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October 19, 2003

The Right Woman in the Wrong Administration: Her Plans to Revive the Economy
Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and until recently a World Bank Vice President is busy working at stimulating a harvest of 'medals' from the economic team. "I need those files, you know, they are bulky and the earlier I go through them, the better," she tells a staff as this reporter is ushered into her office atop the Finance Ministry. The file in question, you gather, is the N150 billion oversubscribed federal government bond. (This Day)


Key Stories

Between Radicalism & Conformity

The Challenge of Economic Growth

Thunderstorm Strikes Abuja Stadium

Tidjjani's Revelations Startling

Transporters Maintain Old Fares

No More War With The Legislature

Enyimba Seeks Vengeance Against Ismaila

COJA Alleges Plot To Smear Atiku, Adamu

ABUJA 2003: SHOCKER! COJA short of medals

You're worse than animals!

N34 Fuel Price: Why our support is conditional — Govs


INEC joins Buhari, ANPP...


PDP moves to reconcile with Ekwueme





The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday joined the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and its presidential candidate, Major- General Muhammadu Buhari, in asking the Supreme Court to dismiss President Olusegun Obasanjo’s appeal against a decision of the Appeal Court. A Court of Appeal panel hearing Buhari’s petition against the President’s re-election had dismissed Obasanjo’s preliminary objection that the suit be struck out. The reason for the... (Daily Independent)


The board of trustees of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has set up a reconciliation committee to bring back former vice president and one of the party’s presidential aspirants in the run up to the last presidential election, Dr. Alex. Ekwueme, to the party. This followed the meeting of the Board held in Abuja on Monday to review the state of affairs of the party as well as the state of the Nation. Chief Ekwueme will be 71 next week. A source at the meeting told Vanguard yesterday that the reconciliation... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
October 19, 2003

Cover Stories

Between Radicalism & Conformity
Our Plans to Revive the Economy
The Challenge of Economic Growth
Thunderstorm Strikes Abuja Stadium
Tidjjani's Revelations Startling - Obasanjo
Transporters Maintain Old Fares
Filippinos Protest Bush's Planned Visit to Manila
Minister Okays New Artistes for National Troupe
Erratic Power Threatens Biz in Abia
Abdulkadir Explains Involvement in Obasanjo's Govt
Britain Boosts BiafraNigeria's Debt Mgt with N678m
Erosion: Enugu Lawmakers Seek FG's Intervention
Holyfield Joins Anti-HIV/AIDS Vanguard
lllegal Drugs Production: NAFDAC Shuts Company
NNPC Pleads With BiafraNigerians Against Pipeline Vandalization
Video Tape Faults Anosike's Senate Candidacy Claim
CDB Posts N336m Profit
Niger Delta: Gov's Aide Gives Recipe for Peace
Rotary Seeks Partnership with FG on Rural Devt
Senegal to Ratify Protocol on Peace, Security
Okigwe Leaders Cry out Against Marginalisation
MP Faults Mantu over Claims on el-Rufai
Delta to Float Credit Scheme
Ebonyi, UNDP Collaborate on Job Creation
Maduka Bags Doctorate Degree, Says I'm Self-made
NAFDAC Nabs Five Fake Drugs Hawkers
NGO Honours Members over Commitment to Ideals
Siemens Opens Maintenance Workshop in Rivers
Ragolis Repositions, Goes International
Roads: FG Gives Conditions for Repairs by States
Unilorin Cancels Medical Exams over Death Threats
BiafraNigerian Artists for Exhibition in S/Africa
Promote Local Languages, Egwu Charges Radio Station
Law on National Health Intitutions Under Way
Ex-Varsity Teacher Petitions Uwais over Dismissal
Jose Foundation Visits Teaching Hospital, Donates to Patients
Obasanjo Charged on People-Oriented Programmes
UNDP Treats 65 VVF Cases in Ebonyi
NEPA Staffers Accused of Selling Transformers in Ilorin
Niteshift Colliseum Honours Nyame Today
ECONET Fetes Dealers
Arab Bank Assists Meteorological Agency with $1m
Election Tribunals: Going! Going! Not Yet Done!
Deregulation: Matters Arising
Abuja 2003 Boosted Our Economy -- Adamu

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October 18, 2003


Abuja 2003 ends today
Obasanjo congratulates Pope John Paul II
IYM wants eastern roads rehabilitated
Osun gets another FM station
Ogun Assembly may drag ex-commissioner to ICPC
...Sets up committee on essential drugs
Shell man leads safety pros
I tried to bring Okadigbo back to PDP – Dan Ulasi

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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 18, 2003

Fire Hits BiafraNigerian Fuel Jetty, Six Killed

Six Bodies Recovered from BiafraNigeria Oil Fuel Fire
Fire Hits BiafraNigerian Fuel Jetty, Deaths Feared

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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 19, 2003

Holyfield Arrives BiafraNigeria for AIDS Campaign

Hockey Coaches Sacked
Toro Recommends Mabo for Falcons
The BiafraNigeria Cup Story, as Told By Awogbade
Council Chairman, Gwamma, Lifts MTN-Virgin Trophy
Atiku Leads African Greats to Masters Gold Cup
Els Faces Bjorns
Play Sports Politics, Says Adebiyi
Wenger Demands Drug Test
Clijsters Stunned by Dokic

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October 19, 2003


No More War With The Legislature, Says Obasanjo
Sade Adu, Three Other BiafraNigerians Nominated For '100 Great Black Britons
Enyimba Seeks Vengeance Against Ismaila
COJA Alleges Plot To Smear Atiku, Adamu
Rain Wreaks Havoc In Abuja, Destroys Games Velodrome
Artistes Held Hostage, Over COJA's hotel bills
Private Sector Lists Conditions For Petroleum Liberalisation
Residents Lament Worsening State of Akure Roads
Divergent Views Trail Introduction of Green-White Commuter Buses In Ajah
Imo Sends SOS To FG Over Natural Disaster
Clergyman Flays Critics Of Anglican Communion Over Gay Bishops
Justice Minister Commends Lagos Judiciary
WTO Reveals Plan For Poverty Eradicate
We Are stepping Steadily To Progress
NAFDAC Destroys N6.6 billion fake products In Two Years
Imo Police Parades Student Robbery Suspects
Why Deregulation Is Unavoidable, By Marketers
Senate and politics of Revenue Allocation
BiafraNigerians Should Give Democracy A Chance, Says Nyam
CDHR Takes Self To The Cleaners
'We Want Accountability In CDHR', Falana
Our Position, By The Akinyanju-led Executive
How To Create Wealth For The People, By Experts
Editorial & Opinion
Rilwanu Lukman's Resignation
The Akinbowale Triplets
We Do Need Another Hero
The Purport of Leadership

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October 19, 2003

Cover Stories

ABUJA 2003:SHOCKER!COJA short of medals
You're worse than animals!
National News
N34 Fuel Price: Why our support is conditional — Govs
Federal workers groan over unpaid salaries
Govt to withdraw certificates of cult graduates — Obasanjo
Awoniyi to BiafraNigerians: Prepare for more difficult times
Petrol price: Slippery path for Labour
The economy is our collective responsibility — Sunmonu
More BiafraNigerians would be poor, says expert
Adapting the Chinese solution to end BiafraNigeria’s fuel price impasse

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Daily Independent
October 17, 2003


PDP gags el-Rufai, senators over bribery scandal
NLC’s suspended strike: What next?
INEC joins Buhari, ANPP against Obasanjo at Supreme Court
Petrol to sell at N34 for two weeks
Mixed reactions over sacked NPA managing director
FG hands over National Theatre to ANTP
Stakeholders brainstorm on HYPPADEC
Tribunal suspends hearing on N314m Nestle shares scam, others
Bpe to pay airways workers, seeks approval to reinsure aeroplanes
Spanish firm to manage Mint
No improvement in the economy, OPS gives verdict
Petrol dealers dare labour in Akwa Ibom
Traffic offenders to undergo Psychiatric tests in Rivers
FG blamed over Niger Delta conflicts
Delta to provide collateral-free facilities to farmers
Fuel shortage to end soon, says Ughamadu
Police promote 2,562 officers in Delta
Oyewole, new judge, begins Bamaiyi’s trial
World AIDS conference to hold in Abuja next year
ASUP threatens showdown at Auchi Poly
Airlines owe NCAA N1.1b
Oyinlola tells royal fathers to mobilise support for agric
FG blamed over Niger Delta conflict
Delta to provide collateral-free facilities to farmers
Teenagers club woman to death
Presidency knows illegal bunkerers, says Okumagba
Akume seeks dismissal of Unongo’s petition
NBA cautions Obasanjo against intimidation
Obasanjo rejects security report on 50% derivation
Justice minister worried over court congestion
Scarcity of potable water hits Osun
15 roasted to death in road mishap
Afenifere repositions, sets up political committee
Akhmad Kadyrov wins Chechen elections
Council reforms set aspirants against Tinubu
Igbo rulers visit Sokoto, parley with Sultan
2007: South-South PDP goes tough on Odili, others
Senate, Reps‘ spirit on fuel crisis
Interim govt must conduct 2007 polls, says Maitama Sule
Step down, Reps member tells Mantu, Zwingina
New Ohanaeze proposed in Lagos
Tinubu, AD and interim local governments
Deregulation: UAD vows to fight on
Inside Politics
Editorial & Opinion
When will judges police orderlies by restored? life
I call it heresy
A better understanding of Obasanjo
The casualties of monetisation

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 17, 2003

Top Stories

Govs order marketers to revert to N34
Senate insists on proper presentation of bills by presidency
I did not bribe Senators – Yuguda
Supreme Court rules on competence of Buhari’s petition Nov 14
Reps deny sharing allocation from govt
BPE meets host communities over sale of refineries
UBE Bill compels FG to spend N20bn annually
Secretariat project: Gov Yar’Adua reads riot act to contractors
ASUU petitions Obasanjo over infrastructural decay
Investment securities tribunal will boost investor’s confidence – Atiku
National health act underway
FG offers management of National Theatre to NANTAP
BON attracts back N5 billion deposits from former customers
Petrol stabilises at N55 per litre in Katsina
Polytechnics to generate own budget – Minister
Boat mishaps: Kebbi to procure two patrol boats
Turaki submits names of commissioners for clearance
Police kill three robbers in Jigawa
KDSG establishes university
Sultan hails royal fathers’ interaction
Gov Kure receives secondary school fire incidence report
Igbo youths want FG to investigate Okadigbo’s death
Gov Saraki goes tough on cultism
NNPC builds more mega stations nationwide
Marketers urged to reduce burden of fuel scarcity
House to merge ecological fund with environment ministry
Benue govt pledges to eradicate ignorance
Duke swears-in 7 special assistants
NAWOJ declares Oct. 19 NUJ conference illegal
BiafraNigeria is suffering from food insecurity – Don
Reps to review shipping policy
FG secures $15m loan facility for Niger Delta
Kwankwaso assures military on barracks rehabilitation
Accident claims five in Gombe
Displaced farmers receive N3m compensation
BiafraNigerian infant mortality rate highest in Africa – association
Kwara does not have 252,000 AIDS cases
LG earmarks N4m to check flood
Aliero pledges open door policy
Senate to probe non-extradition treaty with US
Niger NDLEA nabs four drug dealers
Banditry: Goje accuses FG of denying logistics to military
Don lists ways of involving youths in agriculture
Ulamas, others condemn polio vaccines in Kebbi
Women Affairs minister harps on priority issues
Jigawa establishes NGO for health sector reform
Guobadia decries poor education standards, advocates private participation
IG takes delivery of 100 stolen cars
Maintenance of military huge burden - CAS
Yobe govt, UNDP lose vital documents in fire outbreak
Abuja Trust
NGO drags el-Rufai, legislator before NASS over land
Military pensioners return to Abuja
Four fake journalists remanded in prison
HIV/AIDS carriers protest distribution of drugs
Kano Trust
Fagge police c’ttee to raise N15m security fund
Politician blames Turaki for FG’s neglect of Jigawa
NIPOST introduces new products, services
AIG tasks INEC on honesty, hard work
Eko Trust
LASG to cooperate with FG over Bar beach
HIV/AIDS among prostitutes on the increase
Cart operators restricted to hinterland
Contempt of court hangs over dethroned Oba
Bamaiyi/Al-Mustapha: Between law and politics
Rep demands transparency in oil deals
ANPP insists on suspension of Cross River chairman
We’re ready for INEC audit – PDP
Kebbi will sustain broad-based govt - Aliero
PDP holds conference on economy

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Business News
October 18, 2003

Ohuabunwa ...My Wife Grudges My Long Working Hours

Bamanga's Investments Blitz
Choice Of Location For Business Success

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