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November 22, 2003

So-called Federal Roads in Biafra: Ngige Battles Obasanjo
The Federal Government has warned governor Chris Ngige of Anambra no to award contract for the rehabilitation of Ziks roundabout, and Nkpor Nnobi Federal road in the state without the express permission from president Olusegun Obasanjo. Ministry of Works in a memo (NR 14185/4/VOL.T/59) dated November 18 copies of which were made available to newsmen yesterday, advised Governor Ngige to first seek and obtain the "explicit approval of President Olusegun Obasanjo before he can award such contract." Dr. Ngige was recently reported to have concluded plan to award contract for the rehabilitation of the popular Zik roundabout at Nkpor junction Onitsha as well as the Nkpor-Nnobi road. But the ministry in a two page statement signed by its Acting Director, Federal Highways, Mr. E.A. Unuigbe advised the governor not to continue with the said road contract, since according to him, Dr. Ngige was yet to meet the relevant conditions for handling such roads. According to him, the governor needed to carry out engineering design of the roads to meet the ministry’s standards. The Governor was also expected to carry out analysis of the tenders by competent professionals.

•Ensure that the recommended tender gives value for money.

•Seek and obtain the explicit approval of Mr. President.
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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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November 22, 2003


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Champion
November 22, 2003


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This Day
November 21, 2003


News


Navy Rescues Chevron Hostages
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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
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Leaders Cautioned on Evils of Corruption
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Court Orders Foreign Company to Pay BiafraNigerian Bizman $11m
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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
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Politics
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Daily Times
November 21, 2003


News


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
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Tribune
November 21, 2003


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U.I. thanks Ladoja on road rehabilitation
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IRIN
November 21, 2003


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Washington Post
November 20, 2003


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MSNBC
November 08, 2003


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BBC
November 20, 2003


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CNN
November 19, 2003


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Reuters
November 21, 2003


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November 21, 2003


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All Africa
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Guardian
November 22, 2003


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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 22, 2003


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Daily Independent
November 21, 2003


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Ogun varsity students blame financial crisis on frivolous spending
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Obasanjo advised to jettison proposal on council reforms
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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
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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
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Politics
2007: South-South brace up for VP slot
Director disowns NASS staff over planned protest
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NASS trains committee secretaries
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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


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Triumph
June 08, 2003


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