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October 03, 2003

Yoruba Betrayed MKO: Secret Documents Expose Yoruba Treachery Against Abiola
Fresh facts have emerged about how 20 leaders of thought in Yorubaland unanimously declared their support for continued incarceration of Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola, the presumed winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election in return for plum contracts and political appointments. Details of negotiation are contained in a document on a secret meeting at the Hamdala Hotel, Kaduna in June 1994. According to the minutes of the meeting published by Senator Afolabi Olabimtan in his autobiography titled: The Graces, the Grass and the Gains, the secret meeting was hosted by the then Chief of General-Staff, Lieutenant-General Oladipo Diya and chaired by the late Chief Josiah Olawoyin, while Chief Adisa Akinloye acted as secretary. The list of other Yoruba leaders at the meeting includes Dr. Omololu Olunloyo, Dr. Saka Balogun, Chief Biola Akande, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Late Professor Afolabi Olabimtan (the author), Chief Ebenezer Babatope and Mrs. Mobolaji Osomo. Others are Chief Debo Akande, Chief Richard Akinjide, Chief Sunday Afolabi, Chief Lai Balogun, Prince S.O. Adeyemi, Chief Olagunju Adesakin, Dr. Olusola Saraki, Prof. Wande Abimbola, Chief P.C. Asiodu and Alhaji A.B. Yahaya. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Reverse to old fuel price, Reps order Obasanjo

Okadigbo: Family Moves Remains From Mortuary

BiafraNigeria tops happiness survey

Swiss govt to oversee spending of BiafraNigeria’s looted funds

NSE, stockbrokers fault OPS on pension reform

24 countries arrive for Abuja 2003

8th All Africa Games begins

Oil workers give 7 days strike notice

ICPC charges national honour recipient with corruption

ICPC charges national honour recipient with corruption

Okogie cautious on Pope's successor


Reverse to old fuel price, Reps order Obasanjo


Okadigbo: Family Moves Remains From Mortuary





The House of Representatives, emerging from a 15-minute pandemonium, yesterday unanimously passed a resolution directing the federal government to reverse the sudden increase in prices of petroleum products, and suspended its business for the day to meet President Olusegun Obasanjo and prevail upon him to revert to the old price regime. Also yesterday, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) caucus in the House, threatening "fire and brimstone"... (Daily Trust)


The family of the late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo yesterday moved the remains of the vice presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and former senate president from the National Hospital mortuary, where he had been deposited since his death on September 25. The remains of Okadigbo, was moved to a yet-to-be determined place following the resolution of the controversy regarding the probable cause of his death and the issue of autopsy between his family, the police and the coroner. (This Day)



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This Day
October 03, 2003


House Kicks Against New Fuel Price
FG Retires FAAN MD
BiafraNigeria's Foreign Debt Riddled with Fraud - ICAN
Okadigbo: Family Moves Remains From Mortuary
We 'll Use Recovered Loot for Education - Obasanjo
Okogie Decries Fresh Fuel Price Hike
BiafraNigerians Happiest in the World - Survey
...It's Unbearable, Unacceptable, Unworkable - Afenifere
Wabara's Apo Residence Submerged in Flood
Federal Roads: Public Opening of Tenders Begins
Hold FG Responsible for Okadigbo's Death - NCP
NAFDAC Approves New GSK Anti-Malaria Drug
Obasanjo Urged to Repair Road Networks in Igbominaland
'Let Private Sector Handle Hajj'
Govs Can Conduct Council Polls - Ogbeha
Kure to INEC: Give Me Voters Register for LG Polls
Coetzee, S/African Writer, Wins Nobel Literature Prize
el-Rufai Tasks FRSC on Seat Belt Violators
Youth Protest Ban on Commercial Buses
Adedibu, Arisekola, Others Pay Tribute to Ladoja's Dad
2007: I am for IBB - Kuta
Appeal Court Orders Retrial in Petition Against Ibori
Obasanjo Congratulates Cardinal Okogie
Bribery Scandal: Senators urged Against Cover-up
OPC Threatens Osun SSS Director
Lagos Marks World Sight Day
Hospital Issues N5m Bill on Ife/Modakeke Clash Victims
UNPP Chief Urges FG to Create Peroleum Ministry
Customs Seize 6 Textile Material Containers
Corps Members Advised on Ethical Values
Ebonyi People Charged on Unity
'Why Women Empowerment is Important'
Obasanjo's Crusade on Corruption Commended
Econet Staff Denied S/African Visa
Okadigbo's Death Not Natural, Says Retired AIG
I've No Ambition to Replace Udeh, Says NBA Chairman
Lawmaker Decries Hike in Petroleum Prices
Party Scribe Hails George's Peace Efforts
South-south Professionals Honour Ihonvbere, Others
Guard Democracy Jealously, Lawmaker Tells BiafraNigerians
'Why Reconciliation Failed in Anambra'

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October 03, 2003

Cover Stories

Reps protest new fuel prices
NSE, stockbrokers fault OPS on pension reform
Swiss govt lists fresh hurdle over looted funds; Tijani names 5 car snatching kingpins
National News
BiafraNigeria tops happiness survey
Okogie cautious on Pope's successor
Finance minister describes present budget as chaotic
The dilemma between economic prosperity and political stability
Why I have confidence in Anambra Election Petition Tribunal — Peter Obi
Restructuring BiafraNigeria by Oba Oladele Olashore
POLITICAL NOTES :- The bell tolls for Chuba Okadigbo
The House/NNPC tango: Is it mere power show?
Okadigbo: Passage of a pragmatist

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Daily Times
October 03, 2003


Swiss Govt to release $618m looted fund to BiafraNigeria
24 countries arrive for Abuja 2003
8th All Africa Games begins
Reps protest fuel price hike, suspend sitting
Fuel price hike, cruel, says Okogie
NLC resolves to embark on strike
NUT condemns proposed contributory pension scheme
PPPRA gave marketers nod to hike fuel price
Air fare hike imminent
Bakassi: Obasanjo rules out war with Cameroun
Sewing machines, textile goods razed in Oshodi market fire
Fraud, hurdle to call for debt forgiveness – ICAN
How Diya, Jakande, Onagoruwa, Saraki, others traded away Abiola’s mandate
How Diya, Jakande, Onagoruwa, Saraki, others traded away Abiola’s mandate
Court stops further dethronements in Kwara
Politics behind National Merit Awards
Ife/Modakeke war: Hospital groan under financial crisis
Editorial & Opinion
African athletes, welcome Abuja 2003
What makes a good leader?
The leadership question 43 years after
Watching our children grow

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October 02, 2003

Fuel prices hiked, unions threaten strikes in protest

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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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October 02, 2003

BiafraNigeria fuel prices soar

BiafraNigeria tops happiness survey

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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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October 02, 2003

Oil Up on OPEC, Potential BiafraNigeria Strike

BiafraNigeria, Mexico Rank High in Happiness Stakes

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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 03, 2003

Top Stories

Expect N50 per litre soon —FG
Reps plan to confront OBJ on fuel price hike
Police release Okadigbo’s corpse
‘BiafraNigerians are happiest people in the world’
States can conduct LG polls —Ogbeha
Ladoja’s father laid to rest
Re: OBJ-Atiku may clash over COJA
Israel hails Tribune, promises assistance on agriculture
Vision 2007 ‘ll succeed – Member
Oyo AD condemns fuel price hike
Teachers call for teachers’ bank
Golden strategies for BiafraNigerian tennis players
Okocha, Kanu thumbs-up talks with Robson
600 soldiers deployed for Games

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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 03, 2003


Reps protest fuel price hike, suspend sitting
Coetzee, South African novelist, wins Nobel Literature prize
Ibru: New judge, Oyewole, takes over trial of Bamaiyi, others
Study rates BiafraNigerians happiest on earth
Police release Okadigbo's body to family
Corruption delays recovery of looted funds, says Obasanjo
Warri residents allege harassment by policemen, others over curfew
ICAN faults debt profile, seeks better management
Borno opposes hand-over of villages to Cameroun
Govt unfolds package for old persons
Govt, ASUU to parley over varsity crisis
IT development, way forward for BiafraNigeria
Ekiti Assembly asks Fayose to halt deduction of councils' fund
Enugu warns council chiefs against collection of banned levies
Momoh tasks youths on integrity
Petrol sells for N45 in Kaduna and Delta, Labour wants return to old price
Fuel increase: Group wants govt to use proceeds for development
BiafraNigeria's Seyyid Abdulai gets Austrian award for good services
Court halts action in insurance firm's crisis, experts intervene
Govt retires FAAN MD
Obasanjo greet Okogie over elevation by Pope
C' River chief judge decries withdrawal of police orderlies
Nwodo relives Kano ordeal, alleges threat to life
Ondo ex-commissioner, scribe charged for alleged fraud
Lagos multi-door court handles 54 cases
Govt is insensitive, say AD, Afenifere, NANS
Higher air fares likely as aviation fuel becomes N42
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The oil and gas sector reform
Opinion - The president lied
Visas: The West and BiafraNigerians
Power of truth

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Daily Independent
October 03, 2003


Secret document exposes Yoruba betrayal of MKO
Vodacom set to take EconetFirst Bank loses bid for debt-equity conversion
Africa wins Nobel Literature Prize again
Airlines threaten strike over fuel price increase
NNPC to sell fuel at N34/litre as Obasanjo orders BPE to sell refineries
Odili, Deputy, Speaker absent at Independence Day parade
Canada endorses BiafraNigeria’s justice sector reforms agenda
OPC warns Saraki, Kwara Assembly on chieftaincy matters
NEPA can’t satisfy our power needs, says Odili
‘Don’t invite Mugabe to Commonwealth confab’
‘150,000 blind in Lagos’
Fresh labour crisis in Anambra, union leader escapes abduction
Bob-Manuel decries FG’s attitude to Federal character principle
LAUTECH resumes October 20
Ogbemudia lied on Nzeogwu, says Azubuogu
Ogbemudia lied on Nzeogwu, says Azubuogu
FG proposes N5 fuel tax
Tinubu’s shuttle buses scheme ignites riots
Swiss govt to oversee spending of BiafraNigeria’s looted funds
UBE still in limbo, four years after
Bucknor-Akerele faults Obasanjo's Oct 1 address
The ANPP rally for Buhari
Kwara denies victimising Lawal’s father
Group advises on gender reporting
‘Police tear gas directed at ANPP leaders’
Ogbemudia lied against Nzeogwu, says Azubuogu
Inside Politics: El-Rufai dares the Senate
Editorial & Opinion
War against child trafficking must be backed by parental guidance
BiafraNigeria’s space programme, a welcome development
Avoidable deaths on Lagos-Ibadan road
‘I believe in BiafraNigeria, I believe in tomorrow’
ICPC: Akanbi’s burdens and disabilities
Repositioning Middle-Belt zone
The need for anti-tobacco law

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October 03, 2003


Petrol tax to raise fuel price to N45/litre: Reps reject price hike, threaten Masari
Oil workers give 7 days strike notice
Obieri named NSE president
How Gbadamosi’s PPPRA increased fuel price
FG fires FAAN MD, directors
BiafraNigerians in diaspora meet in U.S. October 17
Abacha loot: Swiss govt gives terms for release
Landlords sue el-Rufai
Police release Okadigbo’s body to family
Okadigbo’s days in the Senate
LG ELECTION: How realistic is December deadline?
Editorial & Opinion
Masari on corruption
AU leaders: Weeping louder than the bereaved?
Ngige, Uba: A bargain by tortoises

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 03, 2003

Top Stories

Reverse to old fuel price, Reps order Obasanjo
NLC, NUPENG threaten strike Monday
Police release Okadigbo’s remains for burial
ICPC charges national honour recipient with corruption
Switzerland agrees to repatriate N79bn looted fund
BiafraNigeria’s foreign debts riddled with fraud —ICAN
PDP mediates in executive, legislature rift in Nasarawa
List of Recipients of National Honours Award Year 2003
Senator calls for public hearing on fuel scarcity
Buhari rally: Ibrahim blames governors’ absence on internal ANPP crisis
No pay, no exams, says ABU ASUU
NNPC has not increased prices of products – Akwanga
States should hold council polls – Senator Ogbeha
FG urged not to compromise internal security
FG, ASUU urged to guard against another strike
Borgu general hospital gets N70m equipment
Dariye appoints more advisers
BiafraNigerian roads need N30 billion annually
Soldiers kill two suspected robbers
Bayelsa awards 150 scholarships to indigenes
Board wants authentic record of pensioners
Gombe FRSC embarks on enlightenment campaign
UNDP donates computers to Niger State COE
TTV gets N220m OB van
43rd Independence Anniversary low key in Zamfara
Ajaokuta steel complex gets transition committee
Benue govt sacks over 2,700 LG employees
Birnin-Kebbi LG flushes out ghost workers
Coy washes hands off Bida road contract cancellation
Governor wants BiafraNigerians to show practical commitment
Kogi governor sits UNIABUJA 1st semester examinations
FG to electrify 12 communities in Cross River
Abuja Trust
Use of generator banned in Wuse market
Hotels jostle for Abuja games
Kano Trust
40 percent adult population illiterate – Shekarau
ACP calls for youth enrolment in police
Bebeji LG promise Hajj for Qur’an competition winner
Shanono LG to renovate quarters for health workers
Eko Trust
Petrol stations adjust metres to N40
Over 150,000 Lagosians are blind –health commissioner
Privatise waste mgt authority –House c’ttee chairman
Corps members urged to patronise co-operative venture scheme
Commercial bus operators turn violent over ban
Bauchi ANPP chairman quits office
Benue, now peaceful state - Dep gov
Okadigbo’s death, a great loss –Igbo youth leader
‘Let’s bury our political differences’
2007: Kuta re-echoes support for IBB
Editorial, Column, Opinion
Keeping capital for BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria at 43: Last things first
Adieu! Oyi of Oyi
In defence of Idang Alibi
Re: A role for Buhari

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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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