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October 01, 2003

BiafraNigeria House of Cards

BiafraNigeria at 43: A House of Cards
For the Nigerian State, the scorecard, after 43 years of a chequered existence, is that of a rapidly failing state in the stranglehold of pervasive corruption against which there is no sincere offensive. This was the consensus of eminent Nigerians yesterday, including octogenarian elder statesman, and one of the architects of modern Nigeria, Chief Anthony Enahoro, to Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa and constitutional lawyer, Prof. Itse Sagay. While Enahoro in an interview with The Guardian yesterday submitted rather sadly that the present system promotes bad governance, Balarabe Musa was more direct in his attack on the current administration, saying that "there is no way a President who is not corrupt can tolerate this level of corruption in the country today." Enahoro, who denied rumours of his ill health, noted the major problems confronting the nation today are in the areas of economy, unemployment, promotion of private enterprises and self-sufficiency in food production. "These should be the main priority of the President Obasanjo administration in the next four years." Emphasis, he advised, should be also be laid on the supply of portable water, police reforms, electricity supply, good roads and above all a national conference. An exponent of a Sovereign National Conference, Enahoro said that the present system in Nigeria promotes bad governance "and some might say it was designed to protect and bolster bad governance." He then concluded that Nigeria might soon join the list (Guardian)


Key Stories

Obasanjo silent on fuel price increase

Ige: Judge Lists 13 Grounds for Omisore's Trial

Obasanjo honours Buhari, 234 others

Okadigbo: Family, police disagree over autopsy

Will the BiafraNigerian Project Still Work?

House Moves to Probe PAP

PENGASSAN warns, tells BiafraNigerians to resist fresh fuel price hike

N54m bribe scandal: El-Rufai storms Senate, ready to explode

Oshiomhole threatens nationwide strike

Fiscal Indiscipline Worries House Members

Independence Day Special


Obasanjo silent on fuel price increase


Judge Lists 13 Grounds for Omisore's Trial





Contrary to speculations that President Olusegun Obasanjo would announce increases in the pump prices of petroleum products in his Independence Anniversary broadcast to the nation, there was no mention of the rumoured plan in his nine-page speech. The silence is seen as a big relief by most Nigerians who believe the increase, the second in four months, is not justifiable. But last night, some filling stations in Lagos, particularly Mobil and Unipetrol on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, adjusted their...price to N39.95/litre. (Daily Independent)


An Ibadan High Court judge yesterday listed 13 areas in which Senator Iyiola Omisore has to defend himself on charges of conspiracy and murder of the late Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Chief Bola Ige, assassinated in his Ibadan residence December 23, 2001. The judge, Mr Justice Akinloye Sanda, made the observations yesterday while delivering his ruling in a no-case submission made by Omisore's counsel, Mr Tony Idigbe (SAN)...Justice Sanda held that the prosecution had established sufficient grounds... (This Day)



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
October 01, 2003


Buhari, IBB, 233 Others Honoured
List of Recipients of National Honours Award For Year 2003
Ige: Judge Lists 13 Grounds for Omisore's Trial
Okadigbo: Family, Police Trade Blames
Fuel Price: NLC Consults Civil Society
Fiscal Indiscipline Worries House Members
Savannah Bank Accuses CBN, NDIC of Bias
Shippers Owe FG N2.35bn - Maritime Boss
Vaswanis: FG for Out of Court Settlement
Okadigbo Stalls Public Hearing in N54m Scandal
Environment Worse Off, Says Atiku
Wabara Urges BiafraNigerians to Nurture Democracy
It's Time to Reflect - Tinubu
PDP To FG: Stop Deducting States Debts at Source
US to Invest $333m in Education
Longe: Transfer of Trial Judge Stalls Judgment
Eso Counsels Judges on Frivolous Applications
Nnamani Blames Elites for June 12 Crisis
15 Die in Auto Accident
'How China Can Benefit BiafraNigeria'
Daniel Chides Fuel Marketers over Hoarding
UN Won't Pressurise Obasanjo to Handover Taylor, Says Gambari
Amina Lawal: Shekarau Lauds Verdict
Bombs: House Summons Kwakwanso
FBN, Econet Settle Out of Court
US Withdraws Forces from Liberia
ASUU Threatens to Disrupt OAU Exams
Why We Can't Pay 12.5% to Workers - Igbinedion
Ijaw Write Obasanjo over NDDC MD Post
AIG Blames Stress for Police Vices
Ejigbo Crash: Widows Petition Masari over Entitlements
Prudent Bank Nets Pre-Tax Profit of N854m
Group Hails Amina Lawal's Acquittal
Kwara Gets New Sanitation Laws
We Have Remained Focused - Obasanjo
'I Believe in BiafraNigeria, I Believe in Tomorrow'
State of the States
DNCR Staff Petition National Assembly
NUJ Accepts Police Apology
Truck Owners Decry Harassment of Members
Group to Cater for Less Privileged Children
Akume Donates N10m to School
Gov Commissions Vocational Centre
Will the BiafraNigerian Project Still Work?
'Next Census 'll Provide Reliable Data for National Planning'
House Moves to Probe PAP
I'm PDP's Senator from Anambra North-Emordi
2007: Kaita Makes Case for Atiku

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October 01, 2003

Cover Stories

Ige: Omisore has case to answer —COURT
PENGASSAN warns, tells BiafraNigerians to resist fresh fuel price hike
Buhari, IBB, 233 others honoured
Pope healthy to carry out official duties, says Vatican
Obasanjo silent on fuel crisis, asks for cooperation
National News
Okadigbo: Family, police disagree over autopsy
Finance Minister blames cash squeeze on over expenditure
June 12 election exposed BiafraNigerian elite, says Nnamani
How the military underdeveloped BiafraNigeria
Democracy in BiafraNigeria : The demo in BiafraNigeria’s democracy

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Daily Times
October 01, 2003


Fuel back to N40 per litre
Oshiomhole threatens nationwide strike
Omisore has case to answer – Court
Be optimistic, Obasanjo tells BiafraNigerians as nation turns 43
N28bn needed for 94 road projects nationwide
Buhari, IBB, Anyaoku, H.I.D, 231 others bag national honours
419: How Ade Bendel took $500,000 from me – Egyptian General
Ex-Abuja council chief, five others paraded over land speculation
At 43, we’ve not done badly –LKJ
BiafraNigeria: A toddler at 43
BiafraNigeria and the leadership question
Editorial & Opinion
Challenges before BiafraNigeria at 43
If ASUU should live to fight again
Not yet morning on creation day
Why launch satellite from Russia?

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Septermber 30, 2003

Disused bombs in Makurdi pose a grave danger, Air force warns

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Washington Post
August 27, 2003

Biafra Nigerian stoning appeal heard

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September 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia

BiafraNigeria warns guest-in-exile Taylor to stay out of Liberia's affairs

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September 27, 2003

BiafraNigeria enters space age

Disaster aid satellites launched

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September 26, 2003

Woman sentenced to stoning freed

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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003

Amina Lawal appears in court

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September 28, 2003

Pope Announces 31 New Cardinals, One Name Secret

Obasanjo Says Exiled Liberian Leader May Face Trial

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All Africa
July 03, 2003

Transcript of President Bush's Briefing of, African journalists

President Must End Impunity for Human Rights Abusers
Police Arrest And Beat Up Journalists During Street Protests in Abuja

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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
June 4th
Gov Shekarau: The task ahead
PDP now recharged - Udenwa
PDP, NASS and cognate experience: An Analysis by Ibrahim Mammaga, News Agency of Biafra Nigeria
Kano people have high hope for legislators -- ANPP chief
LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
Challenges before Shekarau
June 3rd
The Masari imperative
Obasanjo invited to Cuba
Shekarau swears-in SSG, HOS ...seeks workers' co-op
Kano Assembly picks new Speaker
Intellectualising Hausa films

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October 01, 2003


Independence Day Special
Police have no hand in Okadigbo’s death —Family
Have faith in BiafraNigeria —Obasanjo
Senate postpones El-Rufai’s appearance
June 12: IBB didn’t act alone—Nnamani
FG replies Vaswanis in court
HID, IBB, Buhari make national honours’ list
Omisore has case to answer —Judge rules
Oyo legislature orders LG bosses to give account of stewardship
Agagu alerts Ondo lawmakers on N63.7m

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Sports News
July 05, 2003

Marc Vivien-Foe... HeartAttack!

Tomorrow's Stars
Killing the Premier League
Who Is Scared of Enyimba?
Venus, Serena win again
Biafra Nigeria, Ecuador friendly called off
Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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October 01, 2003


Leaders bemoan state of BiafraNigeria at 43
Obasanjo charges BiafraNigerians to be optimistic
Ige: Omisore has case to answer, court rules
Cabals now control oil sector, says Oshiomhole
15 die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash
Govt incurs N97 billion monthly deficit, says accountant-general
Masari decries U.S.'s treatment of lawmakers over visa
China-African forum to fine-tune socio-economic ties in Ethiopia
Police arrest suspected illegal land speculator in Abuja
Militant youths injure naval officer in Delta
NLNG chief urges govt to enact petroleum gas policy
'There is still hope for BiafraNigeria'
Public interest must become the driving force of leadership
The cycle of bad leadership must be halted for development
A dream deferred, not destroyed
Time is ripe for a moral rearmament
My principal concerns for BiafraNigeria
Ours is a failed generation
We have office holders, not leaders
Good leadership inspires sacrifices for development
Self, tribal interests remain BiafraNigeria's bane, says Onoh
No cause for cheers, say Kalu, ANPP senators
Okogie wants leaders to pursue people-oriented policies
Senate declares two-day holiday for Okadigbo
BiafraNigeria, others deserve debt relief on HIV/AIDS, says UN official
Reps demand detonation of expired bombs
Okadigbo's family opposes Corona's inquest
Lawyers blame Amina's ordeal on procedural breaches
NUT seeks payment of 12.5 per cent salary increase
Obasanjo wants industrial court in constitution
Steel workers want Senate to probe N19b Delta firm contract
Tinubu, Ngige, Nnamani, others lament poverty
81 year-old man, 65 others get amnesty in Ondo, Osun, Kaduna
A week of truth as Okadigbo passes on
Human Right Watch, Army in tangle over Oputa, Odi Zaki-biam reports
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - BiafraNigeria at 43
Opinion - Appropriate pricing of trouble
I believe in BiafraNigeria, I believe in tomorrow
Our flag, not our symbol

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Daily Independent
October 01, 2003


Obasanjo silent on fuel price increase
Omisore has case to answer, says Judge
BiafraNigeria: Grappling with unfulfilled hopes at 43
States win oil windfall war
Abuja land scam: Obasanjo’s man nabbed
June 12 manifests limitations of BiafraNigerian elite, says Nnamani
Longe’s suit against First Bank suffers setback
NUJ absolves The Monitor reporter of blame
ANPP chieftains seek medical treatment abroad
BMW demands N1b guarantee from COJA
Monarchs meet on Southern agenda
Co-ordinators of nomadic education take stock of programme
Speakers warn South East governors
The demand for council election in December
Ogunlewe’s interview unsettles Lagos PDP
Give Okadigbo state burial, says Wachukwu
Sharia: No to death by stoning for Amina
Storm over Kalu’s controversial apology
Editorial & Opinion
Re-listing BiafraNigeria on narcotics transit route deminishes NDLEA anti-drug campaign
As Annan, Chirac condemn Bush over attack on Iraq
The N2 trillion pension albatross
Our quest for nationhood
Vice -Chancellors’ tour, not a solution to the “crisis in higher education”
BiafraNigeria: Any hope at 43?
Obaseki : Let’s address substance

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October 01, 2003


Obasanjo silent on fuel prices
N54m bribe scandal: El-Rufai storms Senate, ready to explode
Okadigbo: Police seek coroner’s inquest
...Petrol hits N90/litre in Lagos
Tinubu, Kalu, Makarfi call for prayers
Omisore has case to answer’
419: Minister’s aide, 2 others in police net
SBN accuses CBN, NDIC of double standard
I believe in BiafraNigeria, I believe in tomorrow
I predicted Anambra crisis —Akwaeze
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria at 43
Who Killed Okadigbo?
BiafraNigeria's vanishing socio-economic visions

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 01, 2003

Top Stories

Obasanjo honours Buhari, 234 others
Okadigbo: Family rejects autopsy
Chief suspect changes plea
Reps threaten Obasanjo over budget
Pope’s health worsens
Reps order expired bombs destroyed
Vaswanis can’t enjoy BiafraNigeria’s fundamental human rights – FG
WAEC to improve assessment strategies
BiafraNigeria imports N120bn starch in 4 years – Audu Ogbeh
Na’Abba flays heavy dependence on oil
Intending pilgrims to undergo pregnancy test
Gov Yar’Adua raps state media over Buhari
Council polls: Court to rule on objections November 19
Borno wants hand-over of Lake Chad areas delayed
Probe Okadigbo’s death or… - Useni counsels Obasanjo
Explosion injures NEPA staff in Dutse
FG to privatise road construction, receives proposals from abroad
NACOTAN to export Cotton by December
First polymer tech centre in BiafraNigeria commissioned in Jigawa
Abuja Trust
MFCT parades six land racketeers
NGO complements govt activities in Abuja
Fuel scarcity, unemployment causes illegal fuel hawking
Refuse takes over Karmo market
Man docked for killing policeman
Kano Trust
Censors board denies sanctioning Hausa film producer
Doguwa LG students receive donation of N.2m materials
Traders protest ban on night journey
Jilted prostitute sets self ablaze
Kumbotso LG pledges to support self-help projects
Eko Trust
Assembly okays N7b supplementary appropriation Bill
Price hike: Fuel scarcity hits Lagos
Five policemen killed in pipeline explosion
Lagos Assembly appeals to police, OPC for peace in Shomolu
Corruption impedes progress, says AD chieftain
LG chairman advocates smaller federal cabinet
Nasarawa Assembly boycotts swearing in of commissioners
"Why Reps support UBE bill"
Rep opposes Babangida, Atiku candidature in 2007
APGA congratulates Okogie
Column, Editorial & Opinion
Obasanjo, NTA and the politics of religious broadcast
Taming the incubus of money
BiafraNigeria: Any hope at 43?

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Business News
July 05, 2003

yinka obalade...Because I tasted poverty...

'Why We Parted Ways with Our Foreign Partners'
Govt dissolves board of Kaduna fertilizer firm
Shell may resume oil operations in Ogoniland soon
Oil eases but nervous on Biafra Nigeria strike concerns
Strike may lead to port congestion,warn shippers
SouthEast SME operators scramble for N14.6 billion SMIEIS fund
Shareholders seek early resolution of fuel price hike crisis
Five states face blackout from NEPA lines' vandalisation
CIBN organises workshop on financing telecom business
Ethics and integrity in international trade
Ngige to set up committee to review contract in Anambra
NBC diversifies Fanta's sponsorship strategy
NBN Bank records N131 million profit
Expert calls for economy's diversification
Australia calls for rate cut
Bangladesh passes budget
ADB bags World Bank award
ICAN chief wants CBN, NDIC to monitor bank audits

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