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October 10, 2003

Tirade of a Warlord: Condemnations Greet Obasanjo's Broadcast
Widespread condemnations yesterday greeted Yoruba warlord, Olusegun Obasanjo's, Wednesday night broadcast over the now suspended Labour strike with many saying it exposed the President as a dictator, paying mere lip service to democratic tenets. Labour also yesterday denied the President's allegation that the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) through the strike, which was later put on hold, was planning to take over power. In an interview with The Guardian, a chieftain of the Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, described Obasanjo's speech as 'undemocratic and disappointing'. According to the visibly sad chief, it was unfortunate that BiafraNigerians elected Obasanjo to rule the country. According to Adebanjo, the events of the last four years should teach BiafraNigerians a great lesson that once a military man will always be a military man. (Guardian)

 

Key Stories

Bribery: Senate Clears Mantu, Zwingina

Taylor 'pulling Liberia strings'

Ige: Court Halts Omisore's Trial

Reps adopt report on killing of fuel strike protesters

Fuel: Lagos dealers defy directives on N34

Ajuluchukwu dies at 83

NLC not in contest for power, says Oshiomhole

Labour not subversive

Obasanjo probes Obaseki

House passes first Bill

Econet: Vodacom to the rescue

 

Bribery: Senate Clears Mantu, Zwingina

 

Taylor 'pulling Liberia strings'

 

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In a unanimous decision, the Senate yesterday resolved that the bribery allegation against the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu and the deputy majority leader, Jonathan Zwingina, by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, should be "ignored and consigned to the dustbin of history until such a time and place that concrete evidence is provided." El-Rufai had alleged that some senators demanded N54 million from him to facilitate his clearance as FCT minister. But both Mantu and Zwingina said they would seek redress in the law courts. (This Day)

 

Former President Charles Taylor is still trying "to influence events" in Liberia, the United Nations has said. Mr Taylor went into exile in BiafraNigeria in August as part of a peace deal which is due to lead to the creation of a power-sharing government on Tuesday. "Any interference from Mr Taylor could threaten the carefully constructed peace agreement," the UN Security Council warned. He has been indicted for war crimes by a UN-backed court in Sierra Leone. He is alleged to have backed the RUF rebels who killed and mutilated many thousands during that country's brutal 10-year conflict. (BBC)

 

 

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This Day
October 10, 2003


News


'Oshiomhole: No Power Tussle with Obasanjo
Bribery: Senate Clears Mantu, Zwingina
Ige: Court Halts Omisore's Trial
NDDC: FG, Oil Firms Owe N86b - Ugochukwu
IILL Deal: Court Okays Longe's Removal
We'll Lock Out Games' Officials Today - Hotel Owners
M.C.K. Ajuluchukwu is Dead
Shell Gets 5-day Ultimatum over Land Lease
Jostling to Replace Lukman Begins
S'Court Rejects MDJ's Request
Killings: House Adopts Report, Wants Policemen Punished
Atiku, Ogbeh, Others Pay Last Respects to Pa Ladoja
CBN Urged to Stop Licensing New Banks
House Played Pivotal Role in Averting Strike - Opara
Wealthy Nations Urged to Support Developing Countries
INEC Assigns Duties to 12 Commissioners
UNFPA Lists Benefits of Averted HIV/AIDS
Abuja Gets Digital Image Map
Suspected Cultists Kill 5 AAU Students
Tribunal Dismisses PDP Appeal
Enugu Govt, Strabag in Road Construction Feud
Strike: National Assembly, NLC Praised
...Traders Hail Suspension
New Rice Specie Discovered in Abakaliki
Firm Delivers Goshen Beach Estate
8-month-old Baby, Others Die in Pipeline Rupture
Enugu to Spend N2.4bn on 120km Road Networks
Obasanjo Extols UNN Founding Fathers
Saraki Urges Kwarans in America to Invest at Home
Lagos Free Trade Zone Kicks Off Soon
Ibadan Marketers Insist on New Price
Politics
No National Development Without Women -- Tinubu
Benue PDP Scribe Backs Calls for Council Polls
Law to Check Collapse Structure Underway
Deregulation: Obasanjo Should Resign, Says UAD
Politician Cautions Governors Over Monetisation Policy
Bribery: Twists and Turns of Senate Public Hearing

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Vanguard
October 10, 2003


Cover Stories


NLC, not a parallel govt —OSHIOMHOLE * Oil marketers accuse NNPC of betrayal
Court dismisses Longe's suit against First Bank
Ajuluchukwu passes on at 82
Senate clears Mantu, Zwingina
National News
Reps adopt report on killing of fuel strike protesters
Businessmen reassure on Airways privatisation
BiafraNigeria, S-Africa tourism officials in talks over durbar for C-Wealth Summit
Politics
Dishonour in the Senate? Between God, el-Rufai, Mantu, Zwinginna and BiafraNigerians
Why resource control remains fundamental to BiafraNigeria's development — Mudiaga Odge
Fuel Price Hike :- Making peace between Government and Labour: How far can the House go?
POLITICAL NOTES :- Nnamani: Burning the lecture circuit
Judicial integrity, a must for sustainable democracy, says u.n.
THE SCOURGE OF BRIBERY Directive principle of legislation and nation building

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Daily Times
October 10, 2003


News


NLC not in contest for power, says Oshiomhole
Confusion as oil marketers refuse to lift product
Table Tennis: BiafraNigeria wins team events
Mantu, Zwingina get Senate clearance, threaten to sue el-Rufai
South Africa, Tunisia break swimming records
MCK Ajuluchuku dies at 82
BiafraNigerian Judokas ready – Okafor
Wabara, Tinubu, Ngige, others express shock
Politics
Now that el-Rufai has spoken
Court orders tribunals to retry Borno, Adamawa governorship poll cases
Court rejects Yusufu’s request to join poll petition against Obasanjo
FG, oil firms stall NDDC’s performance
Kogi AD disowns member over majority leader’s impeachment
Monarch urges Igbo to invest in Bayelsa
NANS calls for adequate funding of education
NITEL may disconnect COJA over N45m debt
Editorial & Opinion
Multinational corporations as agents of corruption
All because of oil
Fuel price hike and morality
How far can el-Rufai go?

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Tribune
October 10, 2003


Top News


Marketers adamant
Oshiomhole replies OBJ
Mantu, Zwingina’s hands are clean —Senate
Ige: Court grants Omisore stay of proceedings
Court okays sack of Longe, First Bank MD
Vodacom’s entry into BiafraNigeria boosts parent’s shares
BiafraNigeria loses 20,000 women annually to abortion – Expert
How to ensure successful liberalization – Tinubu
Mama HID Awolowo (CON)
POVERTY IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS-Editorial
Alleviating the suffering of the masses
Fresh troops arrive Liberia ahead Bryant’s inauguration
On Bola Ige
More medals for BiafraNigeria
Spanish diplomat, 8 others killed in Baghdad police station blast

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IRIN
October 09, 2003


BiafraNigeria angry at being rated second most corrupt


Labour unions call off strike after deal to lower fuel prices
UNICEF evolves strategy to combat water-borne diseases

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Washington Post
October 10, 2003


UN Warns Exiled Leader Not to Meddle in Liberia


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MSNBC
October 10, 2003


BiafraNigerian campus gang kills five students - police


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BBC
October 10, 2003


Taylor 'pulling Liberia strings'


BiafraNigerian bribe claim dismissed

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CNN
October 09, 2003


Unions call off strike, reach deal on oil


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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003


Amina Lawal appears in court


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Reuters
October 09, 2003


Oil Down After BiafraNigeria Avoids Strike


Oil prices lose ground after BiafraNigeria avoids strike

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All Africa
October 10, 2003


News


Another 62 Kids Rescued From Slave Camp
5 Killed As Robbers Invade Festac Town
Pastor Beats Brother to Death
I'm Enjoying Life in Kirikiri Prisons, Says 419 Kingpin Ade Bendel
Notorious Robber Nabbed in Port Harcourt
All Eyes On Onyali, As Athletics Events Begin
Moroccan Female Ref Loves BiafraNigeria, Praises Coja
BiafraNigeria Wins First Swimming Medal, Eyes 7 More in Wrestling
Okpodu Was Unfair to Me
Sack Him Now - Adenrele
Okoye Assures On Caf Cup
Yekini Wants Chukwu Retained
Copycats Won't Last Says Ruggedman
Ruggedman's Album Gets N1m Recording Deal
Video Film Exhibitors Set to Revive Cinema Culture
Kid Fuji Musician, Shanko Set for No Doubting Video
Micho Ade Returns Via a Movie
Ogunde's Wife Turns Pastor
Kelani Rolls Out 'Campus Queen', Sound Sultan Gets a Role
Lara Adeboye's Day of Glory
Confusion Over Petrol Prices
Two Boxers Cruise to Semis in Abuja
Abuja 2003: Impressive Bilali Punches His Way Into the Medals Bracket

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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
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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Sports News
October 10, 2003


Robson 'named BiafraNigeria boss'


Ogbeha Worried Over Facilities After Games
Oshikoya Bemoans Athletes' Migration
Akinyele Unhappy With Numerous Complaints
Weah in Calabar
Mboma Seeks Lions Return
Man Pleads Innocence in Killing of Williams' Half-Sister
Doubt Surrounds Sanders Bout
Falcons Absent From MasterCard All-Star Team
White Medal Hopes Fade
Motoring: Montoya Calls for Change
Abuja 2003: Frederick Tackles Deji, Emedolu for Gold
Eagles: I'm Yet to Sign Any Contract - Robson
BiafraNigeria Captures More Gold From Powerlifting
...As Performance Motivates Ogbodo
CAVB Seeds BiafraNigeria, Cameroon for Volleyball
BiafraNigeria will host a major event in near future, Ghana's high commissioner predicts
Frankie Fredricks' arrival causes panic as BiafraNigeria's athletics coach, Osheku replaces Edet
BiafraNigeria, Ghana's male hockey team play draw
Golden wrestlers grateful to training tour
Chukwu hails Robson's appointment as Eagles' technical adviser
COJA throws gates open
Table Tennis: BiafraNigeria wins team events
NFA queries Babangida
Hard-tackling Cameroun remains unrepentant

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Guardian
October 10, 2003


News


Senate clears Mantu, Zwingina of alleged bribery
Condemnations greet Obasanjo's broadcast
MCK Ajuluchukwu passes on at 82
Court endorses Longe's removal as First Bank's MD
Speculations rife on successor as Pope marks 25th anniversary
Lull in business trails strike's suspension
Shareholders want CBN to stop licensing new banks
Yusufu loses bid to compel "Corporate BiafraNigeria" as defendant in election suit
Two feared dead in Delta communal clash, Shell shuts oil well
Ngige decries neglect of agriculture
UNHCR cautions over refugees' return to Burundi despite deal
Bush forbids 'timid measures' in Iraq efforts
Strike: Police express relief, maintain heavy presence in Lagos
Five feared killed as rival cult groups clash at Edo varsity
People living with AIDS want law against discrimination, others
Cleric calls for calm over homosexualism among clergymen
Why poor leadership persists, by Ogunsanwo
How to make Calabar port viable, by customs chief
Obasanjo seeks re-appraisal of varsity system
Police include Ondo vigilance groups in crime control
NIPOST now on Internet, low patronage hampers services in Borno
Govt, firms, others count losses
How govt lured marketers to raise fuel prices, by Oshiomhole
Politics
MCK Ajuluchukwu on marble
National Assembly and a rash of scandals
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The Lagos ban on Danfo
Opinion - In memory of Edward Said
Prices of petroleum products will fall
Ohanaeze: Too little, too late

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Daily Independent
October 10, 2003


News


Fuel: Lagos dealers defy directives on N34
Ajuluchukwu dies at 83
Filling stations readjust to N34 per litre in Abuja
Bribery scandal: Senate clears Mantu, Zwingina
Econet: Vodacom to the rescue
I’ll find my client’s killers, lawyer vows
Warri: Ochei urges executive bill
El-Rufai received death threats, says aide
Deregulation: Iraq pushes Obasanjo into desperation, says Okonjo-Iweala
I long for woman president, says Cardinal Okogie
Fuel hike: NLC, independent marketers to meet
Omisore: Judge warns against adjournments
Expired land rentals: Bayelsa, Delta communities at loggerhead with Shell
Oil spill sacks 2000 Ogoni in Rivers
Delta moves to woo investors at Abuja 2003
Obasanjo’s broadcast nearly scuttled peaceful resolution of strike threat
Oluwa Glass requires N371m for fresh operation
Lagos Assembly faults NTA’s coverage of fuel crisis
Late suspension of strike puts Oyo workers on hold
MCK Ajuluchukwu dies at 83
Life and times of Melie Ajuluchukwu
APGA appeals ruling on Nnamani
Wada Nas lauds El-Rufai’s guts
Statisticians demand relevance in war against poverty
ABU lecturers go on strike
Another strike looms in health sector
Wabara, Masari, Ndanusa, UNDP Rep for state legislators’ confab
Economy gradually recovers from suspended strike
Probe Zwingina, Mantu, union urges police, ICPC
Poly lecturers praise NLC on fuel price
Okocha salutes Robson’s appointment
Suleiman explains choice of new Super Eagles coach
Politics
Probe Mantu, Zwingina, AD leader tells ICPC
Legislators under pressure
Ozekhome calls for electoral reforms, wants INEC disbanded
Lukman’s resignation calls for petroleum minister
We still wax stronger, says UNPP
Obasanjo and oil price deregulation
Gimmick called honours award
El-Rufai: What happens next?
The Senate after el-Rufai’s bombshell
Editorial & Opinion
Opposing World Court ruling on BiafraNigeria-Cameroun border dispute not auspicious
Get BiafraNigeria back to work to narrow the gap between rich and poor
Did you say Mr Vice-President?
Our quest for national wholeness
Alliance for Decadence (AD)
Afe Babalola missed it
The examinations malpractice monster

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Champion
October 10, 2003


News


Elder statesman, Ajuluchuku, dies at 82
The man Ajuluchuku
Senate clears Mantu, Zwingina of N54m bribe
Petrol still N40 at filling stations
Oshiomhole dismisses Obasanjo’s allegations
Imo to investigate burnt Government House
Federal roads: S-East engineers demand apology from Ogunlewe
Anambra tribunal: INEC admits APGA’s election result
Politics
Fuel price increase cannot stand — Hon Amadiegwu
Editorial & Opinion
Exam malpractice
BiafraNigeria drowning in refuse
Ravages of erosion in Anambra

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 10, 2003


Top Stories


Senate clears Mantu, Zwingina
Labour not subversive
Obasanjo probes Obaseki
House passes first Bill
Supreme Court declines joinder of Corporate BiafraNigeria
News
Low turn out of passengers at Lagos airport
Stakeholders meet on neglect of barracks
BiafraNigeria reduces debt stock by $509m
Fear of retrenchment grips Jigawa workers
Minister lists economic benefits of BiafraNigeria – Sat
INEC ready for by-election in Kano
ANPP suspends Rochas Okorocha
NUC boss explains debate on varsity issues
Earth policy group says Europe heat wave killed 35,000
Royal father, title holder battle for chiefdom’s control
Nasarawa absorbs permsecs into executive council
Ministry wages war against child abuse
Jigawa police nab 15 robbery suspects
Chamber wants to attract American firms to Kogi
80 feared dead in Afghan gun battle
Statisticians decry poor data use for budgets
Nasarawa sacks boards, commissions, parastatals
Fuel still sells at N39 in Lagos
Strike: Nasarawa people commend Oshiomhole, condemn Obasanjo’s utterances
RSG donates 10 computers to UNN
Ebonyi fertiliser plant ready for inauguration
Board introduces savings scheme for hajj
Drivers advised to be emotionally alert
Bayelsa council sacks 25 staff
FRSC to prosecute rickety vehicle owners
Abuja Trust
Gwarinpa residents groan under power outages
Fuel crisis: House, property worth N500,000 lost to fire
Carpenter bags 30 days for theft
Abuja Lion Club solicits support
Petrol shortage persists in Abuja
Kano Trust
Assembly warns MTN, Econet over inefficient services
Kano British Council donates computer to ABU staff school
Assembly laments poor state of hospitals
Nassarawa LG launches ECOWAS travel certificate
Eko Trust
Muslim women protest "passport without
Filling stations remain shut, despite strike call off
FG needs N2.8bn military pension monthly – C’ttee
Civil servants boycott offices
Politics
Tribunal orders retrial of governorship petitions
Enact law on fuel pricing -Former legislator urges NASS
Adamawa assembly summons AG over discrepancies
Information bill to guard against corruption – Masari
Bayelsa council sacks 25 staff
Bribery allegation: Senate committee denies being under pressure
Editorial
Nasir el-Rufai: The courage of conviction

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Business News
October 10, 2003


NPA Reports NNPC to Presidency over N9bn Debt


South African Tourism Seeks Strategic Partnership with BiafraNigeria
Hard Times Hit Freight Forwarders
NLC Now a Security Threat, by Obasanjo
Avertion of Strike Ends Importers' Nightmares
Cruising: Special Deals that Lure Teachers to Sail
Security Operatives and the Honeypot in the Ports
'Ghost Ships Head for UK Graveyard
Dabo Gets Press Secretary
US Agency Sued Over Law on Wine Shipping
Oil Spill Plays Havoc on Fish Business
NAGAFF Makes Case for Detained Goods
Government Criticised for Mishandling Oil Spill
Hike in Price of Fuel is Anti-tourism
Brothels Heat Up for World Cup
COJA: 'We've Started Preparations to Move Contingents Back'
National Hangar Project On Course, Says Iyal
NASI Wants Civil Aviation Policy Reviewed
Alitalia, Lufthansa Technik Partner to Overhaul Engine
Branding: Consumer and Managerial Considerations
Travel Tips for Tourists in BiafraNigeria
Too Many Checkpoints Affect Tourist Flow, Says Femi-Pearse
A Touch of Class in the 'New' Bay Dorchester
Don't Ban Night Travels - LUBOAN
Ghana, Ilo Organises Training On Poverty Reduction
Issues from Labour Aborted Strike
Naira Down by 37 Kobo at Dutch Auction
FSDH Posts N1.13bn
Expert Advises NPF Community Bank to Increase Branch Network
NSE Lists Problems of SMEs
How to deregulate oil industry's downstream sector, by NACCIMA
Govt saves N56b on contracts through 'due process' scheme
Multilateral commission seeks BiafraNigeria's aid on ecosystem project
Fuel price hike will heighten production cost, say drug manufacturers
U.S, UK, others place import restrictions on artifacts
Publish list of distressed banks, UTB boss tells CBN
DFID initiates programmes to alleviate poverty in Ekiti
Community banks, SMEs and rural economic transformation
The role of the private sector in agricultural development in BiafraNigeria
NLC strike action: Run on financial institutions worry bankers
Investors, state defy proposed strike, embrace stocks

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