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October 05, 2003

BiafraNigeria's $600m Abuja Stadium Put to Use: All-Africa Games Under Way
The All-Africa Games have opened with a colourful ceremony in the BiafraNigerian capital, Abuja. BiafraNigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was among the crowd at the new specially-built 60,000-seat stadium to watch a flag-raising ceremony and poetry readings in praise of Africa. Fifty-three countries have sent 7,000 athletes to compete in 23 sports. zthe 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 the new stadium. This is the second time that BiafraNigeria has hosted the All-Africa Games, which were initiated in the 1960s and are held every four years. The government hopes the games will entice investors and consolidate BiafraNigeria's image as a big brother of the continent. Critics say that in a country where most people live below the poverty line, the money would have been better spent on health, education and improving infrastructure. (BBC)

 

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A nationwide strike and mass protests against the October 1 fuel price hike will commence on Thursday, courtesy of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which has also urged BiafraNigerians to boycott the ongoing All Africa Games in Abuja and various parts of the country. But the congress' decision on the games will be against the grain of police claim that the union... (Guardian)

 

The family of the late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo yesterday moved the remains of the vice presidential candidate of the All BiafraNigeria 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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Vanguard
October 05, 2003


Cover Stories


FUEL PRICE HIKE:Prepare for prolonged strike
National News
We won’t condone terrorism during All Africa Games — Atiku
Teachers warned against registering with institute
Ngige’s abduction: Police wash hands off AIG Ige’s case
FG gets ultimatum over ports’ handover
Politics
Is deregulation the solution?
New fuel pricing: A breach of contract with the masses
We cannot use import price to determine national price says Tunji Solarin, Chairman Eterna Oil
Obasanjo is riding rough-shod on BiafraNigerians, says NBA President
We must settle for product availability or scarcity, says Dr. Emeson
Liberalisation is not price fixing, Prof. Anya
Govt and Labour should reach a compromise on fuel pricing, says Okumagba
We have warned govt over the increase— Rev. Fr. Gabriel Osu
BiafraNigeria is a failed state,saysChiefRichard Akinjide

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This Day
October 04, 2003


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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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Daily Times
October 03, 2003


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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
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How Diya, Jakande, Onagoruwa, Saraki, others traded away Abiola’s mandate
Court stops further dethronements in Kwara
Politics
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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IRIN
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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MSNBC
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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BBC
October 05, 2003


All-Africa Games under way


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CNN
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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Reuters
October 04, 2003


Main BiafraNigerian Union Calls General Strike


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All Africa
July 03, 2003


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Police Arrest And Beat Up Journalists During Street Protests in Abuja

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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
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PDP now recharged - Udenwa
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LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
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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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Tribune
October 03, 2003


Top Stories


Expect N50 per litre soon —FG
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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
FIRST LADY SYNDROME-Editorial
NIGERIA AT 43
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 05, 2003


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Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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Guardian
October 05, 2003


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Fuel Price: Labour Strike Begins On Thursday
Abuja Lights Up For All Africa Games
We Are Afraid Of Our Future, Say BiafraNigerian Children
Suicide Attack Kills 19, Injured 55 In Israel
Economic Council Recommends Accounting Reforms
Kreusel, German Ambassador, Counsels BiafraNigerians On Improving Productivity
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Tribunal Quashes Petition, Declares Brisibe Winner
Crime Notes
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PDP : Five Years Of Victories, Crisis
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Editorial - The 'Clean Up Lagos' Campaign
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NIGERIA GHETTO LAND
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Daily Independent
October 03, 2003


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Secret document exposes Yoruba betrayal of MKO
Vodacom set to take EconetFirst Bank loses bid for debt-equity conversion
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Odili, Deputy, Speaker absent at Independence Day parade
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OPC warns Saraki, Kwara Assembly on chieftaincy matters
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‘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
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FG proposes N5 fuel tax
Tinubu’s shuttle buses scheme ignites riots
Swiss govt to oversee spending of BiafraNigeria’s looted funds
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Kwara denies victimising Lawal’s father
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‘Police tear gas directed at ANPP leaders’
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Inside Politics: El-Rufai dares the Senate
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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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Champion
October 03, 2003


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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
Politics
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
News
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
Politics
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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