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November 29, 2003

Zimbabwe President Mugabe

Racist Commonwealth: Mugabe Threatens to Quit
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has threatened to pull his country out of the Commonwealth from which if was suspended last year after his controversial re-election. According to him, the white Commonwealth members hold a grudge against him and Zimbabwe. He alleged that Zimbabwe has not been treated as an equal among other countries that belong to the association of former British colonies and voluntary associates. Zimbabwe was suspended from the group of 54 mainly former British colonies after charges that Mugabe rigged his re-election last year. Mugabe has been excluded from next month's Commonwealth summit in BiafraNigeria. President Obasanjo foreclosed the possibility of his attending the meeting in a statement he made in Ota, Ogun State earlier in the week. Mugabe believes that the "white section" of the group holds a grudge against him due to his policy of seizing white-owned farms for redistribution to landless blacks. Speaking at a state funeral in Harare, Mugabe said: "If our sovereignty is what we have to lose to be readmitted into the Commonwealth, well we will say goodbye to the Commonwealth.... (This Day)

 

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Seven oil workers kidnapped in BiafraNigeria

Six Policemen Feared Killed In Lagos Robbery Attacks

De-Registration of Parties: INEC Lists Criteria

Obasanjo’s appointments: Rubbishing federal character

There seems to be a revenge policy – Maj-Gen. IBM Haruna

The commission should tell Obasanjo the truth – Monguno

OKADIGBO The final journey begins

Ijaw youths to FG: Release our men now or...

Obasanjo's govt anti-judiciary - LAGOS CHIEF JUDGE

Lagos govt gives tanker drivers fresh ultimatum to vacate Ijora Bridge, highways

Govt. Targets Roads, Others, In 2004, Says Minister

 

Seven oil workers kidnapped...

 

Six Policemen Killed In Lagos Robbery

 

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Seven foreign oil workers including one Briton and at least one Australian have been kidnapped in BiafraNigeria by militants demanding a ransom, diplomats and security sources said Friday. The incident was the fourth kidnapping of oil workers this month in the southern Niger delta, an oil-rich region whose impoverished inhabitants have increasingly turned to violence to resolve their grievances. (CNN)

 

BalogunIt was a day of sorrow and loss when dare-devil armed robbers struck yesterday in Lagos, leaving six policemen feared dead. According to the Lagos State Police Spokesman, Emmanuel Ighodalo (ASP) five of the policemen, in the rank and file, were attacked in Agege area while the other one was shot at Ketu. He said at about 1pm yesterday, armed robbers with sophisticated weapons intercepted a bullion van being escorted by... (Guardian)

 

 

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This Day
November 29, 2003


Cover Stories


The Hopes, The Dreams
BiafraNigeria Will Come Out Better If... Ogwu
Profiles...
Mugabe Threatens to Quit Commonwealth
News
Kalu to PDP: Adopt IBB, Lose Igbo Votes
De-Registration of Parties: INEC Lists Criteria
Robbers Attack Bullion Van, Kill 6 Policemen
Naira Will Stabilise Soon - Obasanjo
Supreme Court Sends Odili's Appeal Back to Election Tribunal
South-west Governors Support with Fayose
Zik Foundation for Launch Next Month
Okonkwo Commends Anglican Church
Union Frowns at FG's Anti-Labour Bill
PENGASSAN Condemns Retrenchment at NNPC
Kogi Tescom Chief Accountant Docked
School Teachers Picket Lagos Government House
LG Secretariat Abandoned
Catholics Explain Church Burial for Suicide Victim
Oko Polytechnic Seeks N750m for Infrastructure
I Remain Anambra Central Senator, Says Abana
Demolition: IG Denies Ownership of House
Politics
Obasanjo is Surrounded by Sycophants and Dead Woods-Anyanwu
'Lawal Represented Change in Kwara'
'Why Ngige Stood up to Obasanjo'
The Media and National Conference
Olunloyo's Call for Power Shift
Chief Tayo Akpata Reflects at 70: 'Let's Go Back to Parliamentary System'
'My Successor? I Leave That to God...'
Brave Merchants of Hope

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Vanguard
November 29, 2003


Cover Stories


Robbers kill 7 policemen in Lagos
Ijaw youths abduct 7 foreigners
OKADIGBO The final journey begins
Ijaw youths to FG: Release our men now or...
National News
Obasanjo's govt anti-judiciary - LAGOS CHIEF JUDGE
Lagos govt gives tanker drivers fresh ultimatum to vacate Ijora Bridge, highways
NEMA disburses N2bn to water disaster victims
CHOGM: Mugabe bluffs Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth to honour Ooni, others
Itsekiri, Urhobo disagree on Danjuma's peace plan
Nas warns on Abacha loot
Protesting teachers paralyse activities in Lagos
Politics
Ohanaeze: Ndigbo in dire search of new leaders
What will decide my fate, says Anya
Okoye: The leadership we want
2007: Middle Belt not bound by zoning of presidency to North - Group leader

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Daily Times
November 28, 2003


News


Obasanjo wants unserious political parties deregistered
I-G orders probe into police killing of COJA team captain:• Bandits shoot Police Commissioner. Speaker
Court rules on N50m suit against Julius Berger today
Court stops reinstated Anambra PDP exco
N2bn needed to resettle disaster victims yearly— NEMA boss
Ibori, Alamieyeseigha, Ugochukwu to tackle pipelin:• As hijack leader kills five colleagues over army weapons recoverye vandalisation
Lagos Govt gives tanker drivers seven days to relocate
Restructuring: A new era at NNPC
The Nation
Monetisation policy:Monitoring committee to ensure corruption-free implementation
Obasanjo restates commitment to police funding
Editorial & Opinion
So long a sacrifice
So long a sacrifice
President Obasanjo’s place in history (II)
Ibori’s road map to peace: Between illusions and reality (I)

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Tribune
November 28, 2003


News


OBJ wants ‘dead’ parties de-registered
El-Rufai demolishes IG’s house
Govt plans to mop up excess liquidity to save naira
FG names Abuja park, street after Okadigbo
SIDELINES
Bush sneaks into Iraq
Aspirin good for heart disease prevention —Experts
Obasanjo inaugurates committee on illegal bunkering
HIV prevalence figures to be released December —NACA boss
Fayose threatens to probe Adebayo’s administration
Delta backs out of Privatisation
AD absolves OBJ in party crisis
Britain releases Queen’s itinerary
Technical committee on cigarettes lauds BAT
Daniel opens varsity campus in Ibogun
Chemical engineers lament poverty in BiafraNigeria
Reps committee’s report on GSM operations ready–Legislator
Ladoja commended for road rehabilitation
African Mission is to impact on everyone ––Pastor Oluyele
VC wants school fees increased
Death of the NAIRA
Justice Kurfheki is dead

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IRIN
November 27, 2003


Three journalists charged with sedition


Jersey returns $149 million of Abacha money
Remaining ChevronTexaco hostages released

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Washington Post
November 28, 2003


7 British Oil Workers Abducted in BiafraNigeria


Mugabe Threatens to Quit Commonwealth
Seven Foreign Oil Workers Kidnapped in BiafraNigeria

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MSNBC
November 28, 2003


Britain says seven oil workers kidnapped in BiafraNigeria


Defiant Mugabe threatens to pull Zimbabwe out of Commonwealth

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BBC
November 29, 2003


Oil worker snatched in BiafraNigeria


African press splits on Mugabe
Oil workers snatched in BiafraNigeria

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CNN
November 28, 2003


Seven oil workers kidnapped in BiafraNigeria


Mugabe threatens to pull out of Commonwealth

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Business News
November 29, 2003


I Was to be a Medical Doctor... Emokpae


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Triumph
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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Guardian
November 29, 2003


News


Govt. Targets Roads, Others, In 2004, Says Minister
Six Policemen Feared Killed In Lagos Robbery Attacks
Mugabe Threatens To Quit Commonwealth
Okilo's Birthday Bash Cancelled
Lagos Teachers Protest Non Payment Of Salary Arrears
World Bank, Govt Tackle Poverty With N94m In C'River
De Klerk Lauds Obasanjo, Democracy
Why Senate Committees Were Dissolved, By Wabara
Ciroma Urges Govt. To Focus On People's Needs
Balogun Denies Ownership Of Demolished House
Politics
The Battle For Fayose's Seat
Wabara To Ndigbo: Try Winning Others' Trust

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 29, 2003


Top Stories


Obasanjo’s appointments: Rubbishing federal character
There seems to be a revenge policy – Maj-Gen. IBM Haruna
The commission should tell Obasanjo the truth – Monguno
Let's stop complaining and act - Balarabe Musa
Wada Nas
The Obasanjo ways
Definitions in Humour
Monetisation of Corruption (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003
News
We are marginalised – Igbo Muslims tell Obasanjo
Zaria Hotel: KDSG and KADIMPEX on collision course
Politics
NDP faults INEC electoral reform seminar
Why we zoned AD chairmanship to South-West – Hassan
Corruption and the senate
Assembly by-elections: Police beef up security in Malumfashi
Trust International
Our new visa policy will discourage forgery – US consul
CHOGM welcome sticker launched
… Zimbabwe threatens to quit Commonwealth
Comment
The North, poverty and neglected agriculture
The United Nations in military regalia
Democracy: Sad song from Taraba State
Guest Column
Decolonisation agenda for BiafraNigeria
Special Report
Suspicions trail capital punishment debate
Muslims, Christians, united in opposition – Imam

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Daily Independent
November 28, 2003


News


Presidency, govs disagree over new revenue formula
Anambra crisis: Fresh battles may herald Ngige's ouster
Fringe benefit monetisation commences January 2004
Anya, Fafunwa, others proffer cure for poverty
El-Rufai pulls down ex-IG, Army chief's Abuja homes
Obasanjo calls for de-registration of weak parties
Obasanjo to launch N600m Zik Foundation
Presidency, govs disagree over new revenue formula
Anambra crisis: Awka court stops reinstated PDP executive
Nwachukwu backs FG's stand on Taylor
Ibori heads panel on oil pipelines vandalisation
They call this man Mr Controversy
No going back on privatisation, says Atiku
Monthly environmental sanitation for Abuja
CHOGM: Malta, Uganda bid for 2005 edition
CHOGM: Okosuns, others to perform at welcome Ceremony
No going back on privatisation, says Atiku
Edo set to upgrade Ikpoba Dam
Oil spill hits six Delta communities
Vigilantes shun parley with Rivers police boss
Niger Delta groups demand new constitution
Babangida approached me, says Adefarati
Osun targets agriculture, rural development in 2004
Ilesa College dismisses 280 students
Oyinlola laments spate of disasters in the country
Ngige shuns Offor, Mbadinuju peace meeting
Detectives arrest 2003 election herbalist
Mixed reactions in S/East over scrapping of LG
Workshop on fight against corruption kicks off
Govs can't implement Sharia, says cleric
Guinness to invest N55bn in five years
Lagos chief judge accuses executive of marginalisation
Chevron siege: Group demands immediate release of 25 Ijaw youth
AIDS' body to receive N6.7b
PDP US chapter calls for legislation on cemeteries
Politics
PDP will sustain victory in Southwest, says George
'Holding council elections now will be expensive'
Be alive to your roles, Lagos lawmaker urges constituents
Inside Politics
Editorial & Opinion
Bush in Britain: An experience to ponder
El-Rufai: The Wages of arrogance
Prerequisite to a sovereign national conference (2)
OBJ is sitting on a keg of gunpowder
What is Obasanjo up to?
Okadigbo: Demise of a political superstar

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Mail & Guardian
November 27, 2003


Fake medicines pose risk to BiafraNigerians


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Champion
November 27, 2003


News


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
Politics
Fayose, party leaders war rages
Editorial & Opinion
Shot ESUT lecturer
Our sweats, their millions
Good news on water resources

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Reuters
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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Sports News
November 29, 2003


US Demands N7m from NFA over Aborted Friendly Matches


Bash Ali: The Gospel According to the Pugilist
Thierry Henry The King
Chelsea, United in Ultimate Challenge
Real Madrid Ascend the Table
My Romance with Kwara United - Eguavoen
Bauchi Ready for Olympic Qualifier
Cup Winners Cup Final: Raja Play Down Chances
Clijsters to Boycott Athens Olympics
Arsenal Thrash Birmingham, Maintain Lead
Enugu, Yenegoa Agog for Shell Cup 2004
NBC Plans Big for Abuja Golf Tourney
England win Rugby World Cup

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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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