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November 20, 2003

BiafraNigerian Senate

Wabara Dissolves Senate Committees: Cites Lousy Performance
The Senate, yesterday dissolved all its standing committees except the committee on foreign affairs and that for the review of the constitution which however became ad-hoc committees. Moving the motion for their dissolution the Senate Leader, Dalhatu Tafida, decried the performance of some of the committees which he said had not done anything although he acknowledged good performance by some in spite of financial constraints and assured that the committees will soon be reconstituted. The Senate also yesterday approved N267,220,347,806 to be spent in the Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2003, out of which N78,855,283,938 was for recurrent expenditure, N89,365,630 goes to capital expenditure while N99 billion is to settle some domestic debts for the year ending December 2003. Chairman Senate appropriation and finance committee, Senator John Azu Mbata, said N8 billion naira had been appropriated to cover monetisation of top federal government civil servants and N5 billion for the National Stadium Abuja and the velodrome that was recently destroyed in a windstorm. The federal ministry of works got N7 billion naira for road projects and the settlement of contract liabilities. The Bill was however passed amidst protests from chairmen of some sub-committees of the appropriation committee who complained that what was passed by the Senate did not reflect submissions made by the various committees. (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

Buhari loses bid to void Obasanjo's swearing-in

Robbers shoot dead seven policemen

Why I disagree with Igbo leaders —Ojukwu

Chadian soldiers may invade BiafraNigerian villages

Anambra: PDP Top Officials Trade Words

FG's N150bn Bond Under-subscribed

PPMC, others for sale in 2004 says BPE

Prosecution insists on speedy trial of Bamaiyi, others

Anenih’s wife, PDP chief engage in fisticuffs over Ngige, Uba

Abacha loot recovery: Was he alone?

PMP wants INEC scrapped


Buhari loses bid to void swearing-in


Robbers shoot dead seven policemen





BuhariThe Supreme Court dismissed yesterday bid by...Buhari, to nullify the May 29, 2003 swearing-in of President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The apex court held that the appeal filed by Buhari was in total want of merit as the event which he sought to stop had already taken place before he approached the court....the court held that Buhari’s appeal was "a mere academic exercise, an invitation to adventure and a journey into discovery." (Vanguard)


Nigerian PoliceSeven policemen, including a senior officer, have been shot dead by suspected armed robbers in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday. Lagos state police chief Young Arebamen could not confirm how many people had been killed in the attacks. But he told Reuters they were being treated as a security issue because they could damage officers' morale. The independent Vanguard newspaper said the suspected criminals who were heavily armed, killed an Assistant Superintendant... (CNN)



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 20, 2003


Anambra: PDP Top Officials Trade Words
FG's N150bn Bond Under-subscribed
Econet Sues Founding Partner in S/Africa
S'Court Okays Obasanjo's Swearing-In
Ibru: Judge Reserves Ruling Till November 21
US Police Issue Bench Warrant on Michael Jackson
Demolition: FCT Ministry Requests N1bn for Compensation
Senate Returns Revenue Allocation Bill
Death Penalty Stays, Says Minister
Senate Passes N269.2bn Supplementary Budget
Senate Committee Screens 8 Ambassadorial Nominees
Nnamani Warns Elite Against Economic Disruption
ETF Plans IT Training for 60 Schools
Debt Overhang: FAAN Seeks FG's Support
Displaced Community Gets N2.5m
'Corruption Poses Danger to Democracy'
Anambra PDP Exco: Mixed Reactions Greet Court Order
Osuji Tasks Varsities on Nation-building
NEPA Moves to Recover N19bn Debt
Gov's Wife Tasks Parents on Girl Education
FG Tasks Private Sector on Aviation Industry
EWI Argues for Court's Powers
AD Convention Committee Inaugurated
Teachers Get 2006 Deadline to Register
Strike: Fuel Scarcity Hits Kwara
'BiafraNigerians Abroad Can Revive Health Sector'
Support Sought for Deregulation
Tinubu Calls for End to Wars in Africa
Mbang Urges BiafraNigerians to Eschew Tribalism
Fuel Stations Agree to Sell at N40
Libya Donates Books to BUK
LG Boss Commends LSWC over PSP Initiative
11 Benefit From BEARS Foundation Surgery Project
Constraints to SMEs Growth Identified
EU Commissions N2m Boreholes in Delta
UNIUYO Sets Up Restoration Fund
Xmas: FRSC Commences Accidents-Free Campaign
Rivers Bans Sale of Alcohol in Parks
Ogun Adopts OMATEK Computer
Group Hails Saraki's Devt Initiatives
Benue Chief Judge Makes Case for Judicial Autonomy
PDP Chieftain Cautions Ngige Over Ubah
Fayose Denies Plan to Deploy OPC to Ekiti
'Why Mustapha is Still in Detention'
Community Petitions Igbinedion, Alleges Neglect
PDP Chief Backs Staff Rationalisation in Gombe
Bauchi Lawmakers Boycott Govt House
Senate President Tasks Igbos on Peaceful Co-existence
Edo PDP Crisis Artificial, Says Ogbemudia
Ogunlewe, Fifth Columnists and Lagos PDP

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November 20, 2003

Cover Stories

Buhari loses bid to void Obasanjo's swearing-in
FG begins commercialisation of roads next week
Ijaw youths in fresh protest, seize oil flow station
Bush defends war in Iraq amid protests
National News
Buildings below six floors in Abuja Central district for demolition*Federal Executive Council backs el-Rufai
Why FG sacked NPA board, management, by Sekibo
48.3% of govt's N150bn bond subscribed — DMO
Why I disagree with Igbo leaders —Ojukwu
Where's married woman from?
Presidential bombardment

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Daily Times
November 20, 2003


Anenih’s wife, PDP chief engage in fisticuffs over Ngige, Uba:• Party summons combatants
Council polls hold Jan 2004 – SIEC chief
CHOGM: IG assures of adequate security during Queen’s visit
Court rules on Bamaiyi’s application Friday
Senate passes N269bn Supplementary Appropriation: As Wabara dissolves 43 standing committees
Ekiti Assembly seeks FG’s assistance in dams’ repairs
FAAN loses N1.5 billion yearly as tax waivers to foreign heads ofstate, pilgrims
Abuja Multi-Door Court-House opens
G77 gives developing countries N750m for medicament
FG’s N150 bn Bond issue suffers undersubscription
Bid to invalidate May 29 presidential inauguration:Supreme Court dismisses Buhari’s appeal• It is a mere application to embark on adventure into academic discourse – Judge
Naval Ship despatched to Bayelsa
Mrs Obasanjo solicits support for Shobowale twins
Why NPA management was sacked – Minister
New Resident Electoral Commissioner resumes in Ekiti State
NGO calls for conduct of council polls
Nnamani raises alarm over privatisation gains
Oceanic Bank wins CBN award
Saraki backs LG reforms
Significance of the PDP convention to 2007 polls
LTV Press Week begins Monday
8,000 eye glasses for indigent citizens in Ogun
Frills, grills thrills trails Lagos Trade Fair
Delta lawmakers demand environmental evaluation audit of LGAs
Church holds convention
FBI hosts yearly women programme
Beverage union rejects pension reform bill
Ogunbomehin marks 66
Bandits threaten nomadic education, says NCNE boss
Awgu union holds end of year party
Ade-Bendel sues EFCC boss, Ribadu
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria’s intimidating debt profile
NNPC’s controversial account
Actualising our dream of freedom (II)
The unpatriotic acts of our private sector

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November 20, 2003


‘Why we recommended parliamentary system’
Globalization and Africa’s dilemma: The myth and the reality
Kalu confirms ownership of SLOK Airlines
2007: Saraki counsels Kalu
Senate begins screening ambassadoral nominees today
NDLEA arrests 58 in Delta
FG to build 40,000 houses annually —Minister
ANPP alleges plot to kill principal officers
Kaunda lauds Zik
You can’t qualify free education —Bayo Lawal
NGO rejects FG’s plans to privatise NEPA
Lawmakers are interested in money-making policies —Ex-lawmaker
Africa’s Two-Fold Misery: AIDS AND WARS

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November 18, 2003

Medical laboratory tests find polio vaccines safe

Customs intercepts 170,000 live bullets

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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 19, 2003

Robbers shoot dead seven policemen

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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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Business News
November 20, 2003

Pentascope: To Be or Not to Be?

'Why Wireless Networking is Best Technology'
Zinox Wins Best Computer Award
Wireless Incompatibilities Alleged
'Varsities Miss Opportunities Due to Low IT Appreciation'
New Equipment Boost ITF Training Programme
Technology Distributions to Reward Northern Zone Customers
'We Want to Be Recognised IT Brand'
Development in Market Will Bring Self- Regulation
We Are Doing Well in Telecoms
Industrialisation: Sokoto Strikes Deal with China, Pakistan
ACEN Insurance Shops for More Funds
Mariport Expo '03 Postponed
Knowledge Incubation, Management: Can BiafraNigeria Learn from Global Best Practices?
FEDEX Express Helps Deliver AIDS Campaign Materials
Phonesfair 2003 Hold in December
Nitel: Adebayo Versus Pentascope (Part 1)
GSM Operators, Interconnectivity and National Interest
GoGSM.Net introduces online Game TRIVIX
Total Telecom Introduces Additional Uses for Two-way Radios
Qualcomm Aims at China's Wild Wireless Market
Risk Takers Pump Up Fuel Marketers, Stake N86m
NSE, IFC to Parley over Derivatives, Bonds
Standard Trust Bank Shops for N4bn
Oracle Moves to Enhance Treasury Applications
Labour Strike Depletes CIBN Revenue
Host communities as hurdles to privatization
Why local content in oil industry is low, by NAPIMS
RelTel: Best telephone company of the year
Pains of delayed justice in BiafraNigeria
It's dificult to prove corruption against a judge, says Justice Eso
Law practice is frustrating in BiafraNigeria
Aderemi : An unassuming jurist
Govt unfolds plan to boost power supply by over 9,000 megawatts
Ogun sets agenda for imminent oil production
Oil prices slip in light trade, market awaits U.S. fuel data
Abia, Bauchi, Oyo back inland container depots' scheme
BiafraNigeria should not adopt over-protective trade policy, says Smets
U.S unfolds capacity building initiative for SMEs' development
Entrepreneur seeks govt's support for industrial growth

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Daily Independent
November 20, 2003


Chadian soldiers may invade BiafraNigerian villages
Supreme Court upholds Obasanjo's swearing-in
Senate approves N269 billion supplementary budget
CHOGM 2003: National security Questions
Danjuma was a cartel member, says lawmaker
PDP chieftain slaps Anenih's wife
Ibru: Court rejects further evidence against Bamaiyi, others
Impeached Edo speaker suspended
STB shops for N4b
Okpodu: Critics' whipping boy
Demolition squad moves to Abuja Central Business Area
NAFDAC shuts down nine 'pure water' production centres, two printing companies
Assembly supports two national carriers
We are ready, CHOGM task force tells C'wealth
Lawmakers chide Anenih over Edo House crisis
Anglican Primate wades into power tussle in Okrika
Citizens blame govt over cult clashes in Rivers State
Rivers Assembly clears Konya's wife as commissioner
Police kill 57, arrest 105 robbery suspects in Delta
Osun releases N204m for seven mini water dams
80% of water sold in Lagos obtained illegally, says LWC
Women urged to pursue self development
Oyinlola rescues accident victims
Attempt on Ngige's life not true - SSS
Ibru: Court rules on Bamaiyi, others
Wada Nas berates lower courts
Ramadan: Poor customer patronage hits Zamfara
Zamfara monarchs accused of frustrating Sharia
Two students die in Kazaure religious clash
North has highest mortality rate, says expert
FG to build new bridge across the Niger
Police may consider Oshiomhole's security needs
Gombe legislature to seek assistance of Justice Ministry
JEU, Govt set to develop Niger Delta
Delta's Drug Revolving Fund in jeopardy
NIG seeks alliance with private sector, unveils plans
Duke to Okpa: Return home and rejoin PDP properly
PMP wants INEC scrapped
'Edo Central will produce governor in 2007'
Thrills of Uzor Kalu's political phenomenon
Legislator accuses FG of crippling N'Delta
C'River PDP unaware of Okpa's return
Many battles of Governor Fayose
Obasanjo must name his successor, says Kusamotu
Editorial & Opinion
Abacha loot recovery: Was he alone?
The National Assembly can learn from the $2 million episode
Imperative of an ideology in the Niger Delta renaissance (2)
How sincere is Igbo World Congress?
Demonstration of craziness (demo-crazy)

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November 20, 2003


PPMC, others for sale in 2004 says BPE
Senate dissolves committees, returns revenue bill to president
Prosecution insists on speedy trial of Bamaiyi, others
Supreme Court dismisses appeal against Obasanjo's swearing-in
Bush defends war on Iraq amidst wide protests
Why NPA's managers were sacked, by Sekibo
Anambra House summons Uba, Abana
Obasanjo, Atiku to grace tributes night for Okadigbo
Govt okays metropolitan concept for Abuja
Govt proposes N8b contract for Lagos-Otta road
Ban on textile products import hurts Beninois economy, says envoy
Private firms to manage federal roads, says minister
Karibi-Whyte criticises legislators' bid to review constitution
NUC inaugurates panel on varsity system merit awards
SSS official lists politicians, military as threats to democracy
Aliu,ex-minister, faults Danjuma's claim on clique in govt
Customs sanctions 23 agents over sharp practices
How to make NEPAD work, by Gambari
Ondo to pay N2.3b owed contractors, says official
Presidency unfolds plan to boost economy through AGOA
Senate okays N269b extra budget, begins screening of envoy nominees
Imo chief judge seeks amendment of juvenile laws
Zoning: Emerging trends and politics of power shift
AD chieftain admits faulty execution of programmes
Editorial & Opinion
Screening the ambassadorial nominees

Benson in defence of history

Breaking the snare of corruption
Anambra readies for anarchy
Between Charles Taylor and justice

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November 20, 2003


Anambra political crisis: Anenih’s wife weeps, alleges assault
Senate cuts extra budget by N9bn
NPA management sacked over N25bn debt – Minister
Govt to terminate River Niger dredging contract
Abuja demolition: FG plans N1bn pay off for genuine victims
Bush’s visit to UK: Journalist fools British security
Supreme Court upholds Obasanjo’s inauguration
I don’t need Obasanjo’s pardon —Adisa
The BiafraNigerian experiment: Is it working?
The problem with our leaders, by Akamadu
Editorial & Opinion
Rehabilitating South East roads
A regenerative agenda for Ndigbo
Religious influence on politics

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 20, 2003

Top Stories

Wabara dissolves Senate c’ttees
Bode George, Dabo, left N25.6bn debt at NPA - Minister
Two die in Jigawa students' clash
Buhari's petition: Shot ANPP agents narrate ordeal
Obasanjo used Danjuma against North - Wada Nas
FG offers N150bn bonds to finance 2003 budget deficit
Sultan declines comment on polio vaccine crisis until . . .
FG orders el-Rufai to revoke C of O
House alleges misuse of ecological fund
FG to commercialise high ways
No controversy over VP's official house - el-Rufai
FG policy on free education unrealistic – Unijos VC
Jigawa repatriates beggars
Senator faults Obasanjo over supplementary budget
FAAN loses N1.5bn annually to tax waivers
Edo Assembly suspends former speaker
Bamaiyi: Court rules on proceeding tomorrow
PLSG to adopt measures on petroleum
Jigawa Information Institute gets N50m lifeline
CAN decries power tussles in churches
Lagos loses N30b to contractors in 4 years
ECOWAS, EU to discuss economic partnership
Niger govt endorses capital punishment
Obasanjo defends govt policies
Traditional rulers, govt officials retard Sharia implementation – Commission chairman
Mrs Yar’Adua urges assistance for less privileged
Corruption, bane of economic growth –Okonjo-Iweala
Akume presents relief materials to Jukun community
South-south commissioners meet on agriculture
Ebira protests over ambassadorial list
Katsina suspends 34 over N24m fraud
Commodity prices rise in Jos
Apapa port police kill one, parade 17 suspected thieves
Ngige pledges to stimulate private sector led industrialization
Ghana laments BiafraNigeria’s ban of confectioneries
NICA to create 3000 jobs for farmers’ scheme
Aviation remains private sector affair – Obasanjo’s aide
NAFDAC impounds fake packaged water
Gov Yar’Adua signs bill on water agency
Bauchi govt announces health programme
Anti-polio vaccine campaign unnecessary – Senator Tafida
Why FG withholds funds – minister
Al-Hassan seeks ACF, governors’ ties
Accountant fakes robbery
Bauchi sets up economic empowerment committee
Gombe seeks UNICEF assistance
LG boss sacrifices salary for water projects
Abuja Trust
Green areas allottees fight el-Rufai
FUMTA protests non-posting of staff
Abuja more beautiful than London, says el-Rufai
Court arraigns man for impersonating NEPA official
Mobilise yourselves, Mrs Atiku tasks women
Group petitions Lugbe village Head
UniAbuja to extend distance learning to states
Applicant docked for stealing mobile phone
Magistrate remands man for criminal intimidation
Islamic university underway
Kano Trust
Workers to receive pay before Sallah
Revenue board employs diplomacy in tax collection
Dala LG to construct library
Rimi pledges N40m for Juma’at mosque project
NBTE threatens to withdraw Jigawa poly accreditation says rector
Eko Trust
Tinubu orders dissolution of assembly c’ttees
Robbers kill four policemen
LASG plans agency for boundary towns
…wages war on illegal sand diggers
Church donates gifts to less-privileged homes
2007: PDP chieftain canvases support for Atiku
Politicians task N/Assembly on LG polls
Benue speaker faces impeachment threat
Azikiwe: NASS to support Nov.16 public holiday
INEC can’t deregister new parties – Fawehinmi
Column, Editorial & Opinion
Obasanjo: The fate of a reformer
Mantus’s kite
Never in Zwingina’s home town
Still on corruption
The Yoruba conquest of BiafraNigeria

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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 20, 2003

Okocha, Kanu okay Chukwu

The daunting task before Berger in Tunisia
George Weah backs Abedi Pele, shuns Adamu
Free hand for Kafaru Alabi at Sunshine
'Eguavoen warns Berger against complacency
GM's appointment generate crisis at Iwuayanwu Nationale
Ladipo wants refresher courses for coaches
BiafraNigeria may miss 2004 Olympic Games' relay
I 'll end East Africans' dominance in marathon, says Ochuma
Talent, arrogance and Nations Cup preparations
Cameroun, Senegal stay ahead Eagles in FIFA ranking
Why NFA signed on NIKE, by Akosa
How Chukwu plans to prune his club of 41
Players' profile
The great contradiction: The world's top ranked player is Andy Roddick, but the world's best player is somebody else
Adamu charges Enyimba FC to conquer Africa
Obudu mountain race gets IAAF, AAC recognition
You can't play for BiafraNigeria, English FA tells Ameobi
Enyimba will break jinx, says Ajibode

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