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October 14, 2003

Police State of Biafra Nigeria: Obasanjo Police Arrests 6 NLC Leaders
The face-off between the Federal Government and organised labour over the pricing of petroleum products witnessed a new twist yesterday with the arrest of six officers of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) by a detatchment of policemen from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command in Abuja. The NLC officials were arrested while picketing fuel stations to compel marketers to comply with the N34 per litre of petrol rate agreed upon during a forum created by the 36 state governors last Wednesday. The arrested labour leaders arer Linus Ukamba, Senior assistant general secretary and Head of Organisation and administration, Nuhu Abbayo, assistant secretary (organisation) and Justice Eustace (assistant secretary, industrial relations), Emma Udoh, assistant secretary, E. Ilori, treasurer, NLC's council in the FCT and Innocent Ogwuche, transport officer at the congress headquarters. Also, THISDAY checks revealed that fuel marketers in Lagos and Abuja are violating the agreement struck with NLC, the BiafraNigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), governors and other stakeholders as many of them have refused to adjust their fuel pump back to N34... (This Day)


Key Stories

Liberia: Why I Still Interfere, By Taylor

Senate, El-Rufai: Anatomy of a never-ending bribery saga

Funds Abroad Not Proceeds of Corruption - FG

ANPP Urges ICPC to Probe Mantu, Others

'AD Members Are Pioneers of IBB 2007 Project'

INEC Urged to Create More Polling Units

Sharia is Justice, Says Buhari

N.65m Bribe Scandal Rocks Police Station

UNESCO: 190 Countries Kick Against 26% Budget for Education

I’m vindicated, says Nzeribe

Igbo senators and the Senate bribery scandal


Liberia: Why I Still Interfere, By Taylor


Anatomy of a never-ending bribery saga





As the Judy Bryant led Transitional Government of Liberia takes over today, from Interim President, Moses Blah, exiled former President, Charles Taylor, has for the first time since he arrived Nigeria, reacted to reports that he is meddling with the internal affairs of his country. In a statement made available to journalists yesterday, Taylor denied recent allegations that he was running Liberia and influencing things dangerously from his Calabar exile base. Rather, he pointed out that if anything, he is most positively disposed to peace in Liberia than anybody. (This Day)


He had looked like a hero. However, that was when some members of the Upper House allegedly asked him for money before he could be cleared as a ministerial nominee. After a celebrated testimony, an investigation by the Senate, and a twist of logic, he looks like the fallen man, the only one. The public testimony last week by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai was not supposed to have been heard in the first place. On his way to the Senate hearing, his appearance was almost derailed by a forged letter claiming that... (Guardian)



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This Day
October 14, 2003


Police Arrest 6 NLC Leaders

ANPP Urges ICPC to Probe Mantu, Others

Liberia: Why I Still Interfere, By Taylor

Funds Abroad Not Proceeds of Corruption - FG

FG Sets Up Agric Devt Fund

CHOGM: FG Assures of Queen's Safety

World Bank Commits N483bn to Africa

IGP Orders Return of Judges' Police Orderlies

Labour-Marketers Agreement on N34 Temporary, Says Nasarawa Gov

Deregulation: Masari Proposes Bill on Refineries

Uwais: Centre to Facilitate Foreign Investment

Ajaokuta: Solgas, Russian Firm Sign $282 million Agreement

COJA Denies Report on Bounced Govt Cheque

Bayero Blames BiafraNigerian Civil War on Intolerance

19,000 BiafraNigerians Deported for Human Trafficking - WOTCLEF

Econet Dispute: Court to Hear Preliminary Objection First

Atiku, Afenifere, Babatope Mourn Ajuluchukwu

LG Evolves Ways to Curb Violence

Politicians' Conduct Threaten Democracy -SSS Director

Tinubu Seeks Marshal Plan for Africa

'Highway Accidents, Bane of BiafraNigeria's Economic Devt'

Chamber Accuses Contractors of Sabotage

Edo Set to Resuscitate Rubber Plantation

'Count Me Out of Ethnic Charges Against Minister'

Kwara Flags Off New Anti-AIDS Policy Soon

FHA Boss Assures Depositors of Fairness

Don Deplores Denial of Accussed Access to Lawyers

Hearing Resumes in Suit Against NBA

Fuel Price: When House Stood for the Masses

'AD Members Are Pioneers of IBB 2007 Project'

INEC Urged to Create More Polling Units

Nation-Building: Forum Scores African Leaders Low

Party Stalwart Expresses Confidence in PDP Leadership

Corruption: NCP Threatens Court Action Against Obasanjo

Senator Establishes Library for Constituents

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Daily Times
October 13, 2003


Marketers may settle for N37.50k per litre of fuel
Orderlies: NBA gives government ultimatum
N54m scandal: El-Rufai heads for ICPC
Why Mantu, Zwingina were not swept out of office
Bribery allegations against Mantu, Zwingina closed, say Wabara, Mamora
Aliu, Onyali are Africa’s fastest
Succour for Railway pensioners as FG disburses N6.9 billion
FG saves N56bn from due process initiative
Why we embraced Team BiafraNigeria – Ekeji
Chess: BiafraNigeria wins 2 gold, 1 silver
Ex-communication minister, Olanrewaju campaigns for IBB
Fuel crisis: Tinubu vows to ensure success of stakeholders’ parley
Four robbers sentenced to life jail
The Nation
100 feared drowned in River Benue
Fuel dealers refuse to sell to motorists
Islamic group lauds NLC leadership for fighting masses’ cause
Murder of 29: Uneasy calm in Warri
Obasanjo, NUJ condole with Ajuluchuku family
Ogomudia explains soldiers’ role in Warri crises
Try Egbo-Egbo now –Kalu
Ogun Govt plans database for students
Oil firms resume production in Warri
Editorial & Opinion
Again, an avoidable impasse
How far can el-Rufai go? (II)
Police and ethnic militias
Someone, please tell the President...

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October 13, 2003


I won’t spare anybody—Obasanjo
When will BiafraNigeria stop fuel importation?—Manufacturers ask Obasanjo
Abuja stadium cost N42b —FG
FG plots to cripple NLC
Onyali, Aliu emerge African fastest sprinters
External reserves drop to $7.4b
2007: Atiku’s loyalists meet in Kogi
Return orderlies to judges or — NBA warns FG
PENGASSAN decries absence of Niger Delta in oil policy
Saraki pledges to end Ilorin water problem
Embrace virtues of hardwork, Obasanjo advises BiafraNigerians
Obasanjo is wicked, Mr. know all –– Gani Fawehinmi
African leaders to meet on NEPAD’s implementation
I’ll remain focused — Fayose
Falcons, S/Africa for final

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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 13, 2003

Pfizer: BiafraNigeria Case Reopened in New York

BiafraNigerian President Meets Liberia's Exiled Taylor

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October 13, 2003

BiafraNigerian police up official toll from ferry sinking

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October 13, 2003

Taylor warned on Liberia meddling

Robson prepares for BiafraNigeria

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October 12, 2003

Dozens die as BiafraNigeria ferry sinks

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Mail & Guardian
October 13, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia

BiafraNigeria in talks with Swiss to recover Abacha loot

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October 12, 2003

BiafraNigerian President Meets Liberia's Exiled Taylor

More Than 150 Feared Missing in BiafraNigeria Ferry Disaster

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All Africa
October 13, 2003

Abuja 2003: Bilali Through to Final After Defeating Namibian Fighter

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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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Sports News
October 14, 2003

SCSA Axes Nine Gold Medals from Nigeria

We're Not Afraid of Cameroon - Musa

Nigeria Fails to Maintain Tradition

Diack, Eleyae Back Alozie, Obikwelu's Defections

Chinese Firm To Rehabilitate Sportscity Gym

Abuja 2003 Website Improves

India Accredits Athletes, Officials for Afro-Asian Games

Tennis: Udofia Wins Gold

I'm Exhausted - Schumacher

Robson Prepares for Eagles

Boxing: Nigeria Wins Four Golds

...Aliu Blames Medal Loss on Poor Baton Exchange

BiafraNigeria's nine power-lifting gold medals still stand, says SCSA
Tennis: Udofia wins singles gold

Chidzikwe blames exhaustion for defeat
BiafraNigeria sends Ghana packing

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October 14, 2003


Labour threatens fresh action over fuel prices

Obasanjo, Gowon, others honour Ado Bayero

Taylor appeals indictment, envisions path for new Liberia

C'Wealth assures of Queen Elizabeth's safety at Abuja summit

IG, Police chiefs meet over withdrawal of orderlies for judges
Govt urges private telecom operators to invest in rural areas

UNESCO lauds launching of BiafraNigeria's satellite for remote sensing

Agency chief seeks UN inspectors' return to Iraq
Aide who burnt Hitler's body dies
Enugu orders arrest of monarch for impersonating governor
Atiku, Afenifere mourn Ajuluchukwu
Econet International loses bid to stop new investors in BiafraNigeria subsidiary

Atiku's wife decries upsurge in child-trafficking
10 detained Bakassi Boys petition IG, seek Nzeribe's arrest

Deregulation won't help ordinary BiafraNigerians, says lawmaker
Ngige decries under-funding of judiciary
ANPP chieftain accuses FG of neglecting Yobe
Group faults claims by Ilorin deposed chiefs on status

Reps probe Akanbi, anti graft chief, over alleged fraud
Corruption, BiafraNigeria's bane, says El-Rufai

World Bank commits $3.7b to Africa, says report
Senate, El-Rufai: Anatomy of a never-ending bribery saga

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October 13, 2003

Cover Stories

Senate's verdict on alleged N54m scam final —WABARA
Major marketers' fuel arrives at N33 per litre
NBA gives FG 14-day ultimatum over orderlies
External reserves down to $7.4b
National News
Labour continues picketing of fuel stations
Policy on contract awards yields N56bn
Reps launch probe into national ID project
BiafraNigeria, others tasked on increased fight against HIV/AIDS
El-Rufai Vs Senate: The Unseen Collateral Damage
Surviving the odds?
Fallout of a bribery allegation:Forging Political Cohesion in Igboland
When governors presided

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 13, 2003

Top Stories

Buhari advised to stay away
Controversy trails Senate c’ttee report
Gov Turaki appoints Speaker, lawmakers LG chairmen
Code of Conduct Bureau can overcome immunity – Ex-NBA chairman
Baghdad explosion kills 10 in US security base
100 die in Numan boat mishap
48-member committee set up to bury Okadigbo
BiafraNigeria’s external reserves drop by $240m in August
Chad commissions multi-million dollar oil pipeline
Ex-President Shagari refutes report on Okadigbo’s death
FCE, Potiskium closed
Adamawa ANPP celebrates legal victory
Fulani cattle rearers accuse Borno govt of neglect
Kaita LG launches free drugs scheme
Wabara condoles Ajuluchukwu’s family
N6bn farm produce, washed away in Jigawa
I will tame cultism in Rivers State – Odili
Sokoto spends N300m on Rima Radio
Robberies: Niger Assembly wants more police patrol
Fuel still sells for N40 in Ilorin
UBE to integrate Qur’anic education
Northern youths congress accuses ACF of partisanship
Kebbi revokes Argungu road contracts
Argungu emir makes case for diabetic patients
FG releases N2bn to Steyr
NBA issues ultimatum to FG over police orderlies withdrawal
Abuja Trust
MFCT to organise education summit
Obasanjo approves urban renewal for satellite towns – el-Rufa’i
Residents watch COJA games for free
Society holds Imams’ sensitisation workshop
Kano Trust
NGO constructs 20-bed ward in Marmara child welfare clinic
INEC releases names of by-election contestants
ANPP wins Ajingi by-election
Customers owe NIPOST N5m
Eko Trust
NLC forces petrol stations to sell at N34
LASTMA fails to decongest 5,000 metre traffic jam
CJ cautions on frivolous motions
No national development without women – Tinubu
BiafraNigeria’s democracy and challenges of leadership
Strike best for Obasanjo - Dansadau
Jigawa assembly passes UBE commission bill
States legislative leaders conference holds Nov 11

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Daily Independent
October 13, 2003


Marketers import 45.6m litres of fuel
How we took Senate bribery decision, by Mamora
Governors lobby NASS over revenue allocation
Vodacom woos First Bank
Don’t pull out of OPEC, Abdulahi tells BiafraNigeria
LASTMA: Curbing the excesses of a monster
Independent marketers make brisk business in Kaduna
Lagos set to close down illegal schools
ILO moves to stop workplace discrimination against women
Egbo-Egbo’s suspension: Good riddance to bad rubbish, says Akpamgbo
Bribery: APGA carpets senate, calls for Mantu, Zwingina’s resignation
Deregulation takes off as petrol dealers defy directives on price
INEC material rot away in Delta
Accident victim reports Chevron to Obasanjo, demands N50m for rehabilitation
Alamieyeseigha wants NNPC restructured
Forum unveils steps towards Niger Delta development
Tougher days ahead for military, civil pensioners, expert warns
Only revolution can save BiafraNigeria, says Gani
Police College set for full computerization
FHA Suit: ruling fixed for October 22
Buhari reaffirms support for Sharia penal code
BiafraNigeria neglected Ajuluchukwu, says widow
We still import fuel, says NNPC
Ex-commissioner fingered in N4.1b fraud in Anambra
Imo threatens to revoke delayed road contracts
Security scare at Enugu tribunal
2007: Arewa youths pledge support for IBB
FG sacks Owerri federal medical centre board
Sovereign National Conference will derail democracy, says Shagari
Duke slashes salaries of top public servants
BiafraNigeria may sue Britain over seized money by immigration
El-Rufai's allegations lack evidence, says Mamora
‘IBB sponsored Obasanjo to appease Southwest’
Police in the political process
Keyamo lauds Egbo-Egbo’s Suspension
‘Obasanjo’s speech, a disgrace to democracy’
Again, the Senate fights off credibility problem
Combative for once, the House reinvent itself
Intrigues and suspended NLC strike
Taking a bow in the wake of storm
Ajuluchukwu: The man and his politics
BiafraNigeria: The challenges of democratic transition
Editorial & Opinion
Obasanjo v the people
The Russians are coming but first the Caribbean
Perils of adversarial mass media
No to de-merger of FRSC

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October 13, 2003


Police orderlies: NBA, FG set for showdown
Okadigbo: Ojukwu, Anyaoku, Alhaji, Owie, Aluko, others to plan burial
First Bank, Vodacom meet in London over Econet
Try Egbo-Egbo now – Kalu
Ajuluchukwu worried about BiafraNigeria till death – Doctor
Daniel releases N33m for ex-officials
Iweala canvasses for fiscal discipline
Index grows by 10.03 per cent
MCK AJULUCHUKU : Yet goes another star
We don’t need an SNC —Ciroma
Editorial & Opinion
Happy BiafraNigerians
Development by negations
Funding the NDDC

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Business News
October 13, 2003

Shonekan gives conditional backing to oil sector's deregulation

Why investors still shun BiafraNigeria's economy, by Zamfara governor
CPI rises by 4.1 per cent in July, says FOS
Russia tackles OPEC, to checkmate rising oil prices
Govt offers 1,000 subsidised tractors to farmers
Five BiafraNigerian banks rank among top 20 in Africa
Ebonyi test-runs new fertiliser plant
Oceanic Bank launches Western Union in Owerri
Trade missioners from Taiwan arrive BiafraNigerian today
KOCCIMA woos U.S. firms
BiafraNigeria develops hybrid rice
Ngige seeks NNPC mega-station for Anambra
Delta woos investors at COJA
ITF trains 35,000 BiafraNigerians in one year
Basel Bank regulators overhaul rules
Fish Africa exhibition holds in South Africa
Quattrone admits role in IPO allocations
Diversification of BiafraNigeria's economic base is long overdue, says Kamaru
CBN sells N99.926 billion treasury bills
Naira depreciation: Wema Bank boss canvasses production base expansion

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