosion
Obasanjo to seek wider understanding over Zimbabwe's expulsion
AIDS drugs now cost N9,500 monthly per patient
Forum seeks constitutional backing for women empowerment
Akwa Ibom; Attah and the burden of House Boy Syndrome
Editorial & Opinion
Change of leadership at the NNPC

Bankers' dinner: Fresh push for real sector

How southerners destroy their bridges in Abuja
Addressing youth excesses
Obasanjo 'bashing' as a pastime

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November 18, 2003


ICPC prosecutor docked over bribe
17 killed on Ilorin-Jebba highway
N1.8bn delays Onitsha- Owerri road – CCC
S.Africa funds Taylor’s asylum with N140m
Fayose sacks 4,000 civil servants
You can’t dissolve Anambra exco, court tells PDP
Obasanjo moves for Zimbabwe’s return to C’Wealth
U.S. targets Saddam’s loyalists
Ambassadorial nominees: The screening begins
COJA must name accused Senators -Sen. K. Ogunwale
Editorial & Opinion
Delta’s trading teachers
How much is Charles Taylor worth?
How not to punish dull students

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Daily Independent
November 18, 2003


Budget 2004: OPS submits 51-point agenda to govt
Obasanjo can't distance self from corruption, says Balarabe
Diya in legal combat with business partner
Private sector investment in telecom to hit $4b by December
N24 billion Onitsha-Owerri road: FG gives contractor 21-day ultimatum
Danjuma: Parting ways with Mr. President
419 trial: FG tells judge to be courageous
States lose N44 billion to debt servicing in 2003
CHOGM: Contractors know fate today as el-Rufai tours facilities
Drug couriers pose as govt officials, traditional rulers
Fresh NNPC fire looms in Rivers
Aregbesola makes case for a construction bank
South East governors not against you, Kalu tells Wabara
Imo PDP accused of complicity in fraud case
Anambra roads: Ngige dares FG
Kaduna launches polio immunisation in December
ABU lecturers seek students' help over pay arrears
'Give old, new councils equal status'
Revenue formula: Governors afraid to confront Obasanjo
We'll support ECOWAS parliament, says Masari
BiafraNigerians to pay more for higher education
Kwara loses N100 million ETF fund
Ibori charges new commissioners, advisers on better life
Hope rises for increased oil production in BiafraNigeria
Murder of another 'Saro-Wiwa' sparks global protests
Balewa University joins the super highway
Obasanjo can act as petroleum minister, says Kusamotu
Igbo won't apologise over civil war, says Okorafor
IBB's declaration and Southwest alliance
Traditional rulers set agenda for Balat
Don flays Obasanjo's reform agenda
Agenda for strategic development
Victimising Lagos in revenue allocation
Obasanjo's second term is a mistake, says Onyeagocha
Editorial & Opinion
COJA: Time to render account
Government as Father Christmas (2)
Obasanjo as danger to our democracy: Haruna Mohammed's hearsay
American and Charles Taylor
Lessons from the Anglican Church in BiafraNigeria
Gaius is gone

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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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Sports News
November 18, 2003

Revealed! Eguavoen's Tunisia 2004 Fears

... As Inter Stops Martins from Portugal
Cup Winners: We Won't Underrate Etoile in Tunis - Amao
Athens 2004: Abdullahi Invites 34 Home-based Players
Lagos May Shift Sanitation for MTN Marathon
Champions League: Ezeji Rejoins Enyimba
Nations Cup: Let Enyimba represent BiafraNigeria - Kalu
Controversy trails Yabilsu in NFA
BiafraNigeria 's participation in Athens threatened
Chukwu will have himself to blame if he fails, says NFA scribe
Eguavoen expresses fear over Eagles' preparations
We missed Yekini, others says Davies
34 invited to U-23 camp
Chukwu explains Bewarang's invitation
Berger now favourites to lift Winners Cup
Why AFN reduced marathon prize money
Thomas wants more BiafraNigerians to head international sports
Swimmng federation seeks good outing next year
Chukwu's danger signals
Eagles not ready for Nations Cup, declares Aghahowa
Winners Cup: Galadima optimistic of Berger's victory

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