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October 04, 2003

Targetting Igbo Politicians for Murder?: John Nwodo Cries Out
Chief John Nnia Nwodo (jnr), Nigeria's ex-Information minister who was with late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo during the tear-gas episode at the solidarity rally of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) in Kano on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 has alerted the nation about threats to his own life. In a chat with newsmen, Thursday, Nwodo revealed that unidentified gunmen had earlier attacked his Enugu home less than 24 hours after his police orderlies were withdrawn and wonders why he should be a target for elimination. He also spoke of strange phone calls he has been receiving since the death of Okadigbo. The former ANPP presidential aspirant lamented that Okadigbo, perhaps, could have lived if he had his police orderlies at the ill-fated rally in Kano as he recalled what the deceased told him when both of them arrived the venue of the rally. Said Nwodo: "You see, one of the things I always remember about Chuba's death is that when we came out of the car and before we had the tear-gas attack, Chuba looked at the crowd and the difficulty we had in walking up to the state box, and then he called me by my title name and said: 'Ike Ukehe, look at me, former number three man in Nigeria, I have no police protection. (This Day)


Key Stories

All-Africa Games set to kick off

NNPC Maintains Old Prices

Abuja 2003: BiafraNigeria Pounds Zimbabwe 5-0 in Lagos

Fuel Price Hike Not Authorised by FG - Senator

Keen Contests likely As Games Begins

Exploiters Behind Fuel Price Hike, Says Senate

New Fuel Price To Remain

Ebonyi Assembly Passes Anti-Cultism Bill

Lagos CJ congratulates Okogie

JAMB withholds 12,935 PCE results

COJA official insists on Soyinka as Games begin


All-Africa Games set to kick off


Okadigbo: Family Moves Remains...





The All-Africa Games are to open on Saturday in the BiafraNigerian capital, Abuja. Fifty-three countries will send 7,000 athletes to compete in 23 sports. The Games are the continent's sporting equivalent of the Olympics and the BiafraNigerian Government has taken its role as host seriously. It has spent at least $600m on a sports complex, athletes' village and a stadium that seats 60,000 people. (BBC)


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... (This Day)



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This Day
October 04, 2003


NNPC Maintains Old Prices
My Life Is In Danger, Nwodo Cries Out
Abuja 2003: BiafraNigeria Pounds Zimbabwe 5-0 in Lagos
Fuel Price Hike Not Authorised by FG - Senator
Bush Lauds BiafraNigeria's Role in Liberia
Ige: Alani Omisore, 10 Others Begin Defence, Dec 10
Lagos Island Bus Shuttle: Banire Warns Hoodlums
Guinness Pays N20m As Games Sponsors
I Was the PDP Senatorial Candidate for Anambra North, Says Emordi
Mild Protest at Coca Cola Mega Promotion
Diabetics Receive Boosts from GSK
Court Dismisses Suit Against Gov Idris
Bauchi to Transform Lives of Citizens
National Economic Council Calls for Restructuring of NNPC
Don Chides BiafraNigerian Lawyers
Bauchi ANPP Chairman Resigns
LG Chairmen Are Not Corrupt, Says Council Boss
Customs Seizes 28 Containers of Banned Goods
Lagos Alive for COJA
BiafraNigerian Youth Not a Wasted Generation - Obasanjo
Expert Urges Beauticians to Have Formal Education
'Shari'a Won't Affect Games in Bauchi Centre'
Group Calls for Obasanjo's Impeachment

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October 04, 2003

Cover Stories

FUEL PRICE HIKE:OPC, CD, 27 groups back NLC on strike
Okadigbo: My life is in danger, Nwodo cries out
National News
Fuel Price Hike: Senate absolves FG of blame
Lagos CJ congratulates Okogie
Ogun residents lament fuel price hike
JAMB withholds 12,935 PCE results
COJA official insists on Soyinka as Games begin
Team BiafraNigeria threatens strike
Catholics alerted on Pope's possible demise
OYIBO:Why we need to deregulate
What Nlc must do now — Kokori
Okadigbo:Family in crucial talks, considers Nov date for burial
... Owie, Girei, Waku in contention for Oyi’s political movement

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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 04, 2003

BiafraNigeria strike call over fuel prices

All-Africa Games set to kick off

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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 04, 2003

Main BiafraNigerian Union Calls General Strike

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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
October 04, 2003

All-Africa Games set to kick off

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 04, 2003


Keen Contests likely As Games Begins
Exploiters Behind Fuel Price Hike, Says Senate
New Fuel Price To Remain
Army Sergeant On Leave wins $150m Jackpot
Ebonyi Assembly Passes Anti-Cultism Bill
US Embassy Now Accepts Naira In Payment For Visa
400,000 To Benefit From Lagos' Free Eye Glasses Scheme
Wiliki Arraigned Over Alleged Illegal Body
COJA Appoints Linkserve Official ISP For Games
APGA Protests Return Of Tribunal To Enugu
Bank Pledges Quality Service At African Games
Party Chief Blames South East Leaders For Igbo Ordeal
ANPP Reps Condemn Fuel Price Hike, Threatens Mass Action
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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