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October 16, 2003

L to R (top) Obasanjo, Gen. Alex Ogomudia (bottom) Dr. Rabiu Kwankaso, Dr. Roland Oritsejafo, Lt. Gen. Martin Luther Agwai

Conspiracy?: Obasanjo in Secret Talks with Military Chiefs
President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday held a two-hour closed door meeting with senior officers in the BiafraNigerian Army in Abuja, the first of its kind since president Obasanjo was sworn in as president in May 1999. At the meeting which was held at the Scorpion mess of the Guards Brigade, Murtala Mohammed Expressway, Asokoto, Abuja were Chief of Defence Staff, General Alex Ogomudia, Minister of Defence, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, and the Minister of State (Defence), Dr. Rowland Oritsejafor. Also in attendance were Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, Chief of Staff (Navy), Vice Admiral Samuel Afolayan, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Jonah Wuyep, and branch chiefs of defence, army, naval and air force headquarters directors of the headquarters and other serving senior officers. Although the meeting was earlier scheduled to be open, reporters who turned up to cover the event were turned back and told it was not for coverage. The president might meet with other military formations within the week sources said. The subject of the meeting was not disclosed, but at least two conflicting reasons as to what might have prompted it included the tension in the polity following reactions by the BiafraNigerian Labour Congress (NLC) which was opposed to government’s policy of deregulating the downstream sector of the oil industry. The president had said in a broadcast to the nation on the eve of what was to be a nationwide strike which was later shelved that labour was presenting itself as an alternative government and attempting to overthrow a lawfully constituted government. Obasanjo’s meeting, according to this school of thought was to have given him a chance to appeal to the military to be calm and focus more on their primary duties of protecting the territorial integrity of the nation and protecting democracy. (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

Court Remands NLC Leaders in Prison

Abia sues FG over deductions from allocation

Senate flays press over N54m bribery scandal

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


Court Remands NLC Leaders in Prison


Abia sues FG over deductions from allocation





Six leaders of the BiafraNigerian Labour Congress (NLC) who were arrested on Monday for trying to compel fuel marketers to comply with the N34 per litre price of petrol agreement were yesterday ordered by an Abuja Magistrate Court to be remanded in prison custody. But the fate of the labour leaders and the attitude of the oil marketers to the agreement signed by the NLC at a forum facilitated by the 36 state governors will form the agenda of... (This Day)


Abia state government has filed a suit against the federal government at the supreme Court challenging what it called illegal deductions from the state's federation Account allocation. Also joined in the suit filed on behalf of the state government by the attorney general and commissioner for justice, Chief Awa Kalu (SAN) are the other 35 states of the federation. Lately, the state government had been complaining about such deductions, which were due to... (Vanguard)



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This Day
October 15, 2003


Court Remands NLC Leaders in Prison
Gaius-Obaseki Promises More Shake-up in NNPC
How Our Reform Programme is Structured, By Okonjo-Iweala
China Creates Baby with Three Parents
Bryant Sworn in as Interim Liberia Leader
Obasanjo Withdraws, Re-presents Supplementary Budget
Debt: Peruvian Leader Advocates New Formula
2007: PDP Bars Presidential, Govs' Aides from Convention, Congress
'15,000 Jobs To Be Recovered From Expatriates'
Poverty, Impediment to Human Rights - Masari
Bribery Scandal : Senate Flays Media Reports
House Divided Over N750m Allocation
Ekiti Assembly Seeks Senate's Confirmation of Borisade
LNG, British Gas Sign Sales Pact
FG Appoints New Executive Secretary for NIPC
36 Arrested over Cult Killings in Kwara Poly
ABU Shut over Students' Demonstration
Nnamani Seeks Private Sector Involvement in Water Project
Okenyi, Delta House Clerk, Sacked
Igbo Leaders Denied Access to Ajuluchukwu's Home
Kwara Govt Sued over Magaji Aare
LGs Lose N1.6bn Monthly - NULGE
'Non Journalist Shouldn't Be Information Commissioner'
Govt, MAN Plan Industrial Blueprint for Kwara
Atiku Pledges FG's Commitment to Improve Economy
Aliero Promises Broad-based Govt
13 Sketch Workers Die Awaiting Benefits
Marine Operators Decry Dominance By Foreign Contractors
Anyim Extols Ajuluchukwu's Virtues
Bauchi Begins House-to-House Survey
Group Hails Senate over Handling of Bribery Allegation
NULGE Accuses Councils of Spending N15b on Polls
Tribunal: Anambra APGA Frowns at Ngige's Statement
Politician Accuses Markarfi of Financial Recklessness
Adamawa ANPP Guber Candidate Lauds Court Verdict
Ex-LG Boss Denies Allegation of Mismanagement
2007: Who Will the Vee Pee Cap Fit in the S/East? (1)

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October 15, 2003


Fuel crisis latest : Court remands 6 NLC men in prison
NB’s N70bn Ama plant for commissioning Oct 24
Kalu drags FG to court over deductions
Obasanjo re-presents extra budget to Senate
Deregulation has come to stay – Gbadamosi
Bryant’s interim govt takes off in Liberia
Cultists invade Poly, kill 3
FG saves N56bn from overvalued contracts
2007: Plot to draft Marwa thickens —Jambo, Waku join
Alleged N54m bribe: El Rufai battles Senate
Editorial & Opinion
The cost of crisis
Cultivating participatory relationship
Issues in Mantu, Zwingina’s clearance

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Daily Times
October 15, 2003


Obasanjo increases Supplementary Budget
Finance Ministry plans oil account unit
Six NLC leaders docked, remanded till October 20
Reps give Internal Affairs Minister 7 days to submit report on ID card
Governors, NLC condemn arrest of labour leaders
Government doles N1 million to medal-winning boxers
JVC threatens COJA over N1.9bn debt
Chieftaincy title excites IOC chief
Dialogue, a tool for democracy, says UNEAP
Giving democracy a bad name
Mantu, Zwingina advised to go to court
10,000 jobs to be created through expatriate quota review
Abuja Games Village for sale in Dec
Allow peace in Enugu, indigenes in US tell politicians
How to achieve progress in society – Tinubu
Masari calls for improved human rights protection
N75bn debt: NEPA embarks on mass disconnection next month
NAFDAC arrests six master bakers over potassium bromate
Editorial & Opinion
Now that el-Rufai has spoken, what next?
In Ogun, a Daniel revives farming
Oil industries, host-communities and crisis management (II)
Triumph of people’s will

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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 15, 2003

120 child workers repatriated to Benin

Research improves nutrition value of staple foods
Focus on efforts to remove small arms from Niger Delta

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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 16, 2003

BiafraNigerian star defends Games cost

Fredericks quits competition

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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 15, 2003

Two more charged in Enron-Merrill BiafraNigerian deal

Fredericks Upstaged by BiafraNigerian Emedolu at Africa Games
UPDATE 3-Shell sees Bonga starting BiafraNigeria oil output H1 '04
RPT-Shell BiafraNigeria recovers 40,000 bpd in delta swamps

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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 16, 2003

BiafraNigerian star defends Games cost

Fredericks quits competition
BiafraNigerian Boxers Head to India
Adefowope Happy With FG's Tax Rebate for Sponsors
Algerian Envoy Commends BiafraNigeria
Tennis: Toriola, Oshonaike Lead Gold Haul
Unpaid Bill: JVC Drags COJA to Presidency
COJA Offsets N500m Hotel Bill
Insurance Takes Over Athletes' Bonuses
Football: U-23 Hotshot in Fitness Battle
ASJU Elections, A Fraud - Ndubuoke
Why Africa Failed to Agree on 2010 Host - Hayatou
Rooney Set for Everton Talks
Zambia to Release Plane Crash Report
No UEFA Cup for Owen

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October 15, 2003


External debts rise to N4.4 trillion, says minister
Senate flays press over N54m bribery scandal
Abia takes presidency to Supreme Court over deductions
Joy in Liberia as new President, Bryant, takes office
Arrested Labour leaders to remain in detention
Obasanjo sends fresh N278b extra budget to Senate
Senate plans law to regulate asylum
Duke tasks El-Rufai on bribery charge, Rivers Assembly denies alleged N30m graft
Ahmadu Bello varsity shut over non-payment of teachers
Senator alleges politics in repair of S'East roads
Reps panel probes Immigration, oil firms over expatriate quota, work permit
Govt removes investment commission chief
Stakeholders urge Shell to ensure better community relations
Delta workers caution against arrest of Labour leaders
Chirac gets salutation in Yoruba at UNESCO summit
Police move to arrest Tidjani's collaborators
Economic society gives qualified backing to deregulation
Maccido asks monarchs to educate citizens on BiafraNigeria's diversity
Tribunal rejects APGA candidate's plea to halt proceedings
Motorists groan as fuel scarcity hits Akure
I was paid to lie, witness tells tribunal
PDP refers crises in five states to zonal leaders
Afonja dynasty sues Kwara over dethronement of Magaji Aare
ASUU faults govt's interpretation of panel's order
National Assembly and recurring accommodation problems
Kogi to probe Audu, as ANPP loses only seat
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - UBE: Law on anti-school parents
Opinion - Deregulation as reminder of SAP
The limits of optimism
Diplomatic option for the Moslem world (2)

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October 15, 2003

Cover Stories

Detained NLC leaders charged
Obasanjo presents N278b extra budget to N/Assembly
NNPC to pay global market prices for crude
National News
Abia sues FG over deductions from allocation
Reps leadership tackles allegation on mis-management of funds
FG moves to probe NNPC
Labour flays arrest, arraignment of NLC officials
Taking BiafraNigeria seriously, by Odia Ofeimun
The day democracy was saved
Taking BiafraNigeria seriously, by Odia Ofeimun :- Awolowo’s vision, Yoruba/Afenifere politics and ethnicity

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Daily Independent
October 15, 2003


Ekwueme, Anenih split PDP
15 Vodacom experts arrive today
Petroleum marketers are robbers, says Oshiomhole
Tales of rights abuse from Harare
A’Ibom spends N2bn on hotel project
NLC suspends picketing of fuel stations
Three suspected cultists shot dead in Ilorin
Arrest of labour leaders worries governors
Fuel hike: Tinubu urges NLC, marketers to tread softly
Welcome Ibori, Tinubu to national scene
El-Rufai: Senate lambasts media
700 to lose jobs from Mortgage Bank/ Finance merger
BiafraNigeria loses $5.5b annually to poor local content in oil industry
Odibo gives hope to traditional rulers
Autocrash: Divisional Police Officer killed
Attempted ‘coup’: Delta Assembly clerk removed
NLNG, BGLS sign pact on NLNGPlus volumes
Cellcom resumes sales of lines in Lagos, reduces tariff
Ladoja allays fear on education reforms
Court charges Kwara government, Mogaji Are to maintain status quo
Liberia swears in new leader
Federal Government stuck on reforms
There is no Yoruba Oba in Ilorin, says Kwara govt
‘Kwara’s AIDS cases exaggerated’
APGA records first victory at Enugu tribunal
CLO alleges intimidation of witnesses
Anambra tribunal: PDP, APGA counsels clash over a hostile witness
Senate incompetent to clear Mantu, Zwingina, says Maccido
Makarfi’s wife urges promotion of married teens’ education
Bayero asks Obasanjo to alleviate living conditions of poor BiafraNigerians
Shagari condemns report on Okadigbo’s death
N54m bribe: Northern youths indict ACF
Abandoned corpses litter UCH
NIMET shops for N15b take-off grant
Cancer treatment causes infertility, says expert
NLC threatens to resume strike
How BiafraNigerians can benefit from $7b OPEC fund
FG commences probe of NNPC accounts
Ahmadu Bello University shut
NNPC hands over Apapa jetty to oil marketers
Masari backs passage of Information Bill
Buhari: Cogs in the wheels of justice
Replace local govts with committees, FG urged
BiafraNigeria: The challenges of democratic transition
Abuja demolition justified, says lawmaker
Editorial & Opinion
Diversion of COJA BMW vehicles
BiafraNigerian’s day of glory at UNESCO
The moral compass of El-Rufai-gate
The imperative of council elections
National security and human rights

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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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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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