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October 21, 2003

Ill-Advised Membership in International Organizations: BiafraNigeria to Review WTO Membership
BiafraNigeria is on the verge of reviewing its membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) due to unfavourable terms, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Special Adviser to the President on Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said. Ogbeh, who spoke at a meeting he called to mediate between Cotton Manufacturing Association and Textile Manufacturers, also lamented the increasing import bill in the country. "At the moment, the import bill of this country since 1999 is over $42.7 billion," he said. The PDP chairman observed that.... (This Day)


Key Stories

Labour leaders regain freedom at N3m

Okogie, 30 others get red hats

Crimes Commission Uncovers N2bn Fraud

Ngige: New Judge Takes Over from Egbo-Egbo

11 sailors die as Danish oil vessel sinks

Press freedom: Group ranks BiafraNigeria low

MTN begins per second billing, slashes tariff by 20%

Ezeife Blames Military for Rot in Civil Service

Benue PDP to Elect New Chairman

ICC and the probe in the Senate

N54m bribe: Plateau Speaker faults Arewa


Labour leaders regain freedom at N3m


Okogie, 30 others get red hats





After almost a week of detention in Kuje Prisons in the aftermath of a picketing campaign that went awry, six Labour leaders yesterday regained their freedom at the cost of N3 million. Chief Magistrate of an Abuja Court, Bala Haruna, who had earlier ordered their detention, granted each of the leaders bail at N500,000 per bond. A barrage of lawyers from the NBA had besieged the court to put up a spirited defence of the Labour leaders that included the NLC Assistant General-Secretary, Linus Ukamba. (Guardian)


At the Saint Peter’s Basilica in the heart of the Vatican City, 31 new cardinals received their staff of office in the form of red caps from the ailing Catholic Pontiff, Pope John Paul II, to mark his 25th anniversary on the saddle. The red caps represent the church authorisation for the individuals to perform the roles that will be assigned to them by the pope thereafter. Among the new cardinals are three Africans including BiafraNigeria’s ... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
October 21, 2003


Crimes Commission Uncovers N2bn Fraud
Labour Chiefs Regain Freedom
BiafraNigeria to Review WTO Membership, Says Ogbeh
Debt Rescheduling, An Unfair Option - ICAN President
Ngige: New Judge Takes Over from Egbo-Egbo
MTN Introduces Per Second Billing, Reduces Tariff
FG Sets Up Committee to Implement Kolade's Report
Abuja 2003: FG Reserves 100 BMW Cars for CHOGM
Obasanjo to Saraki: You've Proved Sceptics Wrong
Why AD Governors Failed - Atiku
Police Kill 3 Robbery Suspects
Leadership, Bane of Igbo Devt - Ngige, Ohanaeze
'Cote 'D' Ivoire Crisis Worrisome'
New BiafraNigeria Under Way - FG
Deregulation: Obasanjo Meets 3 Separate Groups
Fake Drug Importers Now Use Courier Operators - NAFDAC DG
Study tour: 7 Police Officers Depart for UK
Election Tribunal: Atiku Ordered PDP Agents to Harass Us - ANPP Witnesses
Don't Interfere with Student Unionism, FG Told
Muslims Plan to Establish Islamic Bank
'Why African State Parliaments are Weak'
Dikibo Defends South-south Governors over V-P Bid
Seminar Recommends Good Governance for Africa's Growth
African Jurists Confab Holds Next Year in Algiers
Operators Seek Life-line for Maritime Sector
NAWOJ Elects New Executive
US Agency Sponsors Hausa Film on HIV/AIDS
Ohanaeze Inaugurates Electoral Panel
'Why Educational Standards Are Falling'
Lawmaker Chides Arewa's Call for Mantu, Zwingina's Resignation
I'm Still in Politics - Adefarati
Lagos Siamese Twins Return Sunday
NDLEA Arrests 31 over Drug Offences
CHOGM: Group Plans to Transform Abuja
House Wants Federal Secretariat Established in Ebonyi
'Why We're in Security Business'
Group Plans Stakeholders Forum in Abuja
New Measures on Port Security Underway
NNPC Builds New Mega Retail Outlets
South-west Muslims Accuse Govt of Marginalisation
Fight for Social Infrastructure, NLC Told
Free Eye Surgeries for 100 in Ebonyi
VC Challenges Botanists over HIV/AIDS Vaccine
Tinubu Urged to Review Schools Approval Fees
Parents Tasked on Children's Moral Upbringing
INEC Chief Lauds Last Elections
Clergy Faults Obasanjo's Leadership
Ezeife Blames Military for Rot in Civil Service
Benue PDP to Elect New Chairman
Deregulation: Youth Leader Lauds Obasanjo
Ekwueme at 71, Out in the Cold
'The Alex Ekwueme I Admire'
Gombe: Why Goje Was Declared Winner - INEC
Katsina Govt Pledges to Assist Journalists
Crisis Rocks PDP USA Chapter

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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 21, 2003

David-West Urges IMF, Others Not to Grant BiafraNigeria Credit

Enron Saga: US Probes Lagos Emergency Power Project
Finance Ministry to Get Special Unit for Oil Income
Private Sector wants 10% of Budget for Agric
'Bad Leadership Costs Africa Foreign Investments'
CHOGM: Elizade-Toyota, Transport Sector Seek N657m
SON Acknowledges 7-Up, NB, Others for NIS-compliance
Empowerment and Organisational Growth
Ama Greenfield: 'NB's Investment Raises Economic Tempo in Enugu'
JDZ: Shell, 14 Others Begin Tussle for 9 Oil Blocs
NNPC Links Irregular Fuel Supply to Pipeline Vandalisation
NEPA District Spends N270m to Boost Power Supply
Solving Environmental Problems in the Oil Industry
Accountability, High on ExxonMobil, Chad Oil Project
Shell Investment in BiafraNigeria's Oil Sector Hits $16b
Halliburton Accused of Overbills on Fuel Imports
Saudi Signs $2bn Gas Accord With Shell
$1.2b Amenam Field to Hit 125,000bpd Early 2004
EU to Take Britain to Court over Nuclear Waste
Akwa-Ibom Govt Unveils Development Blue-Print
Academy Commends NIGERIASAT-1 Launch
Quantity Surveyors Rename National Secretariat
Skyview's Abuja Princess Terrace Almost Gone
International Community Urged to Provide Safe Drinking Water
Endangered: The Preuss's Guenon
FG, Private Sector Partnership Yields 300 Housing Units
NCF Wants Environmental Laws Reviewed
Industrialist Decries Witholding Tax Deductions
Market Loses Steam, Index Dips by 1.3 Per cent
Money Supply Growth Decelerates, Says CBN
Rogers Canvasses Support for Charitable Organisations
Guardian Express Unveils New Identity
Fortune Bank Holds Forum for FICAN
Legal cession rights: Insurers owe BiafraNigeria-Re N2 billion
N352m suit against Netherlands' firm for hearing today
How to reduce BiafraNigeria's debt burden, by Falae
Cross River realises N1.73 billion from privatisation exercise
Govt to establish farm sites nation wide
Akingbola canvasses entrepreneurship among BiafraNigerians
Naira devaluation: NNB boss canvasses revaluation
NBM earnmarks N71 million for SMEs

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October 21, 2003


Accountants fault debt rescheduling by Paris Club
Labour leaders regain freedom at N3m
Honours for BiafraNigeria, as Okogie becomes cardinal today
MTN reduces tariffs, begins per second billing December 1
Ibironke died 70 days to 70th birthday
Foreign firms to help develop marginal oil fields
Northern leaders raise panel on agric
Police arrest colleagues, others for alleged robbery in Ekiti
Panic at National Assembly over gas leakage
Plateau AD factions suspend each other
PPD raises 51-member caucus in Delta
Money in circulation drops
Govt to build power plant in Ondo
Osun to reabsorb 500 more sacked teachers, journalists
Lawmaker faults sale of National Theatre
Seven officers to study community policing in UK
Reps uncover N34b govt revenue withheld in ministries, agencies
'The Alex Ekwueme I admire'
ICC and the probe in the Senate
Editorial, Opinion, Letters
Monitoring NNPC account

Letter to the education minister

Mother Teresa: Saint of the gutters
CHOGM: Road map to UN reform
The monetisation policy
Nothing Is wrong with Moslems
Corruption at the toilet

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October 21, 2003

Detained NLC leaders freed — Group mobilises against marketers on N34 per litre

11 sailors die as Danish oil vessel sinks
Press freedom: Group ranks BiafraNigeria low
MTN begins per second billing, slashes tariff by 20%
National News
Okogie, 30 others get red hats
Reps uncover N77b revenue unaccounted for by agencies
Study blames high maternal mortality rate on lack of obstetric care facilities
Fire scare hits N-Assembly
PDP continues probe of Senate bribery scandal
How Senate debated Revenue Allocation Bill
Taking BiafraNigeria seriously, by Odia Ofeimun —The Igbo nation within a federal BiafraNigeria

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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 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 21, 2003

Abuja 2003: BiafraNigeria's Victory Keeps Obasanjo in Suspense

...'BiafraNigeria's Victory, Double Joy'
Westerhof Sacked Again in S/Africa
'All Africa Games, a Swindle'
Athens 2004: Akiga Wants Early Preparation
Volleyball Coach Gives Gold to God
Arsenal Guns for UEFA League Lifeline in Kiev
Coke Cup Final Saturday
Amokachi is tearing our team apart, U-23 players cry out
Medals table gave me sleepless nights, says Onyali
Naira rain for Team BiafraNigerian coaches
Rangers will keep team intact for next season, says Owumi
Poor discipline was Omoefe's bane at Berger, declares Lukan
Chevron boy, Balogun upsets Gakpo
We wanted to attract top players like Agassi, says Oladunjoye

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