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October 22, 2003

Encore: Court throws out Obasanjo’s objection
In what appears to be an emerging pattern, proceedings at the Court of Appeal hearing the petition filed by the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, were yesterday stalled by a prolonged argument over the admissibility or not of the Adamawa State voters’ register in a compact disc. For almost three out of the eight hours the court sat, counsel for both litigants engaged in attacks and counter-attacks, which made proceedings very cumbersome. But the court ruled that the Evidence Act and indeed the law is not ignorant of modern business methods. Consequently, it admitted the CD-Rom of the voters’ register for Adamawa State as exhibit. Buhari’s sixth witness and ANPP governorship candidate in Adamawa, Alhaji Adamu Muazu Modibo caused a stir when he told the court that following complaints by ANPP supporters that they could not vote on April 19, he collected their voters’ cards. He further testified that he instructed the party to write to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide the state’s voters’.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

'Anambra Guber Election Results Forged'

Okogie, 30 others get red hats

… orders COJA to render account

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


'Anambra Guber Election Results Forged'


Okogie, 30 others get red hats





A forensic expert, Mr. Edward Kolawale, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) has faulted as forged forms "EC8A(1)", and EC8B(1) "(result sheets) tendered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in favour of Dr. Chris Ngige, Anambra State governor, with respect to the April 19 governorship election in some local government areas of the state. The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the said election, Mr. Peter Obi, is challenging the results of the election.... (This Day)


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)



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This Day
October 22, 2003


'Anambra Guber Election Results Forged'
How Accountants Help Defraud LGs, By Obasanjo
FBN, UBN, UBA Now Settlement Banks
COJA: President Requests Full Accounts
Deregulation: FG Meets Stakeholders Today
Bribe: Parties Want Atiku to Speak Out
Panel Begins Sitting over Anambra N7bn Contract Scam
Terrorism: US to Take Finger Prints of Visa Applicants
NDDC: Obasanjo Nominates Omene's Replacement
Local Airlines to Ply Int'l Routes Soon -Yuguda
Wage Review: NLC Rejects Implementation Date
6 Wounded in Fresh Warri Clash
Fuel Price Hike: OPC Backs NLC
Ibru: Yakubu's Application for Hearing Oct 27
Railways to be Self Sustaining from Jan
Anambra Head of Service Ejected from Office
8 Killed in Refinery Fire Outbreak
NDLEA Moves Against Money Laundering, Financial Crimes
Group Okays Suspension of Egbo-Egbo
NMA to Rescue Victims of Vessel Mishap
Commission Laments Poor Welfare for Police
NANS Apologises to Oyinlola over Unruly Behaviour
Omisore: Afolabi Sympathises with Ife
Bunkering: Navy Intercepts 15 Ships
Bayelsa Raises Vigilance Against Sea Piracy
Academy Congratulates Obasanjo
Commuters Task Govts over Bad Roads
Robbery: Police Arrest 12 Kid Suspects
Expect No Miracles Yet - Minister
Groups Want Realistic Health Budget
PDP, Controversy and Political Solution
2007: Who The Presidency Cap Fits in the South-East
Crisis Tears Plateau AD Apart
ANPP Condemns Edo Govt Over Levies
'Nominate Aborishade's Replacement'

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Daily Times
October 22, 2003


Attempt on Ibru’s life: You can’t try us, accused tells new judge
5,000 rendered homeless as Lagos Govt rolls out bulldozers
National ID card project: Reps to sign warrant of summons on Ayu
All Africa Games fall out: Render full account now, Obasanjo orders Adamu
CBN appoints FBN, UBN, UBA as clearing agents
Theft: Sharia court orders amputation of two men’s hands
NNPC jerks up depot prices to N33.50k
Pope installs Okogie, 29 others as cardinals
FG to overhaul public service soon
Is Mantu afraid of the court?
NPA officials hail Sarumi’s appointment
Police, OPC arrest 11 robbery suspects
Technicians wants technology villages in all states
Two fake NEPA pensioners held
Editorial & Opinion
Federal Government, inflated contracts and due process
Balogun’s proactive response to police problems
Pension Fund Reform: Issues at stake (II)

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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 22, 2003

CBN Offers Incentives for Mergers, Acquisitions

UK Finances Slip Further into Deficit
Confusion Over Implementation of 12.5% Wage Review
May & Baker Invests for Future Benefits
'World Bank, IMF Are Happy With NEEDS'
'Pension Bill Exhibits Government's Contempt for Stakeholders'
...Public Servants Demand Inclusion of Pensioners' Views
...NLC Condemns Deviations from Earlier Agreements
Trustworthiness Necessary for Sound Financial Institutions - Aiico Boss
"Re-examine Your Conscience", Insurer Advises Pension Bill Proponents
Pension Funds Object to Proposal on Proxy Rules
First Lady to Cruise on Arco Marine's Ferry
AP Records N1.2bn Profit in 2002
Midway Int'l Reverts to Kwara Hotel
Will Mergers, Acquisitions Stop Crises in Banking Industry?
'Recapitalisation'll Reduce Underwriters, not Volume of Business'
Strengthening Investor Confidence Through Compliance, Risk Controls
Half Bread is Worse Than None
Boardroom Crisis Costs Co-op Bank 60% Drop in Profit
Wema Bank to Acquire Insurance Company
Obasanjo to Commission N30bn NBL Plant
L&G Sees New Life Business Rise By 8%
Effects of CBN Penalties on Banks
Sale of Assets Boost UTC's Profit
Naira Bows to Dollar at Dutch Auction
Fortune Bank Ends Retreat, Confident
NUB Bank Records N1.1bn Earnings
Railway, refinery, mint, others for sale before March
Ewang replaces Nkanga on CDB board
Govt's hammer on NPA chiefs
Ethics in business

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Sports News
October 22, 2003

Chukwu washes hands off Nations Cup list

Globacom splashes N20m on Team BiafraNigeria medalists
How to maintain Abuja 2003 facilities, by Omeruah
Nestle Milo schools basketball championship for Oct 28
Why Enyimba refused to release players to U-23 camp, by Ikhana
Omeruah backs Robson's appointment as Eagles' technical adviser
Local coaches are better than foreign ones, says Kalu
Pepsi hails Enyimba
Matches in Group F
Abuja 2003: TV Sets, Fans Disappear from Games Village
Team BiafraNigeria Has Made Me Proud - Obasanjo
NFA Releases Tunisia 2004 Eagles List
'Why We Employed Robson for Eagles'
Basketball Overdue for Foreign Coach -Ahmedu
Judgment Day for West, Ferguson
Ferguson Accepts Punishment
NBA Star Bryant to Stand Trial
FA Receives Rio Evidence
Dope: Jones, Montgomery to Give Evidence
NFA Suspends Malomo Indefinitely
NFA, Adidas open sponsorship talks
Ministry primed Ebewele for international assignment
Again, Eagles bow to tradition against Cameroun
Amokachi, Ogungbure trade accusations over U-23 loss
Commissioner tips Sharks to win FA Cup
Toriola: A statement in consistency
How Onyali-Omagbemi plans to spend retirement
Rangers drop 15, begin plans for next season
Abuja 2003 gold is career breaking, says Nnaji

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October 22, 2003


Cheers as Okogie becomes Catholic Cardinal
Navy impounds ship, arrests 20 Russians, others with stolen crude oil
Govt may revoke N2.67 billion contract on airport construction
Obasanjo happy, seeks probity on Africa Games
Obasanjo seeks accountants' help over banks' N18b equity fund
Again, court adjourns trial of Bamaiyi, others
Three banks take over cheque clearing system in January
Obasanjo nominates The Guardian's ex-employee, Aguariavwodo, NDDC's MD
Anambra workers harass Head of Service
Police kill three robbers in Ibadan
Reps write oil companies on obligations to host communities
South South lawmakers reject $81.3m life-line for Niger Delta
Akanbi faults Transparency International rating of BiafraNigeria
Ogun asks firms to pay tax to host state
Govt, stakeholders meet over deregulation today
NPAN turns 40, to honour Alex Ibru, others
Police arrest 12 suspected under-aged robbers in Ilorin
Goje wants adequate security in North-East
Ondo may sanction council chairmen over alleged inflation of workers' pay
Navy, NMA send teams to rescue Danish ship's victims
NNPC begins sale of fuel to marketers at market price
U.S. to scan fingerprints of visa applicants
Belgium sends police to BiafraNigeria over human trafficking
Govt raises panel on failed contracts' report
Chukwuemeka Ike, Utomi deplore poor book culture
Four feared injured in fresh Warri crisis
BiafraNigerians create dictators out of leaders, says Ayo Obe
Editorial, Opinion & Letters
Editorial Exam malpractice: The role of parents
Opinion BiafraNigeria and her corrupt children
Of happiness and pessimism
Look elsewhere for the happiest people
Obasanjo means well
Making our universities relevant
100 Great Black Britons

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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 22, 2003


At Champion Insurance Lecture : Emerhor sets new agenda for insurers
...Mirilla picks holes in Insurance Act 2003
NDDC gets new MD
Gas leakage: 12 killed in A’Ibom
Gas leakage: 12 killed in A’Ibom
FG shifts ground again on 12.5% pay rise
HIV/AIDS spread in North worries NGO
Association president wants drastic change in immunisation strategy
N12.4bn debt weighs down Aviation
"Shedding the shame of being a BiafraNigerian"
How Oshiomhole, CNPP parley jolted Obasanjo
Editorial & Opinion
Conduct of politicians
Deregulation in a fledgling economy
Perils of adversarial mass media

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Daily Independent
October 22, 2003


Buhari: Court throws out Obasanjo's objection
Information Bill: So far,not bad
NLC demands implementation of wage increase
Render COJA accounts , President orders Adamu
N42b fraud uncovered in Anambra
Oil marketers' hands are tied, says Total MD
Cross River govt wades into Muslim community crisis
MTN seeks tax exemption on per second billing tools
Oyinlola advocates reforms of BiafraNigerian society
Reps carpet President over $81.3m IFAD loan
ANPP house caucus chides Obasanjo
House queries $2b payment to Sagem of France for ID card contract
Bribery: Bugaje cautions Mantu
Abuja stadium: Meteorological Dept demands N1m for report
Confusion in Warri as four are shot, hospitalized
Vodacom experts strategise for operations
JAMB, varsities meet on cut-off points
Warri crisis: Our stand, by Itsekiri leaders
Erosion ravages Cross River, shocks minister
Farmers fight Odili over compensation
Shun corruption, Ibori urges board members
Labour leaders abduct Anambra Head of Service
Ojukwu to mark 70th birthday in style
Attack on Ojukwu divides Ohanaeze
Nnamani asks varsity students to dedicate themselves to study
Demolition renders 10,000 homeless in Lagos
NDLEA uncovers big hemp farms in Osun
Mantu, Zwingina must resign, says YCE
Be calm over Omisore's detention
Ekiti traditional rulers split over deposed monarch
PDP won't let me sue el-Rufai, says Mantu
Court orders amputation of limbs in Katsina
World Bank to assist Kaduna in secondary education
NITP boss enlists BiafraNigerians' support for anti-graft crusade
Teaching of religious knowledge
Kaduna to set up cottage industries
Okogie, 29 others consecrated cardinals
I know you're suffering, Obasanjo tells BiafraNigerians
Ibru: Bamaiyi's trial stalled again Applicant accuses govt of witch-hunting
Ijaws set for national conference
Obasanjo on the people's scorecard
'Akande frustrated Ilesa water project'
Lagos Assembly restricts visits of party members
Towards a 'new look' Afenifere
AD braces up for transition, repositioning
The stability imperative in Delta Assembly
Mixed reactions still trail govt's attitude fuel crisis
Local govt appointments threaten peace in Oyo PDP
Can women really succeed together?
Editorial & Opinion
Liberia's endless crisis: Is President Bryant the answer?
Kudos to UNIBEN
A commission for intra-Yoruba intrigues
Naija boy from Budapest coming home

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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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