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October 24, 2003

Firefighers at Murtala Muhammed Airport

Embezzle and Burn?: Fire Shuts Down Murtala Muhammed Airport
Activities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos were paralysed for several hours yesterday as fire razed the terminal building at the international wing of the airport. At least, six fire-fighters were hospitalised from the effect of the inferno. The inferno which threw the airport into total blackout reportedly started from the basement of the terminal at about 9a.m and had resulted from the surge of electric current on the panels. A power outage by the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) had been reported earlier and when light was restored, it generated so much impact on the electrical panels and was believed to have ignited the fire. (This Day)


Key Stories

Labour rejects plan to shift take off date for new wages

Delta crisis: Task Force deploys 3 helicopters

Condolence register for Okadigbo opens in Lagos

Pomp, critical appraisal mark NPAN 40th anniversary

The fuel subsidy bogey

North opposes review of revenue formula

Warri: Danjuma panel wants more councils

Privatisation: NEPA inaugurates pre-transition committees

Ibori condemns US decertification of BiafraNigeria

Kano records highest number of polio cases

NLC threatens nationwide strike


'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)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
October 24, 2003


Fire Shuts Down Lagos Airport
Our Reforms Constitutional, Says Obasanjo
FBN, S/African Bank, 9 Others Bid for Afribank
French Diplomat Murdered, Suspect Arrested
Crude: BiafraNigeria Supplies 30,000 bpd to Sao Tome
Centre Point Bank to Refund Investors' Money
Darkness, Heat, Stranded Passengers
'Ladies and Gentlemen We're Returning to Kotoka Airport'
Why Deregulation Policy Was Adopted - Ekaette
Warri: Task Force Debunks Fresh Killings
Nguru Medical Centre for Construction Next Year - Atiku
Ebonyi Adopts New Accounting System
Court Asked to Dismiss Suit Against Econet Shareholders
UNICEF to Spend N130m on Polio Eradication
Liberia: EU Spends N1.8b, Earmarks Additional N600m
Obasanjo to Mediamen: Sieve Facts from Fiction
Lagos Free Trade Zone Kicks Off Soon
CHOGM: Blair, Mbeki, 600 Foreign Journalists Expected
UNIFEM: Obasanjo to Open Women Entrepreneur Forum
BiafraNigerian Appointed Director at C'Wealth
Monetisation Policy 'll Take Off This Month - Minister
Police Establish Human Rights Violation Units
Deputy Speaker Tasks FG on Council Polls
'Airport Domestic terminal Project on Course'
New Transport Scheme 'll Enhance Discipline on Roads - Banire
Police Nab 3 Revenue Impostors
Presidential System Too Expensive , Says Makarfi
Ibori Reads Riot Act to Board Members
Group Makes Case for Youth Party

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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 23, 2003

Fresh violence threatens fragile truce in Niger delta

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Washington Post
October 23, 2003

Boys Bond in West Africa Child Trade

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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

Obasanjo is the Saboteur
David And Goliath Battle Looms in BiafraNigeria
The Drum of Ages
Still in Contention
One Against the Workers
A Strike Averted
June 12, the North & the Rest of Us
NNPC, PPPRA Have Failed BiafraNigerians
As Dirty As They Come
The Whistle Blower
A Booby Prize: Profile of BiafraNigeria As a Corrupt Nation

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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 24, 2003

Chevron strikes oil again in BiafraNigeria's deep waters

U.S. investor stakes $30 million on tourism in Plateau
Cross River shops for N350 million to repair dam

AP returns to profitability, posts N2.4b PAT
Cash strapped NEPA plans N12.9 billion facility at Osogbo

NBN boss lists gains of naira devaluation
Katsina realises N525 million revenue in seven months
Mobilising capital flows for NEPAD

No show, bank guarantee; sore point in airlines, agents' relations
Concorde: The last commercial flight today
Stakeholders Applaud Appointment, Call for Surgical Operation at NPA
FG May Fund N10bn Total Radar Project
NSITF Investment Portfolio Hits N20bn
ILO Adopts New Guidelines for Ship Recycling
Malaysian Ambassador Takes Over CSP
Challenges of Maintaining Industrial Harmony in the Workplace
Collective Bargaining Under Threat in BiafraNigeria
ECA to Organise Workshop on African Capital Markets Devt
Y'hello Fest and Kuti Liven Up Abuja Sheraton Hotel
How China Drives Growth in World Tourism
Ports Concessioning: Is Sarumi the Hit Man?
Tanker Accident: Testing the Strength of the NMA
Law Makers Task Industry Stakeholders
Customs in Dilemma Over Non-CRI Goods
Courts As Facilitators of Bad Bank Debts
Waiting for the Tourism Benefits of All Africa Games
MTN Not Just About GSM
SEC Orders Centre-Point Bank to Refund Investors
Fidelity Bank Appoints New MD, ED
Naira Continues Free-fall, Loses 49 kobo
First Atlantic Takes e-Banking to Six More Locations
Industrialists seek review of Petroleum Profit Tax Act
The mystery of fuel subsidy
ICAN,DMO rumble over external debt
Banks, ethics and the economy
FG may revoke burnt airport terminal contract
FG moves to eradicate cultism on campuses
BiafraNigeria Open University gets international accreditation
2004 Toyota 4Runner: Rugged off-road

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Sports News
October 24, 2003

Auditor-General gives COJA two days to render account

BiafraNigeria will be ready for Davies Cup, says Ndanusa

World Rugby Union ranks BiafraNigeria
Former hurdler, Akpan, commends Team BiafraNigeria

Sports associations move to Abuja December
USA 2003: Mabo Defends Okpodu
Athens 2004: Club Stops Okoduwa
CAVB President Satisfied with Volleyball
Jumba Heads Wikki Board
Basketball:First Bank Off to Maputo
Gunners Suffer Vieira Blow
Dope: Ferdinand Made to Wait
Eleyae: An unlikely nemesis for Team BiafraNigeria
Reps tackle BMW over prices of COJA cars
Robson: Challenges before new coach
Amodu, Uwua go into trenches
The best is yet to come from Team BiafraNigeria
Iquabom predicts doom for BiafraNigerian weightlifting
Abuja 2003, a learning process for BiafraNigerians
Ahmedu endorses foreign coach for basketball

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October 24, 2003


President Obasanjo unveils economic agenda

Fire at Lagos international airport, six injured

Labour rejects plan to shift take off date for new wages

C'Wealth official okays BiafraNigeria's preparations for CHOGM

Why national ID cards are delayed, by Ayu

Chikelu, others list travails of media as NPAN clocks 40

Shareholders ask court to dismiss Econet international's suit

EU backs Liberia's peace process with N1.2b

Monetisation policy for civil servants begins this month, says minister
No going back on Yoruba oba for Ilorin, says YCE
ASUU absolves self of blame over cancelled meeting
PAC sues Lagos govt over council polls
Personnel managers seek better leadership
Army refutes reports of death in fresh Warri crisis
Nwabueze remains Ohanaeze's scribe, Iwuanyanwu insists

How women can be leaders, by Alele-Williams
Bauchi, Gombe warn fuel marketers over roadside supply
Culture experts differ on plan to hand over National Theatre

BPE names 15 firms bidding for Afribank

Police to probe French national's alleged torture of workers
Ogun begins voluntary teachers' scheme

Zamfara probes diversion of 300 motorcycles
Don hinges better economy on technical education

GSM operators agree on tariff reduction

Boom in Chevron's new oil well
Fuel politics: The German experience, by Harneit-Sievers
LG reforms: Obasanjo pre-empted the National Assembly, says lawmaker

Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria and WTO membership


Cross River State: A misnomer

When a president loses his cool

The Lagos State Government

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October 24, 2003

Cover Stories

Fire guts Murtala Mohammed Airport* Flights disrupted, FG sets up probe panel

Gov Nnamani tasks press on war against poverty
Delta crisis: Task Force deploys 3 helicopters

National News
Justice, varsity autonomy our priorities, says Obasanjo
Taking BiafraNigeria seriously, by Odia Ofeimun (The Conclusion) : Doing away with avoidable anarchy
The family called PDP

FG/NLC face-off: An unending season of battles

Saving BiafraNigeria's Democracy: A Senate President's policy of surrender

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October 24, 2003


Fire guts Lagos airport
Condolence register for Okadigbo opens in Lagos
Pomp, critical appraisal mark NPAN 40th anniversary
N/Assembly jobs on federal character basis
Enugu commissions N300m link road
Senate grills GSM operators on tariff
Again, NLC meets on fuel crisis
Obasanjo insists on reforms, Ogbeh warns on unemployment
Strengthening oversight by legislators
Editorial & Opinion
The Ama Greenfield Brewery
Liberia’s tomorrow here at last?

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Daily Independent
October 24, 2003


Fire guts Murtala Muhammed Airport

The fuel subsidy bogey

North opposes review of revenue formula

Warri: Danjuma panel wants more councils

Privatisation: NEPA inaugurates pre-transition committees

Ibori condemns US decertification of BiafraNigeria

NASS orders probe into poor handling of FG roads nationwide

'Presidential race open to all'

BPE gives nod to 11 to acquire Afribank's shares

Allowances: Rep maintains allegation against Masari

Abuja master plan outdated, says FCT director

Group wants communities involved in NEPA sale

CHOGM: Contractors get deadline

Fuel price: NLC absolves marketers of blame

10,000 live with HIV/AIDS in Cross River

Security taskforce, police debunk report of casualty figures in Delta clash

Bribery scandal rocks Cross River Assembly

Five NIPOST staff sacked for pilfering mails

Delta to reacitvate two moribund firms

Enugu traditional ruler chides Nnamani

Tight security as N70 billion brewery opens in Enugu

Governor lists potential of hospitality industry

Fake estate agents defraud Anambra traders

Akande unfit for AD chair, says Adekojo

850 new buses now ply Ikoyi, Victoria Island

Polio: 10m children immunised in Lagos

Alayande condemns money politics

Lagos PFN threatens to pull out of CAN

OPD sponsors blind student to the Law School

Accord Lagos special status, lawmakers urge FG

Three killed in Ado Ekiti as robbers raid bank

ICAN moves against new associations

ASUU accuses Obasanjo of planning autocracy for varsities

ACF moves to halt popularity drift

Kaduna holds science and technology fair

Obasanjo hinges reforms on first term

GSM operators agree on per-second billing

Again, Muslim leaders differ as Ramadan begins

2007: Ogoni, Kalabari move against Rivers Speaker, others

Lagos Speaker seeks more public involvement in governance

The press in the new democracy

Ibori gives panacea for enduring democratic process

New Ohanaeze proposed in Lagos

Southwest assured of dividends of democracy

NCP faults INEC's handling of Lagos Assembly by-election

Delta Employment Bill passed for second reading

Osun AD polarised over chairmanship slot

Senate to hold public hearing on vandalisation of NEPA cables

Atiku begged for el-Rufai's clearance, says Mantu

Editorial & Opinion
Our rising external debts
Judgement day is here
Still, who killed Dele Giwa?
Gay clerics: Will the centre hold?
Mental poorness, root of poverty

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 24, 2003

Top Stories

Fire disrupts flights at Lagos airport
Kano records highest number of polio cases
NLC threatens nationwide strike
Econet sues Vodacom over $150m shares
Economic reforms necessary pills for growth - Obasanjo
Group questions suspension of Egbo-Egbo
BPE shortlists 11 firms for Afribank shares
Reps recommend pay for striking ASUU lecturers
Sodomy: Convict appeals against death sentence
Collapsed NEPA cable threatens Adamawa communities
Bribery scandal rocks Cross River Assembly
Fraud: Benue assembly reads riot act to LGs
LG creation: CRSG gives conditions
Legislator endorses December for LG polls
Robbers kill immigration officer
Hajj operation: Kano govt seeks Saudi support
Shares: SEC orders refund of investors’ monies
Reps suspend sitting for PDP summit
BiafraNigeria will free from dependence on oil – Ekaette
Parents, undergraduates protest strike by lecturers
Textile coy workers on compulsory leave
Sokoto River basin is broke – MD
Police arrest 4 robbery suspects
World Bank donates N10 million to WOTCLEF
FG urged to revies National Housing Council
Minister worries over spread of HIV/AIDS
Delta Assembly debates bill employment
Mrs Kure pledges support for girl-child education
Clergyman sues for peace
Katsina Assembly separates TV, radio Mgt
Benue NULGE decries deduction of funds
Atiku, cotton farmers launch Afcott revival
Benue organises refresher course for teachers
Strike: Gani commends Oshiomhole
Students protest over marginalisation
Graham-Douglas urges BiafraNigerians to be patient
Why Makarfi established state Varsity – aide
Rainstorm: NEPA counts losses
A/Ibom govt sacks 100 teachers with forged certificates
Rotary Club donates N1.3m equipment to UNIJOS
ID card scheme on course — Ayu
Kaduna govt to re-open 2 flour mills, 1 ginger coy
Northern speakers call for LG polls
Police kill 3 bandits in gun battle
Speaker warns against frequent impeachment
FG urged to set up cartography centre in Abuja
School dismisses 6 students for holding party
Customs moves to track down smugglers
Deputy gov. explains friction with governors
Abuja Trust
FCT minister tasks transport unions on motor parks
HIV/AIDS war rages on in FCT
Traders count gains of COJA games
Technicians implore FG to establish technology village
Woman beaten to coma for not joining association
NURTW plans to increase interstate fares
Kano Trust
NITEL GSM recharge card cost N1,110 in Kano
Shekarau urges BUK to assist KUT
Tarauni flood victims receive N10m relief materials
Islamic Life insurance scheme launched
Eko Trust
Assembly to investigate killing of 8 year old boy
Govt grants N.3m scholarship to blind law graduate
LASG to grant trade fair exhibitors subsidy
Belgium week holds in Lagos
Column & Opinion
San Kano at two score II
Senate bribery scandal: Beyond the mass hysteria
Ramadan: Remembering our duties

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