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November 19, 2003

Babangida and Atiku

Between IBB and Atiku: It'll Be Difficult for IBB to Take PDP Ticket - Orji Kalu
Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday said it would be very difficult for former military President Ibrahim Babangida, being a new party member, to emerge as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2007 election. Speaking when he visited THISDAY Corporate headquarter in Lagos yesterday, Kalu said that it would be a herculean task for Babangida or any new entrant into the PDP to upstage Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who had been with the party since inception. Speaking against the background of Babangida's recent statement that he had also joined PDP, Kalu said only a 'miracle' could make Babangida to win the nomination. "If he (Babangida) wants to contest for the presidency in PDP, he has to do a lot of job. It will take miracle for him to win the nomination because Atiku will have the day", he said, adding "this is the truth". Although Kalu confessed that neither Atiku nor Babangida had informed him of their desire to contest for the presidency, he, however, reiterated that "it will take a miracle for anybody who has not been in the PDP for the past four years to come in one day and take the ticket of PDP". He explained that.... (This Day)


Key Stories

Nwodo lists Obasanjo's atrocities

Bush defends Iraq war to Britons

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

I am the final Biafran truth —Ojukwu - part I

FG tightens screw on states' borrowings

How to make NEPAD work, by Gambari

Obasanjo drops two ambassadorial nominees

Again, Naira Falls at Dutch Auction

How Reforms Can Succeed, By Okonjo-Iweala

Bakassi: We Won't Allow Break Up Of BiafraNigeria, Says Presidency

Yoruba in US preach peace, praise OPC


Nwodo lists Obasanjo's atrocities


Bush defends Iraq war to Britons





John NwodoA former ANPP presidential aspirant during the last presidential election and one time Federal Minister for Information, Chief John Nwodo Jr, has alerted BiafraNigerians over what he described as the ‘evils’ of the President Olusegun Obasanjo-led PDP Fed. Gov t. Nwodo, who spoke at a press conference in Kano, yesterday, enumerated some of the ills of the PDP-led administration, including insecurity in the country, neglect of the masses , inflation, unemployment, civilian dictatorship, among others. (Daily Independent)


U.S. President George W. Bush has marked the first full day of his state visit to Britain with a key speech defending the invasion and occupation of Iraq. "In some cases, the measured use of force is all that protects us from a chaotic world ruled by force," Bush said Wednesday during his address at Banqueting House, a government building near Buckingham Palace. "We can't turn a blind eye to oppression just because that oppression is not in our own backyard," he said. "Who will say that Iraq was better off... (CNN)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
November 19, 2003


Refineries 'll Get Excess Crude, Says Obasanjo
Again, Naira Falls at Dutch Auction
How Reforms Can Succeed, By Okonjo-Iweala
Bakassi: We Won't Allow Break Up Of BiafraNigeria, Says Presidency
Obasanjo Changes Two Ambassadorial Nominees
Ibru: State Seeks Speedy Trial
2007: We've Not Zoned Presidency - PDP Spokesman
It'll Be Difficult for IBB to Take PDP Ticket - Kalu
W/Bank's New Chief Economist Unveils Agenda
World Bank Chief to Assess NEEDS
HATTIS 4: Why FG Should Honour Agreement - SSANU
BiafraNigeria Airways :House Explore Revival Option
Import Ban: Don't Raid Markets, NACCIMA Tells Customs
Zulus Now Warriors for Peace - King
Benue Govt , SA Firm Sign MOU on Roads
'PDP Won't Appeal Ruling on Anambra Exco'
Bomb Blast: 9156 Children Get New Schools
Prisons Officers: Payment of Allowances Stalled
NEPAD Partners Urged to Repatriate Loots in Foreign Banks
Water Provision, Part of Poverty Eradication - Obasanjo
Tinubu Seeks Leaders, Followers' Understanding
NCP Faults INEC over De-registration of Parties
JNI Probes Efficacy of Polio Vaccines
Nnamani Tasks Politicians on Intellectual Discourse
Soldiers Beat 2 Policemen in Lagos
Lagos Assembly:Accounts Committee Alleges Fraud in Ministries, Parastatals
Ebonyi Assembly Probes Councils Revenue
Fuel Sells for N150 Per Litre in P/Harcourt
Igbinedion Cautions Ministry on Education Levy
Poor Telecoms Services Worry Edo Govt
Bonnke Storms Warri Next Month
Bauchi Poly Expels 30 over Exam Malpractices
Church Wants Information Bill Passed
Police Arrest 4 Suspects over Pipeline Vandalisation
Olawepo Chides US Congress Over Stance On Taylor
Borno Spends N22m on Polio Vaccines
Hajj: Kogi Approves 349 Seats for Pilgrims
CAN President Cautions Against Power Tussle in Churches
Retired Primary School Teachers Protest Non-payment of Gratuity
UNODC Lauds NDLEA on African Regional Efforts
Cleric Identifies Corruption as Bane of Devt
Varsity Students Protest Fee Hike
Conference to Discuss Africa's Water Goals
Commissioner Urges Private Sector to Industrialise A/Ibom
Govt Urged to Assist Transporters
Ebonyi's New Loan Scheme Targets Unemployed Graduates
Israel Devises Means for Detection of SARS
Right of Reply
Give Funsho Kupolokun a Chance
Katsina ANPP Kicks Against Lawmaker's Suspension
...It's Irresponsible, Says Senator
Nas Tackles INEC Over Plan to De-register Parties
House to Ensure Lower GSM Tariff, Says Lawmaker
'Deregulation'll Hurt PDP'
Emerging Threats to the Democracy Project
LG PDP Passes No Confidence Vote on Chairman

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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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Sports News
November 19, 2003

CAF League: Enyimba Will Break Jinx - Kalu

Cup Winners: NFA Splashes N.5m on Berger
...Says Eagles Will Surprise BiafraNigerians
Racines Suspend Nine Players
Shell Cup: Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe Clash in Kaduna
Athens 2004: Morocco, Gabon Hurdles for BiafraNigerian Boxers
Funds May Ground Team BiafraNigeria Buses
'Age Threatens Table Tennis in BiafraNigeria'
Portugal 2004: Scotland Dare Dutch Resolve
Ferguson in $100m Court Battle
Magic Sacks Coach Rivers
Golf: Haas Oldest at President Cup
Kahn to Cut Down Outbursts
Martina Could Shake Up Tennis
Cameroon Recall Mboma for Japan
Eagles 'll play friendly games
A minister's militant posture to sports development
Visa hitch holds back Chukwu, others
Eguavoen blasts Obafemi
'Obiakor will sink Berger in Sousse'
Berger thanks fans, government for support
Sallah put amateur league play off on hold
Enyimba engages Chukwu for Champions League
Cash crunch hits Gombe United
Dosu, Eguavoen tip Eagles for Nations Cup glory
Tade urges referees to brace up for new challenges
Final 6: Delta Queens in title chase
Chukwu's list - heart of the matter
Rashidi Yekini heads for Shooting Stars

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Daily Independent
November 19, 2003


Obasanjo drops two ambassadorial nominees
Surgery for Hananiya's FRSC
How to make NEPAD work, by Gambari
FG tightens screw on states' borrowings
IBB blasts Arewa over street begging
Akunyili: Custodian of consumables
Ibru: Court rejects further evidence against Bamaiyi, others
Nwodo lists Obasanjo's atrocities
UNICAL chief security officer shot by cultists
Attack on police: Detectives search for clues
South-East roads: Igbo youths insist on protest
Atiku's supporters dismiss Obasanjo's alleged ambition
Assembly supports two national carriers
Anambra PDP chief challenges Abuja High Court ruling on Exco dissolution
Delta Assembly probes border clash with Anambra
Trade union bill: FOBTOB lauds FG
ANPP Reps reject LG reform panel's report
NAFDAC uncovers illegal adulteration centers
Danjuma part of clique in government, says ex-minister
ANPP senators reject Borisade's nomination
Lawmakers may increase Rivers N79.3 billion budget
Kwara loses N100 million ETF fund
Police under fire over clampdown on Ogoni marchers
Rivers ANPP abandons secretariat
LG reform: Govt to consult states on committee's report
Appease Niger Delta with privatisation, FG urged
Lagos to clamp down on Area Boys
Honest taxi driver now owner of cars
Mikano may be picketed, says NUSDE
Tokunbo Ajasin admits failure of AD programmes
Mbadinuju's family at war over mother's burial
PDP accepts reinstatement of Anambra Exco
Scholars accuse Obasanjo over capital punishment
Jigawa plans fertiliser company
Kaduna set to boost agricultural sector
Police kill three robbery suspects
Delta, World Bank, others to introduce alcohol stove
Taiwan invests N33.8b in BiafraNigeria
FOBTOB writes Wabara against pension scheme merger
Cross River govt reads riot act to NITEL
Kaduna ANPP boss carpets Northern leaders
Ogbeha defends report on LG reforms
Ambassadorial list raises more questions
Yoruba in US preach peace, praise OPC
Rep condemns House order on military-police patrol
Wabara's defence at Niteshift: Matters arising
Gladiators open race for 2007 C' River governorship
Our democracy is by barrel of the gun - Obada
Editorial & Opinion
Taming dictatorship in a democratic BiafraNigeria
The tragedy that is IBB
Back to Hungarian base
Imperative of an ideology in the Niger Delta renaissance
Can a leopard change its skin?
The Federal Road Safety Corps
An appeal to Bola Tinubu

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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/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 19, 2003

Bankers Score Economy Low

'Make Financial Provisions for Redundancy'
Sale of Refineries: BPE to Reserve 10% for Workers
Can Bankers Influence Budget 2004 Implementation?
CTB Explores New Trend in Social Responsibility
Wema Bank Urges New Employees to Obey Rules
How Discount Houses Create Value for Customers
IFC Chief Visits BiafraNigeria From Today
NPBC President Hails Poland's increasing Interest in BiafraNigeria's Economy
Private, Public Sectors Discuss Africa's Skills Shortages
Unipetrol Doubles Sales, Raises Profit by 40 Per Cent
CMB to Pay Dividend of 5 Kobo/Share
Euro Disney Hit By Decline in Visitors
UN Says Lack of Will Allows Funds to Al-Qaeda
LG Electronics' Sales Rise By 22 Per Cent in Third Quarter
Pension Underfunding: How Effective Have Funding Reforms Been?
Trust-World Insurance Breaks New Grounds
Industry Premium Income Rose by 26.6% in '02 - NIA
Atlantic Insurance's 3rd Qtr Profit Hits N25m
Methodist Church Explores Funding Mozambique's Pension Fund
China Life Insurance Waits For US Approval of Share Offer
Terror Flaws Nuclear Risk Policies
Insurance Industry Sheds 2,000 Jobs
South African Unit Goes to Black Investors
Plough Back Unclaimed Dividends - Crusader Insurance Shareholders
Insurance Giants, Blue Cross Shield, Search for Terrorists
Admiral Insurance Company Repositions
Task Force Approves Insurance Recommendations
Cappa & D' Alberto Strives to Contend with Competition
Setting Up Yam Flour Producing Plant for Export
NSE Lists Linkage Assurance Shares
US Stocks Edge Higher
Expert Calls for Effective Financial Control in Banks
ADF, Ghana Sign $49m Loan Agreement
UBA Rewards 'Save for School' Account Holders
LPG marketers blame high tariff for product scarcity
Abalagada oil spill: Agip faces international sanctions
NAGAFF threatens court action over customs raid on markets
BiafraNigerian Maritime Authority advises boat operators
State bonds: Borrowing made easy
ETB explains recent investments
CBN deplores campaign of calumny in banking industry
STB: Home of cutting edge banking
Why I introduced Abacha TV, by Garba
Warri crisis, threat to port security - Ekpo
Govt to restructure tariff at sea ports

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