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October 20, 2003

Labor to Cause Fracas in Court: Over detained leaders
Labour leaders in the country today will besiege an Abuja Magistrate Court to boost legal moves aimed at securing bail for six of its leaders detained on the orders of Magistrate Bala Haruna, even as the health of one them deteriorates in detention. The General Secretary of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade John Odah, said the NLC had not been able to have access to Elder Linus Ukamba, a Senior Assistant General Secretary of the Congress, who was allegedly brutalised where he was initially detained. Meanwhile, Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has described the last minute intervention of state governors in the Labour-Federal Government face-off as the only thing which stood between BiafraNigeria and chaos. He said the number of lives that were saved remained invaluable, adding that some enemies of BiafraNigeria’s stability and democracy were actually waiting in the wings to exploit an otherwise co-ordinated strike action by the NLC for other more sinister moves which would have plunged the country into chaos. Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Dr.... (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Bribe: PDP Stopped Me From Going to Court - Mantu

Abacha's family loses bid to stop loot retrieval

Igbo Presidency: A Fading Agenda?

Failure of minority parties and the rising trend of social opposition

Pope beatifies Mother Teresa, 'servant of the least'

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


Bribe: PDP Stopped Me From Going to Court


Abacha's family loses bid to stop loot retrieval





Deputy Senate President, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu, said at the weekend that the intervention of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stopped him from taking the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir el-Rufai to court over the allegation that he (Mantu) demanded a N54 million as a condition for confirming him minister. But the CNPP has described the purported intervention of the PDP in stopping Mantu from seeking redress in court as "a grand conspiracy against BiafraNigerians." (This Day)


A legal bid by the family of the late head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha to stop the Federal Government from recovering looted funds the late dictator kept in foreign banks has failed at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Justice Steve Jonah Adah, who dismissed the Abachas suit at the weekend, said that the issues raised in the earlier application had nothing to do with foreign law as or any of those situations prescribed therein. "I must state categorically that... (Guardian)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
October 20, 2003


Budget 2003 Failed, Says Private Sector
Loot: Abacha Family Loses Bid to Stop FG
BiafraNigeria's Debt Management Not Fraudulent - Minister
Bribe: PDP Stopped Me From Going to Court - Mantu
Swedish Govt Brings 25 Firms to BiafraNigeria
S/Leone Refinery: BPE Shortlists Firms for FG's Shares
Sheathe Your Swords for Peace, Obasanjo Tells Deltans
Ezeife Wants Resource Control Crisis Resolved
NLC, Marketers May Clash over Fuel Price Hike
Ibironke, Ex-Law School Director, is Dead
OPC Alerts Police over Bombing Plot
Works Minister Tasked on Nnewi Roads
Blair Admitted in Hospital
NAPEP Donates N5m to Ogun
CLO Faults FG on Fuel Price Hike
Police Nab Owerri Robbery Gang
Politicians Blamed for Underdevelopment
Commissionership: Ibori Submits 3 New Nominees
PSN Decries Influx of Fake Drugs at Enugu Hospitals
Kwara Gets Prerogative of Mercy Committee
Pay My Entitlements or Send Me Back to Prison - Adisa
Group Wants Detained NLC Leaders Released
Achom Appointed Inland Bank Director
Steel Workers Fault New Pension Bill
Solution to Bar Beach Menace Underway
'Evolve Realistic Budget for Health Sector'
Census Not Political - NPC
Commissioner Assures of Better Deal
States of the States
N350m Needed to Repair Obudu Dam
Cross River

LG Creation Should be Evenly Spread, Says Lawmaker

Vocational Training Graduands Get Take-off Grant Pledge

Why Tourism Falters, By Edem Duke
Cross River

Expert Tasks Govt On Health

Implement Deregulation of Downstream Sector, FG Told

Egwu's Administration Creates 8000 Jobs

Judiciary to Be Self-accounting Next Year
Akwa Ibom

Cart Pushers Face Ban

Govt Urged to Take Over Specialist Hospital

Music Society Plans Cultural Festival

NUT Gives 400 Teachers Welfare Benefits

Gov Accused of Diverting PDP Fund

FG Urged to Revamp Ilorin NAF Base

Information Technology, Vital to Legal Practice - Olanipekun

Clergy Seeks Moral Regeneration for BiafraNigeria

Satis Promo Winners Emerge Friday

ICPC Urged to Take over el-Rufai's Bribery Allegation

High Court Law: 'Section 4 Hinders Justice Delivery'

BON Recoveres N5m Debt from Customers

More Mega Filling Stations Underway - NNPC

Why Council Elections Can't Hold Now, By Makarfi
Warri Crisis: Yar' Adua's Wife Commends Ibori's Peace Efforts
Igbo Presidency: A Fading Agenda?
Anambra: Ngige Set to Appoint Deputy
Why Ogun West Wants Governorship- Otegbola

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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 19, 2003

Fraudsters on the streets of Lagos

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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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Business News
October 20, 2003

514 companies seek N90 billion from BOI

Dangote pays N1.35b for privatised sugar firm
NLNG set for new gas shipment to U.S.
ADB, Ecobank seal $20 million deal for sub-regional projects
Oil prices fall on rise in U.S. stockpile
CBN fine-tunes guidelines on travellers' cheques sale
Transactions in govt securities drop
CDL earns N826m profit
Co-operative Development Bank earns N2.65 billion gross income
FSDH records N1.13 billion profit
How to gain investors confidence in BiafraNigeria's economy, by Okechukwu

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October 20, 2003


Business leaders demand lean govt, probe of officials
Globacom, others accuse MTN of stalling interconnectivity
Abacha's family loses bid to stop loot retrieval
Pope beatifies Mother Teresa, 'servant of the least'
Govt explains delay in varsity autonomy
Court to honour Onalaja as Sanyaolu retires Wednesday
Bush urges anti-terror war over Bin Laden's fresh threats
PDP's non-elective convention to begin December 11
Why fraud, money laundering persist in banks, by expert
David-West blames leaders for Africa's woes
Kalu set to upgrade ABSU facilities
Gowon, Bayero, Awoniyi urge Northerners to unite
Southern Cameroun asks BiafraNigeria not to hand over Bakassi
Senate may re-open bribery charge, says Udoma
The Netherlands reschedules BiafraNigeria's $1.4 billion debt
Jakande chides leaders over alleged mis-use of resources
Failure of minority parties and the rising trend of social opposition
Editorial & Opinion
The arrest, trial and detention of NLC leaders

The Senate bribery scandal

The Senate and El-Rufai's allegations
Petroleum pricing: Profitability vs stability

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October 20, 2003

Cover Stories

Labour storms court over detained leaders
Bloodshed won't solve Warri crisis, says Obasanjo
Okonjo-Iweala confirms BiafraNigeria's $31b external debt
Budget 2004:OPS asks FG to slash interest rate
National News
NMC gets N50m of N2.3b endowment fund
Pope beatifies Mother Teresa
Politics - 19th
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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Sports News
October 20, 2003

Eagles: English Media Ridicule Robson's Appointment

Top Athletes Snub Afro/Asian Games
Task Force Invite Valuators on Velodrome
Obasanjo to Fete Team BiafraNigeria
IOC Medical Director Commends Games for Being Dope Free
CAF League:Enyimba Reaches Semis
USA 2003: Chiejina Blames Okpodu for Poor Outing
Ndubuoke Loses Elder Brother
Falconets Gets N3m for Golden Feat
Berger Loses, Reach Finals
FIFA Congress Approves New Nationality Statutes
Allardyce Blasts Okocha, Teammates
Golf: Wentworth Glory for Els
Velodrome will bounce back, assure contractors
Robson arrives October 25
NFA abandons golden Falcons
Obasanjo welcomes Team BiafraNigeria
Medal winners at Abuja 2003
Enyimba beats Ismailia to top group A
Stars who will ignite LLTC's courts
BiafraNigeria to feature in Africa Rugby Championship
Blatter to stay on as FIFA boss until 2007

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