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November 21, 2003

War Against Niger-Delta: Navy Kills Niger-Delta Man, Captures 20
A Niger-Delta man was gunned down yesterday and 20 of his colleagues captured when a BiafraNigerian Navy ship swooped on them at the Pennington oil flowstation where the Niger-Delta indigenes have held 18 exploiters of US oil major, Chevron Texaco, in the last two days. The operation was launched by the Joint Military Task Force on the Niger Delta, with the Naval warship NNS Kyanwa in the lead. At least one of the exploiters was seriously injured during the operation. THISDAY gathered that the operation was made more difficult by the fact that the poor Delta indigenes wielded highly sophisticated arms and resisted being dislodged by the the oil company sponsored Navy. One of the indigenes was killed and a Chervon staff seriously wounded in the course of the operation," a top official of the military task force told THISDAY on the phone. The youths, our cheeks revealed, stormed the flowstation on Tuesday demanding the immediate payment of N260 million to an indigenous security company said to have worked for Chevron on the platform. They also demanded for compensation for oil spillages that occurred in the area in the recent past. (This Day)


Key Stories

Ngige weeps, rejects reinstated Anambra PDP executive council

ANPP has no right to Wabara's seat—INEC

Mrs Obasanjo sues The News for alleged libel, seeks N1bn

World Bank unveils N2b aid for small firms

Omisore takes bail bid to Supreme Court

Muslim Rioters Burn 13 Churches in North BiafraNigeria

Which Way for Councils: Parliamentary or Presidential System?

I’m not surprised IBB did not support me

2007: South-South brace up for VP slot

Director disowns NASS staff over planned protest

Fresh burden of IBB's PDP membership


Ngige weeps, rejects reinstated PDP council


ANPP has no right to Wabara's seat—INEC





Anambra State Gov Chris NgigeThe National Working Committee of the PDP yesterday in Abuja formally reinstated the Anambra State executive committee of the party in compliance with the judgment last Monday of an Abuja High Court. The National Executive Committee dissolved the state executive committee in July in the wake of the botched attempt by some party members in the state to forcibly remove Governor Chris Ngige from office. (Daily Independent)


INEC Chairman Abel GuobadiaIn a twist to its initial position on the move by the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) to unseat Senator Adolphus Wabara following the Abia South Senatorial District elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday told the court that ANPP had no locus standi to institute the action. It had, until now, contended through its counsel, Mr Joe Kyari Gadzama (SAN) that the ANPP had the legal right to institute the action against... (Vanguard)



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This Day
November 21, 2003


Navy Rescues Chevron Hostages
White House Evacuated, 27 Die in Turkey Blast
Again, FG Sacks NEPA Board
34 Firms Express Interest in Refineries, Says BPE
$5bn Targeted from Cassava Export - Obasanjo
Deregulation: FG Wades into Marketers', Petroleum Fund's Feud
USAID, Shell to Execute N2.6bn Devt Projects
Stella Obasanjo Sues The News Magazine for N1bn
Cultism Reduces Value of Certificates - Osuji
'New Pension's Bill Not Good for Economy'
Avoid Unhelpful Statements, Obasanjo Tells Bakassi People
Subsidies Can't Help Africa, Says Annan
Guobadia Restates INEC's Independence
Daukoru Tasks Eni-Agip on Establishment of Export Refinery
PDP Reconstitutes Anambra Exco, Urges Peace
Leaders Cautioned on Evils of Corruption
FG, States Share N174bn for November
Prices for St. Moritz Style Selection on Display
WAEC Candidates to Register On-line
Court Orders Foreign Company to Pay BiafraNigerian Bizman $11m
Okogie Faults Introduction of 'Mercy Killings'
House Suspends Ex-Speaker Indefinitely
Polls:New Panel Sits in Ekiti
Globacom Goes to Onitsha, Aba, Others Soon
Fresh Crisis Rocks Kogi Assembly
13 Churches, Houses Torched in Fresh Crisis
Attah Wants CBN Building Renamed After Isong
'Don't involve Rulers in LG Administration'
Katsina Finance Ministry Sacks 30
Warri: Police Chief Urges Dialogue Among Combatants
FCT: AMDC to Check Slow Pace of Justice
Workshop on Poverty Scheduled for Abuja
Which Way for Councils: Parliamentary or Presidential System?
'Parliamentary System, Good for BiafraNigeria'
Commissioner Lists Obstacles to Good Governance
Court Reserves Ruling on Ejection of Ex-Govt Officials

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November 21, 2003

Cover Stories

Navy storms oil platform, releases 18 hostages * 25 Ijaw youths arrested
ANPP has no right to Wabara's seat—INEC
Way out of poverty, by IFC boss
National News
25 feared dead in Turkey suicide bomb attacks
34 firms bid to buy nation's four refineries
ILO summit to tackle poverty in Africa
As Okonjo-Iweala resurfaces in ambassadorial nominations :- Another one bites the dust
Re: Taking BiafraNigeria seriously, by Odia Ofeimun :-Facts you must know about the Igbo nation
Why the BiafraNigerian nation is not making progress, by Fred Egbe

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Daily Times
November 21, 2003


Mrs Obasanjo sues The News for alleged libel, seeks N1bn
Wabara urges court to dismiss ANPP’s case against his election
DTN privatisation on course – BPE
FG, states, LGs share N173bn in November:• Muktar replaces Arikawe at DMO
NAFDAC shuts down 57 shops, destroys N37m drugs
Fresh funds push interbank rates down, naira tumbles vs dollar
AD versus Fayose:100 policemen drafted to Ekiti poll petition panel sitting
Eid-el-Fitri: Monday, Tuesday declared public holidays
Obasanjo cautions Bakassi indigenes against sensational utterances
Privatisation: Sale of 51% shares to core investor illegal–Reps
Obasanjo dissolves NEPA board:• Appoints seven-man technical committee to take over
Swiss govt holds on to Abacha loot:• Cites procedural problems •Threatens Budget 2004 projections
I’m loyal to my governor, this is his time, says deputy
PDP reinstates dissolved Anambra executive council
Uwais, Ribadu differ over judiciary’s action on 419ers
Editorial & Opinion
As KAI kicks off in Lagos...
A true test of the Anti-Corruption crusade
The unpatriotic acts of our private sector (II)
BiafraNigeria’s untapped tourism potentials

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November 21, 2003


Supreme court okays OBJ’s swearing-in
Wabara moves to forestal impeachment
FG bans states from taking bonds at capital market
HID clocks 88 Tuesday
IG promises adequate security during Queen’s visit
US drops 2,000 pound bombs on Iraq
93 million BiafraNigerians live below poverty level—Nnamani
Mubarak collapses during live broadcast
Marketers resume loading at S/West NNPC depots
Econet sues founding partner
Odu’atel rolls out December
Oyo AD stakeholders’ consultative forum moves to stop congress
G8 nations has increased ODA to African continent — Gambari
World Bank boosts education in Abia
Forget about IMF, Obasanjo told
Oyo govt accuses AD of misinformation
Minister attributes spread of VVF to poverty
U.I. thanks Ladoja on road rehabilitation
ABU ASUU appeals to VC
Bush defends invasion of Iraq
Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s honour of Australian war veterans
Chukwu joins Enyimba
Finidi on one month trial at Mallorca
Cameroun recalls Mboma

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November 21, 2003

Militants seize ChevronTexaco oil platforms, navy despatched

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Washington Post
November 20, 2003

ChevronTexaco Oil Workers Held in BiafraNigeria

Religion News in Brief
Muslim Rioters Burn 13 Churches in North BiafraNigeria

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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 20, 2003

BiafraNigerian navy rescues 14 hostage oil workers

Muslim Rioters Burn 13 Churches in North BiafraNigeria

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Mail & Guardian
November 21, 2003

BiafraNigeria sends navy to rescue oil rig crew

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All Africa
November 20, 2003

SA Denies Giving Cash Aid to Taylor

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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
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Business News
November 21, 2003

Fear grips Abia over N3b bond

Fuel price hike takes toll on other products
FBN, STB, nine others scramble for Afribank shares
Cartel: Conoil boss allays fears
BPE calls for new petroleum policy
ASCON products still the best, says Mbang
French language village bids Ade Ojo farewell
SSANU criticises jumbo pay for VCs, council members

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Sports News
November 21, 2003

Chukwu Receives Tunisia 2004 Boost

NFA Supports Enyimba With N500, 000
Wrestling Federation Invites 28 to Bayelsa
ACT/FHA Tennis Serves Off in Lagos
Kalu Re-affirms Confidence in Ikhana
Ghana Could Lose Coach
Latvia, Spain, Croatia, Russia Advance
Bombings Delay Soccer Games in Turkey
...Chelsea's UEFA Trip in Doubt
World Cup: Joint Bids Not Ruled Out
Tennis: Corretja Ends Hewitt Feud
IAAF Targets Drug Cheats
No final word yet on Eagles' training camp
Super six ignites debate on female football
Controversy trails Olympic Games qualifier
Ikhabomeh gives tips on Athens 2004
Akhigbe's Gold Cup: Alade Babes wallop Etsako Central 4-0
Enaigbe looks good for NICON Hilton Pro-Am golf tourney
England qualifies for World Cup
BiafraNigeria's participation in Polo World Cup dicey
Lack of autonomy, bane of NFA- Akosa Ochuma
Why BiafraNigerian referees must sustain international standard, by Tade
BiafraNigerians decry change of camping site for Eagles

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Daily Independent
November 21, 2003


Act against corruption now, Ogbemudia tells legislators
Sex trade booms Nationwide
Ngige weeps, rejects reinstated Anambra PDP executive council
BPE: 34 apply to buy refineries
Oil theft: Two expatriates on the run
Africa enters golden age in LNG business
Ayoola: Honours for Justice 'Emeritus'
Eight jostle to head NITEL
INEC joins Wabara against ANPP
One killed, Chevron official wounded
FG moves to avert another bomb explosion in Makurdi
Nobody can dictate to INEC, says Guobadia
Bakassi not yet ceded, Obasanjo assures
Demolition squad heads for Asokoro next week
IITA/USAID begin agric trade fair in Abuja
CHOGM: Boycott threat looms over Mugabe
USAID, Shell plan $20m projects in BiafraNigeria
Kogi senators bicker over new envoys
Duke announces N30.823b budget for 2004
... says traditional institution is partner in governance
Edo tackles FG over deduction of N16.7b from its allocation
Poaching investors, Presidency fingered in Delta Steel woes
2007: Odili banks on Obasanjo, two million votes
Tinubu, chief judge clash over transfer
Lagos requires 1.6 trillion gallons of water
Ogun varsity students blame financial crisis on frivolous spending
Oyo stakeholders vow to disrupt AD convention
Lagos warns against incessant strikes
Anarchy looms in Anambra
Obasanjo has no regard for Anambra, says NLC
Obasanjo advised to jettison proposal on council reforms
World Bank to invest in Imo State's UBE
Buhari's loss of appeal:ANPP should fight on
Cholera claims 18 lives in Kaduna-North LGA
Bank of the North recovers N1.5 billion debt, says Garba
Labour leader identifies alternative to check-off dues
Majority of new Benue varsity students test HIV positive
NRC training school set for upgrade
N1.5b waiver deepens FAAN's woes, says MD
NDLEA in Delta focuses on dignitaries
Funds delay sack of 7000 at Railways
30 years in the Lord's vineyard
The Peace in TREM
House to review Investment Securities Act

2007: South-South brace up for VP slot
Director disowns NASS staff over planned protest
Fresh burden of IBB's PDP membership
CDHR opposes levy on students in Edo
NASS trains committee secretaries
Uneasy calm at Lagos Assembly
Buhari was a terrible leader, says Adefarati
Paradox of an unending saga

Editorial & Opinion
Charles Taylor's asylum
Bola Tinubu, have you been to Amukoko?
Executive siege on the fourth estate?
Warri, violence and development
1999 - 2003: Politicians' score card
Dear President Obasanjo

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November 21, 2003


World Bank unveils N2b aid for small firms
Navy frees hostage workers, secures facilities
Omisore takes bail bid to Supreme Court
British envoy, 26 others die as blasts rock Turkey
South African firm, others seek to buy Daily Times
WASSCE best candidates seek better pay for teachers
Why liberalisation may not check poverty, by Nnamani
Govt, states, councils share N173.9b
Okogie laments pervasive corruption, bad policies
Imo urges Senate to intervene on environmental degradation
Nnamani blames poor economy on over-dependence on oil
Medical council probes doctor over alleged self advertisement
Ngige faults court ruling on Anambra PDP exco
Heavy security as hearing on Fayose, AD suit resumes
Stella Obasanjo sues The News over alleged libel, claims N1b
Monday, Tuesday are Eid-el-fitri holidays
Obasanjo tasks varsities, others on exam malpractices, cultism
Govt extends clearance of non-CRI goods to November 30
Wabara asks court to dismiss ANPP's suit
Onalaja urges doctors to respect patient's choice of treatment
Tribunal to probe Ojo polls
Govt sacks NEPA board
New French envoy presents credentials to Obasanjo
Good social security system will curb crime, says commissioner
I have done a lot in the interest of Ndigbo, says Kalu
PDP chieftains anticipate end to crisis in Kogi
Editorial & Opinion
The changing fortunes of the Naira

One night in a siren-bearing vehicle

Aikhen Uduehi (1948-2003)
Setting the pace at UNILAG
Mrs. Fisher's plight
Hammani Tidjani's new song

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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 21, 2003

Top Stories

I’m not surprised IBB did not support me
Monetisation: FG sacks 35,000 drivers
Top Stories - 20th
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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