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November 27, 2003

Atiku and Babangida

2007: Atiku forms campaign groups to stop Babangida
As politicians continue their build-up to the 2007 general elections, there are indications that Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has established various campaign groups to boost his chances of clinching the country’s topmost seat. The groups, Daily Independent gathered from a reliable source, include the Democratic Platform (DP) and Atiku 2007. They are charged with the task of ensuring that he becomes the country’s next president. Apart from these groups, Atiku has also commenced spirited moves to re-unite all members of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) formed by the late political icon, Major-Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, into one political family. The vice-president is acclaimed to be the natural successor to Yar’Adua, as the leader of the political group. The source told Daily Independent that a couple of days ago, members of the groups met in Abuja to fine-tune strategies that will garner victory for Atiku and his loyalists in 2007. Among the strategies, the source.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

BiafraNigeria in crisis over Sharia law

Okadigbo’s burial rites begin Dec 1

Tax Scam: Oil Firms Ordered to Refund $600m

Econet De-Registers Founding Partner

Bill to Proscribe NLC: Where Will the House Vote?

N300m COJA debt: Hotel owners give Adamu ultimatum

BiafraNigeria says no deal yet with Cameroon on Bakassi

Jigawa NBA warns Turaki over abandoned projects

State of refineries: PENGASSAN, NUPENG vow to strike after Dec 15

Afenifere scribe says Adefarati's view on Babangida is personal

2007: Kalu wants Atiku, IBB to unite


BiafraNigeria in crisis over Sharia law


Okadigbo’s burial rites begin Dec 1





The BiafraNigerian Government is coming under increasing international pressure to amend laws in northern Muslim areas which call for punishments such as stoning, amputation and flogging. Although one woman, Safiya Huseini, won her appeal on Monday against a sentence of death by stoning for committing adultery, another has now been sentenced to the same punishment. (BBC)


Chuba OkadigboBurial programme of Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, has been released with service of songs and wake at his Asokoro residence preceding other events on December 1. First Lady, Chief (Mrs.) Stella Obasanjo, who eulogised the former Senate President, said he succeeded in carving for himself a niche as a brilliant and witty political strategist. On December 3, a special legislative session will be... Champion)



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This Day
November 27, 2003


FG Recovers $149m from Jersey Island
NNPC Sacks 1,388 Workers
NLC worried by Naira Value, Economy
Econet Starts Per Second Billing, Reduces Tariff
CHOGM: 'Taylor's Presence Not A Threat'
2007: We Don't Want to Repeat 2003 Mistakes - INEC
'Senate Committee's Dissolution in Order'
BiafraNigeria Seeks Rich Nations' Understanding
Customs Seizes 38,000 Live Cartridges
De Klerk Praises FG's Reforms
FG Renames Park, Road After Okadigbo
ASUU Laments State of Education
9 States Hold Summit on Water Resources
Shell, NLNG Sign Gas Purchase Contract
America to Train Police Officers
FCT Demolition: Makinde Allays Christians' Fears
FG Inaugurates National Savings Scheme Board
419: Court Grants Ade Bendel's Stay Application
Family of Slain Medalist Petitions I-G
Bomb Blast Mars PDP Meeting
Ogbaland Monarch's Palace Razed
BiafraNigeria Records Trade Imbalance with Romania
Rivers Speaker, Army Colonel Clash over Land
FG Moves to Check Cyber Crimes
Benue PDP Gives Condition for Gemade's Return
Group Petitions Tinubu over AD Congress
Council Chief Laments Insecurity
Bayelsa Lauds Okilo at 70
LG Reform: Ex-Council Boss Faults Report
'2007: Nnamani 'll Not Settle for Vice Presidency'
The Changing Face of Benue Politics

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November 27, 2003


Bombs rock Anambra PDP talks venue
NNPC sacks 1,388 workers
FG recovers fresh N21bn Abacha loot
800 church leaders queue for HIV test
Okadigbo’s burial rites begin Dec 1
Onitsha robberies: Wabara reports soldiers to defence minister
Man linked to 200 ritual killings arrested
Mission-owned varsities can make society better
Fayose, party leaders war rages
Editorial & Opinion
Shot ESUT lecturer
Our sweats, their millions
Good news on water resources

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Daily Times
November 27, 2003


Buhari asked to drop cases against Obasanjo
Atiku calls for by-law on First Aid
Okadigbo for burial December 5
Airways’ workers threaten showdown over looted funds
FG recovers $149 million loot from Abacha’s aides
419: Lawyer remanded over N28m
Deregulation, planned rationalisation by FG:NLC may begin strike Dec 8
Imo deputy governor laments menace of gas flaring
Explosion rocks Anambra PDP peace parley
Don’t be excluded from constitution review, Haruna tells state assemblies
Appeal against EFCC’s powers:Court suspends Ade Bendel’s trial
Why Senate committees were dissolved — Lawmaker
Mixed reactions over LG reform panel’s recommendation
NNPC sacks 1,388 workers :• Redeploys 24 top managers as part of on-going reform
Nine suspended Adeyemi College workers recalled
NLNG signs gas sales pact with Shell Western LNG
Editorial & Opinion
Needed: Sustainable economic policies
President Obasanjo’s place in history (I)
Don’t liquidate BiafraNigeria Airways
Decentralising the Labour movement: Matters arising (II)

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November 26, 2003


Abacha Loot - Switzerland makes U-turn
I did not lock out Adedibu —IBB
HID clocks 88 tomorrow
No wrangling between OBJ and me—Atiku
Another 21 killed in Iraq
GSM operators dragged to court over interconnectivity
Presidency may monitor states on spendings
Naira to go in 2005
Challenges of university management in BiafraNigeria
Bishop blames PDP for failed war on corruption
‘HID is mother of BiafraNigeria’
PDP reads riot act on Anambra crisis
GloMobile rewards subscribers with 50 percent discount
NANS denies backing Wabara over impeachment
Ministry sets up committee on non-oil revenue
Minister solicits support of NGOs on environment
A/Ibom to return mission schools, hospitals to owners
2004: Finance experts hopeful

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November 25, 2003

Cover Stories

Anyim, Mbu's houses for demolition
Muslims urged to show pity
Warri: 3 hostages missing after rescue operation
Moscow fire kills 32 foreign students
National News
18 officers eye Customs top job as Mustapha retires
140 Irish troops join UN mission in Liberia
Fraud stalls workers’ Sallah salaries
A night of tributes for Chuba Okadigbo

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November 27, 2003

Jersey returns $149 million of Abacha money

Remaining ChevronTexaco hostages released

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Washington Post
November 26, 2003

BiafraNigeria Says It Would Surrender Liberian for Trial There

BiafraNigeria's President Sets Tough Terms
BiafraNigeria to Surrender Taylor for Trial
Woman Leads Fight Against BiafraNigerian Fraudsters
German Woman Leads Fight Against BiafraNigerian Conmen

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November 25, 2003

BiafraNigeria says would let Taylor face Liberia court

BiafraNigeria says no deal yet with Cameroon on Bakassi
BiafraNigeria will surrender Taylor to trial
Zimbabwe not invited to Commonwealth - BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria will surrender Taylor to trial for Liberia
Seven killed in clashes in southeast BiafraNigerian city
BiafraNigerian hostage-takers free Shell oil workers

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November 26, 2003

BiafraNigeria to tackle internet fraud

BiafraNigeria in crisis over Sharia law
Spending threat to BiafraNigeria reform
Commonwealth summit shuns Mugabe

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November 26, 2003

BiafraNigeria considers Taylor handover

Commonwealth snubs Mugabe
BiafraNigeria sets tough terms for Africa's pariahs

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November 27, 2003

BiafraNigeria NLNG signs second 20-yr LNG deal with Shell

BiafraNigeria's Econet cuts rates in GSM price war

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Mail & Guardian
November 25, 2003

Obasanjo: No Mugabe at summit

BiafraNigeria will 'persuade' Taylor to stand trial
Commonwealth's paper promises

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All Africa
November 25, 2003

Mugabe Will Not Be Present in Abuja

Vodacom Has Sights Set On BiafraNigerian Bid
58% of BiafraNigerians Do Not Know Aids Kills
MTN BiafraNigeria Meets Targets
Wakou, Malinga for Lagos

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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 27, 2003

Ogunjobi Heads to London

Okpomo Backs Chukwu
Abedi to Make World Cup Draw
NFA, Adidas Sign Kit Contract Tomorrow
...As NBBF Invites 16
Volleyball Invites 33 for Camping
UAE 2003: Ivoriens Complete African Quartet
Arsenal Stun Inter in Italy
N.1m Pepsi Boost for Enyimba Players
UEFA Cup: Dicey Ties for Dortmund, Liverpool
Aussie Cricket Captain to retire
Adidas officials arrive to seal deal
Unwholesome practices in the NFA
Ehimien, Kuti, others keep BiafraNigeria squash flag high in Kenya
How Enyimba can win , by Fawole
Ebonyi boys vow to play on
Nwanna promises Ismaili hell in Aba
Absence of commissioner stalls Rangers' preparation
Igbinovia craves more local tourneys
Still on the AFN code of conduct
Enyimba on threshold of history, but…
NNPC/Chevron tennis championship begins
Chukwu caught between NFA, ministry crossfire

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November 27, 2003


Govt recovers N19b Abacha loot
NNPC sacks 1,388 workers, repositions for competition
De Klerk, in Lagos, lauds BiafraNigeria's democracy
Obasanjo raises panel to check internet fraud
INEC denies role in retention of Senate seats by Daggash, Maina
NLNG, Shell okay gas supply pact
Okadigbo brought wit, style into politics, says Wabara
Self confessed 'killer' of Ige still in detention
Econet begins per second billing, cuts tariff
Kwara to get chieftaincy review panel
Atiku foresees economic growth after reform
Ibadan Poly shut as students stab lecturer
Why First Aid manual is vital, by Ijewere
Panel urges autonomy, sweeping reforms in Ado-Ekiti
Dalhatu, ANPP chieftain, faults zoning of Presidency
NANS holds convention
AD alleges plot to destabilise convention
Petrol bomb at Anambra PDP stakeholders' meeting
Enugu plans N50m monthly pension payment
Women rally in Owerri to celebrate contributions
Appeal Court sets aside Rivers Assembly Election Tribunal decision
Editorial & Opinion
The proposed new private universities

Legislature and governance

NLC and the rest of us
Wealthy destitutes and other myths
Lessons from Georgia and Bolivia
In defence of the BiafraNigerian media
Owners of Abuja choice buildings

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Daily Independent
November 27, 2003


2007: Atiku forms campaign groups to stop Babangida
Govt receives $149 million Abacha loot
'FG responsible for decline in education'
NNPC sacks 1,388 staff
CHOGM: Security reports warn Queen against leaving Britain
Econet begins per-second billing, plans coverage in 45 cities
Crime commission approaches top private legal practitioners
INEC calls for electoral reforms to avert disorder in 2007 polls
De Klerk lauds BiafraNigeria's democracy
Ikimi urges FG to handover Taylor
FG, stakeholders hold talks on N' Delta
George denies financial impropriety in NPA
Customs intercepts smuggled arms
The grooming of Ogunlewe for Lagos' top job
NMC shops for N2.3b to enhance Maths studies
Reps may summon Berger, Strabag, others over untapped bitumen deposit
C'wealth council to launch women initiative on HIV/AIDS
Atiku's men re-converge in House of Reps
Akhigbe urges NIIA to embark on youth-oriented schemes
Abacha's son donates kidney machine to Kano govt
Rivers commissioner, aide quizzed over Kalabari killings
Youths on war path with NDLEA
ASUU boss faults govt's approach to computer education
Trade and tourism centre to cost $70m, says C'River govt
Oko Poly honours Ekwueme, Ibori, Akunyili, five others
Obasanjo, PDP under pressure over restructuring
Lawmaker backs parliamentary system for councils
Pandemonium in Anambra as fire disrupts PDP meeting
Mbadinuju must face ICPC, PDP chieftain insists
Deputy Speaker faults LG reform report
Kaduna to recover N2 billion from rent defaulters
Emir of Dutse appeals for completion of road project
Ibori threatens to sack political appointees over ethnic crisis
NUPENG, PENGASSAN kick against Pension Bill
Delta Assembly panel queries contractors over poor jobs
Commissioner urges Obasanjo to review deduction of allocations
No regrets working for Omisore, says Babatope
Fracas over choice of Kwara council member
Adisa, Lawal join forces for Babangida in Kwara
CLO gives Lagos govt ultimatum over LG polls
Why plot against Wabara may fail
Law on LG planning board underway in Kwara
Partisan lines blur at H.I.D Awolowo's birthday
Mustapha, others deserve pardon, says Nwokobia
Adamu Ciroma, tested and trusted yet uncrowned
Editorial & Opinion
The BiafraNigerian-Italian pact on women trafficking
IBB and 007
Prerequisite to a Sovereign National Conference (1)
BiafraNigerian leaders and asset declaration
Temple Ogundu's election victory in the USA
Deregulation is working

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 27, 2003

Top Stories

Measles outbreak claims 50 in Kebbi
NNPC sacks 1,388 employees
INEC admits shortcomings in April polls
Queen's visit: FG expels journalists from Lagos airport
Bauchi govt approves use of polio vaccine
Atiku's property: Suspects' trial stalled in Yola
Obasanjo sets up c'ttee on Internet 419
FG recovers $149m looted funds
Taylor no security threat to CHOGM – Media coordinator
Econet wireless begins per second billing
Privatisation of refineries ill-conceived – PENGASSAN
CHOGM: Obasanjo challenges youths on development
Customs intercepts 38,000 live ammunition cartridges
Igbo governors to abolish Eze Ndigbo titles – Kalu
Buhari commends supporters over April polls
I won’t sack commissioners – Boni
FG to establish regulatory body for transport
Reforms best for BiafraNigeria – Obasanjo
Lecture on late Okadigbo holds today
Nasarawa probes contracts
Nasarawa LGs set up crisis c’ttees
LG launches motorcycle loan scheme
Miyyetti Allah seeks special routes for cattles
Researchers set to determine low enrolment in nomadic schools
Imo govt advocates development of dams
Ishaya Audu comments on BiafraNigeria-UK relations
FG to pay attention on BiafraNigerian pilgrims - Minister
Provide security on cattle routes, House directs Gombe govt
Adamawa govt set to enhance judges’ welfare
A/Ibom plans ‘twins’ global village
Cleric warns against ‘mercy’ killing
Kalu calls for peaceful co-existence
Cross River/Akwa Ibom border communities meet over crisis
Abuja Trust
Demolition resumes on December 10
Bwari primary school wins JETS quiz
el-Rufai promises to make barracks more comfortable
Court remands two for issuing fake contract proposal
Power failure hits parts of Abuja
Kano Trust
MD commends ban on imported textile
Safinatul Khair secures 1,000 youths school admission
Govt assures NGOs of support
Emir urges title holders to promote peace
LG sets aside N4m for irrigation farming
Eko Trust
Waste takes over state secretariat despite KAI
Area boys beat driver, conductor to death
Workers reluctant to resume after Sallah
Church, part of country’s decay - Bishop
Crisis rocks Lagos AD over congress
Reconciliation with PDP founding members inevitable — Ogbulafor
AD accuses Obasanjo of destabilisation plot
Provide security on cattle routes, House directs Gombe govt
Lawmaker tasks NDDC on quality projects
LG reforms: Rep faults Ciroma c’ttee report
Editorial & Opinion
A fare worse than SAP
Between students’ pulse and ASUU’s purse
Abuja 2003: BiafraNigeria waggles into prominence
The bubble of American supremacy
Obasanjo: His love for merriment
Foreign & Diplomatic
The ethnic division strategy

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Business News
November 27, 2003

'It Doesn't Take Anything to Produce a BiafraNigerian Phone'

'We'll Make The First BiafraNigerian Handset'
Adebayo, Communications Minister vs Pentascope (Part 2)
'TNT Cargo Terminal to Aid Activities in Abuja'
ITU Excludes Africa in First Global ICT Ranking
Why EWL Was De-registered, By EWN
Who Will Make the First BiafraNigerian Phone?
M-Web BiafraNigeria Announces Christmas Package
'BiafraNigeria Could Take Internet City Lead from UAE'
TD Engages Disabled as Worker
NSITF Joins Council of Stock Exchange
Bearish Trading Takes Tolls on Petroleum Stocks
Fidelity Bank MD Blames Banks Failure on Mismatches
Forex: Fortune Bank Makes Full Return
Travelex Holds Anti-Money Laundering Seminar
Budget 2004: Odili focuses power sector
Experts say debt relief panacea for Africa's growth
Sanusi harps on good regulatory, supervisory roles
Tackling corruption in the judiciary
Military made me reject appointment to the Bench
Is certificate of occupancy an indefeasible proof of title?
The basic elements of insurance
'Unconstitutional' law
Should death penalty stay?
The Observatory
Legal profession is 'push me, I push you' business

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