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October 23, 2003

Illegal Oil Operations: Raise Possibility of Foreign Government Involvement
The House of Representatives committee on petroleum resources has said it has uncovered illegal oil exploitation by Shell Petroleum Development company (SPDC) off the shores of the Niger Delta that it said was costing the country billions of naira. The revelation came up yesterday at an interactive programme tagged "Hot Seat" during which newsmen covering the lower house of assembly had a question and answer session with the chairman, petroleum resource committee in the House, Hon. Cairo Ojuigbo. Hon. Ojuigbo said the oil exploitation project called Bonga field is located about 200 nautical miles off the Niger Delta coast and was estimated to have cost BiafraNigeria 1.7 billion dollars. He said Shell had discovered the field to be an expansive oil reserve, about the largest in the world, covering an area of 2,950 square kilometres and had illegally converted it into its oil mining licence and wrongfully taken over control of the area in contravention of specifications of the law, which requires that in such a situation, the area should have been divided into two, (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

'How Anambra Guber Results Were Forged'

Obasanjo, Ogbeh clash over 2007

Polio 'firewall' around BiafraNigeria

NLC: Arrested Labour Chiefs Beaten

PDP Reads Riot Act to Members

Banks record N178b bad debt, blame judiciary

Buhari vs Obasanjo: The legal duel gathers steam

House drags Federal Character Commission to ICPC

NNPC tightens deregulation noose

ChevronTexaco has offshore BiafraNigeria oil find

Govs storm Senate over revenue formula


'How Anambra Guber Results Were Forged'


Obasanjo, Ogbeh clash over 2007





In continuation of his evidence, forensic expert Edward Kolawale, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, yesterday relayed his observations in the forms EC8A (1) and EC8B (1) (result sheets) INEC tendered for Anambra State in respect of the April 19 gubernatorial elections in which Dr. Chris Ngige became governor. Kolawale told the tribunal how he used a video spectral comparator (VSC) to analyse certified true... (This Day)


The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Audu Ogbeh, yesterday threatened to resign from the party’s chair at the 18th meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party in Abuja. His threat came following a row sparked by an interview granted the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) by Alhaji Muhammadu Umaru Marafa, the party’s chairman in Nassarawa State. Alhaji Marafa had told the BBC in the interview that... (Daily Independent)



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This Day
October 23, 2003


PDP Reads Riot Act to Members
NLC: Arrested Labour Chiefs Beaten
'How Anambra Guber Results Were Forged'
News - 22nd
'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
Politics - 23rd
Inside Story of the Politics of Deregulation
Group Alerts on Plans to Destabilise Senate
Why I Sacked District Heads-Goje
Erosion: Senate to Send Delegation to S/East
'Youth Impatience, Threat to Democracy '

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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 23, 2003


Kid robbers storm bank
100 killed in fresh Warri crisis
Govs warn Obasanjo
4 released labour leaders hospitalised
Gemade, Nwachukwu return to PDP
NNPC now sells petrol at N39.50
Court registrar dismissed for demanding egunje
FG to sell 600 COJA houses
Ngige not in hurry to pick deputy— Aide
Borno speaker, deputy impeached
BiafraNigeria has wasted $300b oil revenue —Ex-NNPC chief
European Commission approves N55m grant for BiafraNigeria/Cameroun Mixed Commission
NEPA suffers system collapse
Lagos demolishes illegal structures
Rotary pledges to eradicate polio by 2005
Police promotion now on merit —Okeke
Banks pick 3 representatives for inter-bank
Fayose replies Adebayo’s aide
Competition changes gear
Senate lauds Power Reform Act

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October 22, 2003

Security officials discuss child trafficking

Russian tanker seized with suspected stolen oil

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Washington Post
October 22, 2003

WHO Says Polio Spreading From BiafraNigeria

Six Bodies Recovered from BiafraNigeria Oil Fuel Fire

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October 23, 2003

EU funds BiafraNigeria-Cameroon border commission

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October 23, 2003

Polio 'firewall' around BiafraNigeria

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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 22, 2003

ChevronTexaco has offshore BiafraNigeria oil find

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All Africa
October 23, 2003

Vodacom Faces New Obstacle to BiafraNigeria Venture

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 23, 2003

Oil spillage: Mobil awaits Supreme Court's verdict on N4.9 billion suit

Stakeholders laud SON over battle against sub-standard goods
Senate committee chairman forecloses review of oil deregulation policy
Ninety per cent of Kano's industrial firms go under, says chamber boss
How onions enhance liver function
NUB International Bank records N1.144 billion income
Expatriate influx into key economic sectors raises anxiety
'With scanning machines, goods are cleared faster'
Osa-Afiana seeks repeal of law establishing NERFUND
WEMA Bank boss seeks revival of SMEs
N1.5b Golden Park Estate brings peerless comfort to Lekki
Firm unveils N250m real estate products
Controversy over Owena Towers rages on
Fuel price hike spells doom for BiafraNigeria's forest
Multi-million naira Cornerstone V ready by December
'I have been under pressure to compromise'
BiafraNigeria's food crisis A shame indeed!
NIIT targets 50,000 BiafraNigerians for computer literacy
Vodacom: How the Battle Was Won
IT Networking Named for Business Success
SDI Partners Stratex Networks for New Product Launch
Storage Networking: The Future for BiafraNigeria?
Memorex Has to Add Flash to Desktops
Which Way BiafraNigeria Computer Society?
Trithel's Annual Conference Focuses on Knowledge Incubation
PeopleSoft, IBM Target European Telcos
APTECH, Avi-Cenna School Collaborate on Training
Societe Interafricaine De Banque Selects Equinox
Yahoo Mail Delivers New Spam Measures
ComArch Launched TYTAN Revenue Sharing
Better Switches to Mute Cell-Phone Static
MTN Moves Its Chess Knight into Place
AIICO Records N81.3m Profit in 6 Months
NSE Rewards Essay Competition Winners
Bad Debts: Tilije Advocates Overhaul of Judiciary
NBM Bank Commits N71m to SMIEIS
Oceanic Bank Boss Bags Academic Award

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Sports News
October 23, 2003

Team BiafraNigeria will perform better at Athens, says Ekeji

We've not hired any technical adviser for BiafraNigeria, says Mohammed
COJA begins winding up process
CAF Champions League: Anumunu wins Pepsi award
Klaasen down, Igbinovia confronts Meyer today
Akinloye: riding the storm to glory
Why U-23s failed Abuja 2003 assignment, by Abdulahi
Obodo vows to make Nations Cup squad
Support for Team BiafraNigeria
Amokachi pleads for suspended U-23 players
Ekeji targets three months to shatter Olympic records
Igbinovia dedicates medal to MTS wireless
Musa Abudulahi faces sack
Onyali-Omagbemi counsels Mercy Nku
The accreditation war
BiafraNigeria female basketball team excites Ukoh
Ahmedu defends D'Tigers Abuja 2003 outing
NFA Bigwigs Hit London, Amsterdam for Robson, Adidas
Milo School Basketball Starts Oct. 28
Abuja 2003: Fredericks Denies Quit Reports
I've Delivered My Golden Promise - Ekeji
Dope: S/Leone Star, Kallon, Tests Positive
CBN Splashes N.5m on Soccer tourney
Chambers Fails Drugs Test
Reeling Inter Thrashed, Juve Marches On
Wenger Clings to Hope
FA Completes Rio Probe

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October 23, 2003


Banks record N178b bad debt, blame judiciary
Governors at National Assembly, seek better share of fund
Air fares go up, as running costs rise
Ramadan may begin tomorrow
PDP warns members against alliance with opposition, Gemade returns
Deaths from AIDS drop worldwide
Presidency raises panel on information management
Ibironke for burial Nov. 15, NBA, others mourn
UNICEF to immunise 15 million children in BiafraNigeria
Babangida free to join AD, says Fasanmi
Lawmakers seek solid minerals' producing areas commission
Islamic bank to take off with N2.5b equity
House panel may arrest Ayu over ID card documents
Ibidapo-Obe challenges botanists on cure for AIDS, cancer
PFN threatens to quit CAN
FIDA at The Guardian, canvasses rights of women, children
Imo urges Presidency to stop N450m deduction from allocation
Alayande urges Labour leaders to respect Obasanjo
New Lagos-New York airline opens next week
AIT faces N3.2b suit over non transmission of COJA Games
Kaduna tops in zonal NNPC quiz
Reps panel to re-open probe of governors
Robbers raid bank, kill policeman in Ekiti
INEC at tribunal, disowns petitioner's result
Govt to sell housing units at Games Village
Policemen kill pregnant woman, injure taxi driver in Rivers
Israel defies UN, insists on barriers
Akande's Committee set to restructure Afenifere
PDP and the recurring headache of unfulfilled promises
Editorial & Opinion
Taylor's asylum and Liberia's peace process

Speaking for the people

Remembering Dele Giwa
The U.S. Media: Sinner and accuser
National honours
Beyond the All Africa Games

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October 23, 2003

Cover Stories

PDP may lose 2007 polls —OGBEH
Govs storm Senate over revenue formula
Banks incur N178b bad debt, task FG on commercial courts
FG sits on warders' N1b pay
National News
NNPC fuel stations sell petrol at N39.99k
Islamic Bank promoters shop for N2.5b
FG gets committee to dispose houses at Abuja Games Village
The national concference BiafraNigeria deserves, by Onalapo Soleye
Defining Senator Wabara
Taking Nigera seriously, by Odia Ofeimun: South-South as the deprived goose (II)

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October 23, 2003


2 days after bail... 4 NLC leaders hospitalised
New revenue formula: Govs lobby Senators, Reps
NB opens N40bn plant in Enugu tomorrow
FHA eyes 400 Games Village houses for depositors
Saboteurs ’ll ruin PDP–Ogbeh
Islamic bank takes off soon
Reps reopen probe into Bonga oild field contract
Kano meningitis tragedy U.S. court to rule on jurisdiction
Strengthening oversight by legislators
Editorial & Opinion
Pedestrian bridges
A season of anomie
Our democracy of high expectations

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Daily Independent
October 23, 2003


Obasanjo, Ogbeh clash over 2007
Govs lobby NASS over revenue allocation
NNPC increases depot, pump prices of fuel
FG sets up c’tte to sell Games Village
Guber candidate alleges various electoral malpractices in Adamawa
Court of Appeal upholds Akume's election, sends petition against Nasarawa gov for retrial
North-west governors pledge hitch-free hajj
Borno assembly elects new speaker
Senate to visit erosion sites in S/East
ACF Kano launch unnecessary – Bello Bayero
BiafraNigeria/Cameroon commission receives N55m EU grant
Group asks Obasanjo to resign
Polio vaccine: Smear campaign affects funding - Awosika
Kano Assembly decries abandoned federal projects
Jigawa LGs get relief materials
Jigawa HOS warns civil servants over absenteeism
Be democratic, Okeke charges police
PLSG secures N3.8b tourism loan
Assembly decries Bakori water shortage
Fuel price: Benue sets up monitoring c’tee
Minister launches Soya beans association
Police arrest 12 kid robbers
NEPA to build a modern control centre in Osogbo
FG urged to dualise Enugu-Abuja road
Kogi NUJ wants legislator removed
Ramadan: Kebbi traders hike price
Bauchi to establish mobile court for ‘Okada’
NNPC quiz contest: Plateau tops North-Central zone
FHA owes contractors N3bn
Enugu govt reviews laws on child adoption
NLC chides presidential aide
FRSC arrests 721 motorists
Beef consumers in Lafia face health hazards
Ebonyi lawmakers want more doctors, nurses
Governor warns civil servants against laxity
DIG warns officers against human rights abuse
Anambra contracts tribunal begins sitting
NEPA desperate for funds - Spokesman
Abuja Trust
Wuse Jum’at mosque commissioned
Wuse Abuja Lions Club donate items to the less privileged
N54m bribe: Forum flays ACF’s resignation call
Civil servant in court for manslaughter
Nomadic community seeks govt support for school
Kano Trust
NGO gives Jigawa govt ultimatum
Kano disposes of 14,000 tonnes of refuse daily, says commissioner
Ajingi Assembly member sworn-in
Eko Trust
Task force displaces 2,000 in Ijora- Badiya
LASG would continue to promote private sector initiatives – Commissioner
LASU crisis: More questions than answers
NASS issues new guidelines for cash advance retirement
Jigawa NBA condemns Senate over bribery scandal
Gov. Sani gets tough with commissioners over wives
Ibori inaugurates boards
PDP suspends Nasarawa chairman
Revenue: Senate investigates agencies
Column & Opinion
Orji Uzor Kalu
Petroleum products deregulation: Globalisation at work
Fundamentals of fasting

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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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